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# New Era

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# New Era
A Chinese businessman has just bought Southampton for €220 million
It’s being reported that Gao Jisheng has acquired an 80% stake in the club.
# New Era
Mending fences the order of the day for Leo - but there just aren't enough seats at the table
Leo Varadkar has won the Fine Gael fight, but he has another battle on his hands.
# New Era
'I'm a father, I'm a husband, then I'm a rugby player' - Munster's Earls
The Ireland international wing has learned to be part of a new Munster modus operandi.
# New Era
'Ireland has never qualified for a major tournament so it's about time that we did it'
Ireland’s new manager Colin Bell made an impressive start by guiding Ireland to their highest ever finish at the Cyprus Cup this week.
# New Era
'I'm really excited for what the future holds for the country': Roche impressed with Ireland's new style
The Sunderland striker reached 50 senior caps for the Girls in Green this week.
# New Era
Cody Garbrandt gets UFC title shot as mentor Urijah Faber announces retirement
Garbrandt will face Dominick Cruz for the 135lb title at UFC 207.
# New Era
Didi Hamann starts for RTÉ in the John Giles role tonight
The former Liverpool player lines up alongside long-time panellists Eamon Dunphy and Liam Brady
# New Era
Gordon Strachan inspired by fresh faces in Scotland squad
An injection of young players, including €15m man Burke who has drawn comparisons with Gareth Bale, has given Scotland a boost, claims the manager
# New Era
'I'm sorry, but Messi has to stay in Barcelona' - Guardiola unveiled to Man City fans
The Spaniard took questions from the large crowd which showed up to welcome their new manager outside the Etihad Stadium today.
# fresh start
Munster have secured a world-class operator with the signing of Erasmus
The South African director of rugby will assume control at the start of next season.
# New Era
Munster set to confirm Rassie Erasmus as new director of rugby
The South African is set to join the southern province from the SARU.
# New Era
Former Ulster boss Mark Anscombe appointed Canada coach
The Kiwi has been tasked with qualifying Canada for the next World Cup.
# htin kyaw
People power begins in Myanmar as military rule ends
Aung San Suu Kyi can’t be president, but a close friend of hers has taken the job.
# New Era
An Iranian billionaire has just become a major shareholder at Everton
Moshiri, who was previously an investor in Arsenal, looks set to acquire a 49.9 percent stake in the Merseyside club.
# home is where the heart is
'It means a lot to play at a ground with such history' - New home, new era for Ireland
Tom Tierney’s team open their Six Nations title defence at Donnybrook this afternoon.
# New Era
New Mayo boss Rochford names 23-man panel for his first game
The Heather County will be without a number of notable players who are out injured.
# new surroundings
'It’s the start of a new era' - Big day for Irish football as senior squad moves home
Martin O’Neill and his players had their first training ground in Abbottstown ahead of this week’s Euro 2016 qualifier.
# Historic
Raul Castro declares Barack Obama "an honest man"
The pair’s meeting was a significant occasion.
# New Era
19 February 2000 - The day Warren Gatland gambled on the future of Irish rugby
Mick Galwey remembers Gatland’s big decision to cap five new players against Scotland.
# New Era
Another Leinster county has sold the naming rights of their main GAA stadium
Wexford have taken the step forward.
# New Era
Ireland Women head to Italy with six uncapped players in matchday squad
Jenny Murphy and Jackie Shiels form a new centre partnership.
# New Era
Donegal could have to plan without a 2012 All-Ireland winner this season
Established defender Anthony Thompson is now based in the UK.
# scouting ahead
Here's how Leinster's pool rivals Harlequins are set before the Champions Cup kick-off
The don’t face each other until December, but those games look likely to decide Pool 2.
# Opening Hand
Munster name three debutants for Anthony Foley's first competitive game
Andrew Smith, Kevin O’Byrne and Shane Buckley all start in the Donncha O’Callaghan-captained XV.
# New Era
Ulster in pool of death as Munster face trips to Sarries and Clermont
Mark Anscombe and Anthony Foley have been handed excitingly tough groups for the Rugby Champions Cup.
Manchester United v Norwich, Premier League
Manchester United took on Norwich, as Ryan Giggs began his reign as interim manager.
# New Era
Ireland set for May friendly with Italy
The Boys in Green are in discussions to take on the European heavyweights at a neutral venue later this year.
# Irish Water
"You can't create Irish Water out of thin air" - O'Dowd
Fergus O’Dowd said that the €50 million spend at Irish Water will be scrutinised, but was forced to defend the agency’s exemption from Freedom of Information requests.
# New Era
Creating a culture for Ireland is Schmidt’s biggest task
The Kiwi head coach must make international rugby a truly unique experience for players, supporters and coaches.
# New Era
11 ways to impress Martin O'Neill in his first Ireland training session
The players will be desperate to make a good impression when they tog out at Gannon Park this morning.
# New Era
Here's how the last 8 Irish rugby coaches fared first time out
Declan Kidney and Eddie O’Sullivan had winning starts but Warren Gatland and Brian Ashton had afternoon’s to forget.
# Fresh starts
5 things to look out for in tonight’s Champions League games
The two Manchester clubs, holders Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and PSG all kick off their European campaigns with new managers at the helm tonight.
# New Era
10 things to look out for in the new Premier League season
Garish kits, grumbling players and goal-line technology are top of the agenda for the 2013-14 campaign
# New Era
Neymar set to make long-awaited Barcelona debut alongside Messi
The Brazilian star trained with his new club for the first time yesterday.
# Development
Man City start work on new state-of-the-art academy
The Etihad Campus is scheduled to be ready for the beginning of the 2014/15 campaign.
# provinicial
The big rugby season preview... Munster
The new season approacheth! So Whiff of Cordite are going to start off by looking at Munster, where the prospect of a new era will make for fascinating viewing.
# Senegal
New Senegal president promises "new era" for country
“Tonight, a new era begins for Senegal,” Macky Sall said last night. President Abdoulaye Wade conceded defeat to his former protegé late last night.
# New Era
Ospreys players told to ditch the fake tan
The new policy is an attempt by the club to shed their ‘Galacticos’ label.
# New Era
Wicklow appoint Murphy to succeed O'Dwyer
The county board have finally appointed a new man following the end of Mick O’Dwyer’s reign in charge.
# New Era
Taoiseach says Queen's visit will be the 'start of a new era'
Enda Kenny said that the sites the Queen has chose to visit, including the Garden of Remembrance and Croke Park, are “sensitive and appropriate”.