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Wednesday 8 February 2023 Dublin: 6°C

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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.
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'I have a few knives in my back that I want to take away' - Dundalk on cusp of shock Europa League qualification
Dundalk face KI of Faroe Islands in Dublin tonight, with the winner progressing to the group stages of the Europa League.
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'I think we need to take the AC Milan out of it' - Byrne and Rovers chasing almighty European upset
The Italian giants arrive in Tallaght for a one-legged, Europa League qualifier tonight.
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Culture Night: 'People are waking up to the idea that diversity makes for really interesting art'
Culture Night Dublin will feature over 200 online and offline events, taking place on Friday 18 September.
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Premier League preview: Liverpool look vulnerable but are City, United or Chelsea good enough to catch them?
Get ready for today’s big kick-off with our bumper Premier League preview.
# Showdown
Why not Munster? Van Graan's men out to upset the odds against Leinster
Leo Cullen’s side are the firm favourites as they look to secure a spot in the Pro14 final.
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Time for the talking to stop as Stephen Kenny and Ireland finally begin a new era in Sofia
The long, long wait for Kenny’s first game in charge comes to an end in the Uefa Nations League tonight.
# On the Line
Munster task against Connacht is clear as they look to secure semi-final spot
Johann van Graan’s men need at least two match points from this afternoon’s clash.
# Back in action
Reinforced Munster look to down top dogs Leinster as rugby returns
Irish rugby is finally set to kick-off this evening behind closed doors at the Aviva Stadium.
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Dundalk aiming to put domestic woes behind them in Europe
After an indifferent re-start to the campaign, Vinny Perth’s men are hoping to overcome Celje of Slovenia this evening’s Champions League qualifier.
# Options
The Connacht depth chart: Andy Friend's 43-man senior squad
The western province have several new faces in their squad ahead of next month’s restart.
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The story of the bitter civil war that divided Irish cycling and impacted the 1972 Olympics
‘Green and Gold,’ which is produced by David Coughlan and Donal O’Herlihy, will be broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1 this Saturday at 1pm.
# Sympathy
Mikel Arteta rues 'sad' story of Jack Wilshere
Mikel Arteta played alongside Jack Wilshere for Arsenal and says the injury-hit midfielder was so gifted he could have been a great.
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'He’s a rival now so there will be no sentiment involved tonight, that’s for sure'
Bohs host Shelbourne tonight as Ian Morris returns to his former club.
# Euro Vision
'People believe in us' - Unbeaten Ireland eyeing another special night as Greeks come to town
It’s a ‘must-win’ game in the Girls In Green’s bid to reach a first-ever major tournament.
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Limerick derby kicks-off another busy weekend of AIL action on Friday night
Meanwhile, table-toppers Cork Con visit struggling Dublin University.
# pro14
Adaptability key on and off the field as Leinster welcome Glasgow
20 straight wins and a 22-point lead over tonight’s opponents means Leinster must find their determination from within.
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'I texted Jack last night to say, ‘Friday night, under the lights: that’s your time'
Shamrock Rovers and Dundalk go head-to-head in a mouthwatering clash at Tallaght Stadium tonight.
# Triple Crown
'Any time that you are able to lift a trophy for your country is huge'
Ireland are on the hunt for a Triple Crown against England at Twickenham today.
# Captain Fantastic
Three-week lay-off leaves Henderson in race against time for Atletico showdown
The Liverpool captain sustained a hamstring injury during Tuesday’s 1-0 defeat in Madrid.
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Atletico are amid an identity crisis under Diego Simeone, but Liverpool may be suitable opponents
Atleti are struggling with the favourites tag in La Liga. The visit of the European champions allows them to be underdogs once again.
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In-form Dublin clubs kick off busy weekend of AIL action on Friday night
Meanwhile, table-toppers Con visit bottom club Ballynahinch
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'We wouldn’t have the highest profile' - the history chasing IT out to halt UCC's drive for 40th title
DJ Carey’s Carlow side are looking to win the third-level competition for the first time this Wednesday.
# sunday best
'High performance breeds high performance,' as Griggs' Ireland aim to follow suit and go two from two
Donnybrook’s Energia Park hosts the clash with familiar foes Wales this afternoon.
# Return of the King
Joshua King had 'difficult couple of days' after United interest came to nothing
Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe says the approach was a ‘huge compliment’ for the striker.