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#Ireland

# ireland - Today’s News

From The42 'People have their own opinions' - Aki proud to represent Ireland at the World Cup Green Jersey

'People have their own opinions' - Aki proud to represent Ireland at the World Cup

The Connacht man says he has been embraced by the Irish rugby public since moving here in 2014.

# ireland - Yesterday’s News

Quiz: How well do you know the films that were made in Ireland?

The filming of the follow up to the Jurassic World film was a well-kept secret ahead of its premiere tomorrow.

From The42 'We're fortunate to have quality in that position' - Ireland confident in midfield options Centres

'We're fortunate to have quality in that position' - Ireland confident in midfield options

Garry Ringrose, Bundee Aki, and Chris Farrell are in contention for the Scotland game.

From The42 'Five is very special' - Schmidt's squad catch up on All-Ireland final in Japan Dubs

'Five is very special' - Schmidt's squad catch up on All-Ireland final in Japan

Joe Schmidt’s squad watched the game first thing this morning in their team room.

'There were a lot of geological arguments': Maeve Higgins and Will Forte on making the Irish supernatural comedy Extra Ordinary

Comedian Maeve Higgins plays a driving instructor who has supernatural powers.

From The42 How experienced are Ireland compared to the other World Cup contenders? Caps

How experienced are Ireland compared to the other World Cup contenders?

We’ve tallied up the caps and average ages of the leading nations involved in Japan.

From The42 'We'll probably stay in Ireland for some time. We've become pretty settled there' Future

'We'll probably stay in Ireland for some time. We've become pretty settled there'

Ireland boss Joe Schmidt and his squad are settling in well in Japan.

From The42 Ireland 'hopeful' on Henshaw but Addison pulled for Ulster as precaution Update

Ireland 'hopeful' on Henshaw but Addison pulled for Ulster as precaution

The Leinster man suffered a hamstring injury in training and is due to undergo a scan in Japan today.

# ireland - Saturday 14 September, 2019

From The42 Robbie Henshaw emerges as major doubt for Ireland's World Cup opener Setback

Robbie Henshaw emerges as major doubt for Ireland's World Cup opener

The Leinster centre is understood to have sustained a hamstring injury in training.

From The42 'I can’t be telling you Irish too much!' - All Black 'pioneers' aim to go three-in-a-row Favourites

'I can’t be telling you Irish too much!' - All Black 'pioneers' aim to go three-in-a-row

Steve Hansen said Ireland are World Cup favourites after going number one in the rankings.

From The42 'What happens to a team under pressure? The Irish have got better at that' Cohesion

'What happens to a team under pressure? The Irish have got better at that'

Ben Darwin of GAIN LINE Analytics says Irish rugby has been getting plenty right.

# ireland - Friday 13 September, 2019

From The42 Joy of six as Ireland's young guns progress to Euro Elite Round qualifiers in style 17 Again This post contains videos

Joy of six as Ireland's young guns progress to Euro Elite Round qualifiers in style

James Scott’s U17 women advanced with a game in hand, and face Greece in a top-of-the-table clash next.

From The42 Big in Japan: Ireland get warm welcome as Sexton hones in on Scotland Konnichiwa

Big in Japan: Ireland get warm welcome as Sexton hones in on Scotland

Joe Schmidt’s men were officially welcomed to the Rugby World Cup today.

From The42 'I thought the dream had gone' - Farrell earns World Cup spot with Ireland Midfield

'I thought the dream had gone' - Farrell earns World Cup spot with Ireland

The Munster midfielder will be competing with Garry Ringrose, Bundee Aki and Robbie Henshaw in Japan.

# ireland - Thursday 12 September, 2019

From The42 Have Ireland built better depth? Comparing the 2019 RWC squad to 2015 Depth Chart

Have Ireland built better depth? Comparing the 2019 RWC squad to 2015

We’ve broken down Joe Schmidt’s squad position-by-position.

From The42 'Sheasy could play anywhere. He could be centre back, right back, holding midfield, in goals too' Mr Versatile

'Sheasy could play anywhere. He could be centre back, right back, holding midfield, in goals too'

Wes Brown recalls fond memories playing with John O’Shea at Man United and Sunderland.

From The42 Confidence, cool heads and delegation key as Best leads Ireland in Japan Leadership

Confidence, cool heads and delegation key as Best leads Ireland in Japan

The Ireland skipper will be sure to rely on his vice-captains to push the team to their limit.

Irish cancer survival rates jump among wealthy nations - but ovarian cancer remains a concern

The results of a major study of 3.9 million cases of cancer across seven counties were published today.

# ireland - Wednesday 11 September, 2019

From The42 'To question someone like Johnny, how outspoken he's been on mental health, I just think it's poor form' Roy Keane

'To question someone like Johnny, how outspoken he's been on mental health, I just think it's poor form'

Shane Supple has spoken up on behalf of former Ipswich Town team-mate Jonathan Walters.

From The42 'There was loads of tears. You hear the crowd and think: Jesus Christ, I'm actually in this situation' Debutant

'There was loads of tears. You hear the crowd and think: Jesus Christ, I'm actually in this situation'

Jack Byrne reflects on making his first senior international appearance for Ireland last night.

From The42 'Stephen has some crazy friends from Cork, but he's a good lad. Very family-orientated' Stephen Ireland

'Stephen has some crazy friends from Cork, but he's a good lad. Very family-orientated'

Emile Heskey has spoken warmly about his former team-mate at Aston Villa Stephen Ireland.

# ireland - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

From The42 As it happened: Ireland v Bulgaria, International friendly Liveblog This post contains a poll

As it happened: Ireland v Bulgaria, International friendly

We went minute-by-minute as Mick McCarthy’s men welcomed Bulgaria to the Aviva Stadium.

From The42 Barry's tea bags shipped to Japan but POM keen to sample local culture Home Comforts

Barry's tea bags shipped to Japan but POM keen to sample local culture

The Ireland flanker is determined to enjoy the experience of being on tour with Ireland.

# ireland - Monday 9 September, 2019

From The42 'Those sorts of things, they give the other players real confidence' Cheese

'Those sorts of things, they give the other players real confidence'

James Ryan delivered yet another outstanding performance in Ireland’s win over Wales.

From The42 10 seconds that show why Rob Kearney is so important to Schmidt's Ireland Analysis

10 seconds that show why Rob Kearney is so important to Schmidt's Ireland

The 33-year-old fullback looks to be in excellent physical condition ahead of the World Cup.

From The42 Best performance of 2019 will send Ireland to Japan in good spirits Upward Curve

Best performance of 2019 will send Ireland to Japan in good spirits

Joe Schmidt’s men were much more convincing in their 19-10 win over Wales on Saturday.

From The42 'I have got a bit of a lashing from people outside' - CJ Stander steps up Response

'I have got a bit of a lashing from people outside' - CJ Stander steps up

The Ireland back row was busy after moving to blindside flanker against Wales.

# ireland - Saturday 7 September, 2019

From The42 Aki and Henshaw make impact as Ireland's midfield competition heats up Centres

Aki and Henshaw make impact as Ireland's midfield competition heats up

Joe Schmidt has strong options, with Garry Ringrose and Chris Farrell also in his World Cup squad.

From The42 Player ratings as Ireland steady themselves to beat Wales in RWC warm-up On Your Marks!

Player ratings as Ireland steady themselves to beat Wales in RWC warm-up

Tries from Rob Kearney, James Ryan and Tadhg Furlong helped Ireland win again on the road to the World Cup

From The42 Ireland head to Japan on top of the world after convincing win over Wales ENCOURAGING

Ireland head to Japan on top of the world after convincing win over Wales

Joe Schmidt and Rory Best signed off at the Aviva Stadium with an encouraging victory.

From The42 As it happened: Ireland v Wales, World Cup warm-up Liveblog This post contains a poll

As it happened: Ireland v Wales, World Cup warm-up

We were live from the Aviva Stadium as Joe Schmidt’s side finalised their preparations for Japan.

From The42 Jon Walters: 'I've never been a person to hold grudges. There's plenty of things I could say' Response

Jon Walters: 'I've never been a person to hold grudges. There's plenty of things I could say'

Walters has responded to comments made by Roy Keane this week.

# ireland - Friday 6 September, 2019

From The42 McGoldrick and Robinson ruled out of Bulgaria friendly with shoulder and hamstring injuries Out Of Duty

McGoldrick and Robinson ruled out of Bulgaria friendly with shoulder and hamstring injuries

The Sheffield United team-mates will return to England for treatment.

Acceptable in the 80s: Ireland once regarded Mugabe as a respected statesman and honoured guest

The Zimbabwe leader was viewed as a pariah by the West for decades. Things were different in 1983.

From The42 A win over Wales will send Ireland to Japan as the world's number 1 team Higher And Higher

A win over Wales will send Ireland to Japan as the world's number 1 team

That’d be nice, wouldn’t it?

# ireland - Thursday 5 September, 2019

From The42 As it happened: Ireland v Switzerland, Euro 2020 qualifier Liveblog This post contains a poll

As it happened: Ireland v Switzerland, Euro 2020 qualifier

We went minute-by-minute as Mick McCarthy’s men welcomed Switzerland to the Aviva Stadium.

From The42 Gatland names strong Wales team to face Ireland in Dublin Test

Gatland names strong Wales team to face Ireland in Dublin

Alun Wyn Jones captains the visitors from the second row in both sides’ final World Cup warm-up.

From The42 Big guns set to return as Schmidt plays strong hand for visit of Wales Quality

Big guns set to return as Schmidt plays strong hand for visit of Wales

Johnny Sexton, Robbie Henshaw and Keith Earls are all set to start.

From The42 'A lot of the criticism quite annoyed me because I felt a lot of it was unfair' Feedback

'A lot of the criticism quite annoyed me because I felt a lot of it was unfair'

The 23-year-old Ireland wing says he reads everything that’s written about him.

# ireland - Wednesday 4 September, 2019

'When you really wanted us to deliver, we did deliver for Irish football'

The FAI are pleased with the capture of new Ireland WNT boss Vera Pauw, who boasts an impressive CV both as a player and manager.

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