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#Match Report

# match-report - Saturday 31 July, 2021

Brilliant second half from Boks takes Lions series into deciding third Test
# Brutal Battle
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# Brutal Battle

Brilliant second half from Boks takes Lions series into deciding third Test

Jul 31st 2021, 7:15 PM 19,912 Views 53 Comments

Rassie Erasmus’ men were dominant after the break to secure a deserved win.

# match-report - Saturday 26 June, 2021

Irishmen to the fore as Lions win but captain Alun Wyn Jones' tour is over
# Up And Running
From The42
# Up And Running

Irishmen to the fore as Lions win but captain Alun Wyn Jones' tour is over

Jun 26th 2021, 4:58 PM 47,591 Views 58 Comments

Jack Conan, Tadhg Beirne, and Bundee Aki were among the standout performers.

# match-report - Saturday 27 February, 2021

Farrell's Ireland notch first win of Six Nations with six-try success over Italy
# Up And Running
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# Up And Running

Farrell's Ireland notch first win of Six Nations with six-try success over Italy

Feb 27th 2021, 5:15 PM 28,905 Views 54 Comments

Will Connors scored a brace for Ireland as Craig Casey and Ryan Baird made their Test debuts.

# match-report - Sunday 7 February, 2021

Ireland battle in Cardiff defeat but fail to overcome early O'Mahony red card
# Man Down
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# Man Down

Ireland battle in Cardiff defeat but fail to overcome early O'Mahony red card

Feb 7th 2021, 5:14 PM 39,595 Views 230 Comments

Andy Farrell’s men racked up a big error count in the second half as they came up short.

# match-report - Saturday 28 November, 2020

Champions Galway hold off gutsy Tipp effort to join Kilkenny in repeat of last year's All-Ireland final
# Still On Top
From The42
# Still On Top

Champions Galway hold off gutsy Tipp effort to join Kilkenny in repeat of last year's All-Ireland final

Nov 28th 2020, 4:00 PM 5,422 Views 4 Comments

Cathal Murray’s side were pushed all the way for their win.

0-7 for Gaule as Kilkenny edge out Cork to reach fifth All-Ireland final in-a-row
# Cats Day
From The42
# Cats Day

0-7 for Gaule as Kilkenny edge out Cork to reach fifth All-Ireland final in-a-row

Nov 28th 2020, 1:57 PM 21,860 Views 6 Comments

Only two points separated the old rivals in Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

# match-report - Friday 23 October, 2020

Leavy makes strong Leinster return as two-try hooker Sheehan impresses
# Hammering
From The42
# Hammering

Leavy makes strong Leinster return as two-try hooker Sheehan impresses

Oct 23rd 2020, 9:22 PM 13,856 Views 21 Comments

Leo Cullen’s men hammered a poor Zebre side at the RDS, scoring nine tries in total.

# match-report - Saturday 3 October, 2020

Brilliant Bundee Aki leads Connacht to thrilling win over Glasgow in Galway
# Main Man
From The42
# Main Man

Brilliant Bundee Aki leads Connacht to thrilling win over Glasgow in Galway

Oct 3rd 2020, 7:07 PM 43,682 Views 29 Comments

The Ireland centre scored two tries as Connacht delivered some stunning rugby in the second half.

# match-report - Saturday 19 September, 2020

Superb Saracens power to shock victory in Dublin to end Leinster's European quest
# Upset
From The42
# Upset

Superb Saracens power to shock victory in Dublin to end Leinster's European quest

Sep 19th 2020, 4:58 PM 62,549 Views 165 Comments

Johnny Sexton and co. were second best against Mark McCall’s outstanding Sarries.

# match-report - Thursday 5 March, 2020

Caldwell the goal-scoring hero as unbeaten Ireland move closer to history with nervy Euro qualifier win
# European Dream
From The42
# European Dream

Caldwell the goal-scoring hero as unbeaten Ireland move closer to history with nervy Euro qualifier win

Mar 5th 2020, 9:26 PM 21,022 Views 14 Comments

The Girls In Green were 1-0 winners over group rivals Greece at Tallaght Stadium.

# match-report - Sunday 23 February, 2020

Ireland left reeling at Twickenham as outstanding England batter Farrell's men
# Bad
From The42
# Bad

Ireland left reeling at Twickenham as outstanding England batter Farrell's men

Feb 23rd 2020, 4:55 PM 35,076 Views 145 Comments

Eddie Jones’ side delivered their best performance since the World Cup semi-final against the All Blacks last year.

# match-report - Saturday 8 February, 2020

Farrell's Ireland excite Dublin crowd with impressive bonus-point win over Wales
# In Charge
From The42
# In Charge

Farrell's Ireland excite Dublin crowd with impressive bonus-point win over Wales

Feb 8th 2020, 4:13 PM 49,066 Views 140 Comments

The Irish attack looked fluid, while they improved up front on a good day for the new head coach.

# match-report - Saturday 1 February, 2020

Farrell's Ireland off to winning start with shaky victory over wasteful Scotland
# Edgy
From The42
# Edgy

Farrell's Ireland off to winning start with shaky victory over wasteful Scotland

Feb 1st 2020, 6:40 PM 36,514 Views 127 Comments

Captain Johnny Sexton scored all of Ireland’s points as Ireland edged a frenetic contest.

# match-report - Sunday 12 January, 2020

Kearney double helps Leinster sweep aside Lyon
# Dangerous Dave
From The42
# Dangerous Dave

Kearney double helps Leinster sweep aside Lyon

Jan 12th 2020, 3:01 PM 29,134 Views 28 Comments

Leo Cullen’s side scored six tries as they moved one step closer to securing top seed for the quarter-finals.

# match-report - Saturday 23 November, 2019

Heartbreak for Connacht, as they fall just short of repeating 2013 Toulouse shock
# Disappointment
From The42
# Disappointment

Heartbreak for Connacht, as they fall just short of repeating 2013 Toulouse shock

Nov 23rd 2019, 3:07 PM 15,258 Views 18 Comments

Andy Friend’s men were full of bravery against a home side who started with 13 full internationals.

# match-report - Saturday 26 October, 2019

Eddie Jones' sensational England dethrone the All Blacks in Japan
# Dominant
From The42
# Dominant

Eddie Jones' sensational England dethrone the All Blacks in Japan

Oct 26th 2019, 11:04 AM 55,823 Views 197 Comments

The back-to-back winners lost their first World Cup game since 2007.

# match-report - Saturday 28 September, 2019

Giant killers! Japan rock the World Cup with stunning win over Schmidt's Ireland
# Shocked
From The42
# Shocked

Giant killers! Japan rock the World Cup with stunning win over Schmidt's Ireland

Sep 28th 2019, 10:12 AM 73,685 Views 348 Comments

Jamie Joseph’s Brave Blossoms were sublime in overturning a 12-3 deficit to win.

# match-report - Sunday 22 September, 2019

Schmidt's Ireland dominant as they lay down World Cup marker against Scots
# Up And Running
From The42
# Up And Running

Schmidt's Ireland dominant as they lay down World Cup marker against Scots

Sep 22nd 2019, 10:51 AM 55,325 Views 102 Comments

A bonus-point win in front of the Green Army was the perfect start in Japan.

# match-report - Saturday 7 September, 2019

Ireland head to Japan on top of the world after convincing win over Wales
# ENCOURAGING
From The42
# ENCOURAGING

Ireland head to Japan on top of the world after convincing win over Wales

Sep 7th 2019, 3:50 PM 61,337 Views 107 Comments

Joe Schmidt and Rory Best signed off at the Aviva Stadium with an encouraging victory.

# match-report - Saturday 31 August, 2019

Stockdale at the double as Schmidt's Ireland cling on for victory in Cardiff
# Response
From The42
# Response

Stockdale at the double as Schmidt's Ireland cling on for victory in Cardiff

Aug 31st 2019, 4:32 PM 54,473 Views 117 Comments

Dave Kilcoyne was monstrous for Ireland as Joe Schmidt’s side made positive strides forward.

# match-report - Saturday 25 May, 2019

Late Cregg point delivers stunning Roscommon win over Mayo
# Connacht SFC
From The42
# Connacht SFC

Late Cregg point delivers stunning Roscommon win over Mayo

May 25th 2019, 9:05 PM 41,554 Views 87 Comments

An early blitz and late precision brought Roscommon a first Championship win over Mayo for 18 years.

# match-report - Saturday 18 May, 2019

Leinster set up Pro14 final with Glasgow as tryless Munster bow out in Dublin
# Well Beaten
From The42
# Well Beaten

Leinster set up Pro14 final with Glasgow as tryless Munster bow out in Dublin

May 18th 2019, 4:24 PM 36,112 Views 157 Comments

Leo Cullen’s men were simply more clinical with ball in hand.

# match-report - Saturday 4 May, 2019

Celtic seal eighth straight Premiership title after easing past Aberdeen
# Hoops Dreams
From The42
# Hoops Dreams

Celtic seal eighth straight Premiership title after easing past Aberdeen

May 4th 2019, 2:42 PM 4,500 Views 13 Comments

Neil Lennon’s team ran out winners at Dons Park on Saturday to keep their domestic treble-treble bid on track.

# match-report - Saturday 20 April, 2019

Saracens crush Munster's European dream as van Graan's side bow out
# Well Beaten
From The42
# Well Beaten

Saracens crush Munster's European dream as van Graan's side bow out

Apr 20th 2019, 4:54 PM 40,969 Views 102 Comments

The English side were too powerful, too clever and too controlling in Coventry.

# match-report - Friday 12 April, 2019

Derry on the double means Devine marks 100th game in charge with victory over UCD
# Earning His Candystripes
From The42
# Earning His Candystripes

Derry on the double means Devine marks 100th game in charge with victory over UCD

Apr 12th 2019, 10:27 PM 1,944 Views 1 Comment

Goals from Greg Slogett and Darren Cole sealed the away win.

Grant's goal the difference as Bohs stay second with win at rock-bottom Finn Harps
# Bohemian Rhapsody
From The42
# Bohemian Rhapsody

Grant's goal the difference as Bohs stay second with win at rock-bottom Finn Harps

Apr 12th 2019, 10:16 PM 2,468 Views 2 Comments

The 38th-minute strike settled matters in a scrappy Ballybofey clash.

Champions Dundalk beaten again after Sligo come out on top of first-half storm
# Drop Down
From The42
# Drop Down

Champions Dundalk beaten again after Sligo come out on top of first-half storm

Apr 12th 2019, 9:59 PM 4,542 Views 15 Comments

Romeo Parkes and Dante Leverock scored the goals as the Bit O’Red won 2-1 at The Showgrounds.

# match-report - Saturday 30 March, 2019

Earls' brilliant brace sends Munster into 14th Champions Cup semi-final
# Marching On
From The42
# Marching On

Earls' brilliant brace sends Munster into 14th Champions Cup semi-final

Mar 30th 2019, 2:40 PM 44,785 Views 105 Comments

Johann van Graan’s men edged a brilliant contest against Edinburgh at Murrayfield.

# match-report - Saturday 16 March, 2019

Wales do the Slam as Schmidt's shambolic Ireland end Six Nations on dire note
# Well Beaten
From The42
# Well Beaten

Wales do the Slam as Schmidt's shambolic Ireland end Six Nations on dire note

Mar 16th 2019, 4:39 PM 49,844 Views 201 Comments

Warren Gatland’s side were superb as they claimed a third Grand Slam under the Kiwi head coach.

Donegal overturn five-point half-time deficit to beat Cork and boost promotion hopes
# Turnaround
From The42
# Turnaround

Donegal overturn five-point half-time deficit to beat Cork and boost promotion hopes

Mar 16th 2019, 4:04 PM 9,089 Views 2 Comments

The Ulster side were seven-point winners at Páirc Uí Rinn.

# match-report - Sunday 10 March, 2019

Bonus-point win over les Bleus boosts Schmidt's Ireland before Wales trip
# Victoire
From The42
# Victoire

Bonus-point win over les Bleus boosts Schmidt's Ireland before Wales trip

Mar 10th 2019, 4:58 PM 43,611 Views 89 Comments

The Ireland boss will be frustrated at how his side closed out the game but they dominated most of the contest.

# match-report - Monday 25 February, 2019

Two own goals see Waterford fall to Derry as Ireland U21 boss Kenny watches on
# Action-packed
From The42
# Action-packed

Two own goals see Waterford fall to Derry as Ireland U21 boss Kenny watches on

Feb 25th 2019, 10:34 PM 3,790 Views 5 Comments

Ciaron Harkin put Derry in front with a clinical finish as the sides played out a five-goal battle.

# match-report - Sunday 24 February, 2019

Ireland survive first-half scare in Rome to notch bonus-point win over Italy
# Sluggish
From The42
# Sluggish

Ireland survive first-half scare in Rome to notch bonus-point win over Italy

Feb 24th 2019, 4:51 PM 28,603 Views 128 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s men still remain some way off their best despite the victory at Stadio Olimpico.

# match-report - Saturday 2 February, 2019

Ireland battered by England as Grand Slam defence ends at first hurdle
# Wounded
From The42
# Wounded

Ireland battered by England as Grand Slam defence ends at first hurdle

Feb 2nd 2019, 6:45 PM 54,755 Views 162 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s team were second best by some distance in Dublin.

# match-report - Sunday 27 January, 2019

Monaghan topple All-Ireland champions Dublin once again in Clones league opener
# Comeback Kings
From The42
# Comeback Kings

Monaghan topple All-Ireland champions Dublin once again in Clones league opener

Updated Jan 27th 2019, 5:16 PM 33,841 Views 47 Comments

Goals from Stephen O’Hanlon and Shane Carey saw the Farney county come out on top.

# match-report - Sunday 20 January, 2019

Leinster set up European quarter-final against Ulster with powerful win at Wasps
# Powering On
From The42
# Powering On

Leinster set up European quarter-final against Ulster with powerful win at Wasps

Jan 20th 2019, 5:10 PM 25,376 Views 49 Comments

Leo Cullen’s men notched a bonus point win to set up an intriguing knock-out in March.

# match-report - Saturday 19 January, 2019

Munster show their mettle under pressure to take quarter-final berth with win over Chiefs
# Knockout Rugby
From The42
# Knockout Rugby

Munster show their mettle under pressure to take quarter-final berth with win over Chiefs

Jan 19th 2019, 7:34 PM 40,466 Views 106 Comments

Tadhg Beirne led the way as Munster found a way to beat a brilliant Exeter side.

Ulster produce rousing comeback in Leicester to claim a precious quarter-final
# Suftum
From The42
# Suftum

Ulster produce rousing comeback in Leicester to claim a precious quarter-final

Jan 19th 2019, 5:10 PM 23,865 Views 20 Comments

The northern province have reached the knock-out stages for the first time since 2014.

# match-report - Friday 11 January, 2019

Sensational Joey Carbery guides Munster to superb five-try win in Gloucester
# The Joey Show
From The42
# The Joey Show

Sensational Joey Carbery guides Munster to superb five-try win in Gloucester

Jan 11th 2019, 9:41 PM 61,343 Views 136 Comments

Johann van Graan’s men were excellent against the Premiership outfit.

# match-report - Saturday 5 January, 2019

Carbery guides Munster to thrilling win over Connacht
# Inter-pro
From The42
# Inter-pro

Carbery guides Munster to thrilling win over Connacht

Jan 5th 2019, 9:40 PM 41,473 Views 81 Comments

The out-half scored one of Munster’s four tries, but the hosts never gave up the hunt.

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