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# irfu - Sunday 14 April, 2013

From The42 IRFU confirm approach to Leinster coach Joe Schmidt One Step Closer

IRFU confirm approach to Leinster coach Joe Schmidt Exclusive

The New Zealander looks set to meet Irish rugby bosses in the coming days.

# irfu - Tuesday 9 April, 2013

From The42 Reports in Wales linking Shaun Edwards to Ireland head coach job The Outsider

Reports in Wales linking Shaun Edwards to Ireland head coach job

The Englishman has won 11 trophies in 12 years with Wasps and Wales.

# irfu - Wednesday 3 April, 2013

From The42 Shane Byrne: I wouldn’t be surprised if Declan Kidney walked early Column

Shane Byrne: I wouldn’t be surprised if Declan Kidney walked early

The former Leinster and Ireland hooker believes Conor O’Shea and Mark McCall would be reluctant to take the head coach job.

From The42 Process to recruit new Ireland coach already under way – Browne It Begins

Process to recruit new Ireland coach already under way – Browne

The CEO of the IRFU also said they had hired “professional consultants” to help them in their search for a new coach.

# irfu - Tuesday 2 April, 2013

From The42 Our summer tour to New Zealand with Declan Kidney Looking Back

Our summer tour to New Zealand with Declan Kidney

The three line-ups he named for the Tests against the All Blacks summed up the Corkman’s tenure.

From The42 Highs and lows: 11 games that defined Declan Kidney’s Ireland The End This post contains videos

Highs and lows: 11 games that defined Declan Kidney’s Ireland

From the heady days of 2009 to this year’s turgid campaign, Kidney’s term in charge of Ireland has been a rollercoaster ride.

From The42 Here’s how Twitter reacted to news that Declan Kidney’s contract will not be renewed So Long This post contains images

Here’s how Twitter reacted to news that Declan Kidney’s contract will not be renewed

Ireland are in the hunt for a new head coach after this afternoon’s announcement.

# irfu - Thursday 28 March, 2013

From The42 IRFU opt against appealing O’Driscoll ban Missing

IRFU opt against appealing O’Driscoll ban

The Leinster centre will see out his three-week suspension for a stamp on Italy’s Simone Favaro.

# irfu - Wednesday 27 March, 2013

There is no replacement for alcohol sponsorship, warn sports chiefs

The chief executives of the IRFU said that there wasn’t a “sponsorship white knight out there waiting in the wings to fill the chasm”, should legislation be enacted.

Oireachtas agenda: Alcohol sponsorship, court reporting and animal welfare

Representatives from three of the country’s most prominent sports bodies will discuss banning alcohol sponsorship today.

# irfu - Saturday 23 March, 2013

From The42 Motion carried: GAA Congress approves use of grounds for Rugby World Cup bid RWC This post contains videos

Motion carried: GAA Congress approves use of grounds for Rugby World Cup bid

Motion three at the second day of Congress was passed with 93% of votes in favour.

# irfu - Thursday 21 March, 2013

From The42 I didn’t wake up on Sunday, see them lose and capitalise on that – McKenzie on Ireland Job Hunter

I didn’t wake up on Sunday, see them lose and capitalise on that – McKenzie on Ireland

The Australian revealed in a newspaper column, however, that he hopes to be in a new coaching job by August.

# irfu - Wednesday 20 March, 2013

From The42 Declan Kidney’s Pros and Cons list ahead of crunch IRFU meeting Under Review

Declan Kidney’s Pros and Cons list ahead of crunch IRFU meeting

After almost five years at the helm, the Cork native may have coached his last Ireland game.

# irfu - Tuesday 19 March, 2013

From The42 Ireland top contenders to snap up Reds coach Ewen McKenzie — Australian reports Next In Line?

Ireland top contenders to snap up Reds coach Ewen McKenzie — Australian reports

McKenzie is to quit his job as Queensland Reds coaching director “to pursue new coaching challenges.”

# irfu - Saturday 9 March, 2013

From The42 Own up, who had money on Trap to outlast Kidney? Deccie And Trap

Own up, who had money on Trap to outlast Kidney?

The Cork native will be hoping for a resounding win over France to allow him some breathing room.

# irfu - Thursday 7 March, 2013

From The42 Luke Marshall keen to put ‘surreal’ debut behind him and take on France 6 Nations This post contains videos

Luke Marshall keen to put ‘surreal’ debut behind him and take on France

The young Ulster centre says Philippe Saint-Andre’s men will be ‘wounded and hurting’ as they hunt for their first points of this year’s tournament.

# irfu - Monday 4 March, 2013

From The42 End of an era? Here’s Ronan O’Gara’s Ireland career in 30 pictures Legend This post contains images

End of an era? Here’s Ronan O’Gara’s Ireland career in 30 pictures

The country’s most capped player may have donned the green jersey for the last time after being dropped for the Six Nations meeting with France.

# irfu - Wednesday 27 February, 2013

From The42 Gabbin’ with BOD: O’Driscoll on Scotland, Sadie and his rugby future Lucky 13

Gabbin’ with BOD: O’Driscoll on Scotland, Sadie and his rugby future

There was a whole lot to talk about.

From The42 O’Driscoll fights Heaslip’s corner as captain’s critics turn up the heat Six Nations

O’Driscoll fights Heaslip’s corner as captain’s critics turn up the heat

“No one cracks it at the first three or four games as captain. You constantly get better the more you do it, and I have absolutely no concerns about him.”

# irfu - Saturday 23 February, 2013

From The42 In pictures: Ireland’s women capture first ever Triple Crown History Makers This post contains images

In pictures: Ireland’s women capture first ever Triple Crown

The Irish team travelled to Scotland where they prevailed in almost perfect conditions.

# irfu - Monday 18 February, 2013

From The42 6 Nations update: Henry out for a month, O’Donnell and Madigan called up 6 Nations

6 Nations update: Henry out for a month, O’Donnell and Madigan called up

The Ulster flanker will need surgery on a knee injury sustained last Friday night.

From The42 VIDEO: Here’s the trailer for a new documentary on Tommy Bowe and his body Hey Ladies... This post contains videos

VIDEO: Here’s the trailer for a new documentary on Tommy Bowe and his body

The Ulster and Ireland star is the focus of a new sports science programme.

From The42 Someone’s set up a website counting down to the end of Declan Kidney’s contract Countdown

# irfu - Thursday 14 February, 2013

From The42 Double blow as Sexton, McCarthy ruled out of Ireland’s trip to Scotland Six Nations

Double blow as Sexton, McCarthy ruled out of Ireland’s trip to Scotland

Team manager Mick Kearney confirmed the injury news at a press briefing this afternoon.

# irfu - Friday 8 February, 2013

From The42 Caption competition: What was Jamie Heaslip thinking at Carton House today? 6 Nations

Caption competition: What was Jamie Heaslip thinking at Carton House today?

‘Paulie or chips?…… Paulie or chips?’

From The42 So, a newspaper in New Zealand reckons Brian O’Driscoll is ‘Britain’s greatest’ rugby star 6 Nations

# irfu - Tuesday 5 February, 2013

From The42 Rob Kearney staying with Leinster, signs new two-year deal Done Deal

Rob Kearney staying with Leinster, signs new two-year deal

The Leinster and Ireland man is going nowhere.

# irfu - Sunday 3 February, 2013

From The42 ‘Zonked’ — Heaslip hails team effort after leaving it all on the field in Cardiff 6 Nations

‘Zonked’ — Heaslip hails team effort after leaving it all on the field in Cardiff

“To come away with a win from the Millennium Stadium, I’m absolutely chuffed to bits.”

# irfu - Thursday 31 January, 2013

From The42 VIDEO: The new O2 Rugby ad — starring Jonny Sexton — is spectacular TV Break This post contains videos

VIDEO: The new O2 Rugby ad — starring Jonny Sexton — is spectacular

Beckham’s gonna be sooooo jealous when he sees this.

From The42 This year’s 6 Nations could be the last time BOD saves our team 6 Nations

This year’s 6 Nations could be the last time BOD saves our team

“There’s every chance it’s my last Six Nations,” Brian O’Driscoll says, “but I haven’t really allowed myself to start thinking about finishing.”

From The42 Wales to hand Coombes his debut against Ireland Six Nations 2013

Wales to hand Coombes his debut against Ireland

The 28-year-old lock is a surprise inclusion in the team for the Six Nations opener on Saturday.

From The42 IRFU double down with November deals for RTÉ and Sky Cha-ching!

IRFU double down with November deals for RTÉ and Sky

Ireland’s November rugby internationals from 2014 will also be shown on Sky Sports as part of a new four-year deal.

# irfu - Saturday 26 January, 2013

From The42 Falvey at forefront of sports medicine Injuries

Falvey at forefront of sports medicine

He’s a medic involved heavily in Irish rugby and boxing but Dr Eanna Falvey is also pioneering a new facility which is aiming to significantly tackle cruciate and groin injuries.

# irfu - Friday 25 January, 2013

From The42 5 talking points from Jonny Sexton’s move from Leinster Opinion

5 talking points from Jonny Sexton’s move from Leinster

A legend will leave Leinster. Here’s our verdict on the Irish international’s big move.

From The42 Au revoir, Jonny: IRFU confirm Sexton is leaving Leinster Go Jonny Go Go

Au revoir, Jonny: IRFU confirm Sexton is leaving Leinster

News of Sexton’s departure follows speculation this afternoon that he has agreed a contract with Top 14 club Racing Metro.

# irfu - Thursday 24 January, 2013

From The42 You know that nice Puma Ireland rugby jersey you got? Yeah, it’s getting replaced Strategy

You know that nice Puma Ireland rugby jersey you got? Yeah, it’s getting replaced

The manufacturer are pulling out of their rugby commitments across Europe.

# irfu - Monday 21 January, 2013

From The42 Ireland call upon former Armagh footballer McNulty 6 Nations

Ireland call upon former Armagh footballer McNulty

The experienced sports psychologist has been brought in by Declan Kidney for the duration of the Six Nations.

From The42 Richardt Strauss out of Ireland’s 6 Nations squad, while Declan Kidney calls up 7 more 6 Nations

Richardt Strauss out of Ireland’s 6 Nations squad, while Declan Kidney calls up 7 more

The Leinster man as suffered an ankle injury.

# irfu - Friday 18 January, 2013

From The42 IRFU won’t let Sexton go without a fight, says Schmidt French Connection

IRFU won’t let Sexton go without a fight, says Schmidt

Leinster coach Joe Schmidt says the IRFU will do everything in their power to agree a new contract with out-half Jonny Sexton.

# irfu - Thursday 17 January, 2013

From The42 Ronan O’Gara handed 1-week ban for kicking incident Ban

Ronan O’Gara handed 1-week ban for kicking incident

Ian Keatley looks set to start against Racing Metro on Sunday in the Heineken Cup.