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Dublin: 15 °C Monday 1 September, 2014

Today’s News

From The Score Harry Redknapp gave the cold shoulder (and almost his front bumper) to Sky’s reporter Desperate
From The Score 5 big questions for Ulster ahead of the new rugby season Clean Slate

5 big questions for Ulster ahead of the new rugby season

So much change means very little is certain for the northern province.

From The Score Leinster looking for improvement ‘across the board’ after critical inward look Better Blues

Leinster looking for improvement ‘across the board’ after critical inward look

Matt O’Connor is braced for a serious test to start the new season this weekend.

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Yesterday’s News

From The Score Ireland’s toughest ultra-cycle starts today, here’s where they’re headed Race Around Ireland

Ireland’s toughest ultra-cycle starts today, here’s where they’re headed

Just in case you fancy lending your support or a bed to the mad men.

Saturday 30 August, 2014

From The Score ‘After cycling 1100 miles, what’s another 250?’ An expert’s guide to surviving the Race Around Ireland Endurance

‘After cycling 1100 miles, what’s another 250?’ An expert’s guide to surviving the Race Around Ireland

Donncha Cuttriss has completed the ultra-cycle three times. Here, he explains how it’s done.

Friday 29 August, 2014

From The Score We’ll Leave it there so: Mayo go again, Granny Rulers and all today’s sport Friday

We’ll Leave it there so: Mayo go again, Granny Rulers and all today’s sport

It’s Croke Park Classic weekend. Let’s hustle.

From The Score Sean O’Brien and Stuart Olding will start tomorrow’s Leinster v Ulster friendly Comeback Trail

Sean O’Brien and Stuart Olding will start tomorrow’s Leinster v Ulster friendly

Tullow’s finest flanker will get plenty of opportunity to carry from number eight.

From The Score ‘The problem with rugby players in Ireland is that they’re comparing every coach to Joe Schmidt’ Interview

‘The problem with rugby players in Ireland is that they’re comparing every coach to Joe Schmidt’

We caught up with London Irish’s new prop Tom Court to talk about the turmoil in Ulster and the end of his international career.

From The Score Pre-season training just ain’t what it used to be for rugby players Less Is More

Pre-season training just ain’t what it used to be for rugby players

Rob Kearney points out how shorter, sharper sessions are better for everyone.

Thursday 28 August, 2014

From The Score Rob Kearney burned One Direction’s Niall Horan bad on Twitter today Kearnage
From The Score Tomás O’Leary leaving a legacy with London Irish Exiles

Tomás O’Leary leaving a legacy with London Irish

The scrum-half accepts his finest achievements are already behind him, but he’s the leader of a growing Irish movement in the Premiership.

From The Score Sean O’Brien fitter, stronger and not the least bit concerned about his shoulder Tullow Tank

Sean O’Brien fitter, stronger and not the least bit concerned about his shoulder

The flanker is raring to go in a new season after playing only three times in 2014.

Wednesday 27 August, 2014

From The Score Shane Long perfectly executed a Thierry Henry style wrong-foot pass last night Precision This post contains videos

Tuesday 26 August, 2014

From The Score Grigg tears Man United apart again with incredible chested finish One Less Cup

Grigg tears Man United apart again with incredible chested finish

That’s three games without a win for Louis Van Gaal if you’re counting.

From The Score How do you solve a problem like Di Maria? Here’s how Gary Neville thinks he’ll fit in at United Positional Sense This post contains videos

How do you solve a problem like Di Maria? Here’s how Gary Neville thinks he’ll fit in at United

The Sky pundit predicts a lot of rotation in Louis Van Gaal’s front five.

Monday 25 August, 2014

From The Score We’ll leave it there so: Sexton coming home, Balotelli moves away and the rest of today’s sport Monday

We’ll leave it there so: Sexton coming home, Balotelli moves away and the rest of today’s sport

We’ve also got news of a big change for Tiger Woods, a near miss for Dan Martin and, obviously, an ice bucket challenge.

From The Score Ex-Déise boss Niall Carew gets lucky with €170k win from €50 bet Gamble

Ex-Déise boss Niall Carew gets lucky with €170k win from €50 bet

Carew was one man who was delighted to see Mayo v Kerry end in a draw.

Sunday 24 August, 2014

From The Score ‘We have to create more chances than penalties’ — Van Gaal Final Third

‘We have to create more chances than penalties’ — Van Gaal

Manchester United’s new boss pointed to a dearth of passing precision as the reason for today’s dropped points.

From The Score Shaky-looking Man United pegged back by Rodwell header Black Cats

Shaky-looking Man United pegged back by Rodwell header

Louis Van Gaal’s men are playing with Michael Keane and Tyler Blackett as part of a back three.

From The Score As it happened: Sunderland v Manchester United, Premier League Liveblog

As it happened: Sunderland v Manchester United, Premier League

Could Louis Van Gaal help his side to the season’s first win? We went minute-by-minute to find out.

Thursday 21 August, 2014

From The Score Paddy Jackson: I was sad to see Anscombe leave, but training is class with Kiss Comeback Kid

Paddy Jackson: I was sad to see Anscombe leave, but training is class with Kiss

The Ulster and Ireland out-half talks to us about his recovery from a fractured vertebrae and a new era around Ravenhill.

Wednesday 20 August, 2014

From The Score Michael McKillop burns off competition to take 800m gold at IPC European Champs Dominant Force

Michael McKillop burns off competition to take 800m gold at IPC European Champs

The Antrim man put his foot injury trouble behind him to put in a powerful second lap in Swansea.

From The Score Jamie Heaslip confirmed as new Leinster captain Leaders

Jamie Heaslip confirmed as new Leinster captain

The number eight will be supported by vice captains Sean O’Brien and Rob Kearney.

Tuesday 19 August, 2014

From The Score Jason Smyth wins European Paralympic 100m gold Ipc European Champs

Jason Smyth wins European Paralympic 100m gold

There was also success for another Irish sprinter.

From The Score Rory McIlroy just nominated George W. Bush after doing the ice bucket challenge with Tiger Woods 43
From The Score Bryan Cullen nailed the crossbar challenge at Leinster Rugby training today Dual Star
From The Score Johnny Football gave Washington’s bench the finger last night and the internet went wild No Johnny No No No
From The Score Rory McIlroy was on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and inevitably won another trophy Facebreakers This post contains videos

Monday 18 August, 2014

From The Score Ulster appoint from within as Allen Clarke named new forwards coach Coaching Ticket

Ulster appoint from within as Allen Clarke named new forwards coach

The ex-hooker will continue to oversee the Ulster academy.

From The Score Jason Smyth taken aback by classification change, but still aiming for the top at IPC Championships Speed King

Jason Smyth taken aback by classification change, but still aiming for the top at IPC Championships

“Since the last time I was classified my eyesight has got worse which is never what you want to hear.”

From The Score Snapshot: Donegal’s Mark English brings home the bronze from European Champs Made His Mark

Snapshot: Donegal’s Mark English brings home the bronze from European Champs

The 21-year-old made the podium in the 800m and also helped the 400m relay team set a new national record.

From The Score 28 pictures to chart Ireland’s brilliant journey to 4th in the Women’s Rugby World Cup Inspirational

Sunday 17 August, 2014

From The Score Paul Robinson narrowly misses out on medal in chaotic 1500 metre final One Mad Mile

Paul Robinson narrowly misses out on medal in chaotic 1500 metre final

Meanwhile, the men’s 4 x 400 relay team set a new national record in their final.

From The Score The AFL Footy show get all the céilí clichés out for interview with Mayo’s Pearce Hanley AFL This post contains videos

Saturday 16 August, 2014

From The Score Yo-Yos, drinking games and an ice-pop: It’s the week in comments Below The Belt

Yo-Yos, drinking games and an ice-pop: It’s the week in comments

Thanks for all your help this week, readers.

Friday 15 August, 2014

From The Score 10 last-minute Fantasy Football problems we’re all having today Opening Night Jitters

10 last-minute Fantasy Football problems we’re all having today

What’s the league code again? I NEED THOSE 13 DIGITS BEFORE 11.30, DAMN IT!

From The Score ‘Sixth didn’t appeal to me, I wanted to win’: Rob Heffernan speaks after his mid-race withdrawal All Or Nothing

‘Sixth didn’t appeal to me, I wanted to win’: Rob Heffernan speaks after his mid-race withdrawal

The Corkman admits he ‘wasn’t great’ mentally and will have to learn from today’s experience.

From The Score Rob Heffernan withdraws after 40km of European Championship race Still World Champ

Rob Heffernan withdraws after 40km of European Championship race

There was better news in the 1500m as two Irishmen qualified for the final.

From The Score ‘This is for dad’: Brad Thorn’s Bledisloe Cup preview is absolutely perfect Hard Yards This post contains videos

‘This is for dad’: Brad Thorn’s Bledisloe Cup preview is absolutely perfect

If Brad Thorn doesn’t get you pumped, nobody will.

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From The Score Open thread: Will Rob Heffernan walk away with another gold medal today? European Championships
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