# Home Advantage

This year
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23,000 tickets sold for Leinster clash in reduced-capacity Aviva Stadium
Leicester have taken 500 tickets for the clash on Good Friday.
Last year
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Shamrock Rovers get green light to host Europa Conference League group games in Tallaght
The club will need to cover the cost of additional measures to meet Uefa’s category four stadium requirements.
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Ulster survive late scare against Sharks to secure home URC quarter-final
Dan McFarland’s side led by 17 points with four minutes left on the clock but conceded two late scores.
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Munster serve up a tantalising taste of the old Thomond Park magic ahead of Aviva roadtrip
Saturday’s win over Exeter was a special day in Limerick but the province will head to Dublin for their Champions Cup quarter-final with Toulouse.
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Ronan O'Gara's La Rochelle roll on to quarter-final clash with Montpellier
Another win over Bordeaux saw La Rochelle through from the Round of 16.
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Exeter hold the advantage, but Munster must sense opportunity at Thomond Park
Johann van Graan’s side have the quality to overturn a five-point deficit but need to be more clinical in attack.
All time
# Fixtures
Leinster will be at home again if they reach the Champions Cup semi-finals
If Ulster qualify, they’ll either be away to Exeter or at home against Northampton.
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Fixtures for Ireland's Olympic qualifying bid in Dublin this summer announced
Graham Shaw’s side will begin their Tokyo 2020 qualification campaign against Malaysia in June.
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O'Connor and Coen start in Mayo midfield for 'Newbridge or Nowhere' clash with Kildare
Johnny Byrne and Kevin Feely will both start for the Lilywhites.
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'Tyrone players would probably prefer to play the game in Clones' - Cavanagh
The Red Hand host Monaghan in Omagh on Sunday.
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Edinburgh switch home games back to Murrayfield in push for Pro14 play-offs
Munster will visit the ground when they face Richard Cockerill’s side in a fortnight.
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The return of points difference and your ridiculously early men's Six Nations predictions
A three-way tie at the top? It’s far from impossible. Here are three things we think you’re likely to see in this year’s Six Nations.
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Wales want to give their fans 'something to be proud of' after 60-year wait
“When we have an atmosphere like we know they can create, it’s a really tough place to come.”
# bricks-and-mortar
Kenya want to build 10 athletics venues and become the first African host of the World Championships
‘We have a plan to build big stadiums in Nairobi, Mombasa and Eldoret and seven additional new ones in other parts of the country.’
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Tierney's Ireland fully locked, loaded and ready to take on the world
After months of build-up, Ireland are ready to take centre stage and embrace the expectation of a nation during the Women’s Rugby World Cup.
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Stone reigns supreme at Leopard Creek while Dunne completes solid week
There was no catching Brandon Stone at Leopard Creek as the South African finished seven shots clear.
# Away Days
Roscommon forced to give up home advantage as league clash moved to Longford
Sunday’s Division 1 fixture with Down has been switched from Dr Hyde Park to Pearse Park.
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How much does #HomeAdvantage matter in the Six Nations?
After a disappointing start, Ireland target Six Nations success in Twickenham this weekend.
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Open thread: What's your pre-match lucky charm?
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6 ways to turn any major sporting event into a deadly Irish party
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10 reasons Irish fans are the best in the world
We know how to make ourselves feel right at home.
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Dublin to host final qualifying event as Ireland look to book their place at Olympics
Another chance for the IRFU to showcase its ability to host an international tournament.
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Champions UCC made to sweat before booking their place in the Sigerson Cup final
Tomorrow’s clash with DCU will be the hosts’ fifth final appearance in six years.
# Contenders
5 reasons why Spain will win the World Cup
Strength in depth, a recent history of success and more factors in the Spanish side’s favour.
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Brogan: Croker's a level playing field for all counties
Bernard Brogan doesn’t agree that playing regularly in Croke Park gives Dublin an unfair advantage.
# Talking Points
GAA throw-in: 5 things to look out for in the National Football League this weekend
Does home advantage really matter? Emmett McNamara flags the things to keep an eye on in round four of the NFL.
# Overturned
Home improvement: Monaghan win their appeal against CHC punishment
Sunday’s NFL Division 2 game between Monaghan and Louth will take place in Clones as originally scheduled.
# decisions decisions
Cork weigh up options as fall-out from Armagh row continues
Cork have yet to decide if they will appeal the CHC’s decision to strip them of home advantage for their next league game.