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Connacht to face French champs in Heineken pool
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Connacht to face French champs in Heineken pool
LEINSTER will start their defense of the Heineken Cup in a pool also involving Bath, Glasgow Warriors and French Championship runners-up Montpellie...
Breen's 'Ice is shock  Belmont Stakes' winner
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Breen's 'Ice is shock Belmont Stakes' winner
Those mercurial 3-year-olds; they did it again in the Belmont Stakes, treating the long-shot players to riches in the mud. Leading the way was Geor...
The best and the worst
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The best and the worst
Best Buys 1. Manchester United's Javier Hernández Balcázar, aka Chicharito, from Guadalajara for £6 million - a very impressive 20 goals in his fir...
Trap wants 'yes' or 'no,' not no-show
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Trap wants 'yes' or 'no,' not no-show
GIOVANNI TRAPATTONI had a word for the players who failed to turn up following the Republic of Ireland's latest 2-0 victory over Italy in Liege. Go...
Tipp will be too strong for rebuilding Clare
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Tipp will be too strong for rebuilding Clare
Tipperary, the reigning All-Ireland hurling champions, are back in action on Sunday next when they play Clare at the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick. Af...
GAA can't dictate to RTE who covers games
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GAA can't dictate to RTE who covers games
There are things about the GAA that are almost impossible to explain to people from outside Ireland. No matter how you try to spin it, they can't q...
Foley's Old World is new kid on block
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Foley's Old World is new kid on block
Heavyweight Tom Hardwick is off the card, but it's all systems go for Jim Foley's Old World Boxing which makes its promotional debut June 24 in Woo...
O'Donoghue, Walshe lead Kingdom to victory
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O'Donoghue, Walshe lead Kingdom to victory
Kerry were deserved winners over Cavan as Kevin Walshe and Alan O'Donoghue ran the Cavan rear guard ragged in a sublime performance. Man of the mat...
McDowell ready to defend title at Congressional
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McDowell ready to defend title at Congressional
When the field tees off in the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md. on Thursday, a year will have past since Graeme McDowell sc...
Shefflin's Cats bounce back, Waterford through in Munster
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Shefflin's Cats bounce back, Waterford through in Munster
TWO of the main contenders for what is certain to prove a hugely competitive All-Ireland Hurling Championship made important statements last weeken...
O'Grady raises optimism levels in Limerick
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O'Grady raises optimism levels in Limerick
There will be much focus on the Munster Hurling Championship game between Limerick and Waterford in Thurles on Sunday next. Donal O'Grady has done ...
McIlroy's 5th in Ohio; McDowell fails in Wales
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McIlroy's 5th in Ohio; McDowell fails in Wales
The world’s inhabited by Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell certainly don't lack for drama. A frontrunning effort by McIlroy once again was for naugh...