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# pre-season - Wednesday 12 August, 2020

Barcelona reveal positive Covid-19 test for defender Todibo

The 20-year-old has not been in contact with senior squad, who are set to travel to Lisbon to compete in the Champions League quarter-final.

# pre-season - Thursday 9 July, 2020

Leinster hopeful Lowe will return for next block of pre-season training

The 28-year-old is currently back in New Zealand for personal reasons.

# pre-season - Wednesday 8 July, 2020

'We need to get back to that momentum' - Leinster aim to pick up where they left off

Felipe Contepomi says the province’s players returned to pre-season in excellent condition.

# pre-season - Saturday 27 June, 2020

Munster and Ulster out to close gap on Leinster as Connacht look for more depth

The Irish provinces are starting to gear up for rugby’s return in August.

# pre-season - Saturday 18 January, 2020

Quinn goal decisive as Longford beat Offaly to win O'Byrne Cup

Padraic Davis’ side were four points winners in Tullamore.

# pre-season - Wednesday 8 January, 2020

Wins for Tyrone, Down and Donegal confirm McKenna Cup semi-final line-up

Tonight’s results mean Monaghan have been promoted to the final four as best runners-up.

# pre-season - Sunday 29 December, 2019

Monaghan, Down and Armagh win Dr McKenna Cup opening games

The Ulster competition began today.

# pre-season - Sunday 15 December, 2019

0-14 for Tipperary's Forde but McCarthy grabs the Clare winner in Munster tie

0-14 for Tipperary's Forde but McCarthy grabs the Clare winner in Munster tie

830 people at McDonagh Park in Nenagh today.

# pre-season - Sunday 8 December, 2019

Louth see off Meath in O'Byrne Cup and new Westmeath boss makes winning start

Louth see off Meath in O'Byrne Cup and new Westmeath boss makes winning start

There was early season action in Leinster today.

# pre-season - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

Here are the draws for the Munster Hurling League and McGrath Cup

All-Ireland hurling champions Tipperary will contest a group with Limerick and Clare.

# pre-season - Saturday 21 September, 2019

Six-try Connacht underline attacking quality with pre-season win over Munster

Andy Friend’s side look in good shape ahead of next week’s Pro14 opener.

# pre-season - Thursday 12 September, 2019

Leinster go three from three in pre-season with victory at Northampton

Leo Cullen’s side enjoyed another useful work-out at Franklin’s Gardens this evening.

# pre-season - Wednesday 11 September, 2019

Paddy Jackson left out of London Irish squad for Munster trip

A scheduled protest against the signing of the former Ireland out-half will still go ahead at Musgrave Park, however.

# pre-season - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

Pre-season boost for Munster as prop Cronin returns after leg injury

The Ireland international has not played since November 2018 but is back to full fitness.

# pre-season - Saturday 7 September, 2019

Eight-try Ulster enjoy pre-season hit against Glasgow

Craig Gilroy and Greg Jones scored two tries apiece against the Glasgow Warriors.

# pre-season - Tuesday 27 August, 2019

Friend's Connacht set for Russia trip to play Ireland's World Cup opponents

The western province are heading back to Russia next week after their memorable Challenge Cup adventure in 2015.

# pre-season - Saturday 24 August, 2019

Keenan's late try seals pre-season win for Leinster in Canada

Leo Cullen’s side made it two pre-season wins from two in Hamilton this evening.

# pre-season - Friday 23 August, 2019

Baird paired with Fardy as Cullen names Leinster team for Canada friendly

The Pro14 champions are in Ontario for Saturday’s pre-season game.

# pre-season - Monday 19 August, 2019

New coach Larkham arrives in Limerick to link up with Munster squad

The Australian was straight onto the training paddock this afternoon.

'It's a work in progress': Hawaiian prop makes first Leinster appearance

21-year-old Roman Salanoa came off the bench during Saturday’s pre-season defeat of Coventry.

# pre-season - Saturday 17 August, 2019

Cullen's Leinster blow off the cobwebs with seven-try defeat of Coventry

The Pro14 champions fielded a young side and performed impressively at Donnybrook.

# pre-season - Friday 16 August, 2019

Kelleher at 15 as Cullen names youthful Leinster team for Coventry friendly

Ross Molony captains the province for their first pre-season hit-out at Donnybrook tomorrow.

# pre-season - Thursday 15 August, 2019

Cullen excited to see Leinster's young guns after 'digging a bit deeper into the system'

The eastern province face Coventry in their first pre-season friendly this weekend.

Bealham and Dillane travel to France with Connacht after World Cup disappointment

The pair are set to feature for Andy Friend’s side against Oyonnax tomorrow.

# pre-season - Thursday 25 July, 2019

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Teenager Gomes bags late winner for Man United as Parrott earns Spurs start

The two Premier League clubs met in Shanghai this afternoon.

Klopp: 'No doubt' that Liverpool are winners ahead of fresh Premier League title race

The Reds boss says his belief never wavered on the back of repeated final defeats.

Origi scores again as Liverpool are held by Sporting in New York

Jurgen Klopp’s side ended their US trip without a win.

# pre-season - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

Guardiola hits back at 'false' claim of disrespect from Chinese media

China’s state news agency Xinhua ran a lengthy piece complaining about City’s treatment of fans and press.

# pre-season - Sunday 21 July, 2019

Kane scores from halfway and Parrott impresses as Tottenham beat Juve

Irish striker Parrott started and played 45 minutes for Spurs in Singapore.

# pre-season - Saturday 20 July, 2019

Manchester City lose to Wolves on penalties in Premier League Asia Trophy final

Rui Patricio was the hero as Pep Guardiola’s side were beaten in the final of the pre-season tournament.

17-year-old Mason Greenwood scores winner to help Man United overcome Inter in Singapore

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side ran out 1-0 winners against the Italians at Singapore’s National Stadium.

Dortmund sink youthful Liverpool in US tour opener

Borussia Dortmund made it two wins from two in the United States after a 3-2 win over Liverpool at Notre Dame Stadium.

# pre-season - Friday 19 July, 2019

Addison's return adds to 'incredibly hard' selection decisions for Ireland

Joe Schmidt and his coaches must whittle down an extended panel of 45 to just 31 for Japan.

Cullen's Leinster to play Champions Cup pool opponents in pre-season friendly

The Pro14 champions will continue their preparations for the new season with a trip to face Northampton Saints.

# pre-season - Thursday 18 July, 2019

AIL players link up with Leinster as Cullen boosts pre-season squad

Tony Ryan, Rowan Osborne and David Aspil have been training with Leo Cullen’s squad.

# pre-season - Tuesday 16 July, 2019

Van Graan looks forward to new coaches bringing fresh ideas to Munster

Stephen Larkham will arrive in Limerick next month, while Graham Rowntree will link up with the province after the World Cup.

Leinster announce first-ever men and women's double-header

Leo Cullen’s side will start their pre-season with a clash against English outfit Coventry.

# pre-season - Sunday 14 July, 2019

Milner on the double as Liverpool beat Bradford in charity friendly

The sides met to raise funds for the charity co-founded by former Liverpool and Bradford defender Stephen Darby.

# pre-season - Thursday 11 July, 2019

Connacht and Munster to meet in pre-season inter-pro

The provinces will meet in the Sportsground in September.

Irish midfielder gets chance to impress on Bournemouth's pre-season tour

Gavin Kilkenny will travel to Spain with Eddie Howe’s first-team squad.

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