Real Madrid comeback leaves Bayern Munich with tough task to qualify for final

Bayern Munich 1 Real Madrid 2Real Madrid came from behind tonight to take a 2-1 advantage into the second leg of their Champions League semi-final against Bayern ...

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Tipperary forwards on top form against Waterford in Munster MFC play-off

Tipperary 2-11 Waterford 2-6A five-point margin flattered the home team in the Leamybrien sunshine today as Tipperary were the silkier team on show in this Munster ...

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Willie Mullins roars to the front in Trainers' Championship race

Willie Mullins turned the tables on Gordon Elliott in spectacular fashion at Punchestown today and is now the red-hot favourite to claim a 12th Irish trainers' championship ...

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Ryan’s challenge to get into Rockies’ heads

Blackrock supporters will be hoping last season’s beaten finalists can go a step further this year and land their first Cork senior hurling title since 2002.

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Bishopstown turn back down the dual road

It’s been six years since Bishopstown reached the Cork SHC final, when they fell just short against a strong Sarsfields team.

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Gormley looks for inspiration in attack

Former All-Ireland winning Tyrone defender Conor Gormley has admitted the county lacks serious firepower and has challenged the current forwards to prove they’re ‘marquee’ talents.

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Wenger would like to hand over hotseat to former player

After spending 22 years in the spotlight as Arsenal manager there is a great sense of intrigue as to what comes next for Arsene Wenger.

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Advantage Real as Bayern blunder

Real Madrid’s bid for a third straight Champions League title remained on course after a come-from-behind 2-1 win at Bayern Munich.

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Simeone on the wrong side in clash of mirror opposites?

Tonight’s Europa League semi-final first leg between Arsenal and Atletico Madrid brings together two teams and clubs who are mirror opposites in many ways — including the personalities and philosophies of managers Arsene Wenger and Diego Simeone.

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Luckless Sherry still has dad’s two caps in sights

When Mike Sherry won a cap on the tour of the United States and Canada in 2013, it looked a near certainty that he would soon challenge for a regular place in the middle of the Ireland front row.

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Earls certain Munster capable of lifting silverware

Keith Earls was crowned Munster Player of the Year yesterday but said he would gladly swap his prize for team silverware at the end of the season.

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McCarthy ready to step up as Leinster’s No 9

Nick McCarthy says he’ll be ready to rock if he’s selected by Leinster in next month’s Champions Cup final in Bilbao.

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Dunne tunes up for China Open with a zither

Paul Dunne tuned up for this week’s Volvo China Open by taking up the challenge of playing a traditional Chinese zither in Beijing.

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How vision and passion put swinging southwest on the map

SWING’s 30th anniversary celebrations were full of optimism, writes Kevin Markham

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‘It’s all in the past,’ claims Na as he hits back at slow play taunts

Kevin Na has hit out at those that still label him a ‘slow’ player and claims his lengthy pre-shot routine is a thing of the past.

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Un De Sceaux right back to his best

Tuesday, the opening day of the Punchestown, was to be Willie Mullins’ day. Expectation was high that the stable could make the necessary start in its bid to reel in championship leader Gordon Elliott in the race for the trainers’ title. And so it did.

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Nicholls bullish ahead of Vicente’s history bid

Paul Nicholls believes Vicente has a “massive chance” of becoming the first horse in over a century to win three consecutive renewals of the Coral Scottish Grand National at Ayr today.

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Concordin provides joy for Tyner

Limerick, deputising for the currently un-raceable Kilbeggan, hosted a seven-race programme last evening and the feature, as such, the www.limerickraces.ie Handicap Chase, was won in good style by the Robert Tyner-trained and JP McManus-owned Concordin.

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Pessoa happy with favourites tag

The Irish show jumping team’s competitive season gets underway in earnest this weekend with a nations cup fixture in Slovakia.

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Brilliant start sets up McDonagh for easy win

Arthur McDonagh bowled impressively at Newcestown to beat Gavin Twohig by a bowl of odds in the Munster Senior Championship.

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Kelly/Foley combo tops in thrilling Monaghan finish

The Four Seasons Hotel Monaghan Rally ended in dramatic fashion as the Donegal/Monaghan pairing of Donagh Kelly/Conor Foley guided their KN Group liveried Ford Focus WRC to a final stage victory to deny long time leaders, the Monaghan/Cork duo of Sam Moffett/Karl Atkinson (Ford Fiesta R5).

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