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Monday 29 May 2023 Dublin: 13°C


# Ready to go
Here are the groups for the 2023 All-Ireland ladies football championship
Holders Meath are pitted against Donegal and Waterford.
Ireland's 2024 Six Nations opener against France moved to Marseille
The 2022 and 2023 Grand Slam winners will meet under Friday Night Lights on 2 February next at Orange Velodrome.
Last month
April 2023
United suffer huge blow as Martinez ruled out for season and Varane for 'a few weeks'
It means Erik ten Hag will be without both first choice centre backs for key stages of the season’s run-in.
Frank Lampard returns to Chelsea as interim boss
The club confirmed the appointment today.
Frank Lampard returns to Chelsea as interim boss
The club confirmed the appointment today.
# Future Focus
Switzerland chosen as Women’s Euro 2025 hosts
The Republic of Ireland will be targetting their first-ever European Championship finals appearance.
This year
# Squad Selection
Man United defender among the new faces as Ireland's World Cup preparations ramp up
Vera Pauw has included Aoife Mannion and Marissa Sheva in her squad for a training camp and friendly against China PR.
# Team news
Bealham starts for Ireland against Wales as Furlong ruled out injured
Stuart McCloskey starts at inside centre, while Ross Byrne has made the bench.
Waterford to play Munster hurling championship home games in Thurles
FBD Semple Stadium has been approved as the venue for Déise’s meetings with Limerick and Clare.
Last year
# Ready to go
Full League of Ireland fixture list for 2023 confirmed
It is the first season in which the Women’s National League joins the same structure as men’s divisions.
Here are Ireland's potential opponents in the Euro 2024 qualifier draw
All of the seedings have been settled following last night’s culmination of the Nations League campaign.
'One of the most exciting young players in Europe' completes €23m Chelsea move
18-year-old midfielder Carney Chukwuemeka swaps Aston Villa for Stamford Bridge.
Bayern Munich splash €70m on Dutch defender De Ligt
The 22-year-old centre-half has spent three seasons at Juventus.
# Signed Up
Italian club Como confirm move for Ireland U21 international Kerrigan
A three-year deal has been announced for the UCD midfielder.
Shamrock Rovers' Danny Mandroiu completes Lincoln City move
The League One club have confirmed the signing of the 23-year-old.
Leeds continue signing spree with addition of Colombia's Luis Sinisterra
The exciting 23-year-old winger has penned a five-year deal at Elland Road.
Man United announce addition of Dutch defender Tyrell Malacia
The 22-year-old has signed a deal until 2026 with the Premier League outfit.
Man City complete €48 million signing of England midfielder Phillips
The 26-year-old joins the Premier League champions from Leeds United.
Lukaku returns to Inter Milan on loan from Chelsea
The 29-year-old endured an underwhelming 2021-22 season at Stamford Bridge.
Multi-talented Galway star becomes latest Irish AFLW signing
Áine McDonagh’s move to Hawthorn has been confirmed.
# Summer Arrival
Arsenal seal €40 million deal for Porto midfielder Vieira
The Gunners are also reportedly keen to sign Gabriel Jesus and Youri Tielemans.
# Ewood Park
Ex-Milan and Newcastle striker named as Blackburn's new manager
The Championship club have handed Jon Dahl Tomasson a three-year deal to replace Tony Mowbray.
Wales secure historic World Cup qualification after narrow win over Ukraine
Gareth Bale’s 34th-minute free-kick was deflected into his own goal by captain Andriy Yarmalenko as the hosts reached the finals for the first time since 1958.
Ireland to play Māori All Blacks twice on summer tour to New Zealand
The IRFU have finalised Ireland’s full schedule ahead of their summer tour.
# Rivalry
Details for Ireland's three-Test tour of New Zealand finally confirmed
Andy Farrell is expected to bring a big squad with two further games still to be announced.
# Exit
IRFU director of women's rugby Eddy leaves post with immediate effect
The union will tomorrow reveal details of an independent report into the World Cup qualification failure.
Formula One cancels Russian Grand Prix following invasion of Ukraine
The race, which was due to take place in Sochi on 25 September, has now been scrapped.
# Leaving Cert
Leaving Cert to go ahead on exams-only basis this year as minister rules out accredited grades
Both the Leaving Cert and Junior Cert are set to go ahead in June.
The Minister for Education said that there would be additional choices within the exams.
She added that grades would be standardised against grades in 2021, to avoid issues with grade inflation.
The Junior Cert exams are also set to go ahead later this year.
Opinion: If government parties want future votes, they must listen to the Class of 2022
Second-level students union says 'traditional' State exams can't go ahead
# Premier County
New Tipperary jersey and sponsor revealed
A two-year sponsorship deal with Fiserv, Inc was announced by the county today.
Mike Lowry and Mack Hansen included in Ireland's Six Nations squad
Connacht’s Cian Prendergast is also involved as a development player.
Forwards coach Rowntree signs new two-year deal to stay with Munster
The ex-England international will be with the province until June 2024 at least.
All time
Ulster's clash with Leinster on New Year's Day has been postponed
The provinces were scheduled to meet on Saturday in Belfast.
# big unit
Top 14 club Brive confirm signing of Abraham Papali'i from Connacht
The 28-year-old number eight will leave at the end of the current season.
# Trip to France
Vermeulen debuts at 8 for Ulster as Hanrahan starts for Covid-hit Clermont
Ulster have made five changes, while Clermont are missing four players due to Covid.
# Team news
Munster name 5 debutants for Wasps game, 7 more uncapped players on bench
None of the 34 senior players who were on the recent trip to South Africa are involved.
Man United appoint Ralf Rangnick as interim manager
‘The squad is full of talent and has a great balance of youth and experience,’ said the German.
# Didn't miss the pain
Garth Brooks returns to Dublin and says cancellation of 2014 gigs was like a 'death in the family'
The country music superstar is confirmed to play at least two Dublin concerts next September.
# Team news
Baloucoune starts and Henshaw returns as Ireland make four changes
Andy Farrell has stuck with an unchanged pack for Sunday’s clash with Argentina.
Ryanair to delist from London Stock Exchange next month over Brexit
Rule changes and high costs have been cited for the move, leaving the Irish airline listed solely on the Euronext Dublin exchange.
Ireland WNT to face Australia in home friendly later this month
The game will take place at Tallaght Stadium.