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Is The Low Level Of The Leinster Championship Damaging Dublin?

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Dublin defeated Laois last night in the quarter-final of the Leinster Senior Football Championship. While Laois rallied in the second half, in truth it was a facile win for the Dubs who killed the game off early, and never moved out of second gear. However, does such a facile victory do Dublin any favours? While Jim Gavin’s men blow away the …

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Scottish Rugby Union And London Scottish In Acrimonious Split

RICHMOND, ENGLAND - MAY 02: Jamie Stevenson of London Scottish kicks during the Greene King IPA Championship play-off first leg match between London Scottish and Worcester Warriors at the Richmond Athletic Ground on May 2, 2015 in Richmond, England. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

Having announced a ‘Development Partnership’ to great fanfare back in January, the Scottish Rugby Union has now pulled out of its groundbreaking deal with Championship side London Scottish, sighting disappointment with the scheme for its termination. Originally, the partnership would have seen a number of pro-team, BT Sport Scottish Rugby Academy and Scottish age-grade players based at the Richmond Athletic …

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Leicester Tigers Sign England International Prop

CREMONA, ITALY - JUNE 20: Ellis Genge of England looks on during the World Rugby U20 Championship final match between England and New Zealand at Stadio Giovanni Zini on June 20, 2015 in Cremona, Italy. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Leicester Tigers have completed the signing of loosehead prop Ellis Genge from Bristol Rugby. Genge has signed a long term contract with the Midlands club after having spent the last three months on loan with the side making five appearances including Leicester’s semi-final throbbing by Saracens last weekend. Genge impressed in each of his five outings so much so that …

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Aston Villa In Talks With Former Manchester United Manager

SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 13: David Moyes during a press conference after he was presented as Real Sociedad's new head coach at Estadio Anoeta on November 13, 2014 in San Sebastian, Spain. (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)

After over six months out of a job, former Manchester United and Everton boss David Moyes could be set for a return to football with relegated Aston Villa. As one Alex Ferguson successor is set to be fired today, another could be back in gainful employment in the coming days. Moyes has been out of the game since being sacked …

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Middlesbrough Reveal The Worst Home Kit In the Entire History Of Football

MIDDLESBROUGH, ENGLAND - MARCH 04: A Middlesbrough sign is seen outside the Riverside Stadium, home of Middlesbrough Football Club on March 4, 2011 in Middlesbrough, England. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

Now that Middlesbrough have finally ensured promotion to the Barclays Premier League, after having dropped from first place to fourth place in the previous season with two games remaining in the campaign and thus losing the subsequent playoff final to Norwich City, preparation has gotten underway in earnest for next season. Having finished second in this season’s Championship behind Burnley, …

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Burnley Clinch Promotion To The Premier League

PRESTON, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 22: Andre Gray of Burnley celebrates with Matthew Lowton after the Sky Bet Championship match between Preston North End and Burnley at Deepdale on April 22, 2016 in Preston, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

The first of three promotion places from the Championship to the Premier League has been decided as Burnley today became the 19th side to go straight back up having been relegated the previous season. The failure of rivals Middlesbrough and Brighton to win at the weekend meant that Sean Dyche’s side could achieve promotion with a win against Queens Park …

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London Irish Pin Hopes On Bedford Championship Win

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - APRIL 17: London Irish leave the field after their defeat during the Aviva Premiership match between Newcastle Falcons and London Irish at Kingston Park on April 17, 2016 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Three of the Championship’s play-off semi-finalists have passed the minimum standards criteria needed to gain access to the Aviva Premiership, but Bedford Blues did not even apply for an audit. It means that in the very likely event one of Bristol, Yorkshire Carnegie or Doncaster win the Championship title, Reading-based London Irish or Newcastle Falcons will be relegated to the …

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Dublin Hurling Star Forward Paul Ryan Emerges As A Doubt Ahead Of Championship Opener

Ger Cunningham Dublin Paul Ryan

Dublin hurling manager Ger Cunningham will be sweating the fitness of star forward Paul Ryan in the run-up to the Championship opener against Wexford on May 21. The Ballyboden St Enda’s marksman was withdrawn just 15 minutes into the Southside club’s Championship clash with St Oliver Plunkett’s, due to a hamstring injury. The 2013 county champions ran out comfortable winners, on …

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Jonas Gutiérrez: A Modern Toon For Newcastle United

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 28: Jonas Gutierrez of Newcastle United warms up prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Aston Villa at St James' Park on February 28, 2015 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

In July 2008, Newcastle United signed Jonas Gutiérrez. The Argentine international would go on to play 187 times for the club. Despite relegation from the Premier League in 2009, Gutiérrez decided to remain on Tyneside and help in the quest for promotion. His dedication to the cause endeared him to the Toon army and cult status was assured. It was …

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