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Keith Higgins captains Mayo to Croke Park hurling glory
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Keith Higgins captains Mayo to Croke Park hurling glory

Jul 31st 2021, 6:42 PM 13,541 Views 5 Comments

The Green and Red stalwart scored 0-7 in a man-of-the-match display, before climbing the steps of the Hogan Stand.

'If I'm thinking I’m f*****g Busquets walking around, I’m no use'
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'If I'm thinking I’m f*****g Busquets walking around, I’m no use'

Jun 29th 2021, 6:14 PM 12,705 Views 1 Comment

Shane Keegan sat down for a hilarious chat with League of Ireland legend Chris Shields in a special episode of The Football Family.

'Connacht have shown a lot of loyalty to me and I have been loyal to them'
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'Connacht have shown a lot of loyalty to me and I have been loyal to them'

May 27th 2021, 6:00 AM 10,550 Views 2 Comments

Denis Buckley will become the third member of Connacht’s 200 Club this weekend.

'He did the jobs you don't get huge praise for. He was world-class at those things'
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'He did the jobs you don't get huge praise for. He was world-class at those things'

Mar 16th 2021, 8:00 PM 45,167 Views 9 Comments

John Hayes was indispensable for Munster and Ireland across the course of a decade.

Two-time All-Star calls time on Galway inter-county career after 14 years
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Two-time All-Star calls time on Galway inter-county career after 14 years

Mar 13th 2021, 3:30 PM 9,004 Views 1 Comment

Sinéad Burke had a glittering journey with the Tribe, though it ended on an unfortunate note.

'Really good goalkeeper and professional' Barry Murphy joins St Pat's for third spell
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'Really good goalkeeper and professional' Barry Murphy joins St Pat's for third spell

Mar 11th 2021, 2:20 PM 3,970 Views 1 Comment

The 35-year-old made his League of Ireland debut in 2005.

Two-time All-Ireland winning Tipperary captain retires from inter-county football
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Two-time All-Ireland winning Tipperary captain retires from inter-county football

Jan 22nd 2021, 9:25 AM 6,367 Views 0 Comments

A real leader on and off the pitch, Samantha Lambert bows out with three Celtic Crosses.

Tom Parsons becomes latest Mayo player to announce inter-county retirement
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Tom Parsons becomes latest Mayo player to announce inter-county retirement

Jan 5th 2021, 5:00 PM 24,719 Views 29 Comments

The Charlestown midfielder is bowing out, following in the footsteps of Donie Vaughan and David Clarke.

Keenan keen to kick on after starting all six of Ireland's autumn games
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Keenan keen to kick on after starting all six of Ireland's autumn games

Dec 7th 2020, 1:01 AM 6,408 Views 18 Comments

The Leinster man was uncapped before this busy run of Tests for Andy Farrell’s side.

'I've spent a third of my life in Ireland, we're so happy having a place to call home'
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'I've spent a third of my life in Ireland, we're so happy having a place to call home'

Sep 27th 2020, 9:00 AM 20,126 Views 8 Comments

These are exciting times on and off the pitch for Connacht and Ireland lock Quinn Roux.

'A servant through good times and bad' - Carlow stalwart calls time on inter-county career after 13 years
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'A servant through good times and bad' - Carlow stalwart calls time on inter-county career after 13 years

Jul 4th 2020, 5:58 PM 6,859 Views 3 Comments

Daniel St Ledger is retiring from inter-county football, his club Kildavin/Clonegal say.

Saracens captain Barritt extends deal to include Leinster quarter-final
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Saracens captain Barritt extends deal to include Leinster quarter-final

Jun 29th 2020, 10:48 AM 6,308 Views 6 Comments

The 33-year-old hopes to finish on a high with the Championship-bound club.

PSG captain Thiago Silva set to leave after eight years
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PSG captain Thiago Silva set to leave after eight years

Jun 9th 2020, 12:50 PM 8,342 Views 2 Comments

The Brazilian defender won’t be offered a contract extension when it expires at the end of the current campaign, according to reports.

Donegal All-Ireland winner and 'real leader' retires from inter-county football
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Donegal All-Ireland winner and 'real leader' retires from inter-county football

Jan 28th 2020, 6:50 PM 16,340 Views 14 Comments

Declan Bonner confirmed Leo McLoone’s exit to local media outlets today.

Waterford great calls time on inter-county career after a remarkable 19-season stint
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Waterford great calls time on inter-county career after a remarkable 19-season stint

Jan 6th 2020, 9:30 AM 5,409 Views 1 Comment

Déise ladies football stalwart Michelle Ryan has announced her inter-county retirement.

Lampard confirms Chelsea in discussions with Willian over new contract
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Lampard confirms Chelsea in discussions with Willian over new contract

Dec 26th 2019, 10:51 AM 2,686 Views 1 Comment

The Brazilian’s contract expires at the end of the season, but his manager is keen to keep him at the club.

Baines signs Everton extension to keep him at Goodison for 13th season
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Baines signs Everton extension to keep him at Goodison for 13th season

Jun 19th 2019, 7:59 PM 4,023 Views 3 Comments

The former England left-back is staying with the Toffees after penning a new one-year deal.

'A proper legend' - 39-year-old Northern Ireland defender retires from football after Euro 2020 qualifier
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'A proper legend' - 39-year-old Northern Ireland defender retires from football after Euro 2020 qualifier

Jun 12th 2019, 11:40 AM 9,112 Views 2 Comments

Aaron Hughes, capped 112 times at international level, was in Michael O’Neill’s squad despite not having a club for the past month.

Atletico Madrid captain Godin leaving after nine years at the club
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Atletico Madrid captain Godin leaving after nine years at the club

May 7th 2019, 12:55 PM 9,879 Views 11 Comments

The Uruguayan defender has been linked with a move to Inter Milan.

'It was a really special occasion for me to have my family there'
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'It was a really special occasion for me to have my family there'

May 5th 2019, 10:15 AM 5,886 Views 8 Comments

Rory Best played his final game for Ulster at the Kingspan Stadium yesterday.

Ulster's Cave announces retirement days after superb display against Leinster
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Ulster's Cave announces retirement days after superb display against Leinster

Apr 3rd 2019, 12:00 PM 24,901 Views 19 Comments

The 31-year-old will bow out at the end of this season.

183 caps later, Ireland's Darling announces retirement from international hockey
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183 caps later, Ireland's Darling announces retirement from international hockey

Feb 5th 2019, 11:37 AM 3,190 Views 1 Comment

The Three Rock Rovers forward made his debut for the Green Machine in 2006 and went on to play at the Olympic Games and the World Cup.

Elder lemon O'Halloran excited and primed for voyage under fifth Connacht coach
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Elder lemon O'Halloran excited and primed for voyage under fifth Connacht coach

Sep 20th 2018, 6:36 AM 5,979 Views 9 Comments

The fullback is now the most-capped player on the books of the western province.

Testimonial man Henry promises high energy and a few surprises from Ulster this season
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Testimonial man Henry promises high energy and a few surprises from Ulster this season

Aug 18th 2018, 6:30 AM 5,660 Views 3 Comments

The Six Nations-winning back row will be honoured during Ulster’s pre-season clash with Gloucester today.

23 years with Wexford, between the posts for that Steph Roche goal and chasing national glory
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23 years with Wexford, between the posts for that Steph Roche goal and chasing national glory

May 7th 2018, 8:30 AM 6,031 Views 1 Comment

Mary Rose Kelly captains Wexford as they face Meath in the Division 3 league final today.

Yaya Toure to leave Man City this summer after eight years at the club
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Yaya Toure to leave Man City this summer after eight years at the club

May 4th 2018, 2:42 PM 6,524 Views 12 Comments

The Ivorian’s decorated spell will come to an end when his contract expires at the end of this season.

'To be honest, I never thought my career would go the way it has gone'
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'To be honest, I never thought my career would go the way it has gone'

Feb 11th 2018, 8:15 AM 7,887 Views 4 Comments

Midfielder Chris Shields has become a Dundalk stalwart during one of the most successful periods in the club’s history.

Mascherano leaving Barcelona after seven seasons to head to China
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Mascherano leaving Barcelona after seven seasons to head to China

Jan 23rd 2018, 4:56 PM 7,062 Views 2 Comments

The Catalan giants have announced the Argentine international is departing in this window.

Connacht legend Muldoon finally gets reward for his incredible efforts
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Connacht legend Muldoon finally gets reward for his incredible efforts

May 28th 2016, 10:25 PM 18,428 Views 25 Comments

The 33-year-old Connacht captain lifted a trophy for the first time in his professional career.

Limerick's 2013 Munster title-winning captain retires from inter-county hurling
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Limerick's 2013 Munster title-winning captain retires from inter-county hurling

Jan 17th 2016, 5:04 PM 6,664 Views 4 Comments

Limerick boss TJ Ryan confirmed the news after today’s win over Cork.

'A very good friend, a very good team-mate and an excellent player': Foley on Donncha O'Callaghan
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'A very good friend, a very good team-mate and an excellent player': Foley on Donncha O'Callaghan

Sep 2nd 2015, 4:51 PM 5,476 Views 10 Comments

It looks like the Munster appearance record will be capped at 263.

Tributes pour in after Dublin, St Vincent's and UCD GAA stalwart Dave Billings passes away
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Tributes pour in after Dublin, St Vincent's and UCD GAA stalwart Dave Billings passes away

Apr 15th 2015, 10:43 AM 19,047 Views 8 Comments

Billings was also a former Dublin U21 manager.

After 14 years and 49 SFC appearances, Donegal's Rory Kavanagh has decided to retire
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After 14 years and 49 SFC appearances, Donegal's Rory Kavanagh has decided to retire

Jan 15th 2015, 9:30 PM 11,477 Views 5 Comments

The 32-year-old felt he couldn’t give the required commitment to the inter-county scene this year.

'The toughest decision of my life': Gerrard confirms Liverpool departure
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'The toughest decision of my life': Gerrard confirms Liverpool departure

Jan 2nd 2015, 9:36 AM 27,277 Views 116 Comments

The midfielder says he’s taking up a new challenge to ensure he doesn’t end his career with regrets.

After 14 years and 114 caps, Steven Gerrard retires from England duty
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After 14 years and 114 caps, Steven Gerrard retires from England duty

Jul 21st 2014, 3:17 PM 5,485 Views 49 Comments

The Liverpool captain says he made the decision as he wants to concentrate on club football.

Lack of international caps Coughlan's driving force for France switch
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Lack of international caps Coughlan's driving force for France switch

May 30th 2014, 3:10 PM 7,879 Views 9 Comments

Former Munster teammate David Wallace has paid tribute to the Pau-bound forward.

James Coughlan secures early release from Munster contract
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James Coughlan secures early release from Munster contract

May 27th 2014, 5:24 PM 13,148 Views 38 Comments

The 33-year-old No. 8 will leave the province this summer, with Pau in France his presumed destination.

Clarke: Reid played against Arsenal with a broken leg
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Clarke: Reid played against Arsenal with a broken leg

Jan 19th 2013, 11:06 AM 1,572 Views 0 Comments

The West Brom manager praised the attitude of the former Republic of Ireland midfielder.

Pro12: Leinster leaders out to set the record straight
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Pro12: Leinster leaders out to set the record straight

Sep 8th 2012, 8:50 AM 836 Views 0 Comments

After a 45-20 humbling in week one, Leinster are back on home soil and their elder statesmen are eager to atone.

Ageless: 'Bionic' Zanetti set for 800th Inter appearance
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Ageless: 'Bionic' Zanetti set for 800th Inter appearance

Aug 23rd 2012, 10:28 AM 1,837 Views 2 Comments

The 39-year-old Argentine reaches a milestone in the Europa League tonight.