Tag Archives: Declan Kidney

Kidney about to lose staunch supporter


I don’t remember a national coach being overly concerned about the shuffling of sun loungers on the media deck, but I suspect that’s about to change. Hugh Farrelly, Irish Indo rugby corr, is going overboard. As in disembarking. Going ashore. … Continue reading

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Best battling to make starting line against Scotland


Rory Best is the latest casualty in Camp Ireland, and his doubt for Saturday heaps more pressure on Declan Kidney in a sequence that gets worse with each passing day. Damian Varley has been called in to the squad as … Continue reading

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Ireland got what they deserved


  The elephant in the room is an overused phrase, but never was it more appropriate than in the immediate aftermath of this afternoon’s game at Lansdowne Road. First Declan Kidney and then Paul O’Connell fetched up for the immediate … Continue reading

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Kearney to manage Ireland


Mick Kearney will be announced as Ireland manager later today. It brings an end to a search that has all the signs of being painful for the IRFU. The trouble started with Paul McNaughton deciding he would not be continuing … Continue reading

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Make someone happy this Christmas…..


 If your idea of doing the Christmas shopping is to take an hour or two in a bookshop and come out with it all done, then here are a few suggestions that will take time off the journey. For those … Continue reading

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O’Sullivan does Ireland a big favour


You’d swear Eddie and Deccie were best buds so intense was the US effort against the Italians in Nelson tonight. Its effect will be seen here in Dunedin on Sunday when Nick Mallet has to use much the same side … Continue reading

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O’Gara in the zone, but he wants the pitch


Right on cue Ronan O’Gara gets the man of the match award against Russia as his tussle with Jonny Sexton takes on soap opera status. As his name was read over the PA near the end of tonight’s game the … Continue reading

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