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Patterson and Healy impress for Munster as Frisch shows his class
Graham Rowntree was also delighted with new signing Kiran McDonald.
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Leinster trio make shortlist for European player of the year
Grégory Alldritt and Antoine Dupont have also been nominated.
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Keenan a 'stable presence' as four-try O'Brien shines for Leinster
The 25-year-old pair both impressed as Leinster took Bath apart in the Champions Cup.
All time
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Lawes, Itoje, and Conan to the fore as Lions pull off comeback win
The England lock was named player of the match.
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Salah and De Bruyne among 8 nominees for Premier League Player of the Season
Jack Grealish, Harry Kane and Bruno Fernandes were also recognised.
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Van der Flier, Kelleher, and Henshaw among the Leinster standouts
Leo Cullen and Stuart Lancaster’s side were superb in Sandy Park yesterday.
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5 young players who have impressed in Super Rugby Aotearoa
Hoskins Sotutu, Caleb Clarke, Marino Mikaele Tu’u, Will Jordan and Cullen Grace have looked good.
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5 Longford players feature on PFAI First Division Team of the Year
Meanwhile, there are two representatives from both Shelbourne and Drogheda.
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Do you agree with the RTÉ panel's World Cup team of the tournament?
Richie Sadlier, Emma Byrne and Lisa Fallon had some tough calls to make.
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7 Dublin stars feature on 2018 All-Star football team
Monaghan are the second-best represented side with three players included.
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CJ Stander score among four nominees for World Rugby International Try of the Year
Ireland’s second try in Twickenham joins a Sean Maitland-finished counter-attack and two All Blacks scores on the shortlist.
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Godwin shows he's a 'quality footballer' as Wexford man Boyle impresses
The 21-year-old back row was one of the best players in a big win over Wasps.
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Ranking the 14 best signings of the Premier League season
N’Golo Kante and other players who made an instant impact at their respective clubs.
# Prospects
3 players who stood out in Ireland U20s’ Six Nations win over Scotland
Cillian Gallagher, Adam McBurney and Andrew Porter were impressive.
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The white man in that photo -- 50 of the best sports articles of 2015 (part 2)
Also, requiem for an Irish mother, James McClean’s flag snub and how WWE went mainstream
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Do you agree with our Champions League team of the group stages?
Three Premier League players feature in our best XI.
# Poll
Who do you think has been the best Irish footballer this year?
The PFAI nominations for ‘best overseas player’ were announced today.
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Are Chelsea back on form and more Champions League talking points
Meanwhile, Arsenal built on their recent momentum with a superb win over Bayern.
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Do you agree with our Champions League team of the week?
Joe Hart, Juan Mata and other familiar faces are included.
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There are more Scots than All Blacks in our RWC Team of the Midweek
Plenty of Vern Cotter’s men impressed in their win over Japan.
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Iain Henderson and 3 other Irish players who impressed against Wales
Robbie Henshaw, Peter O’Mahony and Rob Kearney were strong on their returns.
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Top, top analysis: Power Ranking the Six Nations pundits
George Hook, Keith Wood and Shane Horgan all feature, while Jeremy Guscott’s Gladiators days are recalled.
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The FA Cup team of the week
Featuring James Collins, Demba Ba, Matthew Barnes Homer and other star performers this weekend.
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The Premier League team of the week
Following an intriguing week of Premier League action, check out who made our list of the best performers.
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Just rewards: Monaghan, Dublin and Cork lead the way in All-Star nominations
Players from 11 counties in all feature among the 45 nominations.
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Choice cuts: do you agree with our Rugby World Cup team of the tournament so far?
We’ve picked our best XV of the tournament so far. Check it out and let us know if you agree.
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Choice cuts: do you agree with our Rugby World Cup team of the week
Following a week in which we have now seen nearly every team play at least once, here is who we feel have been the standout players of the tournament so far.