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# preview - Saturday 24 July, 2021

Lions and Springboks' clash in Cape Town has the makings of a classic
# First Test
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# First Test

Lions and Springboks' clash in Cape Town has the makings of a classic

Updated Sat 10:00 AM 18,454 Views 2 Comments

Warren Gatland’s tourists will need to get out in front in the first half.

# preview - Thursday 22 July, 2021

Bohemians the latest Irish side to face Luxembourg test in quest for European progress
# LOI
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# LOI

Bohemians the latest Irish side to face Luxembourg test in quest for European progress

Jul 22nd 2021, 6:10 AM 2,297 Views 2 Comments

Keith Long’s side face Dudelange in the second qualifying round of the Europa Conference League tonight.

# preview - Saturday 17 July, 2021

Lions get final chance to earn Test spots in Cape Town clash with Stormers
# Audition
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# Audition

Lions get final chance to earn Test spots in Cape Town clash with Stormers

Jul 17th 2021, 6:30 AM 5,157 Views 1 Comment

South Africa A face the Bulls this afternoon with the first Lions Test now just a week away.

# preview - Wednesday 14 July, 2021

This Lions tour is about to go up a few notches tonight in Cape Town
# Showdown
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# Showdown

This Lions tour is about to go up a few notches tonight in Cape Town

Jul 14th 2021, 8:00 AM 26,173 Views 8 Comments

Conor Murray leads the Lions for their biggest challenge yet.

# preview - Saturday 10 July, 2021

Much-changed Lions aim to make best of the rematch nobody wanted
# Backing Up
From The42
# Backing Up

Much-changed Lions aim to make best of the rematch nobody wanted

Jul 10th 2021, 7:30 AM 4,998 Views 3 Comments

Yesterday’s negative PCR results were a great relief to the Lions camp.

# preview - Friday 9 July, 2021

David Meyler: Euro 2020 has been tough for an Irishman in England but Italy will do the business
# William Hill
From The42
# William Hill

David Meyler: Euro 2020 has been tough for an Irishman in England but Italy will do the business

Jul 9th 2021, 8:10 AM 4,350 Views 6 Comments

Our football columnist previews Sunday’s final at Wembley Stadium.

# preview - Thursday 1 July, 2021

Ireland U20s go hunting for Triple Crown against England side who 'can do a bit of everything'
# Preview
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# Preview

Ireland U20s go hunting for Triple Crown against England side who 'can do a bit of everything'

Jul 1st 2021, 7:30 AM 5,758 Views 1 Comment

The two teams meet in Cardiff this evening.

# preview - Saturday 26 June, 2021

League specialists v championship conquerors - greatest rivalry renewed on the biggest stage
# Preview
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# Preview

League specialists v championship conquerors - greatest rivalry renewed on the biggest stage

Jun 26th 2021, 6:45 AM 1,469 Views 0 Comments

Cork and Dublin face off in the Lidl Ladies National Football League Division 1 final in Croke Park this evening.

# preview - Sunday 20 June, 2021

'We know each other well. It's always a battle' - All-Ireland finalists renew rivalry in league decider
# Preview
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# Preview

'We know each other well. It's always a battle' - All-Ireland finalists renew rivalry in league decider

Jun 20th 2021, 7:00 AM 13,418 Views 1 Comment

Kilkenny and Galway will do battle in the Division 1 final later this evening.

# preview - Saturday 12 June, 2021

Key storylines and players to watch in today's Division 1 league semi-final showdowns
# Ladies Football
From The42
# Ladies Football

Key storylines and players to watch in today's Division 1 league semi-final showdowns

Jun 12th 2021, 8:30 AM 3,015 Views 1 Comment

There’s a big weekend of ladies football action ahead.

# preview - Friday 11 June, 2021

The teams, storylines and pundits set to dominate as the Euros finally kick off
# Get Up To Speed
From The42
# Get Up To Speed

The teams, storylines and pundits set to dominate as the Euros finally kick off

Jun 11th 2021, 3:30 PM 10,684 Views 8 Comments

The craziest iteration of the tournament for the craziest of times, and it all kicks off tonight.

'We can compete, now we need results' - big test for Ireland in Iceland as Euros fever takes over
# Preview
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# Preview

'We can compete, now we need results' - big test for Ireland in Iceland as Euros fever takes over

Jun 11th 2021, 7:01 AM 1,636 Views 0 Comments

Vera Pauw’s Girls In Green play two friendlies over the coming days.

Carbery and co. bid to finish Munster's season with attacking show in Italy
# Final Outing
From The42
# Final Outing

Carbery and co. bid to finish Munster's season with attacking show in Italy

Jun 11th 2021, 6:00 AM 6,198 Views 7 Comments

Johann van Graan has selected a strong matchday 23 for the province’s final game of the campaign.

# preview - Thursday 10 June, 2021

Ireland need to be 'like goldfish' and eye new target as England showdown nears
# Green Army
From The42
# Green Army

Ireland need to be 'like goldfish' and eye new target as England showdown nears

Jun 10th 2021, 2:39 PM 5,087 Views 3 Comments

Sean Dancer’s side must bounce back quickly, as they go in search of the last remaining World Cup ticket on offer at this week’s Euros.

# preview - Tuesday 8 June, 2021

Irish team working on 'De Bruyne crossing' as they prepare to face Hungary
# Preview
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# Preview

Irish team working on 'De Bruyne crossing' as they prepare to face Hungary

Jun 8th 2021, 6:30 AM 8,682 Views 2 Comments

The Boys in Green face their last friendly of the season in Budapest this evening.

# preview - Friday 4 June, 2021

Wise heads and future stars on show as Connacht clash with Ospreys
# Season Finale
From The42
# Season Finale

Wise heads and future stars on show as Connacht clash with Ospreys

Jun 4th 2021, 6:45 AM 2,535 Views 2 Comments

Andy Friend’s men won’t be short of motivation despite this being their last game of the season.

# preview - Thursday 3 June, 2021

'Our expectation is that we'll win' - Kenny's first victory finally beckons against lowly Andorra
# Preview
From The42
# Preview

'Our expectation is that we'll win' - Kenny's first victory finally beckons against lowly Andorra

Updated Jun 3rd 2021, 8:55 AM 16,655 Views 37 Comments

Ireland are red-hot favourites to win a first game since November 2019 in this evening’s friendly.

# preview - Saturday 22 May, 2021

Shades of Munster's journey about La Rochelle's quest for first European title
# Decider
From The42
# Decider

Shades of Munster's journey about La Rochelle's quest for first European title

May 22nd 2021, 7:15 AM 4,764 Views 6 Comments

Ronan O’Gara and co. will have to see off Toulouse to claim their first European title at Twickenham.

# preview - Friday 21 May, 2021

Is Dundalk's greatest era now over?
# Talking Point
From The42
# Talking Point

Is Dundalk's greatest era now over?

May 21st 2021, 7:00 AM 3,991 Views 10 Comments

The Lilywhites take on reigning champions Shamrock Rovers at Oriel Park this season.

# preview - Sunday 2 May, 2021

Leinster must make big-game experience count against ROG's La Rochelle
# Jouez
From The42
# Jouez

Leinster must make big-game experience count against ROG's La Rochelle

May 2nd 2021, 8:00 AM 17,980 Views 22 Comments

The Top 14 side have plenty of threats but Leinster will expect to handle the pressure better.

# preview - Friday 30 April, 2021

Vera Pauw's Ireland set to learn World Cup qualifier fate
# Preview
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# Preview

Vera Pauw's Ireland set to learn World Cup qualifier fate

Apr 30th 2021, 6:15 AM 1,132 Views 1 Comment

The draw takes place for the World Cup qualifiers later today.

# preview - Wednesday 28 April, 2021

Look to an each-way chance in the Champion Stayers Hurdle at Punchestown
# Preview
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# Preview

Look to an each-way chance in the Champion Stayers Hurdle at Punchestown

Apr 28th 2021, 10:28 AM 2,788 Views 2 Comments

Johnny Ward takes you through Thursday’s feature race.

# preview - Tuesday 27 April, 2021

No Ruby, but Kemboy can clinch it again: Punchestown Gold Cup preview
# Preview
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# Preview

No Ruby, but Kemboy can clinch it again: Punchestown Gold Cup preview

Apr 27th 2021, 11:51 AM 2,297 Views 0 Comments

Johnny Ward previews a race that was last won by Ruby Walsh on his final ride.

# preview - Monday 26 April, 2021

Nube Negra worth a punt at 5/1 in the first big race of the Punchestown Festival
# Preview
From The42
# Preview

Nube Negra worth a punt at 5/1 in the first big race of the Punchestown Festival

Apr 26th 2021, 4:10 PM 2,976 Views 5 Comments

Johnny Ward takes you through Tuesday’s feature race, the William Hill Champion Chase.

# preview - Saturday 24 April, 2021

Unwanted spotlight on women's rugby during window of opportunity for Ireland
# Preview
From The42
# Preview

Unwanted spotlight on women's rugby during window of opportunity for Ireland

Apr 24th 2021, 10:05 AM 3,313 Views 0 Comments

Energia Park will host Ireland’s final game of the Six Nations.

Munster men get last Lions audition as Leinster shake team up for inter-pro
# Priorities
From The42
# Priorities

Munster men get last Lions audition as Leinster shake team up for inter-pro

Apr 24th 2021, 7:00 AM 30,953 Views 27 Comments

The two provinces have different agendas ahead of this evening’s Rainbow Cup clash.

# preview - Saturday 17 April, 2021

Ireland find cohesion in time for France face-off with Six Nations title decider on the line
# Ireland V France
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# Ireland V France

Ireland find cohesion in time for France face-off with Six Nations title decider on the line

Apr 17th 2021, 8:35 AM 2,139 Views 0 Comments

Adam Griggs’ side welcome the French to Energia Park this afternoon.

# preview - Friday 16 April, 2021

Ireland find cohesion in time for France face-off with Six Nations title decider on the line
# Preview
From The42
# Preview

Ireland find cohesion in time for France face-off with Six Nations title decider on the line

Apr 16th 2021, 5:08 PM 69 Views 0 Comments

Adam Griggs’ side welcome the French to Energia Park this afternoon.

Munster final Down Under as Clare and Tipperary stars vie for AFLW Premiership crown
# Grand Final Preview
From The42
# Grand Final Preview

Munster final Down Under as Clare and Tipperary stars vie for AFLW Premiership crown

Apr 16th 2021, 1:05 PM 19,375 Views 3 Comments

It’s Ailish Considine and Adelaide Crows versus Orla O’Dwyer and Brisbane Lions.

# preview - Saturday 10 April, 2021

Cardiff offers Ireland an ideal stage to put months of frustration behind them
# W6N
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# W6N

Cardiff offers Ireland an ideal stage to put months of frustration behind them

Apr 10th 2021, 6:30 AM 1,329 Views 0 Comments

Today’s Six Nations meeting with Wales is Ireland’s first outing since last October.

# preview - Friday 2 April, 2021

Leinster's all-Ireland team look to set European marker against Toulon
# Goals
From The42
# Goals

Leinster's all-Ireland team look to set European marker against Toulon

Apr 2nd 2021, 6:00 AM 7,534 Views 16 Comments

Leo Cullen’s men have never beaten Toulon but aim to set the record straight at the RDS.

# preview - Tuesday 30 March, 2021

Team selection a conundrum as Kenny bids to halt slide in friendly with Qatar
# Preview
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# Preview

Team selection a conundrum as Kenny bids to halt slide in friendly with Qatar

Mar 30th 2021, 3:00 PM 15,303 Views 15 Comments

Ireland are playing the World Cup hosts in Hungary tonight, in one of the most absurd international football matches in recent memory.

# preview - Saturday 27 March, 2021

Win against Luxembourg needed to mint progress of Kenny's reign and get campaign back on track
# Preview
From The42
# Preview

Win against Luxembourg needed to mint progress of Kenny's reign and get campaign back on track

Mar 27th 2021, 8:00 AM 17,496 Views 51 Comments

Ireland’s World Cup hopes rely on earning a first win under their new manager in Dublin tonight.

# preview - Wednesday 24 March, 2021

Kenny's Ireland looking more uncertain than ever as World Cup campaign gets underway
# Preview
From The42
# Preview

Kenny's Ireland looking more uncertain than ever as World Cup campaign gets underway

Updated Mar 24th 2021, 3:41 PM 18,753 Views 12 Comments

An injury-ravaged and unproven Ireland side go to Serbia for their opening World Cup qualifier tonight.

# preview - Friday 19 March, 2021

Ulster's exciting all-Irish team to give a glimpse of the future
# Talent
From The42
# Talent

Ulster's exciting all-Irish team to give a glimpse of the future

Mar 19th 2021, 10:30 AM 12,610 Views 19 Comments

Dan McFarland has picked a promising young side for tonight’s clash with Zebre.

# preview - Sunday 14 March, 2021

Farrell's Ireland must quash renewed Scottish confidence in Murrayfield
# Big One
From The42
# Big One

Farrell's Ireland must quash renewed Scottish confidence in Murrayfield

Mar 14th 2021, 7:00 AM 10,370 Views 16 Comments

Gregor Townsend’s side believe they are better placed to end Ireland’s dominance of this fixture.

# preview - Saturday 13 March, 2021

Dead rubber can offer a little bounce for Connacht
# Opportunity Knocks
From The42
# Opportunity Knocks

Dead rubber can offer a little bounce for Connacht

Mar 13th 2021, 6:15 AM 4,770 Views 3 Comments

It’s a Connacht side with debuts and full debuts to celebrate.

# preview - Friday 12 March, 2021

Dublin star John Small: ‘My dad brought me racing when I was younger. I’d say I’ve been to every course in Ireland’
# Cheltenham 2021
From The42
# Cheltenham 2021

Dublin star John Small: ‘My dad brought me racing when I was younger. I’d say I’ve been to every course in Ireland’

Mar 12th 2021, 2:22 PM 28,020 Views 2 Comments

The six-time All-Ireland winner joins Johnny Ward and Donn McClean to preview this year’s Cheltenham Festival on the latest episode of The Punt.

# preview - Friday 5 March, 2021

Munster look to seal Pro14 final spot as Connacht bid for upset in Limerick
# On The Verge
From The42
# On The Verge

Munster look to seal Pro14 final spot as Connacht bid for upset in Limerick

Mar 5th 2021, 6:00 AM 7,096 Views 6 Comments

Both sides have made notable changes for the clash at Thomond Park.

# preview - Saturday 27 February, 2021

Ireland bid to get their Six Nations show on the road with big win in Rome
# Forza
From The42
# Forza

Ireland bid to get their Six Nations show on the road with big win in Rome

Feb 27th 2021, 6:30 AM 14,015 Views 7 Comments

Andy Farrell’s men take on a youthful but defensively porous Italian outfit at Stadio Olimpico.

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