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Monday 4 December 2023 Dublin: 4°C

# Opening Night

This year
France beat New Zealand in opening game of the Rugby World Cup
Fabien Galthié’s men scored two second-half tries to finish over the top of the Kiwis.
Powerful finish sends France to opening-night win over All Blacks
Fabien Galthié’s men scored two second-half tries to finish over the top of the Kiwis.
Shane Kingston the hero as Cork come from behind to beat Limerick
Kingston’s late point earned Cork a one-point win in a thrilling contest.
Last year
'I’m sure other managers are going ‘f*****g Duffer, getting the spotlight.' I don’t want it'
A look back at Damien Duff’s debut as Shelbourne manager, which ended with a 3-0 defeat to St Patrick’s Athletic.
Dundalk and Derry City play out entertaining draw at Oriel Park
The hosts twice took the lead in either half through Steven Bradley and Mark Connolly, whose debut goals were cancelled out by Joe Thomson and Jamie McGonigle for Derry.
All time
Aki in place as Connacht welcome Glasgow to Galway
Andy Friend is able to field his strongest available side as his team bid to bounce back from their ‘A’ defeat to Munster.
Strong start for St Finbarr's and Nemo Rangers as Cork senior football action returns
St Finbarr’s and Nemo Rangers both claimed victories in their championship openers tonight.
Packers defence stands firm to edge opening night win in Chicago
The first game of the new NFL season was graced by a single touchdown.
Clare and Tipperary bag the goals as they make strong starts with Munster minor football victories
Limerick and Waterford were both decisively defeated tonight.
'We wanted to send our supporters home happy after getting the bragging rights in the derby'
Bohemians manager Keith Long was glad to get one over on Shamrock Rovers last night, but he is under no illusions that they have a difficult season ahead.
Who needs Kevin Durant as Thunder roll the 76ers
Russell Westbrook scored 32 points in their season opener on Wednesday night.
From Gisele to global warming, Rio delivers its 'opening ceremony with a difference'
Let the Games begin!
People are tweeting the wrong Chris Evans giving out about Top Gear
Captain America was not involved.
A couple of fans were invited on stage to dance by Beyoncé last night and they nailed it
Her Formation Tour kicked off with a bang.
Gary Halpin's one finger salute and Bordeaux bedlam - Ireland's opening RWC games
We’ve usually started with a win.
These 6th class students have a little wager on the Rovers v Pat's league opener
When it comes to a night off homework, you know it’s serious.
Drive through Newlands Cross? We've some good news for you
The NRA says the new flyover should be open to traffic by Thursday.
Anthony Davis tries to win NBA MVP on the very first night of the new season
26 points, 17 rebounds, nine blocks, three steals, two assists. Not a bad night’s work.
Rory Best: Not enough for Ulster to learn harsh lessons, it's time to deliver
The Ulster captain insists the loss of some big name players can have its benefits this season.
Breakfast at Bebeto's: All you need to know from the first night of World Cup action
There was some controversy in Brazil’s victory over Croatia while doubts remain over the fitness of Cristiano Ronaldo.
Arsenal fight back to edge spirited Montpellier
The Gunners hit back through quick-fire goals from Lukas Podolski and Gervinho. Yes, Gervinho.
Blue Jays beat Indians in longest season opener in baseball history
Take me out to the ball game and keep me there all night.