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Zola urges Chelsea to stick together to put their season back on track

Gianfranco Zola says Chelsea must unite to rectify their stuttering season ahead of a crucial run of fixtures. The FA Cup holders host Manchester United in the fifth round on Monday evening, before the second leg of their Europa League tie with Malmo ... Read more

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14-man Crokes battle back to end Mullinalaghta journey

Dr Crokes 0-18 Mullinalaghta 2-07. Dr Crokes showed all their class, character and composure to see off the gutsy challenge of Mullinalaghta in Thurles this afternoon and set up a St Patrick's Day final with Corofin, which will pit the last two All ... Read more

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Kieran Marmion returns to boost Connacht for Cheetahs clash

AddThis Sharing Buttons. Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Email App Share to LinkedIn Share to Pinterest Share to Reddit Share to WhatsApp. AddThis Sharing Buttons. Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Email App Share to LinkedIn ... Read more

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'We were robbed' - Martin O'Neill fumes over disallowed goal

Martin O'Neill was adamant Nottingham Forest were denied a perfectly good goal as they were held to a 0-0 draw away to Preston. Joe Lolley had the ball in the back of the net 12 minutes from time at Deepdale only for it to be ruled out because of a ... Read more

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Leinster survive scare against Zebre

Leinster survived a fightback by Zebre to extend their lead at the top of Conference B in the Guinness PRO14 with a 40-24 bonus-point win in Italy. The defending champions had stormed into a 21-point lead in the first half, but were pegged back in a ... Read more

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Stack goal sees Midleton bridge 13-year gap to claim Harty Cup title

A Joe Stack goal on 53 minutes was the crucial score in delivering Midleton CBS their fourth Harty Cup crown. Stack's goal arrived after Midleton had struck five consecutive wides and were failing to in anyway capitalise on this spell of dominance ... Read more

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Captains return as Cork and Clare name sides for Páirc Uí Rinn league showdown

MUNSTER RIVALS CORK and Clare have announced their sides for their Allianz Hurling League clash, with Seamus Harnedy and Tony Kelly both named to start. The Munster sides go head-to-head at Páirc Uí Rinn tomorrow night [throw-in 7.15pm, live on ... Read more

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Monalee expected to romp home in Red Mills Chase, but watch out for Killultagh Vic

IT WAS HARD to pick holes in Sir Erec's stylish Leopardstown success and he definitely deserves to be favourite for the JCB Triumph Hurdle, but his skimpy odds mean there must be value elsewhere and the one who looks overpriced at 20-1 is Coeur ... Read more

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'Violation, intimidation and thuggery' - Simon Harris reveals how protesters ...

Simon Harris has hit out at a group that gathered outside his home last Sunday afternoon, saying that they were not protesting, they were intimidating his family. The Minister for Health said that the group appeared to have followed his wife and three ... Read more

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Gardaí appeal for public's help as pair missing from Tallaght

Gardai are seeking the public's help in tracing two missing men from the Russell Square area of Tallaght. Noel Leeson (34) and Anthony Keegan (47) were last seen on February 3. Noel Leeson (left) and Anthony Keegan (right). Gardaí believe both men may ... Read more

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Kim Kardashian gets roasted by BFF Chrissy Teigen over Kanye West's ...

She was treated to an incredibly romantic yet over the top gesture on Valentine's Day from her husband Kanye West. But while Kim Kardashian was delighted with her extravagant Valentine's Day surprise, her BFF Chrissy Teigen was quick to find the funny ... Read more

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Seamus Callanan hoping break works oracle

When Liam Sheedy spoke last week of wanting to “give something back” to his class of 2010 “before they go to cash in their chips” it was difficult not to think of Seamus Callanan. Paudie Maher, Brendan Maher, Patrick Maher, and Noel McGrath began that ... Read more

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Al Dancer continues fine season in Betfair Hurdle

Al Dancer maintained his unbeaten record for the season with a decisive victory in the Betfair Hurdle at Ascot. Originally due to be run at Newbury last week before the outbreak of equine flu, the valuable handicap was swiftly re-scheduled - and a ... Read more

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'If you'd to see the smiles and it wasn't just me, it was Mam and Dad'

FOR SOME CLUBS, producing All-Star winners is run of the mill stuff. Take James Stephens for example. Ten hurlers from the Kilkenny club have brought home 27 All-Star awards over the years. Cork's Blackrock are not far behind with nine players ... Read more

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Sice powers Corofin into All-Ireland final

Corofin 2-13 Gaoth Dobhair 1-12. Gary Sice was the hero for Corofin who will now defend their All-Ireland club football title on St Patrick's Day after a 2-13 to 1-12 win against Gaoth Dobhair. Corofin were much more clinical in front of goal in the ... Read more

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Leinster name their team for Pro14 return against Zebre

AddThis Sharing Buttons. Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Email App Share to LinkedIn Share to Pinterest Share to Reddit Share to WhatsApp. AddThis Sharing Buttons. Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Email App Share to LinkedIn ... Read more

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This time, Midleton keen to defuse the Harty Cup hype

Midleton CBS held their Harty Cup final press afternoon on Wednesday week last, the low-key gathering in stark contrast to last year's. With today's fixture representing their second successive final appearance, a similar event was organised in advance ... Read more

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Mullinalaghta St Columba's v Dr Crokes LIVE score updates from the All-Ireland ...

Mullinalaghta will aim to take another huge scalp when they take on Dr Crokes today in the semi-final of the All-Ireland club football semi-final. The Longford side are riding the crest of wave after beating Dublin giants Kilmacud Crokes in the ... Read more

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'Waiting' holds key to solving Ascot puzzle

Get your ducks in a row, blue-sky thinking, going forward . . . Is there anything more annoying than corporate jargon? Perhaps the most common phrase of all is 'think outside the box' which seems to have emerged in the 1970s when management consultancy ... Read more

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Brighton squeeze past Derby to make FA Cup quarters

Brighton scraped into the quarter-finals of the FA Cup for the second successive season after Yves Bissouma inspired a narrow 2-1 victory over Derby. Mali international Bissouma cut the ball back for Anthony Knockaert to sweep Albion into a 33rd-minute ... Read more

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Kieran Marmion returns to boost Connacht for Cheetahs clash

AddThis Sharing Buttons. Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Email App Share to LinkedIn Share to Pinterest Share to Reddit Share to WhatsApp. AddThis Sharing Buttons. Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Email App Share to LinkedIn ... Read more

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'If you'd to see the smiles and it wasn't just me, it was Mam and Dad'

FOR SOME CLUBS, producing All-Star winners is run of the mill stuff. Take James Stephens for example. Ten hurlers from the Kilkenny club have brought home 27 All-Star awards over the years. Cork's Blackrock are not far behind with nine players ... Read more

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Garda probe as young man found dead in pub

Gardaí are investigating the sudden death of a young man who was found unresponsive in a pub. The 26-year-old male was discovered in an unresponsive state in a premises in Greystones, Co Wicklow at 9.30pm on Thursday night. It is understood he was ... Read more

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Ronan Keating's daughter Missy auditions for The Voice tonight: 'I prefer not ...

Ronan Keating is passing the pop star mantle down to his daughter Missy during The Voice tonight. The Boyzone frontman, 41, will be as proud as a Pringle when Missy, 17, is joined by her pal Georgia Gaffney during tonight's episode of the red swinging ... Read more

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McCloskey paves way for Ulster win on his big night

As he racked up a century of caps for Ulster, it seemed Stuart McCloskey was destined to be the only man both in the headlines and on the scoresheet. The burly centre bagged the game's only try against Ospreys in the second half, created by his own ... Read more

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Dancing On Ice fans spot Wes Nelson's sly dig at ex Megan Barton Hanson as he ...

DANCING On Ice fans have spotted Wes Nelson's sly dig at his ex-girlfriend Megan Barton Hanson ahead of this week's show. The Love Island star will be performing his skating routine to Labrinth's song Jealous with partner Vanessa Bauer. Wes Nelson has ... Read more

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Mullinalaghta's underdog tale is not finished yet

It's meant in a positive way, to remind Shane Mulligan of what's possible, but recalling the 2006 All-Ireland qualifier between Longford and Kerry turns out to be less than helpful. Longford gave a solid account of themselves that day against the ... Read more

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Team news: Kieran Marmion back from injury as Irish internationals return to ...

Irish stars have returned to the Connacht and Leinster teams for their PRO14 matches tomorrow. Ultan Dillane, Caolin Blade, Jack Carty and Tom Farrell will line-out for Connacht after their Ireland call-ups. Jarrad Butler captains the team for the game ... Read more

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Friends become foes for Sean Maguire as Preston prepare for Nottingham Forest

A glance at the opposition dug-out at Deepdale will send Sean Maguire's thoughts back to Turner's Cross and turn him into a star-struck schoolkid, momentarily at least, when he continues his return to fitness with Championship side Preston this afternoon. Read more

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2 men questioned Jussie Smollett attack released without charges

Chicago police late Friday released without charges two Nigerian brothers arrested on suspicion of assaulting Empire actor Jussie Smollett and said they have new evidence to investigate as a result of questioning them. “The individuals questioned by ... Read more

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'RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars': Did Monet and Trinity both deserve to win ...

Season 4 of “RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars” ended with a shocker. Heading into the “Super Queen Grand Finale,” Trinity The Tuck had been predicted to win but she ended up having to share her crown with Monet X Change. What do you think of this ... Read more

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Pat's Drennan makes Cork City pay penalty

A first half Mikey Drennan penalty gave new St Patrick's Athletic manager Harry Kenny the perfect start with a victory over Cork City which was rapturously received at a packed Richmond Park. This was a new-look Pat's with Kenny happy to give starts to ... Read more

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Former Huddersfield Town star signs long-term contract with Premier League Wolves

Former Huddersfield Town star Conor Coady and fellow defender Matt Doherty have signed new long-term contracts with the Premier League Wolves. Molineux club captain Coady, 25, and Doherty, 27, have both agreed new four-and-a-half-year deals, ... Read more

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Adrien Rabiot wants Barcelona move – Le Parisien

As per a report from French outlet Le Parisien, PSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot has his heart set on joining La Liga giants Barcelona this summer. PSG contract rebel. Speculation surrounding the future of gifted 23-year-old Rabiot has been rampant for ... Read more

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Solari expected to ring in the changes for Girona visit

After a demanding few weeks, during which Real Madrid most recently faced Atlético Madrid, Barcelona and Ajax in space of seven days, coach Santiago Solari is expected to rest a number of players for the visit of Girona on Sunday. One certainty is that ... Read more

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EastEnders star Samantha Womack is reduced to TEARS after reuniting with soap ...

Their characters met a gruesome fate in 2017 after drowning in a swimming pool. But it was a surprise soap reunion on Friday's Loose Women that left EastEnders star Samantha Womack in tears, as she was joined on the show by her on-screen sister Rita ... Read more

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Mullinalaghta's underdog tale is not finished yet

It's meant in a positive way, to remind Shane Mulligan of what's possible, but recalling the 2006 All-Ireland qualifier between Longford and Kerry turns out to be less than helpful. Longford gave a solid account of themselves that day against the ... Read more

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Jussie Smollett investigation: What we know about the alleged hate crime

Kashmir car bomb kills 44; India demands Pakistan act against militants. A suicide bomber rammed a car into a bus carrying Indian paramilitary police in Kashmir on Thursday, killing 44 of them in the deadliest attack in decades on security forces in ... Read more

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Man tragically dies in workplace accident at quarry in Kilmeague, Co Kildare

An investigation is underway after a man tragically died in a workplace accident in Co Kildare. The man, 41, died after the incident at a quarry in Kilmeague on Friday morning. Emergency services were called to the scene after the tragic incident which ... Read more

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Henderson makes promising return for Ulster men in lacklustre Ospreys victory

Iain Henderson gave Joe Schmidt a welcome selection headache as the Ireland lock played the full 80 minutes in Ulster's victory over the Ospreys. The 2017 Lions tourist had one of his quieter games but the sight of Henderson charging around the field ... Read more

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Clare projects benefit from €6.8m announcement

Clare County Council has been successful in securing funding for five separate rural regeneration and development projects under the €1 billion Rural Regeneration and Development Fund (RRDF), a key component of Project Ireland 2040. €6.8 million has ... Read more

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Weekend GAA previews: can Gaoth Dobhair and Mullinalaghta upset the odds?

AddThis Sharing Buttons. Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Email App Share to LinkedIn Share to Pinterest Share to Reddit Share to WhatsApp. AddThis Sharing Buttons. Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Email App Share to LinkedIn ... Read more

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Injury blows and stubborn Sligo ruin opening night for Perth

The fact that Dundalk started last season with a scoreless draw against a Bray Wanderers team that went on to concede 96 across the campaign was mentioned more than once in the aftermath of this opening-day surprise. But a winter of change at Oriel ... Read more

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Pat's Drennan makes Cork City pay penalty

A first half Mikey Drennan penalty gave new St Patrick's Athletic manager Harry Kenny the perfect start with a victory over Cork City which was rapturously received at a packed Richmond Park. This was a new-look Pat's with Kenny happy to give starts to ... Read more

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Ferrari unveil their 2019 challenger, the SF90

Scuderia Ferrari unveiled their 2019 challenger, the SF90, in Italy on Friday night. This is the 65th single-seater racecar built by the Maranello (Italy)-based team in the Formula 1 World Championship. This year's drivers will be four-time world ... Read more

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Coleen Rooney BLASTS claims she enjoyed Valentine's date with husband Wayne ...

Coleen Rooney has denied that she spent Valentine's Day with her husband Wayne and reveals that they weren't even in the same state during the romantic holiday. A report from The Sun claimed that Coleen and Wayne put his barmaid bender drama ... Read more

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This time, Midleton keen to defuse the Harty Cup hype

Midleton CBS held their Harty Cup final press afternoon on Wednesday week last, the low-key gathering in stark contrast to last year's. With today's fixture representing their second successive final appearance, a similar event was organised in advance ... Read more

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Watford ride their luck to book spot in quarter-finals

Watford progressed to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup with a hard-earned 1-0 victory over QPR, despite being outplayed at Loftus Road. Although their team selection again appeared to show a club for whom the competition is not a priority, Etienne ... Read more

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Juventus boss Allegri refuses to be drawn in on Icardi speculation

The Inter star has been in the headlines this week, but the Juve boss was not willing to speak on any interest from Juve. /en/news/8/main/2019/02/15/51627042/icardi-posts-cryptic-message-following-inter-captaincy-snubMassimiliano Allegri refused to be ... Read more

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Ben Foden confirms he cheated on Una Healy during six-year marriage: 'I ...

Ben Foden has confirmed he did cheat on former Saturday's singer Una Healy during their six-year marriage. But he wants us all to know that his infidelity was one of the many reasons for the couple's divorce. The pair announced their separation in July ... Read more

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Fans rally around The Script's Danny O'Donoghue after his mother dies suddenly

Danny O'Donoghue has paid tribute to his mother who passed away suddenly last week. Ailish O'Donoghue died at her home on Friday, February 8 and her funeral took place on yesterday, Valentine's Day. Ten years to the day after her husband, Shay ... Read more

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Pep Guardiola urges Manchester City to focus solely on lowly Newport

MANCHESTER: Pep Guardiola has insisted his Manchester City players cannot afford to have an eye on the Champions League and the League Cup final ahead of their FA Cup tie away to Welsh minnows Newport County on Saturday. Premier League ... Read more

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Mayweather to fight exhibition for $10M in July in Japan

By Allan Fox: Floyd Mayweather Jr. says he's going to be fighting in July in another three-round exhibition match in Japan, and he'll be making $10 million against a Japanese former boxer. Mayweather, 41, isn't saying who he'll be facing or how old the ... Read more

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Dublin City Sheriff takes over solicitor Gerald Kean's office, removes antique ...

The office of Dublin solicitor Gerald Kean has been taken over, and a large quantity of property removed from it, by the Dublin City Sheriff in what appears to be related to debts of more than €280,000. Shortly after 8am staff from the Sheriff's office ... Read more

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Drennan spot on as Saints show true grit in front of McCarthy

Mick McCarthy may not have spotted any instant recruits for his Republic of Ireland side from his first spying missing on the League of Ireland season in his second spell as national team manager, but he will have come away impressed with the steel ... Read more

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Five people shot dead in Chicago shooting, five police officers injured

Five people have been killed and a number of police officers have been injured in a shooting near Chicago. The shooting took place on Friday afternoon, local time, in an industrial warehouse in Aurora which is around 65 kilometres from Chicago. Police ... Read more

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West Cork 'chop shop' operator jailed for two years for part in €500k stolen ...

A garage “chop-shop” proprietor in West Cork working with a paramilitary criminals in Armagh has been jailed for two years for his part in cutting up and re-using engines and parts from over €500,000 worth of cars stolen in border area. Gerard Holland ... Read more

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Watch: Derry City hand out a lesson to UCD

Declan Devine was given the perfect start on his return as Derry City manager with a 3-0 victory over UCD at Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium. His young talented side, who took until David Parkhouse's opening goal to really get into the game, were then ... Read more

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Katy Perry And Orlando Bloom Get Engaged

Singer Katy Perry and actor Orlando Bloom got engaged on Valentine's Day, several international websites like E! News and CNN reported. On Friday, the couple's Instagram posts, explained that they have got engaged and congratulatory messages started ... Read more