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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:00:00 GMT

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Kieran Marmion plugs the leaks in absence of majestic Conor Murray

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:00:00 GMT

This week Ronan O’Gara talks nerves and the sporting men that put them to an end.

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Don’t begrudge soccer stars for earning while they can

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:00:00 GMT

Paul Rouse tackles the wage packets of some of your beloved, and less so, soccer stars and whether or not they deserve the kind of money they make.

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Ryan McBride 'was a man of few words but, by God, he led by example’

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:00:00 GMT

Paul Fitzpatrick remembers Ryan McBride, Derry City FC footballer and captain and an iconic figure among the Brandywell supporters.

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Only by changing mindsets can we give girls a sporting chance

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:00:00 GMT

Just 11% of Irish teens have mastered fundamental movements they should have mastered by the age of 6. The Insight Centre for Data Analytics along with DCU and Dublin GAA today launched the programme which aims to tackle the issue, writes Eimear Ryan.

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Killester stand in way of Glanmire's double charge

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:00:00 GMT

Team Ambassador UCC Glanmire will put their Women’s Super League title on the line tomorrow at the new WIT Arena court when they face Killester in the semi-final.

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Athlone primed for All-Ireland athletics action

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:00:00 GMT

Ireland’s best young athletes are in Athlone this weekend while the nation’s best masters have been flying the flag in Daegu.

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Jordan Dunne: ‘My mother worries like crazy when I’m on the bike’

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:00:00 GMT

If you’ve ever travelled the South Ring road that skirts Cork City, particularly on a weekend, you may have heard the engines scrambling and the occasional guttural roar from up behind the Kinsale road roundabout.

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Westerner Point lands the spoils

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:00:00 GMT

The UCC Don’t Step On The Crest Handicap Hurdle was the feature event on Students’ Raceday in Mallow, writes Tommy Lyons, and local trainer Eoghan O’Grady landed the spoils with the game Westerner Point, ridden by Philip Enright.

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Jack O’Donoghue is on a mission

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:00:00 GMT

Jack O’Donoghue may be an international back row in his own right but you can understand his desire to make a mark in Italy this weekend before CJ Stander and Peter O’Mahony make their returns from Ireland duty.

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Chris Coleman stays cool as Wales playing the long game

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:00:00 GMT

No injuries, no panic.

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Darren Randolph is raising the standard

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:00:00 GMT

There is a theory that playing for England isn’t the draw it used to be, given the pressure that comes with it, and the ever-increasing rewards that are now the norm at the higher end of the club game, but there are no signs of it gaining currency on this side of the water.

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Devil in the detail as Irish look to exceed expectations again

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:00:00 GMT

With the Irish and Welsh choirs in full voice for a World Cup qualifier at a sold-out Aviva Stadium, it’s safe to predict that Lansdowne Road is going to be a noisy place tonight. 

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Away-style performance to take home point for depleted Ireland

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:00:00 GMT

Liam Brady is confident David Meyler can do a job against Wales

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Patriotic John Hartson backs Welsh stars to upstage Ireland ‘graft’

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:00:00 GMT

At the FAI Football Awards ceremony last Sunday, John Hartson made all the right kind of respectful noises towards his Irish hosts after being named International Personality of the Year.

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Over 40% of Irish athletes say they know a doper

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:00:00 GMT

Of 1003 anti-doping tests carried out by Sport Ireland last year, four resulted in rule violations. Yet, over 40% of Irish athletes surveyed by Sport Ireland claimed to personally know someone who used banned substances.

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Kilkenny College leave Ursulines on the brink

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:00:00 GMT

Ursulines Thurles’ hopes of a first Subway All-Ireland Schoolgirls title since 1996 are all but dead as Kilkenny College and Banbridge Academy led the way on the first day of the national championships at Havelock Park yesterday.

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Willie Mullins is a serial winner who knows how to lose

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:00:00 GMT

Willie Mullins has been second in the Cheltenham Gold Cup six times, writes Brendan O’Brien

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Lewis Hamilton talks up Ferrari threat

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:00:00 GMT

Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel traded blows as the battle to win this year’s Formula One crown began with words.

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The Colm Cooper conundrum

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:00:00 GMT

Colm Cooper met with Kerry manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice yesterday to discuss a Kerry return or retirement from the inter-county game at 33. Tony Leen examines the possible issues at play.

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Monaghan’s Sam Moffett bids to maintain double challenge

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:00:00 GMT

Dovetailing the Triton Showers National Rally Championship and the Clonakilty Blackpudding Irish Tarmac Championship doesn’t pose any huge problems for Monaghan’s Sam Moffett, who leads the former and is second in the latter. It’s an interesting combination as he drives a Fiesta WRC in the National series and a Fiesta R5 on the Tarmac campaign.

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Farney go same again for Roscommon's battle

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:00:00 GMT

Monaghan have named the same side which started in last week’s Allianz FL Division 1 win over Roscommon for Sunday’s clash with Donegal.

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Eir Sport may target Dublin

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:00:00 GMT

Eir Sport are likely to target the Dublin senior football championship after securing rights to screen club championship games.

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Pete Finnerty still vexed at 1989 semi-final ref John Denton

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:00:00 GMT

Galway great Pete Finnerty has again expressed his dismay with 1989 All-Ireland semi-final referee John Denton.

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Christopher Joyce hails the Pat Ryan effect

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:00:00 GMT

Christopher Joyce is swift to intervene when you ask whether the Cork hurlers’ training sessions have had an extra bounce since they beat Waterford the weekend before last.

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Winning five All-Irelands is the goal for John the Baptist

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:00:00 GMT

Two down, three to go. So stands the title-chasing schedule at John the Baptist Community School in Hospital, Co. Limerick.

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John the Baptist Community School bring All-Ireland title to Limerick

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:00:00 GMT

John the Baptist CS, Hospital (Limerick) 2-6
St Ciaran’s, Ballygawley (Tyrone) 0-8

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Louise Galvin: In life, as in sport, we all crave positive feedback

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:00:00 GMT

Growing up I wanted to digest anything about sport that I could, from watching games live and on tv, reading the daily paper from back to front and of course tearing into the most recent sporting autobiography to hit the shelves, says Louise Galvin. Over the years, some of the latter have left me a little dissatisfied on reaching their conclusion.

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Philip Browne: Irish focus solely on 2023 bid

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:00:00 GMT

IRFU chief executive Philip Browne has refused to countenance whether the union would regroup and launch a fresh bid for the 2027 Rugby World Cup in the event that its bid to play host to the 2023 tournament fails to get the go-ahead later this year.

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Kieran Campbell names squad for Ireland’s clash with Japan

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:00:00 GMT

Some 20 clubs and schools feature in the Ireland U19 squad to face Japan U19s at Donnybrook on Saturday (4.30pm).

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