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Injury To Mignolet Could Present Huge Opportunity For Irish Keeper

19-year old Irish goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher may be on the verge of receiving a huge first team opportunity in Liverpool’s next Premier League game against Spurs. On Friday, Belgian coach Roberto Martinez confirmed that current Liverpool backup goalkeeper Simon Mignolet would be out for “eight to 10 days” with a finger injury which he sustained on international duty. Simon Mignolet …

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Rory Best Signs A New Contract With The IRFU

NatWest 6 Nations Championship Round 5, Twickenham, London, England 17/3/2018 England vs Ireland Ireland's Rory Best celebrates winning Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Fresh from captaining Ireland to a Grand Slam title, finishing off with a win over England in Twickenham, captain Rory Best has prolonged his time in the green jersey by signing a new contract today. The Ulster hooker has been instrumental in Ireland’s success under Joe Schmidt, and has led the team to some famous victories in recent years. Today Irish …

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Report: Canelo Alvarez Will Fight Cork Boxer Spike O’Sullivan In 2018


Cork’s Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan could be set for the biggest fight of his career, according to reports this evening. The middleweight has only lost two bouts in his professional career to date, against Chris Eubank Jr and Billy Joe Saunders. Since that loss to Eubank in 2015, he has embarked on a five-fight win streak, scoring an upset win over Antoine …

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Major Shake-Up In The Predicted Ireland XV To Face Italy


Fresh from the dramatic victory over France on Saturday, Joe Schmidt and Ireland look ahead to the visit of Italy as the Six Nations Championship rumbles on. Josh Van Der Flier’s injury in Paris means that he is out for the season, but while there may only be one forced change to the starting XV this weekend, the Kiwi head …

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‘Spike’ O’Sullivan Makes Weight And Looks In Serious Shape


Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan is heading into one of the biggest fights of his career this weekend. The Irish middleweight could enter the conversation for a title shot should he overcome Antoine Douglas in Canada tomorrow night, on the undercard of Billy Joe Saunders vs Davied Lemieux. The Corkonian has a record of 26-2, with his two losses coming against Saunders …

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CJ Stander Could Be Leaving Munster Next Season [Report]

Ireland Rugby Press Conference, Carton House, Co. Kildare 20/11/2017 CJ Stander Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

After Simon Zebo announced that he will be leaving Munster at the end of the season, shockwaves went through Irish Rugby. The lure of bumper contracts in France is something that has certainly been a factor for Ireland’s top players for some time now, but the country’s stance on international selection among other things has prevented the floodgates from opening …

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Donncha O’Callaghan Named Worcester Warriors’ Player Of The Season

Pre-Season Friendly, Irish Independent Park, Cork 26/8/2016 Munster vs Worcester Warriors Worcester Warriors Donncha O'Callaghan

Donncha O’Callaghan has been awarded Worcester Warriors’ player of the season, adding to his already impressive trophy collection.   The much loved former Munster and Ireland lock has proved a massive success since joining the English Aviva Premiership side in 2015 and has recently been rewarded with a contract extension for the upcoming 2017/18 season. O’Callaghan who also won the fans player of the …

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Master Management Needed To Keep Johnny Sexton Fresh For Lions Duty

DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 17: Jonathan Sexton receives treatment to his right leg during the Ireland captain's run at the Aviva Stadium on March 17, 2017 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Johnny Sexton looks set to be the Lions’ first choice fly-half this summer, but there’s one persistent worry surrounding the Leinster playmaker: injury.  If Sexton is to be fit for all three Tests against the All Blacks then Gatland will need to be very careful in what games Sexton can play before the first meeting at Eden Park. Prior to the …

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