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Friday 27 January 2023 Dublin: 1°C

# Friendly

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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.
# COYBIG
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.
# OFFICIAL
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.
# OFFICIAL
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
Deadly.
# 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.