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#Tackle Your Feelings

# tackle-your-feelings - Thursday 21 May, 2020

'Missing World Cup was heartbreaking and I didn’t agree with the reasons'

John Cooney lifts the lid on his exclusion from Ireland’s World Cup squad and says he wasn’t given the chance he deserved.

# tackle-your-feelings - Wednesday 25 March, 2020

'After the coach spoke, you'd turn into the corner and type your name into Twitter'

Connacht out-half Jack Carty speaks about his struggles to move past online criticism of his performances.

# tackle-your-feelings - Monday 17 February, 2020

'You've dealt with one of the hardest things life can throw at you when you're 14. Nothing can get much harder' Opening Up This post contains videos

'You've dealt with one of the hardest things life can throw at you when you're 14. Nothing can get much harder'

Ireland rugby star Eimear Considine shares her story, and opens up on the impact of her father’s tragic death.

# tackle-your-feelings - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

'If you think about it like an iceberg, I only show you what I want you to see'

James Lowe is the latest player to lend his support to Rugby Players Ireland’s Tackle Your Feelings campaign.

# tackle-your-feelings - Saturday 24 February, 2018

'At that time in my life, I would have given everything not to play rugby'

Wales out-half Rhys Priestland on battling his demons and how working with a sports psychologist helped save his career.

# tackle-your-feelings - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

Ruddock on track to provide Leinster with boost for Champions Cup quarter-final

The flanker has been sidelined since December but is making good progress.

# tackle-your-feelings - Friday 5 January, 2018

Ex-Scotland centre De Luca urges help for rugby players struggling with mental health

‘As rugby players, we never really address how we actually work and how our mind works.’

# tackle-your-feelings - Saturday 30 September, 2017

'When I get injured I think I can't do this anymore and want to do something else with my life'

Andrew Trimble will today become Ulster’s joint-top appearance maker at the end of a week in which he lent his voice to the ‘Tackle Your Feelings’ campaign. He opens up to The42 about his own mental wellbeing and dealing with the frustrations associated with injury.

# tackle-your-feelings - Sunday 9 July, 2017

'The self-harm was so severe and frequent I'd be in A&E for hours waiting for stitches'

Three years after first picking up a rugby ball, Hannah Tyrrell hopes to be part of Ireland’s squad for next month’s World Cup. She tells The42 about her recovery from an eating disorder which overshadowed her teenage years and how sport helped her on the road to recovery.

# tackle-your-feelings - Sunday 2 October, 2016

'I was without direction, I guess': Connacht's Jake Heenan on his teenage homelessness

Growing up in New Zealand, the 24-year-old was lost and isolated but rugby gave him purpose.

# tackle-your-feelings - Thursday 24 March, 2016

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'Not only was I not enjoying being a rugby player, I wasn't enjoying anything I was doing'

Munster’s Cathal Sheridan adds his voice to IRUPA’s mental health campaign.

# tackle-your-feelings - Monday 21 March, 2016

'Eventually you start talking, like a gas valve releasing': Jack McGrath on his brother's suicide

McGrath and Hannah Tyrrell are ambassadors for IRUPA’s Tackle Your Feelings initiative.