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#opener

# opener - Wednesday 30 January, 2019

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

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'

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

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

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

Ireland hammered by Australia in World T20 opener

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 This post contains videos

Aubameyang at the double as Arsenal prevail in Europa League opener

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

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

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 This post contains videos

Here is the first goal of the 2018 World Cup

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

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

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

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

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

# opener - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

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

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

“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

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

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

‘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

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

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

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

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

They ultimately won by just three wickets.

# opener - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

Ibrahimovic double puts PSG on verge of quarters

The French champions are away to Bayer Leverkusen.

# opener - Sunday 10 November, 2013

Cool finish from Remy puts Newcastle ahead against Spurs

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 This post contains videos

Wigan relegated from Premier League, Arsenal go fourth

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

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

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