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INFOGRAPHIC: Money in professional sport - Men vs Women

Every time we hear news of a sports person signing a new contract or sponsorship deal, we marvel at the amount of money they command.

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VIDEO: Top 10 most followed footballers on Instagram

Instagram is loved by celebrities and superstars across the world with people like the Kardashians and Taylor Swift are regular users.

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The bright side of sport: Ireland can be number one at Rugby World Cup

Ireland’s win against Wales last weekend proved something very important. The golden generation was not a once off, writes Steve Neville.

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VIDEO: All the Premier League talking points ahead of the big kick off

The Premier League gets under way tomorrow and our panel discuss the big issues for the top teams in a new weekly show entitled #ExaminerFC.

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VIDEO: Meet the Cork fireman who's about to run the length of Ireland for charity

Meet marathon man Alex O’ Shea from Ballineen, Cork. Alex is not your normal long-distance runner. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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The bright side of sport: Kildare deserve more praise after beating Cork

Three games were played at Thurles last weekend, two of those set the talking points for the week and one county led the discussion, writes Steve Neville.

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The bright side of sport: The transfer quiz

Saga after saga, rumour after rumour – the never ending transfer drama (or lack of) will continue to rumble on until September.

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The bright side of sport: The transfer window has burst open

Yesterday saw the opening of the transfer window so Steve Neville looks at the transfers already gone through that will make a difference next season and the potential ones that could prove vital.

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The bright side of sport: Time for a Championship change

Steve Neville believes it is time for a change to the GAA Championship structure.

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The bright side of sport: 5 fixtures to shape the Premier League 2015/16

The Premier League fixtures were announced yesterday and it offered a brief taste of what is to come for the season ahead. Steve Neville took out his crystal ball to predict which games will be vital in the upcoming season.

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VIDEO: Relive the greatest moments in Irish soccer history

Today is the 27th anniversary of the day Ray Houghton broke English hearts in Stuttgart at the European Championships. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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The bright side of sport: Ireland are able - time to deliver

On the back of the scandal with FIFA and a string of disappointing results, it’s time for Ireland to deliver, writes Steve Neville.

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Pirlo and Xavi show the game can still be beautiful

Xavi’s brief consoling of Pirlo at the end of the Champions League final was a much-needed reminder, in the wake of the FIFA scandal, that the game can still be beautiful, writes Ciarán O’Connor. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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The bright side of sport: One line Premier League predictions

With the Premier League right around the corner, Steve Neville gives one line predictions on how each team will do this season.

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The bright side of sport: Time for FIFA to ring the changes

With FIFA having a large vacancy to fill, Steve Neville looks at the changes a new president could introduce.

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The bright side of sport: Looking back at the Premier League 2014/15

As the Premier League goes on holiday, Steve Neville recaps the season and looks at the players and managers who deserved praise but were left empty handy when the awards were handed out.

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The bright side of sport: Sporting changes for better or worse?

Steve Neville wonders what would happen if there was a sporting referendum where fans were given the chance to change or introduce a new rule into the worlds of soccer, rugby and the GAA.

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The bright side of sport: Quality League of Ireland deserves more coverage

The League of Ireland is improving year on year and Steve Neville thinks it deserves to be seen by more people.

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The bright side of sport: Tim Sherwood can cut it as a great manager

Steve Neville says Tim Sherwood deserves more credit for the job he has done at Aston Villa and thinks his seemingly simple management is the key to his success.

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The bright side of sport: Bournemouth put the beauty back in the beautiful game

Every week, Steve Neville will be looking at the positives in the world in sport. This week he looks at AFC Bournemouth and how they went from near financial ruin to a chance of playing in the Premier League.

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Thierry Henry can still pull off the old fake-shoot-pass trick

Thierry tried out one of his favourite old tricks in the Steven Gerrard charity match today. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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The sporting mismatch photo of the weekend

Probably best leave it, Tyler. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Keys and Gray wouldn’t have given this lineswoman any lip

Brazilian assistant referee Tatiane Sacilotti runs her line with fear. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Hangovers, distractions, defensive jitters and atmosphere worries: it’s the Chelsea v Liverpool build-up

Chelsea play Liverpool at Stamford Bridge tomorrow night in the second leg of their Capital One Cup semi-final. We look at some of the talking points.

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Out with the old - what about the new?

Personal reflections from Irish Examiner sports writers, with some 2015 wishes and predictions to boot.

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David De Gea and the Legacy of Sir Alex

Ciarán O’Connor analyses the performances of David De Gea and examines the role played by Sir Alex Ferguson in propelling the young Spaniard to the prominent position of number one for both club and country. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Ronaldo breaking barriers as well as records

With Raul’s Champions League goal record firmly in-sight, Ronaldo is not just breaking records but also barriers. Ciarán O’Connor takes a look at how Ronaldo’s performance against Liverpool in Anfield on Wednesday broke the barrier between the fiercest of foes as he was applauded off. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Three Georgians to be wary of

Soccer writer, Ger McCarthy, highlights the three Georgian players he feels will deserve some special attention from the Irish players.

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Munster’s O’Mahony is concentrating on club before country

Peter O’Mahony’s targeted return to action from two shoulder reconstructions suggests the Six Nations-winning back row has his eye on Ireland’s November Tests but the Munster captain insists provincial obligations are his number one priority.

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Champions League - The lessons learned

Ger McCarthy outlines some of the lessons learned at the conclusion of a busy week of Champions League play-off qualifiers involving Celtic, Arsenal and two former Premier League managers.

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