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Dublin: 8°C Thursday 29 October 2020

#build up

# build-up - Monday 5 October, 2020

Kenny says qualification for Euros would be an 'extraordinary achievement'

The Irish boss nonetheless says his side won’t be cautious in Thursday’s playoff against Slovakia.

# build-up - Thursday 25 July, 2019

Who's playing who in the build-up to the World Cup in Japan?

Eight busy weeks lie ahead before the action gets underway at the World Cup.

# build-up - Thursday 4 July, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Dublin go high-rise? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Dublin go high-rise?

Is it possible, and if so, is the right thing to do?

# build-up - Friday 4 January, 2019

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# build-up - Thursday 26 July, 2018

Dublin keeper says Mayo upheaval makes them 'a more dangerous outfit than before'

Ciara Trant will be between the posts as Dublin and Mayo renew their rivalry on Saturday.

# build-up - Wednesday 3 August, 2016

Bringing Kilkenny into the Dublin defence and a trick up Gallagher's sleeve

Former Dublin footballer Barry Cahill has been discussing Saturday’s clash between Dublin and Donegal.

# build-up - Wednesday 1 April, 2015

McGregor: Aldo is sloppy, his leg kicks are overrated and fight will be over inside 4 minutes

Now the tour is out of the way, The Notorious says he is looking forward getting stuck into training ahead of UFC 189.

# build-up - Saturday 14 February, 2015

Magnificent muddied ballerinas and bruisers in RTÉ's ballet-inspired Six Nations promo Build Up This post contains videos

Magnificent muddied ballerinas and bruisers in RTÉ's ballet-inspired Six Nations promo

‘The bigger they come, the harder they fall,’ explains Tom McGurk.

# build-up - Sunday 18 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Fancy being Taoiseach Gerry? He "hasn't given it any thought" Election Mode

Fancy being Taoiseach Gerry? He "hasn't given it any thought"

The Sinn Féin leader says he’s focused on being a “good republican”.

# build-up - Friday 14 November, 2014

Letter from Glasgow: The calm before the storm on what's sure to be a special night

You may not have noticed, but Ben Blake is getting excited about tonight’s Euro 2016 qualifier.

# build-up - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

The Thai Tims have released an All-Ireland football final song

Who doesn’t want to hear a classroom full of children sing about Jim McGuinness…

# build-up - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

'I'm gonna blow the roof off this place' - McGregor set for Dublin

Check out the short doc on the Irishman’s build-up to UFC Fight Night Dublin.

# build-up - Friday 11 July, 2014

Tired and bruised Argentina keeping emotions in check with the prize in sight

La Albiceleste have a day less to rest but they will have to show even more discipline against the Germans on Sunday.

# build-up - Saturday 22 March, 2014

Munster looking to ramp up against Treviso as Leinster derby looms

Rob Penney says his men are looking forward to a hectic schedule with the inter-pro clash and a Heineken Cup quarter-final to come.

# build-up - Thursday 20 March, 2014

GIF: Incredible one-touch team goal from the CONCACAF Champions League

Stop that, Cruz Azul.

# build-up - Friday 6 September, 2013

Stop presses: How the media in Sweden view tonight’s must-win qualifier

We’ve looked at some of the Swedish newspapers to see what they’re saying about the big game.

# build-up - Saturday 13 July, 2013

This RTE promo for the Munster Hurling Final should make your hair stand on end

Five Munster legends whet the appetite ahead of Sunday’s big game.

# build-up - Monday 3 June, 2013

O'Driscoll urges Lions to be ruthless ahead of Western Force test

The inspirational Irish centre will lead the Lions in the absence of Sam Warburton.

# build-up - Sunday 28 April, 2013

Opinion: Deutschland uber alles? It's not all over yet

With their backs to the wall, Real are perfectly capable of knocking in three goals without reply.

# build-up - Monday 8 April, 2013

Preview: City still United's equals says Mancini

With the Red Devils 15 points clear, the Italian manager has been forced to concede his side’s reign as champions is all but over.

# build-up - Thursday 4 April, 2013

Preview: Chelsea headline English trio in Europa quarters

Tottenham and Newcastle are also in action this evening.

# build-up - Wednesday 3 April, 2013

Mourinho wants goal drought to end against Galatasaray

The Madrid manager says his side need to improve their goalscoring tally ahead of tonight’s game.

# build-up - Tuesday 2 April, 2013

Barcelona ready for tough test, PSG confident

Two of the richest football sides in the world are set to do battle in the Champions League tonight.

# build-up - Sunday 30 September, 2012

In pictures: Hurling fans -- including former Arsenal defender Martin Keown -- up for the match again G-g-g-gooner This post contains images

In pictures: Hurling fans -- including former Arsenal defender Martin Keown -- up for the match again

Henry Shefflin better watch his back if he misses a penalty.

# build-up - Monday 16 July, 2012

I never drank from Claret Jug - Clarke

‘I thought about it a few times, but I couldn’t get myself to do it.’ He may have sipped from the replica once or twice though.

# build-up - Friday 15 June, 2012

LIVE: Euro 2012, day 8

Moving swiftly on… It’s back to Group D later this evening and we’re all over it, throughout the day, so open up the Viscounts and get that kettle on. It was all just a bad dream, after all…

# build-up - Thursday 14 June, 2012

LIVE: Euro 2012, day 7

What, it’s been a week already? All the nerve-jangling build-up to Ireland’s clash with Spain is nestled safely in here.

# build-up - Sunday 10 June, 2012

LIVEBLOG: Euro 2012, day 3

Is it time yet? Is it time yet? Is it time yet?

# build-up - Saturday 9 June, 2012

LIVEBLOG: Euro 2012, day 2

The one-stop-shop for the build-up to this evening’s big games in the Ukraine.

# build-up - Friday 18 May, 2012

Slideshow: Here are our 30 favourite Heineken Cup final build-up pics Say Cheese This post contains images

Slideshow: Here are our 30 favourite Heineken Cup final build-up pics

There’s quite a big game happening at the weekend, if you haven’t noticed already.

# build-up - Wednesday 25 April, 2012

Clermont v Leinster – Battle of the heavyweights, but who will prevail?

What happens when two immovable objects collide?

# build-up - Wednesday 22 February, 2012

Previews: All you need to know about tonight's European ties

Manchester City are at home to Porto at 5pm and there are two Champions League last 16 first legs later this evening.

# build-up - Friday 17 February, 2012

Here's your picture of the day: A slap in the face for Vitali

Dereck Chisora squared up to the heavyweight champion and caught him in the kisser at the weight-in this afternoon.

# build-up - Thursday 13 October, 2011

Irish boxers prepare to compete in European Women's Championships

The squad are due to arrive in Holland on Saturday, with the tournament beginning on Monday.