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# main-man - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

'The last 3 or 4 years have gone almost perfect for me'
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'The last 3 or 4 years have gone almost perfect for me'

Oct 7th 2020, 4:05 PM 22,692 Views 6 Comments

Matt Doherty reflects on a whirlwind few weeks as he prepares to face Slovakia tomorrow night.

# main-man - Saturday 3 October, 2020

Brilliant Bundee Aki leads Connacht to thrilling win over Glasgow in Galway
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Brilliant Bundee Aki leads Connacht to thrilling win over Glasgow in Galway

Oct 3rd 2020, 7:07 PM 43,667 Views 29 Comments

The Ireland centre scored two tries as Connacht delivered some stunning rugby in the second half.

# main-man - Tuesday 17 March, 2020

'There is only one contender for player of the year. It has to be Jordan Henderson'
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'There is only one contender for player of the year. It has to be Jordan Henderson'

Mar 17th 2020, 8:00 AM 8,293 Views 30 Comments

Liverpool great Ronnie Whelan explains why the Reds’ skipper is more important than Van Dijk, Mane or Salah, and why he must be allowed lift the Premier League trophy.

# main-man - Thursday 28 November, 2019

'Do you believe me now?' - Gerrard marvels at '£50million' Morelos
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'Do you believe me now?' - Gerrard marvels at '£50million' Morelos

Nov 28th 2019, 10:34 PM 15,929 Views 14 Comments

Rangers’ superstar striker has repeatedly been linked with moves to the Premier League.

# main-man - Sunday 24 November, 2019

De Bruyne sees himself as leader at Manchester City
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De Bruyne sees himself as leader at Manchester City

Nov 24th 2019, 12:28 PM 3,318 Views 0 Comments

After kick-starting City’s comeback against Chelsea, Kevin De Bruyne knows he is now one of the leaders for Pep Guardiola.

# main-man - Thursday 14 November, 2019

'You get to a point where you just put the team first'
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'You get to a point where you just put the team first'

Nov 14th 2019, 7:30 AM 14,133 Views 25 Comments

With injury problems behind him, Tyler Bleyendaal is hoping to be part of a bright new future at Munster.

# main-man - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

'It has taken a while but it was worth the wait and I’m incredibly proud'
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'It has taken a while but it was worth the wait and I’m incredibly proud'

Oct 1st 2019, 9:25 AM 10,751 Views 11 Comments

Johnny Sexton has been named Ireland captain for the first time at the age of 34.

# main-man - Friday 5 July, 2019

Mane scores and misses penalty as Senegal nudge into AFCON quarter-finals
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Mane scores and misses penalty as Senegal nudge into AFCON quarter-finals

Jul 5th 2019, 10:25 PM 5,069 Views 1 Comment

The Liverpool forward made the difference to set up a last-eight clash with surprise package Benin.

# main-man - Wednesday 19 June, 2019

Maradona had better Argentina team-mates than 'extraordinary' Messi
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Maradona had better Argentina team-mates than 'extraordinary' Messi

Jun 19th 2019, 9:09 PM 7,786 Views 12 Comments

The Barcelona talisman remains without a major international trophy, but Fabio Capello feels he is not to blame for that failure

# main-man - Sunday 31 March, 2019

'He's just a real leader. He brings so much to the group in terms of that leadership quality'
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'He's just a real leader. He brings so much to the group in terms of that leadership quality'

Mar 31st 2019, 7:30 AM 5,245 Views 5 Comments

Declan Bonner hailed the influence of Murphy after yesterday’s Division 2 final win over Meath.

# main-man - Tuesday 19 March, 2019

'Public uproar' - critics round on Cannavaro over China role
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'Public uproar' - critics round on Cannavaro over China role

Mar 19th 2019, 9:12 AM 13,941 Views 5 Comments

Former players and state media questioned the credentials of the 2006 World Cup winner and world player of the year, who is yet to claim a major trophy as a coach.

# main-man - Tuesday 5 February, 2019

'Right now it's Bernardo and 10 more players'
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'Right now it's Bernardo and 10 more players'

Feb 5th 2019, 11:59 PM 11,525 Views 1 Comment

Pep Guardiola is not short of talent in his Man City squad, but believes the midfielder has made himself nearly impossible to drop.

# main-man - Sunday 20 January, 2019

Lionel Messi comes off the bench to rescue below-par Barcelona
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Lionel Messi comes off the bench to rescue below-par Barcelona

Jan 20th 2019, 10:22 PM 5,557 Views 1 Comment

Ernesto Valverde’s decision to rest the Argentina international almost backfired.

# main-man - Sunday 25 November, 2018

Johnny Sexton crowned World Rugby Player of the Year
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Johnny Sexton crowned World Rugby Player of the Year

Nov 25th 2018, 10:12 PM 79,798 Views 128 Comments

What an achievement.

# main-man - Sunday 23 September, 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo keeps Juventus perfect in Serie A
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Cristiano Ronaldo keeps Juventus perfect in Serie A

Sep 23rd 2018, 10:19 PM 10,388 Views 4 Comments

The Portuguese star erased the frustration of his Champions League red card midweek.

# main-man - Monday 25 June, 2018

Sensational Sexton shows his class and composure for Ireland
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Sensational Sexton shows his class and composure for Ireland

Jun 25th 2018, 12:30 PM 41,089 Views 48 Comments

The 32-year-old was instrumental in the series success in Australia.

# main-man - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

Can Ronaldo drag workmanlike Portugal to World Cup glory?
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Can Ronaldo drag workmanlike Portugal to World Cup glory?

Jun 20th 2018, 5:20 PM 6,687 Views 37 Comments

With four goals in two games, the 33-year-old has started the tournament in formidable form.

# main-man - Thursday 7 June, 2018

Schmidt: 'We really wanted to get Joey out there at 10 at some stage'
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Schmidt: 'We really wanted to get Joey out there at 10 at some stage'

Jun 7th 2018, 8:45 AM 10,564 Views 50 Comments

The 22-year-old is set for the biggest start of his career as he guides Ireland against the Wallabies.

# main-man - Sunday 27 May, 2018

Patrick McBrearty inspires Donegal to win over Derry
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Patrick McBrearty inspires Donegal to win over Derry

May 27th 2018, 7:22 PM 7,615 Views 1 Comment

Down, victors over Antrim last night, now lie in wait at St Tiernach’s Park in Clones in two weeks’ time.

# main-man - Friday 4 May, 2018

LeBron not claiming 'mental edge' over Raptors despite stunning game two display
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LeBron not claiming 'mental edge' over Raptors despite stunning game two display

May 4th 2018, 8:37 AM 3,861 Views 4 Comments

LeBron James is again closing in on eliminating the Toronto Raptors but would not comment on claims he has a mental edge over them.

# main-man - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

'The Argentines criticise Messi a lot... You should thank God that he’s there'
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'The Argentines criticise Messi a lot... You should thank God that he’s there'

Mar 28th 2018, 9:00 PM 7,505 Views 3 Comments

Diego Costa believes Tuesday’s international shows the Barcelona ace deserves to be cut more slack by critics back home.

# main-man - Thursday 8 March, 2018

Lukaku: I'm Mourinho's sergeant on the pitch
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Lukaku: I'm Mourinho's sergeant on the pitch

Mar 8th 2018, 10:44 PM 6,325 Views 12 Comments

The striker believes his “soldier mentality” and selflessness have made him a very important part of the coach’s plans at Old Trafford.

# main-man - Saturday 20 January, 2018

'I love to have the chance to run at the halfbacks, so it's great for me!'
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'I love to have the chance to run at the halfbacks, so it's great for me!'

Jan 20th 2018, 7:45 AM 9,942 Views 9 Comments

Jack Conan has excelled in Leinster’s number eight shirt this season.

# main-man - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

Tarnished Luka Modric key to Croatia World Cup hopes
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Tarnished Luka Modric key to Croatia World Cup hopes

Nov 8th 2017, 9:53 AM 16,392 Views 5 Comments

The 32-year-old was involved in a scandal in June over allegedly false testimony he gave at a major corruption trial.

# main-man - Thursday 12 October, 2017

Former United defender: 'Lukaku can beat Ronaldo’s scoring record in season one'
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Former United defender: 'Lukaku can beat Ronaldo’s scoring record in season one'

Oct 12th 2017, 5:18 PM 8,885 Views 7 Comments

The striker has enjoyed a productive opening to his time at Old Trafford, and Mikael Silvestre has tipped him for bigger things.

# main-man - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

Argentina boss Sampaoli: 'Football owed Messi the World Cup'
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Argentina boss Sampaoli: 'Football owed Messi the World Cup'

Oct 11th 2017, 11:59 AM 8,448 Views 35 Comments

Jorge Sampaoli was full of praise and indebted to hat-trick hero Lionel Messi after their win last night.

# main-man - Monday 18 September, 2017

Mannion's moment - Dublin forward makes his mark on football's biggest day
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Mannion's moment - Dublin forward makes his mark on football's biggest day

Sep 18th 2017, 6:00 PM 6,480 Views 3 Comments

The 24-year-old capped off a superb season yesterday.

# main-man - Friday 7 July, 2017

Lions 10 Johnny Sexton proving his doubters wrong once again
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Lions 10 Johnny Sexton proving his doubters wrong once again

Jul 7th 2017, 8:00 AM 32,314 Views 41 Comments

Warren Gatland turned to the Ireland out-half in the Lions’ time of need and he delivered.

# main-man - Friday 30 June, 2017

'We’ve a good relationship - apart from trying to kill each other at the Aviva!'
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'We’ve a good relationship - apart from trying to kill each other at the Aviva!'

Jun 30th 2017, 10:00 PM 14,268 Views 6 Comments

Johnny Sexton takes over at 10 for the Lions tomorrow, with his good friend Owen Farrell moving to 12.

# main-man - Thursday 20 April, 2017

Hartley picked to captain England for tour of Argentina after Lions omission
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Hartley picked to captain England for tour of Argentina after Lions omission

Apr 20th 2017, 10:17 AM 6,322 Views 7 Comments

Eddie Jones has named 15 uncapped players in his squad.

# main-man - Friday 17 March, 2017

'I feel pressure every game I play for Ireland because I put pressure on myself'
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'I feel pressure every game I play for Ireland because I put pressure on myself'

Mar 17th 2017, 6:30 AM 4,943 Views 12 Comments

Johnny Sexton will be without his regular halfback partner against England tomorrow.

# main-man - Friday 10 June, 2016

'We see Zlatan week in, week out but it's not only him we have to be wary of'
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'We see Zlatan week in, week out but it's not only him we have to be wary of'

Jun 10th 2016, 1:44 PM 4,059 Views 3 Comments

Ireland full-back Stephen Ward has been speaking about Sweden’s biggest threat.

# main-man - Sunday 7 February, 2016

Brilliant Ozil gets Arsenal back to winning ways
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Brilliant Ozil gets Arsenal back to winning ways

Feb 7th 2016, 3:49 PM 9,207 Views 6 Comments

The Gunners are now level on points with second-place Tottenham Hotspur.

# main-man - Friday 8 January, 2016

IABA set to wait until after the Olympics to appoint Billy Walsh's successor
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IABA set to wait until after the Olympics to appoint Billy Walsh's successor

Jan 8th 2016, 7:30 AM 2,148 Views 5 Comments

Zaur Antia expected to lead Irish boxing’s medal charge at Rio 2016.

# main-man - Tuesday 22 September, 2015

Philly McMahon - Donaghy incident, Gooch marking and lifting Sam
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Philly McMahon - Donaghy incident, Gooch marking and lifting Sam

Sep 22nd 2015, 6:00 AM 8,987 Views 42 Comments

The Ballymun Kickhams club man has been a central figure in the 2015 championship.

# main-man - Sunday 20 September, 2015

'I think Sexton's salary is probably the same as all of ours put together'
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'I think Sexton's salary is probably the same as all of ours put together'

Sep 20th 2015, 3:55 PM 21,004 Views 5 Comments

Canada were impressed with the form of Ireland’s out-half yesterday.

# main-man - Friday 11 September, 2015

How Kieran McGeeney helped transform Tipperary's hurling scoring star
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How Kieran McGeeney helped transform Tipperary's hurling scoring star

Sep 11th 2015, 11:11 AM 10,794 Views 2 Comments

Seamus Callanan credits the Armagh manager for helping his transformation.

# main-man - Thursday 10 September, 2015

'He eats, sleeps, drinks camogie' - the Galway boss winning All-Ireland titles decades apart
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'He eats, sleeps, drinks camogie' - the Galway boss winning All-Ireland titles decades apart

Sep 10th 2015, 9:45 PM 6,001 Views 1 Comment

Tony Ward is continuing to steer Galway in the right direction.

# main-man - Thursday 25 June, 2015

'He reminds me of Jan Molby in his pomp in his Liverpool days, he can just control the play'
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'He reminds me of Jan Molby in his pomp in his Liverpool days, he can just control the play'

Jun 25th 2015, 6:00 AM 6,173 Views 3 Comments

Brendan Devenney is full of praise for Donegal’s talismanic captain Michael Murphy.

# main-man - Monday 15 June, 2015

'Why wouldn't Benitez build Madrid around Bale?'
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'Why wouldn't Benitez build Madrid around Bale?'

Jun 15th 2015, 12:31 AM 6,791 Views 2 Comments

The Wales coach says the incoming Madrid boss must have been happy with the winger’s display against Belgium.

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