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Duffy to be new GAA director general

PAURIC DUFFY'S appointment as the GAA's new director general will be ratified today by Croke Park's Management committee.

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French farce damages cup credibility

WHILE few in the Thomond Park crowd last Sunday will complain, the decision of Clermont Auvergne to send what in effect was their second side to Limerick has done nothing for the image of the Heineken Cup.

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Holland takes over Rebel hot seat from Morgan

TEDDY HOLLAND, coach of the Clonakilty senior football team, was appointed Cork senior football manager last night by the Cork County Board to succeed Billy Morgan.

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Kuyt latest Reds star hit as burglars strike again

DIRK KUYT has become the fifth Liverpool footballer to be burgled in less than 18 months.

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Begley against paying players

COLM BEGLEY had to move 10,000 miles away from home to fulfil his dream of being a full-time athlete, but the former Laois player is still against the idea of GAA players turning professional.

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Leinster chiefs face club final conundrum

THE Leinster Council has not ruled out the possibility of postponing its provincial club football final in the event of Kildare's Moorefield or Longford's Dromard reaching the final.

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Flannan's and Colman's in crunch Harty showdown

IN THE 11 seasons since 1997, St Colman's and St Flannan's have won the Dr Harty Cup nine times between them (five for the Ennis College).

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Clive short on ideas for Olympic mission

CLIVE WOODWARD failed to impress Chris Boardman with a single idea to improve Britain's chances in the 2012 Olympics, the 1992 gold medal-winning cyclist told politicians.

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Kings of September voted top sports book

MICHAEL FOLEY has won the Boylesports Irish Sports Book of the Year Award for 'Kings of September', his account of the 1982 All-Ireland football final in which Offaly foiled Kerry's bid for a historic five-in-a-row.

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Healy eyeing Euro spot as North on brink

RECORD scorer David Healy insists he is motivated by medals not money, on the eve of Northern Ireland's most important match in 21 years.

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McClaren gambles on Carson for final fling

DESPITE refusing to publicly name his side for the make-or-break Euro 2008 qualifier with Croatia today, England coach Steve McClaren seems set to take the biggest gamble of his career by naming Scott Carson in goal.

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Leeds stunned in Cup

LEEDS were shocked in the FA Cup first round last night as they were dumped out by League Two Hereford in an impressive 1-0 replay win.

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Investigation into abuse of women by NFL team's fans

AN INVESTIGATION has begun into an unusual tradition deep in the bowels of Giants Stadium in New York, where hundreds of male American football fans gather at half-time to shout at women to expose themselves.

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Cheika to reshuffle battle-scarred troops for Ospreys clash

LEINSTER return to Magners League duty against the Ospreys on Friday, having received mixed news concerning the injury worries picked up during Sunday's Heineken Cup defeat in Toulouse.

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I'm not ready to lead England, says World Cup hero Johnson

MARTIN JOHNSON last night rejected the clamour for his appointment as England manager by insisting his lack of experience rules him out of contention.

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Fan in Brennan assault awarded damages for libel

THE Ulster rugby fan who was attacked by ex-Irish international Trevor Brennan has been awarded damages for libel at the High Court in Belfast.

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Lions chiefs to prowl further afield for coach

EDDIE O'SULLIVAN'S odds on being the British and Irish Lions coach for the 2009 tour to South Africa drifted further yesterday after an admission by Lions bosses that the coach may not be from the four home nations.

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Jol turns down Blues position

BIRMINGHAM co-owner David Sullivan insists the club are looking at appointing a high-profile replacement for Steve Bruce, despite being turned down by Martin Jol.

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Keane: Black Cats want to be special

ROY KEANE is confident his blueprint for long-term success at Sunderland remains on course despite a difficult start to life back in the Premier League.

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Allardyce sends Owen to specialist

NEWCASTLE boss Sam Allardyce has sent Michael Owen off to Germany for treatment on his thigh injury admitting his frustration at his loss yet again.

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Blues' Makelele under wraps for key clashes

CHELSEA veteran Claude Makelele will only play in the club's most important games after reaching an agreement with manager Avram Grant over his selection.

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Wenger accepts loss of African stars

ARSENE WENGER maintains he will not bother approaching the "stubborn" Ivory Coast management over delaying the release of Arsenal duo Kolo Toure and Emmanuel Eboue to play in January's African Nations' Cup.

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Coolcashin can collect

TOM DOYLE and Michael Bowe, who have developed into a potent combination of late, have real possibilites of a double with Coolcashin and You Sir at Fairyhouse this afternoon.

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