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Dublin: 12 °C Tuesday 19 June, 2018

Today’s News

4 senior players in Kilkenny U21 side as DJ Carey takes charge of first championship game

Kilkenny face Galway in tomorrow night’s semi-final in Tullamore.

Cork City face daunting task against Polish kingpins in Champions League opener

The draw for the first two qualifying rounds of the 2018/19 campaign is being made in Nyon this morning.

Nucifora wary of provincial 'parochialism' as Irish rugby looks to move forward

The IRFU’s performance director sat down for a briefing with the Irish rugby media in Sydney yesterday.

'It's a player's call, to say whether he's available for selection' - Dublin wait on Cluxton fitness

The All-Ireland winning captain was forced off in the first half of the Leinster semi-final against Longford.

The only thing Kane hasn't done is score in August - Southgate

The Tottenham striker inspired his country to a 2-1 win over Tunisia last night.

Ireland defend themselves after Wallabies question 'blocking' tactics

‘We didn’t feel like we did anything that any other team in the world isn’t doing.’

'Football doesn't give room for any of this' - Babayaro hits out at 'fashionista' Eagles at World Cup

Nigeria’s eye-catching kits have drawn more attention than any other at the tournament, but, sadly the same can’t be said of their football so far.

IRFU says dates on offer in Australia 'didn't fit with the women's plan'

The union turned down an invitation of a three-Test tour Down Under this month.

2015 All-star Callanan Galway's main worry as Joe Canning passed fit to face Cats

Adrian Tuohey, Jonathan Glynn and Johnny Coen are all expected to feature after missing the win over Dublin.

Dunleavy hopes to be Donegal rugby trailblazer after exposure on world stage

The blindside wasn’t on the radar of Ireland age grade squads until making his mark in Noel McNamara’s U20s.

Beirne beams with pride after Ireland debut in front of family in Melbourne

The 26-year-old played the closing stages of Ireland’s win over the Wallabies in Melbourne.

Working at Liverpool and Sunderland, a return to Ireland and facing Dublin in a first Leinster final

Next Sunday is an occasion to savour for Portlaoise native Brian Glynn.

'There’s a decent chance that he'll stay' - IRFU hope Schmidt will re-sign

The Ireland head coach’s current contract expires after the 2019 World Cup.

Kilcoyne links up with Ireland in Sydney after Addison joined camp last week

Ireland insist that Cian Healy has responded well after an AC injury last weekend against the Wallabies.

'I don't think anything is ever forever, who knows what could happen?'

IRFU boss David Nucifora hasn’t ruled out a return to Ireland for Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding.

Kane: England players had flies in our mouths

Much of the pre-match attention had been on the large increase in temperatures expected at the stadium.

'Quality is not enough... Removing Saudi Arabia we have not won the last six games'

Joshua Kimmich has lamented the number of mistakes that his side made as they suffered a poor start to the defence of their World Cup title.

Yesterday’s News

Galway United owners vote in favour of Saudi Arabian investment

The club are currently sixth in the First Division, 12 points behind leaders UCD.

Unconvincing England have work to do

Late drama got the Three Lions out of jail, as Harry Kane scored in stoppage time.

Scare for Saudi Arabia World Cup squad as engine catches fire during flight to Rostov

The right engine of the Rossiya Airbus emitted flames as the team traveled on the internal flight from St Petersburg.

Dundalk, Derry and Rovers learn potential opponents for Europa League draw

Derry and Rovers have each avoided Hibs and Rangers ahead of Wednesday’s draw.

'This team will be forever ingrained in my heart': Derek McGrath steps down as Déise hurling boss

‘After five thoroughly enjoyable years working with the most committed, dedicated, honest and genuine players to represent our county’.

Late Kane goal sees England scrape past Tunisia in World Cup opener Report This post contains videos

Late Kane goal sees England scrape past Tunisia in World Cup opener

The Tottenham star had given his side the lead before slotting home a 91st-minute winner.

Thurles confirmed for Clare v Cork Munster hurling final

The 1 July clash is a repeat of last year’s Munster SHC decider.

Six senior Rebels in Cork U21 hurling side to face Waterford in Munster semi-final

Three of the six started against the Deise yesterday and will represent their county again four days later.

Tunisia draw level against England after Kyle Walker concedes penalty for stray elbow Needless This post contains videos

Tunisia draw level against England after Kyle Walker concedes penalty for stray elbow

Fakhreddine Ben Youssef was fouled by Kyle Walker in England’s box.

Sky apologise as viewers in Northern Ireland unable to view The Sunday Game

Sky viewers in Northern Ireland were unable to watch the highlights programme on Sunday night.

As it happened: England v Tunisia, World Cup

England took on Tunisia in their opening 2018 World Cup encounter.

Egypt say Mo Salah is fit (again) ahead of clash with World Cup hosts

However, the Liverpool star will have to pass a fitness test.

Galway avoid another big day implosion but question marks remain over their All-Ireland credentials

“It was important here to show who we are,” Kevin Walsh said after a fine second-half display delivered the Connacht crown.

Sterling gets the nod as England name starting XI to face Tunisia

Meanwhile, Jesse Lingard and Jordan Henderson feature in midfield.

Dubliner Willo Flood moves to Dunfermline on one-year deal

The former Manchester City man moves to Fife and Scotland’s second tier after his latest spell with Dundee United.

Lukaku at the double as Belgium get off to perfect start Winning This post contains videos

Lukaku at the double as Belgium get off to perfect start

Roberto Martinez’s side were too good for Panama today.

Portugal's number one makes switch to Premier League newcomers Wolves

Rui Patricio, who is currently away on World Cup duty, has penned a four-year contract with the English side.

Fifa opens disciplinary proceedings against Mexico over alleged homophobic chants by fans

It is alleged some Mexico fans chanted slurs at Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer.

Analysis: 'You don't want to annoy Tadhg Furlong when he wants the ball!'

Ireland were adaptive and intelligent in taking their two tries on Saturday in Melbourne.

Belgium lead Panama thanks to one of the goals of the tournament so far Take A Bow This post contains videos

Belgium lead Panama thanks to one of the goals of the tournament so far

Dries Mertens’ volley put Roberto Martinez’s side into the lead.

Analysis: Quality of Galway's Walsh, Roscommon's shooting woes and second-half midfield battle

The42′s analyst Sean Murphy takes a closer look at yesterday’s Connacht final.

Dublin's captain fantastic lands top award to cap historic league campaign

Deadly forward Sinéad Aherne has been named Player of the Month for May.

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