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# shane-byrne - Thursday 27 May, 2021

'Get him one-on-one with anybody and he would cause serious headaches'
# Pace To Burn
# Pace To Burn

'Get him one-on-one with anybody and he would cause serious headaches'

Updated May 27th 2021, 10:01 PM 31,969 Views 14 Comments

Denis Hickie was a key man for Leinster and Ireland before bowing out of the game at the age of 31.

# shane-byrne - Saturday 20 February, 2021

'I was like a sporting junkie, hooked on the adrenaline, the pursuit of perfection'
# Cult Hero
# Cult Hero

'I was like a sporting junkie, hooked on the adrenaline, the pursuit of perfection'

Feb 20th 2021, 10:00 AM 42,813 Views 16 Comments

Shane Byrne won 41 caps for Ireland, played four tests for the British and Irish Lions and is fondly remembered as one of the best hookers of his era. Yet his career is touched with sadness and regret.

# shane-byrne - Friday 23 August, 2019

'It would be a massive, massive upset' - The Donegal side aiming to pull off an FAI Cup giantkilling
# Underdogs
# Underdogs

'It would be a massive, massive upset' - The Donegal side aiming to pull off an FAI Cup giantkilling

Aug 23rd 2019, 6:00 AM 6,305 Views 0 Comments

Glengad United take on Waterford this Saturday.

# shane-byrne - Monday 5 March, 2018

'Guys who never played amateur rugby get to see how it used to be - fun before and afterwards'
# Legends Game
# Legends Game

'Guys who never played amateur rugby get to see how it used to be - fun before and afterwards'

Mar 5th 2018, 12:24 PM 10,433 Views 2 Comments

For the ninth successive year, Ireland will play England in the pre-Six Nations legends fixture.

# shane-byrne - Friday 26 May, 2017

'It was the greatest tour I was ever on but there's still a huge amount of pain and regret'
# Munch
# Munch

'It was the greatest tour I was ever on but there's still a huge amount of pain and regret'

May 26th 2017, 8:00 AM 27,144 Views 9 Comments

He should look back on it with a huge sense of pride but Shane Byrne’s memories of the 2005 Lions tour are skewed by the disappointment of a series defeat.

# shane-byrne - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

From the figure of 8 in Chicago to Shane Byrne's Olympic doppleganger: 8 times that rugby went viral this year
# Break The Internet
# Break The Internet

From the figure of 8 in Chicago to Shane Byrne's Olympic doppleganger: 8 times that rugby went viral this year

Dec 21st 2016, 10:00 PM 13,747 Views 4 Comments

Plus, nine-year-old Australian powerhouse Meaalofa Te’o.

# shane-byrne - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

Champions League vs Rugby World Cup - There's no comparison
# Column
# Column

Champions League vs Rugby World Cup - There's no comparison

Oct 20th 2015, 8:05 AM 9,007 Views 18 Comments

Our Champions League columnist Tommy Martin is fed up of the rugby and football comparisons.

# shane-byrne - Saturday 17 October, 2015

'Is the martian good looking?' - TV3 pundit Shane Byrne forgot he was on live television
# Brain Fart
# Brain Fart

'Is the martian good looking?' - TV3 pundit Shane Byrne forgot he was on live television

Oct 17th 2015, 7:20 PM 17,129 Views 20 Comments

What’s your point, Shane?

# shane-byrne - Friday 11 September, 2015

The Six Nations trophies climbed the highest mountain in Ireland today
# Caps To The Summit
# Caps To The Summit

The Six Nations trophies climbed the highest mountain in Ireland today

Sep 11th 2015, 9:02 PM 7,646 Views 2 Comments

The best of the pictures from the ‘Caps to the Summit’ event.

# shane-byrne - Thursday 5 February, 2015

Two of Paul O'Connell's former team-mates are confident that this won't be his last Six Nations
# One More Year
# One More Year

Two of Paul O'Connell's former team-mates are confident that this won't be his last Six Nations

Feb 5th 2015, 6:45 AM 5,866 Views 12 Comments

Malcolm O’Kelly and Shane Byrne believe the Ireland captain can continue playing beyond the World Cup.

# shane-byrne - Thursday 2 October, 2014

'It's very hard to make the transition from player to supporter' - Shane Byrne
# The Mullet
# The Mullet

'It's very hard to make the transition from player to supporter' - Shane Byrne

Oct 2nd 2014, 8:15 AM 2,948 Views 1 Comment

The mulleted hooker remembers the early days of the professional era and Leinster vs Munster.

# shane-byrne - Sunday 6 April, 2014

Shane Byrne: Leinster need to dominate trench warfare if they are to stun Toulon
# Column
# Column

Shane Byrne: Leinster need to dominate trench warfare if they are to stun Toulon

Apr 6th 2014, 7:40 AM 2,855 Views 1 Comment

The former Leinster and Ireland hooker is leaning towards a home win for the reigning champions but hopes Matt O’Connor’s men can prove him wrong.

# shane-byrne - Friday 4 April, 2014

Shane Byrne: Pienaar and 'world-class wrecking ball' Ferris to see Ulster through
# Column
# Column

Shane Byrne: Pienaar and 'world-class wrecking ball' Ferris to see Ulster through

Apr 4th 2014, 7:37 PM 6,774 Views 10 Comments

The former Leinster and Saracens hooker believes his old side will fall short at a sold-out Ravenhill on Saturday evening.

# shane-byrne - Thursday 13 March, 2014

Shane Byrne: 'Teed up for France to have a cracker but Ireland for the win'
# Column
# Column

Shane Byrne: 'Teed up for France to have a cracker but Ireland for the win'

Mar 13th 2014, 10:17 PM 12,887 Views 16 Comments

‘Any other sane coach would have Morgan Parra back in’ says the former Leinster and Ireland hooker on Philippe Saint-Andre’s team selection.

# shane-byrne - Saturday 8 March, 2014

O'Driscoll won't tolerate any 'Let's win it for Brian' talk in the dressing room
# Column
# Column

O'Driscoll won't tolerate any 'Let's win it for Brian' talk in the dressing room

Mar 8th 2014, 7:00 AM 5,288 Views 3 Comments

Former Leinster and Ireland hooker Shane Byrne believes the country’s leading try scorer is deserving of every accolade he gets.

# shane-byrne - Thursday 13 February, 2014

VIDEO: Can you better Conor McGregor's origami or Shane Byrne on the drums?
# Hidden Talents
# Hidden Talents

VIDEO: Can you better Conor McGregor's origami or Shane Byrne on the drums?

Feb 13th 2014, 10:06 AM 3,598 Views 0 Comments

So this is how he has been spending all those days recovering from knee surgery.

# shane-byrne - Sunday 2 February, 2014

'Winning start for Ireland if they inflict their game on Scotland' - Shane Byrne
# Six Nations
# Six Nations

'Winning start for Ireland if they inflict their game on Scotland' - Shane Byrne

Feb 2nd 2014, 8:00 AM 9,552 Views 10 Comments

The former Leinster and Ireland hooker believes Joe Schmidt’s men will beat the Scots if they reproduce even 80% of the game they brought to the All Blacks.

# shane-byrne - Friday 6 December, 2013

Very silly Saints talk of Leinster revenge and back-to-back wins - Shane Byrne
# Column
# Column

Very silly Saints talk of Leinster revenge and back-to-back wins - Shane Byrne

Dec 6th 2013, 7:09 PM 4,980 Views 0 Comments

The former Leinster and Ireland hooker is confident the three-time champions can win at Franklin’s Gardens.

# shane-byrne - Monday 18 November, 2013

'No need for wholesale changes despite Ireland's upsetting performance' - Byrne
# Column
# Column

'No need for wholesale changes despite Ireland's upsetting performance' - Byrne

Nov 18th 2013, 1:43 PM 5,184 Views 33 Comments

Former Ireland and Lions hooker Shane Byrne believes Joe Schmidt’s team was out-analysed on Saturday.

# shane-byrne - Saturday 9 November, 2013

Shane Byrne: Ireland must be braced for super-charged Samoa
# Column
# Column

Shane Byrne: Ireland must be braced for super-charged Samoa

Nov 9th 2013, 7:30 AM 1,712 Views 2 Comments

Samoa are no longer developing. They’ve arrived, says Ireland’s former hooker.

# shane-byrne - Sunday 3 November, 2013

10 signs you're a rugby hipster
# Oyonnax4life
# Oyonnax4life

10 signs you're a rugby hipster

Nov 3rd 2013, 10:00 AM 7,791 Views 36 Comments

What starting XV are Oyonnax putting out this week lads?

# shane-byrne - Friday 25 October, 2013

'Far from vintage Leinster are relying on Heaslip and O'Brien'
# Column
# Column

'Far from vintage Leinster are relying on Heaslip and O'Brien'

Oct 25th 2013, 8:15 AM 2,947 Views 0 Comments

Former Leinster and Ireland hooker Shane Byrne has also praised the early-season impact of Jimmy Gopperth.

# shane-byrne - Thursday 24 October, 2013

Average career for professional rugby players is 7 years - survey
# Shortlived
# Shortlived

Average career for professional rugby players is 7 years - survey

Oct 24th 2013, 4:13 PM 15,809 Views 1 Comment

IRUPA is launching a new initiative to assist more than 500 former Irish rugby pros.

# shane-byrne - Saturday 5 October, 2013

'Leinster players won't use Paul O'Connell head kick as motivation'
# Ring My Bell
# Ring My Bell

'Leinster players won't use Paul O'Connell head kick as motivation'

Oct 5th 2013, 7:45 AM 2,468 Views 26 Comments

Dave Kearney was knocked unconscious after he was on the receiving end of a reckless kick.

# shane-byrne - Friday 4 October, 2013

‘Boot Heineken Cup rebel unions out of the Six Nations’
# Opinion
# Opinion

‘Boot Heineken Cup rebel unions out of the Six Nations’

Oct 4th 2013, 9:30 PM 16,678 Views 22 Comments

Former Ireland hooker Shane Byrne believes the IRB need to nip European rabble rousing in the bud.

Shane Byrne: Thomond Park win over Leinster would be real coup for Munster
# Column
# Column

Shane Byrne: Thomond Park win over Leinster would be real coup for Munster

Oct 4th 2013, 4:58 PM 6,788 Views 16 Comments

The former Ireland and Lions hooker believes Leinster’s star quality in the back row should see them edge tomorrow’s match.

# shane-byrne - Friday 6 September, 2013

TheScore.ie experts’ guide to the Pro12 season
# Ones To Watch
# Ones To Watch

TheScore.ie experts’ guide to the Pro12 season

Sep 6th 2013, 5:03 PM 8,125 Views 18 Comments

We asked some former rugby players, a Gaelgoir and our in-house fanatics for their insights ahead of the big kick-off.

# shane-byrne - Wednesday 21 August, 2013

Column: 'Test breakthrough was definitely coming for Eoin O'Malley'
# Early Retirement
# Early Retirement

Column: 'Test breakthrough was definitely coming for Eoin O'Malley'

Aug 21st 2013, 8:00 AM 8,928 Views 6 Comments

Former Leinster and Ireland hooker Shane Byrne believes the retired rugby player would have been a quality Ireland international.

# shane-byrne - Saturday 29 June, 2013

Shane Byrne: Gatland makes a statement as he goes for brute force gameplan
# Second Test
# Second Test

Shane Byrne: Gatland makes a statement as he goes for brute force gameplan

Jun 29th 2013, 6:30 AM 2,539 Views 3 Comments

The former Ireland and Lions hooker feels ‘tackling machine’ Dan Lydiate has been drafted in to shut Will Genia down.

# shane-byrne - Friday 28 June, 2013

'What James Horwill did was far from an accident' - Shane Byrne
# Deep Impact
# Deep Impact

'What James Horwill did was far from an accident' - Shane Byrne

Jun 28th 2013, 1:02 PM 4,875 Views 14 Comments

The former Lions hooker expects the Australia captain to miss out on the Third Test with a playing ban.

# shane-byrne - Saturday 22 June, 2013

'Nauseating. Terrifying. The pinnacle of your career' -- Former Lions on First Test thrill
# Lions 2013
# Lions 2013

'Nauseating. Terrifying. The pinnacle of your career' -- Former Lions on First Test thrill

Jun 22nd 2013, 8:01 AM 7,584 Views 11 Comments

David Wallace and Shane Byrne share their experiences of making Lions Test debuts in South Africa and New Zealand.

# shane-byrne - Thursday 20 June, 2013

'O'Brien didn't put a foot wrong but has to watch from the stands' -- Shane Byrne
# Column
# Column

'O'Brien didn't put a foot wrong but has to watch from the stands' -- Shane Byrne

Jun 20th 2013, 5:30 PM 8,588 Views 5 Comments

The former Ireland and Lions hooker feels Warren Gatland has made a horses for courses selection in Dan Lydiate.

# shane-byrne - Saturday 1 June, 2013

Column: Lions gameplan must not be sacrificed for personal ambitions
# Match Preview
# Match Preview

Column: Lions gameplan must not be sacrificed for personal ambitions

Jun 1st 2013, 9:47 AM 2,346 Views 8 Comments

Former Ireland and Lions hooker Shane Byrne warns that Sergio Parisse and Dimitri Yachvilli will be the BaaBaa’s danger men.

# shane-byrne - Friday 17 May, 2013

Parisse and Stade eager to emulate Clermont and beat Leinster up
# Final Countdown
# Final Countdown

Parisse and Stade eager to emulate Clermont and beat Leinster up

May 17th 2013, 3:31 PM 1,302 Views 0 Comments

The abrasive Clermont and Glasgow Warriors packs are a blueprint for the French challengers.

Ultimate combatant O'Driscoll would love to go out with a Grand Slam
# Column
# Column

Ultimate combatant O'Driscoll would love to go out with a Grand Slam

May 17th 2013, 8:00 AM 8,594 Views 31 Comments

Former Ireland and Leinster hooker Shane Byrne believes Joe Schmidt’s appointment as Ireland coach made up O’Driscoll’s mind.

# shane-byrne - Saturday 27 April, 2013

Column: Last chance at Lions saloon for Heaslip and Kearney
# Final Four
# Final Four

Column: Last chance at Lions saloon for Heaslip and Kearney

Apr 27th 2013, 10:30 AM 2,185 Views 16 Comments

Former Leinster and Ireland player Shane Byrne believes Joe Schmidt can bolster the club’s trophy coffers before departing.

# shane-byrne - Saturday 13 April, 2013

Column: Hell for leather rivalry has driven Irish rugby for over a decade
# Pro12
# Pro12

Column: Hell for leather rivalry has driven Irish rugby for over a decade

Apr 13th 2013, 11:00 AM 6,965 Views 12 Comments

“The people you want to lose least to are the people you know best,” says Shane Byrne.

# shane-byrne - Friday 12 April, 2013

Clane RFC members embark on 170km fundraising run to Thomond Park
# Halfway There
# Halfway There

Clane RFC members embark on 170km fundraising run to Thomond Park

Apr 12th 2013, 3:40 PM 2,269 Views 6 Comments

30 club members set off from Kildare early this morning and hope to arrive in Limerick in time for Munster vs. Leinster.

'No doubt about it, Paul O'Connell is going on the Lions Tour' - Shane Byrne
# Lions 2013
# Lions 2013

'No doubt about it, Paul O'Connell is going on the Lions Tour' - Shane Byrne

Apr 12th 2013, 11:28 AM 10,896 Views 40 Comments

The former Ireland and Lions hooker believes the touring squad will be dominated by Welshmen.

# shane-byrne - Wednesday 3 April, 2013

Shane Byrne: I wouldn’t be surprised if Declan Kidney walked early
# Column
# Column

Shane Byrne: I wouldn’t be surprised if Declan Kidney walked early

Apr 3rd 2013, 9:00 PM 20,069 Views 16 Comments

The former Leinster and Ireland hooker believes Conor O’Shea and Mark McCall would be reluctant to take the head coach job.

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