Tyson Fury to fight unbeaten Tom Schwarz in Las Vegas

German Tom Schwarz has won all of his 24 bouts.

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A breath of fresh air for Irish sailing

A giant photo of Olympic silver medallist Annalise Murphy took centre stage when Irish Sailing unveiled its new High Performance HQ in Dun Laoghaire yesterday - ...

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Crescent’s ‘walking wounded’ defy odds to land All-Ireland

Limerick’s Crescent Comprehensive’s walking wounded defied the odds to win the Kate Russell All-Ireland Schoolgirls’ Championships in Booterstown ...

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Things that go bump in the day

Having previously completed his own scouting mission to the Victoria Stadium in Gibraltar, Mick McCarthy had already given us the heads-up on the little ground’s ...

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Crescent Comprehensive defied the odds to win All-Ireland Schoolgirls Championships

Crescent Comprehensive’s walking wounded defied the odds to win the Kate Russell All-Ireland Schoolgirls Championships in Booterstown for the second time.

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Páraic Fanning: A man born to manage Waterford

Here’s one thing you knew about Páraic Fanning. He’s Mount Sion and Déise hurling royalty.

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The buzz is back for hurling’s boys in blue

I was walking into Croke Park last Sunday when I heard some fella calling me.

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How, and why, everything changes in a single week

The sports editor has an interesting habit of framing questions to me in the context of ‘marks out of 10’. So, when he texted me to ask ‘accuracy ...

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Making it big in Japan all that matters for team of fuss

“For us we would certainly encourage the genuine supporter not to lose faith with the team; the team will definitely turn up in Japan,” said the Irish ...

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Mick McCarthy’s men already winners in football’s lottery

Two more days until the dawn of a new era for the Republic of Ireland senior men’s team and, with Mick McCarthy’s hand back on the tiller, there has ...

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Who'll blink first in thrilling three-way Superleague title climax?

So it all comes down to this. Whatever Basketball Ireland is paying its marketing team, it’s not enough as they’ve conjured the ultimate final regular ...

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Simone Biles plans to retire after Tokyo Olympics

The American gymnast has won four all-around world titles and four Olympic golds.

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Ronnie O’Sullivan grinds his way into Llandudno semi-finals

The 43-year-old will face Judd Trump next.

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Welsh slammers look in from outside when big show resumes

The European Champions’ Cup emerges from hibernation next week offering a ray of sunshine for those Irish players hung out to dry after the deluge and days ...

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Rice saga sees our rejection and their casual entitlement

As the future relationship of Ireland and Britain is battled over in the fraught anterooms of Westminster and Brussels, this week also saw an escalation in the real ...

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ITF accuses ATP of blocking ‘necessary’ changes

The introduction of a two-tier ranking system has created a “bottleneck” in men’s tennis, according to the ITF.

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History-maker Taylor still flying the flag

On a weekend awash with cultural appropriation and faux role modelling, Katie Taylor was St Patrick’s saving grace.

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Josh Warrington: Carl Frampton needs a world title before possible rematch

Warrington defeated Frampton in the first defence of his IBF world featherweight title in December.

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Record entry of 96 for Kirby Memorial

A record total of 96 greyhounds will take to the traps for the first round of the 2019 Con & Annie Kirby Memorial Stake at Limerick Greyhound Stadium.

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Usain Bolt pays tribute to Special Olympics sprinter with incredible technique

Kirk Wint took silver in the 50m run at the 2019 World Games in Abu Dhabi.

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Olympic window opens for Irish dressage

The past weekend was a good one for Irish dressage.

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How did Wales and England expose Ireland’s limitations?

If Carlsberg could do Grand Slam-winning opening salvos, they would replicate what Wales delivered in the opening 70 seconds of action in Cardiff last Saturday.

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Japanese Olympic Committee head resigns amid bribery scandal

Tsunekazu Takeda is also a powerful International Olympic Committee member.

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NBA review: Denver Nuggets secure play-off place; Utah Jazz win fourth game in a row

The Denver Nuggets secured a play-off berth for the first time in six years after a 114-105 win against the Boston Celtics.

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‘It would certainly give you renewed faith in people’

When he emerged from the Aghada GAA clubhouse yesterday afternoon, Kieran O’Connor was immediately swamped by well-wishers.

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Barnes ‘can’t see point’ of prolonging pro career

Paddy Barnes is considering calling time on his boxing career following a shock defeat by Texan Oscar Mojica in Madison Square Garden’s Hulu Theatre on Sunday. ...

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Corofin deserve thanks for restoring faith in football

We live in interesting times. Usually, we are bombarded by the noise and criticisms around the state of Gaelic football, but such assaults seem to have been silenced ...

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Far from the madding crowds of days gone by

What a dire weekend for GAA attendances. Kerry-Mayo in Austin Stack Park was obviously an exception but across the country there was evidence of supporters preferring ...

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Lewis Hamilton plans factory visit to gain understanding of Australian GP issues

Hamilton was well beaten by Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas in Melbourne.

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Kellie Harrington auctioning belt for family who lost their home to fire

World champion boxer Kellie Harrington has put her 2015 National Elite belt up for auction in aid of neighbours who lost their home to fire.

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Michael Conlan’s pro-IRA ringwalk song angers unionist politicians

Conlan enjoyed a comfortable points victory in New York.

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GAA podcast: Shefflin the new Cody? Dubs' Thurles statement. Tyrone's evolution. And Crokes schooled

Anthony Daly, John Fogarty and Brendan O’Brien review the Allianz League weekend with Colm O'Connor.

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Cousin inspires Kerryman to cross US in 36-day run and cycle trek

Kerryman and ‘ultra’ athlete Shane Finn (26) is set to undertake a gruelling 5000km coast-to-coast trek across North America in a charity mission inspired ...

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What the Australian Grand Prix told us about the season ahead

Valtteri Bottas won the season-opener in Melbourne.

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Time to fix crazy situation with Galway clubs

I met Nickey Brennan in the lift on the way out of Croke Park yesterday. “If ever a system needed to be redressed,” I said to him, “the set-up ...

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Try tally can't spare England's blushes

Peter Jackson breaks down the 2019 Six Nations Championship.

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Dale driving force as mighty Quins hit back to claim Munster Senior Cup

Cork Harlequins produced an incredible comeback to win the Munster Senior Cup for the first time in seven years, denying holders Bandon in a shoot-out at Garryduff. ...

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Motorsport: Craig Breen finishes in a blaze of glory

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Major alarm bells sounding for Ireland lieutenants

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10 Irish sports books we need to read that haven’t been written yet

You might have gotten the memo last week about World Book Day, and that may have jogged your memory about the sports book you got for Christmas that year.

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Porridge powers Bottas to victory at Australian Grand Prix

The Mercedes driver revealed what he had for breakfast following his win over team-mate Lewis Hamilton.

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Bottas claims emphatic win at Australian Grand Prix

The Finn grabbed the lead from Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton in the first corner.

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Lewis Hamilton twice breaks track record on way to pole for Australian Grand Prix

The Briton took his sixth consecutive pole at Albert Park.

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Katie Taylor victorious over Rose Volante in career-topping performance

Katie Taylor clinched the WBO lightweight championship title in a career-topping performance against Rose Volante in Philadelphia last night.

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Katie Taylor secures third world title following decisive victory over Rose Volante

Katie Taylor beat Brazilian Rose Volante to add a WBO strap to her WBA and IBF titles.

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We’re facing potentially the year’s best game of football

What do I think when is I see a club fixture that involves Corofin and Dr Crokes? I see teams that believe. Team who sets out to reach the summit every year. Full ...

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Hurling's mid-term masters and the must-do-betters

On the weekend that the Allianz Hurling League teams sit their opening exams, our headmaster assesses the best and worst boys in the class so far.

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An afternoon of championship dry-runs and deliberations

My last game as an inter-county manager with Dublin was our 2014 All-Ireland quarter-final defeat to Tipperary. I drove from Clare, picked up Tommy Dunne in Nenagh ...

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Mick McCarthy might be missing magic but he must make most of talent

As The Who once put it: meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

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Headlining Michael Conlan building towards world title shot

Former amateur world champion Michael Conlan will face Mexico City’s Ruben Garcia Hernandez tomorrow night as part of a bumper weekend of Irish boxing on Americas ...

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