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#Selection

# selection - Thursday 29 April, 2021

Five changes as Ulster name team for Challenge Cup semi-final
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# Selection

Five changes as Ulster name team for Challenge Cup semi-final

Apr 29th 2021, 12:20 PM 9,865 Views 35 Comments

Dan McFarland’s side face Leicester Tigers tomorrow night as they aim to take a step closer to ending a 15-year trophy drought.

# selection - Tuesday 13 April, 2021

Jones has 'captain’s material' as Gatland starts whittling down Lions selection
# Take Your Pick
# Take Your Pick

Jones has 'captain’s material' as Gatland starts whittling down Lions selection

Apr 13th 2021, 10:10 PM 10,725 Views 7 Comments

Premiership players could miss out if their clubs don’t grant them early release.

# selection - Wednesday 24 March, 2021

Troy Parrott among the four Irish players to miss out on squad for Serbia qualifier
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# Selection

Troy Parrott among the four Irish players to miss out on squad for Serbia qualifier

Mar 24th 2021, 2:59 PM 10,761 Views 16 Comments

Stephen Kenny has named his 23-man squad for tonight’s game.

# selection - Saturday 20 March, 2021

'I don’t think he’s fit enough' - O'Neill surprised by McClean's inclusion in Ireland squad
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# Selection

'I don’t think he’s fit enough' - O'Neill surprised by McClean's inclusion in Ireland squad

Mar 20th 2021, 10:13 PM 7,691 Views 1 Comment

The 31-year-old Stoke City winger has missed his club’s last seven games as a result of a foot injury.

# selection - Thursday 18 March, 2021

'We're looking forward to him progressing in the big games for Leinster'
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# Selection

'We're looking forward to him progressing in the big games for Leinster'

Mar 18th 2021, 5:28 PM 11,916 Views 26 Comments

James Lowe drops out of the Ireland matchday 23 for the clash with England.

Teenage goalkeeper Bazunu earns first call-up as Kenny names squad for World Cup qualifiers
# Selection
# Selection

Teenage goalkeeper Bazunu earns first call-up as Kenny names squad for World Cup qualifiers

Mar 18th 2021, 12:57 PM 10,192 Views 14 Comments

Aaron Connolly and James McClean are included in spite of concerns around their fitness.

Debut for Cian Hurley as Munster name team to face Benetton
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# Selection

Debut for Cian Hurley as Munster name team to face Benetton

Mar 18th 2021, 12:09 PM 14,584 Views 14 Comments

Johan Van Graan’s side close out the regular season at home tomorrow night.

# selection - Monday 15 March, 2021

Ryan injury could force Ireland change as Farrell considers back three options
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# Selection

Ryan injury could force Ireland change as Farrell considers back three options

Mar 15th 2021, 6:00 AM 27,178 Views 41 Comments

The Ireland head coach will have to make selection decisions quickly with a six-day turnaround.

# selection - Friday 12 March, 2021

'Rob is a great player for us' - Farrell backs Herring at hooker again
# Hooker
# Hooker

'Rob is a great player for us' - Farrell backs Herring at hooker again

Mar 12th 2021, 1:13 PM 6,697 Views 27 Comments

Rónan Kelleher returns to the bench as Ireland make three changes for the Scotland clash.

# selection - Monday 1 March, 2021

Farrell's 23-man squad indicates a settled Ireland side for Scotland clash
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# Selection

Farrell's 23-man squad indicates a settled Ireland side for Scotland clash

Mar 1st 2021, 7:30 PM 16,365 Views 16 Comments

The retention of Ryan Baird suggests he could be involved again in Edinburgh.

# selection - Thursday 25 February, 2021

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

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

Feb 25th 2021, 6:00 PM 9,249 Views 22 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
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# Selection

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

Feb 16th 2021, 7:30 PM 8,636 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
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# Selection

Two changes as France name team to face Ireland

Feb 12th 2021, 11:50 AM 16,216 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?
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# Selection

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

Dec 30th 2020, 7:30 AM 13,753 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?
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# Selection

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

Dec 29th 2020, 8:00 AM 29,440 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
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# Selection

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

Nov 24th 2020, 2:25 PM 10,142 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 12,856 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
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# 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
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# Selection

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

Oct 18th 2020, 6:00 AM 15,535 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 12,266 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
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# Selection

Zlatan included as Milan confirm squad for Shamrock Rovers tie

Sep 16th 2020, 2:52 PM 9,174 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
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# Selection

Three Leinster men and two Ulster players make Pro14 dream team

Sep 10th 2020, 12:23 PM 32,205 Views 29 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 13,100 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
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# Selection

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

Mar 9th 2020, 4:10 PM 7,686 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
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# Selection

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

Feb 23rd 2020, 6:14 PM 15,664 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 10,775 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
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O'Connor names National League Kildare squad with star defender as captain

Jan 18th 2020, 10:45 AM 10,291 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 26,009 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?
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# Selection

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

Dec 28th 2019, 7:30 AM 7,981 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
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# Selection

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

Nov 6th 2019, 4:05 PM 4,684 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 24,626 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
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# Selection

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

Oct 10th 2019, 10:25 AM 9,279 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 15,908 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 50,519 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
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# Selection

No surprises as Mick McCarthy names Irish team to face Denmark

Jun 7th 2019, 6:29 PM 9,324 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 47,490 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 33,160 Views 70 Comments

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

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