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John Mooney: Ireland are now world class

Four years ago, John Mooney flicked James Anderson to midwicket to complete Ireland’s stupendous run chase against England.

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Richie Power voices criticism of refereeing in Kilkenny/Dublin clash

Richie Power has criticised the performance of referee Colm Lyons in Sunday’s Division 1A game between Kilkenny and Dublin in Nowlan Park.

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Tuesday GAA Tactics: Cork’s work rate won the day

Sylvester Hennessy crunches the numbers from the weekend’s big Allianz League games.

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GAA player in supplement website controversy

A prominent Gaelic footballer is endorsing a website that advertises a banned supplement, which may be linked to a number of deaths.

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DRA next for Mary Immaculate’s Fitzgibbon Cup appeal

Limerick IT v IT Carlow, LIT (A Kelly, Galway), 2pm

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Darren Gleeson wants change as demands on younger players relentless

TIPPERARY’S Denis Maher has confirmed that he suffered a dislocated shoulder in Sunday’s Allianz Hurling League Division 1A victory over Galway at Semple Stadium.

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James O’Donoghue: Kerry are solid but not defensive

James O’Donoghue takes exception to the theory Kerry were defensive on their way to winning last year’s All-Ireland title.

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Paul Earley lifts the lid on build up to International Rules tests

Paul Earley has lifted the lid on Ireland’s International Rules preparations over the last two years, revealing intriguing team talks from Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley and an Australian hockey legend.

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Concussion rule simply unmanageable

There’s a genuine reason why there is so much scepticism about the phrase "back in my day", writes John Fogarty.

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UL book quarter-final date with Trinity in Collingwood Cup

University of Limerick will meet Trinity College Dublin in today’s Collingwood Cup quarter-final in Galway after emphatically sweeping past University of Ulster, Coleraine in yesterday’s first round.

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Mr Consistency Jim Furyk still hungry for titles

While Tiger Woods wrestles with back issues and sharply declining form and Vijay Singh has battled assorted health problems in recent years, veteran Jim Furyk is playing some of the best golf of his career.

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Juventus looking to rekindle European love affair against Borussia Dortmund

Juventus, once a powerhouse of European football, are seeking only a second Champions League quarter-final appearance since 2006 — the year Juve were relegated for match fixing in Serie A — when they host Borussia Dortmund tonight.

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Expect Arsene Wenger to enjoy happy return to Monaco

In a week that sees Barcelona in Manchester, Juventus taking on Dortmund and Liverpool’s return to Istanbul, tomorrow night’s match between Monaco and Arsenal might seem like a sideshow, writes David Shonfield.

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Ashley Barnes won’t face action over challenge on Nemanja Matic

Burnley’s Ashley Barnes will face no disciplinary action for his challenge on Nemanja Matic, the Football Association has confirmed.

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James McCarthy urges fans to stick with Everton

James McCarthy wants Everton fans to keep faith with their team although he admits performances have not been good enough.

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Ronny Deila getting ready for a huge Celtic week

Ronny Deila is preparing for probably the biggest week of his tenure as Celtic boss but is hopeful of even more excitement to follow.

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Golan Lodge in Champion Bumper frame, says Liz Doyle

Liz Doyle will consider a tilt at the Champion Bumper for Golan Lodge following his winning racecourse debut at Fairyhouse on Saturday.

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Christian Brothers College, Cork aiming to turn on the power in Junior Cup final

The real business of the Seat Munster Schools Junior Cup begins today at Musgrave Park with the first of four quarter-finals down for decision.

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Ronan O’Gara: Johnny Sexton ready to go the distance against England

Ronan O’Gara believes Johnny Sexton is ready to be at his sharpest for Ireland over a full 80 minutes against England on Sunday when the RBS 6 Nations’ two remaining unbeaten sides go head-to-head in Dublin.

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Stuart Lancaster considers options as England set to miss Mike Brown

Stuart Lancaster’s week started with some bad news.

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Sprinter Sacre ‘spot on’ ahead of Champion Chase bid

Nicky Henderson is optimistic about the chances of Sprinter Sacre regaining the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase crown at next month’s Cheltenham Festival.

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Nigel Carolan expects Donnybrook u20s thriller

Few are expecting Ireland’s clash with England at the Aviva Stadium to be a thing of beauty this Sunday, but those eager for a dash of more aesthetic, attacking rugby would do well to make for Donnybrook on Friday.

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Ireland’s choke tackle use slammed

Wales defence coach Shaun Edwards has launched an attack on Six Nations rivals Ireland by criticising their use of the choke tackle.

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Balance needed as penalties for some fouls outweigh the crime in GAA

With the great and wise of the GAA congregating next Saturday in Cavan, a recent conversation among a gathering of other minds down here in Clare is worth sharing, writes Kieran Shannon.

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England’s Mike Brown set to miss big Aviva Six Nations clash

England’s full-back Mike Brown is almost certain to miss Sunday’s pivotal Six Nations clash in Dublin as he has still not recovered from a head injury suffered against Italy.

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Samir Nasri: ‘Tougher’ Man City won’t give Barcelona same respect now

Manchester City playmaker Samir Nasri believes this year’s Champions League clash with Barcelona could be "totally different" from last season’s.

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Eager Graeme McDowell confirms he’ll play Irish Open

Graeme McDowell has followed Ernie Els to become the second US Open winner in confirm his appearance in what is shaping up as one of the most high profile Irish Opens.

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Increase in British golfers visiting east and south-east of Ireland

Strength in numbers appears a policy paying dividend for a growing alliance of golf clubs, resorts and hotels in Ireland’s east and south-east, whose unified cause is attracting increasing numbers of British golfers to their part of the world.

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Sam Twiston-Davies excited by prospect of Rocky Creek National ride

Sam Twiston-Davies is excited by the prospect of riding Rocky Creek in the Crabbie’s Grand National following his victory under a big weight at Kempton on Saturday.

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Nick Turner: Rio Olympic ticket sees ‘switch in focus’

Ireland eventing high performance manager Nick Turner says securing qualification for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro has meant for a “switch in focus”.

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