Niall Scannell among players added to Ireland squad ahead of Wales clash

As the Ireland squad return to Carton House to prepare for this weekend's crucial Six Nations encounter with Wales, a number of players have been added to the squad. ...

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Juan Mata supports use of VAR despite missing out on a goal

Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata remains a supporter of the Video Assistant Referee system despite it costing him a goal at the weekend.

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VIDEO: See why a game in Brazil had to be abandoned after 10 red cards

A derby game featuring two of Brazil's biggest clubs had to be abandoned yesterday when home team Vitoria had five players sent off.

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PaperTalk GAA Show: Dalo's joy in Cusack Park, Tipp dismantle sweeper, Monaghan squeeze Kerry and Kingdom ladies row

At times in Ennis yesterday, Clare made Cork look like an U16 team up against a minor team, says Anthony Daly, but are the Rebels shadow boxing?

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PaperTalk GAA Show: Dalo's joy in Cusack Park, Tipp dismantle sweeper, Monaghan squeeze Kerry and Kingdom ladies row

At times in Ennis yesterday, Clare made Cork look like an U16 team up against a minor team, says Anthony Daly, but are the Rebels shadow boxing?

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VAR has strayed way offside

Olivier Giroud hasn’t put a foot wrong since joining Chelsea from Arsenal. Will he get the nod ahead of Alvaro Morata for the Barcelona clash this week? writes Daniel Storey

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Terrace Talk: Pogba sick leave brings summer soap opera forward

When it came to memorable sights, United fans were spoiled for choice on Saturday at Huddersfield. 

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’Dale survive Dele Alli plunge

Rochdale manager Keith Hill celebrated his team’s FA Cup draw with Tottenham - and defended the right of Dele Alli to win the penalty that almost shattered the hosts’ hopes.

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Johann Van Graan anger as Reds self-destruct

No wonder Johann van Graan looked downbeat.

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Smiling James Lowe lights up Leinster

A game badly compromised by the absence of almost two dozen Six Nations stars was rescued by another star turn from Leinster’s James Lowe who continued to entertain long after the final whistle on Saturday afternoon.

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Joe Schmidt plans for every eventuality

Joe Schmidt has backed Ireland’s “great decision makers” to successfully adapt to whatever conditions or opposition gameplan they face when Wales visit Dublin for this Saturday’s crucial NatWest 6 Nations showdown.

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Even for the best, golf is littered with headwrecking frustrations

In every sport, there’s a team, or a venue, or an event, or a player that proves to be someone’s nemesis. Sometimes it just gets in the player’s head but it proves to be a complete bogeyman… and golf is littered with them, says Kevin Markham

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The 10 best golf scenes in non-golf films

Golf has been a feature of many movies over the years, from Caddyshack to Tin Cup, but this beautiful game of ours is also ever-present as window-dressing in other films. Kevin Markham picks the 10 best movies where golf makes a brief but telling appearance.

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Bandon’s John ‘Blondie’ Carroll still calling the shots

It has been a while since John “Blondie” Carroll was lacing up his boots in a Cork Celtic dressing room. Yet his years in a team environment, as well as a long-serving national golf selector, have made him an ideal fit as the Golfing Union of Ireland’s new senior team captain.

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Sara Bradstock defiant as injury curse strikes Coneygree again

Sara Bradstock is “not giving up” on Coneygree despite ruling the 2015 Cheltenham Gold Cup hero out for the rest of the season due to a stress fracture of his tibia.

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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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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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PaperTalk GAA Show: Dalo's joy in Cusack Park, Tipp dismantle sweeper, Monaghan squeeze Kerry and Kingdom ladies row

At times in Ennis yesterday, Clare made Cork look like an U16 team up against a minor team, says Anthony Daly, but are the Rebels shadow boxing?

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Hot hand Dan James breaks Warriors hearts

UCD Marian are back at the summit of the Men’s Super League following a terrific 86-83 win over Garvey’s Tralee Warriors at Belfield.

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Naomi Carroll goal earns heroic win for Harlequins

Naomi Carroll’s goal 15 minutes from time saw Cork Harlequins record another marquee win on the road as they beat Ulster’s finest, Pegasus, 2-1 at Queen’s in the women’s EY Hockey League.

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