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Last week
22nd January 2023 - 28th January 2023
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The URC is becoming a less forgiving place as Irish provinces feel more heat
Leinster have continued as before but the other three provinces are battling.
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2022
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Bohemians continue rebuild with signing of American goalkeeper
Luke Dennison spent the previous three years with Longford Town and will now rival No.1 James Talbot.
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WIN: Treat your loved ones to a well-earned escape at Castle Leslie Estate this festive season
Kick off 2023 in style with this stunning escape!
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Ireland's West Ham winger on the hunt for more minutes after World Cup 'dream come true'
Izzy Atkinson should get a chance to impress in green today – though regular club involvement remains a concern.
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WIN: The books nominated in The Journal's category at the An Post Irish Book Awards
Here’s how to enter.
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'If Munster lose in Galway, there'd be concerns around them getting into Europe'
As discussed on The42 Rugby Weekly Extra, Munster are still looking to find form.
# squad depth
‘Fantastic’ Kiernan catches the eye for Ireland with play-off auditions underway
One of 18 players used against Finland and Slovakia, the Liverpool star impressed off the bench on Tuesday.
# Banking
Mortgage holders could save thousands by switching when fixed rate ends - consumer watchdog
The CCPC told the Department of Finance that it is concerned by the “impending increase” in the concentration of Ireland’s retail banking sector.
# Competition
Celtic new-boy Ben Siegrist looking to push Joe Hart for number one jersey
‘To be here and be representing the football team, the colours, the city and everything, it’s a hugely proud moment.’
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WIN: A hamper of summer reads thanks to Kennys.ie
The Galway bookshop has given us this hamper to give away to a lucky reader.
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'I’ve one now and the other lads don’t so it’s a bit of banter between us'
Sean Hoare suggests the Shamrock Rovers defenders have ‘a few quid’ on who can score the most goals this season.
# Competition
WIN: One of three literary goody bags from One Dublin One Book
We have three to give away – they contain books, a notebook and tickets to the Museum of Literature Ireland.
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'Even when Hugo knew he wasn't playing that Italy game he was helping me out'
Mike Lowry says Hugo Keenan helped him to ‘understand what the Irish coaches want from a fullback’ during the Six Nations.
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WIN: A season ticket to the 2022 Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival
We have two season tickets in total to give away to this year’s festival.
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'It's great to have new faces' - Hansen and Lowry add energy to Ireland camp
Andy Farrell is sure that Gavin Coombes will be looking to prove a point.
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Exciting battle brewing between Munster's talented young 10s
Ben Healy is back at out-half as Jack Crowley drops to the bench for today’s Champions Cup clash against Wasps.
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# Hookers
'That Kelleher-Sheehan battle is something we've lacked recently in Irish rugby'
Leinster’s impressive 23-year-old hookers continue to improve.
# Banking
Banking review to assess mortgage pricing, savings rates and bankers' pay
The review will also assess submissions on the salary cap for bankers.
# Competition
Improved squad depth will push standards at Munster - Rowntree
The Munster forwards coach also discussed the team’s style of play.
# Footballer
Leinster confident Max Deegan can pick up where he left off
‘He’s a proper footballer. He’s got great skills but also he has put on a bit of size.’
# William Hill
We're giving away 100 pairs of tickets to an action-packed weekend of racing at the Curragh
Enjoy a day out at the County Kildare racecourse thanks to William Hill.
# Competition
Name this ex-Ireland rugby player and win a Six Nations matchday hamper
We’re giving away the last of these great prizes thanks to William Hill.
# Giveaway
Name this former Ireland rugby star and win a Six Nations matchday hamper
We’ve got more great prizes for The42 readers thanks to William Hill.
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Murray coming straight back at 9 for Ireland shouldn't be a foregone conclusion
The latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra features discussion of Jamison Gibson-Park’s impact.
# William Hill
Name this Ireland rugby legend and win a Six Nations matchday hamper
We’re giving away a number of great prizes throughout the tournament thanks to William Hill.
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WIN: Tell us your comfort film for a chance to win a season ticket to Dublin International Film Festival
The festival runs from 3 – 14 March online.
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Funding of €1 million to help Tidy Towns groups prepare for 2021 competition
There are 987 eligible groups registered across the country
# Nine
'It’s down to me to keep playing well and hold on to the jersey' - Murray
The 31-year-old continues as the first-choice for Munster and Ireland.
# competitor
Van der Flier has bit between his teeth in battle for 'disputed' 7 shirt
Competing for a starting slot is different at 27 than it was at 23 for Josh van der Flier.
# Midfield
'Ireland v England, it doesn't come any bigger than that. I'd love a crack at it'
Chris Farrell hopes to retain his place but Bundee Aki and Robbie Henshaw are also in contention.
# Competition
The winners (and some other excellent entries) to our Just Eat pumpkin carving competition
Your skills are remarkable.
# Halloween
Send us a pic of your carved Hallowe'en pumpkin and win a free dinner from Just Eat
Get creative.
Ready to mix things up? Win a Cocktail Workshop Experience at Roe & Co Distillery
Pick up some new cocktail skills from the pros – and reconnect with friends too.
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EU launches 'in-depth' probe of Google's bid for Fitbit
There is concern that acquiring Fitbit’s user data will strengthen Google’s position in targeted advertising.
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WIN: We've got 3 pairs of tickets for Ireland's Six Nations clash with Wales to give away
Ireland will be looking for their second win of the championship – and we’ve teamed up with Volkswagen to give away tickets.
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WIN: A unique Valentine's getaway for two - thanks to Powerscourt Distillery
Win a romantic one-night stay at the Powerscourt Hotel, as well as a whiskey tasting and movie screening.
# Competition
WIN: Tickets for our first live recording of The Explainer podcast
We’ll be asking the question: How does Ireland end up with the politicians it has?
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WIN: A season ticket to the 2020 Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival
As online media partner of the event, TheJournal.ie has some fabulous prizes to give away.
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'A lot of people have been asking questions about John Cooney today'
Andy Farrell continues to underline the importance of competition, but is tight-lipped over selection for next week’s Six Nations opener.
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'You have to step up your game if you really want to get into the team'
Max Deegan is the man in form right now but the Leinster man knows there is a queue of people ready to take his place.