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#opener

# opener - Friday 2 October, 2020

Leinster start new season with bonus-point win but Sexton injury a concern
# Up And Running
# Up And Running

Leinster start new season with bonus-point win but Sexton injury a concern

Oct 2nd 2020, 10:10 PM 11,537 Views 43 Comments

James Lowe scored two tries as the defending champions beat the Dragons at the RDS.

# opener - Monday 21 September, 2020

Man City survive Wolves scare to make winning start
# Opener
# Opener

Man City survive Wolves scare to make winning start

Sep 21st 2020, 10:41 PM 10,161 Views 6 Comments

Phil Foden got himself on the scoresheet tonight.

# opener - Saturday 25 July, 2020

Clontarf can't live with Ballyboden's pace and power as Basquel bags 1-10 for champions
# Opener
# Opener

Clontarf can't live with Ballyboden's pace and power as Basquel bags 1-10 for champions

Jul 25th 2020, 9:58 PM 13,090 Views 0 Comments

After a bright start, Clontarf faded in the second-half.

# opener - Friday 20 September, 2019

Japan warm-up for Ireland with stuttering win over Russia in World Cup opener
# Nervy
# Nervy

Japan warm-up for Ireland with stuttering win over Russia in World Cup opener

Sep 20th 2019, 1:50 PM 35,555 Views 25 Comments

Wing Kotaro Matsushima scored a hat-trick as the hosts started with a bonus-point victory.

# opener - Tuesday 17 September, 2019

Injury worries and mixed forecasts as Schmidt's Ireland eye up Scots
# Looming
# Looming

Injury worries and mixed forecasts as Schmidt's Ireland eye up Scots

Sep 17th 2019, 8:15 AM 14,131 Views 24 Comments

The Ireland forwards are set to be key with rain expected in Yokohama.

# opener - Friday 9 August, 2019

Liverpool hammer Norwich in Premier League opener
# Too Good
# Too Good

Liverpool hammer Norwich in Premier League opener

Aug 9th 2019, 9:56 PM 34,317 Views 50 Comments

Mo Salah, Divock Origi and Virgil Van Dijk were among the scorers.

# opener - Wednesday 30 January, 2019

Van der Flier set for Ireland's seven shirt as Henshaw lined up for 15
# Opener
# Opener

Van der Flier set for Ireland's seven shirt as Henshaw lined up for 15

Jan 30th 2019, 5:04 PM 47,489 Views 144 Comments

Ireland kick-off their Six Nations campaign with a massive clash against England on Saturday.

# opener - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

'We can't fall in love with ourselves and think it's going to happen again'
# Title Defence
# Title Defence

'We can't fall in love with ourselves and think it's going to happen again'

Jan 29th 2019, 12:00 PM 11,693 Views 3 Comments

Joe Schmidt has been focusing in on the imperfections of last year’s Grand Slam campaign.

# opener - Wednesday 5 December, 2018

Irish fans allocated 500 tickets for Euro 2020 opener
# Ready To Go
# Ready To Go

Irish fans allocated 500 tickets for Euro 2020 opener

Dec 5th 2018, 4:10 PM 16,033 Views 23 Comments

It is also understood that the Football Association of Ireland are hoping more tickets will be made available to the most loyal fans.

# opener - Monday 12 November, 2018

Ireland's young guns - managed by ex-LOI star - beaten as the North bag late double
# Fresh Faces
# Fresh Faces

Ireland's young guns - managed by ex-LOI star - beaten as the North bag late double

Nov 12th 2018, 8:32 PM 9,270 Views 4 Comments

Paul Osam’s U16s suffered a 3-1 defeat in Tralee.

Ireland hammered by Australia in World T20 opener
# Group B
# Group B

Ireland hammered by Australia in World T20 opener

Nov 12th 2018, 11:02 AM 2,500 Views 0 Comments

Alyssa Healy made history as the tournament favourites earned a nine-wicket victory in Guyana.

# opener - Thursday 20 September, 2018

Aubameyang at the double as Arsenal prevail in Europa League opener
# Too Good
# Too Good

Aubameyang at the double as Arsenal prevail in Europa League opener

Sep 20th 2018, 10:36 PM 4,243 Views 0 Comments

The Gunners saw off Vorskla in the Europa League thanks to goals from Danny Welbeck, Mesut Ozil and a brace from the Gabonese striker.

# opener - Friday 10 August, 2018

Paul Pogba handed captain's armband in Man United's Premier League opener
# Ready To Go
# Ready To Go

Paul Pogba handed captain's armband in Man United's Premier League opener

Aug 10th 2018, 7:30 PM 5,824 Views 0 Comments

The France international starts just a couple of weeks after starring in the World Cup final.

# opener - Saturday 21 July, 2018

Dortmund ease past Man City in Champions Cup opener
# Good Start
# Good Start

Dortmund ease past Man City in Champions Cup opener

Jul 21st 2018, 11:30 AM 6,364 Views 4 Comments

Mario Gotze’s first half penalty was enough to see off the Premier League champions.

# opener - Thursday 14 June, 2018

Here is the first goal of the 2018 World Cup
# Opener
# Opener

Here is the first goal of the 2018 World Cup

Jun 14th 2018, 4:33 PM 8,357 Views 2 Comments

Russia have made the perfect start to the competition.

# opener - Saturday 3 February, 2018

Six Nations opportunity beckons for Joe Schmidt's Ireland in Paris
# Opener
# Opener

Six Nations opportunity beckons for Joe Schmidt's Ireland in Paris

Feb 3rd 2018, 12:00 PM 17,681 Views 42 Comments

The Irish record at Stade de France is poor but there are many reasons to be confident.

# opener - Friday 11 August, 2017

Arsenal edge 7-goal thriller in Premier League opener
# Seventh Heaven
# Seventh Heaven

Arsenal edge 7-goal thriller in Premier League opener

Aug 11th 2017, 9:40 PM 32,203 Views 58 Comments

Olivier Giroud emerged the hero in a game ridden with defensive errors.

# opener - Wednesday 31 May, 2017

Te'o at 12, the Irish contingent and more Lions team talking points
# Opener
# Opener

Te'o at 12, the Irish contingent and more Lions team talking points

May 31st 2017, 9:17 PM 14,828 Views 13 Comments

The quality of the Lions’ bench to face the NZ Provincial Barbarians indicates their depth.

Sexton, Best and Henderson start the Lions' first game of 2017 tour
# First Crack
# First Crack

Sexton, Best and Henderson start the Lions' first game of 2017 tour

May 31st 2017, 8:13 PM 17,270 Views 19 Comments

Warren Gatland’s men face the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians on Saturday.

# opener - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

Everyone is loving Obama's opening line on his return to public life yesterday
# Good Gag
From The Daily Edge
# Good Gag

Everyone is loving Obama's opening line on his return to public life yesterday

Apr 25th 2017, 7:44 AM 8,155 Views 4 Comments

“So, uh, what’s been going on since I’ve been gone?”

# opener - Saturday 3 September, 2016

Hard-thinking Jones enjoying transition to coaching as he begins first season after retirement
# Fresh Start
# Fresh Start

Hard-thinking Jones enjoying transition to coaching as he begins first season after retirement

Sep 3rd 2016, 8:47 AM 7,057 Views 11 Comments

A neck injury forced the fullback to retire at the age of just 28, and he’s barely taken a day off since.

# opener - Thursday 17 September, 2015

Robbie Henshaw set to miss Ireland's World Cup opener with injury
# Concern
# Concern

Robbie Henshaw set to miss Ireland's World Cup opener with injury

Sep 17th 2015, 11:58 AM 8,525 Views 30 Comments

Joe Schmidt will name his team at 2pm this afternoon.

# opener - Thursday 10 September, 2015

Schmidt not ignoring 'incredible banana skin' in Ireland's RWC opener
# Minnows
# Minnows

Schmidt not ignoring 'incredible banana skin' in Ireland's RWC opener

Sep 10th 2015, 10:18 AM 21,627 Views 9 Comments

‘You don’t have to look back too far to 2007 and see that assumptions can undo teams very quickly.’

# opener - Saturday 10 January, 2015

Markovic denied stonewall penalty before scoring his first Premier League goal
# Off The Mark
# Off The Mark

Markovic denied stonewall penalty before scoring his first Premier League goal

Jan 10th 2015, 1:07 PM 4,094 Views 9 Comments

The young Serbian looked sharp in the early stages and got his reward on nine minutes.

# opener - Monday 29 December, 2014

A goalkeeping blunder and a touch of class from Lallana helped Liverpool rout Swansea

A goalkeeping blunder and a touch of class from Lallana helped Liverpool rout Swansea

Dec 29th 2014, 10:10 PM 9,636 Views 14 Comments

The Reds won 4-1 in a confident and comprehensive display.

# opener - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

The brilliant Steven Gerrard free-kick that gave Liverpool late hope tonight
# A Boy Stevie
# A Boy Stevie

The brilliant Steven Gerrard free-kick that gave Liverpool late hope tonight

Dec 9th 2014, 9:26 PM 4,765 Views 19 Comments

The hosts needed a win to progress in this evening’s clash.

# opener - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

Waterford announce their team ahead of Saturday's Munster SFC clash with Clare
# Opener
# Opener

Waterford announce their team ahead of Saturday's Munster SFC clash with Clare

Jun 4th 2014, 11:06 AM 2,360 Views 0 Comments

Waterford go into 2014 without Gary Hurney for the first time in 15 years.

# opener - Monday 17 March, 2014

Superb Ireland overcome Zimbabwe in Cricket World Cup opener after late drama
# Take A Bow
# Take A Bow

Superb Ireland overcome Zimbabwe in Cricket World Cup opener after late drama

Mar 17th 2014, 12:52 PM 13,012 Views 30 Comments

They ultimately won by just three wickets.

# opener - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

Ibrahimovic double puts PSG on verge of quarters
# Opener
# Opener

Ibrahimovic double puts PSG on verge of quarters

Feb 18th 2014, 8:24 PM 4,498 Views 4 Comments

The French champions are away to Bayer Leverkusen.

# opener - Sunday 10 November, 2013

Cool finish from Remy puts Newcastle ahead against Spurs
# Latest
# Latest

Cool finish from Remy puts Newcastle ahead against Spurs

Nov 10th 2013, 12:31 PM 3,670 Views 2 Comments

The Magpies have taken an early lead at White Hart Lane.

# opener - Tuesday 14 May, 2013

Wigan relegated from Premier League, Arsenal go fourth
# Going Down
# Going Down

Wigan relegated from Premier League, Arsenal go fourth

May 14th 2013, 9:05 PM 14,576 Views 47 Comments

It’s the end of the road for James McCarthy and his Wigan team-mates.

# opener - Tuesday 29 January, 2013

Opinion: Kidney gets our hopes up (again) with wing picks
# 6 Nations
# 6 Nations

Opinion: Kidney gets our hopes up (again) with wing picks

Jan 29th 2013, 6:01 PM 6,074 Views 29 Comments

Keith Earls and Fergus McFadden will be perplexed at their slide down the pecking order.

# opener - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

Celtic's Champions League dreams burn bright after Swede victory
# Hoop-la
# Hoop-la

Celtic's Champions League dreams burn bright after Swede victory

Aug 22nd 2012, 9:17 AM 577 Views 1 Comment

Goals from Kris Commons and Georgios Samaras put The Bhoys in a great position to advance to the group stages.