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  • 5-2 is a fantastic result, says Klopp

    25 April 2018 00:31 12

    Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was left with slightly mixed emotions after seeing his side race into a 5-0 lead in last night’s Champions League semi-final first goal before conceding twice in the final 10 minutes to give Roma hope of reaching next month’s decider in Kiev. Klopp said: “Long term perfect performance for pretty much 80 minutes or so. We made defensively

  • Kavanagh inspires Mellows in city derby

    23 April 2018 02:58 14

    Conor Kavanagh scored two goals for reigning champions Liam Mellows as they beat Castlegar 3-15 to 2-13 in the big city derby in Group 1 of the Galway SHC at Pearse Stadium. Castlegar played with the wind in the first half and they held a 1-9 to 2-2 lead at half-time. Enda Concannon scored early but goals from Adrian Morrissey and Kavanagh helped Liam Mellows

  • Qualifier guarantee for lucky trio of counties

    20 April 2018 00:13 28

    Cork, Kerry, and Roscommon are the only teams guaranteed to avoid the first round of this year’s All-Ireland senior football championship qualifiers. The seeded nature of the Munster SFC, which rewards the previous year’s finalists with byes to the semi-finals, and Roscommon’s fortune in being drawn in a Connacht semi-final for the second year in a row, means

  • Impressive Dundalk power past tame Limerick effort

    18 April 2018 01:32 25

    The Lilywhites beat Limerick 8-0 at home in February. Last night, goals from John Mountney, Patrick Hoban, and Michael Duffy secured the points on a night when Limerick’s only consolation was an improved second-half outing. Tommy Barrett’s outfit, who had their fair share of injury problems going into the game — the kick-off of which was delayed for seven

  • South Africa — not US — focus for PRO14 bosses

    17 April 2018 01:46 18

    Anayi and other PRO14 officials held a series of meetings in South Africa last week, which included meeting representatives of the Cheetahs, Southern Kings, the South African Rugby Union (SARU) and South Africa director of rugby Rassie Erasmus, the former Munster coach. Erasmus and SARU president Jurie Roux have been appointed to the board of the PRO14, following

  • Rock ace in pack for in-form Ballymun

    16 April 2018 03:48 17

    Last year’s beaten finalists, Ballymun Kickhams, got their Dublin SFC campaign up and running on a positive note as they defeated St Brigid’s by 2-13 to 1-10 in their Group 4 clash at Parnell Park on Saturday afternoon. Dean Rock was in exceptional form for the winners, accruing a personal tally of 1-10 over the hour, with his 21st-minute goal putting

  • Henry Shefflin’s winning start to life on Ballyhale sideline

    16 April 2018 03:48 15

    Former Hurler of the Year TJ Reid was the scorer-in-chief, claiming 0-11 (0-6 frees) as the Shamrocks beat Erin’s Own (Castlecomer) by 1-24 to 0-13. The winners were in control from early on, taking a six-point lead by half-time thanks to 1-3 from Eoin Reid. Their cause wasn’t helped by a straight red card for Michael Fennelly before the break, but despite

  • Dundalk swat away struggling Seagulls to retain top spot

    14 April 2018 00:12 21

    Unbeaten away from Oriel Park in league action since May 2017 in 13 top-flight outings, Patrick Hoban’s goal midway through the first half gave the Lilywhites an edge. They left the Carlisle Grounds with all three points, as substitute John Mountney blasted to the roof of the net in second-half stoppage time. Separated by 20 points before kick-off, Wanderers

  • Doyle ensures Derry extend Brandywell run

    14 April 2018 00:12 16

    And while there was very little between the teams at half time, a stunning second-half performance by the home side saw them deservedly take the spoils. In a competitive fixture, Derry gained revenge for their 2-1 defeat at the RSC earlier in the season. Both sides created scoring chances in the opening period, but neither managed to find the net. Derry’s

  • Kerry hurlers follow cup campaign up to Carlow

    13 April 2018 02:39 15

    Colm Bonnar’s Carlow overcame fellow Joe McDonagh Cup contenders Westmeath to secure league honours last month. Each of the six counties — Carlow, Kerry, Antrim, Laois, Meath and Westmeath — will play fives games in the round-robin series, with the top two advancing to the decider. The finalists also progress to the preliminary quarter-finals of the All-Ireland