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# ireland - Today’s News

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# ireland - Yesterday’s News

From The42 Analysis: Ireland’s first-half scrum woes could have proved even more costly Scrum Wars

Analysis: Ireland’s first-half scrum woes could have proved even more costly

The scrum settled after the break, but the French pack will provide an even bigger test.

From The42 Kearney reveals Ireland looking to target ‘soft’ France defence Wide Open

Kearney reveals Ireland looking to target ‘soft’ France defence

The Leinster winger, who came on as a substitute against Wales, believes France are vulnerable out wide.

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# ireland - Tuesday 9 February, 2016

From The42 Handre Pollard ruled out of South Africa’s summer Test series against Ireland Broken Bok

Handre Pollard ruled out of South Africa’s summer Test series against Ireland

The 21-year-old out-half is facing a nine-month lay-off.

From The42 Ireland ready to spring towards Paris after bruising ‘neutral’ start Black And Bleu

Ireland ready to spring towards Paris after bruising ‘neutral’ start

The ‘building blocks’ are in place and Ireland will reach for the gears this weekend.

‘Paul O’Connell’s biggest attribute was his ability to inspire’

The Limerick native’s legacy will live on for generations to come as he will forever be remembered as a shining example of great leadership, writes James Galvin.

From The42 ‘Young Munster U8s are looking for someone’: Ryan backs ‘great communicator’ POC to become coach Nest Step

‘Young Munster U8s are looking for someone’: Ryan backs ‘great communicator’ POC to become coach

Donnacha Ryan was in a better position than anyone to see every aspect brought to the able by Paul O’Connell.

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From The42 Wales delay naming team as Biggar makes remarkable recovery Healing Power

Wales delay naming team as Biggar makes remarkable recovery

The fly-half suffered a high ankle sprain on Sunday but could still face Scotland this weekend.

From The42 Sexton, Trimble and Zebo sit out training while McFadden joins Ireland squad as cover Walking Wounded

Sexton, Trimble and Zebo sit out training while McFadden joins Ireland squad as cover

The trio are expected to train fully on Thursday, but Keith Earls remains a major doubt for Saturday’s trip to Paris.

From The42 ‘I consider myself very lucky’ — O’Connell ready to improve golf game after dominating Irish rugby Legend

‘I consider myself very lucky’ — O’Connell ready to improve golf game after dominating Irish rugby

‘You’re either going to get back to being strong and fast and powerful again or you’re not. And that makes the decision for you.’

From The Daily Edge 16 tweets that will make no sense to anyone outside Ireland Me Hoop

16 tweets that will make no sense to anyone outside Ireland

“Where do ye snake the naggin?”.

# ireland - Monday 8 February, 2016

From The42 Dragons fullback cited for ‘dangerous charge’ on Stuart Olding Headshot

Dragons fullback cited for ‘dangerous charge’ on Stuart Olding

An extremely sore one for the brilliant Ulster back.

From The42 CJ Stander and the rest of The42′s Six Nations Team of the Week First XV

CJ Stander and the rest of The42′s Six Nations Team of the Week

There was the tightest of tight calls at number eight, while we found room for five Irishmen after the draw against Wales.

# ireland - Sunday 7 February, 2016

From The42 ‘We can build on that and get better’: Positives in Irish game keeps Murray confident Time To Draw Breath

‘We can build on that and get better’: Positives in Irish game keeps Murray confident

A point dropped, but Ireland have won back-to-back titles with a defeat under their belts.

From The42 ‘We had the game won’: Wales leave Dublin frustrated with point dropped KICKING THEMSELVES

‘We had the game won’: Wales leave Dublin frustrated with point dropped

Jamie Roberts said his side were ‘kicking themselves’ after failing to close the game at 13 – 16.

A ‘fluke’ brought this Love/Hate actor from working in a call centre to Broadway

Jones will star in This Lime Tree Bower later this month.

From The42 Here’s how we rated Ireland after an intense draw at home to Wales Out Of 10

Here’s how we rated Ireland after an intense draw at home to Wales

Ireland will head back to Carton House disappointed at having to share the spoils.

From The42 13-point lead not enough for Ireland as Wales scrap back to force a draw Honours Even

13-point lead not enough for Ireland as Wales scrap back to force a draw

It’s the first time in Championship history that the sides have shared the spoils.

From The42 As it happened: Ireland v Wales, Six Nations Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: Ireland v Wales, Six Nations

Joe Schmidt’s side get their campaign under way at the Aviva Stadium this afternoon.

From The42 Williams in at fullback for Wales as Anscombe is ruled out Late Withdrawal

Williams in at fullback for Wales as Anscombe is ruled out

Warren Gatland has had to shuffle his starting XV ahead of today’s match in Dublin.

From The Daily Edge This two-year-old girl singing Ireland’s Call is the hero we need right now Up For The Match

133 years of the 4, 5 and 6 Nations Championship: Can Ireland complete its first 3-in-a-row?

Most back-to-back champs have not fared well when they try for a third straight Championship.

# ireland - Saturday 6 February, 2016

From The42 Behind the scenes: Ireland chasing the Rio Olympics 7s dream Dreaming Of Rio

Behind the scenes: Ireland chasing the Rio Olympics 7s dream

We took a look at the work that goes into Ireland’s pursuit of a place in Rio.

From The42 ‘There is a familiarity between Ireland and Wales and familiarity breeds contempt’ – Ryan Jones Wales Watching

‘There is a familiarity between Ireland and Wales and familiarity breeds contempt’ – Ryan Jones

The former Wales captain opens up to The42 on deep-seated rivalries, his love of the Six Nations and how much he misses the game.

From The42 Our writers give their predictions for the Six Nations Crystal Ball

Our writers give their predictions for the Six Nations

What way do you see the tournament unfolding?

# ireland - Friday 5 February, 2016

From The42 ‘You’re never going to get all the decisions right’: Schmidt trusting tested combinations Tight Calls

‘You’re never going to get all the decisions right’: Schmidt trusting tested combinations

The head coach explained some of his key selection calls for Sunday’s crunch clash against Wales.

From The42 CJ Stander earns Ireland debut, Zebo starts at fullback against Wales Team-sheets

CJ Stander earns Ireland debut, Zebo starts at fullback against Wales

The South African-born back row is the only uncapped player in Ireland’s 23 to take on Wales.

# ireland - Thursday 4 February, 2016

From The42 ‘Martin O’Neill told me that I had to get out of Everton’ – McGeady Happy Days

‘Martin O’Neill told me that I had to get out of Everton’ – McGeady

The Ireland winger was delighted to finalise his loan move to Sheffield Wednesday.

From The42 Open Thread: Who should Joe Schmidt pick to start against Wales? Team Talk

Open Thread: Who should Joe Schmidt pick to start against Wales?

What do you think the starting XV should look like.

From The42 Getting ‘strangled’ in Dublin two years ago still preying on Gatland’s mind Choke Hold

Getting ‘strangled’ in Dublin two years ago still preying on Gatland’s mind

Wales boss is expecting another physical game in Dublin on Sunday.

# ireland - Wednesday 3 February, 2016

Fine Gael are using ghost estates on their posters, but little has been done to stop it happening again

Who was to blame for these eyesores, asks Frank Armstrong, part of the Nama to Nature campaign.

From The42 Analysis: Jack McGrath can exploit Wales’ Samson Lee to give Ireland the edge in the scrum battle Front Row Club

Analysis: Jack McGrath can exploit Wales’ Samson Lee to give Ireland the edge in the scrum battle

Lee has struggled for form since his awful achilles injury last year.

From The42 Gatland targets Irish uncertainty with bold selection calls Opinion

Gatland targets Irish uncertainty with bold selection calls

Joe Schmidt has big selection calls of his own before the sides meet this weekend.

From The42 Go big or go home… Gatland names attacking starting XV for Ireland clash Team News

Go big or go home… Gatland names attacking starting XV for Ireland clash

There are some surprises including the likes of Rob Evans.

From The42 Ireland’s five best starts of the Six Nations era Off To A Flyer This post contains videos

Ireland’s five best starts of the Six Nations era

With away fixtures to England and France in even years, it’s no surprise that odd editions dominate this list.

From The42 Luke Fitzgerald staying positive despite another injury setback Upbeat

Luke Fitzgerald staying positive despite another injury setback

The Leinster back is targeting a return to his province in time for the business-end of the PRO12.

# ireland - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

From The42 Paulie’s not around to ‘stare and intimidate’, but otherwise a familiar feeling in Ireland camp Champion Spirit

Paulie’s not around to ‘stare and intimidate’, but otherwise a familiar feeling in Ireland camp

Sean O’Brien will be one of the core squad members aiming to make up for the absence of one of Ireland’s best ever players.

From The42 Sean O’Brien: CJ Stander settling in as a fresh, strong voice in Ireland camp Heavy Hitters

Sean O’Brien: CJ Stander settling in as a fresh, strong voice in Ireland camp

O’Brien and Stander are cut from the same cloth, but the Tullow Tank has no desire to run at the South African.

# ireland - Monday 1 February, 2016

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.

# ireland - Friday 29 January, 2016

Someone in Ireland has just become €66 million richer

It’s not yet known who tonight’s EuroMillions winner is or where they’re from.

From The Daily Edge 18 of the most Irish Yik Yaks ever Yik Yak Paddywhack

18 of the most Irish Yik Yaks ever

Excellent work, everybody.

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