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Dublin: 13 °C Wednesday 23 April, 2014

Ireland

# ireland-rugby - Today’s News

JJ Hanrahan, Rob Kearney and Jonny Sexton up for 2014 Try of the Year Best Tries This post contains a poll

JJ Hanrahan, Rob Kearney and Jonny Sexton up for 2014 Try of the Year

We have video clips of the three scores and want to know which one you think is best.

# ireland-rugby - Yesterday’s News

O’Mahony, Trimble and Toner nominated for Irish players’ Player of the Year Awards Season This post contains a poll

O’Mahony, Trimble and Toner nominated for Irish players’ Player of the Year

The trio will discover who their peers have voted for on 7 May.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 17 April, 2014

IRFU: ‘Absolutely no point’ in forcing Henshaw to switch provinces

IRFU focused on players’ “best interests in terms of getting to progress to with the national team.”

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Varadkar: Ireland has 50/50 chance of staging World Cup but South Africa a threat

The Sports Minister was speaking about the 2023 competition on Off The Ball.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 28 March, 2014

Former Ireland U20 captain Niall Annett: Why I decided to leave Ulster

The 22-year-old hooker will move to Worcester Warriors in the summer after finding himself third choice with his home province.

Luke Marshall admits he thought ‘this could be it’ after latest concussion

The Ulster and Ireland centre has taken four heavy blows in the past year but says he is ready to finish out the season.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

15 moments of magic from birthday boy Rob Kearney

The Cooley native turns 28 today. Plenty of time for more derring-do feats of counter-attacking brilliance from the Ireland fullback.

Connacht prop Brett Wilkinson forced to retire after ‘serious neck injury’

The South African born forward played with Ireland Wolfhounds and toured to New Zealand with the senior squad in 2012.

# ireland-rugby - Monday 24 March, 2014

O’Driscoll ‘excited’ about facing Munster, possibly for the final time

Leinster forwards coach Jono Gibbes says the outside centre is happy to get back to provincial basics.

# ireland-rugby - Sunday 23 March, 2014

Flavin: Irish players will be fighting each other to get on the plane to Argentina

The former Connacht and Ireland Wolfhounds hooker believes Joe Schmidt will tour with a strong squad this summer.

# ireland-rugby - Saturday 22 March, 2014

This is the Ireland squad we would pick if the World Cup was starting next week

We are 18 months away from the showpiece tournament and nailing our flag to the mast way too soon.

Ireland’s incredible journey from Roman ruins to Six Nations champions

Joe Schmidt took over a side that had fallen to their lowest world ranking spot and turned them into Europe-beaters.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 21 March, 2014

Fitzgerald makes winning difference after missing out on Six Nations glory

The Leinster winger admitted he was happy, yet personally frustrated, to watch Ireland’s success from afar.

Teenager reunites Jordi Murphy with his lost Six Nations medal

The Leinster and Ireland flanker gave young Stephen Murphy his hoodie but forgot to remove its precious, medal-shaped cargo.

Mike Brown edges out Brian O’Driscoll for 6 Nations best player award

The Harlequins fullback was simply unstoppable for the duration of the tournament.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 20 March, 2014

Irish heroes bring Six Nations trophy to charity game in aid of paralysed player

Rob Kearney, Fergus McFadden, Ian Madigan and Jordi Murphy were in attendance at the Unite 4 Jack fundraiser at Donnybrook.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

All about Joe Schmidt’s ‘Killer drill’ and the tactics that delivered a Six Nations

Trevor Hogan, speaking on Off The Ball last night, gave an insight into a training ground technique that directly led to two Irish tries.

Paris heroics just reward for Andrew Trimble’s nine-year journey of discovery

The Ulster winger will take some shifting from Joe Schmidt’s starting XV after a superb Six Nations.

Opinion: Ireland’s unsung heroes hit right note to deliver Six Nations title

The Whiff of Cordite gang pay tribute to the squad players that saw Ireland over the line in Paris.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

‘Christ, here we go again’: Rob Kearney on the nervous TMO wait in Paris

The Irish fullback was convinced Damien Chouly’s late score would be allowed.

Jared Payne ‘definitely another guy in the frame’ to replace BOD

The Ulster back is expected to sign up for the Irish cause ahead of the Autumn internationals.

Ferris, Ryan and Bowe in Schmidt’s thoughts as World Cup planning begins

The Ireland coach pointed out that he has just 10 games to get his Six Nations champions ready for next year’s rugby showcase.

Hilarious video of Irish rugby fans going buck wild after Jonny Sexton try

The lads were so ecstatic, they even lapsed into passionate slow-mo.

Ireland will face Romania at Wembley Stadium in the Rugby World Cup

While Joe Schmidt’s men were winning the Six Nations, rugby’s 17th best side were losing to Georgia in Tbilisi.

Joe Schmidt: ‘It would be great to have Jonny Sexton back in the country’

The Ireland coach feels an imminent return for the out-half is unlikely, however.

Peter Stringer signs 1-year contract extension with Bath

The former Munster scrum half will stay in England for another season.

Connacht Academy manager backs Henshaw and Marmion for international stardom

Nigel Carolan believes the young backs have all the necessary tools to shine for Ireland, sooner rather than later.

# ireland-rugby - Monday 17 March, 2014

All Blacks pay tribute to ‘Irish rugby legend’ Brian O’Driscoll

New Zealand out-half Dan Carter also had kind words for the outside centre.

Cian Healy’s selfie celebration craze is sweeping the GAA

Joe Canning and Eamon Fennell tweeted out superb pictures from Croke Park and even The Gooch is getting swept up.

Jonny Sexton dismisses reports of a summer return to Leinster

It may cost the IRFU up to €700,000 to compensate Racing Métro for the out-half’s services.

O’Driscoll makes Player of Six Nations shortlist but no room for O’Mahony

Voting is now open for the player of the tournament accolade.

# ireland-rugby - Sunday 16 March, 2014

Ireland’s Six Nations champions return home to a heroes’ welcome

Joe Schmidt’s side fly back into Dublin after their Six Nations triumph.

# ireland-rugby - Saturday 15 March, 2014

Joe Schmidt: ‘Fairytale continued right until the end for magic man O’Driscoll’

The New Zealander already has one eye on the future after claiming silverware in his first season at the international helm.

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Twitter reacts to Ireland’s dramatic Six Nations defeat of France

The Irish users on the site were united in joy after Joe Schmidt’s men won the Six Nations Championship.

Ireland clinch Six Nations championship after clinging on in Paris

Joe Schmidt’s men are top dogs after a stirring performance at Stade de France.

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As it happened: France v Ireland, Six Nations Championship decider

We went minute-by-minute as Ireland went in search of silverware in France.

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