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Scotland expect to be watched by ‘reasonably good number’ of fans at home Euros fixtures
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Scotland expect to be watched by ‘reasonably good number’ of fans at home Euros fixtures

Apr 6th 2021, 4:02 PM 2,320 Views 2 Comments

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has offered an optimistic update over Scotland’s plans for the summer.

Farrell excited by 'great squad' and backs those lacking game time to get up to speed
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Farrell excited by 'great squad' and backs those lacking game time to get up to speed

Jan 28th 2021, 7:15 AM 3,718 Views 5 Comments

The head coach believes he has named a strong squad even if several players are short of game time

Neil Lennon confident he can turn things around after Celtic crash out of Europe
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Neil Lennon confident he can turn things around after Celtic crash out of Europe

Nov 26th 2020, 10:49 PM 5,400 Views 5 Comments

The stuttering Hoops were knocked out of the Europa League this evening.

Ireland's youngsters determined to end campaign on a high after missing out on qualification
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Ireland's youngsters determined to end campaign on a high after missing out on qualification

Nov 17th 2020, 12:15 PM 4,046 Views 2 Comments

Conor Masterson insists there are positives to take for the team.

'We only conceded 4 chances in 3 games' - Kenny plays down Ireland concerns
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'We only conceded 4 chances in 3 games' - Kenny plays down Ireland concerns

Nov 15th 2020, 1:00 AM 4,469 Views 2 Comments

The Irish boss feels his side should not be judged solely on last Thursday’s friendly against England.

Gerard Pique says soul preserved at new Davis Cup, despite mixed attendances
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Gerard Pique says soul preserved at new Davis Cup, despite mixed attendances

Nov 24th 2019, 9:06 PM 12,266 Views 1 Comment

The Barcelona defender is at the forefront of changes made to the 119-year-old competition.

Duffy: Ireland will qualify for Euros if they repeat Danish performance in March
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Duffy: Ireland will qualify for Euros if they repeat Danish performance in March

Nov 19th 2019, 7:15 AM 5,048 Views 9 Comments

The Brighton defender was remaining optimistic after last night’s setback.

Irish provinces aiming for high places as European season kicks-off
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Irish provinces aiming for high places as European season kicks-off

Nov 14th 2019, 8:00 PM 7,243 Views 10 Comments

Connacht are back in with the big boys for the return of the Heineken Champions Cup.

Wijnaldum: Liverpool can remain unbeaten all season
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Wijnaldum: Liverpool can remain unbeaten all season

Oct 19th 2019, 3:53 PM 4,669 Views 13 Comments

The Reds are enjoying a perfect start to the Premier League campaign.

Solskjaer: Manchester United's performances do not worry me
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Solskjaer: Manchester United's performances do not worry me

Sep 14th 2019, 10:50 AM 4,267 Views 13 Comments

Despite a poor run of results, the Old Trafford boss sees no reason for the club to change their approach.

Being optimistic can help you live longer, a new study finds
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Being optimistic can help you live longer, a new study finds

Aug 27th 2019, 11:26 AM 9,114 Views 27 Comments

The research suggests that having a positive attitude could keep you living to 85 and beyond.

After 'freak accident' in 2015, TOD targets spot in Schmidt's World Cup plan
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After 'freak accident' in 2015, TOD targets spot in Schmidt's World Cup plan

Aug 7th 2019, 7:00 AM 14,969 Views 26 Comments

The 32-year-old Munster man was injured in a warm-up game four years ago.

'A goalless draw is the best draw you can get'
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'A goalless draw is the best draw you can get'

Feb 20th 2019, 12:33 PM 6,177 Views 3 Comments

Jamie Carragher was positive about Liverpool’s chances of progression following the first-leg encounter with Bayern Munich.

'It's my body at the end of the day... I just need to keep in touch with Preston'
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'It's my body at the end of the day... I just need to keep in touch with Preston'

Oct 10th 2018, 7:15 AM 11,158 Views 6 Comments

Sean Maguire insists he is ready to face Denmark and Wales despite concerns over the striker’s match fitness.

2019 World Cup a thrilling prospect for Schmidt's superb Ireland
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2019 World Cup a thrilling prospect for Schmidt's superb Ireland

Jun 26th 2018, 8:43 AM 15,588 Views 48 Comments

Ireland had a stunning season in which they beat everyone in the World Rugby Top 10 aside from the All Blacks.

French President will travel to Russia 'when' team reach World Cup quarter-finals
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French President will travel to Russia 'when' team reach World Cup quarter-finals

Jun 10th 2018, 2:07 PM 4,396 Views 9 Comments

Emmanuel Macron is confident the side will at least get to the last eight.

Man United's 'big six' record has laid down a marker for next season - Young
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Man United's 'big six' record has laid down a marker for next season - Young

May 1st 2018, 12:53 PM 11,099 Views 24 Comments

United are set to finish second in the Premier League and are gearing up for an FA Cup final.

'We weren't enjoying our rugby... It has started to lift a bit of the gloom'
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'We weren't enjoying our rugby... It has started to lift a bit of the gloom'

Apr 30th 2018, 12:28 PM 9,771 Views 11 Comments

Ulster captain Rory Best says the province’s last four games have signalled a change in mood.

Rory McIlroy sees progress despite failing to contend at Riviera
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Rory McIlroy sees progress despite failing to contend at Riviera

Feb 19th 2018, 8:32 AM 3,716 Views 6 Comments

The star was encouraged with his game at the Riviera Country Club this week.

Schmidt's stocks look healthy as Ireland set off for sunny Spain
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Schmidt's stocks look healthy as Ireland set off for sunny Spain

Jan 22nd 2018, 8:55 AM 34,276 Views 31 Comments

There are in-form players everywhere in Ireland’s Six Nations squad.

'I don’t think there's a lot of difference between the Super Rugby sides and All Blacks'
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'I don’t think there's a lot of difference between the Super Rugby sides and All Blacks'

Jun 7th 2017, 1:33 PM 6,146 Views 14 Comments

Warren Gatland says he is happy to have tough tests in the build-up to the All Blacks clashes.

LeBron and the Cavs can be hopeful heading into Game 3 of the NBA Finals: here's why
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LeBron and the Cavs can be hopeful heading into Game 3 of the NBA Finals: here's why

Jun 5th 2017, 11:30 PM 5,312 Views 9 Comments

Steve Kerr’s side seem to struggle in the third game of play-off series’.

'We can win every game' - Milner hopes for final flourish from Liverpool in top four fight
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'We can win every game' - Milner hopes for final flourish from Liverpool in top four fight

Mar 7th 2017, 7:48 AM 4,644 Views 13 Comments

The Reds moved back into the Champions League spots with victory over Arsenal at the weekend.

Man United upturn leaves Mourinho feeling at home
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Man United upturn leaves Mourinho feeling at home

Dec 25th 2016, 10:37 AM 3,417 Views 6 Comments

The Red Devils head into their Boxing Day fixture against Sunderland on the back of three consecutive Premier League victories.

'That's what makes these guys stronger, that's what Connacht's about'
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'That's what makes these guys stronger, that's what Connacht's about'

Dec 12th 2016, 6:30 AM 3,666 Views 3 Comments

Pat Lam was pleased his players delivered work rate after a difficult week out west.

It's a yes: Rank-and-file gardaí have voted to accept the pay deal
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It's a yes: Rank-and-file gardaí have voted to accept the pay deal

Dec 5th 2016, 4:40 PM 12,509 Views 47 Comments

Three-quarters of GRA gardaí have voted to accept the Labour Court’s recommendations on pay and conditions.

Ireland Women feeling 'quietly confident' ahead of final Test match against New Zealand
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Ireland Women feeling 'quietly confident' ahead of final Test match against New Zealand

Nov 25th 2016, 6:30 AM 1,702 Views 1 Comment

Ireland are hoping to go out of the November Series on a high.

Holland out for a month but Erasmus confident of Munster's potential
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Holland out for a month but Erasmus confident of Munster's potential

Aug 24th 2016, 6:14 AM 8,351 Views 5 Comments

The promising out-half is struggling with a hamstring issue.

'We've got a big chance now against Italy' - John O'Shea
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'We've got a big chance now against Italy' - John O'Shea

Jun 18th 2016, 4:17 PM 4,259 Views 19 Comments

The Ireland captain says his side needs to learn from their mistakes today.

'Dangerous' Ireland can definitely cause problems at Euro 2016, says Dutch striker
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'Dangerous' Ireland can definitely cause problems at Euro 2016, says Dutch striker

May 28th 2016, 4:37 PM 7,287 Views 7 Comments

Luuk de Jong had some fulsome praise for Martin O’Neill’s side after Friday night’s friendly in Dublin.

Jon Walters issues positive injury update after reports suggest he could miss the Euros
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Jon Walters issues positive injury update after reports suggest he could miss the Euros

Mar 31st 2016, 2:23 PM 12,088 Views 9 Comments

The striker was ruled out of Ireland’s recent friendlies with Switzerland and Slovakia owing to injury.

Irish people are feeling pretty optimistic about 2016
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Irish people are feeling pretty optimistic about 2016

Dec 31st 2015, 6:15 AM 7,876 Views 23 Comments

It looks like we’re bucking the trend worldwide.

'When I left Ireland there was a sense of fear, now it's a different place full of optimism and change'
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'When I left Ireland there was a sense of fear, now it's a different place full of optimism and change'

Nov 18th 2015, 5:05 PM 71 Views 53 Comments

The former Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh writes about how Ireland is experiencing a time of great change.

Squeaking past Carlisle can unite Liverpool says Gary McAllister
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Squeaking past Carlisle can unite Liverpool says Gary McAllister

Sep 24th 2015, 7:55 AM 5,716 Views 39 Comments

Liverpool’s first-team coach sought to put a positive spin on Liverpool narrowly avoiding an upset last night.

'They have some really ordinary players' -- Dunphy insists Ireland can beat Germany
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'They have some really ordinary players' -- Dunphy insists Ireland can beat Germany

Sep 9th 2015, 8:50 PM 8,408 Views 44 Comments

The pundit says the retirement of several stars has weakened Joachim Löw’s side considerably.

Raheem Sterling fee not a concern for Manchester City - Pellegrini
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Raheem Sterling fee not a concern for Manchester City - Pellegrini

Jul 18th 2015, 12:05 AM 2,303 Views 6 Comments

The Chilean is confident the attacker will justify the £49 million expense.

'I am the best coach in the Premier League'
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'I am the best coach in the Premier League'

May 7th 2015, 2:58 PM 5,133 Views 8 Comments

In Thursday’s press conference, he also produced a letter, said to be from club captain Fabricio Coloccini.

The world could be booming again by the end of 2015
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The world could be booming again by the end of 2015

Jan 1st 2015, 8:00 AM 10,603 Views 17 Comments

This is according to UK think tank the Centre for Economic and Business Research (Cebr)

Liverpool can finish in top four, says Lallana
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Liverpool can finish in top four, says Lallana

Dec 30th 2014, 7:15 AM 2,449 Views 2 Comments

The Reds stormed to an impressive 4-1 win over Swansea City on Monday.

Commander Hadfield is here to make you feel a whole lot better about 2015
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Commander Hadfield is here to make you feel a whole lot better about 2015

Dec 29th 2014, 2:32 PM 1,964 Views 2 Comments

“Our world is a better place than we often claim it to be.”

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