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Today’s News

The galling case of New York versus the Collins family and the rest of the week's best sportswriting

Stick the kettle on, ladies and gents. It’s that time again.

'A step ahead of the rest': Spence Jr dismantles game Peterson as rise to greatness gathers pace

Future superstar Errol Spence defended his IBF World welterweight title in another hugely impressive display.

Yesterday’s News

Carl Frampton's war of words with Nonito Donaire heats up as fighters exchange...songs? Psychological Warfare This post contains a poll This post contains videos

Carl Frampton's war of words with Nonito Donaire heats up as fighters exchange...songs?

Thankfully, just when things threatened to turn nasty, cruiserweight Tommy McCarthy was on hand to intervene.

Wednesday 17 January, 2018

Championship the third-most attended league in Europe, ahead of La Liga and Serie A

Over 60% of European leagues saw a drop-off in total attendance last season, including the League of Ireland Premier Division.

Three thrilling all-Irish fights confirmed for Frampton-Donaire card in Belfast

Two long-running domestic rivalries will be settled in Belfast, while stablemates Jono Carroll and Marco McCullough will also square off in April.

'If I'm not clean, you'll find out this fight. If I haven't been clean, you'll see me struggle vs Parker'

Anthony Joshua dismissed off-hand accusations from Joseph Parker that he is ‘the king of steroids’.

Tuesday 16 January, 2018

Martin O'Neill says FAI contract situation 'resolved' as he begins preparation for Euro qualifying Staying On This post contains videos

Martin O'Neill says FAI contract situation 'resolved' as he begins preparation for Euro qualifying

Martin O’Neill has confirmed he’s set to stay on in his role as Ireland manager.

EPCR investigating controversial claims by Toulon president in defence of Bastareaud

Toulon and France centre Mathieu Bastereaud was cited for calling an opponent a ‘f***ing f**got’.

'There was no doubt in his head that he was coming back to Turner's Cross to be a hero'

Cork City manager John Caulfield believes Graham Cummins will hit the ground running on his return to Leeside.

Monday 15 January, 2018

Odell Beckham gives seal of approval as Giants edge closer to new head coach

Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shumur will become Giants head coach as soon as Minnesota’s season ends, per Ian Rapoport.

Louis van Gaal says he turned down Belgium role to spite Manchester United

Louis van Gaal turned down Roberto Martinez’s current role in order to receive a payment package from his former employers.

'This clumsy gesture was inappropriate': French ref apologises for kicking and sending off defender

Tony Chapron has been suspended by the French Football Federation, while Diego Carlos’ second yellow has been overturned.

Katie Taylor's Dublin homecoming fight off the cards as America comes calling

Katie Taylor will fight at Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York on 28 April as her bid to break America begins.

Saturday 13 January, 2018

Great day for Ulster gets better as Quins stage monumental comeback to shock Wasps at the death

Harlequins recovered from 21-0 down to seal a superb result for Ulster at The Stoop.

Warren miffed that Khan's comeback on Sky will clash with Frampton-Donaire on BT

Khan and Frampton will return to the ring at the same time on rival channels and under rival promoters.

Friday 12 January, 2018

Huge Dublin derby rematch moves closer as Carroll agrees to 'fling Geraghty a bone'

The rematch Irish boxing fans have been calling for since 2014 is tentatively scheduled to take place on Katie Taylor’s Dublin undercard.

Kildare's Hogan confirmed to fight English rival in final step towards world title shot

Victory for the Kilcullen man will set him up for a title shot versus the winner of Sadam Ali and Liam Smith.

Thursday 11 January, 2018

'I'm only coming off a building site since Saturday... But I'm not taking time off work to lose'

Irish amateur boxing legend Roy Sheahan isn’t just chancing his arm on 3 March.

Wednesday 10 January, 2018

Katie Taylor's Dublin homecoming fight almost over the line as Hearn reveals date

Taylor’s long awaited professional bow in this country is close to being finalised for 14 April.

Pro boxing returns to Irish TV as lineup for big-money 'Last Man Standing' tournament revealed

‘The Western Warrior’ is back, and he could end up facing an Irish amateur legend and pro debutant.

Tuesday 9 January, 2018

Ex-Donegal boss McGuinness leaves Chinese role and hints at 'new chapter in Europe'

The former Donegal manager has parted ways with the CSL club ahead of the 2018 season.

Cork's Noel Murphy to headline Times Square bill versus undefeated American next month

Somebody’s ‘O’ has got to go on 7 February.

Amir Khan to ink with Hearn and Matchroom in bid to steer career back on track - report

Khan last fought in May of 2016, and recently appeared on ‘I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!’

'One of us might never fight for a world title again': Frampton return confirmed for 21 April

Carl Frampton knows defeat against Nonito Donaire would likely spell the end of his time at world level.

Sunday 7 January, 2018

Pro boxing no longer a man's world as Taylor and Hearn lead movement with different motives

Katie Taylor is changing the game again, and the Irish people will have a major role to play in her efforts.

Saturday 6 January, 2018

As it happened: Munster v Connacht, Pro14

Join us for live coverage from Thomond Park as the southern and western provinces aim to return to winning ways.

Thursday 4 January, 2018

Masterclass from Irish youngster and an Obiang screamer sees Spurs held at Wembley

Eighteen-year-old Declan Rice stood out for West Ham in a monumental defensive effort.

Fresh faces aplenty as Cork name football and hurling teams for McGrath Cup and MSHL

Only five footballers remain from the squad which exited the Championship to Mayo, while John Meyler makes seven changes.

Irish amateur legend a shock first inclusion in big-money Last Man Standing tournament

Four-time, two-weight Irish Senior Elite champion Roy Sheahan has made the decision to turn professional for the lucrative tournament.

Wednesday 3 January, 2018

Saunders 'would love' to fight Cork's O'Sullivan again, but issues stark warning to his friend

Saunders maintains Spike’s power lies a weight above, at 168 pounds, but believes his friend is worthy of a title shot.

Ever-present Holland ruled out as injury-ravaged Munster lick wounds from Belfast

Holland and Chris Cloete both face Return to Play Protocols and won’t take part on Saturday.

Oscar Valdez and Scott Quigg close to sealing fight for WBO World featherweight title

Carl Frampton will be an interested observer in March.

Monday 1 January, 2018

'Any shows where I'm the main event, RTÉ can - and will - have them, no matter what'

Michael Conlan is keen for RTÉ to broadcast his Belfast homecoming this summer.

18 for 18: Monaghan sensation Aaron McKenna is set to take names across the Atlantic

Teen gunslinger Aaron McKenna is Ireland’s youngest professional boxer, and debuted in Vegas last month.

The return of points difference and your ridiculously early men's Six Nations predictions

A three-way tie at the top? It’s far from impossible. Here are three things we think you’re likely to see in this year’s Six Nations.

Revenge for Brazil and your ridiculously early 2018 World Cup predictions

We peer into the crystal ball and come up with three things that are likely to happen at the 2018 World Cup.

Sunday 31 December, 2017

18 for 18: Bray's Daina Moorehouse isn't the next Katie Taylor, but has an eye on her crown

Daina Moorehouse didn’t lose a single round as she conquered province, country and continent in her Junior Cert year.

Saturday 30 December, 2017

Eddie Hearn removes Ohara Davies from London show for 'unacceptable' Sun comments

Davies’ support for The Sun newspaper was widely condemned, most notably by sportspeople from Liverpool.

Wednesday 27 December, 2017

Horgan pleased to put 'difficult few months' behind him after first league start of the season

Greg Cunningham also returned to Alex Neil’s matchday squad after undergoing knee surgery back in August.

Poll: What was the best try of 2017? Try Time This post contains a poll This post contains videos

Poll: What was the best try of 2017?

Will Seán O’Brien’s score in New Zealand get your pick after that memorable Liam Williams break?

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