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Today’s News

Making waves and breaking boundaries: Ireland's Aqua Blue Sport ready to make history

Ahead of a debut appearance at a Grand Tour event, we take a look behind the scenes at a unique Irish sporting team.

Yesterday’s News

Leinster's pre-season up and running with seven-try victory over Gloucester

Leo Cullen’s side ran out comfortable winners at Templeville Road.

Pace, power and outstanding offloading - the top 5 tries from yesterday's WRWC action Try Time This post contains videos

After his sixth place Tour de France finish, Dan Martin will be racing for a new team next year

The Irish rider is joining the set-up at UAE Team Emirates.

Wednesday 16 August, 2017

Joining an elite group: Ireland's Conor Dunne selected for prestigious Vuelta a Espana

The 25-year-old was today named in Aqua Blue Sport’s team for the Grand Tour event.

Tuesday 15 August, 2017

Cork's hurling resurgence earns Kieran Kingston manager of the month award

The Rebels won a first Munster senior championship crown since 2014 in July.

'Ruan told me I wouldn't regret it': Ulster's new South African recruit on moving north

Jean Deysel had no hesitation in joining Ulster after consulting with some of his former team-mates.

Arsenal could lose three players, Mahrez in limbo and all of today's transfer gossip

Plus, Gareth Barry could be on the move to another Premier League club.

Monday 14 August, 2017

TV viewing figures rise as Ireland's World Cup campaign gathers momentum

And Thursday’s Pool decider against France will be the first women’s game to be shown live on prime time French television.

Jean Deysel was bursting out of the new Ulster jersey at this evening's launch

The South African certainly knows his way around the Kingspan Stadium gym already.

'I'd hate to see a guy miss out on All-Ireland final day because of something like this'

Richie Power joined us for The42 GAA Show today and had his say on the big talking point from yesterday’s All-Ireland semi-final.

Dublin derby between Shels and Shamrock Rovers headlines the FAI Cup second round

The clubs have won the competition 31 times between them and they’ll lock horns at Tolka Park.

A World Cup in Ireland is particularly special for Black Fern star Brazier

The 27-year-old hopes to meet her family in Belfast for the first time next week.

'He has fallen back in love with the game': Grayson praises McGeady after first Sunderland goal

The Ireland winger was on target for the Black Cats at Norwich over the weekend.

Ulster look to bring in Australia out-half Lealiifano before new Pro14 season

The northern province are exploring the option of bringing the Brumbies captain to Belfast.

Sunday 13 August, 2017

The size of Ireland's task underlined as France clinically dispatch Australia

Les Blues will take some stopping in Thursday’s Pool C decider.

Ireland ride their luck but one-dimensional rugby will only get them so far in this World Cup

A victory inspired by heart and passion and you can never question those qualities in this Irish team; but they need to bring so much more if their hopes of going all the way are genuine.

Ireland dig themselves out of jail with big second-half comeback against Japan

Tom Tierney’s side scored 24 unanswered points after the break to keep their World Cup campaign on track. Just.

Just the eight! Try-scoring machine Woodman produces Sunday Best at Belfield

‘The forwards do all the hard work, it’s easy for us to cross the line.’

'When you've a couple of thousand Irish people roaring at you, those demons are blown away'

Ireland face Japan in their second World Cup game later, and Lindsay Peat hopes the home support can help the team record another victory.

Saturday 12 August, 2017

Farah denied winning send-off in London as Edris claims 5,000 metre gold

There was no fairytale ending for Mo.

Ireland focused on executing a World Cup plan three years in the making

Tom Tierney has fully mapped out Ireland’s path to the World Cup final and his squad face their second game against Japan tomorrow.

Thursday 10 August, 2017

Ireland's magnificent Maz leads our World Cup team of matchday 1

Here are the players who stood out on the opening day of the tournament.

Charles Piutau to leave Ulster and join Pat Lam's Bristol next year

The 25-year-old will move to England after his contract with the province expires.

Man United send young defender out on loan to work under Frank de Boer again

Timothy Fosu-Mensah will spend the season at Crystal Palace.

Ireland 29th in latest Fifa rankings, Brazil reclaim top spot

It’s as you were for Martin O’Neill’s side.

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Ireland U20s star Larmour starts at fullback for Leinster's pre-season trip to Perpignan

Leo Cullen has named a youthful XV for Friday’s friendly.

A night of noise, colour and drama but there's much more to come from Ireland

It wasn’t pretty, but Ireland did enough to get the job done and launch their World Cup campaign on a winning note.

Wednesday 9 August, 2017

Ireland edge epic, energy-sapping tussle with Australia to get World Cup bid up and running

It was incredibly tight in Belfield but Tom Tierney’s side did enough to clinch a two-point victory.

Wilson crosses four times as powerful England lay down an early marker

The defending champions scored 10 tries as they eased past Spain in the tournament opener at UCD.

Tuesday 8 August, 2017

'The pressure is on them. We're the underdogs': Australia out to gatecrash Ireland's party

The Aussies are hoping to fly under the radar and upset the odds on the opening night of the Women’s Rugby World Cup.

Tierney's Ireland fully locked, loaded and ready to take on the world

After months of build-up, Ireland are ready to take centre stage and embrace the expectation of a nation during the Women’s Rugby World Cup.

Monday 7 August, 2017

'I think you've got to answer yes. It's a home World Cup, a once in a lifetime thing'

It has been a whirlwind week for Claire Molloy as she prepares to lead Ireland into a home World Cup.

Sunday 6 August, 2017

Excitement builds as Ireland prepares to host the biggest-ever World Cup party

The Women’s Rugby World Cup was officially launched in Dublin this morning and the tournament is expected to be the biggest ever.

Saturday 5 August, 2017

No fairytale ending for Bolt as Justin Gatlin storms to 100m gold in London

The Jamaican finished third in the final individual race of his career.

Crusaders coach Scott Robertson led the Super Rugby celebrations by breakdancing He Got Moves This post contains videos

Crusaders coach Scott Robertson led the Super Rugby celebrations by breakdancing

“The boys start singing and you start to get a tingle in the old toes and off you go.”

Usain Bolt pipped in photo finish, but is safely through to tonight's 100m final

The Jamaican will take to the track for his final individual race at 9.45pm.

21-year-old Katie McCabe named as new Ireland captain

The forward takes over from Emma Byrne, who announced her international retirement yesterday.

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