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10th December 2023
Today feels far more important than just a pool game for Leinster
La Rochelle have ended the Irish province’s European dreams in the last three seasons.
Last week
3rd December 2023 - 9th December 2023
Connacht seek big performance to keep Bordeaux's French stars quiet
The province welcome Bordeaux-Begles to Galway tonight.
Ireland aim to finish historic 2023 - and interim reign - with a win at Windsor Park
Eileen Gleeson’s side can round off a perfect Nations League campaign, but Northern Ireland are targetting a play-off.
This month
December 2023
How have Ireland avoided a post World Cup hangover?
Opposition quality has played a big part, but there’s more to it than that.
Last month
November 2023
Katie Taylor is backed into a corner. Can she still bite back?
Gavan Casey looks ahead to a massive night for the Bray woman, and for Irish boxing, at the 3Arena.
'I still can't believe the person I was after the Olympics... I was a f***ing idiot'
Hearn vows to deliver Croke Park but admits Taylor 'right up against it' in 3Arena rematch
Daunting Dutch test is the players' last chance to give Stephen Kenny a major Irish win
We preview Ireland’s final Euro 2024 qualifier.
Ulster's expectations have gradually deflated over the last 15 years. Their long-term must start now
With a host of big names returning, tonight’s URC interpro against Munster can represent a new beginning for Ulster.
October 2023
Expect tricks and treats as standard setters Ireland close in on promotion in Albania
Will Halloween Night bring more Katie McCabe bangers?
Ferocious Boks and clinical Kiwis battle for World Cup supremacy
Tonight’s decider is a fascinating match-up of the two greatest World Cup nations.
Complacency the enemy as Ireland look to continue bright start against minnows
Albania are the opposition at Tallaght Stadium tonight.
Another long stretch of national indifference begins with dead-rubber qualifier against Gibraltar
Ireland play their penultimate Euro 2024 qualifier against Gibraltar in Faro tonight.
Ireland are on the brink of history. The All Blacks stand in their way
Andy Farrell’s side have a better defence, attack, and forward pack but knock-out rugby can be wild.
It's time for Ireland to get one over the Greeks and right the wrongs of Athens
Preview of Ireland against Greece in tonight’s Euro 2024 qualifier in Dublin.
Gareth Bale to lend the stardust as the FAI land in Nyon to confirm their Euro 2028 bid success
Ireland will be formally confirmed as Euro 2028 co-hosts later today – here is what to expect.
Gareth Bale to lend the stardust as the FAI land in Nyon to confirm their Euro 2028 bid success
Ireland will be formally confirmed as Euro 2028 co-hosts later today – here is what to expect.
All logic says Ireland will beat Scotland but sport is full of jeopardy
Andy Farrell’s side have lots of reasons to be confident for the World Cup clash in Paris.
September 2023
Europe's stardust and US depth set for Ryder Cup clash in golf's best-loved holiday
It’s here: we preview the 2023 Ryder Cup.
Budapest test another chance for Ireland to get comfortable with favourites tag
Eileen Gleeson’s side face Hungary in their next Nations League clash tonight.
Aviva Stadium debut should be a huge celebration for Irish women's football
‘It’s not just about the squad walking out, it’s about everybody who has played their part over the last few years.’
Ireland can take big step towards World Cup glory in battle royale with Boks
Andy Farrell’s team is more settled and cohesive, but South Africa have serious firepower.
How much has the Springboks team changed since the last World Cup?
Rassie Erasmus and Jacques Nienaber are leaning on lots of familiar faces.
Irish fans turn Nantes green as Farrell's men bid to keep Tonga stars quiet
Johnny Sexton will direct the show as Ireland attempt to show their class at Stade de la Beaujoire.
'It is absolutely our ambition to qualify. We’ve built a team to qualify'
Ireland in must-win territory as in-form Netherlands arrive looking for three points in Dublin tonight.
Do you agree with our Ireland team to face Netherlands?
'I'd never be allowed back now if I got that close again'
Ireland should put Romania to the sword in scorching Bordeaux sun
A strong Irish selection should have far too much quality for the Oaks.
Hold your breath: Depleted Ireland face a truly daunting test against France
Ireland are shorn of several key players for their Euro 2024 qualifier against France tonight.
This year
Ireland visit one of rugby's great little stadiums for Samoa showdown
Andy Farrell’s men are in Bayonne for their final World Cup warm-up clash.
The attack intricacies Ireland will want to show more of against England
Andy Farrell’s side are showing signs of continued development in their clever attack.
Five key questions ahead of Dublin and Kerry's novel All-Ireland final showdown
Who will lift the Brendan Martin Cup tomorrow?
What will Andy Farrell want to see in Ireland's clash with Italy?
The build-up to the World Cup begins in earnest in Dublin this evening.
Ireland's World Cup voyage coming to an end - but important to finish on a high
Vera Pauw’s side round out their first-ever major tournament against Nigeria as the future moves into focus.
Four key forwards who could decide the All-Ireland Ladies semi-finals
Dublin, Cork, Kerry and Mayo will contest the semi-finals in a double-header on Saturday evening.
Ireland must strike balance against Canada to keep World Cup hopes alive
It’s a must-not-lose showdown for Vera Pauw’s side in Perth.
Crowning moment as Ireland set for World Cup debut in Sydney sell-out
Vera Pauw’s tigers go into the lions’ den of co-hosts Australia as they make their first appearance at a major tournament.
Ireland U20s target another memorable win against World Cup hosts South Africa
Richie Murphy’s side take on the Junior Springboks in the semi-finals of the U20 World Cup today.
Can Galway at last end their barren Croke Park spell against the might of Limerick?
Throw-in at Croke Park is 6pm this evening.
One of last year's All-Ireland finalists facing exit door at Croke Park on Sunday
Kilkenny will put their O’Duffy Cup on the line against Cork on Sunday.
Frustration clear as football far from the focus ahead of Ireland's World Cup send-off
France – one of world’s top teams – are the opposition at Tallaght Stadium tonight.
Balance to be struck as World Cup hopefuls look to give Pauw more sleepless nights
Ireland face Zambia at a sold-out Tallaght Stadium tonight – and D-Day looms large.
Kenny hits back at 'shambolic' comment ahead of no-win Gibraltar clash
Kenny clashed with one journalist over a perceived lack of respect as pressure mounts.
5 key questions ahead of LGFA All-Ireland senior championship throw-in
Dublin v Kerry is a standout opening-round fixture.