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# irfu - Thursday 17 January, 2013

From The42 Kidney announces 6 Nations squad, Heaslip named as captain Ireland

Kidney announces 6 Nations squad, Heaslip named as captain

The Ireland boss has picked six uncapped players in his 39-man panel.

# irfu - Wednesday 16 January, 2013

From The42 POLL: Should Jamie Heaslip or Brian O’Driscoll captain Ireland for the 6 Nations Ireland's Call This post contains a poll

POLL: Should Jamie Heaslip or Brian O’Driscoll captain Ireland for the 6 Nations

Irish coach Declan Kidney will reveal all tomorrow.

# irfu - Tuesday 15 January, 2013

From The42 7 things Jonny Sexton should know before considering a move to France Culture Shock

7 things Jonny Sexton should know before considering a move to France

The money might be good, Jonny, but it won’t be the same as home.

# irfu - Thursday 10 January, 2013

From The42 O’Connell: Back injury is like ‘a piece of toothpaste coming out of an onion’ Lions Tour 2013

O’Connell: Back injury is like ‘a piece of toothpaste coming out of an onion’

The Ireland lock believes missing out on the Six Nations will make it ‘very difficult’ to be picked for this year’s Lions tour.

# irfu - Sunday 6 January, 2013

From The42 Paraic Duffy: ‘The Government will have to pick up the tab’ 2023 RWC

Paraic Duffy: ‘The Government will have to pick up the tab’

The GAA Director-General believes that it will fall to the Government to finance the upgrading of stadia if the IRFU 2023 Rugby World Cup bid is successful.

# irfu - Friday 28 December, 2012

From The42 ‘I had to stop the president from pulling a Biarritz t-shirt over my head’ – O’Driscoll Flirtation

‘I had to stop the president from pulling a Biarritz t-shirt over my head’ – O’Driscoll

The rugby legend recalls a visit to the south of France that almost led to his Leinster departure.

# irfu - Thursday 20 December, 2012

From The42 Ruled out: Bowe set to miss 6 Nations Major Blow

Ruled out: Bowe set to miss 6 Nations

The Ulster winger underwent surgery on his right knee yesterday and isn’t expected to recover in time for next year’s tournament.

From The42 VIDEO: Cian Healy has some mad Berocca-throwing skills Mad Skillz Bro This post contains videos

VIDEO: Cian Healy has some mad Berocca-throwing skills

Church either has too much time on his hands or he drinks a lot of this stuff. Possibly both.

# irfu - Friday 14 December, 2012

From Business ETC How many people will apply for the ‘worst job in PR’? Appointments

How many people will apply for the ‘worst job in PR’?

Ryanair needs a new spokesperson. Tread carefully.

# irfu - Thursday 13 December, 2012

From The42 Connacht hit back at Schmidt’s comments Trouble Brewing

Connacht hit back at Schmidt’s comments

CEO Tom Sears believes Leinster’s attitude will have a “detrimental effect” on Irish rugby.

From The42 McCarthy is not the only Connacht player to express an interest to come to Leinster – Schmidt Getting Heated

McCarthy is not the only Connacht player to express an interest to come to Leinster – Schmidt

The row over Mike McCarthy’s switch to Leinster shows no signs of going away.

# irfu - Wednesday 12 December, 2012

From The42 Connacht confirm Mike McCarthy to join Leinster On The Move

Connacht confirm Mike McCarthy to join Leinster

The lock will move east when his current contract expires in June.

# irfu - Friday 30 November, 2012

From The42 Ulster Bank League: Belvo hope to reel in Lansdowne before winter break Preview

Ulster Bank League: Belvo hope to reel in Lansdowne before winter break

The league is heading into hibernation, but not until plenty of precious points have been stored.

From The42 Girvan Dempsey appointed Leinster Academy manager Young Guns

Girvan Dempsey appointed Leinster Academy manager

Former Ireland international Girvan Dempsey has been promoted as Academy boss following Colin McEntee’s move to the IRFU.

# irfu - Saturday 24 November, 2012

From The42 Match report: Seven-try Ireland rout Argentina IreArg

Match report: Seven-try Ireland rout Argentina

Craig Gilroy provided the backline spark for the Irish as the Pumas were blown away.

# irfu - Wednesday 21 November, 2012

From The42 Michael Ring insists 2023 Rugby World Cup bid is ‘realistic’ Acting As Host

Michael Ring insists 2023 Rugby World Cup bid is ‘realistic’

The Minister of State for Tourism and Sport has also outlined that he will prioritise shared sports facilities in this year’s sports capital funding programme.

# irfu - Tuesday 20 November, 2012

From The42 November tests: Sexton misses training but back row set to stay intact IreArg

November tests: Sexton misses training but back row set to stay intact

The Irish out-half may not train until Thursday morning.

From The42 Explainer: why Ireland must beat Argentina (and what happens if they don’t) Numbers Game

Explainer: why Ireland must beat Argentina (and what happens if they don’t)

We wade through the IRB World Rankings combinations and sort out the mess so you don’t have to.

# irfu - Monday 19 November, 2012

From The42 Wallabies talisman Quade Cooper to quit union over contract – reports Switcheroo

Wallabies talisman Quade Cooper to quit union over contract – reports

The out half is said to be upset after only being offered match payments by the ARU, as opposed to an annual sum as part of his contract.

# irfu - Friday 16 November, 2012

From The42 Paddy Jackson relishing ‘special day’ as Kidney looks for Ulster man to kick on New Guys

Paddy Jackson relishing ‘special day’ as Kidney looks for Ulster man to kick on

The Ravenhill out half will be one of three new faces from Ulster on show tomorrow.

From The42 The Morning Score: Friday Early Doors

The Morning Score: Friday

The weekend starts after you read this piece.

We’re all about Fiji, says Jamie Heaslip, as Argentina await

The stand-in skipper says he only ‘glanced’ at the Pumas’ defeat of Wales last weekend.

# irfu - Monday 12 November, 2012

From The42 Boks’ ‘Beast’ Mtawarira quits South Africa tour after heart scare in Dublin Heart Scare

Boks’ ‘Beast’ Mtawarira quits South Africa tour after heart scare in Dublin

South Africa doctors say the prop has an irregular heart rhythm as a result of an hereditary condition.

From The42 Opinion: Boks were there for the taking, and we left it behind us once again IRESAF

Opinion: Boks were there for the taking, and we left it behind us once again

‘If the off pitch leadership is not good enough then the decision-making and execution on the pitch will follow suit.’

# irfu - Friday 9 November, 2012

From The42 Caption time: what’s new Ireland skipper Jamie Heaslip saying here then? Raffle

Caption time: what’s new Ireland skipper Jamie Heaslip saying here then?

It’s Friday, it’s almost quittin’ time… it’s time for a good, old-fashioned caption competition.

# irfu - Wednesday 7 November, 2012

From The42 Patrick Lambie to start for Springboks against Ireland Boks

Patrick Lambie to start for Springboks against Ireland

Heyneke Meyer has named his side for the Aviva Stadium clash.

# irfu - Thursday 1 November, 2012

From The42 In pictures: Ireland rugby players are put through their paces in Kildare Scrum Time This post contains images

In pictures: Ireland rugby players are put through their paces in Kildare

The squad are in camp ahead of this month’s November internationals in Dublin and Limerick.

From The42 ‘It would be an awfully proud moment to captain Ireland’ – Jamie Heaslip Honour

‘It would be an awfully proud moment to captain Ireland’ – Jamie Heaslip

The absence of the injured Brian O’Driscoll has thrown the Leinster forward into the captaincy mix.

# irfu - Wednesday 31 October, 2012

From The42 In pictures: Ireland’s rugby stars go a few rounds with our high-performance boxers Gloves Off This post contains images
From The42 Munster’s Denis Hurley drafted into Ireland squad as fullback cover New Recruit

Munster’s Denis Hurley drafted into Ireland squad as fullback cover

Ronan O’Gara, meanwhile, has been cleared to play against Cardiff on Friday.

From The42 Lambie touted as Springboks no 10 against Ireland Young Boks

Lambie touted as Springboks no 10 against Ireland

Coach Heyeneke Meyer stopped short of appointing the 22-year-old kicker the starting fly-half spot for the Dublin tie.

From The42 Kidney laments loss of O’Driscoll but predicts early return Injury Woes

Kidney laments loss of O’Driscoll but predicts early return

The Ireland coach feels the Leinster star could return for the final rounds of the Heineken Cup.

# irfu - Tuesday 30 October, 2012

From The42 In pictures: Declan Kidney throws open the doors for public training session in Donnybrook Rugby This post contains images

In pictures: Declan Kidney throws open the doors for public training session in Donnybrook

Just in case you’re not on mid-term too, here’s how it looked.

# irfu - Friday 26 October, 2012

From The42 Promoted: McEntee takes up IRFU high performance role Behind The Scenes

Promoted: McEntee takes up IRFU high performance role

Leinster academy boss Colin McEntee has been entrusted with Irish Rugby’s next generation.

# irfu - Thursday 25 October, 2012

From The42 Analysis: Is Brian O’Driscoll still the right man to captain Ireland? He Is Bod

Analysis: Is Brian O’Driscoll still the right man to captain Ireland?

The Leinster centre will continue as skipper according to Declan Kidney. But is it the right decision at this stage?

From The42 Here’s Your ‘Cian Healy As You’ve Never Seen Him Before’ Picture of the Day Destiny's Church

Here’s Your ‘Cian Healy As You’ve Never Seen Him Before’ Picture of the Day

I feel confused and somewhat scared.

# irfu - Wednesday 24 October, 2012

From The42 Back surgery rules Kearney out for ’8 to 10 weeks’ Injury Blow

Back surgery rules Kearney out for ’8 to 10 weeks’

Rob Kearney will have surgery on a back injury and will miss Ireland’s November internationals, Declan Kidney confirms.

From The42 Four new faces in Ireland’s November squad Rugby

Four new faces in Ireland’s November squad

Richardt Strauss, Iain Henderson, Luke Marshall and David Kilcoyne have all been called into Declan Kidney’s squad for the Guinness Series internationals.

# irfu - Tuesday 23 October, 2012

From The42 Kearney and Henry declare themselves ready for Ireland duty Internationals

Kearney and Henry declare themselves ready for Ireland duty

“The number seven position is my home now,” declared the Ulster flanker ahead of the November Series announcement.

# irfu - Thursday 11 October, 2012

From The42 RTÉ retains Six Nations rights until 2017 Rugby

RTÉ retains Six Nations rights until 2017

The four-year extension of the exclusive Irish right covers TV, radio and online coverage.