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Monday 30 January 2023 Dublin: 6°C

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Last year
2022
# Off the Mark
England begin Euros campaign with victory in front of nearly 70,000 home fans
Beth Mead’s early goal separated the hosts from Austria.
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Senegal and the Netherlands to get World Cup under way before hosts Qatar’s opening game
Fifa have published the schedule for the winter World Cup.
Duff's Shels and Cup champions St Pat's to kick off RTÉ's live coverage of LOI season
The former Chelsea and Republic of Ireland winger will make his senior managerial bow at home to Tim Clancy’s men on Friday 18 February.
All time
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5 talkings points after Limerick and Cork meet ahead of Munster semi-final battle
It finished 0-33 to 2-19 in favour of Limerick last night in the Gaelic Grounds.
# Opening Night
Aki in place as Connacht welcome Glasgow to Galway
Andy Friend is able to field his strongest available side as his team bid to bounce back from their ‘A’ defeat to Munster.
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Date set for Community Shield, and it could be played in front of fans at Wembley
Premier League champions Liverpool will face the FA Cup winners on Saturday, 29 August.
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McCarthy: Youngsters to get chance in New Zealand game that 'doesn't have same importance' as Danish clash
Jack Byrne, Troy Parrott, and Lee O’Connor are all likely to feature in Thursday’s friendly.
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Sancho shines as Dortmund deny Bayern in German Super Cup
Ryan Johansson, the teenager who is currently taking an appeal to Fifa so as to be eligible to play for Ireland, was an unused substitute for Bayern.
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Magic Monday in store on big day for Irish racing at the revamped Curragh
Racing fans will get a first glimpse of the Kildare venue’s multi-million Euro redevelopment today.
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Gavin names team as champions Dublin prepare for National League opener away in Clones
Dublin get the defence of their National Football League title underway against Monaghan tomorrow afternoon.
# Here we go again
'We're just one of the teams chasing it again': Leinster hit reset in back-to-back bid
Leo Cullen’s side begin their Heineken Champions Cup campaign against Wasps at the RDS tonight.
Garryowen edge opening day shoot-out, UCD burn off UCC challenge and all your AIL Div 1a reports
The AIL returned to a club ground near you this weekend.
# racing stripes
Simon Zebo starts at fullback for Top14 debut against Toulon
And there’s much more Irish interest in France with Paul O’Connell and Mike Prendergast coaching Stade Francais.
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Rampant second half against Royals takes Galway to minor All-Ireland final
Goals from Tinney, McCormack and Gill helped the Tribe sweep Meath aside.
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Cork U21 and sub senior keeper to start in All-Ireland final on Sunday in Páirc Uí Chaoimh
Cork take on Kilkenny in the intermediate decider.
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County chair says Páirc Uí Chaoimh will be ready to host hurling championship quarter-finals
Cork county chair Ger Lane has dismissed reports that the venue will not be ready for this year’s Championship quarter-finals in two weeks’ time.
AS IT HAPPENED
Scotland v Ireland, Six Nations
Bonus points are in play and the Six Nations is ready for the starter’s gun, so we’re going minute-by-minute from Murrayfield.
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Do more with less: Rio's iconic Maracana delivers another powerful opening ceremony
Let the Games begin.
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Dublin and Limerick both make changes for All-Ireland minor hurling semi-final
Throw-in in Croke Park is 1.30pm on Sunday.
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8 All-Ireland U21 winners part of Mayo squad for All-Ireland junior final against Kerry
Croke Park hosts tomorrow’s showdown.
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3 All-Ireland senior club winners and 9 U21s in Limerick side for Munster intermediate semi-final
Limerick face Tipperary in Sunday’s curtain-raiser in Thurles.
# out of 10
Here's how we rated Ireland after an intense draw at home to Wales
Ireland will head back to Carton House disappointed at having to share the spoils.
# honours even
13-point lead not enough for Ireland as Wales scrap back to force a draw
It’s the first time in Championship history that the sides have shared the spoils.
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Big Sam Burgess gets a big chunk of bench for England's World Cup opener
Brad Barritt will continue as Stuart Lancaster’s inside centre after his recovery from ankle and calf injuries.
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Big boost for Tipp minors as their captain returns for the All-Ireland final
Fit-again Stephen Quirke is the only change for the Premier men.
The immovable Mike Ross and more talking points on Ireland's first team-sheet of the season
Joe Schmidt’s first squad for the summer series is jam-packed with experience.
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The Community Shield has thrown up some memorable moments down the years
Here’s 6 of them ahead of this year’s curtain raiser.
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Two All-Ireland minor winners in Kerry junior team as Tipperary side make two changes
The sides clash in Sunday’s opening game at Semple Stadium.
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Cork overpower Waterford to book Munster intermediate final place
The teams clashed in Semple Stadium today.
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League champions Dundalk draw first blood as Finn stars in President's Cup win
The domestic season got under-way this afternoon.
# Preseason
Wins for Galway and Wexford in Walsh Cup
The Kehoe Cup also got under way today.
AS IT HAPPENED
Arsenal v Manchester City, Community Shield
Arsene Wenger’s Gunners face the title winners hoping to claim the first piece of silverware of the season.
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Arsenal v Man City: Five questions to ponder ahead of the the Community Shield
Football’s back!
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5 most memorable moments in Community Shield History
Keegan vs Bremner and the secret history of the Charity Shield
# Pride
Gay rugby team to play in Super Rugby curtain raiser this weekend
The Sydney Convicts are out to discredit stereotypes that gay people ‘can’t play tough sports like rugby’.
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Cork hold off Limerick to book place in Munster junior football final
The sides met in this evening’s curtain-raiser in Páirc Uí Chaoimh.
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Six goals served up as Cork get the better of Clare in Munster intermediate semi final
Cork will now face Tipperary in the decider on June 27th.
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43 scores served up as Tipperary win Munster intermediate battle against Limerick
Extra-time was needed in today’s opening game in Semple Stadium.
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O'Brien the scoring star as Cork defeat Waterford in Munster intermediate opener
The teams met in today’s first game at Semple Stadium.
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Warburton held in reserve as Gatland gives 10 jersey to Priestland
There is no place in the squad for Dan Biggar.