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# friendly - Thursday 23 August, 2018

Copeland set for Connacht bow as Madigan starts for Lam's Bristol
# Familiar Faces
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# Familiar Faces

Copeland set for Connacht bow as Madigan starts for Lam's Bristol

Aug 23rd 2018, 1:12 PM 9,308 Views 3 Comments

Andy Friend has recalled Tiernan O’Halloran at fullback for Connacht’s final friendly game.

# friendly - Saturday 18 August, 2018

17-year-old winger Sexton makes his debut as Ulster slip to pre-season defeat
# Friendly
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# Friendly

17-year-old winger Sexton makes his debut as Ulster slip to pre-season defeat

Aug 18th 2018, 7:30 PM 12,052 Views 14 Comments

Gloucester’s power up-front proved crucial in this evening’s friendly at Kingspan Stadium.

Connacht hammer Wasps in encouraging pre-season rout in Athlone
# On Fire
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# On Fire

Connacht hammer Wasps in encouraging pre-season rout in Athlone

Aug 18th 2018, 4:50 PM 13,211 Views 7 Comments

Andy Friend’s men ran in seven tries in an impressive performance at Dubarry Park.

# friendly - Friday 17 August, 2018

Out-of-sorts Leinster blown away by rampant Falcons in final pre-season outing
# Work To Do
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# Work To Do

Out-of-sorts Leinster blown away by rampant Falcons in final pre-season outing

Aug 17th 2018, 8:54 PM 18,769 Views 23 Comments

It was a difficult night for Leo Cullen’s side as they leaked six tries at Donnybrook.

# friendly - Thursday 16 August, 2018

O'Donnell leads Munster for clash with Kidney's London Irish in Cork
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# Friendly

O'Donnell leads Munster for clash with Kidney's London Irish in Cork

Aug 16th 2018, 1:14 PM 11,703 Views 15 Comments

JJ Hanrahan is first up in Munster’s number 10 shirt tomorrow night.

# friendly - Saturday 4 August, 2018

'He's an outstanding talent' - Klopp heaps praise on Cork goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher
# Cork Born And Bred
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# Cork Born And Bred

'He's an outstanding talent' - Klopp heaps praise on Cork goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher

Aug 4th 2018, 9:49 PM 18,322 Views 14 Comments

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp acknowledged the performances and talent of the Cork-born goalkeeper in Dublin on Saturday.

Friendly delight as Liverpool slam five past sorry Napoli before 51,000 supporters in Dublin
# High Five
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# High Five

Friendly delight as Liverpool slam five past sorry Napoli before 51,000 supporters in Dublin

Aug 4th 2018, 7:51 PM 42,827 Views 87 Comments

Jurgen Klopp’s side made light work of Napoli with a comfortable win on Saturday.

# friendly - Thursday 2 August, 2018

'I am not happy about this situation' - Chelsea boss Sarri says Willian's late return is 'strange'
# Frustrated
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# Frustrated

'I am not happy about this situation' - Chelsea boss Sarri says Willian's late return is 'strange'

Aug 2nd 2018, 7:30 AM 9,750 Views 6 Comments

After their friendly defeat to Arsenal in Dublin, Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri revealed his frustration at the Brazilian star’s delayed return.

# friendly - Wednesday 1 August, 2018

Gunners prevail on penalties as Arsenal and Chelsea entertain 46,000 fans in Dublin
# Friendly
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# Friendly

Gunners prevail on penalties as Arsenal and Chelsea entertain 46,000 fans in Dublin

Aug 1st 2018, 10:23 PM 19,267 Views 23 Comments

Alex Iwobi’s successful penalty in sudden-death saw Arsenal come away with a win in the International Champions Cup on Wednesday.

# friendly - Thursday 26 July, 2018

17-year-old midfielder scores stunning goal but Arsenal go down to Atleti on penalties
# Friendly
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# Friendly

17-year-old midfielder scores stunning goal but Arsenal go down to Atleti on penalties

Jul 26th 2018, 3:26 PM 10,292 Views 1 Comment

The Gunners lost out to the Europa League champions in a shootout after playing out a 1-1 draw.

19-year-old Cork goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher plays as Liverpool snatch 94th minute win
# Friendly
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# Friendly

19-year-old Cork goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher plays as Liverpool snatch 94th minute win

Jul 26th 2018, 8:59 AM 20,734 Views 14 Comments

Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane were on the scoresheet as the Reds secured a late friendly win over Manchester City.

# friendly - Monday 23 July, 2018

10 Irish players feature as Burnley edge Preston at Deepdale
# COYBIG
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# COYBIG

10 Irish players feature as Burnley edge Preston at Deepdale

Jul 23rd 2018, 10:42 PM 11,746 Views 0 Comments

Sean Maguire produced two assists, while Callum Robinson was on target.

Alexis Sanchez returns as Man United held by MLS side
# Stalemate
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# Stalemate

Alexis Sanchez returns as Man United held by MLS side

Jul 23rd 2018, 8:11 AM 5,954 Views 8 Comments

The Red Devils produced a disjointed performance devoid of creativity in their second successive draw.

# friendly - Saturday 21 July, 2018

Highly-rated English teenager 'had a point to prove' against Man City
# Potential
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# Potential

Highly-rated English teenager 'had a point to prove' against Man City

Jul 21st 2018, 2:37 PM 7,318 Views 0 Comments

Jadon Sancho hopes he performed well enough to make his old club regret letting him go.

# friendly - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

Ireland internationals set to return home as Cobh Ramblers announce friendly with Preston
# Friendly
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# Friendly

Ireland internationals set to return home as Cobh Ramblers announce friendly with Preston

Jun 20th 2018, 12:39 PM 4,582 Views 2 Comments

A host of internationals including Sean Maguire and Daryl Horgan are set return to Ireland as Cobh prepare to take on Preston.

# friendly - Sunday 3 June, 2018

Peru captain grabs two goals just days after World Cup ban for drug use is overturned
# Brace
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# Brace

Peru captain grabs two goals just days after World Cup ban for drug use is overturned

Jun 3rd 2018, 9:49 PM 7,609 Views 4 Comments

Paolo Guerrero was cleared to play at the World Cup after his long legal battle against a 14-month drugs suspension.

Neymar and Firmino shine as Brazil sink Croatia at Anfield ahead of World Cup
# Samba
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# Samba

Neymar and Firmino shine as Brazil sink Croatia at Anfield ahead of World Cup

Jun 3rd 2018, 6:29 PM 12,083 Views 5 Comments

Brazil defeated Croatia thanks to goals from PSG star Neymar and Roberto Firmino.

Ex-League of Ireland defender relishes making long-awaited international debut aged 27
# Debut
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# Debut

Ex-League of Ireland defender relishes making long-awaited international debut aged 27

Jun 3rd 2018, 3:02 PM 10,313 Views 1 Comment

Former St Pat’s and Shamrock Rovers defender Enda Stevens made his Ireland debut against the USA.

# friendly - Saturday 2 June, 2018

Nigeria's new World Cup kit sells out after three million pre-orders ahead of England friendly
# Super Eagles
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# Super Eagles

Nigeria's new World Cup kit sells out after three million pre-orders ahead of England friendly

Jun 2nd 2018, 4:59 PM 19,540 Views 15 Comments

The Super Eagles are in action at Wembley this evening, with their new kit for the World Cup proving popular with supporters.

# friendly - Monday 28 May, 2018

Ireland fit the right 'profile' for France and the talking points ahead of tonight's friendly
# World Cup Warm-up
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# World Cup Warm-up

Ireland fit the right 'profile' for France and the talking points ahead of tonight's friendly

May 28th 2018, 8:24 AM 6,258 Views 1 Comment

The Boys in Green are in Paris to face Didier Deschamps’ men this evening.

# friendly - Sunday 20 May, 2018

Seven Ireland newcomers and a cameo from Celtic great Larsson as Scott Brown's testimonial ends in draw
# Friendly Affair
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# Friendly Affair

Seven Ireland newcomers and a cameo from Celtic great Larsson as Scott Brown's testimonial ends in draw

May 20th 2018, 4:25 PM 49,020 Views 7 Comments

An Ireland XI played the Scottish treble-winners at Celtic Park today.

# friendly - Thursday 17 May, 2018

Fans suspected of monkey chants during France game 'should be punished' - Russia World Cup chief
# Punishment
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# Punishment

Fans suspected of monkey chants during France game 'should be punished' - Russia World Cup chief

May 17th 2018, 7:04 PM 3,586 Views 2 Comments

Paul Pogba and Ousmane Dembele were reportedly subjected to racist abuse during a friendly against Russia earlier this year.

# friendly - Sunday 15 April, 2018

Dublin set to stage Liverpool versus Napoli friendly, according to club president
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# Friendly

Dublin set to stage Liverpool versus Napoli friendly, according to club president

Apr 15th 2018, 1:36 PM 12,454 Views 27 Comments

The Merseysiders last played in Dublin back in August when they faced Athletic Bilbao in a pre-season friendly.

# friendly - Monday 26 March, 2018

Fan invades pitch to kiss Ronaldo as Dutch give Koeman first win
# Mixed Fortunes
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# Mixed Fortunes

Fan invades pitch to kiss Ronaldo as Dutch give Koeman first win

Mar 26th 2018, 10:05 PM 11,226 Views 9 Comments

Several others also invaded the pitch attempting to take a photo with the Real Madrid star.

# friendly - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

Do you agree with our Ireland starting XI to face Turkey?
# Looking Ahead
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# Looking Ahead

Do you agree with our Ireland starting XI to face Turkey?

Mar 21st 2018, 9:30 PM 38,043 Views 47 Comments

With a number of high-profile players absent, Martin O’Neill is set to field an experimental side.

# friendly - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

Ireland supporters travelling to Turkey will receive their tickets free of charge
# COYBIG
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# COYBIG

Ireland supporters travelling to Turkey will receive their tickets free of charge

Mar 7th 2018, 10:41 AM 6,455 Views 4 Comments

Approximately 170 Irish fans are expected to attend the friendly.

# friendly - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

Do you agree with our 40-man Ireland squad to face Turkey?
# Have Your Say
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# Have Your Say

Do you agree with our 40-man Ireland squad to face Turkey?

Mar 6th 2018, 6:25 PM 12,906 Views 31 Comments

Martin O’Neill has promised to experiment with younger players for the game later this month.

# friendly - Monday 5 February, 2018

Republic of Ireland to face Northern Ireland in a friendly later this year
# Date For The Diary
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# Date For The Diary

Republic of Ireland to face Northern Ireland in a friendly later this year

Feb 5th 2018, 3:50 PM 6,138 Views 21 Comments

The game is scheduled for 15 November at the Aviva Stadium.

# friendly - Thursday 21 December, 2017

Ireland's first fixture of 2018 confirmed ahead of Uefa Nations League
# Turkish Delight
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# Turkish Delight

Ireland's first fixture of 2018 confirmed ahead of Uefa Nations League

Dec 21st 2017, 12:24 PM 7,525 Views 8 Comments

Martin O’Neill’s side will face Turkey in March.

# friendly - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

Stoppage time equaliser extends Germany's unbeaten run to 21 games
# Friendly
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# Friendly

Stoppage time equaliser extends Germany's unbeaten run to 21 games

Nov 14th 2017, 10:32 PM 5,887 Views 1 Comment

Germany extended their unbeaten run to 21 games as Lars Stindl rescued a 2-2 draw against France on Tuesday.

Young England stifle Neymar's Brazil as Gareth Southgate records successive stalemates
# Stalemate
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# Stalemate

Young England stifle Neymar's Brazil as Gareth Southgate records successive stalemates

Nov 14th 2017, 10:18 PM 8,080 Views 4 Comments

Neymar, Gabriel Jesus and Philippe Coutinho could not find a goal in London on Tuesday night.

Fancy helping people kiss the Blarney Stone? Here's your chance
# You're A Keeper
# You're A Keeper

Fancy helping people kiss the Blarney Stone? Here's your chance

Nov 14th 2017, 5:26 PM 18,990 Views 22 Comments

Blarney Castle is looking for a new keeper – we found out what the job involves.

# friendly - Sunday 27 August, 2017

Keane's tenure up and running as Connacht see off Pat Lam's Bristol
# Friendly
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# Friendly

Keane's tenure up and running as Connacht see off Pat Lam's Bristol

Aug 27th 2017, 9:46 AM 10,268 Views 12 Comments

McCabe, Marmion and Scholes crossed in front of a big crowd at the Sportsground.

# friendly - Friday 25 August, 2017

Leinster's young guns impress again as they see off Bath at Donnybrook
# Young Guns
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# Young Guns

Leinster's young guns impress again as they see off Bath at Donnybrook

Aug 25th 2017, 9:34 PM 13,175 Views 15 Comments

Deegan, O’Brien and Carbery all impressed as Leo Cullen’s side roundd off their pre-season with a 25-17 win.

# friendly - Thursday 27 July, 2017

€40m Ederson's performance against Real Madrid a sign of things to come
# High Praise
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# High Praise

€40m Ederson's performance against Real Madrid a sign of things to come

Jul 27th 2017, 1:22 PM 13,249 Views 12 Comments

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola believes his new goalkeeper will soon become Brazil’s number one.

# friendly - Tuesday 18 July, 2017

Lukaku bags his first goal for Man United as Valencia sees red
# Up And Running
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# Up And Running

Lukaku bags his first goal for Man United as Valencia sees red

Jul 18th 2017, 8:06 AM 11,662 Views 19 Comments

The Belgian striker was on target in a 2-1 friendly win over Real Salt Lake.

# friendly - Friday 14 July, 2017

Jon Walters bags debut goal for Burnley in win over Shamrock Rovers
# Up And Running
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# Up And Running

Jon Walters bags debut goal for Burnley in win over Shamrock Rovers

Jul 14th 2017, 11:29 PM 7,434 Views 6 Comments

Sean Dyche’s men enjoyed a good run-out in their pre-season friendly at Tallaght Stadium.

# friendly - Sunday 9 July, 2017

Ajax youngster 'out of life-threatening danger' after collapsing during friendly
# Scare
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# Scare

Ajax youngster 'out of life-threatening danger' after collapsing during friendly

Jul 9th 2017, 11:22 AM 3,664 Views 4 Comments

Paramedics reanimated Abdelhak Nouri before he was flown by helicopter to a hospital in Innsbruck.

# friendly - Friday 2 June, 2017

Watch: Here are all the goals from the Ireland-Mexico game
# Video
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# Video

Watch: Here are all the goals from the Ireland-Mexico game

Jun 2nd 2017, 4:50 AM 7,943 Views 1 Comment

There were few positives on a disappointing night for Martin O’Neill.

Experimental Ireland side outclassed by Mexico in New Jersey
# Report
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# Report

Experimental Ireland side outclassed by Mexico in New Jersey

Jun 2nd 2017, 3:28 AM 31,470 Views 28 Comments

Birmingham’s Stephen Gleeson grabbed a second-half consolation for the Boys in Green.