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Friday 31 March 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Final

All time
# we are going up
Joy for veteran Irish midfielder as he captains Coventry to Wembley play-off triumph
Michael Doyle helped the Sky Blues overcome Exeter City today.
# Glory Days
Sexton sensational as Leinster smash Scarlets to secure historic double
Jordan Larmour’s sublime solo try was among the highlights of a stunning Leinster performance in Dublin.
# Poll
Who do you think will win tonight's Champions League final?
Liverpool are bidding to win the prestigious trophy for the sixth time this evening.
# Legend
'He loves this place. It’s been good to him and he’s been good for Leinster'
Isa Nacewa will retire after today’s Guinness Pro14 final against the Scarlets.
# final push
Back row a tricky pick for Leinster as Cullen's key leaders passed fit
Johnny Sexton and Isa Nacewa are fit to start the Pro14 final against the Scarlets.
# turkish delight
Champions League final returning to Istanbul in 2020
It will be the first time since 2005 that the biggest game in European club football will be played in the Turkish city.
# Values
The 'brothers' culture that has been a key part of Leinster's rebuild
‘It’s something the players came up with and we’ve seen that when we’re at our most distressed on the field.’
# The Boss
'Everyone wants to be Isa... he's a god amongst men' - James Lowe
Leinster want to send their captain off in style with another trophy this weekend.
# Cholo
Atletico Madrid out to claim third Europa League in nine years without banned Simeone
The 2012 and 2010 winners take on French outfit Marseille in Lyon tomorrow night.
# Fourth Star
'Obsessed is the word... we have a love affair with this tournament'
There is enough youth in Leinster’s squad to start dreaming about trophy number five before too long.
# man of the match
James Ryan is already one of the best in the world at the age of 21
The second row was magnificent once again as Leinster overcame Racing in Bilbao.
# On The Road
Letter from Bilbao: Leinster feel a bond in the Basque Country
Leo Cullen’s men took in some of the sights in the city after their captain’s run in the sun.
# Champions Cup
Donnacha Ryan at the heart of Racing side showing just one enforced change from win over Munster
The Paris club have again opted to keep Dan Carter in reserve when they take on Leinster.
# Inspiration
'Our whole thing was that we've got to have the same attitude as Donnacha'
Tipperary man Donnacha Ryan has had a telling impact on Racing 92 since joining last summer.
# feels of athenry
'We've been there so many times as a supporter but it'll be so different running out'
Lorna Hannon captains Athenry as they contest the All-Ireland intermediate club final in Croke Park on Sunday.
# Seeking Silverware
Pep eyes first silverware at Man City and the Premier League/Carabao Cup final talking points
Elsewhere, Liverpool are well-rested after their Marbella trip, Mousa Dembele is showing his class and West Brom badly need a win.
# Video
Watch: The unprecedented free-taking competition that decided this afternoon's Walsh Cup final
Wexford won the trophy for the first time in 16 years in unusual circumstances.
Limerick v Cork, Munster U21 hurling championship final
The Gaelic Grounds hosted this evening’s showdown between the provincial rivals.
# Team news
Tyrone unchanged for Ulster final showdown with Down
Mickey Harte has stuck with the side that made light work of Donegal for Sunday’s clash in Clones.
# Take a Bow
More success for Ireland at European Junior Championships
Conor Ferguson’s silver medal continues a fantastic few days after Mona McSharry’s recent triumphs.
# held in reserve
Gareth Bale left on bench for Champions League final
Isco has been preferred to the Welsh star as Real Madrid prepare to take on Juventus.
# Looking Up
'You can only progress so much in a year. It will only come with time'
Rassie Erasmus knows Munster aren’t where they need to be but he’s positive they will grow.
# welsh wizards
Munster utterly outclassed as sensational Scarlets earn Pro12 title in Dublin
Rassie Erasmus’ men were poor as they gave up six tries to the Welsh side at the Aviva Stadium.
# Tactics
Analysis: What will today's Pro12 final between Munster and Scarlets look like?
The title decider at the Aviva Stadium should be an intriguing clash.
# final hurdle
'I've never been in a Munster jersey that's won a trophy. It's a huge goal'
Peter O’Mahony is looking to lift his first silverware with the province tomorrow against Scarlets.
# Team news
Saili starts ahead of Taute with Munster and Scarlets unchanged for Pro12 final
The Welsh side are completely unchanged from last weekend’s semi-final win over Leinster.
# Emotional
'It's sad to lose guys like that' - Ryan and Saili bid farewell to Thomond Park
Donnacha Ryan and Francis Saili finished their time at the Limerick stadium in style.
# Preview
Kilkenny's Evergreen out to stop all-conquering Sheriff YC in the FAI Junior Cup final
The Dublin club are looking to lift the trophy for the fifth time in seven years at the Aviva Stadium this evening.
# irresistible force
Mark McCall braced for another ferocious early onslaught from Clermont
Franck Azema meanwhile, says his side should be proud of their consistency rather than focus on the big days they’ve lost.
# final XV
Maitland misses out as Saracens go to deny Clermont Champions Cup glory
Clermont have shrugged off the knocks picked up in the breathless win over Leinster.
# Kiwi Influence
'There are definitely lads good enough to be playing at Pro12 level'
Clontarf head coach Andy Wood is one of the unsung heroes of Irish rugby.
# Provincial honours
Donegal to face Dublin after being crowned Ulster U21 champions with win over Derry
The Tir Chonaill men were 3-17 to 0-13 winners at the Athletic Grounds.
# Decider
Dramatic Belvo win sets up All-Ireland league final against UL Bohs
Jackie Shiels scored all the points in a victory over Railway Union, while Bohs beat Galwegians well.
# Anger
Djokovic admits 'unacceptable' to hit ball into Qatar crowd
The Serb received a warning for the incident and a further warning for smashing his racket in the second set.
# ferocious
Former Waterford star Kelly in shemozzle with Barry Coughlan during club final
Not one for the faint-hearted.
# Final Destination
Uefa open to playing Champions League final outside of Europe
New York has been suggested as one possible host city for the final.
# Final insult
Ashling Thompson questions refereeing appointment for camogie final
The Cork star says that Kilkenny were the better team but that the refereeing appointment made her angry.
# Decider
Dublin's Aviva Stadium set to host the 2017 Pro12 final
This season’s denouement looks likely to take place on Irish soil.
# Reaction
'The best sprint performance we’ve ever had in the history of athletics'
Former sprint hurdles athlete Derval O’Rourke was effusive in her praise for the Waterford native.
# Revenge is sweet
Fourth time lucky? Portugal's tournament record against France makes for grim reading
Can Cristiano Ronaldo inspire this Portugal side to a historic victory over the Euro 2016 hosts?