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Today’s News

Joey jumps in, surprise omissions and more talking points as Ireland name Six Nations squad

Plus Jordan Larmour’s unstoppable rise continues with his 21st birthday still nine months away.

'I'm trying to live as much of a professional lifestyle as I can': Chin on life as a full-time hurler

Wexford star Lee Chin is the latest GAA player to put a working career on hold for his inter-county career.

Liverpool loan young Serbian international Grujic to Cardiff

Championship promotion-chasers Cardiff City have completed the loan signing of Liverpool midfielder Marko Grujic.

Cork City announce the signing of experienced goalkeeper

Scottish stopper Peter Cherrie arrives after two-and-a-half seasons at Bray Wanderers.

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Theo Walcott completes Everton switch as £20m deal confirmed

The England striker has left the Gunners.

Christians cross five times to exact revenge upon Ard Scoil and reach Munster last eight

Ard Scoil put up a fight in Lansdowne but CBC eventually powered into the quarter-finals.

'I actually remember thinking, 'This is the first free I've taken since the All-Ireland''

Cillian O’Connor chats about getting over the All-Ireland final defeat and the rise in hip surgeries in the GAA.

'Get him capped' - Ex-Ireland midfielder feels time is right to call up West Ham teenager Rice

The 19-year-old Hammer, who is comfortable at centre-half or in midfield, has impressed Keith Andrews immensely.

Dana White reveals UFC 223 bout for Ferguson and Nurmagomedov

It’s the fourth time the lightweight rivals have been scheduled to meet in the octagon since 2015.

Last year's beaten finalists Glenstal edge Rockwell in nail-biter to reach Munster quarters

Last year’s beaten finalists overcame horrendous conditions in Limerick to see off the 26-time champions.

Fergus McFadden and 20-year-old Jordan Larmour included in Ireland squad for Six Nations

There are also deserved recalls for Sean Cronin and Rory Scannell as Joe Schmidt plots the opening rounds of the Six Nations.

'We unearthed a gem in Sulli' - Ireland striker re-signs with US club for 2018

Cork native Denise O’Sullivan has renewed her contract with North Carolina Courage.

Eamonn Fitzmaurice guides PS Chorca Dhuibhne into Munster Corn Uí Mhuirí last four

Victory over IS Killorglin sets up semi-final with St Brendan’s.

Frampton admits to 'a wee bit of fear factor' as he gears up for make-or-break clash with Donaire

Carl Frampton says his upcoming scrap with Nonito Donaire will prove there’s still plenty left in the tank.

Aki fit for Connacht as training ground injuries rule out Bealham and Robb

Openside Jarrad Butler will also miss the Challenge Cup clash with Oyonnax after fracturing his hand in Worcester.

Last year's Cork minor captain hits key goal as Coláiste Choilm book Munster semi-final place

The Ballincollig school saw off Hamilton HS Bandon in the Corn Uí Mhuirí today.

Cheekbone surgery sidelines Gilroy, but Herbst back for Ulster's trip to Wasps

The wing has undergone surgery to have a plate inserted after he was an early casualty in the hard-fought win over La Rochelle.

Bastareaud to miss Ireland game following 3-week suspension for homophobic slur

The Toulon centre made the remark to Benetton Rugby’s Sebastian Negri Da Oleggio last weekend.

Ireland's first opponents France name 19-year-old scrum-half in Six Nations squad

Jacques Brunel has picked six uncapped players in total.

Ronaldo must focus on playing - Zidane sidesteps exit talk

With speculation intensifying over the Madrid talisman’s future, Zinedine Zidane says Ronaldo has enough to focus on.

Delaney: 'If Martin wanted to manage Stoke or other clubs, he could have done so by now' Staying Put This post contains videos

Delaney: 'If Martin wanted to manage Stoke or other clubs, he could have done so by now'

The FAI chief executive says Ireland’s senior manager will put pen to paper on a new deal early next week.

Croke Park and Páirc Uí Chaoimh clashes to start 17-game GAA league coverage on eir sport

The broadcaster has announced the games they will show this spring.

Championship the third-most attended league in Europe, ahead of La Liga and Serie A

Over 60% of European leagues saw a drop-off in total attendance last season, including the League of Ireland Premier Division.

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Hand of friendship: North and South Korea will compete together at the Winter Olympics

They’ll be sending a joint ice hockey team and will march under a “unification flag”.

Limerick complete deals for Cork City striker and ex-West Ham midfielder

Connor Ellis and Eoin Wearen will play under Tommy Barrett for his first season in charge at the Markets Field.

Liverpool footballer Flanagan sentenced for assault

The incident occurred in Liverpool in the early hours of 22 December.

Three thrilling all-Irish fights confirmed for Frampton-Donaire card in Belfast

Two long-running domestic rivalries will be settled in Belfast, while stablemates Jono Carroll and Marco McCullough will also square off in April.

Conor Stakelum becomes first Irish man ever to skate at European Championships

In the 117 years of the competition, there has never been an Irish male skater.

Policy for proven dopers to be reviewed after Grobler signing - IRFU chief Browne

”Are we going to bring in drug cheats?’ The answer is: I don’t think we are.”

What's in a name? Aviva announce stadium sponsorship extension

The venue is the home of football and rugby in Ireland.

Oulart player Redmond brings Wexford senior hurling career to a close after ten seasons

David Redmond made his senior debut with Wexford in 2008.

Nadal backs move for financial parity but silent on boycott talk

World number one Rafael Nadal kept his cards close to his chest when quizzed on the prospect of boycotting the 2019 Australian Open.

Arsenal target Malcom facing disciplinary action over video posted following Bordeaux defeat

Malcom, Cafu and Otavio were criticised by the club for a lack of “maturity, solidarity and respect”.

Waterford bring in ex-Ireland U21 defender from Cork as Dundalk winger joins Galway

John Kavanagh and Carlton Ubaezuonu have made temporary moves ahead of the start of the 2018 season.

'If I'm not clean, you'll find out this fight. If I haven't been clean, you'll see me struggle vs Parker'

Anthony Joshua dismissed off-hand accusations from Joseph Parker that he is ‘the king of steroids’.

Manny Pacquiao says he's in talks to fight Vasyl Lomachenko

Pac Man is eyeing a comeback in April.

'I always enjoyed the saying 'look after your own shop' or 'if it's to be, it's up to me''

Tadhg Furlong is enjoying Leinster’s offloading freedom but is still keeping his head down.

Eddie Jones signs England contract extension

The new deal includes a succession plan for the 2023 World Cup.

One of the all-time greats, Ronaldinho, officially hangs up his boots A Joy To Watch This post contains videos

One of the all-time greats, Ronaldinho, officially hangs up his boots

The former Brazilian and Barcelona superstar is finally retiring from the professional game at the age of 37.

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