Cian Healy

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 Joe Schmidt:  “I think the great days have been the ones where the players have done something a little bit special, and you’ve seen players grow.”

Today really does mark the end of an era. The Joe Schmidt era at the Aviva Stadium. Previous eras have taken in a detour to Croke Park and the increas(...)

Johnny Sexton starts at outhalf for Ireland this weekend. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Pivotal Irish halfback duo Johnny Sexton and Conor Murray are back together to face Wales on Saturday. Joe Schmidt’s final match as Ireland coach at t(...)

Johnny Sexton during training at Carton House, Kildare, ahead of Ireland’s final Test match against Wales. Photograph:  Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Joe Schmidt and Warren Gatland are likely to be true to their word, and to each other, in unveiling fairly full-strength sides today for Saturday’s fi(...)

Robbie Henshaw  in action  during an  Ireland training session at Carton House on Tuesday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

There was good news on the Irish injury front at Carton House on Tuesday with Robbie Henshaw, Cian Healy and Keith Earls all training. Joe Schmidt, (...)

Bundee Aki on the ball during Ireland’s recent win in Cardiff. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Backs Bundee Aki (Connacht) Age: 29 Height: 6’ Weight: 101kg (15st 12lbs) Caps: 19 Ireland have a midfield logjam but since qualifying and making h(...)

Jean Kleyn got the nod ahead of Devin Toner as a specialist tighthead secondrow. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Joe Schmidt’s reasoning for Devin Toner’s exclusion from Ireland’s 31-man World Cup squad is based primarily on scrum power and a belief that Iain Hen(...)

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt: “I think it’s a horrible couple of days. It’s probably the worst couple of days I’ve had in coaching, this time four years ago.” Photograph:  Adam Davy/PA Wire.

Despite a welcome win, Joe Schmidt cut a relatively forlorn figure in his post-match media conference and the cause of his woe is revisiting the task (...)

Ireland outhalf Johnny Sexton holds his thumb during a training session at Carton House on Tuesday morning.  Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt suggested that Johnny Sexton could play some part in this weekend’s penultimate World Cup warm-up match against Wales a(...)

Joe Schmidt looks on during Ireland’s record defeat to England at Twickenham. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Old school mentality needed There’s a seminal moment in the 2003 film Old School when Frank The Tank gives a heroic team talk to his frat buddies des(...)

England’s Joe Cokasaniga scores his side’s first try of the game against Ireland during the World Cup warm-up clash at Twickenham, London. Photograph: David Davies/PA

England 57 Ireland 15 True, it was the first hit out of the season for all but three of the side. They were in warm-weather training in Portugal unti(...)

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