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# Looking Forward

Last year
2022
# Looking Forward
'Massive loss' for Kilkenny hurlers as Conor Browne steps away for 2023 season
Eoin Cody looks ahead to a new inter-county campaign under Derek Lyng, and Ballyhale’s bid for a Leinster hurling four-in-a-row this weekend.
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‘I am as excited about this role now as I have ever been’
Leo Cullen remains focused on building on Leinster’s recent success.
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McIlroy confident about finding solutions after 'ugly year' for men's professional golf
The Saudi-backed LIV has caused turmoil in the sport since its June debut.
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Ireland 'didn't fire any shots' in second Test but excited about the future after historic tour
Ireland’s first summer tour in Japan ended in a draw after the hosts rallied to win the second Test.
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'I lost power in my right hand' - From concussion nightmare to Donegal's charge for league glory
Donegal goalkeeper Roisín McCafferty recalls her concussion battle ahead of Donegal’s clash with Meath in the Division 1 final.
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'I think I’ve picked up where I left off' - McCloskey optimistic after three hamstring tears
The Ulster star is hoping for a clear run at the rest of the season after injury setbacks.
All time
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English football 'could still be long way off' openly gay male player - West Ham's Evans
There are no male players across the country’s top four divisions who are publicly gay.
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'Always positive' - Aguero allays retirement fears as heart treatment continues
The Barcelona striker has been told to rest for three months after suffering chest pains during a game.
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'The great teams have done it back-to-back' - Galway boss lays out goal for All-Ireland winners
Cathal Murray says his side are capable of achieving even more after their latest triumph.
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'Paris could definitely be on the cards' - Lambe open to Olympic return in 2024
Winning bronze in Tokyo has fuelled a desire to go back for more.
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Sheedy rubbishes talk of Tipp in 'decline' and not ruling out return to inter-county management
The Tipperary manager announced his decision to step down today.
# big year
2021/22 season promises to be action-packed for Irish rugby
Ireland will play the All Blacks four times next season.
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Van Dijk rules himself out of Euros to focus on being fit for Liverpool's pre-season
The centre-back has been out for the last seven months following a knee injury.
# clean slate
All-Star midfielder and Carnacon great open to Mayo return under new management
Fiona McHale has been absent from the set-up since 2018.
# Hope
Paul Reid: 'I'm certain we'll get back to hugging friends and not wearing masks'
In an interview with TheJournal.ie, the HSE’s CEO said the pandemic highlighted a number of health policy shifts that are needed.
# Looking Forward
England boss Southgate admits dementia concerns 'having headed a lot of footballs'
The 50-year-old was speaking after Sir Bobby Charlton was recently diagnosed with dementia.
# fresh start
'I trust in myself,' says under-fire De Gea as United goalkeeper looks to next season
‘Let’s keep improving, let’s keep fighting for this club and let’s try to win trophies next season.’
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'I'm not afraid to say that I want to go on a Lions tour and that's my ambition'
Andrew Conway is feeling refreshed after lockdown and wants to continue his growth as a player.
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Tipp boss Sheedy: GAA championship behind closed doors 'would give the nation a lift'
The two-time All-Ireland winning boss also believes it’s time to consider re-opening club grounds.
# another postponement
French Open rescheduled, Roland-Garros officials confirm
The French Open was due to start in May but the Grand Slam will now take place in September due to coronavirus.
# donegal development
'Two seasons' in 2020, learning from past hurt and welcoming back 'massive leaders' for championship
Donegal defender Emer Gallagher believes the ‘hurt’ of 2019 will stand to the three-in-a-row Ulster champions this year.
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Jacob Stockdale determined not to be defined by a poor World Cup
The 23-year-old is excited to link with Jordan Larmour and Andrew Conway in Ireland’s back three.
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'I fully expect Dublin to play better next year' - Brolly on life after Gavin
The Round Towers clubman stepped down as manager today.
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'It is difficult to come off the high of the World Cup. It’s something you don’t address'
The Ireland women’s hockey team are chasing Olympic qualification after facing challenging times in recent months.
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'We had a few drinks but it was put to bed after that' - Galway look to All-Ireland final after dethroning Cork
The Tribeswomen halted the Munster side’s drive for three-in-a-row at the weekend.
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After 'freak accident' in 2015, TOD targets spot in Schmidt's World Cup plan
The 32-year-old Munster man was injured in a warm-up game four years ago.
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'The worst months of my life' - Former world number one opens up about tennis struggles
Naomi Osaka says she hasn’t had much fun playing the sport since her Australian Open triumph.
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'Stade Français' owner says he's willing to invest €100m of his money in five years'
Leinster’s success continued with the Pro14 trophy on Saturday but they’re already looking forward.
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'I've been very lucky' - Casillas admits football future is uncertain as he leaves hospital
The Spanish goalkeeping was training with Porto when he suffered a heart attack.
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Allegri says he'll stay on at Juventus despite Champions League quarter-final exit
The Italians were bundled out of Europe by Ajax last night.
# boosts
Beirne puts hand up as Ireland look to reinforcements for France clash
James Ryan, Cian Healy and captain Rory Best will all be back in the mix.
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'Whatever game is in front of us we have to go out and win - no matter what'
Galway forward Shane Walsh reflects on Galway’s 2018 campaign and looks ahead to the new season.
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'My phone would not stop lighting up. People reached out that were going through an extremely difficult time'
Dublin footballer Shane Carthy wrote a moving blog post about his experience with depression before Christmas.
# Selection
European weekend provides final audition for Schmidt's November squad
The Ireland head coach is due to name his squad next week.
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'We’re not getting too down on ourselves this early in the season'
Rory Scannell says Munster can’t look past Ulster this weekend as they look to steady the ship.
# Looking Forward
Contact skills, Crusaders clips, five stars - Leinster look to get even better
Number eight Jack Conan explains how Leinster’s coaches are working to improve again.
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Mayo boss: 'The group will dust themselves down over the winter and look to re-energise'
Stephen Rochford didn’t believe the choice of venue was a factor in his side’s 2018 exit last night.
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Ireland set for fixture bonanza including marquee Tests against top-tier nations
Warren Deutrom says Ireland will play up to 65 games over the next five years.
# Tour
Munster set off for South Africa with a Champions Cup semi-final to come
The belief in Munster’s squad has been greatly boosted by their win over Toulon at Thomond Park.
# Goldsmyth
'We always look at people with disabilities and think about what they can't do'
Jason Smyth on embracing challenges and change as he enters the twilight of his career.