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# main-man - Wednesday 23 February, 2022

Johnny Sexton set to return as Ireland captain against Italy
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Johnny Sexton set to return as Ireland captain against Italy

Feb 23rd 2022, 1:25 PM 17,931 Views 30 Comments

Joey Carbery started Ireland’s last Six Nations game against France.

# main-man - Friday 11 February, 2022

'I'm excited to see Joey just being himself. He's one hell of a player'
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'I'm excited to see Joey just being himself. He's one hell of a player'

Feb 11th 2022, 6:00 AM 7,772 Views 4 Comments

The 26-year-old will make his first Six Nations start for Ireland tomorrow.

# main-man - Tuesday 11 January, 2022

Mohamed Salah says he’s ‘not asking for crazy stuff’ in new Liverpool contract
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Mohamed Salah says he’s ‘not asking for crazy stuff’ in new Liverpool contract

Jan 11th 2022, 10:33 AM 7,654 Views 11 Comments

The 29-year-old Egypt international has less than 18 months remaining on his Anfield deal.

# main-man - Monday 3 January, 2022

Rafael Benitez defends decision to play Seamus Coleman on the left
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Rafael Benitez defends decision to play Seamus Coleman on the left

Jan 3rd 2022, 3:37 PM 6,899 Views 2 Comments

The Irish international started the defeat to Brighton in an unfamiliar role.

# main-man - Tuesday 2 November, 2021

Newcastle targeting Unai Emery
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Newcastle targeting Unai Emery

Nov 2nd 2021, 1:27 PM 5,847 Views 7 Comments

The Spaniard is due to lead his Villarreal side into Champions League battle on Tuesday evening.

# main-man - Sunday 24 October, 2021

Graeme Mulcahy stars as Kilmallock land Limerick hurling title against Patrickswell
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Graeme Mulcahy stars as Kilmallock land Limerick hurling title against Patrickswell

Oct 24th 2021, 6:03 PM 26,355 Views 3 Comments

Oisin O’Reilly hit the only goal of the game as Kilmallock won out.

# main-man - Sunday 5 September, 2021

Gareth Bale’s hat-trick snatches Wales victory
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Gareth Bale’s hat-trick snatches Wales victory

Sep 5th 2021, 4:39 PM 8,233 Views 1 Comment

The Real Madrid forward had not scored for his country since October 2019.

# main-man - Monday 30 August, 2021

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer tells Man United forwards to expect Cristiano Ronaldo to start
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer tells Man United forwards to expect Cristiano Ronaldo to start

Aug 30th 2021, 10:36 AM 11,013 Views 13 Comments

Mason Greenwood’s late strike earned the Red Devils a narrow win at Wolves.

# main-man - Thursday 12 August, 2021

Romelu Lukaku rejoins Chelsea for club record fee of £97m
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Romelu Lukaku rejoins Chelsea for club record fee of £97m

Aug 12th 2021, 6:18 PM 9,137 Views 26 Comments

The Belgian has signed a five-year contract.

# main-man - Tuesday 25 May, 2021

Haaland wins Bundesliga Player of the Year award
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Haaland wins Bundesliga Player of the Year award

May 25th 2021, 7:34 PM 11,064 Views 7 Comments

Erling Haaland beat Bayern striker Robert Lewandowski to the top prize.

# main-man - Sunday 2 May, 2021

David Moyes puts West Ham's recent defensive issues down to 'not having Declan Rice'
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David Moyes puts West Ham's recent defensive issues down to 'not having Declan Rice'

May 2nd 2021, 8:31 PM 6,049 Views 3 Comments

The Hammers have conceded 11 goals in their last five matches.

# main-man - Saturday 13 February, 2021

Wales boss Pivac applauds ‘exciting’ 20-year-old wing Rees-Zammit after Scotland win
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Wales boss Pivac applauds ‘exciting’ 20-year-old wing Rees-Zammit after Scotland win

Feb 13th 2021, 9:30 PM 6,916 Views 9 Comments

The Gloucester man was the hero with two tries in a stunning performance.

# main-man - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

'The last 3 or 4 years have gone almost perfect for me'
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'The last 3 or 4 years have gone almost perfect for me'

Oct 7th 2020, 4:05 PM 22,727 Views 6 Comments

Matt Doherty reflects on a whirlwind few weeks as he prepares to face Slovakia tomorrow night.

# main-man - Saturday 3 October, 2020

Brilliant Bundee Aki leads Connacht to thrilling win over Glasgow in Galway
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Brilliant Bundee Aki leads Connacht to thrilling win over Glasgow in Galway

Oct 3rd 2020, 7:07 PM 43,708 Views 29 Comments

The Ireland centre scored two tries as Connacht delivered some stunning rugby in the second half.

# main-man - Tuesday 17 March, 2020

'There is only one contender for player of the year. It has to be Jordan Henderson'
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'There is only one contender for player of the year. It has to be Jordan Henderson'

Mar 17th 2020, 8:00 AM 8,327 Views 30 Comments

Liverpool great Ronnie Whelan explains why the Reds’ skipper is more important than Van Dijk, Mane or Salah, and why he must be allowed lift the Premier League trophy.

# main-man - Thursday 28 November, 2019

'Do you believe me now?' - Gerrard marvels at '£50million' Morelos
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'Do you believe me now?' - Gerrard marvels at '£50million' Morelos

Nov 28th 2019, 10:34 PM 15,947 Views 14 Comments

Rangers’ superstar striker has repeatedly been linked with moves to the Premier League.

# main-man - Sunday 24 November, 2019

De Bruyne sees himself as leader at Manchester City
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De Bruyne sees himself as leader at Manchester City

Nov 24th 2019, 12:28 PM 3,329 Views 0 Comments

After kick-starting City’s comeback against Chelsea, Kevin De Bruyne knows he is now one of the leaders for Pep Guardiola.

# main-man - Thursday 14 November, 2019

'You get to a point where you just put the team first'
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'You get to a point where you just put the team first'

Nov 14th 2019, 7:30 AM 14,172 Views 25 Comments

With injury problems behind him, Tyler Bleyendaal is hoping to be part of a bright new future at Munster.

# main-man - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

'It has taken a while but it was worth the wait and I’m incredibly proud'
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'It has taken a while but it was worth the wait and I’m incredibly proud'

Oct 1st 2019, 9:25 AM 10,765 Views 11 Comments

Johnny Sexton has been named Ireland captain for the first time at the age of 34.

# main-man - Friday 5 July, 2019

Mane scores and misses penalty as Senegal nudge into AFCON quarter-finals
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Mane scores and misses penalty as Senegal nudge into AFCON quarter-finals

Jul 5th 2019, 10:25 PM 5,088 Views 1 Comment

The Liverpool forward made the difference to set up a last-eight clash with surprise package Benin.

# main-man - Wednesday 19 June, 2019

Maradona had better Argentina team-mates than 'extraordinary' Messi
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Maradona had better Argentina team-mates than 'extraordinary' Messi

Jun 19th 2019, 9:09 PM 7,818 Views 12 Comments

The Barcelona talisman remains without a major international trophy, but Fabio Capello feels he is not to blame for that failure

# main-man - Sunday 31 March, 2019

'He's just a real leader. He brings so much to the group in terms of that leadership quality'
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'He's just a real leader. He brings so much to the group in terms of that leadership quality'

Mar 31st 2019, 7:30 AM 5,278 Views 5 Comments

Declan Bonner hailed the influence of Murphy after yesterday’s Division 2 final win over Meath.

# main-man - Tuesday 19 March, 2019

'Public uproar' - critics round on Cannavaro over China role
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'Public uproar' - critics round on Cannavaro over China role

Mar 19th 2019, 9:12 AM 13,984 Views 5 Comments

Former players and state media questioned the credentials of the 2006 World Cup winner and world player of the year, who is yet to claim a major trophy as a coach.

# main-man - Tuesday 5 February, 2019

'Right now it's Bernardo and 10 more players'
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'Right now it's Bernardo and 10 more players'

Feb 5th 2019, 11:59 PM 11,534 Views 1 Comment

Pep Guardiola is not short of talent in his Man City squad, but believes the midfielder has made himself nearly impossible to drop.

# main-man - Sunday 20 January, 2019

Lionel Messi comes off the bench to rescue below-par Barcelona
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Lionel Messi comes off the bench to rescue below-par Barcelona

Jan 20th 2019, 10:22 PM 5,565 Views 1 Comment

Ernesto Valverde’s decision to rest the Argentina international almost backfired.

# main-man - Sunday 25 November, 2018

Johnny Sexton crowned World Rugby Player of the Year
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Johnny Sexton crowned World Rugby Player of the Year

Nov 25th 2018, 10:12 PM 79,872 Views 128 Comments

What an achievement.

# main-man - Sunday 23 September, 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo keeps Juventus perfect in Serie A
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Cristiano Ronaldo keeps Juventus perfect in Serie A

Sep 23rd 2018, 10:19 PM 10,397 Views 4 Comments

The Portuguese star erased the frustration of his Champions League red card midweek.

# main-man - Monday 25 June, 2018

Sensational Sexton shows his class and composure for Ireland
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Sensational Sexton shows his class and composure for Ireland

Jun 25th 2018, 12:30 PM 41,104 Views 48 Comments

The 32-year-old was instrumental in the series success in Australia.

# main-man - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

Can Ronaldo drag workmanlike Portugal to World Cup glory?
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Can Ronaldo drag workmanlike Portugal to World Cup glory?

Jun 20th 2018, 5:20 PM 6,713 Views 37 Comments

With four goals in two games, the 33-year-old has started the tournament in formidable form.

# main-man - Thursday 7 June, 2018

Schmidt: 'We really wanted to get Joey out there at 10 at some stage'
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Schmidt: 'We really wanted to get Joey out there at 10 at some stage'

Jun 7th 2018, 8:45 AM 10,593 Views 54 Comments

The 22-year-old is set for the biggest start of his career as he guides Ireland against the Wallabies.

# main-man - Sunday 27 May, 2018

Patrick McBrearty inspires Donegal to win over Derry
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Patrick McBrearty inspires Donegal to win over Derry

May 27th 2018, 7:22 PM 7,632 Views 1 Comment

Down, victors over Antrim last night, now lie in wait at St Tiernach’s Park in Clones in two weeks’ time.

# main-man - Friday 4 May, 2018

LeBron not claiming 'mental edge' over Raptors despite stunning game two display
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LeBron not claiming 'mental edge' over Raptors despite stunning game two display

May 4th 2018, 8:37 AM 3,868 Views 4 Comments

LeBron James is again closing in on eliminating the Toronto Raptors but would not comment on claims he has a mental edge over them.

# main-man - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

'The Argentines criticise Messi a lot... You should thank God that he’s there'
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'The Argentines criticise Messi a lot... You should thank God that he’s there'

Mar 28th 2018, 9:00 PM 7,521 Views 3 Comments

Diego Costa believes Tuesday’s international shows the Barcelona ace deserves to be cut more slack by critics back home.

# main-man - Thursday 8 March, 2018

Lukaku: I'm Mourinho's sergeant on the pitch
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Lukaku: I'm Mourinho's sergeant on the pitch

Mar 8th 2018, 10:44 PM 6,337 Views 12 Comments

The striker believes his “soldier mentality” and selflessness have made him a very important part of the coach’s plans at Old Trafford.

# main-man - Saturday 20 January, 2018

'I love to have the chance to run at the halfbacks, so it's great for me!'
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'I love to have the chance to run at the halfbacks, so it's great for me!'

Jan 20th 2018, 7:45 AM 9,971 Views 9 Comments

Jack Conan has excelled in Leinster’s number eight shirt this season.

# main-man - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

Tarnished Luka Modric key to Croatia World Cup hopes
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Tarnished Luka Modric key to Croatia World Cup hopes

Nov 8th 2017, 9:53 AM 16,494 Views 5 Comments

The 32-year-old was involved in a scandal in June over allegedly false testimony he gave at a major corruption trial.

# main-man - Thursday 12 October, 2017

Former United defender: 'Lukaku can beat Ronaldo’s scoring record in season one'
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Former United defender: 'Lukaku can beat Ronaldo’s scoring record in season one'

Oct 12th 2017, 5:18 PM 8,905 Views 7 Comments

The striker has enjoyed a productive opening to his time at Old Trafford, and Mikael Silvestre has tipped him for bigger things.

# main-man - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

Argentina boss Sampaoli: 'Football owed Messi the World Cup'
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Argentina boss Sampaoli: 'Football owed Messi the World Cup'

Oct 11th 2017, 11:59 AM 8,607 Views 35 Comments

Jorge Sampaoli was full of praise and indebted to hat-trick hero Lionel Messi after their win last night.

# main-man - Monday 18 September, 2017

Mannion's moment - Dublin forward makes his mark on football's biggest day
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Mannion's moment - Dublin forward makes his mark on football's biggest day

Sep 18th 2017, 6:00 PM 6,493 Views 3 Comments

The 24-year-old capped off a superb season yesterday.

# main-man - Friday 7 July, 2017

Lions 10 Johnny Sexton proving his doubters wrong once again
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Lions 10 Johnny Sexton proving his doubters wrong once again

Jul 7th 2017, 8:00 AM 32,345 Views 41 Comments

Warren Gatland turned to the Ireland out-half in the Lions’ time of need and he delivered.

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