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Athlone Tidy Towns committee deserve plaudits as matters Brexit approaching a conclusion

Such a busy agenda, with so many topics.

National Ploughing Championships a triumph as Ireland start World Cup in comprehensive style

I wonder who were the more satisfied people last weekend: was it the Irish rugby team after their win in Japan, or Anna May McHugh and the organisers of the National Ploughing Championships?

Connacht sign off a season of success

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"Disappointed men and some tears" was the natural response in the immediate aftermath of Connacht's 21-13 loss to Ulster in this season's Guinness PRO14 quarter-final, but the club can reflect on more positives, none more so than achieving its primary aim of qualifying for Champions Cup rugby for only the second time on merit.

Connacht Rugby prepare for arm-wrestle against Ulster

Unashamedly and deservedly, the ‘Fields of Athenry’ was ringing loud and clear in Kingspan Stadium seven months ago. The hurt and frustration of failing to record a single win against Ulster in Belfast in 59 years ended - a ghost laid to rest at last.

Rory Best to Hang Up His Boots

Irish captain Rory Best has indicated that this will be his last season and he will be leaving the game after the World Cup which takes place in Japan later this year. BonusBets.com looks at his incredible career and the reaction from fly-half Johnny Sexton.

May visits Farmleigh in latest Brexit discussions as Irish rugby receives a fillip with weekend win

We might call last weekend’s rugby a success, but I call it a qualified success, and I’ll explain that as I go on. Firstly, the women played a magnificent game and triumphed over Scotland. Likewise, the under 20 team had a significant win in their joust with Scotland. So now we come to the big one last Saturday, Ireland versus Scotland. I settled myself down to look at it, turned off my telephone and my email and decided I would wallow in what I hoped would be a victory.

Friend tries to lift burden of history from Connacht

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Historical baggage can be incentive or curse, or as Connacht coach Andy Friend now believes, it should be ignored.

Friend tries to lift burden of history from Connacht

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Historical baggage can be incentive or curse, or as Connacht coach Andy Friend now believes, it should be ignored.

Now that was a St Patrick’s Day to remember

I hope you all had a nice St Patrick’s weekend.

Large crowd turns out to welcome Irish rugby stars

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It was zero degrees and there was snow on the ground when volunteers began gathering at 8am in Dubarry Park last Thursday morning, for the countdown to the Irish senior and U20 rugby squads open training session.

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