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    Former Newcastle footballer Atsu pulled alive from earthquake rubble in Turkey
    The Ghana international is currently playing with Hatayspor.
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    Evan Ferguson could feature in Brighton's Premier League clash tomorrow
    The Irish teenage star escaped serious injury last weekend, and could return as early as against Bournemouth tomorrow.
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    NFL's Hamlin discharged from hospital after cardiac arrest
    Hamlin, 24, was left in critical condition on 2 January when he collapsed during the Bills’ clash with the Bengals.
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    'He'll come home': Pele's daughters reassure fans of ill football icon
    The 82-year-old has been hospitalized in Sao Paulo since Tuesday amid ongoing treatments for colon cancer.
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    Leo Cullen issues positive update on Ryan Baird following injury against Sharks
    The flanker was forced off on a medical cart following a heavy fall.
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    Galway United to enter team into 2023 Women's National League
    Galway United will also field U17 and U19 women’s teams.
    Larry Donnelly: Enough - can we have some good news, please?
    Our columnist looks at the relentless bad news in the last few months and wonders where it’s all going.
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    Bournemouth’s David Brooks given the all clear after cancer treatment
    The 24-year-old Wales international announced in October that he had been diagnosed with stage two Hodgkin lymphoma.
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    Netherlands coach Van Gaal says cancer treatment behind him
    Van Gaal still plans to lead his team at the World Cup in Qatar in seven months’ time.
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    Wasps thank Munster and University Hospital Limerick as Young discharged
    The Wales international was brought to hospital after sustaining an injury in yesterday’s Champions Cup clash.
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    US travel ban to be lifted for vaccinated passengers from November
    Simon Coveney said this will come as “very good news” for many Irish people impacted by the ban.
    # Tune in
    Boost for Irish women's rugby as interpros to be televised for the first time
    TG4 will broadcast all six games.
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    United Rugby Championship will be available to Irish fans on free-to-air TV
    RTÉ and TG4 will both be showing games from the event.
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    Israel study shows two doses of Pfizer vaccine give 95.3% protection from the virus
    Over 70% of the population has received two doses of the vaccine.
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    Full squads can attend inter-county games as challenge matches return next week
    ‘Happy to confirm that non-playing members of inter-county panels may attend games when the league season starts,’ said Jack Chambers.
    # Penneys Lane
    Penneys announce shopping by appointment ahead of full reopening
    The retailer will announce the date when it will start taking bookings for appointments to visit their stores.
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    RG Snyman in line for return to Munster training next week
    The Springboks lock has been sidelined since last August.
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    Vaccine boost: Ireland to get over 500,000 additional Pfizer doses as part of wider EU agreement
    The EU is turning more heavily to BioNTech/Pfizer to make up for the suspended Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
    Pfizer is bringing forward the delivery of 50 million doses to the EU starting this month
    The EU is negotiating with for 1.8 billion doses of a 'second-generation' of its vaccine to combat variants
    NIAC considers increasing gap between first and second Pfizer vaccine doses
    HSE cancels AstraZeneca vaccine appointments for rest of this week
    # sunny spells
    Mostly dry and sunny weather is forecast for the rest of the week
    It’s balmy out.
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    'Week absolutely made' - Bríd Stack returns to team training in Australia after neck injury
    ‘There is no better feeling than seeing my favourite little man giving me a big clap at the end of training.’
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    Aaron Connolly hands Stephen Kenny injury boost ahead of Serbia qualifier
    The Irish manager is also hopeful Caoimhin Kelleher and James McClean will recover from injury ahead of next week’s World Cup qualifiers.
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    Rain to largely stay away and temperatures to remain in double figures this weekend
    It beats the wet, cold weather, anyway.
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    FAI announce major broadcast deals for League of Ireland and Women's National League
    There’ll be plenty of live domestic football to watch over the coming months.
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    Relief for Ulster as Marcell Coetzee is cleared of another knee injury
    The South Africa international remains a doubt for this Friday’s clash with the Ospreys.
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    Concussion subs to be trialled in League of Ireland this season
    The FAI explained the process in a statement this evening.
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    Carbery a step closer to Munster return as he increases training load
    The 26-year-old last played for the province in January 2020.
    # Boost
    Cobh Ramblers announce plans to field women's team again after lengthy absence
    The Leeside outfit are hoping to play Women’s National League football in 2022.
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    It hasn't been a year to remember - but here are ten good things that happened in 2020
    Have a momentary distraction from the world and remember the good things in what’s been a year to forget.
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    'He's exempt. He's coming': Government confirms no restrictions for Santa travelling to Ireland this Christmas
    Sinn Féin’s John Brady posed the question to Minister Simon Coveney as it is “playing on the minds” of children across the country.
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    Australia records zero Covid-19 cases for the first time since June
    Locals are calling it a “donut day”.
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    'Mystery' donor gives €260,000 to Trinity College Dublin PhD students impacted by pandemic
    The money has been provided to students whose lab work was interrupted by the Covid-19 crisis.
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    James Ryan 'flying' through recovery in boost for Leinster and Ireland
    Leinster boss Leo Cullen revealed that the second row is already running and lifting weights.
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    Leinster and Munster return zero positives in latest round of Covid-19 testing
    All four Irish provinces have now been cleared to resume contact training.
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    Connacht GAA expect €3 million Air Dome to be completed in September
    ‘It will be a huge addition to the country, not alone to Connacht,’ said provincial secretary John Prenty.
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    NBA great Patrick Ewing released from hospital
    The New York Knicks legend is recovering from Covid-19.
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    Over 9,000 people have recovered from Covid-19, according to new figures
    The figures are based on an analysis of the confirmed cases as of Saturday.
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    It's going to be dry and mostly sunny with temperatures in mid-to-high teens this week
    Temperatures will reach as high as 17 degrees on Thursday and Friday.
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    'A thoughtful gesture': Patients in self-isolation facility receive Easter eggs from HSE
    Patients also received sweets and magazines to mark the Easter weekend.
    # Dear heroes
    Messages of support for frontline healthcare workers light up Mater Hospital
    The projection can we watched live and people can submit their own message for healthcare staff.
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    Ireland's newest centenarian shares secrets to long life while celebrating 100th birthday
    Margaret Lynch says porridge and walks are the way to go.
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