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# top dog

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2022
# top dog
Real Madrid star Benzema deserves to win Ballon d'Or - Messi
Benzema was crucial in Real Madrid’s Champions League victory this season.
All time
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'David Nucifora himself is quite happy to be challenged'
The IRFU is pleased with the job its performance director is doing.
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'At any interface point in the game, there is always going to be friction'
The IRFU’s David Nucifora on the club game, financial problems, and Irish rugby’s reliance on the schools system.
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McIlroy world number one for first time in five years
The 30-year-old Hollywood native last topped the world rankings in September 2015.
# The Boss
Winning, fresh faces, and his 'ideas man' - Farrell launches the new Ireland era
‘I’ll always be myself otherwise I wouldn’t be true to what I believe in.’
# joe show
Joe Schmidt's third Six Nations title with Ireland shows his enduring quality
The Kiwi is arguably Ireland’s greatest ever head coach.
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'The GAA is bigger, better, richer and more popular than ever - so why are people moaning?'
No matter who replaces Paraic Duffy as Ard Stiúrthóir, the GAA is never going back to the old way, writes Tommy Martin.
# top dog
Dublin native John Horan the new GAA president elect after emphatic victory
The 58-year-old secondary school principal gave an emotional victory speech.
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Ronaldo sees off competition from Messi to land Fifa's best player award
Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri has been named best men’s coach.
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Detector dog Casey helps seize 900,000 cigarettes at Dublin Port
The cigarettes were in five pallets which were consigned as ‘catering equipment’.
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Ronaldo beats Bale and Griezmann to Best Player in Europe award
Lionel Messi was well down the pecking order by his standards, in fifth.
# the new boss
The next leader of Labour - ranked from most to least likely
Joan is stepping down, so who’s in the mix to replace her? We rank the contenders…
# falling just short
Nicholls claims trainers' title as Mullins left to rue three second-place finishes
The County Carlow handler will have to wait at least another 12 months to claim a first crown across the Irish Sea.
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'Conor has been impressive but Jose is a different animal entirely'
UFC lightweight Ross Pearson explains that Conor McGregor has never experienced anything like what he’ll face on Saturday.
# top dog
Dana White disagrees with Aldo's rank as the UFC's pound-for-pound best
Do you agree with the UFC president?
# Just brew it
How many of the world’s top 10 most popular beers have you tried?
We’ve never even heard of number one.
# top dog
15 reasons why you'll never be as cool as Cathal Pendred's dog
Ringo’s a star.
# Appointments
The head of the new policing authority has been picked - but not everyone is happy
The Irish Council for Civil Liberties are unhappy about the process used.
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Could you be the new Editor of the Irish Independent?
The national publication is recruiting.
# outstanding
Mike Brown edges out Brian O'Driscoll for 6 Nations best player award
The Harlequins fullback was simply unstoppable for the duration of the tournament.
# top dog
Noonan named as Europe's Finance Minister of the Year by 'The Banker'
The Financial Times’ magazine said that Noonan was awarded the accolade because of his “extraordinary progress” since taking the job in 2011.
# top dog
Ronaldo completes hat-trick with this rocket as Real cruise against Gala
This one goes out to you, Gareth.
# puppy bowl
Puppy Bowl is an actual real thing which 10 million people watch
Complete with a kitty half-time show and cheerleading hedgehogs.
# top dog
Federer hails Djokovic as 'real' number one
“It is going to be Novak. I do not think there should be any debate around about that.”
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Hero's welcome: Murray given rousing reception in Dunblane
The Olympic and US Open champion brought thousands to the streets of the Scottish town.
# top dog
Familiar territory: BOD comfortable with favourites' tag ahead of Blues battle
Brian O’Driscoll got 80 minutes under his belt at Thomond Park and it’s full steam ahead to Heineken Cup action.