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#Pre-Season

# pre-season - Wednesday 10 August, 2016

From The42 Cullen includes 7 internationals in first Leinster squad of the season Pre-Season

Cullen includes 7 internationals in first Leinster squad of the season

The eastern province face Ulster in Navan this Saturday.

# pre-season - Saturday 30 July, 2016

From The42 Real Madrid stroll to victory over Chelsea in front of 100,000 fans Pre-Season

Real Madrid stroll to victory over Chelsea in front of 100,000 fans

Eden Hazard’s late double put some gloss on the scoreline but Chelsea were well beaten in Michigan.

# pre-season - Monday 25 July, 2016

From The42 Ireland internationals return as provinces prepare for demanding season 2016/17

Ireland internationals return as provinces prepare for demanding season

Connacht, Leinster, Munster and Ulster face a testing time in Europe again.

# pre-season - Wednesday 22 June, 2016

From The42 Leinster to kick-off their pre-season with fixtures in Navan and Tallaght On The Road

Leinster to kick-off their pre-season with fixtures in Navan and Tallaght

Leinster have announced three pre-season matches ahead of the new campaign.

# pre-season - Thursday 18 February, 2016

From The42 Shamrock Rovers hit the woodwork 3 times but go out of Indian cup to Brazilian outfit Nearly Men

Shamrock Rovers hit the woodwork 3 times but go out of Indian cup to Brazilian outfit

The SSE Airtricity League Premier Division club lost 1-0 to Atletico Paranaense in the Sait Nagjee tournament.

# pre-season - Tuesday 16 February, 2016

From The42 Shamrock Rovers prolong Indian trip by booking semi-final spot with Brazilian side Pre-Season

Shamrock Rovers prolong Indian trip by booking semi-final spot with Brazilian side

The Hoops will play Atletico Paranaense in the last four after 1860 Munich drew with FC Dnipro in the final Group B clash.

# pre-season - Monday 8 February, 2016

From The42 20,000 fans in attendance as Shamrock Rovers lose opening game on Indian tour Hoops On Tour

20,000 fans in attendance as Shamrock Rovers lose opening game on Indian tour

The Hoops lose their Nagjee Cup opener in stifling conditions.

# pre-season - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

From The42 'Everyone in the LOI will be jealous' - Shamrock Rovers head off to India Long-haul Flight

'Everyone in the LOI will be jealous' - Shamrock Rovers head off to India

The Hoops will play in a pre-season tournament over the next week.

# pre-season - Sunday 10 January, 2016

From The42 Fog and fisticuffs - The best of the weekend's GAA action in 11 pictures Pre-Season

Fog and fisticuffs - The best of the weekend's GAA action in 11 pictures

There’s nothing quite like January GAA…

# pre-season - Friday 21 August, 2015

From The42 Marsh, Dardis and Ryan in Leinster XV for pre-season clash with Ulster Youth

Marsh, Dardis and Ryan in Leinster XV for pre-season clash with Ulster

Dominic Ryan captains Leo Cullen’s first XV of the 2015/16 campaign.

# pre-season - Thursday 13 August, 2015

From The42 This Scotland XV could give Schmidt's Ireland a better game than Wales did Kilted Kiwi

This Scotland XV could give Schmidt's Ireland a better game than Wales did

Meanwhile, Connacht have named their side for the pre-season friendly in Castres.

From The42 Foley picks Bleyendaal at 10 for Munster's clash with Grenoble Tyler

Foley picks Bleyendaal at 10 for Munster's clash with Grenoble

The former Crusaders playmaker partners Cathal Sheridan in the halfbacks.

# pre-season - Thursday 6 August, 2015

From The42 Connacht's Kiwi rugby league convert wears 13 against Grenoble Code Hopper

Connacht's Kiwi rugby league convert wears 13 against Grenoble

Api Pewhairangi partners Bundee Aki in the midfield tomorrow in Galway.

# pre-season - Tuesday 4 August, 2015

From The42 Lam able to increase focus on detail for third year in charge of Connacht West Reawakens

Lam able to increase focus on detail for third year in charge of Connacht

The Samoan and his team are regrouping for another shot at the same targets.

# pre-season - Saturday 1 August, 2015

From The42 Coutinho makes goalscoring return, Origi also on target as Liverpool win in Finland Pre-Season

Coutinho makes goalscoring return, Origi also on target as Liverpool win in Finland

The Reds have just one more pre-season game.

From The42 No gremlins for Ireland, but Fitzgerald vouches for pre-season prep High Places

No gremlins for Ireland, but Fitzgerald vouches for pre-season prep

While Wales, England and France have been at altitude, Ireland preferred to keep it low-key.

# pre-season - Saturday 25 July, 2015

From The42 Man United are clicking into gear as they beat Barcelona in latest pre-season win On A Roll

Man United are clicking into gear as they beat Barcelona in latest pre-season win

That makes them European champions, right?

# pre-season - Thursday 23 July, 2015

From The42 Danny Ings is showing great pre-season form as Liverpool romp to big friendly win Treble Play

Danny Ings is showing great pre-season form as Liverpool romp to big friendly win

The Reds recorded a 7-0 victory this morning.

# pre-season - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

From The42 Who are the Irish provinces playing in the pre-season?

Who are the Irish provinces playing in the pre-season?

Bernard Jackman’s Grenoble will take on both Connacht and Munster.

# pre-season - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

From The42 Henderson's rabona assist the highlight of Liverpool's pre-season win in Thailand Up And Running

Henderson's rabona assist the highlight of Liverpool's pre-season win in Thailand

Five of the Reds’ summer signings featured.

# pre-season - Saturday 11 July, 2015

From The42 Raheem Sterling is off on tour with Liverpool but Balotelli and Borini left to train at Melwood On The Plane

Raheem Sterling is off on tour with Liverpool but Balotelli and Borini left to train at Melwood

The England forward is included in the squad despite trying to force a move away.

# pre-season - Sunday 1 February, 2015

From The42 Dublin and Galway will meet in next weekend's Walsh Cup final at Croke Park Pre-Season

Dublin and Galway will meet in next weekend's Walsh Cup final at Croke Park

Despite having players sent off, both sides were victorious in this afternoon’s semi-finals.

# pre-season - Sunday 18 January, 2015

From The42 Wins for Galway and Wexford in Walsh Cup Preseason

Wins for Galway and Wexford in Walsh Cup

The Kehoe Cup also got under way today.

# pre-season - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

Sligo Rovers could have done with Mr Plow at this morning's pre-season training

Manager Owen Heary and his players got the shovels out so the first session back could go ahead.

# pre-season - Friday 29 August, 2014

From The42 Pre-season training just ain't what it used to be for rugby players Less Is More

Pre-season training just ain't what it used to be for rugby players

Rob Kearney points out how shorter, sharper sessions are better for everyone.

# pre-season - Sunday 10 August, 2014

NFL running back fires 45lb plate downfield 'like a frisbee'

That’s over 20 kilos in new money.

# pre-season - Friday 8 August, 2014

From The42 Munster head coach Foley relishing the pressure of first season Axel

Munster head coach Foley relishing the pressure of first season

‘We have two years – we want to see how far we can go, how good we can be.’

# pre-season - Thursday 7 August, 2014

From The42 Leinster back row O'Brien enjoying Groundhog Day pre-season grind Condition

Leinster back row O'Brien enjoying Groundhog Day pre-season grind

The Ireland international feels that he becomes a better athlete with each passing summer.

# pre-season - Thursday 31 July, 2014

From The42 Roy Keane sees Villa beaten by Paul Cook's buoyant Chesterfield VILLAINS

Roy Keane sees Villa beaten by Paul Cook's buoyant Chesterfield

There’s was plenty of Irish interest as Jack Grealish was amongst the Irish on show.

# pre-season - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

From The42 Fabregas curls 25-yard free-kick in for his first Chelsea goal Off The Mark

Fabregas curls 25-yard free-kick in for his first Chelsea goal

Jose Mourinho’s side picked up a 3-1 win in their pre-season friendly with Vitesse Arnhem.

From The42 O'Connell urges patience as Munster's all-Irish coaches look for balance Paulie

O'Connell urges patience as Munster's all-Irish coaches look for balance

The 34-year-old lock admits working under Anthony Foley and Jerry Flannery has altered their personal relationships.

# pre-season - Thursday 10 July, 2014

From The42 Counter-attacking and basic skills the keys to Prendergast's philosophy Specialist

Counter-attacking and basic skills the keys to Prendergast's philosophy

Grenoble’s new backs coach outlines his areas of focus ahead of the Top 14 season.

# pre-season - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

From The42 All four Irish provinces have confirmed their pre-season schedules Friendlies

All four Irish provinces have confirmed their pre-season schedules

Here’s the fixture list for the warm-up games in preparation for the 2014/15 campaign.

# pre-season - Monday 30 June, 2014

From The42 Leinster to take on Ulster in pre-season friendly at Tallaght Stadium It Begins

Leinster to take on Ulster in pre-season friendly at Tallaght Stadium

The two provinces will renew their rivalry on the 30th of August.

# pre-season - Thursday 20 February, 2014

From The42 Waterford United scored directly from a corner last night Pre-Season This post contains videos

Waterford United scored directly from a corner last night

Ok there was a gale force storm blowing down in the RSC, but still…

# pre-season - Thursday 23 January, 2014

From The42 Harte changes 10 for Tyrone's McKenna Cup final Pre-Season

Harte changes 10 for Tyrone's McKenna Cup final

The Red Hand face Cavan in Enniskillen on Saturday night.

# pre-season - Sunday 19 January, 2014

From The42 18 of the best GAA pictures from the weekend's pre-season action January Days This post contains images

18 of the best GAA pictures from the weekend's pre-season action

There was games on across the four provinces today.

# pre-season - Saturday 18 January, 2014

From The42 Wexford hit four to book place in Walsh Cup semis Pre-Season

Wexford hit four to book place in Walsh Cup semis

Liam Dunne’s side were 25-point winners against NUIG in Gorey this afternoon.

From The42 Cody gives Cats a chance to impress against DIT Cats

Cody gives Cats a chance to impress against DIT

Colin Fennelly and TJ Reid the most familiar faces in an experimental Kilkenny side.

From The42 Aidan O'Shea returns as Mayo prepare for Roscommon Pre-Season

Aidan O'Shea returns as Mayo prepare for Roscommon

James Horan makes seven changes to the side held by IT Sligo last weekend.