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#Semi-final

# semi-final - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

Sharapova was accused of ‘gamesmanship’ by her opponent at Wimbledon today

The star will meet world number one Serena Williams in the semi-finals of the competition

# semi-final - Sunday 5 July, 2015

’70 minutes away from an All-Ireland final, but the work only starts now’ — TJ Reid

The Cats have five weeks to recharge their intensity levels for an All-Ireland semi-final.

# semi-final - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

Lionel Messi’s glorious piece of skill was the highlight of last night’s Copa semi

The Barcelona superstar was at his influential best against Paraguay.

# semi-final - Sunday 28 June, 2015

There were 3 brilliant goals in 5 mad minutes of Meath v Westmeath

Brian McMahon’s brace came hot on the heels of an excellent Westmeath goal.

# semi-final - Saturday 23 May, 2015

5 talking points after Munster come through Pro12 semi-final thriller

Paulie’s goodbye, Keatley’s wobbles and more of the big issues from Thomond Park.

Foley’s Munster survive madcap finish to squeeze into Pro12 final

The southern province move on to face Glasgow in the decider next weekend in Belfast.

Analysis: Offloading Ospreys likely to push Munster all the way

Steve Tandy’s squad has undergone a regeneration in recent seasons but has emerged as an attacking force.

# semi-final - Friday 22 May, 2015

Stormer of a semi-final ends in heartbreak for Ulster

Finn Russell’s nerveless late conversion sent Glasgow into a second consecutive final.

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.

Analysis: Inventive Ulster and Glasgow primed for Pro12 play-off thriller

We’ve taken a look at some of the factors that could lead to an exhilarating match at Scotstoun today.

# semi-final - Monday 18 May, 2015

Evolution not revolution has brought about Munster’s attacking improvement

The new head coach is determined to show how far his side have come when the Ospreys visit Thomond Park.

# semi-final - Monday 11 May, 2015

Joy for Ireland’s Rodgers as Swindon reach League One playoff final after 10-goal thriller

The club will face Preston in the final after drawing 5-5 in a thrilling second-leg this evening.

# semi-final - Monday 20 April, 2015

Sexton alone not enough to restore Leinster to right side of ‘the fine margins’

The eastern province are becoming accustomed to dogfights, but have the pedigree to be so much better.

‘Leinster had no intention of playing’ – The French papers react to Toulon’s win

Leinster left Marseille ‘alive, standing, and always ambitious,’ says one paper.

# semi-final - Sunday 19 April, 2015

‘A lot of people had written us off’ – O’Connor proud of Leinster effort MOC

‘A lot of people had written us off’ – O’Connor proud of Leinster effort

The head coach says Leinster ‘would back ourselves to go anywhere and beat anybody with our best lads.’

Yellow for Ali and more talking points after Leinster lose to Toulon

Leinster’s concession of 10 points when Toulon were down to 14 men was costly.

Extra-time heartbreak for Leinster as Habana try wins it for Toulon

Bryan Habana intercepted an Ian Madigan pass to send Toulon on to face Clermont in the final.

‘You couldn’t have scripted it better’ – Leinster ready for Toulon test

Head coach Matt O’Connor is backing his blokes to get the job done in Marseille.

# semi-final - Saturday 18 April, 2015

Gibbes lies in wait for former club Leinster in Champions Cup final

The ex-Leinster forwards coach has guided Clermont into their second European final.

King James and more talking points as Saracens fall short against Clermont

Vunipola’s power, Clermont frailties, the Saracens counter attack and an atmosphere for the ages.

# semi-final - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

Facing Cork – ‘I just think Ger has that in his mind that he can’t get emotionally attached to it’

Dublin’s Ryan O’Dwyer believes their manager will park his emotions next Sunday in Nowlan Park.

# semi-final - Monday 13 April, 2015

Now two of Tipperary’s defenders will miss league semi-final with Waterford

The Premier take on the Deise in Nowlan Park.

# semi-final - Friday 10 April, 2015

Dublin make three changes, Monaghan same again for rematch

The teams meet in Croke Park on Sunday.

# semi-final - Thursday 9 April, 2015

This swinging arm got Saracens flanker Burger suspended for just one week

Jacques Burger is now free to play in the club’s Champions Cup semi-final against Clermont.

# semi-final - Saturday 4 April, 2015

O’Connor relieved but praises Leinster for ‘a pretty good job’ against Bath

The Leinster head coach said he’d like to see his side ‘get over the paint,’ but kicking penalties was the natural choice.

# semi-final - Sunday 29 March, 2015

Cork clinch league semi-final place as Galway, Dublin and Kerry bag vital wins

The picture is becoming clearer in the ladies football league.

# semi-final - Monday 16 March, 2015

Reading are in the FA Cup semi-final after a resounding win tonight

Steve Clarke’s Championship side had been held to a goalless draw by their third tier opponents in the first meeting at Valley Parade.

# semi-final - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

Roscrea and Newbridge go to replay after Leinster Schools semi-final draw

Belvedere will have to wait to learn who their opponents in the final will be.

# semi-final - Sunday 15 February, 2015

Galway’s Corofin topple All-Ireland club champions St Vincent’s at semi-final stage

Michael Lundy and Ian Burke starred in Corofin’s victory today.

# semi-final - Saturday 14 February, 2015

As It Happened: St Vincent’s v Corofin, All-Ireland senior club football semi-final

The Dublin and Galway club champions faced off in Tullamore.

# semi-final - Saturday 7 February, 2015

Tables turned for Reid but he doesn’t expect a free ride from King Henry

The Ballyhale Shamrocks man has been preparing for life after Shefflin.

# semi-final - Sunday 1 February, 2015

All-Ireland three-in-a-row camogie dream over for Milford as Galway’s Mullagh cause upset

The intermediate final will be contested by Lismore and Piltown.

# semi-final - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

This Ivanovic header sealed Chelsea’s place in the League Cup final

This Ivanovic header sealed Chelsea’s place in the League Cup final

The Londoners lead Liverpool 2-1 on aggregate after extra-time.

5 talking points ahead of tonight’s Chelsea-Liverpool League Cup semi

Will Daniel Sturridge return and more thoughts ahead of the game.

# semi-final - Sunday 25 January, 2015

O’Farrell shoots down Banner as Cork advance to Waterford Crystal final

The forward was the difference between the sides with 2-3 to his name.

# semi-final - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

Bayern’s Brazilian defender threatened to hit Thomas Müller after hearing one too many ’7 – 1′ jokes

“We can joke about anything, but not about this,” said the tortured Dante.

# semi-final - Sunday 23 November, 2014

As It Happened: Leinster senior football semi-final, St Vincent’s v Garrycastle

Who would win out today between the Dublin and Westmeath sides in Parnell Park?

# semi-final - Monday 3 November, 2014

Clara back into Kilkenny final after easing past Carrickshock

The 2013 champions had 14 points to spare yesterday afternoon.

# semi-final - Saturday 18 October, 2014

Connolly the star with 1-6 as St Vincent’s beat Ballyboden to reach Dublin SFC final

St Vincent’s are back in another Dublin county final.

Bernard Brogan goal eases Plunketts into Dublin senior club final

The northside outfit had 10 points to spare.

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