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Saturday 4 February 2023 Dublin: 11°C

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Last month
January 2023
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‘I was always watching LOI and the Irish team. And I just thought: there's a market there’
Pat Deane on the challenges of the transfer window and working for more than 20 years as a football agent.
Last year
2022
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As they approach the half-way mark, Connacht's season is finally set to begin
Fixture list has been cruel for Andy Friend’s side but with the tougher games out of the way, they can view the rest of the campaign with hope.
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Ex-Celtic star ‘re-energised’ after joining West Brom
Tom Rogic left the Scottish club at the end of last season.
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Ciaran Frawley: ‘you don’t want to be that Jack of all trades; you want to find a position’
The Leinster player is capable of fulfilling a number of roles but has a chance tomorrow to show Andy Farrell he is the right man to back up Johnny Sexton.
# Realism
‘If we’re being frank and honest, it’s about the money’
Shane McEleney is hoping Derry City can secure a financial boost with a good run in the Europa Conference League.
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Former Man United and City striker Carlos Tevez moves into management
The 38-year-old former Argentina international announced he was hanging up his boots on 4 June.
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This can be the day Ulster lose their nearly men tag and storm their way into a final
Dan McFarland’s team take on Stormers today in the URC semi-final with the winners set to host the Bulls in next week’s decider
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Cullen on Ross Molony: 'He's unlucky to miss out on the national squad but he's going well'
Six years on from his European debut, the big second row is ready for his second coming.
All time
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Kavanagh determined to stun dominant champ Cyborg in tonight's world title bid
The 35-year-old Dubliner is in Florida as she aims to inflict a rare defeat on Brazilian veteran Cris Cyborg.
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Kelleher set for Premier League start in Liverpool's clash with Watford
Reds manager Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Alisson won’t be available for tomorrow’s game.
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'He did a good job' - Irish youngster looks set for second Premier League start
Nathan Collins is expected to feature with Burnley captain Ben Mee ruled out after testing positive for Covid-19.
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New-look Leinster out to make a statement against Zebre
A number of players will make their first apperance of the season at the RDS today.
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Hearn confirms offer to Jason Quigley to fight for middleweight world title
Talks continue between the two parties.
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Championship loan move for Ireland youth international Mipo Odubeko
The 18-year-old striker from Dublin is set to spend the rest of the season with Huddersfield Town.
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Ireland international Shane Duffy makes first Premier League start in over a year
Meanwhile, Seamus Coleman features for Everton in Rafa Benitez’s first game in charge.
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After over a year without a club, Daniel Sturridge to begin training with Real Mallorca
The 31-year-old last played for Turkey’s Trabzonspor during the 2019-20 season.
# COYI
West Ham on the brink of Europa League spot after come-from-behind victory at West Brom
Ireland goalkeeper Darren Randolph made a rare Premier League start for the Hammers.
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Celtic youngster among 3 replacement call-ups to Ireland U21 squad
Luca Connell has been given the nod, while Ademipo Odubeko will not be available.
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Cormac Izuchukwu to make first Ulster start
The 21-year-old has been included in the starting XV to play Zebre.
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Dead rubber can offer a little bounce for Connacht
It’s a Connacht side with debuts and full debuts to celebrate.
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Tigers the focus for Connacht as they prepare to rotate in Pro14
Andy Friend and Denis Buckley have their eye on European silverware.
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Amid another injury blow for Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp backs Ozan Kabak to handle pressure
The centre-back could replace injured Fabinho against Leicester this weekend.
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Former Leicester and Swansea boss named new Poland coach
Ex-Juventus midfielder Paulo Sousa spent two years in Britain managing.
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'When I retired, Banty was on to me within the 24 hours' - Dundalk legend joins Monaghan setup
Gary Rogers on his decision to become Monaghan GAA’s goalkeeper coach.
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Randolph makes first Premier League appearance in a year for West Ham
The Ireland goalkeeper has replaced Lukasz Fabianski for this evening’s game against Everton.
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The Irishman aiming to fill David McGoldrick's boots
James Collins is hoping he can carry his encouraging club form onto the international scene.
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Now is the time for McCarthy to show he can help Doherty and Stevens shine for Ireland
Mounting injuries and a lack of game-time for key players ahead of the Euro 2020 semi-final play-off with Slovakia means there is more responsibility to get the best from two of the best wing backs in the Premier League.
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Ciaran Clark's injury has given an Irish teenager a chance to impress at Newcastle
Oisin McEntee has been drafted into the first-team picture at the Premier League club this week.
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Idah in line for Old Trafford start as Norwich boss confirms striker shortage
Teemu Pukki and Josip Drmic will both be absent for the Canaries’ clash with Manchester United.
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Toronto chance too good for Sonny Bill Williams to turn down
The New Zealand star will return to rugby league for a third time in his career.
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McCarthy on Ireland teen sensation Connolly: 'He deserves this chance'
The 19-year-old Galway native scored twice for Brighton against Tottenham on Saturday.
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Irish U21 goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher handed Liverpool first-team debut by Jurgen Klopp
He becomes the first Irish player picked for the club since Robbie Keane played against Wigan almost 4,000 days ago.
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Cullen excited to see Leinster's young guns after 'digging a bit deeper into the system'
The eastern province face Coventry in their first pre-season friendly this weekend.
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Bath wing and 7s specialist to make debut as England name side to face Wales
Ruaridh McConnochie has overcome a hip problem and is set to feature.
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Wallin warns Fury has 'everything to lose' in Las Vegas
The Swede knows he will be an underdog against the Briton, but insists it will be in for a rude awakening at the T-Mobile Arena.
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Irish rider Eddie Dunbar named in Team Ineos squad for Giro D'Italia
‘Given his recent performances, it is well deserved,’ team principal Dave Brailsford said of the 22-year-old’s inclusion.
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Leinster's much-changed side urged to take their big chance against Benetton
‘It’s a great chance for guys to lay down a marker and put their hands up,’ says Leo Cullen.
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From 'not ok' barriers to breaking down more and more for go-getter Cantwell
The former Ireland rugby star has been appointed chair of Sport Ireland’s Women in Sport steering committee.
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Injuries bring World Cup to mind as Schmidt seeks flexibility
The Ireland head coach was enthusiastic about the prospect of entering a crucial game without his first choice lock and centres
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'The onus is on players to produce a spectacle' - Double-headers can show rising standards, says Dublin star
Three-time All-Ireland winner Niamh McEvoy feels it’s the way forward for ladies football.