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Dublin: 7 °C Monday 22 January, 2018

Today’s News

Ireland name 32-man squad for U20 Six Nations

It features 11 players already capped at the age grade.

'We'd love to get one over them': Connacht can't wait to welcome old foes Gloucester to Galway

The western province had to tackle Gloucester in Kingsholm twice at the end of the 2014/15 season. Can they change their fortunes at the Sportsground?

Injury means All Black Stephen Donald will not be joining Ulster

The province are now likely to turn to Johnny McPhillips.

'A great servant' - Multi All-Ireland winner pulls curtain down on illustrious career

Aged just 21, Mary Leacy lifted the All-Ireland senior camogie title as Wexford ended a 32-year drought.

Schmidt's stocks look healthy as Ireland set off for sunny Spain

There are in-form players everywhere in Ireland’s Six Nations squad.

Defending champion Federer maintains flawless record to reach quarter-final

Swiss star Roger Federer eased past Marton Fucsovics in the Australian Open fourth round.

'It means so much' - Northern Ireland's Mark Allen wins first Masters title

He held his nerve to beat Kyren Wilson 10-7.

'One of the things I got from Rassie was when he said, 'they played so well and then in May, fell a bit short''

Johann van Graan has enjoyed a good few months in the job and now hopes to bring Munster to the next level.

Cold comfort for Ulster as they fall a long way short

Application was the only consolation Rory Best could put a finger on after a sound beating away to Wasps.

Six Nations break badly timed for Cullen's impressive Leinster

The eastern province would happily play Saracens in the Champions Cup quarter-finals next weekend.

Munster well worth the wait as they book record quarter-final date in style

Despite a three-hour delay, the southern province ticked pretty much every box as they powered into the Champions Cup knockout stages.

Cronin returns to Ireland mix determined to make up for missing November

The Leinster hooker was man of the match in Saturday’s win over Montpellier.

'Croc', 'The Silencer', and 'The Naas Tommy Hearns': Irish pro boxing's future is in concrete hands

Lewis Crocker, Gary Cully and Aaron McKenna, with 20 Irish titles between them, will be looking to take names in 2018.

Nick Foles and the Eagles soar to the Super Bowl as they sink the Vikings

It was a dominant performance from Philadelphia as they won their first NFC Championship since 2005.

Neymar? I'd rather watch the golf, says Bale

The Wales international hit top form for Real Madrid against Deportivo La Coruna.

Yesterday’s News

The Jags run them close, but the Patriots are going back to the Super Bowl NFL

The Jags run them close, but the Patriots are going back to the Super Bowl

The AFC Championship game went down to the wire in Foxborough.

Ex-Man United player Depay scores wondergoal to down PSG as Mbappe stretchered off Thriller This post contains videos

Ex-Man United player Depay scores wondergoal to down PSG as Mbappe stretchered off

Nabil Fekir gave Lyon a shock second-minute lead, before their opponents were reduced to 10 men.

Inter Milan fall further behind Napoli on possible Edin Dzeko farewell Late Drama This post contains videos

Inter Milan fall further behind Napoli on possible Edin Dzeko farewell

Ex-AC Milan forward Stephan El Shaarawy put Roma ahead on his return to San Siro.

Title race over? Messi, Suarez rampant as Barcelona go 11 points clear Dominant This post contains videos

Title race over? Messi, Suarez rampant as Barcelona go 11 points clear

The Catalan side took advantage of Atletico Madrid and Valencia’s slip-ups earlier this weekend.

'I’m in the best place to recover at Man City so it’s definitely not something that will end my career'

After rupturing ligaments in her knee, Ireland and Manchester City full-back Megan Campbell is on the long road back to full fitness.

Schalke fans tell their player to 'f*** off' after imminent Bayern switch confirmed

News that the young Germany midfielder will join a Bundesliga rival was not well received by supporters.

It's Sunday so here are 10 of our favourite images from the sporting week

Here’s how the last seven days looked through the lens.

Concern for Schmidt as Dave Kilcoyne leaves Thomond on crutches

The prop injured his knee during Munster’s win over Castres.

'I've dreamed of it since I was a kid!' 17-year-old Irish striker makes Premier League debut Potential This post contains videos

'I've dreamed of it since I was a kid!' 17-year-old Irish striker makes Premier League debut

Southampton’s Michael Obafemi was given a chance to impress against Tottenham today.

Former Malaga boss Javi Gracia confirmed as Silva's replacement at Watford

The 47-year-old Spaniard takes over from Marco Silva, who was sacked on Sunday following a run of poor form.

'I'm very proud to be part of this club and that's the reason why I came here'

Johann van Graan has thanked the Munster management, players, ground staff and supporters after the province booked their place in the Champions Cup quarters.

Here are all three of their goals as Ireland's women earn a convincing victory over Portugal Coygig This post contains videos

Here are all three of their goals as Ireland's women earn a convincing victory over Portugal

Shelbourne Ladies’ teenage starlet Leanne Kiernan, Louise Quinn and captain Katie McCabe were all on target for Colin Bell’s side.

Ulster left to lick their wounds, but Stockdale knock won't keep him out of Six Nations

The 21-year-old international star was forced off in the first half in Coventry, but a dead leg won’t keep him sidelined for long.

UL Bohemians get the better of Railway Union in top-of-the-table clash

Both sides were severely depleted, given the number of players on international duty this weekend

Trainer Gordon Elliot enjoys very sucessful day of racing at Thurles

A Toi Phil and Dinaria Des Obeaux were the big winners at the Tipperary venue.

Quarter-final shake-up pits Leinster against Saracens while Munster host Toulon

There are further French tests ahead for Munster if they make it to the semi-finals.

Watch: Real defy crisis talk with 7-1 Deportivo hammering Easy This post contains videos

Watch: Real defy crisis talk with 7-1 Deportivo hammering

Villarreal had temporarily taken fourth with a 2-1 win over Levante on Saturday.

Munster blow Castres away with rousing Thomond performance to progress

The hosts crossed six times as they sealed their place in the Champions Cup knockout stages.

Kane strike earns Tottenham a point as forward closes in on 100 Premier League goals

Southampton remain in the Premier League’s bottom three after a 1-1 draw with Tottenham at St Mary’s.

1-10 for Tipperary's Jason Forde as star-studded UL coast past DIT

Tony Kelly and John McGrath were among the big names on the Univeristy of Limerick side.

Richie Leahy bags key goal as 14-man IT Carlow defeat Jamie Wall's Mary I

Martin Kavanagh hit nine points for DJ Carey’s men.

Ulster left out in the cold as Wasps win all too comfortably in Coventry

Jacob Stockdale hobbled off injured as Ulster found themselves out-muscled and out-played in every department.

Big names return for Mayo as Jason Doherty hits 1-4 in narrow victory over Sligo

Aidan O’Shea made his first start of 2018.

Champions Kilkenny hammer Dublin in the only camogie league match to survive weather

It was a repeat of last year’s All-Ireland semi-final.

Racing stand firm to reach Champions Cup last 8 in snowy conditions

The Parisian club, needing to win to ensure a place in the next round, scored two tries in the first 12 minutes.

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