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Thursday 9 February 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Pre-Season

Last month
January 2023
# The Green And Red
Mayo hold off Roscommon in low-scoring clash to lift first FBD trophy in ten years
Substitute Cillian O’Connor hit two late points to help his side to victory.
# Opting out
Kildare the latest side to withdraw from O'Byrne Cup clash
The Lilywhites are ‘unable to fulfil the fixture’ against Westmeath.
Last year
2022
# Return
Ireland wing Jacob Stockdale fully fit for start of new season after near 12-month lay-off
The Ulster star last played in September 2021 and has been sidelined since due to an ankle injury.
# Report
Connacht fall to nine-try pre-season defeat in France
Top 14 finalists Castres ran out 57-19 winners.
# Pre-Season
New Munster signing Frisch joins full training as Kilcoyne and Coombes return
RG Snyman won’t be available for the opening rounds of the season, however.
# Pre Season Stars
Meath All-Ireland winners impress and Armagh star kicks first goal in first AFLW games
Elsewhere in Saturday’s practice matches, Cora Staunton was on the double and Aishling Sheridan shone.
# Pre-Season
Erling Haaland opens Man City account with debut goal in Bayern friendly
In Florida, Gabriel Jesus scored his fourth goal in three games as Arsenal beat Chelsea 4-0.
# Pre-Season
Man United win against Crystal Palace as Maguire booed by Melbourne crowd
Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho all scored in this afternoon’s friendly.
# Pre-Season
Kane on target again as Tottenham draw 1-1 with Sevilla
Irish internationals Matt Doherty and Troy Parrott both came off the bench.
# Friendly
Munster to take on Kidney's London Irish in pre-season clash
The Graham Rowntree era gets underway with two friendlies in Cork.
# Pre-Season
Dublin's fine form continues with Walsh Cup final trimming of Wexford
Dublin picked up their first piece of silverware under Mattie Kenny.
# Pre-Season
Armagh defeat Tyrone as McKenna Cup semi-final line-up confirmed
Donegal and Derry also sealed their places in the last four today.
# Leinster
Tomorrow's O'Byrne Cup clash between Westmeath and Carlow off
Kildare had already sealed their progression as Group C winners.
Cork book McGrath Cup final spot after win over Waterford with Hurley scoring 1-6
Páirc Uí Rinn hosted tonight’s game.
# Pre-Season
Wicklow-Meath called off due to Covid, Cork-Clare moved to Saturday
The O’Byrne Cup and McGrath Cup begin this week.
All time
# Pre-Season
Here are the draws and fixtures for the Munster Hurling League and McGrath Cup
All-Ireland SHC champions Limerick will face either Kerry or Tipperary in the semi-final of the Munster Hurling League.
Connacht will use Air Dome to stage GAA county senior games when 2022 season begins
The FBD League action starts with Andy Moran’s Leitrim playing Sligo on Tuesday 4 January.
# back at it
Sexton turns on the style as Leinster smash Harlequins at the Aviva
The Pro14 and Premiership champions went head-to-head in an entertaining pre-season friendly.
# Pre-Season
Connacht lose to Worcester in high scoring thriller
Connacht travelled to Worcester this evening for a warm-up game ahead of the upcoming season..
# Nasty
Wesley Fofana confirms fractured fibula from Leicester's friendly
Fofana suffered the serious injury against Villarreal.
# precaution
Man United cancel pre-season game with Preston over suspected Covid cases
United were due to travel to Deepdale at the weekend to continue their preparations for the new season.
# Called Off
Arsenal cancel pre-season US trip over 'small number' of Covid-19 cases
The Premier League side were scheduled to play Inter Milan in the opening round of the tournament.
# opportunity knocks
Dead rubber can offer a little bounce for Connacht
It’s a Connacht side with debuts and full debuts to celebrate.
# Coronavirus
Barcelona reveal positive Covid-19 test for defender Todibo
The 20-year-old has not been in contact with senior squad, who are set to travel to Lisbon to compete in the Champions League quarter-final.
# at home
Leinster hopeful Lowe will return for next block of pre-season training
The 28-year-old is currently back in New Zealand for personal reasons.
# Rolling On
'We need to get back to that momentum' - Leinster aim to pick up where they left off
Felipe Contepomi says the province’s players returned to pre-season in excellent condition.
# pecking order
Munster and Ulster out to close gap on Leinster as Connacht look for more depth
The Irish provinces are starting to gear up for rugby’s return in August.
# o'byrne supremacy
Quinn goal decisive as Longford beat Offaly to win O'Byrne Cup
Padraic Davis’ side were four points winners in Tullamore.
# Pre-Season
Wins for Tyrone, Down and Donegal confirm McKenna Cup semi-final line-up
Tonight’s results mean Monaghan have been promoted to the final four as best runners-up.
# Up and Running
Monaghan, Down and Armagh win Dr McKenna Cup opening games
The Ulster competition began today.
0-14 for Tipperary's Forde but McCarthy grabs the Clare winner in Munster tie
830 people at McDonagh Park in Nenagh today.
Louth see off Meath in O'Byrne Cup and new Westmeath boss makes winning start
There was early season action in Leinster today.
# Pre-Season
Here are the draws for the Munster Hurling League and McGrath Cup
All-Ireland hurling champions Tipperary will contest a group with Limerick and Clare.
# Friendly fire
Six-try Connacht underline attacking quality with pre-season win over Munster
Andy Friend’s side look in good shape ahead of next week’s Pro14 opener.
# Friendly
Leinster go three from three in pre-season with victory at Northampton
Leo Cullen’s side enjoyed another useful work-out at Franklin’s Gardens this evening.
# Pre-Season
Paddy Jackson left out of London Irish squad for Munster trip
A scheduled protest against the signing of the former Ireland out-half will still go ahead at Musgrave Park, however.
# Injury Update
Pre-season boost for Munster as prop Cronin returns after leg injury
The Ireland international has not played since November 2018 but is back to full fitness.
# Pre-Season
Eight-try Ulster enjoy pre-season hit against Glasgow
Craig Gilroy and Greg Jones scored two tries apiece against the Glasgow Warriors.
# Air Miles
Friend's Connacht set for Russia trip to play Ireland's World Cup opponents
The western province are heading back to Russia next week after their memorable Challenge Cup adventure in 2015.
# On Tour
Keenan's late try seals pre-season win for Leinster in Canada
Leo Cullen’s side made it two pre-season wins from two in Hamilton this evening.