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#World Cup

# world-cup - Thursday 30 April, 2015

From The42 O’Connell confident in Ireland’s ‘outside chance’ of World Cup glory Expectation

O’Connell confident in Ireland’s ‘outside chance’ of World Cup glory

Joe Schmidt’s policy of short-term focus is the right approach for the Ireland captain.

# world-cup - Thursday 23 April, 2015

‘To wear the All Black jersey you have to play in New Zealand’ — NZRU not following Australian lead

New Zealand won’t copy the Wallabies’ eligibility policy change, according to NZRU chief.

# world-cup - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

From The42 Conor O’Shea: ‘I want to see Mike Brown right when he’s in his 50s’ Concussion

Conor O’Shea: ‘I want to see Mike Brown right when he’s in his 50s’

The fullback suffered his initial concussion on 14 February and is unlikely to feature for his club again this season.

# world-cup - Sunday 22 March, 2015

Poll: Do you care more about rugby now than before? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you care more about rugby now than before?

Recent victories has helped boost the sport’s popularity.

# world-cup - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

From The42 Here are the 12 venues Japan will use to host the 2019 Rugby World Cup DEADLY DOZEN

Here are the 12 venues Japan will use to host the 2019 Rugby World Cup

How would Ireland match up if the 2023 bid was successful?

# world-cup - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

From The42 We’ll Leave It There So: Ireland win again, Fabio’s jail sentence and all today’s sport Wednesday

We’ll Leave It There So: Ireland win again, Fabio’s jail sentence and all today’s sport

Here’s all the sport Wednesday had to offer.

From The42 ‘A chance to get some revenge’ – Murphy and Ireland riled up for England Old Enemy

‘A chance to get some revenge’ – Murphy and Ireland riled up for England

The Old Belvedere centre was involved in the World Cup semi-final defeat to the English last year.

From The42 Italian football legend Fabio Cannavaro given 10-month jail sentence Problems

Italian football legend Fabio Cannavaro given 10-month jail sentence

The former international captain is under investigation for tax evasion.

# world-cup - Tuesday 24 February, 2015

From The42 It looks like the 2022 World Cup final will be played two days before Christmas Festive Final

It looks like the 2022 World Cup final will be played two days before Christmas

A 23 December final is on the cards for Qatar.

# world-cup - Monday 23 February, 2015

From The42 Ireland take silver at modern pentathlon World Cup in Florida Late Charge

Ireland take silver at modern pentathlon World Cup in Florida

Arthur Lanigan-O’Keeffe and Natalya Coyle made a late charge on Sunday.

# world-cup - Thursday 19 February, 2015

From The42 Luis Figo will expand the World Cup to over 40 teams if he becomes FIFA president JUST FOR MEN

Luis Figo will expand the World Cup to over 40 teams if he becomes FIFA president

So Ireland might well be the 33rd team some day.

# world-cup - Monday 9 February, 2015

From The42 ‘It’s still one of the greatest moments in my life, and I think, in most Irish people’s lives’ Interview

‘It’s still one of the greatest moments in my life, and I think, in most Irish people’s lives’

Got any Italia 90 memories? RTÉ’s Aidan Power needs your help.

# world-cup - Thursday 29 January, 2015

From The42 Paul O’Connell: ‘I don’t know whether this will be my last Six Nations’ Leader

Paul O’Connell: ‘I don’t know whether this will be my last Six Nations’

The Ireland captain says he doesn’t want to have any regrets when he makes a decision about retirement.

# world-cup - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

From The42 Paul O’Connell will retire ‘after the World Cup, or in the summer of 2016’ Decision Time

Paul O’Connell will retire ‘after the World Cup, or in the summer of 2016’

“The injuries have taken a bit off my career. There are certain things you can’t do in training.”

# world-cup - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

From The42 Peter Stringer’s Bath confirm signing of Wales out-half Priestland Transfer

Peter Stringer’s Bath confirm signing of Wales out-half Priestland

The 27-year-old has opted to leave the Scarlets next season.

# world-cup - Saturday 3 January, 2015

From The42 My sporting wish for 2015: Sepp Blatter to step down as FIFA President Nuisance

My sporting wish for 2015: Sepp Blatter to step down as FIFA President

The controversial 78-year-old has been head of the organisation since 1998.

# world-cup - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

From The42 World Cup with Ireland is ‘top of the pile’ for Luke Fitzgerald GOAL SETTING

World Cup with Ireland is ‘top of the pile’ for Luke Fitzgerald

‘I’m 27 years old and hopefully coming into my prime,’ says the Leinster back.

# world-cup - Saturday 20 December, 2014

From The42 Irishman Eoin Morgan is the new one day England cricket captain Promotion

Irishman Eoin Morgan is the new one day England cricket captain

The Dubliner will lead the side for the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

# world-cup - Friday 19 December, 2014

From The42 Your essential 2014 football year in review musical anthem is here Christmas Song This post contains videos

Your essential 2014 football year in review musical anthem is here

With apologies to Billy Joel.

# world-cup - Thursday 18 December, 2014

From The42 Ireland have automatically qualified for the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup Coygig

Ireland have automatically qualified for the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup

Changes to the qualifying process announced by World Rugby mean good news for Tom Tierney’s side.

# world-cup - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

Here’s what Ireland searched for on Google in 2014

Some of it is predictable, some of it is baffling.

# world-cup - Saturday 6 December, 2014

From The42 Playing in a World Cup on home soil would be ‘special’ for Ireland Memories

Playing in a World Cup on home soil would be ‘special’ for Ireland

Robbie Henshaw, Paddy Jackson and Jordi Murphy may still be around if the Irish bid is successful.

# world-cup - Friday 5 December, 2014

From The42 Taoiseach Enda Kenny confident over Ireland’s €1.5m Rugby World Cup bid RWC2023

Taoiseach Enda Kenny confident over Ireland’s €1.5m Rugby World Cup bid

The IRFU’s campaign to bring the global tournament to Ireland was formally launched this morning.

# world-cup - Monday 1 December, 2014

From The42 Jean De Villiers is facing a real fight to be fit for the World Cup next year Boks

Jean De Villiers is facing a real fight to be fit for the World Cup next year

The former Munster man suffered a horrific looking knee injury in Cardiff.

# world-cup - Sunday 30 November, 2014

From The42 Fancy getting your hands on the boot that won the World Cup? Mario Gotze is auctioning it off for charity Goodwill

# world-cup - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

From The42 You’re the boss: Pick your first-choice Ireland 23 for the World Cup Predictions

You’re the boss: Pick your first-choice Ireland 23 for the World Cup

Our rugby writers have selected the matchday squads they think Joe Schmidt will rely on in 10 months’ time.

From The42 How did Ireland’s World Cup opponents get on this November? Les Bleus

How did Ireland’s World Cup opponents get on this November?

France were up and down, Italy picked up one win, while the Romanians and Canadians struggled.

# world-cup - Monday 17 November, 2014

From The42 ‘I was a bit p*ssed off’ – Why the Irish amputee football team interrupted Roy’s press conference Mexico 2014

‘I was a bit p*ssed off’ – Why the Irish amputee football team interrupted Roy’s press conference

The footballers are on their way to Mexico for the World Cup this month

# world-cup - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

From The42 We’ll Leave It There So: Ticket upset for Irish fans, the Ed Sheeran effect & all today’s sport Wednesday

We’ll Leave It There So: Ticket upset for Irish fans, the Ed Sheeran effect & all today’s sport

Catch up on all of the biggest stories of the day including the latest on Jack Grealish and Ireland.

From The42 Check out the trailer for Die Mannschaft – the story behind Germany’s World Cup triumph Behind The Scenes

Check out the trailer for Die Mannschaft – the story behind Germany’s World Cup triumph

You have to see Per Mertesacker busting his dance moves.

# world-cup - Friday 17 October, 2014

From The42 Ireland captain Porterfield returns home from pre-World Cup tour Cricket

Ireland captain Porterfield returns home from pre-World Cup tour

The opening batsman left the camp due to personal reasons.

# world-cup - Monday 13 October, 2014

From The42 Delightful chip by Luis Suarez as he bags first goals for Uruguay since World Cup bite ban Back Of The Net

Delightful chip by Luis Suarez as he bags first goals for Uruguay since World Cup bite ban

The Barca striker is back in the headlines for the right reasons.

# world-cup - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

From The42 FIFA set to introduce three-minute concussion breaks About Time

FIFA set to introduce three-minute concussion breaks

After a string of incidents at the World Cup, football’s governing body prepare to take decisive action.

# world-cup - Monday 22 September, 2014

From The42 A FIFA executive claims Qatar will be stripped of the 2022 World Cup Changes

A FIFA executive claims Qatar will be stripped of the 2022 World Cup

However the organisation say Theo Zwanziger’s comments are ‘a personal opinion’.

# world-cup - Friday 19 September, 2014

From The42 5 reasons to watch the Irish provinces in tonight’s Pro12 action Round Three

5 reasons to watch the Irish provinces in tonight’s Pro12 action

International contention, Ulster’s backline, Munster move towards full strength and the form of Jack McGrath.

# world-cup - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

From The42 Ireland women’s World Cup campaign ends with loss to Germany Report

Ireland women’s World Cup campaign ends with loss to Germany

Sue Ronan’s side’s hopes of qualification had ended before today, nonetheless they put in a brave performance.

# world-cup - Sunday 7 September, 2014

From The42 ‘I don’t remember the FAI saying we should give them a replay’ – 5 other times Ireland met Georgia Memory Lane

‘I don’t remember the FAI saying we should give them a replay’ – 5 other times Ireland met Georgia

The Boys in Green meet their opponents for the sixth time later today.

# world-cup - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

From The42 Boycott of Russia’s 2018 World Cup discussed by EU: sources Political Football

Boycott of Russia’s 2018 World Cup discussed by EU: sources

If the crisis in Ukraine escalates, the tournament may be hit.

# world-cup - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

From The42 Luis Suarez’s latest stance on biting – ‘I am not doing that anymore’ Reaching Out

Luis Suarez’s latest stance on biting – ‘I am not doing that anymore’

The Uruguayan striker became embroiled in more controversy during this summer’s World Cup.

From The42 GAA jersey signed by Maradona and Ozil is up for auction this week for a heart charity Great Cause

GAA jersey signed by Maradona and Ozil is up for auction this week for a heart charity

Kerry native Mike Griffin got signatures from some incredible players and now is auctioning the jersey off for charity.

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