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#Semi-final

# semi-final - Thursday 7 August, 2014

17 Irish counties have players on Scotland squad playing in All-Ireland semi-final
# History Makers
# History Makers

17 Irish counties have players on Scotland squad playing in All-Ireland semi-final

Aug 7th 2014, 1:05 PM 11,728 Views 5 Comments

There’ll be history made in Edinburgh next Saturday.

# semi-final - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

Tipp and Clare name teams for repeat of last year's U21 final
# Premier
# Premier

Tipp and Clare name teams for repeat of last year's U21 final

Jul 15th 2014, 3:00 PM 7,872 Views 5 Comments

Senior panellist Ronan Maher has been picked in Tipp’s half-back line for the clash in Ennis.

# semi-final - Saturday 12 July, 2014

All the goals as the Netherlands outclass Brazil
# Goals
# Goals

All the goals as the Netherlands outclass Brazil

Jul 12th 2014, 9:32 PM 8,737 Views 13 Comments

This tournament can’t end too soon for David Luiz.

# semi-final - Friday 11 July, 2014

This video suggests Brazil LITERALLY didn't turn up against Germany
# CAMERA TRICKS
# CAMERA TRICKS

This video suggests Brazil LITERALLY didn't turn up against Germany

Jul 11th 2014, 9:03 PM 9,745 Views 8 Comments

An ingenious new version of the game has edited out all the Brazilians from the match highlights.

# semi-final - Thursday 10 July, 2014

O'Callaghan inspires Dublin minors in Leinster semi-final win
# Match Report
# Match Report

O'Callaghan inspires Dublin minors in Leinster semi-final win

Jul 10th 2014, 9:09 PM 6,392 Views 5 Comments

Cyril Kevlihan’s men will face Kildare in the final after a 6-13 to 0-6 victory over Offaly.

# semi-final - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

Should Javier Mascherano be free to play on after reacting to a head injury like this?
# Head Games
# Head Games

Should Javier Mascherano be free to play on after reacting to a head injury like this?

Jul 9th 2014, 10:02 PM 10,853 Views 18 Comments

The Argentina midfielder collapsed to the turf after a clash of heads.

Joachim Loew - 'They were shocked by our goals and it made the game easier for us'
# German Supremacy
# German Supremacy

Joachim Loew - 'They were shocked by our goals and it made the game easier for us'

Jul 9th 2014, 11:00 AM 2,868 Views 0 Comments

Germany’s coach saluted his players for their thrilling display last night.

# semi-final - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

Kerrymen at the Copacabana -- Ireland are surely the best-supported nation not at this World Cup
# Letter From Brazil
# Letter From Brazil

Kerrymen at the Copacabana -- Ireland are surely the best-supported nation not at this World Cup

Jul 8th 2014, 2:01 PM 14,940 Views 14 Comments

With not a single green-clad team left in Brazil, Mikey Stafford gives you the pros and cons of rowing in behind each of the final four.

# semi-final - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

Waterford see off Clare in pulsating Munster minor hurling semi-final
# Déise Delight
# Déise Delight

Waterford see off Clare in pulsating Munster minor hurling semi-final

Jun 25th 2014, 9:33 PM 5,450 Views 0 Comments

The Deise are looking forward to the final on July 6th.

# semi-final - Saturday 21 June, 2014

As It Happened: Cork v Tipperary, Munster senior football semi-final
# Down The Pairc
# Down The Pairc

As It Happened: Cork v Tipperary, Munster senior football semi-final

Jun 21st 2014, 6:00 PM 30,572 Views 20 Comments

Who’s going to reach the provincial senior football final on July 6th? Join us as we keep track of all the action.

# semi-final - Friday 13 June, 2014

Ireland U20s make three changes for JWC semi-final with England
# Wolfpuppies
# Wolfpuppies

Ireland U20s make three changes for JWC semi-final with England

Jun 13th 2014, 6:24 PM 5,370 Views 1 Comment

“Nothing less than our ‘A’ game will do,” said Wolfpuppies head coach Mike Ruddock.

# semi-final - Thursday 12 June, 2014

Daly names strong team for Dublin's trip to Wexford
# Leinster SHC
# Leinster SHC

Daly names strong team for Dublin's trip to Wexford

Jun 12th 2014, 10:14 PM 6,001 Views 18 Comments

The Dubs take on face the Model County in a Leinster SHC semi-final on Saturday.

No changes to Wexford team as they get set to face the Dubs in Leinster semi-final
# Keeping The Faith
# Keeping The Faith

No changes to Wexford team as they get set to face the Dubs in Leinster semi-final

Jun 12th 2014, 12:34 PM 2,612 Views 5 Comments

The teams meet in Wexford Park on Saturday night.

# semi-final - Monday 19 May, 2014

Muller may make move into coaching after a year back on the farm
# No Regrets
# No Regrets

Muller may make move into coaching after a year back on the farm

May 19th 2014, 6:46 PM 5,456 Views 10 Comments

The lock has already declined offers in favour of enjoying some well-deserved R&R in the Southern Cape.

# semi-final - Sunday 18 May, 2014

'You don't win trophies just because you’re a nice bunch of guys' -- Johann Muller
# Killer Instinct
# Killer Instinct

'You don't win trophies just because you’re a nice bunch of guys' -- Johann Muller

May 18th 2014, 8:03 AM 5,451 Views 6 Comments

The outgoing captain says that only experience of big games can help his side become a more clinical outfit.

# semi-final - Saturday 17 May, 2014

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

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

May 17th 2014, 6:10 PM 26,502 Views 25 Comments

We got our sunscreen on to find out who would earn the right to face Glasgow in the Pro12 Grand Final.

# semi-final - Friday 16 May, 2014

Penney's era at Munster ends in Pro12 semi-final defeat to Glasgow
# Season Over
# Season Over

Penney's era at Munster ends in Pro12 semi-final defeat to Glasgow

May 16th 2014, 10:04 PM 12,451 Views 29 Comments

The Kiwi signed off after a thrilling encounter at Scotstoun, as Munster came up just short.

As it happened: Glasgow v Munster, Pro12 semi-final
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened: Glasgow v Munster, Pro12 semi-final

May 16th 2014, 6:48 PM 32,771 Views 50 Comments

Rob Penney’s men were in Scotland hoping to ensure an all-Irish final by beating the in-form Warriors.

The might of Toulon stands in the way of Sexton's shot at a Top 14 title
# Demi Finale
# Demi Finale

The might of Toulon stands in the way of Sexton's shot at a Top 14 title

May 16th 2014, 8:30 AM 6,573 Views 2 Comments

Racing Métro face the Heineken Cup champions in this evening’s semi-final in Lille.

Warriors promise rough night in Glasgow for Munster
# Semi-final
# Semi-final

Warriors promise rough night in Glasgow for Munster

May 16th 2014, 8:15 AM 4,472 Views 10 Comments

Rob Penney will be hoping his tenure as Munster coach does not end in Scotstoun.

The best is yet to come for Rhys Ruddock, says proud father Mike
# Long Time Coming
# Long Time Coming

The best is yet to come for Rhys Ruddock, says proud father Mike

May 16th 2014, 7:15 AM 4,114 Views 0 Comments

It has taken five seasons for the 23-year-old to become an overnight success.

# semi-final - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Botha return the one big positive for Munster after Ulster debacle
# Propped Up
# Propped Up

Botha return the one big positive for Munster after Ulster debacle

May 13th 2014, 2:27 PM 4,287 Views 7 Comments

The South African prop has not played since the loss to Toulon, but should bolster the front row for Friday’s semi-final against Glasgow.

Scott Carson took out his anger on Bobby Zamora after QPR scored a penalty last night
# Impulsive
# Impulsive

Scott Carson took out his anger on Bobby Zamora after QPR scored a penalty last night

May 13th 2014, 6:15 AM 7,111 Views 5 Comments

The goalkeeper accidentally kicked the former England striker after conceding a goal in the play-off semi-final.

# semi-final - Monday 12 May, 2014

QPR gain extra-time victory to reach Championship play-offs final
# ARRY'S ARMY
# ARRY'S ARMY

QPR gain extra-time victory to reach Championship play-offs final

May 12th 2014, 10:57 PM 5,383 Views 8 Comments

Harry Redknapp’s side are now just one game away from a return to the Premier League.

# semi-final - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Cork book Munster minor final place after they see off Waterford
# Rebels In Full Flight
# Rebels In Full Flight

Cork book Munster minor final place after they see off Waterford

May 7th 2014, 9:19 PM 6,117 Views 1 Comment

Waterford’s missed penalty in the first-half was a crucial moment in the game.

# semi-final - Sunday 27 April, 2014

5 things we learned from Munster's defeat to Toulon in Marseille
# Talking Points
# Talking Points

5 things we learned from Munster's defeat to Toulon in Marseille

Apr 27th 2014, 7:58 PM 17,032 Views 36 Comments

We touch on the superb performances of Zebo and Keatley, as well as costly basic errors and Toulon’s effectiveness.

Munster's Ian Keatley: 'We didn't do all the things that we said we would do'
# Gutted
# Gutted

Munster's Ian Keatley: 'We didn't do all the things that we said we would do'

Apr 27th 2014, 6:19 PM 6,458 Views 16 Comments

The out-half gave a rounded display but his side’s errors proved costly against Toulon’s power.

Munster come up just short after momentous effort against Toulon
# Heartbreak
# Heartbreak

Munster come up just short after momentous effort against Toulon

Apr 27th 2014, 5:39 PM 20,825 Views 72 Comments

The Top 14 outfit advance to the Heineken Cup final after Jonny Wilkinson kicked them to success in Marseille.

As it happened: Toulon v Munster, Heineken Cup semi-final
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened: Toulon v Munster, Heineken Cup semi-final

Apr 27th 2014, 2:25 PM 84,644 Views 89 Comments

We went minute-by-minute as Munster took on the reigning champions in Marseille.

Munster need to explode over the gainline today and CJ is the man they need to fire
# Analysis
# Analysis

Munster need to explode over the gainline today and CJ is the man they need to fire

Apr 27th 2014, 10:34 AM 5,849 Views 10 Comments

Toulon’s back row represented one of Europe’s most feared units but the South African is capable of taking the fight to them.

# semi-final - Saturday 26 April, 2014

Hanrahan put through his paces as O'Donnell tries out the subs' bench in Marseille
# In Pictures
# In Pictures

Hanrahan put through his paces as O'Donnell tries out the subs' bench in Marseille

Apr 26th 2014, 6:14 PM 9,027 Views 10 Comments

Rob Penney’s men went through a gentle captain’s run ahead of Sunday’s semi final with Toulon.

Chris Ashton hoping to eclipse Heineken Cup try-scoring record against Clermont
# Ash Splash
# Ash Splash

Chris Ashton hoping to eclipse Heineken Cup try-scoring record against Clermont

Apr 26th 2014, 8:15 AM 4,182 Views 21 Comments

The Saracens winger is one try off equalling a long-standing European Cup record.

# semi-final - Friday 25 April, 2014

Dougall selection gamble can pay off as Munster target Toulon's main strength
# Joker In The Pack
# Joker In The Pack

Dougall selection gamble can pay off as Munster target Toulon's main strength

Apr 25th 2014, 3:45 PM 8,161 Views 16 Comments

Selecting a natural number 7 may be the wildcard Munster need on Sunday.

# semi-final - Thursday 24 April, 2014

The day Johnny McGuirk and Derry claimed a famous Croke Park win over Dublin
# Downing The Dubs
# Downing The Dubs

The day Johnny McGuirk and Derry claimed a famous Croke Park win over Dublin

Apr 24th 2014, 9:45 PM 2,917 Views 2 Comments

The counties meet in Sunday’s Division 1 football league final with Derry hoping to replicate their 1993 win.

# semi-final - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

'Conor Murray can handle out-half pressure if Munster come calling' - James Hart
# Plan B
# Plan B

'Conor Murray can handle out-half pressure if Munster come calling' - James Hart

Apr 23rd 2014, 5:49 PM 7,509 Views 1 Comment

The Grenoble scrum-half knows a thing or two about facing the Top 14′s best following his breakthrough season with Grenoble.

Paul O'Connell compares Toulon with All Blacks ahead of Munster semi final
# Heineken Cup
# Heineken Cup

Paul O'Connell compares Toulon with All Blacks ahead of Munster semi final

Apr 23rd 2014, 12:31 PM 7,153 Views 13 Comments

The veteran lock says the Heineken Cup champions are better than the side that beat his province heavily in France in 2011.

5 talking points ahead of tonight's Real Madrid-Bayern Munich Champions League semi-final
# Preview
# Preview

5 talking points ahead of tonight's Real Madrid-Bayern Munich Champions League semi-final

Apr 23rd 2014, 6:45 AM 3,153 Views 2 Comments

Can Gareth Bale repeat Copa del Rey heroics and other questions ahead of this evening’s clash.

# semi-final - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

Munster should resist calls to start Simon Zebo at fullback against Toulon
# Opinion
# Opinion

Munster should resist calls to start Simon Zebo at fullback against Toulon

Apr 22nd 2014, 2:10 PM 8,698 Views 18 Comments

There have been suggestions that Munster should go with an attacking back three of Zebo, Conway and Earls.

Toulon captain Jonny Wilkinson fit to face Munster in Marseille
# Wilko
# Wilko

Toulon captain Jonny Wilkinson fit to face Munster in Marseille

Apr 22nd 2014, 11:39 AM 3,027 Views 7 Comments

The English out-half has recovered from the injury he picked up against Leinster, but Bakkies Botha and Ali Williams are doubts.

# semi-final - Monday 21 April, 2014

'Some Munster players will have to go beyond where they have been before to beat Toulon'
# Heineken Cup
# Heineken Cup

'Some Munster players will have to go beyond where they have been before to beat Toulon'

Apr 21st 2014, 8:02 AM 13,998 Views 12 Comments

Head coach Rob Penney is calling on his team to play the best game in their history to knock off the reigning champions.