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  • Woods finally comes out of the shadows

    10 March 2018 02:38 11

    It has many observers, including his former instructor Hank Haney, convinced that he is back and could win soon. No less than Phil Mickelson, winner of the WGC Mexico Championship last week, said Woods might shock the world at the Valspar Championship. “He’s always one-upped me,” Mickelson said on the Dan Patrick Show Thursday. “I wouldn’t be surprised

  • McGonigle begins defence of Mayo crown at Achill

    09 March 2018 01:53 14

    The nine-stage Óstán Oileán Acla/Connacht Print & Signs Mayo Rally has a quality line-up, headed by last year’s winner Joe McGonigle (Mini WRC), who is the only driver in the top 10 with previous experience of the terrain accessed via the Michael Davitt Bridge. McGonigle is committing to a full Triton campaign but with four former national champions

  • John Caulfield expects Dundalk to put faith in old reliables

    07 March 2018 00:45 16

    Cork City boss John Caulfield expects rivals Dundalk to restore faith in their old reliables as the champions face a trip to Oriel Park on Friday night (8pm, live on eirSport2). The Lilywhites have undergone change on and off the pitch since last season. Investment group Peak6 have taken control of the club and have helped manager Stephen Kenny to draft

  • Cork footballers in seven heaven ahead of Munster SFC semis

    06 March 2018 01:39 16

    The first round of the Cork SFC, PIFC and IFC has been spread across the weekends of April 7/8 and 14/15, with the second round of games not taking place until July. This is good news for Cork football manager Ronan McCarthy who will have access to most of his squad for the seven weeks before they welcome Tipperary or Waterford to Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Sunday

  • Matic stunner completes Man United comeback against Crystal Palace

    06 March 2018 01:39 23

    Quickest out the blocks, Palace caught United cold after just 11 minutes, as Andros Townsend’s deflected strike nestled into the top corner. With Mourinho demanding second-half improvement, the visitors fell two behind just three minutes after the break, with Patrick van Aanholt doubling the Eagles’ lead. Chris Smalling hit back almost immediately, planting

  • Keith Earls backs Garry Ringrose as he faces the Brian O’Driscoll Ringer

    06 March 2018 01:39 17

    Keith Earls was one of the first Irish backs to be landed with the dubious honour of being ‘the next Brian O’Driscoll’, so his first emotion when Garry Ringrose was slapped with the same tag was one of avuncular concern. For Earls, such talk had been a millstone around his neck, an unwanted burden on a pair of shoulders that was already feeling the weight

  • Glanmire take total control in Cork derby

    05 March 2018 01:23 17

    In a game that failed to ignite, Glanmire were seldom troubled, much to the delight of coach Mark Scannell. He said: “This was all about restoring our confidence and getting back to winning ways and hopefully we can build on it and finish the season with the same determination. “The preparations for this game were difficult for both sides with our recent

  • Nemo Rangers’ Larry Kavanagh admits Paddy Gumley is only ‘50-50’ for club final

    05 March 2018 01:23 20

    The Cavan native injured his calf on the Wednesday before their All-Ireland semi-final against Slaughtneil and managed just 21 minutes of the tie. “I envisage it will be very similar to the semi-final where we don’t make any decision on Paddy until the last minute,” said Kavanagh. “He might do a bit of kicking next week. But if there is only going to be 20 or 30 minutes

  • Eight up for hungry Lilywhites

    28 February 2018 00:17 23

    The Beast from the North-East is up and running at the third time of asking after Dundalk hit Limerick FC for eight to claim their first win of the season at Oriel Park last night. Last season’s runners-up had failed to score for back-to-back league matches for the first time under Stephen Kenny’s reign in their opening two matches against Bray Wanderers

  • Van Graan hails ‘the genius’ of Conor Murray

    27 February 2018 01:07 24

    As Conor Murray squirmed on the Aviva Stadium turf, his foot trapped at the bottom of a ruck full of Irish and Welsh bodies, Johann van Graan feared the worst. If he had his way, the Munster head coach would have wrapped his star scrum-half in cotton wool for the rest of the championship, never to grace the Six Nations again and it will have been only half-jokingly