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#Mick Kearney

# mick-kearney - Thursday 14 October, 2021

'I had kind of fallen out of love with rugby - I was thinking about getting away from it'
# Mick Kearney
# Mick Kearney

'I had kind of fallen out of love with rugby - I was thinking about getting away from it'

Oct 14th 2021, 7:36 AM 8,878 Views 5 Comments

Mick Kearney was thinking of quitting the game – until Ulster coach, Dan McFarland, gave him a call.

# mick-kearney - Wednesday 11 March, 2020

'There's literally police patrolling the streets... Rugby is irrelevant at this point'
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

'There's literally police patrolling the streets... Rugby is irrelevant at this point'

Mar 11th 2020, 4:41 PM 25,422 Views 2 Comments

Irish players Ian Nagle and Mick Kearney were lucky to get out of Italy before the lockdown.

# mick-kearney - Tuesday 20 August, 2019

'I would consider it an absolute privilege. I've never come across anybody like Joe'
# The Team That Joe Built
# The Team That Joe Built

'I would consider it an absolute privilege. I've never come across anybody like Joe'

Aug 20th 2019, 8:00 PM 37,020 Views 8 Comments

Mick Kearney was an integral part of Joe Schmidt’s management team for three years.

# mick-kearney - Sunday 14 July, 2019

'In my head, I'd finish my career at Leinster but you've to do what's best for you'
# An Italian Job
# An Italian Job

'In my head, I'd finish my career at Leinster but you've to do what's best for you'

Jul 14th 2019, 8:00 AM 35,744 Views 13 Comments

The opportunity to start a new chapter in Italy and play more rugby was one too good to turn down for Mick Kearney.

# mick-kearney - Saturday 26 November, 2016

Mick Kearney: Irish rugby team want a motivational speech from Conor McGregor
# Talk The Talk
# Talk The Talk

Mick Kearney: Irish rugby team want a motivational speech from Conor McGregor

Nov 26th 2016, 3:04 PM 8,270 Views 4 Comments

Usain Bolt, Rory McIlroy, Barry McGuigan, Niall Quinn and Sonia O’Sullivan have spoken to the squad in the past.

# mick-kearney - Tuesday 8 November, 2016

'A great player and fully deserving' - Heaslip backed for World Rugby Player of the Year nod
# Top Class
# Top Class

'A great player and fully deserving' - Heaslip backed for World Rugby Player of the Year nod

Nov 8th 2016, 7:00 AM 10,576 Views 26 Comments

Having made his senior international debut 10 years ago, the Leinster star has gone on to become a mainstay of the Irish team.

# mick-kearney - Monday 7 November, 2016

'He's fine' - Sexton given the all-clear as Jackson returns
# Mixed News
# Mixed News

'He's fine' - Sexton given the all-clear as Jackson returns

Nov 7th 2016, 6:00 PM 15,147 Views 16 Comments

Ireland team manager Mick Kearney was speaking today as Ireland settled back into Carton House.

# mick-kearney - Thursday 26 May, 2016

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

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

May 26th 2016, 6:04 PM 8,137 Views 16 Comments

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.

# mick-kearney - Friday 25 March, 2016

'There’s a huge F You attitude': Leinster lock braced for 'vicious' encounter with former club Connacht
# East Meets West
# East Meets West

'There’s a huge F You attitude': Leinster lock braced for 'vicious' encounter with former club Connacht

Mar 25th 2016, 6:45 AM 11,252 Views 5 Comments

After four years west of the Shannon, Mick Kearney knows what Leinster can expect at the Sportsground.

# mick-kearney - Friday 19 February, 2016

Conan back from injury and Kearney handed debut as Leinster make 8 changes for Cardiff trip
# Pro 12
# Pro 12

Conan back from injury and Kearney handed debut as Leinster make 8 changes for Cardiff trip

Feb 19th 2016, 12:34 PM 10,487 Views 19 Comments

All change for Leo Cullen’s men from the side that thrashed Zebre last weekend.

# mick-kearney - Monday 7 September, 2015

Shoulder issue prevents D'Arcy's return after RWC omission, say Leinster
# D'Arce
# D'Arce

Shoulder issue prevents D'Arcy's return after RWC omission, say Leinster

Sep 7th 2015, 3:08 PM 7,030 Views 5 Comments

Leo Cullen says the 35-year-old is contracted until the end of October.

# mick-kearney - Thursday 9 April, 2015

Leinster have confirmed the signing of Connacht lock Mick Kearney
# Transfers
# Transfers

Leinster have confirmed the signing of Connacht lock Mick Kearney

Apr 9th 2015, 11:35 AM 8,589 Views 26 Comments

Clontarf FC pair Ian Hirst and Royce Burke-Flynn have also been contracted for next season.

# mick-kearney - Monday 16 March, 2015

Ireland players 'fearful' as Schmidt ponders changes for Scotland trip
# Starting XV
# Starting XV

Ireland players 'fearful' as Schmidt ponders changes for Scotland trip

Mar 16th 2015, 3:47 PM 26,929 Views 64 Comments

Ireland have reported a clean bill of health following their disappointing defeat in Cardiff.

# mick-kearney - Tuesday 24 February, 2015

Heaslip remains with Ireland squad as preparations for England intensify
# Injury Update
# Injury Update

Heaslip remains with Ireland squad as preparations for England intensify

Feb 24th 2015, 2:48 PM 6,813 Views 27 Comments

Munster’s Billy Holland and Roger Wilson have joined up with Joe Schmidt’s group this week.

# mick-kearney - Monday 10 March, 2014

Ireland resist the temptation to bring back Bowe for France clash
# Squad Update
# Squad Update

Ireland resist the temptation to bring back Bowe for France clash

Mar 10th 2014, 3:09 PM 26,290 Views 49 Comments

The Ulster wing will not be involved in the decisive final round fixture of the Six Nations.

# mick-kearney - Monday 3 March, 2014

Ireland remain optimistic that Jonny Sexton will be available for Italy
# Injury Update
# Injury Update

Ireland remain optimistic that Jonny Sexton will be available for Italy

Mar 3rd 2014, 1:39 PM 3,480 Views 4 Comments

Meanwhile, there have been updates on the injury problems for Peter O’Mahony, Luke Marshall and a host of others.

# mick-kearney - Saturday 1 March, 2014

'Angry' Connacht restoring pride after Saracens hammering says Mick Kearney
# Preview
# Preview

'Angry' Connacht restoring pride after Saracens hammering says Mick Kearney

Mar 1st 2014, 8:45 AM 3,671 Views 0 Comments

The Dublin-born lock is aiming to help the western province to a third victory on the spin.

# mick-kearney - Monday 17 February, 2014

Bowe and Fitzgerald ‘extremely close’ but not close enough for Ireland
# Six Nations
# Six Nations

Bowe and Fitzgerald ‘extremely close’ but not close enough for Ireland

Feb 17th 2014, 2:55 PM 9,308 Views 13 Comments

Irish team manager Mick Kearney revealed that Robin Coepland was not included in the 33-man squad as he was unlikely to feature in the matchday 23.

# mick-kearney - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

Brian O'Driscoll ready to 'empty the tank' as Ireland report clean bill of health
# Six Nations
# Six Nations

Brian O'Driscoll ready to 'empty the tank' as Ireland report clean bill of health

Jan 28th 2014, 1:41 PM 9,886 Views 28 Comments

The legendary centre is focused on his final international campaign while Tommy Bowe and Donnacha Ryan need to prove their fitness.

# mick-kearney - Sunday 22 December, 2013

'I'd love to play for my country' declares Grenoble scrum-half James Hart
# Test Ambitions
# Test Ambitions

'I'd love to play for my country' declares Grenoble scrum-half James Hart

Dec 22nd 2013, 11:55 AM 19,921 Views 15 Comments

The goal-kicking scrumhalf is French qualified, but is keen to get into a green jersey.

# mick-kearney - Monday 11 November, 2013

Fitzgerald and Jennings called up as Ireland rule out Earls and Henry
# Fitness Update
# Fitness Update

Fitzgerald and Jennings called up as Ireland rule out Earls and Henry

Nov 11th 2013, 1:10 PM 3,450 Views 19 Comments

Jonathan Sexton is available for weekend selection as are Paul O’Connell and Sean O’Brien.

# mick-kearney - Monday 4 November, 2013

Sexton in line for Samoan start as Schmidt eyes 'three cup final' wins
# Tried And Trusted
# Tried And Trusted

Sexton in line for Samoan start as Schmidt eyes 'three cup final' wins

Nov 4th 2013, 2:19 PM 3,367 Views 0 Comments

Ireland are expected to hold some heavy-hitters in reserve for the upcoming visits of Australia and New Zealand.

# mick-kearney - Friday 12 April, 2013

Henshaw scores first-ever try, as Connacht win in Edinburgh
# Winning
# Winning

Henshaw scores first-ever try, as Connacht win in Edinburgh

Apr 12th 2013, 10:09 PM 3,184 Views 1 Comment

The Irish side secured an impressive victory, despite twice being reduced to 14 men.

# mick-kearney - Thursday 7 March, 2013

No set number of misses before Jackson loses kicking privileges
# Points Mean Prizes
# Points Mean Prizes

No set number of misses before Jackson loses kicking privileges

Mar 7th 2013, 5:06 PM 1,558 Views 6 Comments

Ireland team manager Mick Kearney is hopeful that the Ulster outhalf can bring his practice form to Saturday’s match.

# mick-kearney - Thursday 14 February, 2013

Double blow as Sexton, McCarthy ruled out of Ireland's trip to Scotland
# Six Nations
# Six Nations

Double blow as Sexton, McCarthy ruled out of Ireland's trip to Scotland

Feb 14th 2013, 1:05 PM 6,437 Views 7 Comments

Team manager Mick Kearney confirmed the injury news at a press briefing this afternoon.

# mick-kearney - Thursday 22 November, 2012

Connacht change 3 for Dragons trip
# Pro12
# Pro12

Connacht change 3 for Dragons trip

Nov 22nd 2012, 12:01 PM 488 Views 1 Comment

Connacht captain Gavin Duffy makes his first start in almost two months against the Newport Gwent Dragons tomorrow evening.

# mick-kearney - Monday 18 June, 2012

Dan Tuohy: Ireland will go out with all guns blazing against the All Blacks
# Summer Tour
# Summer Tour

Dan Tuohy: Ireland will go out with all guns blazing against the All Blacks

Jun 18th 2012, 9:15 AM 1,899 Views 0 Comments

The Ulster lock believes Chris Henry, his provincial colleague, would ‘do the job’ if he is selected to replace Jamie Heaslip in the back row.

# mick-kearney - Monday 11 June, 2012

Summer Tour Diary: Kiwi press believe Irish 'mob' are ripe for crushing
# Dog's Tucker
# Dog's Tucker

Summer Tour Diary: Kiwi press believe Irish 'mob' are ripe for crushing

Jun 11th 2012, 10:20 AM 3,313 Views 8 Comments

New Zealanders expect some bite and struggle from their prey while Euro 2012 woes do little to lift team morale.

Here comes the cavalry: Duffy in the air as Earls' tour hangs in the balance
# Going South
# Going South

Here comes the cavalry: Duffy in the air as Earls' tour hangs in the balance

Jun 11th 2012, 7:19 AM 2,361 Views 0 Comments

The Connacht full-back is jetting to Christchurch while Paddy McAllister and Tony Buckley are keeping their phones charged and ready.

# mick-kearney - Saturday 26 May, 2012

Stephen Ferris ruled out of Ireland tour to New Zealand
# Calf Strain
# Calf Strain

Stephen Ferris ruled out of Ireland tour to New Zealand

May 26th 2012, 11:07 AM 825 Views 3 Comments

Kevin McLaughlin of Leinster has been called in as flanker as a calf strain rules out the Ulster talisman.

# mick-kearney - Friday 30 December, 2011

Nacewa back in starting XV for Leinster's trip west
# Local Pride
# Local Pride

Nacewa back in starting XV for Leinster's trip west

Dec 30th 2011, 12:49 PM 351 Views 0 Comments

Both Connacht and Leinster have named their sides for tomorrow’s meeting in Galway.