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Ulster out to maintain perfect start as Lions present first real test of the season
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Ulster out to maintain perfect start as Lions present first real test of the season

Fri 7:37 AM 2,947 Views 6 Comments

Ulster will welcome the first of the new South African teams to Belfast tonight.

Kenny aiming to keep the momentum rolling as Qatar come to Dublin
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Kenny aiming to keep the momentum rolling as Qatar come to Dublin

Updated Oct 12th 2021, 7:59 AM 11,396 Views 12 Comments

The manager is now aiming for a first home win, before a sell-out crowd at the Aviva Stadium.

A tale of two clubs as top-class international 'keeper Budden eyes FAI Cup with Shels
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A tale of two clubs as top-class international 'keeper Budden eyes FAI Cup with Shels

Oct 8th 2021, 10:12 AM 1,279 Views 0 Comments

The shot-stopper faces her former club, Galway, in tomorrow’s semi-final.

Leinster's mixture of class and consistency will be too much for Dragons to cope with
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Leinster's mixture of class and consistency will be too much for Dragons to cope with

Oct 3rd 2021, 8:19 AM 7,427 Views 18 Comments

Leo Cullen’s side take on the Dragons today in Rodney Parade.

'This is their team' - Casey and Coombes lead the way for Munster progress
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'This is their team' - Casey and Coombes lead the way for Munster progress

Updated Oct 2nd 2021, 10:05 AM 21,650 Views 5 Comments

Johann van Graan’s side host the Stormers at Thomond Park tonight.

Fresh faces, new coaches, and old rivalries to kick things off as men's AIL finally returns
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Fresh faces, new coaches, and old rivalries to kick things off as men's AIL finally returns

Oct 1st 2021, 4:54 PM 5,106 Views 5 Comments

Lansdowne host Con in the pick of tomorrow’s fixtures, while Old Belvedere will stream their opener with Naas tonight on YouTube.

'This is a historic moment': TG4 brings Women's National League to live TV for first time ever
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'This is a historic moment': TG4 brings Women's National League to live TV for first time ever

Sep 27th 2021, 10:06 AM 2,593 Views 2 Comments

Analyst Laura Cusack says she’s thrilled to be part of the coverage.

A huge day for Irish women's rugby as Ireland aim for World Cup spot
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A huge day for Irish women's rugby as Ireland aim for World Cup spot

Sep 25th 2021, 6:00 AM 4,563 Views 0 Comments

Adam Griggs’ side face Scotland in Italy at 5pm.

Can Connacht take the next step? It all starts tonight in Cardiff
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Can Connacht take the next step? It all starts tonight in Cardiff

Sep 24th 2021, 6:30 AM 3,104 Views 4 Comments

Andy Friend’s men are aiming to reach the knock-out stages of the URC this season.

'No fear of failure' as Ireland look to halt seven-game losing streak against Sam Kerr and Co
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'No fear of failure' as Ireland look to halt seven-game losing streak against Sam Kerr and Co

Sep 21st 2021, 7:00 AM 2,643 Views 0 Comments

That said, Vera Pauw believes that ‘performance is a result’ in tonight’s friendly against Australia.

The Connacht depth chart: A new Tongan lock and dealing with Buckley injury
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The Connacht depth chart: A new Tongan lock and dealing with Buckley injury

Sep 15th 2021, 8:01 PM 17,825 Views 9 Comments

Andy Friend has a 43-man senior squad coming into the new season.

The Munster depth chart: Zebo's return and the promising young guns
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The Munster depth chart: Zebo's return and the promising young guns

Sep 14th 2021, 10:30 PM 39,211 Views 19 Comments

Johann van Graan has seen five senior forwards depart during the summer.

Two of big three contesting a final again and red card appeals before O'Duffy Cup heads for new home
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Two of big three contesting a final again and red card appeals before O'Duffy Cup heads for new home

Sep 12th 2021, 8:00 AM 24,723 Views 3 Comments

Galway and Cork will meet in the senior All-Ireland camogie final this afternoon.

Ireland's desperately-needed win looking unlikely against high-flying Serbia
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Ireland's desperately-needed win looking unlikely against high-flying Serbia

Sep 7th 2021, 12:00 PM 16,799 Views 29 Comments

Ireland are on the cusp of mathematical elimination, with their manager under increasing pressure.

Dublin's Drive for Five, a Royal rising like no other and an exciting new-look All-Ireland final
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Dublin's Drive for Five, a Royal rising like no other and an exciting new-look All-Ireland final

Sep 5th 2021, 8:00 AM 14,772 Views 3 Comments

Will it be five-in-a-row chasing Dublin or fairytale newcomers Meath climbing the steps of the Hogan Stand?

'All the pressure is on Dublin, they're red-hot favourites. Meath have nothing to lose'
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'All the pressure is on Dublin, they're red-hot favourites. Meath have nothing to lose'

Sep 4th 2021, 9:00 AM 3,140 Views 0 Comments

Fairytale senior newcomers Meath stand in the way of Dublin’s Drive for Five tomorrow.

Kenny's Ireland must avoid the failings of Luxembourg debacle in tricky Azerbaijan tie
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Kenny's Ireland must avoid the failings of Luxembourg debacle in tricky Azerbaijan tie

Sep 4th 2021, 7:00 AM 14,026 Views 20 Comments

A first competitive win is in sight at Lansdowne Road tonight, but the manager is stressing the need for intensity.

Kenny's Ireland hoping to be more than bit-part players on the night Ronaldo takes centre stage
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Kenny's Ireland hoping to be more than bit-part players on the night Ronaldo takes centre stage

Sep 1st 2021, 7:00 AM 4,199 Views 6 Comments

Ireland face a daunting World Cup qualifier task against Portugal in Faro tonight.

The €560k-a-week superstar, the under-fire manager and all you need to know about Ireland's upcoming opponents
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The €560k-a-week superstar, the under-fire manager and all you need to know about Ireland's upcoming opponents

Aug 31st 2021, 7:30 AM 8,346 Views 4 Comments

Portugal are looking to put a disappointing Euro 2020 behind them.

'Nothing to fear... all to play for': Máire Ní Bhraonáin predicts a tense Dublin v Meath clash
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'Nothing to fear... all to play for': Máire Ní Bhraonáin predicts a tense Dublin v Meath clash

Aug 25th 2021, 12:07 PM 5,393 Views 4 Comments

And as her second year as presenter of Ladies Football coverage on TG4 comes to a close, Ní Bhraonáin reflects on the journey so far.

Cork's 'great chance,' Limerick's 'know-how' - Tony Kelly and Jamie Barron preview final
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Cork's 'great chance,' Limerick's 'know-how' - Tony Kelly and Jamie Barron preview final

Aug 20th 2021, 7:00 AM 18,816 Views 7 Comments

The Clare and Waterford stars are in agreement one one thing, anyway: Sunday’s showdown will be ‘interesting’.

'I don't think many would have said we'd be in the knockout stages' - Wexford hoping to take down Cats
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'I don't think many would have said we'd be in the knockout stages' - Wexford hoping to take down Cats

Aug 19th 2021, 7:00 AM 6,149 Views 1 Comment

A place in the All-Ireland semi-final is up for grabs this Saturday evening in Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

Top 4? Worst signing? Our writers' 2021-22 Premier League predictions
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Top 4? Worst signing? Our writers' 2021-22 Premier League predictions

Aug 13th 2021, 8:23 PM 36,590 Views 35 Comments

The English top-flight recommences this evening.

'We've got to try and be true to ourselves' - Bohs braced for dizzying Europa challenge against PAOK
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'We've got to try and be true to ourselves' - Bohs braced for dizzying Europa challenge against PAOK

Aug 3rd 2021, 6:30 AM 4,816 Views 8 Comments

The Greek giants visit the Aviva Stadium for tonight’s first leg of the third qualifying round of the Europa Conference League.

A six-year layoff to making history in Croke Park - Cavan chase hurling glory
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A six-year layoff to making history in Croke Park - Cavan chase hurling glory

Jul 31st 2021, 7:30 AM 7,063 Views 2 Comments

The Breffni county face Fermanagh in the Lory Meagher Cup final this evening.

Bohs hold advantage but seeking improved performance against Dudelange at the Aviva Stadium
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Bohs hold advantage but seeking improved performance against Dudelange at the Aviva Stadium

Jul 29th 2021, 6:00 AM 2,248 Views 3 Comments

Keith Long’s side lead from the first leg, with a glamour tie against Greek giants PAOK in sight.

Lions and Springboks' clash in Cape Town has the makings of a classic
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Lions and Springboks' clash in Cape Town has the makings of a classic

Updated Jul 24th 2021, 10:00 AM 18,496 Views 2 Comments

Warren Gatland’s tourists will need to get out in front in the first half.

Bohemians the latest Irish side to face Luxembourg test in quest for European progress
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Bohemians the latest Irish side to face Luxembourg test in quest for European progress

Jul 22nd 2021, 6:10 AM 2,302 Views 2 Comments

Keith Long’s side face Dudelange in the second qualifying round of the Europa Conference League tonight.

Lions get final chance to earn Test spots in Cape Town clash with Stormers
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Lions get final chance to earn Test spots in Cape Town clash with Stormers

Jul 17th 2021, 6:30 AM 5,165 Views 1 Comment

South Africa A face the Bulls this afternoon with the first Lions Test now just a week away.

This Lions tour is about to go up a few notches tonight in Cape Town
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This Lions tour is about to go up a few notches tonight in Cape Town

Jul 14th 2021, 8:00 AM 26,185 Views 8 Comments

Conor Murray leads the Lions for their biggest challenge yet.

Much-changed Lions aim to make best of the rematch nobody wanted
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Much-changed Lions aim to make best of the rematch nobody wanted

Jul 10th 2021, 7:30 AM 5,008 Views 3 Comments

Yesterday’s negative PCR results were a great relief to the Lions camp.

David Meyler: Euro 2020 has been tough for an Irishman in England but Italy will do the business
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David Meyler: Euro 2020 has been tough for an Irishman in England but Italy will do the business

Jul 9th 2021, 8:10 AM 4,365 Views 6 Comments

Our football columnist previews Sunday’s final at Wembley Stadium.

Ireland U20s go hunting for Triple Crown against England side who 'can do a bit of everything'
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Ireland U20s go hunting for Triple Crown against England side who 'can do a bit of everything'

Jul 1st 2021, 7:30 AM 5,771 Views 1 Comment

The two teams meet in Cardiff this evening.

League specialists v championship conquerors - greatest rivalry renewed on the biggest stage
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League specialists v championship conquerors - greatest rivalry renewed on the biggest stage

Jun 26th 2021, 6:45 AM 1,487 Views 0 Comments

Cork and Dublin face off in the Lidl Ladies National Football League Division 1 final in Croke Park this evening.

'We know each other well. It's always a battle' - All-Ireland finalists renew rivalry in league decider
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'We know each other well. It's always a battle' - All-Ireland finalists renew rivalry in league decider

Jun 20th 2021, 7:00 AM 13,431 Views 1 Comment

Kilkenny and Galway will do battle in the Division 1 final later this evening.

Key storylines and players to watch in today's Division 1 league semi-final showdowns
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Key storylines and players to watch in today's Division 1 league semi-final showdowns

Jun 12th 2021, 8:30 AM 3,033 Views 1 Comment

There’s a big weekend of ladies football action ahead.

The teams, storylines and pundits set to dominate as the Euros finally kick off
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The teams, storylines and pundits set to dominate as the Euros finally kick off

Jun 11th 2021, 3:30 PM 10,715 Views 8 Comments

The craziest iteration of the tournament for the craziest of times, and it all kicks off tonight.

'We can compete, now we need results' - big test for Ireland in Iceland as Euros fever takes over
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'We can compete, now we need results' - big test for Ireland in Iceland as Euros fever takes over

Jun 11th 2021, 7:01 AM 1,640 Views 0 Comments

Vera Pauw’s Girls In Green play two friendlies over the coming days.

Carbery and co. bid to finish Munster's season with attacking show in Italy
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Carbery and co. bid to finish Munster's season with attacking show in Italy

Jun 11th 2021, 6:00 AM 6,209 Views 7 Comments

Johann van Graan has selected a strong matchday 23 for the province’s final game of the campaign.

Ireland need to be 'like goldfish' and eye new target as England showdown nears
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Ireland need to be 'like goldfish' and eye new target as England showdown nears

Jun 10th 2021, 2:39 PM 5,105 Views 3 Comments

Sean Dancer’s side must bounce back quickly, as they go in search of the last remaining World Cup ticket on offer at this week’s Euros.

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