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  • Dundalk close gap on Cork to a point with dramatic late winner

    12 May 2018 00:20 3

    Stephen Kenny’s side looked like being frustrated by Sligo Rovers at Oriel Park last night but the Galway man ensured they got back to winning ways by heading home Dane Massey’s cross on 88 minutes. It was a devastating blow for Ger Lyttle’s side who had fought back from the concession of an early penalty, scored by Hoban, to draw level in first half stoppage

  • Parrott and Idah fire Ireland U-17s to last eight in Euros

    12 May 2018 00:20 7

    Ireland U17 manager Colin O’Brien believes his young side will go into Monday’s UEFA Championship quarter-final against the Netherlands full of confidence. Unlike last year, when the Boys in Green reached the last-eight despite losing 7-0 to Germany, Ireland racked up a second deserved win at St George’s Park on the trot to secure their spot. Apart from one rare slip-up

  • Nelson heads O’Brien triple assault on Derrinstown

    12 May 2018 00:20 2

    The Ballydoyle handler has saddled a record 11 winners of the Group Three contest, with subsequent Epsom Derby heroes Galileo (2001) and High Chaparral (2002) among those on the roll of honour, as well as the four-times Gold Cup winner Yeats. This year O’Brien is represented by Nelson, Delano Roosevelt and The Pentagon, who finished first, second and third

  • Dominant O’Donovan shines on Bank Holiday weekend

    09 May 2018 02:05 3

    He beat Michael Bohane in the quarter-final of the Munster senior championship at Grange on Wednesday. Then, on Sunday, he beat David Murphy by well over a bowl in the Noel Phair Cup final at Shannonvale — turning that score on its head with two extraordinary bowls. A packed six days featured three Munster senior quarter-finals, five Munster intermediate

  • Ballydoyle look to maintain Chester Vase stranglehold

    09 May 2018 00:09 4

    The Ballydoyle trainer has won this Group Three race eight times since 2007, including the last five renewals, and has successfully used the mile-and-a-half contest as a stepping stone to the Investec Derby. Ruler Of The World was successful on the way to glory at Epsom in 2013, while Wings Of Eagles lifted the Classic after finishing second to stablemate

  • Liverpool: Would it make more sense to keep Conte?

    07 May 2018 02:02 3

    We were also hoping Liverpool’s European exploits would have taken their toll. As it was, I didn’t think they looked particularly fatigued – especially against some of our more senior players. I also think we were well worth the points, having kept Salah quiet and giving them very few opportunities. Huge credit must go to Giroud and the manner in which

  • Jose backs Faria for Arsenal job

    04 May 2018 02:05 5

    Jose Mourinho believes Manchester United assistant Rui Faria would be a good fit for the vacant Arsenal manager’s job, offering to help his friend pack and “carry the bags” whenever such an opportunity arose. Speculation is rife as to who will succeed Arsene Wenger when his 22-year reign comes to an end this summer, with Liverpool number two Zeljko Buvac

  • Deadly Dundalk blitz St Pat’s

    01 May 2018 01:52 12

    Coming into the game on the back of Friday’s defeat away to Cork City, Stephen Kenny’s side took the game to their opponents right from the off. However, despite 12 attempts at goal in the first half they could find no breakthrough. Patrick Hoban could have had a hat-trick as he was denied by Barry Murphy at point blank range after just five minutes

  • Tyrone concern over Lee Brennan injury

    01 May 2018 00:07 9

    Tyrone’s top scorer Lee Brennan has emerged as a doubt for the big Ulster SFC opener against Monaghan on May 20. He picked up a hamstring injury in the latter stages of Trillick’s Division One league tie against Donaghmore on Sunday, and is a major concern for the Healy Park tie. The 21-year-old made a sensational impact during this year’s NFL, finishing

  • Waterford camp confident Austin Gleeson will win fitness fight

    01 May 2018 00:07 12

    Selector Eoin Murphy suggested last night that the former hurler of the year will be recovered from back and ankle issues in time for the county’s Munster Championship opener, against Clare at Cusack Park, on May 27. Team-mate Pauric Mahony is another who is concentrating on returning to full health at the moment. The Ballygunner man is carrying a finger