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#Patrick McCarry

# patrick-mccarry - Wednesday 26 August, 2015

It's 20 years today since rugby turned professional and it's now a different beast

We spoke to the author of a new book charting the rise and rise of Irish rugby after a difficult introduction to professionalism.

# patrick-mccarry - Tuesday 14 August, 2012

Stephen Ferris: Bloody good Ulster need to play with a bit more swagger

The flanker believes his team has all the necessary components to win the Heineken Cup this season.

# patrick-mccarry - Friday 22 June, 2012

Summer Tour Diary: Next time this guy is back, he will be a tourist ... or a coach

Seven tours to New Zealand and not many wins to speak of but Brian O’Driscoll can sign off in style by conquering the All Blacks.

# patrick-mccarry - Thursday 21 June, 2012

Ireland's Call - Part Three: You asked, O'Driscoll and Kidney answered

The Irish coach and captain fielded your questions as the team for the final Test against the All Blacks was announced.

# patrick-mccarry - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

Ireland's Call - Part Three: Put your questions to Brian O'Driscoll and Declan Kidney

With the final Test coming up against the All Blacks on Saturday, we are giving you one last chance to put your queries to the Irish coach and captain.

# patrick-mccarry - Monday 18 June, 2012

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

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.

# patrick-mccarry - Sunday 17 June, 2012

Summer Tour Diary: Outnumbered 15 to 1 yet all you could hear were Irish voices

Jonathan Sexton admitted that he needed to strike his late penalty perfectly for Ireland to lead. He did not but was excellent otherwise.

# patrick-mccarry - Saturday 16 June, 2012

As it happened: New Zealand v Ireland, Second Test

Rugby League Park in Christchurch was the setting for what could be a punishing affair for the Irish unless they could up their game significantly.

# patrick-mccarry - Thursday 14 June, 2012

Ireland's Call - Part Two: You asked, O'Driscoll and Kidney answered

Your questions packed a punch this week but Brian and Declan did not shirk the challenge. Kevin McLaughlin had something to say too.

# patrick-mccarry - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

Ireland's Call - Part Two: Put your questions to the Irish team in New Zealand

Get in touch with us to put your most searching queries to captain Brian O’Driscoll and coach Declan Kidney.

# patrick-mccarry - Friday 8 June, 2012

Preview: Avoid front row woes and we will run the All Blacks very close

Hopes are high that Ireland can end a 107 year wait to beat the All Blacks but McCaw, Carter and Woodcock are not ones for rolling over.

# patrick-mccarry - Thursday 7 June, 2012

Summer Tour Diary: 'Our time is now' says O'Driscoll as Kidney shocks us all Deadpan Hero This post contains videos

Summer Tour Diary: 'Our time is now' says O'Driscoll as Kidney shocks us all

Bold team selections excite the travelling media corp and a slovenly funnyman piques the Irish captain.

Sweeping changes in Irish team to face All Blacks

Declan Kidney has thrown convention to the wind as he shakes up the Ireland backline and hands out two new caps.

# patrick-mccarry - Wednesday 6 June, 2012

Summer Tour Diary: Ma'a Nonu's Irish impersonation - "Tanks a million!"

What do you do when you have just won a World Cup? Ma’a went to Japan while Sonny Bill won a heavyweight boxing championship.

Ireland's Call: Put your question to Declan Kidney and Brian O'Driscoll in New Zealand

We are giving you the opportunity to put your best comment forward to the Irish rugby team days before they face the All Blacks.

# patrick-mccarry - Sunday 3 June, 2012

'Good question Pat': Follow our man in New Zealand with the Irish rugby team

Our reporter, Patrick McCarry, is in the home of the world champion All Blacks as Ireland look to make history.

# patrick-mccarry - Monday 21 May, 2012

Declan Kidney: Our objective is to win the series

The Irish coach feels it would be ‘disrespect to the jersey’ not to try for a sweep of Tests against New Zealand.

# patrick-mccarry - Saturday 19 May, 2012

As it happened: Bayern Munich v Chelsea, Champions League Final Liveblog This post contains videos

As it happened: Bayern Munich v Chelsea, Champions League Final

Roberto di Matteo’s men were looking for their first European Cup while the Germans sought win number five.

# patrick-mccarry - Friday 11 May, 2012

RaboDirect Pro12 semi-final preview: Ospreys v Munster

“We seem to have a knack of beating Munster,” says Ospreys coach Steve Tandy ahead of this evening’s knock-out clash.

# patrick-mccarry - Thursday 10 May, 2012

Joe Duffy backs 'great little runners' Jedward for Olympic torchbearer mission

Disgruntled callers to Liveline want Bernard Dunne to carry the flame in June rather than the marathon-running pop twins.

# patrick-mccarry - Saturday 5 May, 2012

Injury could rule O'Connell out of Pro12 semi and Ireland's tour to New Zealand

The Munster captain roared in agony as his leg was caught in a tangle of bodies at a hotly contested ruck.

# patrick-mccarry - Sunday 29 April, 2012

As it happened: Clermont v Leinster, Heineken Cup Last Four This post contains videos

As it happened: Clermont v Leinster, Heineken Cup

Joe Schmidt’s men could set up a final date with Ulster at Twickenham if they could overcome a potent Clermont Auvergne side in Bordeaux.

Analysis: South African trio make the difference for Ulster

The flawless kicking of Ruan Pienaar and ferocious tackling from Pedrie Wannenburg and Johann Muller were too much for Edinburgh.

# patrick-mccarry - Saturday 21 April, 2012

"He understands the Munster way": Simon Easterby backs Axel for top job

The former Ireland international will pit his forwards coaching wits against Anthony Foley this weekend as the Reds face Scarlets.

# patrick-mccarry - Saturday 14 April, 2012

Olympic Interview: Kenneth Egan relives his Silver Medal win at Beijing 2008

Controversy reigned in the Light-Heavyweight Final in 2008 as the Irish boxer was not awarded points for clean hits.

# patrick-mccarry - Saturday 7 April, 2012

Bring on Twickers: Joe Schmidt prefers Leinster semi-final in England

Coach declares that he has no preference for Saracens or Clermont but would relish semi date at Twickenham