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#Pre-Season

# pre-season - Thursday 5 January, 2017

Eddie Brennan in charge as Kilkenny get 2017 off to a winning start
# Pre-Season
# Pre-Season

Eddie Brennan in charge as Kilkenny get 2017 off to a winning start

Jan 5th 2017, 9:13 PM 16,958 Views 6 Comments

The Cats’ U21 team ran out nine-point winners over DCU in the Walsh Cup opener.

# pre-season - Friday 26 August, 2016

Leinster end pre-season with five-try defeat to Bath in Donnybrook
# Losing Note
# Losing Note

Leinster end pre-season with five-try defeat to Bath in Donnybrook

Aug 26th 2016, 9:32 PM 13,566 Views 26 Comments

Cian Healy and Rob Kearney made promising returns for the eastern province.

Tyler Bleyendaal impresses as Munster earn emphatic pre-season win
# Report
# Report

Tyler Bleyendaal impresses as Munster earn emphatic pre-season win

Aug 26th 2016, 9:26 PM 14,199 Views 6 Comments

On the day of his 23rd birthday, new arrival, South African lock Jean Kleyn also made a positive impression.

'My 1st year in the academy we finished bottom': Buckley eager after missing Connacht's finest hour
# Gladiators Ready
# Gladiators Ready

'My 1st year in the academy we finished bottom': Buckley eager after missing Connacht's finest hour

Aug 26th 2016, 12:00 PM 5,919 Views 3 Comments

The westerners were in Sale yesterday for training session with added intensity.

# pre-season - Monday 22 August, 2016

Munster's Erasmus hopes for attacking progress after win over Zebre
# Rassie's Verdict
# Rassie's Verdict

Munster's Erasmus hopes for attacking progress after win over Zebre

Aug 22nd 2016, 6:00 AM 7,412 Views 7 Comments

The South African director of rugby rated his side’s performance as solid.

# pre-season - Saturday 20 August, 2016

Ulster slip to pre-season defeat at Exeter despite try-scoring cameo from academy winger
# Pre-Season
# Pre-Season

Ulster slip to pre-season defeat at Exeter despite try-scoring cameo from academy winger

Aug 20th 2016, 6:30 PM 4,573 Views 1 Comment

Robert Lyttle made a big impact off the bench at Sandy Park.

# pre-season - Friday 19 August, 2016

Superb Sweetnam helps Munster to get Erasmus era off to winning start
# Sweets
# Sweets

Superb Sweetnam helps Munster to get Erasmus era off to winning start

Aug 19th 2016, 8:45 PM 14,142 Views 19 Comments

The Cork man scored a brace of tries in Waterford.

# pre-season - Wednesday 17 August, 2016

Ex-Leinster centre O'Shea starts for Munster in first pre-season game
# Rassie's XV
# Rassie's XV

Ex-Leinster centre O'Shea starts for Munster in first pre-season game

Aug 17th 2016, 2:54 PM 10,777 Views 6 Comments

Local man Jack O’Donoghue is at number eight for the Waterford-hosted friendly.

# pre-season - Saturday 13 August, 2016

'I think it's brave' - Henry influence being felt by Heaslip and Leinster
# Expert
# Expert

'I think it's brave' - Henry influence being felt by Heaslip and Leinster

Aug 13th 2016, 9:00 AM 8,061 Views 15 Comments

The Ireland number eight has been learning about leaving a legacy.

# pre-season - Friday 12 August, 2016

Conan captains Leinster as Byrne handed 10 shirt for Ulster clash
# Experimental
# Experimental

Conan captains Leinster as Byrne handed 10 shirt for Ulster clash

Aug 12th 2016, 12:22 PM 7,942 Views 16 Comments

Barry Daly, Rory O’Loughlin and Niall Morris all start in an exciting backline.

# pre-season - Thursday 11 August, 2016

Kelleher wears 15 for Connacht as O'Brien selected in second row
# New Look
# New Look

Kelleher wears 15 for Connacht as O'Brien selected in second row

Aug 11th 2016, 11:07 AM 9,378 Views 9 Comments

Pat Lam has named his first XV of the new season.

# pre-season - Wednesday 10 August, 2016

Cullen includes 7 internationals in first Leinster squad of the season
# Pre-Season
# Pre-Season

Cullen includes 7 internationals in first Leinster squad of the season

Aug 10th 2016, 7:10 PM 10,235 Views 9 Comments

The eastern province face Ulster in Navan this Saturday.

# pre-season - Saturday 30 July, 2016

Real Madrid stroll to victory over Chelsea in front of 100,000 fans
# Pre-Season
# Pre-Season

Real Madrid stroll to victory over Chelsea in front of 100,000 fans

Jul 30th 2016, 10:26 PM 16,102 Views 8 Comments

Eden Hazard’s late double put some gloss on the scoreline but Chelsea were well beaten in Michigan.

# pre-season - Monday 25 July, 2016

Ireland internationals return as provinces prepare for demanding season
# 2016/17
# 2016/17

Ireland internationals return as provinces prepare for demanding season

Jul 25th 2016, 2:52 PM 8,915 Views 11 Comments

Connacht, Leinster, Munster and Ulster face a testing time in Europe again.

# pre-season - Wednesday 22 June, 2016

Leinster to kick-off their pre-season with fixtures in Navan and Tallaght
# On The Road
# On The Road

Leinster to kick-off their pre-season with fixtures in Navan and Tallaght

Jun 22nd 2016, 1:54 PM 5,045 Views 3 Comments

Leinster have announced three pre-season matches ahead of the new campaign.

# pre-season - Thursday 18 February, 2016

Shamrock Rovers hit the woodwork 3 times but go out of Indian cup to Brazilian outfit
# Nearly Men
# Nearly Men

Shamrock Rovers hit the woodwork 3 times but go out of Indian cup to Brazilian outfit

Feb 18th 2016, 3:56 PM 5,773 Views 3 Comments

The SSE Airtricity League Premier Division club lost 1-0 to Atletico Paranaense in the Sait Nagjee tournament.

# pre-season - Tuesday 16 February, 2016

Shamrock Rovers prolong Indian trip by booking semi-final spot with Brazilian side
# Pre-Season
# Pre-Season

Shamrock Rovers prolong Indian trip by booking semi-final spot with Brazilian side

Feb 16th 2016, 6:45 PM 6,977 Views 3 Comments

The Hoops will play Atletico Paranaense in the last four after 1860 Munich drew with FC Dnipro in the final Group B clash.

# pre-season - Monday 8 February, 2016

20,000 fans in attendance as Shamrock Rovers lose opening game on Indian tour
# Hoops On Tour
# Hoops On Tour

20,000 fans in attendance as Shamrock Rovers lose opening game on Indian tour

Feb 8th 2016, 4:55 PM 8,501 Views 9 Comments

The Hoops lose their Nagjee Cup opener in stifling conditions.

# pre-season - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

'Everyone in the LOI will be jealous' - Shamrock Rovers head off to India
# Long-haul Flight
# Long-haul Flight

'Everyone in the LOI will be jealous' - Shamrock Rovers head off to India

Feb 2nd 2016, 5:45 PM 5,286 Views 4 Comments

The Hoops will play in a pre-season tournament over the next week.

# pre-season - Sunday 10 January, 2016

Fog and fisticuffs - The best of the weekend's GAA action in 11 pictures
# Pre-Season
# Pre-Season

Fog and fisticuffs - The best of the weekend's GAA action in 11 pictures

Jan 10th 2016, 9:02 PM 11,915 Views 0 Comments

There’s nothing quite like January GAA…

# pre-season - Friday 21 August, 2015

Marsh, Dardis and Ryan in Leinster XV for pre-season clash with Ulster
# Youth
# Youth

Marsh, Dardis and Ryan in Leinster XV for pre-season clash with Ulster

Aug 21st 2015, 9:49 AM 7,397 Views 23 Comments

Dominic Ryan captains Leo Cullen’s first XV of the 2015/16 campaign.

# pre-season - Thursday 13 August, 2015

This Scotland XV could give Schmidt's Ireland a better game than Wales did
# Kilted Kiwi
# Kilted Kiwi

This Scotland XV could give Schmidt's Ireland a better game than Wales did

Aug 13th 2015, 7:00 PM 13,274 Views 18 Comments

Meanwhile, Connacht have named their side for the pre-season friendly in Castres.

Foley picks Bleyendaal at 10 for Munster's clash with Grenoble
# Tyler
# Tyler

Foley picks Bleyendaal at 10 for Munster's clash with Grenoble

Aug 13th 2015, 1:21 PM 7,463 Views 9 Comments

The former Crusaders playmaker partners Cathal Sheridan in the halfbacks.

# pre-season - Thursday 6 August, 2015

Connacht's Kiwi rugby league convert wears 13 against Grenoble
# Code Hopper
# Code Hopper

Connacht's Kiwi rugby league convert wears 13 against Grenoble

Aug 6th 2015, 3:43 PM 6,504 Views 6 Comments

Api Pewhairangi partners Bundee Aki in the midfield tomorrow in Galway.

# pre-season - Tuesday 4 August, 2015

Lam able to increase focus on detail for third year in charge of Connacht
# West Reawakens
# West Reawakens

Lam able to increase focus on detail for third year in charge of Connacht

Aug 4th 2015, 4:46 PM 5,076 Views 3 Comments

The Samoan and his team are regrouping for another shot at the same targets.

# pre-season - Saturday 1 August, 2015

Coutinho makes goalscoring return, Origi also on target as Liverpool win in Finland
# Pre-Season
# Pre-Season

Coutinho makes goalscoring return, Origi also on target as Liverpool win in Finland

Aug 1st 2015, 8:36 PM 8,054 Views 11 Comments

The Reds have just one more pre-season game.

No gremlins for Ireland, but Fitzgerald vouches for pre-season prep
# High Places
# High Places

No gremlins for Ireland, but Fitzgerald vouches for pre-season prep

Aug 1st 2015, 9:30 AM 15,147 Views 23 Comments

While Wales, England and France have been at altitude, Ireland preferred to keep it low-key.

# pre-season - Saturday 25 July, 2015

Man United are clicking into gear as they beat Barcelona in latest pre-season win
# On A Roll
# On A Roll

Man United are clicking into gear as they beat Barcelona in latest pre-season win

Jul 25th 2015, 11:03 PM 17,045 Views 38 Comments

That makes them European champions, right?

# pre-season - Thursday 23 July, 2015

Danny Ings is showing great pre-season form as Liverpool romp to big friendly win
# Treble Play
# Treble Play

Danny Ings is showing great pre-season form as Liverpool romp to big friendly win

Jul 23rd 2015, 2:42 PM 11,842 Views 33 Comments

The Reds recorded a 7-0 victory this morning.

# pre-season - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

Who are the Irish provinces playing in the pre-season?

Who are the Irish provinces playing in the pre-season?

Jul 22nd 2015, 7:00 AM 7,671 Views 8 Comments

Bernard Jackman’s Grenoble will take on both Connacht and Munster.

# pre-season - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

Henderson's rabona assist the highlight of Liverpool's pre-season win in Thailand
# Up And Running
# Up And Running

Henderson's rabona assist the highlight of Liverpool's pre-season win in Thailand

Jul 14th 2015, 4:56 PM 7,774 Views 8 Comments

Five of the Reds’ summer signings featured.

# pre-season - Saturday 11 July, 2015

Raheem Sterling is off on tour with Liverpool but Balotelli and Borini left to train at Melwood
# On The Plane
# On The Plane

Raheem Sterling is off on tour with Liverpool but Balotelli and Borini left to train at Melwood

Jul 11th 2015, 2:43 PM 7,535 Views 21 Comments

The England forward is included in the squad despite trying to force a move away.

# pre-season - Sunday 1 February, 2015

Dublin and Galway will meet in next weekend's Walsh Cup final at Croke Park
# Pre-Season
# Pre-Season

Dublin and Galway will meet in next weekend's Walsh Cup final at Croke Park

Feb 1st 2015, 3:59 PM 5,692 Views 7 Comments

Despite having players sent off, both sides were victorious in this afternoon’s semi-finals.

# pre-season - Sunday 18 January, 2015

Wins for Galway and Wexford in Walsh Cup
# Preseason
# Preseason

Wins for Galway and Wexford in Walsh Cup

Jan 18th 2015, 3:51 PM 6,256 Views 2 Comments

The Kehoe Cup also got under way today.

# pre-season - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

Sligo Rovers could have done with Mr Plow at this morning's pre-season training
# That Name Again Is...
# That Name Again Is...

Sligo Rovers could have done with Mr Plow at this morning's pre-season training

Jan 14th 2015, 12:01 PM 5,310 Views 2 Comments

Manager Owen Heary and his players got the shovels out so the first session back could go ahead.

# pre-season - Friday 29 August, 2014

Pre-season training just ain't what it used to be for rugby players
# Less Is More
# Less Is More

Pre-season training just ain't what it used to be for rugby players

Aug 29th 2014, 8:15 AM 8,897 Views 1 Comment

Rob Kearney points out how shorter, sharper sessions are better for everyone.

# pre-season - Sunday 10 August, 2014

NFL running back fires 45lb plate downfield 'like a frisbee'
# He's Going For Distance
# He's Going For Distance

NFL running back fires 45lb plate downfield 'like a frisbee'

Aug 10th 2014, 8:45 AM 8,935 Views 7 Comments

That’s over 20 kilos in new money.

# pre-season - Friday 8 August, 2014

Munster head coach Foley relishing the pressure of first season
# Axel
# Axel

Munster head coach Foley relishing the pressure of first season

Aug 8th 2014, 8:15 AM 5,348 Views 8 Comments

‘We have two years – we want to see how far we can go, how good we can be.’

# pre-season - Thursday 7 August, 2014

Leinster back row O'Brien enjoying Groundhog Day pre-season grind
# Condition
# Condition

Leinster back row O'Brien enjoying Groundhog Day pre-season grind

Aug 7th 2014, 6:30 AM 6,355 Views 15 Comments

The Ireland international feels that he becomes a better athlete with each passing summer.

# pre-season - Thursday 31 July, 2014

Roy Keane sees Villa beaten by Paul Cook's buoyant Chesterfield
# VILLAINS
# VILLAINS

Roy Keane sees Villa beaten by Paul Cook's buoyant Chesterfield

Jul 31st 2014, 10:46 AM 5,430 Views 7 Comments

There’s was plenty of Irish interest as Jack Grealish was amongst the Irish on show.