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Woeful Monaco dumped out of French Cup by second-tier Metz

MONACO SAW THEIR season take another turn for the worse with a shock 3-1 home defeat by Ligue 2 Metz in the French Cup Tuesday on a sombre night for football in the country after the suspected death of former Nantes striker Emiliano Sala.

Thierry Henry’s struggling principality ...

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'What I went through, I don't wish that on anybody. There was a period where I couldn't sit, stand or walk'

TIGER WOODS SAYS continuing his comeback story is as much about learning when to rest as it is about putting in the practice hours.

Written off by many after a succession of back surgeries, Woods returned to form in stunning fashion last year, impressing at The Open and the US PGA ...

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Olympic hopefuls forced to miss college lectures to commute for training

ONE OF IRELAND’S most promising young track and field athletes, Michaela Walsh, moved to Dublin to take up a scholarship with DCU last September — but a lack of suitable facilities means she has to travel back outside the capital for training.

The Mayo native, who won bronze in the ...

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Two-time All-Ireland winner Callanan named as Tipperary captain for 2019

TWO-TIME ALL-Ireland winner Seamus Callanan has been named captain of the Tipperary hurlers for the 2019 season, while Noel McGrath will be the team’s vice-captain.

The triple All-Star Callanan, who has struggled with a back injury in recent times, takes over from Pádraic Maher who ...

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'It's something we'll always have as a family. A dream come true'

WHEN SHANE LOWRY sat in the boardroom of his Dublin-based management company’s offices before Christmas, he cut a relaxed figure. At ease with himself, his game, and, tellingly, with family life off the course.

Only just home from a long, season-ending stretch, it would have been easy ...

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'The onus is on players to produce a spectacle' - Double-headers can show rising standards, says Dublin star

THREE-TIME ALL-IRELAND WINNER Niamh McEvoy has welcomed Dublin’s return to Croke Park for two league double-header clashes with open arms. 

Dublin and DIT star Niamh McEvoy. Source: David Fitzgerald/SPORTSFILE

Mick Bohan’s back-to-back All-Ireland champions will ...

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Spurs' injury woes continue as Alli is ruled out until March

TOTTENHAM HAVE SUFFERED a fresh injury blow after England midfielder Dele Alli was ruled out until March with a hamstring strain.

Alli was forced off in the closing stages of Tottenham’s 2-1 win at Fulham on Sunday and scans have confirmed the extent of the star’s ...

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Patriots added 8 new plays on morning of AFC title game, and one played a huge role in their win

Here are the 5 biggest winners and losers in college basketball this week ...

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Former All-Ireland winning boss suggests a 'change in attitude' and an open mind with new football rules

FORMER ALL-Ireland winning manager John O’Mahony has suggested that teams should keep an open mind in relation to the new rules that are being trialled in Gaelic football.

Five rules were introduced ahead of this year’s pre-season competitions, four of which will be experimented ...

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Tomás Ó Sé: Kerry won't be All-Ireland contenders in 2019

KERRY LEGEND TOMÁS O’Sé doesn’t see the Kingdom in the running for the All-Ireland SFC title in 2019.

Tomás O'Sé: 'I'm not going to be talking about Kerry having a chance of winning the All-Ireland. I think they have a lot to work on.' Source: David ...

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Sam Allardyce bemoans number of foreign coaches working in English football

FORMER ENGLAND MANAGER Sam Allardyce has bemoaned the number of foreign coaches and managers working in England, saying that aspiring English coaches must now look abroad for opportunities. 

Speaking to Alan Brazil on TalkSPORT, Allardyce said that the proliferation of foreign coaches in ...

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One of Ireland's most decorated underage boxers turns professional at 21

FORMER UNDERAGE HIGH-ACHIEVER John Joyce will ditch the vest and enter boxing’s punch-for-pay ranks after an amateur career which saw him win a multitude of international titles in his teens.

The St. Michael’s Athy middleweight, now 21, is to turn professional in Scotland with trainer ...

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Ulster Rugby issue life-time ban to spectator who abused Simon Zebo

ULSTER RUGBY HAS issued a life-time ban to a spectator for abusing Simon Zebo during a Heineken Champions Cup game at the Kingspan Stadium.

The former Ireland and Munster wing was abused during Ulster’s win over Racing 92 two weekends ago in Belfast.

Zebo arriving at the ...

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'He’s had a lot to contend with in his personal life': Aberdeen terminate Forrester's contract

IRISH MIDFIELDER CHRIS Forrester will return home to be with his family after Aberdeen accepted a request for his contract with the Scottish club to be terminated.

The 26-year-old joined Aberdeen from Peterborough United last summer, but in a statement issued today, manager Derek McInnes ...

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Poll: Who do you think will gain promotion from Division 4 this year?

FOR THE COUNTIES in football’s basement tier, the league represents their best chance of winning silverware in 2019.

Going up against teams of equal standing means many of the counties in Division 4 view the league as their primary competition, even over the championship. 

It’s ...

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England add experienced Joseph to squad ahead of Ireland clash

ENGLAND HAVE ADDED outside centre Jonathan Joseph to their squad ahead of their Six Nations opener against Ireland in Dublin on 2 February.

The Bath midfielder returned from a long-term injury last weekend, impressing against Toulouse on what was his first appearance since April.

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'Massive shoes to fill' following her sister, a Páirc Uí Chaoimh bow, and that magical club win

IT’S BEEN A nice start to 2019 for newly-appointed Cork captain Doireann O’Sullivan.

Doireann O'Sullivan. Source: Sportsfile.

After All-Ireland final heartbreak with the Rebels in September, the end of 2018 was sweeter than she ever could have imagined as she ...

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James Horan will have 'whole armoury' of tactics and ideas from TV punditry work - Connell

HAVING SAT ALONGSIDE him in the Sky Sports studio for the past couple of seasons, Senan Connell is a good man to assess what James Horan can bring to the table on his second stint in charge of Mayo. 

Horan is back in the hot seat of his native county, who he previously managed from 2011 ...

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Alonso refuses to make deal on tax fraud case as he vows to clear his name

XABI ALONSO INSISTS he will fight to the end to clear his name after being accused of tax fraud by Spanish prosecutors.

The former Real Madrid and Bayern Munich midfielder is alleged to have committed three tax offences between 2010 and 2012, while he was a player in La ...

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Connacht coaching ticket extend contracts to remain at Sportsground until 2021

CONNACHT TODAY CONFIRMED that Andy Friend’s backroom team have signed two-year extensions to their existing deals and will remain at the Sportsground until 2021.

Friend, who arrived on a three-year deal ahead of this season, has overseen an impressive resurgence in the western ...

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Don't expect Niall Quinn to be a white knight for the League of Ireland

ONE OF MY favourite League of Ireland urban myths is that a league marketing presentation made to the FAI some years ago was very much inspired by a thread on the online football forum ‘foot.ie’ where members had been bouncing LoI promotion ideas off each other.

The presentation, in ...

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