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#Ireland

# ireland - Sunday 18 November, 2018

Michael D Higgins and Shane Ross fly out with congrats for Ireland's win over All Blacks

Ireland beat New Zealand in a thrilling encounter at the Aviva Stadium.

From The42 Analysis: The Jacob Stockdale try that downed the All Blacks in Dublin Chip And Chase

Analysis: The Jacob Stockdale try that downed the All Blacks in Dublin

Ireland had employed the clever reverse play before under Joe Schmidt.

From The42 'I just couldn't believe he came out with the ball': O'Mahony try-saver made all the difference Peter The Great

'I just couldn't believe he came out with the ball': O'Mahony try-saver made all the difference

New Zealand were within an inch of taking a massive chunk out of Ireland’s lead.

From The42 Haka response from Ireland a statement that they refused to take a backward step Confrontation

Haka response from Ireland a statement that they refused to take a backward step

‘We wanted to go after them, not step away, not accept being bullied by them.’

# ireland - Saturday 17 November, 2018

From The42 Best 'physically exhausted, mentally ecstatic' after leading second Irish win over All Blacks History Repeated

Best 'physically exhausted, mentally ecstatic' after leading second Irish win over All Blacks

‘It’s another little bit of history that this squad has managed to etch out for itself.’

From The42 In Pics: Joyous scenes in Dublin as Ireland make history against All Blacks Picture This

In Pics: Joyous scenes in Dublin as Ireland make history against All Blacks

Ireland produced an inspirational display to defeat New Zealand on home soil.

From The42 'They're the number one team in the world now' - All Blacks boss on Ireland Big Win

'They're the number one team in the world now' - All Blacks boss on Ireland

Steve Hansen labelled Joe Schmidt’s team as favourites for the World Cup.

From The42 Relive the superb Stockdale try that helped Ireland to victory over the All Blacks Inspirational Score This post contains videos

Relive the superb Stockdale try that helped Ireland to victory over the All Blacks

The Ulster winger’s score was crucial as Ireland held on for a first home win over New Zealand.

From The42 How did you rate Ireland in their magnificent win over the All Blacks? Out Of 10

How did you rate Ireland in their magnificent win over the All Blacks?

It was night for hard men and cool heads at the Aviva.

From The42 Stunning Stockdale score sees Schmidt's Ireland down the All Blacks again History

Stunning Stockdale score sees Schmidt's Ireland down the All Blacks again

A sublime defensive effort from Peter O’Mahony and his team-mates was key.

'He fought to maintain his sanity': Posters go up near Mountjoy raising awareness of prisoner healthcare

The posters use archive photographs and historical information about Irish prisons.

From The42 As it happened: Ireland v New Zealand, November Tests Liveblog This post contains a poll

As it happened: Ireland v New Zealand, November Tests

We went minute-by-minute as Joe Schmidt’s Ireland bid to record a famous first home win over the All Blacks.

Ireland in a Snapshot: The dreamlike landscape of the northern coastline

The northern coastline of Antrim is beyond beautiful and everything in between is worth investigating, writes Donal Moloney.

From The42 Schmidt's Ireland look to repeat 2016 feat by beating the All Blacks Preview

Schmidt's Ireland look to repeat 2016 feat by beating the All Blacks

A thriller awaits at the Aviva Stadium this evening at 7pm.

From The42 Toner ready to reach out and grab 'special' win for Ireland Eye On The Prize

Toner ready to reach out and grab 'special' win for Ireland

Ireland’s leading lock is braced for another Titanic battle with the world’s best second row pairing.

From The42 Poll: Who do you think will win tonight's Ireland-New Zealand Test match? Showtime This post contains a poll

Poll: Who do you think will win tonight's Ireland-New Zealand Test match?

Can Ireland repeat their heroics from 2016?

# ireland - Friday 16 November, 2018

From The42 42-year-old breaks Irish stopper's record to become oldest European international goalkeeper History Maker

42-year-old breaks Irish stopper's record to become oldest European international goalkeeper

Bulgarian Georgi Petkov made a landmark appearance against Cyprus tonight.

From The42 Jimmy Dunne and United youngster O'Connor drafted into Ireland's squad to face Denmark New Faces

Jimmy Dunne and United youngster O'Connor drafted into Ireland's squad to face Denmark

Ireland will be without the suspended James McClean in Aarhus.

From The42 'You don't want to give that guy too much space': Goodhue wary of Ringrose threat Bright Young Things

'You don't want to give that guy too much space': Goodhue wary of Ringrose threat

The less experienced of the All Black centres will pose quite a few problems for Ireland’s midfield axis.

From The42 'We’re going to need the best performance of our season' - Read 1 V 2

'We’re going to need the best performance of our season' - Read

The All Blacks captain stressed the importance of physicality against Ireland.

From The42 How the All Blacks' haka is the ultimate 'ON' switch NERVES

How the All Blacks' haka is the ultimate 'ON' switch

The pre-match Māori dance is the perfect way to fire up the central nervous system.

From The42 'Josh has been unbelievably physical. He will fit in seamlessly' Depth

'Josh has been unbelievably physical. He will fit in seamlessly'

Dan Leavy’s injury means his Leinster team-mate comes into the team at openside.

From The42 Van der Flier to start for Ireland against All Blacks as Dan Leavy ruled out LATE CHANGE

Van der Flier to start for Ireland against All Blacks as Dan Leavy ruled out

Joe Schmidt has been forced into a late change to his team, with Jordi Murphy coming onto the bench.

From The42 Ireland well-beaten once again as World T20 proves a 'very tough learning curve' Winless This post contains videos

Ireland well-beaten once again as World T20 proves a 'very tough learning curve'

‘You can see the foundations are there for us if we were a professional side,’ Isobel Joyce said after a third loss to India.

From The42 Kerr slams Ireland's 'abysmal' record as downward spiral under O'Neill continues Tv View This post contains videos

Kerr slams Ireland's 'abysmal' record as downward spiral under O'Neill continues

‘Three wins in 18 games…. that was a dreadful performance.’

Simon Coveney hits out at 'idiots' who booed God Save the Queen at Northern Ireland match From The Stands This post contains videos

Simon Coveney hits out at 'idiots' who booed God Save the Queen at Northern Ireland match

The Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland played at the Aviva Stadium last night.

From The42 Locks and LOLs for record-breaking New Zealand stalwarts Media Circus

Locks and LOLs for record-breaking New Zealand stalwarts

Whitelock and Retallick are a serious combination on the field, not so much on press duty.

From The42 Scars of 2016 remain for Schmidt as he prepares for 'spiky and physical' All Blacks clash Physical Test

Scars of 2016 remain for Schmidt as he prepares for 'spiky and physical' All Blacks clash

Joe Schmidt will demand that his charges give as good as they get in the physical stakes.

# ireland - Thursday 15 November, 2018

From The42 O'Gara-influenced Goodhue at the head of New Zealand's queue for centre slot November Tests

O'Gara-influenced Goodhue at the head of New Zealand's queue for centre slot

Steve Hansen says he has been reluctant to field this midfield partnership, because they are already familiar with one another.

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

As it happened: Ireland vs Northern Ireland, International friendly

We went minute-by-minute as Ireland welcomed Michael O’Neill’s men to the Aviva Stadium.

Hansen's All Blacks intent on doing 'a wee bit of suffocating ourselves'

The All Blacks won’t be in a rush to kick possession Ireland’s way.

Number one v number two: All Blacks name their side for Ireland showdown

New Zealand have made one change from their win over England.

From The42 'There’s nothing extraordinary here, just a humble farmer from Wexford' Prop Life

'There’s nothing extraordinary here, just a humble farmer from Wexford'

26-year-old Tadhg Furlong feels the best is still ahead of him.

# ireland - Wednesday 14 November, 2018

From The42 'For me, he certainly has the attributes to work outside of the League of Ireland and at international level as well' Stephen Kenny

'For me, he certainly has the attributes to work outside of the League of Ireland and at international level as well'

Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill praised the success of Stephen Kenny, who many see as a potential future Ireland boss.

From The42 'There was a Lego set so I said I'd give it a try and I became obsessed with it' Building Blocks

'There was a Lego set so I said I'd give it a try and I became obsessed with it'

Ireland wing Jacob Stockdale has discovered the perfect way to take his mind off the game.

From The42 In-form Ireland defender Doherty ruled out of clashes with the North and Denmark Blow

In-form Ireland defender Doherty ruled out of clashes with the North and Denmark

Wolves player Matt Doherty sustained a facial injury at the weekend.

From The42 'I'd be lucky to be tying my laces at 36': Dynamic Taylor's admiration for stalwart Rory Best Clash Of Styles

'I'd be lucky to be tying my laces at 36': Dynamic Taylor's admiration for stalwart Rory Best

‘Saturday is going to be a bloody physical battle,’ says Codie Taylor, a hooker cut from very different cloth to his opposite number.

From The42 Omagh bombing, a united cause and Griffin’s 30-yard strike: when Northern Ireland came to Dublin in 1999 Coming Together This post contains videos

Omagh bombing, a united cause and Griffin’s 30-yard strike: when Northern Ireland came to Dublin in 1999

In May 1999, a charity match was organised to raise funds for victims of the Omagh bombing. Former defender Danny Griffin recalls the game and his winning goal.

From The42 Farrell faces up to the toughest test for a defence coach in rugby Faz

Farrell faces up to the toughest test for a defence coach in rugby

The All Blacks have scored 68 tries in their 12 Tests so far this year.

From The42 'He's not afraid of pulling the trigger': Barrett sees a lot of familiar traits in Sexton Perfect 10s

'He's not afraid of pulling the trigger': Barrett sees a lot of familiar traits in Sexton

The world player of the year nominees will go head-to-head on Saturday.