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#Selection

# selection - Thursday 25 February, 2021

Farrell aiming to gain momentum as he picks strong Ireland team for Italy
# Selection
# Selection

Farrell aiming to gain momentum as he picks strong Ireland team for Italy

Thu 6:00 PM 9,202 Views 21 Comments

There are seven changes to the starting XV while Ryan Baird and Craig Casey should debut off the bench.

# selection - Tuesday 16 February, 2021

With pressure on, Farrell seems unlikely to go for great experimentation in Italy
# Selection
# Selection

With pressure on, Farrell seems unlikely to go for great experimentation in Italy

Feb 16th 2021, 7:30 PM 8,611 Views 33 Comments

Ireland must now fight to turn their Six Nations campaign around after two defeats.

# selection - Friday 12 February, 2021

Two changes as France name team to face Ireland
# Selection
# Selection

Two changes as France name team to face Ireland

Feb 12th 2021, 11:50 AM 16,165 Views 19 Comments

Teddy Thomas drops to the bench as Matthieu Jalibert continues at fly-half.

# selection - Wednesday 30 December, 2020

Open Thread: Do you agree with our 2020 All-Star football team?
# Selection
# Selection

Open Thread: Do you agree with our 2020 All-Star football team?

Dec 30th 2020, 7:30 AM 13,731 Views 24 Comments

It’s a side dominated by Dublin players.

# selection - Tuesday 29 December, 2020

Open Thread: Do you agree with our 2020 All-Star hurling team?
# Selection
# Selection

Open Thread: Do you agree with our 2020 All-Star hurling team?

Dec 29th 2020, 8:00 AM 29,417 Views 26 Comments

Let the debate begin…

# selection - Tuesday 24 November, 2020

'We don't want to just be handing out caps' - Ireland stick with autumn squad
# Selection
# Selection

'We don't want to just be handing out caps' - Ireland stick with autumn squad

Nov 24th 2020, 2:25 PM 10,136 Views 17 Comments

Simon Easterby is confident Ireland can remedy their lineout issues.

# selection - Sunday 15 November, 2020

Farrell facing some big selection decisions for Ireland's trip to Twickenham
# Pick Your XV
# Pick Your XV

Farrell facing some big selection decisions for Ireland's trip to Twickenham

Nov 15th 2020, 7:55 AM 12,848 Views 44 Comments

There are conundrums across several areas of the pitch after the win over Wales.

# selection - Monday 26 October, 2020

Farrell seems likely to stick with settled Ireland team for trip to Paris
# Selection
# Selection

Farrell seems likely to stick with settled Ireland team for trip to Paris

Oct 26th 2020, 6:00 AM 13,401 Views 23 Comments

There were lots of good performances in the 50-17 win over Italy on Saturday.

# selection - Sunday 18 October, 2020

Injuries and form calls mean Ireland will have a refreshed look against Italy
# Selection
# Selection

Injuries and form calls mean Ireland will have a refreshed look against Italy

Oct 18th 2020, 6:00 AM 15,528 Views 13 Comments

Andy Farrell’s men restart their 2020 Six Nations campaign next weekend in Dublin.

# selection - Monday 21 September, 2020

Selection calls, getting 'spooked', scrum woes - Leinster left with regrets
# Regrets
# Regrets

Selection calls, getting 'spooked', scrum woes - Leinster left with regrets

Sep 21st 2020, 7:56 PM 12,263 Views 23 Comments

Leo Cullen and Stuart Lancaster will be self-critical in reviewing their side’s defeat to Saracens.

# selection - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

Zlatan included as Milan confirm squad for Shamrock Rovers tie
# Selection
# Selection

Zlatan included as Milan confirm squad for Shamrock Rovers tie

Sep 16th 2020, 2:52 PM 9,165 Views 5 Comments

Stefano Pioli has also named Daniel Maldini and new signings Brahim Diaz and Sandro Tonali in his travelling party.

# selection - Thursday 10 September, 2020

Three Leinster men and two Ulster players make Pro14 dream team
# Selection
# Selection

Three Leinster men and two Ulster players make Pro14 dream team

Sep 10th 2020, 12:23 PM 32,197 Views 28 Comments

Scott Fardy, Will Connors, Max Deegan, John Cooney and Stuart McCloskey were named in the XV.

# selection - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

Leinster and Munster with some key selection decisions to confirm
# Options
# Options

Leinster and Munster with some key selection decisions to confirm

Sep 1st 2020, 1:00 AM 13,096 Views 38 Comments

The reigning champions have options in their back three, while Johann van Graan could make a back row change.

# selection - Monday 9 March, 2020

Long in, Brady out - Predicting Mick McCarthy's squad for defining Slovakia clash
# Selection
# Selection

Long in, Brady out - Predicting Mick McCarthy's squad for defining Slovakia clash

Mar 9th 2020, 4:10 PM 7,664 Views 11 Comments

Do you agree with our 24-man selection?

# selection - Sunday 23 February, 2020

'I don't need vindication... some of you guys are so clever' - Eddie Jones
# Selection
# Selection

'I don't need vindication... some of you guys are so clever' - Eddie Jones

Feb 23rd 2020, 6:14 PM 15,659 Views 15 Comments

The England boss said his side’s win over Ireland could have been declared at half-time.

# selection - Monday 3 February, 2020

Cooney impresses in Ireland cameo but Murray 'will be happy enough'
# Battle
# Battle

Cooney impresses in Ireland cameo but Murray 'will be happy enough'

Feb 3rd 2020, 6:00 AM 10,766 Views 59 Comments

Both Ireland scrum-halves contributed impressive moments against Scotland.

# selection - Saturday 18 January, 2020

O'Connor names National League Kildare squad with star defender as captain
# Selection
# Selection

O'Connor names National League Kildare squad with star defender as captain

Jan 18th 2020, 10:45 AM 10,255 Views 0 Comments

David Hyland will skipper the Lilywhites during their Division 2 campaign.

# selection - Wednesday 15 January, 2020

Some surprise omissions but Farrell's 'dynamic' squad has plenty of form
# Fresh Faces
# Fresh Faces

Some surprise omissions but Farrell's 'dynamic' squad has plenty of form

Jan 15th 2020, 6:32 PM 26,002 Views 41 Comments

The new Ireland head coach has made some big calls ahead of the Six Nations.

# selection - Saturday 28 December, 2019

Do you agree with our Irish football XI of the year?
# Selection
# Selection

Do you agree with our Irish football XI of the year?

Dec 28th 2019, 7:30 AM 7,980 Views 17 Comments

There are two criteria: impress us and fit into a coherent 4-3-3 formation.

# selection - Wednesday 6 November, 2019

Six uncapped players included in Ireland squad for Test match against Wales
# Selection
# Selection

Six uncapped players included in Ireland squad for Test match against Wales

Nov 6th 2019, 4:05 PM 4,681 Views 2 Comments

The sides will meet at the UCD Bowl on Sunday afternoon.

# selection - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

Ireland looking for blend of experience and form in team to face All Blacks
# Fit And Fresh
# Fit And Fresh

Ireland looking for blend of experience and form in team to face All Blacks

Oct 16th 2019, 5:00 PM 24,620 Views 49 Comments

Joe Schmidt has some important decisions to confirm tomorrow.

# selection - Thursday 10 October, 2019

Ruddock unlucky to miss out as 'really solid ' Beirne gets shot at blindside
# Selection
# Selection

Ruddock unlucky to miss out as 'really solid ' Beirne gets shot at blindside

Oct 10th 2019, 10:25 AM 9,277 Views 12 Comments

Joe Schmidt is excited to have Robbie Henshaw back in his starting team.

# selection - Monday 26 August, 2019

Ireland have to stay 'open-minded' on selection after poor performances
# Changes
# Changes

Ireland have to stay 'open-minded' on selection after poor performances

Aug 26th 2019, 6:30 AM 15,907 Views 68 Comments

The likes of Jack Conan and Andrew Conway will be desperate for further chances.

# selection - Monday 12 August, 2019

Schmidt ready to make harsh calls after assessing who was 'chasing their tail'
# Whittling Down
# Whittling Down

Schmidt ready to make harsh calls after assessing who was 'chasing their tail'

Updated Aug 12th 2019, 8:41 AM 50,512 Views 53 Comments

Ireland head for training camp in Portugal this week, but all eyes remain on the exit door as 43 men try to squeeze into 31 spaces.

# selection - Friday 7 June, 2019

No surprises as Mick McCarthy names Irish team to face Denmark
# Selection
# Selection

No surprises as Mick McCarthy names Irish team to face Denmark

Jun 7th 2019, 6:29 PM 9,321 Views 12 Comments

Christian Eriksen starts for the Danes.

# selection - Friday 8 March, 2019

Beirne given weekend off after reporting 'soreness' in training
# Comeback Trail
# Comeback Trail

Beirne given weekend off after reporting 'soreness' in training

Mar 8th 2019, 3:15 PM 13,977 Views 61 Comments

The Munster second row has made a strong injury comeback but has been given more time by Joe Schmidt.

# selection - Thursday 7 March, 2019

Open thread: Who should Schmidt pick in the Ireland team for France?
# Pick Your Team
# Pick Your Team

Open thread: Who should Schmidt pick in the Ireland team for France?

Mar 7th 2019, 11:49 AM 14,774 Views 71 Comments

We want to hear who you would select for Sunday’s Six Nations clash in Dublin.

# selection - Wednesday 30 January, 2019

Van der Flier set for Ireland's seven shirt as Henshaw lined up for 15
# Opener
# Opener

Van der Flier set for Ireland's seven shirt as Henshaw lined up for 15

Jan 30th 2019, 5:04 PM 47,487 Views 144 Comments

Ireland kick-off their Six Nations campaign with a massive clash against England on Saturday.

# selection - Monday 12 November, 2018

Kearney and Ringrose back in the mix as Schmidt considers changes
# Pick Your XV
# Pick Your XV

Kearney and Ringrose back in the mix as Schmidt considers changes

Nov 12th 2018, 6:15 AM 9,892 Views 40 Comments

The Ireland head coach has some big calls to make ahead of the All Blacks clash.

# selection - Sunday 4 November, 2018

Ireland's win in Chicago allows players to put hands up for Argentina Test
# Options
# Options

Ireland's win in Chicago allows players to put hands up for Argentina Test

Nov 4th 2018, 7:00 AM 33,157 Views 70 Comments

Joe Schmidt was impressed with the likes of Tadhg Beirne as his team beat Italy.

# selection - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

European weekend provides final audition for Schmidt's November squad
# Selection
# Selection

European weekend provides final audition for Schmidt's November squad

Updated Oct 17th 2018, 9:49 PM 22,758 Views 39 Comments

The Ireland head coach is due to name his squad next week.

# selection - Thursday 21 December, 2017

Cadbury has replaced the Fudge bar with Dairy Milk Oreo in its Christmas selection boxes
# New Bar Who Dis
From The Daily Edge
# New Bar Who Dis

Cadbury has replaced the Fudge bar with Dairy Milk Oreo in its Christmas selection boxes

Dec 21st 2017, 8:00 AM 5,505 Views 5 Comments

The most divisive bar of them all.

# selection - Thursday 6 July, 2017

Henderson one of the unlucky ones after Gatland rewards winning Lions
# Confidence
# Confidence

Henderson one of the unlucky ones after Gatland rewards winning Lions

Jul 6th 2017, 10:57 PM 13,401 Views 12 Comments

Warren Gatland believes his unchanged 23 have more to give in the final Test.

# selection - Sunday 2 July, 2017

Gatland looking to freshen up his Lions but maintain winning momentum
# Selection
# Selection

Gatland looking to freshen up his Lions but maintain winning momentum

Jul 2nd 2017, 10:00 PM 17,496 Views 11 Comments

The second Test victors will feel they’ve earned another starting shot in Auckland.

# selection - Friday 17 March, 2017

Lions fans reckon Rory Best should tour ahead of Dylan Hartley
# You're The Boss
# You're The Boss

Lions fans reckon Rory Best should tour ahead of Dylan Hartley

Mar 17th 2017, 6:33 PM 8,676 Views 15 Comments

Conor Murray comes as the most selected Irish player on the app.

# selection - Wednesday 15 March, 2017

Big selection decisions for Schmidt with O'Mahony and Payne pushing
# XV Calls
# XV Calls

Big selection decisions for Schmidt with O'Mahony and Payne pushing

Mar 15th 2017, 12:42 PM 18,635 Views 69 Comments

There are a wide range of possible combinations for the Ireland head coach to go with against England.

# selection - Saturday 18 February, 2017

'We're under the hammer' - Big selection calls for Ireland before France test
# Decisions
# Decisions

'We're under the hammer' - Big selection calls for Ireland before France test

Feb 18th 2017, 8:15 AM 10,167 Views 19 Comments

Joe Schmidt is pleased to see his forwards looking more comfortable when passing the ball.

# selection - Wednesday 11 January, 2017

A lovely documentary about a boarding school in Kells is on its way to Sundance
# In Loco Parentis
From The Daily Edge
# In Loco Parentis

A lovely documentary about a boarding school in Kells is on its way to Sundance

Jan 11th 2017, 12:04 PM 9,007 Views 1 Comment

Headfort is “not unlike Hogwarts.”

# selection - Thursday 16 June, 2016

Schmidt backs Roux for set-piece impact and compares Olding to Gordon D'Arcy
# Roux'd All About It
# Roux'd All About It

Schmidt backs Roux for set-piece impact and compares Olding to Gordon D'Arcy

Jun 16th 2016, 3:23 PM 10,103 Views 11 Comments

The Ireland head coach outlined what he expects the new faces to bring on Saturday.

# selection - Thursday 10 March, 2016

Major blow for Italy as captain ruled out of Ireland clash
# Ruled Out
# Ruled Out

Major blow for Italy as captain ruled out of Ireland clash

Mar 10th 2016, 2:37 PM 9,217 Views 4 Comments

Head coach Jacques Brunel has made four changes for the Dublin fixture.

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