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#Semi-final

# semi-final - Thursday 9 June, 2016

Kerry include 4 All-Ireland minor winners in junior team to face Limerick
# Munster Clash
# Munster Clash

Kerry include 4 All-Ireland minor winners in junior team to face Limerick

Jun 9th 2016, 11:03 PM 6,875 Views 3 Comments

Fitzgerald Stadium is the venue for Sunday’s game.

Hogan ruled out as Kilkenny make five changes for Dublin semi-final
# Cat Calls
# Cat Calls

Hogan ruled out as Kilkenny make five changes for Dublin semi-final

Jun 9th 2016, 9:19 PM 12,773 Views 17 Comments

Eoin Larkin makes his first appearance of the season in the Leinster semi-final.

# semi-final - Sunday 22 May, 2016

Here are the highlights from Leinster and Connacht's impressive Pro12 semi-final wins
# Looking Back
# Looking Back

Here are the highlights from Leinster and Connacht's impressive Pro12 semi-final wins

May 22nd 2016, 9:46 PM 9,082 Views 15 Comments

The two Irish provinces are set to meet in the final of the competition.

# semi-final - Saturday 21 May, 2016

Connacht's sensational fairytale continues as they secure Pro12 final spot
# Sensational
# Sensational

Connacht's sensational fairytale continues as they secure Pro12 final spot

May 21st 2016, 8:38 PM 44,320 Views 102 Comments

Pat Lam’s men were utterly deserved winners over Glasgow in Galway.

Connacht 'camaraderie' faces stern test from Nakarawa and Glasgow
# History Beckons
# History Beckons

Connacht 'camaraderie' faces stern test from Nakarawa and Glasgow

May 21st 2016, 2:14 PM 6,272 Views 3 Comments

The western province’s lack of Pro12 play-off experience is in contrast to Glasgow’s.

# semi-final - Friday 20 May, 2016

Sexton leads charge as Leinster show knock-out class against Ulster
# Composed
# Composed

Sexton leads charge as Leinster show knock-out class against Ulster

May 20th 2016, 9:35 PM 29,922 Views 129 Comments

Leo Cullen’s men now await the winner of Connacht v Glasgow in the Pro12 final.

As it happened: Leinster v Ulster, Guinness Pro12 semi-final
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened: Leinster v Ulster, Guinness Pro12 semi-final

May 20th 2016, 7:40 PM 35,932 Views 49 Comments

We went minute-by-minute as Ulster tried to upset Leinster and become the first away winner in a Pro12 semi-final.

Connacht's Matt Healy adding consistency to try-scoring threat
# Flyer
# Flyer

Connacht's Matt Healy adding consistency to try-scoring threat

May 20th 2016, 6:30 AM 4,132 Views 6 Comments

The 27-year-old wing will be essential for Connacht in tomorrow’s Pro12 semi-final.

# semi-final - Tuesday 17 May, 2016

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

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

May 17th 2016, 10:00 PM 11,039 Views 8 Comments

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

Kiss expects to see Leinster put the boot in for Pro12 semi-final
# New Blues
# New Blues

Kiss expects to see Leinster put the boot in for Pro12 semi-final

May 17th 2016, 5:19 PM 6,514 Views 13 Comments

Ulster’s director of rugby is expecting to face a much better, more varied attack than the one he shut down late last month.

Pat Lam: 'It's the biggest game in our history, we've got to fire shots'
# Front Up Rise Up
# Front Up Rise Up

Pat Lam: 'It's the biggest game in our history, we've got to fire shots'

May 17th 2016, 1:47 PM 6,980 Views 17 Comments

The Connacht head coach is hoping to see his side remain true to their attacking beliefs.

# semi-final - Monday 16 May, 2016

Ringrose letting physique follow all-round improvements as he aims to settle a score
# It's Crunch Time
# It's Crunch Time

Ringrose letting physique follow all-round improvements as he aims to settle a score

May 16th 2016, 2:50 PM 10,701 Views 87 Comments

The 21-year-old is making sure to avoid prioritising physical improvements over skills.

# semi-final - Thursday 28 April, 2016

As it happened: Villarreal v Liverpool, Europa League semi-final
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened: Villarreal v Liverpool, Europa League semi-final

Apr 28th 2016, 6:55 PM 47,300 Views 35 Comments

Liverpool took on Villarreal, with the Reds a few games away from securing a Champions League spot.

# semi-final - Tuesday 26 April, 2016

As it happened: Manchester City v Real Madrid, Champions League semi-final 1st leg
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened: Manchester City v Real Madrid, Champions League semi-final 1st leg

Apr 26th 2016, 8:28 PM 42,660 Views 22 Comments

We went minute-by-excruciating-minute as Zizou’s Spanish giants brought the bus to Manchester.

# semi-final - Friday 22 April, 2016

England international Joe Marler could be in trouble again following return from 'gypsy boy' ban
# Hot Water
# Hot Water

England international Joe Marler could be in trouble again following return from 'gypsy boy' ban

Apr 22nd 2016, 9:59 PM 11,944 Views 34 Comments

The prop was involved in another controversial incident in tonight’s European Challenge Cup semi-final match.

# semi-final - Sunday 17 April, 2016

There was a contender for miss of the season in today's Rangers-Celtic clash
# Gaffe
# Gaffe

There was a contender for miss of the season in today's Rangers-Celtic clash

Apr 17th 2016, 1:04 PM 13,050 Views 15 Comments

It was a game of high drama.

# semi-final - Wednesday 27 January, 2016

As it happened: Manchester City v Everton, Capital One Cup semi-final
# Minute-by-Minute
# Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: Manchester City v Everton, Capital One Cup semi-final

Jan 27th 2016, 8:20 PM 36,188 Views 33 Comments

The Toffees held a 2-1 lead heading into tonight’s second leg at the Etihad Stadium.

# semi-final - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

As it happened: Stoke City v Liverpool, Capital One Cup semi-final first leg
# Minute-by-Minute
# Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: Stoke City v Liverpool, Capital One Cup semi-final first leg

Jan 5th 2016, 9:00 PM 32,505 Views 20 Comments

We’re down to the last four in the competition as the Potters welcomed the Reds to the Britannia Stadium this evening.

# semi-final - Saturday 7 November, 2015

Alan Quinlan: Sport's attitude to mental health is changing
# Interview
# Interview

Alan Quinlan: Sport's attitude to mental health is changing

Nov 7th 2015, 8:00 AM 8,400 Views 2 Comments

The former Ireland rugby international tells The42 that there is less of a stigma among athletes now.

# semi-final - Sunday 25 October, 2015

Ashley-Cooper's hat-trick helps Cheika's Wallabies sink daring Argentina
# Into The Final
# Into The Final

Ashley-Cooper's hat-trick helps Cheika's Wallabies sink daring Argentina

Oct 25th 2015, 6:14 PM 5,897 Views 20 Comments

Michael Cheika’s men outscored the Pumas four tries to nil.

Cheika calls on knock-out experience to prep Wallabies for Pumas
# Old Pro
# Old Pro

Cheika calls on knock-out experience to prep Wallabies for Pumas

Oct 25th 2015, 1:50 PM 5,152 Views 3 Comments

The ex-Leinster coach says he never imagined coaching in the World Cup semi-finals.

Spread of outrage over Richie McCaw ignores the facts of the matter
# No Elbow
# No Elbow

Spread of outrage over Richie McCaw ignores the facts of the matter

Oct 25th 2015, 10:18 AM 27,174 Views 19 Comments

The New Zealand captain has unfairly been the target of headlines since last night’s World Cup semi-final.

# semi-final - Saturday 24 October, 2015

2013 win over Ireland helped build this self belief - All Blacks coach Hansen
# Grit
# Grit

2013 win over Ireland helped build this self belief - All Blacks coach Hansen

Oct 24th 2015, 8:25 PM 11,235 Views 22 Comments

The Kiwi boss says he hopes Australia and Argentina ‘bash each other’ tomorrow.

# semi-final - Friday 23 October, 2015

Pocock and Folau fit enough to start for Wallabies' World Cup semi-final
# BIG GUNS
# BIG GUNS

Pocock and Folau fit enough to start for Wallabies' World Cup semi-final

Oct 23rd 2015, 2:56 PM 3,460 Views 5 Comments

Scott Sio, Kurtley Beale, and Ben McCalman drop out of the starting XV that scraped past Scotland.

# semi-final - Wednesday 21 October, 2015

'He said: listen, I know how you feel... Just have a beer with me'
# Interview
# Interview

'He said: listen, I know how you feel... Just have a beer with me'

Oct 21st 2015, 9:00 PM 14,274 Views 3 Comments

South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer gives an insight into his special relationship with All Blacks boss Steve Hansen.

Veteran Kiwis Smith and Nonu set for tussle with Boks' midfield upstarts
# Centre Collision
# Centre Collision

Veteran Kiwis Smith and Nonu set for tussle with Boks' midfield upstarts

Oct 21st 2015, 6:45 AM 4,674 Views 3 Comments

Saturday’s World Cup semi-final in Twickenham sees youth pitted against experience in the midfield.

Boks clash with the All Blacks is all mental, says 'machine' Vermeulen
# Psychology
# Psychology

Boks clash with the All Blacks is all mental, says 'machine' Vermeulen

Oct 21st 2015, 12:09 AM 3,319 Views 2 Comments

‘We’re going to bash each other for 80 minutes.’

# semi-final - Friday 2 October, 2015

Dundalk overcome Longford to reach FAI Cup final
# Report
# Report

Dundalk overcome Longford to reach FAI Cup final

Oct 2nd 2015, 9:36 PM 3,316 Views 4 Comments

13 years after their last cup triumph, Dundalk are back in Irish football’s showpiece event.

# semi-final - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

Sharapova was accused of 'gamesmanship' by her opponent at Wimbledon today
# Claim
# Claim

Sharapova was accused of 'gamesmanship' by her opponent at Wimbledon today

Jul 7th 2015, 8:04 PM 12,949 Views 4 Comments

The star will meet world number one Serena Williams in the semi-finals of the competition

# semi-final - Sunday 5 July, 2015

'70 minutes away from an All-Ireland final, but the work only starts now' -- TJ Reid
# Magician
# Magician

'70 minutes away from an All-Ireland final, but the work only starts now' -- TJ Reid

Jul 5th 2015, 6:01 PM 4,994 Views 7 Comments

The Cats have five weeks to recharge their intensity levels for an All-Ireland semi-final.

# semi-final - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

Lionel Messi's glorious piece of skill was the highlight of last night's Copa semi
# Genius
# Genius

Lionel Messi's glorious piece of skill was the highlight of last night's Copa semi

Jul 1st 2015, 3:17 PM 12,514 Views 6 Comments

The Barcelona superstar was at his influential best against Paraguay.

# semi-final - Sunday 28 June, 2015

There were 3 brilliant goals in 5 mad minutes of Meath v Westmeath
# Double Tap
# Double Tap

There were 3 brilliant goals in 5 mad minutes of Meath v Westmeath

Jun 28th 2015, 2:53 PM 6,334 Views 4 Comments

Brian McMahon’s brace came hot on the heels of an excellent Westmeath goal.

# semi-final - Saturday 23 May, 2015

5 talking points after Munster come through Pro12 semi-final thriller
# High Drama
# High Drama

5 talking points after Munster come through Pro12 semi-final thriller

May 23rd 2015, 5:48 PM 7,454 Views 13 Comments

Paulie’s goodbye, Keatley’s wobbles and more of the big issues from Thomond Park.

Foley's Munster survive madcap finish to squeeze into Pro12 final
# Nail Biting
# Nail Biting

Foley's Munster survive madcap finish to squeeze into Pro12 final

May 23rd 2015, 4:32 PM 5,552 Views 14 Comments

The southern province move on to face Glasgow in the decider next weekend in Belfast.

Analysis: Offloading Ospreys likely to push Munster all the way
# Total Rugby
# Total Rugby

Analysis: Offloading Ospreys likely to push Munster all the way

May 23rd 2015, 11:55 AM 9,831 Views 6 Comments

Steve Tandy’s squad has undergone a regeneration in recent seasons but has emerged as an attacking force.

# semi-final - Friday 22 May, 2015

Stormer of a semi-final ends in heartbreak for Ulster
# Homecoming Cancelled
# Homecoming Cancelled

Stormer of a semi-final ends in heartbreak for Ulster

May 22nd 2015, 9:55 PM 3,819 Views 12 Comments

Finn Russell’s nerveless late conversion sent Glasgow into a second consecutive final.

Missing grunt and more talking points before Ulster's Pro12 semi in Glasgow
# Suftum
# Suftum

Missing grunt and more talking points before Ulster's Pro12 semi in Glasgow

May 22nd 2015, 6:00 PM 3,356 Views 1 Comment

This has the makings to be the best Pro12 play-off ever.

Analysis: Inventive Ulster and Glasgow primed for Pro12 play-off thriller
# Aesthetics
# Aesthetics

Analysis: Inventive Ulster and Glasgow primed for Pro12 play-off thriller

May 22nd 2015, 5:10 PM 6,665 Views 4 Comments

We’ve taken a look at some of the factors that could lead to an exhilarating match at Scotstoun today.

# semi-final - Monday 18 May, 2015

Evolution not revolution has brought about Munster's attacking improvement
# Foley Grip
# Foley Grip

Evolution not revolution has brought about Munster's attacking improvement

May 18th 2015, 7:15 AM 5,296 Views 25 Comments

The new head coach is determined to show how far his side have come when the Ospreys visit Thomond Park.

# semi-final - Monday 11 May, 2015

Joy for Ireland's Rodgers as Swindon reach League One playoff final after 10-goal thriller
# Goals Galore
# Goals Galore

Joy for Ireland's Rodgers as Swindon reach League One playoff final after 10-goal thriller

May 11th 2015, 9:59 PM 4,625 Views 3 Comments

The club will face Preston in the final after drawing 5-5 in a thrilling second-leg this evening.