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# preview - Saturday 24 June, 2017

Analysis: What will the first Test between the Lions and All Blacks look like?

Murray Kinsella takes a look at the key areas in today’s clash at Eden Park.

# preview - Friday 23 June, 2017

Your essential guide to the weekend's GAA football championship action

Final places up for grabs in Ulster and Leinster, along with a round of 1B qualifiers.

Overshadowed by Lions, but Ireland a joy to watch at tail end of historic season

The finale of a lengthy international campaign is your early-morning appetiser.

# preview - Monday 19 June, 2017

3 Jessica Harrington horses to keep an eye on at Royal Ascot

The Kildare trainer is looking for her first winner at the ‘Olympics of flat racing.’

Irish clubs set to discover Europa and Champions League fate

Dundalk along with Cork City, Shamrock Rovers and Derry City will all have a keen interest in today’s events in Nyon.

# preview - Saturday 17 June, 2017

Hansen sniping away, but Gatland has to focus on the Lions' rugby

The Lions face a crucial game against the Māori today in Rotorua.

# preview - Friday 16 June, 2017

Your essential guide to the weekend's GAA football championship action

Three provincial final places up for grabs, while the qualifier action also gets up and running with Round 1A.

# preview - Saturday 10 June, 2017

The ‘new Carl Frampton’ ready to step up to world-championship level

“Throughout my amateur career, the higher the level I went to, the better I got,” says Ryan Burnett.

# preview - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

Gaeilgeor Robbie Henshaw set to light up his Lions tour against the Blues

The Leinster man is one of the new faces in the Lions team for the clash at Eden Park.

# preview - Sunday 4 June, 2017

Chelsea's Eden Hazard fractures ankle on international duty

Meanwhile, the Belgian star has refused to rule out a move to Real Madrid.

# preview - Wednesday 31 May, 2017

NBA Finals 2017: The five biggest differences as Cavs and Warriors reunite

What makes the upcoming 2017 NBA Finals different from last year’s series?

Bale or Isco? Real Madrid star glad decision isn't his

“We are lucky to have two players of this level.” Casemiro praised the Real Madrid duo.

# preview - Monday 29 May, 2017

Chiellini: Buffon deserves Ballon d'Or for current form, not past achievements

While the goalkeeper’s longevity has impressed some, his team-mate is more taken by his consistently high standards.

# preview - Sunday 28 May, 2017

Man United goalkeeping target urged to 'use his head' amid exit speculation

AC Milan’s Gianluigi Donnarumma has been told in no uncertain terms to avoid any rash decisions by coach Vincenzo Montella.

5 talking points ahead of Dublin's Leinster SHC quarter-final showdown with Galway

The sides meet at O’Connor Park at 4pm.

# preview - Saturday 27 May, 2017

Analysis: What will today's Pro12 final between Munster and Scarlets look like?

The title decider at the Aviva Stadium should be an intriguing clash.

# preview - Monday 22 May, 2017

Mourinho playing Pogba out of position, insists Thierry Henry

The former Juventus midfielder has struggled for consistency this season, but his compatriot believes he knows why.

# preview - Friday 19 May, 2017

Ruddock's form earns Ireland's call but immediate focus is on Pro12 semi-final

The 26-year-old is back in Joe Schmidt’s squad and hopes to impress against Scarlets tonight.

# preview - Saturday 13 May, 2017

Kilkenny's Evergreen out to stop all-conquering Sheriff YC in the FAI Junior Cup final

The Dublin club are looking to lift the trophy for the fifth time in seven years at the Aviva Stadium this evening.

# preview - Friday 12 May, 2017

Pochettino promises to take the 'soul and smell' of White Hart Lane to new stadium

Sunday marks Tottenham’s last match at White Hart Lane.

# preview - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

Mourinho demands more from Manchester United fans

The Red Devils boss emphasised the importance of winning the Europa League – their remaining major trophy.

'June will be very tough for us, today's draw will spark a real interest (in Japan)' -- Joe Schmidt

The Ireland head coach called the pool draw featuring Scotland and Japan ‘a mixed bag’.

# preview - Saturday 6 May, 2017

Little on the line in inter-pros but plenty of Pro12 talking points today

There’s a huge game in Italy, where former Ireland U20 out-half Ian McKinley starts.

# preview - Wednesday 3 May, 2017

'Europa League takes priority over Premier League'

Jose Mourinho has said he could field a weakened side against Arsenal despite the race for the top four not being settled.

# preview - Monday 1 May, 2017

Zidane: Ronaldo's 'goalscoring ability' makes me jealous

Zidane has praised Cristiano Ronaldo and former team-mate Ronaldo Nazario, admitting he envies the duo’s goal tallies.

# preview - Friday 28 April, 2017

Belvo aim to spoil Cork Con's 5-in-a-row Bateman Cup bid

First-time finalists Old Belvedere have the honour of hosting the Ulster Bank Bateman Cup final tomorrow.

# preview - Friday 21 April, 2017

Man City's Jesus in line for early return in FA Cup semi-final

Pep Guardiola will be without John Stones for Sunday’s FA Cup Semi-Final against Arsenal, but Gabriel Jesus will travel with the squad.

# preview - Thursday 13 April, 2017

Pochettino disappointed with Dele Alli Player of the Year omission

Tottenham’s Dele Alli has been shortlisted for the Young Player of the Year gong but not the senior award.

# preview - Friday 7 April, 2017

Win or bust for 'Belvo, Con go to Limerick and all your UBL Div 1 previews

The weekend club action starts tonight with the Colours Match in UCD.

# preview - Saturday 1 April, 2017

'If he tries to be Pádraig, he won't win' - Paul McGinley on Shane Lowry's Masters hopes

The former Ryder Cup captain believes the Offaly man has a chance this week.

The numbers favour Wasps, but Leinster can reward Cullen's faith in youth

Buckle up, the Aviva Stadium is going to get wild this afternoon.

# preview - Friday 31 March, 2017

I'd go up against my own granny! - Hughes has no problem with Whelan-Allen clash

Stoke City manager Mark Hughes has eased concerns about a falling-out between team-mates Glenn Whelan and Joe Allen.

# preview - Saturday 18 March, 2017

Klopp: Nobody better than me for Liverpool job

The German insists he is the right man for the job at Anfield and has stressed it takes time to reach the top.

Schmidt's Ireland focused on delivering big performance to end Six Nations on a high

It’s not the Grand Slam finale we all wanted, but there is still plenty on the line for Ireland as they host England at the Aviva Stadium later.

No Messi, Iniesta or Xavi – Klopp says squad part of Guardiola's problems

A weaker squad has contributed to the former Barcelona boss having some struggles at City, according to the Liverpool manager.

Match-ups and kick-outs crucial as Kerry look to strip Dublin of their 'invincibles' tag

Jim Gavin’s men are looking to equal the record set by the great Kerry side of the 1930s.

# preview - Wednesday 15 March, 2017

'It is not Paul's fault that some pundits are in trouble and need every penny to survive'

Jose Mourinho says Pogba’s critics are “envious” of the Man United star.

# preview - Tuesday 14 March, 2017

Bayer Leverkusen's 17-year-old wonderkid ruled out of CL tie because of school exams

Kai Havertz will miss Wednesday’s second leg against Atletico Madrid.

# preview - Monday 13 March, 2017

Leicester can win the Champions League, says new boss Shakespeare with a straight face

The Foxes trail Sevilla heading into the second leg of their last 16 tie.

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