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# defence - Thursday 24 February, 2022

‘Thrown under the bus’ – Max Verstappen criticises FIA over Michael Masi sacking
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# Defence

‘Thrown under the bus’ – Max Verstappen criticises FIA over Michael Masi sacking

Feb 24th 2022, 4:53 PM 5,125 Views 1 Comment

Australian Masi was removed as Formula One’s race director last week in the wake of the controversial end to the 2021 title race.

# defence - Wednesday 16 February, 2022

Ex-Munster man Flannery handed permanent contract at Harlequins
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# Irish Abroad

Ex-Munster man Flannery handed permanent contract at Harlequins

Feb 16th 2022, 9:47 AM 21,238 Views 9 Comments

The former Ireland hooker joined the Premiership club in 2020.

# defence - Saturday 29 January, 2022

What will next week's Russian manoeuvres off Ireland look like and what's the overall strategy?
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What will next week's Russian manoeuvres off Ireland look like and what's the overall strategy?

Jan 29th 2022, 12:05 AM 41,309 Views 67 Comments

Security expert Declan Power equates the Russian exercise to a burglar testing the windows of a house.

# defence - Wednesday 26 January, 2022

Women of Honour Group to meet Taoiseach after Defence meeting walk out
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Women of Honour Group to meet Taoiseach after Defence meeting walk out

Jan 26th 2022, 12:47 PM 6,395 Views 0 Comments

The women of Honour group have been campaigning for a full review of how the Defence Forces handled their complaints.

# defence - Tuesday 25 January, 2022

Women of Honour group slams 'pointless' review into Defence Forces sexual misconduct allegations
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Women of Honour group slams 'pointless' review into Defence Forces sexual misconduct allegations

Updated Jan 25th 2022, 6:58 PM 19,944 Views 0 Comments

The Women of Honour group walked out of a meeting with Simon Coveney today and said it would not be participating.

# defence - Monday 15 November, 2021

Lowe's tackle, Ringrose and Conway's save, and Gibson-Park's rescues
# Analysis
# Analysis

Lowe's tackle, Ringrose and Conway's save, and Gibson-Park's rescues

Nov 15th 2021, 7:59 PM 28,690 Views 7 Comments

Some of Ireland’s big defensive plays against the All Blacks will live long in the memory.

# defence - Wednesday 1 September, 2021

'It derails your focus from football' - Cavanagh says Tyrone are right to decline Covid questions
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# Defence

'It derails your focus from football' - Cavanagh says Tyrone are right to decline Covid questions

Sep 1st 2021, 5:17 PM 7,708 Views 9 Comments

The Red Hand refused to entertain any questions about their Covid situation at their All-Ireland final media event.

# defence - Tuesday 3 August, 2021

US outlast Spain to make Olympic basketball semis
# Defence
# Defence

US outlast Spain to make Olympic basketball semis

Aug 3rd 2021, 8:14 AM 8,260 Views 4 Comments

The three-time defending champions will now face either Australia or Argentina to decide who plays the final on Saturday.

# defence - Friday 25 June, 2021

Two-time tourist Furlong set for big Lions impact as Aki makes presence felt
# Experience
# Experience

Two-time tourist Furlong set for big Lions impact as Aki makes presence felt

Jun 25th 2021, 3:31 PM 9,075 Views 1 Comment

The Wexford man was a Test starter last time around in 2017.

# defence - Thursday 10 June, 2021

Hungarian prime minister 'agrees' with fans booing Irish footballers taking a knee
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# Defence

Hungarian prime minister 'agrees' with fans booing Irish footballers taking a knee

Updated Jun 10th 2021, 3:00 PM 48,032 Views 78 Comments

‘If you are a guest in a country, then understand its culture, and don’t provoke the locals or the host.’

# defence - Wednesday 19 May, 2021

Shaw vows to help fan who allegedly faces Old Trafford ban for throwing scarf at him
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# Defence

Shaw vows to help fan who allegedly faces Old Trafford ban for throwing scarf at him

May 19th 2021, 2:07 PM 7,721 Views 7 Comments

The England international reached out to the fan who was reputedly thrown out of Old Trafford following the incident.

# defence - Thursday 8 April, 2021

Baxter has Leinster homework done as Exeter prepare to put Champions Cup title on the line
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# Defence

Baxter has Leinster homework done as Exeter prepare to put Champions Cup title on the line

Apr 8th 2021, 6:00 AM 8,536 Views 9 Comments

The Chiefs beat Racing in last season’s final to land their first European title.

# defence - Wednesday 24 March, 2021

Andy Farrell's Ireland show promise but hard work is still ahead
# Review
# Review

Andy Farrell's Ireland show promise but hard work is still ahead

Mar 24th 2021, 7:52 AM 13,188 Views 3 Comments

The lineout and scrum were superb during this championship but there’s lots of work to do elsewhere.

# defence - Monday 15 March, 2021

Contepomi backs James Lowe to respond for Ireland amidst criticism
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# Defence

Contepomi backs James Lowe to respond for Ireland amidst criticism

Mar 15th 2021, 6:52 PM 11,807 Views 26 Comments

The Leinster assistant coach acknowledged that Lowe is better known for his attacking qualities.

# defence - Saturday 20 February, 2021

How Ronan O'Gara has helped turn La Rochelle into Top 14 contenders
# ROG
# ROG

How Ronan O'Gara has helped turn La Rochelle into Top 14 contenders

Feb 20th 2021, 8:00 AM 47,115 Views 42 Comments

The 43-year-old Cork man has had an impact on the French club’s defence and attack.

# defence - Tuesday 5 January, 2021

'Playing like absolute giants' - How Connacht caused an upset against Leinster
# Analysis
# Analysis

'Playing like absolute giants' - How Connacht caused an upset against Leinster

Jan 5th 2021, 10:49 AM 9,741 Views 16 Comments

Andy Friend’s side defended aggressively and kicked intelligently to pull off their victory in Dublin.

# defence - Wednesday 23 December, 2020

McFarland defends Ulster form after Ferris questions province's quality
# Woes
# Woes

McFarland defends Ulster form after Ferris questions province's quality

Dec 23rd 2020, 9:05 AM 7,634 Views 19 Comments

Ulster have had suffered two defeats in the Champions Cup over the past fortnight.

Guardiola warns Arsenal not to make ‘big mistake’ by sacking Mikel Arteta
# Under Pressure
# Under Pressure

Guardiola warns Arsenal not to make ‘big mistake’ by sacking Mikel Arteta

Dec 23rd 2020, 8:39 AM 5,443 Views 6 Comments

The Gunners tumbled out of the Carabao Cup with a 4-1 defeat to Manchester City.

# defence - Wednesday 9 December, 2020

Millwall boss insists supporters are behind eradicating racial discrimination
# Under Fire
# Under Fire

Millwall boss insists supporters are behind eradicating racial discrimination

Dec 9th 2020, 8:46 AM 2,606 Views 3 Comments

The club’s fans were heavily criticised for booing players taking the knee before their match against Derby last Saturday.

# defence - Saturday 28 November, 2020

Hot-stepping Lyttle honing in on rounding out his skillset with Ulster
# Stepper
# Stepper

Hot-stepping Lyttle honing in on rounding out his skillset with Ulster

Nov 28th 2020, 7:30 AM 3,654 Views 11 Comments

‘I’m not the biggest so I have to avoid people some way.’

# defence - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

Analysis: Captaincy adds to Garry Ringrose's ever-growing repertoire
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# 13

Analysis: Captaincy adds to Garry Ringrose's ever-growing repertoire

Sep 16th 2020, 7:30 PM 9,047 Views 8 Comments

The Leinster man has been excellent in recent weeks and will be key against Saracens.

# defence - Monday 14 September, 2020

How Leinster's relentless defence shut Ulster down after a promising start
# Analysis
# Analysis

How Leinster's relentless defence shut Ulster down after a promising start

Sep 14th 2020, 2:10 PM 21,232 Views 17 Comments

Leo Cullen’s men retained their Guinness Pro14 title with an excellent defensive performance.

# defence - Monday 7 September, 2020

Sexton and Connors set the tone as Leinster's defence smothers Munster
# Analysis
# Analysis

Sexton and Connors set the tone as Leinster's defence smothers Munster

Sep 7th 2020, 9:30 PM 25,983 Views 23 Comments

Stuart Lancaster’s charges shut down Munster’s early attempts to get a foothold in the game.

# defence - Tuesday 31 March, 2020

'It said ‘I hope your kids get coronavirus' and 'I hope they die in a house fire’' - Patrick McClean defends brother James
# Online Abuse
# Online Abuse

'It said ‘I hope your kids get coronavirus' and 'I hope they die in a house fire’' - Patrick McClean defends brother James

Mar 31st 2020, 8:02 PM 75,188 Views 79 Comments

The Ireland winger was fined two weeks’ wages by his club Stoke City last week for an ill-judged Instagram post.

# defence - Monday 9 March, 2020

Alex Salmond lodges special defences to accusations of sexual assault
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# On Trial

Alex Salmond lodges special defences to accusations of sexual assault

Mar 9th 2020, 4:01 PM 18,577 Views 0 Comments

The former first minister of Scotland is at the High Court in Edinburgh for the first day of his trial.

# defence - Sunday 8 March, 2020

Adesanya beats Romero at UFC 248 but crowd are left wanting more
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# Defence

Adesanya beats Romero at UFC 248 but crowd are left wanting more

Mar 8th 2020, 9:34 AM 9,264 Views 7 Comments

During an often bizarre contest, boos rang out across the arena as the two fighters kept contact to a minimum.

# defence - Monday 2 March, 2020

Joshua closing in on Pulev scrap at Tottenham Stadium
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# Defence

Joshua closing in on Pulev scrap at Tottenham Stadium

Mar 2nd 2020, 12:42 PM 5,900 Views 5 Comments

The 38-year-old Bulgarian claimed in a Facebook post that he has signed a deal to face the unified champion.

# defence - Tuesday 25 February, 2020

'If Murray is playing that first half for England, he's probably man of the match'
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# Defence

'If Murray is playing that first half for England, he's probably man of the match'

Updated Feb 25th 2020, 3:00 PM 59,026 Views 73 Comments

Ireland lock James Ryan says the forwards need to make life easier for Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton.

# defence - Wednesday 12 February, 2020

Analysis: The risk-reward of Shaun Edwards' linespeed defence with France
# Les Bleus
# Les Bleus

Analysis: The risk-reward of Shaun Edwards' linespeed defence with France

Feb 12th 2020, 7:00 PM 11,235 Views 2 Comments

The French have started the Six Nations strongly in defence but there are potential weaknesses to be exploited.

# defence - Monday 10 February, 2020

Jordan Pickford unhappy with Gary Neville criticism
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# Defence

Jordan Pickford unhappy with Gary Neville criticism

Feb 10th 2020, 9:51 AM 12,370 Views 15 Comments

The Everton goalkeeper claims England internationals are unfairly targeted by the media.

# defence - Sunday 15 December, 2019

Everton boss Ferguson explains reason for substituting Kean just 19 minutes after he came on
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# Defence

Everton boss Ferguson explains reason for substituting Kean just 19 minutes after he came on

Dec 15th 2019, 7:31 PM 18,735 Views 14 Comments

The young striker received only a fleeting spell on the pitch at Old Trafford as he was subbed on and off.

# defence - Tuesday 10 December, 2019

I'm no cheat, insists US golfer Reed
# Defence
# Defence

I'm no cheat, insists US golfer Reed

Dec 10th 2019, 11:53 AM 13,782 Views 11 Comments

The former Masters champion was docked two strokes for improper swings during the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas.

# defence - Monday 2 December, 2019

Leinster's Connors has made 48 tackles and missed zero in his last two games
# Chop Tackle
# Chop Tackle

Leinster's Connors has made 48 tackles and missed zero in his last two games

Dec 2nd 2019, 12:00 PM 35,568 Views 30 Comments

The Kildare man has delivered a masterclass in effective low tackling.

# defence - Monday 18 November, 2019

Analysis: Aki and Copeland shine as gritty Connacht dig in for crucial turnovers
# Breakdown
# Breakdown

Analysis: Aki and Copeland shine as gritty Connacht dig in for crucial turnovers

Nov 18th 2019, 4:33 PM 15,459 Views 9 Comments

Andy Friend’s side made some vital breakdown steals in their victory over Montpellier.

# defence - Wednesday 23 October, 2019

Oxlade-Chamberlain on the double as Liverpool ease past Genk
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# Defence

Oxlade-Chamberlain on the double as Liverpool ease past Genk

Oct 23rd 2019, 10:18 PM 17,231 Views 29 Comments

The Champions ran out 4-1 winners in Belgium tonight.

Analysis: Diminutive de Klerk and Davies making decisive defensive plays
# Halfbacks
# Halfbacks

Analysis: Diminutive de Klerk and Davies making decisive defensive plays

Oct 23rd 2019, 12:09 PM 19,691 Views 5 Comments

The South Africa and Wales scrum-halves are small players but often make a big impact without the ball.

# defence - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

Guardiola insists Bernardo Silva not guilty of racism over tweet to Benjamin Mendy
# Defence
# Defence

Guardiola insists Bernardo Silva not guilty of racism over tweet to Benjamin Mendy

Sep 25th 2019, 9:09 AM 5,952 Views 4 Comments

‘Bernardo is one of the most lovely people I have ever met in my life’, said the Man City boss.

# defence - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

Analysis: Ringrose shines as Ireland's strong defence shuts Scotland down
# In Depth
# In Depth

Analysis: Ringrose shines as Ireland's strong defence shuts Scotland down

Sep 24th 2019, 3:00 PM 26,633 Views 39 Comments

Ireland had a 94% tackle success rate and gave up only three linebreaks on Sunday.

# defence - Thursday 19 September, 2019

Andy Farrell's defence is pivotal if Ireland are to make history at the World Cup
# Defence Wins Titles
# Defence Wins Titles

Andy Farrell's defence is pivotal if Ireland are to make history at the World Cup

Sep 19th 2019, 12:00 PM 15,557 Views 16 Comments

The opening test will be a demanding one against Gregor Townsend’s ambitious Scotland team.

# defence - Monday 9 September, 2019

'Those sorts of things, they give the other players real confidence'
# Cheese
# Cheese

'Those sorts of things, they give the other players real confidence'

Sep 9th 2019, 8:13 PM 18,080 Views 11 Comments

James Ryan delivered yet another outstanding performance in Ireland’s win over Wales.

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