Person: Declan Kidney
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
In one of the few conversations about his funeral arrangements, Garrett had told Áine that he didn’t want a blow-in giving his eulogy, and that it had better be funny. She did him proud on both counts, writes
Mon, 17 Feb, 2020
Andy Farrell has experienced the cruel extremes of Anglo-Irish rugby conflict from both sides, for England in Dublin and Ireland in London.
Mon, 10 Feb, 2020
On the face of things, the similarities are unavoidable.
Fri, 31 Jan, 2020
Tommy Bowe scored 30 tries in 69 appearances for Ireland so how excited is he by the back three that starts on Saturday, what does he expect to see from Mike Catt’s attack as the Guinness Six Nations progresses and how does he feel about that Croke Park loss to the Scots ten years ago?
Fri, 31 Jan, 2020
The Leinster out-half was named Ireland captain by Andy Farrell for the upcoming Six Nations, replacing Rory Best, who retired after last year’s World Cup.
Wed, 29 Jan, 2020
Love them or loathe them, Saracens have played a big part in Munster’s celebrated European journey.
Tue, 03 Dec, 2019
Sport is full of 'what might have been' moments. A bounce of the ball here, a contentious refereeing call there, with significant consequences. Then there are the 'what might have been' careers
Fri, 22 Nov, 2019
The clock ticked past 83 minutes, Munster kicked for the corner on the last play of the game, with the backs and forwards uniting to drive the ball over the line for the bonus-point win. I had to double-check the TV replay to make sure it wasn’t O’Gara kicking to the five-metre line, Sheahan throwing to O’Connell in the lineout, or Jason Holland joining the maul to drive it over the line.
Sun, 17 Nov, 2019
He was part of an impressive collective effort back in his home city for Benetton in the opening round of the Heineken Champions Cup.
Sat, 16 Nov, 2019
Director of rugby Declan Kidney praised London Irish's 'heroic defence' as they just clung on to mark their Premiership return with a superb 29-26 win at Wasps.
Sun, 20 Oct, 2019
They may be trying to end each other’s World Cups tomorrow but both Steve Hansen and Joe Schmidt have revealed the camaraderie that exists between the New Zealand and Ireland coaching staffs ahead of their quarter-final at Tokyo Stadium.
Fri, 18 Oct, 2019
Openside flanker TJ Ioane dismissed the suggestion earlier this week that the Pacific Islanders would be preparing a special welcome for Ireland's Kiwi-born centre with Samoan roots
Fri, 11 Oct, 2019
England’s World Cup bid was just minutes old when Billy Vunipola launched himself into contact off the back of a lineout and Tonga’s Zane Kapeli floored him with a tackle that landed the big No 8 flat on his arse.
Thu, 10 Oct, 2019
A moment, please, to think of the poor old referee today.
Wed, 02 Oct, 2019
It was the numbers beyond the 45-5 scoreline which truly showed how productive Munster’s pre-season win over London Irish was.
Mon, 16 Sep, 2019
Despite all those stars jetting east to the Land of the Rising Sun, the absentee which generated the most debate was the one left at home.
Sat, 14 Sep, 2019
Munster defence coach JP Ferreira admits he was surprised to see Jean Kleyn make the Ireland squad for the Rugby World Cup but says the South African-born lock is being rewarded for his hard work with the province.
Wed, 11 Sep, 2019
Malcolm O’Kelly has told Devin Toner not to switch off after he was sensationally left out of Joe Schmidt’s 31 man Rugby World Cup squad.
Tue, 03 Sep, 2019
The IRFU named the group that will travel to Japan today, six days earlier than planned, after the shock demotion was leaked.
Mon, 02 Sep, 2019
Jack Carty turns 27 today. He has spent a long time proving himself but it is an age since he faced a test — with a small ‘t’ — like this.
Sat, 31 Aug, 2019
Brian O’Driscoll could probably relate to some of the thoughts swirling around Rory Best’s head right now.
Wed, 28 Aug, 2019
Never mind the trip to Japan, Ireland’s rugby stars will have racked up plenty of miles before the World Cup even starts and that is just the way Robbie Henshaw likes it.
Tue, 16 Jul, 2019
The game could prove to be Paddy Jackson's first on Irish soil since his Ulster departure in April 2018.
Mon, 15 Jul, 2019
Conor Murray’s name would be among the first on most people’s Ireland World Cup squad but memories of his own ascent to the 2011 tournament are keeping the scrum-half on his toes during the team’s training camps.
Sat, 13 Jul, 2019
Mark McCall leans against a wall, his back to one of the many framed photos celebrating the local football club’s storied past, as he processes questions about his own club’s route towards legendary status.
Mon, 13 May, 2019
An absorbing Heineken Cup final that lived up to its billing in every way. The Leinster players must have woken up yesterday wondering what hit them.
Mon, 13 May, 2019
on the players and performances that could shade today’s meeting of the European superpowers in Newcastle.
Sat, 11 May, 2019
Paddy Jackson is leaving French Top 14 club Perpignan for the Gallagher Premiership where he will play under a former Munster and Ireland coach next season.
Tue, 07 May, 2019
London Irish secured promotion back to the Gallagher Premiership after recording a 46-7 victory over Richmond.
Fri, 19 Apr, 2019
Ahead of Saturday's eagerly awaited Heineken Champions Cup semi-final clash between Munster and Saracens we look back at previous titanic clashes between these two old rivals.
Thu, 18 Apr, 2019
The beginning of Joe Schmidt’s Six Nations career could have been so much smoother.
Sat, 16 Mar, 2019
As key stakeholders in rugby convene in Dublin tomorrow about a ‘world’ league that seems more concerned with concentrating and increasing the wealth for its bluebloods than spreading the word to the unconverted and the cash to the marginalised, it has probably escaped rather than focused their minds that the deciding game in Europe’s biggest international competition is once again between one nation with a population of just 6.6 million and another with just 3.1 million.
Wed, 13 Mar, 2019
Keatley's London Irish debut got off to a dream start before being forced off the field through injury.
Mon, 18 Feb, 2019
As difficult as defeat is to swallow for an Ireland side so used to being on the right side of the competitive ledger, the bruising loss to England must be digested very quickly.
Thu, 07 Feb, 2019
"I know I’m from Dublin, but I’ve lived here for the last eight years, and with my fiancée Lisa and daughter Beth born here, I know we will be back again. I’m from Munster and I’m a Limerick man now, and it holds a special place in my heart."
Wed, 30 Jan, 2019
Keith Earls has been here before, bounding towards a new Six Nations campaign on the back of an uplifting November window and with the kudos of a Grand Slam title in the team’s kitbag from the year before.
Tue, 29 Jan, 2019
As we wait expectantly on the cusp of the 2019 Guinness Six Nations, the final round of the self-styled Rugby’s Greatest Championship seems an awfully long way down the track.
Mon, 28 Jan, 2019
It’s eight years since Greg Feek plugged himself into the mainframe of Irish rugby but the Kiwi scrum coach wasn’t exactly in the mood to measure his input as he pulled up a pew ahead of Saturday’s game against Argentina.
Wed, 07 Nov, 2018
For the second week in a row, the quality of rugby on offer across the Heineken Champions Cup pool fixtures has been overshadowed by decisions made by referees and their interpretation of tackling laws, writes
Wed, 24 Oct, 2018
Declan Kidney’s London Irish embark on life in the Championship tonight with the former Munster and Ireland boss having assembled a squad he hopes is capable of not just returning to the Premiership but staying there.
Sat, 01 Sep, 2018
Munster’s squad depth ahead of the new campaign was given a stern test by English heavyweights Exeter Chiefs as Johann van Graan’s team was well beaten in Cork last night.
Sat, 25 Aug, 2018
Munster hit the new ground running last night as they won their opening pre-season game on Musgrave Park’s freshly installed playing surface to defeat Declan Kidney’s London Irish.
Sat, 18 Aug, 2018
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Fri, 17 Aug, 2018