National Sport

Ireland lose by the slimmest of margins in France

By Simon Lewis, ParisFRANCE 10 IRELAND 9Ireland's five-match unbeaten run against France came to a punishing end as Guy Noves' side edged home a tight Six Nations encounter at Stade de France today.It was a victory for the French pack...

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Own goal gives Sunderland vital win over Man Utd

Sunderland 2 Manchester United 1Lamine Kone's powerful header helped Sunderland to a vital Barclays Premier League victory over Manchester United...

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Johan Cruyff ‘2-0 up at half-time’ against cancer

Johan Cruyff believes he is "2-0 up at half-time" and will eventually win his battle with lung cancer.The former Ajax,...

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Liverpool’s attacking options provide selection dilemma for Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp may have almost all his attacking options available once again but admits he cannot throw them...

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George Kruis braces England for Six Nations ‘scrap’ with Italy

George Kruis has prepared England for the type of arm wrestle that he believes Italy have turned into an art.Eddie...

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Injury-plagued Jack Collison retires from football aged 27

Former West Ham and Wales midfielder Jack Collison is retiring from football at the age 27 due to injury.After making...

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Sepp Blatter’s former right-hand man slapped with 12-year ban

FIFA's ethics committee has imposed a 12-year ban on Sepp Blatter's former right-hand man Jerome Valcke.He was accused of various...

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Boxer Carl Froch to persue acting career

Carl Froch has reiterated his desire to remain retired from the boxing ring and is instead planning on pursuing a...

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Golfer ‘living in a dream’ after shooting round of 60 at Pebble Beach

Sung Kang set a new course record at Monterey Peninsula with a career-low round of 60 to hold a share...

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Names new and old among the tries as Leinster destroy Zebre

Leinster 52 Zebre 0Leinster ran in eight tries to maintain their push for a PRO12 play-off place with a 52-0...

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Roscommon Sport

Long road ahead despite ‘massive’ victory

Fergal O'Donnell and Ciaráin Murtagh celebrate Roscommon's famous victory against Kerry in Killarney on Sunday last. Pic: INPHO/Morgan Treacy
Fergal O’Donnell was a happy camper as he greeted the press after Sunday’s famous 0-14 to 1-10 success. game. To be part of a management team that guided Roscommon to their first ever victory on Kerry soil was sweet.  ...

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Hurlers’ league sights must be set high

Roscommon forward Cillian Egan will be hoping to produce a healthy quota of scores during the senior hurlers' upcoming league campaign. Pic: INPHO/Ryan Byrne
The Roscommon hurlers bagged the main prize last year in the form of the Nicky Rackard Cup, but the league...

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Daunting trip to Killarney to test deflated Roscommon

The trip may be a daunting one, but Roscommon are certainly not without a chance against Kerry this Sunday in...

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‘The errors killed us’ — McStay

Allianz Football League Division 1, St. Brigid's GAA Club, Kiltoom, Co Roscommon 31/1/2016
Roscommon vs Monaghan
Owen Duffy of Roscommon scores a penalty past the Monaghan goalkeeper Rory Beggan
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As Kevin McStay emerged from the Roscommon dressing-room, he couldn’t hide the disappointment coursing through him. Deep down, he had...

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World champion lands overall prize

Fiona Tully is congratulated by her father Michael and mother Mary after winning her overall award on Friday night last. Pic: Michael McCormack
One of the youngest ever winners of the overall award for Sportstar of the Year was welcomed to the stage...

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Avoiding the drop would suffice

Kevin McStay (pictured) and Fergal O'Donnell will lead Roscommon into battle in Division One for the first time in 13 years on Sunday next. Pic: INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan
  The shark-infested waters of Division One League football will present multiple challenges for Roscommon over the next couple of...

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‘I’m always happy to win’ – McStay

Kevin McStay and Liam McHale take stock of Roscommon's performance against Mayo at MacHale Park on Sunday last. Pic: Courtesy of Western People
Roscommon……………………….0-13 Mayo………………………………….0-10 FBD Insurance Connacht Senior Football League Ian Cooney at MacHale Park, Castlebar As the media hovered like vultures,...

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United in their efforts to ‘Save Roscommon’

WE ARE ROS…St. Brigid’s Chairman Mike McDonnell and his Clann na nGael counterpart Declan Rock display their club colours in Monksland but both clubs are strongly opposed to moving approximately 35 square kilometres of South Roscommon into County Westmeath. Pic: Gerard O’Loughlin
It has been one of Roscommon’s most intense rivalries but Clann na nGael and St. Brigid’s are displaying a united...

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Roscommon endeavour to get basics right

NUI Galway defender John McManus tries to hold off the challenge of Roscommon centre-forward Niall Kilroy during Sunday’s FBD League game at Elphin. Pic: Gerard O’Loughlin
Roscommon…………………………0-12 NUI Galway………………………….0-8 FBD Insurance Connacht Senior Football League Ian Cooney at Orchard Park, Elphin     The starting point...

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Devaney’s return gives Roscommon a boost

Roscommon full-forward Cathal Shine fields possession during Sunday's encounter against IT Sligo at Enfield. Pic: Gerard O'Loughlin
Roscommon……………………………………………..1-20 IT Sligo………………………………………………………0-10 FBD Insurance Connacht Senior Football League Ian Cooney at Enfield     A new year, a time...

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Sports Columnists

Elite clubs ruling the roost

Willie Hegarty’s column   The AIB All-Ireland club football championship is fast becoming a circle of friends that is hard to break into as the same three or four teams continue to dominate. For the second year in succession, Crossmaglen...

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Reigning champions retain titles

GAA Gleanings   As expected, Crossmaglen Rangers will provide the opposition for St. Brigid’s in next February’s All-Ireland club semi-final....

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Ballinasloe Town and Skyvalley Rovers share lead

Ballinasloe Town and Skyvalley Rovers share the lead of the Norio’s sponsored Premier Division of the Roscommon and District League...

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