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Champions Dundalk take huge step towards retaining title

Their stadium’s shortcomings mean Dundalk have enjoyed almost all of their best nights this season away somewhere, whether Dublin or abroad, but the old place still rocks with a big…

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Freak goal jolts Ireland from Georgia horror show

When you are standing on the pitch at the Aviva on a chilly October evening, waiting to kick off in front of a less-than-capacity crowd, it’s probably not that easy…

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Dundalk claim historic Europa League win against Maccabi

Ciarán Kilduff marked his 28th birthday in style as Dundalk moved into second place in Europa League Group D after an historic win over Maccabi Tel Aviv in Tallaght. The…

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The whole thing is a mess, but did this really merit ditching Sam Allardyce?

The cartoonist Mike Stokoe neatly sums up the madness of the England job with a wonderful little sketch that hangs from one of the walls of the National Football Museum…

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Golf Ryder Cup Moore added to US team

United States Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III completed his line-up for this weekend’s matches on home soil with Europe when he named Tour Championship runner-up Ryan Moore as his…

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All-Ireland SFC final: Five key moments from Dublin and Mayo’s draw

1: An own goal by Mayo’s Kevin McLoughlin: Eight minutes in and Dublin are creaking out loud, Mayo hitting them with two early punches – a point from Tom Parsons,…

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From Shamrock Rovers to the NFL: the tale of Neil O’Donoghue

Neil O’Donoghue was 17 years old when he was working as a ticket collector in Heuston station, Dublin, while playing part-time for Shamrock Rovers. Never much of a student, prospects…

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Two Irish Paralympians to compete for medals in Rio after sensational start to games

Two Irish Paralympians, James Scully and Greta Streimikyte, will be competing for medals in Rio tonight after a blistering start to the games. Meath native James Scully posted a season…

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Fergal O’Donnell steps down from Roscommon job

Fergal O’Donnell has resigned as joint-manager of the Roscommon senior football team, along with selectors David Casey and Stephen Bohan. In a statement issued last night by three members of…

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Top-class Tipp leave no room for argument

Brian Cody conceded that his side were “comprehensively” outplayed by Tipperary as the Premier County outgunned Kilkenny with a tremendous second-half performance to regain the Liam MacCarthy Cup. It’s Tipp’s…

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Jose Mourinho ‘furious’ after Bastian Schweinsteiger rejects transfer

Bastian Schweinsteiger’s insistence at remaining at Old Trafford is reportedly angering Man United manager Jose Mourinho. With five established central midfielders in his squad, Mourinho has made it clear –…

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Dubs weather Kerry storm to stay on course for Sam

Stoppage-time points from sub Eoghan O’Gara and Diarmuid Connolly finally saw Dublin past Kerry in an enthralling All-Ireland senior football semi-final at Croke Park this afternoon. In front of a…

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Farewell to an Irish legend: Robbie Keane

Striker never stopped giving during an exemplary 18-year international career. One of the great love affairs of Irish sport has finally been ended. It’s not us, just to be clear…

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Dundalk hold their own and more but Legia end Champions League dream

Legia Warsaw 1 Dundalk 1 (Legia Warsaw win 3-1 on aggregate) Brave Dundalk made their exit from the Champions League in Poland on Tuesday night but went out with their…

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Olympic Council of Ireland appoints crisis management team

The Olympic Council of Ireland has appointed a three-person crisis management sub-committee to lead the council’s response to a controversy over Rio Olympics tickets. The decision was taken at the…

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Dundalk lose in Aviva Stadium clash to Legia Warsaw

Dundalk gave themselves a mountain to climb by losing the first leg of their campaign at home to Legia Warsaw. Stephen Kenny named one change to the team who triumphed…

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TV screens to go blank for an hour in bid to get viewers outside exercising with Olympians

ITV will suspend all broadcasting for the first time in its history for an hour on Saturday, August 27, as 2,000 sports clubs throw open their doors to anyone who…

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Olympic Council President of Ireland Pat Hickey ‘arrested in Rio’

PAT HICKEY, the President of the Olympic Council of Ireland, has reportedly been arrested in Rio de Janeiro this morning, according to local media. Mr Hickey was arrested this morning…

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Katie Taylor: ‘I’m not finished yet’

Loss of Olympic boxing gold medal status follows loss of her world championship title. Storm clouds conspired in many forms over Irish Olympic hopes in Rio yesterday afternoon. At the…

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Conlan delivers composed and clinical performance to safely advance to Olympic quarter-finals

MICHAEL CONLAN’S OLYMPIC campaign got off to the perfect start in Rio this afternoon, with the Belfast boxer safely negotiating the first hurdle in his quest for gold. After receiving…

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Minister for sport Shane Ross ‘uneasy’ over OCI internal investigation into ticket sales

Minister for Sport Shane Ross has said he is uneasy that the Olympic Council of Ireland is carrying out its own internal investigation into the ticket sale controversy. He said…

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Carruth plays down impact of Billy Walsh absence at Olympics

Michael Carruth has played down the impact Billy Walsh’s absence from the Irish corner has had on the team after Joe Ward became the fourth boxer to head home early…

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Meet the Rio 2016 Olympic refugee team

For the first time in Olympic history, a refugee team is competing. The ten athletes, who are competing in events from judo to marathon running, are serving as a “symbol…

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This Insane Sport is Used to Train Japan’s Defence Force

  Japan have always done things a little differently. It’s what we love them for. So we shouldn’t be so surprised to hear that their National Defence Force is using…

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