Dublin: 11 °C Saturday 25 March, 2023

# Friendly

This year
# Gearing Up
Ireland set for first-ever meeting with China as World Cup preparations continue
The game will take place in Marbella next month.
Last year
# Ready to go
Latvia confirmed as Ireland's first opponents of 2023
The game will serve as important preparation for Stephen Kenny’s men’s European Championship qualification campaign.
Malta v Ireland, international friendly
Malta faced Ireland as Stephen Kenny’s side looked to end 2022 on a high.
Ireland v Norway, international friendly
Ireland faced Norway as Stephen Kenny’s side aimed to end the year on a high.
# Friendly
Ireland start and finish strong as Pauw's history-makers end incredible 2022 on a high
Centurion Louise Quinn was one of four goalscorers against Morocco in Marbella.
# Ready to go
Ireland confirm upcoming Morocco friendly to start World Cup preparations
Vera Pauw’s side will face their next opponents as part of a training camp in Spain.
# Friendly
FAI targeting 'top end Premier League club with strong Irish support' to fill Aviva Stadium
Sources indicate a club from across the water with the capacity to sell-out the 52,000 seater venue are being targeted for a game with a League of Ireland XI next month.
# unbeaten run
England down USA to claim victory in clash of European and world champions
A crowd of 76,893 was in attendance for England’s return to the scene of July’s historic Euros triumph.
# Going Well
Messi scores twice as Argentina extend impressive unbeaten run
Argentina, who haven’t lost in 34 matches, were 3-0 winners over Honduras.
# Three and easy
Richarlison on the double as Brazil hammer Ghana in friendly
Marquinhos was also on target in a 3-0 win for Brazil.
# Friendly
Fresh faces aplenty as Connacht name XV for pre-season clash with Castres
Ireland international Adam Byrne makes his first appearance after moving from Leinster.
# Going Well
Dembele bags brilliant brace as Barca and Juve's US friendly ends in draw
Moise Kean also scored two goals.
# Off the Mark
New signings Mane and De Ligt grab debut goals as Bayern Munich hammer Rooney's DC United
The sides met in a friendly where the German side won 6-2.
# Pre-Season
Man United win against Crystal Palace as Maguire booed by Melbourne crowd
Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho all scored in this afternoon’s friendly.
# Pre-season Friendly
Dubliner Killian Phillips starts for Crystal Palace in loss to Liverpool
The 20-year-old was named in Patrick Vieira’s team for this afternoon’s game in Singapore.
# Friendly
Munster to take on Kidney's London Irish in pre-season clash
The Graham Rowntree era gets underway with two friendlies in Cork.
# Healing
Ukraine mark first game since Russia invasion with friendly win
Goals from Mykhaylo Mudryk and Oleksandr Pikhalyonok helped their side to victory over Borussia Monchengladbach.
# Have your say
Do you agree with our Ireland team to face Lithuania?
There are expected to be some changes from the weekend clash against Belgium.
All time
# out of 10
Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against Qatar
Callum Robinson hit a hat-trick on a memorable night.
Republic of Ireland v Qatar, international friendly
Relive all the magic as Ireland secure a first home win under Stephen Kenny.
# Winner winner
Ferguson marks 50th Northern Ireland cap with match-winning wonder strike
The second-half substitute secured a 1-0 friendly win over Estonia.
# Friendly
Celtic hit for six by West Ham at Parkhead
Callum McGregor had opened the scoring for Ange Postecoglou’s side.
# Disappointment
Second-half fightback comes too late, as Ireland suffer defeat in Iceland
Heather Payne and Amber Barrett were both on target for Vera Pauw’s side.
# warm up complete
Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes score as Portugal breeze past Israel ahead of Euros
Joao Cancelo was also on target in the 4-0 win.
# Friendly
Scotland earn narrow win over 10-man Luxembourg in final Euro 2020 warm-up
Southampton striker Che Adams scored in the 1-0 victory.
Belgium v Republic of Ireland, International Friendly
Vera Pauw’s side suffered another defeat at the hands of Belgium.
# international bow
Phil Neville's son Harvey makes Ireland U19s debut in Denmark defeat
Tom Mohan’s side lost 2-0 in a friendly at the Showgrounds this afternoon.
# Friendly
Makeshift Germany held at home by Messi-less Argentina
Germany let a 2-0 lead slip in the second-half.
# Friendly
Leinster go three from three in pre-season with victory at Northampton
Leo Cullen’s side enjoyed another useful work-out at Franklin’s Gardens this evening.
# debutant
'There was loads of tears. You hear the crowd and think: Jesus Christ, I'm actually in this situation'
Jack Byrne reflects on making his first senior international appearance for Ireland last night.
# Friendly
Fresh faces make the difference as Ireland eventually see off Bulgaria
Goals from Alan Browne, Kevin Long and James Collins gave McCarthy’s side a deserved win.
# Pre-Season
Baird paired with Fardy as Cullen names Leinster team for Canada friendly
The Pro14 champions are in Ontario for Saturday’s pre-season game.
# Review
Bale returns as Real Madrid beaten by Roma
It was the club’s seventh and final warm-up fixture ahead of the start of La Liga.
# Another chance
Bale back in Real Madrid squad after being snubbed by Zidane for four matches
The Wales international’s last appearance for the Spanish side was in July.
# One to Watch
Ireland underage international impresses for Bayern Munich against Tottenham in Audi Cup
Ryan Johansson played 60 minutes for Bayern while Troy Parrott was an unused substitute for Spurs.
Ireland without a new manager for friendly against world champions
Colin Bell’s former assistant Tom O’Connor takes interim charge for the trip to California.
# legend of troy
Irish striker relishes 'surreal' experience playing against Ronaldo and Buffon in front of 50,000
Dubliner Troy Parrott started Tottenham’s pre-season friendly against Juventus in Singapore on Sunday.
# One to Watch
Promising 20-year-old forward Nketiah scores twice to help Arsenal see off Fiorentina
Eddie Nketiah netted a brace as Unai Emery’s side saw off the challenge of Fiorentina last night.
# hazard warning
Hazard makes Real Madrid debut as Bundesliga champions Bayern steal the show
Ireland underage international Ryan Johansson was an unused substitute for the German champions.
# Friendly
17-year-old Mason Greenwood scores winner to help Man United overcome Inter in Singapore
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side ran out 1-0 winners against the Italians at Singapore’s National Stadium.