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# friendly - Friday 26 August, 2016

Tyler Bleyendaal impresses as Munster earn emphatic pre-season win
# Report
From The42
# Report

Tyler Bleyendaal impresses as Munster earn emphatic pre-season win

Aug 26th 2016, 9:26 PM 14,199 Views 6 Comments

On the day of his 23rd birthday, new arrival, South African lock Jean Kleyn also made a positive impression.

# friendly - Monday 22 August, 2016

Munster's Erasmus hopes for attacking progress after win over Zebre
# Rassie's Verdict
From The42
# Rassie's Verdict

Munster's Erasmus hopes for attacking progress after win over Zebre

Aug 22nd 2016, 6:00 AM 7,412 Views 7 Comments

The South African director of rugby rated his side’s performance as solid.

# friendly - Friday 19 August, 2016

Superb Sweetnam helps Munster to get Erasmus era off to winning start
# Sweets
From The42
# Sweets

Superb Sweetnam helps Munster to get Erasmus era off to winning start

Aug 19th 2016, 8:45 PM 14,142 Views 19 Comments

The Cork man scored a brace of tries in Waterford.

# friendly - Wednesday 17 August, 2016

Ex-Leinster centre O'Shea starts for Munster in first pre-season game
# Rassie's XV
From The42
# Rassie's XV

Ex-Leinster centre O'Shea starts for Munster in first pre-season game

Aug 17th 2016, 2:54 PM 10,781 Views 6 Comments

Local man Jack O’Donoghue is at number eight for the Waterford-hosted friendly.

# friendly - Tuesday 16 August, 2016

Two Irish cities voted among the top six friendliest cities in the world
# They Love Us
# They Love Us

Two Irish cities voted among the top six friendliest cities in the world

Aug 16th 2016, 12:04 PM 47,406 Views 72 Comments

Dublin came in in third position, with Galway in sixth place.

# friendly - Friday 12 August, 2016

Conan captains Leinster as Byrne handed 10 shirt for Ulster clash
# Experimental
From The42
# Experimental

Conan captains Leinster as Byrne handed 10 shirt for Ulster clash

Aug 12th 2016, 12:22 PM 7,942 Views 16 Comments

Barry Daly, Rory O’Loughlin and Niall Morris all start in an exciting backline.

# friendly - Thursday 11 August, 2016

Pat Lam's Connacht slip to narrow defeat to Montpellier in first pre-season outing
# On Tour
From The42
# On Tour

Pat Lam's Connacht slip to narrow defeat to Montpellier in first pre-season outing

Aug 11th 2016, 8:59 PM 8,021 Views 2 Comments

The Pro12 champions enjoyed a useful run out in France this evening.

# friendly - Wednesday 10 August, 2016

Cullen includes 7 internationals in first Leinster squad of the season
# Pre-Season
From The42
# Pre-Season

Cullen includes 7 internationals in first Leinster squad of the season

Aug 10th 2016, 7:10 PM 10,235 Views 9 Comments

The eastern province face Ulster in Navan this Saturday.

# friendly - Saturday 30 July, 2016

47,000 fans turn up to watch Barcelona ease to victory over Celtic in Dublin
# Friendly
From The42
# Friendly

47,000 fans turn up to watch Barcelona ease to victory over Celtic in Dublin

Jul 30th 2016, 8:07 PM 15,673 Views 14 Comments

The Catalan giants won their opening pre-season match 3-1 at Lansdowne Road tonight.

# friendly - Friday 29 July, 2016

Bastian Schweinsteiger among United players to be axed by Mourinho - reports
# Out Of Favour
From The42
# Out Of Favour

Bastian Schweinsteiger among United players to be axed by Mourinho - reports

Jul 29th 2016, 11:47 PM 10,184 Views 20 Comments

Meanwhile, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is in line for his Manchester United debut against Galatasaray.

# friendly - Thursday 28 July, 2016

Zidane's son features as Real Madrid outclassed by PSG in Ohio
# Friendly
From The42
# Friendly

Zidane's son features as Real Madrid outclassed by PSG in Ohio

Jul 28th 2016, 9:06 AM 9,295 Views 5 Comments

The European champions kicked off their pre-season tour of the United States with a 3-1 loss.

# friendly - Monday 25 July, 2016

Messi named in Barcelona squad for Aviva Stadium meeting with Celtic
# Friendly
From The42
# Friendly

Messi named in Barcelona squad for Aviva Stadium meeting with Celtic

Jul 25th 2016, 11:06 AM 9,665 Views 16 Comments

The Spanish champions play the Scottish title winners in Dublin on Saturday.

# friendly - Thursday 21 July, 2016

Pep Guardiola's first match as Man City manager ends in defeat
# Early Impressions
From The42
# Early Impressions

Pep Guardiola's first match as Man City manager ends in defeat

Jul 21st 2016, 8:11 AM 10,137 Views 10 Comments

Belgian international Vincent Kompany was an unused substitute for the Etihad outfit.

# friendly - Tuesday 14 June, 2016

Cork City secure date with Fulham at Turner's Cross
# Cottage Tie
From The42
# Cottage Tie

Cork City secure date with Fulham at Turner's Cross

Jun 14th 2016, 5:07 PM 4,958 Views 3 Comments

John Caulfield’s side are currently on a mid-season break in Portugal.

# friendly - Wednesday 8 June, 2016

Sturridge explains why he used his phone on the bench
# Hotline Bling
From The42
# Hotline Bling

Sturridge explains why he used his phone on the bench

Jun 8th 2016, 8:20 AM 16,670 Views 13 Comments

The Liverpool striker was spotted using his phone during England’s friendly win over Australia.

# friendly - Friday 3 June, 2016

Alves apologises for horror head-high challenge on Kane
# Bruno Barred
From The42
# Bruno Barred

Alves apologises for horror head-high challenge on Kane

Jun 3rd 2016, 10:38 AM 7,760 Views 6 Comments

Harry Kane was lucky to walk away with just a few scratches following the tackle.

# friendly - Thursday 2 June, 2016

Bruno Alves looked like Ken in Street Fighter with this flying kick to Harry Kane's head
# Over Eager
From The42
# Over Eager

Bruno Alves looked like Ken in Street Fighter with this flying kick to Harry Kane's head

Jun 2nd 2016, 9:12 PM 12,020 Views 15 Comments

How do you say pre-tournament friendly in Portuguese?

# friendly - Saturday 28 May, 2016

'Third place in the group can be enough' - Dutch boss on Ireland's Euro hopes
# Looking Ahead
From The42
# Looking Ahead

'Third place in the group can be enough' - Dutch boss on Ireland's Euro hopes

May 28th 2016, 12:37 AM 10,408 Views 11 Comments

Danny Blind said his side took 60 minutes to reach “an acceptable level” at the Aviva Stadium.

# friendly - Tuesday 24 May, 2016

'Sheffield Wednesday looked ideal for him' - O'Neill on McGeady's woes
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

'Sheffield Wednesday looked ideal for him' - O'Neill on McGeady's woes

May 24th 2016, 6:05 AM 6,079 Views 5 Comments

The manager also had praise for Harry Arter and Shane Duffy — both of whom are currently on the periphery of the Ireland squad.

# friendly - Monday 4 April, 2016

The highly anticipated Muse v Cabinteely friendly took place tonight
# Novelty
From The42
# Novelty

The highly anticipated Muse v Cabinteely friendly took place tonight

Apr 4th 2016, 10:37 PM 10,188 Views 1 Comment

Muse bass player Chris Wolstenholme was among the famous faces at Stradbrook.

# friendly - Sunday 27 March, 2016

Here's what the Ireland starting XI to face Slovakia should be
# Have Your Say
From The42
# Have Your Say

Here's what the Ireland starting XI to face Slovakia should be

Mar 27th 2016, 8:30 PM 12,884 Views 15 Comments

Martin O’Neill is set to field another experimental side for Tuesday’s game at the Aviva Stadium.

# friendly - Saturday 26 March, 2016

The experiment failed -- time for Martin O'Neill and Ireland to ditch 4-4-2
# Opinion
From The42
# Opinion

The experiment failed -- time for Martin O'Neill and Ireland to ditch 4-4-2

Mar 26th 2016, 8:00 AM 35,574 Views 34 Comments

The Boys in Green earned a 1-0 win over Switzerland in last night’s friendly at the Aviva Stadium.

# friendly - Friday 25 March, 2016

'Roy said at half-time: This is where you show what you can do off the ball'
# Reaction
From The42
# Reaction

'Roy said at half-time: This is where you show what you can do off the ball'

Mar 25th 2016, 11:19 PM 9,778 Views 11 Comments

It was a frustrating evening for the Brentford midfielder at the Aviva Stadium tonight.

This close-up of Kevin Doyle's leg injury is not for the faint-hearted
# Graphic
From The42
# Graphic

This close-up of Kevin Doyle's leg injury is not for the faint-hearted

Mar 25th 2016, 10:35 PM 26,480 Views 11 Comments

Injury update better than first feared as Doyle stretchered off against Switzerland.

Matuidi wins it in frantic finish as Amsterdam remembers Cruyff
# Late Late Show
From The42
# Late Late Show

Matuidi wins it in frantic finish as Amsterdam remembers Cruyff

Mar 25th 2016, 10:15 PM 9,491 Views 0 Comments

France have now tasted victory in six of their last seven international matches.

Big blow to Kevin Doyle's Euro 2016 hopes as he's stretchered off
# Setback
From The42
# Setback

Big blow to Kevin Doyle's Euro 2016 hopes as he's stretchered off

Mar 25th 2016, 8:24 PM 9,759 Views 10 Comments

The 32-year-old forward was one of the players considered a doubt for the 23-man Euros squad before tonight.

VIDEO: Ireland's central defensive pairing combine to give them the lead
# Duo
From The42
# Duo

VIDEO: Ireland's central defensive pairing combine to give them the lead

Mar 25th 2016, 8:00 PM 9,231 Views 3 Comments

The Boys in Green got off to the perfect start tonight

# friendly - Thursday 24 March, 2016

Insigne goal gives Italians major lift as De Gea's unbeaten run comes to an end
# On The Rise
From The42
# On The Rise

Insigne goal gives Italians major lift as De Gea's unbeaten run comes to an end

Mar 24th 2016, 11:01 PM 12,754 Views 4 Comments

The result should give Ireland’s Group E opponents a confidence boost ahead of Euro 2016.

John O'Shea backs future Ireland stars Shane Duffy and Jack Byrne to shine
# Looking Ahead
From The42
# Looking Ahead

John O'Shea backs future Ireland stars Shane Duffy and Jack Byrne to shine

Mar 24th 2016, 2:08 PM 3,368 Views 0 Comments

The Sunderland defender expects the pair to play a big part in the Irish team in the coming years.

'After Germany, the players feel as if they're capable of beating anyone'
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

'After Germany, the players feel as if they're capable of beating anyone'

Mar 24th 2016, 1:34 PM 2,674 Views 2 Comments

Ireland boss Martin O’Neill says his side can take heart from Leicester’s unlikely Premier League success.

# friendly - Saturday 23 January, 2016

Ireland face world champions the US in front of 20,000 fans tonight
# Coygig
From The42
# Coygig

Ireland face world champions the US in front of 20,000 fans tonight

Jan 23rd 2016, 6:30 AM 7,133 Views 7 Comments

The Girls in Green are Stateside for two games over the next three days.

# friendly - Monday 7 December, 2015

Second pre-Euro 2016 Ireland friendly announced for March
# Bonus
From The42
# Bonus

Second pre-Euro 2016 Ireland friendly announced for March

Dec 7th 2015, 10:14 PM 8,465 Views 5 Comments

The game will be free to all season ticket holders.

# friendly - Wednesday 18 November, 2015

Liverpool plan Gerrard reunion but the midfielder won't be wearing red
# Comeback
From The42
# Comeback

Liverpool plan Gerrard reunion but the midfielder won't be wearing red

Nov 18th 2015, 8:50 AM 9,261 Views 9 Comments

LA Galaxy’s Steven Gerrard could face his former club for the first time next summer.

# friendly - Friday 23 October, 2015

Ireland to host Switzerland at the Aviva Stadium (hopefully as a Euro 2016 warm-up)
# Planning Ahead
From The42
# Planning Ahead

Ireland to host Switzerland at the Aviva Stadium (hopefully as a Euro 2016 warm-up)

Oct 23rd 2015, 2:22 PM 2,717 Views 11 Comments

It will be the first meeting between the teams for 11 years.

# friendly - Monday 7 September, 2015

Ireland has three of the world's top five friendliest cities
# Céad Míle Fáilte
# Céad Míle Fáilte

Ireland has three of the world's top five friendliest cities

Sep 7th 2015, 9:23 PM 50,121 Views 38 Comments

Including the top spot. Ah go ‘way.

# friendly - Friday 21 August, 2015

Marsh, Dardis and Ryan in Leinster XV for pre-season clash with Ulster
# Youth
From The42
# Youth

Marsh, Dardis and Ryan in Leinster XV for pre-season clash with Ulster

Aug 21st 2015, 9:49 AM 7,397 Views 23 Comments

Dominic Ryan captains Leo Cullen’s first XV of the 2015/16 campaign.

# friendly - Thursday 20 August, 2015

Sherry to make first Munster start in two years, All Black Saili set for debut
# Team News
From The42
# Team News

Sherry to make first Munster start in two years, All Black Saili set for debut

Aug 20th 2015, 3:03 PM 7,251 Views 29 Comments

Munster and Connacht have named their teams for Friday’s pre-season friendly at Thomond Park.

# friendly - Wednesday 19 August, 2015

12 little reasons why Dubliners are seriously sound
# Sound Out
From The Daily Edge
# Sound Out

12 little reasons why Dubliners are seriously sound

Aug 19th 2015, 1:09 PM 15,404 Views 9 Comments

What a bunch.

# friendly - Monday 17 August, 2015

Dublin is the world's second friendliest city, but Sydney is sounder
# Great Craic
# Great Craic

Dublin is the world's second friendliest city, but Sydney is sounder

Aug 17th 2015, 6:04 PM 23,193 Views 66 Comments

The capital is “Barcelona, without the sunstroke”, apparently.

# friendly - Friday 14 August, 2015

'Cian is a chirpy and happy fella... you don’t want to get him mad!'
# Captain O'Brien
From The42
# Captain O'Brien

'Cian is a chirpy and happy fella... you don’t want to get him mad!'

Aug 14th 2015, 1:21 PM 7,134 Views 3 Comments

Sean O’Brien says the Ireland prop as maintained a positive attitude during rehab.