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Dublin: 3 °C Tuesday 3 March, 2015

Today’s News

The linesman did very well to restrain an angry Steve Bruce as Sunderland held Hull

Hull currently lead Sunderland 1-0 thanks to an opportunistic Dame N’Doye goal.

Injury-time penalty hands Sherwood first league win to lift Villa out of drop zone The Great Escape This post contains videos

Injury-time penalty hands Sherwood first league win to lift Villa out of drop zone

Elsewhere, Southampton climbed above Liverpool with a 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace.

‘The League of Ireland’s biggest problem is sitting in our living rooms — it’s Sky Sports’

Ger O’Brien, Chris Shields and Evan McMillan chat to The42 about the challenges facing Irish football in 2015.

Robbie Brady set to miss Ireland’s crucial Euro 2016 qualifier

The former Manchester United youth is set to be out of action for months after hurting his calf muscle.

Wallace back from cruciate injury as Meath U21s name 6 seniors for Westmeath game

The teams meet at the quarter-final stage in Leinster tomorrow night in Navan.

Boost for Connacht as former All Black Muliaina returns for Cardiff trip

However, the province are still without Nathan White, Kieran Marmion, Bundee Aki and Willie Faloon.

‘I am not under pressure’ says under-pressure Manuel Pellegrini

Why can’t we give Manuel one last chance?

We’ll Leave It There So: World Cup woe, Galvin’s return and the rest of today’s sport

Here’s what the sporting world had to offer on Tuesday.

Fan group want Russell Crowe meeting after Leeds bid talk

The actor caused a buzz by hinting at his interest in buying the club.

‘To lose it was sickening but I had a great privilege that the Stacks boys had made me captain’

Kieran Donaghy overcame club disappointment by focusing on Kerry’s league campaign.

Duggan: We want to bring the good times back to Limerick soccer

The Limerick FC captain is eager for a successful return to the Markets Field.

Paul Galvin makes sensational return to Kerry setup

Galvin announced his retirement last year.

8 players to watch in this week’s Leinster U21 football quarter-finals

Here are eight key men tipped to shine in the EirGrid provincial championship this week

Here’s Conor Murray’s view on the ‘pressure-off’ kick that put Sunday’s game beyond England

Ireland’s play-making number nine is almost completely satisfied with a job well done against England and is ready to get back to work tomorrow.

Ardscoil claim dramatic late win over Pres to reach Munster Senior Schools Cup final

The Limerick school are through to the final on St Patrick’s Day.

Belvo survive thrilling Clongowes fightback to book spot in Leinster Senior Cup final

Phil Werahiko’s side are into their first final since the 2008 success, but had to face a nervy closing 20 minutes.

Hands off! Andrew Trimble is staying at Ulster

IRFU Performance Director David Nucifora hails Trimble as “a model professional.”

5 talking points ahead of this week’s Premier League action

Can Rooney deliver, will Burnley upset Liverpool and more issues of contention.

Pascal Papé’s appeal for kneeing Heaslip was today – and it didn’t go well for the Frenchman

Papé appealed punishment following France’s Six Nations defeat in Dublin last month.

Venue and date for the Fitzgibbon Cup final replay has been confirmed

The original encounter between the two sides was a thriller, with 36 scores over the course of 80 minutes.

No Costello but Dublin have 7 from All-Ireland winning team for Leinster opener

Dublin travel to O’Moore Park tomorrow night to face Laois.

England winger Adam Johnson released on bail

Durham Police have released Sunderland’s Adam Johnson on bail as they look into claims of sexual activity with a girl under the age of 16.

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Paddy Power has been taking in record bets – but how many are winners?

Last year was a big one for the betting chain.

All Blacks call Joe Schmidt Superman… then say Ireland need to temper expectations

Oh and Johnny Sexton is the ‘most dangerous man in Europe.’

Saracens have added another powerful back row to their squad

Samuela Vunisa is the latest player to confirm a transfer out of the Guinness Pro12.

Football world pays tribute to Spurs legend Dave Mackay

Former Tottenham and Derby captain Dave Mackay passed away at the age of 80 on Monday.

How does this morning’s hefty defeat affect Ireland’s chances of World Cup progression?

And what in the world is net run-rate and why is it important?

Analysis: How did Ireland dominate England in the Six Nations?

Exiting, discipline, the halfbacks, and a solid set-piece were building blocks for an impressive win.

One explosive All Black is leaving the Top 14 to return to New Zealand

Rene Ranger has secured an early released from his Montpellier contract.

Ireland bullied by dominant South Africa as they slump to first World Cup defeat

Ireland slip to fourth in Pool B after this morning’s loss.

Sturridge will ‘light up’ Liverpool’s top four bid – Rodgers

The Liverpool boss says his star striker is almost back to full fitness.

One of world’s 10 toughest endurance races takes place in Donegal next week

David Burns, co-creator of The Race, chats to The42 about the upcoming event.

Here are the 12 venues Japan will use to host the 2019 Rugby World Cup

How would Ireland match up if the 2023 bid was successful?

Jarryd Hayne swaps the oval ball of rugby league for the slightly smaller oval ball of the NFL

The 27-year old has signed a deal with the San Francisco 49ers.

Michael Jordan just keeps getting richer, he’s now a billionaire!

Forget the shot, this must be the best moment of his life.

‘I just kept telling myself the yips weren’t back again’ – Harrington on his Honda Classic triumph

“As much as I was struggling, I still would choose myself to read that putt and hit that putt.”

JJ Delaney relives THAT hook and explains why he had no second thoughts about retiring Top Cat This post contains videos

JJ Delaney relives THAT hook and explains why he had no second thoughts about retiring

Tipp win “justified my decision more than anything,” says the nine-time All-Ireland winner.

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