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# make-or-break - Tuesday 4 August, 2020

Brentford one win away from €185m Premier League windfall that would end 73-year wait

The Championship play-off final is down for decision this evening.

# make-or-break - Sunday 12 January, 2020

Munster fighting for European lives in monumental clash against Racing

The task is a hugely demanding one for Johann van Graan’s men.

# make-or-break - Thursday 18 July, 2019

Jason Quigley just wants you to be happy, and a world title

Jason Quigley faces Tureano Johnson in a do-or-die middleweight clash tonight (live on eir Sport).

# make-or-break - Tuesday 9 April, 2019

'Imagine sending a message across Europe that we've beaten the reigning champions'

Ireland’s young guns can qualify for the Women’s U19 European Championships this evening – but a tough test awaits.

# make-or-break - Wednesday 2 January, 2019

Silva admits Man City's title challenge may be over if they lose to Liverpool

‘The pressure is a little bit more on us because if we don’t win, it will be very difficult to go after them.’

# make-or-break - Friday 13 April, 2018

'I was wondering if I was going to ever experience that winning feeling again'

Tommy Bowe faces his former club tonight in what could be one of the final acts of his glittering career.

# make-or-break - Sunday 11 March, 2018

'I can't put my finger on it but we need to turn things around as our season is on the line'

Tommy Bowe is desperate to help Ulster finish the season strongly before he retires.

# make-or-break - Saturday 3 March, 2018

'It means a huge amount and hopefully we can step up over the next few weeks and really prove it'

The odds are stacked against Ireland, but they will relish the challenge of defying expectations when the 2019 World Cup qualifiers get underway on Sunday.

# make-or-break - Tuesday 9 January, 2018

'One of us might never fight for a world title again': Frampton return confirmed for 21 April

Carl Frampton knows defeat against Nonito Donaire would likely spell the end of his time at world level.

# make-or-break - Monday 25 September, 2017

'If John Delaney had said 'We want a young, vibrant side so don't worry about qualification' we could have done that' Make Or Break This post contains videos

'If John Delaney had said 'We want a young, vibrant side so don't worry about qualification' we could have done that'

Ireland manager Martin O’Neill says his players must ‘rise to the occasion’ as he prepares to name his squad for the upcoming double-header.

# make-or-break - Thursday 6 July, 2017

Maurice Shanahan dropped as Derek McGrath names Waterford team for Kilkenny

Jake Dillon comes in for Saturday’s Semple showdown.

# make-or-break - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

Lots of outside 'noise' but Lions must now produce performance of a lifetime

Warren Gatland believes is Test team are totally focused on the task.

# make-or-break - Saturday 29 April, 2017

Ospreys fend off Ulster comeback and all but end their Pro12 dream

It was make or break for the northern province, but Ospreys came out on top.

# make-or-break - Saturday 25 February, 2017

Ireland's Six Nations hopes on the line with confident France in Dublin

It’s make or break for Joe Schmidt’s men against les Bleus.

# make-or-break - Wednesday 25 January, 2017

From 'I am not scaremongering': Bus Eireann boss warns all jobs could be lost if drastic action not taken Make Or Break

'I am not scaremongering': Bus Eireann boss warns all jobs could be lost if drastic action not taken

Bus Eireann workers have said industrial action remains on the cards.

# make-or-break - Wednesday 4 May, 2016

'People have written us off but now they think this is a team who can go and win the title'

Ulster are in buoyant mood after blowing Leinster away but now must prove their credentials again this weekend.

# make-or-break - Tuesday 3 May, 2016

Is Pep Guardiola on the verge of failure and other Champions League talking points

Plus, can Sergio Agüero replicate his Premier League form in Europe?

# make-or-break - Saturday 16 January, 2016

'It's not the ideal situation to be in' - Kiss calls on his Ulster side to stand up and deliver

The northern province will depend on other results going their way next week.

# make-or-break - Saturday 9 January, 2016

Munster's Foley - 'Fellas are smiling a small bit, as opposed to last month'

The southern province face a pivotal European clash in Paris this evening.

# make-or-break - Tuesday 8 December, 2015

5 talking points ahead of the final round of Champions League group matches

13 clubs are hoping to fill the seven remaining places during the last action of 2015.

# make-or-break - Thursday 19 November, 2015

'It wasn't good enough' - Nacewa dismisses talk of Leinster RWC hangovers

The Leinster captain says this weekend in Bath is a must-win game.

# make-or-break - Thursday 8 October, 2015

Northern Ireland and Wales on brink of history - here's who can qualify for Euro 2016

There’s plenty of football still to be played as the stakes are raised.

# make-or-break - Monday 5 October, 2015

Given: 'It's going to be a big day of sport in the bars around the country'

Ireland’s senior football and rugby teams both play crucial games this Sunday, but the number one goalkeeper must first focus on the small matter of Germany’s visit to Dublin.

# make-or-break - Friday 4 September, 2015

RTÉ panel spell out the consequences for O'Neill if Ireland don't beat Georgia

It’s three points or bust for Marty on Monday.

# make-or-break - Tuesday 25 August, 2015

Louis van Gaal has revealed his solution to Man United's goal-scoring problems

The Red Devils are in Belgium for their Champions League qualifier.

# make-or-break - Monday 8 June, 2015

'Nothing is impossible' - O'Neill primed for the biggest game of his Ireland reign

After the distractions of the England friendly and the FAI’s off-the-field controversies, the Ireland boss is fully focused on this weekend’s must-win qualifier against Scotland.

# make-or-break - Saturday 14 March, 2015

D-Day arrives for Ireland as World Cup quarter-final on the line against Pakistan

William Porterfield insists ‘it’s just another game’ but the stakes couldn’t be higher in Adelaide.

# make-or-break - Wednesday 11 March, 2015

Kilbane: Ireland shouldn't fear Poland but Keane has to start

The ex-Ireland international gave his thoughts on the upcoming Euro 2016 qualifier and which players he would bring back into the team.

# make-or-break - Friday 6 March, 2015

Stakes couldn't be higher for Ireland as race for quarter-finals hots up

It’s not quite make-or-break yet but the significance of tonight’s game against Zimbabwe cannot be understated.

# make-or-break - Saturday 24 January, 2015

As it happened: Wasps v Leinster, Champions Cup

We went minute-by-minute through Leinster’s season-defining tussle in Coventry.

# make-or-break - Thursday 11 December, 2014

Murray's Munster must up physicality to save European season in Clermont

The Ireland scrum-half expects Clermont to operate with more ambition in attack at Stade Marcel Michelin.

# make-or-break - Thursday 5 June, 2014

Peadar Timmins: Ireland can't afford another flop against aggressive Welsh

The 20-year-old is confident his U20 teammates can right the wrong of a Six Nations lost to the Welsh.

# make-or-break - Friday 9 May, 2014

Diary of a Fantasy Gaffer: Dry your eyes Luis, we have a league to win Machine would be relegated to Greg Dyke’s ‘Englishmen Only’ division if it wasn’t for the Uruguayan striker.

# make-or-break - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

POLL: Would you like to see France qualify for the World Cup? Last Chance Saloon This post contains a poll

POLL: Would you like to see France qualify for the World Cup?

Les Bleus are facing the prospect of being absent from next year’s finals in Brazil.

# make-or-break - Thursday 24 October, 2013

Mediator lays out European Rugby framework after Dublin talks

The parties will meet again early next month.

# make-or-break - Wednesday 3 April, 2013

From IMF: European help, progress on mortgages crucial to exit from bailout Make Or Break

IMF: European help, progress on mortgages crucial to exit from bailout

The IMF’s latest quarterly review of Ireland’s progress says progress on dealing with mortgage arrears is a make-or-break.

# make-or-break - Wednesday 9 January, 2013

McLaughlin: Leinster in balancing act for 'make or break' weekend

The flanker acknowledges that Leinster need four tries this weekend, but is intent on remaining focused on the little details.

# make-or-break - Saturday 28 July, 2012

No doubt about it: Walsh, Waterford ready for Cork battle

Shane Walsh is aiming to bounce back instantly when the Déise face the Rebels tomorrow.

# make-or-break - Saturday 16 June, 2012

A nation's hope: Poland must win to continue Euro dream

The co-hosts have impressed greatly, but could be bowing out of their own tournament tonight.