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# home-thoughts - Monday 12 April, 2021

New quarantine rules put Irish Open 'in trouble', says Shane Lowry
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New quarantine rules put Irish Open 'in trouble', says Shane Lowry

Apr 12th 2021, 8:09 AM 27,494 Views 19 Comments

And the reigning British Open champion is forced to look for a new caddie to help his title defence preparations.

# home-thoughts - Thursday 30 May, 2013

Mike McCarthy: Paulie's leadership will be massive for Lions
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Mike McCarthy: Paulie's leadership will be massive for Lions

May 30th 2013, 5:46 PM 2,423 Views 0 Comments

The Munster talisman deserves to lead out the tourists, says McCarthy.

# home-thoughts - Thursday 1 November, 2012

NFL undermines Hammers' Olympic hopes
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NFL undermines Hammers' Olympic hopes

Nov 1st 2012, 4:31 PM 1,086 Views 0 Comments

Mayor of London Boris Johnson opened talks with NFL owners when St Louis Rams and New England Patriots visited the capital for their annual fixture at Wembley Stadium last weekend.

# home-thoughts - Monday 15 October, 2012

Staying put: Liverpool reveal plans to extend Anfield capacity to 60,000
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Staying put: Liverpool reveal plans to extend Anfield capacity to 60,000

Oct 15th 2012, 11:15 AM 1,169 Views 4 Comments

The Fenway Sports Group will look to keep the Premier League side at their spiritual home, they say.

# home-thoughts - Wednesday 9 May, 2012

Influx of Kiwis to the provinces but where are the Irish coaches?
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Influx of Kiwis to the provinces but where are the Irish coaches?

May 9th 2012, 12:51 PM 645 Views 0 Comments

When Rob Penney touches down in Shannon and Mark Anscombe takes over at Ravenhill, three of the four provinces will be led by New Zealanders.

# home-thoughts - Wednesday 18 April, 2012

About Schmidt: Ireland should take lessons from Leinster coach
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About Schmidt: Ireland should take lessons from Leinster coach

Apr 18th 2012, 11:54 AM 609 Views 2 Comments

No matter what team Joe Schmidt puts out these days, his side are bulldozing all in front of them.

# home-thoughts - Wednesday 15 February, 2012

Identity crisis: Is the Leinster v Munster rivalry a hindrance to Ireland?
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Identity crisis: Is the Leinster v Munster rivalry a hindrance to Ireland?

Feb 15th 2012, 2:31 PM 797 Views 0 Comments

It’s a case of red or blue when fans view their national team… but Declan Kidney’s squad need to find their own personality.

# home-thoughts - Thursday 19 January, 2012

It’s great having Robbie around at Villa, says Stephen Ireland
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It’s great having Robbie around at Villa, says Stephen Ireland

Jan 19th 2012, 9:11 AM 771 Views 2 Comments

No seriously. Having senior senior internationals like Keane, Given and Dunen doesn’t freak me out, says exiled Corkman.

# home-thoughts - Friday 6 January, 2012

Not playing abroad 'a regret' for Paul O'Connell
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Not playing abroad 'a regret' for Paul O'Connell

Jan 6th 2012, 11:58 AM 3,056 Views 2 Comments

Munster skipper signed a new two-year IRFU contract this week. But he admits he wonders what might have been.

# home-thoughts - Thursday 22 December, 2011

Here we go again... next season's Airtricity League fixtures released
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Here we go again... next season's Airtricity League fixtures released

Dec 22nd 2011, 2:26 PM 459 Views 0 Comments

It’s a low-key start as champions begin title defence at Drogheda.

# home-thoughts - Wednesday 7 December, 2011

Heineken Cup: Midweek update from the four corners of Ireland
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Heineken Cup: Midweek update from the four corners of Ireland

Dec 7th 2011, 1:03 PM 366 Views 0 Comments

Two match swing will make or break the Irish provinces – here’s the lowdown as preparations kick up a gear.

# home-thoughts - Friday 2 December, 2011

Home and away: It's Kennelly versus Galvin in local showdown... maybe
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Home and away: It's Kennelly versus Galvin in local showdown... maybe

Dec 2nd 2011, 12:10 PM 539 Views 0 Comments

Former AFL star Tadhg Kennelly is on his way back to Kerry and may feature in championship game this weekend.

# home-thoughts - Wednesday 27 July, 2011

Who can seal a home win at the Irish Open?
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Who can seal a home win at the Irish Open?

Jul 27th 2011, 1:07 PM 352 Views 1 Comment

The Irish Open gets underway tomorrow at Killarney. From major champions to European Tour veterans, meet the hopes for a home victory.

# home-thoughts - Monday 4 July, 2011

Bar-stool: the main talking points from the Airtricity League this weekend...
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Bar-stool: the main talking points from the Airtricity League this weekend...

Jul 4th 2011, 2:06 PM 144 Views 0 Comments

Shamrock Rovers put a tough week behind them with a hard-fought win against St Pat’s yesterday.

# home-thoughts - Friday 1 July, 2011

Things to look out for in the Airtricity League this weekend...
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Things to look out for in the Airtricity League this weekend...

Jul 1st 2011, 4:53 PM 195 Views 0 Comments

All football is local… here’s the main talking points ahead of the weekend action.

# home-thoughts - Monday 27 June, 2011

Five things we learned this weekend in the Airtricity League
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Five things we learned this weekend in the Airtricity League

Jun 27th 2011, 11:17 AM 303 Views 0 Comments

St Pat’s moved top after their win against Bray last week.

# home-thoughts - Monday 20 June, 2011

What we learned from the League of Ireland this weekend...
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What we learned from the League of Ireland this weekend...

Jun 20th 2011, 3:00 PM 283 Views 0 Comments

Zayed hit an invaluable brace as Derry sent Bohs back to Dublin pointless.

# home-thoughts - Monday 13 June, 2011

Five things we learned from the League of Ireland this weekend...
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Five things we learned from the League of Ireland this weekend...

Jun 13th 2011, 10:55 AM 146 Views 1 Comment

The chasing pack need to keep the pressure on Shamrock Rovers this week.

# home-thoughts - Monday 6 June, 2011

What we learned from the League of Ireland this weekend
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What we learned from the League of Ireland this weekend

Jun 6th 2011, 11:46 AM 89 Views 0 Comments

Wexford Youths shocked Derry City at Ferrycarrig Park in another interesting weekend of domestic action.

# home-thoughts - Monday 23 May, 2011

Five things we learned from the Airtricity League this weekend
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Five things we learned from the Airtricity League this weekend

May 23rd 2011, 1:05 PM 231 Views 0 Comments

Shamrock Rovers were the big winners after another round of League of Ireland matches.

# home-thoughts - Friday 20 May, 2011

League of Ireland preview: what to look out for this weekend
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League of Ireland preview: what to look out for this weekend

May 20th 2011, 12:59 PM 91 Views 0 Comments

St Pat’s meet Bohs tonight in another busy round of Airtricity League showdowns. Here’s what you need to know.

# home-thoughts - Friday 6 May, 2011

Five questions ahead of the League of Ireland weekend
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Five questions ahead of the League of Ireland weekend

May 6th 2011, 10:46 AM 130 Views 0 Comments

We’re into the second round of Airtricity League fixtures. And Alan Smith has more questions than answers.

# home-thoughts - Friday 15 April, 2011

League of Ireland preview: focus on Dalymount for Dublin derby
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League of Ireland preview: focus on Dalymount for Dublin derby

# home-thoughts - Friday 8 April, 2011

League of Ireland preview: Candystripes back on primetime
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League of Ireland preview: Candystripes back on primetime

Apr 8th 2011, 10:15 AM 179 Views 0 Comments

Alan Smith previews a busy weekend of Airtricity League action throughout the country.

# home-thoughts - Friday 1 April, 2011

League of Ireland preview: Fenlon still on the bench as Bohs visit Inchicore
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League of Ireland preview: Fenlon still on the bench as Bohs visit Inchicore

Apr 1st 2011, 9:09 AM 232 Views 0 Comments

Gypsies visit Richmond Park in what may be managers League of Ireland swansong.

# home-thoughts - Friday 25 March, 2011

In-form Hoops facing northern exposure
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In-form Hoops facing northern exposure

Mar 25th 2011, 9:32 AM 147 Views 0 Comments

It’s a bumper night of League of Ireland action tonight.

# home-thoughts - Monday 21 March, 2011

League of Ireland review: drawing a blank on disappointing weekend
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League of Ireland review: drawing a blank on disappointing weekend

Mar 21st 2011, 10:17 AM 224 Views 0 Comments

Alan Smith swings through the turnstiles to examine the fare on offer in the Airtricity League this weekend.

# home-thoughts - Friday 18 March, 2011

League of Ireland preview: Gypsies on a roll
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League of Ireland preview: Gypsies on a roll

Mar 18th 2011, 9:37 AM 161 Views 0 Comments

Alan Smith previews the weekend’s League of Ireland action, starting with Bohemians’ trip to Oriel Park.

# home-thoughts - Friday 4 March, 2011

Living the Hoop dreams as champions the one to beat this season
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Living the Hoop dreams as champions the one to beat this season

Mar 4th 2011, 9:00 AM 158 Views 0 Comments

Alan Smith tugs on his boots, slips in the shin-guards, does a few cursory stretches and kicks off his League of Ireland column. It’s going to be another mad season, isn’t it?