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From The42 'That’s Johnny, we’re a bit used to it. That’s his way of communicating it' Frustration

'That’s Johnny, we’re a bit used to it. That’s his way of communicating it'

Ireland’s out-half has faced some criticism for his show of annoyance against Italy.

From The42 Henshaw and Leavy set to miss Ireland's clash with France Injury Update

Henshaw and Leavy set to miss Ireland's clash with France

The Leinster centre hasn’t played since the England game due to a dead leg.

From The42 Captain Hawkshaw a doubt for Ireland U20s with Cork crunch match looming 6 Nations

Captain Hawkshaw a doubt for Ireland U20s with Cork crunch match looming

The captain picked up a ‘knock’ in training yesterday and could lead Noel McNamara to run Sean French from the start.

From The42 Tickets for Ireland's World Cup warm-up Tests to go on sale next week Road To Japan

Tickets for Ireland's World Cup warm-up Tests to go on sale next week

Wales will provide familiar opposition for Ireland as Joe Schmidt bids farewell to the Aviva Stadium.

From The42 A peek outside the bubble has James Ryan refreshed and ready to get Ireland firing Hit-out

A peek outside the bubble has James Ryan refreshed and ready to get Ireland firing

A few beers and a boistorous crop of U20s has the young lock in positive mood as the Six Nations finish line comes into view.

From The42 Ciara Mageean wins bronze for Ireland in the European Indoor 1500m final Medal Alert This post contains videos

Ciara Mageean wins bronze for Ireland in the European Indoor 1500m final

The 26-year-old was pipped for second place in Glasgow.

From The42 'I still can’t believe it': Ireland's Lydia Boylan wins silver at the Track Cycling World Championships Medal Alert

'I still can’t believe it': Ireland's Lydia Boylan wins silver at the Track Cycling World Championships

The 31-year-old brought Ireland’s medal tally in Poland to two with her win in the women’s points race.

From The42 'It's bittersweet' - Ireland finish runners-up behind hosts after jump-off in Florida Show Jumping

'It's bittersweet' - Ireland finish runners-up behind hosts after jump-off in Florida

Second for the second year in-a-row at the Nations Cup.

From The42 English frustrated by mid-race collision but qualifies for 800m final in Glasgow Drama This post contains videos

English frustrated by mid-race collision but qualifies for 800m final in Glasgow

The Donegal star’s appeal was successful after his 800m semi-final at the European Indoor Championships.

Behind the bar: what Irish bartenders really think of you and your order

We could learn a thing or two.

From TheJournal.ie Michel Barnier says EU is open to negotiating on Brexit 'guarantees' but not on the backstop Countdown

Michel Barnier says EU is open to negotiating on Brexit 'guarantees' but not on the backstop

Barnier also suggested the EU would be open to a “technical” delay to Brexit.

From TheJournal.ie This Irish horror film about a strange sinkhole is your next big cinema scare Hole In The Ground

This Irish horror film about a strange sinkhole is your next big cinema scare

And it stars Seána Kerslake as the mother of a young boy who starts acting a bit strange…

From The42 Schmidt working to get Ireland comfortable amid distractions Open And Shut Case

Schmidt working to get Ireland comfortable amid distractions

The head coach also hit back at a comparison made between this Championship and the 2007 World Cup.

From The42 Ireland's Mark Downey wins bronze at Track Cycling World Championships Medal Alert

Ireland's Mark Downey wins bronze at Track Cycling World Championships

Downey’s medal is Ireland’s first at the championships since 2014.

From The42 Ireland goalkeeper returns to Norway after being released by Dinamo Bucharest Mad Week

Ireland goalkeeper returns to Norway after being released by Dinamo Bucharest

Sean McDermott has signed a three-year contract at his former club, Kristiansund BK.

Ahead of her appearance on tonight's Late Late, here's everything you should know about Jessie Buckley

The actress from Killarney who even Keira Knightley is obsessed with.

From The42 Disastrous start for Ireland in Glasgow as Greene takes a fall and Barr finishes last Mid-race Collision

Disastrous start for Ireland in Glasgow as Greene takes a fall and Barr finishes last

It’s the opening day of the European Indoor Championships.

From The42 Declan Rice: 'It is the toughest decision I have had to make so far in my career' No Rice

Declan Rice: 'It is the toughest decision I have had to make so far in my career'

The 20-year-old has spoken publicly for the first time since choosing England over Ireland.

From The42 Star duo return as Colin Bell's Ireland share the spoils with Wales in Spain Friendly Fires

Star duo return as Colin Bell's Ireland share the spoils with Wales in Spain

Megan Campbell and Leanne Kiernan both impressed in the goalless draw.

From The42 Sexton leads critics of 'out-of-touch' proposal for new 12-team World Rugby tournament Global Season

Sexton leads critics of 'out-of-touch' proposal for new 12-team World Rugby tournament

There was no place for Fiji, Samoa or Tonga in the proposed tournament, with emerging TV markets Japan and USA preferred.

From The42 Analysis: How has Johnny Sexton been playing in the Six Nations? 10

Analysis: How has Johnny Sexton been playing in the Six Nations?

The 33-year-old has provided quality at times but has been frustrated overall.

From The42 Analysis: How has Conor Murray been playing in the Six Nations? Nine

Analysis: How has Conor Murray been playing in the Six Nations?

The 29-year-old is not quite at his best but the concern around him has been exaggerated.

From The42 Beirne puts hand up as Ireland look to reinforcements for France clash Boosts

Beirne puts hand up as Ireland look to reinforcements for France clash

James Ryan, Cian Healy and captain Rory Best will all be back in the mix.

From The42 'The players were a bit broken by the fallout from the England game' Confidence

'The players were a bit broken by the fallout from the England game'

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt says he’s worried, just like he was last year.

From The42 'We live in a sensationalist world' - Conor O'Shea says Italy are climbing Gutted

'We live in a sensationalist world' - Conor O'Shea says Italy are climbing

The Italy boss was left gutted in Rome, but remains proud of his players.

From The42 Ireland leave Rome 'relieved' but underperformance causes concern Struggles

Ireland leave Rome 'relieved' but underperformance causes concern

Joe Schmidt said he was proud of how his players responded in the second half.

From The42 Beirne hoping Schmidt gets to watch back his man-of-the-match display against Ospreys Locked And Loaded

Beirne hoping Schmidt gets to watch back his man-of-the-match display against Ospreys

‘I even forgot my scrum cap,’ said Beirne after arriving late to help Munster win in Wales.

From The42 Sexton 'angry' and Murray 'frustrated' after stuttering Ireland display Halfbacks

Sexton 'angry' and Murray 'frustrated' after stuttering Ireland display

Joe Schmidt warned that ‘there’s a real danger when you start trying too hard.’

From The42 It's Sunday so here are 10 of our favourite pictures from the sporting week Pics Of The Week

It's Sunday so here are 10 of our favourite pictures from the sporting week

It has been another busy week of sporting action.

From The42 'I'm delighted I can dedicate this cap to him' - Carty spurred on by cousin Pride Of Athlone

'I'm delighted I can dedicate this cap to him' - Carty spurred on by cousin

The 26-year-old Connacht man won his first Ireland cap in Rome.

From The42 How did you rate Ireland in their stodgy win over Italy? Slog

How did you rate Ireland in their stodgy win over Italy?

Tries from Quinn Roux, Jacob Stockdale, Keith Earls and Conor Murray delivered a bonus point win that feels hard to celebrate.

From The42 Ireland survive first-half scare in Rome to notch bonus-point win over Italy Sluggish

Ireland survive first-half scare in Rome to notch bonus-point win over Italy

Joe Schmidt’s men still remain some way off their best despite the victory at Stadio Olimpico.

From The42 As it happened: Italy vs Ireland, Six Nations Liveblog This post contains a poll

As it happened: Italy vs Ireland, Six Nations

We went minute-by-minute as Ireland faced Conor O’Shea’s Italy at Rome’s Stadio Olimpico.

From The42 Schmidt's Ireland strive for attacking 'flow' as Sexton and Murray hit 50 Forza

Schmidt's Ireland strive for attacking 'flow' as Sexton and Murray hit 50

Joe Schmidt’s side are confident that they’re close to truly clicking.

From The42 'If your chance comes, it comes. If it doesn't, you keep working' Powerhouse

'If your chance comes, it comes. If it doesn't, you keep working'

Ultan Dillane is delighted to have worked his way through intense competition to get a first Six Nations start.

From The42 Cronin ready to carry Ireland forward as England's stumble reignites title hope 6 Nations

Cronin ready to carry Ireland forward as England's stumble reignites title hope

The hooker was already primed to grab an opportunity before Wales stopped England’s march to the Grand Slam.

From The42 Italian Women produce brilliant attacking display to take first win over Ireland Forza Italia

Italian Women produce brilliant attacking display to take first win over Ireland

Adam Griggs’ side take two bonus points away from Parma, but will rue defensive errors which led to a thrilling Italy win.

From The42 'Jack is impossible to ruffle' - Connacht's Carty set for Ireland debut in Rome Marist Man

'Jack is impossible to ruffle' - Connacht's Carty set for Ireland debut in Rome

The 26-year-old has been sublime for his province this season.

From The42 'There are similarities' but Italy know Ireland are a different beast to 2013 Ciao Bella

'There are similarities' but Italy know Ireland are a different beast to 2013

The superb form of Benetton in the Pro14 has given Italy renewed confidence.

From The42 Ireland look to show 'we haven’t gone away' as Schmidt calls for abrasive edge Front Up

Ireland look to show 'we haven’t gone away' as Schmidt calls for abrasive edge

A big win in Rome would help Ireland to build more momentum.