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# reinforcements

This year
Sinclair Armstrong and Jonathan Afolabi called up to Ireland squad
Pair replace Evan Ferguson and Will Keane ahead of Netherlands game on Sunday.
Chelsea agree fee with Monaco for France international defender Axel Disasi
The Blues went to the market following injury to Wesley Fofana.
Ireland have some seriously big guns back on board for Grand Slam chase
Losing tighthead prop Finlay Bealham is still a blow for Andy Farrell’s squad.
Last year
Jurgen Klopp not ruling out strengthening Liverpool in January transfer window
A five-week break will now provide time for consolidation before thoughts turn to the second half of the campaign.
Oliver aiming to add fresh energy as Connacht take on the Bulls
The 27-year-old back row is one of the late arrivals to the tour of South Africa.
Ireland internationals return as Munster bid to build after Cardiff defeat
However, Munster will be missing 10 players as they head on the Emerging Ireland tour.
Jurgen Klopp unsure if Liverpool can further strengthen squad this summer
The transfer window closes next Thursday.
Bohs continue to strengthen with signing of experienced midfielder John O'Sullivan
The 28-year-old arrives from Accrington Stanley after playing almost 250 games throughout the EFL and in Scotland.
Porter, Kelleher, Larmour step up training load ahead of Connacht clashes
James Ryan and Ryan Baird remain sidelined ahead of the Champions Cup ties.
'We call them our bouncers' - Friend praises impact of Connacht bench in Stormers win
It’s the second week in a row Connacht have come from ten points adrift to secure victory.
James Lowe and Jimmy O'Brien called up to Ireland's Six Nations squad
The 14 players who were released to their provinces last week are back in Ireland camp.
Lampard's Everton land Van de Beek on loan, closing in on permanent move for Alli
The former Chelsea boss has wasted no time in adding to his Everton squad upon his appointment as Rafa Benitez’s successor.
All time
Ex-Ireland U20 hooker joins London Irish on loan
Tadgh McElroy has agreed a move to the Exiles until the end of the season.
Huge boost for Munster as squad registration extended for Champions Cup
EPCR has stressed its intention for the pool stages to go ahead as scheduled.
Manager Postecoglu says Celtic are 'very close' to making several signings
‘I’m very confident we will have players in before the transfer deadline,’ he said. ‘It’s just a matter of timing and getting things done.’
Connacht set for boost with Ireland internationals returning to set-up
The westerners’ Ireland contingent are back training with them this week.
'He's a tremendous player' - Celtic sign Swiss striker from West Ham
23-year-old Albian Ajeti arrives in Glasgow on a four-year deal.
Munster recruitment has them looking strong after stalled season
The southern province showed promise amid a difficult European campaign last year.
'It's great to have guys of this calibre being signed' - POM welcomes Munster additions
The province’s captain is excited about the fresh faces in the squad.
Panama sends police reinforcements to remote area after sect sacrifice
The rituals took place on a ranch that was surrounded by dense vegetation making it invisible to the outside world.
Tottenham secure 18-month loan deal for Benfica's Fernandes
The 21-year-old midfielder is Jose Mourinho’s first signing at Spurs.
Donald Trump says ‘reign of terror’ is over after Iranian general killed
The air strike ordered by President Donald Trump in Iraq’s capital Baghdad killed General Qassem Soleimani.
Connacht in talks with IRFU about short-term signings as injury list mounts
The western province now have 16 players out injured.
'I’m very proud to join the biggest club in the country' - Dundalk sign Derry City midfielder Sloggett
The 23-year-old Meath man began his League of Ireland career with UCD.
Kenny adds two new faces to U21 squad as Afolabi ruled out of Iceland trip
Bohemians winger Danny Grant and GAIS Gothenburg striker Aaron Drinan have been called up.
Liverpool's window won't be biggest of all time, says Klopp
The European champions are not set for a blockbusting assault on the close-season transfer market, according to their boss.
Connacht sign ex-Munster prop Burke while Kerins gets senior contract
The 25-year-old tighthead has spent two seasons with Nottingham in England.
All Blacks wing Naholo joins SOB and Jackson in signing for London Irish
Declan Kidney welcomed the addition of a ‘top-class player.’
Connacht still to announce three new signings, including a NIQ player
The western province’s head coach, Andy Friend, confirmed that more announcements are on the way.
Ireland U20s welcome Kernohan, Casey and Baird back into fold for Italy
Noel McNamara’s side are two wins from two in the Six Nations so far.
PSG sign €47m Argentine midfielder ahead of Champions League clash with Man United
The French champions have used the January transfer window to boost their squad with a number of players currently unavailable.
Chelsea boss confirms Higuain is joining, but it won't be in time to face Spurs
The Blues will have to take on their London rivals without the Argentine striker tomorrow night.
Townsend forced to call four new players into Scotland's Six Nations squad
Hamish Watson has dropped out with a hand injury.
Henry's Monaco recruit giant Brazilian Naldo for relegation scrap
The 36-year-old moves to the Ligue 1 strugglers from Schalke.
Connacht in the market for Irish-qualified scrum-half as injury cover
Andy Friend is also keen to seek cover in the back field after injuries to Niyi Adeolokun, Peter Robb and Colm de Buitléar.
Dowling, Costello, Shanagher - 2018 was the year of the impact sub in an era of marathon games
Impact subs played a crucial role for teams across both codes in the 2018 championship.
St Pat's boost attacking options with capture of Cork's FAI Cup final hero
Achille Campion is back in the League of Ireland after a short stint up north.
New Connacht coach Friend signs Australian flanker from the Rebels
Colby Fainga’a previously worked with Friend at the Brumbies.
Promoted Cardiff gear up for top-flight by splashing out for Norwich winger
Josh Murphy is heading to Wales in a deal reported to be worth €12 million.
All Black Bird one of eight new recruits announced by Racing 92
The French side have also signed Fijian out-half Ben Volavola.