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James Ryan treating Ulster clash as an early 'cup final'
The second row admits it’s ‘surreal’ but the games importance is writ large for the reigning champions.
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Brentford one win away from €185m Premier League windfall that would end 73-year wait
The Championship play-off final is down for decision this evening.
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Munster fighting for European lives in monumental clash against Racing
The task is a hugely demanding one for Johann van Graan’s men.
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Jason Quigley just wants you to be happy, and a world title
Jason Quigley faces Tureano Johnson in a do-or-die middleweight clash tonight (live on eir Sport).
# Euro Vision
'Imagine sending a message across Europe that we've beaten the reigning champions'
Ireland’s young guns can qualify for the Women’s U19 European Championships this evening – but a tough test awaits.
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Silva admits Man City's title challenge may be over if they lose to Liverpool
‘The pressure is a little bit more on us because if we don’t win, it will be very difficult to go after them.’
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'I was wondering if I was going to ever experience that winning feeling again'
Tommy Bowe faces his former club tonight in what could be one of the final acts of his glittering career.
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'I can't put my finger on it but we need to turn things around as our season is on the line'
Tommy Bowe is desperate to help Ulster finish the season strongly before he retires.
# the world awaits
'It means a huge amount and hopefully we can step up over the next few weeks and really prove it'
The odds are stacked against Ireland, but they will relish the challenge of defying expectations when the 2019 World Cup qualifiers get underway on Sunday.
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'One of us might never fight for a world title again': Frampton return confirmed for 21 April
Carl Frampton knows defeat against Nonito Donaire would likely spell the end of his time at world level.
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'If John Delaney had said 'We want a young, vibrant side so don't worry about qualification' we could have done that'
Ireland manager Martin O’Neill says his players must ‘rise to the occasion’ as he prepares to name his squad for the upcoming double-header.
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Maurice Shanahan dropped as Derek McGrath names Waterford team for Kilkenny
Jake Dillon comes in for Saturday’s Semple showdown.
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Lots of outside 'noise' but Lions must now produce performance of a lifetime
Warren Gatland believes is Test team are totally focused on the task.
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Ospreys fend off Ulster comeback and all but end their Pro12 dream
It was make or break for the northern province, but Ospreys came out on top.
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Ireland's Six Nations hopes on the line with confident France in Dublin
It’s make or break for Joe Schmidt’s men against les Bleus.
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'I am not scaremongering': Bus Eireann boss warns all jobs could be lost if drastic action not taken
Bus Eireann workers have said industrial action remains on the cards.
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'People have written us off but now they think this is a team who can go and win the title'
Ulster are in buoyant mood after blowing Leinster away but now must prove their credentials again this weekend.
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Is Pep Guardiola on the verge of failure and other Champions League talking points
Plus, can Sergio Agüero replicate his Premier League form in Europe?
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'It's not the ideal situation to be in' - Kiss calls on his Ulster side to stand up and deliver
The northern province will depend on other results going their way next week.
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Munster's Foley - 'Fellas are smiling a small bit, as opposed to last month'
The southern province face a pivotal European clash in Paris this evening.
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5 talking points ahead of the final round of Champions League group matches
13 clubs are hoping to fill the seven remaining places during the last action of 2015.
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'It wasn't good enough' - Nacewa dismisses talk of Leinster RWC hangovers
The Leinster captain says this weekend in Bath is a must-win game.
# as it stands
Northern Ireland and Wales on brink of history - here's who can qualify for Euro 2016
There’s plenty of football still to be played as the stakes are raised.
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Given: 'It's going to be a big day of sport in the bars around the country'
Ireland’s senior football and rugby teams both play crucial games this Sunday, but the number one goalkeeper must first focus on the small matter of Germany’s visit to Dublin.
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RTÉ panel spell out the consequences for O'Neill if Ireland don't beat Georgia
It’s three points or bust for Marty on Monday.
# round pegs
Louis van Gaal has revealed his solution to Man United's goal-scoring problems
The Red Devils are in Belgium for their Champions League qualifier.
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'Nothing is impossible' - O'Neill primed for the biggest game of his Ireland reign
After the distractions of the England friendly and the FAI’s off-the-field controversies, the Ireland boss is fully focused on this weekend’s must-win qualifier against Scotland.
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D-Day arrives for Ireland as World Cup quarter-final on the line against Pakistan
William Porterfield insists ‘it’s just another game’ but the stakes couldn’t be higher in Adelaide.
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Kilbane: Ireland shouldn't fear Poland but Keane has to start
The ex-Ireland international gave his thoughts on the upcoming Euro 2016 qualifier and which players he would bring back into the team.
# Squeaky Bum Time
Stakes couldn't be higher for Ireland as race for quarter-finals hots up
It’s not quite make-or-break yet but the significance of tonight’s game against Zimbabwe cannot be understated.
AS IT HAPPENED
Wasps v Leinster, Champions Cup
We went minute-by-minute through Leinster’s season-defining tussle in Coventry.
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Murray's Munster must up physicality to save European season in Clermont
The Ireland scrum-half expects Clermont to operate with more ambition in attack at Stade Marcel Michelin.
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Peadar Timmins: Ireland can't afford another flop against aggressive Welsh
The 20-year-old is confident his U20 teammates can right the wrong of a Six Nations lost to the Welsh.
# crying game
Diary of a Fantasy Gaffer: Dry your eyes Luis, we have a league to win
TheScore.ie Machine would be relegated to Greg Dyke’s ‘Englishmen Only’ division if it wasn’t for the Uruguayan striker.
# Last Chance Saloon
POLL: Would you like to see France qualify for the World Cup?
Les Bleus are facing the prospect of being absent from next year’s finals in Brazil.
# European Rugby
Mediator lays out European Rugby framework after Dublin talks
The parties will meet again early next month.
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IMF: European help, progress on mortgages crucial to exit from bailout
The IMF’s latest quarterly review of Ireland’s progress says progress on dealing with mortgage arrears is a make-or-break.
# Heineken Cup
McLaughlin: Leinster in balancing act for 'make or break' weekend
The flanker acknowledges that Leinster need four tries this weekend, but is intent on remaining focused on the little details.
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No doubt about it: Walsh, Waterford ready for Cork battle
Shane Walsh is aiming to bounce back instantly when the Déise face the Rebels tomorrow.
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A nation's hope: Poland must win to continue Euro dream
The co-hosts have impressed greatly, but could be bowing out of their own tournament tonight.