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Sunday 25 March, 2012

11 of the best sports pictures from the past 7 days
# Freeze Frame
# Freeze Frame

11 of the best sports pictures from the past 7 days

Mar 25th 2012, 10:30 AM 5,711 Views 1 Comment

From cricketing heroes to simulating strikers, here are 11 images that helped define the week in sport.

Saturday 24 March, 2012

Ireland beat Afghanistan to clinch top seeding

Ireland beat Afghanistan to clinch top seeding

Mar 24th 2012, 5:40 PM 2,632 Views 6 Comments

A stunning performance from Paul Stirling helped propel Ireland to a five-wicket victory over Afghanistan in the ICC World Twenty20 qualifying tournament.

Grimley ban reduced to four weeks
# Sectarianism
# Sectarianism

Grimley ban reduced to four weeks

Mar 24th 2012, 4:08 PM 2,057 Views 3 Comments

The controversial ban of Armagh selector Paul Grimley for “threatening behaviour” was commuted to four weeks last night following a review by the GAA’s Central Hearings Committee.

McGrane one clear in Morocco
# G'wan
# G'wan

McGrane one clear in Morocco

Mar 24th 2012, 1:42 PM 1,027 Views 0 Comments

Kells native Damien McGrane, who completed his second round this morning, sits a shot clear of the field at the Trophée Hassan II in Morocco.

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Ireland crush Namibia in qualification decider
# Dubai Dreams
# Dubai Dreams

Ireland crush Namibia in qualification decider

Mar 24th 2012, 12:02 PM 1,938 Views 7 Comments

Victory over the African side brought Ireland’s World Cup qualifying campaign to a satisfying conclusion, but the question of tournament seeding has yet to be resolved.

Saturday 17 March, 2012

As it happened: England v Ireland, Six Nations
# Minute-by-Minute
# Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: England v Ireland, Six Nations

Mar 17th 2012, 4:52 PM 10,269 Views 34 Comments

A St. Patrick’s Day showdown with the old enemy! Could Kidney’s men quash Lancaster’s English renaissance? Review our live coverage to find out.

As it happened: Wales v France, Six Nations
# Minute-by-Minute
# Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: Wales v France, Six Nations

Mar 17th 2012, 2:35 PM 4,123 Views 1 Comment

With history and expectation weighing on their shoulders, could Wales rise to the occasion and claim a third Grand Slam in the space of eight years?

Kauto Star likely to be retired
# End Of An Era
# End Of An Era

Kauto Star likely to be retired

Mar 17th 2012, 12:44 PM 217 Views 0 Comments

Clive Smith, owner of the two-time Gold Cup winner, described himself as “90% sure” he’d raced his final competitive fixture.

Wednesday 14 March, 2012

Best Ireland ready for England challenge
# Auld Enemy
# Auld Enemy

Best Ireland ready for England challenge

Mar 14th 2012, 9:59 AM 185 Views 0 Comments

Fresh from leading Ireland to a convincing victory over Scotland, Ulster’s Rory Best anticipates further improvement against England at Twickenham

Tuesday 13 March, 2012

Two Irish on 6 Nations Player of the Tournament shortlist
# Suspense
# Suspense

Two Irish on 6 Nations Player of the Tournament shortlist

Mar 13th 2012, 7:01 PM 6,125 Views 41 Comments

Jonathan Sexton and Donnacha Ryan will enter the final weekend of this year’s tournament hopeful of claiming a major accolade.

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Nibali TTs his way to Tirrano-Adriatico

Mar 13th 2012, 6:06 PM 1,218 Views 7 Comments

The 2012 Giro champion overturned a six-second deficit to edge past 40-year-old Chris Horner on the final stage, a 9.3km time trial.

Cameron rejects call for Olympic boycott
# Protest
# Protest

Cameron rejects call for Olympic boycott

Mar 13th 2012, 5:25 PM 2,186 Views 4 Comments

David Cameron claims Olympic sponsor Dow Chemical bears no responsibility for either the Bhopal gas disaster or mismanaged efforts to decontaminate the Indian region.

Kidney announces side to face England
# No Surprises
# No Surprises

Kidney announces side to face England

Mar 13th 2012, 1:48 PM 2,488 Views 3 Comments

Leinster flanker Sean O’Brien rejoins the pack in anticipation of Ireland’s Six Nations showdown with England at Twickenham.

Texeira announces FIFA retirement
# Coincidence
# Coincidence

Texeira announces FIFA retirement

Mar 13th 2012, 1:05 PM 150 Views 0 Comments

Long one of the organisation’s most influential figures, the president of the Brazilian Football Confederation had been implicated in a number of corruption investigations.

Wednesday 7 March, 2012

WATCH: Brad Thorn’s first Leinster interview
# Chit-chat
# Chit-chat

WATCH: Brad Thorn’s first Leinster interview

Mar 7th 2012, 8:06 PM 711 Views 1 Comment

The 37-year-old World Cup winner is looking forward to renewing some old rivalries in this season’s Heineken Cup.

Best ‘honoured’ to receive captaincy
# Pride
# Pride

Best ‘honoured’ to receive captaincy

Mar 7th 2012, 7:20 PM 254 Views 0 Comments

Taking the place of Paul O’Connell, Ulster veteran Rory Best will lead the Irish side to face Scotland on Saturday.

Boston man charged for disturbing girls hockey game
# Embarrassing
# Embarrassing

Boston man charged for disturbing girls hockey game

Mar 7th 2012, 5:43 PM 417 Views 0 Comments

Ever get really annoyed by people who use laser pointers to interrupt sporting events? This one’s for you.

Martin McGuinness wants an all-Ireland soccer team
# Lip Service
# Lip Service

Martin McGuinness wants an all-Ireland soccer team

Mar 7th 2012, 12:59 PM 4,632 Views 93 Comments

The former Sinn Féin presidential candidate made the statement while attending Monday night’s Setanta Cup clash between Derry City and Linfield at Windsor Park.

Jury finds Stanford guilty of fraud
# Shenanigans
# Shenanigans

Jury finds Stanford guilty of fraud

Mar 7th 2012, 11:07 AM 1,228 Views 2 Comments

Texas financier R. Allen Stanford has been found guilty of operating a ponzi scheme that defrauded nearly 30,000 people of investments totaling $7 billion.

McIlroy drawn with Westwood and Donald
# WGC
# WGC

McIlroy drawn with Westwood and Donald

Mar 7th 2012, 10:15 AM 1,198 Views 5 Comments

The new World No1 will play the opening round of this week’s Cadillac Championship in the company of European rivals Lee Westwood and Luke Donald.

Sunday 4 March, 2012

As it happened: France v Ireland, Six Nations
# RBS 6 Nations
# RBS 6 Nations

As it happened: France v Ireland, Six Nations

Mar 4th 2012, 2:50 PM 13,314 Views 20 Comments

A Six Nations clash nearly a month in the making. Could Kidney’s men display that killer instinct, or were we doomed to suffer another gloomy afternoon in Paris?

Monday 27 February, 2012

Column: The great McIlroy irony
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The great McIlroy irony

Feb 27th 2012, 6:32 PM 909 Views 6 Comments

Mature beyond his years, the US Open champion’s sense of perspective may yet prove his Achilles heel.

Roche misses out on GP Citta di Lugano
# Olé
# Olé

Roche misses out on GP Citta di Lugano

Feb 27th 2012, 1:26 PM 435 Views 0 Comments

The cyclist’s preparation for the Classics Season gathered pace with a strong showing in Italy.

Haye: 'Why wouldn't I defend myself?'
# Motormouth
# Motormouth

Haye: 'Why wouldn't I defend myself?'

Feb 27th 2012, 12:10 PM 258 Views 0 Comments

The former heavyweight champ claims he acted in self-defence when striking Dereck Chisora at last week’s press conference brawl.

Balotelli's Euro 2012 prospects take nosedive
# Threats
# Threats

Balotelli's Euro 2012 prospects take nosedive

Feb 27th 2012, 11:13 AM 436 Views 0 Comments

Cesare Prandelli, coach of the Italian national side, is reluctant to select City striker Mario Balotelli for this summer’s European Championships.

WATCH: NHL player scores goal with his face
# Pucking Hell
# Pucking Hell

WATCH: NHL player scores goal with his face

Feb 27th 2012, 10:15 AM 269 Views 0 Comments

Scoring a deflected goal in ice hockey can be a serious business: just ask Mathieu Perreault of the Washington Capitals.

Sunday 26 February, 2012

As it happened: Scotland v France, Six Nations
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened: Scotland v France, Six Nations

Feb 26th 2012, 2:54 PM 7,051 Views 3 Comments

Sacre bleu! Could Andy Robinson’s men pull of a miracle at Murrayfield by felling the World Cup finalists?

Strettle rues disallowed try
# Controversy
# Controversy

Strettle rues disallowed try

Feb 26th 2012, 1:53 PM 736 Views 0 Comments

The winger has vented his frustration in the direction of match officials after the TMO intervened to deny England a crucial try at Twickenham yesterday.

WATCH: The tricks that won the 2012 Slam Dunk Contest
# Airtime
# Airtime

WATCH: The tricks that won the 2012 Slam Dunk Contest

Feb 26th 2012, 1:12 PM 823 Views 0 Comments

If the game allowed you to score with two balls simultaneously (while jumping over a chair), Jeremy Evans might be a bigger star.

Saturday 25 February, 2012

As it happened: England v Wales, Six Nations
# Minute-by-Minute
# Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: England v Wales, Six Nations

Feb 25th 2012, 3:58 PM 4,250 Views 7 Comments

Stuart Lancaster’s new look England were defending a 100% record at Twickenham, but did they have what it took to worry the World Cup semi-finalists?

Suarez dreaming of Wembley
# Luis Suarez
# Luis Suarez

Suarez dreaming of Wembley

Feb 25th 2012, 1:36 PM 415 Views 2 Comments

Liverpool’s Uruguayan talisman is hopeful of making an impact against Championship opponents Cardiff in Sunday’s Carling Cup final.

McIlroy bet does Wozniacki no favours
# Sugar Low
# Sugar Low

McIlroy bet does Wozniacki no favours

Feb 25th 2012, 11:51 AM 934 Views 0 Comments

Deprived of her favourite snackfood, the Dane slumped to a semi-final defeat at the hands of Julia Goerges.

Saturday 18 February, 2012

Relapse ruins Moran's comeback hopes
# Bad Breaks
# Bad Breaks

Relapse ruins Moran's comeback hopes

Feb 18th 2012, 6:20 PM 916 Views 0 Comments

Kerry’s David Moran faces another lenthy period on the sidelines after sustaining a second cruciate ligament injury in training.

As it happened: Treviso v Munster
# Minute-by-Minute
# Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: Treviso v Munster

Feb 18th 2012, 3:17 PM 5,001 Views 0 Comments

Munster travelled to Italy in the hope of securing a winning bonus point against a depleted Treviso side. Were they up to the task?

Ireland come up short in Kenya
# Defeat
# Defeat

Ireland come up short in Kenya

Feb 18th 2012, 2:30 PM 241 Views 0 Comments

A poor performance from Ireland’s batsmen ensured the first of two scheduled ODI World Cup qualifiers at Mombasa Sports Club went the way of the home side.

WATCH: The world's largest rope swing
# Extreme
# Extreme

WATCH: The world's largest rope swing

Feb 18th 2012, 1:06 PM 1,080 Views 1 Comment

The ultimate adrenalin rush or a bladder-bothering exercise in pschological torture, depending on your persuasion.

WATCH: A contender for 'Dunk of the Year'
# 'Av It!
# 'Av It!

WATCH: A contender for 'Dunk of the Year'

Feb 18th 2012, 11:47 AM 738 Views 0 Comments

This is what being very good at basketball looks like.

Mickelson in control at halfway stage
# PGA Tour
# PGA Tour

Mickelson in control at halfway stage

Feb 18th 2012, 10:16 AM 124 Views 0 Comments

Bidding for a second PGA Tour victory in as many weeks, the left-hander will take a one-shot lead into the final 36 holes of the Northern Trust Open.

Saturday 4 February, 2012

As it happened: Scotland v England
# Minute-by-Minute
# Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: Scotland v England

Feb 4th 2012, 4:46 PM 4,170 Views 12 Comments

Andy Robinson promised Stuart Lancaster a difficult Six Nations coaching debut, but were Scotland really capable of taking the Calcutta Cup?

As it happened: France v Italy
# Minute-by-Minute
# Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: France v Italy

Feb 4th 2012, 2:29 PM 4,034 Views 1 Comment

Could France can put the frustrations of the Lièvremont era firmly behind them in this year’s Six Nations opener?