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Irish books to watch out for in 2021
Here are some names to remember for your book shopping next year.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
Filippo Giovagnoli banned from touchline for tonight's Europa League game with Rapid Vienna
Dundalk host the Austrian side at the Aviva Stadium tonight.
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.
'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.
'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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.