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# Long Time Coming

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2022
# Long Time Coming
Nash as surprised as anyone to hear try against Connacht was his first at Thomond
The Limerick wing also revealed what Andy Farrell told him after his stint with Ireland ‘A’ and in Ireland camp over November.
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South Africa earn first win on Australian soil in nine years with overpowering display
The Springboks picked up a 24-8 win to get their Rugby Championship campaign back on track.
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Northern Ireland end long wait for home win as own goal sees off Lithuania
Benas Satkus was the unfortunate scorer at the wrong end of the pitch as Ali McCann and Josh Magennis had goals disallowed.
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1-5 for O'Donoghue as Belmullet book Mayo senior decider spot for first time since 1981
The north Mayo men will face defending champions Knockmore in a fortnight’s time.
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Ireland U21 midfielder Smallbone returns to action after nine months out
He hasn’t played since being injured while on Premier League duty with Southampton in January.
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Furuhashi and Jota secure long-awaited away win for Celtic
The Hoops won 2-1 at Aberdeen.
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Argentina trophy drought ends for Messi with Copa America triumph over Brazil
A goal from Angel Di Maria made the difference as Argentina won their first silverware in 28 years.
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Biggest English crowd in 13 months sees Leicester advance to first FA Cup final in 52 years
There were 4,000 spectators in attendance at Wembley.
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'I've scored plenty in the back garden... didn't feel half as good though!'
Adam Lallana’s equaliser for Liverpool against Manchester United yesterday was his first goal since May 2017.
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Bayern Munich youngster inspires Canada to first win over USA in 34 years
Alphonso Davies opened the scoring as Canada overcame their neighbours for the first time since 1985.
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Finn Harps seal first Premier Division win of the season at the 16th attempt
Ollie Horgan’s side got the better of UCD in a battle of the bottom two in the top flight.
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'Whoever loses will have to knock it on the head': DeGale and Eubank confirm grudge match
The clash will be broadcast live on ITV Box Office.
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'There were many times when she'd come into the house crying... She wanted to walk away from it'
Kellie Harrington came close to packing in boxing less than three years ago, but now she stands on top of the world.
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France claim first win in nine months by beating Argentina in Lille
Teddy Thomas crossed twice as the hosts secured an important victory.
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Ray Moylette confirmed for big homecoming fight in Mayo in December
Moylette will fight for a high ranking with the World Boxing Council in Castlebar on 7 December.
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''Fields of Athenry' in the Kingspan, I'm told it's pretty special and doesn't happen often'
Connacht coach Andy Friend will let his squad enjoy the historic win over Ulster, but the province is intent on continuing their rise.
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An 11-year wait for windows: How Dublin tenants are left waiting years for repairs
Dublin City Council residents described years of waiting for repairs, repeated phone calls and ineffectual visits from council staff.
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Flanagan calls for Magdalen survivors of 'adjoining institutions' to contact government over redress
Previously, women who had worked in a laundry but not actually lived there had been denied state compensation.
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Lansdowne win first Bateman Cup in 87 years to end Cork Con's bid for six-in-a-row
It was Lansdowne’s first Ulster Bank Bateman Cup title since 1931.
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Much-delayed IT system to see Affordable Childcare Scheme launch pushed back to 2019 - at least
The Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) has declined to provide an estimate as to when the ACS, originally slated for September 2017, will be able to officially launch.
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'A watershed moment': Resolution to ratify UN disabilities convention to go before the Dáil
Ireland is the only EU country that has yet to ratify the Convention.
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David Beckham has finally got his MLS franchise in Miami
The former Manchester United and Real Madrid star was officially awarded a licence today.
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Casinos, gaming machines and online gambling to be overseen by independent regulator
The Gambling Control Bill, which has been gathering dust in Leinster House, is to be updated.
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Burnley boss hails Long for bouncing back with impressive Old Trafford display
Sean Dyche was pleased with how the Irish defender performed after the defeat to Tottenham.
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For first time since 'that rubbish' and Dunphy controversy, Egypt will be at a World Cup
Liverpool’s Mo Salah was the hero with a crucial 95th-minute penalty.
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FactFind: Why on earth hasn't Ireland ratified the UN's Convention on Disabilities?
It’s 10 years since Ireland signed the Convention. A decade on, the Republic stands as the only EU country which is yet to ratify it.
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Magnificent Lionel Messi finally beats Buffon as Barcelona seriously impress against Juve
The Argentine made it look very easy in the Catalan’s Champions League opener.
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Louth reach first Leinster minor football decider in 46 years after thrilling one-point win over Wexford
It was a special night for the Wee County.
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Tearful moment as British athlete is told she's getting an Olympic medal - nine years later
Kelly Sotherton is set to finally become a three-time Olympic medallist.
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Paddy Tally's reaction says it all about St Mary's unlikely Sigerson win
Belfast college stunned UCD to win the third-level title on Saturday.
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After a 7-year absence, the man sold for £1 is back in the Ireland fold
Cork-born goalkeeper Colin Doyle admits being slightly surprised by his first call-up since 2009.
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It only took them 437 days, but Aston Villa have finally won an away game
All hail Steve Bruce.
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Snapshot of one county: How Ireland's housing crisis grew out of control
Bray town councillor Pat Vance told his colleagues in 2013: “I’ll keep on saying it, time and time again, something needs to be done.”
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Simon Cox scored his first goal since 2014 last night
It has been 35 games since the Ireland striker found the back of the net.
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"United, we'll never be defeated" - Bríd Smith finally triumphs in Dublin South Central
The battle between AAA-PBP’s Bríd Smith and Fianna Fáil’s Catherine Ardagh was finally settled this evening after a nerve-jangling day of waiting.
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Phil Mickelson missed a five-footer to hand a journeyman his first PGA Tour win since 2005
“I can’t believe it happened again,” says a delighted Vaughn Taylor.
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Wayne Rooney ends goal drought to hand Man United first win in nine games
A win’s a win but it was far from convincing from Louis van Gaal’s side.
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London Irish end six game pointless run in the most dramatic fashion
After six games without a point London Irish finally got off the bottom of the Premiership table with a 25-23 win over Northampton Saints.
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Conspiracy over as Neymar wins Barcelona's first ever La Liga player of the month award
Yes, you read that correctly.
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The final 36 seconds of Green Bay v Detroit were spectacularly unpredictable
The Lions don’t do things the easy way – but then again, neither do the Packers.