Battered Mike McCarthy sends inspiring message to Irish team ahead of Twickenham showdown 5 years ago

Battered Mike McCarthy sends inspiring message to Irish team ahead of Twickenham showdown

Do it for me boys.

Mike McCarthy isn't in Twickenham today as a result of horrific head and neck injuries suffered in the narrow loss to France

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But the Connacht man has passed on a classy message to his Ireland team-mates as they prepare to achieve, hopefully, our first win in this year’s Six Nations.

Joe Schmidt has shuffled his pack, with McCarthy’s absence allowing the chance for the Irish coach to bring in some new faces and freshen up his side.

And the 34-year-old has posted a lovely message to the men hoping to rock Eddie Jones’ side this afternoon via his Instagram to urge the defending champions to glory.