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Monday 27 March 2023 Dublin: 9°C

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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.
# irish exodus
'Home from home' and hopes to 'make everyone proud' - Ladies football CrossCoders set for AFLW dream
12 of the Irishwomen currently in the Australian league came through the CrossCoders programme. They share their thoughts with The42 ahead of round one.
# friday night rugby
Speedster Smith and Ireland U20 ready to move through the gears against Wales
After scoring six tries on opening night, Ireland are keen to deliver a sustained threat through the 80 minutes.
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Mourinho: I went viral for the wrong reasons after VAR shambles
A spate of decisions angered the Spurs boss during their win over Man City.
# stayaway
'He gives us unbelievable support' - Stand-in Critchley defends Klopp over FA Cup replay stance
The Liverpool U23 coach says there is no doubting the German’s commitment.
# Moving On
Farrell's Ireland have chance for a perfect start as Scotland visit Dublin
The World Cup is in the rearview mirror as Johnny Sexton and co. bid to get up and running.
# second stint
Carrasco re-joins out-of-sorts Atletico ahead of Real and Liverpool games
Diego Simeone has not ruled out further deadline-day arrivals, with Edison Cavani a target.
Man Utd target Bruno Fernandes worth a lot more than suggested insists Sporting coach
The midfielder will play in the Lisbon derby tonight.
# championship calling
Why Derrick Henry and Adriano from Pro Evo 6 are the same person, and your NFL weekend preview
Buckle up, as Paul Hosford takes a look at the NFL Championship weekend ahead.
# make or break
Munster fighting for European lives in monumental clash against Racing
The task is a hugely demanding one for Johann van Graan’s men.
# Warrior
Harry Maguire is not out injured for a month - he might play tomorrow, says Solskjaer
‘You might’ve mistaken him for Harry Kane,’ says United manager.
# midfield maestro
United target Maddison will be at Leicester beyond January, says Rodgers
‘James is a very talented player and he will be here in January and beyond.’
# Under Pressure
Zidane backs struggling €70 million striker to shine
Luka Jovic has had a difficult time since joining Real Madrid last June.
# Vote of Confidence
Solskjaer outlines Lingard's importance to Man United amid exit rumours
‘I don’t think you see as much social media from Jesse as you used to,’ said the United boss.
# Respect
Liverpool 'made the right choice' to pick Klopp over me - Ancelotti
The Italian says he was in talks with the Premier League club before they appointed the German.
# Back and forth
'He took my No.20 shirt and that's all he's going to take from me' - Solskjaer bites back at van Persie
The Man United boss was responding to comments made by the former Red Devils star.
# Preview
Patriots dynasty must come to an end but Titans challenge likely to come up short
Paul Hosford takes a look at the NFL wildcard games coming up this weekend.
# 17 again
Troy Parrott 'needs time' and is not 'direct replacement' for injured Kane - Mourinho
The Tottenham boss expects Harry Kane to face a lengthy absence with a hamstring injury.
# Room to improve
'We should not start lying to ourselves that everything is fine when it's not'
Premier League leaders Liverpool are by no means perfect, according to manager Jurgen Klopp.
# new arrival
Klopp ready to hand Minamino his Liverpool debut in Merseyside derby
The city rivals will face each other this weekend in the third round of the FA Cup.
# much-improved
Arteta not surprised by 'willing' Ozil's energy
Mesut Ozil impressed in Arsenal’s defeat to Chelsea on Sunday, but new head coach Mikel Arteta was not surprised.
# Ready to go
Liverpool handed boost ahead of Wolves clash
Jordan Henderson suffered a kick on the shin in the win over Leicester City but is fit to play tomorrow, according to Jurgen Klopp.
# disadvantage
'I started with minus 12 here' - Mourinho on Spurs' Champions League hopes
The Portuguese manager is realistic about his side’s top-four ambitions this year.
# difference
Man United can't replicate City's 'tippy-tappy' style
The Red Devils have had an inconsistent campaign to date but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer knows exactly how he wants his side to play.
# Looking Back
Guardiola: I tried to convince Kompany to stay
The defender ended an 11-year association with the club by captaining them to an unprecedented domestic treble in England last season.
# congestion
Klopp says Premier League's Christmas demands are 'a crime'
His side have avoided playing two games in three days, but others are not so fortunate.
# Reds
Klopp planning to keep 'exceptional' Vardy quiet as Liverpool return to domestic duties
Liverpool will hope to shut down Jamie Vardy, though Jurgen Klopp knows Leicester City are not a one-man team.
# ruled out
Oxlade-Chamberlain to miss festive period with ligament damage
Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that the midfielder will not play again this year.
# levels
Man United 'a little bit further behind' than Solskjaer had hoped
‘This season will be used to find the team and the squad for next season,’ admitted the United boss.
# Football friends
Mourinho on facing Lampard: 'I will always love the guy. I hope he loses on Sunday'
The Tottenham manager doesn’t intend to invite his former star for a post-match drink, but only for practical reasons.
# dichotomy
Klopp: Flamengo were told to become heroes, Liverpool were told to play in the EFL Cup
The Reds boss has acknowledged the match is considered bigger for the opposition.