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Dice can tumble in Taaffe's favour

By Pat KeaneTOM TAAFFE'S Tumbling Dice can get back on the winning trail in the Kilcash Chase at Clonmel this afternoon.

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What can beat Brave Inca in Champion Hurdle?

By Pat keaneLOOK down through the betting for the Champion Hurdle and ask yourself one question - what can beat Brave Inca?

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Revealed: confidential payouts to six Bord na gCon employees

By Jimmy Woulfe, Mid-West CorrespondentFORMER Bord na gCon officials have cost the State body huge sums in payouts and legal costs as part of 'confidential' departure payments following disagreements with the board headed by Paschal Tagart.

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Tiger's game 'good enough to keep him ahead'

By Neale Graham, DubaiWORLD number one Tiger Woods accepts even he cannot beat Father Time - but insists his game is good enough to keep him ahead of the chasing pack for a while yet.

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Castleknock barrage too much for Monkstown

Castleknock College 30 CBC Monkstown 0By Des BerryCLINICAL Castleknock College moved smoothly into a quarter-final match-up with St Mary's College when proving far too strong for CBC Monkstown in the Powerade Leinster Schools Senior Cup at Donnybrook yesterday.

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Patience pays off for happy hooker Flannery

By Barry CoughlanJERRY FLANNERY has found that patience is a virtue that eventually gets its reward.

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Pelous eager to make an impact after lengthy ban

By Isabelle RondeauFRANCE captain Fabien Pelous is determined to put his lengthy ban behind him and concentrate on success with his country ahead of their RBS 6 Nations opener with Scotland at Murrayfield on Sunday.

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U-21s make two changes for Six Nations opener

THE IRISH team to play Italy tomorrow night in the opening game of the U21 Six Nations Championship shows two personnel changes and two positional switches to the side that started and beat Leinster 'A' 40-12 last month.

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Corry warns Wales: 'You've got something we want'

By Alex LoweENGLAND captain Martin Corry last night issued a fierce warning to Grand Slam champions Wales ahead of Saturday's RBS 6 Nations clash: "We are coming after your title."

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Wood: Ireland must learn to be leaders on the field

By Colm O'ConnorIRELAND must learn how to be leaders on the field to have any hope of making their mark in the Six Nations, according to former captain Keith Wood.

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Hogg to take his revenge

FLANKER Ally Hogg will be on a personal revenge mission when Scotland launch their Six Nations campaign against tournament favourites France at Murrayfield on Sunday.

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Pressure on Ireland to win opener, says Italian coach Bollesan

By Gianni PintusITALY general manager Marco Bollesan believes all the pressure will be on Ireland during Saturday's opening RBS 6 Nations clash at Lansdowne Road.

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Disgruntled McGuigan puts his All-star on eBay

By Michael MoynihanTYRONE football legend Frank McGuigan has put his All-star trophy up for sale on the internet in protest at his son's omission from the 2005 All-star team.

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McDonald return still a mystery, says Mortimer

By Brendan O'BrienMAYO star Conor Mortimer admits he does not know whether Ciarán McDonald will be returning to the senior football panel in 2006.

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Joy for Goulding and Éire Óg as budding star gets Cork call

By Michael EllardDANIEL GOULDING will become the first player from the Éire Óg club to represent Cork in the senior football arena when the Allianz National League commences this weekend.

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Colman's learn lesson as Mannix points way as in replay

St Colman's, Fermoy 2-15 Nenagh CBS 1-5By Michael EllardST Colman's completed a comprehensive victory over Nenagh CBS in their Dr Harty Cup quarter-final replay at Claughaun in County Limerick yesterday.

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McDonagh magic helps Macroom snatch dramatic win

DLS Macroom 0-12 Dingle CBS 1-8By Brendan MooneyA DRAMATIC second-half rally saw De La Salle Macroom beat Dingle CBS in a thrilling Corn Uí Mhuirí quarter final at Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney, yesterday.

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Super-sub Moran inspires Tralee CBS to classy victory

Tralee CBS 2-10 Coláiste Chroíst Ri 1-6By Brendan LarkinHE may never scale the same heights as his father, Denis, but David Moran left a lasting impression yesterday.

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Crafty Ken sees off Swail test

FORMER world champion Ken Doherty won a high-quality all-Irish battle to secure a place in the second round of the Malta Cup.

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Alonso slip-up earns 10-man Brummies point

Liverpool 1 Birmingham 1By Paul WalkeEVEN Robbie Fowler could not produce the miracle to save Liverpool as they failed to beat 10-man Birmingham.

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Karada's late goal huge Bolton blow

Portsmouth 1 Bolton 1By Bill PierceAZAR KARADAS' goal four minutes from time earned Portsmouth a valuable point in their fight against relegation from the Premiership, denting Bolton's Champions League chances.

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Hiddink: I wanted Stam

PSV Eindhoven boss Guus Hiddink has revealed he fought until the last minute to bring AC Milan defender Jaap Stam back to the club.

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Moore again gives Chelsea the blues

Aston Villa 1 Chelsea 1By John CurtisLUKE MOORE - the first player to score in the Premiership against Chelsea this season - again came up trumps to rescue a deserved point for David O'Leary's side at Villa Park.

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Blues delight as Cech signs new Chelsea deal

CHELSEA goalkeeper Petr Cech has signed a two-year contract extension to stay at Stamford Bridge until 2010.

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Strachan fumes at 'worst performance' as Celtic squeeze past luckless Well

Motherwell 1 Celtic 2By Chris RobertsCELTIC manager Gordon Strachan watched Shaun Maloney fire his side into the CIS Insurance Cup final - then branded their performance the worst of the season.

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West Ham contract offer too short, says Barca's Gabri

BARCELONA midfielder Gabri claims that he pulled out of a transfer to West Ham because the Premiership side were not prepared to offer him a long enough contract.

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Barton booed but City smash the Toon

Manchester City 3 Newcastle 0By Simon StoneJOEY BARTON turned the jeers to cheers and left Newcastle boss Graeme Souness to feel the wrath of his own fans instead.

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Paradise lost as Agathe leaves Celtic

CELTIC have confirmed Didier Agathe has left the club by mutual consent.

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Final reprieve for Roberts

WIGAN striker Jason Roberts will be available for the Carling Cup final after his side's rearranged match against Tottenham was confirmed for February 18.

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Henry breaks record but Gunners hit by Hammer blow

Arsenal 2 West Ham 3By Jim van WijkARSENAL'S hopes of securing Champions League football suffered another body-blow as West Ham recorded a shock 3-2 win at Highbury.

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Murphy wooed by Jol's Spurs transformation

By Simon StoneDANNY MURPHY admits the strides Tottenham have made under Martin Jol convinced him to join Spurs from Charlton.

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Gamble extends City contract

By Liam MackeyEIRCOM League champions Cork City have received a boost ahead of the new season with the news that Joe Gamble has signed a two-year contract extension with the club.

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Bentley drives Blackburn on with hat-trick as Rio sees red

Blackburn 4 Manchester United 3By Mark StaniforthDAVID BENTLEY struck a sensational hat-trick and Rio Ferdinand was sent off for a foul which led to Robbie Savage being stretchered off in a seven-goal thriller at Ewood Park.

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