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Inca primed for Champion bid

By Martin KellyBRAVE INCA will have one more serious gallop before travelling to Cheltenham in his bid to justify favouritism in the Smurfit Kappa Champion Hurdle on March 14.

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Taaffe happy with King's progress

By Martin KellyKICKING KING is recuperating well from the tendon injury which saw his season curtailed after his success in the Stan James King George VI Chase at Sandown on St Stephen's Day.

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Classy Sir Oj stakes Cheltenham claim

SIR OJ confirmed his place in champion trainer Noel Meade's team for the Cheltenham Festival when outpointing smart novice Nickname in the Grade 2 Tote 'Online Betting For Cheltenham' Newlands Chase at Naas yesterday.

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Welton rekindles Lions' play-off dreams

By Brendan MooneyAFTER losing to Abrakebabra Tigers in the NIVEA for Men SuperLeague on Saturday night, Limerick Lions cemented their play-off hopes with a comforting 95-71 victory over UCD at UL Arena yesterday.

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Irish Colleges crush Welsh counterparts

Irish Colleges 47 Welsh Colleges 0By Colm O'ConnorIRISH Colleges crushed their Welsh counterparts in this one-sided affair at Anglesea Road on Saturday.

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Outhalves eye Munster spot

By Barry CoughlanDAVID McAllister and Barry Keeshan may be in the shake-up for a place in Munster's squad next season.

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St. Mary's make mockery of League positions with win over Garryowen

Garryowen 14 St Mary's College 23By Charlie MulqueenSTEVE Hennessy, the St Mary's coach, suggested that league tables don't lie. But that theory lay in tatters after his side defeated Garryowen in the semi-final of the AIB All-Ireland Cup at Dooradoyle on Saturday.

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Ill-prepared Ireland outclassed by rampant Wales

Ireland under 19s 6 Wales under 19s 31By Barry CoughlanWELSH investment in youth was amply rewarded at Stradbrook on Saturday with a handsome victory over Ireland, a win that earned the visitors the Triple Crown.

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Carter kick saves Canterbury from Shark attack

By Jim CookNEW Zealand provincial powerhouses Wellington Hurricanes and Canterbury Crusaders have staked early claims to this year's Super 14 rugby title.

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Munster tickets on sale within fortnight

TICKETS for Munster's Heineken Cup quarter final game with Perpignan will go on sale in the next fortnight.

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Tactically we got it spot-on

By Donal LinehanTHE reactions at the final whistle said it all. For Ireland, the smiling faces reflected the quiet satisfaction of a job well done.

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Ireland set for tilt at Triple Crown

Ireland 31 Wales 5By Barry CoughlanAN RBS Six Nations victory is always welcome, particularly against a side that has caused more than its share of heartbreak for the Irish over the years.

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New self-belief for Crown assault

By Charlie Mulqueen, Lansdowne RoadNO doubt about it, this was a great day for Eddie O'Sullivan and his Irish side.

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England will need a miracle to win World Cup, says Guscott

By Andrew BaldockJEREMY GUSCOTT says England will not retain the World Cup unless they revamp their style of play in the wake of the shock loss to Scotland.

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Hadden's heroes hold the line

Scotland 18 England 12By Andrew Baldock, MurrayfieldSCOTLAND scrum-half Mike Blair insists there is much more to come from Frank Hadden's resurgent side.

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Key contributions came in all sizes

By Barry CoughlanWHEN a heavyweight praises the lightweight, you sit up and take notice. Ireland's biggest man, John Hayes, played a huge role in the victory over Wales at Lansdowne Road yesterday, but gave most of the credit to the smallest and lightest player on the pitch, the diminutive Peter Stringer.

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Good news on Horan caps satisfying day for O'Sullivan

By Charlie MulqueenMARCUS HORAN will be given the all clear when results of an x-ray in St Vincent's Hospital are revealed to the Irish management this morning.

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Fans forgive but French stars again fail to shine

France 37 Italy 12By Pirates Irwin, Stade de FranceFRANCE may have rekindled their broken relationship with their own supporters but coach Bernard Laporte admits their 37-12 victory over Italy in the RBS 6 Nations Championship on Saturday was far from the perfect reply to their critics.

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Dublin and Tyrone players lodge appeals

By Jim O'SullivanALL seven players from Dublin and Tyrone have appealed the suspensions imposed by the Central Disciplinary Committee arising out of their investigation of the incidents in the February 5 NFL between the counties in Omagh.

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Win for defending champions Cork as Dublin face relegation

By Colm O'ConnorDEFENDING champions Cork continued their winning ways in the Suzuki Ladies National Football League yesterday with a 2-13 to 1-10 victory over Meath - but it was yet another miserable afternoon for Dublin.

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Double delight as Macroom march on

By Michael EllardDOUBLE delight for De La Salle, Macroom at Dunmanway yesterday.

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Cats maul Tipp but Cummins stands tall

Tipperary 0-10 Kilkenny 0-19By Diarmuid O'FlynnMIRACULOUS. That's just one word in a host of superlatives to describe the first-half performance of Tipperary's Brendan Cummins yesterday.

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Lyons point keeps unfancied St Flannan's on track for double

St. Flannan's 1-11Tralee CBS 0-13By Brendan LarkinTHE scenes of jubilation at the final whistle in the raw Glin afternoon yesterday told a story which will resound down the decades.

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Jacob master class sets up deserved Wexford win

By John Murphy, Wexford ParkA MASTER class in scoring by full-forward Rory Jacob set Wexford up for a deserved eight-point victory in a competitive and sometimes fractious NHL Division 1A tie at Wexford Park yesterday.

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Waterford lay down marker as Cork lack cutting edge

Cork 2-15 Waterford 0-25By Jim O'Sullivan, Páirc Uí RinnWATERFORD hurlers made a statement of intent after going a man down after 20 minutes in yesterday's absorbing Allianz League game in Pairc Uí Rinn.

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Mulvey rewarded for his bravery

By Brendan MooneyVINNY MULVEY (Raheny Shamrock) made the 100-metre trip from his apartment to claim the National inter-club cross-country championship title in spectacular fashion at Santry Demesne on Saturday from young Mark Christie (Mullingar Harriers) and his flatmate, Killian Lonergan.

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Eto'o suffers racist abuse

By James WhelanRACISM again reared its ugly head in Spanish football as Barcelona's Samuel Eto'o suffered sustained abuse at Real Zaragoza.

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Heinze injury relief for United

GABRIEL HEINZE could be back in training with Manchester United by the beginning of April.

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Roeder all smiles as sweet Solano strike wins it for Newcastle

Newcastle 2 Everton 0By Damian Spellman, St James' ParkWHETHER he likes it or not, Glenn Roeder is rapidly re-establishing his credentials as a future Premiership manager.

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Given named FAI player of year but rules out Irish captaincy

By Liam MackeySHAY GIVEN was last night named eircom/FAI senior international player of the year at the annual televised awards ceremony in Dublin.

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Brown back in the England fold

WES BROWN returned to the England squad as Sven-Goran Eriksson launched his World Cup preparations.

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Rovers have their eyes set on Europe

Blackburn 1 Arsenal 0By Carl Markham, Ewood ParkBLACKBURN Rovers manager Mark Hughes believes a place in the UEFA Cup is the minimum his side should achieve this season.

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Hasselbaink may have Boro future, says McClaren

MIDDLESBROUGH manager Steve McClaren hinted in-form striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink could have a future at the club after his two-goal blast against West Brom further eased relegation fears.

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Poborsky takes up new role

FORMER Manchester United midfielder Karel Poborsky has been named general manager of Dynamo Ceske Budejovice in his native Czech Republic.

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Nolan blasts Bolton back into Euro race

Bolton 2 Fulham 1By Ross Heppenstall, Reebok StadiumKEVIN NOLAN'S 10th goal of the season fired Bolton back into European contention but manager Sam Allardyce believes the midfielder will have to be patient for an England call-up.

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Kewell strikes but frustrated Benitez wants more goals

Liverpool 1 Man City 0By Paul Walker, AnfieldMANAGER Rafael Benitez has revealed a sense of frustration at Liverpool's goals shortage despite his side moving level on points with second-placed Manchester United.

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Robben: refs have it in for me

Chelsea 2 Portsmouth 0By Andy Fifield, Stamford BridgeJOSE MOURINHO has always maintained that one of Chelsea's greatest attributes is their hunger, but they are currently showing their appetite for a dubious conspiracy theory is as insatiable as their desire for silverware.

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No Ruud in United's Cup joy

Man Utd 4 Wigan 0By Chris Hatherall, Millennium StadiumALEX FERGUSON's side collected their first trophy of the Glazer era, winning the Carling Cup at a canter as expected.

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Magpies boss no Jewell thief

WIGAN chairman Dave Whelan expects Newcastle counterpart Freddy Shepherd to contact him directly if the St James' Park club want Paul Jewell as their next manager.

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O'Callaghan and O'Brien doubtful for Setanta clash

By Liam MackeyCORK CITY could make a couple of changes from the side which drew in Portadown when they take on Drogheda United in the Setanta Cup at Turner's Cross tonight (8pm).

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Major revamp as IHA sets new goals

By Declan ColleyRADICAL plans to improve competitiveness and performance standards of club and interprovincial hockey have received a broad welcome.

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