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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

Verdasco

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

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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