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Goodman open to more responsibility after Lancaster leaves Leinster
The New Zealander has earned positive reviews for his work since arriving last summer.
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2022
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'We've seen what they add to the tournament' - Leinster expect improved Bulls challenge at RDS
The South African side take on the province in a URC semi-final clash tomorrow.
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'Cillian sent me a voice note on Saturday morning, wishing me well' - becoming a Mayo leader
Ryan O’Donoghue is excited to accept the challenge of deputising for Cillian O’Connor.
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'I reckon I've got a target on my back!' - Lowe loves first taste of Test rugby
The Leinster wing got stuck in against Wales and is now targeting a win in Twickenham.
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West Brom defender O'Shea earns first senior Republic of Ireland call-up
Dara O’Shea comes into the squad while James McCarthy and Troy Parrott could be doubts for the Bulgaria game.
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Cullen keen to see Leinster impose attack on Saints
Last time out in Lyon was too close for comfort.
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Lying in wait - Where do Ireland's second string stand after a year to forget?
We take a look at the players hoping to earn more time on the pitch under incoming Ireland head coach Andy Farrell.
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Farrell pushing to see cohesion and flexibility as Ireland begin Test run
The defence coach is in the hot seat sooner than he wanted to be, but is intent on ensuring a smooth build-up to the season opener.
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Arsenal boss Emery on Ozil: 'He can improve, he can do more'
Mesut Ozil has failed to impress in the early weeks of the season and Arsenal boss Unai Emery called on the playmaker to step up.
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'I'm going to have to adapt quick because the Championship is completely different to League of Ireland'
Graham Burke recently joined Preston from Shamrock Rovers.
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'Once somebody threw me the ball and said "take it", you don’t think twice in those situations'
AIB GAA Club Hurler of the Year Seán Moran played a key role in Cuala’s back-to-back All-Ireland success.
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Concern changes to youth programme will lead to crime surge in 'at risk' areas
There were more than 17,000 referrals to this crime prevention programme in 2016.
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9 times Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan proved they were the best celeb couple
Protect them at all cost.
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Katie Taylor's next opponent is a Brazilian fighter with an impressive pro record
Viviane Obenauf has suffered defeat just once in her professional career.
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'Step up and fight like a man' - McGregor thinks Aldo should fight even if injured
“There should be no reason to pull out of this contest. But if he does, that’s on him.”
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'In Holland it was easy for Memphis Depay, at Manchester United he must adjust quickly'
Mark van Bommel believes his former team-mate has the technical ability to make it in Manchester.
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A footballer from Midleton was included in Jurgen Klinsmann's latest USA squad
Defender Shane O’Neill has played for the US underage teams.
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Leinster v Munster: Who would win the inter-provincial dance-off?
There’s only one way to find out.
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Ronaldo celebrated scoring by copying James' super-smooth salsa dance routine
Also present, Marcelo.
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Reports: Filippo Inzaghi to replace Clarence Seedorf as AC Milan boss
The Dutchman has been in charge at the San Siro for just four months.
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Want to get into politics? Here’s how to go about it
The European and local elections were announced this week. Would you be interested in throwing your hat in the ring?
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Moyes sets in-form Welbeck 20-goal target
The England forward is only behind Rooney and Van Persie in Man Utd’s goals chart this season.
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Pro12: Connacht coach Millard 'still tossing and turning' about replacing Elwood
The Australian has taken a number of calls from southern hemisphere coaches about the soon to be vacant post.