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Today’s News

How 'ready golf' could make the sport better for players and spectators

Mark Wehrly of the GUI explains how they shaved 45 minutes off the average round time.

After a year spent recovering, Catherine Costigan is ready to heal in the cage

Costigan faces Wendy McKenna at the 3Arena.

'Kilduff got off a stretcher. He'd been ruled out by the doctor but insisted on playing and got the winner'

The Dundalk striker popped up with the important goal on the first Friday night of the 2017 SSE Airtricity League campaign.

Ireland's Six Nations hopes on the line with confident France in Dublin

Ireland's Six Nations hopes on the line with confident France in Dublin

It’s make or break for Joe Schmidt’s men against les Bleus.

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Farrell wants Ireland's defence to be a try-scoring weapon against France

The Ireland defence coach is pleased to have Johnny Sexton back in the team.

Poll: Who will win today's Six Nations clash between Ireland and France? Round 3 This post contains a poll

Poll: Who will win today's Six Nations clash between Ireland and France?

The big one kicks off at 4.50pm this afternoon.

The psychology behind Claudio Ranieri and Leicester's astonishing fall from grace

The Foxes earlier this week acted on a dire run of form by sacking their much-loved Italian manager.

Barr's in blue - the only other All-Ireland senior club double bid before Slaughtneil

John Allen recalls St Finbarr’s campaign of 1981 where they contested both finals.

Rugby in Croke Park and the birth of a book on Bloody Sunday

The Ireland-England rugby game sparked an idea for an account of the fateful day in 1920.

Parke edges Belfast battle of ex-UFC pair as Gallagher eases to another win

Norman Parke got the better of Paul Redmond, before James Gallagher kept his undefeated record intact.

Mourinho won't let emotion cloud Rooney decision

The 31-year-old announced on Thursday that he will remain at Old Trafford.

Lance Armstrong fraud trial set for November

US District Judge Christopher Cooper is set to hear the case in Washington.

Yesterday’s News

Promotion favourites Waterford start with shock away defeat LOI

Promotion favourites Waterford start with shock away defeat

Athlone Town and UCD were both victorious on the opening night of action in the First Division.

Cork City make a winning start on the road for the first time in 12 years LOI

Cork City make a winning start on the road for the first time in 12 years

The Leesiders hadn’t won away from home on the opening weekend since beating Harps in 2005.

New signings deliver for Bray as 9-man Pat's start with defeat at home LOI

New signings deliver for Bray as 9-man Pat's start with defeat at home

The Seagulls picked up where they left off last season with a fine win in Inchicore.

Brazilian striker stars as Limerick begin new campaign with a bang LOI

Brazilian striker stars as Limerick begin new campaign with a bang

A Rodrigo Tosi exhibition left Sligo Rovers reeling.

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Benson and Kilduff ensure Dundalk get off to winning ways against 10-man Rovers

Hoops striker Graham Burke came off the bench to score before receiving his marching orders.

Fantastic 4 for Derry on a dismal Dalymount night for Bohemians LOI

Fantastic 4 for Derry on a dismal Dalymount night for Bohemians

It could be a difficult 2017 season for Keith Long’s side if this game was anything to go by.

Ireland U20s hold out after second-half Six Nations scare against France

Nigel Carolan’s men remain second in the table behind England.

Leinster run in 8 tries to steamroll hapless Dragons and move top of Pro12

Leo Cullen’s men took full advantage of Munster’s slip-up to move to the summit.

Late goal in Galway seals victorious top-flight return for Drogheda LOI

Late goal in Galway seals victorious top-flight return for Drogheda

Shane Keegan’s time in charge of Galway United got off to a disappointing start at Eamonn Deacy Park.

O'Donoghue returns to the Kerry attack while Maher and Sheehan in squad for first time in 2017

Monaghan have also named their team for the Division 1 clash.

Munster blown away by superb Scarlets fightback

The hosts seemed poised for an easy win when they opened up a 15-point lead by the interval.

McIlroy: To be called a fascist and bigot because I spent time in someone's company is ridiculous

The Northern Irishman has responded to criticism after he was pictured during a round with US President Donald Trump.

'I've heard it said by a few English players that some of them felt uneasy before kick-off'

Denis Leamy on ‘getting into the guts’ of Jonny Wilkinson and a ‘perfect day’ in 2007.

Dublin native John Horan the new GAA president elect after emphatic victory

The 58-year-old secondary school principal gave an emotional victory speech.

Maguire and O'Neill drop to the Rebels bench as Kelleher makes his seasonal debut

Cork are winless after their opening two Division 2 games.

Jamie Wall - 'We've a wonderful group of players and it's no less than they deserve'

The Mary Immaculate manager paid tribute to his players after today’s victory.

DJ Carey makes hurling history with IT Carlow - 'We're absolutely thrilled'

The Kilkenny great is working wonders as a manager.

As it happened: Dundalk v Shamrock Rovers, SSE Airtricity League Premier Division

The 2017 season kicks off with a mouth-watering fixture between the reigning champions and the visiting Hoops.

Shakespeare takes charge in Leicester tragedy and Premier League/EFL Cup final talking points

The Premier League champions begin the post-Ranieri era, while David Moyes and Paul Clement are back at former clubs.

'Yesterday my dream died': Claudio Ranieri's farewell statement is heartbreaking

Reigning Premier League champs Leicester are on the hunt for a new manager after sacking Ranieri.

5 Premier League and EFL Cup final bets to consider this weekend

Man United have a chance to win a trophy for the first time under Jose Mourinho, as they take on Southampton.

0-12 for Limerick's Gillane as champions Mary I return to Fitzgibbon final

Davy Fitzgerald’s Limerick IT were on the losing side today.

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France 'don't really care' that Sexton's fit, they're worried about Ireland's back row

The Ireland out-half has been rather unfortunate against the French in recent years.

The42's recipe book: A perfect post-training chicken, potato and carrot pie

We’ve teamed up with Food Flicker to take the hard work out of healthy eating with a series of tasty recipes designed to help you achieve your goals.

Mourinho pays tribute to axed Leicester boss Ranieri

The Manchester United manager has once again expressed his support for the sacked former Leicester City boss.

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