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This year
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Ireland 32-19 France
Ireland cemented their standing as the number one side in the world in a Six Nations classic at the Aviva Stadium,
# Team news
McErlean starts at fullback as Ireland U20s bid to continue winning streak
Over 7,000 tickets have already been sold for Friday evening’s game in Musgrave Park.
Galway-Mayo rivalry and Dublin aim to make amends: Allianz Football League talking points
Four huge games in store this weekend in Croke Park.
# Departures Lounge
Sligo Rovers lose 2022 Premier Division top scorer Keena to League One
Cheltenham Town agree three-year deal after identifying striker as their top priority in the January window.
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# Challenge Accepted
Hansen moved to full back as Connacht eye Challenge Cup knockout place
Connacht make seven personnel changes to the side which beat the Sharks last weekend.
# French mission
Fit-again Madigan starts Ulster's daunting trip to holders La Rochelle
Dan McFarland makes nine changes from the side beaten in Treviso last weekend.
# Team news
Ross Byrne returns at out-half in strong Leinster XV for Gloucester trip
Cian Healy in line to win his 100th European cap at Kingsholm on Saturday.
# Last man back
Veteran Waterford goalkeeper Brian Murphy hangs up his gloves at 39
Murphy enjoyed Premier League spells with both QPR and Cardiff during his 23-year career.
# Rovers return
Former Ireland underage international Clarke returns to Shamrock Rovers on loan
Bradley ‘delighted’ with wing-back’s return to Tallaght Stadium.
# transfer watch
Irish winger Horgan heads on loan, Cork City goalkeeper moves to Fleetwood Town
Meanwhile, Rory Feely is also League Two-bound from Bohemians.
# Conor Devaney
Former Rossies captain with 'magical left foot' announces his retirement
Conor Devaney won Connacht titles with Roscommon in 2017 and 2019.
# Money Talks
Camogie Association agree new three-year sponsorship deal with Electric Ireland
Utilities provider will become the new title sponsor of the camogie minor and third-level championships.
# Seagulls
Bohs midfielder Mullins becomes latest Irish teen to join Premier League Brighton
Eighteen-year-old midfielder has agreed a two-and-a-half-year deal until June 2025.
Last year
# Team news
Gibson-Park and Sexton to make first Leinster start of the season together, Connacht missing key trio
Mack Hansen, Finlay Bealham and Bundee Aki all miss Sunday’s trip to the RDS.
# Team news
Stockdale returns for Ulster, Munster change six for New Year's Day interpro
The sides meet at Kingspan Stadium on Sunday evening.
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5 tips for horses that caught the eye this Christmas
Johnny Ward flicks back through the notebook to find five horses to watch in the antepost markets.
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3 best bets for Thursday's card at Leopardstown
Racing journalist Johnny Ward offers up his three best fancies for Thursday’s edition of the Christmas Festival.
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3 best bets for Wednesday's card at Leopardstown
After tipping two winners on Tuesday’s card, Johnny Ward returns with his picks for day three at Leopardstown.
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3 best bets for Tuesday's card at Leopardstown
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3 best bets for the St Stephen's Day card at Leopardstown
Racing journalist Johnny Ward offers up his three best fancies for the opening day of the Christmas Festival.
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Argentina 3-3 France (Argentina win 4-2 on penalties)
Lionel Messi’s incredible career reached its crowning glory as Argentina became world champions for the third time.
# vera pauw
Vera Pauw: Allegations 'an insult to my personal values and to my behaviour as coach'
Ireland manager refutes ‘every allegation made against me from my time at Houston Dash’.
# Brisbane Tigers
Ireland secure 'first choice' Brisbane as 2023 World Cup training base
Vera Pauw’s side ‘delighted’ to be based in Brisbane for next summer’s tournament.
# Rising Star
Tom McKibbin becomes only second Irish teenager to break into golf's world top 300
Antrim teen has three straight top-20 finishes since qualifying for the main DP World Tour last month.
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Scotland 0 Republic of Ireland 1
Amber Barrett’s strike sees Ireland clinch qualification for 2023 Fifa World Cup.
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Republic of Ireland 3 Armenia 2
Ireland’s Nations League campaign came to a chaotic end in the Aviva Stadium on Tuesday night.
# hometown hero
Leona Maguire confirms she will play next month's Women's Irish Open
Dromoland Castle hosts the Irish Open as it returns to the European schedule for the first time in 10 years.
# Departures Lounge
Shane Walsh explains reasons behind Kilmacud Crokes club transfer request
‘I’m living and studying in Dublin now so it’s the right move for me at this point in my career,’ Galway star said.
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Cobh Ramblers 'thankful' no injuries caused by pitch fence collapse
Sunday’s FAI Cup match was halted temporarily following the incident.
Liverpool captain Niamh Fahey signs new deal ahead of Super League return
‘There’s nowhere else I’d rather be,’ says Ireland defender. ‘It wasn’t even a decision.’
# Candystripe
Derry City swoop to sign Dundee United's Connolly after Dundalk loan spell ends
Derry bring in Connolly on two-and-a-half year deal following Eoin Toal’s move to Bolton.
# Fitness Race
Gavin White set to start as Kerry and Galway name unchanged teams for final
Jack O’Connor and Pádraic Joyce have both named unchanged starting lineups for Sunday’s All-Ireland football final.
Cameron Smith denies McIlroy with super Sunday at The Open
Cameron Smith lit up St Andrews with a brilliant 64 to win the 150th Open Championship.
# daly news
Munster's Jack Daly sidelined after suffering cruciate ligament injury
Munster wait for further update on Andrew Conway’s knee injury ahead of Ulster showdown.
# Ulster
McFarland makes two changes as Ulster look to finish the job against Toulouse
Ethan McIlroy and Andrew Warwick both return to the Ulster starting XV.
# Team news
O'Mahony, Carbery and Zebo all fit to start Munster's European showdown with Exeter
Johann van Graan makes five changes to the side which lost 13-8 in the first leg last weekend.
# Expenses row
GAA and GPA hold 'productive' talks in bid to end player expenses dispute
Both sides have agreed a framework for further discussions in the coming weeks.
# Pride Of The Parish
'He's done you proud': Liverpool present Kelleher's cup-winning jersey to Cork boyhood club
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp sends note to Ringmahon Rangers following Kelleher’s Carabao Cup final heroics.
# Expenses row
GPA player reps vote unanimously to escalate protest against GAA
Inter-county players to write to the GAA’s commercial partners to warn of likely disruption to launch events in the coming weeks.