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Dublin: 18 °C Monday 28 July, 2014

Semi-final

# semi-final - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

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

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

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

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

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?

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’

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Warriors promise rough night in Glasgow for Munster

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

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

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

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

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

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

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’

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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’

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

# semi-final - Sunday 20 April, 2014

As it happened: Clare v Tipperary, Division 1 hurling league semi-final

Who prevailed in the second game today at the Gaelic Grounds?

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