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# standout - Sunday 4 July, 2021

Van der Flier outstanding for Ireland after missing out on Lions call-up
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Van der Flier outstanding for Ireland after missing out on Lions call-up

Jul 4th 2021, 7:30 AM 9,273 Views 10 Comments

Ireland boss Andy Farrell praised the openside’s contribution against Japan.

# standout - Monday 14 June, 2021

Ireland's Dorothy Wall planning to juggle 7s and 15s commitments
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Ireland's Dorothy Wall planning to juggle 7s and 15s commitments

Jun 14th 2021, 9:32 AM 2,752 Views 0 Comments

The Tipperary woman has become a starter for Adam Griggs’ 15s team.

# standout - Thursday 3 June, 2021

Irish winger Aiden McGeady's superb season recognised
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Irish winger Aiden McGeady's superb season recognised

Jun 3rd 2021, 10:47 PM 11,963 Views 4 Comments

The Sunderland star features in the PFA League One team of the year.

# standout - Wednesday 17 March, 2021

'In three or four years' time, he could be another Richie McCaw'
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'In three or four years' time, he could be another Richie McCaw'

Mar 17th 2021, 2:30 PM 20,453 Views 6 Comments

Despite still being just 22, Tom Curry is already a dominant force in Test rugby.

# standout - Sunday 28 February, 2021

Connors takes his chance in Rome to push for Ireland start against Scotland
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Connors takes his chance in Rome to push for Ireland start against Scotland

Feb 28th 2021, 11:45 AM 9,983 Views 30 Comments

The 24-year-old openside was among the best performers in a six-try win for Andy Farrell’s side.

# standout - Tuesday 9 February, 2021

Top carrier, tackler, passer, and jackler - Tadhg Beirne's best game yet for Ireland
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Top carrier, tackler, passer, and jackler - Tadhg Beirne's best game yet for Ireland

Feb 9th 2021, 5:18 PM 20,537 Views 30 Comments

The Munster lock was superb as Ireland came up short against Wales last weekend.

# standout - Saturday 5 December, 2020

'He's pretty special' - Ireland excited about Doris' impact in first year of Test rugby
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'He's pretty special' - Ireland excited about Doris' impact in first year of Test rugby

Dec 5th 2020, 6:17 PM 9,385 Views 25 Comments

The 22-year-old has quickly become an important figure for Andy Farrell’s side.

# standout - Monday 24 August, 2020

There is no question who should have been awarded the Ballon d'Or this year
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There is no question who should have been awarded the Ballon d'Or this year

Aug 24th 2020, 7:15 AM 17,957 Views 4 Comments

Robert Lewandowski completed a memorable season by helping Bayern win the Champions League last night.

# standout - Thursday 9 July, 2020

John Egan a strong contender for Irish player of the season - and it could be about to get even better
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John Egan a strong contender for Irish player of the season - and it could be about to get even better

Jul 9th 2020, 7:30 AM 21,285 Views 15 Comments

The Sheffield United centre-back has been a key figure amid a remarkable season for the club.

# standout - Saturday 12 October, 2019

'Irrepressible' Larmour shines for Ireland with man-of-the-match display
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'Irrepressible' Larmour shines for Ireland with man-of-the-match display

Oct 12th 2019, 4:22 PM 10,812 Views 24 Comments

The 22-year-old shone at fullback in a big win over Samoa.

# standout - Wednesday 3 July, 2019

'Who is this kid?' - Smalling recalls moment Man United stars took notice of Rashford
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'Who is this kid?' - Smalling recalls moment Man United stars took notice of Rashford

Jul 3rd 2019, 1:19 PM 6,022 Views 12 Comments

The centre-back has described how the youngster made a big impact in a 2016 practice match.

# standout - Friday 7 June, 2019

Koeman hails Barcelona-bound star's outstanding display
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Koeman hails Barcelona-bound star's outstanding display

Jun 7th 2019, 12:48 AM 13,514 Views 9 Comments

The Dutch manager was in no doubt who was the star of the show for Netherlands as they beat England.

# standout - Sunday 12 May, 2019

'It was as physical as it gets... It was definitely Test match standard'
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'It was as physical as it gets... It was definitely Test match standard'

May 12th 2019, 7:30 AM 12,463 Views 29 Comments

James Ryan delivered another superb showing for Leinster in defeat to Saracens.

# standout - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

'Outstanding. Man of the match by a million miles'
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'Outstanding. Man of the match by a million miles'

Oct 17th 2018, 4:35 PM 14,901 Views 2 Comments

Ryan Giggs reserved high praise for skipper Ashley Williams after he helped Wales beat Ireland 1-0.

# standout - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

Iain Henderson makes huge Lions statement in second Test audition
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Iain Henderson makes huge Lions statement in second Test audition

Jun 27th 2017, 11:19 AM 27,742 Views 29 Comments

Rory Best and CJ Stander were strong too, but Robbie Henshaw was injured in the first half.

# standout - Sunday 18 September, 2016

Who deserves the man-of-the-match award from today's All-Ireland final?
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Who deserves the man-of-the-match award from today's All-Ireland final?

Sep 18th 2016, 6:46 PM 17,481 Views 37 Comments

Fans were treated to an enthralling game at Croke Park today.

# standout - Monday 9 May, 2016

Clontarf resigned to losing 'very, very special player' Carbery to the big stage
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Clontarf resigned to losing 'very, very special player' Carbery to the big stage

May 9th 2016, 7:23 AM 18,505 Views 24 Comments

‘Tarf coach Andy Wood says his young out-half is a formidable operator with and without the ball.

# standout - Sunday 7 February, 2016

CJ Stander man of the match on barnstorming Ireland debut against Wales
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CJ Stander man of the match on barnstorming Ireland debut against Wales

Feb 7th 2016, 5:07 PM 11,313 Views 33 Comments

The Munster back row was superb on his Test debut for Joe Schmidt’s side.

# standout - Monday 4 January, 2016

Bayern Munich star named player of first half of season
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Bayern Munich star named player of first half of season

Jan 4th 2016, 10:47 PM 13,719 Views 34 Comments

The 25-year-old Brazilian, a summer signing from Shakhtar Donetsk, received just over 30 percent of the vote.

# standout - Friday 29 May, 2015

Henry, Strauss and Gilroy emerge from Barbarians defeat with credit
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Henry, Strauss and Gilroy emerge from Barbarians defeat with credit

May 29th 2015, 8:30 AM 14,525 Views 20 Comments

While Ireland’s team performance was sloppy, there were some solid displays at Thomond Park.

# standout - Thursday 14 May, 2015

No prizes for guessing the Airtricity League Player of the Month for April
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No prizes for guessing the Airtricity League Player of the Month for April

May 14th 2015, 7:50 PM 4,925 Views 5 Comments

Shamrock Rovers striker Mikey Drennan and Bohemians goalkeeper Dean Delany finished second and third respectively.

# standout - Thursday 26 March, 2015

Analysis: Robbie Henshaw shows rich promise as Six Nations star
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Analysis: Robbie Henshaw shows rich promise as Six Nations star

Mar 26th 2015, 8:27 AM 25,828 Views 39 Comments

The 21-year-old was remarkably effective in his first campaign as Ireland’s inside centre.

# standout - Saturday 7 February, 2015

3 players who stood out in Ireland U20s dominant win over Italy
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3 players who stood out in Ireland U20s dominant win over Italy

Feb 7th 2015, 11:47 AM 7,664 Views 2 Comments

Nigel Carolan’s men made a strong start to their Six Nations campaign in Biella.

# standout - Friday 30 January, 2015

4 Wolfhounds who put their hands up for Six Nations selection
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4 Wolfhounds who put their hands up for Six Nations selection

Jan 30th 2015, 10:11 PM 16,211 Views 87 Comments

Picking out individuals was no easty task, but these men may have increased their Six Nations chances.

# standout - Saturday 20 December, 2014

Reid stands out as Leinster's attack progresses in win over Connacht
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Reid stands out as Leinster's attack progresses in win over Connacht

Dec 20th 2014, 8:00 AM 8,775 Views 4 Comments

The 24-year-old centre was named man of the match after the inter-pro clash at the RDS.

# standout - Monday 30 June, 2014

Here's our GAA football team of the weekend
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Here's our GAA football team of the weekend

Jun 30th 2014, 6:45 PM 4,921 Views 1 Comment

It’s our pick of the bunch from the Leinster championship and qualifier action.

# standout - Monday 23 June, 2014

Here's your GAA football team of the weekend
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Here's your GAA football team of the weekend

Jun 23rd 2014, 5:59 PM 4,469 Views 1 Comment

There are 12 different counties on the team following the weekend’s Munster, Connacht and qualifier action.

# standout - Monday 16 June, 2014

Here's our hurling XV from the weekend's championship action
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Here's our hurling XV from the weekend's championship action

Jun 16th 2014, 5:45 PM 6,993 Views 13 Comments

Cork make up much of the spine of this weekend’s hurling fifteen.

Here’s our GAA football team of the weekend
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Here’s our GAA football team of the weekend

Jun 16th 2014, 3:21 PM 3,673 Views 0 Comments

There are a lot of Monaghan men in this weekend’s team as they finally got one over on Tyrone.

# standout - Monday 9 June, 2014

Here’s our hurling XV from the weekend's championship action
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Here’s our hurling XV from the weekend's championship action

Jun 9th 2014, 7:01 PM 7,611 Views 2 Comments

Lots of Kilkenny names in this weekend’s team as they began their 2014 championship on Saturday.

Here’s our GAA football championship team of the weekend
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Here’s our GAA football championship team of the weekend

Jun 9th 2014, 2:40 PM 6,283 Views 9 Comments

All four provinces were in action this week, but who makes our best 15?

# standout - Monday 26 May, 2014

Here's our GAA football championship team of the weekend
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Here's our GAA football championship team of the weekend

May 26th 2014, 7:00 PM 4,507 Views 2 Comments

There were three games played this weekend across two provinces, one of which dominates this weekend’s team.