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'Today's Irish Under 20s would be the equivalent of us when we were 25, 26'
# Young Pups
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# Young Pups

'Today's Irish Under 20s would be the equivalent of us when we were 25, 26'

Jun 25th 2021, 7:00 AM 8,199 Views 4 Comments

Denis Leamy has been blown away by the standard of professionalism in Ireland’s Under 20s side.

O'Driscoll and Quinlan on analysis as Newstalk secure radio rights for Lions Test Series
# OTB Sports
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# OTB Sports

O'Driscoll and Quinlan on analysis as Newstalk secure radio rights for Lions Test Series

Jun 22nd 2021, 3:54 PM 5,904 Views 3 Comments

The coverage begins with this weekend’s warm-up game against Japan at Murrayfield.

'Get him one-on-one with anybody and he would cause serious headaches'
# Pace To Burn
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# Pace To Burn

'Get him one-on-one with anybody and he would cause serious headaches'

Updated May 27th 2021, 10:01 PM 31,548 Views 14 Comments

Denis Hickie was a key man for Leinster and Ireland before bowing out of the game at the age of 31.

'She has this rawness to her... Imagine where she could get to in even four or five years'
# BOD
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# BOD

'She has this rawness to her... Imagine where she could get to in even four or five years'

Apr 17th 2021, 8:25 AM 10,271 Views 10 Comments

Brian O’Driscoll reflects on Ireland’s performance against Wales and looks ahead to the challenge that France will pose.

'She has this rawness to her... Imagine where she could get to in even four or five years'
# Brian O'Driscoll
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# Brian O'Driscoll

'She has this rawness to her... Imagine where she could get to in even four or five years'

Apr 16th 2021, 5:05 PM 454 Views 0 Comments

Brian O’Driscoll reflects on Ireland’s performance against Wales and looks ahead to the challenge that France will pose.

From gym salesman to Champions Cup star - rugby's Rocky story
# Cult Hero
From The42
# Cult Hero

From gym salesman to Champions Cup star - rugby's Rocky story

Mar 7th 2021, 10:09 AM 40,674 Views 11 Comments

Darragh Fanning went from selling gym equipment to getting called up by Joe Schmidt’s Ireland in a whirlwind year.

'His arrival into Irish rugby was like Lomu's impact at the '95 World Cup'
# Paddy Johns
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# Paddy Johns

'His arrival into Irish rugby was like Lomu's impact at the '95 World Cup'

Nov 21st 2020, 8:00 AM 40,201 Views 10 Comments

Remembering a famous win over England, seeing Brian O’Driscoll emerge as a star, Paddy Johns was a shining light in Irish rugby’s darkest decade.

'Conor Murray's pass is the best pass in Ireland' - Brian O'Driscoll
# 9
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# 9

'Conor Murray's pass is the best pass in Ireland' - Brian O'Driscoll

Oct 21st 2020, 6:00 AM 12,065 Views 17 Comments

The former Ireland captain believes some criticism of the scrum-half has been unwarranted.

The day George Hook claimed Joe Schmidt had lost the dressing room
# No Ordinary Joe
From The42
# No Ordinary Joe

The day George Hook claimed Joe Schmidt had lost the dressing room

Oct 10th 2020, 7:00 AM 33,928 Views 0 Comments

Ten years on since their first Pro12 trip to Treviso, Garry Doyle revisits the harrowing defeat that left questions hanging over Leinster’s newly appointed Kiwi coach.

20 for 2020: Ireland's most influential sports stars of the century
# Legends
From The42
# Legends

20 for 2020: Ireland's most influential sports stars of the century

Apr 19th 2020, 7:45 PM 48,488 Views 105 Comments

The last two decades have been memorable in Irish sport in so many different ways. We have picked our stars of the century. Now tell us what you think.

When Leinster went to Toulouse and toppled the reigning European champions
# Classic
From The42
# Classic

When Leinster went to Toulouse and toppled the reigning European champions

Apr 5th 2020, 9:05 PM 34,549 Views 31 Comments

Michael Cheika’s men delivered a stunning performance in their 2006 Heineken Cup quarter-final.

20 years on: Looking back at Brian O'Driscoll's hat-trick in Paris in 2000
# Memories
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# Memories

20 years on: Looking back at Brian O'Driscoll's hat-trick in Paris in 2000

Mar 19th 2020, 8:00 AM 29,936 Views 20 Comments

The 21-year-old centre bagged three wonderful tries in Ireland’s historic 27-25 win.

How Roy Keane left his mark on Irish rugby
# Influencer
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# Influencer

How Roy Keane left his mark on Irish rugby

Mar 5th 2020, 6:57 PM 15,434 Views 4 Comments

So many of the key players in Munster, Leinster and Ireland’s rise say Keane was their inspiration.

Brian O’Driscoll accuses England boss Eddie Jones of ‘scaremongering’
# Edgy
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# Edgy

Brian O’Driscoll accuses England boss Eddie Jones of ‘scaremongering’

Feb 18th 2020, 4:16 PM 18,076 Views 14 Comments

Mind games finally kick off this week, with BOD having a pop at Fast Eddie.

‘I’m not going to try and over-egg it, we got lucky in 2009’ – BOD opens up about Ireland’s grand slam year
# Golden Years
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# Golden Years

‘I’m not going to try and over-egg it, we got lucky in 2009’ – BOD opens up about Ireland’s grand slam year

Feb 6th 2020, 6:39 PM 11,742 Views 5 Comments

The former Irish captain outlined in an exclusive podcast with The Times of London how he was riddled with self-doubt in the run-in to that season.

Rob Kearney, BOD and some laughs: A look at the new Guinness Six Nations show on Virgin Media
# TV Watch
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# TV Watch

Rob Kearney, BOD and some laughs: A look at the new Guinness Six Nations show on Virgin Media

Jan 28th 2020, 10:48 AM 11,990 Views 0 Comments

Hosted by Muireann O’Connell, Andrew Trimble and Greg O’Shea, The Line-Out starts on Virgin Media Two this Thursday night.

O'Driscoll: Ireland need a 'thug' who will throw their weight around
# BOD
From The42
# BOD

O'Driscoll: Ireland need a 'thug' who will throw their weight around

Jan 27th 2020, 12:31 PM 48,218 Views 55 Comments

The former Ireland captain also warned it will be difficult for Andy Farrell to experiment during the Six Nations.

Bleak midweek wins, Bridgend embarrassment and how Leinster's streak was undone in '02
# Trend-Setters
From The42
# Trend-Setters

Bleak midweek wins, Bridgend embarrassment and how Leinster's streak was undone in '02

Jan 11th 2020, 8:00 AM 17,678 Views 5 Comments

Champagne rugby, served with unappetising sides.

The year that changed Irish rugby forever
# Sliding Doors
From The42
# Sliding Doors

The year that changed Irish rugby forever

Jan 6th 2020, 8:30 PM 29,014 Views 15 Comments

In the 1990s, Irish rugby was a byword for failure, but within six months of the new century a new era had dawned. Twenty years on, The42 reflects on the most important season in Irish rugby history

Joe Schmidt 'hid away' after World Cup disappointment but praises 'incredible' Irish fans
# Fields Of Athenry
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# Fields Of Athenry

Joe Schmidt 'hid away' after World Cup disappointment but praises 'incredible' Irish fans

Nov 23rd 2019, 2:37 PM 28,674 Views 57 Comments

The former Ireland head coach said the Fields of Athenry drowned out the haka at the New Zealand match last month.

O'Driscoll says there's 'no rush' with James Ryan being Ireland captain
# Leader
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# Leader

O'Driscoll says there's 'no rush' with James Ryan being Ireland captain

Oct 29th 2019, 6:15 AM 7,836 Views 37 Comments

There have been many calls for the 23-year-old to succeed the retired Rory Best.

'In the final year, Joe failed to evolve the team when he needed to' - BOD
# Reflection
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# Reflection

'In the final year, Joe failed to evolve the team when he needed to' - BOD

Oct 29th 2019, 1:01 AM 14,673 Views 26 Comments

Brian O’Driscoll wants to see Irish rugby placing a greater focus on developing passing skills.

O'Driscoll and Nacewa comments offer interesting theory on Ireland's exit
# Review
From The42
# Review

O'Driscoll and Nacewa comments offer interesting theory on Ireland's exit

Oct 24th 2019, 12:56 PM 28,480 Views 37 Comments

Both former players suggested that Leinster’s style of play had an impact on Ireland’s success.

'The mood of the whole country has shifted in 80 minutes'
# RWC2019
From The42
# RWC2019

'The mood of the whole country has shifted in 80 minutes'

Sep 28th 2019, 11:16 AM 17,357 Views 44 Comments

Brian O’Driscoll and Paul O’Connell were left speechless in the ITV studio.

O'Driscoll backs 'luxury' defensive option Henshaw to take Ireland 13 shirt
# Centre Of Attention
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# Centre Of Attention

O'Driscoll backs 'luxury' defensive option Henshaw to take Ireland 13 shirt

Sep 9th 2019, 3:02 PM 10,295 Views 12 Comments

Henshaw and Aki look to have formed a cohesive partnership as the World Cup looms.

'Poor Jacob had to try and make reads that were really difficult'
# Defence
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# Defence

'Poor Jacob had to try and make reads that were really difficult'

Aug 30th 2019, 8:02 PM 40,640 Views 46 Comments

The Ireland left wing faced criticism for his defensive decisions against England last weekend.

O'Driscoll nervous for Schmidt's Ireland after 'horror performance' in London
# Fixable
From The42
# Fixable

O'Driscoll nervous for Schmidt's Ireland after 'horror performance' in London

Aug 27th 2019, 8:51 PM 13,664 Views 21 Comments

The former Ireland captain empathised with Rory Best’s struggles last weekend.

'You've got to guarantee the ball goes down': O'Driscoll says Stockdale error was unforgivable
# Missed Opportunity
From The42
# Missed Opportunity

'You've got to guarantee the ball goes down': O'Driscoll says Stockdale error was unforgivable

Mar 30th 2019, 10:20 PM 99,568 Views 111 Comments

Jacob Stockdale passed up the opportunity to score a crucial try during Ulster’s Champions Cup defeat to Leinster on Saturday.

Ireland U20s prospect Turner looking to learn from Ringrose's example
# 13
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# 13

Ireland U20s prospect Turner looking to learn from Ringrose's example

Feb 13th 2019, 7:30 PM 11,460 Views 59 Comments

The Trinity outside centre has impressed in the opening two rounds of the Six Nations.

'Eddie Jones will be delighted that we’re not talking about his players' -- O'Driscoll
# Sideshow
From The42
# Sideshow

'Eddie Jones will be delighted that we’re not talking about his players' -- O'Driscoll

Jan 31st 2019, 1:04 PM 31,079 Views 9 Comments

Brian O’Driscoll thinks Ireland have risen above being distracted by ‘external factors’.

Brian O'Driscoll provides top-class offload analysis on Rugby Tonight
# Break It Down
From The42
# Break It Down

Brian O'Driscoll provides top-class offload analysis on Rugby Tonight

Jan 18th 2019, 6:47 PM 16,006 Views 7 Comments

The former Ireland captain was joined by Ben Kay on BT Sport.

'Johnny is an antagonistic person' - BOD on Sexton's 'confrontational' captaincy style
# Skippers
From The42
# Skippers

'Johnny is an antagonistic person' - BOD on Sexton's 'confrontational' captaincy style

Jan 3rd 2019, 1:03 PM 15,960 Views 59 Comments

O’Driscoll believes it can sometimes have a ‘negative knock-on connotation’ for the team as a whole.

'It's not football' - O'Driscoll calls for 'slide tackles' to be stamped out of rugby
# Contentious
From The42
# Contentious

'It's not football' - O'Driscoll calls for 'slide tackles' to be stamped out of rugby

Dec 17th 2018, 2:02 PM 41,737 Views 52 Comments

Munster legend Alan Quinlan also branded Castres ‘a disgrace’ after their Heineken European Champions Cup win on Saturday.

'A difene and a couple of co-codamol': O'Driscoll opens up on painkiller use in rugby
# Pain Game
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# Pain Game

'A difene and a couple of co-codamol': O'Driscoll opens up on painkiller use in rugby

Dec 6th 2018, 9:24 AM 46,863 Views 79 Comments

‘It almost became like habit where it gave me a fighting chance if I wasn’t feeling 100%.’

BOD: 'Big names could switch to sevens in pursuit of Olympic gold'
# Tokyo 2020
From The42
# Tokyo 2020

BOD: 'Big names could switch to sevens in pursuit of Olympic gold'

Nov 29th 2018, 2:52 PM 13,464 Views 18 Comments

The 2018/19 World Rugby Sevens Series gets underway in Dubai this weekend.

Christmas FM is officially back on Irish airwaves this week: here's how you can listen in
# Deck The Halls
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# Deck The Halls

Christmas FM is officially back on Irish airwaves this week: here's how you can listen in

Nov 25th 2018, 6:00 PM 45,290 Views 33 Comments

The station is back on the air from 28 November until St Stephen’s Day.

'Hopefully this really seals it, that we have put this behind us and it is settled'
# Bury The Hatchet
From The42
# Bury The Hatchet

'Hopefully this really seals it, that we have put this behind us and it is settled'

Nov 13th 2018, 8:00 AM 36,135 Views 39 Comments

13 years on from the infamous spear tackle incident, Brian O’Driscoll and Tana Umaga are reunited in Dublin.

'I'm scarred by them from 1999 and 2007. They're still a bogey team for us'
# Los Pumas
From The42
# Los Pumas

'I'm scarred by them from 1999 and 2007. They're still a bogey team for us'

Nov 9th 2018, 5:22 PM 7,521 Views 5 Comments

Brian O’Driscoll doesn’t have happy memories of coming up against Argentina.

'He doesn't need protecting': BOD defends Sexton after England coach's accusations
# Fuelling The Fire
From The42
# Fuelling The Fire

'He doesn't need protecting': BOD defends Sexton after England coach's accusations

Nov 9th 2018, 12:50 PM 39,915 Views 32 Comments

Eddie Jones has claimed the Ireland out-half receives preferential treatment from referees.

7 of the best reactions to Brian O'Driscoll's call for a Yes vote
# Bod For Yes
# Bod For Yes

7 of the best reactions to Brian O'Driscoll's call for a Yes vote

May 22nd 2018, 9:53 AM 13,273 Views 6 Comments

We’ve all been there when it comes to picking a filter.

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