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# the big one

This year
The Royal Showdown: Tailteann Cup contenders to arm wrestle for quarter-final spot
Meath and Down do battle this weekend in Parnell Park to decide who tops Group 2.
'You don’t see many URCs on the jersey' - 5th European star the focus for Porter
The Leinster prop anticipates another tight battle with La Rochelle this weekend.
'The last time you could come and buy a ticket on the day of the game was 2015'
The ex-Munster man working with ROG and Ryan in La Rochelle
Last year
It's on: Katie Taylor to meet Amanda Serrano in landmark Madison Square Garden headliner
The biggest fight in the history of women’s boxing between the Irish icon and the Puerto Rican great will finally take place on 30 April in New York.
All time
Liverpool's Klopp fears 'incredible' Man Utd despite patchy form
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men have failed to keep a clean sheet in 12 consecutive home games in all competitions.
Campbell returns for first time in over a year as Pauw names squad for decisive Germany qualifier
One Megan in, one Megan out as Vera Pauw puts together a squad of 27 for next Tuesday’s likely pivotal clash.
'Eddie Jones is just playing games' - Ireland aim to walk the walk in Twickenham
James Ryan captains Andy Farrell’s side on what feels like a very important occasion for this squad.
Cork and Galway kingpins name teams ahead of All-Ireland club final showdown
Mourneabbey defend their crown against Kilkerrin-Clonberne in Limerick tomorrow.
We have a fight: Katie Taylor weighs in to rapturous reception at Madison Square Garden
Taylor was four pounds heavier than her opponent, but still safely under the lightweight limit.
'Sometimes I'd nearly bring myself to tears even thinking about it - that's how much it means to me'
Media coverage is the last thing on Katie Taylor’s mind ahead of what she says is ‘by far the biggest night’ of her career.
Joshua confirmed for US debut with Katie Taylor pencilled in for undisputed title fight
Taylor must first vanquish Rose Volante in a major fight in March, but is due to face Delfine Persoon in New York provided she’s successful.
Schmidt expects Sexton to be fully fit for Six Nations opener against England
The experienced out-half has been sidelined with a knee tendon injury in recent weeks.
'Every game is a big game but this is a special one for the people of Munster'
Munster head coach Johann van Graan said Chris Farrell won’t be available for their crunch tie against Leinster but is close to making a return.
Munster ramping up for 'game of the season' against fully-loaded Leinster
Munster are ready for December 29th and a heavyweight contest in Thomond.
'There'll be sparks and fireworks' - Ronan O'Gara gives his take at our All Blacks preview night
The Irish rugby legend spoke openly on a series of topics at Liberty Hall in Dublin.
Schmidt says Ireland 'need to get the car tuned' as All Blacks arrive in Dublin
The Kiwis will provide a far sterner test than Argentina did last weekend.
Wilder likely next up for Joshua in either September or November, says Hearn
Promoter Eddie Hearn says he’s exploring options which might see Joshua-Wilder land in the States.
Hardly a shocker, but Joshua and Parker predict knockouts ahead of titanic clash
The pair square off in Cardiff on Saturday night.
Gleeson loss, elder Déise lemons, X-Factor up front - Galway-Waterford talking points
The counties lock horns in the All-Ireland senior hurling final at Croke Park.
6 of the brightest Kilkenny and Tipperary hurling talents chasing Croke Cup glory
St Kieran’s are aiming for a 22nd title, and four-in-a-row, as Our Lady’s Templemore seek the title for the first time since 1978.
A massive earthquake will inevitably hit California in the future, and experts warn the state is not prepared
A new report shows that people need to face the reality to “prevent the inevitable disaster from becoming a catastrophe”.
Ireland set up massive Olympics qualifier semi-final against Russia
Niamh Briggs was injured in a rout of Tunisia in the quarter-finals.
Senior influence, history repeating and more All-Ireland U21 football final talking points
There’s plenty to discuss ahead of Saturday’s EirGrid All-Ireland U21 football decider between Cork and Mayo.
6 players to watch as Dublin and Kerry battle it out for National Football League glory
This sextet will have a big say as Gaelic Football’s heavyweights contest for national silverware again.
Mexico is bracing for the most dangerous hurricane EVER, tonight
The Category 5 Hurricane Patricia is expected to bring 200 mph winds, and potentially catastrophic rainfall.
Don’t let the big game pass you by: 2011 still hurts Stephen Ferris
The retired blindside could be among the Ireland ranks under different circumstances this weekend, and he knows the hurt they carry into this World Cup.
France look towards 'a hell of a task' against Ireland after Canada win
Philippe Saint-André’s men finished powerfully after a stuttering display in Milton Keynes last night.
6 talking points ahead of Dublin and Kerry's All-Ireland senior football final
The scene is set for another titanic collision between the game’s age-old rivals.
TJ Dillashaw has got an opponent and date for his next UFC title defence
The ultimate test for the bantamweight champion.
6 talking points ahead of Tipperary and Waterford's Munster hurling final
The scene is set for Sunday’s provincial final at Semple Stadium.
Five reasons to tune in for tonight's clash of the League of Ireland's top two
Cork City and Dundalk will square off in front of the RTÉ cameras at a packed Turner’s Cross.
Many Clouds takes the Grand National while AP McCoy can only finish fifth in Aintree farewell
Jockey Leighton Aspall won the race for the second year in-a-row.
So, will you be paying the €25 fee to watch Mayweather-Pacquiao in your own home?
All round to your gaff.
Schmidt stays grounded as potential Six Nations decider against England looms
The Ireland head coach and Paul O’Connell warned of the quality of Stuart Lancaster’s team.
Bayern wins $5m Breeders' Cup Classic by a nose after surviving stewards' inquiry
This pic shows just how close a finish it was.
Hundreds of people are queuing to see a flower called 'Titan's Penis'
Size matters, apparently.
This photo of the London Eye just won an official prize. Does it remind you of anything?
*nudge, wink*
In Pics: Paris presents perfect conditions for rugby as O'Driscoll jogs out on final Captain's Run
There’s nothing quite like Paris in the springtime.
Heaslip ready to meet familiar fire with fire
“The way Wales play the game, you have to be physical to negate that.”