Saturday 26 May 2018

Live Stream: Joe Schmidt reveals the thinking behind his 31-man squad from 1pm

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt
Ireland coach Joe Schmidt

Joe Schmidt, Simon Easterby and Les Kiss address the media live from 1pm to officially announce Ireland's 31-man squad for the Rugby World Cup live from Carton House.

Enjoy the press conference below from 1pm

31-man Ireland squad for the 2015 World Cup:

Forwards:

Rory Best

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25 February 2015; Ireland hooker Rory Best poses for a portrait after an Ireland press conference. Carton House, Maynooth, Co. Kildare. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE

 

Sean Cronin

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Sean Cronin attempts to force his way past Justin Tipuric and Dan Biggar of Wales

 

Tadhg Furlong

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27 May 2015; Ireland's Tadhg Furlong after a press conference. Thomond Park, Limerick. Picture credit: Diarmuid Greene / SPORTSFILE

 

Cian Healy

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12 February 2015; Ireland's Cian Healy after a press conference. Carton House, Maynooth, Co. Kildare. Picture credit: Ramsey Cardy / SPORTSFILE

 

Iain Henderson

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5 February 2015; Ireland's Iain Henderson following a press conference. Carton House, Maynooth, Co. Kildare. Picture credit: Matt Browne / SPORTSFILE

 

Paul O’Connell (capt)

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2 June 2014; Ireland captain Paul O'Connell relaxes at the team hotel in Buenos Aires following a press conference ahead of their opening Summer Tour 2014 test game against Argentina on Saturday. Ireland Rugby Press Conference, Emperador Hotel, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE

 

Jamie Heaslip

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12 March 2015; Ireland's Jamie Heaslip poses for a portrait after a press conference. Carton House, Maynooth, Co. Kildare. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE

 

Chris Henry

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13 August 2015; Ireland's Chris Henry poses for a portrait following a press conference. Ireland Rugby Press Conference, Carton House, Maynooth, Co. Kildare. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE

 

Jack McGrath

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27 January 2015; Jack McGrath, Ireland, after a press conference. Ireland Rugby Press Conference, Carton House, Maynooth, Co. Kildare. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE

 

Jordi Murphy

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7 August 2015; Ireland's Jordi Murphy arrives for the captain's run. Ireland Rugby Squad Captain's Run, Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE

 

Sean O’Brien

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12 February 2015; Ireland's Sean O'Brien after a press conference. Carton House, Maynooth, Co. Kildare. Picture credit: Ramsey Cardy / SPORTSFILE

 

Peter O’Mahony

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3 February 2015; Ireland's Peter O'Mahony after a press conference. Carton House, Maynooth, Co. Kildare. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE

 

Mike Ross

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5 February 2015; Ireland's Mike Ross following a press conference. Carton House, Maynooth, Co. Kildare. Picture credit: Matt Browne / SPORTSFILE

 

Donnacha Ryan

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6 August 2015; Ireland's Donnacha Ryan poses for a portrait after a press conference. Ireland Rugby Press Conference, Carton House, Maynooth, Co. Kildare. Picture credit: Sam Barnes / SPORTSFILE

 

Richardt Strauss

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23 September 2013; Ireland's Richardt Strauss prepares to throw a ball into a lineout during squad training. Ireland Rugby Squad Training, Carton House, Maynooth, Co. Kildare. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE

 

Devin Toner

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10 March 2015; Ireland Devin Toner poses for a portrait after a press conference. Carton House, Maynooth, Co. Kildare. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE

 

Nathan White

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13 January 2014; Connacht's Nathan White after a press conference ahead of their Heineken Cup 2013/14, Pool 3, Round 6, game against Saracens on Saturday. Connacht Rugby Press Conference, Sportsground, Galway. Picture credit: Ramsey Cardy / SPORTSFILE

 

 

 

Backs:

Tommy Bowe

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2 February 2015; Ireland's Tommy Bowe following a press conference. Carton House, Maynooth, Co. Kildare. Picture credit: Ramsey Cardy / SPORTSFILE

 

Darren Cave

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5 June 2014; Ireland's Darren Cave following a press conference ahead of their opening Summer Tour 2014 test game against Argentina on Saturday. Irish Rugby Press Conference, Emperador Hotel, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE

 

Keith Earls

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29 January 2015; Keith Earls, Irish Wolfhounds, following the team announcement to face the England Saxons. Carton House, Maynooth, Co. Kildare. Picture credit: Pat Murphy / SPORTSFILE

 

Luke Fitzgerald

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19 March 2015; Ireland's Luke Fitzgerald poses for a portrait following a press conference at the team hotel, Carton House, in Maynooth, Co. Kildare. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE

 

Dave Kearney

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4 February 2014; Ireland's Dave Kearney during a press conference ahead of their RBS Six Nations Rugby Championship match against Wales on Saturday. Ireland Rugby Press Conference, Carton House, Maynooth, Co. Kildare. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE

 

Rob Kearney

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12 November 2013; Ireland's Rob Kearney during a press conference ahead of their Guinness Series International match against Australia on Saturday. Ireland Rugby Squad Press Conference, Carton House, Maynooth, Co. Kildare. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE

 

Robbie Henshaw

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10 March 2015; Ireland Robbie Henshaw poses for a portrait after a press conference. Carton House, Maynooth, Co. Kildare. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE

 

Paddy Jackson

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25 August 2015; Ireland's Paddy Jackson poses for a portrait after a press conference. Ireland Rugby Press Conference. Carton House, Maynooth, Co. Kildare. Picture credit: Seb Daly / SPORTSFILE

 

Ian Madigan

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12 November 2013; Ireland's Ian Madigan during a press conference ahead of their Guinness Series International match against Australia on Saturday. Ireland Rugby Squad Press Conference, Carton House, Maynooth, Co. Kildare. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE

 

Conor Murray

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19 March 2015; Ireland's Conor Murray poses for a portrait following a press conference at the team hotel, Carton House, in Maynooth, Co. Kildare. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE

 

Jared Payne

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17 March 2015; Ireland's Jared Payne poses for a portrait after a press conference. Carton House, Maynooth, Co. Kildare. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE

 

Eoin Reddan

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25 February 2015; Ireland scrum half Eoin Reddan poses for a portrait after an Ireland press conference. Carton House, Maynooth, Co. Kildare. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE

 

Johnny Sexton

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10 March 2014; Ireland's Jonathan Sexton following a press conference ahead of their side's RBS Six Nations Rugby Championship match against France on Saturday. Ireland Rugby Press Conference, Carton House, Maynooth, Co. Kildare. Picture credit: Pat Murphy / SPORTSFILE

 

Simon Zebo

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12 March 2015; Ireland's Simon Zebo poses for a portrait after a press conference. Carton House, Maynooth, Co. Kildare. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE

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