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# Progress

This month
March 2023
# Progress
Improved Chelsea overturn first-leg deficit to dump out Dortmund
Goals by Raheem Sterling and Kai Havertz earned The Blues a 2-0 victory at Stamford Bridge.
# Irish Eye
O'Connor and McCann secure top-10 finishes at European Indoor Championships
Sharlene Mawdsley fell short in her bid for a place in Saturday’s 400m final.
Last month
February 2023
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Varadkar says Windsor Agreement reached as Sunak built trust and Europe made concessions
Varadkar said negotiations were kept confidential which helped the deal getting done today.
This year
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'The pathway is definitely getting a lot better... There is no chip on the shoulder'
Leinster star Brian Deeny insists not having a Schools Senior Cup on his CV is of no concern in professional ranks.
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University of Limerick ease into Sigerson Cup last 8
Last year’s runners-up prevailed amid a goal-filled second half.
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The Munster try that highlighted the progress their attack is making
Mike Prendergast is pleased with the Munster forwards’ improved handling skills.
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Iga Swiatek shows fight to ease past Camila Osorio
Meanwhile, Jessica Pegula, whose parents own the Buffalo Bills NFL franchise, wore the number three to offer support to Damar Hamlin following his cardiac arrest.
Last year
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1,000 minutes and counting for Dublin teenager emerging in League One
Lincoln City’s Seán Roughan boasts an appearance record this season that owes as much to his own mentality as his mother’s fitness plans.
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New baseline concussion testing programme launched for GAA inter-county players
Players who use this service will also be covered for concussion physician specialist treatment.
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Portarlington, The Downs advance to Leinster semi-finals
Newcastle West, meanwhile, secured the Limerick county title.
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Darwin Nunez's night of good, bad and ugly as Liverpool reach knockout stages
Uruguayan striker scores a sublime header after Mo Salah puts Jurgen Klopp’s men in the lead, with youngster Harvey Elliott completing the scoring.
# Winning
Chelsea reach Champions League knockout stages for 18th time in 19 attempts
It continues the Blues’ excellent record of successfully navigating the group stages — only once have they failed at this hurdle.
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Molde coach believes Irish football is 'on the way forward'
Erling Moe was impressed by Shamrock Rovers’ performance in Tallaght last night.
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Manchester City Champions League last 16 spot confirmed after just 4 games
The Dortmund-Sevilla draw was good news for Pep Guardiola’s side.
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From personal trainer to full focus on Ireland's World Cup play-off bid
Ireland international Jamie Finn on adapting to change and the growth of women’s football.
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Norwegian loanee scores first goal as Dundalk claim bragging rights in local derby
Runar Hauge was on target in the Lilywhites’ win over Drogheda.
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Michelle Smith's 25-year-old record broken as Irish duo advance in Commonwealth Games
Daniel Wiffen and Victoria Catterson both produced impressive swims.
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Ange Postecoglou hails Celtic after rounding off pre-season with Norwich win
Daizen Maeda and David Turnbull were on target for the Hoops.
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Ex-delivery man completes incredible rise with AC Milan signing
Junior Messias began his career in Italy in the amateur game over a decade ago.
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Premier League and Championship clubs given green light over safe standing areas
Cardiff, Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham took part in a pilot programme in the second half of last season
# W6N
From failing floodlights to a record crowd in Leicester - Doyle sees big progression
The Limerick woman is set to come in on the wing against England on Sunday.
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'Tonight was the best we have seen Jack. He’s getting back to himself'
The Ireland international played a key role in Shamrock Rovers’ win against Dundalk on Monday.
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Tense scenes as Man City edge Atletico to set up Real Madrid clash
A fiery end to the game saw Felipe sent off.
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Liverpool star Jota on target as Portugal advance to World Cup qualifying playoff final
Turkey missed a late penalty amid a dramatic climax.
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'I never thought I'd be in a position to say I've won a Triple Crown'
Ireland lock Tadhg Beirne reflects on an encouraging Six Nations campaign.
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Adaramola emergence shows cynics shouldn't judge a book by its cover
Dublin teenager has made his Crystal Palace first-team debut in the FA Cup this season after biding time in the shadows as a schoolboy
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Farrell hopes the best is yet to come as Ireland close in on Triple Crown
Ireland are looking to win their first silverware under Andy Farrell when they host Scotland on Saturday.
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'We have made a huge step... We do not just whack the ball away under pressure'
Vera Pauw hailed Ireland’s improvement after they finished third in the Pinatar Cup.
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Vladimir Putin says it's 'possible' to move forward on some of Macron's proposals
But the Kremlin also warned that the situation is too complex for a breakthrough after “just one meeting”.
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Van Graan challenges Munster to build on Wasps performance
The province’s attack was much improved against the English side on Sunday.
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Dessie Hutchinson: 'Maybe we’re starting to prove a few people wrong'
Ballygunner reached their maiden All-Ireland final yesterday.
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WRU award 12 players with first full-time women's rugby contracts
The 12-month deals, a first for the women’s game in Wales, came into force this week.
All time
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Irish teen revels in first senior goal as Rooney backs him to be a 'big player' for Derby County
Festy Ebosele struck for the Rams against Millwall on Saturday.
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'There is a huge amount of belief in the squad' - Farrell confident Munster can kick on in URC
The province are hoping a number of young players can step up again this season.
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Kildare show up well in Leinster final but Dublin make it 11 titles in-a-row
Daniel Flynn slammed in a 62nd minute goal for Kildare.
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Fine Irish rowing form continues with double repechage success
The women’s pair Monika Dukarska and Aileen Crowley and the lightweight duo of Aoife Casey and Margret Cremen delivered the results they needed.
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How are the Irish Lions tracking as the Tests come into view?
There are two more games before Warren Gatland picks his team to face the Springboks.
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Ireland U21 international earns new three-year deal at Borussia Mönchengladbach
‘We back him to make the step-up to first-team football,’ said sporting director Max Eberl.
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Covid vaccines: Three million doses have been administered in Ireland
Around 25% of the adult population are fully vaccinated.
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer feels Man Utd are on right path as they look for big finish
United can become only the third English top-flight team to finish the season unbeaten away from home and are chasing Europa League final glory.