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Thursday 2 February 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# On the up

Last year
2022
# On the up
Ireland reach all-time high in Fifa rankings ahead of World Cup in Australia
The rise continues for Vera Pauw’s side.
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Newcastle West eyeing Munster glory as they surf Limerick football's rising tide
Newcastle West face Kerins O’Rahillys in Saturday’s Munster final.
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More to come from Scotland, warns Gregor Townsend after rout of Argentina
The visitors scored 21 unanswered second-half points.
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England captain highlights importance of 'respect' shown to team ahead of home Euros
Sarina Wiegman’s Lionesses trained on the Sir Bobby Charlton pitch at St George’s Park on Tuesday.
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Mitrovic's remarkable season continues as Fulham close in on Premier League return
The Serbia international now has 38 goals for the season.
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Ex-Man United and City stars on target in Barcelona win
Memphis Depay and Ferran Torres got the all-important goals for the Catalan side.
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Dominant Derry still on course for promotion as they defeat Clare by nine points
Benny Heron’s goal was crucial for the Oak Leaf county.
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'It's new territory for me' - Seamus Power on cracking top 50 in the world for the first time
The Waterford native had a third-place finish at the Sony Open in Hawaii.
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David Moyes ‘thrilled’ with West Ham’s progress
The Hammers moved within a point of fourth-placed Arsenal.
All time
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Carty backs Dowling and Murray to take the next step
The two Connacht locks were outstanding against Stade in Sunday’s Champions Cup game.
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Flying start sees Arsenal to victory at Leicester
Gabriel Magalhaes and Emile Smith Rowe found the net, while Gunners goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale also impressed.
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Michail Antonio continues to haunt Spurs as West Ham go 4th
The striker scored his sixth goal against the Hammers’ London rivals.
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John Caulfield pens new deal with promotion-chasers Galway United
The ex-Cork City boss has signed up until the end of 2023.
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From 'dark days' and 'daunting fixtures' to Croke Park glory - enjoyment key for Westmeath hurlers
Tommy Doyle reflects on a memorable 2021.
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Meath clinch promotion play-off spot and Clare boost hopes of reaching Division 1
In Division 4, there were wins for Antrim and Louth.
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From 20th in February to final-day promotion - the Irishman at the heart of a remarkable success story
Eoin Doyle on Bolton’s unlikely triumph and becoming the first player at the club since Michael Ricketts to score 19 goals in a season.
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Jamie McGrath: Mastering penalties, Stephen Kenny, and St Mirren’s Scottish Cup semi-final date
The former St Patrick’s Athletic and Dundalk man has played a key role for the Scottish side this season.
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Watford take big step towards Premier League, setback for Swansea and Derby lose again
Dan Gosling hit the winner at Carrow Road.
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Bournemouth crash Norwich's Premier League promotion party, James Collins scores Luton's winner to dent Watford hopes
Head coach Daniel Farke has guided the Canaries back up at the first attempt.
# Championship
Norwich 10 points clear at the top, Watford and Swansea both win in Premier League promotion push
The 1-0 win at Vicarage Road moved the home team into the top two.
# moving day
'Rollercoaster' for Rory - Late surge sees McIlroy in contention in Florida
Collin Morikawa leads the WGC-Workday Championship by two.
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'It's headlines, medals, performances, records - and right now, we have that in abundance'
David Gillick on the air of excitement around Irish athletics and his belief that the Olympic Games will go ahead this summer.
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Mick McCarthy delighted after inspiring remarkable turnaround
Last night, the Bluebirds beat Bournemouth 2-1 with goals from Kieffer Moore and Sean Morrison.
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Friend backs Connacht to make the next step as season hots up
The Connacht coach believes his team can get significantly better.
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Fabien Galthie says in-form France still have ‘significant room for improvement’
Les Bleus will take to the field against Ireland in Dublin as tournament favourites.
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'The nicest fellas you can meet, their potential is huge' - Mayo's rising stars from schools to senior level
Oisin Mullin and Tommy Conroy hope to replicate their 2017 victory with Ballinrobe in Croke Park tomorrow.
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Limerick claim football league title glory and Wicklow book promotion with key win over Wexford
Antrim finished third after their seven-point success over Waterford today.
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Slaven Bilic says making Ireland debut will help Dara O’Shea’s confidence
Twenty-one-year-old made debut for Stephen Kenny’s men against Finland on Wednesday.
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Sinn Féin surges since general election to commanding 15-point poll lead
A new opinion poll puts the party’s support at 35%.
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Bennett hits 2-8 and Fagan nets to power Waterford to victory over Westmeath
The visitors went into half time with a 3-10 to 0-6 lead.
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'That's something that needs to change' - Women need to support women in sport, says Tipp star
Aishling Moloney has called on parents – and counties – to encourage younger girls more, and in turn, grow the game of ladies football.
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'I'd have been disappointed if they hadn't gone over' - Young Dubs keeper on three-point haul for DCU
Evan Comerford was flawless from dead ball situations in the Sigerson Cup final.
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Neves and Jimenez inspire derby win for Wolves against Aston Villa
Wolves are now eighth in the Premier League.
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'Absolutely huge' - Ireland crowned European AFL champions after remarkable showing in London
Mike Currane’s Irish Banshees won five games from five, and didn’t concede a single score.
# upward curve
'Hurt' of World Cup absence and success at Arsenal driving Ireland's youngest-ever captain
Katie McCabe is thoroughly enjoying the fact that women’s football is riding the crest of a wave at the minute.
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Ireland's Sam Bennett triumphs on stage 3 of Criterium du Dauphine
The 28-year-old finished with a time of 4:15:25, comfortably ahead of Wout Van Aert and Davide Ballerini.
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Unbeaten Fermanagh stay on course for promotion to Division 1 as Clare face relegation battle
Three points separated the sides in Enniskillen today.
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'When you mentioned you were going training, people would laugh at you'
Galway’s Siobhán Divilly on how ladies football went from ‘non-existent’ to where it is now and her decision to take a year out in 2019.
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Kante on target as Chelsea climb into top four with back-to-back Premier League wins
N’Golo Kante’s second-half goal was enough for Chelsea to see off Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Sunday.
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Shaqiri inspires Liverpool to first Anfield win over Man United since 2013
Two goals from the Swiss international helped the Reds regain their place at the Premier League’s summit.