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# Ready To Rumble

This year
2023
How are the six sides shaping up ahead of Leinster hurling lift-off?
Derek Lyng aiming to add to Cody’s three-in-a-row.
All time
'The hype, the interest, the pressure... It's what's great about the Six Nations'
Johnny Sexton says he still relishes the responsibility of being Ireland’s out-half and captain.
'A girl who played with us did a fundraiser in New York' - Offaly club gearing up for All-Ireland final
St Ryangh’s will take on Waterford’s Gailtír in the All-Ireland intermediate camogie club decider.
'I've trained 13 years for these moments' - Alexander-Arnold not overwhelmed facing Ronaldo
Liverpool’s young defender said he is not intimidated playing against Cristiano Ronaldo in the Champions League final on Saturday.
Albanian opponent on the cards for Tyson Fury's long-awaited Manchester comeback
Veteran Sefer Seferi has been confirmed as next month’s competition.
Parker agrees '30-35% split' for unification showdown with Anthony Joshua
“My gut feeling is there will be a deal,” says Parker promoter David Higgins.
Paddy Barnes will make his pro boxing debut in Belfast next month
Barnes set for Titanic card on 5 November.
Cormier will defend light heavyweight title with UFC 206 rematch against Johnson
Since the last meeting, Anthony Johnson has won all three of his bouts by KO.
White House Smackdown: Hillary and Trump - their strengths and weaknesses
They couldn’t be more different – but how do the two White House hopefuls measure up?
An election-ready Sinn Féin wants to raise wages by €1 and cut politicians' pay
Sinn Féin is embarking on a national campaign to inform voters as it believes an election is imminent.
Why Sinn Féin is more ready than anyone else for an election
The party has only handful of constituencies where it hasn’t selected candidates.
Pacquiao snubs $350m megafight 'grand arrival' - and hosts his own event down the road instead
“I think the bar is always set higher for Floyd Mayweather” … says Floyd Mayweather.
'Mayweather-Pacquiao good for boxing no matter who wins' - Freddie Roach
Pacquiao’s trainer thinks the fight’s importance outweighs the outcome.
'That's championship weight. Tell Jose I'm coming'... The Irish have weighed in for UFC Boston
McGregor, Parke, Pendred and Holohan have all made weight for tomorrow night’s bouts.
We've got Frampton and Lee - and now another Irish boxer is one win from a world title shot
Stephen Ormond defends his European lightweight strap against Terry Flanagan on 14 February.
VIDEO: Rival drivers brawled at a NASCAR race in North Carolina last night
Matt Kenseth chased down Brad Keselowski in retaliation for something that happened on-track.
Take a look at the 16,000-seat arena built on the Titanic slipways for Frampton v Martinez
IBF Super-Bantamweight fight set to be the biggest night of boxing ever in Northern Ireland.
Vincent Browne hosting UFC Dublin? It's the sporting week in comments
Our dear, dear commenters were in rare auld’ form over the past seven days.
10 titles on the line as Ireland's top boxers meet in the National Championship Finals
Barnes, Conlan, Ward, O’Neill and Nolan will all be in action in the National Stadium tonight.
Column: Don't turn up your nose at 'celebrity candidates' like Kenny Egan
In Ireland ‘celebrity’ candidates are typically drawn from the sporting world – while in the US they’re often actors. Either way, don’t underestimate the potent blend of skills, experience and dynamism they bring to politics, writes Larry Donnelly.
The Carl Froch - George Groves rematch is ON
Groves praises “brave” Froch for accepting rematch but promises that this time, he’ll be leaving with the world titles.
Here's definitive proof that Kenny 'Kenneth' Egan will be 'keeping it real'
If it’s on his campaign literature, then it must be true…
Clondalkin councillors say it would be 'fantastic' if Kenny Egan runs in the local elections
The Olympic silver medallist is considering running as a Fine Gael candidate after he was approached by Minister Frances Fitzgerald.
Soft touch: Klitschko lines up Jean Marc Mormeck
Wladimir Klitschko has set a date to defend his many many heavyweight title belts.
Forget about Khan: McCloskey sets his sights on another world title shot
“Dudey” will square off against Colombian Bredis Prescott in Belfast’s Odyssey Arena on 10 September.
National broadcasters secure rights to "Big Bang" title fight
RTE and Newstalk have both agreed deals to cover next weekend’s WBA Super-Bantamweight contest between Willie Casey and Guillermo Rigondeaux.
Gloves off: Islanders and Penguins rack up 346 minutes of penalties - in one game
The New York Islanders and the Pittsburgh Penguins didn’t seem too interested in playing ice hockey when the sides met on Friday night.
Fight Night: Irish boxing elite ready to defend crowns
Egan, Joyce, Nevin and Taylor all in action as the National Boxing Championships kick off this weekend.
He's back: Leamy makes way for Heaslip as Kidney announces team
Leinster’s Jamie Heaslip starts at number eight but there is no place in the starting fifteen for Ulster’s Andrew Trimble.