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Leinster's quarter-final spot confirmed as Toulon rage at 'scandal'
Leo Cullen’s men will face Exeter or Lyon next weekend.
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'My dad was thinking of sneaking in, I had to tell him not to do it'
Dan Leavy said his knee ‘felt perfect’ as he completed his long-awaited comeback for Leinster.
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Leinster and Munster players free to return to training after Covid-19 tests come back clear
The second phase of testing with Connacht and Ulster will commence this week.
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Premier League clubs to vote on return to contact training proposals
Players and managers are to be consulted on the proposals ahead of a meeting on Wednesday.
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Quigley to continue on comeback trail with second fight in seven weeks
‘I’ve seen it in training and I’ve felt it myself: there is a change there and click of things back in place again.’
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Celtic midfielder Ntcham: I want Marseille move because Scottish football level 'is not high'
The Scottish champions face a fight to keep the €15 million rated midfielder amid interest from Ligue 1.
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Folau says he has 'a lot of rugby left' despite sacking
The Wallabies confirmed the sacking of the the star fullback last week.
# Schooling
Different class: champion jockey Donnacha O'Brien looking towards the future with trainers' course
‘The plan for now is to continue riding,’ he says.
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'He’s a big game player' - Cooney ready for possible Six Nations debut
The Ulster scrum-half provides back-up to the returning Conor Murray against England.
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Kildare's Dennis Hogan secures world title shot after impressive display Down Under
The Irishman defeated Jamie Weetch of Wales to set-up a world title challenge against Jaime Munguia next year.
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Munster man Tadhg Beirne's move home to Ireland already paying off
The 26-year-old will make his first start under Joe Schmidt against Italy tomorrow.
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Three wins from three see Ireland's young guns coast into Euro 2019 Elite Round
The dream of reaching next summer’s finals in Scotland is well and truly alive.
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Ireland top their pool despite England defeat as Hockey World Cup quarter-final looms
Ireland will play either India or Italy in their quarter-final.
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Ireland storm into Hockey World Cup quarter-finals after sensational win over India
A penalty corner goal from Anna O’Flanagan proved to be enough to send Ireland through to the knockout stages of the tournament.
# Green Light
Government approves plan to hold blasphemy referendum in October
A referendum on the role of women in the home will also be held in October.
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Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta appears to confirm next destination
The 34-year-old is going to his “new home” with his “friend” Hiroshi Mikitani, owner of Japan’s Vissel Kobe.
# Abortion
TDs approve Eighth Amendment referendum Bill
Health Minister Simon Harris said Ireland’s abortion law must change to help women who are currently “isolated and neglected”.
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Ireland are firm favourites but Schmidt warns of new Welsh strengths
Warren Gatland’s team have been using their forwards to pass the ball more often.
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'We're under no illusions how tough it will be:' Ireland preparing for tricky Italian job
Ireland are looking to get back to winning ways in the Six Nations against Italy.
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DJ Carey's IT Carlow progress to Fitzgibbon Cup semi-finals after strong second-half display
A first-half goal from Seán Downey proved to be a crucial score against Limerick IT.
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Star forward David Clifford hits nine points as Kerry minors seal All-Ireland semi-final spot
The defending All-Ireland champions overcame Louth with 10 points to spare in Portlaoise.
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'I'm definitely ready for a world title fight': Katie Taylor looking to bigger prizes
Taylor pulled brought her professional fight record to (6-0) following a third-round stoppage win over USA’s Jasmine Clarkson.
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MMA talent Sinéad Kavanagh looks to extend her flawless pro-record tonight
The SBG fighter is looking for her fifth consecutive win in the professional ranks.
# Handy
FA Cup draw: Chelsea, Spurs and Man United handed favourable fourth-round ties
The big guns have been kept apart.
# natural progression
Former Tipp star Shane McGrath takes a further step in his coaching career
Having previously captained his county, McGrath will now take the reins at Kilruane MacDonagh’s.
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Cork champions Carbery Rangers book their place in Munster semi-final
Ronan McCarthy’s side dismissed Limerick champions Monaleen at the Gaelic Grounds.
# In Demand
Paul O'Connell turns down forwards coaching role with Grenoble
The 36-year-old has yet to make a decision on his future in rugby.
# Paulie
Paul O'Connell has been talking to the IRFU about his coaching future
The 36-year-old former lock has been in discussions with the union.
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Sonny Bill expected to sign on with New Zealand for another Rugby World Cup
The 30-year-old is also being tipped to join the Blues for next year’s Super Rugby season.
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Schmidt considering changes as Ireland look to build on solid foundation
Mike Ross and Cian Healy may come into the selection mix for the France clash.
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After a global expansion, Netflix's next aim is to have the same shows everywhere
Its CEO says that “over the next five to ten years”, they will see content on Netflix consistent across all countries.
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Conor McGregor outlines where he goes from here after dethroning Jose Aldo
A featherweight title defence, a lightweight title shot… or both?
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Letter from London: Schmidt's Ireland get World Cup show on the road
Murray Kinsella has landed in the English capital after a week at St. George’s Park.
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O'Brien returns as Schmidt picks strong Ireland XV for visit to England
Tadhg Furlong will provide loosehead cover from the bench with Cian Healy still missing.
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Captain O'Connell set to be unleashed as Ireland turn to Scotland Test
A number of Joe Schmidt’s squad players impressed during the win over Wales in Cardiff.
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Lives changing: Adjusting to a new home after homelessness
The final step out of homelessness isn’t easy.
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Gavin Duffy weighing up return to GAA after release from Connacht
The fullback played his final game at The Sportsground last weekend and is on the verge of completely retiring.
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'Winning World Cups is achievable' - Nucifora says Ireland cannot limit ambition
The IRFU’s newly-appointed Performance Director wants to see more young Irish players in first-team action.