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Vera Pauw's Ireland set to learn World Cup qualifier fate
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Vera Pauw's Ireland set to learn World Cup qualifier fate

Apr 30th 2021, 6:15 AM 1,105 Views 1 Comment

The draw takes place for the World Cup qualifiers later today.

Look to an each-way chance in the Champion Stayers Hurdle at Punchestown
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Look to an each-way chance in the Champion Stayers Hurdle at Punchestown

Apr 28th 2021, 10:28 AM 2,736 Views 2 Comments

Johnny Ward takes you through Thursday’s feature race.

No Ruby, but Kemboy can clinch it again: Punchestown Gold Cup preview
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No Ruby, but Kemboy can clinch it again: Punchestown Gold Cup preview

Apr 27th 2021, 11:51 AM 2,277 Views 0 Comments

Johnny Ward previews a race that was last won by Ruby Walsh on his final ride.

Nube Negra worth a punt at 5/1 in the first big race of the Punchestown Festival
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Nube Negra worth a punt at 5/1 in the first big race of the Punchestown Festival

Apr 26th 2021, 4:10 PM 2,970 Views 5 Comments

Johnny Ward takes you through Tuesday’s feature race, the William Hill Champion Chase.

Unwanted spotlight on women's rugby during window of opportunity for Ireland
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Unwanted spotlight on women's rugby during window of opportunity for Ireland

Apr 24th 2021, 10:05 AM 3,299 Views 0 Comments

Energia Park will host Ireland’s final game of the Six Nations.

Munster men get last Lions audition as Leinster shake team up for inter-pro
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Munster men get last Lions audition as Leinster shake team up for inter-pro

Apr 24th 2021, 7:00 AM 30,928 Views 27 Comments

The two provinces have different agendas ahead of this evening’s Rainbow Cup clash.

Ireland find cohesion in time for France face-off with Six Nations title decider on the line
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Ireland find cohesion in time for France face-off with Six Nations title decider on the line

Apr 17th 2021, 8:35 AM 2,134 Views 0 Comments

Adam Griggs’ side welcome the French to Energia Park this afternoon.

Ireland find cohesion in time for France face-off with Six Nations title decider on the line
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Ireland find cohesion in time for France face-off with Six Nations title decider on the line

Apr 16th 2021, 5:08 PM 63 Views 0 Comments

Adam Griggs’ side welcome the French to Energia Park this afternoon.

Munster final Down Under as Clare and Tipperary stars vie for AFLW Premiership crown
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Munster final Down Under as Clare and Tipperary stars vie for AFLW Premiership crown

Apr 16th 2021, 1:05 PM 19,350 Views 3 Comments

It’s Ailish Considine and Adelaide Crows versus Orla O’Dwyer and Brisbane Lions.

Cardiff offers Ireland an ideal stage to put months of frustration behind them
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Cardiff offers Ireland an ideal stage to put months of frustration behind them

Apr 10th 2021, 6:30 AM 1,325 Views 0 Comments

Today’s Six Nations meeting with Wales is Ireland’s first outing since last October.

Leinster's all-Ireland team look to set European marker against Toulon
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Leinster's all-Ireland team look to set European marker against Toulon

Apr 2nd 2021, 6:00 AM 7,528 Views 16 Comments

Leo Cullen’s men have never beaten Toulon but aim to set the record straight at the RDS.

Team selection a conundrum as Kenny bids to halt slide in friendly with Qatar
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Team selection a conundrum as Kenny bids to halt slide in friendly with Qatar

Mar 30th 2021, 3:00 PM 15,275 Views 15 Comments

Ireland are playing the World Cup hosts in Hungary tonight, in one of the most absurd international football matches in recent memory.

Win against Luxembourg needed to mint progress of Kenny's reign and get campaign back on track
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Win against Luxembourg needed to mint progress of Kenny's reign and get campaign back on track

Mar 27th 2021, 8:00 AM 17,485 Views 51 Comments

Ireland’s World Cup hopes rely on earning a first win under their new manager in Dublin tonight.

Kenny's Ireland looking more uncertain than ever as World Cup campaign gets underway
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Kenny's Ireland looking more uncertain than ever as World Cup campaign gets underway

Updated Mar 24th 2021, 3:41 PM 18,743 Views 12 Comments

An injury-ravaged and unproven Ireland side go to Serbia for their opening World Cup qualifier tonight.

Ulster's exciting all-Irish team to give a glimpse of the future
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Ulster's exciting all-Irish team to give a glimpse of the future

Mar 19th 2021, 10:30 AM 12,594 Views 19 Comments

Dan McFarland has picked a promising young side for tonight’s clash with Zebre.

Farrell's Ireland must quash renewed Scottish confidence in Murrayfield
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Farrell's Ireland must quash renewed Scottish confidence in Murrayfield

Mar 14th 2021, 7:00 AM 10,363 Views 16 Comments

Gregor Townsend’s side believe they are better placed to end Ireland’s dominance of this fixture.

Dead rubber can offer a little bounce for Connacht
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Dead rubber can offer a little bounce for Connacht

Mar 13th 2021, 6:15 AM 4,758 Views 3 Comments

It’s a Connacht side with debuts and full debuts to celebrate.

Dublin star John Small: ‘My dad brought me racing when I was younger. I’d say I’ve been to every course in Ireland’
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Dublin star John Small: ‘My dad brought me racing when I was younger. I’d say I’ve been to every course in Ireland’

Mar 12th 2021, 2:22 PM 27,917 Views 2 Comments

The six-time All-Ireland winner joins Johnny Ward and Donn McClean to preview this year’s Cheltenham Festival on the latest episode of The Punt.

Munster look to seal Pro14 final spot as Connacht bid for upset in Limerick
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Munster look to seal Pro14 final spot as Connacht bid for upset in Limerick

Mar 5th 2021, 6:00 AM 7,094 Views 6 Comments

Both sides have made notable changes for the clash at Thomond Park.

Ireland bid to get their Six Nations show on the road with big win in Rome
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Ireland bid to get their Six Nations show on the road with big win in Rome

Feb 27th 2021, 6:30 AM 14,012 Views 7 Comments

Andy Farrell’s men take on a youthful but defensively porous Italian outfit at Stadio Olimpico.

Mayo team-mates facing off and '2021's breakout star' - what to expect from the Irish in Oz this weekend
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Mayo team-mates facing off and '2021's breakout star' - what to expect from the Irish in Oz this weekend

Feb 19th 2021, 5:30 PM 3,784 Views 0 Comments

A closer look at how the AFLW’s Irish contingent will fare in Round Four with CrossCoders agent Jason Hill.

Ireland will get a taste of life without Sexton and Murray as in-form France visit
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Ireland will get a taste of life without Sexton and Murray as in-form France visit

Feb 14th 2021, 7:00 AM 23,329 Views 33 Comments

Andy Farrell’s side will need a superb performance to keep their Six Nations hopes alive.

Dublin-Mayo rivalry renewed and Tipp team-mates go head-to-head in Australia this weekend
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Dublin-Mayo rivalry renewed and Tipp team-mates go head-to-head in Australia this weekend

Feb 12th 2021, 5:33 PM 3,861 Views 0 Comments

What to expect from the AFLW’s Irish stars in Round Three, courtesy of an expert on the ground Down Under.

'Tom Brady has a chance to cement his GOAT status and push it to mythical proportions'
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'Tom Brady has a chance to cement his GOAT status and push it to mythical proportions'

Feb 5th 2021, 2:30 PM 20,642 Views 21 Comments

This weekend’s Super Bowl LV and the Six Nations tournament are both previewed in the latest episode of The Punt.

Cora 'back terrorising defences' and returning Rowe - what to expect from the AFLW's Irish this weekend
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Cora 'back terrorising defences' and returning Rowe - what to expect from the AFLW's Irish this weekend

Feb 5th 2021, 6:15 AM 5,133 Views 0 Comments

After a turbulent week, it’s all eyes on Round Two and the football itself.

Connacht buoyant for bonus game against Ospreys
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Connacht buoyant for bonus game against Ospreys

Jan 24th 2021, 8:30 AM 5,828 Views 2 Comments

With a dearth of fixtures about, there is a sense of delight among players just to have a game.

Envoi Allen puts unbeaten record on line at Punchestown
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Envoi Allen puts unbeaten record on line at Punchestown

Jan 15th 2021, 12:51 PM 2,744 Views 1 Comment

Asterion Forlonge among five to face Elliott star on Sunday.

Johnny Ward: Cheltenham without the Irish is a dispiriting thought
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Johnny Ward: Cheltenham without the Irish is a dispiriting thought

Jan 13th 2021, 6:30 AM 5,084 Views 9 Comments

Our columnist looks ahead to the March festival and offers his recommendation for the Triumph Hurdle.

Connacht bid to back up Leinster win against strong visiting Munster side
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Connacht bid to back up Leinster win against strong visiting Munster side

Jan 9th 2021, 7:00 AM 18,431 Views 15 Comments

Johann van Graan has brought his frontliners back for this evening’s clash in Galway.

20-year-old Leinster pair set for debuts as Connacht look for upset at the RDS
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20-year-old Leinster pair set for debuts as Connacht look for upset at the RDS

Jan 2nd 2021, 6:30 AM 13,233 Views 3 Comments

The westerners have lost three in a row leading into this inter-pro clash at the RDS.

Can Munster continue Clermont momentum away to McFarland's Ulster?
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Can Munster continue Clermont momentum away to McFarland's Ulster?

Jan 2nd 2021, 6:00 AM 9,055 Views 12 Comments

The northern province have made 11 changes for the meeting at Kingspan Stadium.

Irish books to watch out for in 2021
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Irish books to watch out for in 2021

Dec 31st 2020, 8:00 PM 24,711 Views 6 Comments

Here are some names to remember for your book shopping next year.

Ulster out to get back to winning ways after crushing news on Coetzee exit
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Ulster out to get back to winning ways after crushing news on Coetzee exit

Dec 27th 2020, 6:00 AM 9,240 Views 8 Comments

Both sides are coming off the back of consecutive defeats in the Champions Cup.

'He's a very special player and a very special bloke. He wants an Irish jersey'
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'He's a very special player and a very special bloke. He wants an Irish jersey'

Dec 20th 2020, 11:58 AM 42,918 Views 14 Comments

23-year-old Paul Boyle captains Connacht against Bristol in the Champions Cup today.

McCloskey a key man in all aspects as Ulster look for crucial away win
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McCloskey a key man in all aspects as Ulster look for crucial away win

Dec 19th 2020, 8:30 AM 2,496 Views 1 Comment

The English side have brought back most of their frontliners for the clash at Kingsholm.

Racing strong favourites but Friend wants 'the might of Connacht' to test them
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Racing strong favourites but Friend wants 'the might of Connacht' to test them

Dec 13th 2020, 7:00 AM 6,251 Views 4 Comments

The westerners are underdogs today in Paris as their Champions Cup campaign gets underway.

Big guns holstered as Leinster begin another European assault
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Big guns holstered as Leinster begin another European assault

Dec 12th 2020, 8:30 AM 9,576 Views 10 Comments

Leo Cullen’s pack won’t use a complicated set of calls in Montpellier as they bring 11 Ireland internationals back in the side.

'I've come here and I feel like I've really been coached. They've challenged me'
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'I've come here and I feel like I've really been coached. They've challenged me'

Dec 11th 2020, 7:00 AM 9,641 Views 9 Comments

Ian Madigan has settled in happily to life with Ulster since joining last summer.

Arsenal come to town as Dundalk bid to end topsy-turvy season on high
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Arsenal come to town as Dundalk bid to end topsy-turvy season on high

Dec 10th 2020, 7:00 AM 2,815 Views 5 Comments

Filippo Giovagnoli’s side are looking for their first points of the campaign as they face already-qualified Arsenal at the Aviva Stadium.

Pressure is on but Ireland have enough about them to beat Scotland
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Pressure is on but Ireland have enough about them to beat Scotland

Dec 5th 2020, 7:44 AM 7,035 Views 20 Comments

Having experimented throughout the autumn, Andy Farrell has named an experienced team for today’s encounter with Scotland. They need to deliver a performance as well as a result.

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