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Enniscorthy are the club on everyone's lips at the moment.
Toulouse will be returning to Dublin this weekend with a point to prove after a disappointing showing in Round 5 of the pool stage at the RDS.
Tomorrow evening we'll know if we have a Champions Cup final to look forward to, but before that we have a massive challenge ahead of us, and a game that we're all excited about.
Since their loss to Racing 92 in last year's Champions Cup semi-final, the Munster players will have been counting down the 363 days until their next shot at reaching a European final. After a lot of hard work their chance arrives again tomorrow, but if anything the challenge is even greater this year against Saracens.
This is an incredible week for the club. The goal coming into the Champions Cup was to get a home quarter-final and ideally a home semi-final.
If you were to put a positive spin on the last two games, Leinster have repaired their squad physically.
Tadhg Beirne, Joey Carbery and Peter O'Mahony have been nominated for the 2019 Munster Rugby Awards which take place next Tuesday evening, at the University Concert Hall in Limerick.
Enniscorthy will play in the All Ireland League for the first time next season having gained promotion to Division 2C following their 27-0 win in Connemara last Saturday in the AIL Round Robin.
The Ballyseedy Home & Garden Volunteer of the Month for March was awarded to Tramore RFC all-rounder Stephen Butler for his continued involvement in several aspects of the Waterford club.
Ireland could really do with an out-and-out openside specialist in the Rugby World Cup this year but they won't have Munster's finest PRO14 poacher at their disposal.
Every sporting professional desires to delay the inevitable day when they must call time, but theirs is so often a forlorn plea.
Among the extraordinary images from the Etihad Stadium during Wednesday's Champions League quarter-final, perhaps the most revealing was the footage of Pep Guardiola filmed in the dying moments. As Raheem Sterling's shot hits the back of the Spurs net in added time, the Manchester City manager loses all self-control. He shrieks, punches the air, leaps into the arms of a coach. His grin lights up the stadium. And no wonder, here is the very second that everything he has worked for appears to have reached fruition - confirmation of his philosophy, a moment of genuine ecstasy.
Before the teams have been named, the bookies have come down firmly on the side of Saracens for tomorrow's Heineken Champions Cup semi-final. Those pundits who aren't guided by their own loyalties are generally veering towards the English side progressing from the Coventry clash.
Meánscoil Iognáid Rís - the Christian Brothers School in Naas - has been to the forefront of educating boys for close to 150 years.
Eoin McCann had to leave Ireland to really appreciate rugby but when he returned to live in Limerick he was determined to stay involved in the game.
With the sparkling record that both sides have in the Champions Cup, it won't come as a shock that Leinster and Toulouse have history.
Cashel are in All-Ireland League Division 2A play-off action when they welcome Navan to Spafield tomorrow.
The talk of the town may be Toulouse in the Aviva on Sunday in the semi-final of the Champions Cup but for Leinster hooker James Tracy the lingering pain of a first defeat of the season at home at the RDS Arena still hangs.
Ian Madigan condemned Saracens to a fifth straight away defeat in their domestic competition, as Mark McCall's side warmed up for their Champions Cup semi-final against Munster with a narrow 23-21 defeat to Bristol Bears.
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Paul Nicholls is already eyeing another significant career landmark as a trainer after a spectacular season was capped with his 3,000th jumps winner on British soil at Cheltenham yesterday.
Shane Lowry was "chuffed" to rediscover his driving mojo and race into the clubhouse lead with a bogey-free 65 at the RBC Heritage in Hilton Head.
Keith Earls is expected to be ruled out of Munster's Champions Cup semi-final against Saracens tomorrow (3.0).
The future of Waterford FC is clouded in uncertainty after they were informed they do not meet the criteria to compete in Europe.
The tale of two 10s, Owen Farrell and Tyler Bleyendaal, will provide a fascinating dynamic to the Saracens v Munster Champions Cup semi-final.
When a coach of Regis Sonnes' stature turned up in West Cork, the people of Bandon could hardly believe their luck.
The Club Players Association (CPA) could take the nuclear option and propose strike action over what they perceive as "continued inaction" from the GAA's top brass in their efforts to solve the current fixture crisis.
IT'S refreshing when players say what they actually think rather than pre-rehearsed sound bites and survival - even if it means only winning one of their four games - in the Leinster SHC is all that's on the mind of Carlow star Marty 'Mouse' Kavanagh.
All the way up through the ranks Jack Conan was the most important player on his team. At 26, he is assuming that mantle for Leinster.
Ireland rugby captain Rory Best says his retirement will be hardest on his children who will no longer be able to walk with him as he leads out the national team.
John Delaney has been told by the FAI to stop using his phone and credit card after he stepped aside from the association.
Loreto face the toughest possible quarter-final in the EuroHockey Club Cup as they look to dethrone Den Bosch, the dominant force for almost 20 years, when they meet in Amsterdam.
You tend to get what you pay for in football and in hiring Unai Emery, Arsenal have paid for the man who knows more about the Europa League than any other.
Next month will mark 10 years since London Irish lost their only Premiership final, by a point against Leicester Tigers.
Maurizio Sarri had never reached a final of any competition until this season. He is still yet to win one, but there may be few opportunities better than the great unloved Europa League to claim his first major trophy in 30 years of management.
Former FAI boss John Delaney raised fears about the impact Brexit will have on Irish football, including a cut in EU funding that he said has already occurred.
Irish football legend John Giles has spoken of the foundation that bears his name after concerns were raised about it in the wake of the controversy surrounding the FAI and its former CEO John Delaney.
During a month of turmoil for Irish football, the games have become a sub-plot to the bigger picture.
Mauricio Pochettino's autobiography is full of digressions on his attitude towards football, life and success which he occasionally attributes to the obscurity of his birthplace deep in the Argentine farmlands of Santa Fé, "far away from the places that things happened".
With promotion to Division 1 for 2020 already in the bag, anything less than a spot in the 'Super 8s' come summer will be deemed a failure by Royal legend Trevor Giles.
Arsenal reached a second successive Europa League semi-final as they deservedly beat Napoli at the San Paolo Stadium to ease into the final four.
Pedro's smart double helped Chelsea ride out a worrying wobble to see off Slavia Prague 4-3 and reach the Europa League semi-finals.
John Giles has stated that he believes John Delaney should resign from the Football Association of Ireland (FAI).as he addressed concerns raised about the John Giles Foundation last weekend.
Mauricio Pochettino has revealed he did not know how he was going to be able to address his Tottenham players when it looked like they were heading out of the Champions League.
Leeds head coach Marcelo Bielsa has admitted it is not easy keeping a lid on his players' emotions as the Sky Bet Championship's promotion race enters the final straight.
Liverpool and Tottenham are set for a huge financial windfall after they made progress into the Champions League semi-finals with contrasting victories on Wednesday night.
Leading Premier League stars have backed a 24-hour social media boycott in protest at an escalation of incidents of racial abuse online.
Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa refused to train on Thursday after being told that his club is to fine him for a verbal outburst in a recent defeat to Barcelona, Spanish newspapers including AS, El Pais and Marca reported.
Newcastle managing director Lee Charnley has warned that the club will continue to live within its means after reporting an £18.6million profit after tax.
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has refused to rule out the possibility of Harry Kane playing again this season.
Virgil Van Dijk says Liverpool need a collective effort to stop Lionel Messi in their Champions League showdown with Barcelona.
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has refused to rule out the possibility of Harry Kane playing again this season.
Ireland’s Sam Bennett finished second on today’s stage of the Tour of Turkey – but a time bonus won at the finish line extended his lead to 20 seconds overall.
The generals of Jones’s Road could be forgiven a touch of schadenfreude this week as they digest the pitiful disintegration of all things FAI: its leadership crumbling, its reputation in tatters, its future funding mired in uncertainty.
Alex McLeish has been sacked as Scotland head coach, the Scottish Football Association has announced.
Israel Folau's controversial views that have created a furore in Australian rugby have an element of "selfishness" and are "completely wrong", according to Wallabies scrumhalf Will Genia.
Liverpool have unveiled their new kit for next season, which takes inspiration from legendary former manager Bob Paisley's final, title-winning season of of 1982/83.
Fleetwood manager Joey Barton says he "emphatically" denies all allegations made against him following Saturday's defeat at Barnsley.
After the party comes the hangover. And for those eager for real change at the very heart of Irish football, the sound of champagne corks popping, when Minister for Sport Shane Ross revealed that the entire board had offered to step down and facilitate a new board, with the added punch of a demand from Ross that the FAI completely revamp their own structure, was potentially a hollow sound.
Ireland and Ulster captain Rory Best has announced he will retire from professional rugby after the World Cup in Japan.
KILDARE captain Eoin Doyle is now a major injury concern ahead of the Lilywhites’ opening Leinster SFC against Wicklow on May 11.
Jarrell Miller says he has "never knowingly taken any banned substance" and intends to appeal against the decision to revoke his licence following an adverse doping test.
Toulouse will pay tribute to the Notre-Dame cathedral with a logo on their shirts for the Champions Cup semi-final against Leinster this weekend.
Pep Guardiola has claimed that Fernando Llorente’s "cruel" decisive late winner that sent Tottenham through to the Champions League semi-finals could have been disallowed for handball.
The future of Marcus Rashford at Manchester United has been called into question, with the Daily Mirror reporting talks have stalled between the striker and the club over a new contract. The paper reports Rashford, who has scored 10 times this season, is demanding wages of £200,000 a week.
Tottenham dashed Manchester City’s quadruple dream on a dramatic Champions League night at the Etihad Stadium – thanks to VAR.
Getting counties to make maximum use of the extra weekends left free of inter-county activity is the next major challenge facing fixtures-makers, according to GAA head of games administration Feargal McGill.
This year's crop of new football managers have had very mixed fortunes so far, with James Horan, Jack Cooney and Terry Hyland presiding over the big success stories.
Ulster remain hopeful that Jacob Stockdale can play a part in their Guinness PRO14 play-off bid but Marty Moore's season is over.
For the third successive season, Munster have fought tooth and nail to get themselves to a Champions Cup semi-final.
There are a number of significant football projects that are reliant on State funds. Reforms to the FAI's governance structure will be required in order for these facilities to gain the necessary funding for completion.
History may well be kind to the FAI's handling of the manic Monday that concluded with uncertainty around John Delaney's position within the association. It's a major lingering issue from a dramatic couple of days which continues to generate discussion.
Unai Emery has vowed to go on the attack in the second leg of their Europa League quarter-final as Arsenal look to prevent a Napoli resurgence in Italy.
Sam Bennett sprinted to a second consecutive stage victory at the Tour of Turkey yesterday when he claimed stage two of this year's race on a hilltop finish in Eceabat.
St Patrick's Athletic have formally begun the process of objecting to Waterford's participation in this year's UEFA Europa League.
Shane Lowry was disappointed to miss the cut in the Masters but inspired by Tiger Woods he's optimistic about his game ahead of the RBC Heritage at Hilton Head.
In another era, under another coach, Seán Cronin would be one of the first names on the Ireland team-sheet. Instead, he finds himself in a sort of strange limbo.
It's been a disastrous campaign for all associated with Samcro but Gordon Elliott's seven-year-old may bid to save his season in the Grade Two Keelings Irish Strawberry Hurdle at Fairyhouse on Easter Monday.
Silence. That is what it was. It was total silence. This was the most extraordinary end to a Champions League tie as Tottenham Hotspur held on to defeat Manchester City on away goals and reach their first ever semi-final.
I was out on my bike last week and I had this strange feeling. I couldn't think of it straight away but eventually it came to me.
Like all great cup runs for the most famous underdogs in history, the Champions League adventure of Ajax Amsterdam began when the rest were hardly watching, 10 days after the World Cup final was played, with a home win over Sturm Graz on July 25 last year.
The image circulating ahead of the Champions League quarter-final was of Mohamed Salah on the cover of 'Time' magazine. Maybe this year it is for Liverpool.
The Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE) has already visited the FAI headquarters as part of its investigation into the finances of the organisation, the Irish Independent has learned.
Two million euro, 1,112 tests and all for just one doping case - it seems Irish sportspeople are either among the cleanest in the world or the best at evading detection.
Skardu parachuted his way into the English 2,000 Guineas picture by maintaining his unbeaten streak when coming home strongly to land the Craven Stakes at Newmarket yesterday.
The GAA is to ban overseas training for county squads and will also impose a restriction on the duration of home-based camps.
Waterford and Limerick still have hope heading into the final round of games after last night's scrappy stalemate in Dungarvan, where Déise full-forward Aaron Ryan struck two late points to level matters.
Pep Guardiola is the greatest manager of his generation, a serial trophy winner who has revolutionised the way football is played, yet he is one who must tolerate being called a failure again because the video assistant referee ruled out an injury-time goal that would have sent Manchester City through.
Shane Meehan scored five points and set up Eoin Talty for the game's only goal as Clare emerged as worthy winners at Cusack Park.
That this season's Champions Cup top-scorers extended their record by putting another 56 points on Glasgow without their chief orchestrator will serve as another reminder of the Saracens threat.
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino declared his players were 'heroes', as they secured a dramatic away goals win against Manchester City in a Champions League quarter-final tie that ended 4-4 on aggregate.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes his side are better prepared for Champions League glory this season, as they moved into the semi-finals for second successive season with a 6-1 aggregate win against Porto.
Tottenham hero Son Heung-min admitted he was struggling to sum up his emotions after his side secured a dramatic victory in their Champions League quarter-final against Manchester City.
Liverpool eased into a Champions League semi-final against Barcelona as a late flurry of goals saw them triumph 4-1 in Porto and 6-1 on aggregate.