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Saturday 28 January 2023 Dublin: 6°C

# Final

This week
22nd January 2023 - 28th January 2023
# IN the ascendancy
Joelinton the difference as Newcastle close in on cup final
The Magpies edged Southampton in this evening’s first leg.
Last month
December 2022
AS IT HAPPENED
Argentina v France, World Cup final
Argentina faced France, as Lionel Messi aimed to end his international career on a high.
# Weather
Women's AIL final postponed as Leinster's departure from Dublin delayed
The IRFU says that ‘current weather conditions’ have forced the game to be called off.
# Decider
'It would be great to see club rugby at the heart of what will happen'
Railway Union and Blackrock will meet in the Women’s AIL final on Friday.
Last year
2022
# Ready to go
3 months ago, he was attending big European nights as a fan. Now, he's playing in them
St Patrick’s Athletic defender Tom Grivosti is set to compete in one of the most important games of his career.
# History Maker
Ireland's fastest-ever female swimmer Hill breaks record as she qualifies for final
The Larne athlete broke the Irish 50m Freestyle Record, clocking 25.15.
# Happy Days
Joyous scenes as hosts England beat Sweden to reach Euro 2022 final
Sarina Wiegman’s side will face France or Germany at Wembley.
# Nemo man
Cork's Lyons to referee All-Ireland final between Limerick and Kilkenny
The Nemo Rangers club man will take charge of his first senior final.
# Fallout
French sports minister blames Liverpool over final chaos
British MPs have joined calls for a formal investigation.
# Pressure
Legacy on the line for Rangers in Europa League final
The Scottish side face Eintracht Frankfurt in Seville aiming to add to their 1971/72 Cup Winners’ Cup success.
# heartbeat
Peerless Sexton drives Leinster's relentless pursuit of fifth European star
The 36-year-old was superb once again as Leinster set up a Champions Cup final against La Rochelle.
# The Jukebox
'Tadhg seems to be OK' - Leinster give update on Furlong's ankle injury
The Wexford man was forced off in the first half of Leinster’s win over Toulouse.
# Song contest
Favourites Ukraine and nine other countries qualify for Eurovision final
Ireland’s entry, Brooke Scullion, will take to the stage in tomorrow’s semi-final.
# difference maker
England striker Abraham's incredible season continues as Mourinho's Roma edge Leicester to reach final
The striker’s 27th goal of the campaign sealed a 1-0 win at the Stadio Olimpico
# Joy
Rangers roar into Europa League final
James Tavernier and Glen Kamara turned the tie around inside the first 24 minutes against RB Leipzig.
# AIL Final
'The atmosphere at our games is like something you'd get at a pro game'
Ex-Munster and Leicester back row Jordan Coghlan has loved his AIL return with Terenure.
# Final
Farrell 'not concerned at all' about Ireland scrum as sights set on Scotland
The Ireland boss believes his side have “a world-class scrum.”
# Back once again
Mane and Senegal break Burkina Faso hearts to reach AFCON final
Abdou Diallo, Idrissa Gana Gueye and Mane scored second-half goals to secure a 3-1 victory.
# Joy
Emotional Barry Hawkins beats Judd Trump to secure spot in Masters final
The 42-year-old was left speechless after his 6-5 win.
# Champion
Peter 'Snakebite' Wright triumphs in thrilling World Darts Championship final
It is the second time the 51-year-old Scottish player has won the illustrious prize, having previously been crowned champion in 2020.
All time
AS IT HAPPENED
Bohemians v St Patrick's Athletic, FAI Cup final
Bohemians face St Patrick’s Athletic in the season’s climactic encounter.
# chaotic
‘The boys never stop, Jesus… I just hear the walls going boom, getting hit with balls. It's a madhouse’
Georgie Kelly on sharing a place with teammates, FAI Cup final doubts and what the future holds.
# Going Up?
Ireland underage starlet's brilliant free kick helps UCD triumph in play-offs
Goals from Colm Whelan and Paul Doyle saw the Students overcome Bray Wanderers.
# making history
Cavan's Maggie Farrelly set to become the first woman to referee a senior men's county final
The official will take charge of the Cavan senior football championship final replay between Gowna and Ramor United.
# Champions
Micheal McDermott works magic again as Wolfe Tones triumph in Meath SFC final
The former Clare manager steered teams in Clare (Kilmurry-Ibrickane), Cavan (Ramor United) and Limerick (Monaleen) to senior wins over the years.
# Crowd Trouble
England ordered to play match behind closed doors after Euro 2020 final disorder
Ticketless individuals managed to gain entry to the showpiece match on 11 July.
# Magic of the Cup
FAI confirm cup final fixture details for late November showdown
The announcement was made ahead of this Friday’s semi-final draw.
# distance
Superstitions keep Fernandez's dad/coach from US Open
The teenager ousted three of the world’s top five to reach the final.
# success
Medvedev advances to US Open final as Djokovic eyes Slam
The 2019 US Open runner-up reached his third Grand Slam final by eliminating 12th seed Auger-Aliassime.
# tokyo 2020
Ellen Keane records personal best to finish fifth in 200m final
The Team Ireland swimmer has already claimed gold at these Paralympic Games.
# Joy
'Life is short and this is what it's all about' - Cian Lynch
The 25-year-old star registered 0-6 points in today’s All-Ireland final.
# Investigation
UK ‘by far’ main origin of racist posts after Euro 2020 final
Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka were abused after missing penalties.
# Violence
'I counted at least 6 people covered in blood' - The Irishman caught up in last week's chaotic Wembley scenes
Sligo native Brendan Fitzsimons was in attendance at the Euro 2020 final.
# intervention
Former England rugby player Mike Tindall reveals he broke up fight at Euro 2020 final
‘The guy on the floor had blood all over him.’
AS IT HAPPENED
England v Italy, Euro 2020 final
England played Italy as Gareth Southgate’s men attempted to end 55 years of hurt.
# belief
Quins seal stunning Premiership title after sensational final win over Exeter
Jerry Flannery is a key part of the Quins’ coaching team.
# sadness
Tsitsipas learned of grandmother's death minutes before French Open final
Novak Djokovic overturned a two-set deficit to win 6-7 (6/8), 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 and secure his 19th Grand Slam title.
# Happy Days
Djokovic makes history with 19th Grand Slam title in epic French Open final
The world number one became the first man in 52 years to win all four majors twice when he came from two sets down to beat Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Crusaders miss out as Blues and Highlanders advance to Super Rugby final
Scott Robertson’s side have been the dominant force in recent years but won’t be part of next weekend’s decider.
# Disappointment
Defeat in Glasgow ends Leinster's hopes of reaching the Rainbow Cup final
Leo Cullen’s men came up short in Scotstoun.