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Dublin: 10 °C Thursday 30 July, 2015


# preview - Thursday 2 July, 2015

Can anyone stop ‘va va Froome’ in this year’s Tour de France?

We take a look at the leading contenders for the yellow jersey in 2015.

# preview - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

G-Mac hoping to arrest slide in form by joining illustrious list of 3-time champs

McDowell could sure use a three-peat right now.

# preview - Monday 22 June, 2015

Ireland hoping unbeaten run can lead to Euro glory

The Irish women’s U17 team begin their Euro 2015 bid today.

# preview - Monday 1 June, 2015

‘We know deep down this is it’ – Ireland’s journey to the pinnacle begins this week

UAE are the visitors to Dublin and the stakes are high.

# preview - Saturday 23 May, 2015

Thanks Paulie and more talking points as Munster take on Ospreys

Last night’s starter was incredible, we’re ready for the main course.

# preview - Friday 22 May, 2015

Missing grunt and more talking points before Ulster’s Pro12 semi in Glasgow

This has the makings to be the best Pro12 play-off ever.

# preview - Saturday 16 May, 2015

A shot at McGregor or Aldo could be at stake in today’s UFC main event

Frankie Edgar takes on Urijah Faber in Manila this afternoon.

# preview - Friday 15 May, 2015

‘When my money’s on the line, I’ll be backing Kerry for the All-Ireland once again’

Jamie Wall runs the rule over the contenders for the Sam Maguire this year.

# preview - Saturday 9 May, 2015

Pressure rising for Ulster v Munster as play-off squeeze takes hold

Provinces south and north go head to head today with a crucial home Pro12 semi-final on the line.

# preview - Thursday 7 May, 2015

Half the country should be glued to this Pro12 game tomorrow night

It’s Ospreys. It’s Glasgow. And it’ll be live on a red button near you.

# preview - Friday 1 May, 2015

‘James McCarthy is insurance for me’ – Toffees midfielder impressing in new role

Everton manager Roberto Martinez has lauded the flexibility of the Ireland international.

# preview - Saturday 18 April, 2015

Here’s what the French media are saying before Leinster’s clash with Toulon

Devin Toner has been picked out as a key player by Midi Olympique.

# preview - Saturday 4 April, 2015

Bath’s thrilling backline a threat but Leinster’s forward power to prevail

Matt O’Connor will have what looks like his strongest XV of the season out at the Aviva Stadium this afternoon.

# preview - Friday 3 April, 2015

Leinster channel spirit of ‘Bloodgate’ win in Quins ahead of Bath clash

‘We realised that we’re going to have to have that same mental attitude,’ says captain Jamie Heaslip.

‘Silverware would be huge’ – Connacht dreaming big in Challenge Cup

Pat Lam’s side face the highly-fancied Gloucester in Kingsholm this evening.

# preview - Saturday 28 March, 2015

Northern Ireland’s key Euro 2016 qualifier to be met with religious protests

Michael O’Neill’s men have made a blistering start to the campaign.

# preview - Friday 27 March, 2015

Leinster looking for kick start with dangerous Glasgow in town

Matt O’Connor has a handful of international players back for this evening’s clash at the RDS.

5 talking points ahead of the upcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers

There’s a lot more to look forward to in the coming days aside from Ireland-Poland encounter.

# preview - Saturday 21 March, 2015

Ireland Women ‘keeping it between the ditches’ to reel in 6 Nations title

Niamh Briggs’ side must beat Scotland by a 27-point margin to claim the Six Nations title tomorrow.

Ireland a happy camp under pressure, but O’Connell wary of Scottish spark

Game faces on, it’s the big one.

# preview - Sunday 15 March, 2015

Ireland look to build on historic England win against ruck-hungry Wales

Tania Rosser explains that the Irish camp are focused on further improvement.

# preview - Saturday 14 March, 2015

Here’s all the info you need to watch Ireland’s Joseph Duffy in UFC action tonight

Two UFC title bouts headline a very exciting line-up.

Schmidt’s focus on ‘the small jobs’ to get Ireland through Cardiff test

Paul O’Connell says his side still haven’t wasted time thinking about a potential Grand Slam.

# preview - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

‘They get such a buzz out of it that they want more and more’ – The life of an Irish extreme athlete

Kipper Maguire, the show’s presenter, chats to The42 about these unique individuals.

# preview - Tuesday 24 February, 2015

Cyclone has hit preparations but Ireland can’t afford to be blown off course by UAE

Phil Simmons’ side play their second World Cup game tonight.

# preview - Monday 23 February, 2015

Windies win will ‘mean nothing’ if the Irish cricketers lose tomorrow night*

*Or the early hours of Wednesday morning to be exact.

# preview - Sunday 15 February, 2015

Ireland out to gatecrash the World Cup party once again

Phil Simmons’ side open their campaign against West Indies tonight.

# preview - Tuesday 3 February, 2015

Know your enemy: English expectancy dips before big opening night

We asked the Blood and Mud blog to preview the Six Nations from England’s perspective. Here’s what he had to say.

# preview - Sunday 1 February, 2015

Head, heart & the million little doubts that creep in between – The42′s Super Bowl preview

This is one of the tougher Super Bowls in recent memory to call.

# preview - Friday 30 January, 2015

Schmidt’s Wolfhounds XV leaves more Six Nations questions than answers

A number of positions remain unclear for the trip to Rome in two weekends.

# preview - Sunday 25 January, 2015

O’Mahony would probably reimburse Munster fans if he could but beating Sale will have to do

O’Mahony feels his side let the fans down against Saracens last weekend.

The Leinster Schools Senior Cup begins today and there are several fascinating ties this week

Sixteen schools from around the province set off on their road to glory.

# preview - Saturday 24 January, 2015

‘It’s what European rugby’s all about’: Heaslip relishing intensity of pool decider with Wasps

Jamie Heaslip speaks briefly about his shoulder (and breakfast plans) before today’s crunch tie.

# preview - Saturday 17 January, 2015

Exciting Leinster team can take advantage of Castres’ lack of confidence

We’ve looked at four key areas of this evening’s Champions Cup clash at the RDS.

Munster backed in to a corner, but have the tools to claw past Saracens

A little earlier than planned, but Munster won’t shirk the need to play knockout cup rugby in England today.

# preview - Saturday 10 January, 2015

5 things to watch out for in this weekend’s Premier League matches

Can Southampton pull off a first league victory at Old Trafford since 1988 and more talking points.

Fresh start for O’Callaghan and Munster with ‘season defining’ fixtures

Like the province, back row Dave O’Callaghan is out to make a fresh start on the trip to Italy.

# preview - Sunday 4 January, 2015

From The Daily Edge 13 upcoming book releases to get stuck into in 2015 Bookworms

13 upcoming book releases to get stuck into in 2015

Having fun aint hard when you’ve got a library card.

# preview - Saturday 3 January, 2015

Chris Henry happy with watching brief (for now) as Ulster take on Leinster

The Ulster flanker never thought he’d be in this situation and is looking forward to a possible return to play this season.

# preview - Saturday 20 December, 2014

Munster look to Hanrahan and co. to maintain European positives in Glasgow

Gregor Townsend’s side are a formidable proposition in Scotstoun.

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