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Martin O'Neill facing midfield injury nightmare ahead of pivotal World Cup qualifiers


MARTIN O’Neill is facing a midfield nightmare for the must-win World Cup double header next month with Harry Arter now a major concern for the Ireland boss.

McCaffrey goal sinks Mayo as Dublin run riot


Mick Bohan guided Dublin to TG4 All-Ireland ladies senior football glory at Croke Park yesterday and then revealed his "hurt" at how his midweek comments on Mayo superstar Cora Staunton were construed.

Jose Mourinho learns his fate after being sent-off at Southampton


Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho will not face any further punishment from the Football Association after he was sent off during Saturday’s game against Southampton.

Comment - Does anyone really care that Jim Gavin doesn't pander to the media?

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Was Jim Gavin supposed to burst through the doors, spray champagne over the waiting media, whip off his top to reveal navy and sky blue nipple tassels and burst into a Dubliner's classic to delight the entire room?

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WATCH - Dublin boss Jim Gavin delivers humorous and insightful speech to his home club Round Towers

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Dublin manager Jim Gavin delivered laughs and insights into the role his parents and former managers had in shaping him as a player in a speech at his home club of Round Towers in Clondalkin on Saturday.


'It's not something we'll overplay' - Ireland won't try to capitalise on security fears of rival Rugby World Cup bidders

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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Minister for Sport Shane Ross, rugby legend Brian O'Driscoll and women's rugby captain Niamh Briggs will deliver Ireland's bid presentation to the World Rugby Council in London today.


Eamonn Sweeney: Is there no barrel too empty to be scraped in the search for another bit of Dubegrudgery?

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Is there no end to Dubegrudgery? It seems that there is no barrel too empty to be scraped and no dirge too dismal to be sounded in an attempt to tarnish the achievement of the All-Ireland football champions.


Klopp builds his case for defence on the attack


The recent history of Liverpool can be told in its high-scoring draws. Everton 4 Liverpool 4, 1991; Liverpool 3 AC Milan 3, 2005; Liverpool 4 Arsenal 4, 2009; Crystal Palace 3 Liverpool 3, 2014.

Daily grind lies beneath the glamour of professional life


It turned out the man at the next table at breakfast on Friday was kind of a big deal.


GALLERY: The best pictures from Dublin's All-Ireland win over Mayo


Late goals from Sarah McCaffrey and Carla Rowe put an end to Dublin's All-Ireland final woes as the Jacks won the Brendan Martin Cup with an emphatic 12-point win over Mayo at Croke Park.

Watch: 'This is bigger than sport, it's Ireland as a nation' - Brilliant new RWC 2023 video ahead of bid

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A new Rugby World Cup 2023 promotional video has emerged ahead of the IRFU's official bid presentation to World Rugby delegates in London tomorrow.

Eamonn Sweeney: Mayo have no one to blame but Mayo


We need to talk about Mayo. Because we've got them all wrong and in doing so have missed the real meaning of not just the 2017 football championship, but probably the 2016 one as well.


Joe Brolly: Colm Cooper will live to regret decision to enrich himself

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Sitting around with the other football pundits on The Sunday Game before the final programme of the year last Sunday night, we were shooting the breeze, when I asked: "Hey Gooch, why was I not invited to this testimonial?"


Dublin bury Mayo with flurry of late goals to win second All-Ireland Ladies football title

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MICK Bohan’s Dublin buried Mayo under an avalanche of late goals to claim TG4 All-Ireland ladies senior football glory at Croke Park.

Neil Francis: Willie Duggan was an exception to all the rules - an exceptional man


I'm not sure who was responsible for building those old dressing rooms in Stradbrook, perhaps a long lost cousin once removed from the Marquis de Sade. The long corridor with the dressing rooms at the perpendicular was right at the apex of…


Watch: Heartwarming moment at Croke Park as Derry star gets surprise marriage proposal after Junior football final

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Derry footballer Ciara McGurk didn't get the result she wanted on the pitch at Croke Park today - but ended up with the perfect moment after the final whistle.


Eamonn Sweeney: My first ladies football final - The day I went to Croke Park to condescend and left converted


I went to my first ladies' football final in 1998 prepared to condescend.

'I actually don't have an answer for people' - Jamie Heaslip unsure of return date after six months out


Jamie Heaslip hasn't played since Ireland's penultimate Six Nations fixture against Wales last March, and the star back row still isn't sure when he might return.

Boot on the other foot as fathers can only watch as daughters run out on All-Ireland final day

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'If someone had told me during my career that I will never win an All-Ireland title but my daughter will, I would have taken that."

Sunday, Sep 24

Dublin's turn to seek end to final misery against Mayo


If only to see Cora Staunton parading her extensive range of gifts, you might consider attending the All-Ireland senior ladies final between Dublin and Mayo today. This afternoon's contest marks Staunton's and Mayo's first final appearance…

Nacewa the biggest casualty following Leinster's tumultuous tour of duty


Leinster bid farewell to South Africa last night and after a tumultuous fortnight that ended in a humbling defeat in Bloemfontein on Friday, they'll be glad of the long gap before they have to return.

Marie Hickey: One day we hope to sell out Croke Park for our All-Ireland finals


Our first ever All-Ireland final took place in Durrow, in 1974, when Tipperary and Offaly were the last two counties standing from the eight who took part. Ladies football has come a long way since then.

Saturday, Sep 23

'I think it’s an extremely disappointing development' - Joe Brolly takes issue with Colm Cooper's testimonial dinner

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Sunday Independent columnist Joe Brolly has called Colm Cooper's upcoming testimonial dinner this month 'an extremely disappointing development' for the GAA.

Kieran Kingston steps down as Cork manager after two seasons in charge

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Kieran Kingston has stepped down as Cork hurling manager after declining an offer of a second term.

Tomás Ó Sé's 2017 All Stars: Just one player breaks Dublin and Mayo's dominance

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Only one player outside of Dublin and Mayo was able to force their way into Tomás Ó Sé's 2017 All Star team.

Watch: Michael Conlan wins fourth pro fight in style after spectacular second round knockout

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Michael Conlan improved his professional record to 4-0 after a knockout win over Kenny Guzman in Arizona early this morning.

Friday, Sep 22

'He thought he was Lionel Messi' - Eamon Dunphy claims some Dublin footballers 'really fancy themselves'

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Eamon Dunphy has claimed that the three-in-a-row All-Ireland-winning Dublin footballers will be admired but never 'loved' and labelled an unnamed player 'a bigheaded p***k' during a radio interview this evening.

By calling out Lions’ shortcomings, Roy Keane-esque Sean O’Brien puts his hand up to captain Ireland

Reading Seán O'Brien's withering assessment of the Lions coaches' shortcomings in New Zealand last summer, a couple of images of the morning after the night before came to mind.

Jurgen Klopp highlights 'big problem' for Liverpool - and it's not their defence


Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will encourage his players to continue being their normal, attacking selves as he seeks to end a run of four matches without a win.

'I would be p**sing off a lot of people if I was going around sulking for nine months'


For a man making up for lost time, Jordi Murphy remains implacably calm as he reflects on his nine months out of rugby and his big ambitions for the season ahead.

Thursday, Sep 21

Sean O'Brien releases clarifying statement after interview criticising Warren Gatland

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Sean O'Brien has released a statement on Twitter to clarify comments he made on the drawn Lions series during interviews conducted yesterday.

Alan Brogan - Dublin's older players have big choices to make during winter

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WHAT we saw from Dublin late in last Sunday’s All-Ireland final was an exhibition in game-management.

Chelsea announce deal to sell Diego Costa back to Atletico Madrid


Diego Costa's successful stint with Chelsea has had a bitter end, but his exile will shortly be over as Atletico Madrid finalised a club-record deal to buy him back from the Premier League champions.

Here is why four are shortlisted for Footballer of the Year while Dublin and Mayo dominate All Star nominations

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For the very first time, four players have been nominated for the prestigious Footballer of the Year award - a move that is sure to raise eyebrows.

Wednesday, Sep 20

WATCH - Footage shows Dublin sub Cormac Costello throwing away David Clarke's kicking tees in dying minutes

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Dublin substitute Cormac Costello is being criticised on social media for throwing away David Clarke's kicking tees during the closing minutes of last Sunday's All-Ireland final.

Exclusive: 'He wanted to sail past the Statue of Liberty one last time' - Son's poignant tribute to broadcasting legend Jimmy Magee

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Jimmy Magee's son Mark has paid a poignant tribute to his father after the legendary sports broadcaster and journalist passed away overnight.

'Memory Man' Jimmy Magee, veteran of 11 Olympics and 12 World Cups, dies aged 82

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Popular sports presenter Jimmy Magee has died, aged 82.

Galway's Gearoid McInerney omitted from Hurler of the Year shortlist


Galway centre-back Gearoid McInerney has not made the shortlist for Hurler of the Year.