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Captain Finn leads by example, says Ireland coach Aston

Ireland coach Mark Aston says making Liam Finn captain of his country was one of the best decisions he has ever made.

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Ireland captain Rory Best back in contention for Ulster after hamstring issue

Ireland captain Rory Best will make a surprise return to Ulster action this weekend after hamstring trouble.

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Ryan Burnett aware of the risks involved ahead of Belfast clash

Ryan Burnett recognises he has taken a "high-stakes risk" by pursuing a unification match-up with fellow bantamweight world champion Zhanat Zhakiyanov.

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Stuart Hogg to return for Glasgow in Champions Cup clash against Leinster

Stuart Hogg will make his comeback in Glasgow's Champions Cup tie with Leinster but there was mixed news for Scotland after hooker Fraser Brown was ruled out for up to eight weeks.

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Ireland line up three-Test tour of Australia next summer

Ireland will play their first three-Test series against Australia next year.

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Republic and Northern Ireland relieved to avoid World Cup giants Italy

Republic of Ireland boss Martin O'Neill and Northern Ireland counterpart Michael O'Neill were pleased to avoid four-time winners Italy in Tuesday's World Cup play-off draw.

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Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill pleads guilty to drink-driving

Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill has pleaded guilty to drink-driving.

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Michael O'Neill warning for Switzerland ahead of World Cup play-off tie

Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill has warned Switzerland they face a mental examination in Belfast next month in the first leg of their World Cup play-off tie.

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Olympic Council of Ireland cuts ties with firm linked to Rio ticket-touting case

The Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) and THG, the firm at the heart of the Rio 2016 ticket-touting allegations, have mutually agreed to terminate their business relationship.

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Denmark in focus

The Republic of Ireland have been drawn against Denmark in the play-offs for next summer's World Cup.

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Sean O'Brien's criticism of British and Irish Lions tour hurt Warren Gatland

Warren Gatland has revealed he was "hurt" by Ireland star Sean O'Brien's criticism of the British and Irish Lions' New Zealand tour.

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Warren Gatland: I wouldn't subject myself to Lions tour to South Africa

Warren Gatland has ruled himself out of contention to coach the British and Irish Lions in 2021.

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Cork City stadium damaged by Storm Ophelia on eve of huge game

The roof of Cork City's stadium has been badly damaged by Storm Ophelia on the day they had hoped to secure the League of Ireland title.

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Mark Selby recovers to defeat Scott Donaldson in English Open in Barnsley

World number one Mark Selby was given a tough ride by Scott Donaldson in his first-round match of the English Open in Barnsley before coming through 4-3.

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World Cup European play-off draw - Q&A

The World Cup European play-off draw takes place at FIFA's Zurich headquarters on Tuesday at 1300BST. Here, Press Association Sport looks at how the draw will unfold and what it means.

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England up to 12th in FIFA world rankings and Republic, Scotland also rise

England and the Republic of Ireland have risen in this month's FIFA's world rankings, while Scotland climbed too despite missing out on World Cup qualification.

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Munster chief Rassie Erasmus left frustrated with Castres draw

Munster director of rugby Rassie Erasmus admitted his side were lucky to leave Castres with two points at the end of an error-strewn encounter at Stade Pierre Fabre.

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Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland will learn opponents on Tuesday

Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland will on Tuesday discover who stands in their way of a place at the 2018 World Cup finals.

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Leo Cullen pleased after Leinster edge out Montpellier

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen was relieved after his side began their European Champions Cup campaign with a hard-earned 24-17 bonus-point win over Montpellier.

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Michael Morgan called up by Ireland to replace injured Toby King

Australian Michael Morgan has been called into Ireland's World Cup squad as a late replacement for Warrington centre Toby King.

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