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# make-or-break - Thursday 7 January, 2021

James Ryan treating Ulster clash as an early 'cup final'
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James Ryan treating Ulster clash as an early 'cup final'

Jan 7th 2021, 6:00 AM 3,130 Views 2 Comments

The second row admits it’s ‘surreal’ but the games importance is writ large for the reigning champions.

# make-or-break - Tuesday 4 August, 2020

Brentford one win away from €185m Premier League windfall that would end 73-year wait
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Brentford one win away from €185m Premier League windfall that would end 73-year wait

Aug 4th 2020, 6:00 AM 9,841 Views 3 Comments

The Championship play-off final is down for decision this evening.

# make-or-break - Sunday 12 January, 2020

Munster fighting for European lives in monumental clash against Racing
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Munster fighting for European lives in monumental clash against Racing

Jan 12th 2020, 6:00 AM 14,233 Views 29 Comments

The task is a hugely demanding one for Johann van Graan’s men.

# make-or-break - Thursday 18 July, 2019

Jason Quigley just wants you to be happy, and a world title
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Jason Quigley just wants you to be happy, and a world title

Jul 18th 2019, 8:00 AM 5,780 Views 1 Comment

Jason Quigley faces Tureano Johnson in a do-or-die middleweight clash tonight (live on eir Sport).

# make-or-break - Tuesday 9 April, 2019

'Imagine sending a message across Europe that we've beaten the reigning champions'
# Euro Vision
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# Euro Vision

'Imagine sending a message across Europe that we've beaten the reigning champions'

Apr 9th 2019, 9:47 AM 4,603 Views 2 Comments

Ireland’s young guns can qualify for the Women’s U19 European Championships this evening – but a tough test awaits.

# make-or-break - Wednesday 2 January, 2019

Silva admits Man City's title challenge may be over if they lose to Liverpool
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# Make Or Break

Silva admits Man City's title challenge may be over if they lose to Liverpool

Jan 2nd 2019, 12:05 AM 6,617 Views 10 Comments

‘The pressure is a little bit more on us because if we don’t win, it will be very difficult to go after them.’

# make-or-break - Friday 13 April, 2018

'I was wondering if I was going to ever experience that winning feeling again'
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'I was wondering if I was going to ever experience that winning feeling again'

Apr 13th 2018, 6:45 AM 7,414 Views 1 Comment

Tommy Bowe faces his former club tonight in what could be one of the final acts of his glittering career.

# make-or-break - Sunday 11 March, 2018

'I can't put my finger on it but we need to turn things around as our season is on the line'
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# Make Or Break

'I can't put my finger on it but we need to turn things around as our season is on the line'

Mar 11th 2018, 10:09 PM 10,172 Views 5 Comments

Tommy Bowe is desperate to help Ulster finish the season strongly before he retires.

# make-or-break - Saturday 3 March, 2018

'It means a huge amount and hopefully we can step up over the next few weeks and really prove it'
# The World Awaits
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# The World Awaits

'It means a huge amount and hopefully we can step up over the next few weeks and really prove it'

Mar 3rd 2018, 7:00 AM 12,747 Views 7 Comments

The odds are stacked against Ireland, but they will relish the challenge of defying expectations when the 2019 World Cup qualifiers get underway on Sunday.

# make-or-break - Tuesday 9 January, 2018

'One of us might never fight for a world title again': Frampton return confirmed for 21 April
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'One of us might never fight for a world title again': Frampton return confirmed for 21 April

Jan 9th 2018, 1:57 PM 5,136 Views 1 Comment

Carl Frampton knows defeat against Nonito Donaire would likely spell the end of his time at world level.

# make-or-break - Monday 25 September, 2017

'If John Delaney had said 'We want a young, vibrant side so don't worry about qualification' we could have done that'
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'If John Delaney had said 'We want a young, vibrant side so don't worry about qualification' we could have done that'

Sep 25th 2017, 6:06 PM 10,977 Views 24 Comments

Ireland manager Martin O’Neill says his players must ‘rise to the occasion’ as he prepares to name his squad for the upcoming double-header.

# make-or-break - Thursday 6 July, 2017

Maurice Shanahan dropped as Derek McGrath names Waterford team for Kilkenny
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Maurice Shanahan dropped as Derek McGrath names Waterford team for Kilkenny

Jul 6th 2017, 10:02 PM 15,211 Views 15 Comments

Jake Dillon comes in for Saturday’s Semple showdown.

# make-or-break - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

Lots of outside 'noise' but Lions must now produce performance of a lifetime
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Lots of outside 'noise' but Lions must now produce performance of a lifetime

Jun 28th 2017, 6:06 AM 7,406 Views 11 Comments

Warren Gatland believes is Test team are totally focused on the task.

# make-or-break - Saturday 29 April, 2017

Ospreys fend off Ulster comeback and all but end their Pro12 dream
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Ospreys fend off Ulster comeback and all but end their Pro12 dream

Apr 29th 2017, 5:46 PM 8,940 Views 24 Comments

It was make or break for the northern province, but Ospreys came out on top.

# make-or-break - Saturday 25 February, 2017

Ireland's Six Nations hopes on the line with confident France in Dublin
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Ireland's Six Nations hopes on the line with confident France in Dublin

Feb 25th 2017, 8:00 AM 13,342 Views 10 Comments

It’s make or break for Joe Schmidt’s men against les Bleus.

# make-or-break - Wednesday 25 January, 2017

'I am not scaremongering': Bus Eireann boss warns all jobs could be lost if drastic action not taken
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# Make Or Break

'I am not scaremongering': Bus Eireann boss warns all jobs could be lost if drastic action not taken

Jan 25th 2017, 1:16 PM 14,185 Views 101 Comments

Bus Eireann workers have said industrial action remains on the cards.

# make-or-break - Wednesday 4 May, 2016

'People have written us off but now they think this is a team who can go and win the title'
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# Make Or Break

'People have written us off but now they think this is a team who can go and win the title'

May 4th 2016, 5:23 PM 9,197 Views 16 Comments

Ulster are in buoyant mood after blowing Leinster away but now must prove their credentials again this weekend.

# make-or-break - Tuesday 3 May, 2016

Is Pep Guardiola on the verge of failure and other Champions League talking points
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Is Pep Guardiola on the verge of failure and other Champions League talking points

May 3rd 2016, 5:10 PM 7,325 Views 7 Comments

Plus, can Sergio Agüero replicate his Premier League form in Europe?

# make-or-break - Saturday 16 January, 2016

'It's not the ideal situation to be in' - Kiss calls on his Ulster side to stand up and deliver
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'It's not the ideal situation to be in' - Kiss calls on his Ulster side to stand up and deliver

Jan 16th 2016, 7:31 PM 6,053 Views 6 Comments

The northern province will depend on other results going their way next week.

# make-or-break - Saturday 9 January, 2016

Munster's Foley - 'Fellas are smiling a small bit, as opposed to last month'
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Munster's Foley - 'Fellas are smiling a small bit, as opposed to last month'

Jan 9th 2016, 7:00 AM 4,590 Views 15 Comments

The southern province face a pivotal European clash in Paris this evening.

# make-or-break - Tuesday 8 December, 2015

5 talking points ahead of the final round of Champions League group matches
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5 talking points ahead of the final round of Champions League group matches

Dec 8th 2015, 3:00 PM 12,691 Views 13 Comments

13 clubs are hoping to fill the seven remaining places during the last action of 2015.

# make-or-break - Thursday 19 November, 2015

'It wasn't good enough' - Nacewa dismisses talk of Leinster RWC hangovers
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'It wasn't good enough' - Nacewa dismisses talk of Leinster RWC hangovers

Nov 19th 2015, 6:15 AM 4,078 Views 0 Comments

The Leinster captain says this weekend in Bath is a must-win game.

# make-or-break - Thursday 8 October, 2015

Northern Ireland and Wales on brink of history - here's who can qualify for Euro 2016
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# As It Stands

Northern Ireland and Wales on brink of history - here's who can qualify for Euro 2016

Oct 8th 2015, 1:29 PM 4,209 Views 15 Comments

There’s plenty of football still to be played as the stakes are raised.

# make-or-break - Monday 5 October, 2015

Given: 'It's going to be a big day of sport in the bars around the country'
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Given: 'It's going to be a big day of sport in the bars around the country'

Oct 5th 2015, 5:49 PM 26,815 Views 10 Comments

Ireland’s senior football and rugby teams both play crucial games this Sunday, but the number one goalkeeper must first focus on the small matter of Germany’s visit to Dublin.

# make-or-break - Friday 4 September, 2015

RTÉ panel spell out the consequences for O'Neill if Ireland don't beat Georgia
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RTÉ panel spell out the consequences for O'Neill if Ireland don't beat Georgia

Sep 4th 2015, 10:58 PM 13,123 Views 21 Comments

It’s three points or bust for Marty on Monday.

# make-or-break - Tuesday 25 August, 2015

Louis van Gaal has revealed his solution to Man United's goal-scoring problems
# Round Pegs
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# Round Pegs

Louis van Gaal has revealed his solution to Man United's goal-scoring problems

Aug 25th 2015, 9:25 PM 14,772 Views 45 Comments

The Red Devils are in Belgium for their Champions League qualifier.

# make-or-break - Monday 8 June, 2015

'Nothing is impossible' - O'Neill primed for the biggest game of his Ireland reign
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'Nothing is impossible' - O'Neill primed for the biggest game of his Ireland reign

Jun 8th 2015, 8:30 PM 11,175 Views 19 Comments

After the distractions of the England friendly and the FAI’s off-the-field controversies, the Ireland boss is fully focused on this weekend’s must-win qualifier against Scotland.

# make-or-break - Saturday 14 March, 2015

D-Day arrives for Ireland as World Cup quarter-final on the line against Pakistan
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D-Day arrives for Ireland as World Cup quarter-final on the line against Pakistan

Mar 14th 2015, 10:30 PM 7,121 Views 10 Comments

William Porterfield insists ‘it’s just another game’ but the stakes couldn’t be higher in Adelaide.

# make-or-break - Wednesday 11 March, 2015

Kilbane: Ireland shouldn't fear Poland but Keane has to start
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Kilbane: Ireland shouldn't fear Poland but Keane has to start

Mar 11th 2015, 6:28 PM 4,963 Views 8 Comments

The ex-Ireland international gave his thoughts on the upcoming Euro 2016 qualifier and which players he would bring back into the team.

# make-or-break - Friday 6 March, 2015

Stakes couldn't be higher for Ireland as race for quarter-finals hots up
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# Squeaky Bum Time

Stakes couldn't be higher for Ireland as race for quarter-finals hots up

Mar 6th 2015, 8:15 PM 7,909 Views 2 Comments

It’s not quite make-or-break yet but the significance of tonight’s game against Zimbabwe cannot be understated.

# make-or-break - Saturday 24 January, 2015

As it happened: Wasps v Leinster, Champions Cup From The42
Live Jan 24th 2015, 12:04 PM

As it happened: Wasps v Leinster, Champions Cup

# make-or-break - Thursday 11 December, 2014

Murray's Munster must up physicality to save European season in Clermont
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Murray's Munster must up physicality to save European season in Clermont

Dec 11th 2014, 8:00 AM 8,206 Views 14 Comments

The Ireland scrum-half expects Clermont to operate with more ambition in attack at Stade Marcel Michelin.

# make-or-break - Thursday 5 June, 2014

Peadar Timmins: Ireland can't afford another flop against aggressive Welsh
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Peadar Timmins: Ireland can't afford another flop against aggressive Welsh

Jun 5th 2014, 8:15 AM 3,374 Views 5 Comments

The 20-year-old is confident his U20 teammates can right the wrong of a Six Nations lost to the Welsh.

# make-or-break - Friday 9 May, 2014

Diary of a Fantasy Gaffer: Dry your eyes Luis, we have a league to win
# Crying Game
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# Crying Game

Diary of a Fantasy Gaffer: Dry your eyes Luis, we have a league to win

May 9th 2014, 3:22 PM 3,549 Views 6 Comments

TheScore.ie Machine would be relegated to Greg Dyke’s ‘Englishmen Only’ division if it wasn’t for the Uruguayan striker.

# make-or-break - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

POLL: Would you like to see France qualify for the World Cup?
# Last Chance Saloon
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# Last Chance Saloon

POLL: Would you like to see France qualify for the World Cup?

Nov 19th 2013, 5:55 PM 4,204 Views 19 Comments

Les Bleus are facing the prospect of being absent from next year’s finals in Brazil.

# make-or-break - Thursday 24 October, 2013

Mediator lays out European Rugby framework after Dublin talks
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# European Rugby

Mediator lays out European Rugby framework after Dublin talks

Oct 24th 2013, 3:59 PM 3,369 Views 17 Comments

The parties will meet again early next month.

# make-or-break - Wednesday 3 April, 2013

IMF: European help, progress on mortgages crucial to exit from bailout
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# Make Or Break

IMF: European help, progress on mortgages crucial to exit from bailout

Apr 3rd 2013, 4:00 PM 6,318 Views 49 Comments

The IMF’s latest quarterly review of Ireland’s progress says progress on dealing with mortgage arrears is a make-or-break.

# make-or-break - Wednesday 9 January, 2013

McLaughlin: Leinster in balancing act for 'make or break' weekend
# Heineken Cup
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# Heineken Cup

McLaughlin: Leinster in balancing act for 'make or break' weekend

Jan 9th 2013, 8:00 AM 810 Views 0 Comments

The flanker acknowledges that Leinster need four tries this weekend, but is intent on remaining focused on the little details.

# make-or-break - Saturday 28 July, 2012

No doubt about it: Walsh, Waterford ready for Cork battle
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No doubt about it: Walsh, Waterford ready for Cork battle

Jul 28th 2012, 9:22 AM 369 Views 1 Comment

Shane Walsh is aiming to bounce back instantly when the Déise face the Rebels tomorrow.

# make-or-break - Saturday 16 June, 2012

A nation's hope: Poland must win to continue Euro dream
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A nation's hope: Poland must win to continue Euro dream

Jun 16th 2012, 7:04 AM 424 Views 0 Comments

The co-hosts have impressed greatly, but could be bowing out of their own tournament tonight.