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#Irish Rugby

# irish-rugby - Thursday 3 August, 2017

From The42 Connacht sign Australian underage international fly-half from the Waratahs Lineage

Connacht sign Australian underage international fly-half from the Waratahs

He follows in the footsteps of a two-cap Ireland international who arrived from OZ 20 years ago.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

From The42 Former Connacht star leaves Harlequins to become player coach of Wicklow RFC Greener Pastures

Former Connacht star leaves Harlequins to become player coach of Wicklow RFC

He’ll be joined by a fellow Kiwi as his backs coach, as Wicklow recruit big names following promotion to Leinster Division 1A.

# irish-rugby - Saturday 1 July, 2017

From The42 'It doesn't take a lot to get that kid going': Jamie Heaslip sheds light on Seán O'Brien's resurgence Heavy Artillery

'It doesn't take a lot to get that kid going': Jamie Heaslip sheds light on Seán O'Brien's resurgence

Heaslip suggested the Lions players would head out tonight, “but they won’t be going OUT out.”

# irish-rugby - Saturday 10 June, 2017

From The42 'It reminds me what's good about Irish rugby' - ROG reflects on 'incredible week' ROG ON TOUR

'It reminds me what's good about Irish rugby' - ROG reflects on 'incredible week'

Ronan O’Gara’s been part of Joe Schmidt’s coaching staff.

# irish-rugby - Monday 22 May, 2017

From The42 Quinn Roux drafted in for Ireland's summer tour The Mighty Quinn

Quinn Roux drafted in for Ireland's summer tour

The South African-born lock has been added to Joe Schmidt’s squad for the games against USA and Japan.

# irish-rugby - Thursday 2 March, 2017

From The42 We'll Leave It There So: Familiar faces return for Ireland, Clarke's retirement and today's sport Thursday

We'll Leave It There So: Familiar faces return for Ireland, Clarke's retirement and today's sport

Elsewhere, big news for Irish boxing fans and Paul McGinley offers up some interesting comments on Rory McIlroy’s latest controversy

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

From The42 Analysis: Ireland's scrum came good in the end after a very messy start Scrum Analysis

Analysis: Ireland's scrum came good in the end after a very messy start

McGrath and Slimani’s tussle must have been a nightmare to referee.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

From The42 We'll Leave It There So: Sexton fit for France, PieGate ends in tears and all today's sport Tuesday

We'll Leave It There So: Sexton fit for France, PieGate ends in tears and all today's sport

Elsewhere, a new role for Damien Duff while Dan Carter’s drink-driving has cost dearly.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

From The42 Munster and Top 14-linked Ben Smith commits to Highlanders 2020 Vision

Munster and Top 14-linked Ben Smith commits to Highlanders

The 30-year-old All Black will stay with his native region beyond the next World Cup.

# irish-rugby - Saturday 4 February, 2017

From The42 Struggling Terenure shock champions, Cookies beat Garryowen and more from last night's UBL Friday Night Lights

Struggling Terenure shock champions, Cookies beat Garryowen and more from last night's UBL

The four Division 1A matches last night were played in tough conditions, but still provided plenty of scores.

# irish-rugby - Friday 3 February, 2017

From The42 'Right now it's too easy for players to come in and get capped - and it shouldn't be easy for them' Class Of 95

'Right now it's too easy for players to come in and get capped - and it shouldn't be easy for them'

Issues of identity have always permeated Irish sport but professionalism has led to a desperate need to find an edge in rugby.

# irish-rugby - Thursday 2 February, 2017

From The42 'I went to my father's shed, put my foot in a vice and cut off my cast with a hacksaw to go train' Class Of 95

'I went to my father's shed, put my foot in a vice and cut off my cast with a hacksaw to go train'

David Corkery was voted as Ireland’s Player of the Tournament at the 1995 World Cup but professional rugby proved an unforgiving environment for the Corkman.

From The42 We'll Leave It There So: Schmidt names team, a Wexford ice-hockey player and today's sport Thursday

We'll Leave It There So: Schmidt names team, a Wexford ice-hockey player and today's sport

Elsewhere, another big night ahead for Katie Taylor and Gavan Hennigan completes incredible solo row across the Atlantic.

From The42 Professional power has put the squeeze on Ireland's once-vibrant club rugby scene Stuck In The Middle

Professional power has put the squeeze on Ireland's once-vibrant club rugby scene

“The top of the game is very strong, but the bit in the middle, the clubs, are struggling badly.”

# irish-rugby - Monday 30 January, 2017

From The42 'There's more to life than rugby': What happens when a player is forced to retire Class Of 95

'There's more to life than rugby': What happens when a player is forced to retire

Modern professionals receive a lot of personal development support from IRUPA, but there are natural challenges that always need hurdling.

# irish-rugby - Friday 23 December, 2016

From The42 In pics: 9 significant moments from the Irish rugby year Rugby Memories

In pics: 9 significant moments from the Irish rugby year

A review of the year that was in Irish rugby.

# irish-rugby - Friday 16 December, 2016

From The42 We'll Leave It There So: Ireland's greatest sporting moment of 2016 and all today's sport Friday

We'll Leave It There So: Ireland's greatest sporting moment of 2016 and all today's sport

Elsewhere, the FAI puts some distance between itself & recommended rebranding ideas while Robbie Keane is a Real Housewife.

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

From The42 Ireland Women hand out 2 debuts for the visit of Canada November Series

Ireland Women hand out 2 debuts for the visit of Canada

Head coach Tom Tierney has shuffled the pack for Saturday’s game in Belfield.

# irish-rugby - Friday 7 October, 2016

From The42 QUIZ: Win A Trip To Chicago To See Ireland Finally Beat The All Blacks (Hopefully) Facing History

QUIZ: Win A Trip To Chicago To See Ireland Finally Beat The All Blacks (Hopefully)

Come face the haka with us in the Windy City.

# irish-rugby - Thursday 22 September, 2016

From The42 Ireland have released their new alternative jersey... and it's purple Canterbury Fails

Ireland have released their new alternative jersey... and it's purple

The international teams will wear it as part of their change kit for 2016/17.

# irish-rugby - Sunday 19 June, 2016

From The42 Heartbreak for Ireland as Olympic dream shattered after defeat to Spain Rio 2016

Heartbreak for Ireland as Olympic dream shattered after defeat to Spain

Anthony Eddy’s men fell at the quarter-final hurdle this morning.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 14 June, 2016

From The42 The42 Rugby Show: Stander's red, playmaking Marshall and Ireland without Sexton Tactics This post contains videos

The42 Rugby Show: Stander's red, playmaking Marshall and Ireland without Sexton

Johne Murphy joined Murray Kinsella to look back on an historic weekend for Irish rugby.

# irish-rugby - Thursday 21 April, 2016

From The42 Fiona Coghlan on building a team: 'If you’re not there for the right reasons, you won’t last' Leader

Fiona Coghlan on building a team: 'If you’re not there for the right reasons, you won’t last'

“It’s about getting to know people and what they can offer, not just on the pitch but off it as well.”

# irish-rugby - Thursday 14 April, 2016

From The42 'I love my country but I'll see where my life takes me': Conor O'Shea on seeking opportunities outside of Ireland The Italian Job

'I love my country but I'll see where my life takes me': Conor O'Shea on seeking opportunities outside of Ireland

The former Ireland fullback on taking over as Azzurri boss and the prospect of facing his homeland in Rome next year.

# irish-rugby - Saturday 9 April, 2016

From The Daily Edge A girl asked Conor Murray to her debs on Twitter, and he let her down in the nicest way Debs

# irish-rugby - Monday 28 March, 2016

'It brought out a lot of feelings in me - ones that I had put away for a long time'

Fuelled by anger and frustration after yet another injury, Munster’s Cathal Sheridan slipped into a dark place and found it hard to get out.

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 23 March, 2016

From The42 'A wonderful learning process from both sides' - Andy Farrell says goodbye to Munster Moving On

'A wonderful learning process from both sides' - Andy Farrell says goodbye to Munster

Ireland’s new defence coach liked what he saw in Munster.

From The42 One of the NFL's top talent coaches is joining the Irish Rugby setup Speed King

One of the NFL's top talent coaches is joining the Irish Rugby setup

Nick Winkelman is the IRFU’s new Head of Athletic Performance and Science.

# irish-rugby - Friday 11 March, 2016

From The42 We'll Leave It There So: Aussie set for Irish debut, O'Neill believes in youth and all today's sport Friday

We'll Leave It There So: Aussie set for Irish debut, O'Neill believes in youth and all today's sport

Elsewhere, Rafael Benitez is back in the Premier League while the Irish cricketers are out of the T20 World Cup.

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 2 March, 2016

From The42 The42 Six Nations Show: Luke Fitzgerald joins Murray Kinsella to analyse Ireland's performance in London 6 Nations

The42 Six Nations Show: Luke Fitzgerald joins Murray Kinsella to analyse Ireland's performance in London

Things got pretty detailed around the Subbuteo table this week.

# irish-rugby - Saturday 27 February, 2016

From The42 'Don't lose faith' - Joe Schmidt calls for time to rebuild after Twickenham defeat

'Don't lose faith' - Joe Schmidt calls for time to rebuild after Twickenham defeat

Ireland are in a transitional period, according to the head coach.

# irish-rugby - Friday 12 February, 2016

Open thread: What's your pre-match lucky charm?

Got any lucky pants hiding in a drawer? Tell us everything…

# irish-rugby - Thursday 11 February, 2016

6 ways to turn any major sporting event into a deadly Irish party

Olé, olé, olé. olé, olé…

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 9 February, 2016

From The42 10 reasons Irish fans are the best in the world Home Advantage

10 reasons Irish fans are the best in the world

We know how to make ourselves feel right at home.

Paul O'Connell will have an autobiography out for Christmas

Alan English is working with former Ireland star.

# irish-rugby - Thursday 17 December, 2015

From The42 Why Paul O'Connell deserves to be named RTÉ Sports Person of the Year King Poc

Why Paul O'Connell deserves to be named RTÉ Sports Person of the Year

Until the veteran lock tore the hamstring off the bone for his country, Ireland was having an incredibly good 2015.

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 11 November, 2015

From The42 Simon Zebo and Paddy Jackson are back with another epic lip-sync rap video Ball So Hard

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 10 November, 2015

From The Daily Edge These two Irish rugby players just pulled off an epic lip sync video Ball So Hard

These two Irish rugby players just pulled off an epic lip sync video

Simon Zebo and Paddy Jackson – rap heroes.

# irish-rugby - Friday 30 October, 2015

From The42 ‘It’s better to switch off from it completely’ – World Cup now at the back of Iain Henderson’s mind The Big Strong Man

‘It’s better to switch off from it completely’ – World Cup now at the back of Iain Henderson’s mind

Henderson says he still hasn’t watched back the full game of Ireland’s World Cup exit.

# irish-rugby - Monday 19 October, 2015

From The Daily Edge Daniel O'Donnell leaving Strictly was the final straw for Irish people yesterday Stop The Hurting

Daniel O'Donnell leaving Strictly was the final straw for Irish people yesterday

The third Sunday in October will henceforth be known as Black Sunday.