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#Luke Fitzgerald

# luke-fitzgerald - Monday 16 September, 2019

'People have their own opinions' - Aki proud to represent Ireland at the World Cup
# Green Jersey
# Green Jersey

'People have their own opinions' - Aki proud to represent Ireland at the World Cup

Sep 16th 2019, 1:00 AM 12,590 Views 54 Comments

The Connacht man says he has been embraced by the Irish rugby public since moving to Galway in 2014.

# luke-fitzgerald - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

'He's come up through the Leinster system, you're now telling him he has to leave?'
# Joey
# Joey

'He's come up through the Leinster system, you're now telling him he has to leave?'

Nov 22nd 2017, 5:52 PM 23,066 Views 95 Comments

Luke Fitzgerald says it wouldn’t make sense for the IRFU to ask Joey Carbery to leave Leinster in a bid to get more game time at out-half.

# luke-fitzgerald - Wednesday 26 October, 2016

'It does piss you off, definitely': Fitzgerald calls for tightening of player residency rules in rugby
# Displaced
# Displaced

'It does piss you off, definitely': Fitzgerald calls for tightening of player residency rules in rugby

Oct 26th 2016, 8:00 AM 34,017 Views 99 Comments

“It’s wrong,” says the former Ireland and Leinster back.

# luke-fitzgerald - Tuesday 5 July, 2016

'I always felt, if I’m playing I’m going to make the difference' -- Luke Fitzgerald
# Interview
# Interview

'I always felt, if I’m playing I’m going to make the difference' -- Luke Fitzgerald

Jul 5th 2016, 5:25 PM 17,437 Views 32 Comments

We spoke with Luke Fitzgerald today about the next step after retirement and the ‘incredibly inflated’ self-belief he brought on to the field.

# luke-fitzgerald - Tuesday 28 June, 2016

We'll Leave It There So: Irish rugby retirement, more Olympic golf drama and all today's sport
# Tuesday
# Tuesday

We'll Leave It There So: Irish rugby retirement, more Olympic golf drama and all today's sport

Jun 28th 2016, 8:38 PM 9,438 Views 0 Comments

Meanwhile, it was another pretty humiliating day for Roy Hodgson.

Cullen hails retiring Fitzgerald as one of Ireland's 'greatest wingers'
# Tribute
# Tribute

Cullen hails retiring Fitzgerald as one of Ireland's 'greatest wingers'

Jun 28th 2016, 9:40 AM 8,369 Views 36 Comments

‘We will miss him greatly.’

# luke-fitzgerald - Monday 30 May, 2016

We'll Leave It There So: Injury blows for Ireland, footballer kidnapped and all today's sport
# Monday
# Monday

We'll Leave It There So: Injury blows for Ireland, footballer kidnapped and all today's sport

May 30th 2016, 8:09 PM 16,380 Views 3 Comments

Also, there was bad news for Pádraig Harrington while Manchester United youngster Marcus Rashford continues his meteoric rise.

# luke-fitzgerald - Thursday 19 May, 2016

Fitzgerald returns for Leinster as Ulster name unchanged XV for Pro12 semi-final
# Team News
# Team News

Fitzgerald returns for Leinster as Ulster name unchanged XV for Pro12 semi-final

May 19th 2016, 12:17 PM 8,744 Views 20 Comments

Jack Conan returns to the Leinster bench after a long injury lay-off.

# luke-fitzgerald - Monday 28 March, 2016

Leinster's clash with Munster a must-win game -- Ruddock
# Crunch Time
# Crunch Time

Leinster's clash with Munster a must-win game -- Ruddock

Mar 28th 2016, 2:29 PM 8,190 Views 41 Comments

Scrum coach John Fogarty expects both Cian Healy and Luke Fitzgerald to be available for Saturday’s game.

# luke-fitzgerald - Friday 25 March, 2016

Luke Fitzgerald returns, but Leinster leave Sexton out for trip to Connacht
# Summit Meeting
# Summit Meeting

Luke Fitzgerald returns, but Leinster leave Sexton out for trip to Connacht

Mar 25th 2016, 12:13 PM 8,499 Views 27 Comments

Leo Cullen has been able to draft most of his big guns onto the bench.

# luke-fitzgerald - Wednesday 2 March, 2016

The42 Six Nations Show: Luke Fitzgerald joins Murray Kinsella to analyse Ireland's performance in London
# 6 Nations
# 6 Nations

The42 Six Nations Show: Luke Fitzgerald joins Murray Kinsella to analyse Ireland's performance in London

Mar 2nd 2016, 12:00 PM 23,272 Views 7 Comments

Things got pretty detailed around the Subbuteo table this week.

# luke-fitzgerald - Wednesday 3 February, 2016

Garry Ringrose links up with Schmidt's Ireland ahead of Wales clash
# Prodigy
# Prodigy

Garry Ringrose links up with Schmidt's Ireland ahead of Wales clash

Feb 3rd 2016, 11:13 AM 13,577 Views 19 Comments

The 21-year-old Leinster centre has been called out to Carton House.

Luke Fitzgerald staying positive despite another injury setback
# Upbeat
# Upbeat

Luke Fitzgerald staying positive despite another injury setback

Feb 3rd 2016, 12:15 AM 4,546 Views 3 Comments

The Leinster back is targeting a return to his province in time for the business-end of the PRO12.

# luke-fitzgerald - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

We’ll Leave It There So: Six Nations blow for Ireland and today's sport
# Tuesday
# Tuesday

We’ll Leave It There So: Six Nations blow for Ireland and today's sport

Feb 2nd 2016, 8:37 PM 19,208 Views 1 Comment

Luke Fitzgerald has been ruled out, while the GAA release their annual financial report.

Luke Fitzgerald has been ruled out of the Six Nations with a knee injury
# Cruel Hand Luke
# Cruel Hand Luke

Luke Fitzgerald has been ruled out of the Six Nations with a knee injury

Feb 2nd 2016, 1:29 PM 18,606 Views 79 Comments

Cruel setback as Fitzgerald suffers medial ligament injury.

# luke-fitzgerald - Saturday 30 January, 2016

Luke Fitzgerald emerges as doubt for Ireland's Six Nations opener
# Knee Issue
# Knee Issue

Luke Fitzgerald emerges as doubt for Ireland's Six Nations opener

Jan 30th 2016, 1:00 AM 12,397 Views 48 Comments

The 28-year-old was helped off the pitch at Ireland’s session in Dublin yesterday.

# luke-fitzgerald - Friday 11 December, 2015

Horgan calls for 'world class' Fitzgerald to get more game time in midfield
# Central Issue
# Central Issue

Horgan calls for 'world class' Fitzgerald to get more game time in midfield

Dec 11th 2015, 12:05 PM 4,578 Views 16 Comments

Versatile back can form a potent combination with Ben Te’o if given the opportunity, former Leinster player believes.

# luke-fitzgerald - Tuesday 24 November, 2015

World Cup hangover no excuse for Leinster's European slump, says Luke Fitzgerald
# Defiant
# Defiant

World Cup hangover no excuse for Leinster's European slump, says Luke Fitzgerald

Nov 24th 2015, 6:30 AM 4,214 Views 28 Comments

The Ireland international says the province’s European hopes aren’t over just yet.

# luke-fitzgerald - Tuesday 17 November, 2015

Leinster's fullback problems persist as Nacewa and Kearney sit out training
# Injury Update
# Injury Update

Leinster's fullback problems persist as Nacewa and Kearney sit out training

Nov 17th 2015, 7:18 PM 11,336 Views 10 Comments

Cian Healy looks scooter-tastic though.

# luke-fitzgerald - Monday 9 November, 2015

Hamstring makes Rob Kearney a 'major doubt' for Leinster's clash with Wasps
# Champions Cup
# Champions Cup

Hamstring makes Rob Kearney a 'major doubt' for Leinster's clash with Wasps

Nov 9th 2015, 2:05 PM 4,831 Views 24 Comments

However, there’s good news in relation to Luke Fitzgerald and Ben Te’o.

# luke-fitzgerald - Monday 2 November, 2015

Leinster assessing Fitzgerald injury to determine Champions Cup availability
# Luuuuuukkee
# Luuuuuukkee

Leinster assessing Fitzgerald injury to determine Champions Cup availability

Nov 2nd 2015, 4:46 PM 7,824 Views 13 Comments

Leo Cullen also says there is no injury concern over Sean Cronin or Jonathan Sexton.

# luke-fitzgerald - Sunday 18 October, 2015

The reactions to Ireland's second try are too painful to watch again
# No Pumas No Party
# No Pumas No Party

The reactions to Ireland's second try are too painful to watch again

Oct 18th 2015, 4:41 PM 11,970 Views 10 Comments

We believed.

This was the moment when Ireland started to believe again
# Luuuuuuke
# Luuuuuuke

This was the moment when Ireland started to believe again

Oct 18th 2015, 2:35 PM 4,421 Views 41 Comments

It’s the hope that kills you.

# luke-fitzgerald - Friday 2 October, 2015

Schmidt pairs Henshaw and Earls in midfield for World Cup clash with Italy
# Team News
# Team News

Schmidt pairs Henshaw and Earls in midfield for World Cup clash with Italy

Oct 2nd 2015, 1:14 PM 28,437 Views 78 Comments

Simon Zebo is at fullback with Rob Kearney missing through injury.

# luke-fitzgerald - Thursday 1 October, 2015

'It’s very difficult' - Versatile Fitzgerald says it's tough to be a Jack of all trades
# Jack Of All Trades
# Jack Of All Trades

'It’s very difficult' - Versatile Fitzgerald says it's tough to be a Jack of all trades

Oct 1st 2015, 7:00 AM 6,966 Views 23 Comments

Fitzgerald has played three different positions in his last three games for Ireland.

# luke-fitzgerald - Wednesday 30 September, 2015

Options options everywhere, but who should play alongside Robbie Henshaw?
# Last But Not Least
# Last But Not Least

Options options everywhere, but who should play alongside Robbie Henshaw?

Sep 30th 2015, 3:29 PM 9,717 Views 39 Comments

A bruised foot for Jared Payne may force Joe Schmidt to look to a new partner for the Connacht star this weekend.

# luke-fitzgerald - Friday 25 September, 2015

Toughest, talkative, inspirational? A dozen team-mate questions for Jamie Heaslip
# Superlatives
# Superlatives

Toughest, talkative, inspirational? A dozen team-mate questions for Jamie Heaslip

Sep 25th 2015, 8:11 AM 10,122 Views 17 Comments

Mike Ross will be suped up and ready to prove Heaslip wrong.

# luke-fitzgerald - Friday 18 September, 2015

'We know Darren can do it' - Schmidt on Fitzgerald's start at 12
# Inside Centre
# Inside Centre

'We know Darren can do it' - Schmidt on Fitzgerald's start at 12

Sep 18th 2015, 6:30 AM 7,701 Views 9 Comments

Robbie Henshaw’s injury seemed to have opened a space for Darren Cave.

# luke-fitzgerald - Thursday 17 September, 2015

Schmidt hopeful Henshaw's hamstring injury will heal before Romania
# Strain
# Strain

Schmidt hopeful Henshaw's hamstring injury will heal before Romania

Sep 17th 2015, 3:34 PM 6,756 Views 48 Comments

The 22-year-old was ruled out of Saturday’s clash with Canada.

# luke-fitzgerald - Saturday 29 August, 2015

Earls set for concussion protocols as Schmidt makes positive report
# Head Injury
# Head Injury

Earls set for concussion protocols as Schmidt makes positive report

Aug 29th 2015, 6:23 PM 8,755 Views 2 Comments

The Munster wing was stretchered off after lying motionless for some minutes.

Concern for Earls as Schmidt's Ireland come up short against Wales
# Work To Do
# Work To Do

Concern for Earls as Schmidt's Ireland come up short against Wales

Aug 29th 2015, 4:33 PM 30,488 Views 99 Comments

Ireland were beaten by a physical, ferocious Welsh defence as Luke Fitzgerald was also injured.

# luke-fitzgerald - Thursday 27 August, 2015

Mastermind Schmidt, rising White and more talking points from Ireland's XV
# Last Chance Saloon
# Last Chance Saloon

Mastermind Schmidt, rising White and more talking points from Ireland's XV

Aug 27th 2015, 2:00 PM 8,268 Views 10 Comments

Luke Fitzgerald at 13, frontliners return and Joe Schmidt’s masterplan.

Fitzgerald at 13 as Schmidt brings back Ireland frontliners for Wales
# Team News
# Team News

Fitzgerald at 13 as Schmidt brings back Ireland frontliners for Wales

Aug 27th 2015, 1:50 PM 20,726 Views 44 Comments

Paul O’Connell, Johnny Sexton, Conor Murray, Peter O’Mahony and Rob Kearney all return.

# luke-fitzgerald - Wednesday 26 August, 2015

Schmidt set to hand Fitzgerald 13 shirt for Ireland's clash with Wales
# Starting XV
# Starting XV

Schmidt set to hand Fitzgerald 13 shirt for Ireland's clash with Wales

Aug 26th 2015, 10:00 PM 15,222 Views 44 Comments

Nathan White is set for his first start at tighthead, while Dave Kearney is likely to get his chance.

# luke-fitzgerald - Sunday 16 August, 2015

Ian Madigan thanks Kilmacud Crokes after this delicious cross-field kick
# GAA Connections
# GAA Connections

Ian Madigan thanks Kilmacud Crokes after this delicious cross-field kick

Aug 16th 2015, 1:23 PM 15,417 Views 45 Comments

The Ireland out-half set up Luke Fitzgerald with a sublime touch of the boot.

# luke-fitzgerald - Tuesday 11 August, 2015

Fitzgerald and Moore back in contention as Ireland release two players
# First Cuts
# First Cuts

Fitzgerald and Moore back in contention as Ireland release two players

Aug 11th 2015, 2:26 PM 25,062 Views 25 Comments

Cian Healy is ‘progressing well’ but still not involved in contact training.

# luke-fitzgerald - Monday 3 August, 2015

'You're trying to do things off the ball that help guys everywhere else'
# Power Player
# Power Player

'You're trying to do things off the ball that help guys everywhere else'

Aug 3rd 2015, 9:30 AM 7,551 Views 41 Comments

Luke Fitzgerald explains what the role of a left wing entails with Ireland.

# luke-fitzgerald - Saturday 1 August, 2015

No gremlins for Ireland, but Fitzgerald vouches for pre-season prep
# High Places
# High Places

No gremlins for Ireland, but Fitzgerald vouches for pre-season prep

Aug 1st 2015, 9:30 AM 15,147 Views 22 Comments

While Wales, England and France have been at altitude, Ireland preferred to keep it low-key.

# luke-fitzgerald - Thursday 21 May, 2015

'I was forever thankful for avoiding probably the worst hangover of all time'
# Mental Skills
# Mental Skills

'I was forever thankful for avoiding probably the worst hangover of all time'

May 21st 2015, 8:27 PM 12,363 Views 18 Comments

As he rehabs after shoulder surgery, Luke Fitzgerald remains confident about life under Joe Schmidt.

# luke-fitzgerald - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

'I buried a nice shot on Dougie Howlett and broke the shoulder internally'
# Luke Fitz
# Luke Fitz

'I buried a nice shot on Dougie Howlett and broke the shoulder internally'

May 20th 2015, 7:40 PM 11,525 Views 12 Comments

Luke Fitzgerald is on the comeback trail but expects to be fit for Ireland’s World Cup warm-ups.

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