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Wednesday 8 February 2023 Dublin: 6°C

# Hamilton

Last year
2022
# Rescue Mission
Retallick eager for recall to help misfiring All Blacks
The 31-year-old Retallick had his cheekbone smashed in a defeat to Ireland last month.
All time
# Academic
Celtic break down Hamilton to stay in touch with Rangers
Neil Lennon’s side were 3-0 winners to cut the gap to Rangers to 16 points with three games in hand.
# Hoops dreams
Five-star Celtic begin quest for 10-in-a-row on a high against hapless Hamilton
An Odsonne Edouard hat-trick was the highlight of the 5-1 win Celtic Park.
# Hamilton
New Zealand city removes statue of British naval officer John Hamilton
Captain John Hamilton is accused of killing indigenous Maori people in the 1860s.
# Late Late Show
Dramatic injury-time goal sees Celtic go two points clear of Rangers
let a two-goal lead slip to draw 2-2 at Aberdeen.
# In form
James Forrest keeps Celtic three points clear of Rangers
Mohamed Elyounoussi made an instant impact on his debut.
# Bulling
Angry Leclerc blasts 'unacceptable' Hockenheim track
The Monegasque driver admitted he was ‘completely at fault’ for his accident as he prepared to take the lead of the chaotic rain-hit race.
# Hoops
McGregor, Christie and Sinclair on target as Celtic stretch lead to three points
Callum McGregor, Ryan Christie and Scott Sinclair were all on target for Celtic against Hamilton.
# Hamilton
Emily Blunt's reaction to hearing Lin-Manuel Miranda missed out on performing for Beyoncé is understandable, TBH
Not ideal.
# Redemption
Boyata goes from villain to hero after scoring winner for Celtic against Hamilton
The Belgian defender returned to the side after deciding not to play in their recent Champions League exit against AEK Athens.
# westerners
'He's going to be a great coach for Connacht' - Chiefs laud departing Keane
The Kiwi is taking over from Pat Lam in the west of Ireland.
# Test Week
'They'll be under big pressure to live up to what happened 12 years ago'
There’s a game to come on Tuesday in Hamilton but this is very much Test week for the Lions.
# Team news
Rory Best captains the Lions for Tuesday's clash with the Chiefs
There are five Irishmen in the starting XV, which is not good news for their Test hopes.
# best of 2016
Here were our best gigs, books, TV shows and films of 2016 - what were yours?
Solange, the RTÉ Orchestra and Stranger Things are on all our lists.
# President Trump
Trump's weekend: Settling fraud lawsuits for $25m and demanding apologies from Broadway cast
And Ireland’s Leo Varadkar has picked a side in the scrap.
# say you're sorry
Trump demands apology after Mike Pence booed at performance of hit musical
The US vice president-elect was attending a performance of the musical Hamilton in New York. Donald Trump meanwhile was not one bit impressed with the goings on.
# November Tests
'We have to be perfect': Attack the only way to keep All Blacks off balance
Gordon D’Arcy feel he has been on the precipice of beating New Zealand three times only to fall short.
# Convincing
All Blacks surge past Pumas with second-half blitz
New Zealand have never lost against the Argentines.
# zombie rangers
They're back! But Rangers held by Hamilton on Scottish Premiership return
Top-flight football has returned to Ibrox for the first time since 2012.
# 7 deadly reads
Sitdown Sunday: Why did a man travel 200 miles to die on a hillside near Manchester?
The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.
# send in the clowns
12 signs that you are unhealthily obsessed with musicals
I dreamed a dream in time gone byyyyyy… *sobs*
# bye deila
Ronny Deila's long goodbye begins as Celtic stutter to draw
There was no change at the bottom of the Scottish Premiership, but an unhappy Celtic edged towards the title.
# overhaul
Scottish football can look forward to a winter break next season
Arsene Wenger must be seriously considering a move north of the border right now.
# CWC15
Ireland unable to contain rampant India as race for quarters goes down to the wire
Phil Simmons’ side suffered their second defeat of the World Cup.
# State of Play
History beckons - what do Ireland need to do to reach the World Cup quarter-finals?
Two games, one week, one goal.
# Number One
All Blacks looking to 'put the foot on the throat' of England as Fekitoa starts
The Kiwis are looking to equal the longest run of wins in international rugby with their 17th consecutive victory.
# F1
Formula 1: Hamilton speaks of his sadness at leaving McLaren
The 27-year-old joins Mercedes for the 2013 season, having driven for Ron Dennis’ team for the last 15 years.
# odyssey begins
Belfast Giants sign up former NHL star for new season
Gregory Stewart played with the Montreal Canadiens for two seasons.
# Thriller
Home favourite Fernando Alonso completes stunning win at European GP
The Spaniard made it a weekend to remember in Spanish sport.
# Carnage
Opinion: Predictions and brave words fall by the wayside after merciless mauling
The Grand Slam team of 2009 are well and truly a distant memory after Ireland’s record defeat.
AS IT HAPPENED
Ireland v New Zealand, Third Test
It was the last-chance saloon for Declan Kidney’s side on their summer tour. Could they find that extra push to beat the All Blacks?
# third test
Preview: Another glorious chance to make Irish rugby history awaits
It will be by no means a simple task but the All Blacks are shorn of the services of Dan Carter, their first-choice wingers and two-thirds of their back row.
# talisman
Summer Tour Diary: Next time this guy is back, he will be a tourist ... or a coach
Seven tours to New Zealand and not many wins to speak of but Brian O’Driscoll can sign off in style by conquering the All Blacks.
# summer tour
Ireland's Call - Part Three: You asked, O'Driscoll and Kidney answered
The Irish coach and captain fielded your questions as the team for the final Test against the All Blacks was announced.
# Last call
Ronan O'Gara: 'I would have only been too happy to have a crack off that late penalty'
We caught up for a one-on-one chat with the Munster out-half ahead of his final Test match ever in New Zealand.
# summer tour
Ireland's Call - Part Three: Put your questions to Brian O'Driscoll and Declan Kidney
With the final Test coming up against the All Blacks on Saturday, we are giving you one last chance to put your queries to the Irish coach and captain.
# summer tour
Dan Tuohy: Ireland will go out with all guns blazing against the All Blacks
The Ulster lock believes Chris Henry, his provincial colleague, would ‘do the job’ if he is selected to replace Jamie Heaslip in the back row.
# big blows
Heaslip and D'Arcy ruled out of final Test against the All Blacks
The Leinster duo are returning to Ireland after sustaining a fractured finger and calf strain in Saturday’s narrow loss to New Zealand.
# GAA Blacks
Summer Tour Diary: Ma'a Nonu's Irish impersonation - "Tanks a million!"
What do you do when you have just won a World Cup? Ma’a went to Japan while Sonny Bill won a heavyweight boxing championship.
# Early Risers
Rise and shine: Kick-off times confirmed for Ireland tour to New Zealand
No graveyard shifts for Irish fans this June as Brian O’Driscoll and company do battle with the world champion All Blacks.