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4th February 2023
# Up and Running
Farrell gets the chaos he craves in Cardiff as Ireland pass first test of a huge year
The visitors played some superb rugby despite the absence of key players.
# Rising Star
Sensational Rhasidat Adeleke smashes Irish 400m record
Adeleke set a new world leading time and the third-fastest in NCAA history in New Mexico on Saturday.
# Opening Night
Shane Kingston the hero as Cork come from behind to beat Limerick
Kingston’s late point earned Cork a one-point win in a thrilling contest.
No La Liga debut yet for Matt Doherty, Messi nets important PSG winner
Elsewhere, there were emotional scenes in Germany as Sebastian Haller scored for Borussia Dortmund.
# The Boss
'They were outstanding' - Farrell praises Murray and Bealham for stepping up
The Ireland head coach was very pleased with his side’s good start to the Six Nations.
# Strong start
Galway stride clear in second half for an opening-day win away to Wexford
Henry Shefflin’s side reeled off 10 unanswered points in the second half to win a league fixture that doubled as the Walsh Cup final.
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# Wrap
Strong finish sees Kilkenny beat Antrim to hand Lyng winning start in league
Billy Drennan top-scored for the Cats with 1-8 at a wet and windy Corrigan Park.
# Collapse
Klopp laments 'horrible' start against Wolves as Liverpool's season hits new low
His Liverpool side slumped to a 3-0 loss away from home today.
# spoils shared
West Ham recover from poor start to earn battling point at Newcastle
Lucas Paqueta equalised in the 32nd minute after Callum Wilson had put the Magpies ahead early on.
# Inconsistent
Several players crossed the line – Erik ten Hag fumes at Casemiro red card
The Manchester United boss said Jordan Ayew should have been sent off too.
# premier class
Tipperary open league campaign with dominant 20-point defeat of Laois
Gearóid O’Connor top-scored for Liam Cahill’s side as they cruised to a comfortable win in Thurles.
# Great Scots
Van der Merwe's late try sees Scotland beat England in Six Nations thriller
Gregor Townsend’s team held out to record a third successive win over England for the first time since 1972.
# grade ones
Good Land and El Fabiolo among winners at Leopardstown
Elsewhere, Gala Marceau caused a turn up in the Donohue Marquees Spring Juvenile Hurdle.
# Back in action
'I don’t think I’ve ever been as nervous as I was before a game' - Sexton
The 37-year-old Ireland captain explained the confusion around his HIA in Cardiff.
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# Championship
Championship: Burnley continue march to promotion, Hendrick among Irish on target
Scott Hogan, Mark Sykes, and Cyrus Christie all scored vital goals for their respective sides.
# Premier League wrap
Leicester beat Villa in six-goal thriller, Southampton fans turn on manager Jones
In-form Karou Mitoma scored again as Brighton left it late against Bournemouth.
# frantic finish
Man United hold on for win over Palace after Casemiro red card
The Brazil international was dismissed for grabbing Will Hughes around the throat.
# fast start
'All week we talked about needing to put the foot down from the first minute'
Conor Murray and Dan Sheehan react to Ireland’s Six Nations win in Cardiff.
# mauled
Liverpool's season plumbs new depths with hammering at Wolves
Jurgen Klopp’s side suffered another humiliating 3-0 defeat on their travels.
# Job Done
Farrell's Ireland get Six Nations tilt rolling with bonus-point win in Cardiff
The visitors played some stunning rugby in the first half but had a wobble after the break.
# Dominant
Galopin Des Champs dispels stamina doubts in Irish Gold Cup
The Willie Mullins-trained seven-year-old cemented his position at the head of the betting for the blue riband at Cheltenham.
# Sharpshooters
Kerry edge Donegal by two points in league thriller
Louise Ní Mhuircheartaigh hit 1-8 to propel Kerry to a two-point win in the Lidl NFL Division 1.
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# Upset
Dream start for Dyche as Everton shock league leaders Arsenal
James Tarkowski’s goal sealed an improbable 1-0 win.
Wales v Ireland, Six Nations
Kick-off at the Principality Stadium is at 2:15.
# Breaking
Confirmed: Murray starts for Ireland in place of injured Gibson-Park
Cian Healy has also been ruled out, with Dave Kilcoyne and Craig Casey coming onto the bench.
# sport ireland campus
Planning permission granted for Ireland's first indoor velodrome
The facility will include 12 badminton courts and the new headquarters for Cycling Ireland and Badminton Ireland.
Join the Rugby Weekly crew for our Ireland v France preview night in Tullow RFC
Murray, Gavan and Bernard are all set for a live show in Tullow RFC on Thursday 9 February.
# surge
Power climbs to within two shots of lead at Pebble Beach
The Waterford man is firmly in the hunt after a stunning second-round 64.
# partnership
A very Irish love story behind Hull's Premier League ambitions
Music, GAA and childhood sweetheart form bedrock of Sean McLoughlin’s rise under guidance of Liam Rosenior.
# when teammates collide
The Battle of Ballingarry: The clubmates turned managerial rivals
Liam Cahill and Willie Maher will be on opposite ends of the sideline for Tipperary v Laois, having grown up together in the same rural parish.
# Stage Coach
Moving from the theatre to the GAA pitch and 'new territory' leading All-Ireland champions
Davy Nelson: ‘You want to try and keep Meath up there at the top table.’
# Stepping Stone
Evan Ferguson rise an example of why Ireland U-21 boss has work cut out
Jim Crawford signed a new contract for upcoming Euro 2025 campaign but must deal with squad overhaul.
# Preview
'There's not a hotel room available' - Wexford ready for Galway with silverware on the line
The two sides will meet in round one of the Allianz hurling league that will double up as the Walsh Cup final.
# lacken's finest
'I'm definitely a Mayo man... It's nice seeing the pride they have'
Caelan Doris is already part of Ireland’s leadership group at the age of 24.
# impasse
Nobody really to blame for Taylor's Croke Park night falling through
Sometimes, things don’t work out. It’s just a pity that we had gotten our hopes up.
# Preview
Can Galway and Kerry stay perfect, Cork-Dublin rivalry and growing frustration
There’s four big Division 1 ladies football league fixtures down for decision this Bank Holiday weekend.
# fresh start
'No ego, no cutting corners and no excuses' - How Sean Dyche can inspire Everton
Stephen Ward insists his old boss is meticulous, honest and relentless, and he will need to draw on all his experience to avoid relegation.
# Mind Games
The inner game of Tom Brady
Quarter-back’s farewell video hinted at an appreciation for a 50-year-old sports psychology book.
# Opening Day
Gatland's return gives Wales bounce but Ireland are deserved favourites
Andy Farrell’s men will be targetting a Six Nations title and it all starts in Cardiff this afternoon.
# Rugby
Biggest storyline? Ireland's chances? Our writers preview the 2023 Six Nations
The action starts tomorrow in Cardiff.