# Pre-Season

Last month
October 2023
History made in first ever rugby game on Ulster GAA grounds
Pre-season feel to the game as sides sharpen up for season ahead.
Scott Penny leads Leinster against Castres
Province play final pre-season friendly tomorrow before URC campaign starts later this month.
This year
Leinster score 5 tries in convincing win over Munster
Jason Jenkins, Lee Barron and Tommy O’Brien were among the scorers.
Celtic and Wolves are coming to Dublin for a pre-season friendly later this month
The sides will meet at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday 29 July.
'He's training as hard as ever' - Sexton awaits next week's verdict
The Ireland captain must face a disciplinary hearing and could miss World Cup warm-up games.
Mayo hold off Roscommon in low-scoring clash to lift first FBD trophy in ten years
Substitute Cillian O’Connor hit two late points to help his side to victory.
Kildare the latest side to withdraw from O'Byrne Cup clash
The Lilywhites are ‘unable to fulfil the fixture’ against Westmeath.
Last year
Ireland wing Jacob Stockdale fully fit for start of new season after near 12-month lay-off
The Ulster star last played in September 2021 and has been sidelined since due to an ankle injury.
Connacht fall to nine-try pre-season defeat in France
Top 14 finalists Castres ran out 57-19 winners.
New Munster signing Frisch joins full training as Kilcoyne and Coombes return
RG Snyman won’t be available for the opening rounds of the season, however.
Meath All-Ireland winners impress and Armagh star kicks first goal in first AFLW games
Elsewhere in Saturday’s practice matches, Cora Staunton was on the double and Aishling Sheridan shone.
Erling Haaland opens Man City account with debut goal in Bayern friendly
In Florida, Gabriel Jesus scored his fourth goal in three games as Arsenal beat Chelsea 4-0.
Man United win against Crystal Palace as Maguire booed by Melbourne crowd
Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho all scored in this afternoon’s friendly.
Kane on target again as Tottenham draw 1-1 with Sevilla
Irish internationals Matt Doherty and Troy Parrott both came off the bench.
Munster to take on Kidney's London Irish in pre-season clash
The Graham Rowntree era gets underway with two friendlies in Cork.
Dublin's fine form continues with Walsh Cup final trimming of Wexford
Dublin picked up their first piece of silverware under Mattie Kenny.
Armagh defeat Tyrone as McKenna Cup semi-final line-up confirmed
Donegal and Derry also sealed their places in the last four today.
Tomorrow's O'Byrne Cup clash between Westmeath and Carlow off
Kildare had already sealed their progression as Group C winners.
Cork book McGrath Cup final spot after win over Waterford with Hurley scoring 1-6
Páirc Uí Rinn hosted tonight’s game.
Wicklow-Meath called off due to Covid, Cork-Clare moved to Saturday
The O’Byrne Cup and McGrath Cup begin this week.
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Here are the draws and fixtures for the Munster Hurling League and McGrath Cup
All-Ireland SHC champions Limerick will face either Kerry or Tipperary in the semi-final of the Munster Hurling League.
Connacht will use Air Dome to stage GAA county senior games when 2022 season begins
The FBD League action starts with Andy Moran’s Leitrim playing Sligo on Tuesday 4 January.
Sexton turns on the style as Leinster smash Harlequins at the Aviva
The Pro14 and Premiership champions went head-to-head in an entertaining pre-season friendly.
Connacht lose to Worcester in high scoring thriller
Connacht travelled to Worcester this evening for a warm-up game ahead of the upcoming season..
Wesley Fofana confirms fractured fibula from Leicester's friendly
Fofana suffered the serious injury against Villarreal.
Man United cancel pre-season game with Preston over suspected Covid cases
United were due to travel to Deepdale at the weekend to continue their preparations for the new season.
Arsenal cancel pre-season US trip over 'small number' of Covid-19 cases
The Premier League side were scheduled to play Inter Milan in the opening round of the tournament.
Dead rubber can offer a little bounce for Connacht
It’s a Connacht side with debuts and full debuts to celebrate.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
Quinn goal decisive as Longford beat Offaly to win O'Byrne Cup
Padraic Davis’ side were four points winners in Tullamore.
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.
Monaghan, Down and Armagh win Dr McKenna Cup opening games
The Ulster competition began today.
0-14 for Tipperary's Forde but McCarthy grabs the Clare winner in Munster tie
830 people at McDonagh Park in Nenagh today.
Louth see off Meath in O'Byrne Cup and new Westmeath boss makes winning start
There was early season action in Leinster today.
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.
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.
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.