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What does Six Nations snub mean for John Cooney's future and what about remaining contract renewals?

Ulster Rugby Round-up

The Six Nations squad has been announced and with it, the usual, inevitable controversy.Host Gareth Hanna is this week joined by rugby reporting duo Jonathan Bradley and Michael Sadlier to discuss, first up, John Cooney's omission from the panel and what it means for his future on both an international and provincial level.Also not in the squad, of course, was Jacob Stockdale, whose injury is worse than first hopes. As well as that, there are the five players who made the cut to discuss - Rob Herring, Stuart McCloskey, Billy Burns, the uncapped Tom O'Toole and Iain Henderson, returning from injury.Back at Kingspan, there's a whole spate of contract renewals coming out but what of those yet to be announced?


26 Jan 2021

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Munster can't beat Leinster, Six Nations squad and John Cooney interview

House of Rugby Ireland

Leinster managed to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat against a stunned Munster at Thomond Park. Andy Farrell was looking on ahead of naming his 2021 Guinness Six Nations squad. All that and more was discussed on House of Rugby Ireland as John Cooney joined Eimear and Ian for a chat.


24 Jan 2021

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John Cooney - Talking Rugby & Mindfulness with Ulster Rugby's #9

In the Hot Seat

In this episode we were joined by the brilliant John Cooney - Ulster & Ireland scrum-half.If you're a rugby fan you're not going to want to miss this episode, but it has so much and more for you even if you're not!We covered a number of themes and topics on the episode, including;John's career path from schoolboy rugby and on to provincial rugby, seeing him compete at 3 of Ireland's 4 province teams - Leinster, Connacht & UlsterSome of the best - and most difficult - times at each of those provincesHow he has battled multiple injuries & included mindfulness in his recovery to ensure long-term resilienceElation & disappointment with the national team, and his focus following his latest frustrationsHow John, his girlfriend and dog (who makes an appearance on the episode) have made Belfast & Ulster their homeThe use of social media by professional athletes & the highs and lows associated with itWhat's on the plan for the next 5 years - personally & professionallyThis was such a refreshing episode to record with a professional athlete who gave us an incredible insight into his background, what makes him tick and advice for others on dealing with injury and setbacks. You can find John on Instagram at @johncooney00 and the podcast at @inthehotseatpodcast, while on Twitter it's @inthehotseatpodAll support is massively appreciated - please remember to subscribe and leave a comment/rating where it's possible to do so - thanks again for listening and see you soon for Episode 6!


18 Nov 2020

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John Cooney continues to prove Ireland wrong as Ulster's winning streak signals progress

Ulster Rugby Round-up

John Cooney continues to prove Ireland wrong as Ulster's winning streak signals progress by Belfast Telegraph Sport


11 Nov 2020

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Tadhg Beirne interview, John Cooney goal-setting and Munster vs. Toulouse 2000

House of Rugby Ireland

Barry Murphy and Andrew Trimble are joined in the House of Rugby by Munster and Ireland star Tadhg Beirne. They talk injury comebacks, bold moves and Normal People. Ulster and Ireland scrumhalf John Cooney chats with Producer Pat and the lads review Munster's 2000 European Cup semi win over Toulouse.

1hr 33mins

26 May 2020

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John Cooney interview, staying positive in wild times and IRFU pay deals

House of Rugby Ireland

Barry Murphy and Andrew Trimble are back together (but staying apart) as they host the latest House of Rugby show from their houses. The lads are joined by Ulster and Ireland scrumhalf John Cooney. They talk about staying positive during wild times and the pay deferral agreement made between Rugby Players Ireland and the IRFU, and chat movies too.

1hr 16mins

23 Mar 2020

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John Cooney lands a decisive blow as Ulster prepare for Clermont battle

Ulster Rugby Round-up

John Cooney lands a decisive blow as Ulster prepare for Clermont battle by Belfast Telegraph Sport


8 Jan 2020

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John Cooney vs Conor Murray, Munster's issues and Leinster's depth chart

The Left Wing

On this week's episode of The Left Wing, Will Slattery and Luke Fitzgerald are joined in studio by Cian Tracey to review all the festive inter-pros as well as look ahead to the upcoming Champions Cup clashes.Munster were rocked by the news that Joey Carbery will be on the sidelines for the foreseeable future with an arm injury, and the lads discuss the implications for Johann van Graan ahead of a must-win European tie against Racing 92.It has been a tough couple of weeks for the southern province with a number of losses, and the panel talk through the issues facing Munster as they look to get their season back on track.Leinster continue to maintain their remarkable winning streak, but how does Leo Cullen and Stuart Lancaster manage to keep so many players happy? Cian explains how the Leinster coaches make every player feel involved as they build towards another successful season.Ulster are one of the form teams in Europe at the moment and two players - John Cooney and Stuart McCloskey - are primed for Six Nations involvement. But should Andy Farrell make the big call in dropping Conor Murray for Cooney?And it was a tough December for Connacht with a number of injuries but Andy Friend is able to welcome back nine key men for the clash against Toulouse.


7 Jan 2020

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Munster scrap, John Cooney for Ireland and Johnny Sexton to Lyon?

House of Rugby Ireland

Barry Murphy and Andrew Trimble are joined in the House of Rugby studio by Jerry Flannery to look back on all the Champions Cup action, discuss the Sexton to Lyon story and select a Best XV of foreign players.

1hr 8mins

16 Dec 2019

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The Buildup Rugby - Stephen Ferris: John Cooney For Ireland, Munster Too Casual

Rugby on Balls.ie

The Buildup is Balls.ie's weekly podcast, with Ladbrokes, where we preview all the major sporting action for the weekend ahead. We'll be building the hype, whetting the appetite and making some bold predictions for everything that's happening. This is the rugby section of the show where we preview another Champions Cup weekend with Ireland and Ulster legend Stephen Ferris.  It's the back to back week Europe with another full set of Ireland V England fixtures ahead. Stephen brings us through the four games, talking in particular about the brilliant form of Ulster scrum half  John Cooney and his worry about the standard of Munster's performances so far this season.  If you want to listen to the entire show, which includes a chat with Kevin Doyle on the Premier League, a preview of the Presidents' Cup, our NFL picks and much more, subscribe to The Buildup on Balls.ie podcast feed or the general Balls.ie feed.  Get in touch with the show for any reason by emailing thegaffer@balls.ie or contact us @ballsdotie on Twitter or Instagram.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


12 Dec 2019