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Dublin Run Out Of Steam As Tipperary Reach League Semi-Final

Brian Barry reports from Croke Park as Dublin ran out of steam against Tipperary after an impressive start. Full-time: Tipperary 2-25 Dublin 0-20 On what has already been an historic weekend for Dublin hurling, Pat Gilroy’s county side were eager to make a huge statement against Tipperary today in Croke Park. As the Dubs’ record at HQ has been questionable …

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Spike O’Sullivan: ‘I’m Training Like I’m Fighting Canelo And GGG On The Same Night.’

Seven days have passed since the news of a potential fight between Spike O’Sullivan and Canelo Alvarez somewhat caught the Irish sporting public off-guard. Arguably the biggest name in boxing right now facing off against a relatively under-the-radar Corkonian in a Las Vegas arena or a Texas stadium in September? The initial absurdity of such a prospect soon wore off. It …

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Cuala Beat Na Piarsaigh In Epic To Be Crowned All-Ireland Champions

Cuala Na Piarsaigh

Brian Barry reports from Portlaoise as Cuala and Na Piarsaigh played out another cracker in the AIB All-Ireland Club Hurling Championship final. Full-time: Cuala 2-17 Na Piarsaigh 1-17 After 80 minutes of pulsating action seven days ago, Cuala and Na Piarsaigh couldn’t be separated in Croke Park. The Dublin and Limerick sides met in Portlaoise again today, as a home …

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Ireland Goalkeeper Colin Doyle Set For A Second Game In 24 Hours

Ireland Colin Doyle

Last night in Antalya, Colin Doyle won his second cap for Ireland, a remarkable 11 years after his debut against Ecuador in 2007. The Bradford City shot-stopper put in a solid shift throughout, being called into action with some of Turkey’s long-range efforts, and he couldn’t have been blamed for the goal which was conceded. Doyle will be hoping that he …

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Hammer Blow For Munster Ahead Of Toulon Tie As They Issue Update On Keith Earls

Following the highs of a Grand Slam triumph in Twickenham last week, Irish rugby focuses back to the provinces, as Leinster, Munster and Connacht gear towards European action next weekend. Munster face Toulon in Limerick on Saturday, as they aim to go further than last year’s semi-final loss. In their way stand the three-time European champions who will fancy their chances …

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Declan Rice Compared To Roy Keane By Richard Dunne After Ireland Debut

Ireland came away from Antalya tonight after a 1-0 loss, but there were positives for Martin O’Neill’s men. Declan Rice made his debut in green, and the promising West Ham teenager certainly lived up to the hype, with a commanding display. In defence during the first half, Rice seemed to have a reliable understanding with Shane Duffy and Kevin Long, looking …

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Player Ratings As Ireland Fall To Turkey Despite Some Promising Performances

Ireland

Ireland were defeated 1-0 in Turkey this evening’s friendly, but there were some positive signs for Martin O’Neill as he looks to rebuild… Colin Doyle: 6 The Bradford shot-stopper’s distribution didn’t always look completely assured. When some of the long shots began to hit the target, Doyle was equal to them. There’s wasn’t much he could do about the goal. …

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Watch: The Moment A Surprised Jacob Stockdale Told He Won Six Nations Player Of The Tournament

It has been quite a season for Ulster winger Jacob Stockdale. The 21-year-old seized his opportunity in green with both hands in November, finding the try line with ease in wins over South Africa and Argentina. Heading into the Six Nations, there were concerns about his form with Ulster over the Christmas period, but he silenced any doubters by becoming the …

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Diarmuid Connolly Set For Temporary Spell Away From Dublin Footballers [Report]

GAA All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Semi-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 28/8/2016 Dublin vs Kerry Dublin's Diarmuid Connolly celebrates after the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Diarmuid Connolly’s ongoing absence from the Dublin matchday team has left fans scratching their heads. Barring a 26-minute appearance against Mayo in Castlebar, the St Vincent’s clubman has been limited to brief cameos in blue since that game against Carlow last year. He returned from suspension in time for the Tyrone showdown in the All-Ireland semi-final last August, but was only …

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