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#Match Report

# match-report - Saturday 13 October, 2018

Two-try Godwin helps Connacht to Challenge Cup win over Bordeaux

Andy Friend’s side prevailed in testing conditions at the Sportsground in Galway.

# match-report - Sunday 30 September, 2018

Late goals see Paul Mannion's Kilmacud Crokes comfortably past St Sylvester's

The Dublin SFC quarter final finished 2-17 to 0-15 at Parnell Park.

# match-report - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

From The42 Lyon stun favourites Manchester City in Champions League opener Bad Start

Lyon stun favourites Manchester City in Champions League opener

The Premier League champions kicked off their European campaign with a 2-1 home defeat.

# match-report - Sunday 16 September, 2018

Rowe and Aherne inspire Dublin to back-to-back All-Ireland titles for the first time

The champions retained their title against Cork.

Classy Tyrone fire six goals past Meath to lift All-Ireland intermediate crown

Captain Neamh Woods hit a brace as the Ulster kingpins made up for last year’s decider defeat in Croke Park.

# match-report - Saturday 15 September, 2018

From The42 Double Jamison as Leinster big guns hit seven against Dragons Pro14

Double Jamison as Leinster big guns hit seven against Dragons

The scrum-half was at the heart of Leinster’s scoring efforts after a stuttering start against the Dragons.

# match-report - Saturday 8 September, 2018

Connacht get rolling as Boyle brace helps Friend's men to bonus-point win

The western province scored five tries against Zebre to notch their first Pro14 win under Andy Friend.

# match-report - Saturday 1 September, 2018

From The42 Carbery debuts as Munster start season with six-try win over Cheetahs Dominant

Carbery debuts as Munster start season with six-try win over Cheetahs

Darren Sweetnam was man of the match for Johann van Graan’s team.

# match-report - Saturday 25 August, 2018

Finn and Noonan goals the difference as Cork power back into All-Ireland final

The Rebels beat Donegal as their quest for a 12th title in 14 years continues.

# match-report - Saturday 21 July, 2018

From The42 Murphy inspires Donegal to precious Super 8s win against Roscommon on the road One More Win

Murphy inspires Donegal to precious Super 8s win against Roscommon on the road

The Glenswilly star finished with 0-9.

From The42 Five-goal Dublin open TG4 All-Ireland championship title defence in style Dubs On Top

Five-goal Dublin open TG4 All-Ireland championship title defence in style

Noelle Healy was on fire for the reigning champions with 2-5 as they beat Cavan.

From The42 Four in-a-row for Kerry as narrow win over Galway sees their dominance of All-Ireland JFC continue Kingdom Come

Four in-a-row for Kerry as narrow win over Galway sees their dominance of All-Ireland JFC continue

The Kingdom ran out two-point winners in the Ennis showpiece.

# match-report - Saturday 23 June, 2018

From The42 Schmidt's Ireland cling on to secure thrilling series success in Australia Drama

Schmidt's Ireland cling on to secure thrilling series success in Australia

The tourists endured a nailbiting endgame in Sydney but emerged with victory.

# match-report - Saturday 9 June, 2018

From The42 Ireland's winning streak over as Cheika's Wallabies power to Brisbane victory Down Under

Ireland's winning streak over as Cheika's Wallabies power to Brisbane victory

Joe Schmidt’s team were second best and find themselves 1-0 down in the series.

# match-report - Thursday 7 June, 2018

From The42 Ireland overpowered by great Georgian side at U20 World Cup 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.

# match-report - Monday 28 May, 2018

From The42 Three debuts made as Ireland go down to Les Bleus at rain-soaked Stade de France Second Best

Three debuts made as Ireland go down to Les Bleus at rain-soaked Stade de France

Goals from Olivier Giroud and Nabil Fekir were enough to hand a dominant French side victory in Paris tonight.

# match-report - Saturday 26 May, 2018

From The42 Sexton sensational as Leinster smash Scarlets to secure historic double Glory Days

Sexton sensational as Leinster smash Scarlets to secure historic double

Jordan Larmour’s sublime solo try was among the highlights of a stunning Leinster performance in Dublin.

# match-report - Saturday 19 May, 2018

From The42 Leinster edge thrilling clash with Munster to secure Pro14 final against Scarlets Tense

Leinster edge thrilling clash with Munster to secure Pro14 final against Scarlets

It came down to the very death, but Leinster are still on for the double.

# match-report - Saturday 5 May, 2018

From The42 Munster set up Pro14 semi-final with Leinster after squeezing past Edinburgh Derby

Munster set up Pro14 semi-final with Leinster after squeezing past Edinburgh

The Irish provinces will meet at the RDS on Saturday 19 May.

# match-report - Saturday 28 April, 2018

From The42 Ulster's Pro14 play-off hopes over after Thomond Park stalemate with Munster Close Call

Ulster's Pro14 play-off hopes over after Thomond Park stalemate with Munster

The northern province had a strong half-time lead but failed to score in the second 40.

# match-report - Sunday 22 April, 2018

From The42 Munster's dire first-half leaves them with too much to do against Racing Dream Over

Munster's dire first-half leaves them with too much to do against Racing

Johann van Graan’s side scored late consolation tries but were clearly second best in Bordeaux.

# match-report - Friday 6 April, 2018

Super sub Barrett Ireland's hero as World Cup qualification dream lives on

Her 87th-minute winner proved decisive at Tallaght Stadium.

# match-report - Saturday 31 March, 2018

From The42 Stunning Andrew Conway try sends Munster into Champions Cup semi-final Epic

Stunning Andrew Conway try sends Munster into Champions Cup semi-final

It was an epic encounter at Thomond Park but Johann van Graan’s men had enough.

Connacht out-gunned by Gloucester in crazy Challenge Cup quarter-final

The western province refused to lie down as they shared eight tries with the Premiership side.

# match-report - Saturday 17 March, 2018

From The42 Ireland make history as Schmidt's men claim glorious Grand Slam in London Champs

Ireland make history as Schmidt's men claim glorious Grand Slam in London

Joe Schmidt’s side matched the achievements of 1948 and 2009 in convincing style.

# match-report - Saturday 10 March, 2018

From The42 Ireland set up Grand Slam shot as England need BP win to keep Six Nations alive One More Win

Ireland set up Grand Slam shot as England need BP win to keep Six Nations alive

Eddie Jones’ men must win with a bonus-point in Paris or Ireland will be Six Nations champions.

# match-report - Friday 9 March, 2018

From The42 Jack O'Sullivan powers Ireland U20s to bonus point win over Scotland Big Jack

Jack O'Sullivan powers Ireland U20s to bonus point win over Scotland

The powerful Munster number eight ran in two of Ireland’s four tries.

# match-report - Saturday 24 February, 2018

From The42 Grand Slam hopes alive as Ireland notch bonus-point win against Wales Outstanding

Grand Slam hopes alive as Ireland notch bonus-point win against Wales

Joe Schmidt’s men scored five tries in a stunning Six Nations clash.

# match-report - Friday 23 February, 2018

From The42 Ireland U20s come up just short in wild Donnybrook encounter with Wales Tryfest

Ireland U20s come up just short in wild Donnybrook encounter with Wales

There were 11 tries in a frenetic game in Dublin.

# match-report - Friday 16 February, 2018

From The42 Night to remember for Waterford as they mark top flight return with comeback win Up A Level

Night to remember for Waterford as they mark top flight return with comeback win

Gavan Holohan and Dean O’Halloran hit the net to give the hosts all three points against Derry City.

Disappointment for hosts Connacht as they fall to second defeat of season to Zebre

The game finished 11-19 at the Sportsground.

# match-report - Saturday 10 February, 2018

From The42 Ireland hammer Italy but eight-try win comes at a cost for Schmidt's side BP Win

Ireland hammer Italy but eight-try win comes at a cost for Schmidt's side

Joe Schmidt’s men suffered worrying injuries to Robbie Henshaw and Tadhg Furlong.

# match-report - Saturday 3 February, 2018

From The42 Stunning Johnny Sexton drop-goal steals Paris win for Schmidt's Ireland Long Range

Stunning Johnny Sexton drop-goal steals Paris win for Schmidt's Ireland

Joe Schmidt’s men stole the win at the very death, just their third in France since 1972.

# match-report - Tuesday 30 January, 2018

Man of the moment! David Clifford inspires IT Tralee to first Sigerson win in 11 years

The Fossa star hit 1-4 as his side stunned Queen’s University in Belfast.

# match-report - Sunday 28 January, 2018

0-11 for Aaron Gillane as Limerick ease to league opener win over Laois

The Shannonsiders ran out 10-point winners.

Delightful Dunne propels Wexford to win over Waterford in dream return to Division 1A

David Dunne finished with 2-2 at Walsh Park.

1-8 for David Reidy as Clare leave it late to seal victory over Tipperary

Cusack Park played host to the encounter.

# match-report - Saturday 20 January, 2018

From The42 Leinster advance as top seeds after completing clean sweep in Montpellier Favourites

Leinster advance as top seeds after completing clean sweep in Montpellier

Leo Cullen’s men recovered from a poor first half to secure a sixth win from six in Pool 3.

# match-report - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

From The42 Lucky escape for Chelsea as they edge brave Norwich on penalties to march on FA CUP

Lucky escape for Chelsea as they edge brave Norwich on penalties to march on

Eden Hazard hit the winning penalty to spare their blushes.

# match-report - Sunday 14 January, 2018

From The42 Van Graan's Munster left with losing bonus point after absorbing clash in Paris Let It Slip

Van Graan's Munster left with losing bonus point after absorbing clash in Paris

Johann van Graan’s men will be frustrated with the circumstances of their defeat in Paris.