# ryan baird

Last week
19th March 2023 - 25th March 2023
# ryan baird
'I saw it and thought, 'this is what Tadhg Beirne would do', so I just did what he'd do!'
Ireland lock Ryan Baird made some big contributions on the biggest day of his young career.
Last month
March 2023
# Impact
How the explosive Ryan Baird put his hand up for Ireland in a big way
The 23-year-old loved having his dad and brothers watching on in Rome.
This year
# patience pays off
Baird determined to seize opportunity after long wait between caps
The 23-year-old has been named on the bench for Saturday’s Six Nations game in Rome.
Last year
# Multi-talented
'He's a superb athlete. Some of the things he does, you just say wow!'
Leinster coach Robin McBryde has been impressed with Ryan Baird’s recent performances.
# good news
Leo Cullen issues positive update on Ryan Baird following injury against Sharks
The flanker was forced off on a medical cart following a heavy fall.
# Derby Day
Munster must seize opportunity against much-changed Leinster
The two provinces head into this evening’s meeting at the Aviva Stadium in very different circumstances.
# Boost
Kelleher and Baird return for Leinster ahead of Champions Cup quarter-final
Leo Cullen’s men travel to face Leicester this Saturday.
# precaution
Leinster fly Kelleher back to Dublin due to shoulder injury, Baird steps up rehab
The province have sent the hooker back from South Africa ahead of their meeting with the Stormers this weekend.
# Run Ryan Run
'Rugby is going to be a small part of my life... I want to make it as meaningful as possible'
Ryan Baird has unique athleticism and a unique view of his career in rugby.
All time
# weather the storm
Ireland braced for Japan's 'shock factor' - Henderson
The Ulster lock also discussed his criticism of Lions head coach Warren Gatland.
# X Factor
'We all know what Ryan Baird is capable of. He has got real X factor'
The Leinster second row is in line for his first international start against England this Saturday.
# back five
O'Connell marvels at modern locks Baird and Beirne
‘The place for a workhorse second row that hits rucks all day, I don’t know how long more there is in the game for him.’
# Potential
'Athletically, he is phenomenal. We really don't produce guys like him in Ireland'
21-year-old Ryan Baird made his Ireland debut last weekend and looks set for further Six Nations involvement.
# Off the Mark
'Making my debut for Ireland, I'll remember the day for a long time to come'
Ryan Baird fulfilled a dream on Saturday – getting his first cap for Ireland.
# new caps
'His attitude reminds me of what I read about Wilkinson' - Casey and Baird debut
The 21-year-old pair won their first Ireland caps in the final quarter of the win over Italy.
# Scrappy
Five-try Leinster overcome poor start to bully Dragons
The province never fully got going in difficult conditions.
# Big Hitter
Baird honing in on fundamentals for Leinster
Ireland’s call will surely come soon enough for the powerful lock.
# Champions Cup
Baird to the fore as re-jigged Leinster see off Saints
Leo Cullen’s side notched another bonus point win despite a spate of pre and post kick-off injury issues.
# Opportunity
Ryan Baird's comeback continues as Leinster hand him Cardiff start
Leo Cullen has kept faith in the backline that impressed against Edinburgh last Monday
# robust
'He's very talented. It's making sure he can take steps to play week in, week out'
21-year-old Leinster out-half Harry Byrne impressed last weekend against Glasgow.
# Update
Furlong and Baird to step up training load as Leinster men continue injury recovery
Sean Cronin is in a similar position after his recent thumb injury.
# Update
Ryan Baird ruled out of Ireland's remaining Six Nations fixtures
Ultan Dillane called up to Ireland squad, with O’Mahony and Farrell to link up with camp after completing isolation period.
# lock stocks
'He's a ridiculous athlete' - Ryan excited by potential of Leinster team-mate Baird
Both seconds rows are part of Andy Farrell’s 35-man Ireland squad.
# Newcomers
Baird, Daly, Keenan, Gibson-Park, Byrne, Connors - Ireland's uncapped six
Andy Farrell’s squad includes six men who will be hoping for their Test debuts later this month.
# Champions Cup
Two European debutants start as Sexton returns for Leinster's crunch clash with Saracens
Sean Cronin also earns the nods after the line-out struggles against Ulster.
# Leader
80 seconds of class that showed Johnny Sexton's enduring qualities
The 35-year-old combined superbly with his team-mates to help create James Lowe’s try.
# On the rise
'People have seen glimpses of his athletic ability' - Baird backed by Leinster
Leinster boss Leo Cullen also outlined the thinking behind picking Caelan Doris at blindside flanker.
# Talent
21-year-old Ryan Baird set to start for Leinster in big clash with Munster
The second row trained with Andy Farrell’s Ireland earlier this year.
# Key Man
James Ryan's injury a big blow but Leinster have second row depth to cope
21-year-old Ryan Baird will be hoping for opportunities when rugby gets back underway.
# Knowledge
Leinster's Lancaster would be an ideal addition for the Lions next year
The 50-year-old has enjoyed helping young players like Ryan Baird and Harry Byrne to develop.
# hotshot
The emerging stars of the 2019/20 season: Ryan Baird
The 20-year-old Leinster second row possesses remarkable athleticism.
# Talent
20-year-old Ryan Baird links up with Ireland's Six Nations squad
Andy Farrell has named a 35-man training squad, with Will Addison missing.
# locked and loaded
'There's no patience or waiting, it's just go': Ryan Baird is in business
The 20-year-old powerhouse was grateful for the influence of Peter O’Mahony when he got to experience the senior Ireland setup.
# lock and load
Baird 'starting to get comfortable' at pro level after impressive hat-trick
The 20-year-old looked a dominant figure as Leinster dismantled their title rivals.
# Debut
Byrne and Baird to make first starts as Toner captains Leinster
Harry Byrne and Ryan Baird have both been named to start in the Leinster team to take on Dragons.
# cleared
Boost for Ireland as Baird free to face Italy in U20 World Championship showdown
The Leinster second row appeared before a disciplinary committee yesterday after seeing red for a high tackle.
# U20 world championship
Ireland's Baird faces anxious disciplinary wait after red card for high tackle
The Leinster second row appears in front of a disciplinary committee in Rosario today.
# gold standard
Fierce 14-man effort unravels for Ireland U20 against Australia
Stewart Moore’s magic individual score gave Ireland hope of an upset, but the Junior Wallabies made their man advantage count.
# boosts
Ireland U20s welcome Kernohan, Casey and Baird back into fold for Italy
Noel McNamara’s side are two wins from two in the Six Nations so far.
# Courts
"You do not want to f*** with me" - CEO threatened to ruin former company, court hears
Former CEO of consultancy company Madcalm Sean McGrath allegedly threatened to “ruin” the firm if they did not pay him €135,000.