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Saturday 10 June 2023 Dublin: 17°C

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# 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.
# forza
Ireland bid to get their Six Nations show on the road with big win in Rome
Andy Farrell’s men take on a youthful but defensively porous Italian outfit at Stadio Olimpico.
# expert's view
Mayo team-mates facing off and '2021's breakout star' - what to expect from the Irish in Oz this weekend
A closer look at how the AFLW’s Irish contingent will fare in Round Four with CrossCoders agent Jason Hill.
# big ask
Ireland will get a taste of life without Sexton and Murray as in-form France visit
Andy Farrell’s side will need a superb performance to keep their Six Nations hopes alive.
# irish in aflw
Dublin-Mayo rivalry renewed and Tipp team-mates go head-to-head in Australia this weekend
What to expect from the AFLW’s Irish stars in Round Three, courtesy of an expert on the ground Down Under.
# age is just a number
'Tom Brady has a chance to cement his GOAT status and push it to mythical proportions'
This weekend’s Super Bowl LV and the Six Nations tournament are both previewed in the latest episode of The Punt.
# expert's view
Cora 'back terrorising defences' and returning Rowe - what to expect from the AFLW's Irish this weekend
After a turbulent week, it’s all eyes on Round Two and the football itself.
# pro14
Connacht buoyant for bonus game against Ospreys
With a dearth of fixtures about, there is a sense of delight among players just to have a game.
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Envoi Allen puts unbeaten record on line at Punchestown
Asterion Forlonge among five to face Elliott star on Sunday.
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Johnny Ward: Cheltenham without the Irish is a dispiriting thought
Our columnist looks ahead to the March festival and offers his recommendation for the Triumph Hurdle.
# interprovincial
Connacht bid to back up Leinster win against strong visiting Munster side
Johann van Graan has brought his frontliners back for this evening’s clash in Galway.
# Derby
20-year-old Leinster pair set for debuts as Connacht look for upset at the RDS
The westerners have lost three in a row leading into this inter-pro clash at the RDS.
# Back in action
Can Munster continue Clermont momentum away to McFarland's Ulster?
The northern province have made 11 changes for the meeting at Kingspan Stadium.
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Irish books to watch out for in 2021
Here are some names to remember for your book shopping next year.
# Record
Ulster out to get back to winning ways after crushing news on Coetzee exit
Both sides are coming off the back of consecutive defeats in the Champions Cup.
# Skipper
'He's a very special player and a very special bloke. He wants an Irish jersey'
23-year-old Paul Boyle captains Connacht against Bristol in the Champions Cup today.
# suftum
McCloskey a key man in all aspects as Ulster look for crucial away win
The English side have brought back most of their frontliners for the clash at Kingsholm.
# big ask
Racing strong favourites but Friend wants 'the might of Connacht' to test them
The westerners are underdogs today in Paris as their Champions Cup campaign gets underway.
# Champions Cup
Big guns holstered as Leinster begin another European assault
Leo Cullen’s pack won’t use a complicated set of calls in Montpellier as they bring 11 Ireland internationals back in the side.
# fresh start
'I've come here and I feel like I've really been coached. They've challenged me'
Ian Madigan has settled in happily to life with Ulster since joining last summer.
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Arsenal come to town as Dundalk bid to end topsy-turvy season on high
Filippo Giovagnoli’s side are looking for their first points of the campaign as they face already-qualified Arsenal at the Aviva Stadium.
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Pressure is on but Ireland have enough about them to beat Scotland
Having experimented throughout the autumn, Andy Farrell has named an experienced team for today’s encounter with Scotland. They need to deliver a performance as well as a result.
# identity
How Connacht are looking to save fuel by playing 'smart football'
Andy Friend’s men are aiming for a better balance in their attacking game.
# the vera era
'Whatever happens, we want to make the country proud' - Ireland dare to dream on defining night
It all comes down to this for Vera Pauw’s Ireland as they face formidable Germany in their last-ditch Euro 2022 qualifier.
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Filippo Giovagnoli banned from touchline for tonight's Europa League game with Rapid Vienna
Dundalk host the Austrian side at the Aviva Stadium tonight.
# poaching
Leinster's 'poach group' battling for turnover points as Cardiff Blues visit RDS
Hooker James Tracy is hoping to help Leinster towards their seventh win of the season.
# the big one
'Eddie Jones is just playing games' - Ireland aim to walk the walk in Twickenham
James Ryan captains Andy Farrell’s side on what feels like a very important occasion for this squad.
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'I don't think you can make any realistic assessment' - Kenny's turbulent start reaches its end against Bulgaria
The new manager’s Nations League campaign has been hopelessly undermined by injury and Covid-19.
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Crucial World Cup ranking points at stake, as Ireland aim to end barren run against Ryan Giggs-less Wales
Stephen Kenny’s side are also aiming a run of five games without a goal.
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England a daunting test as Ireland look to prove the progress made thus far
Stephen Kenny takes his side to Wembley, still searching for a win and even a goal from open play.
# kingdom view
'David Clifford is going to give Kerry every chance of winning an All-Ireland if he stays fit'
Marc Ó Sé previewed the clash of Cork and Kerry on the latest episode of The42 GAA Weekly.
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Dundalk expecting 'one of the hardest games' of the campaign as focus reverts to Europa League
The Lilywhites are in Austria to face Rapid Vienna this evening.
# Winter wonderland
'It'd be a lovely Christmas present this year to be playing in Croke Park on the Sunday before it'
The All-Ireland ladies football senior championship is off the mark – and it’s shaping up to be one to remember.
# pipeline
Munster send West Cork crew to work in first Monday Night Rugby outing
Craig Casey and Ben Healy continue as the halfbacks for the clash with Cardiff Blues.
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Molde's defensive issues give Dundalk glimmer of hope as unlikely European campaign begins
The Lilyhwites are back in the big time, in arguably their most improbable Europa League run yet.
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Kenny's kids looking to end turbulent week with win in Finland
After a week like no other, a much-changed Irish squad featuring seven players under the age of 22 seek a first win under the new manager.
# Italian Job
U21 boss urges Obafemi to make his case to Kenny in today's clash with Italy
The Republic of Ireland resume their U21 European Championship qualifying campaign this afternoon in Pisa.
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Plane saga dominates build-up as Kenny searches for important win against Wales
With the Euros dream dead, Ireland need to start getting results to improve their seeding for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers draw.
# Crunch time
Ireland's quiet man set for the biggest night of his footballing life
In just his third match in charge, Stephen Kenny will lead Ireland in a crucial Euros play-off against Slovakia.
# black death banished
From heavy criticism to the perfect ad on the big stage: Last two standing in Cavan SFC go again
Kingscourt Stars and Crosserlough vie for the crown in this evening’s Kingspan Breffni Park replay.