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Saints test for Limerick

Limerick go in search of their second win since returning to the top flight when they welcome a St Patrick's Athletic side who have been out of action for over a fortnight due to the unseasonal weather to Thomond Park this evening (kick-off 7.45pm).

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Munster's long Good Friday

Glasgow 51 Munster 24 A pacy second-half performance from Glasgow killed off Munster's hopes at Scotstoun in last night's crucial RaboDirect Pro12 match and provided a warning ahead of next weekend's Heineken Cup quarter-final match against Harlequins at the Stoop.

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Maestro Bolger makes an early statement

At a stage in life when most people have long since summoned the pipe and slippers, Jim Bolger is showing absolutely no signs of slowing down.

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Keep faith with Mikael D'Haguenet in Powers Gold Cup

Mikael D'Haguenet gets the nap to land a fascinating Powers Gold Cup at Fairyhouse tomorrow.

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Japan trip an education

I must start this week by telling you about my first ever trip to Japan last weekend.

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Royal Delta has point to prove in World Cup

Bill Mott managed to win the first ever Dubai World Cup but he still has a little unfinished business with the richest horse race on the planet.

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O'Brien hopeful Monarch can rule

Imperial Monarch is perhaps Aidan O'Brien's most interesting runner of his five-strong Meydan team as he bids to prove his stamina in the Dubai Gold Cup (1.45).

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Cody makes changes as Cats ready for Cork

Reigning All-Ireland and Allianz Hurling League champions Kilkenny make several changes from the side that scraped past Clare last Sunday for tomorrow's winner-take-all clash with Cork in Nowlan Park.

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Lively League turns up a few more gems

This is the most exciting National League I can remember in any format.

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DONAL O'GRADY: Spring lessons must be learned

The lessons a manager can learn from the league will help shape the decisions they make for the championship.

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Fogarty has no time for cynical play

The light and heat generated in recent weeks about the need for reform in Gaelic football has been entertaining, if a little inconclusive.

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Tribesmen must solve scoring conundrum

Many small margins have anchored Galway to the bottom of hurling's Division 1A in 2013.

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Card concerns as club refs dealt poor hand

An increase in diving and feigning injuries is one of the primary concerns club referees have about the black card, according to the Gaelic Match Officials Association (GMOA).

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Bannon says black card not the cure for all ills

Former inter-county referee John Bannon claims there has been a massive over-reaction to the success of the black card recommendation.

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THE EWAN MacKENNA INTERVIEW: Old faithful's new day

As a player, Daithí Regan was a force to be reckoned with, and as an analyst, the Offaly man is proving equally formidable. But there's a deeper, reflective side to Regan the public rarely gets to see

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Omens good for Chorca Dhuibhne

Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne are banking on experience gained from last year's campaign to drive them one step further when they face Leinster champions St Patrick's, Navan, in the All-Ireland Colleges SAFC semi-final this afternoon (Nenagh, 1.30pm).

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Hanley set to stay in AFL for long haul

Mayo hopes that Pearce Hanley would return to the county colours from the AFL appear to be fading after his club Brisbane have moved to secure his services for the long-term.

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Leinster out to pack a punch

Last time these sides met in the RaboDirect Pro12 the Leinster scrum was left in a heap.

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Ryan caps Con comeback

Dolphin 24 Cork Constitution 27 Dolphin were left kicking themselves last night as a late, late try from Munster rookie John Ryan earned Constitution an unlikely victory at Musgrave Park.

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SIMON LEWIS: Reality check for Reds as Quins looming large

Munster supporters have been used to setbacks in advance of must-win Heineken Cup games but rarely can there have been one of such seismic proportions as the province experienced in Glasgow last night.

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Billy's boys still cast long shadow

Ryan McKane was only 10 at the time but can still remember his parents having an angry discussion over what should happen next.

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Spring to follow our winter of discontent

It was hard to keep sight of the green shoots of a footballing spring at the Aviva last Tuesday as thick snow began to swirl into the press box, threatening to short-circuit the old laptoperooney. And harder still, nigh on impossible in fact, when they were unceremoniously trampled underfoot at the death.

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Penalty paid as familiar fault lines surface again

The 2-2 draw with Austria on Tuesday evening was bitterly disappointing and left the players visibly demoralised at the final whistle.

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Mancini bids to stop City season fizzling out

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini may have conceded the title to Manchester United but he insists there must be no let-up in intensity.

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Fergie eyes on the prize

Forget all the talk of records, Alex Ferguson would be satisfied if Manchester United won the title with a deflection off someone's backside.

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Suarez exit talk ignored

Manager Brendan Rodgers brushed off concerns about Luis Suarez's future by claiming comments made on international duty have "no great relevance to Liverpool".

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Wenger: Gunners playing for their future

Arsene Wenger has warned his Arsenal team how they perform over the Premier League run-in will decide his summer transfer plans.

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City stunned by Foran

Shamrock Rovers 1 Cork City 1 Airtricity Premier Division

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Dan sets off chain reaction

Dan Martin is still struggling to come to terms with the fact he is the 2013 Volta a Catalunya champion and only the second Irishman after Sean Kelly to win the race.

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Collins: I'm still ready to rumble with Roy Jones

Steve Collins has strenuously denied suggestions that his fight with Roy Jones Jnr won't be going ahead this summer, instead saying the bout is on track and he is "so up for it, you wouldn't believe, I'm just waiting on the date now".

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McIlroy commits to Texan Open

Rory McIlroy yesterday decided to commit to play in next week's Valero Texas Open.

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Equaliser changes everything for Trap

Winning Takes Care of Everything.

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