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Notre Dame Returning For Aer Lingus College Football Classic

Notre Dame v NAvy College Football Classic

College football is returning to Ireland in 2020 with Navy set to take on Notre Dame. The fixture is one of five games planned which are set to earn an economic windfall of €250 million. The series kicks off on Saturday 29th August 2020 with the other games to be played between then and 2024. The other fixtures and teams will be …

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Ronnie O’Sullivan Labels English Open Venue A “Hellhole”

Ronnie O'Sullivan

Ronnie O’Sullivan has launched an attack on the venue for the English Open, labelling it a “hellhole” that smells of urine. O’Sullivan accused event organiser World Snooker of cutting corners because the K2 Leisure Centre in Crawley, which is staging this week’s tournament, is well below the required standard. The five-time world champion beat Kurt Maflin 4-1 in his opening English …

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Ireland’s O’Brien Retires From International Cricket

Ireland wicketkeeper-batsman Niall O’Brien announced on Friday that he is retiring from international and first-class cricket after a 16-year career. The 36-year-old, who made his international debut against Denmark in 2002, played 216 times for Ireland and appeared in his nation’s first-ever Test, against Pakistan, in May this year. O’Brien opted for the number 72 shirt to mark his match-winning …

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Watch: Verdasco Under Fire For ‘Vile’ Behaviour Towards Ballboy

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Fernando Verdasco, the 34-year-old professional Spanish tennis player, has come under fire for his behaviour towards a ballboy at the Shenzhen Open in China.  Verdasco, who knocked out Andy Murray earlier in the tournament, was playing in the semi-final against Yoshihito Nishioka, a match he subsequently lost 1-6, 6-3, 7-6 (10-8). During the second set, Verdasco gestured wildly at the ballboy for taking …

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Clare Dual Star Considine Signs For AFLW Club

Ailish Considine

Clare dual star, Ailish Considine, has signed for the Adelaide Crows in the AFLW, becoming the latest Irish woman, after Cora Staunton, to make the move to Australia.  Considine has played both football and camogie but she will now take a chance at excelling with the oval ball after she impressed at a national camp in Australia with the CrossCoders programme. …

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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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Tiger Woods & Nine Other Great Sporting Comebacks

Everybody loves a sporting comeback, as proven by the scenes after Tiger Woods secured his 80th PGA title on Sunday 23 September. Although it is difficult to measure the scale of Woods’ success, his dramatic fall and his comeback, we decided to compare it to the comebacks of other sportspersons, of contrasting natures. _____ Tiger Woods (Golf) There was a …

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Anthony Joshua Finishes Alexander Povetkin In The 7th Round

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Anthony Joshua put all the marbles on the line against the dangerous Alexander Povetkin at Wembley. A step up from the Carlos Takam’s of the world, the Russian was nonetheless expected to ultimately lose. While he did succumb to the undefeated Olympic gold medallist, he caused some panic for AJ fans. Joshua appeared to be in control in the opener, …

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Roger Federer Considering Return To Clay Courts In 2019

World number two Roger Federer says he is mulling a return to the European clay-court season in 2019 following a two-year absence. Federer, speaking to ESPN on the sidelines of this weekend’s Laver Cup, has skipped the clay-court segment of the season since 2017 in order to conserve energy for Wimbledon and hard-court seasons. However the 37-year-old revealed he is …

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WADA Reinstates Russia Doping Agency After Three-Year Ban

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has lifted a ban on Russia’s anti-doping agency, paving the way for Russian athletes to return to competition across all sports. “Today, the great majority of WADA’s Executive Committee decided to reinstate RUSADA as compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code subject to strict conditions,” WADA president Craig Reedie said. Reedie said the decision “provides a …

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Whistleblower Warns Of ‘Catastrophe’ If Russia Ban Is Eased

Whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov said Tuesday the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) risked a “catastrophe for clean sport” if it lifts a suspension against the Russian Anti-Doping Agency later this week. Former Moscow laboratory chief Rodchenkov, who lifted the lid on Russia’s doping scandal in 2015, said Russia could only be readmitted if it acknowledged the government role in the scandal and …

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Teddy Atlas & Stephen A. Smith Go Crazy At Canelo/GGG Decision On SportsCenter

Another Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin fight, another controversial decision. The first fight last year saw a split draw given after twelve rounds, with Canelo, who was somehow awarded a 118-110 win by judge Adelaide Byrd, then testing positive for Clenbuterol. Last night’s rematch surpassed it for quality with superb, high-level action throughout, but it matched the first bout …

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Shane Ross Press Release Gets Sanita Puspure’s Name Wrong

A press release from Shane Ross congratulating Sanita Puspure on her gold medal in the single sculls event of the World Rowing Championships has come in for criticism due to the simple fact that it called Puspure by the wrong name.  It’s been a fantastic two days for Ireland at World Rowing Championships. Paul and Gary O’Donovan won gold in …

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