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# Hard Yards

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# Hard Yards
Ireland’s Sean Tobin expresses regret after 11th place finish in final
The Tipp man was running in his first major championship final.
# prop life
Tighthead prop Ryan set for World Cup debut in all-Munster tight five
‘It’s something you dream of. I’ve had my wait like no other man in the team.’
# detail
Analysis: The remarkable 41 phases that led to Johnny Sexton's drop goal
We’ve taken a look at every single action by the Irish players during their incredible winning passage.
# Hard Yards
'We had to work for everything': Ringrose delighted to come away with French win
The young centre played a vital role for Ireland on a tough night at the Aviva.
# Hard Yards
Damien Duff was one of the 9000 pounding the pavement in yesterday's Dublin half marathon
The 37-year-old came in under the two-hour mark.
# the business end
'The coaches and players have put their heads down, bums up and really worked hard'
Hard work is paying off for Leinster as they head into the final stretch with silverware on their mind.
# gainline
Conor Murray outlines 5 core elements of his gym routine
The 93 kg scrum-half played every minute of the wins over England and France. Here’s a taster of what it takes to get in that condition.
# Hard Yards
Leinster win a 'monkey off our back', but Munster must quickly refocus -- Tommy O'Donnell
The openside put in a serious shift on Saturday evening, but says the team discipline must improve.
# Hard Yards
'This is for dad': Brad Thorn's Bledisloe Cup preview is absolutely perfect
If Brad Thorn doesn’t get you pumped, nobody will.
# Hard Yards
5am training session on Christmas Eve is no big deal for Clare's Tony Kelly
And the 2013 Hurler of the Year is looking forward to getting back in action for this season.
# Hard Yards
A brilliant pic of double Paralympic champion Mark Rohan
The Westmeath handcyclist features in the next installment of “The Journey,” a Sports Council series looking at the lives of elite athletes.
# Hard Yards
Runners complete gruelling Everest marathon
The Tenzing-Hillary Everest Marathon marks the first conquest of the famous mountain every year.
# Hard Yards
In the clink: Ruud van Nistelrooy goes to prison
The former Manchester United striker paid a visit to a prison in Malaga and showed he has not lost his scoring touch.
# Catch up
Hard Yards: here's what you missed at the Rugby World Cup this morning
Got a life? Like to sleep? We got your back with our tournament round-up. You’re welcome.
# Hard Yards
Hard Yards: A look back over the best of Sunday's action
Ireland were back on the field at the Rugby World Cup this morning, so check out just how well they got on…
# Round-Up
Hard Yards: what you missed at the Rugby World Cup this morning
Everything you need to know about this morning’s rugby action in less than 90 seconds, or your money back.