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Thursday 7 December 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# The Big Kick-Off

This week
3rd December 2023 - 7th December 2023
EPCR aim to restore reworked Champions Cup to its former glory
The new Champions Cup season kicks off next weekend.
Last year
Preview: A World Cup in Qatar is not an aberration - It is football's logical end
The Qatar World Cup distills the essence of what the sport has become.
7 storylines to follow as this year's League of Ireland season kicks off
We look ahead to some of the many interesting dynamics of the new Premier Division season.
All time
Women's Six Nations: 10 players to watch as the tournament kicks off at last
We look at some of the most exciting players ready to take the stage in this year’s tournament.
Davids James and Ginola talk the new season and nearly taking up rugby with Stade Français
We caught up with the former French international and fellow BT Sport pundit David James in Dublin last week.
Five questions to be answered in the Premier League this season
Have City ended United’s dominance? Who are the ‘top four’? What of the newly-promoted sides?
Shelbourne v Sligo Rovers, Airtricity League Premier Division
The League of Ireland’s first action of 2012 got underway this evening with six games in the top tier and another four being played in the First Division. Find out about all of the action here…