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# play-offs - Wednesday 25 March, 2020

Quiz: How well do you remember Ireland's play-offs of the past?

The Boys in Green were scheduled to meet Slovakia in Bratislava tomorrow evening.

# play-offs - Tuesday 17 March, 2020

Scottish FA say Euro play-offs 'unlikely' to go ahead in June

All the qualifiers, including Ireland’s clash with Slovakia, have been rescheduled for the summer.

# play-offs - Monday 2 March, 2020

RTÉ fighting for rights to televise Ireland's crucial Euro 2020 play-off

Ireland play Slovakia later this month and at this stage only people who subscribe to Sky will be able to see it.

# play-offs - Thursday 19 December, 2019

Bratislava confirmed as venue for Ireland's Euro 2020 semi-final play-off

A win against Slovakia would leave Ireland one win away from a place at the tournament.

# play-offs - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

Ireland's potential Euro 2020 play-off final opponents part company with manager Prosinecki

Bosnia-Herzegovina have confirmed the departure of the legendary Croatian midfielder ahead of their meeting with Northern Ireland in March.

# play-offs - Friday 22 November, 2019

'It's a level playing field except that they've got the home tie' - McCarthy

The Ireland manager expects the Euro 2020 play-off semi-final with Slovakia to be a ‘difficult game’.

# play-offs - Wednesday 26 June, 2019

Durant opts out of Warriors deal for NBA free agency - report

The 30-year-old forward could miss the 2019-20 NBA season while recovering from surgery on his Achilles tendon.

# play-offs - Thursday 16 May, 2019

Lampard and Derby players belt out chant Leeds fans made up about them after play-off win Spygate This post contains videos

Lampard and Derby players belt out chant Leeds fans made up about them after play-off win

The Rams boss mimicked wiping away tears as the squad celebrated in the dressing room.

# play-offs - Wednesday 1 May, 2019

No 'Mad Monday' for Connacht as Friend's men continue to set new PBs

The western province believe they haven’t shown their full potential yet this season.

# play-offs - Monday 29 April, 2019

Connacht ready for shot at Ulster as Friend's men advance 'in good shape'

Winning at Kingspan Stadium earlier in the season gives the westerners confidence they can repeat the trick on Saturday.

# play-offs - Saturday 27 April, 2019

Leinster and Munster on course for Pro14 semi-final showdown

The Pro14 play-off details have been confirmed following the conclusion of the regular season.

# play-offs - Sunday 6 January, 2019

Cowboys rally past Seattle, Colts top Texans in NFL playoffs

Dak Prescott starred for the Cowboys while Andrew Luck powered the Colts to victory.

# play-offs - Friday 9 November, 2018

Confused Portland players start to celebrate - then discover the game has gone to penalties Scarlet For Ya This post contains videos

Confused Portland players start to celebrate - then discover the game has gone to penalties

Sebastián Blanco was not aware of the MLS’s away goals rule during their Western Conference semi-final tie with the Seattle Sounders.

# play-offs - Monday 30 April, 2018

'We weren't enjoying our rugby... It has started to lift a bit of the gloom'

Ulster captain Rory Best says the province’s last four games have signalled a change in mood.

# play-offs - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

Shelly helps Tipp to extra-time win over Limerick in Munster MFC qualifier

The Premier County will now go on to meet Waterford with the winner going into next month’s MFC provincial semi-final.

# play-offs - Saturday 11 November, 2017

'When something's taken away from you like that... emotions are so raw at that time'

John O’Shea recalls his memories of playing in international play-offs and what it would mean to play in another World Cup.

# play-offs - Thursday 26 October, 2017

No Walters as Ireland squad to face Denmark in World Cup play-off announced

The Boys in Green meet the Danes over two legs in November.

# play-offs - Tuesday 24 October, 2017

'At the moment, if Martin fell in muck he’d still smell of Old Spice. I think we’re going to qualify'

Ex-Ireland midfielder Keith Andrews believes Ireland will come through next month’s World Cup play-off with Denmark.

# play-offs - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Ranking the 4 teams Ireland could face in the play-offs in order of difficulty

Portugal’s win over Switzerland tonight means Martin O’Neill’s side could face the latter.

# play-offs - Monday 9 October, 2017

'I have always feared teams, it’s the best way to be. Then we go out and beat them'

Martin O’Neill was full of praise for his players after Ireland’s heroic victory over Wales.

Georgia couldn't do Ireland a favour in Serbia tonight

Aleksandar Prijovic scored after coming on as a second-half substitute to steer his side to the World Cup.

# play-offs - Thursday 16 June, 2016

The last time Ireland played Belgium it ended in very controversial circumstances

There was yet more play-off heartache for Ireland in 1997.

# play-offs - Sunday 22 May, 2016

'You don't go into a set-up that has O'Connell and O'Gara in it and not learn'

Former Munster out-half Declan Cusack has helped Doncaster into the Championship play-offs.

# play-offs - Wednesday 18 May, 2016

# play-offs - Tuesday 17 May, 2016

Hull survive scare to scrape past Derby into the Championship play-off final

The Rams scored twice in the first half of tonight’s second leg but lost out 3-2 on aggregate.

# play-offs - Friday 13 May, 2016

Aiden McGeady and 18 other Irish players to watch out for in the play-offs

There is Irish interest across the Championship, League One and League Two in the coming days.

# play-offs - Saturday 14 November, 2015

Zlatan Ibrahimovic on target but Denmark's late away goal leaves tie finely poised

It’s all to play for in Copenhagen on Tuesday.

# play-offs - Thursday 12 November, 2015

Letter from Sarajevo: The logistical nightmare of Ireland's Euro 2016 play-off

“This is the fourth country we’ve been in today.”

# play-offs - Saturday 31 October, 2015

One of Ireland's most experienced players set to miss Bosnia clash

It was a good day for another Irish goalkeeper, however.

# play-offs - Wednesday 14 October, 2015

Ranking Ireland's possible Euro 2016 play-off opponents

Most Ireland fans will be keeping their fingers crossed for a two-legged tie with Hungary.

# play-offs - Friday 9 October, 2015

Who could the Republic of Ireland face in the play-offs?

There’s still plenty of football to play but a picture is emerging of how the qualifiers will play out.

# play-offs - Tuesday 18 August, 2015

Do the Champions League play-offs matter?

Tommy Martin looks ahead to the midweek European action.

# play-offs - Friday 29 May, 2015

A former LOI manager's side put a major dent in Rangers' promotion hopes last night

Ian Baraclough’s Motherwell silenced Ibrox.

# play-offs - Saturday 23 May, 2015

Johnny Sexton recalled by Racing Métro for pivotal Top 14 clash

It’s a big day in French rugby and former Ireland U20 prop Denis Coulson will also play a part.

# play-offs - Saturday 9 May, 2015

Ulster and Munster share the spoils after Pro12 thriller in Belfast

Paddy Jackson held his nerve with a last-gasp conversion to earn two points for Neil Doak’s men.

# play-offs - Thursday 26 March, 2015

Next season's Champions Cup starts a fortnight after the World Cup final

EPCR has also announced its plans for the play-off system over the next three seasons.

# play-offs - Friday 8 August, 2014

Arsenal draw Besiktas, Celtic get Maribor in Champions League play-off

The draw for the final round before the groups stages was made in Switzerland this morning.

# play-offs - Friday 4 July, 2014

Back-to-back champs Chiefs keep Super Rugby hopes alive

14 points from Aaron Cruden were crucial, but nothing is decided in the race for the final play-off spots.

# play-offs - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Scott Carson took out his anger on Bobby Zamora after QPR scored a penalty last night

The goalkeeper accidentally kicked the former England striker after conceding a goal in the play-off semi-final.

# play-offs - Monday 12 May, 2014

QPR gain extra-time victory to reach Championship play-offs final

Harry Redknapp’s side are now just one game away from a return to the Premier League.

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