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Injured Megan won’t throw in towel on World Cup

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 12:00:00 GMT

“Full of highs and lows, yeah.” That’s how Megan Campbell, with quiet and deliberate understatement, sums up her rollercoaster 2017.

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Time to put outrage in picture

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 12:00:00 GMT

Another turbulent week, yet there’s a sense too we are on the cusp of a great breakthrough, of landmark progress. There is a mood for change.

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Munster betray the culture of mana

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 12:00:00 GMT

There’s hardly a dressing room or workplace or TED talk you’ll come across these days that does not go on about ‘culture’ and ‘values’.

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Felix Jones - Freeing and firing the Munster attack

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 12:00:00 GMT

Just 27 months after his playing career was cut short, Felix Jones is developing quite the reputation as an innovative attack coach. Speculation of offers abound but Jones is keen to deflect the limelight and focus on adding more strings to Munster’s bow.

 

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Canty: Cork must back up Mayo performance

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 12:00:00 GMT

Cork’s 2010 All-Ireland captain Graham Canty has warned people not to read too much into the team’s heartening defeat against would-be All-Ireland runners-up Mayo last summer.

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McGrath admits he was ‘hypersensitive’ to Déise critics

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 12:00:00 GMT

For a man who is arguably the most open and honest communicator on the inter-county managerial scene, you don’t expect an admission from Derek McGrath of being “hypersensitive” to everything said about him.

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Corofin return for part two of London adventure

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 12:00:00 GMT

Corofin boss Kevin O’Brien is philosophical about facing a second trip to London in the All-Ireland Club senior football championship.

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Ó Sé keen on continuing a proud Gaeltacht tradition

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 12:00:00 GMT

Pádraig Ó Sé wasn’t even a teenager when An Ghaeltacht last graced Croke Park but that 2004 All-Ireland senior club final defeat to Caltra was one of those formative experiences.

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Knocknagree happy to rely on their wits

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 12:00:00 GMT

John Fintan Daly played a straight bat ahead of Knocknagree’s Munster junior football final, if you remember. He pointed out that Cork clubs had a dismal record in the competition against Kerry opposition but he believed in his own side and said as much.

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After pause for breath, Kanturk ready to go again

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 12:00:00 GMT

The Kanturk hurlers couldn’t settle. A fortnight without a single training session or game had become alien to them.

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After sterile Paris, Munster will gulp Thomond air

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 12:00:00 GMT

Last Sunday’s journey down the yellow brick road to the U Arena may have produced some dazzling rugby as well as a Champions Cup defeat but there will be a lot to be said for a return to the great outdoors of Thomond Park when Munster welcome Castres tomorrow (1pm) and bid to reach the quarter-finals.

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‘It’s not up to us to make those moral judgments’

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 12:00:00 GMT

There may be various shades of grey lingering over Munster due to their signing of steroid user Gerbrandt Grobler, but for the most important figure in Irish anti-doping, the South African’s case is not all that complicated.

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Carrick lined up to join Jose

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 12:00:00 GMT

Michael Carrick has accepted Jose Mourinho’s offer to join his first-team coaching staff upon retirement, the Manchester United manager has revealed.

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Faithful departed: No crisis at Arsenal, says Coquelin

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 12:00:00 GMT

Departed midfielder Francis Coquelin says there is no crisis at his former club.

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Patient Conte tight-lipped on transfer targets

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 12:00:00 GMT

Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte is prepared to be patient over the club’s transfer activity this month and again declined to comment on the Blues’ rumoured targets.

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Pep prioritises stability over Sanchez

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 12:00:00 GMT

Pep Guardiola believes Manchester City’s future stability was more important than signing Alexis Sanchez.

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Conan making himself heard at back of scrum

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 12:00:00 GMT

Jack Conan doesn’t so much speak as project his voice around the room.

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Munster cruise into cup quarter-finals

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 12:00:00 GMT

Munster A duly qualified for the quarter-finals of the B&I Cup with a comprehensive victory over Ospreys at Musgrave Park last night and jumped to the top of Pool 1 as they await the outcome of today’s clash between Bedford Blues and Nottingham.

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Connacht eyeing home advantage

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 12:00:00 GMT

Connacht will hope that a home win over a 15th different French club at the Sportsground today will not only confirm a home quarter-final in the Challenge Cup but might also be enough to ensure a potential semi-final would also be back in Galway.

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Lealiifano hopes for perfect farewell

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 12:00:00 GMT

Christian Lealiifano hopes to end his emotional rollercoaster spell in Belfast with a victory over Wasps that will send Ulster into the Champions Cup quarter-finals.

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39th cup honour for impressive Garryowen

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 12:00:00 GMT

Garryowen 18 ... UL Bohemian 3: Garryowen claimed their 39th Munster Senior Cup when overwhelming local rivals UL Bohemian 18-3 in their all-Limerick final at the Markets Field last night.

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The battle facing the GAA in rural Ireland

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:00:00 GMT

The death of clubs in Laois – and elsewhere – should it come to pass is rooted in the realities of modern life, writes Paul Rouse

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Bandon Grammar School take the win over fancied St Munchin’s College in Munster Schools Senior Cup first round

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:00:00 GMT

Bandon Grammar School brought off another one of their trademark shocks in today’s Clayton Hotels Munster Schools Senior Cup first round tie at Bandon RFC.

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The contract deal for which the IRFU should get credit

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:00:00 GMT

Locking down Keith Earls to a new contract that keeps him in Munster until after the 2019 World Cup was a piece of savvy business Lansdowne Road mightn’t have got due credit for, says Ronan O’Gara.

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Garth Brooks concert blow one of sour notes in Páraic Duffy's tenure

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:00:00 GMT

The cancelled Garth Brooks concerts, the 2010 Leinster SFC final, the failed 2023 Rugby World Cup bid and the protracted process to redevelop Casement Park have been cited by GAA director general Páraic Duffy as the major disappointments of his 10-year tenure.

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Craig Fulton frustration at poor treatment of athletes - from hockey and beyond

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:00:00 GMT

Craig Fulton has expressed frustration that little movement has been made to support Irish athletes – both from hockey and beyond – who work full-time in addition to representing their country.

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Brave Bandon resistance defies Munchin’s onslaught

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:00:00 GMT

Bandon Grammar 7 - St Munchin’s College 5: Ever-improving Bandon Grammar School laid down another marker with a sensational victory over unlucky St Munchin’s in yesterday’s thrilling Clayton Hotels Munster Schools Senior Cup first round tie at Bandon RFC.

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Alan Dillon disputes criticism of Mayo forwards

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:00:00 GMT

Recently retired attacker Alan Dillon reckons the Mayo and Cork forwards are kindred spirits, undervalued and underappreciated by the majority of neutrals.

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Mick Bohan hoping Paul Casey will join Dublin's backroom team

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:00:00 GMT

Dublin ladies senior football team manager Mick Bohan is hoping that 2011 All-Ireland winner Paul Casey will be part of his coaching team for the forthcoming season. Subject to ratification at a Dublin LGFA meeting next month, Casey could come on board as defence coach with the reigning TG4 All-Ireland senior champions.

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Declan Prendergast says Ardmore targeting ‘a day out in Croker’

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:00:00 GMT

If you were following hurling a decade or so you probably identified Ardmore with a couple of the main pillars of that glamorous Waterford team of the noughties.

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