Category Archives: International Rugby

Piece On Joe Schmidt & Andy Farrell – The Kildare Nationalist – November 27 2018

RUGBY Schmidt’s departure will leave big shoes for Farrell to fill By Daire Walsh FOLLOWING a weekend of managerial upheaval in the hallways of Irish soccer, the IRFU produced their own succession plan for the men’s national team yesterday morning. … Continue reading

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Women’s International Test: England V Ireland – The Irish Examiner – November 26 2018

Brave Irish fail to break English stranglehold Women’s Test ENGLAND 37 IRELAND 15 Daire Walsh A brave Irish challenge came up short against a powerful English side at Twickenham on Saturday evening. While Eimear Considine, Lauren Delany and Claire Molloy … Continue reading

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Post-Match Reaction: Ireland V USA – Ireland Head Coach Joe Schmidt – Irishrugby.ie – November 26 2018

Schmidt: The Last Month Has Been A Huge Collective Effort Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt hailed the impact of man-of-the-match Andrew Conway and a number of other players in Saturday night’s 57-14 victory over the USA at the Aviva Stadium. … Continue reading

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Post-Match Reaction: Ireland V USA – Leinster Out-Half Ross Byrne – Irishrugby.ie – November 26 2018

‘It Was Brilliant To Get A Good Chunk Of The Game’ – Byrne After enjoying a relatively low-key international debut in Chicago three weeks ago, Ross Byrne relished the opportunity to play for the guts of an hour during Ireland’s … Continue reading

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Post-Match Reaction: Ireland V USA – Munster Prop Dave Kilcoyne – Irishrugby.ie – November 26 2018

Kilcoyne: You’ve Got To Take Every Opportunity To Impress In the six years since he made his international debut for Ireland, Munster prop Dave Kilcoyne has learnt the value of taking each and every opportunity that comes his way. Despite … Continue reading

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Ireland V USA Rugby Build-Up Piece: USA Assistant Coach Greg McWilliams – The Irish Daily Mirror – November 24 2018

Greg: No more Arg luck tales BY DAIRE WALSH USA ASSISTANT coach Greg McWilliams believes Joe Schmidt has absorbed the harsh lessons of the 2015 World Cup quarter-final defeat to Argentina. The squad has been significantly revamped since then and … Continue reading

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Ireland V England Women’s Rugby Build-Up Piece: The Irish Examiner – November 24 2018

Ireland bid to end losing streak at Fortress Twickenham Daire Walsh Ireland women’s head coach Adam Griggs feels his side have ‘nothing to lose’ heading into tonight’s international test against England at Twickenham [5.40pm, Sky Sports]. Following a 19-10 reversal to … Continue reading

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Ireland V USA Rugby Build-Up Piece: USA Assistant Coach Greg McWilliams – The Irish Examiner – November 24 2018

Greg McWilliams marvels at Irish depth ahead of St Michael’s College reunion Daire Walsh USA assistant coach Greg McWilliams believes Ireland’s strength in depth highlights how Joe Schmidt has absorbed the harsh lessons of the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Hamstrung … Continue reading

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Ireland V England Women’s Rugby Build-Up Piece: Michelle Claffey – Irishrugby.ie – November 24 2018

Claffey Takes Centre Stage For Red Roses Showdown Ireland Women’s centre Michelle Claffey admitted it was quite emotional to make her first international start against the USA at Energia Park last Sunday afternoon. After making four appearances off the bench … Continue reading

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Ireland V USA Rugby Build-Up Piece: USA Flanker John Quill – The Irish Daily Mirror – November 23 2018

BEATING IRELAND WOULD BE QUILL By DAIRE WALSH USA flanker John Quill is looking forward to renew acquaintances with former Dolphin team-mates Niall Scannell and Darren Sweetnam at the Aviva tomorrow. The Youghal flanker (who claims dual citizenship through his … Continue reading

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