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Saturday 4 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Georgia

All time
# Starting XI
Doherty and James Collins start as McCarthy names Irish team to face Georgia
Aaron Connolly starts on the bench.
# Preview
Prospect of win in Georgia puts Ireland tantalisingly close to Euro 2020 qualification
It won’t be straightforward, but should Ireland win tonight, they will dance out of Tbilisi…Flatley-style.
# Lord of the Dance
Georgia boss Weiss: 'Ireland play football like Michael Flatley dances'
Mick McCarthy’s side were paid a strange compliment ahead of tomorrow’s Euro 2020 qualifier in Tbilisi.
# Man at Work
Cheika hopeful over Beale fitness as Wallabies look to last-eight clash
The Australia star played just 13 minutes of the win over Georgia, but his coach says his head injury is not serious.
# Timely return
'I’d be bonkers to leave him out' - Shane Duffy ready to start for Ireland against Georgia
Elsewhere, Mick McCarthy was flattered by the comparison drawn between his team and Michael Flatley.
# Update
Huge boost for Ireland as Duffy declares himself fit for crucial double-header
David McGoldrick won’t be involved in Georgia but may be available to play a part against Switzerland.
# bum note
World Rugby offer 'sincere apologies' to Georgia over Russian music gaffe
‘We want to make it clear that Russia is not Georgia,’ said coach Milton Haig after Georgia’s win over Uruguay.
# comprehensive
Georgia crush giant-killers Uruguay with bonus-point victory
The popular South American side were unable to pull off another shock win.
# Pool D
Wales carve their way through Georgia and grab bonus point victory
Wales barely had a glove laid on them as they raced out into an early lead.
AS IT HAPPENED
Wales v Georgia, Rugby World Cup
It’s Monday morning and there’s top class international rugby on. So we’re following it minute-by-minute.
# Teamsheet
Alun Wyn Jones to equal Wales record against Georgia
Warren Gatland has named an experienced side for Monday’s World Cup clash.
# Georgia
US rescuers save four men trapped inside capsized cargo ship
The cause of the capsizing remains under investigation.
# rescue team
Rescuers contact crew members trapped inside capsized cargo ship
The 200-metre vessel overturned on Sunday and is now visible from the shoreline in Georgia.
# Evacuation
Hurricane Dorian strengthens to 'catastrophic' Category 5 as it heads for Bahamas
Prime Minister Hubert Minis has warned residents of the Bahamas they could face serious harm if they do not evacuate.
# Georgia
Thomas retakes lead as six fans injured by lightning strikes at Tour Championship
Inclement weather meant the third round was suspended in Georgia.
# Elsewhere
Georgia off the mark as Gibraltar are well beaten ahead of Monday's visit to Dublin
After consecutive defeats, the Georgians picked up their first points in Ireland’s Euro 2020 qualifying group.
# alyssa milano
Actress Alyssa Milano calls for sex strike to protest abortion laws in Georgia
A list of Hollywood stars had threatened in late March to refuse to work in Georgia if it adopted the new abortion restrictions.
# Lethal Injection
US executes man who shot ex-girlfriend in front of her five-year-old son
He also shot two of the woman’s friends who were present when he entered her home.
# COYBIG
Ireland rise five places in latest Fifa World Rankings after opening wins in Euro 2020 qualifiers
Mick McCarthy’s side move up after their wins over Gibraltar and Georgia.
# Georgia on my mind
'This is the best golf I’ve ever seen Rory play. There’s no doubt he's had the best form of anybody this year'
Paul McGinley says the four-time major winner has the code to crack The Masters puzzle next week in Augusta.
# whelan in the years
'It's a privilege to come back and put the jersey on' - Whelan's Second Coming
After being corralled into international retirement, Glenn Whelan proved his worth last night against Georgia.
# Reaction
'Disgruntled fans have a right to protest whatever way they want'
Tennis balls were thrown onto the pitch during last night’s game against Georgia in protest at FAI governance.
# front man
McGoldrick overcomes 'tough time with Ireland' to deliver man-of-the-match display
The Sheffield United striker earned plenty of plaudits for his contribution to the win over Georgia.
# approach game
'Paddy Power had odds on me getting hit on the head' - McCarthy unmoved by tennis ball protests
The Irish manager was happy with his side’s performance as Ireland made it two qualifier wins from two.
# out of ten
Irish Player Ratings: Whelan and McGoldrick star in feel-good Irish win against Georgia
Hand out your own ratings too, as Ireland add a fine performance to a crucial win at the Aviva Stadium.
# Report
Conor Hourihane's ace ensures a happy homecoming for Mick McCarthy
A free-kick from the Aston Villa midfielder was enough to see off Georgia tonight in Dublin.
AS IT HAPPENED
Ireland vs Georgia, Euro 2020 qualifier
We went minute-by-minute as Ireland faced Georgia in Dublin.
# Team news
Glenn Whelan returns and Matt Doherty drops out as McCarthy names Irish team to face Georgia
Sean Maguire is also benched, with Shane Duffy passed fit to start.
# georgia on our mind
Goal-shy Ireland facing another anxious Aviva night against Georgia
With the Irish attack misfiring and controversy raging off the field, it may be a difficult return to Lansdowne Road for Mick McCarthy.
# head matters
'My skull is still humming' - Calls for Uefa action after Swiss defender plays on despite bad head injury
Newcastle United’s Fabian Schar suffered concussion against Georgia on Saturday, but was permitted to continue in the game.
# Distractions
McCarthy calls on Irish fans to back the team amid rumours of in-game protests against FAI
Reports claim some Irish fans intend to throw tennis balls on the pitch tomorrow night.
# Jack Shepherd
British speedboat killer gives himself up to Georgia police
Shepard was convicted of manslaughter last year for the death of Charlotte Brown.
# loyal babes
Love Island's Georgia and Sam are telling VERY different versions of their break up on Instagram
Which is it, then?
# On the brink
State of emergency declared as US east coast braces itself for Hurricane Florence's arrival
Up to 1.7 million people are under voluntary or mandatory evacuation orders.
# love island
Georgia has admitted her kiss with Jack was filmed more than once on Love Island
She says she remembered it very differently …
# wehatejosh10
InTheStyle is offering a discount on their site with code 'WEHATEJOSH10' after his Love Island antics
They went there.
# love island
Love Island viewers are fed up with Megan after the comments she made about Georgia last night
God forbid a 20-year-old tries to have some fun in the Love Island villa.
# swept
Ireland overpowered by great Georgian side at U20 World Cup
The defeat leaves Ireland, who also lost all three pool matches last summer, facing a possible relegation from the tournament.
# Lelos
England will test their scrum against 'biggest, ugliest, strongest' Georgian pack in training this week
Eddie Jones’ forwards have a heavy workload before an open training session later in the week.
# roll tide
Alabama threw a huge touchdown pass to a 310lb defender to reach National Championship Game
They’ll face Georgia in the decider after the Bulldogs’ epic double-overtime win over Oklahoma.