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Last month
May 2023
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Showing every match on RTÉ 'not realistic' - GAA responds to paywall backlash
The association has been heavily criticised for showing Munster hurling games on GAAGO instead of free-to-air television.
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Showing every match on RTÉ 'not realistic' - GAA responds to paywall backlash
The association has been heavily criticised for showing Munster hurling games on GAAGO instead of free-to-air television.
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RTÉ's Saturday Game scheduling is based on number of top tier matches each weekend
The station was criticised over the weekend for not airing the show after the clash of Limerick and Clare.
This year
2023
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'Of course he wasn't happy' - Southampton boss explains decision to drop Gavin Bazunu
Ireland goalkeeper set to sit out remainder of club’s battle for Premier League survival.
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Marsch defends not playing €41 million record signing in Leeds stalemate
Georginio Rutter had to be content with a place on the bench against Brentford.
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Man City star De Bruyne's temporary absence due to 'personal issue'
The midfielder is now back training and in contention to face Spurs.
Last year
2022
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Ireland boss Pauw responds to questions over home-based training squad
The squad train at FAI HQ today.
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Scottish footballer claims sectarian jibe led to his angry reaction towards own fans
Partick defender Richard Foster had to be held back by his team-mates at half-time of the away match against Ayr.
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Leeds boss Marsch sets record straight on controversial ‘over-training’ comment
The American coach insists he has ‘major respect’ for Marcelo Bielsa.
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'Why would I even consider it? Because this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity' - Mickelson
The US star says he’s willing to get involved with the Saudi-backed golf Super League.
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Greenwood arrest was a factor in decision to keep Lingard - Man United boss Rangnick
Greenwood was arrested on Sunday over the alleged rape and assault of a young woman.
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Rafael Benitez defends decision to play Seamus Coleman on the left
The Irish international started the defeat to Brighton in an unfamiliar role.
All time
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US athlete blames contaminated pork burrito for failed drugs test
Middle-distance runner Shelby Houlihan has been banned for four years following a positive test.
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Dortmund star in Qatar rehab despite pandemic
Erling Braut Haaland is out until January with a torn hip muscle.
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Farah explains how he came to change his account over legal supplement injection
When questioned by investigators he thought he had only been given magnesium injections until he consulted his endurance coach.
# Faux Pas
Ramsey says sorry to Ronaldo and explains why he 'stole' record-breaking goal
The Wales international pounced on a loose ball to tap over the line against Lokomotiv Moscow, preventing a Portuguese colleague making more history.
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Arsenal captain Xhaka blames death threats and sick taunts for fan feud
‘People have said things like, ‘We will break your legs,’ ‘Kill your wife’ and, ‘Wish that your daughter gets cancer.”
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'An offer we couldn't refuse' - Giants GM Gettleman breaks silence over Beckham trade
‘We didn’t sign Odell to trade him, but things change,’ the 68-year-old said on Monday.
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Burnley boss insists half-time withdrawal of 'terrific' Hendrick was tactical
The Irish international made way for Johann Berg Gudmundsson in Saturday’s defeat to Crystal Palace.
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Fellaini claims he didn't leave Man United for the money
The Belgian midfielder says he has headed to China for a new challenge.
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Zola defends Chelsea's treatment of teenage starlet
Callum Hudson-Odoi reportedly handed in a transfer request last month following a £35 million offer from Bayern Munich.
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'Keith has played 30-40 times for Ireland and I would never have a go at someone's ability'
Seamus Coleman has elaborated on his remarks made in relation to the pundit last month.
# Out of favour
Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa reveals reasons for snubbing Ireland international Eunan O'Kane
The 28-year-old midfielder was not given a squad number for the new season.
# Speaking out
'I have two hearts, one German and one Turkish' - Ozil defends controversial Erdogan photo
Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil has broken his silence surrounding a photo taken with the Turkish president.
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Emery reveals why Arsenal released Wilshere
The England international would not have held down a regular spot under the new boss.
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GAA denies public opinion influenced change in venue for Kildare-Mayo fixture
Director of communications Alan Milton also says that the ‘health and safety of patrons’ was the GAA’s primary concern.
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Sky Sports issue statement after delay in coverage of hurling clash between Kilkenny and Wexford
Viewers missed the first 22 minutes of the Leinster SHC clash at Nowlan Park.
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'Nobody is too big to come off' - Allardyce defends substitution after Rooney anger
The former Man United star may not have been happy, but his manager argued it was the right call
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'Everyone has got to have a bit of banter' - Vardy defends Alli's middle-finger gesture
The Spurs star has come under fire for his behaviour.
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Vardy denies 'extremely hurtful' reports he forced out Ranieri
The striker has vehemently denied that he played a role in the Italian’s departure from Leicester City.
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'We're not disrespecting the Six Nations': IRFU defend decision to withdraw three key players
Sene Naoupu, Alison Miller and Hannah Tyrrell are flying to Las Vegas with the sevens squad instead of playing against France on Sunday.
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'Life is not always the nicest' - Klopp reveals the reasons for benching Loris Karius
The under-fire goalkeeper was dropped for Wednesday’s clash with Middlesbrough.
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Jurgen Klopp defends benching Daniel Sturridge
Liverpool were not helped out by the officials at Tottenham, said manager Jurgen Klopp after an entertaining 1-1 draw.
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Chris Froome apologises for lashing out at fan
The Tour de France leader has pleaded for supporters to behave on the route.
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Hull fan who confronted Richard Keogh after play-off apologises
The club have handed Adam Pardoe a lifetime ban from their games.
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'I can't believe you have asked me that!' - Klopp defends Liverpool team selection
The Reds rested the likes of Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino against West Brom.
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Chris Eubank confirms Nick Blackwell mercy plea
The 25-year-old boxer has been in an induced coma and was found to have suffered a small bleed on the brain.
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Ronaldo clarifies controversial comments about Real Madrid team-mates
The Portuguese superstar backtracked on his criticism of Jese, Lucas Vazquez and Mateo Kovacic.
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'He didn't like my cooking' - Rio Ferdinand responds to Ronaldo comments
The Real Madrid star revealed he rarely had contact with the former defender off the pitch at Manchester United.
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Koeman slams 'bulls***' Chelsea links after United victory
The former Barcelona star insists his words then had been misinterpreted.