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Peyper apologies for 'inappropriate' photo as Owens and Garcès get semi-finals

WORLD RUGBY SAYS South Africa referee Jaco Peyper was not considered for selection for the World Cup semi-finals due to an “inappropriate” photo that circulated on social media.

Peyper was in charge of Wales’ quarter-final win over France last weekend, which swung on French lock ...

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Gatland aims for World Cup glory after Wales play 'get-out-of-jail card'

WARREN GATLAND STILL has plenty of begrudgers and doubters but his record speaks for itself.

Three Grand Slams since 2008, as well as a World Cup semi-final with Wales, one that they very well might have won but for Sam Warburton’s red card against France.

The 56-year-old has the ...

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Modric and Neymar miss out on Ballon D'Or shortlist

WHILE MEGAN RAPINOE is the leading candidate for the second ever women’s Ballon D’Or, the holder of the men’s award, Luka Modric, and the world’s most expensive player Neymar missed out as France Football unveiled nominees in four categories on Monday.

Modric, fresh from ...

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Young Pelicans star Zion Williamson out for up to eight weeks following knee surgery

ZION WILLIAMSON IS expected to miss six-to-eight weeks after undergoing knee surgery on Monday, the New Orleans Pelicans have announced. 

New Orleans said the top overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft had an arthroscopic procedure to repair a torn lateral meniscus in his right ...

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Mourinho speculation bothers me - Zidane

REAL MADRID BOSS Zinedine Zidane has admitted that talk of Jose Mourinho replacing him in the dugout at the Santiago Bernabeu bothers him, but stated he has ‘complete confidence’ that his team can turn around their poor form.

The Spanish giants have won just four of their last ...

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'I'm going to show everyone what I can do' - Greenwood on signing first professional contract

MANCHESTER UNITED STRIKER Greenwood is desperate for the chance to prove his worth in the Premier League after signing a four-year deal.

The 18-year-old signed his first professional contract with the club last week and is tipped for a bright future after a series of eye-catching ...

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New Tier 2 football championship leaves more questions than answers

ALMOST THREE-QUARTERS of the county delegates in Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Saturday night voted in favour of the introduction of a Tier 2 football championship for next season, despite vocal opposition from players likely to be involved.

John Horan admitted publically last week that he ...

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Sheffield United end Arsenal's eight-match unbeaten run

ARSENAL MISSED OUT on the chance to move up to third place in the Premier League as they fell to a 1-0 defeat against Sheffield United on Monday.

Unai Emery’s men entered the match unbeaten in eight matches, including five in the top flight, but came unstuck at Bramall ...

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Nike's groundbreaking project shut down in disgrace

THE NIKE OREGON Project was set up to end the distance-running dominance of the east Africans but has become a huge headache for the US sportswear giant, which said Friday it was shutting it down.

Alberto Salazar, the coach who founded the prestigious Portland-based training group ...

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'I'm not going to say it doesn't bother me because it does' - Zidane wary of Mourinho speculation

REAL MADRID COACH Zinedine Zidane has acknowledged talk Jose Mourinho could replace him at the Santiago Bernabeu bothers him but he has “complete confidence” his team can turn things around.

The Spanish giants have won just four of their last 10 matches in all competitions, with ...

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Trippier: Diego Costa calls me 'Rooney' 10 times a day

ATLETICO MADRID DEFENDER Kieran Trippier has said Diego Costa is the ‘funniest player’ he has ever played with.

The 29-year-old joined the Spanish side last summer, ending his four-year stint with Tottenham, and has been speaking about his new life in La Liga.

Among ...

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Lohan and Mulqueen to battle it out for Clare hurling job as drawn out saga nears end

THE HUNT FOR a new Clare hurling manager is nearing its end as Brian Lohan and Louis Mulqueen have been announced as the two nominees for the position.

It was expected that a new boss would be ratified at a county board meeting earlier this month, but it was announced that an interview ...

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'The top brass wanted to get this in as soon as possible' - Criticism for Tier 2 All-Ireland SFC

CARLOW’S DARRAGH FOLEY has criticised the introduction of a second tier All-Ireland SFC, saying he feels the GAA have rushed the approval of the new competition. 

Foley in action for Carlow in 2019. Source: Tommy Dickson/INPHO

The Tier 2 championship will come into ...

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Over one million people tune in for Ireland's Rugby World Cup quarter-final with the All Blacks

OVER ONE MILLION people watched Ireland’s comprehensive World Cup loss to New Zealand on Saturday.

An average audience of 766,300 watched the match on RTÉ 2, with that figuring peaking at 816,200 at 12.59pm as the match approached its climax.

A reach figure of 1,086,200 people ...

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After 15 years at the top, Limerick stalwart Mulcahy's first All-Star was long overdue

WAKING UP YESTERDAY morning and scrolling down my Twitter feed, it felt like I was seeing the same thing over and over.

Finally.

About time.

Long overdue.

A long time coming.

The original tweet was one announcing Limerick stalwart Niamh Mulcahy as a 2019 Camogie ...

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Two arrested over racism that forced football match abandonment

TWO MEN HAVE been arrested over alleged racist abuse that forced Saturday’s FA Cup qualifier between Haringey Borough and Yeovil Town to be abandoned.

Haringey manager Tom Loizou said defender Coby Rowe suffered racial abuse, while Cameroonian goalkeeper Douglas Pajetat was also ...

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Classic Football Shirts opening Dublin pop-up shop

Source: ClassicFootballShirts/YouTube

IN THE SUMMER of 2006, two students studying at Manchester University had a bright idea. 

When Doug Bierton and Matt Dale became friends, they soon realised they had two things in common — their love of football and “a ...

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Meath, Sligo and Leitrim lead the way in Champion 15 nominees

THE GAA AND GPA have unveiled the nominees for this year’s Christy Ring, Nicky Rackard and Lory Meagher Champion 15 team.

15 will be chosen from the 45 players across the three competitions who were selected based on their performances.

Christy Ring champions Meath top the bill ...

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'I found that emotionally very hard' - changes on the way for Imokilly but they remain the elite in Cork

THE SENSE OF finality was not just restricted to the conclusion of the 2019 championship in Cork senior hurling circles yesterday.

Imokilly gathered the silverware, as has become the custom of late, completing the first three-in-a-row in the county since 1982 when they had four points to ...

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5 Longford players feature on PFAI First Division Team of the Year

LONGFORD LEAD THE way for the 2019 Professional Footballers’ Association of Ireland First Division Team of the Year, with five of their players making the cut.

Lee Steacy, Anthony Breslin, Conor Kenna, Shane Elworthy and Dean Byrne are represented by the side who finished third in ...

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'She fled the whole division... Katie Taylor needs me - I don't need Katie Taylor' - Serrano

SEVEN-WEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION Amanda Serrano claims rival Katie Taylor “fled” the 135-pound division over which the Irishwoman rules as the undisputed champion, and says Taylor needs her more than is true of the reverse ahead of a prospective, long-awaited women’s superfight next ...

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