# Tadhg Beirne

Last month
February 2023
# Setback
Six Nations over for Beirne but Sexton, Herring, and Sheehan recovering well
The Munster lock faces up to three months on the sidelines after ankle surgery.
# Concern
Beirne to see specialist as Ireland retain 25 players for training camp
Andy Farrell has released 12 players back to their provinces for URC action.
This year
# Welsh ties
'I’d made my decision that I wanted to wear green, not to be in red'
Tadhg Beirne had the option of playing for Wales but decided to return home to Ireland.
Last year
# Up for the challenge
Beirne: 'There's a special feeling around Europe in this club'
The Munster second row feels the province are in a good place ahead of the visit of Toulouse this weekend.
# Jackal
Broken nose healed, Beirne welcomes target on Ireland's backs
The Munster man made his Test debut against the Wallabies back in 2018.
# Heroes
'Andy asked us, do you believe you can make history? Everyone said yes'
Ireland’s triumph in New Zealand was a result of hard work and the conviction of their coach.
# big game player
Tadhg Beirne went to a phenomenal place to help Ireland seal the series
The Munster man delivered some massive moments in the endgame.
# Injury Update
Beirne and Conway take 'positive step' as Munster hope to have key men available for Ulster clash
Both players are hoping to feature in Friday’s URC’s quarter-final in Belfast.
# Rehab
Beirne and Conway unlikely to be fit for Munster's European quarter-final against Toulouse
‘We’ll wait on next week and see if they’re available or not, but at the moment they’re not,’ said defence coach JP Ferreira.
# Progress
'I never thought I'd be in a position to say I've won a Triple Crown'
Ireland lock Tadhg Beirne reflects on an encouraging Six Nations campaign.
# road less travelled
'A central contract is something I never really thought I'd get in my career'
Tadhg Beirne’s new three-year deal with the IRFU speaks volumes of his quality.
# Key Man
'His contract is very well-deserved and it’s good for Munster too'
Tadhg Beirne will play on with Munster and Ireland until 2025 at least.
# Deal Done
Tadhg Beirne signs new three-year IRFU contract
The new deal sees the Munster man move onto a central contract through to July 2025.
# Analysis
How Ireland cleverly turned Wales' box-kick plan against them
Tadhg Beirne’s smart intervention helped to produce the turnover that led to Garry Ringrose’s try.
# Familiar Foes
'He performed above what we expected' - Wales boss Wayne Pivac on Tadhg Beirne's Scarlets stint
The Munster player was coached by Pivac during his time with the Welsh region.
All time
# more to come
'We still have a long way to go' - Beirne backs Ireland to hit another level in 2022
Tadhg Beirne says Ireland can build on what was an impressive November Test window.
# frustrations
'It's always been in my head that I wasn't good enough' - Beirne
The Ireland international wasn’t happy with how the Lions tour worked out for him.
# Team news
Henshaw, Furlong and Conan start for Gatland's Lions in the first Test
Conor Murray and Tadhg Beirne have been included on the bench.
# Progress
How are the Irish Lions tracking as the Tests come into view?
There are two more games before Warren Gatland picks his team to face the Springboks.
# Analysis
Conan and Beirne step up to showcase their skills in Lions back row
The Irish pair were impressive as Warren Gatland’s side beat Japan.
# Team news
Gatland includes six Irish players in Lions' starting XV against Japan
Henshaw, Aki, Murray, Beirne, Henderson, and Conan all get a start.
# Tough Calls
It's easy to see the sense in Gatland's side of the Sexton debate
The Ireland captain has paid the price for a frustrating run of injuries.
# doubt
Warburton: Injury struggles could hurt Sexton's Lions chances
The two-time Lions captain thinks a spot in the starting team may be too big an ask for the out-half.
# good news
RG Snyman in line for return to Munster training next week
The Springboks lock has been sidelined since last August.
# Fighting Fit
O'Mahony fit to resume training ahead of Munster's latest clash with Leinster
Munster will wait until next week for a decision on James Cronin and Tadhg Beirne.
# pedigree
'Everyone has Leinster on that pedestal': Beirne bullish about Munster's chances
Tadhg Beirne helped scupper Munster’s last attempt to win a final, but he is a key man in a Munster side that have come a long way since.
# back five
O'Connell marvels at modern locks Baird and Beirne
‘The place for a workhorse second row that hits rucks all day, I don’t know how long more there is in the game for him.’
# late bloomer
Beirne on his man of match award: 'I said to Will, they thought I was you'
The Munster player has graduated from the bench to become a key player on Andy Farrell’s Ireland side.
# form
'His athleticism is ridiculous but he can also pack a scrum' - Beirne pushes for Ireland start
The Munster lock has been in excellent form in recent months.
# In The Mix
Munster's Beirne out to give Ireland boss Farrell a selection headache
The Kildare man hasn’t started over the last two weekends of the Autumn Nations Cup.
# Fronting Up
Beirne shows up strongly alongside immense Ryan in Ireland's second row
The Munster man showed he can win the gainline against France last weekend.
# Silverware
Beirne's Munster ambition burns bright as he gets set for first clash with Scarlets
The Kildare man is set to face his old team for the first time since joining Munster.
# locks
Beirne's 'dream game' sees him work well with Wycherley in Munster pack
The 22-year-old Bantry man was quietly impressive alongside the Ireland international last weekend.
# Treament Table
Beirne, Earls and Ryan return to Munster training as build up continues to interpro clashes
Munster face Leinster and Connacht at the end of the month.
# Beirne Out
Munster blow as Tadhg Beirne set for surgery on fractured ankle
Ireland international was stretchered off in Saturday’s Champions Cup defeat to Saracens.
# Shifting Roles
Tadhg Beirne in the back row as Munster name team for Saracens clash
Captain Peter O’Mahony moves to openside to make room for Beirne’s positional switch.
'It was all worth it in the end. If I was still in Wales, who knows?'
Tadhg Beirne provides an impactful option for Ireland in the second row and back row.
# Possible XV
Ireland set to hand Beirne and Addison starts as POM moves to 7
Joe Schmidt is set to make sweeping changes to his team to face Wales.
# Close Calls
Kleyn offers 'a different element' as Ireland squad competition heats up
Ireland have a number of selection dilemmas to resolve in the coming weeks.
# Top performer
Leinster star Ryan caps off impressive season with two Player of the Year awards
Meanwhile, Connacht star Jack Carty was also honoured with an award at a special ceremony.