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Tuesday 21 March 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Pre-Season

All time
# long-haul flight
'Everyone in the LOI will be jealous' - Shamrock Rovers head off to India
The Hoops will play in a pre-season tournament over the next week.
# Pre-Season
Fog and fisticuffs - The best of the weekend's GAA action in 11 pictures
There’s nothing quite like January GAA…
# youth
Marsh, Dardis and Ryan in Leinster XV for pre-season clash with Ulster
Dominic Ryan captains Leo Cullen’s first XV of the 2015/16 campaign.
# Kilted Kiwi
This Scotland XV could give Schmidt's Ireland a better game than Wales did
Meanwhile, Connacht have named their side for the pre-season friendly in Castres.
# tyler
Foley picks Bleyendaal at 10 for Munster's clash with Grenoble
The former Crusaders playmaker partners Cathal Sheridan in the halfbacks.
# code hopper
Connacht's Kiwi rugby league convert wears 13 against Grenoble
Api Pewhairangi partners Bundee Aki in the midfield tomorrow in Galway.
# west reawakens
Lam able to increase focus on detail for third year in charge of Connacht
The Samoan and his team are regrouping for another shot at the same targets.
# Pre-Season
Coutinho makes goalscoring return, Origi also on target as Liverpool win in Finland
The Reds have just one more pre-season game.
# High Places
No gremlins for Ireland, but Fitzgerald vouches for pre-season prep
While Wales, England and France have been at altitude, Ireland preferred to keep it low-key.
# On a Roll
Man United are clicking into gear as they beat Barcelona in latest pre-season win
That makes them European champions, right?
# treble play
Danny Ings is showing great pre-season form as Liverpool romp to big friendly win
The Reds recorded a 7-0 victory this morning.
Who are the Irish provinces playing in the pre-season?
Bernard Jackman’s Grenoble will take on both Connacht and Munster.
# Up and Running
Henderson's rabona assist the highlight of Liverpool's pre-season win in Thailand
Five of the Reds’ summer signings featured.
# On the plane
Raheem Sterling is off on tour with Liverpool but Balotelli and Borini left to train at Melwood
The England forward is included in the squad despite trying to force a move away.
# Pre-Season
Dublin and Galway will meet in next weekend's Walsh Cup final at Croke Park
Despite having players sent off, both sides were victorious in this afternoon’s semi-finals.
# Preseason
Wins for Galway and Wexford in Walsh Cup
The Kehoe Cup also got under way today.
# That name again is...
Sligo Rovers could have done with Mr Plow at this morning's pre-season training
Manager Owen Heary and his players got the shovels out so the first session back could go ahead.
# less is more
Pre-season training just ain't what it used to be for rugby players
Rob Kearney points out how shorter, sharper sessions are better for everyone.
# he's going for distance
NFL running back fires 45lb plate downfield 'like a frisbee'
That’s over 20 kilos in new money.
# Axel
Munster head coach Foley relishing the pressure of first season
‘We have two years – we want to see how far we can go, how good we can be.’
# condition
Leinster back row O'Brien enjoying Groundhog Day pre-season grind
The Ireland international feels that he becomes a better athlete with each passing summer.
Roy Keane sees Villa beaten by Paul Cook's buoyant Chesterfield
There’s was plenty of Irish interest as Jack Grealish was amongst the Irish on show.
# Off the Mark
Fabregas curls 25-yard free-kick in for his first Chelsea goal
Jose Mourinho’s side picked up a 3-1 win in their pre-season friendly with Vitesse Arnhem.
# Paulie
O'Connell urges patience as Munster's all-Irish coaches look for balance
The 34-year-old lock admits working under Anthony Foley and Jerry Flannery has altered their personal relationships.
# specialist
Counter-attacking and basic skills the keys to Prendergast's philosophy
Grenoble’s new backs coach outlines his areas of focus ahead of the Top 14 season.
# Friendlies
All four Irish provinces have confirmed their pre-season schedules
Here’s the fixture list for the warm-up games in preparation for the 2014/15 campaign.
# It Begins
Leinster to take on Ulster in pre-season friendly at Tallaght Stadium
The two provinces will renew their rivalry on the 30th of August.
# Pre-Season
Waterford United scored directly from a corner last night
Ok there was a gale force storm blowing down in the RSC, but still…
# Pre-Season
Harte changes 10 for Tyrone's McKenna Cup final
The Red Hand face Cavan in Enniskillen on Saturday night.
# January Days
18 of the best GAA pictures from the weekend's pre-season action
There was games on across the four provinces today.
# Pre-Season
Wexford hit four to book place in Walsh Cup semis
Liam Dunne’s side were 25-point winners against NUIG in Gorey this afternoon.
# Cats
Cody gives Cats a chance to impress against DIT
Colin Fennelly and TJ Reid the most familiar faces in an experimental Kilkenny side.
# Pre-Season
Aidan O'Shea returns as Mayo prepare for Roscommon
James Horan makes seven changes to the side held by IT Sligo last weekend.
# Pre-Season
Rob Hennelly to captain Mayo in FBD League opener
James Horan has handed out a number of inter-county debuts in a new-look side to face NUIG.
# Return
8 GAA players who were glad to be back as the 2014 season started this weekend
It was a big day yesterday for the likes of Galway’s James Kavanagh, Dublin’s Kevin Nolan and Kerry’s Barry John Keane.
# New Rules
Here’s the 19 GAA players who were shown black cards over the weekend
The new disciplinary procedure was in the spotlight as the 2014 season commenced.
# Pre-Season
Flood hospitalised as Ulster ship 30 points to Leicester Tigers
The northern province were hammered 30-10 in Welford Road.
# Guinness Cup
Ronaldo and Real Madrid get the better of Everton
The Portuguese star was on target with Mesut Ozil while Nikica Jelavic came off the bench to score for the Toffees.
# Woof
Real Madrid v LA Galaxy gave us these 3 gorgeous goals
Sorry, Karim. Your second of the night was the worst of the four.
# Friendly
John Terry was on the receiving end of a shocking tackle last night
Don’t worry, folks. He’s gonna be okay.