No ambush. No excuses. This Test will be decided on merit

No ambush. No excuses. This Test will be decided on merit.

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For Ireland to succeed after Joe Schmidt would be the ultimate legacy

Whenever in football it’s announced in advance that a certain manager will be finishing up with a particular team at the end of the season, the reflex in this ...

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Robin Dawson and Irish hopefuls still in hunt at Q-School

Ireland’s trio of contenders remain in the hunt for European Tour cards, with Tramore’s Robin Dawson surviving the cut on the mark after a gutsy finish ...

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Irish eyes turn to FEI World Cup in Germany

After a two-week break, the FEI World Cup series resumes this weekend with both dressage and show jumping rounds taking place in Stuttgart in Germany.

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James O’Donovan blitzes rival Martin Coppinger

James O’Donovan bowled brilliantly at Whitechurch to advance in the Denis McGarry Cup at the expense of Martin Coppinger.

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Footage from reconditioning camp shows Andy Murray on road to full recovery

The former world number one played just six tournaments this year.

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McIlroy’s 2019 schedule could see him lose European Tour membership

The Northern Irishman is to focus on American events for the bulk of his year.

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Federer recovers from opening-day defeat to sweep aside Thiem

The Swiss raced to a 6-2 6-3 victory at the O2.

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Irish American Football Association pays out €40k

IAFA forks out for legal costs in dispute with college game organisers.

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Lewis Hamilton relishing F1 title challenge against Max Verstappen next year

Dutchman Verstappen has won two F1 races in 2018.

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Ronnie O’Sullivan launches fresh attack on World Snooker chief Barry Hearn

The five-time world champion has again voiced his frustrations and concerns about the sport in a series of tweets.

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McIlroy’s 2019 schedule could see him lose European Tour membership

The decision would rule him out of being a Ryder Cup captain or vice-captain.

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GAA turn blind eye to own winter training rules

Last week, the Irish Independent reported four counties — Armagh and Laois footballers and Waterford and Wexford’s hurlers — are to lose home advantage ...

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Sand, sea and sunsets: A history of Enniscrone Golf Club

It was a long time ago when I first visited Enniscrone. I was 13 and I played a links that Eddie Hackett designed in 1970. The course had been here since the 1930s ...

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Gavin Moynihan on track to regain card

Mount Juliet’s Gavin Moynihan remained on course to regain his card as Tramore’s Robin Dawson and Ardglass’ Cormac Sharvin kept their hopes alive ...

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Djokovic makes short work of Isner to open ATP Finals with victory

In Monday’s other match Alexander Zverev defeated Marin Cilic.

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Zverev defeats Cilic to open ATP Finals campaign with victory

The German needed two tie-breaks as he triumphed at the O2 Arena.

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A closer look at Tony Bellew’s career as he hangs up his gloves

Bellew delayed his retirement plans to challenge Usyk but the Ukrainian prevailed by an eighth-round knockout.

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Horner defends Verstappen over Ocon incident in Brazil

The Red Bull team principal said there was no room for ‘robots’ in Formula One.

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What next for Oleksandr Usyk?

Usyk was unfazed by the hostile reception he faced at the Manchester Arena.

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Community service for Max Verstappen after lashing out at Esteban Ocon

The Red Bull driver was leading the Brazilian Grand Prix until Ocon took him out.

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Remembering everyday heroes

It was long ago, though not so far away at all. An underage game on the frozen tundra of the old Tank Field or Nash’s or some such patch barren of grass and ...

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Max Verstappen lashes out at Esteban Ocon after race-losing spin at Interlagos

The Red Bull driver was leading the Brazilian Grand Prix until Ocon took him out.

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Green Machine suffer setback in Belgium

Ireland’s men endured a tough 4-1 defeat to Olympic silver medalists Belgium in Evere on Saturday in their second last World Cup warm-up tie.

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Tearful Lee Westwood ends European Tour drought

An emotional Lee Westwood fought back tears after claiming his first European Tour title since 2014. It was his third victory in the Nedbank Golf Challenge in South ...

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New Zealand will improve, but so will Joe’s Ireland

With the much anticipated New Zealand test looming large in the background, the opening international of the November Guinness Series always had a bit of a matinee ...

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Belfast Star stand tall in Tralee cauldron

Belfast Star are the new leaders of Basketball’s Men’s Super League following their thrilling 89-79 win over Garvey’s Tralee Warriors in Tralee.

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Apple’s Jade back in some style

Apple’s Jade completed back-to-back victories in the Grade 2 Lismullen Hurdle in Navan yesterday, making all to triumph impressively by eleven lengths from ...

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Oleksandr Usyk will bide time to face Anthony Joshua

Oleksandr Usyk is in no rush to move up to the heavyweight division to challenge Anthony Joshua.

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Verstappen fires expletives at Ocon as collision hands Brazil win to Hamilton

Verstappen was in complete control of the race after passing both Mercedes and both Ferrari cars in a superb performance.

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Star top the table with big win over Tralee while Liffey Celtics and Glanmire remain unbeaten

Belfast Star have stormed to the top of the Basketball Ireland Men’s Super League table this weekend following a ten-point win over Garvey’s Tralee Warriors ...

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Tony Bellew loses final fight as Oleksandr Usyk retains cruiserweight titles

Usyk retained his WBC, WBA, IBF and WBO titles.

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Latest: Pole position confirmed as Lewis Hamilton avoids sanction

Latest: Lewis Hamilton will start the first race of his championship parade from pole position after he avoided sanction for a near-miss during qualifying for the ...

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Mechanical issue for Lewis Hamilton in Brazil

He trailed Sebastian Vettel by 0.217 seconds.

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Sergio Garcia continues resurgence with two-shot lead in South Africa

Sergio Garcia continued his remarkable recent run of form as he opened up a two-shot lead heading into the final round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge in South Africa. ...

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O’Sullivan beats Murphy to reach Champion of Champions final

The Rocket rattled in breaks of 129 and 127 to take control of the semi-final at the Ricoh Arena.

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Blue moon over Manchester after tectonic plates shift

One of the earliest and most hard-earned lessons I learned in the playground as a young football neophyte was that there was no team called Manchester.

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Willie Mullins launches formidable twin assault on Naas prize

Willie Mullins fires a formidable twin assault on the Fishery Lane Hurdle at Naas today.

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Samcro unlikely to be a Champion Hurdler

As a massive Samcro fan, from the first day he set foot on a racecourse, I will be surprised should he be good enough to win the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham in ...

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Leona Maguire focused on Modest ambitions

Leona Maguire has more immediate objectives for her professional career than the cause she is advocating as a 20x20 ambassador.

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Leona Maguire has vision to back 20x20 plan

As talented a golfer as Leona Maguire undoubtedly is, the former world amateur number one acknowledges that sport has also been good to her.

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Joe Schmidt’s powerplays can help Ireland exploit demise of the Bajada

Donal Lenihan on what Ireland must do to beat Argentina.

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Boxing’s Olympic future at a crossroads

From the controversy of Michael Conlan’s defeat to Vladimir Nikitin and other decisions at the Rio 2016 Olympics to the contents of a cardboard box, who could ...

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The morality of Manchester’s family fortunes

It’s the ultimate battle of philosophies in Manchester tomorrow. A classic clash of styles as the family pulling every stroke to pump as much money as possible ...

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Robin Dawson on a high but Gavin Moynihan struggling at European Tour Qualifying School

Tramore’s Robin Dawson is brimming with confidence but Gavin Moynihan faces a race against time to beat a back injury and tee it up in the Final Stage of the ...

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Simona Halep’s coach stands down due to family reasons

Darren Cahill guided Halep to the top of the rankings and a grand slam title at the French Open this summer.

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Djokovic and Nadal’s controversial match in Saudi Arabia called off

Nadal underwent ankle surgery after an abdominal injury ruled him out of the ATP Finals in London.

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Mercedes boss Wolff shrugs off ‘Special One’ tag

The Silver Arrows team principal says he is happy to give Lewis Hamilton freedom away from races.

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Bellew would have been ‘haunted’ if he had turned down Usyk’s challenge

The 35-year-old was seemingly on the verge of retirement.

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Federer to target 100th singles title at ATP Finals in London

The Swiss player is among the favourites at the season-ending event.

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