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#Match Report

# match-report - Sunday 22 January, 2017

From The42 Connacht agonisingly miss out on quarter-finals with defeat in Toulouse End Of The Road

Connacht agonisingly miss out on quarter-finals with defeat in Toulouse

Pat Lam’s men needed only three points, but couldn’t find them.

# match-report - Friday 20 January, 2017

From The42 Leinster draw in Castres to all but secure home Champions Cup quarter-final Honours Even

Leinster draw in Castres to all but secure home Champions Cup quarter-final

Meanwhile, Johnny Sexton picked up a calf injury in the first half of the 24-24 draw.

# match-report - Saturday 14 January, 2017

From The42 Saili's late try sends Munster back into the Champions Cup quarter-finals KNOCKOUTS

Saili's late try sends Munster back into the Champions Cup quarter-finals

The All Blacks-capped centre proved the match winner for Rassie Erasmus’ men.

# match-report - Saturday 7 January, 2017

From The42 Munster crush Racing to move to top of Pool 1 on return to Paris Ruthless

Munster crush Racing to move to top of Pool 1 on return to Paris

Rassie Erasmus’ men paid tribute to the memory of Anthony Foley in style.

# match-report - Saturday 31 December, 2016

From The42 Erasmus' Munster battle to away win against Connacht in the Galway rain Dogged

Erasmus' Munster battle to away win against Connacht in the Galway rain

Hooker Rhys Marshall scored an important maul try, while Ian Keatley was sharp with the boot.

# match-report - Monday 26 December, 2016

From The42 Munster move clear at top of Pro12 with bonus-point win over Leinster Comprehensive

Munster move clear at top of Pro12 with bonus-point win over Leinster

Rassie Erasmus’ men scored four tries in a convincing win at Thomond Park.

# match-report - Saturday 17 December, 2016

From The42 Shoddy Saints hit for 60 as 9-try Leinster tighten grip on Champions Cup pool Gift Wrapped

Shoddy Saints hit for 60 as 9-try Leinster tighten grip on Champions Cup pool

Northampton rested big names for the trip to Dublin and took a festive pounding.

From The42 Carty the hero as Connacht grab stunning late win over Wasps Last Gasp

Carty the hero as Connacht grab stunning late win over Wasps

The Connacht out-half won it with the last kick of the game.

# match-report - Sunday 11 December, 2016

From The42 Lam's Connacht left empty handed in frustrating defeat to Wasps Error Strewn

Lam's Connacht left empty handed in frustrating defeat to Wasps

Pat Lam’s men were dire at the lineout and missed crucial chances from the tee.

# match-report - Saturday 10 December, 2016

From The42 Tigers don't get a sniff as Sweetnam stars in magnificent Munster win Precision

Tigers don't get a sniff as Sweetnam stars in magnificent Munster win

Erasmus’ men never looked in danger with brilliant performances all over the park.

From The42 Henderson helps Ulster to impressive bonus-point win over Clermont Five Tries

Henderson helps Ulster to impressive bonus-point win over Clermont

Les Kiss’ men were in try-scoring form at Kingspan Stadium.

# match-report - Friday 9 December, 2016

From The42 Hartley sees red as Leinster's pack send the Saints marching to bonus-point defeat Big Win

Hartley sees red as Leinster's pack send the Saints marching to bonus-point defeat

Leinster secured their extra point after the England captain committed an act of sheer stupidity.

# match-report - Sunday 27 November, 2016

From The42 Schmidt watches on as clinical Black Ferns have too much class for Ireland Outclassed

Schmidt watches on as clinical Black Ferns have too much class for Ireland

Ireland couldn’t cope with the searing counter attack of the Kiwi visitors.

# match-report - Saturday 26 November, 2016

From The42 Ireland end brilliant November series with nerve-wracking win over Wallabies Character

Ireland end brilliant November series with nerve-wracking win over Wallabies

Joe Schmidt’s men were decimated by injuries once again.

# match-report - Saturday 19 November, 2016

From The42 Ireland left frustrated and tryless as All Blacks edge brutal battle in Dublin WARFARE

Ireland left frustrated and tryless as All Blacks edge brutal battle in Dublin

Beauden Barrett was involved in all three of the Kiwi’s tries at the Aviva Stadium.

# match-report - Sunday 13 November, 2016

From The42 Ireland narrowly lose out to world champions England in first November Test Learning

Ireland narrowly lose out to world champions England in first November Test

Nora Stapleton scored all of Ireland’s points in a 12-10 defeat at the UCD Bowl.

# match-report - Saturday 12 November, 2016

From The42 Connacht influence strong as Schmidt's Ireland run eight tries past Canada New Blood

Connacht influence strong as Schmidt's Ireland run eight tries past Canada

Ultan Dillane was man of the match as Tiernan O’Halloran shone at fullback.

# match-report - Friday 28 October, 2016

From The42 Scannell's dramatic drop goal seals superb win for Munster in Belfast Last Gasp

Scannell's dramatic drop goal seals superb win for Munster in Belfast

Ulster had their own late chance to steal it with a drop-goal at Kingspan Stadium.

# match-report - Saturday 22 October, 2016

From The42 14-man Munster pay Axel the ultimate tribute with sensational Thomond Park win RIP Axel

14-man Munster pay Axel the ultimate tribute with sensational Thomond Park win

Peter O’Mahony and his men were utterly sublime in scoring five tries against Glasgow.

# match-report - Saturday 15 October, 2016

From The42 Bonus-point win gets Leinster's European season off to solid start at the RDS Five Points

Bonus-point win gets Leinster's European season off to solid start at the RDS

Leo Cullen’s men were dominant at the scrum and maul to secure maximum points.

# match-report - Saturday 10 September, 2016

From The42 Connacht collapse as Ospreys deal second home defeat of Pro12 defence Second Best

Connacht collapse as Ospreys deal second home defeat of Pro12 defence

Pat Lam’s men gave up a bonus point again in Galway.

# match-report - Friday 9 September, 2016

From The42 Rassie Erasmus' Munster taste home defeat to Cardiff in Cork Fine Margins

Rassie Erasmus' Munster taste home defeat to Cardiff in Cork

Darren Sweetnam was superb for the southern province.

# match-report - Wednesday 31 August, 2016

From The42 Robbie Keane's international career ends in fitting fashion as Ireland see off Oman Legend

Robbie Keane's international career ends in fitting fashion as Ireland see off Oman

The Tallaght native was making his final appearance in a green jersey this evening.

# match-report - Friday 26 August, 2016

From The42 Leinster end pre-season with five-try defeat to Bath in Donnybrook Losing Note

Leinster end pre-season with five-try defeat to Bath in Donnybrook

Cian Healy and Rob Kearney made promising returns for the eastern province.

# match-report - Saturday 20 August, 2016

From The42 Leinster squeeze past Gloucester to record second pre-season victory Tallaght Win

Leinster squeeze past Gloucester to record second pre-season victory

Leo Cullen’s men played some exciting rugby in patches.

From The42 All Blacks dismantle Cheika's Wallabies in superb Bledisloe performance

All Blacks dismantle Cheika's Wallabies in superb Bledisloe performance

Steve Hansen’s men were on fire on Australian soil.

# match-report - Saturday 25 June, 2016

From The42 Schmidt's Ireland come up short as Springboks claim series victory A Step Too Far

Schmidt's Ireland come up short as Springboks claim series victory

The refereeing call from Glen Jackson and his TMO had a big bearing on the result.

# match-report - Tuesday 7 June, 2016

From The42 Ireland U20s overcome awful start to claim thrilling one-point win against Wales Thriller

Ireland U20s overcome awful start to claim thrilling one-point win against Wales

Nigel Carolan’s side had to dig deep but eventually came good against the Grand Slam winners.

# match-report - Tuesday 31 May, 2016

From The42 Belarus spoil Ireland's Euro 2016 send-off in Cork Party Poopers

Belarus spoil Ireland's Euro 2016 send-off in Cork

The Boys in Green went down 2-1 at Turner’s Cross tonight.

# match-report - Saturday 28 May, 2016

From The42 Lam's brilliant Connacht earn first-ever trophy with stunning win over Leinster History Makers

Lam's brilliant Connacht earn first-ever trophy with stunning win over Leinster

The western province were sensational in the Pro12 final at Murrayfield.

# match-report - Friday 27 May, 2016

From The42 Long's opportunist goal cancelled out by late equaliser as the Dutch earn a draw Warm-up

Long's opportunist goal cancelled out by late equaliser as the Dutch earn a draw

Substitute Luuk de Jong levelled terms after a first half goal from the Southampton striker at the Aviva Stadium.

# match-report - Saturday 21 May, 2016

From The42 Connacht's sensational fairytale continues as they secure Pro12 final spot Sensational

Connacht's sensational fairytale continues as they secure Pro12 final spot

Pat Lam’s men were utterly deserved winners over Glasgow in Galway.

# match-report - Tuesday 10 May, 2016

From The42 Houston rescues a share of the spoils for Finn Harps in north-west derby Point Apiece

Houston rescues a share of the spoils for Finn Harps in north-west derby

Derry had to settle for a 2-2 draw at the Brandywell this evening.

From The42 McCabe brace beats Sligo Rovers as Hoops hop into third War Of The Rovers

McCabe brace beats Sligo Rovers as Hoops hop into third

An energetic Shamrock Rovers attack made it a comfortable win in Tallaght

From The42 Quigley sent off as Cork City claim another win over Bohs Rebel Raid

Quigley sent off as Cork City claim another win over Bohs

Garry Buckley tapped in the only goal of the game to hand the Rebels all three points at Dalymount Park.

From The42 Two see red as Saints end Galway's unbeaten home record with comfortable win Away Days

Two see red as Saints end Galway's unbeaten home record with comfortable win

Liam Buckley’s men picked up a 3-0 victory at Eamonn Deacy Park tonight.

From The42 Wexford Youths come out on top of six-goal six-pointer at the bottom Pulling Clear

Wexford Youths come out on top of six-goal six-pointer at the bottom

Town and Youths began the night level on six points, but there is valuable daylight below Wexford now.

From The42 Boyle bumps Dundalk to sixth straight league win Momentum

Boyle bumps Dundalk to sixth straight league win

A first-half header was enough for the Lilywhites at Oriel Park, but the home faithful might well have expected to see more goals.

# match-report - Saturday 7 May, 2016

From The42 Five-try win in Thomond sees Munster secure Champions Cup rugby Happy Ending

Five-try win in Thomond sees Munster secure Champions Cup rugby

Anthony Foley’s men had too much for the visiting Scarlets in Limerick.

# match-report - Sunday 17 April, 2016

From The42 Waterford book place in league decider with impressive win over Limerick Deise

Waterford book place in league decider with impressive win over Limerick

Derek McGrath’s men were clinical in Thurles.