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# Winning Start

Last year
# Winning Start
James Tavernier free-kick completes late turnaround as Rangers beat Livingston
The Gers were heading for an opening day defeat before two quick-fire goals broke Livingston’s resistance.
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Clare have nine points to spare over disappointing Offaly in Division 2 opener
Colm Collins started his ninth league campaign in charge of the Banner footballers.
All time
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Dublin set up Leinster semi-final with Meath as they hold off spirited Wexford challenge
Dessie Farrell’s team had eight points to spare in this quarter-final.
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Conroy posts 1-3 as Mayo enjoy 14-point win over Down in Division 2
It was their first game in the second tier since 1997.
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Keoghan strikes 1-4 as Kilkenny see off 14-man Dublin to start league with victory
Dublin lost centre-back Liam Rushe to a red card in the closing stages.
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New boss Bruce watches from the stands as Newcastle beat West Ham
Steve Bruce was unable to be pitch-side because of Chinese visa restrictions.
# Job Done
Cooney's crucial goal leads unconvincing Galway to six-point win over Carlow
Without Joe Canning, the Tribesmen got off to a winning start at Pearse Stadium.
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Dessie Farrell's reign over Na Fianna begins with 14-point victory against 13-man Sylvesters
The Mobhi Road side were without Dublin defenders Jonny Cooper and Eoin Murchan.
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Gillane's 1-5 helps All-Ireland champions Limerick to narrow opening day win over Wexford
The Shannonsiders survived a late onslaught from Davy Fitzgerald’s side.
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Bigger Champions League tests to come, warns Pogba
Manchester United need to up their game if they are to progress from Group H in the Champions League, says Paul Pogba.
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Manchester United Women win first league game 12-0 against Aston Villa
Former England international Casey Stoney’s side made a fine start to the FA Women’s Championship.
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Atletico put four past Lopetegui's Real Madrid to lift Super Cup after extra-time
Goals from Diego Costa (2), Saul Niguez and Koke helped Diego Simeone’s side to victory.
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Neymar bags first PSG goal since February as Tuchel's reign begins with victory
Timothy Weah, the son of 1995 Ballon d’Or winner George Weah, rounded out the victory with his first league goal.
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Japan defeat 10-man Colombia following third-minute red card to take command of Group H
Goals from Shinji Kagawa and Yuya Osako saw Japan upset the 2014 quarter-finalists on Tuesday.
# Ulster
'The scoreboard looks good but there was a hell of a lot of effort that went into getting that'
Interim Ulster boss Jono Gibbes got off to a winning start with a comprehensive defeat of the Southern Kings on Friday night.
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I'll only get better for Arsenal, Aubameyang warns after debut goal
The Gabon international made a positive impact in his first appearance for the Premier League side and maintains there is much more to come
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'She wasn’t really up to much to be honest, so it was nice to get the stoppage'
Katie Taylor was reflecting on her first ever professional victory.
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Costa strikes late to get Conte's Chelsea tenure off to winning start
Eden Hazard put the Blues ahead with a penalty just after half-time before James Collins levelled matters.
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Limerick senior Hannon bags 1-7 in first half as Mary I make Fitzgibbon semis at a canter
The Limerick side led GMIT by 21 points at the interval and were able to rest a number of players in the second period.
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Huge Jules Plisson penalty hands France win against Parisse's Italy
The Italians were narrowly beaten in an entertaining game at Stade de France.
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Dillon's rocket inspires Dubs to Walsh Cup victory
It’s the third time in six years that the Sky Blues have won the competition.
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Mayo survive NUI Galway comeback as Rochford begins reign with win
Kevin McLoughlin starred for the Green and Red in their two-point victory in Castlebar.
# Up and Running
Wexford Youths claim victory in Champions League opener
Jessica Gleeson’s 35-yard strike was enough to earn the Irish club victory over Lithuanian side Gintra.
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5 talking points after Joe Schmidt's Ireland beat Italy in Rome
The game plan, Ian Keatley, Ireland’s centres, scope for improvement and a patched-together back row.
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Heaslip drives Leinster to Champions Cup victory over plucky Wasps
Matt O’Connor’s side picked up all four points at the RDS as Darragh Fanning scored two tries.
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Coleman cuts the mustard in first game as new Sligo boss
The former Accrington Stanley boss saw his side beat Drogheda 2-1 this evening.
# One and done
Katie Taylor on collision course* for London 2012 foe after first round win
*We are getting wildly ahead of ourselves here.
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Relieved Schmidt craving further success as youth sees Ireland home
The New Zealander feels his team must up their performances levels ahead of the Australia and All Blacks Tests.
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Scoring debut for Andrew Conway points at bright Munster future
Four tries from Rob Penney’s men did for Gloucester but Connacht finished their preseason on a losing note.
# shaky start
Jonny Sexton hauled off as Racing Metro start season with a win
There was late drama with a TMO decision going against the Irishman’s side to deny them a bonus point.
# new dawn
5 things we learned from Ireland's summer tour
Les Kiss and Joe Schmidt turned down the chance to experiment wildly and Ian Madigan was the go-to guy.
# winning habit
Mark Anscombe: You've got to be satisfied when you beat a side like Munster
The Kiwi coach says the imminent return of the likes of Tommy Bowe and Chris Henry will make next week’s team selection very tough.
# bolstered
Big guns return for Munster ahead of Ulster clash in Ravenhill
Rob Penney welcomes back Ronan O’Gara, Keith Earls and Conor Murray ahead of his side’s RaboDirect Pro12 encounter on Friday.
# Winning Start
US Open: Djokovic thrilled with easy win
The world number two beat Italy’s Paolo Lorenzi in straight sets last night.
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Celtic collect all three points at Hibs
Anthony Stokes claims the Bhoys’ first goal of the season and helps his team to a 2-0 win at Hibernian.