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Monday 27 March 2023 Dublin: -4°C

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Evenepoel closes in on Vuelta victory after increasing overall lead after stage 18
The Quick-Step rider beat his main rival Spaniard Enric Mas on the climb to the summit of Piornal.
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Ireland's men's and women's 7s teams have qualified for the World Cup
The tournament will take place in Cape Town, South Africa in September.
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Mbappe scores match-winning penalty as PSG close in on Ligue 1 title
A 2-1 win over rivals Marseille means PSG could win the league this week.
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Celtic take massive step towards title as they inflict first home defeat on Rangers in two years
Ange Postecoglou’s side are on course to bring the title back across the city.
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FAI expect to finalise contract extension for Stephen Kenny by next month
Meanwhile, the FAI CEO says Kenny will find a ‘bloody good coach’ to replace Anthony Barry.
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Juventus complete €75m signing of Vlahovic from Fiorentina
The Serbian striker has signed a contract until 2026 to join the Turin giants.
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Everton full-back Digne set for Villa medical as €30m fee is agreed
Steven Gerrard is close to adding the French international to his squad, having already secured a loan deal for Philippe Coutinho.
All time
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Shamrock Rovers maintain nine-point lead at the top after hard-fought win over Derry City
The Hoops were 2-1 winners in front of a boisterous crowd of 4,000 at Tallaght Stadium.
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Sheffield United complete club-record deal for Liverpool youngster Brewster
As part of the deal, Liverpool will have a buy-back option for the next three years.
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Real Madrid close in on La Liga title with eighth consecutive win
Karim Benzema scored from the penalty spot before assisting Marco Asensio’s second-half tap-in.
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Liverpool on verge of the title as they demolish Crystal Palace
Jurgen Klopp’s side were 4-0 winners at Anfield this evening.
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Dundalk three wins from title after late Kelly header sees off Cork City
The Lilywhites went 10 points clear with a 1-0 win at Oriel Park.
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Highly-rated Cork City defender set to sign for Championship side Hull today
Sean McLoughlin’s deal is all agreed subject to a medical, says Grant McCann.
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Katie Taylor's undisputed showdown against Persoon still awaiting confirmation
The deal should be done in the coming days though.
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Celtic close in on eighth straight Scottish Premiership title as Rangers ease to victory
Timothy Weah and Ryan Christie were on target for Celtic to secure a 2-0 win over St Mirren.
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Taylor overcomes career-toughest test and batters Volante to win third world title
After a thrilling encounter, Taylor is now the IBF, WBA and WBO World lightweight champion.
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Mixed news for Ireland and Burnley duo on the injury comeback trail
Robbie Brady could return for tonight’s Premier League clash, but it’s likely to come too soon for Stephen Ward.
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Sinclair header sees Celtic close in on Europa League knockout stages
Celtic scored the only goal of the night against Rosenborg to earn a crucial Group B victory.
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Stressed about your Leaving or Junior Cert? Here are some tips to help you stay calm
Get plenty of sleep and exercise, and remember that anxiety is normal.
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Fabulous Frampton survives hairy 11th to see off 'dangerous motherf*****r' Donaire
Carl Frampton admitted he was “definitely hurt” in the 11th round, but out-fought the future Hall-of-Famer in Belfast.
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'We're a point closer and it will be nice to win the league back at home'
Cork City’s Kieran Sadlier is hopeful they can finally end the title race at Turner’s Cross on Monday.
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'We've nothing to fear from them' - Bohs stand in the way of Cork City and the Premier Division title
Keith Long’s side will look to prevent the Leesiders from clinching the SSE Airtricity League’s top flight at Dalymount Park.
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'If someone said you'd be within two points of winning the league, you'd have taken their hand off'
Cork City boss John Caulfield was disappointed to concede late to Dundalk last night, but he is proud of how his side performed.
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Liverpool have one final hurdle to jump tonight before a long-awaited Champions League return
The Reds take a 2-1 lead into this evening’s play-off second leg with German outfit Hoffenheim.
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Dominant Limerick just one point off Premier Division return after victory over Cabinteely
Shane Tracy and Garbhan Coughlan scored in a 2-0 win at Markets Field.
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A small island has Hillary Clinton on the verge of making history
By tomorrow night, she may be the first woman to become a nominee of either major party for US President.
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O'Neill enthused by Arter and Judge but Damien Delaney's Euro hopes a long-shot
The Republic of Ireland manager’s loyalties are to the players who ensured qualification for this summer’s tournament.
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Hannon stars as Limerick defeat Cork to close in on Munster SHL final
Adare clubman Hannon shot 1-9 for Limerick.
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Ireland's James McGee one win away from the main draw of Australian Open
One step closer to a second career Grand Slam for the Dubliner.
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Grief-stricken Hungary beat Norway to edge one step closer to Euro 2016
The Hungarians wore black armbands to mark the death of former player Marton Fulop.
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Limerick's great escape still on after play-off first leg at a jam-packed Markets Field
The Blues sealed a narrow victory tonight as they look to hang onto their Premier Division status.
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Limerick fans sing 'that's why you're champions' to Dundalk players after comeback
The SSE Airtricity League Premier Division leaders had been behind at Markets Field before the turnaround.
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Pope puts Cork woman one step closer to becoming a saint
The founder of the Sisters of Charity Mary Aikenhead has been declared venerable.
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6 signs we've reached peak Dry January
Two for The Imitation Game please.
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Daniel Sturridge in 'final stages' of rehab (but don't expect to see him this weekend)
Liverpool travel to Sunderland in the Premier League tomorrow.
# Monday Blues
Open thread: How are you coping with the first day back to work?
Just a couple more hours and you’re home free…
# Inspirational
VIDEO: Emotional Steven Gerrard gathers Liverpool in for post-match team-talk as title comes within reach
The Liverpool captain says Norwich away is now the biggest game of the season.
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4 pets that can ALMOST reach... but not quite
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Walcott getting closer to signing new Arsenal deal
The 23-year-old, whose current deal runs out in the summer, is the club’s top goalscorer this season.
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One step closer: Ireland set up T20 shootout against Namibia
Ireland are one win away from a place at the T20 World Cup after they beat the Netherlands by seven wickets this morning.