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Monday 1 February, 2016

From The42 Connacht maul to the top, Olding marks his comeback and all the Pro12 highlights you may have missed Try Time

Connacht maul to the top, Olding marks his comeback and all the Pro12 highlights you may have missed

Not to mention Big Rodney’s try and a thriller between Ospreys and Glasgow.

From The42 ‘You have to mind the player from himself, but he was responsive’: Mayo boss Rochford on Keegan concussion Head Games

‘You have to mind the player from himself, but he was responsive’: Mayo boss Rochford on Keegan concussion

Mayo say there was no immediate apparent problem with their star back.

From The42 ‘If you don’t get a good start you’re behind the 8 ball’: Schmidt dealing with familiar pressure 6Nations

‘If you don’t get a good start you’re behind the 8 ball’: Schmidt dealing with familiar pressure

The Kiwi is chasing a third straight Championship with Ireland.

From The42 Camogie, Croker and even some cispheil! The best pictures from a wild weekend of GAA In Pics This post contains images

Camogie, Croker and even some cispheil! The best pictures from a wild weekend of GAA

Here’s the good, the bad and the ugly from the last few days of GAA.

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Sunday 31 January, 2016

From The42 Dunne’s California dreams dashed by nightmare start Blown Away

Dunne’s California dreams dashed by nightmare start

When it’s too tough for most, however, it’s just right for Shane Lowry.

From The42 6 women who will be key to a successful Irish title defence 6Nations

6 women who will be key to a successful Irish title defence

Ireland’s captain and world player of the year nominee are among the most important components of the squad in this campaign.

From The42 Cork’s Team Montenotte take third straight national title with commanding victory over Killester Ballin'

Cork’s Team Montenotte take third straight national title with commanding victory over Killester

The victory makes Glanmire the nation’s most successful women’s basketball club.

From The42 Mayo medics accept Lee Keegan ‘should have been withdrawn’ after heavy clash Concussion

Mayo medics accept Lee Keegan ‘should have been withdrawn’ after heavy clash

The Mayo man’s big hit on Eoin Cadogan left both men unable to play on, but Keegan did.

From The42 ‘You’d swear the World Cup was two years ago’: McGrath too busy to dwell on a season of disappointments Big Jack

‘From playing with Johnny Sexton to guys who stumbled on the sport in the park’

Dubliner Rob Gannon is using his experience with St Mary’s to help his adopted club and country grow their rugby scene.

Friday 29 January, 2016

From The42 Here’s the Ireland Women’s 7s squad heading to Sydney and São Paulo Circumnavigating

Here’s the Ireland Women’s 7s squad heading to Sydney and São Paulo

Sure isn’t it well for them.

From The42 Props, prohibiting substances and even a proposal at Ireland’s open training session In Pictures

Props, prohibiting substances and even a proposal at Ireland’s open training session

Here’s how Ireland are looking a week out from the Six Nations.

From The42 Ireland release Henshaw, Bealham and Dillane for Connacht’s vital clash with Scarlets Best In The West

Ireland release Henshaw, Bealham and Dillane for Connacht’s vital clash with Scarlets

Liam Williams is back for the league-leading Scarlets’ trip to Galway.

Thursday 28 January, 2016

From The42 New faces in Ireland Women’s squad as 7s stars miss start of Six Nations defence Champions

New faces in Ireland Women’s squad as 7s stars miss start of Six Nations defence

Head coach Tom Tierney has included seven uncapped players as Ireland women spread resources across two forms of the game.

From The42 England v Arnie: Jones shows no remorse for painting over motivational Schwarzenegger quote Hasta La Vista

England v Arnie: Jones shows no remorse for painting over motivational Schwarzenegger quote

Eddie Jones apparently hasn’t got time for action heroes, last or not.

From The42 22-year-old McGrath captains Leinster with Adam Byrne earning first start on the wing Boy King

22-year-old McGrath captains Leinster with Adam Byrne earning first start on the wing

The internationals are locked away in camp, so there’s another chance for provincial prospects to take the stage.

From The42 ‘You can keep my belt, what I want is to whoop your ass’: Aldo will refuse any fight other than McGregor Rematch

‘You can keep my belt, what I want is to whoop your ass’: Aldo will refuse any fight other than McGregor

The Brazilian emerges from the shadows with some big conditions for his next fight.

Wednesday 27 January, 2016

From The42 We’ll Leave It There So: Munster exodus cancelled, slow race for Lions job and all today’s sport Wednesday

We’ll Leave It There So: Munster exodus cancelled, slow race for Lions job and all today’s sport

Let that news about Conor Murray and Keith Earls sweep you past Hump Day.

From The42 ‘Dwell on the past, you’re going to be stuck there’: O’Donnell at peace with World Cup woe Notorious Tod

‘Dwell on the past, you’re going to be stuck there’: O’Donnell at peace with World Cup woe

The flanker’s healthy mind has helped his body to follow suit after a horrible dislocated hip injury in August.

Tuesday 26 January, 2016

From The42 ‘He wouldn’t have taken his decision lightly’: Bowe wishes Earls all the best after Saracens link Flight Of The Earls

‘He wouldn’t have taken his decision lightly’: Bowe wishes Earls all the best after Saracens link

The Ulster wing hopes Earls can still be his team-mate with Ireland even if he moves to the Premiership.

Saturday 23 January, 2016

From The42 This Munster-heavy European rugby pool round 6 quiz is probably too hard for you Brutal Quizzicality

This Munster-heavy European rugby pool round 6 quiz is probably too hard for you

The five rounds that led us here were just appetisers, the sixth round of pool games are where the drama really unfolds.

Friday 22 January, 2016

From The42 Stuart McCloskey ‘rested’ for Ulster’s crucial Champions Cup clash with Oyonnax Holding Back

Stuart McCloskey ‘rested’ for Ulster’s crucial Champions Cup clash with Oyonnax

The northern province are chasing a bonus point to give them the best chance of making the Champions Cup quarter-finals.

From The42 ‘Sam is a hero’: Burgess saves man choking during a Sydney seafood eating contest Slammin' Sam

‘Sam is a hero’: Burgess saves man choking during a Sydney seafood eating contest

He’s the hero Sydney deserves, and he wasn’t needed by England right now.

Thursday 21 January, 2016

From The42 BOD on McGregor: ‘Over time it’s very hard to maintain that lack of self doubt’ Frontin'

BOD on McGregor: ‘Over time it’s very hard to maintain that lack of self doubt’

The centre also offered some clarity on why his partnership with Paul Kimmage didn’t work out.

From The42 We’ll Leave It There So: Irish invasion, Flynn defends GPA role and all today’s sport Thursday
From The42 Nothing to play for, but pride in the jersey for Jonathan Sexton Marks Out Of 10

Nothing to play for, but pride in the jersey for Jonathan Sexton

And maybe a bit more form in the bank wouldn’t go amiss either.

Rory Best ‘the ideal candidate to take over’ Irish captaincy, says Johnny Sexton

The out-half reckons it was an easy decision for Joe Schmidt.

From The42 Stuart Olding ready to end 10-month injury absence with centre slot for Ulster A Gamechanger

Stuart Olding ready to end 10-month injury absence with centre slot for Ulster A

The 22-year-old will wear the number 13 shirt in Bristol tomorrow night.

Ulster taking lessons from latest Toulouse slip-up with clinical approach to take apart Oyonnax

Don’t expect Barbarians rugby when Ulster go chasing a bonus point win on Saturday, expect relentless pragmatism.

Wednesday 20 January, 2016

From The42 A dozen rock solid reasons why Rory Best was the perfect choice to be Ireland captain Captain Fantastic

A dozen rock solid reasons why Rory Best was the perfect choice to be Ireland captain

The hooker has been inspirational throughout his 89 caps for his country.

From The42 Rory Best is the new captain of Ireland LEAD FROM THE FRONT

Rory Best is the new captain of Ireland

The Ulster hooker has skippered his country four times before.

10-week ban for gouging Luke Marshall keeps Chris Ashton out of the Six Nations

The winger pleaded not guilty to the offence.

From The42 Who would you like to see in Joe Schmidt’s Six Nations squad today? Squad Goals

Who would you like to see in Joe Schmidt’s Six Nations squad today?

How much new blood is too much new blood?

Tuesday 19 January, 2016

From The42 We’ll Leave It There So: Power out, Six Nations squads in and all today’s sport Tuesday

We’ll Leave It There So: Power out, Six Nations squads in and all today’s sport

Here’s all the sport you need to know before Wednesday comes.

From The42 ‘We’ve been talking about it for years, but our performances haven’t improved in big games’ — Jared Payne Best Foot Forward

‘We’ve been talking about it for years, but our performances haven’t improved in big games’ — Jared Payne

The Ireland international says he hasn’t spoken to Joe Schmidt about whether he’ll be needed as a centre or fullback option next month.

From The42 Clermont flanker gets 14-week ban for pushing Wayne Barnes Shove Story

Clermont flanker gets 14-week ban for pushing Wayne Barnes

The openside felt the referee was blocking his route to a tackle on Friday.

From The42 Here’s the incident that earned Ryan Wilson a citing for grabbing testicles Frown Jewels This post contains videos
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From The42 One uncapped, 10 players based outside Wales in Gatland’s Six Nations squad Law Unto Himself

One uncapped, 10 players based outside Wales in Gatland’s Six Nations squad

Scarlets’ Aled Davies is the only new face called up by Gatty.

Monday 18 January, 2016

From The42 Chris Ashton cited for alleged gouge on Luke Marshall, Glasgow flanker pulled up for testicle grab Eye-watering
From The42 Sean O’Brien: It would be huge honour to captain Ireland, but if it’s not to be I’ll soldier on Mag 7

Sean O’Brien: It would be huge honour to captain Ireland, but if it’s not to be I’ll soldier on

The flanker is not often spoken of as captaincy material, but would jump at the chance if it was offered.