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# Priorities

This year
Former Celtic star Tom Rogic retires from football at 30 to focus on family
The Aussie has called time on his career, with his wife expecting twins following years of fertility struggles.
Peter McVerry says Varadkar has his 'priorities wrong' when it come to tax cuts
‘My priority, if you have €1.5 billion to give away, are the hundreds of thousands struggling to make ends meet,’ McVerry said.
Last year
'We won’t speak about Europe until after this next game. Seriously!'
Munster set to focus on league points this Friday in a bid to build momentum into Europe.
All time
Koepka and Thomas focus on US PGA Tour as Norman's Saudi-backed plan gathers pace
The series would start in 2022 and feature 10 events worldwide sanctioned by the Asian Tour, with stars reportedly guaranteed huge paydays.
Munster men get last Lions audition as Leinster shake team up for inter-pro
The two provinces have different agendas ahead of this evening’s Rainbow Cup clash.
Gatland knew 'a long time ago' that Farrell wouldn't be available to Lions
Farrell will lead Ireland on their tour to the Pacific Islands if it goes ahead.
Family first and driving Connacht's McAllister
Connacht’s enforced break from matches won’t lead to a loss of focus for the prop.
Memo to Andy Farrell: forget four-year plans, history has shown they don’t work
The Ireland coach should resist calls to ditch his experienced players.
Carragher: Nothing can get in the way of Liverpool winning the Premier League
The Reds legend does not want to see the club’s bid for a first league title in 30 years derailed by a hectic December fixture list.
Ashton all but ends World Cup hopes as he withdraws from England training squad
The 32-year-old’s wife is pregnant, and he wishes to be by her side rather than go away to training camp.
Making the Munster final would be 'a bonus' for Limerick
Just five members of the current Treaty panel have tasted provincial success in the past.
Genia insists Bledisloe Cup is rugby's 'pinnacle' ahead of All Blacks showdown
The Wallabies, who face New Zealand on Saturday, have not won the trans-Tasman series since 2002.
'There are other things in my life that are more important than golf'
Rory McIlroy admits his priorities have shifted in recent years, and what happens on the course is not the be-all and end-all.
'I dreamed of being a great golfer - I never dreamed of all this other stuff'
Rory McIlroy has been ranked as the 15th most famous sportsperson in the world by ESPN.
'I would much rather lose our best players to the first team than win at the weekend’
Ray Power describes a day in the life of a League of Ireland U19s soccer coach.
Klopp: 'We're not the Harlem Globetrotters. We are here for results'
Liverpool have been involved in more than their fair share of entertaining games this season, but the Reds boss is focused on picking up points.
'There's no greater joy as a parent': Family comes first for Mickelson as he skips US Open
It’s the only Major he hasn’t won, but Phil will instead attend his daughter’s graduation.
Kevin Long poised to miss his brother's wedding after getting first Ireland call-up
The Burnley defender is determined to get some game time for the Boys in Green next month.
Game over: No more PlayStation for dedicated Jones
The Manchester United defender now understands the importance of ensuring he has the right recovery after games.
'I’ve taken rugby in a completely different way because of Axel’s death'
Keith Earls felt like he was cheated of the chance to pay tribute to Anthony Foley against Glasgow.
Ranieri could MISS the moment Leicester win the Premier League
The experienced Italian will put family first and miss Spurs’ clash with last year’s champions.
'Masterchef? That's a good reason': Wenger urges Arsenal fans to return after no-show
There were thousands of empty seats at the Emirates Stadium last night.
China's space telescope will displace humans in the search for aliens
It will be the world’s biggest radio telescope.
Rodgers: 'Liverpool have to choose between profits and success'
Former Reds manager has some advice for the Fenway Sports Group.
Azarenka powers through in Melbourne but only really cared about her beloved Broncos
Meanwhile, Andy Murray beat Bernard Tomic to reach the quarter-finals.
'I don't think about Man City' - Van Gaal and Man United focused on Moscow mission
The Red Devils face CSKA Moscow in the Champions League this evening.
12 people who clearly have their priorities in order
You do you.
Can't watch 'em all? The key World Cup fixtures to watch this weekend
11 games down and all 20 teams will have played by tonight. Here’s the games you can’t miss this weekend.
Robbie Keane won't complain if he doesn't start against Georgia tomorrow
The Ireland striker took his international tally to 67 on Friday night — one goal behind German legend Gerd Muller.
Having the craic with co-workers is more important than getting a pay rise
People in Ireland place more value on a positive work environment than money.
Italian teenager wakes from month-long coma, asks if Juventus are still in the Champions League
The boy was trapped underwater for 42 minutes and was assumed dead.
Should Ireland give more money to those in need abroad?
A new survey also revealed the Irish public’s want to increase the budget for foreign aid.
Vladimir Putin has canned holidays and wants to cap vodka prices as the economy collapses
Government ministers have been ordered to keep working through the New Year.
Mils Muliaina might have given Irish players the secret to finally beating the All Blacks
It could all be down to how they prepare in the gym.
Bolivia president says he wants to open a barbecue restaurant when he retires from politics
It sounds delicious, frankly.
Sure the ping pong is fun, but IT staff also want to do good work
Survey says IT workers now prefer startups to big tech companies so they get to do interesting projects.
Opinion: We are more concerned with beeps from our phone than the person in front of us
We’re becoming increasingly disconnected from our immediate environment and from the people around us due to the constant use of mobile phones.
Munster, Ulster and Connacht hit with Pro12 fixture confusion
The ongoing civil war in Welsh rugby has led to league and cup fixture clashes.
Here's the one thing Enda Kenny and Joan Burton have definitely agreed on...
Over 70s will be happy with this one.
Alan Kelly says Labour achieved Programme for Government... but didn't emphasise it enough
The Deputy Leader said people who work are his main priority.