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May 2023
# second tier
'I don't need advice in that territory' - Testy Sunday Game exchange on Tailteann Cup remarks
Presenter Joanne Cantwell asked Dónál Óg Cusack about why he used a disparaging description for the football competition.
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'There’s buy-in to it' - GAA president has 'no doubt' Tailteann Cup will be a success
Larry McCarthy defended aspects of the competition’s structure.
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# Humbled
Ex-Ulster wing scores as Saracens land with a bump in second tier
The former European champions encountered a highly-motivated Ealing on their first outing since relegation.
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Kerry to take on Antrim in McDonagh Cup final after dramatic win over Carlow
Kerry defeated Carlow in a cracking encounter, while Antrim had a bye-week.
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New Zealand Rugby launches a new 'All Blacks XV' team to tour in 2020
‘We believe that there is great value in making this a regular national team.’
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Battling the drop - Division 2 form a concern in the greater Munster football picture
Kerry are flying high in the top tier but the other Munster counties are struggling.
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Dubs legend Rock calls for 'B' championship with the final played on All-Ireland Sunday
The Dublin legend believes two championships would offer smaller counties a fairer chance.
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Arsenal face trips to Germany, Serbia and Belarus after Europa League draw
The 48 competing clubs were separated into 12 groups this afternoon.
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'They sweat blood and run their hearts out. Fans pay a tenner - we need to give them their money's worth'
Cobh Ramblers manager Stephen Henderson discusses the frustrations and moments of joy that make life in the First Division worthwhile.
# sully
Athlone Town win after week in the spotlight while table-toppers Waterford drive on
The league leaders beat Shels at home.
# second tier
UCD held at home as O'Sullivan brace extends Waterford's lead at top of division 1
Meanwhile, Cobh Ramblers bounced back from a goal down to win in Wexford.
# Deutschland
One team, one goal: German rugby working hard to make World Cup dream a reality
In the final part of our series from Germany, we take a closer look at the sport in the country and the work being done at grassroots level as the national team attempt to qualify for Japan.
# second tier
Roscommon beat Meath to boost promotion hopes as Laois come back to defeat Galway
Eamon Wallace earns starting place after late cameo against Laois
# Away Days
Liverpool are going back to Istanbul after drawing Besiktas while Celtic face Inter Milan
Tottenham were paired with Italian club Fiorentina.
# west in europe
5 big questions for Connacht before their return to Challenge Cup action
It’s back to (the other) European competition for Pat Lam’s men.
# Back-ups
Stuart Byrne column: A reserve league would be best for everyone
Our League of Ireland columnist believes young players and those on the fringes would benefit from the introduction of second teams.
# West's awake
Here are the pools for the 2014/15 European Rugby Challenge Cup
Connacht have been drawn alongside Exeter, Bayonne and La Rochelle in the second-tier competition.
# Exiles
Irish influence helps Rotherham to narrow Championship play-off defeat
Sean Scanlon, Michael Keating and Charlie Mulchrone started for the Titans in their semi-final first leg.
# ennui
Amlin Cup: Leinster get Friday night clash but Toulouse couldn't care less
French coach Guy Novès remarked that he was not aware his side were still involved in European action.
# IreArg
Kidney striving to shake Argentina loose and claim rankings boost
The two sides have identical results over their past 10 games and are separated by a solitary ranking point.
# IreArg
November tests: The only way is up for Foley
The Ireland forwards coach has personal experience of grinding out victories over Argentina.