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Wednesday 7 June 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# Qualifying

This year
# F1
Max Verstappen sees off Mercedes to take Australian Grand Prix pole position
George Russell and Lewis Hamilton will take the next two spots on the grid.
Last year
# Hard Lines
'Incredibly disappointed in myself and sorry to the team' - Hamilton on Austrian qualifying crash
Hamilton lost control of his car through the left-hand seventh corner before sliding across the gravel and into the tyre wall.
# looking ahead
U21s unlikely to recall Irish senior players for future big games
Jim Crawford has suggested he will stick with the players in the current squad.
# Qualifying
Ukraine ask for World Cup play-off against Scotland to be postponed
The two nations were due to meet in Glasgow on 24 March,
All time
# top of the table
Portugal still in control of Ireland's qualifying group after win over Azerbaijan
It finished 3-0 in Baku.
# Boost
Ireland U21s make winning start to Euros qualifying campaign
Second-half goals from Tyreik Wright and Conor Coventry earned Jim Crawford’s side the three points.
# Disappointment
Caster Semenya fails again in 5,000m Olympic qualifying bid
The 30-year-old, who is barred from defending her Olympic 800m title, finished fourth in Saturday’s race.
# Route
World Rugby confirms qualification process for 2023 World Cup in France
Ireland are among the 12 nations who have already qualified but there are eight spots remaining.
# Qualifying
Celtic take big step towards Europa League group stages
Rangers are also in control of their tie after earning a deserved draw at Legia Warsaw.
# Qualifying
'We are a lot closer than people think' - Duffy bullish ahead of Danish reunion
The Irish defender is looking to a more positive approach in Copenhagen on Friday.
Cork City v Rosenborg, Europa League qualifying third round
Cork City played Rosenborg with a place in the competition’s play-offs up for grabs.
# unexpected visitor
'There's a giant lizard on the track! I am not joking'
Max Verstappen was left startled during an eventful final practice session for the Singapore Grand Prix.
# Olympic Dream
'Seven people on the field, you can't hide or shirk away from your responsibility'
Ireland 7s have their shot at qualifying for the Olympics this weekend.
# Euro Dreams
Derry fire four past Welsh opposition as Sligo secure valuable draw
The SSE Airtricity League Premier Division sides were in Europa League qualifying action.
# free for all
VIDEO: Obviously we don't condone punch-ups, but...
… this one is class (from a safe distance).
# Last Chance
Ireland U21 squad announced, as King prepares for must-win games
The Ireland boss has acknowledged that the team cannot afford to lose either of their upcoming fixtures.
# British GP
Alonso grabs first pole position in two years at Silverstone
The inclement conditions were no match for the brilliant Spaniard.
# Legend
Gebrselassie gives up on Olympic dream
The legendary distance runner has conceded that he won’t be fast enough to earn a place in Ethiopia’s marathon squad for London 2012.
# Interview
London 2012: Gillick’s Olympic preparations finally back on track
Now that he’s injury-free and back in his comfort zone, 400m hopeful David Gillick is confident that he can qualify for the Olympics.
# Vroom
Webber grabs Silverstone pole as Red Bull and McLaren do battle over (another) rule change
Mark Webber will sit in pole position at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, in a race that could be overshadowed by a row between the big teams.