No title yet for Celtic after defeat by Hibs

Celtic's SPL title celebrations remain on hold after they slipped to a 2-1 defeat at Hibernian.

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Late West Brom comeback denies Liverpool victory

West Brom came back from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Liverpool this afternoon.

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Football shirts banned as World Snooker Championship begins in Sheffield

The Betfred World Championship got underway today as the tournament enforced a new ban on football shirts.

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‘Disconnect talk between Croke Park and clubs annoys me’

Next to Frank Murphy, there are very few who have given as much service to the GAA as Joan Cooney.

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We still don’t know where the cameras will be rolling

A little over three weeks out from the start of the provincial championships and there hasn’t been a dicky bird about the live TV schedules.

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Eoghan O’Donnell: Talk of toxic Ger Cunningham era ‘rubbish’

Eoghan O’Donnell has described claims of a “toxic” atmosphere in Ger Cunningham’s Dublin hurling camp as “rubbish”.

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The vast majority of loyal fans don’t know whether to laugh or cry

Sic Transit Gloria Mundi.

 

So it would appear that swathes of empty seats and the prospect of the financial pain of a desolate prawn circle, after the installation of more Club Level seats this summer, has finally forced a response to the interminable outcry for change at the Arsenal, signalling the end of a glorious era.

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Wenger: Invincibles his crowning glory

Arsene Wenger’s top ten outstanding achievements.

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‘You don’t find a replacement for Arsene Wenger. You find a new path forward’

Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis presided over a packed press conference to discuss the end of Arsene Wenger’s 22-year managerial reign, making it feel more like a funeral, but without discussing what part he or the Arsenal board played in killing off the French coach.

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Donal Lenihan: Munster can prevail. But it will demand season’s best performance

Key points to look at ahead of Sunday’s Champions Cup semi-final.

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Donal Lenihan: Keep an eye on Scarlets ‘poachers’

The key issues that will decide Champions Cup semi finals.

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Joey Carbery: The Competitive Understudy

By learning from the best, the apprentice has become one of the best. Anyone who fears Leinster and Ireland talent Joey Carbery may get impatient waiting for Johnny Sexton to retire doesn’t appreciate the upside of operating in his shadow.

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Adare Manor makes a compelling Ryder Cup case

Can Ireland’s top golfers - supported by the formidable figure of Adare Manor owner JP McManus - persuade the European Tour that the Limerick venue is a no-brainer when it comes to hosting the 2026 Ryder Cup?

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‘What you have here is parkland perfection’

Four of Ireland’s most distinguished professional golfers lined up at Adare Manor, Co Limerick, yesterday in tribute to the contribution five JP McManus pro-am events have made to charitable interests throughout the mid-west.

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Spectacular Adare gives amateurs a fair chance, says Pádraig Harrington

"AN amateur-friendly golf course that will also challenge the top professional."

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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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Low Sun dazzles for Katie O’Farrell

Low Sun sprang a major surprise in the €100,000 RYBO Handicap Hurdle in Fairyhouse yesterday, giving 7lbs claimer Katie O’Farrell the biggest win of her career and the first leg of a magnificent double.

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Gary O’Hanlon: A talent finally in bloom

On Sunday, Gary O’Hanlon will line up at the London Marathon behind the world’s best: Eliud Kipchoge, Kenenisa Bekele and Mo Farah, rock stars of a sport he once thought had abandoned him, but in which, with each passing year, he’s flourishing ever more, writes Cathal Dennehy

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Obituary: Eric Bristow, the ‘Crafty Cockney’, five-time darts world champion

Bristow transformed darts from a pub corner curiosity into a sport, writes Colm Greaves

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Coach of year gong for Ioannis Liapakis

He suffered heartache and bitter frustration in the dying moments of the National Cup final, but there was a tincture of consolation yesterday for passionate UCD Marian head coach Ioannis Liapakis, named SuperLeague coach of the year.

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