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“That Still Baffles Me” – Johnny Sexton On Eddie Jones Dig

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It was inevitable that one particular topic would be raised to Johnny Sexton as he spoke to the media at Ireland’s team base in Carton House on Monday afternoon – Eddie Jones’ recent comments about the Irish star.  “I was trying to guess who would ask that question today, I got it wrong” Sexton joked.  The England head coach, of …

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Five Things To Know About Ireland’s Latest Senior Call-Up Lee O’Connor

Martin O’Neill has called up Manchester United youngster Lee O’Connor to the Ireland senior squad to face Northern Ireland and Denmark. Here are five things you need to know about the latest addition to Ireland’s squad. ___ 1) O’Connor is a composed central defender who demonstrates astute reading of the game and superb technical skills. José Mourinho was in attendance …

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Five Irish Players Who Deserve A Chance In Northern Ireland Clash

With an Irish derby taking place on Thursday, Martin O’Neill will be considering his options ahead of the grudge match at the Aviva stadium. After a year of negativity and despair, the Derryman named one of his more refreshing squads in recent memory with a number of youngsters included among some more familiar faces. The former Celtic boss will be …

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Love Him Or Loathe Him, José Mourinho Is A Winner

José Mourinho is one of the most successful managers ever but has divided opinion ever since his extraordinary Champions League success with Porto in 2003.  Chelsea fans loved him when he led them to consecutive Premier League titles in 2004/05 and 05/06, backed him when he was sacked by owner Roman Abramovich, rejoiced at his return in 2013 and then …

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“No Matter What Joe Does, He Has Changed Irish Rugby” – Rory Best

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Sean McMahon reporting from Ireland’s Captain’s Run  Rory Best is looking forward to pulling on the green shirt for the first time since Ireland’s historic Grand Slam triumph against England at Twickenham last March.  A hamstring injury ruled the Ireland captain out of the summer tour against the Wallabies and it also delayed the beginning of his season with Ulster. …

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Overcrowded Football Broadcasting Market Making Fans Pay The Price

Competition is supposed to make products and services cheaper, but instead, the competition between the likes of Sky Sports and BT Sport is only driving up the prices of watching football for fans.  From 1992 to 2007, Sky had exclusive rights to broadcasting all the live Premier League matches and the Champions League action was shown on terrestrial television on …

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World Cup Misery To Irish Debut, Addison Goes From Fan To Cap

Three years is a long time in rugby, so much that someone can go to an Ireland match as a fan and wind up playing for them 36 months later – that’s what happened to Ireland’s latest capped international, Will Addison.  Addison, who made his debut for Joe Schmidt’s side against Italy on Saturday, spoke to the media today at …

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Ringrose Seeking Self-Improvement As Los Pumas Enter Focus

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Ireland centre Garry Ringrose believes that himself and the rest of his teammates will need to improve on the performance which saw his side run out 54-7 winners against Italy in order to get a victory against Argentina this weekend.  “I think it probably has to come up a notch [the performance],” Ringrose said on Monday. “I think both teams …

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“He Wouldn’t Get Carried Away” – Ringrose On Larmour Heroics

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Sean McMahon reports from Carton House The main highlight from Ireland’s 54-7 thumping of Italy at Soldier Field on Saturday was without doubt Jordan Larmour’s blistering attacking performance.  Larmour scored three tries which all displayed his superb footwork and acceleration – this was also evident when he set up Luke McGrath for Ireland’s second try in the first half. With …

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Everything You Need To Know About Mayweather Vs. Tenshin

We make an attempt to answer some of the burning questions that surround Mayweather vs. Tenshin, perhaps the most bizarre combat sports spectacle of the year. Sometimes a fight comes around that is so completely and utterly bizarre that it leaves you without words. Most recently, we had that to a certain extent with Floyd’s August 2017 showdown with MMA’s …

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