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#Pre-Season

# pre-season - Friday 23 November, 2018

From The42 Louth's venue for potential Leinster quarter-final against Dublin confirmed Neutral

Louth's venue for potential Leinster quarter-final against Dublin confirmed

Wexford get home advantage if they progress, but Louth would have to face the Dubs in Portlaoise.

# pre-season - Thursday 23 August, 2018

From The42 Copeland set for Connacht bow as Madigan starts for Lam's Bristol Familiar Faces

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

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

# pre-season - Monday 20 August, 2018

From The42 'The penny has to drop': Leinster learn some painful pre-season lessons Reality Check

'The penny has to drop': Leinster learn some painful pre-season lessons

Leo Cullen was disappointed by his side’s lack of intensity and energy against Newcastle on Friday night.

# pre-season - Saturday 18 August, 2018

From The42 17-year-old winger Sexton makes his debut as Ulster slip to pre-season defeat Friendly

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

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

From The42 Connacht hammer Wasps in encouraging pre-season rout in Athlone On Fire

Connacht hammer Wasps in encouraging pre-season rout in Athlone

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

From The42 Munster's young guns show their promise in pre-season success Potential

Munster's young guns show their promise in pre-season success

Number eight Gavin Coombes and back row Jack Daly were among those to impress.

# pre-season - Friday 17 August, 2018

From The42 Out-of-sorts Leinster blown away by rampant Falcons in final pre-season outing Work To Do

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

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

# pre-season - Thursday 16 August, 2018

From The42 Masterson set for surgery while new signings get starting roles for Connacht's clash with Wasps in Athlone Pre-Season

Masterson set for surgery while new signings get starting roles for Connacht's clash with Wasps in Athlone

The back row suffered a hand injury in last week’s friendly win over Brive.

From The42 Fardy captains Leinster as Frawley gets shot at 10 against Newcastle Team News

Fardy captains Leinster as Frawley gets shot at 10 against Newcastle

The highly-promising Caelan Doris starts at number eight for Leo Cullen’s side.

# pre-season - Monday 13 August, 2018

From The42 Positive news on O'Donnell but several Munster players remain long-term absentees Injury Update

Positive news on O'Donnell but several Munster players remain long-term absentees

Johann van Graan issued an injury update as the province prepare for their first pre-season friendly this Friday.

# pre-season - Friday 10 August, 2018

From The42 Dave Kearney makes his return as Leinster get a good workout in France Pre-Season

Dave Kearney makes his return as Leinster get a good workout in France

Rory O’Loughlin and James Tracy scored the tries against Montauban.

# pre-season - Thursday 2 August, 2018

From The42 'I am not happy about this situation' - Chelsea boss Sarri says Willian's late return is 'strange' Frustrated This post contains videos

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

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

# pre-season - Saturday 28 July, 2018

From The42 Morata on form for Chelsea as Inter fall on penalties Pre-Season

Morata on form for Chelsea as Inter fall on penalties

Willy Caballero also shone as he made the difference in the shoot-out.

# pre-season - Friday 27 July, 2018

From The42 Barcelona women's team relegated to economy while men's team fly business class in first mixed tour Trouble

Barcelona women's team relegated to economy while men's team fly business class in first mixed tour

Both sides are in the US for pre-season preparations.

# pre-season - Monday 16 July, 2018

From The42 Sanchez left behind for Man United's US tour due to 'personal administrative issue' Pre-Season

Sanchez left behind for Man United's US tour due to 'personal administrative issue'

The Chilean didn’t fly out to Los Angeles with the rest of the squad yesterday, but the club is hopeful he makes the trip in the coming days.

# pre-season - Monday 9 July, 2018

From The42 McClean to face disciplinary action after failing to show for West Brom training camp AWOL

McClean to face disciplinary action after failing to show for West Brom training camp

The Ireland international has been heavily linked with a move to Stoke City.

# pre-season - Tuesday 29 May, 2018

From The42 Declan Kidney's London Irish to meet Munster in Cork for pre-season Homecoming

Declan Kidney's London Irish to meet Munster in Cork for pre-season

Johann van Graan’s men will then face Exeter Chiefs before the new campaign begins.

# pre-season - Sunday 7 January, 2018

From The42 Munster GAA chiefs bring pre-season finals forward a week to avoid dead rubbers January Showdowns

Munster GAA chiefs bring pre-season finals forward a week to avoid dead rubbers

Clare will face Limerick in hurling while it’ll be a clash of Cork and Clare in football.

From The42 Here's the line-up for the Walsh Cup semi-finals as Gilroy and Davy go head-to-head Last Four

Here's the line-up for the Walsh Cup semi-finals as Gilroy and Davy go head-to-head

Davy Fitzgerald’s Wexford were 42-point winners over Wicklow today.

From The42 Here's the draw for the O'Byrne Cup semis after Dublin's early exit Pre-Season

Here's the draw for the O'Byrne Cup semis after Dublin's early exit

Holders knocked out following one-point defeat to Wexford.

# pre-season - Thursday 4 January, 2018

From The42 Here are the semi-final draws for the 2018 O'Byrne and Walsh Cup competitions

Here are the semi-final draws for the 2018 O'Byrne and Walsh Cup competitions

Last round of fixtures in the Leinster pre-season fare this weekend.

# pre-season - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

From The42 Kerry join Tipperary in withdrawing from the upcoming McGrath Cup Pre-Season

Kerry join Tipperary in withdrawing from the upcoming McGrath Cup

Kerry are the defending champions.

# pre-season - Sunday 27 August, 2017

From The42 Keane's tenure up and running as Connacht see off Pat Lam's Bristol Friendly

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

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

# pre-season - Friday 25 August, 2017

From The42 Leinster's young guns impress again as they see off Bath at Donnybrook Young Guns

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

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

From The42 'He's only been here a few weeks but already made a positive impact' Locked And Loaded

'He's only been here a few weeks but already made a positive impact'

Leinster coach Leo Cullen gives his thoughts on new arrival Scott Fardy, the province’s young guns and the season ahead.

# pre-season - Thursday 10 August, 2017

From The42 Ireland U20s star Larmour starts at fullback for Leinster's pre-season trip to Perpignan Opportunity Knocks

Ireland U20s star Larmour starts at fullback for Leinster's pre-season trip to Perpignan

Leo Cullen has named a youthful XV for Friday’s friendly.

# pre-season - Thursday 3 August, 2017

From The42 'I don’t think £200 million for Neymar is expensive' - Mourinho weighs in on potential PSG mega-move Bargain

'I don’t think £200 million for Neymar is expensive' - Mourinho weighs in on potential PSG mega-move

The Manchester United manager will see the club’s record fee for Paul Pogba doubled were PSG to secure the Barcelona forward.

# pre-season - Wednesday 2 August, 2017

From The42 Henderson misses crucial spot kick as Atleti edge Liverpool to win Audi Cup Shootout

Henderson misses crucial spot kick as Atleti edge Liverpool to win Audi Cup

Penalties were required after the sides couldn’t be separated at 1-1.

From The42 Irish fans treated to a Man United victory on their Aviva Stadium return Pre-Season

Irish fans treated to a Man United victory on their Aviva Stadium return

The Premier League club edged out Sampdoria on their first visit to Dublin since 2010.

# pre-season - Sunday 30 July, 2017

From The42 Goalscorer Lacazette limped off as Arsenal were defeated by Seville in the Emirates Cup today He's Okay Folks

Goalscorer Lacazette limped off as Arsenal were defeated by Seville in the Emirates Cup today

The French striker scored his second goal of pre-season during Arsenal’s 2-1 defeat to Seville.

# pre-season - Thursday 20 July, 2017

From The42 Mourinho treating Manchester derby as training session in front of 70,000 American fans Stateside

Mourinho treating Manchester derby as training session in front of 70,000 American fans

The two Premier League sides meet in a pre-season friendly in Houston tonight.

# pre-season - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

From The42 Arsenal hit hard by food poisoning in China as several players struck down Pre-season Problems

Arsenal hit hard by food poisoning in China as several players struck down

Olivier Giroud and Per Mertesacker pulled out of Arsenal’s friendly against Bayern Munich earlier while three players felt unwell during the game.

# pre-season - Thursday 13 July, 2017

From The42 Free agents Given, Brown and Bruce train with non-league club in bid to keep fit Pre-Season

Free agents Given, Brown and Bruce train with non-league club in bid to keep fit

The former Premier League trio are currently searching for new employers.

# pre-season - Monday 20 February, 2017

From The42 Former Tipperary star Colin O'Riordan made his senior debut for the Sydney Swans yesterday Pre-Season

Former Tipperary star Colin O'Riordan made his senior debut for the Sydney Swans yesterday

The 21-year-old wore number 38 in his first game for the AFL club.

# pre-season - Thursday 5 January, 2017

From The42 Eddie Brennan in charge as Kilkenny get 2017 off to a winning start Pre-Season

Eddie Brennan in charge as Kilkenny get 2017 off to a winning start

The Cats’ U21 team ran out nine-point winners over DCU in the Walsh Cup opener.

# pre-season - Friday 26 August, 2016

From The42 Leinster end pre-season with five-try defeat to Bath in Donnybrook Losing Note

Leinster end pre-season with five-try defeat to Bath in Donnybrook

Cian Healy and Rob Kearney made promising returns for the eastern province.

From The42 Tyler Bleyendaal impresses as Munster earn emphatic pre-season win Report

Tyler Bleyendaal impresses as Munster earn emphatic pre-season win

On the day of his 23rd birthday, new arrival, South African lock Jean Kleyn also made a positive impression.

From The42 'My 1st year in the academy we finished bottom': Buckley eager after missing Connacht's finest hour Gladiators Ready

'My 1st year in the academy we finished bottom': Buckley eager after missing Connacht's finest hour

The westerners were in Sale yesterday for training session with added intensity.

# pre-season - Monday 22 August, 2016

From The42 Munster's Erasmus hopes for attacking progress after win over Zebre Rassie's Verdict

Munster's Erasmus hopes for attacking progress after win over Zebre

The South African director of rugby rated his side’s performance as solid.

# pre-season - Saturday 20 August, 2016

From The42 Ulster slip to pre-season defeat at Exeter despite try-scoring cameo from academy winger Pre-Season

Ulster slip to pre-season defeat at Exeter despite try-scoring cameo from academy winger

Robert Lyttle made a big impact off the bench at Sandy Park.

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