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# Bad start

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2022
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Ireland undone by stunning strike again as they slump to Nations League loss in Armenia
Eduard Spertsyan’s second-half goal condemned Ireland to an opening day loss against the group’s lowest seeds.
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Connacht outgunned by Cardiff in United Rugby Championship opener
Andy Friend’s side were competitive for the first hour but wilted in the concluding stages.
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Celtic suffer narrow friendly defeat to Preston as fans return to Parkhead
About 2,000 fans were allowed in for Ange Postecoglou’s first game at Celtic Park.
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Ireland's Molumby makes debut as Preston well beaten
Wycombe reached the FA Cup fourth round for only the third time in their history thanks to a dominant 4-1 win.
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Ireland underwhelm as Kenny begins Aviva reign with defeat to Finland
A Fredrik Jensen goal gave the visitors a 1-0 victory in Dublin this evening.
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10-man Arsenal facing huge battle to reach Europa League quarter-finals after disastrous night in France
Unai Emery’s side must now turn the tie around in the second leg at the Emirates Stadium next Thursday.
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Lyon stun favourites Manchester City in Champions League opener
The Premier League champions kicked off their European campaign with a 2-1 home defeat.
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Buffon gives away a penalty as PSG beaten on Italian legend's debut
The Ligue 1 champions endured a 4-2 loss to third-tier Chambly on Sunday.
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Erasmus: Pressure on the Springboks already after late Wales defeat
South Africa face England in a three-Test series, and Erasmus knows huge improvements will need to be made.
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'We didn't fire a shot': Another Connacht loss leaves Keane short of words
But deep in thought.
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Impressive centre Te'o backs Johnny Sexton to 'grow into' Lions tour
The Ireland out-half made uncharacteristic errors against the Provincial Barbarians on Saturday.
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Republic of Ireland suffer heavy defeat to England in Euros opener
Dave Bell’s side now face an uphill battle to progress from Group B in the Czech Republic.
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'It looks like a very tough championship to win, but we're not out of it'
Joe Schmidt doesn’t think Ireland were complacent before their awful start in Edinburgh.
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Hamilton bemoans wheelspin as Rosberg closes in on F1 title with win in Japan
After a difficult week, Lewis Hamilton finished third at Suzuka.
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Pressure grows on Mark Hughes as Palace heap misery on
Stoke were well beaten at Selhurst Park in the Premier League today.
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The vast majority of Irish people have no confidence in their new ministers
A new Claire Byrne Live / Amárach poll for TheJournal.ie shows that the public is quite sceptical regarding the new cabinet.
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Carlingford Lough defends Gold Cup crown in Leopardstown thriller
Willie Mullins’ Valseur Lido fell at the last but the Co Carlow handler still managed to claim a Grade One hat-trick at the venue today.
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Nightmare start for Gary Neville as his Valencia side join Man United in Europa League
Not a good start for the new manager.
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Toulon prop arrested after alleged assault over parking space
Salesi Ma’afu was taken into custody on Monday.
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Another defeat for struggling Kildare against table-toppers Westmeath
Three losses from three for the Lilywhites so far.
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Foley's Munster reign begins with Thomond Park defeat to Edinburgh
The southern province delivered an error-strewn performance in Limerick.
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'Sloppy' McIlroy 10 shots off lead as Mikko Ilonen tames Fota Island
Padraig Harrington, Gavin Moynihan and Peter Lawrie were the best of the Irish in the opening round.
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All the goals as five-star Portugal destroy Ireland
The Boys in Green had the worst possible start as Stephen Ward gave away possession for Hugo Almeida’s opener before Richard Keogh’s own-goal and a second for the big striker.
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Limerick City of Culture chair Pat Cox stands his ground amid controversy
The chair of the beleaguered project says he is still convinced that the first ever national city of culture can still be a success despite the initial problems.
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McIlroy and Woods lose on opening day of World Golf Final
World No 1 McIlroy played his closing five holes on the Sultan Course in a horror seven-over par for an eventual round of a five-over par 75.
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VIDEO: Man City suffer surprise loss in opening pre-season friendly
Despite fielding several first-team players, Roberto Mancini’s men lost 1-0 to Al Hilal.
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Player reaction: it came down to two mistakes, admits Paul O'Connell
“We’d put ourselves in a great position but there was a bit of work left to do and we didn’t do it.”
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Chelsea drop points in another Premier League stalemate
There was disappointment for Andre Villas Boas as he oversaw a lacklustre draw between his Chelsea side and Stoke in the Premier League.
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Welcome to Miami: Triple J loses on points in World Series debut
John Joe Joyce loses out on points in America.