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Tuesday 7 February 2023 Dublin: 7°C


6th February 2023
# Big Stu
'There were definitely times when I didn’t think I would ever get another game'
Stuart McCloskey had some lovely touches during Ireland’s win over Wales.
This week
5th February 2023 - 7th February 2023
# Tipperary GAA
Cashel Community School show grit and guts to win first-ever Harty Cup
The first all-Tipperary final in 106 years of this competition, played out in front of 7,283 spectators, was decided by Éanna Ormond’s stoppage-time winner.
Last week
29th January 2023 - 4th February 2023
Allianz and Women's Aid are asking the people of Ireland to come together to help combat domestic abuse
Allianz and Women's Aid are asking the people of Ireland to come together to help combat domestic abuse
It’s time to take a stand and show anyone subjected to domestic abuse that they’re not alone.
# Job Done
Farrell's Ireland get Six Nations tilt rolling with bonus-point win in Cardiff
The visitors played some stunning rugby in the first half but had a wobble after the break.
# Championship
Championship: Burnley continue march to promotion, Hendrick among Irish on target
Scott Hogan, Mark Sykes, and Cyrus Christie all scored vital goals for their respective sides.
# Opening Day
Gatland's return gives Wales bounce but Ireland are deserved favourites
Andy Farrell’s men will be targetting a Six Nations title and it all starts in Cardiff this afternoon.
# Team news
Gatland names 34-year-old Halfpenny to start against Ireland
The Welsh boss has announced his matchday 23 for Saturday’s Six Nations showdown.
Last month
January 2023
Hilarious comedy Extraordinary now streaming exclusively on Disney+
Hilarious comedy Extraordinary now streaming exclusively on Disney+
The unique superhero series begins streaming exclusively on Disney+ today.
# Munster Schools Senior Cup
Stunning Barrett score seals last-gasp Christians comeback win over rivals Pres
In a role reversal of last year’s thrilling semi-final, CBC won it with two late, late scores. PBC, meanwhile, are still alive via the backdoor system.
# Premier Power
Two Tipperary schools to contest Dr Harty Cup final for first time in 106-year history
Thurles CBS will face first-time finalists Cashel CS after defeating Midleton CBS.
# Boost
UCC keep Sigerson ambitions alive with 7-point win over ATU Galway
A 54th-minute goal from substitute Seán O’Connor was key to the victory.
Terenure celebrate double victory as Cork Con overcome Dublin University
Here’s your round-up of men’s All-Ireland League results.
# dammit zammit
Louis Rees-Zammit likely to miss Wales’ Six Nations clash with Ireland
The Gloucester wing suffered an ankle injury on Christmas Eve.
Welcome to Chippendales on Disney+ is this month's unmissable show
Welcome to Chippendales on Disney+ is this month's unmissable show
An original Disney+ series, Welcome to Chippendales is your new must-watch series.
# Winning run
Hyland propels Offaly into O'Byrne Cup semi-finals with win over Dublin
Offaly are now two wins away from their first title since 1998.
Knight shines but Madden goes from hero to zero as Irish stars face mixed fortunes
There was also disappointment for Ireland duo Andrew Omobamidele and Adam Idah as Norwich City lost 1-0 at home to Blackburn Rovers.
Cork Con and Dublin University share the spoils after thrilling 10-try clash
Here’s your All-Ireland League and Junior Cup round-up.
# Report
Tipperary too strong for Clare as Liam Cahill secures first win in charge
The feelgood factor was helped by fine performances from Michael Breen, Gearóid O’Connor and Seán Ryan.
# Leinster
O'Gara shoots 1-4 as Dublin claim early O'Byrne Cup victory over Wicklow
Baltinglass hosted tonight’s clash.
# Starting Sides
Dublin and Kerry name teams ahead of 2023 football openers tonight
Dublin are away to Wicklow and Kerry travel to face Cork.
Energy costs: See the Government supports available to relieve pressure on households
Energy costs: See the Government supports available to relieve pressure on households
A national campaign is underway encouraging people to “reduce your use” over the winter months while staying warm and well.
Ospreys strike late to see off Cardiff and Scarlets bag four tries in win over Dragons
Two local derbies commanded the focus in Welsh rugby today.
# Rising Stars
Eight young hurlers to watch in the 2023 season
Who are the young hurlers to keep an eye on this year?
Last year
# The Future
'We've got a bond, but in football you know you might not see much of each other again'
Ireland’s U-21s came close to history in 2022, but as they go their separate ways the next 12 months will shape careers.
# Scottish scene
Lundstram’s first-half effort enough as Rangers edge Ross County
Elsewhere, Alan Power was sent off as his Kilmarnock side battled to a 2-2 draw at Motherwell.
# Review
Terenure's 8-match winning streak ended by Young Munster
Shay McCarthy followed up on a Dan Goggin cross-field kick, which was collected by Conor Hayes, to score a decisive 77th-minute try.
# Wrap
Irish duo on target in Championship as Idah returns
Will Keane and Callum Robinson were among the scorers in England’s second tier.
# Wrap
In-form Young Munster hand heavy defeat to Shannon
Elsewhere, Clontarf’s mastery of the lineout maul was the difference in their late 29-22 win over Cork Constitution at Temple Hill.
# Maigh Cuilinn
Galway champions Moycullen cruise to first Connacht senior football title
It completed a memorable weekend for the club after they captured the Galway minor title on Saturday.
# around the grounds
Bonus point win for Terenure, Cork Con kicking is key and Young Munster finish strong
All the Round 7 action from the Energia All-Ireland Men’s League.
# ail review
Con continue to build momentum, Terenure build four-point lead atop Division 1A
Young Munster, meanwhile, inflicted a first defeat of the season on champions Clontarf.
# Have your say
Do you agree with our Ireland team to face Norway?
Stephen Kenny is expected to name a strong side at the Aviva Stadium tomorrow night.
# retained firefighters
Retained firefighters hold 'demonstration of frustration' to highlight issues facing the service
‘We need more time off, guaranteed wages, and increase of staff,’ said one protester.
# landmark success
All-Ireland intermediate club champions Naas power into Leinster senior semi-final
Tom Mullally’s side ran out surprisingly comfortable 15-point winners over Shinrone of Offaly.
# Nervy Times
Pressure piles on Rangers boss van Bronckhorst after shock defeat to St Johnstone
Rangers are now seven points behind Celtic at the top of the cinch Premiership.
# Potential
What happened next for one of the stars of Stephen Kenny's Ireland U21 team?
Conor Masterson on life at Championship leaders QPR and his hopes for the future.
# Back where they belong
Dundalk secure European football on back of edgy win over Bohs
The Lilywhites are back in Europe after a one-year absence.
# Wrap
Sean O'Brien picks up injury as AIL debut for Naas ends in defeat
The former Leinster flanker returned to club rugby action today.
# Long road back
Fit-again Justin Tipuric to captain Wales in autumn internationals
The Ospreys flanker leads his country once again after an intense 15-month injury battle.
Key wins for Clontarf, Trinity, Terenure and Ballynahinch in the AIL
Trinity retained the Dudley Cup by beating arch rivals UCD 38-24.
# Wrap
Cork Con looking to bounce back from Terenure defeat, as UCD face Young Munster
Meanwhile in the Women’s All-Ireland League, leaders Old Belvedere take on Galwegians.
# Late Late Show
93rd-minute goal sees Drogheda stun 10-man Bohs and seal first win in five games
A chorus of boos from the Jodi Stand greeted the final whistle at Dalymount Park.
# tributes paid
Dundalk see off Finn Harps on emotional night a week on from tragedy at Creeslough
There was an impeccable minute’s silence from all in attendance in Ballybofey.
# Preview
Leaders Dublin University set to face UCD as Terenure host Cork
Meanwhile, Blackrock v Galwegians is among the standout ties in the All-Ireland League Women’s Division.