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# Report

This week
29th January 2023 - 4th February 2023
# wembley bound
Manchester United set up Carabao Cup final against Newcastle
Anthony Martial and Fred scored the goals against Nottingham Forest at Old Trafford.
Last week
22nd January 2023 - 4th February 2023
# Up for the cup
Manchester City edge Premier League title rivals Arsenal out of FA Cup
Nathan Ake’s 64th-minute goal settled a tight contest.
# another boost
Ulster swat understrength Stormers aside for first back-to-back wins since November
First tries in Ulster jerseys for Ben Moxham and Jeff Toomaga-Allen led Dan McFarland’s side to victory.
# top table
Munster come up just short after going toe-to-toe with Toulouse
Graham Rowntree’s side scored a stunning second-half try through Tadhg Beirne.
Last month
January 2023
# Winner winner
Niamh Briggs' Munster retain interpro title and go back-to-back for first time since 2015
Deirbhile Nic a Bháird’s rampaging first-half try inspired a 50-24 win over Connacht, while Leinster were 43-0 winners over Ulster.
# Report
Doheny hits 84 as Ireland win to level Zimbabwe ODI series
Ireland beat Zimbabwe by 46 runs in Harare.
# Premier Power
Two Tipperary schools to contest Dr Harty Cup final for first time in 106-year history
Thurles CBS will face first-time finalists Cashel CS after defeating Midleton CBS.
# Ladies Football
Dual star's late flurry helps Galway secure victory in first game of 2023 season
Kate Slevin kicked the final five points as the Tribe finished up 0-11 to 0-6 winners over Donegal.
# Report
Drab draw leaves Liverpool and Chelsea still mired in mid-table
The sides could not be separated at Anfield.
# manchester is red
United come from behind to win Manchester derby
Marcus Rashford scored the winner as Erik ten Hag’s side beat Manchester City 2-1 at Old Trafford.
# Report
Aston Villa's resurgence continues as they punish luckless Leeds
Leon Bailey and Emi Buendia struck early in either half as they bounced back from a shock FA Cup exit to League Two Stevenage last weekend.
# Housing
Value of mortgages increase by 16.8% in 12 months: banking lobby report
The value of first-time buyers’ mortgages rose 1.4% year-on-year, according to the report.
# Premier League
Nightmare Chelsea debut for Joao Felix as Fulham loss piles pressure on Potter
The Blues are 10th in the Premier League table.
# Report
Cregg and Garland combine for 2-8 as UCD overcome MTU Cork
Elsewhere in the Sigerson Cup, there were wins for DCU, Queens University Belfast and St Mary’s University.
# Boost
17-year-old starlet makes full debut as Man United reach semi-finals
It was a night to remember for Kobbie Mainoo.
# Report
Tipperary too strong for Clare as Liam Cahill secures first win in charge
The feelgood factor was helped by fine performances from Michael Breen, Gearóid O’Connor and Seán Ryan.
# Report
Ireland's Collins man of the match as Wolves frustrate Liverpool
It was a difficult night for Jurgen Klopp’s men, who now must play a replay against Julen Lopetegui’s side.
# Kingdom Come
Cliffords to the fore as Fossa reach All-Ireland junior final
Fossa are Croke Park-bound after a 12-point victory over Castletown of Meath.
# Camogie
Antrim side create All-Ireland history with decider win over Wicklow opposition
Millar time arrived on cue as Brídíní Óga became the first Antrim team to win the AIB Camogie All-Ireland Junior A Club Championship title.
# Boost
Davy Fitzgerald makes winning return as Waterford overcome Tipperary
The Munster Hurling League success was achieved with 12 different scorers.
Last year
2022
# Woe
Leicester defender scores two own goals as Liverpool narrowly prevail
It was a night to forget for Wout Faes.
# Mixed Fortunes
In-form Ivan Toney heaps pressure on David Moyes
Brentford were too good for West Ham this evening.
# Leaders
Impressive Arsenal go 8 points clear of Man City
The Gunners came from behind to deservedly beat David Moyes’ West Ham.
# The Late Late Show
Ulster survive remarkable Connacht comeback to end disastrous December
A 14-point lead after 78 minutes was whittled back in the dying moments as Connacht sprung to life in a dramatic finish.
# system change
Staff 'demoralised' at crisis-ridden An Bord Pleanála, says watchdog
The planning regulator has made 23 recommendations in its report.
# response
'Angry' Vera Pauw considering legal action in response to NWSL allegations
The Republic of Ireland women’s national team manager spoke at a press conference this afternoon.
# UWCL
Miedema injured as McCabe's Arsenal progress to Champions League quarter-finals
The Dutch star left the field on a stretcher at the end of the first half of the Gunners’ 1-0 defeat to Lyon.
# derry boys
Glen dethrone All-Ireland champions Kilcoo and land first Ulster title
Malachy O’Rourke’s side were 1-12 to 1-6 winners today.
# success
Wicklow Rugby Club lift first national trophy after famous AIL Conference final win
Naoise O’Reilly’s nimbly-taken try on the hour-mark guided Wicklow to glory against Galwegians yesterday.
# History makers
Morocco stun Portugal, become first-ever African team to reach World Cup semis
Youssef En-Nesyri’s goal proved the difference between the sides.
# Galway Glory
Kilkerrin-Clonberne seal back-to-back All-Ireland titles on historic day at Croke Park
The Galway heavyweights saw off Donaghmoyne to reign supreme once more.
# Winner winner
Longford Slashers power to historic All-Ireland intermediate success at Croke Park
Grace Shannon struck a brace of goals to propel her side to glory against Mullinahone.
# Report
Existence of paramilitary groups means 'clear and present danger' remains in Northern Ireland
The Independent Reporting Commission recommended that a formal process of engagement with paramilitary groups in the north take place.
# Report
Cork GAA chief hits out at 'false rumours' that aimed to create player-board divide
Chief executive Kevin O’Donovan has delivered his annual report.
# Onwards
Croatia progress to World Cup quarter-finals after penalty shootout win over Japan
Goalkeeper Dominik Livaković was the hero, saving three spot kicks.
# Maigh Cuilinn
Galway champions Moycullen cruise to first Connacht senior football title
It completed a memorable weekend for the club after they captured the Galway minor title on Saturday.
# as it stands
Shane Lowry five shots off the lead at Hero World Challenge
Kim Joo-hyung, Sepp Straka, Collin Morikawa and Viktor Hovland currently share first place.
# Ryan Cup
Warnock the hero for Maynooth as they seal senior football league title
UCD got on level terms at the end of normal time before the Kildare side, managed by new Roscommon boss Davy Burke, struck late.
# Shock
Tunisia stun much-changed France but bow out of World Cup
French-born Wahbi Khazri scored the only goal of the game.
# Just Married
Newly-wed McConnell arrives by helicopter and is top scorer in All-Ireland semi-final win
The Monaghan heavyweights saw off Kilmacud Crokes and will face Kilkerrin-Clonberne in the historic Croke Park showpiece.