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Club Players Association Walks Away From GAA’s Fixtures Task Force

The Club Players Association (CPA) have withdrawn from the GAA’s Fixture Calendar Review Task Force. The decision comes just a few days before the group was due to present their recommendations to the GAA around how to revamp the calendar. The CPA released a statement today where they informed Eddie Sullivan, task force chairman, of their intentions to step away. …

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Mauricio Pochettino Sacked By Spurs After Five Years In Charge

Mauricio Pochettino has been sacked by Tottenham Hotspur after five years in charge of the North London club. Spurs have won just five games so far this season with club chairman Daniel levy saying that a change had to be made in the best interests of the club. Before then, however, Pochettino was viewed as quite a popular manager. In …

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Conor Murray: “I’d Say He’s Looking Forward To Coming Home”

Munster welcome Racing 92 to Thomond Park this weekend for a real heavyweight clash in the Heineken Champions Cup. The pair last met two seasons ago when the French giants overpowered Munster in the tournament semi-final en route to their final defeat by Leinster. That semi-final defeat just happened to be Simon Zebo’s last European game for the southern province …

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Limerick Release Statement As Two Players Sent Home From New York

Limerick GAA have released a statement confirming that two players have been sent home from their trip to New York. The 2018 All-Ireland champions were taking part in the now annual Super 11s at Citifield, the home of Major League Baseball outfit, the New York Mets. Limerick qualified for the final of the tournament after defeating Wexford in the semi-final …

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Goalkeeper Saves Four In First Provincial Final Decided On Penalties

History was made on Sunday as for the first time ever, a provincial final was decided via a penalty shootout.  It came in the Ulster club intermediate hurling final between Antrim’s Naomh Éanna and Tyrone’s Eoghan Ruadh. When the two sides couldn’t be separated after extra time, deadlocked at 2-20 to 2-20, the game was ultimately decided by penalties. In …

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International Rules Series To Return In 2020 & 2022

The AFL and the GAA have today confirmed that the International Rules Series will return in 2020 and 2022. Ireland will play host to a two-test series next year before Australia return the favour two years later. The compromised rules series, which first took place in 1984, will make a return following a three-year hiatus. The last instalment in the …

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Match-Winner Gives Memorable Interview As Kilcoo Progress In Ulster

Kilcoo will go in search of their first-ever Ulster club football title after squeezing past Fermanagh’s Derrygonnelly by 1-8 to 0-9. The Down champions were pushed all the way by the five-in-a-row Fermanagh champions but in the end, it was Aaron Branagan’s goal that separated the two sides. The centre-back finished with a haul of 1-1 in a man of …

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Finn Russell Creates & Finishes Amazing Try In Win Over Champions

Racing 92 rounded off the opening round of the Heineken Champions Cup in style with a 30-10 victory over Saracens in Paris.  It was all one-way traffic from the get-go as the French outfit dominated a largely second-string Saracens from start to finish. Virimi Vakatawa got Racing off the mark with their first try after nine minutes before Maxime Machenaud …

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Connacht Bounce Back From Disaster To Claim Opening Day Win

Connacht welcomed Montpellier to the Sportsground this afternoon for their first Heineken Champions Cup game since 2017 and it proved to be a successful day for the western province. However, it didn’t go all their own way as prior to kick-off, Jarrad Butler, Matt Healy and Niyi Adeolokun were all ruled out through injury. In a bizarre turn of events, …

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Stuart Hogg Executes Inch Perfect Kick That Leads To Exeter Try

Stuart Hogg is really making his presence felt with his new club. The international full-back linked up with new side Exeter Chiefs following Scotland’s disappointing Rugby World Cup campaign and is today making his Champions Cup debut with the English Premiership side. Exeter currently lead La Rochelle, led by Ronan O’Gara, 14-0 following a try from Dave Dennis. However, the …

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Ulster Squeeze Past Bath In Tight Champions Cup Opener

Bath 16-17 Ulster  Ulster were made to work for it but their undefeated streak against Bath remains intact after a hard-fought victory at The Recreation Ground this afternoon.  It could well have been the perfect opening for Ulster when Billy Burns knocked down a kick just a minute into the game. The out-half, who was lining out against his brother …

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Looking Back: Amazing Try From Nevin Spence In Ulster Win Over Bath

Ulster visit The Recreation Ground today looking to extend their undefeated streak over Bath to five games in the Heineken Champions Cup. An intriguing battle is expected as Bath welcome World Cup star Sam Underhill while Iain Henderson returns to the northern province to make his bow as the new captain of Ulster. Dan McFarland’s side are also boosted by …

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Ben Healy Added To Munster Squad While Leinster Make Five Changes

Munster have added 20-year-old out-half Ben Healy in place of Alex Wootton to their Champions Cup squad ahead of Saturday’s Pool 4 opener against the Ospreys.  With first-choice ten Joey Carbery out injured and back-up J.J Hanrahan a doubt for this weekend, Munster are light of options with Tyler Bleyendaal the side’s only available out-half. Despite Johann van Graan suggesting …

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Jason Smyth Breaks Own Record En Route To Eighth World Title

Jason Smyth is the 100m World Champion for the eighth time in his illustrious career after a scintillating run at the World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai.  Smyth broke his own record, set in 2013, with a time of 10.54 seconds as he completely blitzed his way through the competition in today’s final. The 32-year-old adds an eighth gold medal …

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Leone Nakarawa A Doubt For Munster Clash Following Suspension

Fijian lock Leone Nakarawa has been provisionally suspended by Racing 92 after failing to return from the Rugby World Cup in the agreed time, the club has confirmed.  The 31-year-old returned two weeks later than scheduled having played in all four of the Pacific Islanders’ pool matches in Japan before being knocked out. Nakarawa was expected back in Paris on …

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PFA Back Richard Keogh’s Appeal Against Contract Termination

Irish international defender Richard Keogh has reportedly submitted a formal appeal against Derby County after the club terminated his contract on the grounds of gross misconduct. The former Derby club captain had his contracted terminated following his involvement in a car crash back in September that left him with serious knee injuries. Keogh had taken legal advice and according to …

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