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#Ireland

# ireland - Saturday 9 February, 2019

From The42 Schmidt's Ireland bid to get Six Nations campaign up and running in Edinburgh Murrayfield Mission

Schmidt's Ireland bid to get Six Nations campaign up and running in Edinburgh

Rory Best and his team-mates are looking to bounce back from defeat to England.

From The42 Returning to lift two All-Ireland titles after a seven-year absence starring at soccer Dubs Dream

Returning to lift two All-Ireland titles after a seven-year absence starring at soccer

Dublin star and ex-Ireland international Siobhán Killeen has no regrets after the big switch – and how could she?

# ireland - Friday 8 February, 2019

From The42 Ireland Clubs claim Dalriada Cup after Donnybrook draw with Scotland Donnybrook Fare

Ireland Clubs claim Dalriada Cup after Donnybrook draw with Scotland

Morgan Lennon’s side had a 14-point advantage after last weekend’s victory at Netherdale.

From The42 Toner to miss rest of Six Nations as O'Brien sits out Ireland's captain's run Blow

Toner to miss rest of Six Nations as O'Brien sits out Ireland's captain's run

Meanwhile, Munster boss Johann van Graan is with Ireland in Edinburgh.

From The42 Fired-up Scots look to pile more pain on Schmidt's Ireland and take next step High Winds

Fired-up Scots look to pile more pain on Schmidt's Ireland and take next step

‘If we want to compete and take the next step, it’s games like this you need to win.’

From The42 Ireland back row Sean O'Brien to join London Irish after World Cup Tullow Tank

Ireland back row Sean O'Brien to join London Irish after World Cup

The deal could be officially announced as early as next week.

Two years on, Edinburgh bus debacle still a sore spot for Schmidt

‘It’s an incredibly simple route from The Balmoral to Murrayfield. How the policemen got lost will forever be a bit of a mystery for us.’

# ireland - Thursday 7 February, 2019

From The42 'Summit night was hell on earth' - Ferris scales Kilimanjaro in aid of injured players Good Cause

'Summit night was hell on earth' - Ferris scales Kilimanjaro in aid of injured players

The former Ireland flanker was joined by Mike McCarthy, Shane Byrne and Marcus Horan.

From The42 'This is a really dangerous game for Ireland because of last weekend' Rugby Weekly

'This is a really dangerous game for Ireland because of last weekend'

Bernard Jackman joined The42 Rugby Weekly to look ahead to a huge Six Nations weekend.

From The42 Injuries bring World Cup to mind as Schmidt seeks flexibility Opportunity Knocks

Injuries bring World Cup to mind as Schmidt seeks flexibility

The Ireland head coach was enthusiastic about the prospect of entering a crucial game without his first choice lock and centres

From The42 Gray and Maitland return from injuries for Scotland's clash with Ireland Edinburgh Gunning

Gray and Maitland return from injuries for Scotland's clash with Ireland

Head coach Gregor Townsend has made four changes from last weekend’s victory over Italy.

From The42 Ryan pairs up with Roux as Ireland look for 'variation' around ball-carriers Second Row

Ryan pairs up with Roux as Ireland look for 'variation' around ball-carriers

Ireland’s forwards were hammered in the tackle last weekend against England.

From The42 Ross: England wanted it more, Ireland caught cold but better now than later Mike Drop

Ross: England wanted it more, Ireland caught cold but better now than later

‘I’d rather that happen now than in a quarter-final of a World Cup,’ the former Ireland prop said.

# ireland - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

From The42 Star winger Miller named to start against Scotland after recovering from horrific leg break The Starters

Star winger Miller named to start against Scotland after recovering from horrific leg break

Adam Griggs’ charges will be hoping to get their first win of the Six Nations this weekend after losing out to England in the first round.

From The42 Henshaw set for centre return as O'Brien and Kearney come in for Ireland Changes

Henshaw set for centre return as O'Brien and Kearney come in for Ireland

Jack Conan is likely to get the nod at number eight, while Quinn Roux comes into the second row.

From The42 'It was 100% my fault' - Earls keen to bounce back from England error Review

'It was 100% my fault' - Earls keen to bounce back from England error

The Ireland wing is back in full training after a hip injury forced him off last weekend.

From The42 Steph Roche's effort gets stuck in the mud as wait for first Serie A goal continues Rotten Luck This post contains videos

Can Northern Irish women access abortion services here for free? The government is finding out

Women in Northern Ireland can access abortion services here, but it will cost them €450, the Dáil was told yesterday.

From The42 Rising Ireland star learning from coach-turned team-mate Miller en route to the top Pride Of Portlaoise

Rising Ireland star learning from coach-turned team-mate Miller en route to the top

It’s been a hectic few months for Portlaoise 21-year-old Emma Hooban.

From The42 Roux set to step up for Ireland in 'must-win' clash with Scotland Lock

Roux set to step up for Ireland in 'must-win' clash with Scotland

The Connacht second row is in line to start after Devin Toner was ruled out.

# ireland - Tuesday 5 February, 2019

From The42 'Incredibly hungry' Kilcoyne intent on creating good memories in Murrayfield On The Hunt

'Incredibly hungry' Kilcoyne intent on creating good memories in Murrayfield

The Munster man has had to wait and work before his latest taste of Six Nations rugby.

From The42 'If you don't get it right, we'll get nailed': Accuracy order of the day as Ireland pick themselves up Back On The Horse

'If you don't get it right, we'll get nailed': Accuracy order of the day as Ireland pick themselves up

Defeat to England has Ireland maintaining a tight focus against a team who will be a World Cup rival come September.

From The42 Scotland out to end under-pressure Ireland's 'title dreams', warns Horne Case For Defence

Scotland out to end under-pressure Ireland's 'title dreams', warns Horne

All focus switches to the Murrayfield showdown on Saturday.

From The42 Toner and Ringrose ruled out of Ireland's clash with Scotland 6 Nations

Toner and Ringrose ruled out of Ireland's clash with Scotland

Scrum coach Greg Feek hopes to have Keith Earls fit for Murrayfield.

From The42 Analysis: Ireland slip with the little details that make a big difference in attack Ball In Hand

Analysis: Ireland slip with the little details that make a big difference in attack

Joe Schmidt’s side missed a glaring opportunity with the game still in the balance.

From The42 183 caps later, Ireland's Darling announces retirement from international hockey Stalwart

183 caps later, Ireland's Darling announces retirement from international hockey

The Three Rock Rovers forward made his debut for the Green Machine in 2006 and went on to play at the Olympic Games and the World Cup.

From The42 Schmidt's selection calls will be fascinating for 'massive' Scotland clash Decisions

Schmidt's selection calls will be fascinating for 'massive' Scotland clash

Fullback, outside centre, right wing, the back row and second row are all of interest.

'At the start I was actually going into the scrum myself!': Ross making his impact felt

The performance of the scrum was one positive aspect of Ireland Women’s heavy Six Nations defeat to England on Friday.

# ireland - Monday 4 February, 2019

From The42 Holland links up with Schmidt's Ireland squad ahead of Scotland clash Lock

Holland links up with Schmidt's Ireland squad ahead of Scotland clash

The 33-year-old Munster man joins the group after an injury to Devin Toner.

From The42 Chin up, it's The42's Six Nations Team of the Week Chariots Of Fire This post contains videos

Chin up, it's The42's Six Nations Team of the Week

How many Irish players would you have picked for the best XV of round one?

Over 1.4 million people tuned in to see Ireland's opening Six Nations game on Saturday

Viewership peaked at 1.1 million within the last 20 minutes of the game.

From The42 Over 1.4 million people tuned in for Ireland's Six Nations defeat against England on Saturday On The Telly

Over 1.4 million people tuned in for Ireland's Six Nations defeat against England on Saturday

Joe Schmidt’s men suffered a bruising defeat in the opening round of their Six Nations title defence.

From The42 'CJ is a big boy' - Ireland hope to have Stander back before end of Six Nations Ruled Out

'CJ is a big boy' - Ireland hope to have Stander back before end of Six Nations

The number eight suffered a facial injury in the eighth minute against England.

From The42 Stander set for four weeks on the sideline as Ireland assess knocks for Earls, Toner and Ringrose Walking Wounded

Stander set for four weeks on the sideline as Ireland assess knocks for Earls, Toner and Ringrose

The IRFU hope Stander will be back in time for the round four clash against France.

From The42 'We were very quiet before the game' - Schmidt looks for response against Scots Bouncing Back

'We were very quiet before the game' - Schmidt looks for response against Scots

The head coach does, however, have confidence that his players can respond strongly against Scotland.

From The42 Ireland hope for more from Murray and Sexton, as well as positive injury news Doubts

Ireland hope for more from Murray and Sexton, as well as positive injury news

CJ Stander, Devin Toner and Keith Earls are all doubts for the Scotland clash.

# ireland - Sunday 3 February, 2019

From The42 Analysis: England's kicking class outsmarts Schmidt's Ireland Kicking

Analysis: England's kicking class outsmarts Schmidt's Ireland

Eddie Jones’ men manipulated Ireland’s defence with their superb kicking game.

From The42 Analysis: Ireland's nightmare opening minutes set tone in Dublin defeat Setback

Analysis: Ireland's nightmare opening minutes set tone in Dublin defeat

Joe Schmidt’s men were sluggish from the off as England struck powerfully and intelligently.

From The42 'Caoimhín would score 20 goals a season up front': Liverpool's Cork-born goalkeeper making strides at Anfield Cork Born And Bred This post contains videos

'Caoimhín would score 20 goals a season up front': Liverpool's Cork-born goalkeeper making strides at Anfield

Liverpool goalkeeper Caoimhín Kelleher is aiming to become the first Irishman since 2008 to play for the Reds.

From The42 Another false start a cause for concern with World Cup on the horizon Caught Cold

Another false start a cause for concern with World Cup on the horizon

Joe Schmidt admits it is a frustration to see his side stutter first game out again.

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