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#Irish Rugby

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

From The42 Ireland's 5 best days against England in the Six Nations Days To Remember

Ireland's 5 best days against England in the Six Nations

A look back at some of the great Irish rugby moments from recent and not-so-recent times.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

From The42 Trimble and Briggs pick up Player of the Year gongs at rugby writers' awards We'll Always Have Paris This post contains videos

Trimble and Briggs pick up Player of the Year gongs at rugby writers' awards

Ireland Women were also recognised through awards handed to Philip Doyle and Fiona Coghlan.

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

From The Daily Edge Hilarious photos of terrified Irish rugby players in a haunted house Damnation

Hilarious photos of terrified Irish rugby players in a haunted house

The lads ‘braved’ the Damnation event in the RDS.

# irish-rugby - Sunday 28 September, 2014

From The42 Lansdowne edge Clontarf, Cork Con off the mark and the rest of this weekend's UBL rugby news Join The Club

Lansdowne edge Clontarf, Cork Con off the mark and the rest of this weekend's UBL rugby news

Meanwhile, Terenure tore Young Munster apart to move top of the Division 1A table.

# irish-rugby - Thursday 11 September, 2014

From The42 Rugby World Cup 2015 tickets go on sale tomorrow, here's what you need to know Explainer

Rugby World Cup 2015 tickets go on sale tomorrow, here's what you need to know

Answering Ireland’s call is one thing, but will you accept the charges?

# irish-rugby - Thursday 5 June, 2014

From The42 Seven things we want to see from Ireland in the Tests against Argentina Summer Tour

Seven things we want to see from Ireland in the Tests against Argentina

From options at centre to a prayer on the wing. We don’t ask for much.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

From The42 'I hang up my boots with no regrets': Stephen Ferris retires from rugby Fez

'I hang up my boots with no regrets': Stephen Ferris retires from rugby

The Ulster, Ireland and Lions flanker has played his last game at the age of 28.

# irish-rugby - Monday 19 May, 2014

From The42 Schmidt juggling player management and depth chart for Argentina Tests Dilemma

Schmidt juggling player management and depth chart for Argentina Tests

The Ireland coach has opted to rest four key players while aiming to increase competition for places.

# irish-rugby - Thursday 12 December, 2013

From The42 Opinion: Project Penney deserves more time at Munster Future Proof

Opinion: Project Penney deserves more time at Munster

‘Penney is halfway through a pretty thorough rebuilding job and is trying to establish a new playing identity around which Munster can build a sustainable future.’

# irish-rugby - Saturday 23 November, 2013

From The42 What Ulster stadiums could be considered as a RWC 2023 venue? Back The Bid

What Ulster stadiums could be considered as a RWC 2023 venue?

Fiji are gonna freak when they see Breffni Park.

# irish-rugby - Thursday 31 October, 2013

From The42 In pics: Man-bags, buggies and BOD out in force at Ireland training Carton House This post contains images

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

From The42 The cover of Rala's new book is pretty epic Guru

The cover of Rala's new book is pretty epic

Bags, balls and, of course, a boombox.

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

From The42 Simon Hick column: A whole new ball game as rugby world tears itself apart Opinion

Simon Hick column: A whole new ball game as rugby world tears itself apart

The game is facing civil war and a redrawn world map. But what next for the Irish provinces?

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 23 July, 2013

From The42 IRFU report shows 74% decrease in international squad drug testing Anti-doping

IRFU report shows 74% decrease in international squad drug testing

However, anti-doping controls have increased at each of provincial, under 20 and academy levels of the game.

# irish-rugby - Saturday 1 June, 2013

From The42 Tommy O'Donnell ready for Ireland debut after outstanding Munster season Summer Tour

Tommy O'Donnell ready for Ireland debut after outstanding Munster season

The flanker is hoping to start against the US Eagles next Saturday after impressing for his province.

# irish-rugby - Friday 31 May, 2013

From The42 'We'd love to see him stick around' - Henry urges Ferris to fight on Hard Ball

'We'd love to see him stick around' - Henry urges Ferris to fight on

The emergence of young blindsides Iain Henderson and Peter O’Mahony may see the IRFU balk at his contract demands.

# irish-rugby - Thursday 30 May, 2013

From The42 Mike McCarthy: Paulie's leadership will be massive for Lions Home Thoughts

Mike McCarthy: Paulie's leadership will be massive for Lions

The Munster talisman deserves to lead out the tourists, says McCarthy.

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 29 May, 2013

From The42 Ireland captain Peter O’Mahony eager to ‘shut up, get out and do it’ Silent But Deadly

Ireland captain Peter O’Mahony eager to ‘shut up, get out and do it’

The 23-year-old Munster forward will let his rugby do the talking against the USA and Canada this summer.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 28 May, 2013

From The42 Rugbaí Beo: TG4 to broadcast Ireland's summer tour in the wee small hours Irish Rugby

Rugbaí Beo: TG4 to broadcast Ireland's summer tour in the wee small hours

How do you say ‘blood the young lad, Les’ as gaeilge?

# irish-rugby - Thursday 23 May, 2013

From The42 US Rugby invites Irish fans to take part in epic tailgating contest Medium Rare This post contains videos

US Rugby invites Irish fans to take part in epic tailgating contest

Southern Comfort are giving out prizes to the supporters that set up the best pre-match party.

# irish-rugby - Monday 29 April, 2013

From The42 Isa Nacewa: Schmidt will bind 4 provinces together About Schmidt

Isa Nacewa: Schmidt will bind 4 provinces together

Richie Murphy insists he hasn’t talked to the new Ireland boss about following him out the door at Leinster.

# irish-rugby - Saturday 20 April, 2013

From The42 Schmidt critical of the system, not O'Connell Irish Rugby This post contains videos

Schmidt critical of the system, not O'Connell

The Leinster coach spoke out about last week’s incident on The Late Late Show last night.

From The42 Check out this brilliant tribute to Connacht's outgoing coach Eric Elwood Irish Rugby This post contains videos

Check out this brilliant tribute to Connacht's outgoing coach Eric Elwood

Johnny O’Connor, Gavin Duffy and Tiernan O’Hallornan pay tribute to the man who is soon to be replaced by Pat Lam.

# irish-rugby - Friday 19 April, 2013

From The42 Brian O'Driscoll thinks Henry Shefflin is Ireland's greatest ever athlete BOD This post contains videos

Brian O'Driscoll thinks Henry Shefflin is Ireland's greatest ever athlete

And 5 other things we learned from his latest Lions Q and A.

# irish-rugby - Monday 15 April, 2013

From The42 Joe Schmidt open to hearing what IRFU have to say on vacant Ireland job IRFU

Joe Schmidt open to hearing what IRFU have to say on vacant Ireland job

The Leinster chief hinted he’s interested in talking to Irish rugby chiefs.

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 3 April, 2013

From The42 'I've had mixed times with him' -- Ronan O'Gara's typically frank farewell to old boss 'Deccie' ROG This post contains videos

'I've had mixed times with him' -- Ronan O'Gara's typically frank farewell to old boss 'Deccie'

“I was omitted from the squad a couple of weeks ago and that’s really, really disappointing,” said O’Gara in Cork today.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 2 April, 2013

From The42 Opinion: '09 will never be forgotten, but it's about time we moved on Now What?

Opinion: '09 will never be forgotten, but it's about time we moved on

The sacking of Declan Kidney paves the way for the IRFU to restructure its coaching hierarchy.

From The42 Highs and lows: 11 games that defined Declan Kidney’s Ireland The End This post contains videos

Highs and lows: 11 games that defined Declan Kidney’s Ireland

From the heady days of 2009 to this year’s turgid campaign, Kidney’s term in charge of Ireland has been a rollercoaster ride.

From The42 Poll: Who should replace Declan Kidney as Ireland coach? Vox Pop This post contains a poll

Poll: Who should replace Declan Kidney as Ireland coach?

As the IRFU announce their decision to part company with Kidney, we ask who you think should replace him.

From The42 In pictures: Declan Kidney's tenure as Ireland coach The Deccie Years This post contains images

In pictures: Declan Kidney's tenure as Ireland coach

We’ll always have Cardiff.

# irish-rugby - Friday 22 March, 2013

From The42 Ireland's Grand Slam-winning women were on the Late Late while we were all watching the football Grand Slam

# irish-rugby - Thursday 21 March, 2013

From The42 I didn’t wake up on Sunday, see them lose and capitalise on that – McKenzie on Ireland Job Hunter

I didn’t wake up on Sunday, see them lose and capitalise on that – McKenzie on Ireland

The Australian revealed in a newspaper column, however, that he hopes to be in a new coaching job by August.

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 20 March, 2013

From The42 Declan Kidney's Pros and Cons list ahead of crunch IRFU meeting Under Review

Declan Kidney's Pros and Cons list ahead of crunch IRFU meeting

After almost five years at the helm, the Cork native may have coached his last Ireland game.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 19 March, 2013

From The42 Healy and O'Brien may be Ireland's only Lions starters - Shane Byrne Column

Healy and O'Brien may be Ireland's only Lions starters - Shane Byrne

The former Ireland and Lions hooker believes Jamie Heaslip is in for a nervy time ahead of Warren Gatland’s squad selection.

From The42 Curse of the O2 Irish Rugby advert Jinxed

Curse of the O2 Irish Rugby advert

Every Ireland player featured in the mobile phone company’s advertisement met with adversity in the Six Nations.

# irish-rugby - Monday 18 March, 2013

From The42 O'Driscoll and Murray on 6 Nations Player of the Championship shortlist Nominated

O'Driscoll and Murray on 6 Nations Player of the Championship shortlist

There are four Welshmen [champions] and four players from France [sixth] included.

From The42 Troubles mount for Irish rugby as Jackson and Gilroy need jump-start Jackson Drive

Troubles mount for Irish rugby as Jackson and Gilroy need jump-start

“You’ve got to be starting something”

From The42 Ireland's injured XV: A line-up of woe and 6 Nations disasters Wounded Troops

Ireland's injured XV: A line-up of woe and 6 Nations disasters

18 Irish players that have been knocked by injury or suspensions.

# irish-rugby - Sunday 17 March, 2013

From The42 The 8 signs you’re a Munster Rugby fan Lidgends This post contains videos

The 8 signs you’re a Munster Rugby fan

PJ’s, All Blacks and blagging your way into away games.

From The42 ‘Bit of a mixed bag’ – Captain Heaslip reflects on Irish capitulation Italian Lessons

‘Bit of a mixed bag’ – Captain Heaslip reflects on Irish capitulation

Ireland finished the Six Nations campaign with just one win from five matches.