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From The42 Connacht lock Dillane happy to be firmly back in Ireland's plans Impact

Connacht lock Dillane happy to be firmly back in Ireland's plans

The 25-year-old is hoping for a fourth appearance in the championship against Wales.

From The42 Byrne returns at out-half for Ireland U20 side bidding for Grand Slam glory Flash Harry

Byrne returns at out-half for Ireland U20 side bidding for Grand Slam glory

Noel McNamara has named his side for Friday night’s showdown with Wales in Colwyn Bay.

From The42 Beirne set to start against Wales as O'Brien makes return for Ireland Big Calls

Beirne set to start against Wales as O'Brien makes return for Ireland

The Munster second row could make his Six Nations debut in Cardiff on Saturday.

From The42 Ireland's front row options improve as Kilcoyne and Ryan drive on Prop Life

Ireland's front row options improve as Kilcoyne and Ryan drive on

The Munster pair have pushed into the matchday squad again in recent weeks.

From The42 'I wasn’t panicking' - Conor Murray unfazed by debate about his Six Nations form Form

'I wasn’t panicking' - Conor Murray unfazed by debate about his Six Nations form

Ireland’s scrum-half has been ignoring the debate around his form in the Six Nations.

From The42 Big call for Schmidt to make at openside with Leavy offering 'X-factor' 7

Big call for Schmidt to make at openside with Leavy offering 'X-factor'

Sean O’Brien’s experience is tempting after Josh van der Flier was ruled out.

From The42 McGoldrick scores 12th of the season for Sheffield United as Ireland internationals draw near In Form

McGoldrick scores 12th of the season for Sheffield United as Ireland internationals draw near

The 31-year-old was named in Mick McCarthy’s provisional squad to face Gibraltar and Georgia.

From The42 'It would be nice to tick it off' - Schmidt's Ireland out to end pain in Cardiff Next Job

'It would be nice to tick it off' - Schmidt's Ireland out to end pain in Cardiff

The Ireland boss has yet to beat the Welsh in a Six Nations game at Principality Stadium.

From The42 Grand Slam-chasing Wales' 'jealousy' adds extra motive against Ireland Cardiff Chaos

Grand Slam-chasing Wales' 'jealousy' adds extra motive against Ireland

Wales boss Warren Gatland says his players are keen to settle a few scores against Ireland.

From The42 Analysis: Stander pass sends Earls in for another Schmidt set-piece strike Inside Job

Analysis: Stander pass sends Earls in for another Schmidt set-piece strike

The Munster back row delivered the scoring pass in what he called ‘a real team try.’

From The42 Schmidt to consider Ireland selection options for six-day turnaround to Cardiff XV

Schmidt to consider Ireland selection options for six-day turnaround to Cardiff

Dan Leavy or Sean O’Brien could come into the mix after an injury to Josh van der Flier.

From The42 Late lapse the chief disappointment for Schmidt Cons

Late lapse the chief disappointment for Schmidt

The head coach wasn’t concerned by the delay between Ireland’s first and second tries during a sustained period of pressure.

From The42 Rory Best: 'It’s exactly how you would plan your last home game here' Skipper

Rory Best: 'It’s exactly how you would plan your last home game here'

The captain was thrilled with how Ireland ‘attacked’ the contest.

From The42 Kearney 'a good chance' for Wales but Ireland uncertain on van der Flier Injury Update

Kearney 'a good chance' for Wales but Ireland uncertain on van der Flier

Robbie Henshaw won’t be coming back into the mix as his dead leg lingers.

From The42 'It's taken a while, but there was a bit of our rhythm back' -- Schmidt Cohesive This post contains videos

'It's taken a while, but there was a bit of our rhythm back' -- Schmidt

The head coach was thrilled to see his side dominate the first half against France on their way to a bonus point win.

From The42 Bonus-point win over les Bleus boosts Schmidt's Ireland before Wales trip Victoire

Bonus-point win over les Bleus boosts Schmidt's Ireland before Wales trip

The Ireland boss will be frustrated at how his side closed out the game but they dominated most of the contest.

From The42 As it happened: Ireland v France, Six Nations Liveblog

As it happened: Ireland v France, Six Nations

We went minute-by-minute as Ireland attempted to retain their interest in the Championship going into the final week.

From The42 Madigan nails 88th-minute conversion to give Lam's Bristol a vital win Irish Abroad

Madigan nails 88th-minute conversion to give Lam's Bristol a vital win

The 29-year-old showed his composure at the very death against Northampton.

From The42 Big performance against les Bleus can ease concerns over Schmidt's Ireland Jouez

Big performance against les Bleus can ease concerns over Schmidt's Ireland

The home side have named 13 of the starting team that beat the All Blacks back in November.

From The42 'He could have another eight years or more at the highest level, which is scary!' Rise

'He could have another eight years or more at the highest level, which is scary!'

From second-choice scrum-half to world-class 13, Garry Ringrose’s rise has been extraordinary.

From The42 Seamus Coleman withdraws from Everton starting XI before kick-off due to illness Unwell

Seamus Coleman withdraws from Everton starting XI before kick-off due to illness

The defender initially took part in the Toffees’ warm-up at St James’ Park, but lasted only five minutes before being withdrawn.

From The42 Ireland captain Best 'fairly certain' he will retire after this year's World Cup Final Chapter

Ireland captain Best 'fairly certain' he will retire after this year's World Cup

The 36-year-old will play his final home Six Nations game tomorrow against France.

From The42 Irish centurion's full focus on captaining club as life goes on after international duty The Skipper

Irish centurion's full focus on captaining club as life goes on after international duty

Áine O’Gorman and Peamount United get their 2019 Women’s National League campaign underway this evening.

From The42 Beirne and O'Brien remain part of Schmidt's thinking amidst 'different brief' Confidence

Beirne and O'Brien remain part of Schmidt's thinking amidst 'different brief'

The Ireland head coach says this Six Nations has partly been about ‘posing a few questions to players’.

From The42 McNamara hails inner calm and outward character of champion U20s with focus trained on Grand Slam More To Come

McNamara hails inner calm and outward character of champion U20s with focus trained on Grand Slam

‘There are very few people in the history of Irish rugby who have managed to win a Grand Slam.’

From The42 Kilbane insists James McCarthy is good enough to be starting for Everton every week Toffee Titan

Kilbane insists James McCarthy is good enough to be starting for Everton every week

The midfielder was named in Mick McCarthy’s Irish squad yesterday.

From The42 Afghanistan thrash Ireland to take ODI series lead Well Beaten

Afghanistan thrash Ireland to take ODI series lead

Rashid Khan helped his side recover from 131-7 to make 223 all out before they skittled the Irish for 114 in Dehradun.

From The42 Seven changes for Ireland as O'Brien misses out on matchday 23 CONFIRMED

Seven changes for Ireland as O'Brien misses out on matchday 23

Joe Schmidt has made six changes to his starting pack as several big guns return.

From The42 Furlong: 'Most defences are looking for two-man hits and it's very, very hard' Details

Furlong: 'Most defences are looking for two-man hits and it's very, very hard'

Tadhg Furlong takes prides in his ball-carrying and lineout involvements for Ireland.

From The42 From 'not ok' barriers to breaking down more and more for go-getter Cantwell Opportunity Knocks

From 'not ok' barriers to breaking down more and more for go-getter Cantwell

The former Ireland rugby star has been appointed chair of Sport Ireland’s Women in Sport steering committee.

From The42 Open thread: Who should Schmidt pick in the Ireland team for France? Pick Your Team

Open thread: Who should Schmidt pick in the Ireland team for France?

We want to hear who you would select for Sunday’s Six Nations clash in Dublin.

From The42 Hunters? Hunted? Schmidt's Ireland not interested in Hansen's perception Mind Games

Hunters? Hunted? Schmidt's Ireland not interested in Hansen's perception

Joe Schmidt and his coaches have had some ‘very tough’ selection meetings ahead of the France game.

From The42 'I like those collisions... Sometimes you go, ‘that’s a good f***ing hit, man’' Contact

'I like those collisions... Sometimes you go, ‘that’s a good f***ing hit, man’'

Getting run over by his dad’s truck at the age of six prepared CJ Stander for a love of contact.

From The42 Ireland U20s captain Hawkshaw misses out as Grand Slam bid continues in Cork Young Guns

Ireland U20s captain Hawkshaw misses out as Grand Slam bid continues in Cork

The injured centre has been replaced in the team by Sean French for Friday night’s game against France.

From TheJournal.ie Wintry showers and frost forecast for the weekend Fierce Cold

Wintry showers and frost forecast for the weekend

The weekend will see unsettled weather with blustery conditions and heavy rain in some places.

From The42 'Elite athletes are no different to any other punter in the world' Confidence

'Elite athletes are no different to any other punter in the world'

Ireland fullback Rob Kearney feels one set-piece attack can result in Joe Schmidt’s side regaining their confidence.

From TheJournal.ie BBC's Brexit coverage of Ireland 'lacking curiosity and depth', former BBC controllers says BARELY A LOOK IN

BBC's Brexit coverage of Ireland 'lacking curiosity and depth', former BBC controllers says

Mark Damazer is a former BBC Radio 4 controller.

From The42 France will 'sniff blood' as they aim to pressure Ireland's 'weaknesses' Les Bleus

France will 'sniff blood' as they aim to pressure Ireland's 'weaknesses'

The Toulouse trio of Antoine Dupoint, Romain Ntamack and Thomas Ramos will be central for the French.

Brilliant Balbirnie levels ODI series for Ireland

Andy Balbirnie took advantage of being dropped on 51 to steer Ireland home, making 145 not out from just 136 balls.

From The42 Sean Cronin set to miss out on Ireland squad for final Six Nations games Omission

Sean Cronin set to miss out on Ireland squad for final Six Nations games

Ulster’s Rob Herring is set to come into Joe Schmidt’s extended training squad.