Joined-up thinking needed to boost crowds

Nothing beats being there, according to the old advertising slogan, and at Gaelic games, attendance is often its own reward.

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Clare fan: ‘I was dragged off Páirc Uí Chaoimh like a dog’

A Clare fan said he was “dragged off the field like you’d drag a dog” following the county’s All-Ireland SHC quarter-final win over Wexford ...

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Mickey Ned O’Sullivan: Hype hurt Kingdom’s young guns

Mickey Ned O’Sullivan has hit out at the “crap” and the “propaganda” in Kerry that followed the senior footballers’ 17-point ...

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France celebrate in Paris after World Cup win in Russia

Paris turned out in force to welcome home the nation’s World Cup heroes.

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Croatia return home to a rapturous welcome

Zlatko Dalic’s men lost 4-2 to France in Sunday’s World Cup final.

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Olivier Giroud ‘privileged’ to be part of French team and to silence critics

The Chelsea striker failed to score in the tournament but played his part as France lifted the World Cup.

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Brian O’Driscoll visits Orange Order parade

Brian O’Driscoll even tried his hand at playing a Lambeg drum.

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New Connacht boss Andy Friend won’t tear up gameplan

New Connacht head coach Andy Friend says he has inherited a squad without “hang-ups” and that’s keen to get back to winning rugby matches.

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Connacht sign Colby Fainga’a from the Melbourne Rebels

Fainga’a will reunite with his former coach Andy Friend at the Sportsground.

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Jockey Laura Barry (25) laid to rest

Loved ones of promising jockey, Laura Barry, carried her coffin the final furlong of her racing life, following her funeral mass today.

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Classy Good Thyne Tara cruises home in Cork

The Willie Mullins-trained mare Good Thyne Tara oozed class as she cruised to an easy win in the featured Little Hours Play After Racing Hurdle in Cork last night.

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Last-gasp success for Lucius Tiberius

On a day which provided across-the-card trebles for Aidan, Joseph and Donnacha O’Brien, progressive Ballydoyle colt Lucius Tiberius came from last to first ...

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Tommy Fleetwood: Course-record experience of Carnoustie has no relevance

European number one Tommy Fleetwood may hold the course record at Carnoustie but he is under no illusions that the 63 he shot at last October’s Alfred Dunhill ...

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Ballyliffin putting woes tune Rory up for Open tilt

Rory McIlroy is confident he has fixed the putting problems that sank his Irish Open hopes a fortnight ago as he launches his bid for a fifth major title of his ...

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Double Open champion Pádraig Harrington: He who dares wins at Carnoustie

When Pádraig Harrington lifted the Claret Jug for the first time 11 years ago he joined a select band of Carnoustie Open champions.

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Tommy Fleetwood: Course-record experience of Carnoustie has no relevance

European number one Tommy Fleetwood may hold the course record at Carnoustie but he is under no illusions that the 63 he shot at last October’s Alfred Dunhill ...

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‘The course will take a few weeks of rainfall to recover’

Ten weeks of drought posed a major challenge to Irish golf course. Kevin Markham interviewed two greenkeepers to assess how course conditions have been impacted. ...

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Great Britain & Ireland team call-up for Kinsale's John Murphy

Kinsale’s John Murphy has been selected to represent Great Britain and Ireland for the first time to play the Continent of Europe in the 2018 St Andrews Links ...

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PaperTalk GAA Podcast: Anthony Daly on a different Limerick, John Divilly on Galway's plan and Kerry's collapse

The All-Ireland-winning duo review the weekend's GAA action with Colm O’Connor.

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PaperTalk GAA Podcast: Harnedy's dream comes true, Clare's Western DNA, Cats dent Galway aura

Anthony Daly, Mark Landers and PM O'Sullivan review the weekend's hurling with Larry Ryan.

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Munster Final Podcast with Anthony Daly and Ger Cunningham: A game bursting with optimism

The All-Ireland-winning duo preview Sunday’s Munster Hurling Final with Colm O’Connor.

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MIKE QUIRKE: Kerry’s elder statesmen need to prove their worth

It was supposed to be a festival of football, a celebration of our game played out amongst the best teams the competition has to offer in one of the finest stadiums in the world.

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JOHN FOGARTY: It is all on the line for Eamonn Fitzmaurice

“We’re fighting for our lives and we’ll have to bring everything.”

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ANTHONY DALY: Brilliant, sublime, heroic: God’s game delivers again

These boys don’t think like past Limerick teams, writes Anthony Daly.

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