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Upping the Ante: Grounds for changing tack over the watering issue

Upping the Ante: Grounds for changing tack over the watering issue

One of the biggest days on the calendar was ruined by concerns over firm going, a situation that could have been avoided

Limerick wins bid to host Tag World Cup

Limerick wins bid to host Tag World Cup

The 2021 tournament is expected to generate €5m for the local economy

Upping the Ante: Quinn’s vision could unearth rare benefit from Brexit

Upping the Ante: Quinn’s vision could unearth rare benefit from Brexit

A proposed League of Ireland revamp would be bolstered by restrictions on transfers of underage players to England

Humanity needs the Rams to win the Super Bowl

Humanity needs the Rams to win the Super Bowl

If the Patriots owned their dominance, accepted that they are the bad guys, that they are that good and they know it, most fans would probably like them a little more while hoping they lost to the Los Angeles Rams in Atlanta

Upping the Ante: Soulless City show the LoI that money isn’t everything

Upping the Ante: Soulless City show the LoI that money isn’t everything

Unlimited cash is no substitute for romance, but the League of Ireland’s problems may not be solved by former City legend Niall Quinn’s latest ideas either

Celtics shying away from favourites tag

Celtics shying away from favourites tag

The Leixlip club go into Sunday’s national women’s basketball cup final against Brunell unbeaten in all competitions this season

Irish fighter TJ Doheny's shot at attention

Irish fighter TJ Doheny's shot at attention

Having started his pro career in Australia - TJ Doheny has never fought professionally in Europe, let alone Ireland - he largely went unnoticed as he ground his way into world title contention

Upping the Ante: Crazy weather, horseracing’s at the end of its tether

Upping the Ante: Crazy weather, horseracing’s at the end of its tether

The unseasonally warm January has resulted in absurdly quick ground at a number of racecourses, harming the chances of many horses

A Starry night in store on Leeside

A Starry night in store on Leeside

While the men’s basketball cup semis promise ample drama this weekend, the women’s really could take that up a notch

Upping the Ante : The perils of too much Christmas spirit at the racecourse

Upping the Ante : The perils of too much Christmas spirit at the racecourse

It may be having a few tipples too many, or panicking from missing out on a couple of days’ action, but punters tend to bet a little less wisely over the festive season

Strewth, the first big one is nearly here

Strewth, the first big one is nearly here

Melbourne has always been the odd fish amongst the four grand slam tennis tournaments

A Year In Sport: Big scalps, big prizes and big-name exits

A Year In Sport: Big scalps, big prizes and big-name exits

It was a turbulent year in sport, with some extraordinary highs – Ireland beating the All Blacks, a World Cup final in hockey, extraordinary underage athletics success – balanced by some disheartening lows. We take you through it, month by month

Upping the Ante : Racing’s share of the pie shrinks while in-play goes large

Upping the Ante : Racing’s share of the pie shrinks while in-play goes large

Our racecourses now rely on media-rights cash, while Horse Racing Ireland keeps its eye on the prize money

Every single time we’ve set ourselves a mountain to climb, we’ve climbed it Now it’s about making cricket mainstream

Every single time we’ve set ourselves a mountain to climb, we’ve climbed it Now it’s about making cricket mainstream

From small beginnings, Warren Deutrom has built Cricket Ireland into a €10 million business as the national team goes from strength to strength

Whyte and Chisora will be a glorious war

Whyte and Chisora will be a glorious war

The winner is the de facto number four fighter in the biggest division on the planet, with a fight against Anthony Joshua a near certainty