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Dublin: 11 °C Sunday 25 January, 2015

Tuesday 13 January, 2015

From The42 Saracens lock Kruis will miss Munster clash because of this tip tackle Engine Room

Saracens lock Kruis will miss Munster clash because of this tip tackle

The second row has been suspended for three weeks, so will be available to play for England in the Six Nations.

From The42 Munster awaiting scan result as Conor Murray sits out training with neck injury 9 Problems

Munster awaiting scan result as Conor Murray sits out training with neck injury

The scrum-half is a crucial component of the province’s gameplan, but he is now an injury doubt for the Sarcens fixture.

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Sunday 11 January, 2015

From The42 Chasing the dream and the inevitable end: It’s the week’s best sportswriting Well Read

Chasing the dream and the inevitable end: It’s the week’s best sportswriting

It’s January. Stay indoors, stay warm and treat yourself to some of the best writers on the internet.

Saturday 10 January, 2015

From The42 The thing about Zlatan, cheap gargle and how to be 6′ 11″: It’s the Comments of the Week Below The Belt
From The42 Fresh start for O’Callaghan and Munster with ‘season defining’  fixtures Let's Go To Work

Fresh start for O’Callaghan and Munster with ‘season defining’ fixtures

Like the province, back row Dave O’Callaghan is out to make a fresh start on the trip to Italy.

Friday 9 January, 2015

From The42 Everybody be cool… but Jimmy Fallon got a load of puppies to predict the college football decider! Puppies Puppies Puppies This post contains videos
From The42 Jared Payne in line for first appearance since Springbok Test as McCloskey commits to contract Payne Game

Jared Payne in line for first appearance since Springbok Test as McCloskey commits to contract

Louis Ludik is back in the starting line-up as one of just two changes from the defeat to Leinster.

From The42 Keith Earls and James Cronin on the bench for Munster trip to Zebre Team-sheets

Keith Earls and James Cronin on the bench for Munster trip to Zebre

The province have named a potent backline with Conor Murray, Ian Keatley and JJ Hanrahan all involved.

Thursday 8 January, 2015

From The42 Alex Ferguson has always been on the cutting edge of sports science — Paul McGinley Top Gaffers

Alex Ferguson has always been on the cutting edge of sports science — Paul McGinley

The Ryder Cup-winning captain spoke about the Scot’s influence on the team at Gleneagles.

Wednesday 7 January, 2015

From The42 Ian Keatley signs new deal to stay with Munster until 2017 Secured

Ian Keatley signs new deal to stay with Munster until 2017

Ireland under 20 captain Jack O’Donoghue has also committed to a three-year deal in his home province.

From The42 Northampton weren’t quite sure which Munster out-half they signed today Mistaken Identity
From The42 Bayern’s Brazilian defender threatened to hit Thomas Müller after hearing one too many ’7 – 1′ jokes Deutsche LOLs

Bayern’s Brazilian defender threatened to hit Thomas Müller after hearing one too many ’7 – 1′ jokes

“We can joke about anything, but not about this,” said the tortured Dante.

From The42 Anything Aiden McGeady can do, Paul Pogba can do… just as well Serie A's Skill

Anything Aiden McGeady can do, Paul Pogba can do… just as well

Just a shame about the finish.

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From The42 Munster have ‘a point to prove’ away to Zebre — Zebo Pro12

Munster have ‘a point to prove’ away to Zebre — Zebo

The southern province have momentum to build before pitching up at Saracens.

Tuesday 6 January, 2015

From The42 Goals from two Irishmen saved Chesterfield from a third round FA Cup exit tonight Magic

Goals from two Irishmen saved Chesterfield from a third round FA Cup exit tonight

Eoin Doyle and Jay O’Shea provided the goals as Paul Cook’s side battled back from 2 -0 down.

From The42 Sean O’Brien and Cian Healy to return to contact training within three weeks Bash Brothers

Sean O’Brien and Cian Healy to return to contact training within three weeks

The Six Nations is just under five weeks away.

From The42 Keith Earls and James Cronin back in Munster training, targeting return against Saracens Good News

Keith Earls and James Cronin back in Munster training, targeting return against Saracens

The wing and the prop took part in limited training today and might even be fit enough to face Zebre this weekend.

Monday 5 January, 2015

From The42 Pampered football journalists got a strong dose of League 2 tonight Kingsmeadow

Pampered football journalists got a strong dose of League 2 tonight

Do ye really need to see the six-yard box, lads? Really?

From The42 The Steven Gerrard farewell tour started with two classy goals against Wimbledon Wombling Free This post contains videos
From The42 Man United face Cambridge and the rest of the FA Cup’s fourth round draw Magic

Man United face Cambridge and the rest of the FA Cup’s fourth round draw

The Us are the lowest ranked side remaining in the competition.

From The42 ‘It’s hard to tell between junior and senior guys’: Leinster’s next generation of back rows fitting right in Seamless

‘It’s hard to tell between junior and senior guys’: Leinster’s next generation of back rows fitting right in

Leo Cullen was particularly pleased by Jack Conan’s display after he asked the back row to impose himself on games more .

Sunday 4 January, 2015

From The42 Why trust is the key to some of Ireland’s finest sports photography Behind The Scenes

Why trust is the key to some of Ireland’s finest sports photography

Forget about selfies and setups, these men capture true emotion behind the closed doors in Irish sport.

From The42 ‘We just fell asleep’: Ulster taking harsh lesson of Madigan try on the chin X Factor

‘We just fell asleep’: Ulster taking harsh lesson of Madigan try on the chin

Robbie Diack says the opportunistic try was something he never experienced before and, hopefully, never will again.

From The42 13 of the best images from sport’s winter wonderland this week Snap Happy

13 of the best images from sport’s winter wonderland this week

It’s 2015’s first round-up of the week’s best images.

Saturday 3 January, 2015

From The42 ‘We’ve battled through a difficult period’ — Leinster coach Cullen Brick By Brick

‘We’ve battled through a difficult period’ — Leinster coach Cullen

The forwards coach is pleased with where his side are positioned in domestic and European competitions.

From The42 Connacht and Leinster fans, here’s the highlights of your New Year inter-pro victories Love Thy Neighbour

Connacht and Leinster fans, here’s the highlights of your New Year inter-pro victories

There is no finer way to spend your Saturday night than watching your province beat another province.

From The42 That Madigan magic and more talking points from Leinster’s win over Ulster Starter For 10

That Madigan magic and more talking points from Leinster’s win over Ulster

Ulster go back up the M1 licking their wounds while Leinster end the seasonal inter-pros in the playoff places.

From The42 Heaslip injury a concern for Leinster after win over Ulster Match Report

Heaslip injury a concern for Leinster after win over Ulster

Ian Madigan and Jack Conan tries gave Leinster a convincing inter-pro win.

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From The42 Your dad’s Vikings, Zlatan’s moose and more of the week’s best comments Below The Belt
From The42 Chris Henry happy with watching brief (for now) as Ulster take on Leinster Preview

Chris Henry happy with watching brief (for now) as Ulster take on Leinster

The Ulster flanker never thought he’d be in this situation and is looking forward to a possible return to play this season.

Friday 2 January, 2015

From The42 Heaslip insisting Leinster ‘in a good space’ as he narrows focus to Ulster threat The Optimist

Heaslip insisting Leinster ‘in a good space’ as he narrows focus to Ulster threat

The Leinster captain is repeating mantras of positivity as Leinster aim to go back to winning ways.

From The42 Te’o and McFadden back for Leinster, Ulster boosted by Ruan return Taped Up

Te’o and McFadden back for Leinster, Ulster boosted by Ruan return

Both coaches have been able to recall the big guns for tomorrow’s inter-pro.

From The42 17 brilliant pictures of Steven Gerrard’s career with Liverpool End Of An Era

17 brilliant pictures of Steven Gerrard’s career with Liverpool

What was your fondest memory of the Gerrard years?

From The42 ‘The toughest decision of my life’: Gerrard confirms Liverpool departure Talisman

‘The toughest decision of my life’: Gerrard confirms Liverpool departure

The midfielder says he’s taking up a new challenge to ensure he doesn’t end his career with regrets.

From The42 Henshaw shouted himself hoarse as Connacht repelled Munster with dogged late defence 80 Minute Man

Henshaw shouted himself hoarse as Connacht repelled Munster with dogged late defence

The brilliant young centre says Connacht’s success is down to clarity and the emergence of new leaders.

Thursday 1 January, 2015

From The42 Henshaw and Marmion combined for this glorious Connacht try against Munster Best In The West

Henshaw and Marmion combined for this glorious Connacht try against Munster

After going 13 – 0 down early on, this try ignited the Sportsground.

From The42 Ian Keatley used the western wind to his full advantage to nail an outrageous touchline conversion Swerve
From The42 Man City and Sunderland shared 5 goals in 16 mad minutes of football Flurry

Man City and Sunderland shared 5 goals in 16 mad minutes of football

You just pop out to feed the dog and, bam, you miss five goals.

From The42 Player-driven attitude adjustment preparing Leinster for another bruising inter-pro Confidence

Player-driven attitude adjustment preparing Leinster for another bruising inter-pro

Head coach Matt O’Connor feels that his side just need to finish off the opportunities they are creating.

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From The42 Open Thread: Who would you pick to start for Ireland in the Six Nations? Bo Selecta

Open Thread: Who would you pick to start for Ireland in the Six Nations?

Have Luke Marshall or Felix Jones done enough to make the breakthrough?