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#defending champions

# defending-champions - Thursday 6 June, 2019

'I've been looking forward to this for the last few weeks'

Ireland’s Paul Dunne and Gavin Moynihan put their GolfSixes title on the line in Portugal this weekend.

# defending-champions - Wednesday 27 March, 2019

'We have to be better, we have to be pushing on, we need to want it more'

Jack Conan is back in blue and ready for the challenge of Ulster this weekend.

# defending-champions - Saturday 11 November, 2017

Slaughtneil put Kilcar to the sword to make Ulster championship decider

Second half goals from Christopher Bradley and Se McGuigan sealed the win for the defending champions.

# defending-champions - Monday 29 August, 2016

Opinion: Dublin went to the wire and proved just how great this team is

As Dublin’s unbeaten run in the championship passes the two year mark, nothing surprises us about this team anymore.

# defending-champions - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

Testing circumstances but Briggs' Ireland have quality to retain Six Nations title

Niamh Briggs and Tom Tierney are optimistic ahead of Saturday’s opener against Wales.

# defending-champions - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

Good news! Romain Poite won't be refereeing an Ireland game in the 6 Nations

Though we won’t have Nigel Owens either.

# defending-champions - Thursday 16 August, 2012

Clarke, McGinley and Bjorn named as European Ryder Cup vice-captains

A fourth assistant will by named by José María Olazábal on 27 August when he reveals his two wildcard picks.

# defending-champions - Wednesday 30 May, 2012

Preview: Spain without Fabregas for South Korea friendly

The defending champions take the field tonight determined to continue their successful run in major tournaments.