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#Pre-Season

# pre-season - Friday 29 August, 2014

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

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’

That’s over 20 kilos in new money.

# pre-season - Friday 8 August, 2014

Munster head coach Foley relishing the pressure of first season

‘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

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

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

# pre-season - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

Waterford United scored directly from a corner last night

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

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 This post contains images

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

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

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

Cody gives Cats a chance to impress against DIT

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

Aidan O’Shea returns as Mayo prepare for Roscommon

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

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

Real Madrid v LA Galaxy gave us these 3 gorgeous goals

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 This post contains videos

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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 This post contains videos

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

Because Southampton’s does.

Snapshot: Liam Miller faced his old club in Sydney today

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 This post contains videos

11 reasons why pre-season football is worth the hassle

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 This post contains videos

Liverpool new boy Aspas scores on his Reds debut

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

13 reasons why we dread pre-season training

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 This post contains videos

Gavin Henson punched in face during Bath pre-season fracas

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

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

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 This post contains images

You know it’s Gaelic football in January when…

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

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

Sunday GAA results round-up

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 This post contains images

Let’s meet the new men in charge

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

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

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.

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