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# Play-off

Last year
2022
# Two-legged tie
Ireland drawn with Israel for U21 Euros play-off
Jim Crawford’s side are looking to reach the finals for the first time in Ireland’s history.
# Play-off
Bale wants World Cup for Wales as Ukrainian sympathy is set aside
Wales are one win away from reaching their first World Cup since 1958.
# all level
Luton and Huddersfield share spoils in first leg of Championship play-off semi
The sides head to Yorkshire all square after a 1-1 draw at Kenilworth Road.
# Drama
Stoppage-time goal sees Sunderland book place in Wembley play-off final
Patrick Roberts grabbed the late goal to ensure a 2-1 aggregate win over Sheffield Wednesday.
All time
# Pot Luck
Celtic set for trip to Norway, Tottenham and Leicester discover Europa Conference League fate
Spurs, though, are still not guaranteed to feature in the last 32.
# Play-off
Benfica edge PSV to boost Champions League hopes
Two-time European champions Benfica are looking to return to club football’s top table.
# The Promised Land
Irish midfielder earns controversial penalty in extra-time as Morecambe promoted to League One
Substitute John O’Sullivan appeared to be fouled outside the box but the decision to give a spot-kick stood at Wembley.
# Pressure
Ireland's clash with Scotland looms as hugely important for the Farrell era
The Ireland head coach needs to find some answers ahead of the third-place play-off in Dublin.
AS IT HAPPENED
Slovakia v Ireland, Euros play-off
Ireland faced Slovakia, for a chance to play Bosnia or Northern Ireland in the final.
# Play-off
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer upbeat about situation ahead of showdown at Leicester
The Manchester United boss says his team have a “fantastic opportunity” to qualify for the Champions League.
# Change of Plans
Ireland's Euros play-off with Slovakia rescheduled for June
It has also been announced that the four Euros matches set for Dublin will now take place in the summer of 2021.
# Play-off
Doyle hits 1-14 for Westmeath as Carlow relegated from Division 1
Colm Bonnar’s side suffered a six-point defeat to bring their losing streak to 13 games.
# Done Deal
RTÉ secure rights to Ireland's crucial Euro 2020 play-off clash
There had been doubts over whether the game would be shown on free-to-air TV.
# Concern
James McClean emerges as doubt for Ireland's Euro 2020 play-off
The Derry native faces ‘several weeks’ on the sidelines.
# Play-offs
'It's a level playing field except that they've got the home tie' - McCarthy
The Ireland manager expects the Euro 2020 play-off semi-final with Slovakia to be a ‘difficult game’.
# Away Win
Ireland take command of Olympic Hockey play-off with Canada
Ireland’s men ran out 5-3 winners in Vancouver on Saturday.
# Road to Tokyo
Ireland secure Olympic qualifier spot and reach final in France after win over Korea
Three goals in a three-minute spell either side of half time saw Alexander Cox’s men through.
# Advantage
Advantage Villa in promotion play-off thanks to emphatic Jedinak header
Steve Bruce’s side take a one goal advantage to Villa Park ahead of next week’s second leg.
# looking ahead
7 Irish players facing uncertain futures after World Cup play-off exit
Tuesday night could spell the end for a number of veteran footballers’ international careers.
# reflection
Ireland's system horribly exposed and the talking points from tonight's play-off defeat
Christian Eriksen proved his worth, while Martin O’Neill’s future in the job has come into question.
# well wishing
'It puts things into perspective' - O'Neill lends support to his former Celtic player Miller
The pair worked together at the Glasgow giants, and news has emerged that the 36-year-old is battling cancer.
# midfield battle
'He's a world-class player and deserves all the credit he gets' - Arter on Denmark's danger man
The midfielder says Ireland must stop Christian Eriksen, but warned that they can’t concentrate on one player.
# Sold Out
Ireland's World Cup play-off at home to Denmark is officially sold out
Premium level tickets sold out in less than five minutes on Friday morning.
# Keano
'We're so near yet so far but if we're still in the tie after the first leg, then bring it on'
Roy Keane was on ITV’s Champions League programme last night.
# Play-off
Ryanair schedule four extra flights to Copenhagen due to 'phenomenal' demand
The scramble for tickets for both legs has already started.
# Favourable
'Now let's take our chance' - Ireland boss glad to avoid Italy in World Cup play-off
Martin O’Neill is also happy that the second leg against Denmark will be at home.
# road to russia
Ireland drawn with Denmark for 2018 World Cup play-off
The draw was held at Fifa headquarters in Zurich this afternoon.
LIVE
Northampton Saints v Connacht, Champions Cup play-off semi-final
We went minute-by-minute as Connacht tried to extend their season and hope of playing in the Champions Cup next season.
May 20th 2017, 5:47 PM Carty is smashed behind the gainline. Saints pour in after the breakdown AND WIN THE TURNOVER. FULL-TIME! Northampton 21 Connacht 15
May 20th 2017, 5:35 PM PENALTY! Northampton 21 Connacht 15 (Mallinder ’70)
May 20th 2017, 5:25 PM TRY! Northampton 18 Connacht 15 (Heffernan ’61)
Adeolokun, Healy and Dillane back in Connacht 23 for Saints play-off
Pat Lam’s side have been boosted by the return of the Ireland internationals.
# Dreaming of Home
Connacht plotting to save season by bringing play-off final to Galway
The western province need to beat Northampton away this weekend to do so.
# Timely return
Ultan Dillane back in Connacht training and may yet feature on Ireland tour
The 23-year-old lock has been sidelined for the past 10 weeks with a shoulder injury.
# As You Were
Blow for Connacht as Bundee Aki will definitely miss Champions Cup play-off semi-final
The powerful midfielder’s appeal fails to reduce his punishment.
# Raise the Banner
Clare kick on to Munster MFC semi-final following gutsy win over Tipperary
Limerick stand between the Banner and a Munster final spot.
# Multi-talented
Watch hurling star Lee Chin score a cracking volley for Wexford Youths
He’s a bit of an all-rounder.
# Play-off
From winning trophies at Wembley and Old Trafford to League of Ireland coaching at 31
Darren Murphy has helped Stephen Henderson to bring Cobh Ramblers to the brink of the Premier Division.
# He's a keeper
Westwood stars as Wednesday advance to Championship play-off final
The Irish goalkeeper made a number of vital saves to help Carlos Carvalhal’s side advance.
# Battle in Muzzer
O'Donnell predicts bright future if Munster can attack huge Edinburgh tie
The Ireland international feels tomorrow’s Pro12 meeting is like a European Cup fixture.
# Play-off
'I've got massive respect for Munster' - Edinburgh target crucial Cork clash
Former Ulster coach Alan Solomons brings his side to Musgrave Park in a fortnight.
# dynamic duo
'Obviously I want to stay on for the Euros' - Keane to meet O'Neill and discuss Ireland future
The Corkman is loving his time with the international set-up but still plans to return to club football in the future.
# Spirited
'It’s the nights that you live for' - O'Neill thrilled for 'fantastic bunch of players' and 'exceptional' Walters
Ireland’s manager also singled out right-hand man Roy Keane for his contribution throughout the campaign.