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# Game changer?

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2022
# Cash Injection
Irish women's cricket gets major boost after €1.5million investment is confirmed
Ireland Women’s head coach Ed Joyce has also signed a three-year contract extension.
‘Munster fans can be really excited by the fact he will make a massive difference’
Johann van Graan has praised the province’s new signing, Malakai Fekitoa.
All time
Four wins, two defeats and plenty of magic – Beauden Barrett's record against Ireland
The out-half has enjoyed plenty of strong performances in his six previous appearances against Ireland.
'There’s still a bit of teething' - Porter settling back into life at loosehead
The Leinster and Ireland prop has moved back across the scrum from tighthead.
Snyman taking part in team sessions as he edges closer to return
Johann van Graan says the Springbok star is working with increasing training loads as he aims to finally make his impact at Munster.
EU to impose universal phone charger for all member states
The move will be challenged by Apple.
Confusion over whether new post-Brexit transfer rules will apply to young Irish players
Some English clubs have been carrying on as normal, but a senior English football source insists potentially transformative rules will apply to Ireland.
# Reaction
Solskjaer hails 'game-changer' Fernandes
Man United produced one of their best performances of the season at the Amex Stadium.
McGuinness hoping for 'game changer' income support to help LOI to survive
‘Clubs are now waiting to see if there will be more support coming. They will be able pay this week and then we will have to wait to see what comes next.’
# Stefan Colovic
Top-class Serb turns down South Korean options to sign two-year deal for Dundalk
Dundalk win four-month chase for Stefan Colovic who was once on the books of Atletico Madrid.
'It was all worth it in the end. If I was still in Wales, who knows?'
Tadhg Beirne provides an impactful option for Ireland in the second row and back row.
# All-Ireland Final
Red card or not: What did you make of that Richie Hogan sending off?
Kilkenny were a man down in the All-Ireland hurling final from the 33rd minute.
# Stepping Stone
Bumper Irish Open performance and payday a 'game changer' for Sharvin
The world number 404 was the top Irish finisher in Lahinch at the weekend.
'I think a lot of Kerry folk would be delighted for him because he wants to play inter-county football'
Tomás Ó Sé watched his former Kerry team-mate Conor Cox star yesterday.
# Take a Bow
Cora Staunton autobiography named Irish Sports Book of the Year
It overcame stiff competition from Andy Lee’s ‘Fighter’ and Davy Fitzgerald’s ‘At All Costs’ among others.
# Well read
Here are the 6 nominations for Bord Gáis Energy Sports Book of the Year
You can vote for your favourite sports book of the year now.
# Turnover Machine
Analysis: Beirne is a game-changer for Munster and possibly for Ireland
The Kildare man has settled in superbly with the southern province.
# End of the road
'I can't see myself playing for Mayo again,' admits Cora Staunton
Football legend says that her 24th season in green and red has been her final one.
'Johnny is one of the toughest roosters out there. He’s the maestro'
The Leinster man returns to Ireland’s number 10 shirt as they look to level the series in Australia.
# Analysis
Leinster's Lowe lights up with attacking magic but balances out with errors
The Leinster wing is continuing to learn as he settles in with Leinster.
# boom times
Groundbreaking, big-money pro boxing tournament to take place at Dublin's National Stadium
The winner of the Prizefighter-style tournament will receive €25,000, as well as €5,000 for their amateur boxing club.
Neymar's potential €222 million move to PSG could 'change everything,' says Jurgen Klopp
The Liverpool manager cannot believe the amount of money being offered for the Barcelona player.
# tyler
Brilliant Bleyendaal typifies Munster attitude in most tragic season
‘As a rugby team, we had the responsibility and privilege to galvanise the town.’
# wing wizard
'In Ireland, nobody knows who I am, but I have to get used to being recognised now'
Aymen Ben Mohamed speaks to The42 about swapping the League of Ireland for Tunisia and his shock call-up to their national team.
# On the Move
Rising Meath star Conor Nash seals deal with AFL side Hawthorn
The move may prevent the midfielder playing for his club Simonstown Gaels in the Leinster quarter-final clash with Rhode.
# Controversy
Stander facing a hearing but Schmidt says red card was 'very, very harsh'
The Ireland head coach was proud of an ‘incredible collective effort’ from his side.
This tiny implant could be the key to overcoming heroin addiction
The tiny implant is called Probuphine and could address some of the hardest parts of treating addiction.
It's 30 years since Jack Charlton arrived but the FAI wanted a Liverpool icon instead
Bob Paisley was the choice of the majority but a controversial voting process changed the course of Irish football history.
# Game changer?
'Those that have embraced it are the ones leading the way' - Canavan
Performance analysis is changing elite sport and those refusing to keep up to speed are being left behind, according the Tyrone legend.
# Explainer
A game changer? Here's what's actually happening at the Paris climate conference
COP21 is seen as the last best chance for the world to stop an environmental disaster.
# Game changer?
The NFL's new extra-point rule is already changing the way the game is played
And it’s changing it for the better.
Analysis: Just how good can Memphis Depay be for Manchester United?
The highly-touted 21-year-old Dutch international lit up Old Trafford with a stunning performance last night.
# Game changer?
Women can soon boost their sex drive with this pill - but won't be able to drink when taking it
The drug has been rejected by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on two previous occasions.
# whopper news
Stop everything -- Burger King is trialling a home delivery service
But not in Ireland. YET.
This Ivanovic header sealed Chelsea's place in the League Cup final
The Londoners lead Liverpool 2-1 on aggregate after extra-time.
# Game changer?
'Pay as you go' health insurance set to hit the market
The plan will give people the ability to upgrade their hospital care at the time of need.
# under 30s
Get your skates on if you want your business idea to win €100k
Young entrepreneurs who need a leg up have a week to enter Government-sponsored fund.
# Game changer?
Someone has invented air hockey beer pong
How did we not think of this before?
# good guy google
10 ways Google changed our lives
We have so much to thank you for.
# Syria
Barack Obama has decided it's time to send weapons to Syrian rebels
Associated Press reports that the White House has reached a view that the Syrian crisis requires greater intervention by western powers.