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#Selection

Munster back row Kendellen captains Ireland U20 squad for Six Nations
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Munster back row Kendellen captains Ireland U20 squad for Six Nations

Thu 12:51 PM 6,964 Views 13 Comments

Richie Murphy has included several players with senior provincial experience.

Parrott keeps his place in Ireland team to face Hungary
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Parrott keeps his place in Ireland team to face Hungary

Tue 5:51 PM 7,462 Views 12 Comments

Stephen Kenny has made two personnel changes, but also looks like switching to a back three for this evening’s game.

Alexander-Arnold included in 33-man provisional England squad for Euro 2020
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Alexander-Arnold included in 33-man provisional England squad for Euro 2020

May 25th 2021, 1:19 PM 10,372 Views 31 Comments

Manager Gareth Southgate will have to cut seven players from the panel ahead of the tournament.

Johansson earns call-up as Jim Crawford names Irish U21 squad for friendly matches
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Johansson earns call-up as Jim Crawford names Irish U21 squad for friendly matches

May 25th 2021, 9:16 AM 6,572 Views 8 Comments

There are also first call ups for Getafe’s John Joe Patrick Finn and Schalke goalkeeper Dan Rose.

Farrell watching closely as Irish provinces head into final weeks of season
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Farrell watching closely as Irish provinces head into final weeks of season

May 24th 2021, 5:49 PM 8,953 Views 33 Comments

Ireland will take on Japan and the US in Dublin in July.

Uncapped trio, including Chelsea midfielder, named in Scotland Euros squad
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Uncapped trio, including Chelsea midfielder, named in Scotland Euros squad

May 19th 2021, 4:00 PM 4,624 Views 1 Comment

Billy Gilmour, Nathan Patterson and David Turnbull have been selected in 26-man provisional squad.

Five changes as Ulster name team for Challenge Cup semi-final
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Five changes as Ulster name team for Challenge Cup semi-final

Apr 29th 2021, 12:20 PM 9,871 Views 35 Comments

Dan McFarland’s side face Leicester Tigers tomorrow night as they aim to take a step closer to ending a 15-year trophy drought.

Jones has 'captain’s material' as Gatland starts whittling down Lions selection
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# Take Your Pick

Jones has 'captain’s material' as Gatland starts whittling down Lions selection

Apr 13th 2021, 10:10 PM 10,726 Views 7 Comments

Premiership players could miss out if their clubs don’t grant them early release.

Troy Parrott among the four Irish players to miss out on squad for Serbia qualifier
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Troy Parrott among the four Irish players to miss out on squad for Serbia qualifier

Mar 24th 2021, 2:59 PM 10,771 Views 16 Comments

Stephen Kenny has named his 23-man squad for tonight’s game.

'I don’t think he’s fit enough' - O'Neill surprised by McClean's inclusion in Ireland squad
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'I don’t think he’s fit enough' - O'Neill surprised by McClean's inclusion in Ireland squad

Mar 20th 2021, 10:13 PM 7,695 Views 1 Comment

The 31-year-old Stoke City winger has missed his club’s last seven games as a result of a foot injury.

'We're looking forward to him progressing in the big games for Leinster'
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'We're looking forward to him progressing in the big games for Leinster'

Mar 18th 2021, 5:28 PM 11,922 Views 26 Comments

James Lowe drops out of the Ireland matchday 23 for the clash with England.

Teenage goalkeeper Bazunu earns first call-up as Kenny names squad for World Cup qualifiers
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Teenage goalkeeper Bazunu earns first call-up as Kenny names squad for World Cup qualifiers

Mar 18th 2021, 12:57 PM 10,199 Views 14 Comments

Aaron Connolly and James McClean are included in spite of concerns around their fitness.

Debut for Cian Hurley as Munster name team to face Benetton
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Debut for Cian Hurley as Munster name team to face Benetton

Mar 18th 2021, 12:09 PM 14,585 Views 14 Comments

Johan Van Graan’s side close out the regular season at home tomorrow night.

Ryan injury could force Ireland change as Farrell considers back three options
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Ryan injury could force Ireland change as Farrell considers back three options

Mar 15th 2021, 6:00 AM 27,193 Views 41 Comments

The Ireland head coach will have to make selection decisions quickly with a six-day turnaround.

'Rob is a great player for us' - Farrell backs Herring at hooker again
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# Hooker

'Rob is a great player for us' - Farrell backs Herring at hooker again

Mar 12th 2021, 1:13 PM 6,704 Views 27 Comments

Rónan Kelleher returns to the bench as Ireland make three changes for the Scotland clash.

Farrell's 23-man squad indicates a settled Ireland side for Scotland clash
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Farrell's 23-man squad indicates a settled Ireland side for Scotland clash

Mar 1st 2021, 7:30 PM 16,368 Views 16 Comments

The retention of Ryan Baird suggests he could be involved again in Edinburgh.

Farrell aiming to gain momentum as he picks strong Ireland team for Italy
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Farrell aiming to gain momentum as he picks strong Ireland team for Italy

Feb 25th 2021, 6:00 PM 9,253 Views 22 Comments

There are seven changes to the starting XV while Ryan Baird and Craig Casey should debut off the bench.

With pressure on, Farrell seems unlikely to go for great experimentation in Italy
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With pressure on, Farrell seems unlikely to go for great experimentation in Italy

Feb 16th 2021, 7:30 PM 8,641 Views 33 Comments

Ireland must now fight to turn their Six Nations campaign around after two defeats.

Two changes as France name team to face Ireland
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Two changes as France name team to face Ireland

Feb 12th 2021, 11:50 AM 16,219 Views 20 Comments

Teddy Thomas drops to the bench as Matthieu Jalibert continues at fly-half.

Open Thread: Do you agree with our 2020 All-Star football team?
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Open Thread: Do you agree with our 2020 All-Star football team?

Dec 30th 2020, 7:30 AM 13,763 Views 24 Comments

It’s a side dominated by Dublin players.

Open Thread: Do you agree with our 2020 All-Star hurling team?
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Open Thread: Do you agree with our 2020 All-Star hurling team?

Dec 29th 2020, 8:00 AM 29,447 Views 26 Comments

Let the debate begin…

'We don't want to just be handing out caps' - Ireland stick with autumn squad
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'We don't want to just be handing out caps' - Ireland stick with autumn squad

Nov 24th 2020, 2:25 PM 10,146 Views 17 Comments

Simon Easterby is confident Ireland can remedy their lineout issues.

Farrell facing some big selection decisions for Ireland's trip to Twickenham
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# Pick Your XV

Farrell facing some big selection decisions for Ireland's trip to Twickenham

Nov 15th 2020, 7:55 AM 12,860 Views 44 Comments

There are conundrums across several areas of the pitch after the win over Wales.

Farrell seems likely to stick with settled Ireland team for trip to Paris
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Farrell seems likely to stick with settled Ireland team for trip to Paris

Oct 26th 2020, 6:00 AM 13,401 Views 23 Comments

There were lots of good performances in the 50-17 win over Italy on Saturday.

Injuries and form calls mean Ireland will have a refreshed look against Italy
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Injuries and form calls mean Ireland will have a refreshed look against Italy

Oct 18th 2020, 6:00 AM 15,538 Views 13 Comments

Andy Farrell’s men restart their 2020 Six Nations campaign next weekend in Dublin.

Selection calls, getting 'spooked', scrum woes - Leinster left with regrets
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Selection calls, getting 'spooked', scrum woes - Leinster left with regrets

Sep 21st 2020, 7:56 PM 12,266 Views 23 Comments

Leo Cullen and Stuart Lancaster will be self-critical in reviewing their side’s defeat to Saracens.

Zlatan included as Milan confirm squad for Shamrock Rovers tie
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Zlatan included as Milan confirm squad for Shamrock Rovers tie

Sep 16th 2020, 2:52 PM 9,175 Views 5 Comments

Stefano Pioli has also named Daniel Maldini and new signings Brahim Diaz and Sandro Tonali in his travelling party.

Three Leinster men and two Ulster players make Pro14 dream team
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Three Leinster men and two Ulster players make Pro14 dream team

Sep 10th 2020, 12:23 PM 32,207 Views 29 Comments

Scott Fardy, Will Connors, Max Deegan, John Cooney and Stuart McCloskey were named in the XV.

Leinster and Munster with some key selection decisions to confirm
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Leinster and Munster with some key selection decisions to confirm

Sep 1st 2020, 1:00 AM 13,103 Views 38 Comments

The reigning champions have options in their back three, while Johann van Graan could make a back row change.

Long in, Brady out - Predicting Mick McCarthy's squad for defining Slovakia clash
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Long in, Brady out - Predicting Mick McCarthy's squad for defining Slovakia clash

Mar 9th 2020, 4:10 PM 7,688 Views 11 Comments

Do you agree with our 24-man selection?

'I don't need vindication... some of you guys are so clever' - Eddie Jones
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'I don't need vindication... some of you guys are so clever' - Eddie Jones

Feb 23rd 2020, 6:14 PM 15,666 Views 15 Comments

The England boss said his side’s win over Ireland could have been declared at half-time.

Cooney impresses in Ireland cameo but Murray 'will be happy enough'
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Cooney impresses in Ireland cameo but Murray 'will be happy enough'

Feb 3rd 2020, 6:00 AM 10,780 Views 59 Comments

Both Ireland scrum-halves contributed impressive moments against Scotland.

O'Connor names National League Kildare squad with star defender as captain
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O'Connor names National League Kildare squad with star defender as captain

Jan 18th 2020, 10:45 AM 10,323 Views 0 Comments

David Hyland will skipper the Lilywhites during their Division 2 campaign.

Some surprise omissions but Farrell's 'dynamic' squad has plenty of form
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# Fresh Faces

Some surprise omissions but Farrell's 'dynamic' squad has plenty of form

Jan 15th 2020, 6:32 PM 26,010 Views 41 Comments

The new Ireland head coach has made some big calls ahead of the Six Nations.

Do you agree with our Irish football XI of the year?
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Do you agree with our Irish football XI of the year?

Dec 28th 2019, 7:30 AM 7,982 Views 17 Comments

There are two criteria: impress us and fit into a coherent 4-3-3 formation.

Six uncapped players included in Ireland squad for Test match against Wales
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Six uncapped players included in Ireland squad for Test match against Wales

Nov 6th 2019, 4:05 PM 4,684 Views 2 Comments

The sides will meet at the UCD Bowl on Sunday afternoon.

Ireland looking for blend of experience and form in team to face All Blacks
# Fit And Fresh
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# Fit And Fresh

Ireland looking for blend of experience and form in team to face All Blacks

Oct 16th 2019, 5:00 PM 24,628 Views 49 Comments

Joe Schmidt has some important decisions to confirm tomorrow.

Ruddock unlucky to miss out as 'really solid ' Beirne gets shot at blindside
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Ruddock unlucky to miss out as 'really solid ' Beirne gets shot at blindside

Oct 10th 2019, 10:25 AM 9,279 Views 12 Comments

Joe Schmidt is excited to have Robbie Henshaw back in his starting team.

Ireland have to stay 'open-minded' on selection after poor performances
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Ireland have to stay 'open-minded' on selection after poor performances

Aug 26th 2019, 6:30 AM 15,909 Views 68 Comments

The likes of Jack Conan and Andrew Conway will be desperate for further chances.

Schmidt ready to make harsh calls after assessing who was 'chasing their tail'
# Whittling Down
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# Whittling Down

Schmidt ready to make harsh calls after assessing who was 'chasing their tail'

Updated Aug 12th 2019, 8:41 AM 50,519 Views 53 Comments

Ireland head for training camp in Portugal this week, but all eyes remain on the exit door as 43 men try to squeeze into 31 spaces.

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