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Fiona Steed Reveals Missing Piece Of Irish Women’s Rugby Puzzle

Ireland women's rugby team

Ireland’s women will begin their 2018/19 season when they face into two fixtures this November.  They will host the USA at Donnybrook Stadium on Sunday, November 18 before they travel to Twickenham a week later to take on England on November 24. This will provide an excellent opportunity for Adam Griggs to blood some new talent at the highest level …

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Truth Or Trash?: “Conor McGregor Is One Of The All-Time Greats”

LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 12: UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor trains during an open workout at his gym on August 12, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. McGregor is scheduled to fight Nate Diaz in a welterweight rematch at UFC 202: Diaz vs. McGregor 2 on August 20, 2016 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images)

In the latest edition of Truth or Trash?, we put former champion Conor McGregor’s argument to being an all-time pound-for-pound great under the microscope. Earlier this week, we delved into the commonly held notion that Khabib Nurmagomedov’s record is puffed and padded and with UFC 229 fast approaching, this time around we’re going to turn our attention to his opponent, Conor McGregor. …

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So Are We Getting Another Khabib/McGregor Press Conference?

As time passed, it became increasingly clear that the first Khabib/McGregor presser was an instant classic, but should we expect another heading into fight-week? Although we don’t mean to gloat, we did call the announcement of the first meeting between the two down to a tee. To be honest, though, the blueprint for such a monumental event can be found in …

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Van Graan: Some Guys Took Their Opportunities, Some Didn’t

Johann van Graan

Munster head coach Johann van Graan faces into Saturday’s interprovincial clash with Ulster in Thomond Park knowing that a win is almost a must to alleviate the pressure which has been building due to their inconsistent start to the season.  After four games, Munster have won two and lost two but it’s the manner of their two defeats which has …

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Andy Friend: We Want To Make Leinster Really Uncomfortable

Andy Friend and Leinster

It’s been a promising start to the 2018/19 Guinness PRO14 season for Connacht and new head coach Andy Friend.  Although two wins and two losses seems like inconsistent form, they should have beaten Glasgow Warriors in their opening fixture and their second victory was outstanding as they showed maturity in defeating a strong Scarlets side. For Friend, he is focussed …

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Ryder Cup Blog: Trackman Molinari Is Unerringly Accurate

harrington ryder cup captain

In association with The Ryder Cup gets underway at Le Golf National, Paris on Friday, and with two brothers involved (one as a vice-captain, and the other driving the buggy), Tadhg Harrington shares his thoughts. Generally regarded as one of the most nerve-wracking moments in a golfer’s career, the first tee has been taken up another notch this year with …

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It Was Fierce Exciting But Life Goes On – O’Donovans On World Gold

Newly crowned world champions Paul and Gary O’Donovan are trying not to make too much of their freshly won gold medals from The 2018 World Rowing Championships in Bulgaria. Speaking at The Olympic Federation of Ireland’s national sponsorship announcement launch on Wednesday, the Skibbereen pair played down their fantastic achievement, of gold in the lightweight double skulls in Plovdiv, although Gary was …

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“I’m Sure A Lot Of Teams Don’t Like Us” – Sexton On Connacht Rivalry

Johnny Sexton of Leinster

The 2018/2019 season will go up a few notches this weekend when the interprovincial derbies get underway and for Leinster’s Johnny Sexton, he knows his side will face a difficult battle when they take on Connacht at the Sportsground on Saturday.  Generally, Leinster will have good memories of last season where they secured a Guinness PRO14 and Heineken Champions Cup …

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