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Wednesday 8 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C

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Last month
January 2023
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'New kids on the block' shine as Dublin get one up on Meath in early fare
Elsewhere in Division 1, Kerry inflicted ‘daylight robbery’ on Waterford, and there were wins for Galway and Cork.
Last year
2022
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Rallying from two broken kneecaps, keeping All-Ireland-winning boss, and handshake 'mess-up'
Katie Power had an impressive 2022 campaign after struggling with injuries in recent years.
All time
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'Unfortunate timing' of Tipp's trip to Spain, the pain of losing on penalties and Bonner's return
Brendan Maher is gearing up for a unique hurling championship in 2020.
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Lamenting Finn Russell's absence and finding 'gratitude' after an almost fatal neck injury
Former Scotland international Thom Evans suffered a serious neck injury in 2010.
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'I took the opportunity and it didn’t work out' - Stander on late penalty call against Saracens
The Munster star opted to go for touch but failed to get over for a try.
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Gavin admits to feeling 'sadness' as he steps away from Dublin job
The outgoing boss has today reflected on his absurdly successful tenure.
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The Vera Era: Oh, what a night as Pauw's Ireland look in good stead to reach next level
Plenty of positives for the Girls in Green on an historic night in Tallaght.
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'Huge loss' of Tyrone S&C coach, Harte's future and watching back Kerry defeat
Red Hand midfielder Richie Donnelly has backed Mickey Harte to remain in charge.
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McGrath on possible Waterford return, interest in managing another county and Sunday Game 'regrets'
Derek McGrath refused to rule out the prospect of returning to the Deise job.
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Klopp insists Karius was '100%' influenced by concussion in Champions League final
“What the rest of the world is making of it, I don’t care,” said the Liverpool manager.
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'I probably wasn’t mature enough to go over to England at 15'
Stephen O’Donnell chats to The42 about his early days at Arsenal and his development into one of the League of Ireland’s best players.
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Randolph defiant after World Cup failure: 'People have very short memories!'
The Ireland goalkeeper insists the Boys in Green will bounce back from Tuesday night’s disappointment.
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'We might have to score two... we'll have to show a bit more creativity'
Ireland manager Martin O’Neill feels his side can improve on last night’s display in Copenhagen.
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McGregor believes a longer training camp would have made the difference
“I think for the time we had, 10 weeks in camp, it had to be done this way,” the Dubliner said.
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'Maybe we should just take a hard look at ourselves' - Kiss downbeat after late Bordeaux blitz
Three tries in the final eight minutes condemned Ulster to defeat in France.
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'Not fighting is hard' - Paddy Holohan on adjusting to life as a former UFC star
The popular Dubliner was forced to retire from mixed martial arts this year due to a rare blood disorder.
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Steve Nicol on Liverpool's 1990s decline and why he wouldn't like to be a footballer now
The Anfield legend won five league titles and one European Cup before standards at the club started to slip.
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Gary Speed in Williams' thoughts ahead of Euro 2016 semi
The Dragons captain and boss Chris Coleman paid tribute to the nation’s former boss.
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Cork say 'marquee forwards' didn't perform but Cadogan blameless in Tipp collapse
Cork selector Pat Ryan has been speaking about Sunday’s nine-point defeat.
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Pat's toothless without Fagan and the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division talking points
Cork City’s Sean Maguire also features, while we look at how Dundalk’s title challenge compares to this time last season.
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Grand National-winning trainer pays tribute to his late son in emotional interview
Mouse Morris’ 30-year-old son Christopher was tragically found dead in his apartment in Argentina last June.
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Di Maria criticises Van Gaal: 'I started a game in one position, then the next game in another'
No regrets about leaving Old Trafford for the PSG star.
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Joe Schmidt: 'We don't feel that we're too far away'
The Ireland head coach is aiming to rally his troops this week after Saturday’s disappointment in Paris.
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Donal Óg Cusack: 'There always needs to be friction between players and administrators'
The former Cork goalkeeper stepped away from the GPA recently.
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Donal Óg Cusack on THAT call from Clare and stepping down as GPA chairman
The former Cork goalkeeper has been about his new role alongside former foe Davy Fitzgerald in Clare.
# jacks are back
The weather, the case for the defence and the rest of today's final talking points
It was a blue Sunday once again at HQ.
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5 talking points from Kilkenny's Leinster hurling final victory over Galway
The Cats retained their provincial crown with a seven-point victory.
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How the football world reacted to Blatter's departure
Football Association chairman Greg Dyke was fully behind the decision, saying so in a statement on its official website.
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Bill O'Herlihy: A consummate broadcaster whose humility and warmth shone through
The TV presenter and journalist has died at the age of 76.
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John Giles says 'resentment' stopped him succeeding at Shamrock Rovers
The Leeds legend and RTÉ pundit recalled his time at the helm of the Irish side on Off the Ball.
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'We should have got to 3 tournaments at least' - David Connolly has regrets about Ireland career
The former West Ham and Feyenoord striker also revealed he had been in touch with Conor O’Shea at Harlequins.
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IKEA has invented a mirror that literally says nice things about you
Actually life-changing.
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'The end of an era': Where did it all go wrong for Spain at the World Cup?
Gaizka Mendieta and Guillem Balague give their thoughts on the Spanish team’s failure one month on.
# Looking Back
When Roy met John, the All Blacks & hurling replays - I wish I was there in 2013
Our writers on the sporting events they would have loved to witness in 2013.
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VIDEO: Jose Mourinho's first interview since joining Chelsea
The manager said it only took him “five minutes” to make the decision to rejoin the club.
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6 things we've learned so far from Craig Bellamy's autobiography
The Welsh player recalls that infamous golf club incident and his problems with Alan Shearer.
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10 things we learned from Paul Kimmage's interview on Marian
The former cyclist and acclaimed journalist was on the RTE Radio 1 show earlier today.
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Analysis: It's David's night, not Ronaldo's at Bernabeu
United’s much-maligned goalkeeper produced a superb performance last night to earn his side a draw.
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Cricket: Australia's Ponting bows out on his terms
Almost exactly 17 years since his debut, the 37-year-old is retiring from Test cricket.
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Cody and Cunningham set for round two
So what did the Kilkenny and Galway managers make of events in the recent drawn All-Ireland final?