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#Pre-Season

# pre-season - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

Fabregas curls 25-yard free-kick in for his first Chelsea goal
# Off The Mark
# Off The Mark

Fabregas curls 25-yard free-kick in for his first Chelsea goal

Jul 30th 2014, 7:56 PM 7,846 Views 4 Comments

Jose Mourinho’s side picked up a 3-1 win in their pre-season friendly with Vitesse Arnhem.

O'Connell urges patience as Munster's all-Irish coaches look for balance
# Paulie
# Paulie

O'Connell urges patience as Munster's all-Irish coaches look for balance

Jul 30th 2014, 8:00 AM 13,447 Views 16 Comments

The 34-year-old lock admits working under Anthony Foley and Jerry Flannery has altered their personal relationships.

# pre-season - Thursday 10 July, 2014

Counter-attacking and basic skills the keys to Prendergast's philosophy
# Specialist
# Specialist

Counter-attacking and basic skills the keys to Prendergast's philosophy

Jul 10th 2014, 8:30 AM 4,995 Views 3 Comments

Grenoble’s new backs coach outlines his areas of focus ahead of the Top 14 season.

# pre-season - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

All four Irish provinces have confirmed their pre-season schedules
# Friendlies
# Friendlies

All four Irish provinces have confirmed their pre-season schedules

Jul 8th 2014, 10:53 AM 6,342 Views 3 Comments

Here’s the fixture list for the warm-up games in preparation for the 2014/15 campaign.

# pre-season - Monday 30 June, 2014

Leinster to take on Ulster in pre-season friendly at Tallaght Stadium
# It Begins
# It Begins

Leinster to take on Ulster in pre-season friendly at Tallaght Stadium

Jun 30th 2014, 12:12 PM 3,347 Views 1 Comment

The two provinces will renew their rivalry on the 30th of August.

# pre-season - Thursday 20 February, 2014

Waterford United scored directly from a corner last night
# Pre-Season
# Pre-Season

Waterford United scored directly from a corner last night

Feb 20th 2014, 9:32 AM 3,565 Views 4 Comments

Ok there was a gale force storm blowing down in the RSC, but still…

# pre-season - Thursday 23 January, 2014

Harte changes 10 for Tyrone's McKenna Cup final
# Pre-Season
# Pre-Season

Harte changes 10 for Tyrone's McKenna Cup final

Jan 23rd 2014, 9:53 PM 2,661 Views 0 Comments

The Red Hand face Cavan in Enniskillen on Saturday night.

# pre-season - Sunday 19 January, 2014

18 of the best GAA pictures from the weekend's pre-season action
# January Days
# January Days

18 of the best GAA pictures from the weekend's pre-season action

Jan 19th 2014, 8:00 PM 9,215 Views 2 Comments

There was games on across the four provinces today.

# pre-season - Saturday 18 January, 2014

Wexford hit four to book place in Walsh Cup semis
# Pre-Season
# Pre-Season

Wexford hit four to book place in Walsh Cup semis

Jan 18th 2014, 4:38 PM 4,261 Views 3 Comments

Liam Dunne’s side were 25-point winners against NUIG in Gorey this afternoon.

Cody gives Cats a chance to impress against DIT
# Cats
# Cats

Cody gives Cats a chance to impress against DIT

Jan 18th 2014, 1:28 PM 4,284 Views 8 Comments

Colin Fennelly and TJ Reid the most familiar faces in an experimental Kilkenny side.

Aidan O'Shea returns as Mayo prepare for Roscommon
# Pre-Season
# Pre-Season

Aidan O'Shea returns as Mayo prepare for Roscommon

Jan 18th 2014, 1:03 PM 3,035 Views 0 Comments

James Horan makes seven changes to the side held by IT Sligo last weekend.

# pre-season - Friday 10 January, 2014

Rob Hennelly to captain Mayo in FBD League opener
# Pre-Season
# Pre-Season

Rob Hennelly to captain Mayo in FBD League opener

Jan 10th 2014, 12:46 PM 2,842 Views 2 Comments

James Horan has handed out a number of inter-county debuts in a new-look side to face NUIG.

# pre-season - Monday 6 January, 2014

8 GAA players who were glad to be back as the 2014 season started this weekend
# Return
# Return

8 GAA players who were glad to be back as the 2014 season started this weekend

Jan 6th 2014, 6:23 PM 7,884 Views 5 Comments

It was a big day yesterday for the likes of Galway’s James Kavanagh, Dublin’s Kevin Nolan and Kerry’s Barry John Keane.

Here’s the 19 GAA players who were shown black cards over the weekend
# New Rules
# New Rules

Here’s the 19 GAA players who were shown black cards over the weekend

Jan 6th 2014, 3:37 PM 7,789 Views 3 Comments

The new disciplinary procedure was in the spotlight as the 2014 season commenced.

# pre-season - Saturday 31 August, 2013

Flood hospitalised as Ulster ship 30 points to Leicester Tigers
# Pre-Season
# Pre-Season

Flood hospitalised as Ulster ship 30 points to Leicester Tigers

Aug 31st 2013, 7:59 PM 4,718 Views 3 Comments

The northern province were hammered 30-10 in Welford Road.

# pre-season - Sunday 4 August, 2013

Ronaldo and Real Madrid get the better of Everton
# Guinness Cup
# Guinness Cup

Ronaldo and Real Madrid get the better of Everton

Aug 4th 2013, 10:03 AM 2,065 Views 0 Comments

The Portuguese star was on target with Mesut Ozil while Nikica Jelavic came off the bench to score for the Toffees.

# pre-season - Friday 2 August, 2013

Real Madrid v LA Galaxy gave us these 3 gorgeous goals
# Woof
# Woof

Real Madrid v LA Galaxy gave us these 3 gorgeous goals

Aug 2nd 2013, 12:17 PM 2,991 Views 2 Comments

Sorry, Karim. Your second of the night was the worst of the four.

John Terry was on the receiving end of a shocking tackle last night
# Friendly
# Friendly

John Terry was on the receiving end of a shocking tackle last night

Aug 2nd 2013, 9:28 AM 7,266 Views 33 Comments

Don’t worry, folks. He’s gonna be okay.

# pre-season - Monday 29 July, 2013

Nani marks his return to pre-season with nice free-kick
# Pre-Season
# Pre-Season

Nani marks his return to pre-season with nice free-kick

Jul 29th 2013, 10:22 PM 4,295 Views 4 Comments

The Portuguese winger scored twice for a Manchester United XI against Crewe Alexandra tonight.

# pre-season - Saturday 27 July, 2013

Dzeko hits howitzer and a howler in Manchester City mud-fight victory
# Pre-Season
# Pre-Season

Dzeko hits howitzer and a howler in Manchester City mud-fight victory

Jul 27th 2013, 4:16 PM 3,494 Views 6 Comments

The Bosnian’s penalty against Sunderland is an awful, awful effort.

# pre-season - Friday 26 July, 2013

Injury-time goal earns Man United a draw against Kagawa's old boys
# Pre-Season
# Pre-Season

Injury-time goal earns Man United a draw against Kagawa's old boys

Jul 26th 2013, 1:48 PM 4,514 Views 28 Comments

Wilfried Zaha scored on the stroke of 90 minutes as David Moyes avoided a third defeat of their Asian tour.

# pre-season - Saturday 20 July, 2013

Does your pre-season training involve walking on hot coals?
# Ouch
# Ouch

Does your pre-season training involve walking on hot coals?

Jul 20th 2013, 2:33 PM 3,918 Views 0 Comments

Because Southampton’s does.

Snapshot: Liam Miller faced his old club in Sydney today
# The Ex Factor
# The Ex Factor

Snapshot: Liam Miller faced his old club in Sydney today

Jul 20th 2013, 11:44 AM 3,709 Views 2 Comments

The first match of the David Moyes era included six goals and a blast from the past.

# pre-season - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

11 reasons why pre-season football is worth the hassle
# Anticipation
# Anticipation

11 reasons why pre-season football is worth the hassle

Jul 16th 2013, 11:30 AM 3,767 Views 0 Comments

Featuring the Real Madrid lads playing hurling and Lionel Messi at his masterful best.

# pre-season - Saturday 13 July, 2013

Liverpool new boy Aspas scores on his Reds debut
# Instant Hit
# Instant Hit

Liverpool new boy Aspas scores on his Reds debut

Jul 13th 2013, 6:10 PM 5,664 Views 10 Comments

Brendan Rodgers’ men recorded a 4-0 win over Preston in their first pre-season outing.

13 reasons why we dread pre-season training
# Dear God NO
# Dear God NO

13 reasons why we dread pre-season training

Jul 13th 2013, 12:00 PM 11,784 Views 9 Comments

After a month of sitting on your arse, it’s time to get back into the swing of things.

# pre-season - Friday 12 July, 2013

Gavin Henson punched in face during Bath pre-season fracas
# Premiership
# Premiership

Gavin Henson punched in face during Bath pre-season fracas

Jul 12th 2013, 3:10 PM 8,741 Views 0 Comments

The Premiership club are investigating the incident, which was caught on CCTV.

# pre-season - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

United new boy Wilfried Zaha will join squad for their pre-season tour
# Due East
# Due East

United new boy Wilfried Zaha will join squad for their pre-season tour

Jul 10th 2013, 11:45 AM 2,239 Views 4 Comments

David Moyes again insisted that Wayne Rooney is not for sale ahead of Manchester United’s departure for Thailand.

# pre-season - Friday 17 May, 2013

Dan Carter voices support for change to season structure
# World Rugby
# World Rugby

Dan Carter voices support for change to season structure

May 17th 2013, 12:11 PM 2,753 Views 3 Comments

The IRB Player of the Year says he hasn’t had a proper pre-season in a decade.

# pre-season - Monday 28 January, 2013

You know it’s Gaelic football in January when…
# GAA
# GAA

You know it’s Gaelic football in January when…

Jan 28th 2013, 7:00 AM 4,225 Views 1 Comment

Freezing weather. Small stadiums. Paltry attendances. Here’s 25 images that sum up the 2013 pre-season Gaelic football campaign.

# pre-season - Sunday 20 January, 2013

As it happened: GAA Sunday clockwatch
# Pre-Season
# Pre-Season

As it happened: GAA Sunday clockwatch

Jan 20th 2013, 1:36 PM 16,525 Views 8 Comments

Across the four provinces there were 22 inter-county games between Gaelic football and hurling pencilled in for today. Here’s how they all unfolded.

# pre-season - Sunday 6 January, 2013

Sunday GAA results round-up
# GAA
# GAA

Sunday GAA results round-up

Jan 6th 2013, 5:11 PM 2,883 Views 0 Comments

There were 17 games on this afternoon as the 2013 Gaelic Football season got underway. Here are the outcomes from across the four provinces.

# pre-season - Saturday 5 January, 2013

Let's meet the new men in charge
# Bosses
# Bosses

Let's meet the new men in charge

Jan 5th 2013, 10:30 AM 2,279 Views 1 Comment

A dozen Gaelic Football managers will be at the helm of their new counties for the first time in a competitive game tomorrow. Here’s your guide to them.

# pre-season - Friday 4 January, 2013

It's back: The inter-county GAA season returns this weekend
# Schedule
# Schedule

It's back: The inter-county GAA season returns this weekend

Jan 4th 2013, 2:20 PM 1,264 Views 2 Comments

The 2013 campaign begins with the pre-season Gaelic Football fare across the four provinces this weekend.

# pre-season - Monday 27 August, 2012

NFL: Peyton Manning is back but Broncos lose
# Pre-Season
# Pre-Season

NFL: Peyton Manning is back but Broncos lose

Aug 27th 2012, 11:49 AM 621 Views 0 Comments

The veteran managed two touchdown passes from 10 completed. Meanwhile, Tim Tebow and Mark Sanchez took it in turns to throw interceptions as the Jets once again failed to score a touchdown.

# pre-season - Saturday 18 August, 2012

Rugby round-up: Ulster draw with Tigers on a chastening day for Leinster and Connacht
# Wake-up Calls
# Wake-up Calls

Rugby round-up: Ulster draw with Tigers on a chastening day for Leinster and Connacht

Aug 18th 2012, 5:03 PM 2,104 Views 0 Comments

It was a tough day for two of the provinces in England while Mark Anscombe’s men needed a late try to avoid defeat.

Up and running: Munster register first win of the season against Bristol
# Comeback
# Comeback

Up and running: Munster register first win of the season against Bristol

Aug 18th 2012, 9:55 AM 1,077 Views 0 Comments

A second-half surge saw Rob Penney’s side home at Musgrave Park.

# pre-season - Thursday 16 August, 2012

Captain Doug to oversee Munster's new centre combination
# Midfield Axis
# Midfield Axis

Captain Doug to oversee Munster's new centre combination

Aug 16th 2012, 1:03 PM 1,502 Views 0 Comments

Howlett starts for the second time in two weeks as James Downey and Casey Laulala get their chance to shine against Bristol.

# pre-season - Sunday 12 August, 2012

Madigan and Auva'a get Leinster off to a winning start
# Pre-Season
# Pre-Season

Madigan and Auva'a get Leinster off to a winning start

Aug 12th 2012, 4:50 PM 1,143 Views 0 Comments

Connacht were also victorious against Exeter but Munster were soundly beaten in France.

# pre-season - Tuesday 7 August, 2012

Player Diary: Adam D'Arcy and Ulster gear up for their first match of the season
# Away Days
# Away Days

Player Diary: Adam D'Arcy and Ulster gear up for their first match of the season

Aug 7th 2012, 9:44 AM 1,087 Views 0 Comments

“We were all standing round arguing who would carry the hostage out, and didn’t even notice him get up and walk out the door himself.”