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Today’s News

5 talking points after dominant Kerry triumph in Munster U21 final against Cork

It was an impressive display by Jack O’Connor’s side in Páirc Uí Rinn.

3 Ireland players who had a good week and 3 who didn't

It’s been a mixed week for the Boys in Green, as they earned a vital point against Wales but also lost to Iceland.

Kerry end Munster U21 football title wait in style with emphatic 16-point win over Cork

It’s the Kingdom’s first provincial title win since 2008.

Dublin cruise past Offaly to claim the first ever Leinster U21 four-in-a-row

Dessie Farrell’s men ran out 2-14 to 0-8 winners.

Is it time to radically re-think international football?

It has been nearly eight years since England last lost a qualifier, while the Italians are unbeaten in over a decade.

No go: Both Ulster U21 football semi-finals have been called off

The games will now be played next Wednesday night.

'Somebody needs to be singled out, sadly most of the time it's me'

The Germany international has been forced to defend himself after his performances came under scrutiny from supporters and pundits.

As it happened: Dublin v Offaly, EirGrid Leinster U21 football final

Offaly were hoping to stop Dublin’s four-in-a-row bid.

World-record scrum attempt to take place in honour of Anthony Foley

‘Scrum for Axel’ is on at LIT next Tuesday.

Injuries mount for Man United as Pogba becomes fifth player ruled out

Jose Mourinho will be without several first-team players for Saturday’s Premier League meeting with West Brom.

As It Happened: Cork v Kerry, EirGrid Munster U21 football final

Páirc Uí Rinn hosted tonight’s showdown.

Gary Woodland plans to play in Masters following 'heartbreaking' loss of unborn child

The world number 35 and his wife tragically lost one of their unborn twins last week.

France lock fined €30k for 'cheats' outburst and criticism of Wayne Barnes

Yoann Maestri voiced his disgust with the officials after his team’s Six Nations victory against Wales.

Spurs winger Lamela ruled out for rest of the season

The Argentina international will undergo surgery on his hip this weekend.

Blackrock denied five in a row as Michael's claim Leinster Junior Cup

It’s the Ailesbury Road school’s first title at the grade since 2012.

Ireland crumble in the heat as batting collapse leaves Bracewell's men on the brink

It was another tough day at the office for Ireland in Greater Noida as Afghanistan wreaked havoc.

Farrell makes three changes to Dublin U21 side aiming for fourth successive Leinster crown

Meanwhile, Offaly have stuck with the same 15 players who saw off Laois in the semi-final.

Dundalk dealt a significant blow as Benson is ruled out for up to two months

The 24-year-old midfielder will be sidelined for six to eight weeks after picking up a hamstring injury in the defeat to Cork City.

Irish international Judge ends speculation over future by committing to Brentford

The midfielder is nearing a comeback after breaking his leg last year.

'We are talking' - Ibrahimovic hints at Manchester United extension

Negotiations between United and Ibrahimovic over a new deal are continuing.

'It made me feel sick inside because it’s someone who I like so much and he's one of my mates'

Ashley Williams said his good friend Seamus Coleman is ‘positive’ as he begins his road to recovery.

The bust unveiled at the newly-named Cristiano Ronaldo airport is pretty terrible

5,000 people showed up for the event in Madeira today.

'I don't want to talk about it until then' - Ranieri set to open up about Leicester sacking on MNF

The Italian says he has never experienced anything like being dismissed by the Foxes during his long coaching career.

New Zealand-born winger keen to represent England after switching to rugby union

Denny Solomana of Sale Sharks is eligible for selection and says he would grab the opportunity “with both hands”.

'I've got my day job back': Sharapova ready to make comeback after doping ban

The former world number one can make her return next month.

Barcelona issue statement expressing 'outrage' at Messi ban

The Argentina superstar has been banned for four international matches after an alleged outburst at a linesman.

Brian Kerr: 'Ireland fans should look for their money back - they were swizzed'

Former Ireland boss pulls no punches in his assessment of last night’s friendly.

Irish defender Lenihan makes Hull City comeback after frustrating 11 months

“I feel ready now and I feel strong. I just felt so happy to be out on the pitch again.”

Hourihane hoping to 'kick on' after making international breakthrough

Remember the name. And pronounce it properly.

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It took just 40 seconds for the video ref to correctly award Spain's disallowed goal

Here’s how the new technology trial worked last night.

Katie Taylor's world title shot likely to be in Dublin this November - Hearn

Eddie Hearn gearing Taylor towards US debut before homecoming for title shot.

'The manager will decide if he's happy or not' - Horgan staying grounded after Ireland debut

The Preston winger was introduced during last night’s game against Iceland.

New Zealanders keen to 'adopt-a-Lion' for tour

Irish fans heading down under can take host families up on their generous offer as hotel prices spiral.

Ramos and Pique in verbal joust over 'Real Madrid's values' after Spain victory

“We have to tell him to wear white more often, it fits him very well.”

Brazil becomes first country to qualify for World Cup

The Selecao reached Russia 2018 with four games to spare after a 13-match unbeaten run.

A proud night for the son of a Kerry GAA legend and more Ireland-Iceland talking points

John Egan was one of four Ireland debutants last night, with Daryl Horgan, Andy Boyle and Conor Hourihane also making their international bows.

What is whey protein and do we need it in our diets?

Your first port of call for protein should be from real food sources and not supplements, writes David Last.

O'Mahony works towards his peak as Munster return to European knock-outs

O’Mahony says his side will embrace the challenge of re-integrating their international players this week.

Yesterday’s News

Seamus Coleman 'doing much better' as Michael D pays him a visit

The Everton and Ireland defender was “in good spirits” earlier this afternoon.

'He's caught me with an elbow a minute or two in, so it was a good welcome to international football!'

John Egan says he did “okay” on his Ireland debut but accepts that there is plenty of room for improvement.

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