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Today’s News

Larmour bidding to cap 'dream season' by scaling one last peak in Sydney

21-year-old in line for his sixth cap on Saturday, and hopes to play his part in a famous series win.

Pochettino hails England captain Kane as 'the best striker in the world'

“That is the complete player, that is somebody who can change and evolve as the game is being played.”

Nemo Rangers All-Ireland club finalist brought into Cork U20 team for Munster semi-final

Kevin O’Donovan will start in tomorrow night’s game in Páirc Uí Rinn.

Liverpool midfielder Emre Can arrives in Italy to complete move to Juventus

The German international is finally set to finalise his move to the Serie A champions.

Ireland set to hand 'smart kid' Byrne debut from bench against Wallabies

The 23-year-old out-half has been included among the replacements for Saturday’s clash in Sydney.

Bale needs Real Madrid assurances over more playing time, says agent

His future has been in doubt since a brilliant display in the Champions League final.

Dublin forward Brogan back in training four months after tearing his cruciate Comeback Trail This post contains videos

Dublin forward Brogan back in training four months after tearing his cruciate

Brogan is making good progress in his comeback from a serious knee injury.

FifPro slams decision to allow Morocco midfielder play after concussion

‘This is yet another alarming example of a player being put in harm’s way,’ the players’ union said.

All Blacks ring the changes as France drop Bastareaud for series finale

After naming the same side for the first two Tests, Steve Hansen has shuffled his deck for Dunedin.

'One of the lads got me a mug that goes from my face and turns into his!' - the Dub sub mistaken identity

The Dublin defender on being confused for Connolly, his Meath family background and staking a claim to start.

Schmidt without injured quartet but backs O'Mahony to deliver in seven shirt

The Ireland head coach is missing Garry Ringrose, Dan Leavy, Andrew Conway and Iain Henderson.

Clare joint-manager and forward to have appeals against Munster final bans heard on Saturday

Donal Moloney was involved in a sideline altercation against Tipperary and David Reidy was sent-off against Limerick.

'Anatomically and physiologically, we're different' - Top ladies footballers welcome menstrual cycle app

The effects of periods are rarely acknowledged in sport, but the FitrWoman app is aiming to change that.

'When I played for Munster, I brought bolognese on the plane instead of the processed food'

Jonny Holland offers his advice on how to maintain a balanced diet while also enjoying yourself on holiday this summer.

'My grandfather said the most Irish things you can do is play hurling and speak the language'

Hurling is in the family for Donegal’s Danny Cullen, who hopes to lead his county to Nicky Rackard glory over Warwickshire on Saturday.

Cronin and Conan start as Schmidt picks captain O'Mahony at openside

Joe Schmidt has made five changes to his XV, while Ross Byrne is set for his debut off the bench.

IRFU to consider players with doping history on a case-by-case basis

‘You look into the circumstances and weigh up the individual, then you make a decision.’

'The Elton Jantjies thing didn't make sense. We still hope there's an Irish option'

The IRFU expect Dan McFarland to be in charge at Ulster ahead of the new season.

Yesterday’s News

Brian Lenihan reveals that mental health battle forced his football retirement at 23

Former Cork City and Hull City defender “lucky to have a second chance at life”.

Cork come from 5 points down to see off Waterford at home and qualify for Munster U21 decider

A final against Limerick or Tipperary beckons on Wednesday 4 July.

Super sub Dwyer bags two goals as Wexford seal progress into Leinster U21 final after thriller

Wexford trailed Dublin by three points at half-time but were impressive in the second-half.

Diego Costa shins Spain to nervy win - but dogged Iran are not out of Group B yet Lucky Bounce This post contains videos

Diego Costa shins Spain to nervy win - but dogged Iran are not out of Group B yet

Spain join Portugal in pole position to progress from Group B.

'It's not the usual combination, to be a footballer and filmmaker'

Hannes Halldorsson says his job on the side sets him apart.

'Don't blame Messi', pleads Argentina boss

The beaten 2014 finalists go into Thursday’s crucial Group D clash desperate for three points.

Injury setback for Gareth Southgate as he dislocates shoulder while running

The FA confirmed the news in a statement today.

'AFL has such big resources that they are identifying players from the age of 12'

Rebels coaches Shaun Berne and Eoin Toolan outline the challenges rugby faces in Melbourne.

Sampdoria chief confirms midfielder's imminent €30m Arsenal transfer

The Serie A club have confirmed that Lucas Torreira will leave for the Premier League once the World Cup has finished.

'Embarrassed' Phil Mickelson apologises after US Open controversy

Mickelson deliberately broke the rules by hitting a moving ball during his third round.

Cullen looking forward to reunion with Girvan Dempsey and Bath

The Leinster coach will have familiar rivals throughout the pool.

As it happened: Cork v Waterford, Kilkenny v Galway, Dublin v Wexford - U21 hurling match tracker GAA

As it happened: Cork v Waterford, Kilkenny v Galway, Dublin v Wexford - U21 hurling match tracker

It was a big night of hurling action around the country.

'That was a gut-wrenching experience before I left' - aiming to make Leinster final mark after 13-year wait

Laois player Colm Begley is relishing the prospect of Sunday’s Leinster final.

Suarez leads Uruguay to the knockout stages as Saudi Arabia exit World Cup

Uruguay made it two wins from two on Wednesday afternoon as Saudi Arabia become the second team to exit this year’s World Cup.

Tadhg Kennelly gives the Ireland rugby squad a tour of life at the Sydney Swans Land Down Under This post contains videos

Tadhg Kennelly gives the Ireland rugby squad a tour of life at the Sydney Swans

Rob Kearney was eager to test out his AFL kicking skills.

Can Ronaldo drag workmanlike Portugal to World Cup glory?

With four goals in two games, the 33-year-old has started the tournament in formidable form.

Munster pitted against Exeter, Leinster take on Wasps and Toulouse in next season's Champions Cup

Ulster will meet Simon Zebo’s Racing 92 and Scarlets while, in the Challenge Cup, Connacht have been pitted against Sale, Bordeaux and Perpignan.

Wales' Moriarty gets 4-week ban for choke-hold as committee note 'mitigating factors' Crime And Punishment This post contains videos

Wales' Moriarty gets 4-week ban for choke-hold as committee note 'mitigating factors'

The back row will miss only one Pro14 match after sustaining a hold on the neck of Argentina out-half Nicolas Sanchez.

Ex-Spurs chairman Alan Sugar apologises for 'seriously misjudged' Senegal tweet

Sugar was criticised for ‘a shocking, vile tweet’ which he claimed was simply a joke that people had ‘misunderstood’.

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