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From The42 All positive as Leona Maguire stays well on course for European Tour card in Morocco Irish Eye This post contains videos

All positive as Leona Maguire stays well on course for European Tour card in Morocco

After carding 68 and 70 in the opening two rounds, the Cavan golfer’s bid is going to plan.

From The42 Ireland captain Best backs Schmidt to lead the Lions in 2021 Leading Candidate

Ireland captain Best backs Schmidt to lead the Lions in 2021

The Kiwi has been tipped to take charge of the Lions for the tour of South Africa.

From The42 Kearney to return to Leinster training this week after dead leg Pro14

Kearney to return to Leinster training this week after dead leg

The fullback missed the win over Bath with the issue, but will be assessed ahead of Saturday’s Pro14 meeting with Connacht.

From The42 Johnny Sexton named RTÉ Sportsperson of the Year SOTY

Johnny Sexton named RTÉ Sportsperson of the Year

He was integral to a record-breaking year for Leinster, as well as Ireland’s unprecedented success – including a Grand Slam and home victory over the All Blacks.

From TheJournal.ie It's the day of the 1918 General Election - Who are you voting for? Your Say This post contains a poll

It's the day of the 1918 General Election - Who are you voting for?

Irish men and women are turning out in droves to vote for the first time.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach tells Mary Lou that talking about a border poll now is 'disruptive and destructive' Brexit Shambles

Taoiseach tells Mary Lou that talking about a border poll now is 'disruptive and destructive'

The Sinn Féin leader said a “crash” no-deal Brexit moves the timeline for a border poll on a united Ireland forward.

From TheJournal.ie 'When the border was finally ripped down - hope rose and healing began. We must not go back' Opinion

'When the border was finally ripped down - hope rose and healing began. We must not go back'

‘Growing up on the Irish border during the 1970s & 1980s was akin to some Bermuda Triangle existence, where people mysteriously disappeared and to this day, were never seen again,’ writes Grace Vaughan from Monaghan.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland in a Snapshot: Shooting a music video in the Wicklow woods Column

Ireland in a Snapshot: Shooting a music video in the Wicklow woods

I was honoured to be asked to shoot a music video for artist David Rooney, best known for his unique illustrations, I didn’t realise he had a hidden talent as a singer, writes Donal Moloney.

From The42 Banners, tickets and more - John Delaney holds 'clear-the-air' talks with Irish supporter groups Clean Slate

Banners, tickets and more - John Delaney holds 'clear-the-air' talks with Irish supporter groups

There’s ‘still plenty of work to do but a real desire was shown from all to get back on track’ according to one fans group.

From TheJournal.ie Tory MP suggests using possible 'no-deal' food shortages to force Ireland to drop the backstop No Deal Brexit

Tory MP suggests using possible 'no-deal' food shortages to force Ireland to drop the backstop

Ireland would be hit hard in the event of a no-deal Brexit; a Brexiteer has argued this should be used as leverage to get a better deal.

'It is the right decision for me': Dundalk-born striker O'Connor declares for Northern Ireland

Michael O’Connor hopes to earn a call-up to Ian Baraclough’s U21 side in the near future.

From The42 On the double! Ireland skipper bags brilliant brace as Arsenal rack up big win Five-Star

On the double! Ireland skipper bags brilliant brace as Arsenal rack up big win

Katie McCabe hit a goal in either half and also popped up with an assist last night.

From TheJournal.ie Irish lecturer stabbed to death in Paris France

Irish lecturer stabbed to death in Paris

The French Minister for Higher Education confirmed that the man had been killed.

From The42 'He arrived in from Lebanon and was training two days later' Commitment

'He arrived in from Lebanon and was training two days later'

Ireland’s Defence Forces are in the Netherlands where they will aim to book a place at next year’s World Military Games.

From The42 McCarthy's Ireland to start Euro qualifiers on the road against Gibraltar Fixtures

McCarthy's Ireland to start Euro qualifiers on the road against Gibraltar

Ireland will finish their qualification campaign at home to Denmark next November.

From TheJournal.ie Frank McDonald: 'I wanted to paint a picture of Ireland in the 50s and 60s - it was a different country' Truly Frank

Frank McDonald: 'I wanted to paint a picture of Ireland in the 50s and 60s - it was a different country'

We talked to the retired journalist about writing his memoirs.

From The42 Stephen Kenny shares his experience of adoption and searching for his birth mother King Kenny

Stephen Kenny shares his experience of adoption and searching for his birth mother

The new Ireland U21 manager spoke at length to RTÉ’s Marian Finucane this morning.

From The42 Cooney, Murphy and McCloskey back in Ulster starting line-up for Cardiff clash Pro14

Cooney, Murphy and McCloskey back in Ulster starting line-up for Cardiff clash

The northern province will have six internationals back after their November exploits.

From The42 'I was only trying to add an extra zero onto Conor's contract!' Zebo

'I was only trying to add an extra zero onto Conor's contract!'

Simon Zebo is settling happily into life in Paris but still harbours hopes of playing for Ireland.

From The42 Ireland shaded by New Zealand, but progress to face Canada in quarter-final clash at Dubai 7s Survive And Advance

Ireland shaded by New Zealand, but progress to face Canada in quarter-final clash at Dubai 7s

The Black Ferns were clinical, scoring two tries either side of half-time to swing the pool decider away from Ireland.

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'An intrinsic part of Irish culture': Hurling has been granted special status by UNESCO More Than A Game

'An intrinsic part of Irish culture': Hurling has been granted special status by UNESCO

Ireland’s national sport has been recognised by the UN’s cultural body.

From The42 'It's your home country' - O'Gara hints interest in joining Ireland backroom team The Possibilities This post contains videos

'It's your home country' - O'Gara hints interest in joining Ireland backroom team

There will be an opening in the coaching staff when Andy Farrell takes over from Joe Schmidt after the World Cup.

From The42 Outstanding November tees Ireland up superbly for Schmidt's final year Clean Sweep

Outstanding November tees Ireland up superbly for Schmidt's final year

Wins over Italy, Argentina, the All Blacks and USA leave this Irish squad in an exciting place.

From The42 'His job is not done' - Schmidt motivated for the final chapters with Ireland Happy Ending

'His job is not done' - Schmidt motivated for the final chapters with Ireland

The 2019 World Cup will be Schmidt’s final hurrah as the national team head coach.

From The42 Dundalk thank Stephen Kenny 'for driving amazing success' as manager departs Oriel Park Time To Say Goodbye

Dundalk thank Stephen Kenny 'for driving amazing success' as manager departs Oriel Park

The Dubliner was appointed Ireland U21 manager and will succeed Mick McCarthy as senior boss in 2020.

From The42 'In Schmidereens', 'a great of Irish rugby' - Tributes paid as Schmidt's exit confirmed Say It Ain't So Joe

'In Schmidereens', 'a great of Irish rugby' - Tributes paid as Schmidt's exit confirmed

‘Let’s savour every moment of his last 11 months in charge of Ireland.’

From The42 Joe Schmidt to leave Ireland post-World Cup, Andy Farrell to take over CONFIRMED

Joe Schmidt to leave Ireland post-World Cup, Andy Farrell to take over

The 53-year-old New Zealander is set to step away from coaching altogether.

From The42 2018 the year when Johnny Sexton showed his permanent class POTY

2018 the year when Johnny Sexton showed his permanent class

The Ireland and Leinster out-half was crowned World Rugby Player of the Year on Sunday evening.

From The42 Johnny Sexton crowned World Rugby Player of the Year The Perfect 10

Johnny Sexton crowned World Rugby Player of the Year

What an achievement.

From The42 Ireland named 2018 World Rugby Team of the Year while Schmidt takes top coach gong On Top Of The World This post contains videos
From The42 Mick McCarthy confirmed as new Ireland manager with Stephen Kenny set to succeed him Second Coming

Mick McCarthy confirmed as new Ireland manager with Stephen Kenny set to succeed him

The former Ipswich and Sunderland boss has agreed a two-year deal with Association chiefs.

From The42 Ireland are 'up there with as good as I've ever seen,' says USA's Gold Contenders

Ireland are 'up there with as good as I've ever seen,' says USA's Gold

The Eagles boss feels Joe Schmidt’s side are one of the ‘sure favourites’ for next year’s World Cup.

From The42 'We are what we repeatedly do' - Joe Schmidt has transformed Irish rugby Decision

'We are what we repeatedly do' - Joe Schmidt has transformed Irish rugby

The Ireland head coach is set to confirm the big decision on his future tomorrow.

From The42 Conan an injury concern after 'jolt' to the shoulder in win over USA Walking Wounded

Conan an injury concern after 'jolt' to the shoulder in win over USA

Darren Sweetnam’s back and Will Addison’s HIA are also causes for concern as players return to their provinces.

From The42 Joe Schmidt strongly hints that he's leaving Ireland after the 2019 World Cup Future

Joe Schmidt strongly hints that he's leaving Ireland after the 2019 World Cup

The 53-year-old is out of contract after next year’s World Cup in Japan.

From The42 How did you rate Ireland in their big November win over the USA? Out Of 10

How did you rate Ireland in their big November win over the USA?

Who impressed you at the Aviva Stadium today?

From The42 Conway hat-trick helps Ireland to make it four wins from four this November Job Done

Conway hat-trick helps Ireland to make it four wins from four this November

The US Eagles were competitive for 40 minutes but Joe Schmidt’s side finished strongly.

From The42 Stephen Kenny set for Ireland top job from 2020 onward - Reports Top Job

Stephen Kenny set for Ireland top job from 2020 onward - Reports

The Dundalk manager looks likely to be offered the Ireland U21 position, with a view to progressing to the senior role in two years’ time.

From The42 As it happened: Ireland v USA, November Tests Liveblog This post contains a poll

As it happened: Ireland v USA, November Tests

Joe Schmidt’s side were bidding to end a momentous year with one final victory.

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