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Dave Heffernan stars as Connacht ease to victory over Cardiff Blues

Ireland hooker Dave Heffernan delivered a man-of-the-match performance as Connacht ran out 29-0 bonus-point winners over Cardiff Blues at the Sportsground.

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Leigh Halfpenny confident Wales can respond to Ireland loss and win Six Nations

The 2019 champions suffered a 24-14 defeat in Dublin last weekend.

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Edinburgh see off Scarlets to return to top

Edinburgh went back to the top of Guinness PRO14 Conference B after putting in a strong defensive effort to stop Scarlets in a hard-fought 14-9 win at Parc-y-Scarlets.

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Ospreys hold off Ulster fightback

Hooker Scott Otten crossed for two tries as Ospreys celebrated only their second Guinness Pro14 victory of the season as they edged out Ulster 26-24 at a rain-swept Liberty Stadium.

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Dublin win out over stubborn Carlow

Dublin hurlers, having led by two points at half time, took second control of this NHL Division lB third round tie at Netwatch Cullen Park, Mattie Kenny’s side outscoring hosts Carlow by 0-14 to 0-5 in that second period.

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Sadio Mane moves Liverpool closer to long-awaited Premier League title

Sadio Mane moves Liverpool closer to long-awaited Premier League title

The substitute’s well-taken finish saw off a spirited Norwich side.

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What Manchester City’s European ban could mean for club

The future of manager Pep Guardiola and a host of star players are in the spotlight.

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Leaders Leinster storm to victory over Cheetahs

Conference A leaders Leinster continued their unbeaten season with a 36-12 bonus-point win over Cheetahs at a rain-lashed RDS.

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Hoops claim dramatic victory in Dublin derby despite difficult conditions

Hoops claim dramatic victory in Dublin derby despite difficult conditions

Aaron Greene scored a dramatic stoppage time winner to break 10-man Bohemians’ resolve to win the big Dublin derby in horrendous conditions at Dalymount Park.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer calls for United to win at Chelsea to boost top-four hopes

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer calls for United to win at Chelsea to boost top-four hopes

United are six points behind Frank Lampard’s side with 13 matches left.

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Matej Vydra ends goal drought to fire Burnley past Southampton

Matej Vydra ends goal drought to fire Burnley past Southampton

Ashley Westwood scored the other Clarets goal direct from a corner.

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Dennis the Menace: Weather wreaks havoc on weekend sport schedule

Postponements, deferments and cancelled tv coverage – Storm Dennis has certainly left its mark on the weekend’s sports program.

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Rory McIlroy feeling ‘pretty good’ about his game at Riviera

Rory McIlroy feeling ‘pretty good’ about his game at Riviera

The Northern Irishman is two shots off the lead held by Matt Kuchar.

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Manchester City prepare to challenge UEFA ban

The club have been barred from European competition for two seasons.

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Mako Vunipola has ‘no regrets’ over business deal with former Saracens chairman

Mako Vunipola has ‘no regrets’ over business deal with former Saracens chairman

The club have been demoted to the second tier as punishment for repeated breaches of salary cap regulations.

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This is a battle not just for Man City but for the future of the game

This is a battle not just for Man City but for the future of the game

UEFA, which has waved its paw at the Financial Fair Play debate for far too long, has finally found its claws after banning Manchester City from the Champions League — but the ensuing fight is now going to be bloody and extended.

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What does Man City's Champions League ban mean for Pep Guardiola?

What does Man City's Champions League ban mean for Pep Guardiola?

Before Christmas, such theories were little more than that — fantasy football hypotheses to debate in the stands or the pub.

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Setien’s Barcelona dream turning nightmarish

REALITY is very quickly catching up with Quique Setien, whose first month in his dream job as Barcelona coach has not gone as he would have hoped.

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More divisions won’t improve tier-2 hurlers, says Westmeath boss

Results from the opening fortnight of league hurling did little to strengthen the case of keeping faith with the new 12-team Division 1 structure.

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Larry Ryan: A United front adjusting to life after hope

There was an important landmark in a developing horror on Thursday.

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Enda McEvoy: The worm stayed turned in Davy’s battle against Cody

Enda McEvoy: The worm stayed turned in Davy’s battle against Cody

THE worm turned for Davy Fitz in the 2016 National League semi-final. Clare 4-22 Kilkenny 2-17. He’d finally beaten Brian Cody in a match that mattered.

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Latest: Dr Harty Cup final called off due to weather conditions

Latest: Dr Harty Cup final called off due to weather conditions

Join Colm O'Connor, Anthony Daly, and Ger Cunningham live from the Mallow GAA Complex, as the broadcast begins before the 12pm throw-in.

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Con’s Jack Crowley a seasoned head on young shoulders

Whether it is facing the bright young things of English rugby or training against the likes of Johnny Sexton and Conor Murray, Ireland Under-20 fly-half Jack Crowley treats it with the same mantra: respect all, fear no-one.

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Earls: 'I’m only thinking about Twickenham 10 minutes a day rather than 24/7'

IT has been a fresh start for Keith Earls in more ways than one, these past few months since the World Cup.

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Pat Keane: Notebook looks Festival banker

Pat Keane: Notebook looks Festival banker

NOTHING for it this week then, with Storm Ciara messing us about big-time, but to look ahead to the Cheltenham Festival in an effort to pinpoint some value.

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