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Dublin: 9 °C Saturday 18 April, 2015

Today’s News

Ireland’s teenage showjumping star still has a great chance of winning the World Cup final

Bertram Allen and Molly Malone are still in the medal positions after the second round in Las Vegas.

Chelsea had just 29% possession — and still beat Man United today

Eden Hazard’s first-half goal secured a clinical 1-0 home win.

Tyrone oust Roscommon to continue a day of shocks in the U21 football semis

Lee Brennan kicked 0-6 as Tyrone booked a long overdue return to the U21 final.

As it happened: Chelsea v Man United, Premier League

Chelsea took on Man United, as the Londoners looked to give their title bid a big boost.

Gibbes lies in wait for former club Leinster in Champions Cup final

The ex-Leinster forwards coach has guided Clermont into their second European final.

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David de Gea just suffered a very embarrassing case of premature celebration

The Spaniard thought Wayne Rooney’s effort crept inside the post.

Tipperary through to first U21 football final after remarkable comeback stuns the Dubs

Tipp outscored the Dubs by 0-11 to 0-5 in the second half in Tullamore.

Bayern Munich picked up ANOTHER injury today ahead of their Champions League second leg

Pep Guardiola’s side host Porto in the quarter-final on Tuesday.

King James and more talking points as Saracens fall short against Clermont

Vunipola’s power, Clermont frailties, the Saracens counter attack and an atmosphere for the ages.

This was a lovely gesture in memory of the late Dave Billings RIP

This was a lovely gesture in memory of the late Dave Billings

The UCD players from both counties joined together before their All-Ireland semi-final.

Liverpool have some breathing space as Southampton’s top-four hopes dented

Elsewhere, the great escape is still on for Leicester.

Kildare suffer shock loss and the rest of the day’s Leinster Minor Championship action

Meanwhile, Longford were too good for Wicklow, while there was success too for Wexford.

As it happened: Dublin v Tipperary & Roscommon v Tyrone, All-Ireland U21 Football semi-finals

All eyes were on Tullamore and Sligo this afternoon as the final four did battle for a place in the U21 football decider.

James inspires Clermont to Champions Cup semi-final win over Saracens

The Australian out-half was man of the match at an electric Stade Geoffrey-Guichard.

Lionel Messi scores his 400th Barcelona goal as Suarez strikes after just 60 seconds

Luis Enrique’s side were 2-0 winners over Valencia this afternoon.

Irish referee hoping to inspire more females with appearance at World Cup finals

Michelle O’Neill will represent the country at this summer’s tournament in Canada.

As it happened: Clermont v Saracens, Champions Cup semi-final

Can Clermont move one step closer to ending their European trophy drought?

FA drop Reading mascot for today’s semi-final because he wants Arsenal to win

The 10-year-old has been removed from the role in order to protect him from booing Royals fans.

This Everton fans’ poll does not make pleasant reading for Ireland’s Aiden McGeady

It’s been a difficult season for the winger, who has made just 14 league appearances in total for the Toffees.

The minors did the business against Offaly on what was an emotional day for Dublin GAA

The funeral of former player and selector Dave Billings took place before Dublin’s Leinster Minor first round championship match.

Rapping, running and chicken tikka: 10 things you didn’t know about Simon Zebo

Munster have the weekend off, so we decided to ask Simon Zebo about things away from rugby.

Savea absolutely butchered an almost-brilliant Super Rugby try

Watching this back may prove difficult for the Hurricanes flanker.

Here’s what the French media are saying before Leinster’s clash with Toulon

Devin Toner has been picked out as a key player by Midi Olympique.

With three weeks to go until Wings for Life, what should you be doing in training?

These four simple tips will have you ready come race day.

Inside Mourinho’s love affair with Manchester United

The Chelsea boss once looked set to step into the void left by Sir Alex Ferguson but instead welcomes his mentor, Louis van Gaal, to Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening.

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Sutcliffe blasts RTÉ panel for landing Conal Keaney in stamp trouble

“It was a joke that it came up in the first place,” says Sutcliffe as Dubs prepare for Cork semi.

We sent one of our journalists to Dublin’s newest boxing gym to see how fit he really is

If you like full-body workouts, Underdog gym could be for you.

Ciaran Byrne makes Carlton debut to become latest Irish star of Aussie Rules AFL

Ciaran Byrne makes Carlton debut to become latest Irish star of Aussie Rules

The Blues were involved in a fiery encounter at the MCG.

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‘I’m unhappy with Toure’s performances,’ admits Pellegrini

The 31-year-old has struggled to replicate last season’s dominant displays but the Chilean insists that the Ivorian midfielder remains a key part of his squad.

Waterford step up, Tipp favourites, Mahony scoring power – league semi-final talking points

It’s a local derby as the Premier County and their Déise neighbours prepare for a Nowlan Park clash.

Drennan the Hoops hero as Rovers deny Dundalk in an early-season classic

Shamrock Rovers came from two down to take a point against champions Dundalk in Tallaght Stadium.

‘I think I’m the only Ireland international ever to play for Toulon’

Rob Henderson tells The42 about his memorable season with the European giants.

This is the biggest mistake people make starting an exercise routine

According to this celebrity fitness guy.

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