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Wednesday 23 January, 2013

Dave has that ‘killer’ instinct as Penney tips off Lions

The Munster coach feels Warren Gatland would be well served by bringing Kilcoyne to Australia.

Tuesday 22 January, 2013

Homecoming teen Rob Henshaw gets a thrilling chance against English

The Connacht fullback is in for a warm reception when he lines up against the Saxons in Galway this weekend.

Zebo, Best and Pienaar on longlist for European Player of the Year

3 Clermont Auvergne players have been included but the decision will not be made until after the Heineken Cup Final.

Fancy an Olympic trip to Rio in 2016? If so, get your rugby boots

‘Her name is Rio and she dances on the sand’

6 Nations road to redemption still exists for Trimble and Court

Ireland’s assistant coach Les Kiss insisted that all players in the ‘A’ squad could still feature against Wales.

Young stars set to be given Wolfhounds chance in Galway

Connacht players such as Robbie Henshaw and Dave McSharry should feature in an enticing line-up.

Saturday 19 January, 2013

Monday 14 January, 2013

In pictures: Our Heineken Cup Team of the Week Well Played This post contains images

In pictures: Our Heineken Cup Team of the Week

Check out who made our prestigious list following another week of European action.

Monday 24 December, 2012

I was there… for Ireland’s brutal tour of New Zealand

Patrick McCarry was our man embedded with Declan Kidney’s squad as they came so close yet so far away last summer.

Tuesday 16 October, 2012

Torrential downpour: England and Poland will have to play it again

War… saw, what is it good for? Absolutely nothing.

Monday 9 July, 2012

Federer sets his sets on Olympic Gold as Murray compares him to Muhammad Ali

The Swiss ace won the men’s doubles in 2008 but craves a centre court win at SW19 to crown a golden summer.

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Poll: Is Roger Federer the greatest tennis player of all time?

The 30-year-old added to his legend with Wimbledon win number seven but Rafa and Rod might have qualms with ‘best ever’ claims.

Sunday 8 July, 2012

Last minute goal secures a point for Saints as Shamrock Rovers lose more ground

Pat Flynn claimed a point for his side with a fine strike in Sunday’s Dublin Derby at Tallaght Stadium. Cork and Bohemians also drew.

I never stopped believing says Federer after Wimbledon win number seven

The Swiss maestro cherished the ‘great moment’ of his record-breaking 17th Grand Slam and praised Andy Murray.

Doubts raised over Derval O’Rourke’s Olympic participation after finals withdrawal

The Irish champion missed out on the 100m hurdles at Santry on Sunday sparking worries over her fitness.

Wimbledon Men’s Final: Federer wins title number seven after four set win

The win at SW19 sees the Swiss return to the top of the world rankings.

Wimbledon Mens’ Final: Federer one set away from Wimbledon glory.

The Fed Express is really starting to motor now although Andy Murray has shown tremendous fight.

Wiggins retains yellow jersey as Olympic road race champion crashes out of Tour de France

The Team Sky cyclist finished in the main pack to keep his lead intact while Thibaut Pinot won the eighth stage.

Wimbledon Mens’ Final: Federer wins second set to draw level

The tempo has yet to drop in this intriguing final between the imperious Swiss and the hopeful Scot.

Wimbledon Mens’ Final: Murray wins first set against Federer

Solid serving games were expected from both men but that was not the case in the opening exchanges.

Yet another dream team for the USA as Blake Griffin joins LeBron and Kobe

Coach Mike Krzyzewski might be missing four of the NBA’s biggest stars but his 12-man squad for the Olympics is pretty nifty.

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UFC 148: Anderson Silva retains his middleweight crown after second round TKO

The Brazilian was tested early on by Chael Sonnen before wrapping up his 15th win in succession.

Tuesday 3 July, 2012

Charitable cyclist gears up for Europe’s ‘toughest endurance road race’

While Tour de France participants put their feet up after a tough day’s slog, Duncan McKenzie will power on into the wee hours of the night and beyond.

Monday 25 June, 2012

Summer Tour Diary: Five month break for the Irish rugby team but who will be back?

Ireland will be boosted by the return of the likes of Tommy Bowe and Paul O’Connell but others look to have played their last Test match.

Sunday 24 June, 2012

Opinion: Predictions and brave words fall by the wayside after merciless mauling

The Grand Slam team of 2009 are well and truly a distant memory after Ireland’s record defeat.

Saturday 23 June, 2012

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As it happened: Ireland v New Zealand, Third Test

It was the last-chance saloon for Declan Kidney’s side on their summer tour. Could they find that extra push to beat the All Blacks?

Friday 22 June, 2012

Interview: Les Kiss on Ireland, Murray and changing the drop goal rule

The Ireland assistant coach spoke to our man in New Zealand Patrick McCarry in advance of tomorrow’s third meeting with the All Blacks.

Preview: Another glorious chance to make Irish rugby history awaits

It will be by no means a simple task but the All Blacks are shorn of the services of Dan Carter, their first-choice wingers and two-thirds of their back row.

Summer Tour Diary: Next time this guy is back, he will be a tourist … or a coach

Seven tours to New Zealand and not many wins to speak of but Brian O’Driscoll can sign off in style by conquering the All Blacks.

Thursday 21 June, 2012

Ireland’s Call – Part Three: You asked, O’Driscoll and Kidney answered

The Irish coach and captain fielded your questions as the team for the final Test against the All Blacks was announced.

Earls back on the left wing as Kidney names strong side for Third Test

The Munster man returns from a shoulder injury to face the All Blacks and is joined in the Irish backline by Paddy Wallace.

Wednesday 20 June, 2012

Ronan O’Gara: ‘I would have only been too happy to have a crack off that late penalty’ Exclusive

We caught up for a one-on-one chat with the Munster out-half ahead of his final Test match ever in New Zealand.

Ireland’s Call – Part Three: Put your questions to Brian O’Driscoll and Declan Kidney

With the final Test coming up against the All Blacks on Saturday, we are giving you one last chance to put your queries to the Irish coach and captain.

Tuesday 19 June, 2012

Summer Tour Diary: Unbelievable belief and a fantastic sponge in Queenstown Dunkin' This post contains videos

Summer Tour Diary: Unbelievable belief and a fantastic sponge in Queenstown

Donncha O’Callaghan braves icy cold waters and Les Kiss talks up the ongoing development of Conor Murray.

Monday 18 June, 2012

Dan Tuohy: Ireland will go out with all guns blazing against the All Blacks

The Ulster lock believes Chris Henry, his provincial colleague, would ‘do the job’ if he is selected to replace Jamie Heaslip in the back row.

Sunday 17 June, 2012

Summer Tour Diary: Outnumbered 15 to 1 yet all you could hear were Irish voices

Jonathan Sexton admitted that he needed to strike his late penalty perfectly for Ireland to lead. He did not but was excellent otherwise.

Heaslip and D’Arcy ruled out of final Test against the All Blacks

The Leinster duo are returning to Ireland after sustaining a fractured finger and calf strain in Saturday’s narrow loss to New Zealand.

Saturday 16 June, 2012

As it happened: New Zealand v Ireland, Second Test

Rugby League Park in Christchurch was the setting for what could be a punishing affair for the Irish unless they could up their game significantly.

Friday 15 June, 2012

Preview: ‘Controlled abandon’ the latest plot to overthrow mighty All Blacks

No more dice rolling for Irish coach Declan Kidney but most supporters would not be averse to a game of stuck in the mud against New Zealand.

Summer Tour Diary: Restart for Christchurch as Ireland talk up second chances

A tour of the earthquake-hit city puts things into perspective for Kevin McLaughlin and his teammates ahead of All Blacks battle.

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