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Furlong's stunning pass and Beirne's sleight of hand show point of difference
# Analysis
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# Analysis

Furlong's stunning pass and Beirne's sleight of hand show point of difference

Updated Feb 6th 2022, 9:02 PM 53,650 Views 21 Comments

The multi-skilled Ireland forwards picked up where they left off in November.

'They back us to use our skills, I think that's very apparent'
# Offloads
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# Offloads

'They back us to use our skills, I think that's very apparent'

Updated Jan 13th 2022, 9:00 AM 19,331 Views 8 Comments

Gavin Coombes is an effective offloader of the ball, as we saw against Ulster last weekend.

Why Ireland's Tadhg Furlong is the best tighthead prop in the world
# The42 Reads
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# The42 Reads

Why Ireland's Tadhg Furlong is the best tighthead prop in the world

Dec 26th 2021, 8:00 AM 27,773 Views 12 Comments

The Wexford man finished a strong 2021 with outstanding performances for Ireland in November.

Ireland's attack flourishes as it becomes less reliant on Johnny Sexton
# Analysis
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# Analysis

Ireland's attack flourishes as it becomes less reliant on Johnny Sexton

Nov 14th 2021, 5:12 PM 38,878 Views 9 Comments

With ball-playing forwards and new playmakers in the backline, Ireland are more unpredictable.

Opinion: The future of Ireland's economy depends on the digital education of our children
# Education
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# Education

Opinion: The future of Ireland's economy depends on the digital education of our children

Oct 21st 2021, 7:00 PM 9,885 Views 6 Comments

Gavin Molloy of Olus Education says the schools’ curriculum needs to keep up to prepare for the careers of tomorrow.

Playmaking 12 Frawley 'developing nicely' as he gets set for Leinster return
# Fitness
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# Fitness

Playmaking 12 Frawley 'developing nicely' as he gets set for Leinster return

Mar 16th 2021, 6:30 AM 5,172 Views 6 Comments

The 23-year-old Skerries man has had a frustrating time with injury.

O'Mahony enjoying chances to show 'the skills and the football' for Ireland
# Wide Role
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# Wide Role

O'Mahony enjoying chances to show 'the skills and the football' for Ireland

Feb 3rd 2021, 3:31 PM 6,240 Views 6 Comments

The Munster man is often tasked with holding width in Ireland’s attacking shape.

'I'd be really hungry to get back in the squad and be starting for Ireland'
# Playmaker
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# Playmaker

'I'd be really hungry to get back in the squad and be starting for Ireland'

Dec 17th 2020, 6:30 AM 11,285 Views 11 Comments

28-year-old Jack Carty is determined to add to his 10 Ireland caps.

Hot-stepping Lyttle honing in on rounding out his skillset with Ulster
# Stepper
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# Stepper

Hot-stepping Lyttle honing in on rounding out his skillset with Ulster

Nov 28th 2020, 7:30 AM 3,654 Views 11 Comments

‘I’m not the biggest so I have to avoid people some way.’

'We don't just see him as a chop tackler' - Ireland back Connors' attacking skills
# Openside
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# Openside

'We don't just see him as a chop tackler' - Ireland back Connors' attacking skills

Oct 23rd 2020, 1:13 PM 7,323 Views 7 Comments

Attack coach Mike Catt also believes newcomer Hugo Keenan has “a huge future.”

McFarland's Ulster keep the faith in collective speed and ball-handling skill
# Analysis
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# Analysis

McFarland's Ulster keep the faith in collective speed and ball-handling skill

Sep 6th 2020, 2:30 PM 6,938 Views 2 Comments

The northern province stuck to their philosophy as they mounted a dramatic comeback last night.

Analysis: Connacht's attack suggests 2020/21 could be a very exciting season
# Skills
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# Skills

Analysis: Connacht's attack suggests 2020/21 could be a very exciting season

Aug 26th 2020, 7:44 PM 10,005 Views 6 Comments

The western province delivered an impressive performance as Irish rugby restarted.

When brilliant assists from Mafi and ROG helped Munster to beat Leinster
# Classic
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# Classic

When brilliant assists from Mafi and ROG helped Munster to beat Leinster

Updated May 2nd 2020, 3:04 PM 27,734 Views 64 Comments

The 2011 Magners League final in Thomond Park was a thrilling affair.

Half of primary school students unable to kick a ball properly, study finds
# Basic Skills
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# Basic Skills

Half of primary school students unable to kick a ball properly, study finds

Jan 27th 2020, 8:51 AM 26,202 Views 72 Comments

Half of children studied were found to be unable to kick a ball properly.

Cooney's try the latest example of the Ulster forwards' ever-improving skills
# Handling
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# Handling

Cooney's try the latest example of the Ulster forwards' ever-improving skills

Jan 16th 2020, 9:00 AM 8,229 Views 7 Comments

Dan Soper, formerly an AIL coach with Ballynahinch and Banbridge, is having a big impact.

'I'm probably the last guy to try and offload' - Stander embracing Munster attack
# Skills
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# Skills

'I'm probably the last guy to try and offload' - Stander embracing Munster attack

Dec 6th 2019, 5:00 AM 8,780 Views 4 Comments

The number eight says Stephen Larkham has been giving the players confidence to play.

Larkham enthusiastic about Munster's attack progress as Racing come to town
# Skills
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# Skills

Larkham enthusiastic about Munster's attack progress as Racing come to town

Nov 23rd 2019, 9:00 AM 11,049 Views 22 Comments

The Australian has made a positive impact since joining during the summer.

'I wasn't happy with how my lungs were burning' - Healy motivated for Samoa
# Skills
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# Skills

'I wasn't happy with how my lungs were burning' - Healy motivated for Samoa

Oct 7th 2019, 6:30 AM 13,530 Views 12 Comments

The 32-year-old loosehead is enjoying his time in Japan with Ireland.

'Rory is just amazing' - Larkham impressed with Scannell's skills
# Second Five Eighth
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# Second Five Eighth

'Rory is just amazing' - Larkham impressed with Scannell's skills

Aug 30th 2019, 1:09 PM 14,893 Views 17 Comments

Johann van Graan name-checked some of the promising young players in the province.

'The role of that U10s coach is just as important as Leo Cullen's role'
# Coaching
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# Coaching

'The role of that U10s coach is just as important as Leo Cullen's role'

Aug 10th 2019, 7:30 AM 10,063 Views 4 Comments

IRFU head of coach development, Matthew Wilkie, told The42 about his work around the country.

'My fear is that with talented players, if you over-coach them, you'll kill the instinct'
# Jouez
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# Jouez

'My fear is that with talented players, if you over-coach them, you'll kill the instinct'

May 26th 2019, 11:30 AM 14,530 Views 6 Comments

Nigel Osborne runs the skills-based Rugby and French camps every summer near Biarritz.

Sean O'Shea proves sideline score was no fluke with latest effort against Monaghan
# Skills
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# Skills

Sean O'Shea proves sideline score was no fluke with latest effort against Monaghan

Mar 3rd 2019, 9:44 PM 14,368 Views 15 Comments

The Kerry footballer scored 0-8 during the Kingdom’s win this afternoon.

Analysis: Outstanding Caplice and Lyons lead the way for Ireland Women
# Hurt
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# Hurt

Analysis: Outstanding Caplice and Lyons lead the way for Ireland Women

Feb 12th 2019, 1:27 PM 7,036 Views 12 Comments

The tighthead prop and blindside flanker were superb in the win over Scotland.

Analysis: Joe Schmidt's Ireland beat the All Blacks at their own game
# Turned Over
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# Turned Over

Analysis: Joe Schmidt's Ireland beat the All Blacks at their own game

Nov 19th 2018, 5:55 PM 47,574 Views 14 Comments

The Ireland forwards showed off their handling skills to go along with the physicality.

Fit and firing Josh van der Flier looking to play 'old-school seven role'
# Jvdf
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# Jvdf

Fit and firing Josh van der Flier looking to play 'old-school seven role'

Oct 31st 2018, 7:00 PM 9,453 Views 18 Comments

The 25-year-old has returned from a long-term ACL injury in impressive fashion.

'I don't think there's many front rowers who could do that in the world'
# Skills
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# Skills

'I don't think there's many front rowers who could do that in the world'

Oct 14th 2018, 8:43 AM 21,370 Views 50 Comments

Tadhg Furlong’s involvement in the build-up to Luke McGrath’s second try for Leinster was impressive.

Watch: Simon Zebo produces moment of magic in last Munster appearance at Thomond Park
# Skills
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# Skills

Watch: Simon Zebo produces moment of magic in last Munster appearance at Thomond Park

May 5th 2018, 4:56 PM 19,770 Views 13 Comments

Zebo put on a nice exhibition of skill in front of the home fans.

'Always being the little kid, you have to try and find a way not to get hit too hard’
# Interview
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# Interview

'Always being the little kid, you have to try and find a way not to get hit too hard’

Apr 7th 2018, 9:00 AM 24,596 Views 39 Comments

Instinct, intelligence, analysis: What makes Joey Carbery the player he is?

Toner back up Schmidt's pecking order thanks to his 'particular set of skills'
# Totemic
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# Totemic

Toner back up Schmidt's pecking order thanks to his 'particular set of skills'

Mar 9th 2018, 8:02 AM 8,027 Views 34 Comments

The stalwart of Ireland’s second row echoed Bryan Mills as he prepares to get to grips with Scotland.

CJ Stander pushes passing skills as opposition analyse his ball-carrying
# Another String
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# Another String

CJ Stander pushes passing skills as opposition analyse his ball-carrying

Feb 20th 2018, 6:25 PM 10,219 Views 6 Comments

The number eight says Munster boss Johann van Graan has helped him to develop.

Would you like to work in Leinster House? A new apprenticeship programme could be on the way
# House Of Cards
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# House Of Cards

Would you like to work in Leinster House? A new apprenticeship programme could be on the way

Jul 8th 2017, 6:00 AM 12,186 Views 22 Comments

Apprenticeships could be offered in parliamentary affairs, public administration and political communications.

Rugby nause Sinckler and Furlong are the new breed of Lions props
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# Skills

Rugby nause Sinckler and Furlong are the new breed of Lions props

Jun 1st 2017, 10:15 PM 7,759 Views 11 Comments

The 24-year-old England international is something of a Lions speech expert.

A garda and a nun playing a game of keepie-uppies is the most Limerick thing to ever happen
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# Skills

A garda and a nun playing a game of keepie-uppies is the most Limerick thing to ever happen

Jun 1st 2017, 10:10 AM 6,007 Views 3 Comments

We’ve seen it all now.

Live A Better Life: 6 things you need to know about using your phone less
# Live A Better Life
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# Live A Better Life

Live A Better Life: 6 things you need to know about using your phone less

May 12th 2017, 12:50 PM 9,068 Views 2 Comments

Want to use your phone less? We found out how.

The 4 major life skills to learn by the time you are 18
# Hard Knock Life
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# Hard Knock Life

The 4 major life skills to learn by the time you are 18

Jan 3rd 2017, 6:00 PM 31,273 Views 34 Comments

A former Ivy League admissions interviewer says that these help students to thrive.

Ex-Leinster skills coach 'Mick the Kick' back in ancestral home with Wallabies
# Know How
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# Know How

Ex-Leinster skills coach 'Mick the Kick' back in ancestral home with Wallabies

Nov 24th 2016, 7:15 AM 6,271 Views 0 Comments

The former Australia Rules player has major experience in rugby coaching.

Munster cult hero 'Dutchy' Holland pushing the Hurricanes to new heights
# Facing History
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# Facing History

Munster cult hero 'Dutchy' Holland pushing the Hurricanes to new heights

Oct 28th 2016, 2:41 PM 17,754 Views 1 Comment

The 44-year-old helped the Wellington-based side to the 2016 Super Rugby title.

FactCheck: Does Ireland really have the "highest education" in Europe?
# Factcheck
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# Factcheck

FactCheck: Does Ireland really have the "highest education" in Europe?

Sep 25th 2016, 9:30 PM 78,308 Views 64 Comments

Junior Minister Eoghan Murphy made an effort to impress international viewers on CNBC this week. But did he over-state the case?

Bored and broke? Here are some free things to do this weekend
# Change Generation
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# Change Generation

Bored and broke? Here are some free things to do this weekend

Sep 23rd 2016, 11:00 AM 22,075 Views 19 Comments

Bored and out of money? We’ve got some suggestions for free things to do.

Should students chase jobs when applying for college courses?
# CAO 2016
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# CAO 2016

Should students chase jobs when applying for college courses?

Aug 23rd 2016, 6:00 PM 238 Views 14 Comments

Betty McLaughlin from the Institute of Guidance Counsellors says that there is more to college than preparing for a job.

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