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#Top Dogs

# top-dogs - Thursday 7 March, 2019

'We're not going into our shell or worrying, I think a lot of people outside are'

Keith Earls says Ireland will ‘be back to themselves soon enough’ as Joe Schmidt’s side bid to finish the Six Nations strongly.

# top-dogs - Tuesday 26 February, 2019

Kilkenny, Dublin and Tyrone showcase value in keeping your rivals down

Tipperary, Mayo and Monaghan fell to defeats at the weekend.

# top-dogs - Sunday 18 November, 2018

Hansen to decide on future next month as Ireland hope to hang onto Schmidt

The All Blacks boss says Ireland will find out how it feels to be the best side in the world.

# top-dogs - Monday 23 July, 2018

'There's a meanness and toughness to Galway': Tyrrell on comparisons with great Kilkenny team

Cats legend Jackie Tyrrell believes Galway and Limerick will meet in the All-Ireland final.

# top-dogs - Monday 8 January, 2018

Leinster the clear top dogs after entertaining Pro14 inter-pro series

With three wins from three games in the last fortnight, Leo Cullen’s men impressed.

# top-dogs - Saturday 11 March, 2017

Changing of the guard? Tipperary look to confirm their status as hurling's elite force

The wounded Cats make the trip to Thurles for a titanic league clash tonight.

# top-dogs - Tuesday 22 November, 2016

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Government approves promotions for 11 senior gardaí following controversy

The Minister for Justice had said last week she would examine vacancies in the force.

# top-dogs - Monday 6 June, 2016

Who is your tip to be the dark horse at Euro 2016 this summer?

Because you’re too good to go tipping one of the big boys.

# top-dogs - Thursday 2 June, 2016

Cards on the table - who do you think is going to win Euro 2016?

It’s prediction time.

# top-dogs - Tuesday 8 March, 2016

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# top-dogs - Saturday 20 February, 2016

Connacht return to top of the Pro12 after high-scoring win over Zebre

Pat Lam’s men put 51 points on the board this evening.

# top-dogs - Wednesday 27 January, 2016

Federer-Djokovic: Five of the best from their incredible rivalry

Two of the game’s greatest go toe-to-toe again in the Australian Open semi-final tomorrow.

# top-dogs - Friday 11 December, 2015

Euro 2016 draw: We rank the teams in Pot 1

It’s time to take a closer look at the top sides in tomorrow’s draw.

# top-dogs - Sunday 6 December, 2015

Donaghmoyne finish with 13 players but hang on to claim fourth All-Ireland title

Cork side Mourneabbey fall at final hurdle once again as Monaghan women prevail.

# top-dogs - Saturday 28 November, 2015

As it happened: Munster v Connacht, Guinness PRO12

Superb Aki try the icing on the cake for Connacht after incredible performance. The western province claim their first win in Thomond Park since 1986 and consolidate their lead at the top of the Pro12.

# top-dogs - Monday 13 April, 2015

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The king is dead - Tesco is no longer the number one supermarket in Ireland

After months of threatening to do so, Super Valu has finally knocked the UK grocery giant from its perch.

# top-dogs - Saturday 21 March, 2015

# top-dogs - Sunday 8 June, 2014

Leinster, Toulon and Saracens in Tier One for Rugby Champions Cup draw

Munster, semi-finallists in 2013 and 2014, will have to settle for a spot in Tier Two. Ulster may not be so lucky.

# top-dogs - Friday 2 May, 2014

Dundalk go top after putting Cork to the sword at Oriel Park

Richie Towell scored his third and fourth league goals of the season.

# top-dogs - Monday 24 March, 2014

Ross on Munster rivalry: 'You fight more in a family than you do with strangers'

The Leinster prop is expecting a fierce encounter at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday.

# top-dogs - Sunday 9 March, 2014

Last-gasp point keeps Donegal top of Division 2 as Monaghan and Galway win

Meath were denied at the death by a superb Michael Murphy free.

# top-dogs - Wednesday 25 December, 2013

Ireland eager to mix it with rugby's big boys in 2014 Top Dogs This post contains videos

Ireland eager to mix it with rugby's big boys in 2014

We spoke to Paul O’Connell, Jean de Villiers, Kieran Read and David Wallace about rugby’s top two.

# top-dogs - Saturday 3 August, 2013

Chiefs stage stunning comeback to win consecutive Super Rugby titles

Christian Leali’ifano was the hero for the Australians but a late fightback saw the cup remain in New Zealand.

# top-dogs - Monday 22 October, 2012

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In pictures: Our Heineken Cup Team of the Week

Two Irish players have made the cut while there are some honourable mentions for three others.

# top-dogs - Tuesday 25 September, 2012

Celtic boss Neil Lennon scoffs at treble talk before cup tie

They may be third place in the Scottish Premier League but that hasn’t discouraged daydreaming fans and headline writers.

# top-dogs - Thursday 19 April, 2012

Number crunch: Rory needs a big two months to hold on to Number 1 spot

McIlroy was a summer-time bloomer in 2010 and 2011 and only a similar vein of form will stave off Luke Donald

# top-dogs - Friday 13 April, 2012

Leaders of the Pack: Raffaele Cretaro and Sligo set to welcome Derry

The Rovers striker and his teammates are enjoying their best league start in 75 years but know Derry will pose a genuine threat

# top-dogs - Tuesday 26 July, 2011

Best league in the world? La Liga trio make UEFA shortlist Top Dogs This post contains a poll This post contains videos

Best league in the world? La Liga trio make UEFA shortlist

Messi, Ronaldo and Xavi shortlisted for inaugural Best Player in Europe Award.