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Hyde living the Ireland dream

Ulster Academy prospect Hayden Hyde has acknowledged it was a relatively straightforward decision to choose playing for Ireland over his native England.

A product of the Irish Exiles programme — he has strong roots in Dublin on his mother’s side — Hyde was offered a spot in an ...

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A big step for Waterford after annus horribilis?

Stephen Bennett wants Waterford to make Walsh Park a fortress this year.

The Déise opened their Allianz League campaign with a home victory over Cork on Sunday — and it’s a trend they want to continue when they host the Rebels and Tipperary at the Waterford city venue in the ...

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Kerry doubly insured in clutch moments

As he stood over his late free kick in Croke Park on Saturday, David Clifford trusted the rituals, routine, and mindset which have always governed his freetaking process.

Ball in his hands, feet parallel to the sideline, Clifford’s knees slightly bobble for four seconds as he ...

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GAA set to clamp down on use of ‘wired-up’ on field runners

The GAA has banned hurley/water carriers from using walkie talkie radio systems during games.

A number of inter-county set-ups have “wired up” their set of maor camán/uisce to management members on the sideline and in the stand so they could relay instruction to players. ...

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Constituency Profile: High-profile TDs will be difficult to shift in Cork South Central

For candidates outside the established parties, Cork South-Central might be too tough an ask.

In fact, even for some of those in the established parties, it represents a huge challenge too.

There are few constituencies that have such a high-profile selection of ...

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Fitzgerald-Lohan cold war beckons in Wexford

Cold shoulders will be the order of the day in Chadwicks Wexford Park next Sunday as former friends Davy Fitzgerald and Brian Lohan face off for the first time since the latter took over Clare.

Handshakes are not expected with the relationship between the pair having broken down ...

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‘Could you imagine the Connacht Warriors playing the Munster Rebels?’

If the GAA does not stall the “runaway train” that is expenditure on inter-county teams, then certain counties will cease to compete at inter-county level and the association will “march blindfolded” into a championship structure contested by franchised outfits.

That is the ...

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Coronavirus death toll reaches 106

The death toll from the coronavirus has risen to 106, China’s National Health Commission has said.

Authorities reported 25 deaths on Tuesday, with all but one in Hubei province where the virus is believed to have originated.

The number of total cases has now reached ...

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Lena Dunham shares love of ‘rad chick’ Holly Willoughby

Lena Dunham has revealed that living in the UK has led to a love for Holly Willoughby.

The Girls creator, who has been living in Cardiff while filming her new TV series Industry, has frequently spoken about her love of British shows.

She told the UK version of ...

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Daniel McConnell: Fine Gael accused of running a ‘Trump-style operation fear’

Now that we’re heading into the third week of the campaign, the temperature has been turned up, with the two biggest parties squabbling endlessly.

At his briefing on insurance costs yesterday, Fianna Fáil’s finance spokesman Michael McGrath lashed out at Fine Gael’s decision ...

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Mark Leonard: Holocaust not an excuse to promote nationalist agendas

Israel’s founders advocated a universalism of ‘complete equality’, whereas its current leader, Benjamin Netanyahu, has a narrow agenda, says Mark Leonard.

Looming over this year’s commemoration of the liberation of Auschwitz, at Yad Vashem, the Holocaust memorial in ...

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Gary Murphy: Labour will have its work cut out in election

The party has not been forgiven for the austerity measures of its coalition with Fine Gael and will struggle to hold its seven seats.

It is flirting with irrelevancy, writes Gary Murphy.

If a week is a long time in politics, a decade is an aeon. In the frenzy of the ...

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John Fogarty: Sin bin the great leveller

Less than two months in and the Dessie Farrell era is providing an array of firsts.

Saturday’s draw with Kerry saw Seán Bugler introduced no less than three times in the opening half as a blood substitute, for Niall Scully and James McCarthy.

Eric Lowndes will go down ...

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Colin Sheridan: Bryant’s death is the NBA’s saddest day

It is Superbowl week, and maybe for the first time in its storied history, the American news cycle is dominated not by the QB ratings of the respective starting quarterbacks, but by the death of one of the most dominant personalities in contemporary American sport and pop-culture, Kobe ...

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Nicki Minaj’s brother handed 25-year minimum for assaulting 11-year-old girl

The brother of rapper Nicki Minaj has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl at his home.

A judge convicted Jelani Maraj of predatory sexual assault and child endangerment in November 2017. The victim gave evidence during the trial ...

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Leaders' Debate: Housing and crime dominate as leaders clash on policies and coalition options

Housing and crime dominated the first half of tonight's RTÉ election TV debate with leaders also clashing on policies, coalition options and openly trading blows.

While Taoiseach Leo Varadkar came under attack with claims his party had failed to fix the housing crisis, there was also ...

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Quinn: FAI outlook not as bad as I thought

Niall Quinn has told Football Association of Ireland staff that the financial outlook isn’t as bad as he’d feared.

The association’s new deputy chief executive kicked off his first day on the job by hosting a midday meeting of over 160 staff in Abbotstown.

In ...

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Academy stars Saka and Nketiah fire Arsenal into FA Cup fifth round

Bournemouth 1 - 2 Arsenal

Arsenal academy graduates Bukayo Saka and Eddie Nketiah struck to send Arsenal through to the fifth round of the FA Cup with a 2-1 win at Bournemouth.

Nketiah’s first Arsenal goal since the 3-1 Premier League win at Burnley in ...

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Trump hosts rival Israeli leaders ahead of unveiling of ‘historic’ peace plan

Donald Trump has hosted Israel’s PM and his chief rival at the White House on the eve of unveiling a Middle East peace plan, expressing confidence that despite Palestinian rejection they would go along with a blueprint he said was “very good for them”.

The Trump ...

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Gardaí 'very concerned' for woman, 26, missing from Galway

Gardaí in Galway are appealing to the public to help locate a missing woman.

Andreea Mereuta, 26, has been missing from her home in Monalee Manor, Knocknacarra since Thursday, January 23.

Andreea was last seen on Ballalley Lane in Galway city centre at around 2.30am ...

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Leaders' Debate: Housing a hot topic as McDonald fights off criticisms of Sinn Féin

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has fought off criticisms of her party and its republican past, arguing that the Ard Chomhairle, which decides policy, is “no different to the GAA”.

During the opening of a special seven-way leaders debate on RTÉ's Claire Byrne Live, she and other ...

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