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#Winning Start

# winning-start - Saturday 20 July, 2019

New boss Bruce watches from the stands as Newcastle beat West Ham
# Winning Start
# Winning Start

New boss Bruce watches from the stands as Newcastle beat West Ham

Jul 20th 2019, 12:43 PM 5,235 Views 8 Comments

Steve Bruce was unable to be pitch-side because of Chinese visa restrictions.

# winning-start - Sunday 12 May, 2019

Cooney's crucial goal leads unconvincing Galway to six-point win over Carlow
# Job Done
# Job Done

Cooney's crucial goal leads unconvincing Galway to six-point win over Carlow

May 12th 2019, 4:51 PM 10,688 Views 8 Comments

Without Joe Canning, the Tribesmen got off to a winning start at Pearse Stadium.

# winning-start - Saturday 13 April, 2019

Dessie Farrell's reign over Na Fianna begins with 14-point victory against 13-man Sylvesters
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# Winning Start

Dessie Farrell's reign over Na Fianna begins with 14-point victory against 13-man Sylvesters

Apr 13th 2019, 6:49 PM 7,062 Views 0 Comments

The Mobhi Road side were without Dublin defenders Jonny Cooper and Eoin Murchan.

# winning-start - Sunday 27 January, 2019

Gillane's 1-5 helps All-Ireland champions Limerick to narrow opening day win over Wexford
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# Winning Start

Gillane's 1-5 helps All-Ireland champions Limerick to narrow opening day win over Wexford

Jan 27th 2019, 4:12 PM 19,082 Views 5 Comments

The Shannonsiders survived a late onslaught from Davy Fitzgerald’s side.

# winning-start - Thursday 20 September, 2018

Bigger Champions League tests to come, warns Pogba
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# Winning Start

Bigger Champions League tests to come, warns Pogba

Sep 20th 2018, 4:52 PM 3,008 Views 5 Comments

Manchester United need to up their game if they are to progress from Group H in the Champions League, says Paul Pogba.

# winning-start - Sunday 9 September, 2018

Manchester United Women win first league game 12-0 against Aston Villa
# Winning Start
# Winning Start

Manchester United Women win first league game 12-0 against Aston Villa

Sep 9th 2018, 6:43 PM 10,650 Views 13 Comments

Former England international Casey Stoney’s side made a fine start to the FA Women’s Championship.

# winning-start - Wednesday 15 August, 2018

Atletico put four past Lopetegui's Real Madrid to lift Super Cup after extra-time
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# Winning Start

Atletico put four past Lopetegui's Real Madrid to lift Super Cup after extra-time

Aug 15th 2018, 10:47 PM 10,944 Views 10 Comments

Goals from Diego Costa (2), Saul Niguez and Koke helped Diego Simeone’s side to victory.

# winning-start - Sunday 12 August, 2018

Neymar bags first PSG goal since February as Tuchel's reign begins with victory
# Winning Start
# Winning Start

Neymar bags first PSG goal since February as Tuchel's reign begins with victory

Aug 12th 2018, 10:43 PM 4,985 Views 2 Comments

Timothy Weah, the son of 1995 Ballon d’Or winner George Weah, rounded out the victory with his first league goal.

# winning-start - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

Japan defeat 10-man Colombia following third-minute red card to take command of Group H
# Winning Start
# Winning Start

Japan defeat 10-man Colombia following third-minute red card to take command of Group H

Jun 19th 2018, 2:57 PM 10,416 Views 8 Comments

Goals from Shinji Kagawa and Yuya Osako saw Japan upset the 2014 quarter-finalists on Tuesday.

# winning-start - Saturday 10 February, 2018

'The scoreboard looks good but there was a hell of a lot of effort that went into getting that'
# Ulster
# Ulster

'The scoreboard looks good but there was a hell of a lot of effort that went into getting that'

Feb 10th 2018, 9:09 AM 6,313 Views 5 Comments

Interim Ulster boss Jono Gibbes got off to a winning start with a comprehensive defeat of the Southern Kings on Friday night.

# winning-start - Sunday 4 February, 2018

I'll only get better for Arsenal, Aubameyang warns after debut goal
# Winning Start
# Winning Start

I'll only get better for Arsenal, Aubameyang warns after debut goal

Feb 4th 2018, 10:05 AM 5,964 Views 13 Comments

The Gabon international made a positive impact in his first appearance for the Premier League side and maintains there is much more to come

# winning-start - Sunday 27 November, 2016

'She wasn’t really up to much to be honest, so it was nice to get the stoppage'
# Winning Start
# Winning Start

'She wasn’t really up to much to be honest, so it was nice to get the stoppage'

Nov 27th 2016, 1:52 PM 33,184 Views 27 Comments

Katie Taylor was reflecting on her first ever professional victory.

# winning-start - Monday 15 August, 2016

Costa strikes late to get Conte's Chelsea tenure off to winning start
# Winning Start
# Winning Start

Costa strikes late to get Conte's Chelsea tenure off to winning start

Aug 15th 2016, 10:15 PM 7,605 Views 10 Comments

Eden Hazard put the Blues ahead with a penalty just after half-time before James Collins levelled matters.

# winning-start - Tuesday 16 February, 2016

Limerick senior Hannon bags 1-7 in first half as Mary I make Fitzgibbon semis at a canter
# Winning Start
# Winning Start

Limerick senior Hannon bags 1-7 in first half as Mary I make Fitzgibbon semis at a canter

Feb 16th 2016, 3:50 PM 12,056 Views 0 Comments

The Limerick side led GMIT by 21 points at the interval and were able to rest a number of players in the second period.

# winning-start - Saturday 6 February, 2016

Huge Jules Plisson penalty hands France win against Parisse's Italy
# Winning Start
# Winning Start

Huge Jules Plisson penalty hands France win against Parisse's Italy

Feb 6th 2016, 4:21 PM 7,426 Views 16 Comments

The Italians were narrowly beaten in an entertaining game at Stade de France.

# winning-start - Saturday 30 January, 2016

Dillon's rocket inspires Dubs to Walsh Cup victory
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# Winning Start

Dillon's rocket inspires Dubs to Walsh Cup victory

Jan 30th 2016, 7:04 PM 12,199 Views 17 Comments

It’s the third time in six years that the Sky Blues have won the competition.

# winning-start - Sunday 3 January, 2016

Mayo survive NUI Galway comeback as Rochford begins reign with win
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# Winning Start

Mayo survive NUI Galway comeback as Rochford begins reign with win

Jan 3rd 2016, 4:08 PM 7,446 Views 0 Comments

Kevin McLoughlin starred for the Green and Red in their two-point victory in Castlebar.

# winning-start - Tuesday 11 August, 2015

Wexford Youths claim victory in Champions League opener
# Up And Running
# Up And Running

Wexford Youths claim victory in Champions League opener

Aug 11th 2015, 4:47 PM 11,432 Views 5 Comments

Jessica Gleeson’s 35-yard strike was enough to earn the Irish club victory over Lithuanian side Gintra.

# winning-start - Saturday 7 February, 2015

5 talking points after Joe Schmidt's Ireland beat Italy in Rome
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# Winning Start

5 talking points after Joe Schmidt's Ireland beat Italy in Rome

Feb 7th 2015, 5:03 PM 28,385 Views 51 Comments

The game plan, Ian Keatley, Ireland’s centres, scope for improvement and a patched-together back row.

# winning-start - Sunday 19 October, 2014

Heaslip drives Leinster to Champions Cup victory over plucky Wasps
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# Winning Start

Heaslip drives Leinster to Champions Cup victory over plucky Wasps

Oct 19th 2014, 7:16 PM 20,503 Views 19 Comments

Matt O’Connor’s side picked up all four points at the RDS as Darragh Fanning scored two tries.

# winning-start - Friday 27 June, 2014

Coleman cuts the mustard in first game as new Sligo boss
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# Winning Start

Coleman cuts the mustard in first game as new Sligo boss

Jun 27th 2014, 10:04 PM 2,593 Views 0 Comments

The former Accrington Stanley boss saw his side beat Drogheda 2-1 this evening.

# winning-start - Sunday 1 June, 2014

Katie Taylor on collision course* for London 2012 foe after first round win
# One And Done
# One And Done

Katie Taylor on collision course* for London 2012 foe after first round win

Jun 1st 2014, 2:40 PM 4,009 Views 1 Comment

*We are getting wildly ahead of ourselves here.

# winning-start - Saturday 9 November, 2013

Relieved Schmidt craving further success as youth sees Ireland home
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# Winning Start

Relieved Schmidt craving further success as youth sees Ireland home

Nov 9th 2013, 9:46 PM 16,996 Views 14 Comments

The New Zealander feels his team must up their performances levels ahead of the Australia and All Blacks Tests.

# winning-start - Sunday 25 August, 2013

Scoring debut for Andrew Conway points at bright Munster future
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# Winning Start

Scoring debut for Andrew Conway points at bright Munster future

Aug 25th 2013, 1:16 PM 5,253 Views 22 Comments

Four tries from Rob Penney’s men did for Gloucester but Connacht finished their preseason on a losing note.

# winning-start - Saturday 17 August, 2013

Jonny Sexton hauled off as Racing Metro start season with a win
# Shaky Start
# Shaky Start

Jonny Sexton hauled off as Racing Metro start season with a win

Aug 17th 2013, 8:11 PM 31,808 Views 22 Comments

There was late drama with a TMO decision going against the Irishman’s side to deny them a bonus point.

# winning-start - Sunday 16 June, 2013

5 things we learned from Ireland's summer tour
# New Dawn
# New Dawn

5 things we learned from Ireland's summer tour

Jun 16th 2013, 2:18 PM 5,125 Views 6 Comments

Les Kiss and Joe Schmidt turned down the chance to experiment wildly and Ian Madigan was the go-to guy.

# winning-start - Friday 14 September, 2012

Mark Anscombe: You've got to be satisfied when you beat a side like Munster
# Winning Habit
# Winning Habit

Mark Anscombe: You've got to be satisfied when you beat a side like Munster

Sep 14th 2012, 10:06 PM 6,097 Views 16 Comments

The Kiwi coach says the imminent return of the likes of Tommy Bowe and Chris Henry will make next week’s team selection very tough.

# winning-start - Tuesday 11 September, 2012

Big guns return for Munster ahead of Ulster clash in Ravenhill
# Bolstered
# Bolstered

Big guns return for Munster ahead of Ulster clash in Ravenhill

Sep 11th 2012, 10:57 AM 940 Views 0 Comments

Rob Penney welcomes back Ronan O’Gara, Keith Earls and Conor Murray ahead of his side’s RaboDirect Pro12 encounter on Friday.

# winning-start - Wednesday 29 August, 2012

US Open: Djokovic thrilled with easy win
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# Winning Start

US Open: Djokovic thrilled with easy win

Aug 29th 2012, 9:26 AM 218 Views 0 Comments

The world number two beat Italy’s Paolo Lorenzi in straight sets last night.

# winning-start - Sunday 24 July, 2011

Celtic collect all three points at Hibs
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# Winning Start

Celtic collect all three points at Hibs

Jul 24th 2011, 6:24 PM 120 Views 1 Comment

Anthony Stokes claims the Bhoys’ first goal of the season and helps his team to a 2-0 win at Hibernian.