Nick Mccarthy

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Scott Fardy drives for the line against Scarlets. The Australian lock-cum-blindside has  made a huge impact at Leinster, as the likes of  Nathan Hines  or Brad Thorn did before him. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

James Lowe’s smile is infectious but this gifted Maori winger joined Leinster to play rugby. “I’m not a big fan of the word talent. I reckon, a bit l(...)

Franz Ferdinand: they have just released their fifth studio album Always Ascending. “We had an absolute ball making it. I think it is a fun record”
Franz Ferdinand are a band reborn
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  • February 7, 2018, 07:00

In 2016, Franz Ferdinand’s lead guitarist, Nick McCarthy, packed his trunk and waved goodbye to the circus, choosing to spend time with his young fami(...)

It’s safe to say that Franz Ferdinand are not the band they were in 2002. In 2018, there is a monumental gulf between the sharp-suited, fresh-faced ba(...)

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen has named an experimental team to face Munster in Thomond Park on St Stephen’s Day in the Pro14. While Munster head Co(...)

Nick McCarthy: Former Ireland Under-20 captain flying out to South Africa to join the Leinster squad. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Last Thursday Leinster coach Leo Cullen outlined the logistical difficulty in dovetailing two matches in South Africa with the regular league and Cha(...)

Guy Easterby has said that Leinster failed to apply for visas for their two New Zealanders. Photograph: Inpho

Leinster has confirmed that the visa issues that prevented two players, utility back Isa Nacewa and scrumhalf Jamison Gibson-Park, from entering South(...)

Isa Nacewa (pictured) and Jamison Gibson-Park are to return to Ireland having been denied entry into South Africa due to visa regulations. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

In an embarrassing scenario for Leinster and the newly expanded Guinness Pro 14, Isa Nacewa and Jamison Gibson-Park have been denied entry to South Af(...)

Leinster’s Seán Cronin on his way to scoring a try during the Guinness Pro 14 match against Cardiff Blues at the RDS. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Leinster 37 Cardiff Blues 9 All cracks get papered over by the ruthless finish. When Ross Byrne, after an unconvincing night until it really mattered(...)

Mike Ross: announced his retirement this week but will feature in the Leinster team to host Glasgow Warriors.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Leinster v Glasgow Warriors, RDS (7.35, live on TG4) There are a number of milestones that lend a greater poignancy than otherwise would have been th(...)

 James Lowe in action for the Maori All Blacks against Japan in 2014. Photograph: Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images

Leinster have confirmed the signing of 24 year-old back James Lowe from Super Rugby side the Chiefs. The 6’2” Maori All Blacks player has made 39 app(...)

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