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Farrell hails Sexton's enduring influence after Ireland captain's return in Rome
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Farrell hails Sexton's enduring influence after Ireland captain's return in Rome

Updated Mon 8:03 AM 19,547 Views 30 Comments

‘His performance was excellent but it’s more than that.’

Former Tottenham boss makes swift impact as Schalke end 30-match winless run
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Former Tottenham boss makes swift impact as Schalke end 30-match winless run

Jan 9th 2021, 5:02 PM 10,746 Views 6 Comments

Christian Gross oversaw their first Bundesliga victory in just under a year.

England's Itoje seeks solace from 'The Lion King' as Ireland await
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England's Itoje seeks solace from 'The Lion King' as Ireland await

Nov 20th 2020, 10:40 PM 6,978 Views 1 Comment

The animated children’s film is providing the England star with unusual inspiration.

250-cap lock Devin Toner continues to 'nurture' Leinster's young guns
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250-cap lock Devin Toner continues to 'nurture' Leinster's young guns

Nov 2nd 2020, 5:00 AM 8,990 Views 7 Comments

The 34-year-old remains a key part of the set-up alongside fellow veteran Scott Fardy.

James Ryan went to Paris as 'a kid' in 2018 but returns as an Ireland leader
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James Ryan went to Paris as 'a kid' in 2018 but returns as an Ireland leader

Oct 29th 2020, 5:00 AM 3,998 Views 1 Comment

The 24-year-old has enjoyed taking responsibility for running the Ireland lineout.

More touches, more influence for Stockdale from fullback
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More touches, more influence for Stockdale from fullback

Aug 26th 2020, 7:00 AM 5,834 Views 15 Comments

The Ireland wing has been getting test runs at 15 for his province.

Rooney hopes Irish teen starlet and other youngsters can learn from Man United defeat
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Rooney hopes Irish teen starlet and other youngsters can learn from Man United defeat

Mar 5th 2020, 11:50 PM 13,461 Views 8 Comments

The Derby County player-coach praised Jason Knight for his performance against Manchester United.

'We lost 2-0 and Roy had a pop off the players. I took a bit off him. But I was thinking: this is what I want'
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'We lost 2-0 and Roy had a pop off the players. I took a bit off him. But I was thinking: this is what I want'

Updated Mar 4th 2020, 12:19 PM 55,760 Views 6 Comments

David Meyler on being the son of an All-Ireland winner, life after football and signing for his hero.

'I think he's going to be a big, big player for us this season'
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'I think he's going to be a big, big player for us this season'

Feb 24th 2020, 6:00 AM 6,849 Views 0 Comments

Ian Morris reserved high praise for Gary Deegan after his eye-catching performance against Dundalk on Friday.

'Milner asked if he could come along' - Critchley
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'Milner asked if he could come along' - Critchley

Feb 5th 2020, 10:34 AM 15,540 Views 14 Comments

The Reds veteran was quick to offer his support despite being stuck on the sidelines during Liverpool’s FA Cup win last night.

Van Persie on Greenwood: 'Every game he tries to copy me'
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Van Persie on Greenwood: 'Every game he tries to copy me'

Dec 17th 2019, 9:55 AM 13,877 Views 5 Comments

A former Old Trafford favourite has been impressed with the in-form teenager.

The Augustinian brother who became a pioneering figure for women's soccer in Ireland
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The Augustinian brother who became a pioneering figure for women's soccer in Ireland

Dec 1st 2019, 7:00 AM 12,056 Views 0 Comments

Bernard Twomey on devoting much of his life to the beautiful game.

'Joe has changed the outlook on rugby for young generations'
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'Joe has changed the outlook on rugby for young generations'

Updated Oct 24th 2019, 8:39 AM 15,831 Views 38 Comments

Peter O’Mahony says that Joe Schmidt’s impact on Irish rugby will be felt all the way down to primary school level.

Hazard pulls strings as Real Madrid earn vital win
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Hazard pulls strings as Real Madrid earn vital win

Oct 22nd 2019, 10:35 PM 5,965 Views 1 Comment

Elsewhere, there were victories for Bayern Munich, PSG and Juventus.

The All Blacks have always loomed large for Kiwi native Joe Schmidt
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The All Blacks have always loomed large for Kiwi native Joe Schmidt

Updated Oct 18th 2019, 8:46 AM 18,400 Views 21 Comments

The Ireland head coach and Steve Hansen have had some great battles since 2013.

Fabinho reveals the role 'agent' Firmino played in Liverpool transfer
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Fabinho reveals the role 'agent' Firmino played in Liverpool transfer

May 30th 2019, 1:20 PM 8,556 Views 12 Comments

The versatile Brazilian completed a switch to Anfield in the summer of 2018, with a fellow countryman helping to put a big-money move in place.

Van der Flier takes inspiration from Nacewa's injury mindset
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Van der Flier takes inspiration from Nacewa's injury mindset

May 23rd 2019, 2:09 PM 4,937 Views 2 Comments

The Leinster flanker says Nacewa’s attitude around setbacks and rehab opened his eyes.

Leinster keen to keep influential Scott Fardy beyond end of season
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Leinster keen to keep influential Scott Fardy beyond end of season

Jan 17th 2019, 7:18 PM 10,920 Views 6 Comments

The 34-year-old is in superb form and has a strong influence within the squad.

'He's definitely different to how he played' - The Irish striker thriving under Joey Barton
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'He's definitely different to how he played' - The Irish striker thriving under Joey Barton

Dec 30th 2018, 8:00 AM 22,433 Views 2 Comments

Paddy Madden on how a move to League One outfit Fleetwood Town has reignited his career.

'The Derry Pele' pulls the strings as Finn Harps advance in First Division play-off
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'The Derry Pele' pulls the strings as Finn Harps advance in First Division play-off

Oct 19th 2018, 10:18 PM 8,792 Views 5 Comments

Paddy McCourt was imperious as he prolonged his playing career for two more weeks.

'We are still possibly learning the system, to get it to exactly how we want'
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'We are still possibly learning the system, to get it to exactly how we want'

Oct 15th 2018, 3:04 PM 5,650 Views 1 Comment

Richard Keogh has suggested it will take Ireland time to adapt to the 3-5-2 formation.

Snapchat lost €1 billion in value just after Kylie Jenner tweeted she doesn't use it anymore
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Snapchat lost €1 billion in value just after Kylie Jenner tweeted she doesn't use it anymore

Feb 23rd 2018, 7:36 AM 42,958 Views 60 Comments

The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star said it to her 24.5 million Twitter followers.

Leinster coach Lancaster takes guest session with Ireland U20s
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Leinster coach Lancaster takes guest session with Ireland U20s

Jan 31st 2018, 6:00 AM 9,872 Views 28 Comments

The Englishman has invested into the local coaching scene since moving to Ireland.

Here's what you should look out for when deciding if you should trust an influencer
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Here's what you should look out for when deciding if you should trust an influencer

Jan 28th 2018, 8:00 PM 9,943 Views 4 Comments

It’s easy once you know.

'The advantage of having an All Black beside you': Stockdale reveling in tandem with Piutau
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'The advantage of having an All Black beside you': Stockdale reveling in tandem with Piutau

Oct 9th 2017, 12:01 AM 5,075 Views 13 Comments

The young Ulster star has scored on all four of his appearances this campaign, but he’s eager to deflect the credit.

Sexton must lay down marker as Lions get 2017 tour underway
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Sexton must lay down marker as Lions get 2017 tour underway

Jun 3rd 2017, 12:20 AM 8,962 Views 11 Comments

The Ireland out-half will be fighting hard for his spot.

'It's part of our DNA' - Cullen excited to see Leinster take on Kiwi spirit
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'It's part of our DNA' - Cullen excited to see Leinster take on Kiwi spirit

May 9th 2017, 7:15 AM 7,077 Views 15 Comments

The eastern province have been thrilling to watch in attack at times this season.

Conor McGregor named as one of Time's 100 most influential people
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Conor McGregor named as one of Time's 100 most influential people

Apr 20th 2017, 3:35 PM 11,954 Views 38 Comments

McGregor is among some illustrious company on the list.

'Zidane changed everything and makes me feel important'
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'Zidane changed everything and makes me feel important'

Apr 7th 2017, 1:05 PM 6,214 Views 1 Comment

Toni Kroos has been in fine form for the European and world champions and has expressed his gratitude to his current coach.

'It’s never ideal losing your 10, but you have to be ready for anything'
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'It’s never ideal losing your 10, but you have to be ready for anything'

Mar 12th 2017, 7:00 AM 13,273 Views 23 Comments

Garry Ringrose felt Ireland adapted well to losing Sexton twice, but Joe Schmidt didn’t quite agree.

Fardy can add value on and off the field for Leinster -- Cullen
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Fardy can add value on and off the field for Leinster -- Cullen

Mar 3rd 2017, 3:57 PM 5,219 Views 8 Comments

The head coach hopes the veteran Wallaby can help to develop the young talent coming off Leinster’s conveyor belt.

'Animal' Ibrahimovic thanks kids, Mourinho for Man United chance
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'Animal' Ibrahimovic thanks kids, Mourinho for Man United chance

Feb 28th 2017, 9:55 AM 5,294 Views 9 Comments

The Swedish striker has denied his future depends on the club qualifying for the Champions League.

Bailly flourishing at Manchester United after one-on-ones with Mourinho
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Bailly flourishing at Manchester United after one-on-ones with Mourinho

Feb 16th 2017, 10:43 AM 6,583 Views 12 Comments

The centre-back has thanked his manager for helping him to make a seamless transition to Premier League football.

Fletcher: 'I walked on the pitch next to Roy Keane and knew we would be fine'
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Fletcher: 'I walked on the pitch next to Roy Keane and knew we would be fine'

Jan 13th 2017, 11:40 AM 13,995 Views 8 Comments

Darren Fletcher has dismissed the myth that he and Roy Keane did not get along at Manchester United.

'I've learnt more in three weeks than in my entire career' - Guardiola's early impact hailed
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'I've learnt more in three weeks than in my entire career' - Guardiola's early impact hailed

Jul 23rd 2016, 3:31 PM 11,423 Views 7 Comments

The Catalan’s City reign might be in its infancy, but one player in particular has been impressed by the ex-Barca coach

Trimble hopes for clinical edge against 'Saracens' of the Six Nations
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Trimble hopes for clinical edge against 'Saracens' of the Six Nations

Mar 17th 2016, 7:45 AM 6,115 Views 9 Comments

The 31-year-old wing scored his 17th Test try last weekend against Italy.

Ex-Ireland U21 footballer on how Moyes persuaded him to join Preston despite PL offers
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Ex-Ireland U21 footballer on how Moyes persuaded him to join Preston despite PL offers

Jan 10th 2016, 9:00 PM 13,894 Views 5 Comments

Michael Keane chats to The42 about the impact that the former Manchester United manager had on his career.

Alex Ferguson admits he is 'worried' about Liverpool under Klopp
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Alex Ferguson admits he is 'worried' about Liverpool under Klopp

Dec 7th 2015, 11:38 PM 6,581 Views 7 Comments

The former Manchester United boss has no doubt the Reds will become a major threat under the German manager

'I was just running on instinct, I didn't want to stuff it up': Old, wise McCaw still wary of over-thinking the biggest games
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'I was just running on instinct, I didn't want to stuff it up': Old, wise McCaw still wary of over-thinking the biggest games

Oct 23rd 2015, 8:29 PM 6,142 Views 0 Comments

The captain is ready to get more battle scars to reach a second consecutive World Cup final.

Argentina hero Sanchez learned from 'best player of all time' Wilkinson at Toulon
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Argentina hero Sanchez learned from 'best player of all time' Wilkinson at Toulon

Oct 22nd 2015, 12:10 AM 5,484 Views 7 Comments

The Pumas fly-half also praised opposite number Matt Giteau ahead of Sunday’s World Cup semi-final against Australia.

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