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Twitter Fawns Over Impressive Monaghan Display As Down Destroyed

Ulster GAA Football Senior Championship Quarter-Final, Clones, Monaghan 5/6/2016 Monaghan vs Down Kieran Hughes of Monaghan with Joe Murphy of Down Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Presseye/Andrew Paton

Monaghan blew Down away this afternoon in the Ulster Senior Football Championship. Conor McManus was tormentor in chief as an impressive Monaghan side embarked on their title defence. The reigning Ulster champions operated on a different level to their opponents in Clones, and sent out a message to the rest of the country with a 2-22 to 0-09 win. Twitter reacted to …

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Connacht Fully Deserving Of Their Time In The Limelight

There’s an old saying I came across before: “It’s six o’clock and there isn’t a cow milked or a child washed.” I wouldn’t be surprised if it applied over there in Connacht last weekend. For my sins, I was in Galway last Saturday evening. With my Leinster jersey in tow, I perched myself in The Lough Inn on Woodquay, surrounded by …

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Massive Injury Blow For Ireland Ahead Of South African Tour

Ireland have suffered yet another injury blow ahead of South African tour. After already losing Sean O’Brien, Cian Healy and Tommy Bowe to injury, Joe Schmidt will now have to plan for Ireland’s tour of South Africa without Johnny Sexton. The Irish Independent have this morning reported the Leinster fly half underwent shoulder surgery on Tuesday, following last weekend’s Pro 12 final defeat …

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Watch: Joe Brolly Did Not Hold Back With Criticism For Kieran McGeeney And Armagh

Joe Brolly Armagh

Cavan defeated Armagh in the Ulster Senior Football Championship yesterday, and pundit Joe Brolly did not hold back with his criticism of the Orchard County on The Sunday Game. The Derry native berated the entire set-up in Armagh football, and questioned Kieran McGeeney’s approach to management in forbidding the players to compete with their clubs. “These Armagh players are segregated away …

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The Biggest Omissions From Joe Schmidt’s Ireland Squad

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - MARCH 21: Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt takes the warm up before the RBS Six Nations match between Scotland and Ireland at Murrayfield on March 21, 2015 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

As Ireland embark on their quest to claim their first test victory in the professional era in South Africa, many questions have been raised following the aftermath of Joe Schmidt’s Ireland squad announcement regarding the logic and legitimacy of his selections and namely; omissions. It would appear that Schmidt has to a certain extent disregarded form as a determinant when …

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Ireland Name Squad For South African Test Series

Wales v Ireland - RBS Six Nations

Joe Schmidt has unveiled the Irish squad ahead of the summer tour of South Africa. Joe Schmidt has named a number of uncapped players in his 32 man Irish squad to tour South Africa this summer. Although Ulster’s Sean Reidy and Connacht’s Quinn Roux have been included in the touring party, there is no place for rising Leinster star Gary Ringrose. The exclusion of …

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IRFU To Hand Each Irish Province €1 Million To Allow Them Compete With European Super Clubs

Heineken Cup Final: Munster v Biarritz Olympique

The Irish provinces could be competing for some of the game’s biggest names. When it became apparent that none of Ireland’s provinces would be competing in the knock out phase of this season’s European Rugby Champions Cup, some commentator’s wondered whether they would be able to challenge the likes of Toulon and Saracens again. Indeed, at times throughout this season, it …

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