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The Main Talking Points Ahead Of Tonight’s Crucial Dublin Derby

Shamrock Rovers host rivals Bohemians tonight in one of the most highly anticipated Dublin derbies in recent memory. The pair currently sit first and second in the Airtricity League Premier Division with Rovers looking to clinch their ninth win on the spin at Tallaght Stadium tonight. Bohemians have already defeated the Hoops this campaign and have had their number over …

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Here’s The Champions Cup Team Of The Weekend As Voted By You

Champions Cup Team Of The Weekend

Earlier this afternoon we asked you to vote on your best XV from the two semi-finals of the Heineken Champions Cup which took place at the weekend.  There was some obvious decisions and some very tight calls and unsurprisingly, Saracens and Leinster dominate the team with these two sides set to meet in the final on Saturday, May 11. Champions …

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In Or Out: Assessing Manchester United’s Player Pool As Change Needed

If Manchester United’s season has taught us anything it’s that wholesale changes are required under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Old Trafford. Under Jose Mourinho, some of the squad struggled and despite the initial boost that Solskjaer’s appointment brought with it, they are falling victim to the same pitfalls that plagued them at the beginning of the campaign. It has become …

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Leinster’s Defence Key In The Battle For Five Stars

Two European forces will collide on Sunday at the Aviva Stadium as Leinster and Toulouse battle it out to see who will go and contest for that highly coveted fifth star. The Heineken Champions Cup semi-final sees the holders go up against one of the continent’s form teams. Form is a word that seems to be following the French giants …

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“It Just Felt Like Wave After Wave” – Peter O’Mahony

Peter O'Mahony

Sean McMahon reports from Coventry The dejection was written all over the face of Johann van Graan, Peter O’Mahony and Jack O’Donoghue as they faced the media in the aftermath of yet another loss in the semi-final of the Heineken Champions Cup.  A 16-point margin of defeat greeted Munster at the full-time whistle, it was the exact same margin of …

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Greenlight: Conor McCarthy Keen To Prove Stephen Kenny Wrong & Earn 21s Spot

Cork City’s young defender Conor McCarthy did not mince his words when discussing his disappointment at missing out on Stephen Kenny’s first Irish U21s squad. “I was absolutely gutted.” He had every right to feel aggrieved. McCarthy was selected in Kenny’s home-based squad in February for a game against Ireland Amateurs and impressed in the victory, clearly feeling he had …

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“We Gave Him Every Opportunity To Get Through The Week”

Keith Earls

Sean McMahon reports from Coventry Munster head coach Johann van Graan has said that he and his staff gave Keith Earls every opportunity this week to prove his fitness but ultimately, they had to decide to leave him out as he was not 100%. Van Graan was speaking alongside Peter O’Mahony and CJ Stander at a sun-kissed Ricoh Arena in …

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Martin O’Neill’s Forest Spell Bares Eerie Resemblance To Irish Struggles

The definition of insanity, they say, is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.  A horribly cliched phrase certainly, but one that is constantly applicable to the way certain managers view the game. Jose Mourinho’s stubbornness arguably got him the sack at Manchester United. Mauricio Sarri’s inability to change his system has led to criticism …

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