The Scoreby Declan O'Kelly
- Andy Lee KO’s James Cook in round five in Oklahoma
- John Duddy ready for Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. challenge
- Giovanni Trapattoni spurns Inter Milan interest to stay with Ireland
- Irish boxer Andy Lee wins in Limerick after Thiam retires with back injury after two rounds
- Rory McIlroy has Tiger Woods in his Ryder Cup sights
Middleweight John Duddy (29-1, 18 KOs) will fight Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (40-0-1, 30 KOs) on Saturday at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas for the WBC silver middleweight title in the biggest fight of Duddy’s professional career.
The 31-year-old has a chance to reinvigorate his dream of fighting for a world title should he prevail against his popular Mexican opponent, and when the Irish Voice caught up with him on Sunday, the Derry native sounded eager for the scheduled 12-round fight to arrive.
“I am looking forward to this fight and getting my crack at this boy. It’s been a long build up, and the talk is coming to an end. Now is time for the punches to do the talking for me,” said Duddy.
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Irish middleweight Andy Lee beat , and after the fight, promoter Brian Peters told RTE Television that he was trying to get Lee a shot at Darren Barker's European middleweight title in the autumn.
World number nine golfer Rory “It’s every golfer’s dream to play in the Ryder Cup and I believe Europe will have one of the strongest teams they have ever had," he said.
Galway 2-13 New York 0-12
New York represented themselves with no shortage of skill, quality and determination in their exciting Connacht Senior Football Championship opener with Galway on Sunday at Gaelic Park in the Bronx, but the men in blue will surely rue the two sendings off at a critical juncture of the game in the second period.
Giovanni Trapattoni will cast his eye over some new Irish faces this May after calling up eight uncapped players to his summer training camp in Dublin.
The camp, which takes place in Malahide in Dublin from May 16-21, will see the Irish manager take a look at his options ahead of the Euro 2012 qualifying campaign, which begins in the fall.
Now that the NFL Commissioner Roger the question now is: What do you do after you have turned the other cheek?
However depressed Irish people are living in a depressed economy, it just got a little bit worse today when financial experts estimated that , thanks a 150 million times over.
Kerry's preparations to defend their All Ireland title took a knock with the news news that star forward Colm 'Gooch' Cooper will need surgery on the eye injury he suffered in the NFL Division 1 game against Monaghan on Sunday.
The Kingdom's talisman shipped a blow to his right eye six minutes into the game, and will go under the knife Tuesday.
Robbie Keane may not leave Celtic this summer with any silverware, but he received some recognition for his good goalscoring form for the
Robbie Keane may not leave Celtic this summer with any silverware, but he received some recognition for his good goalscoring form for the always wanted to do since I was a little kid."
According to However, it would seem that the two will now face off in Texas on June 26, with the winner likely to put himself into title contention.
Middleweight Andy Lee (20-1, 14 KOs) is likely to make a return to action in Limerick on May 15. The fighter and his team are working with promoter Brian Peters, and though no contracts have been signed, a Limerick date in May is a distinct possibility.
Lee was last in action on November 14 when he defeated French fighter Affif Belghecham, and he has been in the gym in New York since January staying in shape as he awaits his next assignment.
Giovanni Forza Trapattoni! Forza Irlanda!
The The story in East Anglia will have to play out before any further speculation on that score can be made, but you can be sure that the suits at Celtic Park will be monitoring the situation carefully.
Robbie Keane was on the mark twice as the post Tony Three more points for a Celtic side too far behind Rangers in the league, but the green and white half of Glasgow will be anxiously awaiting news of who will take over the reigns of Celtic Football Club.
Robbie Keane put an end to any pie in the sky hopes of a longer stay with Glasgow Celtic when he said he would be heading back to London to play with Tottenham Hotspur once his loan deal ends in June.
“I’ve got a three-year contract at Tottenham, so I will go back there in the summer,” said the Tallaght man.
Padraig Harrington shot a third round one over par 73 on Saturday at the Transitions Championship at "I don't want to give Jim a four-shot lead over a four-round tournament, let alone one round. There's enough guys behind that somebody is going to shoot a good score and put some pressure on him. Hopefully it's me."
Padraig Harrington shot a second round 65 on Friday to lead the Transitions Championship at ).
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A spot on the undercard of the Miguel Cotto/Yuri Foreman fight on June 5 at Yankee Stadium looks like the next assignment for middleweight John Duddy (29-1, 18 KOs), who beat Michael Medina (23-2-2, 18 KOs) by split decision at Cowboys Stadium on the undercard of the Manny Pacquiao/Joshua Clottey fight on Saturday.
Though no contracts have been signed, Duddy’s managerial advisor Craig Hamilton told IrishCentral that all indications are pointing to the Bronx for a summer fight.
Instead of heading down the pub for a few holiday scoops at lunchtime, I decided to shoot over to the end of the New York St. Patrick's Day parade on 88th and fifth to take a few pics.
No sooner has Robbie Keane found his scoring shoes for Glasgow Celtic than his missus wants him to head for Hollywood and play for the LA Galaxy!
"Would I like to see him play for a team like LA Galaxy? Yes, I would love that, but it changes all the time,” Claudine Keane told the Evening Herald.
Tiger Woods released the following statement on Tuesday, confirming that he will participate in the first major of the year, the US Masters at Augusta, Georgia on April 8:
'The major championships have always been a special focus in my career and, as a professional, I think Augusta is where I need to be, even though it's been a while since I last played.
Padraig Harrington shot a final round 72 to end the WGC-CA Championship 11 under par in a tie for third place, seven strokes behind winner Ernie Els, who carded a 66 to finish 18 under par, four strokes in front of compatriot Charl Schwartzel.
It was Els' first win wince the 2008 Honda Classic and the big South African was a delighted winner.
Padraig Harrington shot a five under par 67 on Saturday to go eleven under par and move up to third place at the Harrington made six birdies over his round but ended his day on a sour note when he bogeyed the last when in a share of the lead.
Though he hit less than half the fairways off the tee, Harrington played some great shots over the course of his round and was bogey free until the blip on the 18 The 38-year-old hit a wind assisted 379-yard drive at the 17 South African pair Ernie Graeme McDowell shot a two over par 74 to leave him two under par for the tournament, while Rory
Two tries from Keith Earls and one from Tomas O’Leary helped Ireland defeat Wales 27-12 in their Six Nations game at Croke Park on Saturday to keep the Irish Triple Crown dream very much alive.
Notre Dame's voyage in the Big East tournament ended on Friday night at Madison Square Garden when West Virginia won 53-51, but not before the Irish scared the bejaysus out of their opponents.
While a Sean Butler-inspired WVU pushed their advantage up to ten points during the second half, Notre Dame would not give in.
The Irish were two points down with ten seconds left, but Tory Johnson's three pointer did not find its mark and WVU survived to march on to the Big East final against Georgetown.
Triple major winner Padraig Harrington shot a four under par second round 68 to leave him six under par for the tournament in a tie for fifth place at the
Notre Dame advanced to the semifinal of the Big East for only the third time since they joined the conference when they defeated Pittsburgh 50-45 at Madison Square Garden on Thursday night.
The Irish won their sixth game on the trot as they took the teeth out of the Panthers in a tense and low scoring game.
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Robbie Keane netted twice for Celtic in their 2-0 win over
It was a tough day for the Irish at the Honda Classic at the PGA National Resort & Spa's Champion Course in Palm Beach with both Rory McIlroy and Padraig Harrington well down the field after third round play.
Harrington shot a two over par 72 to go four over par for the tournament, while McIlroy carded a five over par 75, dropping five shots in four holes on the back nine, including a triple bogey 6 at the par 3 15th.
World number nine golfer Rory
Manchester United striker Michael Owen’s season is over as a result of the hamstring injury he suffered during the Carling Cup final last Sunday.
The 30-year-old needs surgery to repair the damage and will not feature again this campaign, ending any slim hope he had of breaking into Fabio Capello's World Cup squad.
Irish heavyweight Kevin “The Clones Colossus” McBride (34-6-1, 29 KOs) is considering a ring comeback after almost 2 1/2 years out of the squared circle.
The 36-year-old Brockton, Massachusetts-based fighter was a guest on the On the Ropes radio show last week, during which he recounted the circumstances around the signature win of his career, his sixth round stoppage of Mike Tyson on June 11, 2006.
Though he talked at length of the fight and the win, McBride also went on to say that, for one reason or another, things did not materialize as he would have liked in terms of big fights after the high profile win over the former undisputed champion of the world.
After further tests on his knee, doctors gave Robbie Keane the all clear on Monday night and the on-loan Celtic striker has joined up with the Irish squad to take on Brazil at the Emirates Stadium in London on Tuesday evening.
While reports coming out of the Irish camp say that coach
Long serving players Shay Given and Kevin
Aston Villa defender Richard Dunne is the latest Irish player to pull out of Tuesday's international friendly against Brazil due to a muscle injury.
Irish captain Robbie Keane has pulled out of the Irish squad to face Brazil on Tuesday after taking a knock on the knee during yesterday’s Old Firm defeat to Rangers at Ibrox.
Keane, Ireland’s top goalscorer, has been hampered by the same knee in recent weeks, but he played the full game as Celtic lost further ground to their biggest rivals on Sunday.
Jonathan Sexton has been handed a starting berth by coach Subs:
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Irish soccer manager Giovanni Trapattoni has called up 23 players to his squad to face Brazil for the March 2 friendly at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium in London.
Wigan’s James McCarthy, Portsmouth’s Marc Wilson and Man City’s Greg Cunningham are the three new faces in the group for the glamour friendly against the Samba men.
Light middleweight Henry Coyle (10-2, 8 KOs) is scheduled to fight this Saturday at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana.
It will be the Mayo man’s first fight back after being tko’ed in round three by Neil Sinclair for the Irish light middleweight title on May 15.
In one of the early shock results of the tournament, Padraig Harrington was beaten by Jeev Milkha Singh at the World Golf Championships - Accenture Matchplay Championship.
Harrington fell to the Indian player three and one, but was gracious in defeat.
“He out-putted me. I putted badly, he putted well. At the end of the day in match play, it's huge who putts the best. Not to have the lead after the first eight holes, you know, he was in the driving seat in every one of them. I didn't hole a 10-footer, but he holed them all. He played lovely,” Harrington told the Indo Asian News.
Munster and Ireland hooker Jerry Though no action was taken on the field during the game,
Despite the fact the
Here is a list of the top ten ranked golfers in the world:
1 (1) <1> Tiger Woods United States 13.095
2 (3) <3> Steve 3 (2) <2> Phil 4 (4) <4> Lee 5 (5) <6> Jim 6 (6) <13> Martin 7 (9) <9> Rory 8 (7) <7> Paul Casey England 5.119
9 (10) <8> Henrik 10 (8) <5> Padraig Harrington Ireland 5.031