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Ramos is reportedly ready to leave Real Madrid after 16 years with the club.

‘They were practising penalties, not penalty shootouts.’ Tim Wigmore, co-author of The Best: How Elite Athletes are Made joins @gcooney93  on Behind The Lines. Listen:

A strong looking England side, including a 50th cap for fullback Elliot Daly.

There is also a first start for 23-year-old second row Oisin Dowling, who twice previously featured from the bench.

Ireland international Jacob Stockdale will make his Ulster return tomorrow night.

The Munster scrum-half is one of two uncapped players named in the squad to take on the Azzurri.

He started out a Limerick footballer, never played minor for the county and only made his Croke Park debut in the 2018 All-Ireland semi-final. How did Gearoid Hegarty rise to become Hurler of the Year after a stunning season in 2020?


'What happened the team bus before the game?' Mick McCarthy: 'It broke down.' 'Can you expand on that?' MM: 'It wouldn't go any further'.

One reader suggested this to us and we think it's a great idea. #ThanksPaulie 

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Roy Keane on West Ham co-owner David Gold saying he hopes Declan Rice becomes a "strong England defender": “It's going to be pretty difficult if he's Irish – and he is Irish. He plays for Ireland."

A night to remember for Aaron Greene's son, Jack. After watching his dad play for @ShamrockRovers  against AC Milan, he's going home with Zlatan Ibrahimovic's shirt as a souvenir (📷 @Inphosports )

Magic. Dublin's Kevin McManamon leads Smithfield with a powerful rendition of 'The Rare Auld Times' at the All-Ireland homecoming earlier

Ten years ago, @bfcdublin  was close to bankruptcy. Now, as a central part of the Phibsborough community, Bohs are "building not just a team, but building a club".


John Kavanagh says @TheNotoriousMMA  is still training twice daily with UFC 200 in mind

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You will have to speak up, it is hard to hear you with so many trophies in the cabinet .

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