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Dublin And Galway Name Strong Teams For Allianz League Final

Ahead of tomorrow’s Allianz Football League Division 1 final between Dublin and Galway, hype is beginning to build. As the two standout teams from 2018 so far prepare to face off in Croke Park, both managers have shown their hands. After completing an unbeaten campaign, the Tribesmen have gone with the tried and tested, with Kevin Walsh keeping faith in …

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Ireland Confirm 25-Man Finalised Squad For Turkey Clash

The Republic of Ireland face into their first game since the World Cup play-off defeat to Denmark in November, as they travel to Turkey for a friendly on Friday. The Boys in Green are set for a new look, as O’Neill has confirmed his finalised 25-man squad for the trip. In all, there are eight uncapped players in the travelling …

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Italy Make Three Changes For Trip To France

conor o'shea

Italy’s start to the Six Nations has gone as most had expected, with heavy losses to England and Ireland. The Azzurri now head to Marseille on Friday to take on France, with both teams looking for their first win of the competition. Conor O’Shea has today named his side, with three changes from the team that lost in Dublin. Leonardo Ghiraldini …

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Gregor Townsend Names Exciting Scotland Team For Calcutta Cup

The RBS 6 Nations Rugby Round 2 Stade de France Paris 12/2/2017 France vs Scotland Scotland team at the national anthem Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

Scotland host England in Murrayfield on Saturday evening, eager to get one over on the ‘Old Enemy’ after a run of losses which stretch back to 2008. The Scots suffered a humiliating defeat at Twickenham last year, as the Red Rose continued their Calcutta Cup domination. After a stuttering start to this campaign in Cardiff, the Scots found their feet with …

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Jacques Brunel Rings The Changes For France After Axeing Stars

New Zealand All Blacks Rugby Northern Tour 2017 Stade de France Paris 11/11/2017 France vs New Zealand France’s Mathieu Bastareaud Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

France take on Italy on Friday night in the Six Nations in Marseille, as Le Bleus chase their first win in this season’s tournament. Jacques Brunel has endured a tumultuous start to his reign. After an agonising loss to Ireland in the opening round, they fell to Scotland by six points in Murrayfield. However, it was the aftermath of their …

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Wales Boosted As Three Lions Declared Fit For Ireland Showdown

Toby Faletau

Wales head to Dublin this weekend, aiming to get their Six Nations campaign back on track after a loss against England in Twickenham. Warren Gatland’s side picked up an opening-day win over Scotland despite a host of injuries, and a win over Ireland would propel them right back into the title conversation. The Welsh will be boosted even further this …

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Warren Gatland Names Wales XV For Mammoth England Tie

Wales rocketed themselves into the Six Nations title conversation with a bonus point win over Scotland at the weekend. Depleted by injuries, Warren Gatland’s side weren’t fancied by many last week. However, they blitzed the visiting Scots, and killed off the game early to secure a bonus point victory. However, the next two games will either make or break the …

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Clare Recall Big Guns For Rebels Showdown As Munster Teams Named

Peter Duggan Clare

The Munster Senior Hurling League rumbles on this weekend, as Clare and Cork meet in Ennis with the Banner looking to build on their win over Kerry last week. The management team of Gerry O’Connor and Donal Moloney saw their experimental team easily account for the Kingdom last week by 20 points, and this week have called back some more established …

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The RTÉ Sportsperson, Team And Manager Of The Year Have Been Announced

Republic of Ireland's midfielder James McClean celebrates scoring the team's first goal during the group D World Cup qualifying football match between Wales and Republic of Ireland at Cardiff City Stadium in Cardiff on October 10, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Geoff CADDICK (Photo credit should read GEOFF CADDICK/AFP/Getty Images)

Tonight, the RTÉ Sports Awards took place. Ireland’s greatest athletes, teams and managers were honoured with gongs. There was fierce competition in each category, and although there is always going to be debate after such decisions, there is no doubting the credentials of these winners. 1997 Snooker World Championships winner Ken Doherty was the latest inductee to the RTÉ Sports …

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Leinster Squad For Exeter Clash Includes One Huge Addition


After digging deep for a hard-fought win at Sandy Park on Sunday, Leinster now welcome the Exeter Chiefs back to Dublin this weekend knowing that a win will go a long way to securing a quarter-final berth in the European Champions Cup. The Irish province sit pretty atop Pool 3, and will fancy their chances of trumping the Premiership champions on …

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Leinster And Connacht Hand Debuts To Kiwis As Irish Provinces Name Teams for Weekend


Ahead of the latest round of PRO14 action, the Irish provinces have named their teams for their respective clashes. The most notable calls are Leinster and Connacht giving debuts to Kiwis James Lowe and Pita Ahki respectively. Leinster are facing Treviso, and expect to pick up another win. Including Lowe’s start, Garry Ringrose is appearing for the first time this …

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Eddie Jones Makes Cuts As England Squad For Argentina Test Announced

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - MAY 16: Eddie Jones, the England head coach looks on during the England training session held at Brighton College on May 16, 2017 in Brighton, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

England are currently preparing for their opening November International against Argentina this weekend. The Red Rose are looking to get their season off to the best possible start in Twickenham, as Eddie Jones continues to search for the right combination of players which he will bring to the World Cup in 2019. Ahead of the clash with the Pumas, Jones …

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