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# Up and Running

This year
From grit and guile to Gucci flip flops - Sammie Szmodics impresses on debut
Flannery in for a thrilling chapter as Springboks defence coach
Limerick and Waterford begin league campaigns with high-scoring wins
Five-try Ireland make dream start to Grand Slam defence in France
Jamison Gibson-Park, Tadhg Beirne, Calvin Nash, Dan Sheehan and Ronan Kelleher scored the tries at the Stade Vélodrome.
The Lions have their leading man in Farrell but what about Ireland?
Lions tours aren’t everyone’s cup of tea but they remain a big beast in rugby.
'They want to go to a level beyond Ulster' - Mickey Harte and Derry's ambitions
Last year
Raphael Varane header earns Manchester United opening victory over Wolves
Nhat Nguyen makes winning start at European Games
Adam Idah ends Ireland drought to make it a sweet 16th
Ciaran Behan lights up the Bowl to give Cork a rude awakening
Cunningham and Walsh lead the way as Cork U20s get off the mark against Waterford
WATCH: Ferguson scores first Ireland goal in Latvia friendly
Derry City strike twice against Cork to seal first win of the season
Farrell gets the chaos he craves in Cardiff as Ireland pass first test of a huge year
Ireland U20s get Six Nations campaign off to winning start after 10-try thriller in Wales
Niland grabs 0-17 as three-goal Galway make winning start to 2023
All time
Coombes double powers Munster to victory in fiery clash with Northampton
Rangers off to winning start under Michael Beale after comeback victory over Hibs
'Emotional' Lewandowski fulfilled childhood dream with first World Cup goal
Rowntree happy with elements of Munster's game but 'wanted more' from second half
'Doaky and Jack did really well' - Emerging Ireland happy with first outing
Debut for Limerick teenager as Josh Cullen stars in opening-day win for Kompany's Burnley
Waterford squeeze past Tipperary in Munster hurling opener
Shamrock Rovers get three-in-a-row bid off to dream start
Dublin open Division 1 league title defence with win on the road against Waterford
Keoghan double helps Kilkenny hold off strong Antrim challenge
Friend looks to build momentum as Connacht have an eye on the Tigers
'It felt like a first cap again' - Adam Byrne reflects on a dream return for Leinster
Grealish grabs first Champions League goal for Man City in 6-3 victory over RB Leipzig
Sam Watson and Tullabeg Flamenco make positive start to Dressage event
'He can have a huge role' - Lions delighted to have Robbie Henshaw back
Irishmen to the fore as Lions win but captain Alun Wyn Jones' tour is over
Two sin bins, three penalties and 1-13 for Costello as Dublin ease past Roscommon
Forget the detractors, Munster should now be desperate to win the Rainbow Cup
South Korean attacker Han scores to give Dundalk first win of season against Louth rivals
Farrelly 'delighted' after goalscoring debut in victory over Celtic
Farrell's Ireland notch first win of Six Nations with six-try success over Italy
Tony Kelly hits 0-17 but Limerick's dominance books Munster semi-final spot and lands league title
Manchester City forced to come from behind to ensure winning start
Leinster start new season with bonus-point win but Sexton injury a concern