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This week
29th January 2023 - 1st February 2023
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Praise for Aaron Connolly: 'I’ve known him since he was a kid and I love him'
Hull manager Liam Rosenior hailed the on-loan Ireland star’s display at the weekend.
Last month
January 2023
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Sacked Wallabies coach Dave Rennie insists he still had players' backing
The New Zealander was shown the door on Monday and replaced by former England boss Eddie Jones.
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Wolves boss backs Irish youngster Hodge after penalty miss
Julen Lopetegui has tipped the 20-year-old midfielder to ‘grow and improve’
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Pep Guardiola backs Kalvin Phillips after 'overweight' claim
Prior to the World Cup, the 27-year-old had made just four substitute appearances, totalling 54 minutes.
Last year
2022
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Leicester's Wout Faes backed after Anfield horror show
The Belgium defender scored two own-goals against Liverpool last night.
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FAI Chairperson says Pauw has been treated unfairly by misconduct allegations
Pauw has rejected allegations of misconduct relating to her time in charge of Houston Dash.
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FAI back Vera Pauw following misconduct allegations
Pauw was yesterday accused of misconduct during her time in charge of American side Houston Dash in 2018.
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Andy Farrell gets Warren Gatland’s backing for British and Irish Lions role
Farrell has guided Ireland to number one in the world.
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Harry Maguire mockery is 'undeserved'
Kalvin Phillips has backed his England teammate after a difficult few months.
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Potter defends struggling Sterling
The attacker has found life difficult on the pitch since joining Chelsea from Manchester City in the close season.
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'He's a human being' - Roy Keane defends under-fire Cristiano Ronaldo
The former Ireland international has expressed support for the Man United star.
# Ukraine
Ireland for Ukraine Fund to provide €5.2 million in grants to support Ukrainians
Across Ireland, over 100 projects will receive grants.
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Guardiola reveals physio secret to Haaland's City success
Although the 22-year-old was equally prolific at Dortmund, he often found his hot streaks derailed by niggling injury problems.
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'It might feel like the whole world is against him, we are all behind him' - Shaw on Maguire
Harry Maguire endured another difficult night after making two mistakes in England’s draw with Germany.
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'One of the most iconic sportsmen from the county' - Praising Westmeath's new boss Dessie Dolan
2004 Leinster winner Gary Connaughton says his former teammate is a brilliant appointment for Westmeath.
# Treatment Table
Knee operation plunges Pogba into World Cup race against time
The former Manchester United player joined Juventus in the close season.
# out in numbers
'After the diagnosis I was in an extraordinarily dark place, they have lifted me out of that'
Former Gloucester and Leicester lock Ed Slater says he has been overwhelmed by support after being diagnosed with motor neurone disease.
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IRFU expected to announce first professional contracts for women's 15 players
News of the new contracts is expected to be confirmed in the coming weeks.
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Jurgen Klopp dismisses criticism of €100 million fee for new Liverpool signing Darwin Nunez
“The only real important thing is how I judge the situation and I couldn’t be more calm or completely convinced about his potential, the Anfield boss said.
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McIlroy backs ban - 'It's the right thing because these guys have broken rules'
Two-time major winner Justin Thomas has also supported US PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan’s decision.
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‘We’re more similar than it might seem’ - How Irish and Ukrainian football fans created an unshakeable bond
John O’Neill and Vladimir Procopec on organising a recent charity match and the commonality between the two nations.
# postmasters
'Social value' of local post offices must be protected, communications committee hears
The committee heard today that local post offices were a fundamental part of smaller towns and villages, but were at risk of being subsumed by provision of services online.
# disillusionment
Some Watford players have felt a lack of support from team-mates
Goalkeeper Ben Foster claimed after Sunday’s humiliation that ‘no manager in the world’ could have kept the club in the top flight.
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Norwich say they will stand by Man United loanee after claims he was abused by fans
Brandon Williams says he was abused by supporters of the club following their loss to West Ham.
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Bray give their backing to Pat Devlin after he was confronted by fans
There was an angry verbal exchange between the club’s manager, Pat Devlin, and a small number of Bray fans during Monday’s game against Wexford.
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'We have our 16th man, we have the Red Army travelling to Dublin'
Johann van Graan is encouraged by the ticket sales for Saturday’s clash with Toulouse in Dublin.
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Frank Lampard defends Everton youngster against diving claims
Anthony Gordon was booked for simulation in last weekend’s Merseyside derby.
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Ronaldo to miss Liverpool-Man United clash following son's death
The Old Trafford club has confirmed his absence from the squad for the game on Tuesday.
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'For the first time, we’re cheering on England tonight' - Johnny Sexton
Ireland notched a bonus-point win to secure the Triple Crown in Dublin.
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'Can’t speak highly enough of him' - Kane insists Spurs players are backing Conte
The England captain says the club have not given up on a top-four finish.
# feeling the blues
Frank Lampard thinking of friends at Chelsea in ‘tough moment’ for former club
Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers, who coached previously in Chelsea’s academy, also offered his sympathy to the Blues players and staff.
# War in Ukraine
Djokovic pledges financial support to Stakhovsky as he returns to fight in Ukraine
Stakhovsky, who famously beat Roger Federer at Wimbledon in 2013, last week said he had signed up for Ukraine’s military reserves.
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Premier League captains to wear Ukraine armbands to show solidarity
All 20 skippers in the English top flight will don the yellow and blue armbands for this round of fixtures.
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'It helped me a lot when someone came and asked me how I was' - Carbery
Joey Carbery on taking care of his mental health, challenging Johnny Sexton and working on his leadership.
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Rangnick defends Ronaldo after petulant reaction to substitution
Angrily throwing his coat to the floor, the Portuguese star pointed at his chest while his team-mates on the bench nervously looked away.
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Ronaldo backs Rangnick but admits finishing outside top three is unacceptable
The forward admitted it would take time for the interim manager’s methods to take hold at Old Trafford.
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Klopp insists 'there is only one answer' when it comes to vaccines
Two Premier League games have been postponed in the past week due to multiple cases of Covid.
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'Myth-busting' crucial to combatting relationship abuse, Women's Aid research finds
Three in five young people have experienced or know someone who has experienced intimate relationship abuse.
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'We cannot forget him or kill him or think that he is just any player' - Support for struggling Eden Hazard
Thibaut Courtois has backed his Real Madrid teammate to come good.
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Southgate defends Maguire after Roy Keane criticism
‘I don’t know, is he a Hulk Hogan fan? I don’t know what the celebration was for,’ the England boss said.