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#Contenders

# contenders - Thursday 1 October, 2015

Power rankings -- the 8 teams most likely to win this year's Champions League
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Power rankings -- the 8 teams most likely to win this year's Champions League

Oct 1st 2015, 5:46 PM 8,455 Views 20 Comments

Barca, Real Madrid and Man City are among the teams to feature.

# contenders - Saturday 8 August, 2015

Cheika's Wallabies lay down World Cup marker with win over All Blacks
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Cheika's Wallabies lay down World Cup marker with win over All Blacks

Aug 8th 2015, 1:15 PM 10,413 Views 13 Comments

A brilliant second-half display saw the Australians emerge as fully deserving Rugby Championship victors.

# contenders - Friday 31 July, 2015

'The big thing is that we don't overestimate the talent in the Southern Hemisphere'
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'The big thing is that we don't overestimate the talent in the Southern Hemisphere'

Jul 31st 2015, 6:30 AM 9,381 Views 13 Comments

Ireland hooker Rory Best says Michael Cheika’s Australia have been impressive in recent weeks.

# contenders - Friday 10 July, 2015

8 contenders who could take over from Martin O'Neill as Ireland manager
# Filling The Hotseat
From The42
# Filling The Hotseat

8 contenders who could take over from Martin O'Neill as Ireland manager

Jul 10th 2015, 5:42 PM 11,013 Views 25 Comments

The Derryman is reportedly wanted to replace Nigel Pearson at his old Premier League club Leicester City.

# contenders - Saturday 30 May, 2015

The 4 most likely teams to challenge Dublin in Leinster this summer
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From The42
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The 4 most likely teams to challenge Dublin in Leinster this summer

May 30th 2015, 9:00 AM 6,228 Views 7 Comments

Dublin have won nine of the last 10 Leinster titles… Can anyone stop them this year?

# contenders - Friday 29 May, 2015

The 4 teams looking to knock Kilkenny off their Leinster perch
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From The42
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The 4 teams looking to knock Kilkenny off their Leinster perch

May 29th 2015, 7:00 AM 4,954 Views 6 Comments

Kilkenny are yet again the team to beat. Can one of the chasing pack take their crown?

# contenders - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

Ireland capable of going all the way at the World Cup - Robbie Deans
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Ireland capable of going all the way at the World Cup - Robbie Deans

May 27th 2015, 6:45 AM 5,147 Views 6 Comments

The man being linked to Leinster reckons Joe Schmidt’s side have the quality to compete.

# contenders - Sunday 3 May, 2015

Who's next? Seven fighters Floyd Mayweather could face in September
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From The42
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Who's next? Seven fighters Floyd Mayweather could face in September

May 3rd 2015, 2:13 PM 18,074 Views 14 Comments

Floyd Mayweather is 48-0, and just handily beat the man who was meant to be his biggest challenge. So who’s left for his final fight?

# contenders - Thursday 16 April, 2015

Power ranking the 8 teams left in the Champions League*
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From The42
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Power ranking the 8 teams left in the Champions League*

Apr 16th 2015, 8:15 PM 5,114 Views 5 Comments

*In accordance with their chances of triumphing.

# contenders - Friday 13 March, 2015

Carolan's talented U20s need clinical edge to get Six Nations bid back on track
# Future Stars
From The42
# Future Stars

Carolan's talented U20s need clinical edge to get Six Nations bid back on track

Mar 13th 2015, 5:30 PM 5,729 Views 8 Comments

Ross Byrne is happy to be linking up well with centres Sam Arnold and Garry Ringrose again in Wales.

# contenders - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

The UFC can't find a challenger for Ronda Rousey but here are 7 we can suggest...
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From The42
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The UFC can't find a challenger for Ronda Rousey but here are 7 we can suggest...

Mar 3rd 2015, 7:00 PM 11,189 Views 19 Comments

Who’s next for the undefeated champion?

# contenders - Saturday 31 January, 2015

Wolfhounds disappoint to get Ireland's 2015 off to a losing start
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From The42
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Wolfhounds disappoint to get Ireland's 2015 off to a losing start

Jan 31st 2015, 8:30 AM 8,139 Views 33 Comments

Replacement lock Robbie Diack admitted Ireland’s coaching staff had been hoping for more.

# contenders - Monday 5 January, 2015

My sporting wish for 2015: A fully-fit Ireland heading to RWC
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From The42
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My sporting wish for 2015: A fully-fit Ireland heading to RWC

Jan 5th 2015, 7:00 AM 6,163 Views 10 Comments

If Joe Schmidt can call on the likes of Johnny Sexton, Sean O’Brien and Cian Healy, there is hope of Irish success.

# contenders - Sunday 28 December, 2014

Analysis: Munster's men send clear message to Schmidt in Leinster win
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Analysis: Munster's men send clear message to Schmidt in Leinster win

Dec 28th 2014, 5:23 PM 18,531 Views 40 Comments

Tommy O’Donnell, Ian Keatley and Andrew Conway were among the players to impress on Friday night.

# contenders - Sunday 21 December, 2014

Who deserves to win the RTÉ Sportsperson of the Year prize tonight?
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From The42
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Who deserves to win the RTÉ Sportsperson of the Year prize tonight?

Dec 21st 2014, 8:00 AM 16,281 Views 64 Comments

Katie Tayor, Jonathan Sexton and Rory McIlroy are all up for the big prize.

# contenders - Thursday 11 December, 2014

Power ranking the 16 teams left in this season's Champions League
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From The42
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Power ranking the 16 teams left in this season's Champions League

Dec 11th 2014, 9:50 PM 18,063 Views 18 Comments

Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Chelsea are in good stead but there are several dark horses hoping to spring a surprise.

# contenders - Thursday 27 November, 2014

Power ranking the 8 teams most likely to win the Champions League
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From The42
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Power ranking the 8 teams most likely to win the Champions League

Nov 27th 2014, 2:28 PM 7,471 Views 11 Comments

Bayern Munich, Atlético Madrid and other contenders in this year’s competition.

# contenders - Sunday 19 October, 2014

Former giants Toulouse start with a win as Ospreys' strong form continues
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From The42
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Former giants Toulouse start with a win as Ospreys' strong form continues

Oct 19th 2014, 4:08 PM 3,028 Views 2 Comments

Elsewhere, the Ospreys won their seventh consecutive match after running five tries past Treviso.

# contenders - Friday 17 October, 2014

What challenge will the French clubs pose in the Champions Cup this season?
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From The42
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What challenge will the French clubs pose in the Champions Cup this season?

Oct 17th 2014, 8:15 AM 1,996 Views 0 Comments

The three Irish provinces have Top 14 opposition to deal with in the pool stages.

# contenders - Friday 10 October, 2014

Making a case for each of the three Hurler of the Year contenders – who should win?
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From The42
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Making a case for each of the three Hurler of the Year contenders – who should win?

Oct 10th 2014, 3:07 PM 4,593 Views 15 Comments

Seamus Callanan, TJ Reid, Richie Hogan are the nominees to succeed Tony Kelly.

# contenders - Monday 1 September, 2014

5 leading contenders to replace James Horan as the Mayo manager
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From The42
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5 leading contenders to replace James Horan as the Mayo manager

Sep 1st 2014, 1:21 PM 10,152 Views 8 Comments

Kevin McStay leads a list of possible candidates to take charge of the Connacht champions.

# contenders - Wednesday 20 August, 2014

Footballer of the Year 2014: Who will win this year's award?
# Eyes On The Prize
From The42
# Eyes On The Prize

Footballer of the Year 2014: Who will win this year's award?

Aug 20th 2014, 12:00 PM 8,487 Views 20 Comments

We analyse the contenders for the big prize, with Paul Flynn and James O’Donoghue leading the race.

# contenders - Thursday 14 August, 2014

Who are the Hurler of the Year contenders?
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From The42
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Who are the Hurler of the Year contenders?

Aug 14th 2014, 1:22 PM 9,894 Views 27 Comments

Richie Hogan, Seamus Callanan, Patrick Horgan and TJ Reid are among the front-runners for the big individual prize.

# contenders - Monday 7 July, 2014

What are Germany’s chances of winning the World Cup?
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From The42
# Preview

What are Germany’s chances of winning the World Cup?

Jul 7th 2014, 3:28 PM 5,640 Views 12 Comments

Joachim Löw’s highly-fancied side take on Brazil in the semi-final tomorrow.

# contenders - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

5 reasons why Spain will win the World Cup
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From The42
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5 reasons why Spain will win the World Cup

Jun 11th 2014, 1:00 PM 7,634 Views 12 Comments

Strength in depth, a recent history of success and more factors in the Spanish side’s favour.

# contenders - Saturday 3 May, 2014

Seymour rounds off hat-trick in style as Glasgow strengthen second spot
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From The42
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Seymour rounds off hat-trick in style as Glasgow strengthen second spot

May 3rd 2014, 9:42 AM 1,738 Views 1 Comment

The former Ireland U19 wing ran in three tries to help Gregor Townsend’s men to a bonus point win.

# contenders - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

Dubs Decision: Who can step up to the plate in Ciaran Kilkenny's absence?
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From The42
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Dubs Decision: Who can step up to the plate in Ciaran Kilkenny's absence?

Mar 11th 2014, 11:40 AM 3,637 Views 7 Comments

Dublin have an attacking vacancy to fill with their attacker ruled out for the season.

# contenders - Saturday 1 March, 2014

Suarez-inspired Liverpool overcome Southampton to go second
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From The42
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Suarez-inspired Liverpool overcome Southampton to go second

Mar 1st 2014, 7:49 PM 16,877 Views 58 Comments

The Uruguayan’s 62nd goal in the top flight ended a run of nearly seven hours without finding the net

# contenders - Saturday 8 February, 2014

Arsenal's clash with Liverpool a 'massive game' in the title race
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From The42
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Arsenal's clash with Liverpool a 'massive game' in the title race

Feb 8th 2014, 7:00 AM 3,068 Views 15 Comments

Ex-Gunners midfielder Ray Parlour has also suggested that Arsene Wenger has left himself short in the striker’s department.

# contenders - Saturday 12 October, 2013

This is the Ospreys' chance to win the Heineken Cup - Scott Quinnell
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From The42
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This is the Ospreys' chance to win the Heineken Cup - Scott Quinnell

Oct 12th 2013, 12:43 PM 2,452 Views 5 Comments

As Leinster get set for their Liberty Stadium test, the former Wales No. 8 says the Ospreys are in good shape.

# contenders - Wednesday 13 March, 2013

Meet the men who could succeed Pope Benedict XVI
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Meet the men who could succeed Pope Benedict XVI

Mar 13th 2013, 1:14 PM 44,626 Views 104 Comments

17 would-be contenders in the race for the papal office.

# contenders - Friday 1 March, 2013

Fantasyland: Crunch time for Champions League contenders
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From The42
# Conjecture

Fantasyland: Crunch time for Champions League contenders

Mar 1st 2013, 4:56 PM 1,126 Views 0 Comments

The North London Derby is the game most people are talking about this weekend.

# contenders - Sunday 17 February, 2013

Column: Pope Benedict saw sense by retiring early, John Paul II should have too
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Column: Pope Benedict saw sense by retiring early, John Paul II should have too

Feb 17th 2013, 7:00 AM 86 Views 62 Comments

We need a pope that will listen to the wider church and wider world, writes Fr Seamus Ahearne, who reflects on the previous two popes’ achievements and failures.

# contenders - Tuesday 12 February, 2013

A 12-century Irish saint reckons the next pope is the last
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# White Smoke

A 12-century Irish saint reckons the next pope is the last

Feb 12th 2013, 3:10 PM 51,645 Views 87 Comments

St Malachy – the first Irish saint to be canonised by a pope – had a prophecy concerning every pope between then and now.

# contenders - Saturday 15 September, 2012

Ulster looking serious title contenders but reasons for Munster optimism
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From The42
# Pro 12

Ulster looking serious title contenders but reasons for Munster optimism

Sep 15th 2012, 1:10 PM 1,241 Views 1 Comment

Rob Penney’s men had plenty of time to reflect on the missed drop goal chances on the long bus ride home.

# contenders - Tuesday 26 June, 2012

London 2012: Lochte beats Phelps in medley
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From The42
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London 2012: Lochte beats Phelps in medley

Jun 26th 2012, 10:10 AM 538 Views 0 Comments

The US Olympic trials came to a climax yesterday as the world record holder was knocked back into second.

# contenders - Tuesday 27 September, 2011

In pictures: Galway starlets dominate breakout shortlist
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From The42
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In pictures: Galway starlets dominate breakout shortlist

Sep 27th 2011, 1:57 PM 524 Views 0 Comments

Seven of the country’s top U21 hurlers are in the running for this season’s Breaking Through Player of the Year Award.