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Wednesday 31 May 2023 Dublin: 14°C

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Munster sides impacted by Champions Cup call-ups for weekend's AIL action
There’s another packed programme of Energia Men’s All-Ireland League fixtures on the agenda.
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Katie McCabe's Arsenal face Chelsea in today's historic FA Cup final at Wembley
The Republic of Ireland captain will fly the flag on the big stage.
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'We need to back up our Leinster performance and push forward' - Baloucoune's battle cry
Ulster will be hoping to maintain their winning form when they take on Ospreys later today.
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Ireland face must-win clash with Georgia to keep World Cup dream alive
Vera Pauw’s side will be hoping to round off 2021 on a high at Tallaght Stadium tonight.
# Dutch Gold
'If you put pants on that are too big, they will go down to your ankles'
Vera Pauw: Ireland will stay grounded and realistic as they follow World Cup qualification dream.
# los pumas
'Be brave' - Farrell looks for Ireland to finish on a high against Argentina
Mario Ledesma’s side have had a tough year but pose a threat.
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'British style' jibes provide a sideshow as Kenny and Ireland seek to end World Cup campaign on a high
Ireland are in Luxembourg to battle for third place in Group A and prove Stephen Kenny deserves a contract extension.
# Next Level
New ground for Farrell's Ireland against world number one All Blacks
Ireland beat the Kiwis the last time they visited and it will take a huge performance again today.
# Slurry
Ireland finally take to the pitch after a week of controversy in women's rugby
The visitors will provide a stern test for Adam Griggs’ side at the RDS.
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Ireland have nothing to lose as Ronaldo and Portugal arrive for a great Aviva occasion
Tonight, there will be a capacity crowd at an Irish game in Dublin for the first time in two years.
# Ball In Hand
Ireland's 'new breed' set for entertaining contest with inventive Japan
Paul O’Connell is excited about the skill levels of Ireland’s players.
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Blackrock look to go top after Railway Union see match cancelled
Dave Mervyn looks ahead to this weekend’s action in the women’s All-Ireland League.
# Big One
'Every Irish team, when nobody gives them a chance, that's when they step up into the light'
Amber Barrett and Ireland face Finland in a crucial World Cup qualifier in Helsinki this evening.
# Prospect
Talented Cork man Crowley gets Munster out-half audition against Ospreys
Ronan O’Gara tried to bring the Cork Con playmaker to La Rochelle.
# Lion
'It's easier to silence that kind of noise... I feel a bit vindicated'
Leinster’s Jack Conan starts in the number eight shirt against Glasgow again tonight.
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Ulster out to maintain perfect start as Lions present first real test of the season
Ulster will welcome the first of the new South African teams to Belfast tonight.
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Kenny aiming to keep the momentum rolling as Qatar come to Dublin
The manager is now aiming for a first home win, before a sell-out crowd at the Aviva Stadium.
# budden talent
A tale of two clubs as top-class international 'keeper Budden eyes FAI Cup with Shels
The shot-stopper faces her former club, Galway, in tomorrow’s semi-final.
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Leinster's mixture of class and consistency will be too much for Dragons to cope with
Leo Cullen’s side take on the Dragons today in Rodney Parade.
# Drivers
'This is their team' - Casey and Coombes lead the way for Munster progress
Johann van Graan’s side host the Stormers at Thomond Park tonight.
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Fresh faces, new coaches, and old rivalries to kick things off as men's AIL finally returns
Lansdowne host Con in the pick of tomorrow’s fixtures, while Old Belvedere will stream their opener with Naas tonight on YouTube.
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'This is a historic moment': TG4 brings Women's National League to live TV for first time ever
Analyst Laura Cusack says she’s thrilled to be part of the coverage.
# Qualifier
A huge day for Irish women's rugby as Ireland aim for World Cup spot
Adam Griggs’ side face Scotland in Italy at 5pm.
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Can Connacht take the next step? It all starts tonight in Cardiff
Andy Friend’s men are aiming to reach the knock-out stages of the URC this season.
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'No fear of failure' as Ireland look to halt seven-game losing streak against Sam Kerr and Co
That said, Vera Pauw believes that ‘performance is a result’ in tonight’s friendly against Australia.
# Squad
The Connacht depth chart: A new Tongan lock and dealing with Buckley injury
Andy Friend has a 43-man senior squad coming into the new season.
# Options
The Munster depth chart: Zebo's return and the promising young guns
Johann van Graan has seen five senior forwards depart during the summer.
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Two of big three contesting a final again and red card appeals before O'Duffy Cup heads for new home
Galway and Cork will meet in the senior All-Ireland camogie final this afternoon.
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Ireland's desperately-needed win looking unlikely against high-flying Serbia
Ireland are on the cusp of mathematical elimination, with their manager under increasing pressure.
# Talking Points
Dublin's Drive for Five, a Royal rising like no other and an exciting new-look All-Ireland final
Will it be five-in-a-row chasing Dublin or fairytale newcomers Meath climbing the steps of the Hogan Stand?
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'All the pressure is on Dublin, they're red-hot favourites. Meath have nothing to lose'
Fairytale senior newcomers Meath stand in the way of Dublin’s Drive for Five tomorrow.
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Kenny's Ireland must avoid the failings of Luxembourg debacle in tricky Azerbaijan tie
A first competitive win is in sight at Lansdowne Road tonight, but the manager is stressing the need for intensity.
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Kenny's Ireland hoping to be more than bit-part players on the night Ronaldo takes centre stage
Ireland face a daunting World Cup qualifier task against Portugal in Faro tonight.
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The €560k-a-week superstar, the under-fire manager and all you need to know about Ireland's upcoming opponents
Portugal are looking to put a disappointing Euro 2020 behind them.
# Peil na mBan
'Nothing to fear... all to play for': Máire Ní Bhraonáin predicts a tense Dublin v Meath clash
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.
# Closer Look
Cork's 'great chance,' Limerick's 'know-how' - Tony Kelly and Jamie Barron preview final
The Clare and Waterford stars are in agreement one one thing, anyway: Sunday’s showdown will be ‘interesting’.
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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
A place in the All-Ireland semi-final is up for grabs this Saturday evening in Páirc Uí Chaoimh.
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Top 4? Worst signing? Our writers' 2021-22 Premier League predictions
The English top-flight recommences this evening.
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'We've got to try and be true to ourselves' - Bohs braced for dizzying Europa challenge against PAOK
The Greek giants visit the Aviva Stadium for tonight’s first leg of the third qualifying round of the Europa Conference League.
# Long Road
A six-year layoff to making history in Croke Park - Cavan chase hurling glory
The Breffni county face Fermanagh in the Lory Meagher Cup final this evening.