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SOMEDAY... Ireland's Simon Zebo and Gordon D'Arcy on their way to a training session at Carton House. Picture: Stephen McCarthy/SPORTSFILE
Schmidt: Embrace great expectations

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Ireland v Australia
Joe Schmidt will send his Ireland team into their showdown with Australia tomorrow urging them to embrace the high expectation they have generated among their supporters after a year of success.

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Rory McIlroy lines up a putt on the first green during the first round of the  DP World Tour Championship at Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai. Picture: Warren Little/Getty Images
McIlroy and Lowry roar to top of leaderboard

Rory McIlroy made an early move for a fifth success this season in the season-ending DP World Tour Championship in Dubai, while good friend Shane Lowry finally looks set to secure that much sought after top-50 World Ranking.