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From The42 Stockdale leading Ireland's brave young generation aiming for World Cup breakthrough Young Fresh And New

Stockdale leading Ireland's brave young generation aiming for World Cup breakthrough

The Ulster star found himself in a muddle when Christy Moore visited camp, but he is in no doubt about the target for this year’s World Cup.

From The42 Schmidt sets World Cup ball rolling with exciting 44-man training squad Close Calls

Schmidt sets World Cup ball rolling with exciting 44-man training squad

Jean Kleyn will qualify for Ireland before the World Cup warm-up games begin.

From The42 Uncapped Kleyn and Haley included in Ireland's World Cup training squad CONFIRMED

Uncapped Kleyn and Haley included in Ireland's World Cup training squad

Dave Kearney is among those called back into the national squad by Joe Schmidt.

From The42 'Disastrous races' to World Cup medal: Ireland's Egan takes silver in Poland Silver Lining

'Disastrous races' to World Cup medal: Ireland's Egan takes silver in Poland

Another podium place as the 32-year-old Dublin canoeist finished second yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Mairead McGuinness is the first Irish MEP elected in European elections Midlands-North-West

Mairead McGuinness is the first Irish MEP elected in European elections

And it’s a good start for Fine Gael.

From The42 IRFU says it's not against relegation in proposed Nations Championship On The Fence

IRFU says it's not against relegation in proposed Nations Championship

Performance director David Nucifora said the union won’t rush into decisions based on money.

From The42 Connacht trio named in Barbarians squad for England showdown at Twickenham The West's Awake

Connacht trio named in Barbarians squad for England showdown at Twickenham

Finlay Bealham, Niyi Adeolokun and David Heffernan have been selected for the historic double-header.

From The42 'He’s a ledge' - O'Brien's time in Ireland comes to a cruel end Sob

'He’s a ledge' - O'Brien's time in Ireland comes to a cruel end

The 32-year-old back row was ruled out of the World Cup due to a hip injury.

From The42 Japan on Sexton's mind with Schmidt set to name wider World Cup squad World Cup

Japan on Sexton's mind with Schmidt set to name wider World Cup squad

The Leinster out-half will move back into Ireland mode after leaving Leinster in a happy place.

From The42 More injury woe for Ireland as Preston midfielder ruled out of Euro qualifiers Blow

More injury woe for Ireland as Preston midfielder ruled out of Euro qualifiers

Rotten luck for Alan Browne who has sustained a calf injury.

From The42 Another encouraging weekend as Ireland finish sixth at London 7s Seven Up

Another encouraging weekend as Ireland finish sixth at London 7s

Anthony Eddy’s side fell short to New Zealand in the fifth place play-off at Twickenham.

From The42 Courageous Ireland fall short at London 7s after narrow defeat to Fiji Heartbreak

Courageous Ireland fall short at London 7s after narrow defeat to Fiji

They will now face the All Blacks in the fifth place final after their 19-point win over Canada at Twickenham.

From The42 Ireland's Sean O'Brien has been ruled out of the World Cup Cruel

Ireland's Sean O'Brien has been ruled out of the World Cup

The 32-year-old will undergo hip surgery and miss six months of action.

From The42 Mick McCarthy calls up Bohemians goalkeeper Talbot for upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers Rewarded

Mick McCarthy calls up Bohemians goalkeeper Talbot for upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers

Mick McCarthy has called up goalkeepers James Talbot of Bohemians and Bristol City’s Max O’Leary.

From The42 Ireland beat England at Twickenham again, but can't keep lid on New Zealand Rugby 7s

Ireland beat England at Twickenham again, but can't keep lid on New Zealand

Mick McGrath helped Ireland to a 21-17 win over England in their own back yard.

From The42 20-year-old Bournemouth keeper ruled out of Ireland's upcoming Euro qualifiers Rule Of Thumb

20-year-old Bournemouth keeper ruled out of Ireland's upcoming Euro qualifiers

Kildare’s Mark Travers has sustained ‘a displaced fracture of his thumb’.

From The42 'It's up to me to make the most of it': 18-year-old Connell thrilled after first senior Ireland call-up Ready To Go This post contains videos

'It's up to me to make the most of it': 18-year-old Connell thrilled after first senior Ireland call-up

The promising Bolton midfielder linked up with Mick McCarthy’s squad in Portugal this week

From TheJournal.ie A Eurovision scoring screw up means rock bottom UK actually did worse than initially announced A New Low

A Eurovision scoring screw up means rock bottom UK actually did worse than initially announced

In related news, it means Ireland are no longer bottom of the Eurovision table.

From The42 'We didn’t have the facilities that athletes needed. Now, Ireland is beginning to look after its own' Rising Star

'We didn’t have the facilities that athletes needed. Now, Ireland is beginning to look after its own'

Multiple Irish record holder Darragh Greene has welcomed the growth of swimming in Ireland over the past five years.

From The42 Celtic's Irish star taking nothing for granted as Hoops eye unprecedented history Triple Treble

Celtic's Irish star taking nothing for granted as Hoops eye unprecedented history

The triple treble is well and truly on for Jonny Hayes’ Celtic.

From TheJournal.ie Here's the map of Irish Blue Flag beaches for 2019 Swim Time

Here's the map of Irish Blue Flag beaches for 2019

A total of 88 swimming spots received the accolade this year.

From The42 'I've realised that Ireland is where I want to settle when the rugby career ends' Irish Abroad

'I've realised that Ireland is where I want to settle when the rugby career ends'

30-year-old Ian Madigan has had a challenging season with Bristol Bears.

From The42 'I love it down here' - Carbery happily settled in Munster ahead of RDS trip Homecoming

'I love it down here' - Carbery happily settled in Munster ahead of RDS trip

The 23-year-old out-half was wearing Leinster’s 15 shirt in this fixture a year ago.

From TheJournal.ie 'The cocaine trade is booming': 54% of Irish people who use cocaine want to cut down Global Drugs Survey

'The cocaine trade is booming': 54% of Irish people who use cocaine want to cut down

Over one quarter of cannabis users in Ireland reported almost daily use, which the report said was “suggestive of dependent use”.

From The42 Rory McIlroy will 'more likely than not' represent Ireland at 2020 Olympics in Tokyo Tokyo 2020

Rory McIlroy will 'more likely than not' represent Ireland at 2020 Olympics in Tokyo

The 30-year-old was speaking ahead of the PGA Championship at Bethpage State Park on Tuesday.

From TheJournal.ie Irish users urged to download latest version of WhatsApp after phones infected with spyware through missed calls Spyware

Irish users urged to download latest version of WhatsApp after phones infected with spyware through missed calls

The DPC said that it had been informed by WhatsApp about a “serious vulnerability” on its platform.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Children need to learn about LGBT issues in school - it will reassure them and combat fear' Opinion

Opinion: 'Children need to learn about LGBT issues in school - it will reassure them and combat fear'

Robin Stevens grew up in a generation were ‘gayness was erased’. Her books have shown her that young readers want to read about LGBTQ+ lives – and she wants to see more of this explored in schools.

From The42 The unsung Irishman who has been at the heart of Saracens' transformation

The unsung Irishman who has been at the heart of Saracens' transformation

Philip Morrow joined the English club soon after Mark McCall was promoted to director of rugby.

From The42 Irish Defence Forces suffer friendly loss as Military Games preparation continues Beaten

Irish Defence Forces suffer friendly loss as Military Games preparation continues

The Boys in Green were beaten 2-1 by the UK Armed Forces.

From The42 'Why should a young player suffer because of an opponent cheating and an official being misled?' Outspoken

'Why should a young player suffer because of an opponent cheating and an official being misled?'

Colin O’Brien is standing firm on his comments following Monday’s controversial red card against the Czech Republic.

'I used to be miles ahead... now everyone is closing up and I'm starting to panic!'

Sanita Puspure’s gold medal at World Championships has spurred those around her on more too.

From TheJournal.ie Over 80% of Irish adults drink alcohol, and the rate is set to increase Drinking

Over 80% of Irish adults drink alcohol, and the rate is set to increase

A new study warns that worldwide alcohol consumption is on the increase.

From TheJournal.ie Cabinet signs off on the €3 billion broadband plan - here's what we know so far Rural Broadband

Cabinet signs off on the €3 billion broadband plan - here's what we know so far

The first homes will be connected next year, but some will be waiting up to seven years for broadband.

From The42 Scotland, Ireland's first World Cup opponents, name 42-man training squad Options

Scotland, Ireland's first World Cup opponents, name 42-man training squad

Gregor Townsend has omitted Richie Gray but he could still come into the mix.

From The42 'He played like it was a training session': Kildare 19-year-old praised after Premier League debut First Impression

'He played like it was a training session': Kildare 19-year-old praised after Premier League debut

Ireland goalkeeper Mark Travers kept a debut clean sheet against Tottenham on Saturday.

From The42 19-year-old Irish goalkeeper handed Premier League debut for Bournemouth Irish Eyes

19-year-old Irish goalkeeper handed Premier League debut for Bournemouth

Mark Travers gets the nod ahead of Asmir Begovic and Artur Boruc against Tottenham.

From The42 'Our son Patrick is looking down on Leanne this weekend. She was very close to him' Family First

'Our son Patrick is looking down on Leanne this weekend. She was very close to him'

A look through Leanne Kiernan’s rise to the top, through the highs and the lows, ahead of today’s FA Cup final.

From The42 Southampton attacker called up as O'Brien completes squad for U17 Euros in Parrott's absence Big Blow

Southampton attacker called up as O'Brien completes squad for U17 Euros in Parrott's absence

Roland Idowu joins the panel ahead of Friday’s opener against Greece as Troy Parrott is ruled out.

From The42 Ireland U17 squad announced for Euros on home soil with Parrott's involvement still unclear 17 Again

Ireland U17 squad announced for Euros on home soil with Parrott's involvement still unclear

Colin O’Brien has named 19 players, with one spot yet to be finalised.

From The42 Harrington-Lowry endure turbulent second round as Hurley-Malnati lead rain-hit Zurich Classic Wet Wet Wet

Harrington-Lowry endure turbulent second round as Hurley-Malnati lead rain-hit Zurich Classic

The Irish duo completed their second round three over-par and sit ten shots off the lead.