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Rodgers rues ‘poor defending’

Basle 1 Liverpool 0
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers lamented Liverpool’s "poor defending" after the Reds became the latest big-name English scalp to be claimed by Basle, who capitalised on the Reds’ well-known vulnerability at set-pieces.

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Copeland ready to stand up and fight

Many Munster fans were shocked when James Coughlan, one of the most admired and respected players in the squad for the previous decade or so, looked to be released from the final year of his contract to sample life in Pau, France, with his wife and family.

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Derby keeps Demons on toes

C&S UCC Demons’ Ciarán O’Sullivan insists focus won’t be straying beyond this weekend’s Premier League opener against Cork rivals Neptune to a potentially mouth-watering November clash against Killester in round one of the men’s National Cup.