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#Knockout

# knockout - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

'It's absolutely irrelevant how many games we've won prior to this semi-final'

Stuart Lancaster and Leinster have shifted their mindset ahead of the clash with Munster.

# knockout - Saturday 29 August, 2020

Knockmore 2-11

Ballintubber 0-12

CHAMPIONS BALLINTUBBER WERE seen as still being the team to beat as they pursued a third Mayo Senior Football Championship title on the spin but Knockmore were up to the task on Saturday evening as they ran out five-point victors at MacHale Park.

Two brilliant goals by Darren McHale — the first following a glorious team move — proved crucial as Knockmore saw off the bookies’ favourites for the Moclair Cup.

Through that first McHale finish, Knockmore led by a single score at half-time — 1-5 to 0-7 — but they made use of a strong wind advantage in the second half to stretch their advantage.

Just six years ago, Ballintubber put nine goals past Knockmore in a championship fixture at the same ground, running out 9-11 to 2-12 victors. Ballintubber have won three county titles in those intervening six years, but a youthful Knockmore outfit simply had too much for them today.

Breaffy 4-16

Ballaghaderreen 3-6

In today’s other Mayo SFC quarter-final, Breaffy saw off Ballaghaderreen in a seven-goal thriller which saw the victors pull away with their opposition reduced to 14 men for over half of the contest.

Aidan O’Shea scored Breaffy’s first goal of four and, during his celebration, paid tribute to Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman, the 43-year-old actor who passed away yesterday. Matthew Ruane, Conor O’Shea and Daire Morrin also found the net.

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Andy Moran — who later appeared to mock his former Mayo team-mate’s perceived overreactions to physical challenges during a skirmish — scored the game’s opening goal, this before his Ballagh side had yet registered a point.

Indeed, they notched three inside the opening 20 minutes, Thomas Carmody and Kuba Callaghan firing Ballagh into a six-point lead despite O’Shea’s early reply for Breaffy.

Ballagh’s lead was down to four at the break, but the first half had come at a serious cost: they lost David Drake to injury early doors and, with half-time approaching, Cian Hanley — who had teed up Moran’s goal with a wonderful run and hand-pass — received a second yellow in contentious circumstances which left them with significant work to do if they were going to protect their lead.

Breaffy turned the tide instead, powering back and using their man advantage to devastating effect, eventually running out 13-point winners in a game which for the majority of it felt much closer.

# knockout - Saturday 22 June, 2019

Laois knock Derry out as Westmeath and Clare also progress in All-Ireland SFC qualifiers

The curtain came down on Limerick and Leitrim’s campaigns.

# knockout - Friday 3 May, 2019

Best in harness for final home match with Ulster, but Stockdale misses out on Connacht clash

Ulster’s powerful wing has been struggling with a hamstring issue in recent weeks.

# knockout - Saturday 20 April, 2019

First round TKO sees 38-year-old veteran Overeem beat Oleinik at UFC St. Petersburg Knockout This post contains videos

First round TKO sees 38-year-old veteran Overeem beat Oleinik at UFC St. Petersburg

Overeem extended his winning streak on Saturday in the Russian capital.

# knockout - Saturday 22 September, 2018

Anthony Joshua finds emphatic answer to Povetkin challenge to retain IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight titles

Alexander Povetkin drew blood from Anthony Joshua but the unified heavyweight champion responded emphatically with a seventh-round knockout.

# knockout - Thursday 8 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Boxing company MTK Global says it will not be hosting any more events in the Republic It's A Lockout This post contains videos

Boxing company MTK Global says it will not be hosting any more events in the Republic

The company’s CEO says it has cut ties with Daniel Kinahan.

# knockout - Sunday 24 January, 2016

Here is the complete quarter-final line-up for the Champions Cup

There’s no Pro12 team involved.

# knockout - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

From The Daily Edge A waitress knocked out a customer who groped her and now it's going viral Knockout

# knockout - Saturday 23 May, 2015

It took Cork's 'Spike' O'Sullivan a matter of minutes to become NABA champion tonight

Corkman had little trouble in pushing past Melvin Betancourt.

# knockout - Friday 25 July, 2014

One change for Dublin as they gear up for clash with free-scoring Tipp

Niall Corcoran comes into the Dubs defence for Sunday’s All-Ireland quarter final.

# knockout - Friday 25 April, 2014

FAI set to submit bid to host Euro 2020 games today

A decision on which countries are chosen will be made in September.

# knockout - Sunday 24 November, 2013

Castlebar topple All-Ireland club champions St Brigid's in Connacht final

For the first time since 1993, the Mayo club are getting set for an All-Ireland semi-final.

# knockout - Friday 25 October, 2013

VIDEO: Referee decks player after awarding controversial penalty

Refs take no guff over in Kuwait.

# knockout - Sunday 15 September, 2013

Here’s the round-up of today’s key club football action

Important club football matches took place throughout the country today. In Galway holders Salthill-Knocknacarra defeated St James’ in a tight city derby.

Here’s the round-up of today’s key club hurling action

There was plenty of vital club hurling games on today. In Tipperary Borris Ileigh joined Nenagh Eire Og and Loughmore Castleiney in the last four.

# knockout - Monday 15 July, 2013

It's Monday, but be thankful you weren't thumped by Derry Matthews this weekend Ouch This post contains videos

It's Monday, but be thankful you weren't thumped by Derry Matthews this weekend

Tommy Coyle was, and this happened.

# knockout - Sunday 10 March, 2013

As it happened: Manchester United v Chelsea, FA Cup Liveblog This post contains videos

As it happened: Manchester United v Chelsea, FA Cup

Hernandez and Rooney had United flying but Chelsea had some spectacular goals in response.

# knockout - Tuesday 12 February, 2013

In tribute to the day of pancakes, it's the best sporting faceplants Total Facial This post contains videos

In tribute to the day of pancakes, it's the best sporting faceplants

Featuring an inebriated Finn and Denis Rodman leaping from a cliff-diving car.

# knockout - Friday 8 February, 2013

# knockout - Friday 11 January, 2013

Explainer: What the Irish provinces need to do to reach Heineken Cup 1/4 finals

We run through the likely scenarios for the four sides and reveal who has the best qualifying chance.

# knockout - Friday 21 December, 2012

Ferguson relishing return of Ronaldo and Real Madrid

“We’re proud of the part we played in his career,” said Fergie.

# knockout - Wednesday 31 October, 2012

# knockout - Friday 20 July, 2012

'I'll have the whole crowd against me' says Dunne destroyer ahead of Belfast bout Judgement Day This post contains videos

'I'll have the whole crowd against me' says Dunne destroyer ahead of Belfast bout

The man who stole the Clondalkin gaelgoir’s bantamweight boxing crown in 86 ghastly seconds will fight Carl Frampton in September.

# knockout - Friday 11 May, 2012

Boxer 'Razor' Ruddock eyes comeback at 48, says it is not for money

The man who fought Mike Tyson with a broken jaw wants to clamber into the ring and fancies his chances. Good for him.

# knockout - Saturday 7 April, 2012

As it happened: Leinster v Cardiff, Heineken Cup

A semi-final against Clermont or Saracens in Twickenham awaited the winners of this crucial knock-out clash.

# knockout - Sunday 11 March, 2012

It didn't take long for Andy Lee to stop Saul 'Baby' Duran last night

Lee hardly broke sweat in a quick defence of his NABA Middleweight title.

# knockout - Thursday 1 March, 2012

Can't touch this: Klitschko wants to finish Mormeck quickly

Wladimir Klitschko is gunning for a knockout when he defends his world heavyweight titles against Jean-Marc Mormeck on Saturday.

# knockout - Sunday 8 January, 2012

FA Cup round-up: Chelsea go through as McClean stars for Sunderland

Chelsea, Sunderland and Sheffield Wednesday all followed Manchester United into the fourth round of the FA Cup on Sunday.

# knockout - Monday 3 October, 2011

Poll: how far do you think Ireland will now go at the Rugby World Cup? Knockout This post contains a poll

Poll: how far do you think Ireland will now go at the Rugby World Cup?

Yesterday’s victory over Italy in Dunedin means Ireland march on as group winners. How optimistic are you feeling now?

# knockout - Tuesday 20 September, 2011

Floyd Mayweather's fiancée predicts fourth-round victory; wins $2,000

Shantel Jackson was one of the few people who expected her husband to win by knockout.

# knockout - Friday 15 July, 2011

"Sugar" Shane Mosley could lose his world title belts - to his wife

Details of boxer’s divorce settlement have been leaked to TMZ.com

# knockout - Monday 14 March, 2011

Last-gasp Lee not ready for Martinez shot Fight Club This post contains videos

Last-gasp Lee not ready for Martinez shot

Promoter advises Limerick fighter to bide his time after tenth-round victory over Craig McEwan.