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# selection - Friday 8 March, 2019

Beirne given weekend off after reporting 'soreness' in training

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?

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

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

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

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

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

# selection - Thursday 21 December, 2017

From The Daily Edge Cadbury has replaced the Fudge bar with Dairy Milk Oreo in its Christmas selection boxes New Bar Who Dis This post contains a poll

# selection - Thursday 6 July, 2017

Henderson one of the unlucky ones after Gatland rewards winning Lions

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

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

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

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

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

# selection - Wednesday 11 January, 2017

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

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

Headfort is “not unlike Hogwarts.”

# selection - Thursday 16 June, 2016

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

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

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

# selection - Wednesday 9 March, 2016

Kearney injury may open door for McCloskey to continue in midfield

With the Leinster man struggling with injury, Jared Payne is a strong option at fullback.

# selection - Sunday 30 August, 2015

Schmidt: Dave Kearney looked dangerous with the ball the whole time

The Ireland head coach was impressed with the right wing and tighthead Nathan White.

# selection - Monday 17 August, 2015

Open thread: Who would you pick in Ireland's 31-man World Cup squad?

Joe Schmidt has watched his men beat Wales and Scotland in the past fortnight.

# selection - Sunday 16 August, 2015

Schmidt looks towards 'fully-loaded' Wales with tough selection calls to make

Ireland’s head coach is happy with where his squad is after two World Cup warm-ups.

# selection - Tuesday 28 July, 2015

What do you think of Robbie Keane's best Ireland XI?

The LA Galaxy striker gave his selection to Today FM.

# selection - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

From Deirdre Heney has been selected as the Fianna Fáil candidate for Dublin Bay North Selection

Deirdre Heney has been selected as the Fianna Fáil candidate for Dublin Bay North

The vote was between Heney and Séan Haughey, the son of Charles Haughey.

# selection - Friday 29 May, 2015

'I'll get a few things wrong' - Schmidt ponders Ireland's World Cup squad

The Kiwi head coach admitted the process of picking 31 players is proving hugely difficult.

# selection - Thursday 26 February, 2015

Cork are looking for three from three in the league and here's the team that will try and do it

The Rebels forward line has excelled so far this season.

# selection - Thursday 16 October, 2014

Leinster coach O'Connor facing big selection calls as he looks to sting Wasps MOC

Leinster coach O'Connor facing big selection calls as he looks to sting Wasps

The Australian head coach has a range of combinations to select from in midfield.

# selection - Saturday 11 October, 2014

It's an important day for these 5 Leinster players against Zebre

With places still up for grabs ahead of the Champions Cup opener against Wasps, these men will be out to impress.

# selection - Thursday 4 September, 2014

Munster name three debutants for Anthony Foley's first competitive game

Andrew Smith, Kevin O’Byrne and Shane Buckley all start in the Donncha O’Callaghan-captained XV.

# selection - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

O'Connor can see 'merit' in handing Leinster's 12 shirt to Ian Madigan

Mike McCarthy may return from a calf injury, as the head coach gets set for tough calls in the back row, front row and halfbacks.

# selection - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

Hanrahan making 'really good progress' as Munster get set for Toulon

The 21-year-old was at the squad’s training session in Cork today, while Casey Laulala’s recovery has gone to plan.

# selection - Friday 11 April, 2014

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Google will let anyone buy Glass for one day only

And just to make things more complicated, you will need to be based in the US and have $1,500 to get one.

# selection - Sunday 9 March, 2014

From Fianna Fáil and Labour select European candidates for Ireland South Election 2014

Fianna Fáil and Labour select European candidates for Ireland South

Micheál Martin paid tribute to Liam Aylward who is retiring from politics, while Eamon Gilmore said the Labour Party is ready to fight come May.

# selection - Saturday 8 March, 2014

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Is getting phone insurance even worth it?

With smartphones becoming more expensive, the temptation to get insurance increases too, but are you really getting value for money?

# selection - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

Analysis: Is Ireland’s midfield combination working?

Joe Schmidt has an important selection call to make at inside centre; physical power or familiarity?

# selection - Monday 3 February, 2014

Schmidt set for selection headaches ahead of Wales clash

The Ireland head coach says he’s ‘got to be seen to trust the group to a degree.’

# selection - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

From Next phase: Mars mission hopeful Dr Joseph Roche begins medical testing Red Planning

Next phase: Mars mission hopeful Dr Joseph Roche begins medical testing

The Dublin-based scientist is one of the candidates selected for the ‘Mars One’ mission, which aims to land humans on the planet by 2025.

# selection - Sunday 26 January, 2014

From Mary Fitzpatrick named as Fianna Fáil election candidate Election 2014

Mary Fitzpatrick named as Fianna Fáil election candidate

Fitzpatrick was one of three possible candidates who were before a selection convention today.

# selection - Monday 23 December, 2013's 2013 rugby team of the year

It wasn’t easy, but we’ve selected our best XV from the past year of action.

# selection - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

Shane O'Neill, Richie Hogan and Brendan Maher in Irish shinty squad

The trio are amongst the 19-man squad who face Scotland next Saturday and then travel to Inverness the following weekend.

# selection - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

Opinion: There was one Trapattoni-esque decision in Noel King’s Ireland squad selection

The absence of Crystal Palace’s Damien Delaney caught many by surprise yesterday.

# selection - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

Leinster prop Jack McGrath included in Ireland training squad

Joe Schmidt names 42 players for Ireland training camp at Carton House at the end of the week.

# selection - Thursday 27 June, 2013

Gatland ruthless in pursuit of crowning moment

Mike Phillips has been left out in the cold.

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