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Last week
29th January 2023 - 4th February 2023
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Kildare-based businessman confirms takeover of Cork City
Dermot Usher has purchased the newly promoted side.
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Scotland unveil side for England clash at Twickenham
WP Nel, the 36-year-old Edinburgh prop, takes over from Fagerson in the number three jersey.
Last month
January 2023
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Academy duo in line for debuts as Leinster prepare for Cardiff test
Youngsters Aitzol King and James Culhane make the bench for this weekend’s BKT United Rugby Championship match.
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World Player of the Year Kennedy returns to Ireland 7s squad
Uncapped duo Will Goddard and Liam McNamara also make the cut.
Last year
2022
# not fussed
Versatile Crowley happy to fill any slot for Munster
The 22-year-old doesn’t mind where Graham Rowntree and his management play him.
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Latvia confirmed as Ireland's first opponents of 2023
The game will serve as important preparation for Stephen Kenny’s men’s European Championship qualification campaign.
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Heavyweight champions Fury and Usyk agree unification bout - Arum
The 34-year-old defeated his British rival Derek Chisora for the third time in his career to retain his WBC title earlier this month.
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Full League of Ireland fixture list for 2023 confirmed
It is the first season in which the Women’s National League joins the same structure as men’s divisions.
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Ulster name team for Champions Cup opener
It could be a landmark game for Marty Moore, who may make his 50th appearance if called off the bench.
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Rachael Blackmore’s Honeysuckle primed for Hatton’s Grace Hurdle record bid
Henry de Bromhead’s wondermare heads Fairyhouse entries.
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Rory McIlroy to team up with Tiger Woods in latest edition of 'The Match'
The duo will take on Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas at the Pelican Golf Club in Florida on 10 December.
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Ireland confirm upcoming Morocco friendly to start World Cup preparations
Vera Pauw’s side will face their next opponents as part of a training camp in Spain.
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Japan name former Barcelona prodigy in World Cup squad
Hajime Moriyasu has named Takefusa Kubo in his 26-man squad for the World Cup.
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De Bromhead's Cheltenham Gold Cup winner set for Haydock return
A Plus Tard stars in six entries for Betfair Chase.
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'If we succeed, it would change lives' - Pauw on Ireland's World Cup dream
Ireland face Scotland in an historic play-off showdown at Hampden Park tomorrow night.
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Emerging Ireland name team to face Cheetahs
The tourists are unbeaten so far having picked up wins against Griquas and the Pumas.
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Tipp native Maher confirmed as new Laois boss
The coach previously managed Cuala to Dublin senior hurling championships in 2019 and 2020.
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3 months ago, he was attending big European nights as a fan. Now, he's playing in them
St Patrick’s Athletic defender Tom Grivosti is set to compete in one of the most important games of his career.
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Belgian youngster set to join AC Milan in €35 million deal
Charles De Ketelaere is on the verge of leaving hometown club Brugge.
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Ireland name team for Summer Series opener against France
Ulster back-row Reuben Crothers will captain the side.
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A year on from €114 million club-record transfer, Romelu Lukaku looks set to leave Chelsea
Inter Milan remain confident in striking a loan deal for the out-of-favour player.
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Con O'Callaghan starts as Dublin name team to face Wexford
David O’Hanlon, Lee Gannon and John Small also come into the side.
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Dates, kick-off times and broadcast coverage for Champions Cup quarter-finals confirmed
Munster are first up when they face Toulouse at the Aviva Stadium at 3pm on 7 May.
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Cork hurlers confirm team to face Limerick
Ciarán Joyce makes senior hurling championship debut
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Ogbene, Knight and Robinson handed starts for Ireland's clash with Belgium
Seamus Coleman captains the side, while Caoimhin Kelleher is in goal as expected.
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Munster's Jason Jenkins back from injury as trio return from Ireland duty
Craig Casey, Gavin Coombes and Jeremy Loughman are all available again.
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Top-ranked Rahm faces Reed in WGC Match-Play group, Power paired with Cantlay
Meanwhile, Brooks Koepka, Harold Varner III and Erik van Rooyen are in Shane Lowry’s group.
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Kilkenny name team to face Dublin
Huw Lawlor and Padraig Walsh come into the side, while Niall Brassil and John Donnelly make way.
# Special Guest
Brazil and Real Madrid legend Roberto Carlos set to get a taste of English Sunday league football
The 48-year-old is set to be involved as Bull in the Barne face Harlescott Rangers.
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Zinchenko to play for Man City despite Ukraine invasion
The 25-year-old sent a since-deleted social media message that was fiercely critical of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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Ex-Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere finds a new club
The 30-year-old has signed for Danish club Aarhus.
# Comeback
Dave Kearney returns as Leinster name team to face Edinburgh
Meanwhile, Nick McCarthy makes his first start since returning from Munster in the summer.
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Brentford-linked Eriksen training with former club Ajax to build up fitness
The Denmark international ‘died for five minutes’ when he suffered a cardiac arrest mid-game at last summer’s Euros.
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Ireland confirmed to play 8-team tournament in Spain
Belgium, Hungary, Poland, Russia, Scotland, Slovakia and Wales are all set to compete.
All time
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Antonio Conte officially appointed Tottenham boss
The Italian has previously been linked with the Man United job.
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La Liga youngster included in Ireland U19s squad
In addition to John Joe Patrick Finn Benoa, Aidemo Emakhu, Cristiano Fitzgerald, and Johnny Kenny also are among the players to feature.
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'The group are very, very driven' - Leinster primed for season opener against the Bulls
The province warmed-up for the new campaign with a 40-21 win over Harlequins on Friday.
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Wallabies 'pumped' as Quade Cooper set for shock return after 4-year absence
Michael Hooper on Saturday warned South Africa to prepare for ‘a real test’.
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AFL and Mayo GAA star returns to Shelbourne
Sarah Rowe last played for the Women’s National League club in 2016.
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Tokyo Paralympics: 5 Irish athletes to watch
A handy guide to a selection of Team Ireland’s star athletes.