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# Novel Idea

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# Not in the rulebook
Referee suspended for using 'rock, paper, scissors' instead of the coin toss
The English FA has suspended official David McNamara after his actions in a WSL game between Manchester City and Reading.
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Sally Rooney's Normal People to be adapted for BBC television
Lenny Abrahamson is set to direct the programme. Meanwhile, Nicole Kidman is also to co-produce a TV series based on Cecelia Ahern’s book Roar.
# Sign of the times
'Drive-thru' ashes coming to Galway for the start of Lent
People will be able to drive in one church gate, get their ashes, and exit out another gate at Glenamady Church.
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Andy Lee defending the world title in Thomond Park? It's comments of the week
Also, swapping Balotelli for Heskey and celebrating the Irish sports people of the year.
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Who would feature in a Munster v Leinster soccer match?
With the two teams set to meet today in rugby, we imagine an equivalent fixture in football.
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A new Argentinian football team has been named after Pope Francis
The club had two players sent off in its first official game.
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'Better than telly and the internet': Dubliners love their library-on-wheels
Funding for Dublin City Public Libraries has dropped by about €800,000 in the last six years.
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Here's a fantastic extract from David Peace's acclaimed new novel on Bill Shankly
The author of The Damned United is back.
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Snapshot: Is there anything Cristiano Ronaldo can't do?
The Real Madrid star tweeted a pic of himself as a pilot earlier today.
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Good reads: here are 12 of the best sport-related books ever
On the back of news that David Peace is writing a book about Bill Shankly, here are some of our favourite sporting reads.
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Library moves Lance Armstrong books to fiction section
The Manly-based library have taken a firm stance on the athlete in light of recent revelations.
# book
Novel idea -- Tony McCoy to write racing fiction
It’s “something very different,” McCoy said. Indeed.