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# State of Play
This is the Ireland squad we would pick if the World Cup was starting next week
We are 18 months away from the showpiece tournament and nailing our flag to the mast way too soon.
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Was this decision to send off Vincent Kompany the correct one?
The defender was red-carded after pulling down Nikica Jelavic, though the striker arguably fouled the Belgian international first.
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Four share lead at windy WGC, as Rory McIlroy lurks
The 24-year-old and compatriot Graeme McDowell are both one shot off the lead.
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Last-minute Darren Bent goal earns point for Fulham at Old Trafford
Steve Sidwell had given Fulham a first-half lead at Old Trafford.
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Stenson one-shot clear at Dubai halfway stage, McIlroy six under-par
Graeme McDowell started with a bogey, but then regrouped with five birdies to finish with a four-under par 68 round.
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Guthrie four ahead in Shanghai as McIlroy hangs on
The Northern Irishman said he felt more comfortable with his play in the wind after his second round of level par 72.
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The newly prolific Aaron Ramsey scores as Arsenal go top
Meanwhile, in today’s other Premier League game, Swansea beat Crystal Palace 2-0.
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Roche finishes 10th in today's Vuelta, still fifth overall with two stages remaining
Meanwhile, American Chris Horner sneaked into the overall lead of the Tour of Spain.
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Sorry Ireland, Zlatan Ibrahimovic goal hands Sweden victory in Kazakhstan
The Irish team’s Group C rivals narrowly prevailed thanks to a goal from their star striker.
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Geniez wins 15th stage as Roche finishes third at Vuelta
Giro d’Italia winner Vincenzo Nibali maintained his lead in the overall classification.
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Roche finishes 10th on Stage 4 of Vuelta, now 8 seconds off lead
Meanwhile, today’s race was won by Dani Moreno of Spain, after he broke clear in the final kilometre.
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McIlroy charges but Furyk, Dufner stay atop PGA
In addition, Swede Henrik Stenson put himself in the mix with a birdie at the 13th to reach seven under.
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Furyk grabs PGA lead while Tiger stumbles
The 2003 US Open champion had his lowest first-round score in 73 career majors.
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Galway edge Waterford in All-Ireland SFC qualifier
A late Michael Meehan goal was ultimately enough to spare his side’s blushes.
# Result
London and Leitrim to meet again as game ends in draw
The visitors started brightly in what has been a very closely fought contest.
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Freak goal helps Meath overcome Wicklow in Leinster SFC
A Paul Earls goal gave Wicklow the lead early on, before Meath fought back.
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Kuchar grabs Memorial lead, McIlroy 14 strokes back
Meanwhile, Tiger Woods struggled to a 79 to stand 16 strokes off the pace.
# Upset
London shock Sligo to secure first Connacht SFC victory since 1977
Padraig McGoldrick saw his penalty effort saved by goalkeeper Philip Greene in a lively first half.
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Lennon and White combine for Louth to give Laois a knockout blow
The forwards from the Wee County were in top form as Jason McNulty’s side lost by 10 points at home.
# Match Report
HL Division 1 semi-final: Kilkenny school Galway at Semple Stadium
The first half has been overshadowed by a serious injury sustained by Galway skipper Fergal Moore
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McIlroy showing further signs of improvement, McDowell trails Tiger
G-Mac fired a 67 to finish 36 bogey-free holes on 133 at the WGC-Cadillac Championship today.
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Garcia, Kaymer and Fraser among Qatar leaders
Another five players are a further stroke back on seven under, while world number four Justin Rose is tied for 20th.
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China's Zhang joint halfway leader of Australian PGA, Clarke on five-under
The Chinese golfer fired eight birdies and three bogeys, including a run of four consecutive birdies on the back nine.
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Charl Schwartzel extends Thailand Golf Championship lead
Irealnd’s Darren Clarke is currently on two under at the Amata Spring Country Club.
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Poulter leads Scott by one in Australian Masters
Meanwhile, Northern Ireland’s Graeme McDowell has moved to joint 13th at one-under
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Westwood's 61 catches Oosthuizen at HSBC
Meanwhile, Ian Poulter and Bill Haas are four shots off the lead along with Ernie Els
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McIlroy's sublime 65 puts him in BMW Masters hunt
Ireland’s Shane Lowry is also performing well in the event at Lake Malaren.
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American Van Pelt steals the lead in Perth
The world number 24 produced an excellent performance, holing a 15-metre putt from the back tier of the 18th green
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Fisher leads despite first tee slip-up in Portugal
The 31-year-old slipped as he made his way off the opening hole, injuring himself in the process.
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Rose, Snedeker share lead at PGA Tour Championship
Meanwhile, Rory McIlroy still remains in contention for the prize.
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Furyk grabs lead at PGA Tour Championship
Meanwhile, Rory McIlroy fired a 68 to stand in a share of seventh.
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Tiger, Rose share lead at PGA Tour Championship
World Number One Rory McIlroy fired a 69 after the first round today.
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Mulroy takes lead in tight race for Italian Open title
The South African currently holds a one-shot lead after the third round.
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Bland closes in on long-awaited first European Tour victory
After 15 years on Tour, the English player leads the Italian Open at the halfway stage.
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Sweden's Joel Sjoholm leads Italian Open
The Swede was inspired form, producing three-straight birdies earlier today.
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Singh edges ahead of Woods and McIlroy at BMW Championship
The Fijian reached 13-under 131 to secure the top spot after the second round of the BMW Championship
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Furyk holds onto Bridgestone lead, McIlroy fourth
The Irish golfer has produced an improved performance, following his recent disappointment in the British Open.