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Schmidt always has players in mind

clock February 6, 2014 17:22 by author Irish Examiner Sports
Nick Purewal believes Joe Schmidt's greatest strength is getting into players' minds [More]


Who will win the Six Nations?

clock January 20, 2014 15:52 by author Irish Examiner Sports
This season’s Six Nations preparations will be ramped up as squads begin assembling before the opening games on February 1. Andrew Baldock assesses the runners and riders as the countdown to European rugby’s blue riband tournament gathers pace. [More]


An Australian Schools match against Ireland to remember

clock December 16, 2013 14:11 by author Charlie Mulqueen
Tuesday’s visit of the Australian Schools team to Thomond Park to play Munster evokes memories of a memorable match at the same venue on the exact same date back in 1977. [More]


Ireland's tighthead auditions heating up

clock November 28, 2013 12:13 by author Simon Lewis
Mike Ross has no one beating down his door to take his Ireland shirt but that could all be about to change in the coming weeks [More]


How the Junior Cert's new approach to sport will benefit Ireland

clock November 1, 2013 14:22 by author Irish Examiner Sports
It’s not all about the events on a court or field, the leadership and discipline that sports brings to individuals will also benefit businesses. [More]


Three Kazakhstan players to watch out for

clock October 14, 2013 17:02 by author Irish Examiner Sports
All the attention will be on Noel King and his Republic of Ireland players at the Aviva Stadium on Tuesday evening but what about the threat posed by Kazakhstan and their star players? [More]


It's 20 years since Ireland last beat Germany...

clock October 10, 2013 12:46 by author Irish Examiner Sports
Just how how did that team compare with the current crop of players, from whom Noel King will select a starting 11 against the probable Group C winners in Cologne [More]


The men with a point to prove

clock October 2, 2013 11:49 by author Irish Examiner Sports
There was always going to be an element of the dramatic with the first squad announcement in the post-Giovanni Trapattoni era. The questions from who’s in to who’s out have been well digested at this stage but, in this period of transition period, which players have the most to prove? [More]


Republic of Ireland v Wales – three players to watch out for

clock August 12, 2013 16:53 by author Irish Examiner Sports
Here are three players to watch out for ahead of Wednesday night’s friendly international between the Republic of Ireland and Wales in Cardiff. [More]


Underground New York's admiration of Ireland's handball culture

clock June 26, 2013 15:04 by author Irish Examiner Sports
From the small hamlets of Ireland, handball has grown to the sport it is today and in New York, that work is receiving plaudits from the game's legends [More]




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