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  • Leinster MFC round-up: Meath get the better of Dublin

    24 May 2018 00:50 7

    The visitors made the brighter start with dual player Liam Dunne and Conor Hennessy kicking early scores and Dunne’s hurling team-mate Luke Swan put further daylight between the teams when netting in the 8th minute. However, the hosts, who won last year’s inaugural U17 provincial championship, gradually found their collective feet thanks to a brace of points

  • Rush: Salah better than Ronaldo and Messi this season

    24 May 2018 00:50 6

    Salah enters Saturday’s showdown against Real Madrid with 44 goals this season, three short of Rush’s record from the 1983-84 campaign when Liverpool won the European Cup, First Division, and League Cup treble. It might seem a tall order for Salah to set a new mark, but Rush, now a club ambassador at his beloved Liverpool, has made a promise to him ahead

  • Dundalk defeat huge setback for Blues

    22 May 2018 02:29 6

    A 50th league goal for Robbie Benson and a first for Marco Tagbajumi proved decisive as Dundalk put a massive dent in Waterford FC’s title challenge by strengthening their position at the top of the table at Oriel Park last night. Just 17 days ago Alan Reynolds’s side beat the Lilywhites at the RSC to move level on points with them. A failure to win since

  • Robin Dawson secures title in Royal County Down battle

    21 May 2018 01:47 10

    And so it was for Tramore’s Robin Dawson, who ended his five-year wait for a major championship victory when surviving some back nine drama to win the Flogas Irish Amateur Open by four strokes from England’s John Gough and Castle’s Alex Gleeson at Royal County Down on two-under par. The Old Lady of Newcastle bore her consider teeth on the final day, when a cold southerly

  • Lansdowne dominate Ulster Bank League club awards

    18 May 2018 02:29 7

    Lansdowne’s place at the summit of club rugby has continued into awards season. The famous Dublin side hoovered up three accolades at the Ulster Bank League awards in Dublin last night: Mike Ruddock was named coach of the year following his side’s successes in claiming the Division 1A title and Bateman Cup; fly-half Scott Deasy finished as top scorer

  • More pressure on Wexford claims O'Grady

    18 May 2018 00:13 7

    As Pat Gilroy’s side travel down the east coast to face last year’s provincial runners-up having narrowly lost to Kilkenny, O’Grady senses there is a stronger onus on Davy Fitzgerald’s men to claim the two points. “Obviously, it’s a different scenario had Dublin won last week - there is pressure on Dublin but even more so on Wexford. They’re still hot favourites

  • Cup final hero Achille Campion on the way back to City

    16 May 2018 07:23 6

    The French striker left City for the Windsor Park club in January. Campion scored three goals in 17 appearances for the Blues but now leaves David Healy’s side to return to the League of Ireland as he bids to revive his career at Turner’s Cross. “It’ll be interesting to see, when he comes back in,” said Cork City boss John Caulfield, speaking ahead of the Premier

  • Mayfield in cruise control against St Finbarr’s

    14 May 2018 00:42 13

    However, the All-Ireland junior champions of two seasons ago had enough in hand to see them through. David O’Neill put Mayfield two points to one ahead after 11 minutes, and they made the first decisive break when Shane Duggan goaled three minutes later. The corner forward beat Paddy Kenneally after being set up by Shane Kelly. A huge free by goalkeeper

  • Brooks Koepka shaping up nicely for US Open defence

    14 May 2018 00:42 13

    Having returned to action at the Wells Fargo Championship just a week earlier, the American lipped out from 14 feet at the 18th for a 62 having made six birdies and just the second albatross in the history on the par-5 16th hole to scorch to 11-under par. It wasn’t enough to win the event but with just four weeks to go before his US Open defence at Shinnecock

  • Tracton made to sweat by Kilbrittain

    14 May 2018 00:42 6

    Kilbrittain came flying out of the blocks for an early lead. Declan Harrington struck with two points, Philip Wall with one, and Ross Cashman smashed home a goal. Tracton were playing catch-up, with points from Sean O’Sullivan (2), Michael O’Sullivan, and Joe Kingston; the score 1-3 to 0-4 to Kilbrittain at the end of the opening quarter. Things began