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The drinks are on Elwood as Connacht stun Biarritz
Dan Parks and Fetu’u Vainikolo scored the points but the 23-man squad can all be proud of their effort.
Rejigs and highlight reels for depleted Leinster backline
Joe Schmidt, though, reserved much of his praise for Kevin McLaughlin and Isaac Boss.
Schmidt dismisses injury worries over O'Brien and Sexton after Zebre win
The Leinster coach was delighted with the bonus point victory and the lack of post-match casulaties.
Ecstatic Gilroy set for 6 Nations role after grabbing opportunity with both hands
Donnacha Ryan picked up the official man of the match award for an excellent outing at lock.
Declan Kidney hails 'great day' for Ireland after Argentina blow-out
The Irish coach was delighted with the effort of his pack and international newcomers Simon Zebo and Craig Gilroy.
Guinness Series: De Villiers highlights 14-man defensive effort as key to beating Ireland
Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer revealed that a harsh exchange of words in the dressing room at half-time sparked a fightback.
#IreSAF: How Ireland's new-look team rated this evening
The Irish bossed the first half but woke a slumbering giant and can have few complaints with the result.
Leinster v Cardiff Blues, RaboDirect Pro12
Leinster thrashed the Welshmen 52-9 the last time the two sides met at the RDS. Could Joe Schmidt’s men repeat the dose?
Conor Murray happy to play the hero again after day to forget in Paris
The Munster scrum-half scored his third try of the season to put his team on the right track to a bonus point win.
We're on the bottom of that pit but there's light at the end of the tunnel - Rob Penney
The Kiwi coach admitted after his team’s bonus point victory that Munster are far from the finished article.
Heineken Cup: Munster player ratings v Edinburgh
While Conor Murray was named as the sponsor’s man of the match, Paul O’Connell put in a 60-minute masterclass.
Munster v Edinburgh, Heineken Cup
Round 2 of the Heineken Cup pool games and Rob Penney’s men were in must-win territory against last season’s semi-finalists.
Heineken Cup: Elwood sweats over Henshaw as 'Quins test looms
The Connacht coach was delighted with his side’s start ahead of another fierce battle with Conor O’Shea’s troops.
Liam Brady: We'll look ridiculous to the football world if we sack Trapattoni
The Italian’s former assistant in the Ireland footballing set-up launched a blistering defence of the embattled coach.
Player Ratings: Leinster v Exeter Chiefs
The Premiership side put up a real fight in the first half before the Blues’ European pedigree shone through.
Irish Under-19s get off to flying Euro qualifiers start with win over Luxembourg
Aston Villa striker Mikey Drennan bagged a hat-trick in a comprehensive away win.
Reaction: Munster show plenty of fight but can’t stop Leinster charging through the front door
Rob Penney will be furious at his side’s inability to stop the straight-up running of Strauss, Conway and McFadden.
Rugby Championship: Springboks name unchanged line-up in quest to deny McCaw's 100th win
South Africa are in a confident mood after disposing of Australia at the weekend.
Green pastures: Ian Humphreys on life with London Irish
Each week, TheScore.ie catches up with an Irish player or coach plying their rugby trade in the Aviva Premiership.
Ulster looking serious title contenders but reasons for Munster optimism
Rob Penney’s men had plenty of time to reflect on the missed drop goal chances on the long bus ride home.
Mark Quigley: I came to Sligo because I wanted to finish top of the table
The attacker is enjoying a prosperous run of form and hopes a thigh injury will not hinder Rovers’ title run-in.
Big guns return for Munster ahead of Ulster clash in Ravenhill
Rob Penney welcomes back Ronan O’Gara, Keith Earls and Conor Murray ahead of his side’s RaboDirect Pro12 encounter on Friday.
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Celtic's Champions League dreams burn bright after Swede victory
Goals from Kris Commons and Georgios Samaras put The Bhoys in a great position to advance to the group stages.
Man jailed for cheating grandmother out of £1 million lottery win
Farrakh Nizzar will spend 30 months in prison after attempting to falsely claim a £1 million UK National Lottery Euromillions win.
VIDEO: Spanish football is back and Leo Messi is scoring goals for fun
The Tito Vilanova era is off to a fine start after a 5-1 win over Real Sociedad at the Nou Camp.
Chelsea v Manchester City, Community Shield
The league winners did battle with the FA Cup holders at Villa Park in the traditional season opener.
Reaction: Galway look to stay grounded after soaring to shock Kilkenny
No over-the-top celebrations in the winning dressing room despite the fact that the Cats were toppled in Leinster for the first time in eight years.
Trapattoni left 'very, very satisfied' by Irish performance in 1-0 win.
“We wanted to get on a bit of a role before we go to Poznan,” added Irish matchwinner Shane Long.
Report: McGeady provides the spark as Ireland ensure fond farewell before Euro 2012
The winger made a huge impact on the friendly encounter and Richard Dunne was once again immense at the back.
WIN: Tickets to Imelda May in Mayo on New Year's Eve
The rockabilly princess plays the Royal Theatre in Castlebar on 31 December – and you could be there too.
Met Éireann warns stormy conditions set to hit tonight
Motorists have been advised to drive with extra care as gale force winds and stormy conditions are due to hit most of the country this evening.
WIN: Tickets to special preview of The Ides of March
Political thriller directed by and starring George Clooney only opens in Irish cinemas late next week – but you can attend a preview screening courtesy of TheJournal.ie…
WIN: Tickets to see Moscow Ballet perform The Nutcracker
Classic show brought to Ireland for four days this week only by one of the world’s greatest dance companies. Will you be there?
WIN: Tickets to the National Concert Hall
Enter our competition to win a pair of passes to American band Pink Martini – their music features on The West Wing, The Sopranos, Mr and Mrs Smith and more…
WIN: Tickets to ABSOLUT Fringe shows… tonight
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9 luxurious getaways for the bank holiday weekend. We can dream.
There’s an August bank holiday coming up and TheJournal.ie has been daydreaming about the best places in the world to spend it… if we scooped the Lotto that is…
Deutrom: An unforgettable victory - but we're not quite ready for test matches yet
Cricket Ireland chief executive Warren Deutrom talks to TheScore about a memorable night for Irish sport and the future prospects for Ireland’s cricket team.