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Saturday 9 December 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Top Dogs

This year
'Toulouse are the ones with 5 stars, that’s the way we’re looking at it' - Keenan
The Leinster fullback looks ahead to Saturday’s heavyweight clash in Dublin.
Leicester’s Jasper Wiese: Leinster 'probably the best club team in the world'
Meanwhile, Tigers prop James Cronin has warned his teammates that the Champions Cup is the ‘be-all and end-all’ for Leinster.
Ireland continue to live up to the hype as France become latest statement scalp
The world’s top two teams served up a classic at a wonderfully loud and lively Aviva Stadium.
Last year
France's success underlines Top 14 dominance in Europe - Racing's Russell
Three of the four sides who have made it to the Champions Cup semi-finals are French.
All time
'There is a level of intensity to Leinster's game that other teams cannot match'
Leinster have gained the kind of stranglehold on the Pro14 that Dublin have enjoyed in the All-Ireland SFC.
Lewandowski strikes as Bayern Munich down Dortmund to go top
Lewandowski has now scored 11 goals in just six Bundesliga games this season.
'People knew it was probably coming' - Corofin are dethroned so who'll take their crown in Galway?
Mountbellew/Moylough meet Moycullen in a novel football final pairing tomorrow.
Patrickswell deny Na Piarsaigh three-in-a-row and move to top of Limerick roll of honour
Ciaran Carey’s side had five points to spare over the reigning champions.
Liverpool have 'arrogance in a nice way' after European success, says Carragher
The former Reds defender says Jurgen Klopp’s men have the belief to surpass Manchester City in the Premier League this year.
McBrearty's consistent class proves that Donegal are nowhere close to a one-man team
The star forward is a standout performer for Declan Bonner’s side.
'We're not going into our shell or worrying, I think a lot of people outside are'
Keith Earls says Ireland will ‘be back to themselves soon enough’ as Joe Schmidt’s side bid to finish the Six Nations strongly.
Kilkenny, Dublin and Tyrone showcase value in keeping your rivals down
Tipperary, Mayo and Monaghan fell to defeats at the weekend.
Hansen to decide on future next month as Ireland hope to hang onto Schmidt
The All Blacks boss says Ireland will find out how it feels to be the best side in the world.
'There's a meanness and toughness to Galway': Tyrrell on comparisons with great Kilkenny team
Cats legend Jackie Tyrrell believes Galway and Limerick will meet in the All-Ireland final.
Leinster the clear top dogs after entertaining Pro14 inter-pro series
With three wins from three games in the last fortnight, Leo Cullen’s men impressed.
Changing of the guard? Tipperary look to confirm their status as hurling's elite force
The wounded Cats make the trip to Thurles for a titanic league clash tonight.
Government approves promotions for 11 senior gardaí following controversy
The Minister for Justice had said last week she would examine vacancies in the force.
Who is your tip to be the dark horse at Euro 2016 this summer?
Because you’re too good to go tipping one of the big boys.
Cards on the table - who do you think is going to win Euro 2016?
It’s prediction time.
Tim Cook, Elon Musk, and Larry Page were at a private event where the 'main topic' was stopping Trump
And it all took place on a private island.
Connacht return to top of the Pro12 after high-scoring win over Zebre
Pat Lam’s men put 51 points on the board this evening.
Federer-Djokovic: Five of the best from their incredible rivalry
Two of the game’s greatest go toe-to-toe again in the Australian Open semi-final tomorrow.
Euro 2016 draw: We rank the teams in Pot 1
It’s time to take a closer look at the top sides in tomorrow’s draw.
Donaghmoyne finish with 13 players but hang on to claim fourth All-Ireland title
Cork side Mourneabbey fall at final hurdle once again as Monaghan women prevail.
Munster v Connacht, Guinness PRO12
Superb Aki try the icing on the cake for Connacht after incredible performance. The western province claim their first win in Thomond Park since 1986 and consolidate their lead at the top of the Pro12.
Nov 28th 2015, 7:10 PM FT: Munster 12 Connacht 18, Connacht stay top of table with first win in Thomond Park since 1986.
Nov 28th 2015, 7:06 PM What a try! Munster 12 Connacht 18, 78 mins
Nov 28th 2015, 6:02 PM HT: Munster 5 Connacht 10.
The king is dead - Tesco is no longer the number one supermarket in Ireland
After months of threatening to do so, Super Valu has finally knocked the UK grocery giant from its perch.
The Six Nations table makes for sweet viewing this evening
Drink it in.
Leinster, Toulon and Saracens in Tier One for Rugby Champions Cup draw
Munster, semi-finallists in 2013 and 2014, will have to settle for a spot in Tier Two. Ulster may not be so lucky.
Dundalk go top after putting Cork to the sword at Oriel Park
Richie Towell scored his third and fourth league goals of the season.
Ross on Munster rivalry: 'You fight more in a family than you do with strangers'
The Leinster prop is expecting a fierce encounter at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday.
Last-gasp point keeps Donegal top of Division 2 as Monaghan and Galway win
Meath were denied at the death by a superb Michael Murphy free.
Ireland eager to mix it with rugby's big boys in 2014
We spoke to Paul O’Connell, Jean de Villiers, Kieran Read and David Wallace about rugby’s top two.
Chiefs stage stunning comeback to win consecutive Super Rugby titles
Christian Leali’ifano was the hero for the Australians but a late fightback saw the cup remain in New Zealand.
In pictures: Our Heineken Cup Team of the Week
Two Irish players have made the cut while there are some honourable mentions for three others.
Celtic boss Neil Lennon scoffs at treble talk before cup tie
They may be third place in the Scottish Premier League but that hasn’t discouraged daydreaming fans and headline writers.
Number crunch: Rory needs a big two months to hold on to Number 1 spot
McIlroy was a summer-time bloomer in 2010 and 2011 and only a similar vein of form will stave off Luke Donald
Leaders of the Pack: Raffaele Cretaro and Sligo set to welcome Derry
The Rovers striker and his teammates are enjoying their best league start in 75 years but know Derry will pose a genuine threat
Best league in the world? La Liga trio make UEFA shortlist
Messi, Ronaldo and Xavi shortlisted for inaugural Best Player in Europe Award.