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#Irish Rugby

# irish-rugby - Thursday 18 October, 2018

From The42 'It was like I had a little Joe Schmidt on my right shoulder yelling at me': Mike Ross on his former gaffer Man Management

'It was like I had a little Joe Schmidt on my right shoulder yelling at me': Mike Ross on his former gaffer

Former Ireland and Leinster prop Mike Ross was a guest on the latest episode of the Heineken Rugby Weekly.

# irish-rugby - Friday 5 October, 2018

From The42 'A few of the lads are calling me Spike' - Rob Kearney on his speed times, unseen fullback play and more The Blur

'A few of the lads are calling me Spike' - Rob Kearney on his speed times, unseen fullback play and more

The Leinster fullback will win his 200th Leinster cap tomorrow against Munster.

# irish-rugby - Monday 1 October, 2018

From The42 New Ireland rugby shirts launched ahead of November series Kitted Out

New Ireland rugby shirts launched ahead of November series

The alternate jersey is teal green with dark blue accents, no less.

# irish-rugby - Monday 23 July, 2018

From The42 Irish men sign off Sevens bid with impressive Challenge final win 7 Up

Irish men sign off Sevens bid with impressive Challenge final win

The win over Australia capped a successful campaign.

# irish-rugby - Friday 20 July, 2018

From The42 Ireland women's 7s dump out England to book World Cup quarter-final with Black Ferns Famous Win This post contains videos

Ireland women's 7s dump out England to book World Cup quarter-final with Black Ferns

Ireland’s quarter-final versus the Black Ferns will be broadcast live on Eir Sport from 1:30am.

# irish-rugby - Sunday 1 July, 2018

From The42 Make it a double! Ireland complete another big weekend with second Grand Prix trophy Sevens Heaven

Make it a double! Ireland complete another big weekend with second Grand Prix trophy

A big victory over Germany seals more silverware for Ireland in Paris.

# irish-rugby - Saturday 30 June, 2018

From The42 Samoa put one foot in Ireland's World Cup pool by snapping two-year losing streak German Inefficiency

Samoa put one foot in Ireland's World Cup pool by snapping two-year losing streak

The Samoans were far too strong for Germany in the first leg of their play-off in Apia earlier today.

# irish-rugby - Monday 25 June, 2018

From The Daily Edge The Ballsbridge pub owned by Irish rugby players was flooded with beer after a tank burst Irish Rugby

The Ballsbridge pub owned by Irish rugby players was flooded with beer after a tank burst

Jamie Heaslip called it “an accidental foam party”.

# irish-rugby - Saturday 23 June, 2018

From The42 The Rugby Show: Reaction from Sydney as Ireland seal landmark series win Men At Work

The Rugby Show: Reaction from Sydney as Ireland seal landmark series win

Murray Kinsella witnessed Joe Schmidt’s side complete a hugely-successful season earlier.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

From The42 Nucifora wary of provincial 'parochialism' as Irish rugby looks to move forward State Of The Nation

Nucifora wary of provincial 'parochialism' as Irish rugby looks to move forward

The IRFU’s performance director sat down for a briefing with the Irish rugby media in Sydney yesterday.

# irish-rugby - Sunday 29 April, 2018

From The42 Family and team-mates pay touching tributes to retiring Donncha O'Callaghan Legend This post contains videos

# irish-rugby - Thursday 26 April, 2018

From The42 'Hopefully I’ll be remembered for being a good rugby player but I’d rather be a great dad' Letting It Go

'Hopefully I’ll be remembered for being a good rugby player but I’d rather be a great dad'

After 20 years as a professional, Donncha O’Callaghan will play his final game this weekend.

# irish-rugby - Sunday 18 March, 2018

From The42 It's safe to say that drinks were on Brian O'Driscoll after yesterday's Grand Slam win BOD

It's safe to say that drinks were on Brian O'Driscoll after yesterday's Grand Slam win

He won a handy €500 from a bet he put on for yesterday’s Grand Slam.

From The Daily Edge It's safe to say that drinks were on Brian O'Driscoll after yesterday's Grand Slam win BOD

It's safe to say that drinks were on Brian O'Driscoll after yesterday's Grand Slam win

He won a handy €500 from a bet he put on for yesterday’s Grand Slam.

# irish-rugby - Saturday 17 March, 2018

From The42 Aer Lingus had a nice surprise for Irish rugby fans heading over for the big match Grand Slam Saturday

Aer Lingus had a nice surprise for Irish rugby fans heading over for the big match

You’d hate to be an England fan heading home on this flight.

From The Daily Edge Aer Lingus had a nice surprise for Irish rugby fans heading over for the big match Irish Rugby

Aer Lingus had a nice surprise for Irish rugby fans heading over for the big match

You’d hate to be an England fan heading home on this flight.

# irish-rugby - Friday 16 February, 2018

From The42 Lansdowne aim to return to form while revenge for Ballynahinch will keep them in top spot AIL Preview

# irish-rugby - Saturday 3 February, 2018

From The42 Player ratings: How Ireland fared in a late, late victory at the Stade de France Assessment

# irish-rugby - Friday 26 January, 2018

From The42 Cookies aiming to make amends at Clontarf and all of the weekend's AIL previews AIL

Cookies aiming to make amends at Clontarf and all of the weekend's AIL previews

All of your Division 1A and 1B previews are right here.

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

From The42 Policy for proven dopers to be reviewed after Grobler signing - IRFU chief Browne Drugs In Sport

Policy for proven dopers to be reviewed after Grobler signing - IRFU chief Browne

”Are we going to bring in drug cheats?’ The answer is: I don’t think we are.”

# irish-rugby - Monday 1 January, 2018

From The42 The return of points difference and your ridiculously early men's Six Nations predictions Home Advantage

The return of points difference and your ridiculously early men's Six Nations predictions

A three-way tie at the top? It’s far from impossible. Here are three things we think you’re likely to see in this year’s Six Nations.

# irish-rugby - Friday 1 December, 2017

From The42 Want to make more great Irish sporting moments? Look at Leinster rugby for clues Blue Bloods

Want to make more great Irish sporting moments? Look at Leinster rugby for clues

The systemic success in Donnybrook is something to be admired, writes Tommy Martin.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

From The42 Andy Farrell provides 'training support' to Munster as Van Graan settles in Helping Hand

Andy Farrell provides 'training support' to Munster as Van Graan settles in

With Jacques Nienaber having left for South Africa with Rassie Erasmus, Munster are still a tad short on the coaching front.

# irish-rugby - Saturday 25 November, 2017

From The42 Schmidt: 'Stockdale showed some impressive aspects but was a bit hesitant defensively at times' Mixed Bag

Schmidt: 'Stockdale showed some impressive aspects but was a bit hesitant defensively at times'

Two-try Jacob Stockdale won’t be getting ahead of himself on Joe Schmidt’s watch.

From The42 Here's how we rated Ireland's players as they dominated Argentina at the Aviva Argie Bargy

Here's how we rated Ireland's players as they dominated Argentina at the Aviva

Jacob Stockdale dotted down twice while Rob Kearney also stood out for the hosts.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

From The42 'He just started taking charge in Japan. Everyone listened. It looked like he flourished on that' Healing Process

'He just started taking charge in Japan. Everyone listened. It looked like he flourished on that'

Greg Feek attributes Cian Healy’s resurgence purely to the player himself, but suggests it hasn’t all come down to weight loss.

From The42 'There will be clips of that game that we played two years ago. It's tough viewing' Don't Cry For Me

'There will be clips of that game that we played two years ago. It's tough viewing'

Rob Kearney admits Ireland’s final November Test takes on added significance given their World Cup disappointment, but insists ‘revenge’ isn’t on the cards.

From The42 'I remember driving out and saying to myself, 'this is probably the last time I'll play for Ireland'' Fun But Not Funny

'I remember driving out and saying to myself, 'this is probably the last time I'll play for Ireland''

Ian Keatley is a happy man, and it’s showing on the pitch.

# irish-rugby - Sunday 19 November, 2017

From The42 'I hear my name. 'Woah, I'm in.' But it was only at training I realised I was starting over Tony Ward' The Decision

'I hear my name. 'Woah, I'm in.' But it was only at training I realised I was starting over Tony Ward'

Ollie Campbell recalls the 1979 decision which bumped the Pope’s visit to Ireland into second spot on The Irish Press’ front page.

# irish-rugby - Monday 13 November, 2017

From The42 'I couldn't get my head around it: 'Why are we having this debate now? What did Aki do differently?'' Nonsense

'I couldn't get my head around it: 'Why are we having this debate now? What did Aki do differently?''

Eddie O’Sullivan believes the fawning reaction to Aki’s debut was an overcompensation, but was impressed nonetheless.

# irish-rugby - Friday 10 November, 2017

From The42 Lansdowne face battle in Clontarf to remain top and all of the weekend's AIL previews Derby Weekend

Lansdowne face battle in Clontarf to remain top and all of the weekend's AIL previews

There’s a Limerick derby in Dooradoyle while fourth-place Con face a tricky trip to Athlone.

# irish-rugby - Sunday 22 October, 2017

From The42 Belvo continue free-scoring form as Highfield battle back to share spoils in Galway Women's Ail

Belvo continue free-scoring form as Highfield battle back to share spoils in Galway

A round-up of this weekend’s action in the Women’s All-Ireland League.

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

From The42 'Most guys get the shit kicked out of them': IRFU welfare system now more valuable than ever Attrition

'Most guys get the shit kicked out of them': IRFU welfare system now more valuable than ever

David Nucifora is ready for a busy autumn of negotiating player contracts, but the in-built player management programme is a trump card to keep players with Irish provinces.

# irish-rugby - Thursday 7 September, 2017

From The42 O'Driscoll: 'ROG has to be careful about how quickly he finds himself back in his dream role' ROG And Rachel

O'Driscoll: 'ROG has to be careful about how quickly he finds himself back in his dream role'

Brian O’Driscoll isn’t impressed by how Munster have dealt with Erasmus’ departure.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 29 August, 2017

From The42 Nora Stapleton the latest player to wave goodbye after illustrious Irish rugby career CALLING IT A DAY

Nora Stapleton the latest player to wave goodbye after illustrious Irish rugby career

With several other players retiring and coach Tom Tierney resigning, it’s quite the transitional period for the women’s team.

# irish-rugby - Monday 28 August, 2017

From The42 Former Leinster, Ireland and Lions great Willie Duggan passes away RIP

Former Leinster, Ireland and Lions great Willie Duggan passes away

The Kilkenny native was capped 41 times by his country before retiring in 1984.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 22 August, 2017

First taste of life in the Ireland squad for Bleyendaal and Aki

The Kiwi pair, who’ll soon be eligible to represent Ireland, were at Carton House yesterday.

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

From The42 Lyons and Cronin start as Ireland make six changes for pool decider with France Bring It

Lyons and Cronin start as Ireland make six changes for pool decider with France

Claire Molloy captains the side but returns to openside flanker to make room for Paula Fitzpatrick.

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

From The42 As it happened: Ireland make seriously hard work of Australia but open WRWC with win BringIt

As it happened: Ireland make seriously hard work of Australia but open WRWC with win

Ireland face Australia in their opening fixture at the Women’s Rugby World Cup on home soil. Follow us for updates.

# irish-rugby - Thursday 3 August, 2017

From The42 'With the way the Irish set up, only a few guys get to play here. I'm honoured to be one of those' Ow Ya Goin

'With the way the Irish set up, only a few guys get to play here. I'm honoured to be one of those'

Wallaby Scott Fardy has given his first interview since arriving at Leinster from the Brumbies.