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Sunday 29 January 2023 Dublin: 5°C

# Fighting Irish

Last year
2022
# 7s
Ireland fall short after pushing New Zealand all the way in Sevens World Cup semi-final
Elsewhere, the Ireland women delivered an impressive performance against England to secure a seventh-place finish.
All time
# Dates For The Diary
Three Irish dates announced for Cage Warriors in 2020
The promotion is coming to Belfast and Cork next year.
# Fighting Irish
'We're going out there to win and we will win. That's our attitude'
There’s a nice Laois flavour to the Ireland Women as they gear up for a huge clash in Scotland tonight.
# Fighting Irish
Boom-Boom Kennedy and the magic behind the Celtic Warrior gym
Garda Niall Kennedy will fight in Boston this weekend along with fellow Irish boxers Katie Taylor, Sean McComb and James Tennyson.
# Fighting Irish
Big night ahead for Gallagher as unbeaten 21-year-old eyes world title shot in Dublin
A shot at the bantamweight belt is at stake at Bellator 204, according to the Irish fighter.
# Fighting Irish
UFC still not ruling out Dublin return in 2018 despite Liverpool detour
The MMA organisation’s reported event in the Irish capital on 27 May is set to take place in Liverpool instead.
Voices
Opinion: Suggesting the 'Fighting Irish' mascot of Notre Dame is offensive is neglectful to history
Notre Dame is an iconic marker of the various expressions of Irishness in this country, writes Eugene O’Driscoll.
# Leprechaun Hunt
Is the Notre Dame 'Fighting Irish' mascot offensive? This US sports broadcaster thinks so
“Pernicious, negative stereotypes of marginalised people that offend even some among them should be changed.”
# Fighting Irish
'It would probably be bad for boxing if McGregor won, but f**k it, I'm an Irishman!'
Michael Conlan will join Conor McGregor’s camp ahead of the Mayweather fight, but remains realistic about his chances.
# Fighting Irish
This photo of Conor McGregor and Katie Taylor meeting for the first time will make all Irish people smile
The lads!
# Fighting Irish
Coldplay introduced a Christy Moore classic to their Boston crowd
Riiiiiiide on.
# head to head
Ireland v Mexico: Frampton/Santa Cruz only the latest in a long history of fights
In anticipation of this weekend’s big fight, we take a look back at some of the most notable fights between both countries.
# Fighting Irish
Where could McGregor vs. Mendes rank among the greatest Irish fights of all time?
McGregor headlines the UFC 189 in Las Vegas next weekend.
# Fighting Irish
A Waterford MMA fighter is becoming a big name in South Africa
Peter Queally is a team-mate of Conor McGregor’s.
# Payback
New York bar causes uproar with 'no Irish drunks' sign
The bar’s owner was forced to change it to something a bit… lighter.
# Fighting Irish
LeBron James gives cool new uniforms to his old high school
Those helmets are sweet.
# Fighting Irish
Notre Dame football unveils its flashy new 'Shamrock Series' uniform
We want a pair of these gloves for our Junior C games.
# Set for touchdown?
Croke Park set to host 'multiple' American football college games
It is believed that GAA headquarters could host as many as three games in the next five years.
# Speculation
What would an Irish NFL team be called?
From the Cowboy Builders to the Dublin Bus, we take a look at possible Irish NFL teams
# Manti
ESPN obtain phone records appearing to back up Manti Te'o story
An unnamed source presented data to corroborate Te’o's tale of long calls with Lennay Kekua.
# Preview
Notre Dame v Alabama, BCS National Championship preview
Can the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame hold back Alabama’s Crimson Tide to claim college football’s BCS National Championship?
# hype
VIDEO: Notre Dame and Alabama season highlights
Hype video released to promote Monday’s BCS National Championship game.
# fists of fury
Fighting might have led to evolution of fists
Humans are the “poster children for violence” say researchers.
# GOOD OMEN
Notre Dame's Brian Kelly named Coach of the Year
Fighting Irish coach honoured for guiding his side to an undefeated season.
# undefeated
VIDEO: Highlights of Notre Dame's undefeated season
With less than a month until their BCS National Championship game, someone has put together a highlight package.
# Tourism
Small increase in number of overseas visitors to Ireland
Figures for August to October show a 1.6 per cent increase in visitors when compared to the same period in 2011.
# Fighting Irish
Trojan effort gives unbeaten Notre Dame a fighting title shot
Their season began in Dublin but will conclude with a BCS championship game in Miami, Florida.
# last gasp
Luck of the Irish: Notre Dame beats Pittsburgh in triple overtime
Coach Brian Kelly admitted his side “overcame a lot tonight” following their dramatic win.
# Fighting Irish
Record breaking Fighting Irish march on
Notre Dame make their best start to an NCAA football season in a decade.
# Mine
VIDEO: Two players carry the ball in for a touchdown
Only one of them could be credited with the score though.
# Inescapable
VIDEO: Notre Dame's marching band plays 'Call Me Maybe' in Dublin
The Fighting Irish’s marching band was one of the star attractions at the Aviva Stadium yesterday.
# success
49,000 fans watch on as Notre Dame cruise to victory in Aviva
It is expected that today’s Emerald Isle Classic will be worth in the region of €100m to the Irish economy.
# Gathering
Pictures: Mass held for Notre Dame fans at Dublin Castle
A grand bit of mass for our American visitors this morning…
# emerald isle classic
The Irish hit Ireland: Notre Dame's footballers touch down in Dublin
VIDEO: After a pleasant six-and-a-half hour jaunt across the Atlantic, Brian Kelly and his men are in town ahead of Saturday’s Aviva Stadium showdown.
# Fight Club
Fighting Irish: Rugby brawl results in two red cards
London Irish ran in six tries against Gloucester this weekend but it’s the punches everyone will remember.
# Fighting Irish
Irish maintain Baku form with two more wins
Darren O’Neill and David Oliver Joyce were in action on Saturday and both came through their respective bouts with little difficulty.