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Sunderland captain O'Shea follows winning footsteps of Keane, Carr and Whelan
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Sunderland captain O'Shea follows winning footsteps of Keane, Carr and Whelan

Mar 1st 2014, 7:30 AM 5,233 Views 14 Comments

The Black Cats’ leader could become the seventh Irishman to lead his club to a cup win at Wembley.

In late twist, Donegal County Council passes budget by a single vote
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In late twist, Donegal County Council passes budget by a single vote

Jan 13th 2014, 9:07 PM 26,682 Views 127 Comments

A change of mind by one Independent Councillor and the inability of another to vote, meant the budget was passed after it seemed likely to fail.

A Rebel Prayer for the All-Ireland hurling replay
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A Rebel Prayer for the All-Ireland hurling replay

Sep 28th 2013, 3:20 PM 1,530 Views 1 Comment

A county looks to you, JBM…

Cork v Clare, All-Ireland senior hurling final match guide
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Cork v Clare, All-Ireland senior hurling final match guide

Sep 28th 2013, 8:00 AM 8,006 Views 15 Comments

One of the best hurling championships in memory will come to an end this evening (we think).

Clare win would kickstart golden era, says selector Louis Mulqueen
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Clare win would kickstart golden era, says selector Louis Mulqueen

Sep 26th 2013, 6:30 AM 1,443 Views 1 Comment

But they have to deal with Cork first.

Ladies first: LGFA chief delighted at retention of finals date
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Ladies first: LGFA chief delighted at retention of finals date

Sep 25th 2013, 6:45 AM 857 Views 0 Comments

The ladies football showpiece is slated in for Sunday at Croke Park.

Sleepless nights for Gavin before he picks Dublin team -- Tommy Lyons
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Sleepless nights for Gavin before he picks Dublin team -- Tommy Lyons

Sep 17th 2013, 7:00 AM 1,991 Views 6 Comments

Ger Brennan the man most at risk of missing out on Sunday, says former Dublin manager.

Keane edge: Galway’s camogie hopefuls hoping big-stage experience key in final
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Keane edge: Galway’s camogie hopefuls hoping big-stage experience key in final

Sep 13th 2013, 9:00 AM 1,327 Views 0 Comments

The Connacht outfit face Limerick at Croke Park on Sunday.

Against the clock: Large screens to show TDs how long they can speak for
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# The Final Countdown

Against the clock: Large screens to show TDs how long they can speak for

Sep 11th 2013, 10:50 AM 3,683 Views 20 Comments

“Your time is up deputy… ”

Open thread: who will be the unsung hero in this year's All-Ireland hurling final?
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Open thread: who will be the unsung hero in this year's All-Ireland hurling final?

Sep 8th 2013, 9:15 AM 2,221 Views 8 Comments

Is one of Cork or Clare’s lesser lights about to steal the show this afternoon?

‘Revenge’ is a dish best not served for Clare — Donnellan
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‘Revenge’ is a dish best not served for Clare — Donnellan

Aug 20th 2013, 7:15 AM 1,896 Views 2 Comments

Clare captain doesn’t want his team-mates too fired-up for their All-Ireland final against Cork next month.

Michael D meets the London footballers before Connacht final clash
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Michael D meets the London footballers before Connacht final clash

Jul 17th 2013, 6:07 PM 3,049 Views 1 Comment

The President was in London today on the first day of his official trip to Britain.

40 hours to go until property tax deadline
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40 hours to go until property tax deadline

May 27th 2013, 8:02 AM 10,698 Views 170 Comments

Around 1.1 million homeowners have so far paid the charge.

Leinster refuse to bask in happiness as Ulster test out secret weapon
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Leinster refuse to bask in happiness as Ulster test out secret weapon

May 25th 2013, 7:45 AM 9,878 Views 20 Comments

Ulster are working on a secret weapon to stump Joe Schmidt in his final game as Leinster coach.

Parisse and Stade eager to emulate Clermont and beat Leinster up
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Parisse and Stade eager to emulate Clermont and beat Leinster up

May 17th 2013, 3:31 PM 1,312 Views 0 Comments

The abrasive Clermont and Glasgow Warriors packs are a blueprint for the French challengers.

Pro12: Battle-scarred Best calls for Ulster improvement
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Pro12: Battle-scarred Best calls for Ulster improvement

May 11th 2013, 8:30 AM 1,321 Views 4 Comments

Ulster took their foot off the pedal after 50 minutes last night.

Handball world championships: Glory awaits Brady in final act
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Handball world championships: Glory awaits Brady in final act

Oct 16th 2012, 4:06 PM 1,204 Views 3 Comments

Paul FitzPatrick looks forward to tonight’s men’s singles final where Cavan’s Paul Brady will look to win his fourth World Handball title against Luis Moreno.

EA Sports Cup: Rovers look to Ciaran's killer instinct
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EA Sports Cup: Rovers look to Ciaran's killer instinct

Sep 22nd 2012, 10:50 AM 444 Views 0 Comments

With four goals in six starts since coming back from injury, striker Ciaran Kilduff can fire Shamrock Rovers past Drogheda United.

All-Ireland Final 2012: Here are some of our favourite Mayo and Donegal YouTube clips
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All-Ireland Final 2012: Here are some of our favourite Mayo and Donegal YouTube clips

Sep 22nd 2012, 10:04 AM 1,629 Views 1 Comment

Ahead of the big game tomorrow, we recall some of the sides’ finest moments.

EA Sports Cup: Cooke ready to test Rovers' new Laws
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EA Sports Cup: Cooke ready to test Rovers' new Laws

Sep 22nd 2012, 8:50 AM 345 Views 0 Comments

Mick Cooke is hoping to finally take home a cup winners’ medal when Drogheda United take on Shamrock Rovers this evening.

Laws targets cup win for Kenny
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Laws targets cup win for Kenny

Sep 21st 2012, 9:55 AM 418 Views 0 Comments

Brian Laws wants to bring home some silverware in his first game with Shamrock Rovers, but says that all of the credit belongs to his predecessor.

Mayo boss James Horan on Donegal: 'There are a lot of similarities'
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Mayo boss James Horan on Donegal: 'There are a lot of similarities'

Sep 20th 2012, 11:18 AM 757 Views 0 Comments

“We’re a different animal now,” says the Mayo chief ahead of Sunday’s big showdown.

Aidan O'Shea (Mayo) on...
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Aidan O'Shea (Mayo) on...

Sep 18th 2012, 7:00 AM 1,407 Views 0 Comments

The Connacht champions midfielder talks to TheScore.ie on coping with Donegal’s midfield challenge, the confidence from beating Dublin and his pre-game routine.

'It's over 40 hours a week' -- Jim McGuinness hoping his hard works pays for Donegal on Sunday
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'It's over 40 hours a week' -- Jim McGuinness hoping his hard works pays for Donegal on Sunday

Sep 17th 2012, 3:28 PM 7,576 Views 7 Comments

The Ulster champions’ manager admits he couldn’t do such a demanding job if it wasn’t for the support of his wife and family.

Your All-Ireland Football Final Build-Up Pic of the Day...
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Your All-Ireland Football Final Build-Up Pic of the Day...

Sep 15th 2012, 12:58 PM 2,832 Views 1 Comment

These young students know who they’ll be shouting for next weekend.

Tipperary unchanged for All-Ireland semi-final
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Tipperary unchanged for All-Ireland semi-final

Aug 16th 2012, 10:05 PM 910 Views 1 Comment

Shane Bourke and Eoin Kelly have both been left out, despite their recent eye-catching performances.

Boylan: 'I always said, there is a certain madness in Meath football. You can’t take that out of us.'
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Boylan: 'I always said, there is a certain madness in Meath football. You can’t take that out of us.'

Jul 17th 2012, 8:55 AM 2,372 Views 6 Comments

The Royals’ former manager looks ahead to Sunday’s final.

Murray battles past Ferrer to reach semis again
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Murray battles past Ferrer to reach semis again

Jul 4th 2012, 7:57 PM 4,276 Views 20 Comments

The Scot will face Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, who beat Philipp Kohlschreiber earlier today.

Letter from Kiev: Great expectations as city awaits climactic showdown
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Letter from Kiev: Great expectations as city awaits climactic showdown

Jul 1st 2012, 6:30 PM 2,464 Views 0 Comments

Miguel Delaney describes the significant sense of anticipation throughout the Ukrainian capital ahead of tonight’s big game.

Euro 2012: Buffon not ready to alter prediction
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Euro 2012: Buffon not ready to alter prediction

Jun 30th 2012, 8:00 PM 701 Views 0 Comments

Miguel Delaney is in Kiev finding the Italian captain quite happy to let Spain carry a favourite’s burden.

Euro 2012: Prandelli full of respect for defending champs
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Euro 2012: Prandelli full of respect for defending champs

Jun 30th 2012, 5:14 PM 360 Views 0 Comments

The Italian boss says, ‘Spain are not boring in any shape or form.’

Confident Garrycastle will put it up to Cross again - McNulty
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Confident Garrycastle will put it up to Cross again - McNulty

Mar 31st 2012, 9:12 AM 474 Views 0 Comments

Laois manager Justin McNulty accepts that this afternoon’s All-Ireland Club SFC final replay is too hard to call.

The road to Croker: here's the story so far for Crossmaglen and Garrycastle
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The road to Croker: here's the story so far for Crossmaglen and Garrycastle

Mar 17th 2012, 8:20 AM 529 Views 0 Comments

Is it to be Crossmaglen’s year yet again? Or will there be a new name on the All-Ireland club football roll of honour come 5pm this evening?

Watch: Presidential hopefuls face-off in final debate before Iowa vote
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Watch: Presidential hopefuls face-off in final debate before Iowa vote

Dec 16th 2011, 11:54 AM 662 Views 8 Comments

Poll frontrunners Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney saw their conservative credentials questioned in a fairly low-key affair unlike previous debates.

No Galvin as Kerry name side for All-Ireland decider
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No Galvin as Kerry name side for All-Ireland decider

Sep 13th 2011, 9:18 PM 799 Views 0 Comments

Kingdom boss Jack O’Connor leaves Finuge man on the bench in favour of Donnchadh Walsh for much-anticipated Dublin showdown.

Murph's sideline cut: welcome to my world
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Murph's sideline cut: welcome to my world

Sep 12th 2011, 9:57 AM 692 Views 2 Comments

“I love the fact that I went into a pub in town and a man I have never heard talk about the GAA was urgently asking me whether the Dubs are going to do it.”

'No goalfest in this year's All-Ireland decider'
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'No goalfest in this year's All-Ireland decider'

Sep 2nd 2011, 11:09 AM 167 Views 0 Comments

Derek Lyng and Eamonn Corcoran offer their thoughts on this weekend’s hurling showdown.

In video: Ryan ready for Cats challenge
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In video: Ryan ready for Cats challenge

Aug 31st 2011, 11:26 AM 118 Views 0 Comments

Premier boss last night named his side to face Kilkenny this weekend. He knows what lies ahead.

Premier League power rankings (Part IV): Can anyone knock United off their perch?
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Premier League power rankings (Part IV): Can anyone knock United off their perch?

Aug 12th 2011, 10:25 AM 194 Views 0 Comments

With the start of the new Premier League season imminent, find out who has topped our power rankings table.

Recap: how the Tour de France is shaping up after 15 stages
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Recap: how the Tour de France is shaping up after 15 stages

Jul 18th 2011, 3:51 PM 405 Views 0 Comments

We examine how the likes of Nicolas Roche and Alberto Contador are performing as the competition enters its final week.