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# opener - Wednesday 2 February, 2022

Ireland set to name settled team with Hansen in the mix for possible debut
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Ireland set to name settled team with Hansen in the mix for possible debut

Feb 2nd 2022, 9:34 PM 16,010 Views 20 Comments

Andy Farrell will tomorrow confirm big calls in the midfield and back three.

# opener - Tuesday 1 February, 2022

Why are Ireland such strong favourites against Wales on Saturday?
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Why are Ireland such strong favourites against Wales on Saturday?

Feb 1st 2022, 10:00 PM 13,614 Views 16 Comments

The Welsh are missing experienced figures and their regions have been in poor form.

# opener - Monday 18 October, 2021

Campher takes four wickets in four balls as Ireland thrash Netherlands in T20 World Cup
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Campher takes four wickets in four balls as Ireland thrash Netherlands in T20 World Cup

Updated Oct 18th 2021, 2:52 PM 4,482 Views 10 Comments

The seamer became only the third bowler to achieve the feat in T20 internationals.

# opener - Friday 24 September, 2021

Can Connacht take the next step? It all starts tonight in Cardiff
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Can Connacht take the next step? It all starts tonight in Cardiff

Sep 24th 2021, 6:30 AM 3,144 Views 5 Comments

Andy Friend’s men are aiming to reach the knock-out stages of the URC this season.

# opener - Thursday 24 June, 2021

Two championship debutants as Mayo name 10 starters from All-Ireland final in team to face Sligo
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Two championship debutants as Mayo name 10 starters from All-Ireland final in team to face Sligo

Jun 24th 2021, 2:06 PM 7,541 Views 2 Comments

Sligo have made five changes to the side that fell to Wexford in their final league fixture.

# opener - Friday 14 May, 2021

Paudie Clifford makes first start in strong Kerry side to play Galway
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Paudie Clifford makes first start in strong Kerry side to play Galway

May 14th 2021, 8:26 PM 11,552 Views 6 Comments

He joins younger brother David in the Kingdom attack.

# opener - Friday 2 October, 2020

Leinster start new season with bonus-point win but Sexton injury a concern
# Up And Running
From The42
# Up And Running

Leinster start new season with bonus-point win but Sexton injury a concern

Oct 2nd 2020, 10:10 PM 11,573 Views 43 Comments

James Lowe scored two tries as the defending champions beat the Dragons at the RDS.

# opener - Monday 21 September, 2020

Man City survive Wolves scare to make winning start
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Man City survive Wolves scare to make winning start

Sep 21st 2020, 10:41 PM 10,176 Views 6 Comments

Phil Foden got himself on the scoresheet tonight.

# opener - Saturday 25 July, 2020

Clontarf can't live with Ballyboden's pace and power as Basquel bags 1-10 for champions
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Clontarf can't live with Ballyboden's pace and power as Basquel bags 1-10 for champions

Jul 25th 2020, 9:58 PM 13,211 Views 0 Comments

After a bright start, Clontarf faded in the second-half.

# opener - Friday 20 September, 2019

Japan warm-up for Ireland with stuttering win over Russia in World Cup opener
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From The42
# Nervy

Japan warm-up for Ireland with stuttering win over Russia in World Cup opener

Sep 20th 2019, 1:50 PM 35,582 Views 25 Comments

Wing Kotaro Matsushima scored a hat-trick as the hosts started with a bonus-point victory.

# opener - Tuesday 17 September, 2019

Injury worries and mixed forecasts as Schmidt's Ireland eye up Scots
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From The42
# Looming

Injury worries and mixed forecasts as Schmidt's Ireland eye up Scots

Sep 17th 2019, 8:15 AM 14,145 Views 24 Comments

The Ireland forwards are set to be key with rain expected in Yokohama.

# opener - Friday 9 August, 2019

Liverpool hammer Norwich in Premier League opener
# Too Good
From The42
# Too Good

Liverpool hammer Norwich in Premier League opener

Aug 9th 2019, 9:56 PM 34,354 Views 50 Comments

Mo Salah, Divock Origi and Virgil Van Dijk were among the scorers.

# opener - Wednesday 30 January, 2019

Van der Flier set for Ireland's seven shirt as Henshaw lined up for 15
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Van der Flier set for Ireland's seven shirt as Henshaw lined up for 15

Jan 30th 2019, 5:04 PM 47,503 Views 144 Comments

Ireland kick-off their Six Nations campaign with a massive clash against England on Saturday.

# opener - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

'We can't fall in love with ourselves and think it's going to happen again'
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# Title Defence

'We can't fall in love with ourselves and think it's going to happen again'

Jan 29th 2019, 12:00 PM 11,711 Views 3 Comments

Joe Schmidt has been focusing in on the imperfections of last year’s Grand Slam campaign.

# opener - Wednesday 5 December, 2018

Irish fans allocated 500 tickets for Euro 2020 opener
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From The42
# Ready To Go

Irish fans allocated 500 tickets for Euro 2020 opener

Dec 5th 2018, 4:10 PM 16,055 Views 23 Comments

It is also understood that the Football Association of Ireland are hoping more tickets will be made available to the most loyal fans.

# opener - Monday 12 November, 2018

Ireland's young guns - managed by ex-LOI star - beaten as the North bag late double
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From The42
# Fresh Faces

Ireland's young guns - managed by ex-LOI star - beaten as the North bag late double

Nov 12th 2018, 8:32 PM 9,316 Views 4 Comments

Paul Osam’s U16s suffered a 3-1 defeat in Tralee.

Ireland hammered by Australia in World T20 opener
# Group B
From The42
# Group B

Ireland hammered by Australia in World T20 opener

Nov 12th 2018, 11:02 AM 2,509 Views 0 Comments

Alyssa Healy made history as the tournament favourites earned a nine-wicket victory in Guyana.

# opener - Thursday 20 September, 2018

Aubameyang at the double as Arsenal prevail in Europa League opener
# Too Good
From The42
# Too Good

Aubameyang at the double as Arsenal prevail in Europa League opener

Sep 20th 2018, 10:36 PM 4,257 Views 0 Comments

The Gunners saw off Vorskla in the Europa League thanks to goals from Danny Welbeck, Mesut Ozil and a brace from the Gabonese striker.

# opener - Friday 10 August, 2018

Paul Pogba handed captain's armband in Man United's Premier League opener
# Ready To Go
From The42
# Ready To Go

Paul Pogba handed captain's armband in Man United's Premier League opener

Aug 10th 2018, 7:30 PM 5,832 Views 0 Comments

The France international starts just a couple of weeks after starring in the World Cup final.

# opener - Saturday 21 July, 2018

Dortmund ease past Man City in Champions Cup opener
# Good Start
From The42
# Good Start

Dortmund ease past Man City in Champions Cup opener

Jul 21st 2018, 11:30 AM 6,382 Views 4 Comments

Mario Gotze’s first half penalty was enough to see off the Premier League champions.

# opener - Thursday 14 June, 2018

Here is the first goal of the 2018 World Cup
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Here is the first goal of the 2018 World Cup

Jun 14th 2018, 4:33 PM 8,380 Views 2 Comments

Russia have made the perfect start to the competition.

# opener - Saturday 3 February, 2018

Six Nations opportunity beckons for Joe Schmidt's Ireland in Paris
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Six Nations opportunity beckons for Joe Schmidt's Ireland in Paris

Feb 3rd 2018, 12:00 PM 17,693 Views 42 Comments

The Irish record at Stade de France is poor but there are many reasons to be confident.

# opener - Friday 11 August, 2017

Arsenal edge 7-goal thriller in Premier League opener
# Seventh Heaven
From The42
# Seventh Heaven

Arsenal edge 7-goal thriller in Premier League opener

Aug 11th 2017, 9:40 PM 32,222 Views 58 Comments

Olivier Giroud emerged the hero in a game ridden with defensive errors.

# opener - Wednesday 31 May, 2017

Te'o at 12, the Irish contingent and more Lions team talking points
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Te'o at 12, the Irish contingent and more Lions team talking points

May 31st 2017, 9:17 PM 14,845 Views 13 Comments

The quality of the Lions’ bench to face the NZ Provincial Barbarians indicates their depth.

Sexton, Best and Henderson start the Lions' first game of 2017 tour
# First Crack
From The42
# First Crack

Sexton, Best and Henderson start the Lions' first game of 2017 tour

May 31st 2017, 8:13 PM 17,288 Views 19 Comments

Warren Gatland’s men face the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians on Saturday.

# opener - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

Everyone is loving Obama's opening line on his return to public life yesterday
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From The Daily Edge
# Good Gag

Everyone is loving Obama's opening line on his return to public life yesterday

Apr 25th 2017, 7:44 AM 8,161 Views 4 Comments

“So, uh, what’s been going on since I’ve been gone?”

# opener - Saturday 3 September, 2016

Hard-thinking Jones enjoying transition to coaching as he begins first season after retirement
# Fresh Start
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# Fresh Start

Hard-thinking Jones enjoying transition to coaching as he begins first season after retirement

Sep 3rd 2016, 8:47 AM 7,067 Views 11 Comments

A neck injury forced the fullback to retire at the age of just 28, and he’s barely taken a day off since.

# opener - Thursday 17 September, 2015

Robbie Henshaw set to miss Ireland's World Cup opener with injury
# Concern
From The42
# Concern

Robbie Henshaw set to miss Ireland's World Cup opener with injury

Sep 17th 2015, 11:58 AM 8,534 Views 30 Comments

Joe Schmidt will name his team at 2pm this afternoon.

# opener - Thursday 10 September, 2015

Schmidt not ignoring 'incredible banana skin' in Ireland's RWC opener
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From The42
# Minnows

Schmidt not ignoring 'incredible banana skin' in Ireland's RWC opener

Sep 10th 2015, 10:18 AM 21,648 Views 9 Comments

‘You don’t have to look back too far to 2007 and see that assumptions can undo teams very quickly.’

# opener - Saturday 10 January, 2015

Markovic denied stonewall penalty before scoring his first Premier League goal
# Off The Mark
From The42
# Off The Mark

Markovic denied stonewall penalty before scoring his first Premier League goal

Jan 10th 2015, 1:07 PM 4,105 Views 9 Comments

The young Serbian looked sharp in the early stages and got his reward on nine minutes.

# opener - Monday 29 December, 2014

A goalkeeping blunder and a touch of class from Lallana helped Liverpool rout Swansea From The42

A goalkeeping blunder and a touch of class from Lallana helped Liverpool rout Swansea

Dec 29th 2014, 10:10 PM 9,648 Views 14 Comments

The Reds won 4-1 in a confident and comprehensive display.

# opener - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

The brilliant Steven Gerrard free-kick that gave Liverpool late hope tonight
# A Boy Stevie
From The42
# A Boy Stevie

The brilliant Steven Gerrard free-kick that gave Liverpool late hope tonight

Dec 9th 2014, 9:26 PM 4,780 Views 19 Comments

The hosts needed a win to progress in this evening’s clash.

# opener - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

Waterford announce their team ahead of Saturday's Munster SFC clash with Clare
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Waterford announce their team ahead of Saturday's Munster SFC clash with Clare

Jun 4th 2014, 11:06 AM 2,370 Views 0 Comments

Waterford go into 2014 without Gary Hurney for the first time in 15 years.

# opener - Monday 17 March, 2014

Superb Ireland overcome Zimbabwe in Cricket World Cup opener after late drama
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From The42
# Take A Bow

Superb Ireland overcome Zimbabwe in Cricket World Cup opener after late drama

Mar 17th 2014, 12:52 PM 13,024 Views 30 Comments

They ultimately won by just three wickets.

# opener - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

Ibrahimovic double puts PSG on verge of quarters
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Ibrahimovic double puts PSG on verge of quarters

Feb 18th 2014, 8:24 PM 4,504 Views 4 Comments

The French champions are away to Bayer Leverkusen.

# opener - Sunday 10 November, 2013

Cool finish from Remy puts Newcastle ahead against Spurs
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From The42
# Latest

Cool finish from Remy puts Newcastle ahead against Spurs

Nov 10th 2013, 12:31 PM 3,674 Views 2 Comments

The Magpies have taken an early lead at White Hart Lane.

# opener - Tuesday 14 May, 2013

Wigan relegated from Premier League, Arsenal go fourth
# Going Down
From The42
# Going Down

Wigan relegated from Premier League, Arsenal go fourth

May 14th 2013, 9:05 PM 14,586 Views 47 Comments

It’s the end of the road for James McCarthy and his Wigan team-mates.

# opener - Tuesday 29 January, 2013

Opinion: Kidney gets our hopes up (again) with wing picks
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From The42
# 6 Nations

Opinion: Kidney gets our hopes up (again) with wing picks

Jan 29th 2013, 6:01 PM 6,084 Views 29 Comments

Keith Earls and Fergus McFadden will be perplexed at their slide down the pecking order.

# opener - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

Celtic's Champions League dreams burn bright after Swede victory
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From The42
# Hoop-la

Celtic's Champions League dreams burn bright after Swede victory

Aug 22nd 2012, 9:17 AM 587 Views 1 Comment

Goals from Kris Commons and Georgios Samaras put The Bhoys in a great position to advance to the group stages.