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#Winning Start

# winning-start - Saturday 20 July, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

*We are getting wildly ahead of ourselves here.

# winning-start - Saturday 9 November, 2013

Relieved Schmidt craving further success as youth sees Ireland home

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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