# Boost

All time
Virgil van Dijk commits future to Liverpool with new long-term deal
The fit-again centre-back put pen to paper this morning.
# Comeback
Big boost for the Springboks as Vermeulen makes return from injury
The 35-year-old number eight had ankle surgery just seven weeks ago.
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Increased Aviva capacity permitted for Bohemians' upcoming European tie
8,000 fans will be allowed in for the match against Dudelange of Luxembourg.
# Recovery
Tour captain Alun Wyn Jones will re-join the Lions tomorrow
The 35-year-old dislocated his shoulder just 18 days ago against Japan.
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Ireland's Seamus Power achieves record high in world rankings after impressing on PGA Tour
The 34-year-old Waterford native has secured a coveted spot in the top 125 of the FedEx Cup rankings
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Rachel Kearns’ goal helps Mayo overcome brave Cavan
The victors will go on to their meeting with Monaghan in the next round in confident form.
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Lions player who was positive for Covid yesterday returns negative result today
The tourists’ MD confirmed that some members of the set-up had opted against vaccination.
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Austria seal historic Euros victory
Franco Foda’s side beat Ukraine and advanced out of the group stages of the Euros for the first time ever.
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Mayo seal return to Division 1 at the first attempt after high-scoring clash with Clare
They prevailed following a stern encounter with Clare.
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Italy now 28 unbeaten as they get off to winning start in Euro 2020 opener
Roberto Mancini’s side were too good for Turkey.
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Aoife Colvill and Ellen Molloy join Ireland squad for Iceland double-header
Vera Pauw’s squad play the first of two games against Iceland on Friday.
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Ireland earn vital win to close in on World Cup qualification
Naomi Carroll’s 46th-minute goal set up a big victory against Scotland.
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Egan Bernal on verge of Giro d’Italia victory after surviving mountain stage
Meanwhile, a 14th place finish from Dan Martin saw the Irish cyclist maintain his place in the top 10 of the overall standings.
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Lions centre Bundee Aki 'chomping at the bit' to make Connacht return
The centre hasn’t played since his red card for Ireland during the Six Nations.
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Donegal begin Division 1 campaign with 9-point win over Westmeath
Niamh McLaughlin scored early and late goals for her side.
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Sligo win to move two points behind league leaders
They earned a comfortable 2-0 victory over Longford Town at The Showgrounds.
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Liverpool beat Man United to keep Champions League qualification hopes alive
Jurgen Klopp’s men are making an end-of-season push for a top-four spot.
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Atletico Madrid edge closer to sensational La Liga triumph
Yannick Carrasco and Angel Correa made a dominant first-half count for their side.
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O'Brien and Doris back in contention for Leinster's clash with Ulster
Jack Conan will follow return-to-play protocols while Ciaran Frawley’s injuries require further assessment.
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Chelsea reach first Women’s Champions League final
Emma Hayes’ side will play Barcelona in Gothenburg in two weeks’ time.
# good news
RG Snyman in line for return to Munster training next week
The Springboks lock has been sidelined since last August.
# good news
Vaccine boost: Ireland to get over 500,000 additional Pfizer doses as part of wider EU agreement
The EU is turning more heavily to BioNTech/Pfizer to make up for the suspended Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Pfizer is bringing forward the delivery of 50 million doses to the EU starting this month
The EU is negotiating with for 1.8 billion doses of a 'second-generation' of its vaccine to combat variants
NIAC considers increasing gap between first and second Pfizer vaccine doses
HSE cancels AstraZeneca vaccine appointments for rest of this week
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Tiger Woods says Matsuyama's Masters win has global golf impact
Meanwhile, the new champion hopes his success will inspire legions of Japanese golfers to follow his example
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Camogie 'second' teams set to be included in return to inter-county training on 19 April
Ten inter-county teams missed out on the 2020 camogie championships due to level 5 restrictions.
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Dele Alli makes first Premier League start since the opening game as Tottenham win
The England international was key to the winning goal against Fulham.
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Real Madrid in sight of Champions League quarters after controversial red card
Ferland Mendy scored late as the Spanish side beat 10-man Atalanta.
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Munster beat Edinburgh to consolidate Pro14 lead
They did lose a tiny bit of their advantage over Connacht, in second place.
# On the rise
Ronan O'Gara's La Rochelle move top in France
They scratched out a 16-11 home victory over Stade Francais on Saturday.
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Irish international marks full debut with superb goal in Preston victory
Greg Cunningham was making his first start since re-joining the club.
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Connacht keep alive slim hopes of reaching Pro14 final with bonus point win
The Irish side overcame a resilient Dragons outfit in Newport.
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Liverpool recruit two defenders with Joel Matip ruled out for rest of the season
Ben Davies and Ozan Kabak have arrived to ease Jurgen Klopp’s considerable defensive issues.
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Ross Barkley on target as Aston Villa's brilliant season continues
Dean Smith’s side edged Southampton in the Premier League this evening.
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Suarez strikes again for leaders Atletico and De Jong steers Barcelona to much-needed win
Ronald Koeman’s side beat Elche 2-0 in La Liga.
# Go West
Significant appointment as 'top coach' Lisa Fallon reunites with Caulfield at Galway United
The experienced Dubliner has been named first-team coach.
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Inter beat champions Juventus to move level with Serie A leaders Milan
And in France, Metz ended Lyon’s run and PSG took the Ligue 1 lead.
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Cobh Ramblers announce plans to field women's team again after lengthy absence
The Leeside outfit are hoping to play Women’s National League football in 2022.
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Irish defender makes debut as Millwall beat Boreham Wood
Danny McNamara featured in the Lions’ victory.
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Clean sheet for Ireland's number one on return, as West Ham edge Everton
Darren Randolph made a rare start for the Hammers.
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Impressive win sees high-flying Aston Villa move to within 3 points of second-place Leicester
Dean Smith’s side were too good for Crystal Palace.
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Monaghan confirm major coup with the addition of Donie Buckley
The former Kerry and Mayo coach joins Seamus ‘Banty’ McEnaney’s backroom team.