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#Ireland

# ireland - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

From The42 Meyler drafted back into the Ireland team for showdown with Denmark Boys In Green

Meyler drafted back into the Ireland team for showdown with Denmark

A place at next summer’s World Cup in Russia is at stake tonight at the Aviva Stadium.

From The42 Cork All-Ireland winner Sheehan drafted into Irish squad for clash in Perth Go West

Cork All-Ireland winner Sheehan drafted into Irish squad for clash in Perth

The 26-year-old previously lined out for Ireland in 2013.

From The Daily Edge Everyone fell in love with the outrageous Mary on Alison Spittle's Nowhere Fast last night Anyone For A Can

Everyone fell in love with the outrageous Mary on Alison Spittle's Nowhere Fast last night

“F**k him, we’re in his poxy pub, buying his mixers.”

From The42 O'Gara to the Crusaders a 'win-win' for all involved - Deans ROG

O'Gara to the Crusaders a 'win-win' for all involved - Deans

‘A different voice and a different approach’ would be a nice fit for the Super Rugby champions.

# ireland - Monday 13 November, 2017

From The42 Erasmus and Nienaber officially bid farewell to Munster And They're Off

Erasmus and Nienaber officially bid farewell to Munster

Johann van Graan will take over as head coach in the southern province next week.

Half of Irish people who were watching TV on Saturday were watching the Ireland match

A hardy group of nearly 40,000 people got up for Ireland’s International Rules loss to Australia.

Alison Spittle on sexism, friendship, and how the midlands made her funny

We talked to the comedian about her brand new TV show, which debuts tonight.

From The42 'There's a fair bit of faith put in me and a fair bit of pressure to repay the coach' -- Rob Kearney 15

'There's a fair bit of faith put in me and a fair bit of pressure to repay the coach' -- Rob Kearney

The fullback said Saturday’s match was a more nerve-wracking prospect than usual.

From The42 O'Donnell and Leavy ruled out of Ireland's clash with Fiji Injury Update

O'Donnell and Leavy ruled out of Ireland's clash with Fiji

John Ryan and Keith Earls have returned to Munster for treatment, but Jordi Murphy and Sean Reidy are the sole call-ups to Joe Schmidt’s squad.

From The42 Former Irish international Liam Miller receiving treatment for cancer Treatment

Former Irish international Liam Miller receiving treatment for cancer

The ex-Celtic and Cork City player is 36.

# ireland - Sunday 12 November, 2017

From The42 O’Neill executes with a game plan - Hoolahan could be the missing piece of the puzzle COYBIG

O’Neill executes with a game plan - Hoolahan could be the missing piece of the puzzle

Ireland need to take the game to Denmark on Tuesday and a rested Wes Hoolahan could be the man to unlock an untested defence.

From The42 'It wasn’t pretty' - Here's how the Danish media reacted to last night's World Cup play-off Reaction

'It wasn’t pretty' - Here's how the Danish media reacted to last night's World Cup play-off

An ugly, at times unwatchable stalemate — but it’s still all to play for on Tuesday for both sides.

From The42 'He's turned into the enforcer': Hard-hitting Henderson raised everyone around him, says Toner Monster

'He's turned into the enforcer': Hard-hitting Henderson raised everyone around him, says Toner

The powerful Ulster lock dominated his opposite number Eben Etzebeth in a telling collision.

From The42 'I fully believe we can claw it back' - Conor McManus Fighting Talk

'I fully believe we can claw it back' - Conor McManus

Ireland lost to Australia on a scoreline of 63-53 after the opener in Adelaide.

From The42 'We might have to score two... we'll have to show a bit more creativity' Reflections This post contains videos

'We might have to score two... we'll have to show a bit more creativity'

Ireland manager Martin O’Neill feels his side can improve on last night’s display in Copenhagen.

From The42 10-point victory for Australia over Ireland in International Rules opener We Go Again

10-point victory for Australia over Ireland in International Rules opener

Conor McManus kicked 24 points for the visitors.

From The42 'It's five years since I played in Croke Park, both are incredible' Lovely Hurling

'It's five years since I played in Croke Park, both are incredible'

The former inter-county hurler gave a glimpse of his international quality on his Test debut against South Africa.

# ireland - Saturday 11 November, 2017

From The42 Denmark boss irked by question about the poor quality of tonight's game The Ugly Truth This post contains videos

Denmark boss irked by question about the poor quality of tonight's game

“If we play like this in Dublin we’ll win. You can say what you want about football.”

From The42 Randolph to the rescue and more talking points from Denmark Road To Russia

Randolph to the rescue and more talking points from Denmark

It’s all to play for as Ireland head back to Dublin for a crunch showdown with Denmark on Tuesday.

From The42 Ireland 'flattered' by record win against South Africa -- Schmidt Margins

Ireland 'flattered' by record win against South Africa -- Schmidt

The Kiwi stresses that Ireland would be naive to think themselves 35 points better than the Springboks.

From The42 Here's how we rated the Irish performances tonight in Copenhagen Assessment

Here's how we rated the Irish performances tonight in Copenhagen

Denmark and Ireland played out a goalless draw in the first leg of their 2018 World Cup play-off.

From The42 As it happened: Ireland v Denmark, World Cup qualification play-off first leg Liveblog

As it happened: Ireland v Denmark, World Cup qualification play-off first leg

Ireland took on Denmark, with a spot in Russia 2018 up for grabs.

From The42 Conway and Stockdale on the mark as Ireland cruise to win over sorry Springboks Stock On The Rise

Conway and Stockdale on the mark as Ireland cruise to win over sorry Springboks

Joe Schmidt’s side opened their November campaign with a comfortable four-try win over the ‘Boks.

From The42 Confusion reigns as Ireland sport clashing alternative jersey against South Africa Seeing Double

Confusion reigns as Ireland sport clashing alternative jersey against South Africa

The clashing jerseys have caused some consternation among viewers.

From The42 'When something's taken away from you like that... emotions are so raw at that time' Play-offs

'When something's taken away from you like that... emotions are so raw at that time'

John O’Shea recalls his memories of playing in international play-offs and what it would mean to play in another World Cup.

From The42 Murphy or Long, Christian belief and more Copenhagen talking points Road To Russia

Murphy or Long, Christian belief and more Copenhagen talking points

Denmark stand between Ireland and a place at the World Cup for the first time since 2002.

From The42 'I didn't want to be bull*****ing an Australian player after the way they behaved a few hours earlier' Bad History

'I didn't want to be bull*****ing an Australian player after the way they behaved a few hours earlier'

Former Ireland players Steven McDonnell and Ciarán McManus speak to The42 about some of the turbulent years for the International Rules.

From The42 'You play rugby and think you have stress and things to worry about, until you meet the real life' Interview

'You play rugby and think you have stress and things to worry about, until you meet the real life'

We caught up with former Ulster captain and Springbok lock Johann Muller to talk farming in a drought, bountiful times for Iain Henderson and a telling month for South African rugby.

# ireland - Friday 10 November, 2017

From The42 'People will be cursing our luck that Glenn Whelan is coming in but he's done a job for us before' Close Calls This post contains videos

'People will be cursing our luck that Glenn Whelan is coming in but he's done a job for us before'

We looked ahead to the big game in the latest episode of Close Calls.

From The42 Bendtner was unplayable when he set his mind to it while working under O'Neill Lord Bendtner

Bendtner was unplayable when he set his mind to it while working under O'Neill

The enigmatic striker spent a season on loan at Sunderland when the Ireland boss was in charge.

From The42 Eriksen reckons paying him too much attention could backfire on Ireland Christian Belief

Eriksen reckons paying him too much attention could backfire on Ireland

The Tottenham Hotspur playmaker has been Denmark’s key player in this qualification campaign.

Kasper Schmeichel expects to see 'the Roy Keane on-pitch persona' in the Ireland team

Schmeichel’s father and Keane had a fractious relationship at Manchester United.

From The42 Best feeling fit to lead Ireland against 'Boks, but won't look beyond this season Skip

Best feeling fit to lead Ireland against 'Boks, but won't look beyond this season

‘If you’re not fit enough you get found out very, very quickly.’

From The42 'I think Shane Long is an incredible striker. We've got to keep an eye on him all the time' Nuisance

'I think Shane Long is an incredible striker. We've got to keep an eye on him all the time'

Peter Schmeichel is adamant that Shane Long should start for Ireland against the Danes.

Leaner, lighter, faster, keener Healy reaching 'for new heights' in number 1 jersey

The loosehead decided to shed kilos and increase his agility after a successful summer tour.

# ireland - Thursday 9 November, 2017

From The42 'I actually think we are the more physical side': Schmeichel unconcerned by Irish toughness Head Tennis

'I actually think we are the more physical side': Schmeichel unconcerned by Irish toughness

‘The team wasn’t really Irish back then! Jack was very clever, and he got the pick of the best that didn’t play for England.’

From The42 'Beast' back into beefy Springbok side to face Ireland Sa

'Beast' back into beefy Springbok side to face Ireland

Pieter Steph du Toit has been retained in the back row behind Eben Etzebeth and Lood de Jager.

From The42 Aki in for Ireland as injury takes Earls out of 'Boks clash First XV

Aki in for Ireland as injury takes Earls out of 'Boks clash

Uncapped Munster man Darren Sweetnam is named among the replacements.

From The42 Five years on from 'bizarre' debut feeling, Henderson primed to peak for Ireland November Tests

Five years on from 'bizarre' debut feeling, Henderson primed to peak for Ireland

The Lions lock looks back on a 2012 debut of a ’20-year-old kid who didn’t really know what he was doing’.

# ireland - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

From The42 Ireland step up International Rules preparations with training game in Melbourne In Pics This post contains images

Ireland step up International Rules preparations with training game in Melbourne

Joe Kernan’s squad played a match among themselves at Yarra Park.

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