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Horgan believes there's only 'a toss of a coin' between top All-Ireland contenders

CORK SHARPSHOOTER PATRICK Horgan has said that while he was thrilled to win his third All-Star recently, it has only increased his desire for an All-Ireland medal.

The Glen Rovers clubman will head into his 12th season of senior championship hurling in 2019, and after watching Clare in ...

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'She had to make a conscious decision' - Fox-Cab boss Ring praises injury-plagued daughter

FOXROCK-CABINTEELY MANAGER PAT Ring has paid tribute to his daughter Amy’s resilience – as the Dublin and Leinster champions gear up for Sunday’s All-Ireland Ladies Senior Club Football semi-final showdown with crack Monaghan outfit Donaghmoyne (Bray Emmets, 1pm).

This fixture is a ...

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'I remember coming out for the warm-up and the chants were 'Kill the Fenian bastards''

HE’S BEEN IN the United States for a very long time but Joe Waters certainly hasn’t lost his Limerick lilt. 

It’s been over 30 years since he swapped Grimsby Town for the Tacoma Stars of the Major Indoor Soccer League and settled in the picturesque Pacific northwest. 

By that ...

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'I always knew I had the quality to play for Manchester United. I know what I'm capable of'

ADNAN JANUZAJ BELIEVES he is good enough for Manchester United but feels Jose Mourinho did not give him the chance he needed. 

The 23-year-old made his Red Devils debut in the Community Shield in 2013 and was billed by some as a natural successor to Ryan Giggs as he made a positive ...

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Tuilagi on course to end 32-month England absence against the Wallabies

MANU TUILAGI IS in contention to feature for England for the first time since 2016 when they face Australia later this month, according to defence coach John Mitchell.

The last of centre Tuilagi’s 26 England caps came against Wales at Twickenham in March 2016, with injury and ...

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Injury could rule Bordeaux's newly-acquired All Black out of Connacht clash

NEW ZEALAND’S SETA Tamanivalu has been sidelined for approximately two months with a back injury just days after arriving at his new club, Top 14 side Bordeaux-Bègles.

The 26-year-old, who can play at centre and on the wing, only recently joined Bordeaux from Super Rugby side ...

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Late drama sees Qatar pull off shock win over Switzerland side featuring Shaqiri and Xhaka

AKRAM AFIF SCORED an 86th-minute winner to give Qatar a 1-0 victory away to Switzerland this evening, as the world’s 96th-ranked side defeated the world number eight in a friendly.

Afif, who plays his club football for Al Sadd on loan from Villarreal, was put through on goal by ...

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Gary Neville on Fred: Does he look like what you'd expect for £50m?

GARY NEVILLE IS disappointed with the impact Fred has had since moving to Manchester United in the summer, suggesting his former club may have overpaid for his signature.

The Brazilian was the subject of a fierce tussle between Manchester rivals United and City, before finally ...

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'Sometimes you have to go down the minor road to get back on the main road'

IT’S OFTEN SAID that in life there are times when it’s necessary to take one step back before you can move two steps forward.

That’s a mantra Aaron McCarey put his faith in earlier this year.

The Monaghan-born goalkeeper was still a Wolverhampton Wanderers player in 2016. As ...

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'For me, he certainly has the attributes to work outside of the League of Ireland and at international level as well'

STEPHEN KENNY AND Michael O’Neill have a lot in common as football managers with both having tasted success in the League of Ireland, domestically and on the European stage, defying all expectations to bring Dundalk and Shamrock Rovers to unimaginable heights during each man’s ...

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Boost for All-Ireland champs Corofin as All-Star forward available for Connacht decider

ALL-STAR WINNING FORWARD Ian Burke will bolster the options of All-Ireland club champions Corofin by being fit for selection for Sunday week’s AIB Connacht decider.

Burke, who collected his first All-Star award recently after his exploits for Galway this summer, has missed Corofin’s ...

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Wimbledon finalist Radwanska announces retirement aged 29

POLAND’S AGNIESZKA RADWANSKA, A former Wimbledon finalist, announced her retirement from tennis at the age of only 29 — citing health issues.

“Today, after 13 years of playing tennis competitively, I have decided to end my career,” Radwanska said on her Facebook ...

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Ireland's Moynihan in pole position to secure European Tour card at Q-School

GAVIN MOYNIHAN HAS one final hurdle to negotiate if he is to secure his European Tour card for next season, but the 24-year-old Dubliner has done much of the leg work at Qualifying School.

A faultless, bogey-free round at Lumine Golf Club in Spain this afternoon sees Moynihan move inside ...

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Shane Dowling: 'To go from literally an all-time low to five months later you're at an all-time high. Sport is mad that way.'

“IT’S BEEN A mad few months”.

Shane Dowling reflects on a year of contrasting All-Ireland final experiences.

Late March generated the heart-breaking disappointment with Na Piarsaigh of a club final loss in a replay thriller. Mid August saw him reach the peak with the Limerick ...

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Michael O'Neill insists 'Jimmy Dunne is no different to Northern Ireland than Declan Rice is to the Republic'

MICHAEL O’NEILL said he was happy for promising Burnley prospect Jimmy Dunne after the defender was called into a recent Republic of Ireland senior squad, admitting that chances of the 21-year-old playing for the North were slim.

Dunne is currently on loan at Scottish Premiership side ...

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Referee suspended for using 'rock, paper, scissors' instead of the coin toss

A FOOTBALL REFEREE in England has been suspended for three weeks after it emerged he had abandoned the standard pre-match coin toss ahead of a Women’s Super League match in favour of a game of ‘rock, paper, scissors’.

The Football Association announced today that referee David ...

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'The phone hasn't stopped. There are people coming from everywhere. My little lad is going to be mascot'

- Paul Fennessy reports from Abbotstown

GLENN WHELAN MADE a rare media appearance today, as the Ireland midfielder prepares for the end of his international career.

The 34-year-old Aston Villa player will earn his 85th cap against Northern Ireland. While saying he would always be ...

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Reigning champions New Zealand win bid to take over from Ireland and host 2021 Women's Rugby World Cup

THE REIGNING CHAMPIONS New Zealand have won the bid to host the next World Cup in 2021, World Rugby has announced.

This will be the first time the tournament will be held in the southern hemisphere, and follows on from a record-breaking World Cup which took place in Ireland last ...

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The man with the most wins in UFC history says he's 'waiting' on McGregor

Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone. Source: Neil Davidson/The Canadian Press/PA Images

DONALD ‘COWBOY’ CERRONE (34-11) has hinted that he’ll be the man in the opposite corner when Conor McGregor (21-4) returns to the UFC’s octagon.

With his first-round submission of Mike ...

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18-year-old Ireland striker unlikely to feature against Denmark as he considers international future

- Paul Fennessy reports from Abbotstown

MARTIN O’NEILL SAYS that Southampton teenager Michael Obafemi is unlikely to feature in the upcoming Nations League match against Denmark.

The 18-year-old, who is also eligible to play for Nigeria and England, is currently contemplating his ...

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'Hopefully the player, at 24 years of age, would be able to pick the phone up'

NORTHERN IRELAND MANAGER Michael O’Neill has not been in contact with Michael Duffy following news in recent weeks that the Dundalk star wishes to represent the Republic of Ireland instead of Northern Ireland.

The Derry-born footballer made a number of underage appearances for Northern ...

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