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# lock - Tuesday 24 March, 2020

'Connacht as champions, the weeks that followed were just unbelievable'

Second row Aly Muldowney will retire from professional rugby this summer.

# lock - Friday 15 November, 2019

Dillane keen for Connacht tempo against heavyweight Montpellier

The 26-year-old second row makes a timely return on Sunday in Galway.

# lock - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

'He just keeps getting better and better, and I don’t see it stopping'

23-year-old James Ryan is already on his way to being an Ireland great.

# lock - Thursday 19 September, 2019

'There was always going to be a bit of backlash. I don't read it' - Kleyn

The 121kg Munster second row took pride in making his Ireland debut last month.

# lock - Tuesday 28 May, 2019

Ruck-hitting, hard-scrummaging Kleyn comes into the mix for Ireland

The South African native will be eligible in time for the World Cup warm-up games.

# lock - Sunday 12 May, 2019

'It was as physical as it gets... It was definitely Test match standard'

James Ryan delivered another superb showing for Leinster in defeat to Saracens.

# lock - Sunday 3 March, 2019

Ex-Roscommon minor Murray intent on delivering major prize for Ireland U20

‘We know we’re not the biggest team, but we’re a smart team.’

# lock - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

Roux set to step up for Ireland in 'must-win' clash with Scotland

The Connacht second row is in line to start after Devin Toner was ruled out.

# lock - Monday 4 February, 2019

Holland links up with Schmidt's Ireland squad ahead of Scotland clash

The 33-year-old Munster man joins the group after an injury to Devin Toner.

# lock - Monday 28 January, 2019

Ulster set to pounce for Wallabies and Brumbies lock Sam Carter

The 29-year-old second row has won 14 caps for Australia.

# lock - Tuesday 22 January, 2019

Lineout steals and offloads - Billy Holland steps up as Munster's impact sub

The 33-year-old has been a consistent and reliable performer for Munster for years.

# lock - Thursday 29 November, 2018

'It taught me to enjoy rugby because there's a lot of worse jobs you could be doing'

Towering Connacht lock Gavin Thornbury has been involved in Ireland training under Joe Schmidt.

# lock - Sunday 11 November, 2018

Analysis: Why James Ryan is already one of the first names on Ireland's team sheet

The 22-year-old second row delivered another superb performance against Argentina.

# lock - Friday 28 September, 2018

'I've no doubt that he'll be banging on the right doors': POM backs Kleyn for Ireland

The Munster second row this week signed a new long-term contract with the province.

# lock - Wednesday 29 August, 2018

Holland excited to learn off Beirne as he begins his 12th season with Munster

The 33-year-old has been an ever-present in the Munster pack in recent seasons.

# lock - Monday 26 February, 2018

21-year-old Ryan a force for Ireland as he holds himself to highest standards

The Leinster lock is already an impressive presence in Test rugby.

# lock - Friday 16 February, 2018

From delivering pizzas to delivering medals: Tadhg Beirne's momentum has been hard-won

The Munster-bound Scarlet has never been afraid of putting in the work.

# lock - Thursday 1 February, 2018

James Ryan is 'an unbelievable player' says Ireland lock Devin Toner

The 21-year-old is expected to be part of Ireland’s team to face France this weekend.

# lock - Thursday 9 November, 2017

Five years on from 'bizarre' debut feeling, Henderson primed to peak for Ireland

The Lions lock looks back on a 2012 debut of a ’20-year-old kid who didn’t really know what he was doing’.

# lock - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

Leinster lock's France move is off as Mike McCarthy is forced to retire due to injury

The 35-year-old has ended his rugby career on medical advice.

# lock - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

Scarlets delighted with impact of 'absolutely outstanding' Irishman Beirne

The former Leinster lock has been in superb form since his move to the Welsh region.

# lock - Thursday 4 May, 2017

Ulster lock Treadwell's path points to Ireland caps under Schmidt

The 21-year-old has made a positive impression since his move from Harlequins last summer.

# lock - Thursday 2 March, 2017

Leinster set to sign Wallabies international Scott Fardy as a second row

The 32-year-old is set to join after the current Super Rugby season.

# lock - Friday 10 February, 2017

'I'm more of a realist now' - Ryan returns to lead Ireland with his actions

The 33-year-old was left out last weekend in Edinburgh but is back for the Italy clash.

# lock - Thursday 26 May, 2016

Ex-Connacht lock Kearney warns Westerners they won't have a monopoly on hunger

Far from having a foot in both camps, Mick Kearney says it’s ‘radio silence’ with his old team-mates before Saturday’s Pro12 final.

# lock - Thursday 21 April, 2016

'Everyone thinks you go in there, do push ups, and get screamed at'

Leinster lock Hayden Triggs is hoping to extend his contract into next season.

# lock - Sunday 17 January, 2016

Ross Molony keeping feet on the ground and focus on physical gains

The young lock put in a man-of-the-match performance in Leinster’s surprisingly straightforward win over Bath.

# lock - Thursday 3 September, 2015

Schmidt: 'Iain has given us the right sort of headache, without a doubt'

Ulsterman Henderson laid down another claim for a starting place with Ireland last weekend.

# lock - Saturday 29 August, 2015

The perfect 5: Paul O'Connell's stand-out internationals on Irish soil

Lansdowne Road just won’t be the same without him.

# lock - Wednesday 5 August, 2015

What should Munster fans expect from new signing Mark Chisholm?

The former Wallaby offers a wealth of experience, leadership, work-rate and lineout skills.

# lock - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

Munster and Toulon in full agreement, calling mooted Paul O'Connell move 'pure speculation'

The Top14 club issued a firm statement about Ireland’s captain this afternoon.

# lock - Sunday 19 April, 2015

Munster product O'Shea powering Warriors' drive for Premiership promotion

The 22-year-old’s career started with hometown club Crosshaven and has taken him to the English Championship.

# lock - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

Cool hand Paulie out to 'pull something from the fire' against Saracens

A win gives Munster a chance of qualifying or the Champions Cup quarter-finals, but that’s all O’Connell wants.

# lock - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

Douglas finding his feet amidst increased set-piece demands at Leinster

The 25-year-old Australian lock says Leinster already ‘feels like home’.

# lock - Thursday 4 December, 2014

'A few times in my career there was no light at the end of the tunnel'

Munster lock Dave Foley won his first Ireland caps last month and has just signed a new IRFU contract.

# lock - Monday 10 November, 2014

'They make your breakdown very slow': Matfield credits Ireland's ruck work while seeking solace in history

The out-of-retirement lock compared the loss to a 2006 defeat at home to France.

# lock - Thursday 30 October, 2014

Second row Kane Douglas aiming to be a leader for O'Connor's Leinster

The 25-year-old has put his Wallabies career on hold to experience rugby and life in Europe.

# lock - Friday 10 October, 2014

Longevity no accident for record setting Donncha O'Callaghan

When push comes to squat in the Munster weight room, the lock says, “you’d swear it was European Cup final day.”

# lock - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

'I need to work harder than everyone else' - Ulster's Franco van der Merwe

The South African second row has been tasked with replacing Johann Muller this season.

# lock - Thursday 14 August, 2014

Jonny Sexton's younger brother on trial with Premiership side Exeter

21-year-old Jerry has been given until November to impress.

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