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'I still don't have my head around it' - Murray honoured to be Lions captain
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'I still don't have my head around it' - Murray honoured to be Lions captain

Updated Jun 27th 2021, 12:00 PM 29,601 Views 19 Comments

The 32-year-old said Alun Wyn Jones offered him a few words of advice last night.

Substitute Adomah hits late winner as QPR stun promotion-chasers Watford
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Substitute Adomah hits late winner as QPR stun promotion-chasers Watford

Feb 1st 2021, 10:07 PM 3,893 Views 1 Comment

Charlie Austin had earlier cancelled out Troy Deeney’s penalty opener for the Hornets.

Head coach Bowen leaves Reading after appointment of new boss
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Head coach Bowen leaves Reading after appointment of new boss

Aug 31st 2020, 9:25 PM 8,312 Views 1 Comment

He had been reported to be ready to return to his role as director of football once the club hired Veljko Paunovic as their new manager.

Late drama leaves Barcelona stunned in Copa del Rey
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Late drama leaves Barcelona stunned in Copa del Rey

Feb 6th 2020, 10:26 PM 10,438 Views 3 Comments

Inaki Williams scored a dramatic 93rd-minute winner for Athletic Bilbao.

Man United sign former Watford striker Ighalo on loan from Chinese Super League club
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Man United sign former Watford striker Ighalo on loan from Chinese Super League club

Jan 31st 2020, 11:18 PM 13,781 Views 68 Comments

The Red Devils are bringing in the 30-year-old on loan from Shanghai Shenhua as cover for the injured Marcus Rashford.

Laois set to appoint four-time All-Ireland winning Kerryman as manager
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Laois set to appoint four-time All-Ireland winning Kerryman as manager

Sep 12th 2019, 3:07 PM 14,156 Views 7 Comments

Mike Quirke will take the reins from John Sugrue.

'It’s been a mad couple of days, and I’m still trying to get my head around it'
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# Byrne Ambition

'It’s been a mad couple of days, and I’m still trying to get my head around it'

Updated Mar 20th 2019, 2:28 PM 23,646 Views 17 Comments

Jack Byrne can create history this week by becoming the first domestic player to play competitively for Ireland in almost 35 years.

Guthrie and McLoughlin contribute 1-10 as Donegal inflict first defeat on Dublin in 11 months
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Guthrie and McLoughlin contribute 1-10 as Donegal inflict first defeat on Dublin in 11 months

Feb 2nd 2019, 6:46 PM 8,063 Views 2 Comments

Karen Guthrie and Geraldine McLoughlin were the key attackers for Maxi Curran’s side.

Van der Flier set for Ireland's seven shirt as Henshaw lined up for 15
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Van der Flier set for Ireland's seven shirt as Henshaw lined up for 15

Jan 30th 2019, 5:04 PM 47,492 Views 144 Comments

Ireland kick-off their Six Nations campaign with a massive clash against England on Saturday.

Leroy Sane left out of Germany's World Cup squad while goalkeeper Neuer makes the cut
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Leroy Sane left out of Germany's World Cup squad while goalkeeper Neuer makes the cut

Jun 4th 2018, 11:03 AM 15,703 Views 15 Comments

The PFA Young Player of the Year will not be going to the World Cup in Russia.

The star of Damo & Ivor surprised a huge fan in Dublin on Christmas morning and it was lovely
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# Howaya

The star of Damo & Ivor surprised a huge fan in Dublin on Christmas morning and it was lovely

Dec 26th 2017, 2:10 PM 4,394 Views 0 Comments

Well played.

9 stats on Martin O'Neill's Ireland that might surprise you
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9 stats on Martin O'Neill's Ireland that might surprise you

Nov 6th 2017, 5:59 PM 11,012 Views 14 Comments

There are a couple of good potential pub quiz questions in here.

Scorpion appears on Baggot Street building site in Dublin today
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Scorpion appears on Baggot Street building site in Dublin today

Oct 4th 2017, 8:30 PM 39,542 Views 31 Comments

The DSPCA says it has called in experts to identify the species of the creature, who has been nicknamed JP by the staff there.

Taoiseach found Ali's death the most difficult celebrity loss to take this year
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Taoiseach found Ali's death the most difficult celebrity loss to take this year

Dec 26th 2016, 6:45 PM 12,500 Views 32 Comments

The Taoiseach also said he believed UFC fighter Conor McGregor is a superstar.

WATCH: Credit Union surprises 'ordinary people doing extraordinary things' in Cork
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WATCH: Credit Union surprises 'ordinary people doing extraordinary things' in Cork

Dec 24th 2016, 12:14 PM 9,617 Views 8 Comments

This is lovely.

Good news for Ireland as Wales drop points at home to Georgia
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Good news for Ireland as Wales drop points at home to Georgia

Oct 9th 2016, 6:57 PM 12,039 Views 14 Comments

Perhaps the Boys in Green’s 1-0 win at home to Vladimir Weiss’ side was not so bad after all.

This mammy in Galway had the loveliest reaction when her kids returned from Australia for her 60th
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This mammy in Galway had the loveliest reaction when her kids returned from Australia for her 60th

Sep 30th 2016, 6:00 PM 10,739 Views 3 Comments

Oh sacred heart.

This Irish girl in Australia planned the best surprise for her mam's 40th birthday
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# Happy Birthday To Ya

This Irish girl in Australia planned the best surprise for her mam's 40th birthday

Jul 14th 2016, 4:09 PM 12,287 Views 0 Comments

Daughter of the year!

A wedding band from Wexford pulled off the soundest surprise for this couple
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# Picture This

A wedding band from Wexford pulled off the soundest surprise for this couple

Jul 6th 2016, 3:56 PM 9,326 Views 2 Comments

They wanted a very specific song played.

The moment this Mam discovers she's having a boy and not a girl is utterly priceless
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The moment this Mam discovers she's having a boy and not a girl is utterly priceless

Jun 2nd 2016, 10:11 PM 9,281 Views 7 Comments

Amazing timing.

This Irish lad's surprise homecoming for his mammy's birthday is going global
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# Fierce Shook

This Irish lad's surprise homecoming for his mammy's birthday is going global

May 19th 2016, 9:06 AM 6,726 Views 2 Comments

Brian Byrne has been living in Tel Aviv, and surprised his whole family.

These students surprised their teacher with two kittens after finding out her cat had died
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# Missy And Girlie

These students surprised their teacher with two kittens after finding out her cat had died

May 14th 2016, 9:14 AM 5,432 Views 2 Comments

Her reaction is SO sweet.

A Cork lad in the Philippines got the greatest birthday present ever from his best mate
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# BFFs 4EVA

A Cork lad in the Philippines got the greatest birthday present ever from his best mate

Apr 11th 2016, 10:29 AM 8,473 Views 5 Comments

Such PALS.

Huge shark jumps three metres onto fishing boat
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Huge shark jumps three metres onto fishing boat

Jan 26th 2016, 6:05 AM 50,739 Views 36 Comments

The shark died after fishermen sprayed it with fresh water and bashed it on the nose with a wooden bat.

Business owners are not happy about the new minimum wage
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Business owners are not happy about the new minimum wage

Jan 4th 2016, 6:10 AM 24,225 Views 74 Comments

The wage increased from €8.65 to €9.15 per hour last week.

A Waterford radio station surprised a widowed father with a trip to London
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A Waterford radio station surprised a widowed father with a trip to London

Nov 7th 2015, 4:53 PM 24,014 Views 14 Comments

As one texter said: “All the feels”.

These activists paid an awkward visit to the Dublin offices of a US vulture fund
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These activists paid an awkward visit to the Dublin offices of a US vulture fund

Oct 14th 2015, 9:18 PM 22,821 Views 31 Comments

The Irish Housing Network said it took over the reception area of Blackstone’s Dublin offices for close to an hour.

This Dublin man proposed to his girlfriend with a big flash mob on Grafton Street
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This Dublin man proposed to his girlfriend with a big flash mob on Grafton Street

Oct 4th 2015, 5:58 PM 22,085 Views 53 Comments

Are Irish men becoming…romantic?

Irish Marvel illustrator proposes to girlfriend by drawing cartoons of their relationship
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Irish Marvel illustrator proposes to girlfriend by drawing cartoons of their relationship

Sep 14th 2015, 9:55 AM 24,432 Views 20 Comments

He showed the images at a surprise birthday he threw for her.

Alexis Tsipras has resigned and a snap election has been called in Greece
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Alexis Tsipras has resigned and a snap election has been called in Greece

Aug 20th 2015, 11:44 PM 75,646 Views 231 Comments

Alexis Tsipras has announced the vote will take place in September.

This man went to INSANE lengths, so he could surprise his wife with her own pregnancy
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This man went to INSANE lengths, so he could surprise his wife with her own pregnancy

Aug 7th 2015, 11:56 AM 8,226 Views 9 Comments

Men of Ireland: do not follow this man’s lead.

A Cork couple met their baby grandson in the loveliest surprise homecoming
# Niall's Homecoming
# Niall's Homecoming

A Cork couple met their baby grandson in the loveliest surprise homecoming

Jul 10th 2015, 10:22 AM 6,060 Views 5 Comments

Things got emotional.

The divers watching this great white shark from afar got quite the surprise
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# Get Outa The Water

The divers watching this great white shark from afar got quite the surprise

Jun 18th 2015, 9:49 PM 44,831 Views 31 Comments

… but not for the reason you expect.

This cage video of a great white shark will scare the pants off you
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This cage video of a great white shark will scare the pants off you

Jun 18th 2015, 9:10 AM 4,395 Views 3 Comments

… but not for the reason you expect.

The Sikh man who removed his turban to save a boy's life got his own surprise
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# Hero

The Sikh man who removed his turban to save a boy's life got his own surprise

May 24th 2015, 5:01 PM 10,649 Views 2 Comments

Men of the Sikh religion are required to keep their heads covered in public.

This man had the sweetest surprise for his wife on their 57th anniversary
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# Forever In Love

This man had the sweetest surprise for his wife on their 57th anniversary

May 24th 2015, 2:00 PM 5,850 Views 2 Comments

Elinor Russell was in hospital, so her husband Jim planned a special visit. D’aww.

The Rock surprised a fan by officiating his wedding, remains a legend
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# Just Bring It

The Rock surprised a fan by officiating his wedding, remains a legend

May 22nd 2015, 11:03 AM 3,085 Views 0 Comments

*heart eyes emoji*

Blackpool player expresses shock after club opts NOT to let him go
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Blackpool player expresses shock after club opts NOT to let him go

May 12th 2015, 7:20 AM 9,648 Views 4 Comments

It initially appeared as though the troubled striker’s stay at the relegated club was at an end.

This granny's reaction to discovering her baby 'granddaughter' is a boy is fantastic
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This granny's reaction to discovering her baby 'granddaughter' is a boy is fantastic

Mar 17th 2015, 1:45 PM 5,420 Views 2 Comments

Sneaky.

Cork and Dublin suffer Division 1 defeats in Ladies National Football League
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Cork and Dublin suffer Division 1 defeats in Ladies National Football League

Feb 22nd 2015, 8:43 PM 5,541 Views 4 Comments

The reigning All-Ireland champions were beaten by Monaghan while Mayo’s Cora Staunton tore the Dubs apart.

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