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Last year
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Munster come up short in thick Thomond fog against dogged Toulouse
The province started brightly before the French side grew into the game to take a deserved opening round Champions Cup win.
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Gritty St Pat's earn three crucial points over Sligo Rovers in race for Europe
Having seen Bohemians and Shelbourne drop points on Friday night, Tim Clancy’s side opened up a four-point gap on the Bit O’Red.
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Ruairi Canavan the hero as Tyrone edge Cavan in riveting Ulster U20 final
The pre-match favourites did just about enough.
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Irish duo feature as Wayne Rooney-less Derby scrap to earn late point
The Rams were 2-0 down with four minutes remaining before Colin Kazim-Richards and Curtis Davies scored to seal a share of the spoils.
All time
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Galway see off Cork in league semi-final as championship draw made
It wasn’t pretty at times but the relocation of Aoife Donohue to the inside line was just about the deciding factor.
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Late drama sees Northern Ireland earn unlikely draw
Ian Baraclough owed a huge debt to his goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell in Bucharest.
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Limerick put to the test by Westmeath before advancing to knockout stages
Four wins out of four for the defending champions.
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'It was definitely ugly at times, but we’ll take it'
Ireland Women’s head coach Adam Griggs was a relieved man after yesterday’s 18-14 win over Scotland.
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Clinical Ireland U20s take bonus point in Italy to sustain winning run in Six Nations
Shannon scrum-half Craig Casey grabbed two tries to keep Ireland on course for a Grand Slam.
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Munster meet Chiefs head on and claim draw in seismic Sandy Park battle
CJ Stander’s second half try and an enormous defensive shift sees Munster leave with two points.
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Steven Gerrard's Rangers earn creditable point in Spain
Villarreal twice led through Carlos Bacca and Gerard Moreno but Scott Arfield and Kyle Lafferty scored equalisers.
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Missed penalty proves costly as Ireland's conquerors Denmark claim narrow opening win
Peru passed up a couple of gilt-edged opportunities.
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After beating Real Madrid convincingly, Spurs scrape past Crystal Palace to go level with United
Son Heung-min scored the only goal of the game for a below-par Tottenham.
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Bray win in Galway to maintain pressure on Dundalk
Harry Kenny’s side continued their impressive season with another victory this evening.
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Retirement plans put on hold as Matthew Macklin edges out Brian Rose on points
The Tipperary Tornado battled hard to claim victory in London tonight.
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Joy for ex-Tipperary great Nicky English as UCD earn extra-time win
The former Tipperary star now coaches UCD, who beat DJ Carey’s IT Carlow tonight.
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Despite playing 55 minutes with 10 men, Bohs managed to hold on for a win tonight
The hosts had Anto Murphy sent off in controversial circumstances
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The Naas house-repossession story has taken an interesting twist...
And it doesn’t sound like it’s good news for the bank. A High Court judge has given Leeds Building Society until 28 July to prove they are ‘genuinely interested’ in a resolution.