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#Ireland

# ireland - Friday 8 June, 2018

From The42 'Mate, you'd be a brave man telling Johnny Sexton he wasn't playing' 10

'Mate, you'd be a brave man telling Johnny Sexton he wasn't playing'

Michael Cheika suggested that Sexton should be worried about Joey Carbery’s starting chance.

# ireland - Thursday 7 June, 2018

From The42 Ireland overpowered by great Georgian side at U20 World Cup Swept

Ireland overpowered by great Georgian side at U20 World Cup

The defeat leaves Ireland, who also lost all three pool matches last summer, facing a possible relegation from the tournament.

From The42 'A massive opportunity missed' - IRFU turn down offer of women's Test series in Australia Disappointing

'A massive opportunity missed' - IRFU turn down offer of women's Test series in Australia

Former Ireland international Sophie Spence has spoken out on the decision.

From The42 'You want your captain to lead by example and there's no better man' Pom

'You want your captain to lead by example and there's no better man'

Peter O’Mahony will captain Ireland in Saturday’s first Test against the Wallabies.

From The42 Australia coach Michael Cheika says this is the best Irish rugby team of all time Underdogs

Australia coach Michael Cheika says this is the best Irish rugby team of all time

Ireland have been keen to talk up the Australians this week but Cheika has gone a step further.

Ireland's top 20 attractions, both fee paying and free, revealed

Fáilte Ireland has published its annual list of Ireland’s most popular visitor attractions in 2017.

From The42 Schmidt: 'We really wanted to get Joey out there at 10 at some stage' Main Man

Schmidt: 'We really wanted to get Joey out there at 10 at some stage'

The 22-year-old is set for the biggest start of his career as he guides Ireland against the Wallabies.

From The42 Cheika hands out two Test debuts for first Wallabies clash with Ireland Team News

Cheika hands out two Test debuts for first Wallabies clash with Ireland

Michael Hooper captains the team, with David Pocock wearing the six shirt.

From The42 Cork-connected Wallabies out-half Foley lauds Cheika's influence Familiar Face

Cork-connected Wallabies out-half Foley lauds Cheika's influence

The former Leinster head coach has brought his squad together despite a period of transition.

From The42 'Whenever I put on that shirt I try and do the country proud, do my family proud' Bundee

'Whenever I put on that shirt I try and do the country proud, do my family proud'

The Ireland centre will have plenty of his extended family supporting him in Australia.

# ireland - Wednesday 6 June, 2018

Heinz is considering renaming its Salad Cream for the first time in 104 years

Apparently most people who buy it don’t use it for salads at all.

12 photos of glorious beaches around Ireland to daydream about

Get your sun cream and sand buckets ready.

From The42 Letter from Surfers Paradise: Chilled-out Ireland look towards Brissy R And R

Letter from Surfers Paradise: Chilled-out Ireland look towards Brissy

Joe Schmidt’s squad took advantage of a couple of down days on Queensland’s Gold Coast.

People 'unable to leave direct provision centres if they can't find alternative housing'

A report found the housing crisis is ‘contributing to bottlenecks’ in the asylum system.

From The42 'There's a bit of slagging at the moment, calling him ROG!' Munster Man

'There's a bit of slagging at the moment, calling him ROG!'

Conor Murray is looking forward to welcoming Joey Carbery to Munster next season.

From The42 Cheika calls Latu into Wallabies squad ahead of first Ireland Test Hooker

Cheika calls Latu into Wallabies squad ahead of first Ireland Test

With two uncapped hookers left in his squad, Cheika has turned to the four-times capped Waratah.

From The42 'I remember thinking, 'Oh my God, that's it - I'm never going to play for Ireland'' Highs And Lows

'I remember thinking, 'Oh my God, that's it - I'm never going to play for Ireland''

In her weekly column, Saoirse Noonan takes us through some sporting highs and lows.

From The42 No Rory Best but Schmidt's options can allow Ireland to make strong start Leaders

No Rory Best but Schmidt's options can allow Ireland to make strong start

Johnny Sexton is the favourite to take over the captaincy for the first Test against the Wallabies.

# ireland - Tuesday 5 June, 2018

From The42 'I try to email or text Joe at four o'clock in the morning to pay him back!' Turning Japanese

'I try to email or text Joe at four o'clock in the morning to pay him back!'

Ireland scrum coach Greg Feek has been enjoying his new role with Japanese club NEC Green Rockets.

From The42 Ireland shake off the travel and get serious about Wallabies challenge Down To Business

Ireland shake off the travel and get serious about Wallabies challenge

Careful planning has helped Ireland to beat the effects of jet lag in Australia.

From The42 'We underestimated them. That was disrespectful and they taught us a lesson' 2011

'We underestimated them. That was disrespectful and they taught us a lesson'

Will Genia says the Wallabies won’t be making the same mistake they made back in 2011.

# ireland - Monday 4 June, 2018

From The42 Ireland settle into Paradise as Sexton and O'Mahony prepare to step up Leaders

Ireland settle into Paradise as Sexton and O'Mahony prepare to step up

With Rory Best missing, the two vice-captains will fill the leadership mantle in Australia.

From The42 Ireland's achievements at London 7s are the latest step in a laudable rise Big Impact

Ireland's achievements at London 7s are the latest step in a laudable rise

The journey began back in 2015 but has now moved onto a new level.

From The42 'Bet where you think you're going to win': Why Ireland is trying to learn from New Zealand Grassroots To Great

'Bet where you think you're going to win': Why Ireland is trying to learn from New Zealand

New Zealand has punched above it weight in the last two Olympic Games thanks to a bold funding model.

From The42 Genia and Wallabies set for 'war of attrition' with statistically-strong Ireland Homework

Genia and Wallabies set for 'war of attrition' with statistically-strong Ireland

Scrum-half Will Genia has done his homework on the visiting Six Nations champions.

# ireland - Sunday 3 June, 2018

FactCheck: Is 'exam weather' really an Irish climate phenomenon?

TheJournal.ie’s FactCheck looks at whether students really do make the sun shine for everyone.

From The Daily Edge 5 decisions that are vital for a good Irish funeral Funerals

5 decisions that are vital for a good Irish funeral

What exactly makes a good Irish funeral?

From The42 Ex-League of Ireland defender relishes making long-awaited international debut aged 27 Debut

Ex-League of Ireland defender relishes making long-awaited international debut aged 27

Former St Pat’s and Shamrock Rovers defender Enda Stevens made his Ireland debut against the USA.

# ireland - Saturday 2 June, 2018

From The42 As it happened: Ireland vs USA, international friendly Liveblog This post contains a poll

As it happened: Ireland vs USA, international friendly

We went minute-by-minute as Ireland took on the United States in an international friendly at the Aviva Stadium.

From The42 McNamara names five changes as Ireland U20s look to overcome Junior Springboks Team News

McNamara names five changes as Ireland U20s look to overcome Junior Springboks

Ireland take on South Africa tomorrow looking to get their World Rugby U20 Championship up and running.

From The42 'There’s a greater goal in mind' - Schmidt looking to trial things in Australia Down Under

'There’s a greater goal in mind' - Schmidt looking to trial things in Australia

The Ireland head coach is keen for his team to keeping winning but sees this tour as a chance to try new things.

# ireland - Friday 1 June, 2018

From The42 'He's been coaching for two years in our environment': Schmidt excited to bring Payne's influence to Oz The Natural

'He's been coaching for two years in our environment': Schmidt excited to bring Payne's influence to Oz

The head coach has long viewed the Ulster man as an invaluable presence on the field, so his off-field presence will be more than welcome approaching the first Test against the Wallabies.

From The42 'It's still quite raw at the moment but I'm happy that I made the right decision' Munster Bound

'It's still quite raw at the moment but I'm happy that I made the right decision'

Joey Carbery explains why he has decided to move to Munster ahead of next season.

# ireland - Thursday 31 May, 2018

From The42 Stander hopes Carbery's grace under pressure can push Munster to final step Jc

Stander hopes Carbery's grace under pressure can push Munster to final step

The number eight also underlined that hard work and a full buy-in is required to settle in the southern province.

From The42 Schmidt on Carbery move: 'If you're not playing in the position it's hard to develop' Due South

Schmidt on Carbery move: 'If you're not playing in the position it's hard to develop'

The Kiwi has often cited the need for Carbery to play more often at 10, but stressed that he had little to do with the 22-year-old’s move to Leinster’s great rivals.

From The42 Highlights: France come from 12 points down to beat Ireland at U20 World Championship Recap This post contains videos

Highlights: France come from 12 points down to beat Ireland at U20 World Championship

Noel McNamara’s side must now overcome South Africa.

From The42 Crusaders star could still feature against Ireland despite Wallabies omission For Pete's Sake

Crusaders star could still feature against Ireland despite Wallabies omission

Melbourne-born flanker Pete Samu is eligible for Australia but needs NZR’s agreement to play.

# ireland - Wednesday 30 May, 2018

From The42 Three quick-fire French tries keep Ireland from upsetting hosts in U20 World Championship opener Bleu Touchpaper

Three quick-fire French tries keep Ireland from upsetting hosts in U20 World Championship opener

Noel McNamara’s men earned a bonus point in defeat, but must beat South Africa to remain in contention for the semi-finals.

From The42 As it happened: Ireland v France, World Rugby U20 Championship Liveblog

As it happened: Ireland v France, World Rugby U20 Championship

We went minute-by-minute as Noel McNamara’s men began their tough Pool C schedule against the hosts in Perpignan.

4 events for... runners looking for a challenge, supporters looking for a spectacle

As Bruce Springsteen said, “Baby we were born to run.”