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From The42 McCarthy: Youngsters to get chance in New Zealand game that 'doesn't have same importance' as Danish clash Curtain Raiser

McCarthy: Youngsters to get chance in New Zealand game that 'doesn't have same importance' as Danish clash

Jack Byrne, Troy Parrott, and Lee O’Connor are all likely to feature in Thursday’s friendly.

From The42 Sancho shines as Dortmund deny Bayern in German Super Cup Curtain Raiser

Sancho shines as Dortmund deny Bayern in German Super Cup

Ryan Johansson, the teenager who is currently taking an appeal to Fifa so as to be eligible to play for Ireland, was an unused substitute for Bayern.

From The42 Magic Monday in store on big day for Irish racing at the revamped Curragh Curtain Raiser

Magic Monday in store on big day for Irish racing at the revamped Curragh

Racing fans will get a first glimpse of the Kildare venue’s multi-million Euro redevelopment today.

From The42 Gavin names team as champions Dublin prepare for National League opener away in Clones Curtain Raiser

Gavin names team as champions Dublin prepare for National League opener away in Clones

Dublin get the defence of their National Football League title underway against Monaghan tomorrow afternoon.

From The42 'We're just one of the teams chasing it again': Leinster hit reset in back-to-back bid Here We Go Again

'We're just one of the teams chasing it again': Leinster hit reset in back-to-back bid

Leo Cullen’s side begin their Heineken Champions Cup campaign against Wasps at the RDS tonight.

From The42 Garryowen edge opening day shoot-out, UCD burn off UCC challenge and all your AIL Div 1a reports

Garryowen edge opening day shoot-out, UCD burn off UCC challenge and all your AIL Div 1a reports

The AIL returned to a club ground near you this weekend.

From The42 Simon Zebo starts at fullback for Top14 debut against Toulon Racing Stripes

Simon Zebo starts at fullback for Top14 debut against Toulon

And there’s much more Irish interest in France with Paul O’Connell and Mike Prendergast coaching Stade Francais.

From The42 Rampant second half against Royals takes Galway to minor All-Ireland final Curtain Raiser

Rampant second half against Royals takes Galway to minor All-Ireland final

Goals from Tinney, McCormack and Gill helped the Tribe sweep Meath aside.

From The42 Cork U21 and sub senior keeper to start in All-Ireland final on Sunday in Páirc Uí Chaoimh Curtain Raiser

Cork U21 and sub senior keeper to start in All-Ireland final on Sunday in Páirc Uí Chaoimh

Cork take on Kilkenny in the intermediate decider.

From The42 County chair says Páirc Uí Chaoimh will be ready to host hurling championship quarter-finals Curtain Raiser

County chair says Páirc Uí Chaoimh will be ready to host hurling championship quarter-finals

Cork county chair Ger Lane has dismissed reports that the venue will not be ready for this year’s Championship quarter-finals in two weeks’ time.

From The42 As it happened: Scotland v Ireland, Six Nations Liveblog

As it happened: Scotland v Ireland, Six Nations

Bonus points are in play and the Six Nations is ready for the starter’s gun, so we’re going minute-by-minute from Murrayfield.

From The42 Do more with less: Rio's iconic Maracana delivers another powerful opening ceremony Curtain Raiser
From The42 Dublin and Limerick both make changes for All-Ireland minor hurling semi-final Curtain Raiser

Dublin and Limerick both make changes for All-Ireland minor hurling semi-final

Throw-in in Croke Park is 1.30pm on Sunday.

From The42 8 All-Ireland U21 winners part of Mayo squad for All-Ireland junior final against Kerry Curtain Raiser
From The42 3 All-Ireland senior club winners and 9 U21s in Limerick side for Munster intermediate semi-final Curtain Raiser

3 All-Ireland senior club winners and 9 U21s in Limerick side for Munster intermediate semi-final

Limerick face Tipperary in Sunday’s curtain-raiser in Thurles.

From The42 Here's how we rated Ireland after an intense draw at home to Wales Out Of 10

Here's how we rated Ireland after an intense draw at home to Wales

Ireland will head back to Carton House disappointed at having to share the spoils.

From The42 13-point lead not enough for Ireland as Wales scrap back to force a draw Honours Even

13-point lead not enough for Ireland as Wales scrap back to force a draw

It’s the first time in Championship history that the sides have shared the spoils.

From The42 Big Sam Burgess gets a big chunk of bench for England's World Cup opener Curtain Raiser

Big Sam Burgess gets a big chunk of bench for England's World Cup opener

Brad Barritt will continue as Stuart Lancaster’s inside centre after his recovery from ankle and calf injuries.

From The42 Big boost for Tipp minors as their captain returns for the All-Ireland final Curtain Raiser

Big boost for Tipp minors as their captain returns for the All-Ireland final

Fit-again Stephen Quirke is the only change for the Premier men.

From The42 The immovable Mike Ross and more talking points on Ireland's first team-sheet of the season

The immovable Mike Ross and more talking points on Ireland's first team-sheet of the season

Joe Schmidt’s first squad for the summer series is jam-packed with experience.

From The42 The Community Shield has thrown up some memorable moments down the years Curtain Raiser This post contains videos

The Community Shield has thrown up some memorable moments down the years

Here’s 6 of them ahead of this year’s curtain raiser.

From The42 Two All-Ireland minor winners in Kerry junior team as Tipperary side make two changes Curtain Raiser

Two All-Ireland minor winners in Kerry junior team as Tipperary side make two changes

The sides clash in Sunday’s opening game at Semple Stadium.

From The42 Cork overpower Waterford to book Munster intermediate final place Curtain Raiser

Cork overpower Waterford to book Munster intermediate final place

The teams clashed in Semple Stadium today.

From The42 League champions Dundalk draw first blood as Finn stars in President's Cup win Curtain Raiser

League champions Dundalk draw first blood as Finn stars in President's Cup win

The domestic season got under-way this afternoon.

From The42 Wins for Galway and Wexford in Walsh Cup Preseason

Wins for Galway and Wexford in Walsh Cup

The Kehoe Cup also got under way today.

From The42 As it happened: Arsenal v Manchester City, Community Shield Curtain Raiser

As it happened: Arsenal v Manchester City, Community Shield

Arsene Wenger’s Gunners face the title winners hoping to claim the first piece of silverware of the season.

From The42 Arsenal v Man City: Five questions to ponder ahead of the the Community Shield Curtain Raiser
From The42 5 most memorable moments in Community Shield History Curtain Raiser

5 most memorable moments in Community Shield History

Keegan vs Bremner and the secret history of the Charity Shield

From The42 Gay rugby team to play in Super Rugby curtain raiser this weekend Pride

Gay rugby team to play in Super Rugby curtain raiser this weekend

The Sydney Convicts are out to discredit stereotypes that gay people ‘can’t play tough sports like rugby’.

From The42 Cork hold off Limerick to book place in Munster junior football final Curtain Raiser

Cork hold off Limerick to book place in Munster junior football final

The sides met in this evening’s curtain-raiser in Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

From The42 Six goals served up as Cork get the better of Clare in Munster intermediate semi final Curtain Raiser

Six goals served up as Cork get the better of Clare in Munster intermediate semi final

Cork will now face Tipperary in the decider on June 27th.

From The42 43 scores served up as Tipperary win Munster intermediate battle against Limerick Curtain Raiser

43 scores served up as Tipperary win Munster intermediate battle against Limerick

Extra-time was needed in today’s opening game in Semple Stadium.

From The42 O'Brien the scoring star as Cork defeat Waterford in Munster intermediate opener Curtain Raiser

O'Brien the scoring star as Cork defeat Waterford in Munster intermediate opener

The teams met in today’s first game at Semple Stadium.

From The42 Warburton held in reserve as Gatland gives 10 jersey to Priestland Curtain Raiser

Warburton held in reserve as Gatland gives 10 jersey to Priestland

There is no place in the squad for Dan Biggar.

From The42 Leinster go for Gopperth in bid to banish bogey team Ospreys Team News

Leinster go for Gopperth in bid to banish bogey team Ospreys

Jamie Heaslip will once again captain the side, but Brian O’Driscoll’s calf has kept him out of contention.

From The42 4 reasons we can't wait for the Community Shield Wembley Way

4 reasons we can't wait for the Community Shield

The first silverware of the new English season is up for grabs today, and we’re stoked about it.

From The42 Pro12 wrap: Leinster, Connacht lose while Munster open with away win Rugby

Pro12 wrap: Leinster, Connacht lose while Munster open with away win

Rob Penney’s side showed a little glimpse of the style that Munster fans can look forward to.

From The42 As it happened: Chelsea v Manchester City, Community Shield Curtain Raiser This post contains videos

As it happened: Chelsea v Manchester City, Community Shield

The league winners did battle with the FA Cup holders at Villa Park in the traditional season opener.

From The42 Olympics 2012: All eyes on London ahead of opening ceremony Curtain Raiser

Olympics 2012: All eyes on London ahead of opening ceremony

The finishing touches are being put to tonight’s extravagant spectacle.

From The42 Bronx tale: no slip up for Sligo in New York Curtain Raiser

Bronx tale: no slip up for Sligo in New York

Stephen Coen was the star of the Sligo roadshow as they got the Connacht Championship underway in style.