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# Play-offs

This year
The Irish derby, Leinster's team rotation, and Munster's red-hot hosts
All four Irish provinces are in URC quarter-final action this weekend.
Last year
Campbell confident defensively-strong Ireland can qualify for 2023 World Cup
The play-off draw takes place this afternoon.
‘Fantastic’ Kiernan catches the eye for Ireland with play-off auditions underway
One of 18 players used against Finland and Slovakia, the Liverpool star impressed off the bench on Tuesday.
All time
Tatum scores 50 points as Boston Celtics beat Brooklyn Nets to pull series back to 2-1
The LA Clippers and the Atlanta Hawks also won.
Galway stun Bray Wanderers in play-offs to set up clash with Longford
In the other game, UCD were defeated in a thriller.
Stunning goal from Andre Ayew gives Swansea the upperhand in Championship play-offs
The Welsh outfit overcame 10-man Brentford this evening.
Quiz: How well do you remember Ireland's play-offs of the past?
The Boys in Green were scheduled to meet Slovakia in Bratislava tomorrow evening.
Scottish FA say Euro play-offs 'unlikely' to go ahead in June
All the qualifiers, including Ireland’s clash with Slovakia, have been rescheduled for the summer.
RTÉ fighting for rights to televise Ireland's crucial Euro 2020 play-off
Ireland play Slovakia later this month and at this stage only people who subscribe to Sky will be able to see it.
Bratislava confirmed as venue for Ireland's Euro 2020 semi-final play-off
A win against Slovakia would leave Ireland one win away from a place at the tournament.
Ireland's potential Euro 2020 play-off final opponents part company with manager Prosinecki
Bosnia-Herzegovina have confirmed the departure of the legendary Croatian midfielder ahead of their meeting with Northern Ireland in March.
'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’.
Durant opts out of Warriors deal for NBA free agency - report
The 30-year-old forward could miss the 2019-20 NBA season while recovering from surgery on his Achilles tendon.
Lampard and Derby players belt out chant Leeds fans made up about them after play-off win
The Rams boss mimicked wiping away tears as the squad celebrated in the dressing room.
No 'Mad Monday' for Connacht as Friend's men continue to set new PBs
The western province believe they haven’t shown their full potential yet this season.
Connacht ready for shot at Ulster as Friend's men advance 'in good shape'
Winning at Kingspan Stadium earlier in the season gives the westerners confidence they can repeat the trick on Saturday.
Leinster and Munster on course for Pro14 semi-final showdown
The Pro14 play-off details have been confirmed following the conclusion of the regular season.
Cowboys rally past Seattle, Colts top Texans in NFL playoffs
Dak Prescott starred for the Cowboys while Andrew Luck powered the Colts to victory.
Confused Portland players start to celebrate - then discover the game has gone to penalties
Sebastián Blanco was not aware of the MLS’s away goals rule during their Western Conference semi-final tie with the Seattle Sounders.
'We weren't enjoying our rugby... It has started to lift a bit of the gloom'
Ulster captain Rory Best says the province’s last four games have signalled a change in mood.
Shelly helps Tipp to extra-time win over Limerick in Munster MFC qualifier
The Premier County will now go on to meet Waterford with the winner going into next month’s MFC provincial semi-final.
'When something's taken away from you like that... emotions are so raw at that time'
John O’Shea recalls his memories of playing in international play-offs and what it would mean to play in another World Cup.
No Walters as Ireland squad to face Denmark in World Cup play-off announced
The Boys in Green meet the Danes over two legs in November.
'At the moment, if Martin fell in muck he’d still smell of Old Spice. I think we’re going to qualify'
Ex-Ireland midfielder Keith Andrews believes Ireland will come through next month’s World Cup play-off with Denmark.
Ranking the 4 teams Ireland could face in the play-offs in order of difficulty
Portugal’s win over Switzerland tonight means Martin O’Neill’s side could face the latter.
'I have always feared teams, it’s the best way to be. Then we go out and beat them'
Martin O’Neill was full of praise for his players after Ireland’s heroic victory over Wales.
Georgia couldn't do Ireland a favour in Serbia tonight
Aleksandar Prijovic scored after coming on as a second-half substitute to steer his side to the World Cup.
The last time Ireland played Belgium it ended in very controversial circumstances
There was yet more play-off heartache for Ireland in 1997.
'You don't go into a set-up that has O'Connell and O'Gara in it and not learn'
Former Munster out-half Declan Cusack has helped Doncaster into the Championship play-offs.
Hull fan stakes claim for 'Gobshite of the Year' award by getting stuck into Richard Keogh
What a gobshite.
Hull survive scare to scrape past Derby into the Championship play-off final
The Rams scored twice in the first half of tonight’s second leg but lost out 3-2 on aggregate.
Aiden McGeady and 18 other Irish players to watch out for in the play-offs
There is Irish interest across the Championship, League One and League Two in the coming days.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic on target but Denmark's late away goal leaves tie finely poised
It’s all to play for in Copenhagen on Tuesday.
Letter from Sarajevo: The logistical nightmare of Ireland's Euro 2016 play-off
“This is the fourth country we’ve been in today.”
One of Ireland's most experienced players set to miss Bosnia clash
It was a good day for another Irish goalkeeper, however.
Ranking Ireland's possible Euro 2016 play-off opponents
Most Ireland fans will be keeping their fingers crossed for a two-legged tie with Hungary.
Who could the Republic of Ireland face in the play-offs?
There’s still plenty of football to play but a picture is emerging of how the qualifiers will play out.
Do the Champions League play-offs matter?
Tommy Martin looks ahead to the midweek European action.
A former LOI manager's side put a major dent in Rangers' promotion hopes last night
Ian Baraclough’s Motherwell silenced Ibrox.
Johnny Sexton recalled by Racing Métro for pivotal Top 14 clash
It’s a big day in French rugby and former Ireland U20 prop Denis Coulson will also play a part.