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#the business end

# the-business-end - Saturday 13 April, 2019

'We’re waiting to kick into gear': Leinster up the ante ahead of Toulouse

Leo Cullen wants his side to lay down a marker against Glasgow Warriors today ahead of their Champions Cup semi-final.

# the-business-end - Thursday 28 March, 2019

Connacht continue to grow under Friend as they fight on two fronts

“We’ve got to keep both dreams alive and keep pushing for both.”

# the-business-end - Monday 25 March, 2019

Briggs on target as Bohs lead the way into women's AIL semi-finals

The defending champs secured top spot again with a win over Galwegians, while Old Belvedere defeated Blackrock to seal home advantage in the knockout round.

# the-business-end - Tuesday 8 May, 2018

'It would mean a huge amount to win silverware': Semi-final date sharpens Munster minds

Peter O’Mahony and Johann van Graan know it will take improvements across the board to beat Leinster.

# the-business-end - Tuesday 1 May, 2018

Van Graan not feeling the pressure as Munster gear up for season-defining week

The southern province host red-hot Edinburgh in the Pro14 quarter-finals.

# the-business-end - Sunday 25 February, 2018

Limerick and Galway advance to last four as camogie league semi-final pairings confirmed

There are two mouth-watering ties in store.

# the-business-end - Sunday 13 August, 2017

Ireland ride their luck but one-dimensional rugby will only get them so far in this World Cup

A victory inspired by heart and passion and you can never question those qualities in this Irish team; but they need to bring so much more if their hopes of going all the way are genuine.

# the-business-end - Saturday 6 May, 2017

The final four! We now know who will play who in the Pro12 play-offs

The semi-finals take place on Friday 19 and Saturday 20 May.

# the-business-end - Saturday 15 April, 2017

More than Champions Cup warm-ups: There's a hell of a lot to play for in the Pro12

More than Champions Cup warm-ups: There's a hell of a lot to play for in the Pro12

Today’s inter-pros aren’t going to be the most heated clashes ever, but they will have a big bearing on the season.

# the-business-end - Tuesday 14 February, 2017

Can PSG's Spanish boss upset Barca? What to look out for in the Champions League last-16

The knockout stages are here and Borussia Dortmund play in Portugal tonight, while Arsenal take on Bayern Munich and Real Madrid host Napoli tomorrow.

# the-business-end - Thursday 28 April, 2016

Here's what your province needs from the last two Pro12 fixtures

We dusted off the abacus and wrote off Italians at will to see who’s likely to finish the Pro12 campaign in the best position.

# the-business-end - Monday 14 March, 2016

'It's like going back to pre-season' - Cullen wary of disrupting rhythm after Six Nations

After a week off, Leinster are settling back into preparation for a crucial set of fixtures in their season.

# the-business-end - Tuesday 23 February, 2016

'The coaches and players have put their heads down, bums up and really worked hard'

Hard work is paying off for Leinster as they head into the final stretch with silverware on their mind.

# the-business-end - Monday 4 January, 2016

This unreal back-handed interception couldn't stop the Vikings beating Green Bay

Here’s what the NFL post-season is going to look like after week 17 came to a close.

# the-business-end - Saturday 2 May, 2015

It's a crucial weekend in the relegation scrap and here's 5 Premier League talking points

Can Leicester put the ostrich antics behind them and edge closer to safety?

# the-business-end - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

Power ranking the 9 best Heineken Cup semi finals

Time for the Champions Cup to add to the list.

# the-business-end - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Botha return the one big positive for Munster after Ulster debacle

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.

# the-business-end - Thursday 3 April, 2014

'I could play them today': Heaslip raring to go up against Toulon

The number eight can’t get enough of the business end of the season.

# the-business-end - Friday 10 May, 2013

9 reasons the Pro12 semi-finals are essential viewing this weekend The Business End This post contains videos

9 reasons the Pro12 semi-finals are essential viewing this weekend

There’s nothing quite like the intensity of knock-out rugby.

# the-business-end - Sunday 21 April, 2013

Here’s how Spurs turned it around against Manchester City The Business End This post contains videos

Here’s how Spurs turned it around against Manchester City

Clint Dempsey and Jermaine Defoe have given Tottenham new hope of making the top four.