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#Jamie Heaslip

'Johnny's at the right stage in life to be the main man, the captain, the leader'
# Experience
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# Experience

'Johnny's at the right stage in life to be the main man, the captain, the leader'

Jan 30th 2020, 7:00 AM 5,254 Views 23 Comments

Jamie Heaslip on why Johnny Sexton was the right choice as Ireland captain, and the challenges facing Andy Farrell.

Heaslip: In-form Doris is the best number eight in Ireland
# High Praise
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# High Praise

Heaslip: In-form Doris is the best number eight in Ireland

Jan 28th 2020, 9:30 PM 30,889 Views 56 Comments

The former Ireland international also explained how he feels the demands of a back row player is changing.

Jamie Heaslip, Richie Sadlier and Eoin Larkin nominated for Sports Book of the Year
# Page Turners
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# Page Turners

Jamie Heaslip, Richie Sadlier and Eoin Larkin nominated for Sports Book of the Year

Oct 25th 2019, 12:12 PM 5,138 Views 5 Comments

A six-strong shortlist has been revealed, with works about Seamus Darby, the Skibbereen Rowing Club and the Dublin Marathon also included.

'The more often you play them, the more you realise they're just 15 blokes as well'
# All Blacks
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# All Blacks

'The more often you play them, the more you realise they're just 15 blokes as well'

Oct 18th 2019, 1:26 PM 8,809 Views 9 Comments

Jamie Heaslip looks back at the highs and lows of playing the All Blacks.

TV Wrap - Eddie O'Sullivan sticks the boot in as others stress the 'work-ons' after fitful Irish win
# On The Box
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# On The Box

TV Wrap - Eddie O'Sullivan sticks the boot in as others stress the 'work-ons' after fitful Irish win

Updated Oct 3rd 2019, 9:34 PM 62,914 Views 76 Comments

Jamie Heaslip and Brent Pope were reaching for the positives after a stuttering World Cup win.

TV Wrap - Jamie Heaslip steps up to the plate as RTÉ's World Cup coverage gets off to a flyer
# On The Box
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# On The Box

TV Wrap - Jamie Heaslip steps up to the plate as RTÉ's World Cup coverage gets off to a flyer

Sep 23rd 2019, 3:00 PM 67,819 Views 60 Comments

There has been some highly-watchable tension between the ex-Irish star and Eddie O’Sullivan.

'I think Jack Conan is the best eight in the country right now'
# Debate
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# Debate

'I think Jack Conan is the best eight in the country right now'

Aug 28th 2019, 10:11 PM 31,682 Views 51 Comments

Former Ireland international Jamie Heaslip feels his ex-Leinster team-mate deserves his shot.

'The real skill of being a good pro': Heaslip on the mental strain Ireland will endure at RWC
# Mind Games
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# Mind Games

'The real skill of being a good pro': Heaslip on the mental strain Ireland will endure at RWC

Aug 14th 2019, 7:01 PM 9,931 Views 26 Comments

‘They’ve been in a hotel with the same guys, doing the same thing, day in, day out and Joe’s just cranking that up, cranking that up, cranking that up…’

'It was a stupid thing, a rush of blood to the head really. I was so riled up'
# Mixed Memories
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# Mixed Memories

'It was a stupid thing, a rush of blood to the head really. I was so riled up'

Nov 15th 2018, 10:23 AM 15,725 Views 21 Comments

From the low of being sent off in New Plymouth, to the career-high of Chicago in 2016, Jamie Heaslip has mixed memories of playing the All Blacks.

Schmidt and Heaslip visit Irish rugby's inaugural 'rookie camp'
# Future Planning
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# Future Planning

Schmidt and Heaslip visit Irish rugby's inaugural 'rookie camp'

Aug 6th 2018, 8:00 AM 41,200 Views 5 Comments

Marcus Horan of Rugby Players Ireland explains what the inaugural camp involved.

Jamie Heaslip and wife Sheena gave their new baby daughter a name inspired by the Beckhams
# Baby On Board
# Baby On Board

Jamie Heaslip and wife Sheena gave their new baby daughter a name inspired by the Beckhams

Jul 12th 2018, 2:30 PM 8,757 Views 2 Comments

“Simply speechless.”

The Ballsbridge pub owned by Irish rugby players was flooded with beer after a tank burst
# Irish Rugby
# Irish Rugby

The Ballsbridge pub owned by Irish rugby players was flooded with beer after a tank burst

Jun 25th 2018, 9:17 AM 9,704 Views 0 Comments

Jamie Heaslip called it “an accidental foam party”.

Heaslip: 'It's a new challenge and I'm just trying to find my way through it'
# Life After Rugby
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# Life After Rugby

Heaslip: 'It's a new challenge and I'm just trying to find my way through it'

Apr 25th 2018, 1:22 PM 12,994 Views 2 Comments

The former Ireland number eight talks Punchestown, retirement and Leinster’s pursuit of a fourth European star.

'He's someone who could potentially come back and coach the All Blacks'
# Succession Plan
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# Succession Plan

'He's someone who could potentially come back and coach the All Blacks'

Mar 22nd 2018, 12:00 PM 27,163 Views 18 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s plans after 2019 remain uncertain but the All Blacks have been following his success with interest.

'I think Chinese Whispers came into play post-my injury a year ago' - Heaslip
# Data Protection
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# Data Protection

'I think Chinese Whispers came into play post-my injury a year ago' - Heaslip

Mar 22nd 2018, 7:46 AM 18,915 Views 36 Comments

The retired Jamie Heaslip has become heavily involved with International Rugby Players.

'We didn't have a game, so Jamie went to play with our seconds on the back pitch in Monkstown'
# For The Love Of The Game
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# For The Love Of The Game

'We didn't have a game, so Jamie went to play with our seconds on the back pitch in Monkstown'

Mar 3rd 2018, 8:00 AM 42,893 Views 9 Comments

Tony Smeeth tells The42 about the free-wheeling, big-carrying, ball-playing Jamie Heaslip he coached for four years in Trinity.

Does it matter if our favourite sports stars are considered 'nice' people?
# Column
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# Column

Does it matter if our favourite sports stars are considered 'nice' people?

Mar 2nd 2018, 3:00 PM 22,206 Views 20 Comments

The careers of Jamie Heaslip and Andy Lee were eulogised last week, writes Tommy Martin.

Joe Schmidt explains what made Jamie Heaslip such a superb player
# Tribute
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# Tribute

Joe Schmidt explains what made Jamie Heaslip such a superb player

Feb 28th 2018, 6:45 AM 15,019 Views 7 Comments

‘People say, ‘Jeepers, Jamie was lucky there.’ Not according to Jamie, not according to us.’

'He got very close, but unfortunately he hit a speedbump': Dempsey hails lasting Heaslip influence on Leinster
# Ever-present
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# Ever-present

'He got very close, but unfortunately he hit a speedbump': Dempsey hails lasting Heaslip influence on Leinster

Feb 27th 2018, 8:40 AM 21,691 Views 12 Comments

“I got to play with him for four or five seasons, I never remember him missing a session,” says the eastern province’s backs coach.

'One of the true greats' - Praise for Jamie Heaslip after he calls time on rugby career
# Bowing Out
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# Bowing Out

'One of the true greats' - Praise for Jamie Heaslip after he calls time on rugby career

Feb 26th 2018, 7:48 PM 11,533 Views 8 Comments

The Leinster and Ireland player announced his retirement today.

Heaslip was often under-appreciated but his professionalism set new standards
# 8
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# 8

Heaslip was often under-appreciated but his professionalism set new standards

Feb 26th 2018, 5:08 PM 33,798 Views 52 Comments

The 34-year-old confirmed his retirement from the game after a superb career.

Jamie Heaslip announces his retirement with immediate effect
# Over And Out
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# Over And Out

Jamie Heaslip announces his retirement with immediate effect

Feb 26th 2018, 10:13 AM 68,019 Views 118 Comments

The 34-year-old won 95 caps for Ireland.

'I’ve heard nothing from Joe... There is no point in getting up my hopes'
# Option
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# Option

'I’ve heard nothing from Joe... There is no point in getting up my hopes'

Jan 16th 2018, 6:00 AM 19,843 Views 24 Comments

In-form Scarlets star Tadhg Beirne says he is hoping but not necessarily expecting to be part of Ireland’s Six Nations squad.

Heaslip determined to stay shtum on back injury
# No Update
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# No Update

Heaslip determined to stay shtum on back injury

Dec 14th 2017, 5:02 PM 27,497 Views 64 Comments

The Leinster and Ireland back row does not wish to offer up information about his injury, and that leads to more questions and concerns.

Ireland hope to call on 'fit and fresh Jamie Heaslip come the New Year'
# 8 Expectations
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# 8 Expectations

Ireland hope to call on 'fit and fresh Jamie Heaslip come the New Year'

Nov 8th 2017, 8:29 AM 8,450 Views 24 Comments

The 95 Test veteran has not played since March due to a back problem.

Leinster still unsure when Jamie Heaslip will be back but insist progress has been made
# Slow And Steady
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# Slow And Steady

Leinster still unsure when Jamie Heaslip will be back but insist progress has been made

Oct 31st 2017, 5:33 PM 5,260 Views 32 Comments

The province provided another no-update update on the number eight’s fitness but say the medical team ‘feel they are on top of it.’

Jamie Heaslip left out of Leinster's Champions Cup squad
# Sidelined
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# Sidelined

Jamie Heaslip left out of Leinster's Champions Cup squad

Sep 27th 2017, 4:57 PM 27,754 Views 32 Comments

The number eight remains out of action with a back problem.

Yeah, Jamie Heaslip actually just rapped 'Hot in Herre' by Nelly at the Ploughing Championships
# So Many Questions
# So Many Questions

Yeah, Jamie Heaslip actually just rapped 'Hot in Herre' by Nelly at the Ploughing Championships

Sep 20th 2017, 6:31 PM 4,323 Views 1 Comment

This would only happen at The Ploughing Championships.

Heaslip ready to return to full Leinster training after 'small setback'
# Ramping Up
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# Ramping Up

Heaslip ready to return to full Leinster training after 'small setback'

Aug 28th 2017, 1:41 PM 6,492 Views 6 Comments

A groin issue for Dave Kearney makes the wing a doubt for Leinster’s Pro14 opener away to the Dragons.

Rob Kearney ready for Leinster comeback while Lowe remains in NZ
# Stock Take
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# Stock Take

Rob Kearney ready for Leinster comeback while Lowe remains in NZ

Aug 15th 2017, 7:15 AM 10,690 Views 11 Comments

Leinster’s marquee signing won’t be available for the early rounds of their Champions Cup campaign as he will finish out the season with Tasman.

Jamie Heaslip enjoying rugby in a whole new light during incredibly rare break from the game
# Outlook
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# Outlook

Jamie Heaslip enjoying rugby in a whole new light during incredibly rare break from the game

May 31st 2017, 6:30 AM 10,963 Views 13 Comments

The Ireland and Leinster number eight had enjoyed a remarkably injury-free career until he missed out on the Six Nations clash with England in March.

Cullen optimistic on O'Brien but things need to go 'incredibly well' for Heaslip and Kearney
# Update
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# Update

Cullen optimistic on O'Brien but things need to go 'incredibly well' for Heaslip and Kearney

May 1st 2017, 6:30 AM 5,571 Views 8 Comments

The trio remain sidelined as Leinster prepare to challenge for silverware.

Kearney and Heaslip unlikely to feature for Leinster again this season
# Update
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# Update

Kearney and Heaslip unlikely to feature for Leinster again this season

Apr 28th 2017, 10:48 PM 6,450 Views 17 Comments

Meanwhile, the unlucky Dominic Ryan picked up a bicep injury in tonight’s win against Glasgow.

'It'll take however long it takes': No timeline set for return of Heaslip and Kearney
# Waiting Game
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# Waiting Game

'It'll take however long it takes': No timeline set for return of Heaslip and Kearney

Apr 10th 2017, 3:46 PM 8,616 Views 9 Comments

The pair both underwent surgery in the last week of March, but no update has been given on their progress.

'I'm not a million miles off': Conan targets strong end to season with one eye on Japan
# Pushing Hard
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# Pushing Hard

'I'm not a million miles off': Conan targets strong end to season with one eye on Japan

Mar 16th 2017, 7:15 AM 4,838 Views 12 Comments

The Leinster number eight has been involved with the Irish set-up during the Six Nations campaign.

Finishing up gym sessions at 7.45am part and parcel of Heaslip's 'lucky' 100-cap haul
# 100 Not Out
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# 100 Not Out

Finishing up gym sessions at 7.45am part and parcel of Heaslip's 'lucky' 100-cap haul

Mar 8th 2017, 4:15 PM 11,119 Views 13 Comments

The Leinster man remembers trying to emulate Denis Leamy when he first came into the Ireland setup.

Heaslip not afraid to think big - World Cup big - when setting late career goals
# Ambitious Minds
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# Ambitious Minds

Heaslip not afraid to think big - World Cup big - when setting late career goals

Feb 21st 2017, 6:00 AM 5,125 Views 10 Comments

Heaslip wasn’t confident of even playing in Japan after the painful quarter-final exit to Argentina, but a lot has passed under the bridge since.

Schmidt pleased with Heaslip's new deal and hopes to see Ryan sign on
# Contracting
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# Contracting

Schmidt pleased with Heaslip's new deal and hopes to see Ryan sign on

Feb 18th 2017, 7:15 AM 7,552 Views 10 Comments

The 33-year-olds remain important players for Ireland.

IRFU confirm new Heaslip contract until after 2019 World Cup
# New Deal
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# New Deal

IRFU confirm new Heaslip contract until after 2019 World Cup

Feb 14th 2017, 11:12 AM 14,529 Views 54 Comments

The 33-year-old has agreed to remain in Ireland with native province Leinster.

Jamie Heaslip: 'The boys get on with the job' despite skipper's absence
# Oh Captain
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# Oh Captain

Jamie Heaslip: 'The boys get on with the job' despite skipper's absence

Feb 10th 2017, 3:07 PM 6,127 Views 10 Comments

An ill Rory Best missed the captain’s run.

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