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EPCR Confirm Investigation Into Munster-Saracens Incident

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EPCR, the governing body of the Champions Cup, have confirmed that they will conduct an investigation into the ugly scenes which occurred during the Pool 4 clash between Saracens and Munster at Allianz Park on Saturday.  During the second half of Saracens’ 15-6 victory over Munster, Jamie George took offence from a comment from a member of Munster’s backroom staff …

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Covington Slams ‘Fake Ref’ Goddard Following TKO Title Defeat

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Kamaru Usman retained his welterweight title following a ding-dong battle with Colby Covington at UFC 245 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The high-profile main event was even going into the final round before the champion floored Covington twice before referee Marc Goddard stepped in with just 50 seconds of the fight remaining. Following the fight, Covington had some …

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Dubs Dominate Donnybrook Ceremony As Lowry Bags Top Prize

Shane Lowry took home the top prize at this year’s RTÉ Sport Awards after the Clara man was named as Sportsperson of the Year for 2019.  The yearly event at Donnybrook highlights Ireland’s greatest sporting achievements of the year and while many thought that 2018 would have been tough to top, upon reflection, 2019 was just as successful a year …

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Michael Conlan Avenges Rio 2016 Defeat To Vladimir Nikitin

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Michael Conlan moved to 13-0 in the professional ranks after avenging his controversial loss at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio with a win over Vladimir Nikitin in Madison Square Garden.  On the night, Conlan eased to victory over the Russian with the scorecards reading 100-90, 99-91 and 98-92 to give the Belfast boxer a unanimous decision victory. In what …

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Depleted Munster Fall To Saracens Following Dogfight In Europe

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Saracens 15 Munster 6 Munster fell to a nine-point loss to reigning champions Saracens in their Heineken Champions Cup clash in Allianz Park this afternoon. Following last week’s win, this was always going to be a formidable challenge for the Irish province with the number of England internationals returning to the Saracens line-up. However, that challenge was intensified by the …

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Last-Gasp Robin Copeland Try Seals Dramatic Win For Connacht

Connacht 27 Gloucester 24 A last-second try from Robin Copeland sealed a dramatic Heineken Champions Cup win for Connacht over Gloucester. With six minutes remaining in the game, Connacht were trailing by 11 points but tries from substitutes Shane Delahunt and Copeland ensured the last-gasp win as they move to eight points in the Pool table. The home side enjoyed …

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Jim Gavin Hails Successor Dessie Farrell As ‘Fantastic Choice’

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Jim Gavin has hailed the appointment of his successor Dessie Farrell as “a fantastic choice” to lead the All-Ireland champions forward. The Clondalkin man sensationally walked away two weeks ago after having lost just once in 48 championship games en route to leading the Dubs to six All-Ireland titles in seven seasons. Following his departure, Farrell was the firm-favourite to …

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Antrim Club Captain Wins Seat In Huge UK Electoral Swing

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The people of the UK took to the polling stations yesterday in one of the most divisive Westminster elections of all time.  In the end, the result was never as close as anticipated as Boris Johnson’s Conservative party won with a sizable majority. However, while a one-sided race was taking place in the mainland UK, north of the border here …

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Carty Starts At Full-Back For Connacht As Provinces Name Teams

Jack Carty has been named at full-back for Connacht for their Heineken Champions Cup clash with Gloucester on Saturday. Carty is part of a back three that includes Niyi Adeolokun and John Porch on the wings. Conor Fitzgerald and Caolin Blade also renew their half back partnership while Bundee Aki and Kyle Godwin start in midfield. Captain Jarrad Butler will …

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Dessie Farrell Announced As New Dublin manager

Dessie Farrell has been appointed the new Dublin Senior Gaelic Football manager, replacing Jim Gavin, who stood down from the position at the end of November. Farrell will take over at the All-Ireland champions, where he will look to build on his work at underage level with the county. He was the manager when Dublin won the minor title in …

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Ulster Make Two Changes For Return Clash With Harlequins

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Ulster have made two changes to the side that defeated Harlequins last Saturday for their return Heineken Champions Cup clash at Twickenham Stoop on Friday. A penalty from John Cooney in the dying seconds of the game in Kingspan Stadium gifted Ulster a 25-24 win last weekend following a thrilling game. However, Dan McFarland’s side will be wary of the …

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Liverpool Learn Potential Opponents For Champions League Last 16

Holders Liverpool have learned their potential opponents for the last 16 of the Champions League following the conclusion of the competition’s group stages on Wednesday night. Jurgen Klopp’s men finished top of their group after defeating RB Salzburg on Tuesday night and will likely face a tricky tie in the next stage of the tournament. If they are to reach …

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