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Bohs hold advantage but seeking improved performance against Dudelange at the Aviva Stadium
Keith Long’s side lead from the first leg, with a glamour tie against Greek giants PAOK in sight.
# First Test
Lions and Springboks' clash in Cape Town has the makings of a classic
Warren Gatland’s tourists will need to get out in front in the first half.
Bohemians the latest Irish side to face Luxembourg test in quest for European progress
Keith Long’s side face Dudelange in the second qualifying round of the Europa Conference League tonight.
# audition
Lions get final chance to earn Test spots in Cape Town clash with Stormers
South Africa A face the Bulls this afternoon with the first Lions Test now just a week away.
# Showdown
This Lions tour is about to go up a few notches tonight in Cape Town
Conor Murray leads the Lions for their biggest challenge yet.
# backing up
Much-changed Lions aim to make best of the rematch nobody wanted
Yesterday’s negative PCR results were a great relief to the Lions camp.
# William Hill
David Meyler: Euro 2020 has been tough for an Irishman in England but Italy will do the business
Our football columnist previews Sunday’s final at Wembley Stadium.
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Ireland U20s go hunting for Triple Crown against England side who 'can do a bit of everything'
The two teams meet in Cardiff this evening.
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League specialists v championship conquerors - greatest rivalry renewed on the biggest stage
Cork and Dublin face off in the Lidl Ladies National Football League Division 1 final in Croke Park this evening.
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'We know each other well. It's always a battle' - All-Ireland finalists renew rivalry in league decider
Kilkenny and Galway will do battle in the Division 1 final later this evening.
# Ladies Football
Key storylines and players to watch in today's Division 1 league semi-final showdowns
There’s a big weekend of ladies football action ahead.
# get up to speed
The teams, storylines and pundits set to dominate as the Euros finally kick off
The craziest iteration of the tournament for the craziest of times, and it all kicks off tonight.
# Preview
'We can compete, now we need results' - big test for Ireland in Iceland as Euros fever takes over
Vera Pauw’s Girls In Green play two friendlies over the coming days.
# Final Outing
Carbery and co. bid to finish Munster's season with attacking show in Italy
Johann van Graan has selected a strong matchday 23 for the province’s final game of the campaign.
# Green army
Ireland need to be 'like goldfish' and eye new target as England showdown nears
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.
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Irish team working on 'De Bruyne crossing' as they prepare to face Hungary
The Boys in Green face their last friendly of the season in Budapest this evening.
# Season Finale
Wise heads and future stars on show as Connacht clash with Ospreys
Andy Friend’s men won’t be short of motivation despite this being their last game of the season.
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'Our expectation is that we'll win' - Kenny's first victory finally beckons against lowly Andorra
Ireland are red-hot favourites to win a first game since November 2019 in this evening’s friendly.
# Decider
Shades of Munster's journey about La Rochelle's quest for first European title
Ronan O’Gara and co. will have to see off Toulouse to claim their first European title at Twickenham.
# talking point
Is Dundalk's greatest era now over?
The Lilywhites take on reigning champions Shamrock Rovers at Oriel Park this season.
# Jouez
Leinster must make big-game experience count against ROG's La Rochelle
The Top 14 side have plenty of threats but Leinster will expect to handle the pressure better.
# Preview
Vera Pauw's Ireland set to learn World Cup qualifier fate
The draw takes place for the World Cup qualifiers later today.
# Preview
Look to an each-way chance in the Champion Stayers Hurdle at Punchestown
Johnny Ward takes you through Thursday’s feature race.
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No Ruby, but Kemboy can clinch it again: Punchestown Gold Cup preview
Johnny Ward previews a race that was last won by Ruby Walsh on his final ride.
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Nube Negra worth a punt at 5/1 in the first big race of the Punchestown Festival
Johnny Ward takes you through Tuesday’s feature race, the William Hill Champion Chase.
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Unwanted spotlight on women's rugby during window of opportunity for Ireland
Energia Park will host Ireland’s final game of the Six Nations.
# Priorities
Munster men get last Lions audition as Leinster shake team up for inter-pro
The two provinces have different agendas ahead of this evening’s Rainbow Cup clash.
# Ireland v France
Ireland find cohesion in time for France face-off with Six Nations title decider on the line
Adam Griggs’ side welcome the French to Energia Park this afternoon.
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Ireland find cohesion in time for France face-off with Six Nations title decider on the line
Adam Griggs’ side welcome the French to Energia Park this afternoon.
# grand final preview
Munster final Down Under as Clare and Tipperary stars vie for AFLW Premiership crown
It’s Ailish Considine and Adelaide Crows versus Orla O’Dwyer and Brisbane Lions.
# W6N
Cardiff offers Ireland an ideal stage to put months of frustration behind them
Today’s Six Nations meeting with Wales is Ireland’s first outing since last October.
# goals
Leinster's all-Ireland team look to set European marker against Toulon
Leo Cullen’s men have never beaten Toulon but aim to set the record straight at the RDS.
# Preview
Team selection a conundrum as Kenny bids to halt slide in friendly with Qatar
Ireland are playing the World Cup hosts in Hungary tonight, in one of the most absurd international football matches in recent memory.
# Preview
Win against Luxembourg needed to mint progress of Kenny's reign and get campaign back on track
Ireland’s World Cup hopes rely on earning a first win under their new manager in Dublin tonight.
# Preview
Kenny's Ireland looking more uncertain than ever as World Cup campaign gets underway
An injury-ravaged and unproven Ireland side go to Serbia for their opening World Cup qualifier tonight.
# Talent
Ulster's exciting all-Irish team to give a glimpse of the future
Dan McFarland has picked a promising young side for tonight’s clash with Zebre.
# Big One
Farrell's Ireland must quash renewed Scottish confidence in Murrayfield
Gregor Townsend’s side believe they are better placed to end Ireland’s dominance of this fixture.
# opportunity knocks
Dead rubber can offer a little bounce for Connacht
It’s a Connacht side with debuts and full debuts to celebrate.
# 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’
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.
# On the Verge
Munster look to seal Pro14 final spot as Connacht bid for upset in Limerick
Both sides have made notable changes for the clash at Thomond Park.