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2022
# decisions
2023 All-Ireland football final set for 30 July as league finals to be retained
Several decisions were taken by GAA’s Ard Chomhairle today.
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Picking the Ireland teams for the midweek Māori game and first Test
Andy Farrell has some big calls to confirm next week in New Zealand.
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Gleeson and Barron named on bench for Waterford's clash with Limerick
The Déise boss named his starting XV to face the All-Ireland champions earlier this afternoon with eyebrows raised at his selection
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# Coronavirus
'A very worrying picture': There's been a 25% increase in Covid hospital admissions in a week
The Cabinet sub-committee on Covid is due to meet later this evening to discuss the worsening situation.
It will be "difficult" to continue the level of care in ICU if numbers approaches 150; there are currently 117 people with Covid-19 in ICU.
COO of the HSE Anne O'Connor said that there has been a 41% increase in ICU admissions in a week.
The Cabinet sub-committee on Covid is set to meet this evening to consider NPHET's latest advice.
Taoiseach Micheál Martin 'extremely concerned' at rise in cases of Covid-19
# Analysis
Ireland's attack flourishes as it becomes less reliant on Johnny Sexton
With ball-playing forwards and new playmakers in the backline, Ireland are more unpredictable.
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Completing 2020 All-Ireland club championships a possible option in camogie proposal document
A consultation document has been circulated to members about how to structure the 2021 season.
# Selection
Farrell aiming to gain momentum as he picks strong Ireland team for Italy
There are seven changes to the starting XV while Ryan Baird and Craig Casey should debut off the bench.
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Retirement decision still lingering for Dublin star but AFLW move off the cards...for now
Lyndsey Davey helped Mick Bohan’s side to the four-in-a-row last season.
# responsibility
Catt and Farrell put the onus on Ireland's players to make better decisions
The Irish attacking effort was poor last time out in the Six Nations against France.
# decisions
Ireland attack coach Catt believes 'the way we're going is the right way'
The Irish attacking effort against France two weekends ago was underwhelming.
# clarity
Analysis: Ireland's attack needs to make clear progress under Mike Catt
The Irish attacking effort was underwhelming against France in yesterday’s Six Nations defeat.
# Pick Your XV
Farrell facing some big selection decisions for Ireland's trip to Twickenham
There are conundrums across several areas of the pitch after the win over Wales.
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'I back the players to feel what's right' - Farrell critical of Ireland's execution
The Ireland head coach was frustrated with his team’s inability to convert visits to the French 22 into points.
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World Rugby aims for consistency with new high tackle framework
Owen Farrell’s shoulder charge against South Africa last November should have seen him yellow-carded.
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Harry Kane: 'My nana and grandad were Irish, so I had that decision. It never really came'
The Tottenham star said he always wanted to play for England despite his Galway roots.
# Pick Your Team
Open thread: Who should Schmidt pick in the Ireland team for France?
We want to hear who you would select for Sunday’s Six Nations clash in Dublin.
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Schmidt's selection calls will be fascinating for 'massive' Scotland clash
Fullback, outside centre, right wing, the back row and second row are all of interest.
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McIlroy unsure of keeping his European Tour membership
The four-time major champion will focus on the PGA Tour in 2019, but absence from the European Tour would prevent him from ever being Ryder Cup captain or vice-captain.
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Bayern midfielder missing from Ireland U19 squad as he considers future
Ryan Johansson has reportedly opted to pursue his international career with Luxembourg.
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Giggs warns sacking Mourinho will cause Man United more problems
The United legend believes Mourinho should remain in charge at Old Trafford.
# decisions
Cash-strapped Premiership clubs decide £275 million takeover 'not the preferred option'
Despite England’s leading clubs struggling financially, they do not want to sell a majority stake in the league.
# too many options
The older you get, the worse at making decisions you may become
Younger children are more likely to take both numerical and social information into account, new research has found.
# Penalty Count
Ref review: How accurate were the big calls in Ireland's defeat to the Wallabies?
Marius van der Westhuizen had some big decisions to make in Brisbane.
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Rashford urged to quit Man United by treble winner Sheringham
“He needs to learn now, he’s an unbelievable talent for me, and he needs to be playing in a first-team somewhere.”
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Lancaster: I think Joey Carbery should stay at Leinster
The Leinster senior coach maintains that the player must have the final say on any career move.
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'I hope he stops now': Haye hints at retirement after Bellew defeat
Haye was defeated by Bellew for the second time in just over a year on Saturday, leaving him to consider his future in the sport.
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'We're not in the business of hoarding players, we're here to develop players'
Leinster scrum coach John Fogarty says neither Ross Byrne or Joey Carbery will be forced to leave the province against their will.
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Conan and Toner set to start for Ireland with Larmour on the bench
Joe Schmidt could make a number of changes up front for the Six Nations clash with Italy.
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'It's important for me that Peter O'Mahony stays but I can see where money comes into it'
Munster legend Donncha O’Callaghan was speaking on Newstalk’s Off The Ball.
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Derrick Rose 'tired of being hurt' and set to consider his future with the Cleveland Cavaliers
The NBA player has missed the past seven games for the Cavs due to a sprained ankle.
# gone in november?
Gerry Adams will announce a schedule for Sinn Féin leadership change at the party's Ard Fheis
Adams insisted, however, that he will be leader for the next election.
# decisions
Serena Williams may rethink comeback after childbirth, says tennis legend Billie Jean King
Billie Jean King believes Serena Williams could reconsider a return to playing following the birth of her baby daughter.
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Gatland given last-minute food for thought in the Lions' back three
Elliot Daly is an interesting option for the left wing but George North has pedigree.
# decisions
Test team takes shape but a handful of huge calls ahead for Gatland
The Lions’ second row, back row, midfield and left wing selections will be fascinating.
# Social Protection
Government criticised over huge number of disabilities payments denied, only to be allowed upon appeal
Last year 58% of applications for disability allowance were allowed after they were appealed.
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Warren Gatland considering Owen Farrell for Lions captaincy
Gatland says the England back is among the candidates for the role.
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'We're under the hammer' - Big selection calls for Ireland before France test
Joe Schmidt is pleased to see his forwards looking more comfortable when passing the ball.
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'No pressure' on Cora Staunton, but Mayo hopeful she'll be back for a 23rd season
The four-time All-Ireland winner is currently on an extended break.
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17-time All-Ireland senior winner to reconsider inter-county future
Briege Corkery may have won her tenth All-Star last night but she’s already weighing up her plans for 2017.
# facing history
Munster cult hero 'Dutchy' Holland pushing the Hurricanes to new heights
The 44-year-old helped the Wellington-based side to the 2016 Super Rugby title.