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Tuesday 21 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Glasgow

This month
March 2023
# Scotland
Man who posted on social media about assassination of Nicola Sturgeon to be sentenced today
William Curtis, 70, was found guilty of sending threatening messages to Sturgeon after a trial at the High Court in Glasgow.
Last month
February 2023
Ulster's recent revival comes to shuddering halt as Glasgow snatch victory
They did stop the Scots claiming a bonus point, however, and collected one themselves after John Cooney’s late penalty.
This year
# suspended
Scotland wing McLean suspended after pleading guilty to domestic abuse charges
The 22-year-old Glasgow player faced charges at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Wednesday.
Last year
# Team news
Kelleher makes return as Ruddock captains Leinster for Glasgow clash
Harry Byrne is set for his first appearance of the season off the bench.
# Off
Ulster's game in Glasgow cancelled after death of Queen Elizabeth II
Ulster expressed their sincere condolences to the Royal Family.
# Scotland
Climate activists blockade shipping company in Glasgow in solidarity with Ukraine
The campaigners are staging the action in response to an open letter from Extinction Rebellion Ukraine.
# Great Scots
Glasgow outplay Connacht in the Sportsground to stretch clear of them in the URC table
Glasgow outscored Connacht six tries to two en route to a 42-20 win.
# driving force
Connacht hope Forde focus can steer them closer to their destination
Youngster gets his chance in Jack Carty’s absence for today’s game against Glasgow.
All time
# cop26
Greta Thunberg calls COP26 deal 'vague' as Johnson says summit ‘tipping point’ for end of coal
The COP26 summit ended at the weekend after weeks of negotiations.
# cop26
Climate activists deflate tyres of ‘luxury’ cars in Glasgow protest
Around 60 cars in the west end of Glasgow were targeted.
# Climate Change
New draft of COP26 deal weakens language on fossil fuel phaseout
“The world is watching us,” COP26 President Alok Sharma told delegates.
# Climate
World leaders urged to help negotiators in push for climate deal as COP26 enters final 48 hours
The conference has entered the last 48 hours of scheduled talks – but could overrun.
The conference has entered the last 48 hours of scheduled talks – but could overrun.
Yesterday, the UK COP presidency published a first draft of a deal that could be struck in Glasgow.
Eamon Ryan said yesterday the draft deal is "good" but needs more elements added to it.
'We have to pull the brake': Wales has suspended building roads for the climate. Should Ireland?
COP26 draft cover deal 'good' but needs to be 'strengthened', Eamon Ryan says
# Climate
Negotiations continue at COP26 as focus turns to women’s role in climate fight
Ministers are also set to speak on their countries’ approach to tackling crisis.
# Climate change protests
Huge crowds of protesters take to the streets to call for climate action
Marches have taken place in Dublin, Belfast and Glasgow and locations across the globe.
# Climate Change
Greta Thunberg brands COP26 'a failure' as thousands of young people protest in Glasgow
At least 8,000 people, including Irish activists, took part in the march.
# Glasgow
Five people arrested as hundreds of activists march in COP26 protests
Two of the arrests took place after a number of officers were sprayed with paint.
COP26: Climate summit described as 'last, best hope' to meet 1.5 degree goal
The Taoiseach Micheál Martin will attend a two-day world leaders summit as part of COP26.
# Leo Cullen
'It is a tough place to come, a niggly team that try to get under your skin'
Leo Cullen is taking nothing for granted as Leinster came away with all five points from Glasgow.
# Lion
'It's easier to silence that kind of noise... I feel a bit vindicated'
Leinster’s Jack Conan starts in the number eight shirt against Glasgow again tonight.
# Irish Abroad
'My hope is that the door would be open in Connacht at some stage'
Nigel Carolan has taken on a new challenge as attack coach for the Glasgow Warriors.
# suftum
Nine tries and two yellow cards as Ulster kick off with a bonus point win over Glasgow
Dan McFarland’s men held on for victory in front of 15,000 fans at Kingspan Stadium.
# Team news
21-year-old McIlroy starts in exciting Ulster backline to face Glasgow
Dan McFarland’s men kick off their season in Belfast tomorrow night.
# niggle
'We definitely got sucked into the physical stuff. We need to be better'
Leo Cullen is looking for Leinster to end their season with one last big performance at the RDS.
# Milestone
McGrath to captain Leinster in Glasgow to mark his 150th appearance
Wingers Tommy O’Brien and Jimmy O’Brien get a chance to impress Leo Cullen in club’s penultimate game of the season.
# Mass gathering
Police in the North probe large Rangers gatherings on Shankill Road
The Scottish First Minister said that crowds gathering in such a manner could delay the region’s exit from lockdown.
# almost there
Fans breach lockdown restrictions with Ibrox gathering as Rangers close in on Premiership title
Supporters gathered outside the stadium before Steven Gerrard’s side recorded a 3-0 win against St Mirren.
# Team news
Van der Flier released from Ireland camp to start Leinster's clash with Glasgow
20-year-old academy back row Alex Soroka has been included on the bench for Sunday’s game.
# Departure
Former Ireland out-half Ian Keatley leaves Pro14 club Benetton
The 33-year-old playmaker is unlikely to be without a contract for long.
# Upheaval
Two Champions Cup games cancelled due to Covid-19 cases in Exeter squad
There could be huge ramifications for Munster, Ulster, and Connacht in Pool B.
# domino effect
Gloucester confirm Hastings signing as Glasgow continue Healy pursuit
The Scottish club are chasing Munster academy out-half Ben Healy.
# Offer
Glasgow make approach for promising Munster out-half Ben Healy
The 21-year-old, who is understood to be Scottish-qualified, has shown his quality recently.
# depth chart
Scannell rates this Munster squad the best he has played in
Munster centre excited by talent coming through as the province heads to Glasgow tonight seeking a sixth straight win this season.
# Team news
Out-half Healy returns for Munster as O'Sullivan starts at openside flanker
Fineen Wycherley shifts from the second row to the back row for the visit to Scotstoun.
# On a Roll
Ulster storm past Glasgow with a bonus point to post fifth straight win
Sean Reidy and John Cooney starred as Ulster showed a ruthless streak against the Scots.
# monday night rugby
Leinster power their way to bonus point win in Glasgow
Jimmy O’Brien and Scott Penny were among the try-scorers while Harry Byrne added 12 points with the boot.
# Homegrown
Birr men making an impression as Leinster's Dooley gets back into swing of things
The 26-year-old loosehead was in excellent form last season before the lockdown.
# talisman
'He's got genuine belief, Bundee. That's something other players feed off'
Connacht boss Andy Friend was pleased with how his side sorted out their discipline against Glasgow.
# main man
Brilliant Bundee Aki leads Connacht to thrilling win over Glasgow in Galway
The Ireland centre scored two tries as Connacht delivered some stunning rugby in the second half.
# nphet
Public health experts must justify any proposed restrictions for Dublin if they're more 'drastic' than other EU cities
Ireland needs to look to other EU countries and how they are handling spikes, says Tánaiste.
# Five seconds
Use it or lose it! Edinburgh cough up turnover for failing to play the ball
Referee Ben Blain gave Richard Cockerill’s side more than enough leeway.