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Joe Schmidt Wins Phillips Sports Manager Of The Year Award

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Joe Schmidt has capped off an amazing 2018 as Ireland head coach by winning the Philips Sports Manager of the Year award for the second time. Schmidt beat off some strong competition from coaches in other disciplines to win the award given to the top coach in Ireland each year. Other nominees included Graham Shaw, the head coach of the Irish women’s …

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Detailing Ireland’s Chequered History With Wayne Barnes

Wales v Ireland - RBS Six Nations

Writing in the Irish Times on Wednesday, Gavin Cummiskey summed up the apprehension felt by many Irish fans ahead of their side’s clash with Wales by headlining his article following Joe Schmidt’s squad announcement with “Referee the only concern as Schmidt names expected team”. Although Cummiskey’s headline raised some eyebrows, it’s fair to say that Ireland’s relationship with Wayne Barnes has been …

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Peter Stringer: The Story Of An Irish Sporting Injustice

RBS 6 Nations: Scotland v Ireland

Peter Stringer is just two appearances short of achieving a century of international caps. In a packed Lansdowne Road in February 2000, a crowd witnessed history but they didn’t know it yet. They would watch the debuts of two of Ireland’s sporting legends unfold. The 9 & 10 partnership for the ages. Peter Stringer and Ronan O’Gara. The pair did not look …

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5 Potential Candidates To Become Munster’s New Director Of Rugby

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 20: Anthony Foley, the Munster head coach looks on during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Leicester Tigers and Munster at Welford Road on December 20, 2015 in Leicester, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Munster have announced they will hire a new director of rugby. When The 42 yesterday reported that Munster were to hire a director of rugby, many fans were shocked by the development. Not only does the creation of such a position represent a new departure for Munster, it also suggests that Anthony Foley will remain at the province for another …

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Have Irish Fans Invested Too Much In The Cult Of Joe Schmidt?

France v Ireland - RBS Six Nations

Questions have been raised over Joe Schmidt’s conservative approach. Throughout Joe Schmidt’s tenure as Ireland coach, he has consistently preached two words, accuracy and execution. This message is clearly evident on the field, where Ireland aim to keep their error count as low as possible. It can also be heard off the field, when players highlight Schmidt’s demand for accuracy …

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Sports Doc Of The Week – ROG. The Ronan O’Gara Documentary

This week’s Sports documentary of the week is the wonderful and painfully honest ROG. The Ronan O’Gara documentary.  The documentary covers the final four years of O’Gara’s playing career, giving us unprecedented access to his public and private life. As well all remember, those four years were incredibly poignant for O’Gara. For the first time in his career there was …

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VIDEO: Ireland’s Top 5 Rugby Performances Against France

Ireland took on France yesterday in a game that wasn’t the most enjoyable. So here’s five victories over the French that were much better to watch.     5. 2012 6 Nations – France 17-17 Ireland The initial fixture was postponed due to a frozen pitch, so Ireland returned to Paris three weeks later to go again, easily disposing of …

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Ireland Vs South Africa – The 3 Best Performances

Considering Ireland only beat South Africa once in 16 attempts before November 2004, the three consecutive wins throughout the noughties heralded Ireland’s most successful reign over Southern hemisphere opposition. However, since then, the Springboks have got their mojo back, with back-to-back triumphs away from home. Brian Barry casts his eye back over the three victories in Dublin. Ireland 17-12 South …

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Top 10 Heineken Cup Winning Teams: No.7 Munster (2006)

At number 7 on our list of greatest Heineken Cup winners we have the people’s champions, Declan Kidney’s Munster side of 2006. In years to come, when the European Rugby Champions Cup is dominating news headlines, the Heineken Cup may come to be seen as a stepping stone to a bigger and better tournament. What will never, ever be forgotten …

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The Irish Six Nations campaign thus far

Dave Gantly, the newest member of the ‘Sport Is Everything’ team, dissects the Irish Six Nations campaign thus far and addresses the Declan Kidney ‘situation’: What a difference a few weeks can make. Coming in to the first round of the Championship, Ireland were quietly confident they could beat a Welsh team low on confidence in their own backyard. At the Millennium …

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The junkies in the stands call for Kidney’s head

When the Irish Six Nations campaign kicked off in Cardiff at the start of February, a nervous sense of excitement was in the air. After a promising November series, the Irish supporters had cause for optimism. A narrow loss against South Africa, was followed by two convincing wins over Fiji and Argentina. When the curtain came down on a relatively …

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Féasta Rugbaí ag Druidim

Tá an athbhliain buailte linn, agus tá na cluichí ceathrú-cheannais de Chorn Heineken socruithe. Níl ach brí ag baint le sin; tá Craobh na Sé Náisiún ag teacht. Tá ré nua ag druidim ar fhoireann na hÉireann ceithre bhlian ó a bhaineadar an Grand Slam amach; ceithre bhlian gan an Choróin Thriarach fiú. Is tréibhse fhada agus aimrid í sin …

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