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Darragh O'Donovan, Aaron Gillane to miss out for Limerick

Limerick’s Darragh O’Donovan and top scorer Aaron Gillane will miss the county’s crunch Division 1B fixture against Dublin on Saturday.

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DCU dispatch DIT to cruise into final

DCU were always in control of this all-Dublin clash between two colleges hoping to reach their first Fitzgibbon Cup final and they will now hope to bring the trophy back to the capital for the first time since 2001.

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Mauricio Pocchetino: We deserved a victory

Mauricio Pochettino hailed his side’s character after Tottenham overcame a nightmare start to draw 2-2 with Juventus in last night’s Champions League last-16 first leg tie in Turin.

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Cillian O'Sullivan says Páirc Tailteann redevelopment 'long overdue'

Meath footballer Cillian O’Sullivan has welcomed the green light to redevelop their Páirc Tailteann GAA base, describing it as “long overdue”.

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Jurgen Klopp: We can compete with the elite of Europe

Jurgen Klopp insists Liverpool can compete with Europe’s best even if no-one is giving his side much of a chance in the Champions League.

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Eddie Jones slams 'retrospective refereeing'

Eddie Jones has criticised World Rugby for their “retrospective refereeing” of England’s NatWest 6 Nations win over Wales at Twickenham.

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Zinedine Zidane pins his hopes on old order

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane looked supremely relaxed as he smiled his way through yesterday’s press conference ahead of tonight’s Champions League last-16 first leg at home to Paris Saint Germain.

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Conor Hourihane relishing thrill of being chased

Cork’s Conor Hourihane expects to be a DVD star back in the family home as he relishes feeling unbeatable at Aston Villa.

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Sam Arnold: I needed to make amends

With a newly inked contract in his back pocket and a pep talk from Andy Farrell fresh in the mind, Sam Arnold was in a perfect position to reboot his season in the bonus-point win over Zebre at the weekend.

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Jono Gibbes head not turned by Michael Cheika speculation

Ulster are making no official comment on speculation in New Zealand and Australia that their newly appointed head man Jono Gibbes is being hunted by Wallaby coach Michael Cheika.

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John Caulfield calls for live TV soccer on Thursday nights

MC Con Murphy was drawing a panel discussion to a close at the end of the SSE Airtricity League 2018 launch at the Aviva Stadium yesterday when one of his guests politely asked if he could make one additional point.

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Douvan 'not far away' from return

Douvan is “not far away” from returning to action after being entered in the Red Mills Chase at Gowran Park on Saturday.

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Ireland hope to repeat last year's nations cup success in Florida

Ireland has two show jumping teams in action this weekend for the first of this year’s nations cup fixtures. Michael Blake takes charge of affairs for the five-star meeting in Ocala, Florida, while Taylor Vard will be overseeing matters at Abu Dhabi’s five-star contest in the UAE.

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Only in Gaelic football is smart, cynical fouling a KPI

The GAA needs to acknowledge that, along with its much-heralded community and amateur status, there is a pervasive cynicism that is ‘unique to our games’, writes Kieran Shannon

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Wexford greasing wheels for the road ahead

Wexford’s focus is fully on this weekend’s NHL clash with Tipperary after a fundraising trip to New York last week, says Diarmuid O’Keeffe.

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Tipp expectation is no weight, insists Ronan Maher

After Tipperary beat Waterford in Thurles, manager Michael Ryan said he’d have to get lessons in taking sideline cuts from Ronan Maher, who cut over a beauty.

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A wounded Wales make me more nervous than England

Wales coach Warren Gatland brings great qualities to any management set-up and once again, in the face of adversity, he has engineered two really competitive Six Nations’ performances from a squad ravaged by injury, writes Donal Lenihan

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