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#Ireland

# ireland - Today’s News

‘It has been a bit of a miserable road over the last few months’
# Jack The Glad
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# Jack The Glad

‘It has been a bit of a miserable road over the last few months’

8 hours ago 7,101 Views 2 Comments

Jack Conan is appreciating every moment of life in an Ireland shirt again after a series of injuries interrupted his career.

# ireland - Yesterday’s News

Farrell's 23-man squad indicates a settled Ireland side for Scotland clash
# Selection
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# Selection

Farrell's 23-man squad indicates a settled Ireland side for Scotland clash

19 hours ago 12,720 Views 14 Comments

The retention of Ryan Baird suggests he could be involved again in Edinburgh.

Ireland release 13 players to feature in this week's inter-pro derbies
# Game Time
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# Game Time

Ireland release 13 players to feature in this week's inter-pro derbies

Updated 23 hours ago 30,194 Views 38 Comments

21-year-old lock Ryan Baird is one of 23 players who will remain with Ireland this week.

Farrell hails Sexton's enduring influence after Ireland captain's return in Rome
# Skipper
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# Skipper

Farrell hails Sexton's enduring influence after Ireland captain's return in Rome

Updated Mon 8:03 AM 19,191 Views 29 Comments

‘His performance was excellent but it’s more than that.’

'Making my debut for Ireland, I'll remember the day for a long time to come'
# Off The Mark
From The42
# Off The Mark

'Making my debut for Ireland, I'll remember the day for a long time to come'

Mon 6:45 AM 9,709 Views 5 Comments

Ryan Baird fulfilled a dream on Saturday – getting his first cap for Ireland.

Beirne on his man of match award: 'I said to Will, they thought I was you'
# Late Bloomer
From The42
# Late Bloomer

Beirne on his man of match award: 'I said to Will, they thought I was you'

Mon 6:30 AM 9,473 Views 7 Comments

The Munster player has graduated from the bench to become a key player on Andy Farrell’s Ireland side.

# ireland - Sunday 28 February, 2021

Keenan's try the pick of the bunch but Ireland's turnover attack is still flat
# Clinical
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# Clinical

Keenan's try the pick of the bunch but Ireland's turnover attack is still flat

Sun 8:30 PM 4,382 Views 5 Comments

Attack coach Mike Catt will be pleased with Ireland’s efforts from lineout platforms.

Ireland captain McCabe scores a belter as Arsenal return to winning ways
# Golazo!
From The42
# Golazo!

Ireland captain McCabe scores a belter as Arsenal return to winning ways

Sun 4:30 PM 2,967 Views 0 Comments

Katie McCabe, take a bow…

Connors takes his chance in Rome to push for Ireland start against Scotland
# STANDOUT
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# STANDOUT

Connors takes his chance in Rome to push for Ireland start against Scotland

Sun 11:45 AM 9,839 Views 30 Comments

The 24-year-old openside was among the best performers in a six-try win for Andy Farrell’s side.

Irish hauliers: 'French officials treat us as if we’re coming from England – we’re not'
# Brexit Checks
# Brexit Checks

Irish hauliers: 'French officials treat us as if we’re coming from England – we’re not'

Sun 10:30 AM 47,523 Views 57 Comments

Representatives of Irish hauliers have said they are being held up for longer than they should because of French officials.

Italy's time is nearly up, get South Africa or Argentina into the Six Nations
# Ruins Of Rome
From The42
# Ruins Of Rome

Italy's time is nearly up, get South Africa or Argentina into the Six Nations

Sun 7:00 AM 43,089 Views 42 Comments

Ireland’s 48-10 victory yesterday was impressive but context is needed – Italy are a very poor side.

# ireland - Saturday 27 February, 2021

'In seven to eight years this team will be competitive with everyone'
# Forecast
From The42
# Forecast

'In seven to eight years this team will be competitive with everyone'

Sat 9:56 PM 12,707 Views 4 Comments

Italy head coach Franco Smith was speaking after their Six Nations defeat to Ireland today.

'I don't want to sit back and be happy with being third choice': Casey ready for more Test rugby
# Worth The Wait
From The42
# Worth The Wait

'I don't want to sit back and be happy with being third choice': Casey ready for more Test rugby

Sat 6:45 PM 10,667 Views 31 Comments

The 21-year-old scrum-half was made to wait over 140 minutes as a replacement before winning his first cap.

'It doesn't mean everything is fixed now' - Ireland have tougher tasks ahead
# Work To Do
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# Work To Do

'It doesn't mean everything is fixed now' - Ireland have tougher tasks ahead

Sat 6:35 PM 5,396 Views 9 Comments

After a six-try win in Rome, Ireland now look towards a visit to Edinburgh.

'His attitude reminds me of what I read about Wilkinson' - Casey and Baird debut
# New Caps
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# New Caps

'His attitude reminds me of what I read about Wilkinson' - Casey and Baird debut

Sat 5:33 PM 17,058 Views 17 Comments

The 21-year-old pair won their first Ireland caps in the final quarter of the win over Italy.

Farrell's Ireland notch first win of Six Nations with six-try success over Italy
# Up And Running
From The42
# Up And Running

Farrell's Ireland notch first win of Six Nations with six-try success over Italy

Sat 5:15 PM 28,783 Views 54 Comments

Will Connors scored a brace for Ireland as Craig Casey and Ryan Baird made their Test debuts.

Opinion: 'Irish politics is starting to feel more inclusive, more diverse'
# Politics
# Politics

Opinion: 'Irish politics is starting to feel more inclusive, more diverse'

Sat 4:30 PM 15,922 Views 36 Comments

Uruemu Adejinmi, who is of African descent, had hoped to run in the forthcoming Seanad by-election. She shares her thoughts on Irish politics.

As it happened: Italy v Ireland, Six Nations Championship From The42

As it happened: Italy v Ireland, Six Nations Championship

Sat 1:14 PM 52,888 Views 22 Comments

Ireland tok on Italy this afternoon in Rome in round three of this year’s Six Nations.

'He’s a class player. We’re certainly not going to rush him and we’ll manage him'
# Comeback
From The42
# Comeback

'He’s a class player. We’re certainly not going to rush him and we’ll manage him'

Sat 12:58 PM 10,521 Views 6 Comments

Joey Carbery made his Munster return last night, kicking an excellent conversion.

The days when Ireland couldn't buy a win against Italy
# The42 Reads
From The42
# The42 Reads

The days when Ireland couldn't buy a win against Italy

Sat 8:36 AM 22,436 Views 13 Comments

The story of Ireland’s hat-trick of Italian humiliations in the mid-90s is one of farce and bad planning.

Ireland bid to get their Six Nations show on the road with big win in Rome
# Forza
From The42
# Forza

Ireland bid to get their Six Nations show on the road with big win in Rome

Sat 6:30 AM 13,962 Views 7 Comments

Andy Farrell’s men take on a youthful but defensively porous Italian outfit at Stadio Olimpico.

# ireland - Friday 26 February, 2021

Van der Flier released from Ireland camp to start Leinster's clash with Glasgow
# Team News
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# Team News

Van der Flier released from Ireland camp to start Leinster's clash with Glasgow

Fri 12:23 PM 10,531 Views 11 Comments

20-year-old academy back row Alex Soroka has been included on the bench for Sunday’s game.

Ireland drawn in Bordeaux, Nantes, and Paris as World Cup fixtures confirmed
# RWC2023
From The42
# RWC2023

Ireland drawn in Bordeaux, Nantes, and Paris as World Cup fixtures confirmed

Fri 11:42 AM 11,236 Views 16 Comments

Ireland’s fixtures see them finish with games against South Africa and Scotland.

This is Ireland's entry for Eurovision 2021 in Rotterdam
# Maps
# Maps

This is Ireland's entry for Eurovision 2021 in Rotterdam

Fri 9:26 AM 39,725 Views 46 Comments

Last year’s contest was cancelled for the first time in its 65-year history.

# ireland - Thursday 25 February, 2021

The Irishman they call 'The Father Of The Cyborgs'
# Vmdiff
# Vmdiff

The Irishman they call 'The Father Of The Cyborgs'

Thu 9:15 PM 27,261 Views 6 Comments

A new documentary looks at the work of Dr Phil Kennedy, who is based in the USA.

Farrell aiming to gain momentum as he picks strong Ireland team for Italy
# Selection
From The42
# Selection

Farrell aiming to gain momentum as he picks strong Ireland team for Italy

Thu 6:00 PM 9,219 Views 22 Comments

There are seven changes to the starting XV while Ryan Baird and Craig Casey should debut off the bench.

Baird and Casey in line for debuts off bench as Ireland make seven changes
# CONFIRMED
From The42
# CONFIRMED

Baird and Casey in line for debuts off bench as Ireland make seven changes

Thu 11:16 AM 34,228 Views 72 Comments

Tadhg Furlong will make his first Test start in a year against Italy on Saturday.

# ireland - Wednesday 24 February, 2021

Name this Ireland rugby legend and win a Six Nations matchday hamper
# William Hill
From The42
# William Hill

Name this Ireland rugby legend and win a Six Nations matchday hamper

Wed 5:27 PM 9,376 Views 15 Comments

We’re giving away a number of great prizes throughout the tournament thanks to William Hill.

# ireland - Tuesday 23 February, 2021

Ireland players pragmatic as they chase the space in attack
# Picture Perfect
From The42
# Picture Perfect

Ireland players pragmatic as they chase the space in attack

Feb 23rd 2021, 4:55 PM 6,473 Views 18 Comments

‘The hard part in international rugby is creating the chances and we’ve done that.’

Catt and Farrell put the onus on Ireland's players to make better decisions
# Responsibility
From The42
# Responsibility

Catt and Farrell put the onus on Ireland's players to make better decisions

Feb 23rd 2021, 8:00 AM 19,970 Views 33 Comments

The Irish attacking effort was poor last time out in the Six Nations against France.

# ireland - Monday 22 February, 2021

Ireland attack coach Catt believes 'the way we're going is the right way'
# Decisions
From The42
# Decisions

Ireland attack coach Catt believes 'the way we're going is the right way'

Feb 22nd 2021, 8:00 PM 17,688 Views 37 Comments

The Irish attacking effort against France two weekends ago was underwhelming.

'It was great to see an Irish international playing Super Rugby'
# Irish Abroad
From The42
# Irish Abroad

'It was great to see an Irish international playing Super Rugby'

Feb 22nd 2021, 4:26 PM 15,041 Views 8 Comments

34-year-old Rob Kearney impressed for the Force in their defeat to the Brumbies.

Farrell's Ireland still Covid-free as France wonder if their outbreak started in Dublin
# Healthy
From The42
# Healthy

Farrell's Ireland still Covid-free as France wonder if their outbreak started in Dublin

Feb 22nd 2021, 3:08 PM 28,454 Views 24 Comments

Les Bleus’ Six Nations hopes have been hit hard with key players now ruled out of the Scotland game.

# ireland - Sunday 21 February, 2021

Harry's game but Farrell was right to ignore Byrne ultimatum
# Andy Farrell
From The42
# Andy Farrell

Harry's game but Farrell was right to ignore Byrne ultimatum

Updated Feb 21st 2021, 5:34 PM 42,187 Views 39 Comments

Ireland ignore Harry Byrne, provinces dominate while national team flounders and the old unsung hero in Munster red. We look at all the weekend’s talking points.

Sexton, Ryan, Murray included for Italy game but Harry Byrne misses out
# Italian Job
From The42
# Italian Job

Sexton, Ryan, Murray included for Italy game but Harry Byrne misses out

Feb 21st 2021, 4:36 PM 21,749 Views 51 Comments

Uncapped trio Tom O’Toole, Craig Casey and Ryan Baird are also named in the 36-man panel.

# ireland - Saturday 20 February, 2021

'I was like a sporting junkie, hooked on the adrenaline, the pursuit of perfection'
# Cult Hero
From The42
# Cult Hero

'I was like a sporting junkie, hooked on the adrenaline, the pursuit of perfection'

Feb 20th 2021, 10:00 AM 42,178 Views 16 Comments

Shane Byrne won 41 caps for Ireland, played four tests for the British and Irish Lions and is fondly remembered as one of the best hookers of his era. Yet his career is touched with sadness and regret.

# ireland - Friday 19 February, 2021

Ireland defender Egan to miss opening World Cup qualifiers as injury lay-off confirmed
# Blow
From The42
# Blow

Ireland defender Egan to miss opening World Cup qualifiers as injury lay-off confirmed

Feb 19th 2021, 11:28 AM 3,522 Views 3 Comments

Sheffield United say the Corkman will be out for eight weeks with a dislocated toe.

'These are guys we've all earmarked but we've got to make sure they're ready'
# Young Guns
From The42
# Young Guns

'These are guys we've all earmarked but we've got to make sure they're ready'

Feb 19th 2021, 7:45 AM 15,064 Views 73 Comments

Ireland boss Andy Farrell said he can’t rush promising young players into Test rugby.

Farrell needs Ireland's attack to get firing for 'dangerous' Italy trip
# Concerns
From The42
# Concerns

Farrell needs Ireland's attack to get firing for 'dangerous' Italy trip

Feb 19th 2021, 6:15 AM 3,522 Views 11 Comments

After a blunt performance against France, the Mike Catt-coached Ireland attack needs to improve.

# ireland - Thursday 18 February, 2021

Ireland expect to be without Caelan Doris 'for the foreseeable future'
# Head Injury
From The42
# Head Injury

Ireland expect to be without Caelan Doris 'for the foreseeable future'

Feb 18th 2021, 2:24 PM 17,694 Views 9 Comments

However, Ireland head coach Andy Farrell expects to have several players back from injury for the Italy game.

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