Premier League Darts to drop ‘challengers’ format, says Matt Porter

PDC chief executive Matt Porter has confirmed that this year’s Premier League Darts line-up will be revealed following the World Championship final, although the ‘Challengers’ format will not return for a third consecutive campaign. The concept was introduced in 2019 following Gary Anderson’s withdrawal through injury, and although Luke Humphries was the solitary ‘challenger’ to register victory, it has provided […]

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Mayo tactics after half-time may have cost them against Dublin: Sky Sports panel reaction

Mayo’s wait for a first All-Ireland title since 1951 goes on, after the Connacht champions put in a spirited display but ultimately fell short against Dublin. James Horan was keen to note the positives, and there are reasons for optimism going forward. But the westerners may lament their inability to capitalise on their numerical advantage in the second half. Dublin’s […]

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Dirk van Duijvenbode reflects on his remarkable rise as he targets World Championship redemption

This time last year, Dirk van Duijvenbode was preparing for PDC Qualifying School, having relinquished his place on the Pro Tour circuit. What a difference a year makes. Fast forward 12 months, and following a five-year hiatus, the Dutchman returns to Alexandra Palace as a major finalist, knowing that a strong performance in the capital could catapult him into the […]

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Camogie: Kilkenny ignored burden of past defeats in final win over Galway, says Niamh Mulcahy

Kilkenny entered Saturday’s All-Ireland final against Galway, hoping to avoid losing a fourth consecutive decider. Recent history likely weighed heavy on the Cats’ shoulders, but they did not allow it to show. Brian Dowling’s charges mounted an impressive second-half fightback to seal their first triumph since 2016. “The first half was really tight and tense, but the second half opened […]

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Limerick selector Donal O’Grady hoping Treaty emulate 2007 Croke Park triumph over Waterford

Throughout the ups and downs of their hurling rivalry with Waterford, wins have not come much sweeter for Limerick than the 2007 All-Ireland semi-final. That summer got underway with the most dramatic of Munster Championships. Sparks flew in ‘Semple-gate’ when Cork and Clare met in Thurles. The Rebels came out on top, but were bested by Waterford, 5-15 to 3-18 […]

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Cork goalkeeper Anthony Nash announces retirement

Cork hurling goalkeeper Anthony Nash has announced his retirement from intercounty action. The Kanturk man enjoyed a long career between the sticks for the Lee-siders, winning two All-Star awards and helping the Lee-siders to the 2013 All-Ireland final. However, despite a host of personal gongs along with four Munster titles, Nash was unable to help the Lee-siders to an All-Ireland […]

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Sport fans WILL return to live games from December 2 with Premier League stadiums back open as rules relaxed

FOOTBALL fans will be back in stadiums next Wednesday — but thousands are still set to be locked out. Culture Secretary Oliver  Dowden yesterday confirmed the lifting of the national ban from December 2. The announcement is a potential lifeline for clubs in Leagues One and Two, the National League, rugby union and horse racing. Grounds have been empty since the […]

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