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# Momentum

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2022
# Momentum
O'Gara's European champions kick on to secure Top 14 play-off spot
La Rochelle came from behind to beat Lyon twice, with a trip to Toulouse next up before Castres await the winners in the semi-final.
# Momentum
Galway playing with this swagger are a dangerous prospect for Mayo
The Tribesmen are the country’s highest scorers and the only team still boasting a 100% record.
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Sensational Saka pick of the bunch as Arsenal move into top four
The result lifts Arsenal one point above Manchester United and into the Champions League spots for the first time in two months.
# Momentum
Bench impact helps Connacht to priceless comeback win over Stormers
Playing into the wind in the second half, Andy Friend’s men came from 10 points down to seal victory in the first ever meeting of the two sides.
# Momentum
Prime chance for Ireland against Wales as Farrell plays Hansen wild card
The Welsh will try to make it a battle but Andy Farrell’s team should have the quality to win at home.
All time
# Momentum
Ireland's eleven-goal hammering of Georgia attracts record TV audience
The men’s FAI Cup final also attracted an increased number of viewers.
# Momentum
Farrell set to name settled Ireland team for All Blacks clash
The Ireland boss is keen to build on last weekend’s big win over Japan.
# Momentum
Gregor Townsend wants Scotland to replicate Paris performance against Australia
Townsend has been able to name a team featuring 14 of the 15 players who started the Six Nations victory away to France in March.
# Momentum
Ireland U20s look to keep building ahead of Triple Crown showdown with England
Richie Murphy’s side are back in action on Thursday in Cardiff.
# Rolling On
'We need to get back to that momentum' - Leinster aim to pick up where they left off
Felipe Contepomi says the province’s players returned to pre-season in excellent condition.
# Momentum
Munster aim for bonus point win in Italy
Province aiming for five more points as they hope to end season top of their Conference.
# Momentum
Farrell set to stick with settled Ireland team for visit to England
Caelan Doris is fit again but it seems likely that the Ireland boss will be slow to break up a winning team.
# Momentum
Twickenham visit looms for Farrell's Ireland after strong Six Nations start
‘We want to keep the pressure on,’ said the Ireland boss after the win over Wales.
# high Performance
From measurable momentum with Leinster to shaping the future of the Lionesses
Wickow man Peter Tierney moved away from the heavyweights in his native province to work with the English FA.
# Momentum
Stevie McKenna will seek a third straight pro victory on Saturday week
The light-welterweight has won his first two professional contests inside the opening round.
# Momentum
Donaghy: 'If you want to win an All-Ireland, you've got to be winning all the Super 8s games'
Kerry face Donegal in a titanic Super 8s clash this weekend.
# Momentum
Tipperary tweak winning formula as they look to maintain positive start against Waterford
The Deise, meanwhile, overhaul their full forward line for the tie.
# Momentum
Cork City pick up third consecutive win to close gap on WNL front runners
Christina Dring scored the winner against Limerick at Markets Field.
# Momentum
Xhaka stunner helps Emery's Gunners to third straight win
Arsenal held on for an important win at St James’ Park despite Ciaran Clark’s late goal for Newcastle.
# Looking Up
All Blacks and November next in Schmidt's sights as Ireland's success rolls on
The Ireland head coach is heading home to New Zealand for a few weeks of rest.
# belief
'I'm sure we'll get a bit of stick for it in the review, for celebrating like footballers!'
Conor Murray says he knew Johnny Sexton’s drop goal was going over as soon as he hit it.
# Momentum
Six Nations break badly timed for Cullen's impressive Leinster
The eastern province would happily play Saracens in the Champions Cup quarter-finals next weekend.
# Momentum
Paddy Barnes cruises to fourth win, confirms he'll fight unbeaten Spanish champ in November
It was easy in Edinburgh as the Belfast native got the better of Peruvian Juan Hinostroza.
# Momentum
Dundalk secure local bragging rights and ensure an intriguing trip to Cork on Monday
Stephen Kenny’s men were 3-0 winners over Dundalk and a victory on Leeside would cut the deficit to eight points.
# Momentum
'You'd rather be playing in July than sitting at home looking at it on television'
Westmeath and Ger Egan are hoping to book a clash against the Dubs for a third consecutive year.
# Momentum
'Iconic venue, big crowd - it would be incredible' - Katie enthused by prospect of US bout this summer
The Bray native has a fourth professional fight in four months in Manchester Arena tomorrow night.
# Momentum
'At half-time we said 'It's only a matter of time - we're cutting them open''
Stephen Kenny’s Dundalk dug deep and showed plenty of character to progress in their Uefa Champions League qualifier.
# Momentum
Boyle bumps Dundalk to sixth straight league win
A first-half header was enough for the Lilywhites at Oriel Park, but the home faithful might well have expected to see more goals.
# Momentum
'Ireland are formidable when they get going': England back Brown aims to keep Ireland at low ebb
Mike Brown expects England’s toughest test of the Six Nations when they face Ireland, despite Joe Schmidt’s side’s stuttering start.
# Momentum
Something has to give as Connacht patch themselves up for Ulster clash
Connacht have won seven straight on home turf, but have managed just one win in 18 against the northern province.
# Momentum
Arsenal claim big win as Mesut Ozil earns 14th and 15th assists of the season
The Gunners went four points clear of Man City after their victory tonight.
# Momentum
Northern Ireland salvage late draw after Chris Baird picks up bizarre red card
Kyle Lafferty’s strike gave Windsor Park plenty to shout about.
# Momentum
Mata proves the difference as United make a firm statement of intent at Anfield
Steven Gerrard was sent-off 48 seconds after coming on as a second-half substitute.
# Two from two
6 talking points after Joe Schmidt's Ireland see out victory over France
Kick chase, Sexton’s return, the frantic finale, restart, and a rare win over France.
# Momentum
Walcott and Ozil on target as Cup holders Arsenal hold off Brighton
The 3-2 victory was the Gunners’ fourth straight win and booked their place in the last 16.
# Momentum
Manchester United can emulate Liverpool with a 2015 title tilt - Scholes
The former Red Devils midfielder believes that Louis van Gaal’s side are a couple of good results away from a major push for glory
# Axel's Pride
Munster look to carry Ireland's November momentum into Clermont ties
Joe Schmidt’s coaching and expectation levels will lift the standards in the southern province.
# Momentum
Ireland more concerned about performance than November clean sweep
‘If the processes are right and you have good systems in place then the result comes out the back of that.’
# hype
Sturridge curls in a beauty as England push Peru aside
So, they’re gonna win the World Cup then?
# Rediscovering form
'He made an incredibly brave decision' - Harrington on McIlroy's wedding cancellation
McIlroy called off his engagement with Caroline Wozniaki days before winning the BMW PGA Championship last week.