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# curtain-raiser - Wednesday 6 July, 2022

England begin Euros campaign with victory in front of nearly 70,000 home fans
# Off The Mark
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# Off The Mark

England begin Euros campaign with victory in front of nearly 70,000 home fans

Jul 6th 2022, 10:27 PM 4,691 Views 2 Comments

Beth Mead’s early goal separated the hosts from Austria.

# curtain-raiser - Saturday 2 April, 2022

Senegal and the Netherlands to get World Cup under way before hosts Qatar’s opening game
# Curtain Raiser
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# Curtain Raiser

Senegal and the Netherlands to get World Cup under way before hosts Qatar’s opening game

Apr 2nd 2022, 10:48 AM 6,452 Views 7 Comments

Fifa have published the schedule for the winter World Cup.

# curtain-raiser - Tuesday 25 January, 2022

Duff's Shels and Cup champions St Pat's to kick off RTÉ's live coverage of LOI season From The42

Duff's Shels and Cup champions St Pat's to kick off RTÉ's live coverage of LOI season

Jan 25th 2022, 4:35 PM 3,515 Views 0 Comments

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.

# curtain-raiser - Sunday 6 June, 2021

5 talkings points after Limerick and Cork meet ahead of Munster semi-final battle
# Curtain Raiser
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# Curtain Raiser

5 talkings points after Limerick and Cork meet ahead of Munster semi-final battle

Jun 6th 2021, 7:15 AM 14,284 Views 10 Comments

It finished 0-33 to 2-19 in favour of Limerick last night in the Gaelic Grounds.

# curtain-raiser - Friday 2 October, 2020

Aki in place as Connacht welcome Glasgow to Galway
# Opening Night
From The42
# Opening Night

Aki in place as Connacht welcome Glasgow to Galway

Oct 2nd 2020, 12:25 PM 9,473 Views 3 Comments

Andy Friend is able to field his strongest available side as his team bid to bounce back from their ‘A’ defeat to Munster.

# curtain-raiser - Wednesday 29 July, 2020

Date set for Community Shield, and it could be played in front of fans at Wembley
# Curtain Raiser
From The42
# Curtain Raiser

Date set for Community Shield, and it could be played in front of fans at Wembley

Jul 29th 2020, 3:36 PM 5,924 Views 14 Comments

Premier League champions Liverpool will face the FA Cup winners on Saturday, 29 August.

# curtain-raiser - Monday 11 November, 2019

McCarthy: Youngsters to get chance in New Zealand game that 'doesn't have same importance' as Danish clash
# Curtain Raiser
From The42
# Curtain Raiser

McCarthy: Youngsters to get chance in New Zealand game that 'doesn't have same importance' as Danish clash

Nov 11th 2019, 3:00 PM 13,300 Views 15 Comments

Jack Byrne, Troy Parrott, and Lee O’Connor are all likely to feature in Thursday’s friendly.

# curtain-raiser - Saturday 3 August, 2019

Sancho shines as Dortmund deny Bayern in German Super Cup
# Curtain Raiser
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# Curtain Raiser

Sancho shines as Dortmund deny Bayern in German Super Cup

Aug 3rd 2019, 10:11 PM 9,763 Views 5 Comments

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.

# curtain-raiser - Monday 6 May, 2019

Magic Monday in store on big day for Irish racing at the revamped Curragh
# Curtain Raiser
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# Curtain Raiser

Magic Monday in store on big day for Irish racing at the revamped Curragh

May 6th 2019, 6:30 AM 4,479 Views 0 Comments

Racing fans will get a first glimpse of the Kildare venue’s multi-million Euro redevelopment today.

# curtain-raiser - Saturday 26 January, 2019

Gavin names team as champions Dublin prepare for National League opener away in Clones
# Curtain Raiser
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# Curtain Raiser

Gavin names team as champions Dublin prepare for National League opener away in Clones

Jan 26th 2019, 1:57 PM 12,372 Views 5 Comments

Dublin get the defence of their National Football League title underway against Monaghan tomorrow afternoon.

# curtain-raiser - Friday 12 October, 2018

'We're just one of the teams chasing it again': Leinster hit reset in back-to-back bid
# Here We Go Again
From The42
# Here We Go Again

'We're just one of the teams chasing it again': Leinster hit reset in back-to-back bid

Oct 12th 2018, 6:15 AM 4,168 Views 18 Comments

Leo Cullen’s side begin their Heineken Champions Cup campaign against Wasps at the RDS tonight.

# curtain-raiser - Saturday 6 October, 2018

Garryowen edge opening day shoot-out, UCD burn off UCC challenge and all your AIL Div 1a reports From The42

Garryowen edge opening day shoot-out, UCD burn off UCC challenge and all your AIL Div 1a reports

Oct 6th 2018, 8:35 PM 6,714 Views 2 Comments

The AIL returned to a club ground near you this weekend.

# curtain-raiser - Friday 24 August, 2018

Simon Zebo starts at fullback for Top14 debut against Toulon
# Racing Stripes
From The42
# Racing Stripes

Simon Zebo starts at fullback for Top14 debut against Toulon

Aug 24th 2018, 7:08 PM 11,914 Views 21 Comments

And there’s much more Irish interest in France with Paul O’Connell and Mike Prendergast coaching Stade Francais.

# curtain-raiser - Saturday 11 August, 2018

Rampant second half against Royals takes Galway to minor All-Ireland final
# Curtain Raiser
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# Curtain Raiser

Rampant second half against Royals takes Galway to minor All-Ireland final

Aug 11th 2018, 5:11 PM 8,700 Views 2 Comments

Goals from Tinney, McCormack and Gill helped the Tribe sweep Meath aside.

# curtain-raiser - Thursday 20 July, 2017

Cork U21 and sub senior keeper to start in All-Ireland final on Sunday in Páirc Uí Chaoimh
# Curtain Raiser
From The42
# Curtain Raiser

Cork U21 and sub senior keeper to start in All-Ireland final on Sunday in Páirc Uí Chaoimh

Jul 20th 2017, 8:49 PM 20,426 Views 6 Comments

Cork take on Kilkenny in the intermediate decider.

# curtain-raiser - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

County chair says Páirc Uí Chaoimh will be ready to host hurling championship quarter-finals
# Curtain Raiser
From The42
# Curtain Raiser

County chair says Páirc Uí Chaoimh will be ready to host hurling championship quarter-finals

Jul 4th 2017, 8:00 PM 30,756 Views 57 Comments

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.

# curtain-raiser - Saturday 4 February, 2017

As it happened: Scotland v Ireland, Six Nations From The42
Live Feb 4th 2017, 1:25 PM

As it happened: Scotland v Ireland, Six Nations

# curtain-raiser - Thursday 8 September, 2016

Do more with less: Rio's iconic Maracana delivers another powerful opening ceremony
# Curtain Raiser
From The42
# Curtain Raiser

Do more with less: Rio's iconic Maracana delivers another powerful opening ceremony

Sep 8th 2016, 4:25 AM 7,590 Views 8 Comments

Let the Games begin.

# curtain-raiser - Saturday 6 August, 2016

Dublin and Limerick both make changes for All-Ireland minor hurling semi-final
# Curtain Raiser
From The42
# Curtain Raiser

Dublin and Limerick both make changes for All-Ireland minor hurling semi-final

Aug 6th 2016, 1:15 PM 6,081 Views 1 Comment

Throw-in in Croke Park is 1.30pm on Sunday.

# curtain-raiser - Friday 5 August, 2016

8 All-Ireland U21 winners part of Mayo squad for All-Ireland junior final against Kerry
# Curtain Raiser
From The42
# Curtain Raiser

8 All-Ireland U21 winners part of Mayo squad for All-Ireland junior final against Kerry

Aug 5th 2016, 5:42 PM 5,255 Views 4 Comments

Croke Park hosts tomorrow’s showdown.

# curtain-raiser - Friday 17 June, 2016

3 All-Ireland senior club winners and 9 U21s in Limerick side for Munster intermediate semi-final
# Curtain Raiser
From The42
# Curtain Raiser

3 All-Ireland senior club winners and 9 U21s in Limerick side for Munster intermediate semi-final

Jun 17th 2016, 11:11 AM 5,225 Views 2 Comments

Limerick face Tipperary in Sunday’s curtain-raiser in Thurles.

# curtain-raiser - Sunday 7 February, 2016

Here's how we rated Ireland after an intense draw at home to Wales
# Out Of 10
From The42
# Out Of 10

Here's how we rated Ireland after an intense draw at home to Wales

Feb 7th 2016, 5:23 PM 23,960 Views 134 Comments

Ireland will head back to Carton House disappointed at having to share the spoils.

13-point lead not enough for Ireland as Wales scrap back to force a draw
# Honours Even
From The42
# Honours Even

13-point lead not enough for Ireland as Wales scrap back to force a draw

Feb 7th 2016, 5:06 PM 21,546 Views 102 Comments

It’s the first time in Championship history that the sides have shared the spoils.

# curtain-raiser - Monday 14 September, 2015

Big Sam Burgess gets a big chunk of bench for England's World Cup opener
# Curtain Raiser
From The42
# Curtain Raiser

Big Sam Burgess gets a big chunk of bench for England's World Cup opener

Sep 14th 2015, 5:06 PM 9,266 Views 17 Comments

Brad Barritt will continue as Stuart Lancaster’s inside centre after his recovery from ankle and calf injuries.

# curtain-raiser - Friday 4 September, 2015

Big boost for Tipp minors as their captain returns for the All-Ireland final
# Curtain Raiser
From The42
# Curtain Raiser

Big boost for Tipp minors as their captain returns for the All-Ireland final

Sep 4th 2015, 9:00 PM 6,299 Views 1 Comment

Fit-again Stephen Quirke is the only change for the Premier men.

# curtain-raiser - Thursday 6 August, 2015

The immovable Mike Ross and more talking points on Ireland's first team-sheet of the season From The42

The immovable Mike Ross and more talking points on Ireland's first team-sheet of the season

Aug 6th 2015, 2:05 PM 10,456 Views 37 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s first squad for the summer series is jam-packed with experience.

# curtain-raiser - Wednesday 29 July, 2015

The Community Shield has thrown up some memorable moments down the years
# Curtain Raiser
From The42
# Curtain Raiser

The Community Shield has thrown up some memorable moments down the years

Jul 29th 2015, 9:00 PM 8,580 Views 1 Comment

Here’s 6 of them ahead of this year’s curtain raiser.

# curtain-raiser - Thursday 11 June, 2015

Two All-Ireland minor winners in Kerry junior team as Tipperary side make two changes
# Curtain Raiser
From The42
# Curtain Raiser

Two All-Ireland minor winners in Kerry junior team as Tipperary side make two changes

Jun 11th 2015, 9:55 PM 6,067 Views 0 Comments

The sides clash in Sunday’s opening game at Semple Stadium.

# curtain-raiser - Sunday 7 June, 2015

Cork overpower Waterford to book Munster intermediate final place
# Curtain Raiser
From The42
# Curtain Raiser

Cork overpower Waterford to book Munster intermediate final place

Jun 7th 2015, 3:19 PM 7,222 Views 0 Comments

The teams clashed in Semple Stadium today.

# curtain-raiser - Saturday 28 February, 2015

League champions Dundalk draw first blood as Finn stars in President's Cup win
# Curtain Raiser
From The42
# Curtain Raiser

League champions Dundalk draw first blood as Finn stars in President's Cup win

Feb 28th 2015, 9:56 PM 3,800 Views 0 Comments

The domestic season got under-way this afternoon.

# curtain-raiser - Sunday 18 January, 2015

Wins for Galway and Wexford in Walsh Cup
# Preseason
From The42
# Preseason

Wins for Galway and Wexford in Walsh Cup

Jan 18th 2015, 3:51 PM 6,283 Views 2 Comments

The Kehoe Cup also got under way today.

# curtain-raiser - Sunday 10 August, 2014

As it happened: Arsenal v Manchester City, Community Shield From The42
Live Aug 10th 2014, 3:00 PM

As it happened: Arsenal v Manchester City, Community Shield

Arsenal v Man City: Five questions to ponder ahead of the the Community Shield
# Curtain Raiser
From The42
# Curtain Raiser

Arsenal v Man City: Five questions to ponder ahead of the the Community Shield

Aug 10th 2014, 8:30 AM 3,871 Views 4 Comments

Football’s back!

# curtain-raiser - Saturday 9 August, 2014

5 most memorable moments in Community Shield History
# Curtain Raiser
From The42
# Curtain Raiser

5 most memorable moments in Community Shield History

Aug 9th 2014, 6:30 AM 7,338 Views 6 Comments

Keegan vs Bremner and the secret history of the Charity Shield

# curtain-raiser - Thursday 3 July, 2014

Gay rugby team to play in Super Rugby curtain raiser this weekend
# Pride
From The42
# Pride

Gay rugby team to play in Super Rugby curtain raiser this weekend

Jul 3rd 2014, 3:22 PM 6,267 Views 9 Comments

The Sydney Convicts are out to discredit stereotypes that gay people ‘can’t play tough sports like rugby’.

# curtain-raiser - Saturday 21 June, 2014

Cork hold off Limerick to book place in Munster junior football final
# Curtain Raiser
From The42
# Curtain Raiser

Cork hold off Limerick to book place in Munster junior football final

Jun 21st 2014, 6:16 PM 4,561 Views 1 Comment

The sides met in this evening’s curtain-raiser in Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

# curtain-raiser - Sunday 15 June, 2014

Six goals served up as Cork get the better of Clare in Munster intermediate semi final
# Curtain Raiser
From The42
# Curtain Raiser

Six goals served up as Cork get the better of Clare in Munster intermediate semi final

Jun 15th 2014, 3:43 PM 5,464 Views 5 Comments

Cork will now face Tipperary in the decider on June 27th.

# curtain-raiser - Sunday 1 June, 2014

43 scores served up as Tipperary win Munster intermediate battle against Limerick
# Curtain Raiser
From The42
# Curtain Raiser

43 scores served up as Tipperary win Munster intermediate battle against Limerick

Jun 1st 2014, 3:50 PM 5,860 Views 1 Comment

Extra-time was needed in today’s opening game in Semple Stadium.

# curtain-raiser - Sunday 25 May, 2014

O'Brien the scoring star as Cork defeat Waterford in Munster intermediate opener
# Curtain Raiser
From The42
# Curtain Raiser

O'Brien the scoring star as Cork defeat Waterford in Munster intermediate opener

May 25th 2014, 3:21 PM 5,094 Views 0 Comments

The teams met in today’s first game at Semple Stadium.

# curtain-raiser - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

Warburton held in reserve as Gatland gives 10 jersey to Priestland
# Curtain Raiser
From The42
# Curtain Raiser

Warburton held in reserve as Gatland gives 10 jersey to Priestland

Jan 28th 2014, 11:10 AM 4,477 Views 6 Comments

There is no place in the squad for Dan Biggar.

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