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  • Kerry ladies minor football boss axed by email

    15 February 2018 01:09 18

    Griffin, who was in charge of the team in 2017, was notified by email last weekend that his contract and that of his backroom team had been terminated. The Kerry minor ladies begin their Munster championship campaign at home to Tipperary this Sunday. According to a statement on behalf of Kerry LGFA, it was decided at a meeting of the county board executive

  • Old stager Ronaldo steals show as Real Madrid beat PSG

    15 February 2018 01:09 17

    Zidane had looked much the more confident during the pre-game preparations, arguing that even though Madrid have had a woeful time of it in La Liga and the Copa del Rey so far this season, they would return to their best once the biggest competition of all came along. That looked wishful thinking for much of last night’s game at the Bernabeu, with PSG looking

  • Jack Anderson: Banning MMA would be populist but regulation is more effective

    15 February 2018 01:09 15

    Last week and in front of family members, Carvalho’s death was viscerally described at a coronial inquest. Carvalho took 41 blows to the head during the bout. Attempts to provide medical care to the stricken fighter were hindered by poor access. When Carvalho’s stretcher did eventually reach the ambulance, he was placed unsecured on the floor. In the rush to an emergency

  • Davy demands more as Wexford oust 14-man Dublin

    15 February 2018 01:09 14

    The 46th-minute dismissal of Paul Winters proved pivotal as Wexford finished strongly to beat Dublin by seven points in their Walsh Cup semi-final in Parnell Park yesterday. The Dubs enjoyed a healthy five point lead at that juncture but their challenge fell apart after the St Brigid’s player received a second booking and they were held scoreless for the ensuing

  • Wexford greasing wheels for the road ahead

    14 February 2018 12:00 18

    A travelling party including manager Davy Fitzgerald and player Lee Chin went to the US for much-needed funds, but now the focus is on Saturday’s game at Semple Stadium. “The lads sat down a number of number of months ago and discussed how they’d pull a few extra pound together,” said the free-scoring wing-back. “Going across to New York was the best option

  • Cillian O’Sullivan says Páirc Tailteann redevelopment ‘long overdue’

    14 February 2018 01:05 14

    Meath footballer Cillian O’Sullivan has welcomed the green light to redevelop their Páirc Tailteann GAA base, describing it as “long overdue”. Meath footballer Cillian O’Sullivan has welcomed the green light to redevelop their Páirc Tailteann GAA base, describing it as “long overdue”. Meath clubs have confirmed their support for the construction of a new 21,000 capacity

  • Ireland hope to repeat last year’s nations cup success in Florida

    14 February 2018 01:05 12

    Ireland has two show jumping teams in action this weekend for the first of this year’s nations cup fixtures. Michael Blake takes charge of affairs for the five-star meeting in Ocala, Florida, while Taylor Vard will be overseeing matters at Abu Dhabi’s five-star contest in the UAE. Both events are qualifiers in this year’s Longines FEI Nations Cup championship

  • ‘Big step’ for Garry Ringrose to replace injured Robbie Henshaw

    13 February 2018 01:06 15

    Henshaw has been ruled out of the entire championship after undergoing surgery on a shoulder injury sustained in the second half of Saturday’s hammering of Italy at the Aviva Stadium. Ringrose would be the ideal replacement at outside centre, but speaking at the launch of Leinster’s new partnership with the InterContinental Hotel in Dublin, senior coach

  • UCD stars may miss refixed Kerry tie with Monaghan

    13 February 2018 01:06 13

    Kerry could be without three of their UCD players for their refixed Division 1 game against Monaghan this Sunday (2.30pm throw-in). The counties will try again to lock horns in Inniskeen’s Páirc Grattan this weekend after it failed a second pitch inspection on Sunday morning. Midfielders Jack Barry and Barry O’Sullivan, along with Brian Ó Seanacháin

  • Club campaign takes priority for Nemo’s Cork contingent

    13 February 2018 01:06 11

    Win their All-Ireland semi-final and the likes of O’Driscoll, Luke Connolly, Stephen Cronin, and Paul Kerrigan would only be available to Ronan McCarthy for the final round of the league on March 25. But soon after beating Dr Crokes at the end of November, the decision was made for them to focus squarely on their club commitments. “We discussed that with our own management