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# Skills

Last month
May 2023
# Employment
Many Irish adults at risk of falling behind in work as they don't have skills to thrive - report
Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris will mark the Year of Skills today with the publication of a report by the OECD.
Last year
# Analysis
Furlong's stunning pass and Beirne's sleight of hand show point of difference
The multi-skilled Ireland forwards picked up where they left off in November.
# offloads
'They back us to use our skills, I think that's very apparent'
Gavin Coombes is an effective offloader of the ball, as we saw against Ulster last weekend.
All time
# The42 Reads
Why Ireland's Tadhg Furlong is the best tighthead prop in the world
The Wexford man finished a strong 2021 with outstanding performances for Ireland in November.
# Analysis
Ireland's attack flourishes as it becomes less reliant on Johnny Sexton
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
Gavin Molloy of Olus Education says the schools’ curriculum needs to keep up to prepare for the careers of tomorrow.
# Fitness
Playmaking 12 Frawley 'developing nicely' as he gets set for Leinster return
The 23-year-old Skerries man has had a frustrating time with injury.
# wide role
O'Mahony enjoying chances to show 'the skills and the football' for Ireland
The Munster man is often tasked with holding width in Ireland’s attacking shape.
# playmaker
'I'd be really hungry to get back in the squad and be starting for Ireland'
28-year-old Jack Carty is determined to add to his 10 Ireland caps.
# Stepper
Hot-stepping Lyttle honing in on rounding out his skillset with Ulster
‘I’m not the biggest so I have to avoid people some way.’
# openside
'We don't just see him as a chop tackler' - Ireland back Connors' attacking skills
Attack coach Mike Catt also believes newcomer Hugo Keenan has “a huge future.”
# Analysis
McFarland's Ulster keep the faith in collective speed and ball-handling skill
The northern province stuck to their philosophy as they mounted a dramatic comeback last night.
# Skills
Analysis: Connacht's attack suggests 2020/21 could be a very exciting season
The western province delivered an impressive performance as Irish rugby restarted.
# classic
When brilliant assists from Mafi and ROG helped Munster to beat Leinster
The 2011 Magners League final in Thomond Park was a thrilling affair.
# Basic Skills
Half of primary school students unable to kick a ball properly, study finds
Half of children studied were found to be unable to kick a ball properly.
# Handling
Cooney's try the latest example of the Ulster forwards' ever-improving skills
Dan Soper, formerly an AIL coach with Ballynahinch and Banbridge, is having a big impact.
# Skills
'I'm probably the last guy to try and offload' - Stander embracing Munster attack
The number eight says Stephen Larkham has been giving the players confidence to play.
# Skills
Larkham enthusiastic about Munster's attack progress as Racing come to town
The Australian has made a positive impact since joining during the summer.
# Skills
'I wasn't happy with how my lungs were burning' - Healy motivated for Samoa
The 32-year-old loosehead is enjoying his time in Japan with Ireland.
# Second five Eighth
'Rory is just amazing' - Larkham impressed with Scannell's skills
Johann van Graan name-checked some of the promising young players in the province.
# Coaching
'The role of that U10s coach is just as important as Leo Cullen's role'
IRFU head of coach development, Matthew Wilkie, told The42 about his work around the country.
# Jouez
'My fear is that with talented players, if you over-coach them, you'll kill the instinct'
Nigel Osborne runs the skills-based Rugby and French camps every summer near Biarritz.
# Skills
Sean O'Shea proves sideline score was no fluke with latest effort against Monaghan
The Kerry footballer scored 0-8 during the Kingdom’s win this afternoon.
# Hurt
Analysis: Outstanding Caplice and Lyons lead the way for Ireland Women
The tighthead prop and blindside flanker were superb in the win over Scotland.
# Turned Over
Analysis: Joe Schmidt's Ireland beat the All Blacks at their own game
The Ireland forwards showed off their handling skills to go along with the physicality.
# jvdf
Fit and firing Josh van der Flier looking to play 'old-school seven role'
The 25-year-old has returned from a long-term ACL injury in impressive fashion.
# Skills
'I don't think there's many front rowers who could do that in the world'
Tadhg Furlong’s involvement in the build-up to Luke McGrath’s second try for Leinster was impressive.
# Skills
Watch: Simon Zebo produces moment of magic in last Munster appearance at Thomond Park
Zebo put on a nice exhibition of skill in front of the home fans.
# Interview
'Always being the little kid, you have to try and find a way not to get hit too hard’
Instinct, intelligence, analysis: What makes Joey Carbery the player he is?
# totemic
Toner back up Schmidt's pecking order thanks to his 'particular set of skills'
The stalwart of Ireland’s second row echoed Bryan Mills as he prepares to get to grips with Scotland.
# another string
CJ Stander pushes passing skills as opposition analyse his ball-carrying
The number eight says Munster boss Johann van Graan has helped him to develop.
# house of cards
Would you like to work in Leinster House? A new apprenticeship programme could be on the way
Apprenticeships could be offered in parliamentary affairs, public administration and political communications.
# Skills
Rugby nause Sinckler and Furlong are the new breed of Lions props
The 24-year-old England international is something of a Lions speech expert.
# Skills
A garda and a nun playing a game of keepie-uppies is the most Limerick thing to ever happen
We’ve seen it all now.
# live a better life
Live A Better Life: 6 things you need to know about using your phone less
Want to use your phone less? We found out how.
# hard knock life
The 4 major life skills to learn by the time you are 18
A former Ivy League admissions interviewer says that these help students to thrive.
# know how
Ex-Leinster skills coach 'Mick the Kick' back in ancestral home with Wallabies
The former Australia Rules player has major experience in rugby coaching.
# facing history
Munster cult hero 'Dutchy' Holland pushing the Hurricanes to new heights
The 44-year-old helped the Wellington-based side to the 2016 Super Rugby title.
# factcheck
FactCheck: Does Ireland really have the "highest education" in Europe?
Junior Minister Eoghan Murphy made an effort to impress international viewers on CNBC this week. But did he over-state the case?
# Change generation
Bored and broke? Here are some free things to do this weekend
Bored and out of money? We’ve got some suggestions for free things to do.