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# preview - Last year 2021

Belvo meet Railway in eagerly-awaited Dublin derby, and this weekend's Women's AIL previews
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Belvo meet Railway in eagerly-awaited Dublin derby, and this weekend's Women's AIL previews

Dec 10th 2021, 10:20 PM 2,522 Views 0 Comments

Dave Mervyn looks ahead to the weekend’s domestic action in the Women’s AIL.

Munster sides impacted by Champions Cup call-ups for weekend's AIL action
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Munster sides impacted by Champions Cup call-ups for weekend's AIL action

Dec 10th 2021, 7:03 PM 7,437 Views 0 Comments

There’s another packed programme of Energia Men’s All-Ireland League fixtures on the agenda.

Katie McCabe's Arsenal face Chelsea in today's historic FA Cup final at Wembley
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Katie McCabe's Arsenal face Chelsea in today's historic FA Cup final at Wembley

Dec 5th 2021, 7:00 AM 17,900 Views 4 Comments

The Republic of Ireland captain will fly the flag on the big stage.

'We need to back up our Leinster performance and push forward' - Baloucoune's battle cry
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'We need to back up our Leinster performance and push forward' - Baloucoune's battle cry

Dec 4th 2021, 10:29 AM 3,113 Views 1 Comment

Ulster will be hoping to maintain their winning form when they take on Ospreys later today.

Ireland face must-win clash with Georgia to keep World Cup dream alive
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Ireland face must-win clash with Georgia to keep World Cup dream alive

Updated Nov 30th 2021, 12:00 PM 12,943 Views 4 Comments

Vera Pauw’s side will be hoping to round off 2021 on a high at Tallaght Stadium tonight.

'If you put pants on that are too big, they will go down to your ankles'
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'If you put pants on that are too big, they will go down to your ankles'

Nov 25th 2021, 7:30 AM 15,131 Views 3 Comments

Vera Pauw: Ireland will stay grounded and realistic as they follow World Cup qualification dream.

'Be brave' - Farrell looks for Ireland to finish on a high against Argentina
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'Be brave' - Farrell looks for Ireland to finish on a high against Argentina

Nov 21st 2021, 7:30 AM 5,597 Views 1 Comment

Mario Ledesma’s side have had a tough year but pose a threat.

'British style' jibes provide a sideshow as Kenny and Ireland seek to end World Cup campaign on a high
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'British style' jibes provide a sideshow as Kenny and Ireland seek to end World Cup campaign on a high

Nov 14th 2021, 8:00 AM 26,301 Views 10 Comments

Ireland are in Luxembourg to battle for third place in Group A and prove Stephen Kenny deserves a contract extension.

New ground for Farrell's Ireland against world number one All Blacks
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# Next Level

New ground for Farrell's Ireland against world number one All Blacks

Nov 13th 2021, 6:00 AM 5,159 Views 11 Comments

Ireland beat the Kiwis the last time they visited and it will take a huge performance again today.

Ireland finally take to the pitch after a week of controversy in women's rugby
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Ireland finally take to the pitch after a week of controversy in women's rugby

Nov 12th 2021, 6:00 AM 5,696 Views 2 Comments

The visitors will provide a stern test for Adam Griggs’ side at the RDS.

Ireland have nothing to lose as Ronaldo and Portugal arrive for a great Aviva occasion
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Ireland have nothing to lose as Ronaldo and Portugal arrive for a great Aviva occasion

Nov 11th 2021, 7:30 AM 14,993 Views 12 Comments

Tonight, there will be a capacity crowd at an Irish game in Dublin for the first time in two years.

Ireland's 'new breed' set for entertaining contest with inventive Japan
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Ireland's 'new breed' set for entertaining contest with inventive Japan

Nov 6th 2021, 7:30 AM 6,355 Views 5 Comments

Paul O’Connell is excited about the skill levels of Ireland’s players.

Blackrock look to go top after Railway Union see match cancelled
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Blackrock look to go top after Railway Union see match cancelled

Oct 30th 2021, 10:39 AM 2,797 Views 0 Comments

Dave Mervyn looks ahead to this weekend’s action in the women’s All-Ireland League.

'Every Irish team, when nobody gives them a chance, that's when they step up into the light'
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'Every Irish team, when nobody gives them a chance, that's when they step up into the light'

Oct 26th 2021, 7:00 AM 3,495 Views 0 Comments

Amber Barrett and Ireland face Finland in a crucial World Cup qualifier in Helsinki this evening.

Talented Cork man Crowley gets Munster out-half audition against Ospreys
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Talented Cork man Crowley gets Munster out-half audition against Ospreys

Oct 23rd 2021, 6:30 AM 9,521 Views 6 Comments

Ronan O’Gara tried to bring the Cork Con playmaker to La Rochelle.

'It's easier to silence that kind of noise... I feel a bit vindicated'
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'It's easier to silence that kind of noise... I feel a bit vindicated'

Oct 22nd 2021, 6:45 AM 7,131 Views 2 Comments

Leinster’s Jack Conan starts in the number eight shirt against Glasgow again tonight.

Ulster out to maintain perfect start as Lions present first real test of the season
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Ulster out to maintain perfect start as Lions present first real test of the season

Oct 15th 2021, 7:37 AM 3,013 Views 6 Comments

Ulster will welcome the first of the new South African teams to Belfast tonight.

Kenny aiming to keep the momentum rolling as Qatar come to Dublin
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Kenny aiming to keep the momentum rolling as Qatar come to Dublin

Updated Oct 12th 2021, 7:59 AM 11,441 Views 13 Comments

The manager is now aiming for a first home win, before a sell-out crowd at the Aviva Stadium.

A tale of two clubs as top-class international 'keeper Budden eyes FAI Cup with Shels
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A tale of two clubs as top-class international 'keeper Budden eyes FAI Cup with Shels

Oct 8th 2021, 10:12 AM 1,337 Views 0 Comments

The shot-stopper faces her former club, Galway, in tomorrow’s semi-final.

Leinster's mixture of class and consistency will be too much for Dragons to cope with
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Leinster's mixture of class and consistency will be too much for Dragons to cope with

Oct 3rd 2021, 8:19 AM 7,458 Views 18 Comments

Leo Cullen’s side take on the Dragons today in Rodney Parade.

'This is their team' - Casey and Coombes lead the way for Munster progress
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'This is their team' - Casey and Coombes lead the way for Munster progress

Updated Oct 2nd 2021, 10:05 AM 21,713 Views 5 Comments

Johann van Graan’s side host the Stormers at Thomond Park tonight.

Fresh faces, new coaches, and old rivalries to kick things off as men's AIL finally returns
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Fresh faces, new coaches, and old rivalries to kick things off as men's AIL finally returns

Oct 1st 2021, 4:54 PM 5,382 Views 5 Comments

Lansdowne host Con in the pick of tomorrow’s fixtures, while Old Belvedere will stream their opener with Naas tonight on YouTube.

'This is a historic moment': TG4 brings Women's National League to live TV for first time ever
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'This is a historic moment': TG4 brings Women's National League to live TV for first time ever

Sep 27th 2021, 10:06 AM 2,691 Views 2 Comments

Analyst Laura Cusack says she’s thrilled to be part of the coverage.

A huge day for Irish women's rugby as Ireland aim for World Cup spot
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A huge day for Irish women's rugby as Ireland aim for World Cup spot

Sep 25th 2021, 6:00 AM 4,623 Views 0 Comments

Adam Griggs’ side face Scotland in Italy at 5pm.

Can Connacht take the next step? It all starts tonight in Cardiff
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Can Connacht take the next step? It all starts tonight in Cardiff

Sep 24th 2021, 6:30 AM 3,158 Views 5 Comments

Andy Friend’s men are aiming to reach the knock-out stages of the URC this season.

'No fear of failure' as Ireland look to halt seven-game losing streak against Sam Kerr and Co
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'No fear of failure' as Ireland look to halt seven-game losing streak against Sam Kerr and Co

Sep 21st 2021, 7:00 AM 2,704 Views 0 Comments

That said, Vera Pauw believes that ‘performance is a result’ in tonight’s friendly against Australia.

The Connacht depth chart: A new Tongan lock and dealing with Buckley injury
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The Connacht depth chart: A new Tongan lock and dealing with Buckley injury

Sep 15th 2021, 8:01 PM 18,209 Views 9 Comments

Andy Friend has a 43-man senior squad coming into the new season.

The Munster depth chart: Zebo's return and the promising young guns
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The Munster depth chart: Zebo's return and the promising young guns

Sep 14th 2021, 10:30 PM 39,570 Views 19 Comments

Johann van Graan has seen five senior forwards depart during the summer.

Two of big three contesting a final again and red card appeals before O'Duffy Cup heads for new home
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Two of big three contesting a final again and red card appeals before O'Duffy Cup heads for new home

Sep 12th 2021, 8:00 AM 24,781 Views 3 Comments

Galway and Cork will meet in the senior All-Ireland camogie final this afternoon.

Ireland's desperately-needed win looking unlikely against high-flying Serbia
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Ireland's desperately-needed win looking unlikely against high-flying Serbia

Sep 7th 2021, 12:00 PM 16,877 Views 29 Comments

Ireland are on the cusp of mathematical elimination, with their manager under increasing pressure.

Dublin's Drive for Five, a Royal rising like no other and an exciting new-look All-Ireland final
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Dublin's Drive for Five, a Royal rising like no other and an exciting new-look All-Ireland final

Sep 5th 2021, 8:00 AM 14,834 Views 4 Comments

Will it be five-in-a-row chasing Dublin or fairytale newcomers Meath climbing the steps of the Hogan Stand?

'All the pressure is on Dublin, they're red-hot favourites. Meath have nothing to lose'
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'All the pressure is on Dublin, they're red-hot favourites. Meath have nothing to lose'

Sep 4th 2021, 9:00 AM 3,196 Views 0 Comments

Fairytale senior newcomers Meath stand in the way of Dublin’s Drive for Five tomorrow.

Kenny's Ireland must avoid the failings of Luxembourg debacle in tricky Azerbaijan tie
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Kenny's Ireland must avoid the failings of Luxembourg debacle in tricky Azerbaijan tie

Sep 4th 2021, 7:00 AM 14,065 Views 20 Comments

A first competitive win is in sight at Lansdowne Road tonight, but the manager is stressing the need for intensity.

Kenny's Ireland hoping to be more than bit-part players on the night Ronaldo takes centre stage
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Kenny's Ireland hoping to be more than bit-part players on the night Ronaldo takes centre stage

Sep 1st 2021, 7:00 AM 4,242 Views 6 Comments

Ireland face a daunting World Cup qualifier task against Portugal in Faro tonight.

The €560k-a-week superstar, the under-fire manager and all you need to know about Ireland's upcoming opponents
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The €560k-a-week superstar, the under-fire manager and all you need to know about Ireland's upcoming opponents

Aug 31st 2021, 7:30 AM 8,398 Views 4 Comments

Portugal are looking to put a disappointing Euro 2020 behind them.

'Nothing to fear... all to play for': Máire Ní Bhraonáin predicts a tense Dublin v Meath clash
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'Nothing to fear... all to play for': Máire Ní Bhraonáin predicts a tense Dublin v Meath clash

Aug 25th 2021, 12:07 PM 5,486 Views 4 Comments

And as her second year as presenter of Ladies Football coverage on TG4 comes to a close, Ní Bhraonáin reflects on the journey so far.

Cork's 'great chance,' Limerick's 'know-how' - Tony Kelly and Jamie Barron preview final
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Cork's 'great chance,' Limerick's 'know-how' - Tony Kelly and Jamie Barron preview final

Aug 20th 2021, 7:00 AM 18,902 Views 7 Comments

The Clare and Waterford stars are in agreement one one thing, anyway: Sunday’s showdown will be ‘interesting’.

'I don't think many would have said we'd be in the knockout stages' - Wexford hoping to take down Cats
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'I don't think many would have said we'd be in the knockout stages' - Wexford hoping to take down Cats

Aug 19th 2021, 7:00 AM 6,210 Views 1 Comment

A place in the All-Ireland semi-final is up for grabs this Saturday evening in Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

Top 4? Worst signing? Our writers' 2021-22 Premier League predictions
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Top 4? Worst signing? Our writers' 2021-22 Premier League predictions

Aug 13th 2021, 8:23 PM 37,238 Views 35 Comments

The English top-flight recommences this evening.

'We've got to try and be true to ourselves' - Bohs braced for dizzying Europa challenge against PAOK
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'We've got to try and be true to ourselves' - Bohs braced for dizzying Europa challenge against PAOK

Aug 3rd 2021, 6:30 AM 4,847 Views 8 Comments

The Greek giants visit the Aviva Stadium for tonight’s first leg of the third qualifying round of the Europa Conference League.