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Yesterday
3rd February 2023
# Team news
Derek Lyng reveals team for Kilkenny's league opener against Antrim
Meanwhile Waterford boss Davy Fitzgerald has named a strong side for Sunday’s clash with Dublin.
# Up and Running
Ireland U20s get Six Nations campaign off to winning start after 10-try thriller in Wales
Richie Murphy’s side played some brilliant attacking rugby at Colwyn Bay.
# Team news
Kerry make two changes for Monaghan, Mayo unchanged for trip to Armagh
Meanwhile Ian Burke will make his first league start for Galway since 2020.
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# No replay
Glen withdraw appeal against Kilmacud's All-Ireland club final win
The club have stated they “do not believe the conditions exist for a replay to be contested.”
# Test
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# halfway point
Harrington six shots adrift of leaders at Ras Al Khaimah Championship
51-year-old on five under par at midway point.
# good news
Evan Ferguson could feature in Brighton's Premier League clash tomorrow
The Irish teenage star escaped serious injury last weekend, and could return as early as against Bournemouth tomorrow.
# in good kompany
Vincent Kompany dismisses concerns over Michael Obafemi's attitude
‘He just needs to get 100% fit and bring that smile to the team and all will be well.’
# Club Final Controversy
Kilmacud lodge appeal against All-Ireland club final replay decision
The GAA’s Central Appeals Committee confirmed its receipt of the appeal in a statement this afternoon.
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This week
29th January 2023 - 4th February 2023
# Final Eight
ATU Galway rally from seven points down as Fitzgibbon Cup quarter-finalists confirmed
UCD, UL and DCU are among the other quarter-finalists.
# And The Team Is...
Four debutants in Cork team named to face All-Ireland champions Limerick
The sides will meet in their Allianz hurling league opener on Saturday evening.
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# in the hunt
Harrington leads Irish challenge after first round of Ras Al Khaimah Championship
Japan’s Ryo Hisatsune two shots clear of field having birdied first six holes.
# Setback
Injury blow for Ireland and Liverpool striker as comeback date pushed back
Leanne Kiernan was due to return this month but is instead in a protective boot with early April target for return.
# College Football
2022 finalists UL to face DCU as Sigerson Cup semi-final draw made
UCC and TU Dublin will also go head-to-head, with a double-header in store in Carlow next week.
# Transfer
Cork City sign Swedish attacker Daniel Krezic
The 26-year-old joins from Dagerfors, having previously played for fellow Swedish top-flight side Varberg.
# Allianz Hurling Leagues
Tipp out to bounce back, Cats' new era: Allianz Hurling Leagues talking points
As the Allianz Hurling Leagues get underway this weekend, we look at five of the main talking points.
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# Team news
Richie Murphy names Ireland U20 team to face Wales
Hooker Gus McCarthy captains the Ireland U20s side that will take on Wales in Colwyn Bay on Friday night.
# Pastures new
40 Irish players who moved abroad during the January transfer window
Michael Obafemi and others who changed clubs.
# Transfer News
Gavin Kilkenny among 4 Irish players to seal moves on Deadline Day
Irish midfielder reunites with manager Dean Holden.
# rugby weekly extra
Wales players 'looking at significant pay-cuts'
Bernard Jackman was talking on The42′s Rugby Weekly Extra.
# Looking Back
Patrick Horgan says he was 'treated unfairly' by former Cork management
Horgan has also described Cork’s 2022 season as a ‘a failure before it even happened.’
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# new recruit
USA midfielder joins Leeds on loan from Juventus
Weston McKennie is the third USA international to team up with Leeds’ American head coach Jesse Marsch.
# Exit
Ireland international Rianna Jarrett leaves London City Lionesses
Jarrett joined the club from Brighton and Hove Albion in July 2021.
# crowd pleaser
Ireland's opening Women's World Cup fixture moved to 82,500 capacity Stadium Australia
The opening day fixture has been moved from Sydney Football Stadium to the tournament’s largest venue.
# LIVE SHOW
Join the Rugby Weekly crew for our Ireland v France preview night in Tullow RFC
Murray, Gavan and Bernard are all set for a live show in Tullow RFC on Thursday 9 February.
# The Red Hands
'I'm very worried' - Concern for Tyrone after disappointing league opener
The 2021 All-Ireland champions lost out to Roscommon in Division 1 at the weekend.
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# All-Ireland League
Clontarf edge top-of-the-table clash to close gap on league leaders Terenure
Clontarf move past Cork Con into second place on points difference following the weekend’s Division 1A action.
# Reports
O'Carroll seals Roscommon win on dream debut; Clare stun Louth in frantic finale
Roscommon ran out five-point winners against Tyrone in Dr Hyde Park, while Clare edged out Louth in dramatic circumstances in Ennis.
# Sydney Sevens
Ireland Women denied by USA in bronze medal match in Sydney
Ireland drop to fifth in the overall standings, just outside the four automatic Olympic qualification places for Paris 2024.
# backing
Rory Gallagher hails "mental strength" of Glen duo after they shine for Derry
Conor Glass and Ethan Doherty featured in the Division 2 win over Limerick yesterday.
# Transfer
'I was adamant to come here' - Michael Obafemi delight at finally sealing Burnley move
The Ireland striker joins on loan until the end of this season, with an option to make it permanent.
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Last week
22nd January 2023 - 4th February 2023
# interesting times
Arsenal reject 'substantial bid' from Chelsea for Ireland captain McCabe - reports
It’s believed that the reigning WSL champions are hopeful that they can negotiate a deal.
# down the divisions
Down see off Tipp, last gasp goal earns London draw, Carlow and Wicklow share spoils
Down opened their Allianz Football League campaign with a victory on Saturday night, while there were two draws in Division 4.
# Schools GAA
Kerry and Cork schools into Corn Uí Mhuirí final, all-Tyrone affair set for MacRory Cup decider
The final line-ups have been confirmed in Munster and Ulster in football, and in Leinster for hurling.
# latest
Glen players named in Derry team, Kilmacud set to counter object
Conor Glass and Ethan Doherty are due to start tomorrow’s Allianz Football League opener against Limerick.
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# Test your knowledge
Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz
How closely were you paying attention to the week’s sporting headlines?
# Update
Ivan Nemer suspended over Cherif Traore Christmas banana gift
Italy international ‘deeply sorry for what happened’.
# Golf
Rory McIlroy and Patrick Reed set up potential showdown in Dubai
Rivals found themselves a shot behind world No 1 amateur Ludvig Aberg and Ian Poulter.
# Ready to go
Academy duo in line for debuts as Leinster prepare for Cardiff test
Youngsters Aitzol King and James Culhane make the bench for this weekend’s BKT United Rugby Championship match.