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Why coaches now look beyond ‘hairdryer’ treatments to get their point across

clock April 10, 2014 13:41 by author Irish Examiner Sports
Only selective use of the technique made famous by Alex Ferguson will provoke the desired response in players now [More]


Roko eyes role in Lancaster troops

clock January 23, 2014 13:59 by author Irish Examiner Sports
Meet England's Army player who drives a tank for a living [More]


Five things learned from Ireland v England

clock May 30, 2013 12:48 by author Irish Examiner Sports
Ger McCarthy outlines five things learned from last night’s Republic of Ireland clash with England a at Wembley. [More]


Why was Aviva atmosphere so bad on Sunday?

clock February 11, 2013 14:00 by author Irish Examiner Sports
The low-key pre-match atmosphere perhaps was a contributory factor to Ireland’s flat start to the game, believes Simon Lewis. But the lack of respect for a visiting kicker was even more unusual. [More]


There's no predicting this year's Six Nations

clock January 28, 2013 16:21 by author Irish Examiner Sports
Try picking this year's Six Nations champions, go on I dare you [More]


Friday night lights

clock October 12, 2012 12:02 by author Irish Examiner Sports
Ger McCarthy looks at the key fixtures taking place across Europe later on this evening as the battle to qualify for World Cup 2014 in Brazil begins to heat up. [More]


Hodgson's arrival brings circus to an end

clock May 1, 2012 22:13 by author Darren Norris
Chris Hatherall believes that while Roy Hodgson may not be a glamour appointment he could be the right for England [More]


Five things Roy Hodgson must do

clock May 1, 2012 21:20 by author Darren Norris
Simon Stone assesses the challenges facing the new England manager ahead of Euro 201 [More]


Ireland's scoring power could be key

clock March 16, 2012 11:06 by author Simon Lewis
Ireland's ability to score tries could be a key difference between Ireland and England this weekend [More]


Memories of growing up with cricket in the Joyce household

clock August 24, 2011 18:07 by author Irish Examiner Sports
Ed Joyce's sister Isobel recalls a childhood of cricket surrounded by her heroes [More]




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