Ireland’s first autumn Test series clean sweep for eight years is not sure to be a precursor to success at Rugby World Cup 2015, according to captain Paul O’Connell.

Best: Joe has made us ruthless, that's why we win games

Ireland hooker Rory Best says Joe Schmidt has brought a ruthlessness to their game that has brought them up a level.

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Rooney: We rode our luck

Wayne Rooney hailed a “massive” win for Manchester United as a counter-attacking display earned them a 2-1 win at Arsenal.

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United move into top four after win at Arsenal

Manchester United moved back into the top four of the Barclays Premier League with a 2-1 smash-and-grab raid at Arsenal.

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Schmidt struggling with suspected appendicitis

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt has been taken from Ireland's win over Australia at the Aviva Stadium to be assessed for suspected appendicitis.

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Allardyce fumes at 'offside' opener

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce was “baffled” by the decision which handed Everton their opening goal in the 2-1 win at Goodison Park.

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Ireland make it a clean sweep in Autumn internationals

Ireland fended off a relentless late onslaught to grind past Australia 26-23, despite being outscored three tries to two in Dublin.

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Red Bull duo demoted to back of field over technical irregularity

Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel have been disqualified from the qualifying results ahead of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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Chelsea continue unbeaten run as City come from behind to beat Swansea

Chelsea beat 10-man West Brom today to strengthen their grip at the top of the Premier League and also set a club record for starting the campaign with an unbeaten ...

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Sub sent off after 17 seconds on the pitch

Is this the shortest ever appearance by a substitute in a football match?

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‘It’s fire vs ice!’ - Tom McGurk gets the blood pumping for this evening's rugby

“Will those rare tropical Australians survive the cold of an Irish winter?”

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Rosberg gives himself every chance in F1 title decider

Nico Rosberg grabbed a crucial pole position ahead of Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton in the build-up to the title-deciding Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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Irish trainer Fenton banned for three years

Philip Fenton has been disqualified from holding a trainer’s licence for three years following an Irish Turf Club hearing on Saturday.

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Robbie Keane uses a moving vehicle for target practice

Robbie Keane showed deadly accuracy during the week, using a moving buggy to practice his shooting.

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Earley bemoans poor first quarter from Ireland

The result may have well and truly saved the International Series for the foreseeable future, but that will provide Ireland with cold comfort after they left it ...

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Zebo hails Folau as one of the greats

Simon Zebo goes into this evening’s match between Ireland and Australia knowing he and his team-mates are facing some of the best players in the game.

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Rodgers set to put faith in Lambert

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers’ has finally admitted it may be time for a change after his persistence with Mario Balotelli as a lone striker has failed to pay ...

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Ireland’s kicking lets them down as Australia win the International Rules

Australia 56 Ireland 46 Australia gave Ireland a lesson in point-taking, as they claimed International Rules glory, before 40,000 spectators at Pattersons Stadium ...

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Saturday's horseracing tips

Check out our horseracing tips from courses around Ireland and the UK.

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Rosberg sets the pace in Abu Dhabi

Nico Rosberg put Formula One title rival Lewis Hamilton in the shade in final practice ahead of their championship showdown in Abu Dhabi.

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McIlroy catches Stenson in Dubai

The top two players in the Race to Dubai were fittingly poised to do battle for the DP World Tour Championship title in Dubai.

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Stephanie Roche recreates THAT goal for French TV

Stephanie Roche’s nomination for FIFA’s goal of the year award isn’t just getting attention in Ireland.

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The big Dave Whelan mess: Who said what

The whole thing’s a mess. We attempt to untangle it…

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Van Gaal defends selling 'substitute' Welbeck

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has defended his decision to let Danny Welbeck join Arsenal in the summer because he never saw the England striker as anything ...

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McIlroy hoping to cut Stenson lead in Dubai

World number one Rory McIlroy was unable to find the fast start he was looking for in the early stages of round three of the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai ...

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