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Espanyol: The other team in Barcelona

clock March 31, 2014 14:53 by author Irish Examiner Sports
Barça almost don't deign to regard their cross town neighbours Espanyol as a genuine rival. [More]


A case for the defence, or not?

clock March 27, 2014 13:43 by author Irish Examiner Sports
The best defence alone has won the Premier League just three times since the division was reduced to 20 teams in 1995. That figure improves only slightly, to eight, when the title winners have also enjoyed the best attack. [More]


Arsenal challenge sinks, as City fly ever higher

clock March 25, 2014 22:29 by author Brian
Ger McCarthy reflects on a pivotal night in the Premier League title race [More]


Jones: Win can give us impetus

clock March 20, 2014 14:56 by author Irish Examiner Sports
Phil Jones thinks the 3-2 aggregate win was just what United needed after their defeat to Liverpool last weekend and the defender hopes the team will now be able to end the league season on a high [More]


Back problems continue to blight Tiger

clock March 19, 2014 16:53 by author Irish Examiner Sports
As Woods himself put it recently, “A bad back is no joke” and it certainly appears to be getting more serious as time goes on. [More]


Quieter cars disappoint GP chiefs

clock March 17, 2014 12:44 by author Irish Examiner Sports
Australian Grand Prix chief Ron Walker has described Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone as being “horrified” at the sport’s new quieter era – which could lead to a legal challenge. [More]


It is going to be a big weekend for...

clock March 13, 2014 19:13 by author Brian
Ger McCarthy runs the rule over the Premier League players and managers facing into a pivotal weekend at both ends of the table. [More]


Star names face Gleneagle battle

clock March 12, 2014 17:01 by author Irish Examiner Sports
What promises to be a truly European side also promises to be significantly different from the team which triumphed two years ago in the ‘Miracle at Medinah’, with only Rory McIlroy, Sergio Garcia and Ian Poulter from that side in the top nine. [More]


O'Driscoll ready to exit stage left

clock March 6, 2014 15:35 by author Irish Examiner Sports
The canonisation of Brian O’Driscoll is already well under way, but the man himself cannot abide all the “over the top” tributes [More]


Fallen duo on road to redemption

clock March 5, 2014 16:59 by author Irish Examiner Sports
Dougherty, who was a member of the winning Walker Cup team in 2001 along with the likes of Luke Donald and Graeme McDowell, was a welcome addition to the Sky Sports television coverage of recent events in South Africa. [More]




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