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# Semi-final

Last month
October 2023
The World Cup needs a better semi-final. England must live with the Boks
The Springboks have more variety to their play and are strong favourites tonight.
This year
Spain v Sweden, Fifa Women's World Cup semi-final
Spain face Sweden for a spot in the competition’s final.
Experience counts as Dublin edge out abrasive Monaghan in All-Ireland Semi-Final
Late Rock goal puts polish on a mixed display.
Limerick's Declan Hannon ruled out of All-Ireland semi-final
The game takes place in three weeks against yet-to-be-confirmed opponents.
Leona Maguire suffers defeat in Match-Play semi-final
Japan’s Ayaka Furue, last year’s runner-up, ousted the Irish star.
Clean sheet for Irish duo amid tense Championship play-off semi-final
Luke McNally and Darragh Lenihan both completed 90 minutes for their respective sides.
'We know Munster are going to bring up bucketloads from Munster'
Leinster back row Max Deegan hopes to see the province’s fans out in force.
Munster's injury toll is brutal but they must embrace this shot at Leinster
Graham Rowntree could be without six starters from last weekend’s URC quarter-final win.
Sligo's run continues as they knock Kerry out to qualify for U20 All-Ireland final
Sligo were two-point winners at Pearse Stadium.
Red-hot Leinster blow Toulouse away to grab Champions Cup final spot
Leo Cullen’s men scored five tries as they underlined their determination to add a fifth star.
Red-hot Leinster beat Toulouse to grab Champions Cup final spot
Leo Cullen’s men scored five tries as they underlined their determination to add a fifth star.
Last year
Brandon O'Connell emerges from shadows to become Ballyea's unlikely hero
St Finbarr’s were up against it after wing forward Conor Cahalane was shown a straight red card for an off-the-ball incident after just nine minutes.
Galway to face Limerick and Clare take on Kilkenny as All-Ireland semi-final pairings confirmed
Two mouth-watering ties are on the way in July.
Bigger issues than tennis on Coco Gauff's mind ahead of French Open final
The 18-year-old, who has only just graduated high school, was widely praised for her impromptu ‘peace, end gun violence’ message.
Sublime Leinster dethrone Toulouse to march into Champions Cup final
The only major blot on a brilliant day for Leo Cullen’s men was the injury to Tadhg Furlong.
Eurovision: What you need to know as Ireland battles for one of ten remaining slots in Saturday final
It’s going to be a tough task but singer Brooke Scullion says she’s confident her performance will break through.
Favourites Ukraine take to the stage as first Eurovision semi-final takes place tonight
17 countries will compete for 10 spots in Saturday’s grand final.
Healy and O'Brien doubts for Champions Cup semi-final after head injuries
Both Leinster players were forced off for Head Injury Assessments last weekend.
Saturday showdown confirmed for Leinster's semi-final with Toulouse
The European heavyweights will meet at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.
All time
Brilliant Clough-Ballacolla stun Kilmacud to reach Leinster senior hurling final
Declan Laffan’s charges were immense once again as they upset the odds.
Pat Spillane and Sean Cavanagh clash over Tyrone Covid cases
The RTE pundits engaged in a lively debut prior to the All-Ireland semi-final between Tyrone and Kerry.
Serious questions over Federer's future, Djokovic reaches 10th Wimbledon semi-final
The eight-time Wimbledon champion and 20-time Grand Slam title winner lost 6-3, 7-6 (7/4), 6-0 to a Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz.
Toulouse await either Leinster or La Rochelle in the Champions Cup final
The French side will be out to earn their fifth European crown in the decider at Twickenham.
'Leo always had a capacity to stay calm and make good logical assessments'
Jono Gibbes was Cullen’s forwards coach in Leinster for six happy years.
Leinster lose 'enormous experience' as La Rochelle halfbacks return to training
Jono Gibbes believes Leinster have the depth to deal with Sexton’s absence.
Serena Williams walks out in tears after semi-final defeat
The veteran American’s quest to reach a ninth Australian Open final and match Court’s 24 major singles titles ended in a 6-3, 6-4 semi-final mauling.
Exeter have too much for Toulouse to set up European final against Racing 92
33-year-old ex-Ulster centre Ian Whitten was excellent in midfield for Rob Baxter’s side.
Leinster will be at home again if they reach the Champions Cup semi-finals
If Ulster qualify, they’ll either be away to Exeter or at home against Northampton.
Ulster's fight-for-every-inch mentality apparent in crucial semi-final moments
Dan McFarland’s men showed attitude and desire at key points in the win over Edinburgh.
Edinburgh v Ulster, Pro14 semi-final
Ian Madigan’s ice-cold kicking sent the northern province into the final against Leinster.
Stockdale, McCloskey, and Murphy all fit as Ulster make three changes
Billy Burns returns to captain the side, while Edinburgh have named a strong starting XV.
Why not Munster? Van Graan's men out to upset the odds against Leinster
Leo Cullen’s side are the firm favourites as they look to secure a spot in the Pro14 final.
Leinster start Keenan and Connors as Munster make three changes
Billy Holland, Jack O’Donoghue, and Stephen Archer come back in for Johann van Graan’s side.
Leinster's Doris resumes his rise after breakthrough season halted
The 22-year-old Mayo man made his Ireland debut earlier this year against Scotland.
'The pressure is on them. Ulster are a team that should expect to beat Edinburgh'
Richard Cockerill is hoping to guide his club into the first final in their history.
'It's absolutely irrelevant how many games we've won prior to this semi-final'
Stuart Lancaster and Leinster have shifted their mindset ahead of the clash with Munster.
'We've to knuckle down, understand that simple errors kill your ability to maintain pressure'
Dan McFarland questioned whether he was putting enough emphasis on Ulster’s ball possession in contact. But he is willing to change quickly.
Daunting semi-final against Leinster ahead as Munster look to take next step
Friday night at the Aviva Stadium should be an intriguing battle between the provinces.
Beirne excels but Munster now face into 'shortest turnaround we've had in years'
Johann van Graan’s side will be back at the Aviva Stadium on Friday night to take on Leinster.
Leinster's fully-changed XV happy to give Cullen a 'headache for selection'
There were some impressive individual performances in the 28-10 win over Ulster.