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“It Won Us The Game” Johnny Sexton Hails Conor Murray Performance

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Sean McMahon reporting from the Aviva Stadium.  For the second week in a row, Johnny Sexton led his Ireland side to victory with a 24-14 bonus-point win over Wales in Dublin on Saturday afternoon.  It was a much-improved performance from Ireland in comparison to last weekend’s drab victory over a stubborn Scotland side. Significantly, Ireland were a lot more dangerous …

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Johnny Sexton Defends Conor Murray Amid Scrum-Half Debate

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It’s the selection debate which just doesn’t seem to go away. Andy Farrell has opted for the experienced Conor Murray ahead of John Cooney for the second week in succession.  Murray will line out against Wales on Saturday with Cooney on the bench and the subject of the Limerick scrum-half was raised once again at Thursday afternoon’s press conference at …

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John Cooney On Conor Murray Inspiration & Winding Road To The Top

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John Cooney cuts a relaxed figure as he sits in front of a packed media room alongside his rival for the Ireland nine jersey Conor Murray.  The IRFU communications department threw a curveball to the gathered media when announcing that the duo, whose selection merits have dominated the narrative in the build-up to this Six Nations championship, were those who …

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Conor Murray V John Cooney The Friendliest Of Rivalries

John Cooney

There was a collective smile among the gathered journalists at the IRFU’s High-Performance Centre in Abbotstown when it was confirmed that Conor Murray and John Cooney would be up for interview – together.  Of course, the subject of these two players and their current form has dominated newspapers and sports websites alike with many being of the opinion that Cooney …

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Doris Set For Ireland Debut As Murray Retains Place In Starting XV

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Andy Farrell has named his Ireland side ahead of Saturday’s Six Nations opener against Scotland at the Aviva Stadium. The big news stemming from Farrell’s first-ever team announcement as head coach is that Munster’s Conor Murray will continue at scrum-half alongside new captain Johnny Sexton while Caelan Doris of Leinster gets the nod at number eight in what will be …

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Carbery & Murray Return As Munster Name Team For Ulster Clash

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Joey Carbery and Conor Murray have both been named in the starting XV for Munster’s Guinness PRO14 clash with Ulster at the Kingspan Stadium (KO 7.35pm).  Carbery made his return from an ankle injury as a replacement in last Saturday’s loss to Leinster at Thomond Park but he has now been handed a start as he looks to step up …

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Conor Murray: “I’d Say He’s Looking Forward To Coming Home”

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Munster welcome Racing 92 to Thomond Park this weekend for a real heavyweight clash in the Heineken Champions Cup. The pair last met two seasons ago when the French giants overpowered Munster in the tournament semi-final en route to their final defeat by Leinster. That semi-final defeat just happened to be Simon Zebo’s last European game for the southern province …

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“I Got A Bit Of A Scare To Be Honest” – Conor Murray

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Conor Murray was one of the injury concerns coming out of Ireland’s record defeat to England at Twickenham on Saturday.  Murray and Cian Healy both left the fray earlier than expected and in the Limerick man’s case, it was getting caught on wrong side of tackling England winger Jonny May which caused the damage. May’s elbow made contact with Murray’s …

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Joe Schmidt Provides Injury Update On Sexton, Murray, Earls & Healy

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Generally, on a Tuesday of a Test match, one of Joe Schmidt’s assistant coaches would address the media.  The head coach generally only appears for media duties on team announcement day and directly after games. So it was interesting that Schmidt went against this trend in the immediate aftermath of Ireland’s record defeat to England at Twickenham on Saturday. There …

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Joe Schmidt Provides Update On Cian Healy & Conor Murray

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Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt has provided an injury update on Cian Healy and Conor Murray.  Murray suffered a knock when he attempted to tackle Jonny May in the first half of Ireland’s 57-15 defeat to England at Twickenham this afternoon. The scrum-half was removed for a HIA, which he passed, but returned for the final minutes of the first …

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Murray: Complacency May Have Played Role In Disappointing Six Nations

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Munster and Ireland scrum-half Conor Murray has admitted that complacency may have crept into the side’s performances during their disappointing Six Nations campaign. After a memorable 2018 season during which Ireland won the Grand Slam, recorded the first series win away to one of the major Southern Hemisphere teams in 39 years and beat the All Blacks in Dublin, Joe …

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Henshaw & Murray On Key Area Where Ireland Need To Improve

Murray Henshaw

Conor Murray and Robbie Henshaw have both discussed one of the areas which Ireland are keen to improve on ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.  A disappointing Six Nations campaign which saw Ireland record losses to England in Dublin and Wales in Cardiff saw them finish in third place but those two games were similar, not only in the …

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Murray Fit For Quarter-Final As Earls & Carbery Return To Training

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Munster head coach, Johann van Graan, has confirmed that Conor Murray will be available for selection for their Guinness PRO14 quarter-final against Benetton on Saturday.  The scrum-half was forced to miss their final group game against Connacht last Saturday after he picked up a neck injury during the warm-up. Van Graan revealed afterwards that his withdrawal from the matchday squad …

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D’Arcy: Carbery Won’t Be A Loss If Conor Murray Can Make His Mark

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Gordon D’Arcy believes Conor Murray will need to stamp his authority in their Heineken Champions Cup semi-final against Saracens in order to fill the void left by Joey Carbery. Carbery has been deemed as “highly unlikely” to start the game after being withdrawn during their quarter-final win over Edinburgh after 36 minutes with the hamstring injury that prematurely ended his …

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