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Today’s News

Cronin and Conan start as Schmidt picks captain O'Mahony at openside

Joe Schmidt has made five changes to his XV, while Ross Byrne is set for his debut off the bench.

IRFU to consider players with doping history on a case-by-case basis

‘You look into the circumstances and weigh up the individual, then you make a decision.’

'The Elton Jantjies thing didn't make sense. We still hope there's an Irish option'

The IRFU expect Dan McFarland to be in charge at Ulster ahead of the new season.

Yesterday’s News

Brian Lenihan reveals that mental health battle forced his football retirement at 23

Former Cork City and Hull City defender “lucky to have a second chance at life”.

Cork come from 5 points down to see off Waterford at home and qualify for Munster U21 decider

A final against Limerick or Tipperary beckons on Wednesday 4 July.

Super sub Dwyer bags two goals as Wexford seal progress into Leinster U21 final after thriller

Wexford trailed Dublin by three points at half-time but were impressive in the second-half.

Diego Costa shins Spain to nervy win - but dogged Iran are not out of Group B yet Lucky Bounce This post contains videos

Diego Costa shins Spain to nervy win - but dogged Iran are not out of Group B yet

Spain join Portugal in pole position to progress from Group B.

'It's not the usual combination, to be a footballer and filmmaker'

Hannes Halldorsson says his job on the side sets him apart.

'Don't blame Messi', pleads Argentina boss

The beaten 2014 finalists go into Thursday’s crucial Group D clash desperate for three points.

Injury setback for Gareth Southgate as he dislocates shoulder while running

The FA confirmed the news in a statement today.

'AFL has such big resources that they are identifying players from the age of 12'

Rebels coaches Shaun Berne and Eoin Toolan outline the challenges rugby faces in Melbourne.

Sampdoria chief confirms midfielder's imminent €30m Arsenal transfer

The Serie A club have confirmed that Lucas Torreira will leave for the Premier League once the World Cup has finished.

'Embarrassed' Phil Mickelson apologises after US Open controversy

Mickelson deliberately broke the rules by hitting a moving ball during his third round.

Cullen looking forward to reunion with Girvan Dempsey and Bath

The Leinster coach will have familiar rivals throughout the pool.

As it happened: Cork v Waterford, Kilkenny v Galway, Dublin v Wexford - U21 hurling match tracker GAA

As it happened: Cork v Waterford, Kilkenny v Galway, Dublin v Wexford - U21 hurling match tracker

It was a big night of hurling action around the country.

'That was a gut-wrenching experience before I left' - aiming to make Leinster final mark after 13-year wait

Laois player Colm Begley is relishing the prospect of Sunday’s Leinster final.

Suarez leads Uruguay to the knockout stages as Saudi Arabia exit World Cup

Uruguay made it two wins from two on Wednesday afternoon as Saudi Arabia become the second team to exit this year’s World Cup.

Tadhg Kennelly gives the Ireland rugby squad a tour of life at the Sydney Swans Land Down Under This post contains videos

Tadhg Kennelly gives the Ireland rugby squad a tour of life at the Sydney Swans

Rob Kearney was eager to test out his AFL kicking skills.

Can Ronaldo drag workmanlike Portugal to World Cup glory?

With four goals in two games, the 33-year-old has started the tournament in formidable form.

Munster pitted against Exeter, Leinster take on Wasps and Toulouse in next season's Champions Cup

Ulster will meet Simon Zebo’s Racing 92 and Scarlets while, in the Challenge Cup, Connacht have been pitted against Sale, Bordeaux and Perpignan.

Wales' Moriarty gets 4-week ban for choke-hold as committee note 'mitigating factors' Crime And Punishment This post contains videos

Wales' Moriarty gets 4-week ban for choke-hold as committee note 'mitigating factors'

The back row will miss only one Pro14 match after sustaining a hold on the neck of Argentina out-half Nicolas Sanchez.

Ex-Spurs chairman Alan Sugar apologises for 'seriously misjudged' Senegal tweet

Sugar was criticised for ‘a shocking, vile tweet’ which he claimed was simply a joke that people had ‘misunderstood’.

Leicester pay €27 million for capture of highly-rated Norwich midfielder

The Foxes have confirmed their third transfer of the summer, with James Maddison agreeing a five-year deal at the King Power Stadium

Denmark players charter plane for team-mate to fly home from World Cup after daughter's birth

It was an eventful few days for defender Jonas Knudsen.

Cristiano Ronaldo makes history with 85th international goal Remarkable This post contains videos

Cristiano Ronaldo makes history with 85th international goal

The Portugal star is now the all-time leading European goalscorer in international football.

Ronaldo-inspired Portugal prevail as Morocco become the first side dumped out of World Cup Report This post contains videos

Ronaldo-inspired Portugal prevail as Morocco become the first side dumped out of World Cup

The result leaves the Portuguese top of the group, though Iran and Spain, who play later, both have a game in hand.

Chelsea youngster ready to answer England's call

With Dele Alli doubtful through injury, Ruben Loftus-Cheek could start against Panama.

Ex-Ireland U20s second row earns Ulster contract after impressing in AIL

Alex Thompson had a standout season with Terenure.

From TheJournal.ie 'Likely but not certain' that new Metrolink design could save GAA grounds Na Fianna

'Likely but not certain' that new Metrolink design could save GAA grounds

Na Fianna’s home on Mobhi Road in Glasnevin had been set to be both the home to a new underground station.

Europa League opponents confirmed for League of Ireland trio

Dundalk, Shamrock Rovers and Derry City have discovered where they’ll be flying to next month.

Ireland to play England in landmark Test match as part of new four-year fixture list

Inclusion on Future Tours Programme a significant moment for Irish cricket.

Iran's largest football stadium to admit thousands of women for the first time since 1979

More than 10,000 tickets were expected to be put on sale for Wednesday’s screening.

Ireland internationals set to return home as Cobh Ramblers announce friendly with Preston

A host of internationals including Sean Maguire and Daryl Horgan are set return to Ireland as Cobh prepare to take on Preston.

Former Fifa President Sepp Blatter would back a UK and Ireland World Cup bid Claim This post contains videos

Former Fifa President Sepp Blatter would back a UK and Ireland World Cup bid

The controversial figure also believes a 48-team tournament is a bad idea.

Analysis: The David Pocock offside penalty that wasn't really a penalty

The Wallabies flanker is a deeply intelligent rugby player and this penalty was worth a closer look.

Fabianski sorts club future while at World Cup by becoming a Hammer

The Polish ‘keeper has left Swansea for West Ham.

USA to visit Dublin as Ireland's November Test schedule announced

Joe Schmidt’s men will play four Tests this Autumn.

Murray casts doubt over Wimbledon after 11-month comeback ends in defeat

‘How I feel tomorrow is relevant. If I wake up and don’t feel good then that’s not the best sign for best of five tennis.’

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