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# High Standards

Last year
2022
# High Standards
Sheehan: Leinster aiming 'to take every point available' in URC this season
The Leinster hooker has made a strong start to the new campaign, scoring four tries against Benetton last week.
All time
# deer oh deer
Charles Haughey roasted the 'disaster' of a venison pâté at an EU lunch in Dublin in 1990
State Papers released to the National Archives show Haughey wanted a chef drafted in from one of his favourite restaurants.
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Leinster 'feel like they lost' close shave with Scarlets
Leo Cullen will demand a sharp upturn in performance for the last third of the season.
# High Standards
Schmidt rates Gilroy display as 'a mixed bag' as Jackson stresses his quality
The Ulster wing scored three tries but didn’t fully meet the Ireland head coach’s standards.
# High Standards
'We all expect more from Cristiano and he knows that'
The Portugal star didn’t manage to get on the scoresheet despite Real Madrid scoring five.
# High Standards
Hansen vows to tick all boxes before continuing as All Black coach
The World Cup-winning coach’s current contract expires in 2017.
# High Standards
'If Racing are going to say that he was cranky, maybe they need to look at themselves'
Fergus McFadden says he’s got no problems with Sexton’s on-pitch demeanour.
# High Standards
One person didn't look too impressed by Rob Kearney's drop goal attempt
If this had gone over …
# bar raiser
Schmidt: 'That's not going to be good enough when it comes to South Africa in November'
The Ireland coach says some fringe players acquitted themselves well while others have some work to do.
# Opinion
Ireland’s high standards mean winning against Australia is a necessity
The weaknesses in the visiting Australian team mean that they are very beatable.
# High Standards
'If I can win a quarter of what Fergie did, I'll be happy' - David Moyes
The new Manchester United boss can call on Robin van Persie and David de Gea for his team’s upcoming friendly in Sydney.
# Pro12
'We haven't won anything or done anything yet' - Ulster's Chris Henry
The back-row will captain the Pro12 leaders against Scarlets this evening.
# High Standards
Blacklisted: Dan Carter snubbed in New Zealand player of the year nominations
The three lads up for the main award are pretty handy though.
# High Standards
Trouble in the camp? Loew blasts wasteful Germans
3-0 against the Faroe Islands wasn’t good enough for Jogi.
# High Standards
Majority of employers now want graduates with 2:1 degree or higher
A survey of Ireland’s leading employers by gradireland also found that many employers believe graduates lack communication and writing skills.