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Friday 27 January 2023 Dublin: 1°C

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# Friendly affair
Seven Ireland newcomers and a cameo from Celtic great Larsson as Scott Brown's testimonial ends in draw
An Ireland XI played the Scottish treble-winners at Celtic Park today.
# Punishment
Fans suspected of monkey chants during France game 'should be punished' - Russia World Cup chief
Paul Pogba and Ousmane Dembele were reportedly subjected to racist abuse during a friendly against Russia earlier this year.
# Friendly
Dublin set to stage Liverpool versus Napoli friendly, according to club president
The Merseysiders last played in Dublin back in August when they faced Athletic Bilbao in a pre-season friendly.
# Mixed Fortunes
Fan invades pitch to kiss Ronaldo as Dutch give Koeman first win
Several others also invaded the pitch attempting to take a photo with the Real Madrid star.
# looking ahead
Do you agree with our Ireland starting XI to face Turkey?
With a number of high-profile players absent, Martin O’Neill is set to field an experimental side.
Ireland supporters travelling to Turkey will receive their tickets free of charge
Approximately 170 Irish fans are expected to attend the friendly.
# Have your say
Do you agree with our 40-man Ireland squad to face Turkey?
Martin O’Neill has promised to experiment with younger players for the game later this month.
# Date For The Diary
Republic of Ireland to face Northern Ireland in a friendly later this year
The game is scheduled for 15 November at the Aviva Stadium.
# turkish delight
Ireland's first fixture of 2018 confirmed ahead of Uefa Nations League
Martin O’Neill’s side will face Turkey in March.
# Friendly
Stoppage time equaliser extends Germany's unbeaten run to 21 games
Germany extended their unbeaten run to 21 games as Lars Stindl rescued a 2-2 draw against France on Tuesday.
# Stalemate
Young England stifle Neymar's Brazil as Gareth Southgate records successive stalemates
Neymar, Gabriel Jesus and Philippe Coutinho could not find a goal in London on Tuesday night.
# you're a keeper
Fancy helping people kiss the Blarney Stone? Here's your chance
Blarney Castle is looking for a new keeper – we found out what the job involves.
# Friendly
Keane's tenure up and running as Connacht see off Pat Lam's Bristol
McCabe, Marmion and Scholes crossed in front of a big crowd at the Sportsground.
# Young Guns
Leinster's young guns impress again as they see off Bath at Donnybrook
Deegan, O’Brien and Carbery all impressed as Leo Cullen’s side roundd off their pre-season with a 25-17 win.
# High praise
€40m Ederson's performance against Real Madrid a sign of things to come
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola believes his new goalkeeper will soon become Brazil’s number one.
# Up and Running
Lukaku bags his first goal for Man United as Valencia sees red
The Belgian striker was on target in a 2-1 friendly win over Real Salt Lake.
# Up and Running
Jon Walters bags debut goal for Burnley in win over Shamrock Rovers
Sean Dyche’s men enjoyed a good run-out in their pre-season friendly at Tallaght Stadium.
# Scare
Ajax youngster 'out of life-threatening danger' after collapsing during friendly
Paramedics reanimated Abdelhak Nouri before he was flown by helicopter to a hospital in Innsbruck.
# Video
Watch: Here are all the goals from the Ireland-Mexico game
There were few positives on a disappointing night for Martin O’Neill.
# Report
Experimental Ireland side outclassed by Mexico in New Jersey
Birmingham’s Stephen Gleeson grabbed a second-half consolation for the Boys in Green.
Ireland stars set for Tallaght Stadium visit as Rovers-Burnley friendly confirmed
Jeff Hendrick, Robbie Brady and Stephen Ward are among the players due to travel.
Ireland book US friendly against Mexico ahead of crucial World Cup qualifier
The game will take place on 1 June at the MetLife Stadium.
# fortress breached
Northern Ireland fall to heavy home defeat as Croatia end three-year unbeaten record
Michael O’Neill’s side hadn’t lost at Windsor Park since September 2013.
# Above and beyond
16 times Irish people were pure sound in 2016
# Legend
Ranking Robbie Keane's 10 most important goals for Ireland
THAT strike against Germany and more memorable moments from down through the years.
# losing note
Leinster end pre-season with five-try defeat to Bath in Donnybrook
Cian Healy and Rob Kearney made promising returns for the eastern province.
# Report
Tyler Bleyendaal impresses as Munster earn emphatic pre-season win
On the day of his 23rd birthday, new arrival, South African lock Jean Kleyn also made a positive impression.
# Rassie's Verdict
Munster's Erasmus hopes for attacking progress after win over Zebre
The South African director of rugby rated his side’s performance as solid.
# sweets
Superb Sweetnam helps Munster to get Erasmus era off to winning start
The Cork man scored a brace of tries in Waterford.
# Rassie's XV
Ex-Leinster centre O'Shea starts for Munster in first pre-season game
Local man Jack O’Donoghue is at number eight for the Waterford-hosted friendly.
# they love us
Two Irish cities voted among the top six friendliest cities in the world
Dublin came in in third position, with Galway in sixth place.
# Experimental
Conan captains Leinster as Byrne handed 10 shirt for Ulster clash
Barry Daly, Rory O’Loughlin and Niall Morris all start in an exciting backline.
# On Tour
Pat Lam's Connacht slip to narrow defeat to Montpellier in first pre-season outing
The Pro12 champions enjoyed a useful run out in France this evening.
# Pre-Season
Cullen includes 7 internationals in first Leinster squad of the season
The eastern province face Ulster in Navan this Saturday.
# Friendly
47,000 fans turn up to watch Barcelona ease to victory over Celtic in Dublin
The Catalan giants won their opening pre-season match 3-1 at Lansdowne Road tonight.
# Out of favour
Bastian Schweinsteiger among United players to be axed by Mourinho - reports
Meanwhile, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is in line for his Manchester United debut against Galatasaray.
# Friendly
Zidane's son features as Real Madrid outclassed by PSG in Ohio
The European champions kicked off their pre-season tour of the United States with a 3-1 loss.
# Friendly
Messi named in Barcelona squad for Aviva Stadium meeting with Celtic
The Spanish champions play the Scottish title winners in Dublin on Saturday.
# early impressions
Pep Guardiola's first match as Man City manager ends in defeat
Belgian international Vincent Kompany was an unused substitute for the Etihad outfit.
# cottage tie
Cork City secure date with Fulham at Turner's Cross
John Caulfield’s side are currently on a mid-season break in Portugal.