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Wednesday 5 October, 2011

Deja vu: top 20 #cianhealyfacts
# Part Two
# Part Two

Deja vu: top 20 #cianhealyfacts

Oct 5th 2011, 7:04 PM 1,692 Views 0 Comments

Following the unprecedented success of #seanobrienfacts, we bring you the best bits from the long-awaited sequel.

Maid who England players taunted quits job
# Controversy
# Controversy

Maid who England players taunted quits job

Oct 5th 2011, 4:22 PM 1,459 Views 0 Comments

Angela Carter has cited a lack of support from hotel management as the primary reason for her quitting.

In pictures: Ireland's rugby stars hit the weights
# Spot Me
# Spot Me

In pictures: Ireland's rugby stars hit the weights

Oct 5th 2011, 11:31 AM 6,545 Views 9 Comments

The countdown is on to Saturday’s World Cup quarter-final shoot-out with Wales. And Declan Kidney’s men are ready for the gun show.

Warburton is up there with Pocock and McCaw, warns O'Callaghan
# Superstar
# Superstar

Warburton is up there with Pocock and McCaw, warns O'Callaghan

Oct 5th 2011, 11:15 AM 1,138 Views 0 Comments

DOC highlights the “massive threat” posed by the Welsh openside ahead of Saturday’s meeting.

Simon Hick's View from the Frontline: welcome to the capital of cool
# Scrum Time
# Scrum Time

Simon Hick's View from the Frontline: welcome to the capital of cool

Oct 5th 2011, 10:28 AM 674 Views 0 Comments

There’s a coffee shop every 50 yards, the locals walk and talk a little faster than your average New Zealander and there is a sense of a town with very little time on its hands.

Best stays in - for now - as Kidney names unchanged side for Wales
# Cardiff Revisited
# Cardiff Revisited

Best stays in - for now - as Kidney names unchanged side for Wales

Oct 5th 2011, 7:28 AM 1,268 Views 9 Comments

Declan Kidney names an unchanged side from the one that beat Italy – with Conor Murray staying put with O’Gara at half-back.

Tuesday 4 October, 2011

Simon Hick's View from the Frontline: enter the Dragon
# RWC2011
# RWC2011

Simon Hick's View from the Frontline: enter the Dragon

Oct 4th 2011, 8:16 PM 648 Views 1 Comment

It doesn’t matter how many times they’ve been spanked, how long they’ve been in a rut, or how many other nations write them off; the good times are always just around the corner.

Du Plessis backs Ireland to reach World Cup Final
# Predictions
# Predictions

Du Plessis backs Ireland to reach World Cup Final

Oct 4th 2011, 6:40 PM 2,177 Views 2 Comments

Springboks prop Jannie Du Plessis says he expects Ireland to outstrip their Six Nations rivals at this year’s tournament.

The making of a Twitter legend: top 20 #seanobrienfacts
# Irony
# Irony

The making of a Twitter legend: top 20 #seanobrienfacts

Oct 4th 2011, 4:37 PM 10,110 Views 11 Comments

A certain player was venerated ad nauseam following Ireland’s consummate progress into the World Cup quarter finals. Here are the best of the tweets dedicated to that player.

Guscott: England players showing 'a lack of respect'
# England Rugby Team
# England Rugby Team

Guscott: England players showing 'a lack of respect'

Oct 4th 2011, 2:53 PM 869 Views 0 Comments

The BBC pundit has become the latest in a long line of ex-internationals to express his dismay at the behaviour of Martin Johnson’s squad.

WATCH: Irish rugby fans reach Dunedin in the saddle
# Rough Ride
# Rough Ride

WATCH: Irish rugby fans reach Dunedin in the saddle

Oct 4th 2011, 1:31 PM 382 Views 0 Comments

We’ve followed the charity riders progress on their bikes all through the tournament. Here’s how they got on.

Sean O'Brien named the official Player of Pool C
# Human Wrecking-Ball
# Human Wrecking-Ball

Sean O'Brien named the official Player of Pool C

Oct 4th 2011, 1:29 PM 2,764 Views 10 Comments

The Carlow man claimed the accolade ahead of a handful of Australians, while three members of the Irish team made the Sydney Morning Herald’s “Team of the Pool Stages”.

Welsh trio set to feature in Ireland encounter
# Game On
# Game On

Welsh trio set to feature in Ireland encounter

Oct 4th 2011, 1:24 PM 185 Views 0 Comments

James Hook, Shane Williams and Dan Lydiate are all set to win their fitness races for Saturday’s showdown.

The Happy Camper: new austerity measures on the road
# Penny Pinching
# Penny Pinching

The Happy Camper: new austerity measures on the road

Oct 4th 2011, 12:27 PM 439 Views 2 Comments

“Men like Tom Crean and Roald Amundsen have looked into such tracts of the wild unknown and thought ‘onward.’ For us, this will be the southern limit of our lifetime.”

Ghiraldini gets 15 weeks for Healy eye gouge
# Crime And Punishment
# Crime And Punishment

Ghiraldini gets 15 weeks for Healy eye gouge

Oct 4th 2011, 11:32 AM 774 Views 1 Comment

The Italian hooker will be banned from playing until mid-January, pending an appeal.

Simon Hick's View from the Frontline: are you thinking what I'm thinking?
# In Camp
# In Camp

Simon Hick's View from the Frontline: are you thinking what I'm thinking?

Oct 4th 2011, 11:06 AM 1,256 Views 1 Comment

The Irish team have reached the quarter-finals thanks, in no small part, to collective intelligence, writes Simon Hick in New Zealand.

Sherry gets Ireland call, as Best struggles
# New Man
# New Man

Sherry gets Ireland call, as Best struggles

Oct 4th 2011, 9:44 AM 747 Views 3 Comments

The inexperienced Munster hooker is travelling to New Zealand as a precautionary measure, as doubts remain over the Ulster player’s fitness.

Monday 3 October, 2011

Choice cuts: do you agree with our Rugby World Cup team of the tournament so far?
# Standouts
# Standouts

Choice cuts: do you agree with our Rugby World Cup team of the tournament so far?

Oct 3rd 2011, 9:40 PM 2,074 Views 3 Comments

We’ve picked our best XV of the tournament so far. Check it out and let us know if you agree.

It's a hit! Ireland's win over Italy was a ratings winner
# Appointment TV
# Appointment TV

It's a hit! Ireland's win over Italy was a ratings winner

Oct 3rd 2011, 5:25 PM 773 Views 0 Comments

Hooky, Popey and the rest on RTÉ Two pull in big audience for final group game despite early kick-off.

Sky's the limit: Ireland up to fifth in world rankings
# Happy Days
# Happy Days

Sky's the limit: Ireland up to fifth in world rankings

Oct 3rd 2011, 3:06 PM 1,007 Views 0 Comments

Declan Kidney’s men have risen again, following their recent excellent performances against Russia and Italy.

Poll: how far do you think Ireland will now go at the Rugby World Cup?
# Knockout
# Knockout

Poll: how far do you think Ireland will now go at the Rugby World Cup?

Oct 3rd 2011, 1:27 PM 3,498 Views 28 Comments

Yesterday’s victory over Italy in Dunedin means Ireland march on as group winners. How optimistic are you feeling now?

In pictures: Irish players hit the pool for recovery session
# Hey Ladies...
# Hey Ladies...

In pictures: Irish players hit the pool for recovery session

Oct 3rd 2011, 12:56 PM 3,478 Views 4 Comments

No sooner had they checked in at their new hotel and the players were pulling the togs out of the suitcases.

Joubert to take charge of Ireland-Wales showdown
# Whistler
# Whistler

Joubert to take charge of Ireland-Wales showdown

Oct 3rd 2011, 12:03 PM 576 Views 1 Comment

South African will referee meeting between Six Nations rivals in Wellington.

The Happy Camper: the long and winding road...
# Business End
# Business End

The Happy Camper: the long and winding road...

Oct 3rd 2011, 10:45 AM 653 Views 0 Comments

It’s the morning after the night before and the lads head out for a bit of a bird-watch. Literally.

Rory Best doubtful for quarter-final with Wales
# Concern
# Concern

Rory Best doubtful for quarter-final with Wales

Oct 3rd 2011, 9:26 AM 1,006 Views 6 Comments

Ulster hooker’s participation in the last eight showdown is in the balance after he sprained the AC join in his right shoulder.

The Morning Score: Monday
# Early Doors
# Early Doors

The Morning Score: Monday

Oct 3rd 2011, 9:04 AM 261 Views 0 Comments

Get the week off the right way – here’s everything you need to know.

Sunday 2 October, 2011

The Happy Camper: Bring on the Welsh!
# Sea Of Green
# Sea Of Green

The Happy Camper: Bring on the Welsh!

Oct 2nd 2011, 2:24 PM 1,059 Views 1 Comment

The Happy Camper is soaking up the post-match atmosphere in Dunedin. How we wish we could be there too.

BOD: We always believed in ourselves
# Don't Stop Believing
# Don't Stop Believing

BOD: We always believed in ourselves

Oct 2nd 2011, 2:06 PM 1,306 Views 0 Comments

Ireland are heading to the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup as their captain says the players never stopped believing that results would go their way.

In the saddle: it's the final countdown
# Rough Ride
# Rough Ride

In the saddle: it's the final countdown

Oct 2nd 2011, 1:35 PM 522 Views 0 Comments

Our charity cyclists wind down on the last leg of their epic trip to Dunedin.

Gallery: Ireland complete their Italian job
# Picture This
# Picture This

Gallery: Ireland complete their Italian job

Oct 2nd 2011, 1:09 PM 1,315 Views 2 Comments

The Irish filled the Otago Stadium and the men in green gave the fans plenty to shout about. Here’s some of the best images from Dunedin.

Hard Yards: Ireland are through but who else claimed their spot?
# Pride
# Pride

Hard Yards: Ireland are through but who else claimed their spot?

Oct 2nd 2011, 12:44 PM 738 Views 0 Comments

Irish eyes may have been concentrating on Dunedin but there was plenty of other action at the World Cup this morning. Here’s what you need to know…

Three more England players land themselves in hot water
# Troubled Waters
# Troubled Waters

Three more England players land themselves in hot water

Oct 2nd 2011, 11:15 AM 1,584 Views 11 Comments

Martin Johnson has reprimanded three of his players after they made lewd comments to a female hotel worker in New Zealand.

Match report: Ireland show the world they're here to play
# March On
# March On

Match report: Ireland show the world they're here to play

Oct 2nd 2011, 10:53 AM 2,572 Views 25 Comments

Declan Kidney’s men progress after impressive win over Azzurri.

The Happy Camper: we always knew this would define our tournament
# On The Road
# On The Road

The Happy Camper: we always knew this would define our tournament

Oct 2nd 2011, 8:33 AM 582 Views 0 Comments

“The Dunedin Holiday Park was a hive of activity deep into the cold night as the community gathered to sing the songs that always bring us together.”

As it happened: Ireland v Italy
Live Oct 2nd 2011, 8:17 AM

As it happened: Ireland v Italy

As it happened: Wales v Fiji
Live Oct 2nd 2011, 5:57 AM

As it happened: Wales v Fiji

As it happened: New Zealand v Canada
Live Oct 2nd 2011, 3:23 AM

As it happened: New Zealand v Canada

As it happened: Argentina v Georgia
Live Oct 2nd 2011, 12:40 AM

As it happened: Argentina v Georgia

Saturday 1 October, 2011

Confirmed KO: Carter is out of World Cup
# Cruel Blow
# Cruel Blow

Confirmed KO: Carter is out of World Cup

Oct 1st 2011, 10:35 PM 973 Views 1 Comment

Graham Henry has revealed that the injury sustained by Dan Carter will sideline the fly-half for the rest of the tournament.

In the saddle: you will hit a lofty mountain...
# Pedal Power
# Pedal Power

In the saddle: you will hit a lofty mountain...

Oct 1st 2011, 9:52 PM 316 Views 0 Comments

“Upon questioning from Ambassador Nick Quinn, they informed us that they were dressed in such a manner with the hope of increasing male patronage at the bar.”