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#Match Report

# 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 41,475 Views 81 Comments

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

Six-try Leinster make light work of Ulster in facile inter-pro victory
# Pro14
From The42
# Pro14

Six-try Leinster make light work of Ulster in facile inter-pro victory

Jan 5th 2019, 7:16 PM 26,060 Views 60 Comments

Leo Cullen’s much-changed side got back to winning ways to extend their lead at the top of Conference B.

# match-report - Friday 21 December, 2018

Munster dig out losing bonus point as Baloucoune tips the balance for Ulster
# Winter-pros
From The42
# Winter-pros

Munster dig out losing bonus point as Baloucoune tips the balance for Ulster

Dec 21st 2018, 9:37 PM 29,863 Views 91 Comments

Rob Herring and Dave Shanahan also scored for the hosts, but they were unable to secure a bonus point.

# match-report - Saturday 15 December, 2018

Munster left to rue missed chances as Castres shade feisty affair
# Wide Of The Mark
From The42
# Wide Of The Mark

Munster left to rue missed chances as Castres shade feisty affair

Dec 15th 2018, 7:38 PM 18,356 Views 93 Comments

The southern province still lead their pool, but could have placed a foot in the quarters tonight.

# match-report - Friday 7 December, 2018

Superb Ulster stun Scarlets with stirring bonus-point win in Wales
# Suftum
From The42
# Suftum

Superb Ulster stun Scarlets with stirring bonus-point win in Wales

Dec 7th 2018, 9:40 PM 28,960 Views 40 Comments

Dan McFarland’s forwards were brilliant as man of the match Will Addison shone in the backline.

# match-report - Saturday 24 November, 2018

Conway hat-trick helps Ireland to make it four wins from four this November
# Job Done
From The42
# Job Done

Conway hat-trick helps Ireland to make it four wins from four this November

Nov 24th 2018, 8:25 PM 35,605 Views 99 Comments

The US Eagles were competitive for 40 minutes but Joe Schmidt’s side finished strongly.

# match-report - Saturday 10 November, 2018

Ryan outstanding as scrappy Ireland overcome Pumas challenge in Dublin
# Battle
From The42
# Battle

Ryan outstanding as scrappy Ireland overcome Pumas challenge in Dublin

Nov 10th 2018, 8:25 PM 40,893 Views 133 Comments

Joe Schmidt and his team have plenty to work on before the All Blacks visit next weekend.

# match-report - Saturday 13 October, 2018

Two-try Godwin helps Connacht to Challenge Cup win over Bordeaux
# Winning Momentum
From The42
# Winning Momentum

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

Oct 13th 2018, 4:57 PM 8,789 Views 5 Comments

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
# Commanding Crokes
From The42
# Commanding Crokes

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

Sep 30th 2018, 4:19 PM 8,973 Views 3 Comments

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

# match-report - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

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

Lyon stun favourites Manchester City in Champions League opener

Sep 19th 2018, 10:11 PM 11,195 Views 11 Comments

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
# Champions Again
From The42
# Champions Again

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

Sep 16th 2018, 5:34 PM 21,062 Views 36 Comments

The champions retained their title against Cork.

Classy Tyrone fire six goals past Meath to lift All-Ireland intermediate crown
# Red Hands Rule
From The42
# Red Hands Rule

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

Sep 16th 2018, 3:32 PM 5,189 Views 1 Comment

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

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

Double Jamison as Leinster big guns hit seven against Dragons

Sep 15th 2018, 8:16 PM 24,362 Views 19 Comments

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
# Up And Running
From The42
# Up And Running

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

Sep 8th 2018, 7:13 PM 18,176 Views 11 Comments

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

# match-report - Saturday 1 September, 2018

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

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

Sep 1st 2018, 7:13 PM 35,467 Views 34 Comments

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
# Back Once Again
From The42
# Back Once Again

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

Aug 25th 2018, 4:33 PM 7,628 Views 1 Comment

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

# match-report - Saturday 21 July, 2018

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

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

Jul 21st 2018, 7:15 PM 13,745 Views 4 Comments

The Glenswilly star finished with 0-9.

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

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

Jul 21st 2018, 4:34 PM 5,248 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 21st 2018, 3:57 PM 8,693 Views 1 Comment

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

# match-report - Saturday 23 June, 2018

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

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

Jun 23rd 2018, 1:14 PM 56,107 Views 141 Comments

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

# match-report - Saturday 9 June, 2018

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

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

Jun 9th 2018, 1:04 PM 43,058 Views 142 Comments

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

# match-report - Thursday 7 June, 2018

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

Ireland overpowered by great Georgian side at U20 World Cup

Jun 7th 2018, 7:39 PM 17,958 Views 47 Comments

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

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

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

May 28th 2018, 10:09 PM 29,672 Views 48 Comments

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

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

Sexton sensational as Leinster smash Scarlets to secure historic double

May 26th 2018, 7:55 PM 52,290 Views 68 Comments

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

# match-report - Saturday 19 May, 2018

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

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

May 19th 2018, 5:21 PM 36,526 Views 106 Comments

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

# match-report - Saturday 5 May, 2018

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

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

May 5th 2018, 5:11 PM 25,998 Views 58 Comments

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

# match-report - Saturday 28 April, 2018

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

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

Apr 28th 2018, 7:36 PM 34,689 Views 87 Comments

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

# match-report - Sunday 22 April, 2018

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

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

Apr 22nd 2018, 5:14 PM 37,989 Views 177 Comments

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
# Late Late Show
From The42
# Late Late Show

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

Apr 6th 2018, 6:59 PM 31,236 Views 36 Comments

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

# match-report - Saturday 31 March, 2018

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

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

Mar 31st 2018, 5:26 PM 63,203 Views 109 Comments

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
# Never Say Die
From The42
# Never Say Die

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

Mar 31st 2018, 3:35 PM 14,663 Views 25 Comments

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

# match-report - Saturday 17 March, 2018

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

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

Mar 17th 2018, 4:48 PM 68,108 Views 103 Comments

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

# match-report - Saturday 10 March, 2018

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

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

Mar 10th 2018, 4:11 PM 33,855 Views 69 Comments

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

# match-report - Friday 9 March, 2018

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

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

Mar 9th 2018, 9:08 PM 11,907 Views 11 Comments

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

# match-report - Saturday 24 February, 2018

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

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

Feb 24th 2018, 4:10 PM 42,913 Views 93 Comments

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

# match-report - Friday 23 February, 2018

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

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

Feb 23rd 2018, 9:07 PM 10,625 Views 11 Comments

There were 11 tries in a frenetic game in Dublin.

# match-report - Friday 16 February, 2018

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

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

Feb 16th 2018, 10:16 PM 7,209 Views 4 Comments

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
# Italian Job Done
From The42
# Italian Job Done

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

Feb 16th 2018, 9:52 PM 10,815 Views 37 Comments

The game finished 11-19 at the Sportsground.

# match-report - Saturday 10 February, 2018

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

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

Feb 10th 2018, 4:05 PM 49,990 Views 91 Comments

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

# match-report - Saturday 3 February, 2018

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

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

Feb 3rd 2018, 5:55 PM 54,207 Views 166 Comments

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