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Cipriani knew it would be ‘very difficult’ to sway Jones and earn World Cup spot

Cipriani knew it would be ‘very difficult’ to sway Jones and earn World Cup spot

The Gloucester star had his work cut out to secure a place on the plane to Japan.

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Barry Hawkins overcomes John Higgins in last-frame decider at Shanghai Masters

Barry Hawkins overcomes John Higgins in last-frame decider at Shanghai Masters

Barry Hawkins edged out John Higgins in a thrilling final-frame decider to reach the Shanghai Masters quarter-finals.

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Rory McIlroy named PGA Tour player of the year by fellow players

Rory McIlroy named PGA Tour player of the year by fellow players

Rory McIlroy has been voted the PGA Tour player of the year.

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Georgia Hall plays down fears over her form ahead of the Solheim Cup

Georgia Hall plays down fears over her form ahead of the Solheim Cup

The 23-year-old has managed one top-10 finish this season.

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Philippe Gilbert beats Sam Bennett to stage 17 victory

Philippe Gilbert beats Sam Bennett to stage 17 victory

Philippe Gilbert has won stage 17 at the Vuelta a Espana from Aranda de Duero to Guadalajara.

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Eoin Murchan a potential game-breaker for Dublin

When trying to predict which player or players could have a really serious impact on the All-Ireland SFC final replay, one man keeps on springing to mind having watched the drawn encounter back in full, writes $1.

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'You probably only use 10% of the research': Tommy Bowe adjusting to pre-season as a presenter

Joe Schmidt has made a lot of changes to his Ireland set up since the 2015 World Cup quarter-final defeat to Argentina.

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Joe Brolly responds to RTÉ absence on Twitter

Joe Brolly has responded to the news he will not feature in RTÉ's coverage of the All-Ireland football final reply on Twitter.

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Raheem Sterling racially abused by Bulgaria fan at Wembley

A steward heard the individual, they were ejected and handed to the police.

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Arsenal expect clean bill of health after international break

Defender Rob Holding is now back in full training.

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‘It’s typical of me!’ – Kompany to miss his own testimonial through injury

The 33-year-old former Manchester City skipper has a hamstring problem.

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Harlequins full-back Brown has no regrets after missing out on World Cup spot

The 34-year-old was omitted from England’s final 31-man World Cup squad

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'You saved my life': Jon Walters reveals messages of thanks after speaking out about family tragedies

Jon Walters has shared some of the messages he's received from people thankful for him speaking out about his personal experience with family tragedies.

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Ritchie cleared to join Scotland squad in Japan after recovery from face wound

The Edinburgh flanker suffered the injury during the final World Cup warm-up match against Georgia.

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Jeff Stelling: ‘Every club in danger’ of being bought by rogue owners

Stelling, a Hartlepool fan and club president, saw his own club come back from the brink in 2018.

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Raheem Sterling came good on Jadon Sancho’s request to tee him up for goals

The 19-year-old became the youngest player to score twice for the Three Lions since Wayne Rooney in the entertaining 5-3 win over Kosovo.

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Munster hire Ian Flanagan for CEO role

Flanagan, from Ballyphehane in Cork city, will take charge of the province from mid-October, once he departs his current role as Global Head of Football with Treble Group.

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No plans to install HawkEye at Páirc Uí Chaoimh

There are no plans to install HawkEye at Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork chairperson Tracey Kennedy has revealed.

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RTÉ announce pundits for Rugby World Cup coverage

Former Ireland internationals, head coaches, a World Cup-winning captain will be among RTÉ's stable of pundits for the Rugby World Cup.

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Jack O’Connor happy to put in the miles for Kildare job

New Kildare senior football manager Jack O’Connor says he is undeterred by the lengthy commute from South Kerry.

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Denis Ring steps down as Cork U20 hurling manager

Cork are now looking for minor, U20, and senior hurling managers.

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James Collins not getting carried away after first Ireland goal

None of Mick McCarthy's four strikers had an international goal to their name when the squad assembled in Dublin, but they headed back to their clubs with both McGoldrick and Collins having opened their respective accounts.

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Defensive lapses take shine off Kosovo win for Declan Rice

All three of Kosovo’s goals came from individual mistake and the West Ham man was guilty of giving the ball away in the lead-up to the second goal.

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Launchbury ‘good to go’ at World Cup, says England forwards coach Borthwick

Eddie Jones’ side open their campaign against Tonga on September 22.

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Tyson Fury says his focus is on Otto Wallin, not Deontay Wilder

Tyson Fury says his focus is on Otto Wallin, not Deontay Wilder

But Fury has already claimed a deal has been agreed for a Wilder rematch.

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Southgate concerned by defensive mistakes on night when attackers dominated

The pulsating 5-3 win against Kosovo left Southgate with plenty to ponder.

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We aren’t going to be disheartened – McNair determined to remain upbeat

Northern Ireland are level on points with Germany at the top of the Euro 2020 qualifying group.

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Piers Francis: From Starbucks barista to World Cup bolter

Swapping England for New Zealand helped the centre kick-start his professional rugby career.

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Alan Browne on red alert for Ireland’s crucial Euro 2020 qualifiers

The midfielder opened the scoring with his first senior international goal.

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Paul Galvin handed two-year term as new Wexford football manager

Paul Galvin has been ratified as the new Wexford senior football manager.

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Football rumours from the media

Lionel Messi, Leroy Sane and Cristiano Ronaldo were among the players making headlines on Wednesday.

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‘An absolute character’: Jack Nicklaus on former Ryder Cup star Brian Barnes

‘An absolute character’: Jack Nicklaus on former Ryder Cup star Brian Barnes

Barnes, who famously beat Nicklaus twice in one day, has died from cancer, aged 74.

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Mick McCarthy says Troy Parrott must play for Spurs before Ireland chance

The Ireland boss is unlikely to turn to the nation’s youngsters just yet.

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Brolly now on the sidelines for biggest day of the GAA year

For many, confirmation yesterday that Joe Brolly won’t be part of RTÉ’s All-Ireland SFC final replay coverage this Saturday spells the end of the Derry native’s 18 years with the national broadcaster.

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Irish Rover Byrne grasps chance to make positive impression on McCarthy

Getting the basics right on a night like this is the minimum requirement.

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Smiles back on Irish faces as green wave sees off Bulgaria

Ireland finished with a flourish in the Aviva last night, as a much improved second-half performance meant first international goals for the Cork duo of Alan Browne and Kevin Long, along with one on his debut for striker James Collins, delivered a 3-1 win over a Bulgarian side whose only answer on the night came from the penalty spot.

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Stephen Ireland: Missing my children led to Grannygate

Stephen Ireland has said his international exile was because he couldn’t afford to spend time away from his children.

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Parrott inspires Ireland to sensational win in Sweden

Troy Parrott’s hype machine is cranking into overdrive after he spearheaded a stellar comeback victory in Sweden last night.

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Ireland can board today’s flight to Japan with a spring in their step

Ireland can board today’s flight to Japan with a spring in their step

It was one of those moments requiring a sharp intake of breath. The dreaded prospect of injury hangs large over these World Cup warm-up games.

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O’Sullivan: Lineout calling duty puts huge pressure on Ryan

Ireland fly out to Japan today with their World Cup ambitions back on an even keel after the destabilising defeat in Twickenham, but Eddie O’Sullivan believes the squad have not left all their issues behind them.

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What can Ireland expect of Scotland? Even Barclay unsure of what’s com

John Barclay says Ireland won’t know what hit them when they face Scotland in the World Cup opener — because Gregor Townsend’s own players don’t know what’s coming.

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Ferreira: Kleyn’s hard work paying off

Munster defence coach JP Ferreira admits he was surprised to see Jean Kleyn make the Ireland squad for the Rugby World Cup but says the South African-born lock is being rewarded for his hard work with the province.

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Bohan bites back at talk of Dublin era of ‘domination’

Dublin manager Mick Bohan has rejected claims that they’re dominating ladies football, insisting they haven’t got near achieving what the great Cork team managed.

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