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Today’s News

Dundalk have scored in Tel Aviv - but it's not looking good at half-time

Lilywhites trail 2-1 against Maccabi, while AZ lead Zenit 2-0.

Davy Fitz's dad blasts social media for split that forced Clare exit

“Small cohort of players need to analyse their own performance and commitment,” writes Pat Fitzgerald in annual report.

As it happend: Zorya Luhansk v Man United, Europa League

The game is on in Ukraine as Jose Mourinho’s men aim to reach the last 32.

LIVE: Maccabi Tel-Aviv v Dundalk, Europa League

Stephen Kenny’s side are in Israel where they are aiming to extend their European adventure by qualifying for the knockout stages.

Tomás Ó Sé joins Billy Morgan on UCC's Sigerson management team

UCC open their Sigerson campaign against St Pat’s in late January.

We've revamped the Score Centre on the The42 app

And now for a classified check on the results.

Jaco Peyper won't ref Ireland in the 6 Nations

Jerome Garces will be the man in the middle for Ireland’s final day meeting with England at the Aviva.

'It's going to be amazing': Katie set for PPV debut in front of biggest crowd of her career

US broadcaster Showtime interested in screening Saturday night’s fight against Viviane Obenauf.

'I'm giving thought to everywhere': Move abroad still among options for Jamie Heaslip

“I’ve travelled a lot of my life. I’m an army brat and I’ve lived abroad plenty.”

Watch me prove you wrong! The promo for Ronda Rousey's long-awaited UFC comeback UFC 207 This post contains videos

Watch me prove you wrong! The promo for Ronda Rousey's long-awaited UFC comeback

Rousey returns on 30 December against Amanda Nunes.

'These two weeks will define our season': O'Brien ready to empty the tank again

After the frustration of being kept away from the Wallabies, the Tullow Tank is revved up and ready to go again.

Controversial Chapman returns to the Yankees on an $86 million contract

Chapman won a World Series with the Cubs this year.

Conor McGregor is challenging his $75k fine and community service in court

McGregor opens proceedings against Nevada State Athletic Commission.

Ex-Leinster coach Gibbes emerges as contender to succeed Lam at Connacht

The New Zealander is currently working as an assistant coach at Top 14 club Clermont.

Leinster hope to have Sexton back in harness for Christmas inter-pros

Head coach Leo Cullen well get a full report on Sexton’s progress in Santry tomorrow.

A winner (nearly) takes all AFC West battle highlights week 14

The Oakland Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs go toe-to-toe this evening.

'The black card has been a failure for the association in all respects' - Tyrone official hits out

Strong words of criticism here for the disciplinary rule.

Byrne handed his Champions Cup debut as Leinster head for Northampton

Leo Cullen welcomes Irish internationals back for Pool 4 clash.

It's on: Man United's game in Ukraine to go ahead despite fears over frozen pitch

Uefa officials completed an inspection on the surface this morning.

Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow on track to make MLB breakthrough

New York Mets hitting coach Kevin Long says the 29-year-old ‘is put together like no athlete we’ve ever seen’.

'The Scottish media built me up like I was Messi or Neymar' - Barton

Despite the way it panned out, the midfielder insists he has no regrets over his move to Rangers.

'Teams in Ireland are facing Dublin now and it's a cup final, it's the biggest match'

Ryan McHugh on the Dublin team that are the benchmark for every else.

'It’s a win or nothing for me' - Dundalk need a favour on make-or-break European night

Stephen Kenny’s side must do the business in Israel and hope the other Group D game goes their way.

Connacht chief denies province is in crisis despite losing Lam and two other coaches

CEO Willie Ruane is confident they can overcome the loss of such skilled personnel.

Two experienced players back to give Galway football a lift in 2017

Johnny Duane and Sean Armstrong are returning to help the Tribesmen.

'This place is special': Lam open to return to Ireland, maybe even at the 2023 World Cup

The Samoan thinks the 2023 tournament will definitely be here.

Gatland identifies target for second Lions attack coach but it's not Ben Ryan

There are ‘two or three’ France-based players in the squad selection mix at the moment.

McCaffrey yet to speak to Gavin about Dublin return but he'd 'love to get back in'

The 2015 Footballer of the Year spent this summer in Africa.

Yesterday’s News

Pressure on Sexton to get fit as Gatland shares concern over out-half's durability

The Ireland out-half is currently sidelined with a hamstring injury.

Spurs take Europa League place with Wembley win over CSKA

Pochettino’s side came from a goal down to record a convincing win to end a frustrating group stage.

Leicester suffer worst defeat by an English team in the Champions League

The Foxes had already qualified as group winners but their poor form continued in Porto.

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Watch: Emotional Pat Lam delivers heartfelt and personal address to the media

The outgoing Connacht head coach spoke uninterrupted for 20 minutes.

These two Olympians learned a valuable lesson after trying to share a 10k victory

Lanni Marchant and Natasha Wodak hadn’t banked on a storming finish from Tonya Nero.

Not before time! Video referees to make 'history' at this week's Fifa Club World Cup

A new video system will be trialed at the tournament in Japan.

Celtic face Uefa charges after crowd disturbances at Etihad Stadium

Fighting broke out in the stands during last night’s Champions League game.

M'Vila rejects returning to struggling Sunderland despite contract agreement

The French midfielder was due to join the Premier League side in January.

We'll Leave It There So: Andy Farrell's appointment, Jose Mourinho's aversion to the cold and all today's sport

Plus, all the fixture details for tomorrow’s Europa League action.

Gatland's Lions coaches narrow in on 50 players after November Tests

The Lions head coach says his captain is likely to be one of the current national team leaders.

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