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Thursday 10 May, 2012

The Island: Tiger is not a fan but most golf fans love the infamous hole at Sawgrass
# Bottle
# Bottle

The Island: Tiger is not a fan but most golf fans love the infamous hole at Sawgrass

May 10th 2012, 11:13 AM 315 Views 0 Comments

Phil Mickleson has found the waters around the penultimate green on six occasions in the last 10 years.

Tuesday 8 May, 2012

31 days to Euro 2012: Poborsky’s stunning lob sinks Portugal
# Countdown
# Countdown

31 days to Euro 2012: Poborsky’s stunning lob sinks Portugal

May 8th 2012, 8:40 AM 738 Views 0 Comments

It was a piece of individual brilliance that led Manchester United to fork out £3.5m for the Czech midfielder.

Saturday 5 May, 2012

Injury could rule O'Connell out of Pro12 semi and Ireland's tour to New Zealand
# Worrying
# Worrying

Injury could rule O'Connell out of Pro12 semi and Ireland's tour to New Zealand

May 5th 2012, 10:43 PM 946 Views 0 Comments

The Munster captain roared in agony as his leg was caught in a tangle of bodies at a hotly contested ruck.

As it happened: Munster v Ulster, RaboDirect Pro12
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened: Munster v Ulster, RaboDirect Pro12

May 5th 2012, 7:10 PM 9,007 Views 2 Comments

The men in red were eager to exact revenge on their northern visitors for their Heineken Cup exit.

A load of bull: Hereford relegated from Football League despite final day win
# Cow Pat
# Cow Pat

A load of bull: Hereford relegated from Football League despite final day win

May 5th 2012, 6:41 PM 538 Views 0 Comments

Not even a pat on the back from the club mascot could cheer up United goalkeeper Adam Bartlett.

Nigerian football mourns the loss of World Cup '94 star Rashidi Yekini
# Super Eagle
# Super Eagle

Nigerian football mourns the loss of World Cup '94 star Rashidi Yekini

May 5th 2012, 5:23 PM 1,864 Views 2 Comments

The Super Eagles striker will be remembered fondly for his goal celebrations after scoring against Bulgaria in the tournament.

Where did I park that stadium? Olympic venue gets test run
# London 2012
# London 2012

Where did I park that stadium? Olympic venue gets test run

May 5th 2012, 4:36 PM 697 Views 1 Comment

Seb Coe and a healthy dollop of armed police officers were on hand for the trial day at London 2012 headquarters.

VIDEO: Montero slams home from 40 yards to rock Robbie and Becks
# Screamer
# Screamer

VIDEO: Montero slams home from 40 yards to rock Robbie and Becks

May 5th 2012, 3:23 PM 674 Views 0 Comments

“Look at the nastiness of that ball”, bellowed the ESPN commentator as Fredy Montero unleashed a belter.

Welsh star Charteris tips impressive Leinster to retain Heineken Cup
# Heineken Cup
# Heineken Cup

Welsh star Charteris tips impressive Leinster to retain Heineken Cup

May 5th 2012, 2:51 PM 538 Views 0 Comments

The Dragons captain spoke glowingly about Joe Schmidt’s men ahead of this evening’s RaboDirect PRO12 encounter.

Monday 30 April, 2012

39 days to Euro 2012: Russia burn oh so brightly before fading out
# Countdown
# Countdown

39 days to Euro 2012: Russia burn oh so brightly before fading out

Apr 30th 2012, 10:00 AM 398 Views 0 Comments

Andrey Arshavin and Roman Pavlyuchenko arrived like two beach balls on the radar after stunning the Dutch 3-1.

United v City: Win this and be forever remembered
# Title Decider
# Title Decider

United v City: Win this and be forever remembered

Apr 30th 2012, 9:10 AM 961 Views 0 Comments

What better way that predicting the title-decider than rating the participants out of 10 and getting the abacus out?

Magnificent Kearney sets up Heineken Cup clash of the Irish
# Showdown
# Showdown

Magnificent Kearney sets up Heineken Cup clash of the Irish

Apr 30th 2012, 8:00 AM 4,369 Views 12 Comments

Leinster coach Joe Schmidt revealed that Jonny Sexton set the tone at half-time before his side went on to win 19-15.

Sunday 29 April, 2012

Back to his best: O'Sullivan puts together stunning run to near quarter-final
# Hair Raising
# Hair Raising

Back to his best: O'Sullivan puts together stunning run to near quarter-final

Apr 29th 2012, 7:10 PM 853 Views 0 Comments

‘Rocket’ Ronnie is two frames away from clinching a place in the last eight as he sports his haircut tribute to Jedward.

Cheers lads! Heineken Cup rugby confirmed for Connacht after Ulster and Leinster wins
# Bonus
# Bonus

Cheers lads! Heineken Cup rugby confirmed for Connacht after Ulster and Leinster wins

Apr 29th 2012, 6:40 PM 1,705 Views 4 Comments

The men from the west were celebrating after this weekend’s results mean European rugby will return to Galway next year.

Player ratings: We mark the Leinster players out of 10
# Blue Magic
# Blue Magic

Player ratings: We mark the Leinster players out of 10

Apr 29th 2012, 5:59 PM 2,299 Views 0 Comments

It came down to a TMO and an amazing rearguard action but the Blues held on to set up a final with Ulster.

As it happened: Clermont v Leinster, Heineken Cup
# Last Four
# Last Four

As it happened: Clermont v Leinster, Heineken Cup

Apr 29th 2012, 2:33 PM 29,879 Views 44 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s men could set up a final date with Ulster at Twickenham if they could overcome a potent Clermont Auvergne side in Bordeaux.

As it happened: Chelsea v QPR, Premier League
# Minute-by-Minute
# Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: Chelsea v QPR, Premier League

Apr 29th 2012, 12:58 PM 4,126 Views 4 Comments

QPR needed a win to pull clear of the relegation zone while Newcastle’s defeat gave Chelsea hope of snatching fourth place.

Analysis: South African trio make the difference for Ulster
# Springboks
# Springboks

Analysis: South African trio make the difference for Ulster

Apr 29th 2012, 12:42 PM 307 Views 0 Comments

The flawless kicking of Ruan Pienaar and ferocious tackling from Pedrie Wannenburg and Johann Muller were too much for Edinburgh.

One dead and dozens injured as heavy winds tear through beer tent in St Louis
# Casualties
# Casualties

One dead and dozens injured as heavy winds tear through beer tent in St Louis

Apr 29th 2012, 11:27 AM 2,763 Views 0 Comments

‘All hell broke loose’ as heavy gusts and lightning strikes led to multiple injuries for sports bar patrons in Missouri.

40 days to Euro 2012: Where did the Germans get such amazing jackets?
# Euro Countdown
# Euro Countdown

40 days to Euro 2012: Where did the Germans get such amazing jackets?

Apr 29th 2012, 10:27 AM 988 Views 0 Comments

Franz Beckenbauer lifted the cup for West Germany in 1972 but the real winner that day was fashion.

Saturday 28 April, 2012

Brian McLaughlin: The memory of this win is going to live with me for the rest of my days
# Suftum
# Suftum

Brian McLaughlin: The memory of this win is going to live with me for the rest of my days

Apr 28th 2012, 9:25 PM 3,422 Views 9 Comments

The Ulster coach was thrilled with the grit his side showed in reaching the final of the Heineken Cup.

Player ratings: We mark the Ulster players out of 10
# Out Of 10
# Out Of 10

Player ratings: We mark the Ulster players out of 10

Apr 28th 2012, 7:59 PM 1,125 Views 1 Comment

After a barnstorming start from both sides, it became a grind but Ulster upped the ante to secure a famous win.

As it happened: Ulster v Edinburgh, Heineken Cup
# Last Four
# Last Four

As it happened: Ulster v Edinburgh, Heineken Cup

Apr 28th 2012, 5:18 PM 16,506 Views 21 Comments

Patrick McCarry was at the Aviva Stadium for minute-by-minute coverage and a date in the European Cup final at Twickenham awaited the winner.

Charity runners cross the finish line 40 hours after setting off on 126-mile challenge
# Challenge 126
# Challenge 126

Charity runners cross the finish line 40 hours after setting off on 126-mile challenge

Apr 28th 2012, 2:49 PM 535 Views 0 Comments

Brian Maher and Mike Sheridan took some time out from their entertainment day-jobs to jog from Limerick to Dublin.

Garryowen survive double yellow card blow to win All-Ireland Final
# Comeback
# Comeback

Garryowen survive double yellow card blow to win All-Ireland Final

Apr 28th 2012, 2:21 PM 464 Views 0 Comments

The Limerick side were down to 13 men and trailing at half-time before battling back to clinch the Bateman Cup.

41 days to Euro 2012: Italy revive the art of catenaccio but France triumph
# Euro 2012
# Euro 2012

41 days to Euro 2012: Italy revive the art of catenaccio but France triumph

Apr 28th 2012, 10:39 AM 701 Views 0 Comments

If you thought Chelsea’s rearguard action against Barcelona was a thing of horrendous beauty, you would have loved Maldini and the slick Italian defence crew.

Friday 27 April, 2012

Clermont v Leinster: 3 key battles to decide European Cup clash
# Last Four
# Last Four

Clermont v Leinster: 3 key battles to decide European Cup clash

Apr 27th 2012, 5:40 PM 1,093 Views 0 Comments

We look at the main areas that Joe Schmidt’s men will graft for an advantage to make the final in Twickenham.

Bateman Cup: Garryowen to face Ballymena in final
# Silverware
# Silverware

Bateman Cup: Garryowen to face Ballymena in final

Apr 27th 2012, 3:27 PM 319 Views 0 Comments

The two sides will meet at Templeville Road, home to league champions St Mary’s, on Saturday afternoon.

VIDEO: Nasty clash of heads leaves Panthers player with pulped nose
# Face Smash
# Face Smash

VIDEO: Nasty clash of heads leaves Panthers player with pulped nose

Apr 27th 2012, 3:03 PM 554 Views 0 Comments

The last thing John Madden expected when he chased a loose puck was a face-full of his teammates’ helmet.

Munster welcome Welsh side to Cork for British & Irish Cup final
# Munster A
# Munster A

Munster welcome Welsh side to Cork for British & Irish Cup final

Apr 27th 2012, 1:48 PM 445 Views 0 Comments

The ‘A’ team are in action this evening against Cross Keys and Sky Sports cameras will capture the action.

It's official: Charlotte Bobcats are the worst team in NBA history
# Bob-cat Malojan
# Bob-cat Malojan

It's official: Charlotte Bobcats are the worst team in NBA history

Apr 27th 2012, 1:20 PM 440 Views 0 Comments

Cleveland Cavaliers gave it a good tilt last year and the Toronto Raptors have been woeful forever but Michael Jordan’s team has nose-dived past them all.

Who the Boss? Isaac gets the nod at scrum-half for Clermont clash
# Starting XV
# Starting XV

Who the Boss? Isaac gets the nod at scrum-half for Clermont clash

Apr 27th 2012, 12:32 PM 475 Views 1 Comment

Leinster name their starting line-up for their Heineken Cup semi-final and there is no place for Eoin Reddan.

Ulster v Edinburgh: 3 key battles to decide their Heineken Cup clash
# HCup
# HCup

Ulster v Edinburgh: 3 key battles to decide their Heineken Cup clash

Apr 27th 2012, 10:25 AM 277 Views 0 Comments

Edinburgh have three genuine talents in their team and, unsurprisingly, that is where we will train our analytical gaze.

Don't touch that dial... here's the sport on TV this weekend
# Telly Box
# Telly Box

Don't touch that dial... here's the sport on TV this weekend

Apr 27th 2012, 8:45 AM 546 Views 1 Comment

There is always another monsoon lurking around the corner so settle in for the weekend with this bevvy of sports… and snooker

Thursday 26 April, 2012

A grand soft day: Entertainers lace up for 126-mile run in aid of Special Olympics Ireland
# Five Alive
# Five Alive

A grand soft day: Entertainers lace up for 126-mile run in aid of Special Olympics Ireland

Apr 26th 2012, 7:35 PM 3,959 Views 6 Comments

DJ and movie critic team up for a fund-raising, endurance jog. Nice weather for it too.

Family of World Cup skier label finishing line 'death trap' after tragic accident
# Ski Tragedy
# Ski Tragedy

Family of World Cup skier label finishing line 'death trap' after tragic accident

Apr 26th 2012, 7:10 PM 571 Views 1 Comment

Nik Zoricic died on March 10 this year after a crash-landing in the closing stages of a race. His relatives have called for an independent inquiry.

Chip off the old block: Young Ballesteros to follow in the spiked footsteps of Seve
# Young Maestro
# Young Maestro

Chip off the old block: Young Ballesteros to follow in the spiked footsteps of Seve

Apr 26th 2012, 1:16 PM 497 Views 0 Comments

Javier, son of the late Spanish golfing legend, is playing the same course where his father made his pro debut in 1974.

Stanley Cup: Champs Boston dumped out in first round by Washington
# Keep Smiling
# Keep Smiling

Stanley Cup: Champs Boston dumped out in first round by Washington

Apr 26th 2012, 12:24 PM 245 Views 1 Comment

The Capitals beat the Bruins in overtime of game seven to advance to the conference semi-finals and a possible date with the New York Rangers.

Sunday 22 April, 2012

Early exit: Ken Doherty crashes out at Crucible following Robertson defeat
# Crucible
# Crucible

Early exit: Ken Doherty crashes out at Crucible following Robertson defeat

Apr 22nd 2012, 9:26 PM 538 Views 0 Comments

The Dubliner staged a brief comeback but was soundly beaten in the first round encounter at Sheffield.

Offaly appoint Tom Coffey as interim football manager for championship
# Interim
# Interim

Offaly appoint Tom Coffey as interim football manager for championship

Apr 22nd 2012, 8:05 PM 604 Views 1 Comment

The Faithful have appointed the former coach for his second spell as caretaker chief following Gerry Cooney’s resignation.