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Britton aiming for third European title

Fionnuala Britton stole the show at Sunday’s GloHealth Inter County cross country championship and declared her aim to win a third European cross country title.

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Hull pay the price for reckless Ramirez

Christian Eriksen conjured a last-minute winner for Tottenham as Hull paid in full for Gaston Ramirez’s reckless red card.

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St Vincents through to Leinster final

All-Ireland champions St Vincents of Dublin will start next month’s Leinster club championship final as clear favourites against Rhode of Offaly after today's semi-finals. ...

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Gopperth rues missed chance as Treviso hold Leinster

Treviso 24 Leinster 24Jimmy Gopperth missed a last-minute drop goal as Leinster were held to a 24-24 draw in their Guinness PRO12 match against Treviso today.

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Kilmallock made to fight for Munster title

Kilmallock 1-32 Cratloe 3-18 (AET)Kilmallock were forced to dig deep before delivering their third AIB Munster SHC title this afternoon, courtesy of an extra-time ...

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F1 serves up usual drama

Chaos, controversies, court cases, crises, disputes, fall-outs and financial oblivion – just another regular season of Formula One then.

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Britton yes European title after convincing win in Dundalk

Fionnuala Britton raced to her second consecutive Glo Health Inter-Counties cross-country title and declared she was ready for a third European cross country title. ...

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Ross: Victory despite injuries highlights Ireland’s strength in depth

"It's shown there are another tier of guys who can step up and do a job when required. There’s a lot of healthy competition in the squad.”

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Liverpool four points off the relegation zone after defeat at Selhurst Park

Crystal Palace 3 Liverpool 1 Liverpool’s season went from bad to worse as they let an early lead slip to lose 3-1 at struggling Crystal Palace on Sunday afternoon.

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Corofin in charge against Ballintubber

Corofin 2-13 Ballintubber 1-7Corofin never looked troubled as they captured their sixth AIB Connacht Senior Football title at Elverys MacHale Park this afternoon.

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Goals from Shefflin and Reid help secure Ballyhale victory

Ballyhale Shamrocks 2-15 Kilmacud Crokes 0-12Ballyhale Shamrocks led throughout as they booked a final date with Kilcormac-Killoughey, following a nine-point AIB ...

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Hamilton secures second F1 title with Abu Dhabi win

Lewis Hamilton claimed a second Formula One World Championship with victory at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix today.

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Duffy predicts large Croke Park crowd for International Rules return

GAA director general Páraic Duffy has forecasted a return to large crowds for International Rules games in Ireland on foot of Saturday's competitive test.

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Smalling hopes United build on victory

“We have a good base now with an away win and now we can go back to Old Trafford and build on that.

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Mourinho: Don’t make it personal

Jose Mourinho insists Chelsea versus Schalke on Tuesday night should not be billed as a clash between him and his opposite number Roberto Di Matteo.

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McIlroy has to settle for second as Stenson defends title

Sweden’s Henrik Stenson successfully defended a title for the first time in his career after a thrilling finish to the DP World Tour Championship on Sunday.

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Schmidt undergoes surgery after win

Joe Schmidt was rushed to hospital and had his appendix removed straight after Ireland’s 26-23 victory over Australia in Dublin on Saturday.

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Pacquiao defends title in comfortable Macau victory

Manny Pacquiao defended his WBO welterweight title after securing a unanimous points victory against American Chris Algieri in Macau.

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Henshaw reveals BOD mentoring calls

Robbie Henshaw has revealed that former Ireland legend Brian O’Driscoll has been reviewing his matches and working with the player on improving his game.

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Taylor on course for fifth world title

Irish Olympic star Katie Taylor is now just one step away from her fifth World Championship title in a row after defeating China’s Junhua Yin in this morning’s semi-final. ...

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