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Today’s News

'Bundee Aki could become mayor of Galway, the way people are loving him!'

Andrew Browne outlines some of the reasons Connacht find themselves in the Pro12 final.

'Just because you did it 3 times before, there's no guarantee you won't be back here again'

Colm O’Neill is looking ahead to the summer with optimism.

The Mayo footballer who won an All-Ireland medal while playing for Louth

A documentary about Dan O’Neill airs this weekend.

Yesterday’s News

Irish prop Jack O'Connell helps Andy Robinson's Bristol to end 7-year Premiership absence

Disappointment for Doncaster’s Irish duo Declan Cusack and Michael Heaney.

Watch: Roy takes on Robbie in the Keano Crossbar Challenge Off The Bar This post contains videos

Watch: Roy takes on Robbie in the Keano Crossbar Challenge

But Republic of Ireland coach Steve Guppy stepped up to show them both how it’s done.

16 things we learned from tonight's Road to Rio documentary

Let us know what you thought of this week’s episode.

IRFU confident of exceeding expected criteria for 2023 Rugby World Cup

World Rugby today announced seven key criteria it will use to select a host.

Westmeath stun Kilkenny in the Leinster U21 hurling quarter-finals

There were also victories for Offaly and Carlow in tonight’s other games.

Ex-England coach Lancaster part of official review of culture in British Cycling

The review was prompted by the behaviour of technical director Shane Sutton.

We'll Leave It There So: Ireland's squad for South Africa, Rafa signs while Mourinho waits and all today's sport

Here’s all you need to catch up before hitting the downhill run to the weekend.

'There will be disappointment' - O'Neill admits cutting players is the worst part of the job

Ireland’s manager must decide who makes the final 23-man panel over the next few days.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and 7 other players linked with Jose Mourinho's Man United

The Swedish superstar is one of the many high-profile players who could move to Old Trafford.

Rafa Benitez signs three-year deal to remain at relegated Newcastle

The Spaniard could not prevent the Magpies dropping out of the Premier League this month.

Kingdom come for Danish rider Nicolai Brochner with Rás stage win

It was a hot day in the saddle in Kerry.

'I’m proud to say she was my daughter and I want to do her proud if she’s watching' - Arter

A tragic event in his personal life back in December has given the Ireland midfielder a sense of perspective.

Analysis: Sexton's mastery and brilliant basics provide Leinster's edge

Leo Cullen’s side delivered their best performance of the season ahead of the Pro12 final.

'Balotelli would have been useful to this team but there's no time for us to be prima donnas'

Leonardo Bonucci is not surprised the striker won’t feature in France.

Former Man Utd goalkeeper Roy Carroll will join Linfield when he returns from Euro 2016

Carroll has been released by Notts County and will return to Northern Ireland after 21 years playing abroad.

Cristiano Ronaldo: I am going to retire at Real Madrid

The 31-year-old’s current contract expires in 2018 and he’s been linked with PSG and Manchester United.

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Madi-gone, Roux's awakening and more talking points on Ireland's squad for South Africa

Will the surprise inclusions mean a change of tactic, or will we just see new faces in familiar circumstances?

Richie Hogan set to miss Kilkenny's Leinster opener due to injury

Cats wait anxiously for further news on 2014 Hurler of the Year.

'Without realising it, I’m wasting so much energy' - Ellen Keane writes her first Road to Rio diary

Swimmer is preparing for her third Paralympics later this year.

Scholes hopes Mourinho keeps Giggs at Manchester United

The former winger’s vast knowledge of the Red Devils should be retained by the Portuguese coach, according to his former teammate.

McCloskey and Madigan omitted as Schmidt calls on Reidy and Roux

Schmidt has named a 32-man squad, with Munster’s Tommy O’Donnell also missing the cut.

Man United on the verge of sealing £30 million-plus Mourinho deal

Confirmation of the move is being held up by image rights, according to reports.

One of the most promising midfielders in Europe has agreed to join Arsenal

The 23-year-old has been included in Switzerland’s preliminary squad for Euro 2016.

With the Euros around the corner, Spain's Andres Iniesta is in scintillating form World Class This post contains videos

With the Euros around the corner, Spain's Andres Iniesta is in scintillating form

The Barcelona player recently inspired his player to a Copa del Rey final victory.

Fernando Alonso - good at F1, also good at curling free-kicks into the top corner Pick It Out This post contains videos

Fernando Alonso - good at F1, also good at curling free-kicks into the top corner

The two-time world champion was showing off in Monaco yesterday.

Controversial tennis star Tomic regrets '$10 million' outburst

The player is trying to repair his public image as he prepares for the second round of the French Open.

'Premier League survival is Leicester's priority next season'

The manager is determined to keep the Foxes’ feet on the ground for the next campaign

Landon Donovan believes the USA will win a World Cup in his lifetime

Former US star was part of squad that made it to the 2002 quarter-finals.

Remember when Golden State couldn't lose? Now they're one game from disaster Thunder Struck This post contains videos

Remember when Golden State couldn't lose? Now they're one game from disaster

OKC walloped the Warriors last night to take a 3-1 lead in the Western Conference finals.

Dublin star Michael Darragh Macauley on fitness, basketball and 'bench pressing houses'

The midfielder talks about the shift towards strength and conditioning in GAA.

'I'm not okay with just being okay' - Irish swimmer Fiona Doyle on her Olympic ambitions

The 24-year-old also spoke about the impact of the Zika virus on her plans for Rio.

'It means absolutely nothing to me, we're just looking forward to getting out of Croke Park'

As Dublin prepare for their first away championship fixture since 2006, Michael Darragh Macauley insists it’s just another game for the players.

'My management career would have been over. I was thinking, 'This can't be happening''

Former Mayo manager James Horan looks back on a chastening day in London.

'It's the ultimate final for us' - Connacht take on the Leinster benchmark

Pat Lam pointed to the importance of the coaching team around him in Connacht.

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