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Today’s News

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We’re not sure how Neville and Redknapp kept a straight face during this hilarious ad

The pundits give a Sunday League thunderbolt the Sky Sports treatment.

Sheppard: John Caulfied’s honesty and the passion of the fans sold Cork to me

The Cork City striker is hoping to hit top form for the Leesiders after scoring his first goal this week.


Complaining about 40-week contracts in the League of Ireland won’t fix anything

John O’Sullivan takes a closer look at the league’s contract structure and tries to plot a way forward.

Leinster looking for kick start with dangerous Glasgow in town

Matt O’Connor has a handful of international players back for this evening’s clash at the RDS.

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5 talking points ahead of the upcoming other Euro 2016 qualifiers

There’s a lot more to look forward to in the coming days aside from Ireland-Poland encounter.

Paul O’Connell has been named Player of the Six Nations for 2015

There won’t be too many arguments with this.

Welcome boost adds to selection headache for O’Neill as injured pair return to training

James McClean and Stephen Ward were back involved as the squad was put through its paces this afternoon.

One of rugby’s biggest cult heroes might be playing on into his 41st year

Brad Thorn won’t ever not be playing professional rugby.

Ulster’s Chris Henry will make his comeback from heart surgery tonight

The 27-year-old has been out of action since suffering a mini-stroke in November.

The first Welshman to ever play Super Rugby is joining a Pro12 team for the first time

The Pro12 will welcome yet another talented back row next season.

‘I honestly don’t miss it’ – Jim McGuinness on life after the GAA

The former Donegal boss says he’s enjoying his time with Celtic.

Conor O’Shea happy at Harlequins amidst links to Italy job post-World Cup

The former Leinster and Ireland fullback has not spoken to the Italian Rugby Federation.

Analysis: What are the strengths and weaknesses of the Poland team set to face Ireland?

We look closely at Adam Nawalka’s side’s recent 4-0 defeat of Georgia.

Zebo and TOD return for Munster as Connacht name Marmion and Carty

There have been changes to both provinces’ teams ahead of tomorrow’s clash at Thomond Park.

Rooney KOs boxing celebration because little Kai copied it at school

Striker Wayne Rooney has defended his boxing antics and insisted he was not knocked out by Phil Bardsley.

Analysis: That weird Sean O’Brien lineout tactic worked against Scotland

Following on from the Tullow Tank’s failed effort against England, Rory Best got it spot on in Murrayfield.

A PGA golfer made what is being called the ‘craziest birdie in golf history’

Aaron Baddeley will be asking why he couldn’t have hit the shot first time around.

A former Ireland U20 hooker made his Super Rugby debut this morning

Tom Sexton played for the Melbourne Rebels in their defeat to the in-form Hurricanes.

Three changes for Cork ahead of Wexford quarter-final

William Kearney, Killian Burke and Anthony Spillane all come into the team.

Ronaldo covers Portugal team-mate’s car in tin foil

He’s got new boots coming out don’t you know.

Kerry and Mayo name teams for penultimate round of the Allianz Football League

The All-Ireland champions face Monaghan while Mayo play Cork this weekend.

With 3 weeks left in NBA season, 8 teams are fighting over 3 playoff places

Here’s all you need to know before the real basketball happens.

Bale would be perfect for Manchester United, says Scholes

The ex-Red Devils midfielder has claimed that the Welshman would be a “natural fit” for his former club as the winger continues to be linked with a move back to England.

NFL eyes Germany, Mexico games, more in London

The league would have staged four regular season games in London this year were it not for England hosting the Rugby World Cup in September and October.

‘A team with no stars’ – The Polish view on Ireland ahead of Sunday’s game

We chat to journalist Maciej Kaliszuk about the Irish team’s upcoming opponents.

Too much hype around Poland, says Kilbane

The former Everton midfielder believes that, despite possessing quality such as Robert Lewandowski, Poland have been built up too much..

Mourinho throws water bottles when we’re winning – Terry lifts lid on Chelsea dressing room

The 34-year-old credits the Portuguese for his own resurgence as captain of the Premier League leaders this season.

Yesterday’s News

Neymar lashes one past France in repeat of the ’98 World Cup final

Brazil were 3-1 winners over Le Bleus in Paris tonight.

Quinn: O’Neill hasn’t left one stone unturned in video research of Poland

The Ireland players have been studying up on the Group D leaders, according to Hull City midfielder Quinn.

Exercise of the week — seated cable fly

The important thing to remember is to start with a lower weight and work upwards once you gain more confidence, and strength.

Where are they now? The last Irish team to play Poland in a Euros qualifier Fyi

Where are they now? The last Irish team to play Poland in a Euros qualifier

Ahead of this Sunday’s vital Euro 2016 qualifier, we recall a similarly important game game 24 years ago.

Clare blow as Bugler fails to have ban overturned before Sunday’s relegation play-off

The Banner All-Star will have to serve the second game of his two-match ban.

Ireland’s U17s have qualified for the European finals after a dramatic final day

Tom Mohan’s men are into this year’s tournament in Bulgaria despite losing 1-0 to Poland.

We’ll Leave It There So: Bugler appeal fails, Mads back at centre and all today’s sport

We’ll also have news on the Real Madrid player not selected for Scotland because he was too short. Kind of.

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