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Garry Doyle

Garry is a rugby reporter with the highly respected Irish sports website, The42. He has previously worked as Chief Sports Writer for The Times, Ireland edition having also held that title with The Irish News of the World. He has covered 21 Six Nations campaigns and reported from 52 different countries in his career as a sports reporter, including that unforgettable day in November 2016, when Ireland recorded their first ever win over the All Blacks at Soldier Field, Chicago.

115 Articles
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Opinion

Garry Ringrose: How rejection bred resilience in Ireland's centre of excellence

The quiet man of Irish rugby has shown defiance in adversity to become a leader for club and country

Garry Doyle
Garry Doyle
30 Jan 2024, 2:32
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Opinion

Irish contemplate four more years of hurt

Andy Farrell's men could do no more in an epic encounter against the All Blacks and despite regrets, perspective is required to ho…

Garry Doyle
Garry Doyle
15 Oct 2023, 10:11
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Opinion

No ordinary Joe

When the former Ireland coach Joe Schmidt accepted a role back within the All Black inner sanctum it set him on course for an Iris…

Garry Doyle
Garry Doyle
12 Oct 2023, 16:57
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Exclusive

'There is no team Ireland cannot beat but I know what can go wrong'

Irish great Shane Byrne tempers his Rugby World Cup optimism with a sharp history lesson

Garry Doyle
Garry Doyle
05 Oct 2023, 7:44
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Opinion

'Let's return to reality - Ireland must exercise caution'

Irish expectation soars as Andy Farrell's team sweeps all in its path, but cool heads are needed if they are to heed mistakes of t…

Garry Doyle
Garry Doyle
26 Sep 2023, 4:07
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Opinion

The fire that drove Peter O'Mahony to become a Test centurion

The teak-tough Munsterman will win his 100th Test cap against South Africa and his legacy as an Irish great is assured

Garry Doyle
Garry Doyle
21 Sep 2023, 3:50
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Analysis

O'Connell helps Farrell learn from the ghosts of 2007

The 2007 Rugby World Cup proved a salutary lesson in how not to run a World Cup campaign, but Ireland have listened and learnt

Garry Doyle
Garry Doyle
14 Sep 2023, 11:15
FEATURE
Analysis

To understand Robbie Henshaw, you need to know who he is and where he is from

The powerful Leinster centre has overcome a quiet disposition to make plenty of noise in Andy Farrell's Irish winning machine

Garry Doyle
Garry Doyle
07 Sep 2023, 11:26
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Opinion

Ireland head to France buoyed by expectation and a sense of destiny

The world's number one team are about to find out whether they can make history of continue a trend of underachievement

Garry Doyle
Garry Doyle
28 Aug 2023, 11:53
FEATURE
Interview

Ireland's World Cup failures laced with perspective and building blocks to a better future

Ireland's World Cup story is one of disappointment but out of quarter-final failures have come plans that have changed the game fo…

Garry Doyle
Garry Doyle
31 Jul 2023, 10:25
FEATURE
Analysis

Saracens back on their perch to continue the dynasty

Despite spirited resistance from Sale Sharks, few members of the Twickenham crowd doubted Mark McCall's men would wrestle back the…

Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
29 May 2023, 10:18
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Opinion

La Rochelle complete the modern-day miracle

It's been a challenging season in rugby but the Heineken Cup final showed the game can reach parts few other sports can on a breat…

Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
22 May 2023, 7:20
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Analysis

Sale Sharks show true Northern pride

George Ford inspires Sale to reach their first Premiership final in 17 years and despite facing Saracens, they will have nothing t…

Garry Doyle   Owain Jones
Garry Doyle   Owain Jones
15 May 2023, 7:23
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Interview

Andy Friend: 'I’m a husband and a father. That is what defines me.'

The Connacht head coach will depart for Australia within weeks, and he hopes to leave the province with a parting gift

Garry Doyle
Garry Doyle
04 May 2023, 8:27
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Opinion

Saracens' road to redemption gathers pace

The late Premiership Final loss to Leicester Tigers will have hurt Mark McCall's men and they will be fired to reclaim their title

Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
24 Apr 2023, 9:13
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Analysis

All hail Chris Ashton, the Premiership's first try-centurion

The much-travelled England wing has spent a career scoring tries and he crossed an impressive milestone against Exeter Chiefs

Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
17 Apr 2023, 7:32
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Opinion

Heineken Cup nears the business end as the elite show their class

Domestic rugby's premier competition has been whittled down to the final eight and there are some tantalising fixtures in store

Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
03 Apr 2023, 7:36
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Analysis

Irish march towards Premiership play-offs

Declan Kidney has inspired an epic turnaround with a roster full of gifted youngsters and they have silverware in their sights

Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
27 Mar 2023, 10:08
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Analysis

Ireland are masters of all they survey, now for the World Cup

The feats of Andy Farrell's squad will be lauded in the years to come but they must now rid themselves of the World Cup hex

Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
20 Mar 2023, 9:37
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The day Martin Johnson turned right

Twenty years ago, both Ireland and England were vying for a morale-boosting Grand Slam and the England captain was in no mood for …

Garry Doyle
Garry Doyle
16 Mar 2023, 3:33
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