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Diarmuid O’Sullivan: “He Won’t Be On Cork’s Christmas Card List”

Cork’s 2019 Munster Hurling Championship campaign got off to a rocky start as they fell to a seven-point defeat against Tipperary in Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Liam Sheedy’s men rolled back the years Leeside to record their first win in the province since 2016 much to the dismay of the current back-to-back Munster champions. Following Cork’s loss, Diarmuid O’Sullivan took umbrage …

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Michael Conlan Confirms Rematch With Vladimir Nikitin In Belfast

Michael Conlan has today confirmed that he will face Vladamir Nikitin on August 16th at Falls Park, Belfast. The Belfast boxer confirmed the news via Instagram on Tuesday. It was reported last week that Conlan would be returning to his home city to fight professionally for just the second time with Nikitin being touted as a potential opponent. It has …

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Max Holloway Set To Defend Title At UFC 240 Against Frankie Edgar

According to multiple sources, both Max Holloway and Frankie Edgar have verbally agreed to face off for the featherweight title at UFC 240 in Edmonton, Canada. This marks the third time that the UFC have tried to book a fight between ‘Blessed’ and ‘The Answer’, however, it fell through on the previous two occasions due to injury. Edgar was forced …

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Bevan Duffy: Louth Not Looking Past Wexford Despite Dublin Dream

Bevan Duffy isn’t looking beyond Wexford, in fact, it’s quite the opposite. Louth travel to the sunny south-east today for their Leinster Senior Football Championship quarter-final and despite the Wee County being favourites and the Yellowbellies having fallen on hard times, Duffy knows all too well that they can’t be looking past the Division 4 outfit. “It’s the first round …

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Gaelic Football Round-Up: Treaty Men Shock Tipperary In Thurles

The Gaelic football championship continued this evening as Kildare, Limerick and Clare all advanced to the next round of their provincial championships.  The big story comes via the way of Thurles as Limerick recorded a huge upset victory over Tipperary while Kildare were made to sweat it out against Wicklow. Here is our round-up of Saturday evening’s games. ___ Leinster …

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Williams Questions IRFU Decision To Not Consider McCall For Irish Job

Saracens have won the Heineken Champions Cup trophy for the third time in their history after dethroning Leinster at St. James Park this afternoon.  It’s the third time in four seasons that the English club have lifted European club rugby’s top prize and Irishman, Mark McCall, has been an ever-present in all three of those victories. The Saracens director of …

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Tadhg Furlong Marks 100th Cap With A Try In Gripping First-Half

It’s tight, it’s tense, it’s enthralling and to no surprise whatsoever, it’s level. Leinster and Saracens are tied at 10-10 at half-time in the 2019 Heineken Champions Cup final. It’s a battle that you simply cannot take your eyes off as the top two sides in the continent went hammer and tongs in a bruising first 40 minutes. Sexton opened …

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Kildare Feeling Under Pressure Ahead Of Potential Banana Skin

Kildare know all too well the potential banana skin in front of them as they prepare for their Leinster Football Senior Championship showdown with Wicklow on Saturday evening.  The Lilywhites fell to a shock defeat at this stage last season when Carlow ambushed them at Netwatch Cullen Park, the same venue for their clash with Wicklow. Vice-captain, Kevin Feely, admits …

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John Evans: Investing In Youth Key To Changing Wicklow’s Fortunes

Wicklow are out on Saturday night in what is the curtain raiser for this year’s Leinster Football Senior Championship. Forever an underdog, it’s always hard for the Garden County to compete with the top-tier teams and the odds are most definitely stacked against the Division 4 side when they meet Kildare at Netwatch Cullen Park. However, there is one thing …

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‘Football Could Learn A Lot From Hurling About Tiered Championships’

John Horan believes football can learn a lot from hurling about the benefits of having a tiered championship system.  Speaking at yesterday’s launch of the McDonagh, Ring, Rackard and Meagher Cups competitions, the GAA president highlighted Carlow as a “shining example” of why football should follow hurling’s lead. “Our football counterparts could learn an awful lot from hurling about the …

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Spurs’ New Stadium Announced As 2021 European Rugby Finals Venue

Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium in London has been announced as the destination for the European club rugby final in 2021. The announcement sees the soccer stadium follow in the footsteps of Bilbao, Newcastle and Marseille as hosts of the highly-anticipated finals weekend. With a capacity of just over 62,000, the brand new state-of-the-art stadium is set to open its doors …

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A Rundown Of Ireland’s Seven European Cup Rugby Victories

Leinster are preparing for a shot at immortality this coming weekend when they go head to head with Saracens in the Heineken Champions Cup final. If Leo Cullen’s charges can come out on the right side of the result not only will they secure back-to-back European titles but they will also etch their names into the history books as European …

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Good News For Munster As Beirne Extends Contract & Casey Commits

Munster and the IRFU have today confirmed that Tadhg Beirne has signed a two-year contract extension and will be remaining with the provincial side until June 2022.  The versatile forward joined the southern province on a two-year deal last summer following a successful stint with Scarlets in the Guinness PRO 14. The lock has started in 18 of his 20 …

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Leinster Expected To Name Unchanged XV For Saracens Clash

Leinster are set to name the same XV that defeated Toulouse on Easter Sunday for their upcoming Heineken Champions Cup final this weekend.  Gavin Cummiskey of the Irish Times reports that Leo Cullen is set to stick with the same side for their clash with Saracens meaning that Scott Fardy will retain his place ahead of Rhys Ruddock. Ruddock was …

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Alan Brogan – A Star That Went Out On His Own Terms

In association with Irish Blood Transfusion Services From 1995 until 2011 the All-Ireland alluded Dublin. For Alan Brogan, 2011 was the culmination of 10 years of hard work. After falling to Mayo in 2012, a second All-Ireland followed in 2013. The 2014 season was set to be the year that Dublin completed back-to-back All-Ireland titles in a swashbuckling style not …

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