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Dooher or die

ALEX FERGUSON has often said how he allows himself 24 hours to celebrate Manchester United's league successes before turning his attention to the following season. Well, Mickey Harte has him beat there.

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Harrington says spark was missing

MOST of the vanquished European Ryder Cup headed for home yesterday after the disappointment of Valhalla.

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Northern strife helped bond Tyrone's final heroes

ARMAGH were preparing for an All-Ireland final on the college pitch in Newry about 20 years ago at the peak of the Troubles up North.

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Freshers ineligible for top cup games

FIRST-YEAR students will be ineligible to play in the Fitzgibbon and Sigerson Cup competitions this season. The announcement follows a ruling passed at Saturday's AGM of the Higher Education GAA authority at Trinity College in Dublin.

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Benitez to give young crew Carling Cup chance

LIVERPOOL manager Rafael Benitez is ready to unleash some of the club's promising youngsters against Crewe in the Carling Cup – but not at the expense of a place in the next round of the competition.

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Yankees' farewell to 'House Ruth Built'

YANKEE STADIUM, which closed last Saturday night, opened for business on April 18, 1923 with a baseball game between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox.

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Munster must learn the patience game, says Ryan

MUNSTER'S passion and desire for success will need to be tempered by a degree of patience, believes young forward Donncha Ryan.

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Miami slam door on New England's regular season streak

MIAMI snapped New England's record regular season win streak as Ronnie Brown romped for four touchdowns and passed for another in the Dolphins' 35-13 shocking win over the Patriots on Sunday.

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O'Shea upbeat despite Mayo disappointment

ON THE cusp of All-Ireland success with seconds remaining, Mayo football endured another luckless ending at Croke Park Sunday.

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Defeat hard to take for Murphy

THE sunshine streamed in the Burlington Hotel yesterday morning but for Diarmuid Murphy the fine weather did little to brighten his mood.

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Defeat does not dent our reputation, says O'Shea

KERRY manager Pat O'Shea has rubbished suggestions Sunday's All-Ireland final loss to Tyrone has tainted his side's status as a great team.

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Minor final replay fixed for Longford

THE GAA has confirmed that the All-Ireland MFC final replay will be played at Pearse Park, Longford on Saturday (2.30).

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Bookmakers cash in on Tyrone victory

TYRONE supporters aren't the only ones celebrating the All-Ireland success of Mickey Harte's squad.

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Future uncertain but Kerry chief hopeful O'Shea will stay on

KERRY chairman Jerome Conway hopes Pat O'Shea will remain at the helm next season.

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Azinger blamed for US crowd's behaviour

LEE WESTWOOD yesterday blamed American captain Paul Azinger for the behaviour of a minority of the home crowd during Europe's Ryder Cup defeat at Valhalla.

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Enter Olly after Faldo folly

GOODBYE and good riddance to Nick Faldo and hello and welcome to Jose-Maria Olazabal, who has emerged as many people's favourite to captain the European team in the 2010 Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor in south Wales.

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McDowell defends Faldo's singles line-up

GRAEME McDOWELL is one of a number of European team members who has defended Nick Faldo for his singles line-up in Sunday's final day.

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Local hero Woosnam right man for Celtic Manor

WITHIN moments of the Ryder Cup having been regained by America the inquest had begun and the knee-jerk reaction from Kentucky to Kent was to stick the boot into Europe captain Nick Faldo.

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Furyk praise as rookies lead way

RYDER CUP veteran Jim Furyk paid tribute to the six rookies that drove the American team to a resounding victory in Kentucky.

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Azinger's master plan pays off

IT is a good thing for American golf that Paul Azinger likes to settle in for an evening in front of his flat panel television and watch documentaries on military strategy.

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Clarke holds fire but says no second term for Faldo

DARREN CLARKE refused to criticise Nick Faldo's brand of leadership after Europe surrendered the Ryder Cup at Valhalla, but does not believe he will get a second chance in the job.

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Crack milers set to clash in QEII

BOOKMAKERS are struggling to split Henrythenavigator and Tamayuz as two of the season's top milers prepare to lock horns in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot on Saturday.

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O'Brien dominates Royal Lodge field with six entries

AIDAN O'Brien's unbeaten juvenile Rip Van Winkle is one of 18 acceptors for the Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes at Ascot on Saturday at the confirmation stage.

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Polly looks the business

THE fast-improving Raparee Polly looks the business in the Tote Retention Novice 700, one of two finals at Youghal tonight.

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Newcastle boss takes next step to sell club

NEWCASTLE owner Mike Ashley has appointed investment bank Seymour Pierce to handle the sale of the club.

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Rooney: a point gained as tough trips over

MANCHESTER UNITED have got their nightmare run of games out of the way — now the Premier League better watch out according to Wayne Rooney.

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Replay ruled out after 'goal' fiasco

THE Football League have confirmed there is no prospect of the Coca-Cola Championship clash between Watford and Reading being replayed.

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Wenger excited by next generation

ARSENE WENGER is ready to field the youngest side in Arsenal's history tonight as they begin their Carling Cup adventure at home to Sheffield United.

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Keane admits League Cup ambitions

ROY KEANE admits he is desperate to improve on his poor cup record since going into management.

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No extra sanctions for United stars

MANCHESTER United will face no further action over their conduct at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

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Blow for Blues as Carvalho ruled out for a month

RICARDO CARVALHO'S knee injury could rule him out for up to a month of Chelsea's Barclays Premier League title challenge.

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Kerry tactics play into Harte's hands

MICKEY HARTE admitted yesterday that Kerry's failure to change their forward tactics in the first-half had worked to Tyrone's advantage, enabling their re-arranged full-back line to cope better with the perceived threat from Kieran Donaghy and Tommy Walsh and inspire their third All-Ireland triumph.

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McConnell: victory tinged with sadness

MID-MORNING yesterday at the CityWest Hotel and Pascal McConnell is standing at the top of the stairs overlooking a lobby drowning in a sea of red and white still trying to process the events of the previous 48 hours.

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Patio's owners trek worthwhile

PATIO continued trainer David Marnane's superb season when landing the 'Thanks To Ballinrobe Race Sponsors 2008' Race at Ballinrobe yesterday.

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US stings Europe for Ryder victory

THE Ryder Cup returned to American hands in Muhammad Ali's home town as Nick Faldo's plan to "float like a butterfly and sting like a bee" went up in smoke.

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