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Dublin: 0 °C Saturday 25 November, 2017

#Pre-Season

# pre-season - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

Kerry join Tipperary in withdrawing from the upcoming McGrath Cup

Kerry are the defending champions.

# pre-season - Sunday 27 August, 2017

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

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.

'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

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

'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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

'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

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

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.

# pre-season - Friday 19 August, 2016

Superb Sweetnam helps Munster to get Erasmus era off to winning start

The Cork man scored a brace of tries in Waterford.

# pre-season - Wednesday 17 August, 2016

Ex-Leinster centre O'Shea starts for Munster in first pre-season game

Local man Jack O’Donoghue is at number eight for the Waterford-hosted friendly.

# pre-season - Saturday 13 August, 2016

'I think it's brave' - Henry influence being felt by Heaslip and Leinster

The Ireland number eight has been learning about leaving a legacy.

# pre-season - Friday 12 August, 2016

Conan captains Leinster as Byrne handed 10 shirt for Ulster clash

Barry Daly, Rory O’Loughlin and Niall Morris all start in an exciting backline.

# pre-season - Thursday 11 August, 2016

Kelleher wears 15 for Connacht as O'Brien selected in second row

Pat Lam has named his first XV of the new season.

# pre-season - Wednesday 10 August, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

'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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

The Reds have just one more pre-season game.

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.

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