Tag Archives: Declan Kidney

Plumtree set to coach Ireland pack


Outgoing Sharks coach John Plumtree could soon be named as the forwards coach in the new Ireland set-up under Joe Schmidt, according to a well placed South African source. The Kiwi would join Les Kiss (defence) as the third main … Continue reading

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Dismal end for O’Driscoll


“We have not come up to Queensland’s Sunshine Coast to be tourists. We have come north to this holiday resort to get body and mind in just the right place.” When Brian O’Driscoll was giving that quote yesterday it was … Continue reading

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O’Driscoll Open to One More Season


Brian O’Driscoll may well continue with Leinster and Ireland for another season, despite widespread opinion that the Lions tour to Australia is shaping up as his last act on a rugby field. I understand from sources close to the former … Continue reading

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Shorts


NEXT STEP FOR KIDNEY Just as one door is about to close, another one opens. And the good news for Declan Kidney is that his next gig may be a 10 minute spin from his gaff in Ballincollig. UCC, where … Continue reading

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Kidney call puts him in make or break territory


  We used to look at the decision in 2008 to run with Denis Hurley and Tomas O’Leary ahead of Shaun Payne and Peter Stringer for Munster as the high water mark for Declan Kidney’s capacity to surprise. And then … Continue reading

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Bent setback needs some explaining


You many wonder why the storm that greeted Michael Bent’s arrival two months ago has withered to a whimper now that he has slipped off the radar. All depends on your agenda I guess. And we all have an agenda. … Continue reading

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Chill wind needed for old farts


In a Dublin airport hotel last Wednesday a group representing the national and provincial managements got together to plan a common route forward for the new season. They discussed things like player development and player welfare and channels of communication, … Continue reading

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