O’Sullivan advances to Northern Ireland Open semi-finals after win over Gilbert

The five-time world champion beat David Gilbert 5-2.

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Ireland V New Zealand a global showdown that will be brutal and intense

Inside the game: Donal Lenihan looks at the key areas that could tip tonight's test match one way or the other.

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Na Piarsaigh have been road-tested in Limerick

It’s 21 years ago now since Clarecastle travelled down to Walsh Park to play Ballygunner in a Munster semi-final. We were in the Roanmore clubhouse having ...

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I’d Rather Be with him than against him

To be, or not to be, that is indeed the question. It seems safe to assume Billy Shakespeare wasn’t thinking about the 2018 renewal of the BetVictor Gold Cup, ...

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Carlsberg don’t do friendlies, but...

So it’s all back to Aarhus on Monday for the first time since August 22, 2007, and what turned out to be one of the most extraordinary nights, for all the ...

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Jack Goodhue is going to be a world star

Ronan O’Gara’s inside guide to the All Blacks.

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Deontay Wilder: New trainers show Tyson Fury is nervous

Deontay Wilder believes Tyson Fury bringing Freddie Roach into his corner betrays a “nervous behaviour” ahead of their world heavyweight title showdown ...

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Rory McIlroy ‘pleased’ at World Tour Championship turnaround

A day after being fined for slow play, England’s Matt Wallace set the pace at the halfway stage of the DP World Tour Championship, where the battle for the ...

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Women running the line, if not the world

Eimear Ryan - blowing the whistle on the week’s sport.

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Zverev beats Isner to set up ATP Finals semi against Federer

Zverev beat Isner 7-6 (5) 6-3.

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Matt Wallace shrugs off slow-play fine to set pace in Dubai

The Englishman added a flawless 65 to his opening 68 at Jumeirah Golf Estates

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New sanctions against perpetrators to be put in place following attack on referee

Referee Daniel Sweeney who sustained broken jaw and a fractured eye socket when a row broke out toward the end of a match in the Midlands last week has called for ...

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Rory McIlroy shrugs off criticism as he lies one shot off Dubai lead

Rory McIlroy is just one shot off the lead on Day two of the DP Tour Championship in Dubai.

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Seattle Seahawks rally keeps play-offs in sight

The Seattle Seahawks rallied late to beat the Green Bay Packers 27-24 and keep the play-offs within reach.

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There's an arrogance about the All Blacks that is well-earned

Wayne Smith’s choice of reading material, when the All Blacks landed in Ireland back in 2005, was instructive.

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Ireland aren’t scared of the All Blacks any more. Isn’t that brilliant?

When we set about measuring tomorrow’s test match in Dublin on rugby’s Richter scale, the most appropriate device might be perspective.

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Federer into London last four with Anderson win

Swiss makes season-ending semis for a 15th time.

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Mark Scannell: Glanmire deserve more respect

Ambassador UCC Glanmire coach Mark Scannell believes his side will be ready for tomorrow’s top of the table clash in the Women’s Superleague against ...

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Ogier bids for glory Down Under as Breen future unclear

The battle for the World Rally Championship will be determined on this weekend’s final round Kennards Hire Rally Australia that continues until Sunday.

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Are the 32 counties of Ireland represented on a chess board?

Two men are sitting at a table in an amphitheatre in the middle of London. Both are deep in thought, straining to understand what has happened, what will happen ...

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Kei Nishikori admits to a poor week despite toppling Roger Federer

Japanese dipped after beating Swiss.

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John Gallagher’s emotional ties more black than green

Peter Jackson gets over the gain line, behind the headline.

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After bile of Windsor Park 1993, peace came ‘dropping slow’ for the North

The recent announcement of a joint FAI/IFA bid for the 2023 Uefa U21 Euros, to include stadia from Ballymena to Cork, is an example of the current good working relationship ...

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Camilla Sharples on the road again... just for the love of it

The inverted snobs that see racing as cigars, champagne and prawn cocktails could do with spending some time in a training yard.

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Wayne Rooney a ghost of English tournament failures past

While it’s entirely coincidental that Wayne Rooney’s international career is being commemorated just days after the events marking Armistice Day, you ...

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Peter Byrne hoping for champions athletics revival

For Peter Byrne the mission is simple, even if the current landscape makes the realisation of his dream altogether more difficult.

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Shane Ross vows new infrastructure fund will be ‘utterly fair’

Minister for Sport Shane Ross’s ability to get on the winner’s podium was highlighted at yesterday’s meeting of the Oireachtas Joint Committee ...

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Gordon Elliott hoping for rain as he mulls Samcro outing

Gordon Elliott is hoping there is enough rain to enable him to run Samcro in the Unibet Morgiana Hurdle at Punchestown on Sunday.

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Novak Djokovic shows no signs of slowing up in London

The Serb has won both his matches.

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Molinari still has unfinished business as successful year draws to a close

The Italian has won three individual events and the Ryder Cup with Team Europe in 2018.

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No ambush. No excuses. This Test will be decided on merit

No sooner had the plane carrying the New Zealand squad from Heathrow taxied to its arrivals slot at Dublin Airport the shadow boxing kicked off.

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For Ireland to succeed after Joe Schmidt would be the ultimate legacy

Whenever in football it’s announced in advance that a certain manager will be finishing up with a particular team at the end of the season, the reflex in this ...

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Rory McIlroy’s stateside focus throws Lahinch pledge up in air

July’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Lahinch could be Rory McIlroy’s first European Tour appearance of 2019 after the Northern Irishman yesterday confirmed ...

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Robin Dawson and Irish hopefuls still in hunt at Q-School

Ireland’s trio of contenders remain in the hunt for European Tour cards, with Tramore’s Robin Dawson surviving the cut on the mark after a gutsy finish ...

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Irish eyes turn to FEI World Cup in Germany

After a two-week break, the FEI World Cup series resumes this weekend with both dressage and show jumping rounds taking place in Stuttgart in Germany.

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James O’Donovan blitzes rival Martin Coppinger

James O’Donovan bowled brilliantly at Whitechurch to advance in the Denis McGarry Cup at the expense of Martin Coppinger.

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Footage from reconditioning camp shows Andy Murray on road to full recovery

The former world number one played just six tournaments this year.

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McIlroy’s 2019 schedule could see him lose European Tour membership

The Northern Irishman is to focus on American events for the bulk of his year.

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Federer recovers from opening-day defeat to sweep aside Thiem

The Swiss raced to a 6-2 6-3 victory at the O2.

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Alpha Centauri heads HRI Horse of the Year nominees

Superstar filly Alpha Centauri is amongst the four nominees for the Horse of the Year, one of the prestigious awards to be presented at the annual HRI event, which ...

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Irish American Football Association pays out €40k

IAFA forks out for legal costs in dispute with college game organisers.

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Lewis Hamilton relishing F1 title challenge against Max Verstappen next year

Dutchman Verstappen has won two F1 races in 2018.

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Ronnie O’Sullivan launches fresh attack on World Snooker chief Barry Hearn

The five-time world champion has again voiced his frustrations and concerns about the sport in a series of tweets.

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McIlroy’s 2019 schedule could see him lose European Tour membership

The decision would rule him out of being a Ryder Cup captain or vice-captain.

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GAA turn blind eye to own winter training rules

Last week, the Irish Independent reported four counties — Armagh and Laois footballers and Waterford and Wexford’s hurlers — are to lose home advantage ...

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Sand, sea and sunsets: A history of Enniscrone Golf Club

It was a long time ago when I first visited Enniscrone. I was 13 and I played a links that Eddie Hackett designed in 1970. The course had been here since the 1930s ...

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Gavin Moynihan on track to regain card

Mount Juliet’s Gavin Moynihan remained on course to regain his card as Tramore’s Robin Dawson and Ardglass’ Cormac Sharvin kept their hopes alive ...

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Djokovic makes short work of Isner to open ATP Finals with victory

In Monday’s other match Alexander Zverev defeated Marin Cilic.

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Zverev defeats Cilic to open ATP Finals campaign with victory

The German needed two tie-breaks as he triumphed at the O2 Arena.

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A closer look at Tony Bellew’s career as he hangs up his gloves

Bellew delayed his retirement plans to challenge Usyk but the Ukrainian prevailed by an eighth-round knockout.

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