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Dublin: 6 °C Monday 26 January, 2015

Thursday 15 January, 2015

12 sports films that did more than enough to deserve an Oscar in our book

Even if we had to make up a few categories to get them there.

‘We can’t get around to every Munster fan to say thank you, but we’d love to’ — Peter O’Mahony

As the intensity increases from the spotlight and the competition, Munster’s turnover machine is showing a glimpse of his human side.

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Wednesday 14 January, 2015

Cool hand Paulie out to ‘pull something from the fire’ against Saracens

A win gives Munster a chance of qualifying or the Champions Cup quarter-finals, but that’s all O’Connell wants.

Tuesday 13 January, 2015

Saracens lock Kruis will miss Munster clash because of this tip tackle

The second row has been suspended for three weeks, so will be available to play for England in the Six Nations.

Munster awaiting scan result as Conor Murray sits out training with neck injury

The scrum-half is a crucial component of the province’s gameplan, but he is now an injury doubt for the Sarcens fixture.

Sunday 11 January, 2015

Chasing the dream and the inevitable end: It’s the week’s best sportswriting

It’s January. Stay indoors, stay warm and treat yourself to some of the best writers on the internet.

Saturday 10 January, 2015

Fresh start for O’Callaghan and Munster with ‘season defining’ fixtures

Like the province, back row Dave O’Callaghan is out to make a fresh start on the trip to Italy.

Friday 9 January, 2015

Everybody be cool… but Jimmy Fallon got a load of puppies to predict the college football decider! Puppies Puppies Puppies This post contains videos

Jared Payne in line for first appearance since Springbok Test as McCloskey commits to contract

Louis Ludik is back in the starting line-up as one of just two changes from the defeat to Leinster.

Keith Earls and James Cronin on the bench for Munster trip to Zebre

The province have named a potent backline with Conor Murray, Ian Keatley and JJ Hanrahan all involved.

Thursday 8 January, 2015

Alex Ferguson has always been on the cutting edge of sports science — Paul McGinley

The Ryder Cup-winning captain spoke about the Scot’s influence on the team at Gleneagles.

Wednesday 7 January, 2015

Ian Keatley signs new deal to stay with Munster until 2017

Ireland under 20 captain Jack O’Donoghue has also committed to a three-year deal in his home province.

Bayern’s Brazilian defender threatened to hit Thomas Müller after hearing one too many ’7 – 1′ jokes

“We can joke about anything, but not about this,” said the tortured Dante.

Anything Aiden McGeady can do, Paul Pogba can do… just as well

Just a shame about the finish.

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Munster have ‘a point to prove’ away to Zebre — Zebo

The southern province have momentum to build before pitching up at Saracens.

Tuesday 6 January, 2015

Goals from two Irishmen saved Chesterfield from a third round FA Cup exit tonight

Eoin Doyle and Jay O’Shea provided the goals as Paul Cook’s side battled back from 2 -0 down.

Sean O’Brien and Cian Healy to return to contact training within three weeks

The Six Nations is just under five weeks away.

Keith Earls and James Cronin back in Munster training, targeting return against Saracens

The wing and the prop took part in limited training today and might even be fit enough to face Zebre this weekend.

Monday 5 January, 2015

Pampered football journalists got a strong dose of League 2 tonight

Do ye really need to see the six-yard box, lads? Really?

The Steven Gerrard farewell tour started with two classy goals against Wimbledon Wombling Free This post contains videos

Man United face Cambridge and the rest of the FA Cup’s fourth round draw

The Us are the lowest ranked side remaining in the competition.

‘It’s hard to tell between junior and senior guys’: Leinster’s next generation of back rows fitting right in

Leo Cullen was particularly pleased by Jack Conan’s display after he asked the back row to impose himself on games more .

Sunday 4 January, 2015

Why trust is the key to some of Ireland’s finest sports photography

Forget about selfies and setups, these men capture true emotion behind the closed doors in Irish sport.

‘We just fell asleep’: Ulster taking harsh lesson of Madigan try on the chin

Robbie Diack says the opportunistic try was something he never experienced before and, hopefully, never will again.

13 of the best images from sport’s winter wonderland this week

It’s 2015’s first round-up of the week’s best images.

Saturday 3 January, 2015

‘We’ve battled through a difficult period’ — Leinster coach Cullen

The forwards coach is pleased with where his side are positioned in domestic and European competitions.

Connacht and Leinster fans, here’s the highlights of your New Year inter-pro victories

There is no finer way to spend your Saturday night than watching your province beat another province.

That Madigan magic and more talking points from Leinster’s win over Ulster

Ulster go back up the M1 licking their wounds while Leinster end the seasonal inter-pros in the playoff places.

Heaslip injury a concern for Leinster after win over Ulster

Ian Madigan and Jack Conan tries gave Leinster a convincing inter-pro win.

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Chris Henry happy with watching brief (for now) as Ulster take on Leinster

The Ulster flanker never thought he’d be in this situation and is looking forward to a possible return to play this season.

Friday 2 January, 2015

Heaslip insisting Leinster ‘in a good space’ as he narrows focus to Ulster threat

The Leinster captain is repeating mantras of positivity as Leinster aim to go back to winning ways.

Te’o and McFadden back for Leinster, Ulster boosted by Ruan return

Both coaches have been able to recall the big guns for tomorrow’s inter-pro.

17 brilliant pictures of Steven Gerrard’s career with Liverpool

What was your fondest memory of the Gerrard years?

‘The toughest decision of my life’: Gerrard confirms Liverpool departure

The midfielder says he’s taking up a new challenge to ensure he doesn’t end his career with regrets.

Henshaw shouted himself hoarse as Connacht repelled Munster with dogged late defence

The brilliant young centre says Connacht’s success is down to clarity and the emergence of new leaders.

Thursday 1 January, 2015

Henshaw and Marmion combined for this glorious Connacht try against Munster

After going 13 – 0 down early on, this try ignited the Sportsground.