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Tribesmen add appetite to presence

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:00:00 GMT

The All-Ireland senior hurling championship began yesterday in earnest. Not in Limerick, technically speaking. There were round robin games in Leinster last weekend which form the foothills for the trek to September.

 

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Arsenal park style but dig deep and strike gold

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:00:00 GMT

Arsene Wenger’s reaction at the full-time whistle said it all.

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Terrace Talk: Lady Luck finally smiles on embattled boss

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:00:00 GMT

As we sat basking in the glorious Wembley sunshine yesterday, it felt strangely unfamiliar to be beaming with satisfaction with the game still goalless at half-time. 

 

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Tribesmen gallop past lacklustre Tipp

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:00:00 GMT

This side of Galway we’ve seen before. Two years ago, they amassed 50 scoring opportunities against Cork in an All-Ireland quarter-final, scoring 30 of them.

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Michael Ryan refuses to blame Jason Forde ban saga for ‘flat’ Tipp display

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:00:00 GMT

Michael Ryan wasn’t blaming the proposed suspension of Jason Forde for Tipp’s defeat in yesterday’s League final, but his unhappiness with the sanction was clear.

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Tipperary remain ‘standard bearers’, warns Micheál Donoghue

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:00:00 GMT

Davy Fitzgerald’s exuberance last weekend may have belied his own “chill the beans” advice, but Micheál Donoghue was recommending similar caution after this victory.

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Tipp face the music, but Galway must postpone songwriting

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:00:00 GMT

On the way home from the Gaelic Grounds yesterday, I was snaking my way out the Ennis Road in my car when I saw Conor Hayes at the side of the road.

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Tributes no use to Leinster

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:00:00 GMT

Champions Cup
Clermont Auvergne 27 Leinster 20
If failure can ever be glorious then this was it.

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Defensive frailty gave Leinster a mountain to climb

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:00:00 GMT

Bernard Jackman dissects a disappointing day at the office for Leinster aginst Clermont. 

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Kilkenny again get tactics spot on

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:00:00 GMT

Kilkenny retained their Littlewoods Ireland Camogie League Division 1 title with a fine all-round performance that augurs well for the Championship.

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Painful lessons learned as Euro bubble well and truly burst

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:00:00 GMT

From boom to bust in the space of 24 hours. 

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Rassie Erasmus allays Munster fears with vow to stay

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:00:00 GMT

Rassie Erasmus is definitely staying on as Munster director of rugby having finally ended the speculation he was about to leave the province just a season into his three-year contract.

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Slick Royals weather late Kerry onslaught

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:00:00 GMT

Kerry went into this Leinster SHC qualifier favourites to overcome the emerging Royals but their poor form this year continued with defeat at Páirc Tailteann.

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Laois fend off late Westmeath barrage

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:00:00 GMT

Laois withstood a late barrage from Westmeath to claim a crucial three-point win in the opening round of the Leinster Round Robin series at O’Moore park yesterday.

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McCormack strikes late to deny brave Exiles

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:00:00 GMT

Christy Ring Cup
Eoin McCormack’s 73rd minute point secured a thrilling Christy Ring Cup opening day win for Wicklow in Joule Park, Aughrim.

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Adam Rooney books cup final date for Aberdeen against Bhoys

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:00:00 GMT

There was a distinctly Irish flavour to Aberdeen’s 3-2 win over Hibernian in Saturday’s Scottish Cup semi-final.

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Journey only just beginning for Munster

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:00:00 GMT

Moments that mattered. Turning points. Key plays. We love the drama of a game decided by a spark of magic or, failing that, a blooper. 

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Rassie Erasmus can use Sarries template for way forward

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:00:00 GMT

So now Rassie Erasmus knows the size of the task facing him over the remaining two seasons of his Munster contract and perhaps beyond.

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An early inkling of Armageddon

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:00:00 GMT

We all know that The Singularity is coming. I just didn’t expect my first sighting of it in Nowlan Park after a National Hurling League game.

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Antonio Conte knows enough to leverage ‘posh boy’ advantage

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:00:00 GMT

Money dictates most things at the business end of Europe’s top leagues, but the Secret Footballer believes there’s still a place for knowledge.

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Terrace Talk: Lesson learned — we need to have faith in Conte

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:00:00 GMT

I must admit that following the United game I suffered a real crisis of confidence which left me a nervous wreck in the run-up to the cup semi-final.

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Terrace Talk: Still wondering how this became yet another nearly

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:00:00 GMT

So now Spurs have two FA Cup records that are unlikely to be broken. The only non-league team to win the cup, and now seven consecutive FA Cup semi-final defeats, stretching back to 1993.

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Double dream step closer as Conte’s gamble pays

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:00:00 GMT

There is no doubt Mauricio Pochettino has assembled a good team at Tottenham, the strongest challengers to the best in the country this season.

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Italian cyclist Michele Scarponi dies in road accident

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:00:00 GMT

The cycling world was plunged into mourning over the weekend following the tragic death of Italian professional Michele Scarponi.

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Speedy Sam Moffett makes home advantage count

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:00:00 GMT

Although the Triton Showers National Rally Championship hasn’t reached the halfway mark, Monaghan’s Sam Moffett is showing real championship form.

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Peter Jackson: ‘Quiet Man’ Mark McCall putting down marker for Irish coaches

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:00:00 GMT

Not for the first time, the ‘unbelievable’ Mark McCall stands out on his own in Europe this morning which makes a change from being out on his ear in Ireland.

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Another Lee Valley victory for Gary O’Flaherty

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:00:00 GMT

Cork GC’s Gary O’Flaherty claimed victory for the second time at the Lee Valley Senior Scratch Cup yesterday, finishing the 54-hole event in four-under par.

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Anthony Martial, Wayne Rooney step into breach

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:00:00 GMT

Anthony Martial and Wayne Rooney, strikers at contrasting stages of their Manchester United careers, emerged from the shadow cast by the injury to Zlatan Ibrahimovic and invigorated their team’s hopes of an unlikely top-four Premier League finish.

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Terrace Talk: Zlatan absence might prove blessing in disguise

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:00:00 GMT

Greetings from a sunny Paris — and thus not Turf Moor — where your correspondent is covering the French presidential election.

 

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Sam Allardyce king of Palace as ‘Pool outwitted

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:00:00 GMT

Sam Allardyce toasted another unexpected scalp for Crystal Palace by claiming his tactics “exposed Liverpool’s weaknesses time and time again” at Anfield.

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