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Dublin: 9 °C Wednesday 29 March, 2017

Yesterday’s News

'I'm impressed by the whole team': Wasps and Young wary of much-improved Leinster

The Wasps director of rugby has been impressed with Leo Cullen’s side this season.

Ireland struggle to contain Afghanistan as hosts seize advantage in crucial game on road to Test cricket

It was a tough day in the field for John Bracewell’s men.

As it happened: Ireland v Iceland, International friendly Liveblog This post contains a poll

As it happened: Ireland v Iceland, International friendly

We were back at the Aviva Stadium as Martin O’Neill’s much-changed side faced Iceland.

Funding stand-off leaves Ireland's National Hockey Stadium unfit for purpose

The venue in Belfield can no longer host international fixtures as the playing surface doesn’t meet the required standards.

Monday 27 March, 2017

'As amateurs we had the chance to do something special in front of millions of people'

Ten years on from Ireland’s famous World Cup victory over Pakistan, coach Adi Birrell and captain Trent Johnston look back on a truly defining day in Irish sport.

'I’m capable of playing there': Ruddock ready to fill Heaslip's boots at 8

A man-of-the-match display on Saturday has put the Ireland international in contention for a starting place at the back of the scrum against Wasps.

Robbie Brady makes a young fan's day and the look on his face is absolutely priceless My Sporting Hero This post contains videos

History makers! Aqua Blue Sport to become first-ever Irish team to compete in Grand Tour event

The Pro-Continental team have received a wildcard invite for this year’s La Vuelta a Espana.

Cullen and Leinster out to fix inaccuracies as attention turns to Europe and in-form Wasps

Saturday’s win over Cardiff was far from perfect, but it’s perhaps exactly what the province needed ahead of their biggest challenge of the season.

Saturday 25 March, 2017

Cardiff win 'a good reality check' for Leinster ahead of Champions Cup quarter-final

Leo Cullen says his players will take valuable lessons from today’s game.

Below-par Leinster forced to dig deep as Cullen's men edge past Cardiff

It wasn’t a vintage performance but the eastern province got over the line to move back top of the Pro12.

Seamus Coleman unlikely to return until 2018 after undergoing surgery

The Ireland captain is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

Tony Kelly back to captain Clare after All-Ireland heartbreak with Ballyea

The Banner County take on Waterford tomorrow.

'We've 11 points on the board. I would have taken that at the start of the group'

Martin O’Neill was content with a draw in Dublin last night.

Thursday 23 March, 2017

After 125 years at Goodison Park, Everton agree deal to buy land for new €385 million stadium

The Premier League club will have to fund the project themselves.

Charlton pay moving tribute to season-ticket holder who died in London terror attack RIP

Charlton pay moving tribute to season-ticket holder who died in London terror attack

Policeman Keith Palmer was a regular at The Valley.

Stuart Hogg emulates BOD in winning back-to-back Six Nations player of the year awards Star Performer This post contains videos

Stuart Hogg emulates BOD in winning back-to-back Six Nations player of the year awards

Ireland’s CJ Stander finished second in the public vote.

Wednesday 22 March, 2017

'Leo put a lot of faith in me and I was grateful for that'

Ross Byrne has put injury behind him to play an important role in Leinster’s season.

Newport Gwent Dragons set for name change as WRU near takeover deal

WRU chief executive Martyn Phillips says the move will safeguard the future of rugby in the region.

O'Brien fights hamstring injury to club half-century and draw Ireland level

The all-rounder hit 10 boundaries to set-up a series decider against Afghanistan on Friday.

Tuesday 21 March, 2017

Katie Taylor to face former world title challenger in fourth professional fight

The Bray boxer is back in the ring this Saturday.

Patrick McEleney shows exactly why he is so highly-rated with superb solo run and finish Thing Of Beauty This post contains videos

Patrick McEleney shows exactly why he is so highly-rated with superb solo run and finish

We could watch this goal over and over again.

Di Maria, Memphis and now Schweinsteiger - 6 of LVG's signings have left Man United

Jose Mourinho is slowly stamping his mark on Man United’s squad.

Munster lose services of Dave Foley as second row signs for French club Pau

The Ireland international is leaving the province after seven years.

Monday 20 March, 2017

Three Irish players named in League Two TOTY and Hoolahan up for EFL goal of the year

David Forde, Enda Stevens and Graham Carey have all had fine seasons.

Over €7,000 raised for funeral of Ryan McBride as LOI community left in total shock RIP

Over €7,000 raised for funeral of Ryan McBride as LOI community left in total shock

Players and supporters have donated to help cover the cost of the 27-year-old’s funeral.

Ex-Leinster head coach Matt O'Connor returns to take over at Leicester Tigers

The Australian returns to Welford Road after spells with Queensland Reds and Tonga.

Bristol's recruitment drive continues with signing of Australian back Morahan

He will link up with Pat Lam and Ian Madigan at Ashton Gate next season.

Springbok lock Deysel to arrive this week as Munster boosted by return of Irish trio

Andrew Conway, John Ryan and Niall Scannell trained with the squad this afternoon.

Do you agree with our Six Nations team of the tournament?

There are four Irish representatives in the XV.

History makers! Dublin and Mayo set for first ladies football league game at Croke Park

The game will precede the meeting of Dublin and Roscommon in the Allianz League.

Saturday 18 March, 2017

Three and easy! Ireland march into WL final and book place at World Cup qualifiers

Craig Fulton’s men face France in tomorrow’s final in Belfast.

Watch: All the highlights as Joe Schmidt's Ireland save their best performance until last Rewind This post contains videos

Watch: All the highlights as Joe Schmidt's Ireland save their best performance until last

It was a Six Nations classic at the Aviva Stadium.

'We needed to show everyone how much it meant to us and I think we did today'

Peter O’Mahony was heroic in Ireland’s 13-9 win over England.

As it happened: Ireland v England, Six Nations

We were at the Aviva Stadium as Joe Schmidt’s side finished their campaign against history-chasing England.

Big boost for Limerick as Nash makes u-turn and returns to training

The 20-year-old forward had left the panel at the start of the year.

'It's his day, it's something he deserves': Best backs Connacht's Marmion to fill Murray's boots

The 25-year-old makes his first Six Nations start later.

Schmidt's Ireland focused on delivering big performance to end Six Nations on a high

It’s not the Grand Slam finale we all wanted, but there is still plenty on the line for Ireland as they host England at the Aviva Stadium later.

Friday 17 March, 2017

Black and white! Belvedere deliver back-to-back Senior Cup titles after edging Blackrock

Peter Maher’s try the difference as Belvo retain the Leinster Senior Schools Cup.

'We've focused on how to beat England, not on the reasons why we'll beat them'

Rory Best has urged his side to execute the basics tomorrow.

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