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Today’s News

O'Loughlin in 'pinch yourself' territory as he tries to get his head around rapid Leinster rise

The former St Michael’s student knew time was running out for him at the province before the start of this season.

Leinster lock Triggs cited, joins Frans Steyn at disciplinary hearing tomorrow

The Kiwi has been called before a disciplinary committee for making contact with the eye are of Nic White.

Clinical Glenstal cruise past Clements into Munster Senior Cup quarter-finals

Glenstal ran out 27-10 winners at the University of Limerick.

UFC contender Tim Kennedy pens poignant statement to announce his retirement

Kennedy made his professional MMA debut over 15 years ago.


Back in the good books? Costa trains with full squad after reported Conte bust-up

The striker is preparing with his team-mates for Sunday’s clash with Hull.

Carl Frampton wins prestigious boxing Fighter of the Year award

THE RING Magazine formally recognised the Belfast boxer’s achievements.

Ex-Connacht captain Clarke forced at gunpoint to aid getaway

“I’ve got a couple of kids at home,” the 33-year-old pleaded with the armed robbers.

Blackburn terminate Irish winger O'Sullivan's contract by mutual agreement

The 23-year-old had been with the Ewood Park club since leaving Belvedere at the age of 15.

Michael Conlan's first pro opponent named ahead of St Patrick's Day debut

American Tim Ibarra will go toe to toe with the Belfast native on 17 March.

These are the 3 people who want to be the next OCI President

The Olympic Council of Ireland’s EGM takes place next month.

Jason Byrne's pursuit of goalscoring record to continue at his sixth League of Ireland club

The legendary striker will play for Cabinteely in 2017.

Back to winning ways! Ireland end miserable run with nail-biting victory

John Bracewell’s side did just enough to squeeze past Namibia.

Zebre part ways with head coach after hammerings by Leinster and Connacht

The Italian club have conceded 20 tries in their last two games.

Cork City winger signs new deal despite 'a lot of interest' from elsewhere

Stephen Dooley will remain on Leeside after impressing during his first season with the FAI Cup holders.

Napoli to offer Maradona role once club legend settles his bill with Italy's tax man

The Argentine was ordered to pay €39 million four years ago.

Stumbling blocks for Jack-DeGale rematch as WBC send mandatory title defence orders

Badou Jack has been ordered to defend his super-middleweight title against Callum Smith.

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Here's Robbie Keane belting out Joxer Goes To Stuttgart in a Dublin pub

No better man for it. (Well, maybe Christy Moore himself.)

Wales fans 'outraged' by ticket allocation for World Cup qualifier in Dublin

The Football Association of Wales have been allocated 6.4% of tickets for the game against Ireland in March.

Serena Williams books her place in the second round but is the pressure of number 23 getting to her?

The American tennis star has her sights set on a record 23rd grand slam.

Gaelic Players Association appoints its new chief exec to take over from Dessie Farrell

GPA president Dermot Earley will take up his new role next month.

'We want Sam to concentrate on his game' - Howley on call to change Wales captain

Alun Wyn Jones will lead the side for this year’s Six Nations campaign.

NRL star suspended after testing positive for steroids

Jarrod Mullen has played 211 matches for Newcastle since making his debut 12 years ago.

Cork make 7 changes as they seek a third win in a row

The Rebels face Waterford tomorrow night in the Munster Hurling League in Mallow.

POM undergoing return-to-play protocols, with TOD back in Munster training

Fullback Simon Zebo suffered a dead leg against Glasgow last weekend.

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A reminder that the NFL still has a serious head injury problem

Chris Conley is the latest player to take a massive hit to the head and only miss one play.

Cian Dillon starts at full-back in one of 8 changes for the Clare hurlers

Jamie Shanahan also returns for the Banner’s clash with Limerick in the Munster Hurling League.

'I spent six months with my head in a noose' - LVG criticises media for treatment at Man Utd

The Dutch manager said he suffered from “inhumane” pressure at Old Trafford.

Sale report one of their own players over alleged 'team leaks' before Premiership match

There are allegations that Bristol received tactical information before the New Year’s Day clash from within the Sharks camp.

Juventus unveil dramatic change to club logo

Change is good, unless it’s bad.

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Healthy Nadal looks to use Australian Open to scale rankings after injury hell

The Spaniard made light work of Florian Mayer in the Australian Open first round.

Warriors hammer Cavs to snap four-game losing streak

It doesn’t quite make up for losing the NBA Championship but it was a satisfying victory nonetheless.

Mickey Harte: Playing inter-county football is not 'a chore'

The Tyrone boss has dispelled the notion that the inter-county game is no longer enjoyable.

'I had great moments with England but I learned that success is defined at the end of the season'

Stuart Lancaster has played a big role in Leinster’s journey to the Champions Cup quarter-finals but he insists there is a lot of work still to do.

Joining a new gym? Here are 4 things to consider before parting with your money

Cost shouldn’t be the only factor when deliberating over the best option for you, writes David Last.

All Black Saili gives Munster 'something different' as his fitness grows

Rassie Erasmus’ men are looking to secure a home quarter-final at Thomond Park this weekend.

'What did I do tonight to make myself better tomorrow?': How Philly McMahon stays motivated

McMahon and Dublin have won four All-Irelands in the last six years.

They're under 'no illusions' but Tiernan says there's a 'quiet confidence' in the Connacht camp

The Ireland fullback is hoping the province can build on previous victories over Toulouse.

Yesterday’s News

4 examples of how Pep Guardiola is making life difficult for himself at City

Struggles with the aging squad the manager inherited worsened at Everton.

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