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Tuesday 21 March 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Pre-Season

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# Pre-Season
Nani marks his return to pre-season with nice free-kick
The Portuguese winger scored twice for a Manchester United XI against Crewe Alexandra tonight.
# Pre-Season
Dzeko hits howitzer and a howler in Manchester City mud-fight victory
The Bosnian’s penalty against Sunderland is an awful, awful effort.
# Pre-Season
Injury-time goal earns Man United a draw against Kagawa's old boys
Wilfried Zaha scored on the stroke of 90 minutes as David Moyes avoided a third defeat of their Asian tour.
# Ouch
Does your pre-season training involve walking on hot coals?
Because Southampton’s does.
# The Ex Factor
Snapshot: Liam Miller faced his old club in Sydney today
The first match of the David Moyes era included six goals and a blast from the past.
# anticipation
11 reasons why pre-season football is worth the hassle
Featuring the Real Madrid lads playing hurling and Lionel Messi at his masterful best.
# Instant hit
Liverpool new boy Aspas scores on his Reds debut
Brendan Rodgers’ men recorded a 4-0 win over Preston in their first pre-season outing.
# Dear God NO
13 reasons why we dread pre-season training
After a month of sitting on your arse, it’s time to get back into the swing of things.
# Premiership
Gavin Henson punched in face during Bath pre-season fracas
The Premiership club are investigating the incident, which was caught on CCTV.
# Due East
United new boy Wilfried Zaha will join squad for their pre-season tour
David Moyes again insisted that Wayne Rooney is not for sale ahead of Manchester United’s departure for Thailand.
# world rugby
Dan Carter voices support for change to season structure
The IRB Player of the Year says he hasn’t had a proper pre-season in a decade.
You know it’s Gaelic football in January when…
Freezing weather. Small stadiums. Paltry attendances. Here’s 25 images that sum up the 2013 pre-season Gaelic football campaign.
GAA Sunday clockwatch
Across the four provinces there were 22 inter-county games between Gaelic football and hurling pencilled in for today. Here’s how they all unfolded.
Sunday GAA results round-up
There were 17 games on this afternoon as the 2013 Gaelic Football season got underway. Here are the outcomes from across the four provinces.
# Bosses
Let's meet the new men in charge
A dozen Gaelic Football managers will be at the helm of their new counties for the first time in a competitive game tomorrow. Here’s your guide to them.
# schedule
It's back: The inter-county GAA season returns this weekend
The 2013 campaign begins with the pre-season Gaelic Football fare across the four provinces this weekend.
# Pre-Season
NFL: Peyton Manning is back but Broncos lose
The veteran managed two touchdown passes from 10 completed. Meanwhile, Tim Tebow and Mark Sanchez took it in turns to throw interceptions as the Jets once again failed to score a touchdown.
# wake-up calls
Rugby round-up: Ulster draw with Tigers on a chastening day for Leinster and Connacht
It was a tough day for two of the provinces in England while Mark Anscombe’s men needed a late try to avoid defeat.
# Comeback
Up and running: Munster register first win of the season against Bristol
A second-half surge saw Rob Penney’s side home at Musgrave Park.
# midfield axis
Captain Doug to oversee Munster's new centre combination
Howlett starts for the second time in two weeks as James Downey and Casey Laulala get their chance to shine against Bristol.
# Pre-Season
Madigan and Auva'a get Leinster off to a winning start
Connacht were also victorious against Exeter but Munster were soundly beaten in France.
# Away Days
Player Diary: Adam D'Arcy and Ulster gear up for their first match of the season
“We were all standing round arguing who would carry the hostage out, and didn’t even notice him get up and walk out the door himself.”
# Baby Steps
Darren Fletcher to train with Scotland team before Australia friendly
The Manchester United midfielder played 45 minutes of a practice match last week.
# Probe
Gardaí to probe racism claim from Man City player following banana throwing incident
Gael Clichy made the allegation on his Twitter account, saying it was ‘sad to see’.
# Robin who?
VIDEO: David Platt rolls back the years to score with stunning bicycle kick
The former Arsenal and Sampdoria man impressed the heck out of Sergio Aguero.
# Round Two
AVB cries foul as Charlie Adam injures Gareth Bale for second time in 15 months
The Spurs manager was livid about the lunge from the Liverpool player that left his star midfielder injured.
# Hat-trick Hero
Messi starts his pre-season with a hat-trick
Three is the magic number for the diminutive Argentinian against Raja Casablanca.
# Pre-Season
VIDEO: Rodgers takes charge of Liverpool for the first time
The former Swansea boss watched the Reds play out a 1-1 draw against FC Toronto in Canada.
# Captain Fantastic
VIDEO: Vincent Kompany's goal yesterday was seriously stylish
Total football.
# player diary
Provincial matters: Ulster's Adam D'Arcy with his take on pre-season prep
“Everyone is determined to continue on the success of last season and hopefully bring some trophies back to Ravenhill,” says the full back.
# Bossmen
‘Robust’ discussions between Rob Penney and Declan Kidney over Irish stars
The new Munster coach wants to build up a good working relationship with the national team.
# Old Foes
Connacht fans get a chance to relive history with pre-season visit to Harlequins
The westerners eliminated the English Premiership side from the Heineken Cup when they beat them at the Sportsground in January.
# Setanta Sports Cup
Moore of that, please: Karl gives Bohs Setanta advantage
There were mixed fortunes for the Airtricity League sides in Setanta Sports Cup action last night, with St Pat’s losing 1-0 away to Cliftonville.
# Pre-Season
GAA round-up: O'Halloran shines for Cork, Davy Fitz gets the Banner back to winning ways
The weather in Newbridge was a nuisance, but we still had a busy weekend of GAA action to keep us occupied.
# Pre-Season
Crunch time: here's everything you need to know about today's GAA action
There was pre-season action around the country this afternoon. Luckily for you, we’ve for a handy, post-sized round-up.
# Pre-Season
Back in business: here's everything you need to know about the weekend's GAA action
Pre-season football continued around the country this weekend. Here’s a round-up of all the scores.
# Pre-Season
WATCH: Liverpool and Arsenal impress in pre-season runouts
Charlie Adam makes debut for Reds as they come out on top in seven goal bonanza while Arsenal cruise past Malaysian All Stars.