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Friday 3 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Friendly

All time
# hotline bling
Sturridge explains why he used his phone on the bench
The Liverpool striker was spotted using his phone during England’s friendly win over Australia.
# Bruno Barred
Alves apologises for horror head-high challenge on Kane
Harry Kane was lucky to walk away with just a few scratches following the tackle.
# over eager
Bruno Alves looked like Ken in Street Fighter with this flying kick to Harry Kane's head
How do you say pre-tournament friendly in Portuguese?
# looking ahead
'Third place in the group can be enough' - Dutch boss on Ireland's Euro hopes
Danny Blind said his side took 60 minutes to reach “an acceptable level” at the Aviva Stadium.
# Interview
'Sheffield Wednesday looked ideal for him' - O'Neill on McGeady's woes
The manager also had praise for Harry Arter and Shane Duffy — both of whom are currently on the periphery of the Ireland squad.
# novelty
The highly anticipated Muse v Cabinteely friendly took place tonight
Muse bass player Chris Wolstenholme was among the famous faces at Stradbrook.
# Have your say
Here's what the Ireland starting XI to face Slovakia should be
Martin O’Neill is set to field another experimental side for Tuesday’s game at the Aviva Stadium.
# Opinion
The experiment failed -- time for Martin O'Neill and Ireland to ditch 4-4-2
The Boys in Green earned a 1-0 win over Switzerland in last night’s friendly at the Aviva Stadium.
# Reaction
'Roy said at half-time: This is where you show what you can do off the ball'
It was a frustrating evening for the Brentford midfielder at the Aviva Stadium tonight.
# Graphic
This close-up of Kevin Doyle's leg injury is not for the faint-hearted
Injury update better than first feared as Doyle stretchered off against Switzerland.
# Late Late Show
Matuidi wins it in frantic finish as Amsterdam remembers Cruyff
France have now tasted victory in six of their last seven international matches.
# Setback
Big blow to Kevin Doyle's Euro 2016 hopes as he's stretchered off
The 32-year-old forward was one of the players considered a doubt for the 23-man Euros squad before tonight.
# duo
VIDEO: Ireland's central defensive pairing combine to give them the lead
The Boys in Green got off to the perfect start tonight
# On the rise
Insigne goal gives Italians major lift as De Gea's unbeaten run comes to an end
The result should give Ireland’s Group E opponents a confidence boost ahead of Euro 2016.
# looking ahead
John O'Shea backs future Ireland stars Shane Duffy and Jack Byrne to shine
The Sunderland defender expects the pair to play a big part in the Irish team in the coming years.
# Interview
'After Germany, the players feel as if they're capable of beating anyone'
Ireland boss Martin O’Neill says his side can take heart from Leicester’s unlikely Premier League success.
# coygig
Ireland face world champions the US in front of 20,000 fans tonight
The Girls in Green are Stateside for two games over the next three days.
# Bonus
Second pre-Euro 2016 Ireland friendly announced for March
The game will be free to all season ticket holders.
# Comeback
Liverpool plan Gerrard reunion but the midfielder won't be wearing red
LA Galaxy’s Steven Gerrard could face his former club for the first time next summer.
# Planning ahead
Ireland to host Switzerland at the Aviva Stadium (hopefully as a Euro 2016 warm-up)
It will be the first meeting between the teams for 11 years.
# Céad Míle Fáilte
Ireland has three of the world's top five friendliest cities
Including the top spot. Ah go ‘way.
# youth
Marsh, Dardis and Ryan in Leinster XV for pre-season clash with Ulster
Dominic Ryan captains Leo Cullen’s first XV of the 2015/16 campaign.
# Team news
Sherry to make first Munster start in two years, All Black Saili set for debut
Munster and Connacht have named their teams for Friday’s pre-season friendly at Thomond Park.
# sound out
12 little reasons why Dubliners are seriously sound
What a bunch.
# great craic
Dublin is the world's second friendliest city, but Sydney is sounder
The capital is “Barcelona, without the sunstroke”, apparently.
# Captain O'Brien
'Cian is a chirpy and happy fella... you don’t want to get him mad!'
Sean O’Brien says the Ireland prop as maintained a positive attitude during rehab.
# code hopper
Connacht's Kiwi rugby league convert wears 13 against Grenoble
Api Pewhairangi partners Bundee Aki in the midfield tomorrow in Galway.
# Pre-Season
Coutinho makes goalscoring return, Origi also on target as Liverpool win in Finland
The Reds have just one more pre-season game.
# Safe Hands
Who needs De Gea? Real Madrid keeper gets the better of Milan in marathon shootout
Kiko Casilla proved the match-winner in today’s International Champions Cup game in China.
# treble play
Danny Ings is showing great pre-season form as Liverpool romp to big friendly win
The Reds recorded a 7-0 victory this morning.
# stop this now
11 times packaging tried way too hard to be cute
We can’t take this tyranny any longer.
# Team news
Ipswich duo start up front for Ireland, Westwood named in goals
Martin O’Neill has confirmed his starting XI to play England today.
# Big Decision
Jack Grealish should choose England, says Wayne Rooney
“I’m a firm believer that the country you are born in is who you should play for.”
# Careful Now
Look what's happened to the Paddy Power shop on Baggot Street...
Is that… bubble wrap?
# friendly friendly
10 things that show Irish people are friendly to a fault
We’re polite to a fault.
Ireland's friendly with England has been given a particularly early kick-off time
The Aviva Stadium will host the game at 1pm on 7 June.
# Prodigal Son
Lacklustre affair in Tallaght as Keane fails to shine on homecoming
6,000 fans showed up to Tallaght Stadium to see LA Galaxy defeat Shamrock Rovers 1-0.
# Friendly fire
Inzaghi gets one over on Ancelotti as Milan end Real Madrid's 23-game winning streak
Despite goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema, the world champions were beaten 4-2 by the Rossoneri in Dubai.
# the upgrade
Home improvements to make yours greener (and save money) spoke to an expert from the Irish Green Building Council about how to give your home a green revamp.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you keep an eye on your elderly neighbours?
Do you make sure you know how your elderly neighbours are?