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Dublin: 14 °C Wednesday 19 September, 2018

Yesterday’s News

Where can I watch this week's Champions League games on Irish TV?

The launch of Virgin Media Sport has sparked a shake-up in the Irish rights market.

Ex-Liverpool defender retires at 29 after motor neurone disease diagnosis

Stephen Darby has not played since December, and today released a statement announcing his retirement.

'It’s been a long time since I had a trial': Hoolahan still has plenty to offer at 36

The former Ireland international could make his West Brom debut against Bristol City tonight.

Liverpool given green light to stage music concerts and other sports at Anfield

The iconic ground has been granted permission to stage up to six events per year.

Monday 17 September, 2018

Ireland rugby international among 11 Irish hopefuls heading to Melbourne for AFLW trial

The Irish contingent will look to earn a contract for the 2019 season and join Cora Staunton and Sarah Rowe in Australia.

Zebre's stunning comeback win and all the weekend's Pro14 highlights The Italian Job This post contains videos

Zebre's stunning comeback win and all the weekend's Pro14 highlights

The Italians came from three tries down to record a famous victory over Cardiff on Saturday evening.

Bleyendaal boost as Kiwi out-half to return to Munster training this week

The province are waiting on scan results on John Ryan’s ankle injury.

All Black world rankings lead cut ahead of November showdown with Ireland

Defeat to South Africa has seen New Zealand’s lead at the summit cut to 2.40 points.

'A big step': England hand out 28 full-time contracts to women's squad

The RFU say they want to drive growth in the women’s game at every level.

'I didn't come here to throw a game and I didn't come here to concede 49 points'

Ospreys head coach Allen Clarke defended his decision to field a weakened team against Munster.

'Peter is in some of the best fitness form of his life'

There was no sign of early-season rust as Peter O’Mahony hit the ground running against Ospreys on Friday.

Sunday 16 September, 2018

'Two days after Wembley, I was seeing people on their death bed and I was lucky to make it'

Twenty-year-old goalkeeper Nathan Gartside was on the verge of a first-team breakthrough at Watford when a life-threatening illness altered his career path dramatically. He is now back to full health and chasing his dream again.

Saturday 15 September, 2018

Late injuries the only blemish on night Munster provide a glimpse of their firepower

Johann van Graan’s side finished last night’s win over Ospreys with 14 men on the field.

'We're conscious of having guys pushing through and it's a great chance for Hugh'

20-year-old Hugh O’Sullivan is in line to make his Leinster debut off the bench this evening.

Sexton: I feel I can get better and that's what I'm striving for

The Leinster captain will make his seasonal bow in the Pro14 clash with Dragons this evening.

Friday 14 September, 2018

'The reaction from the crowd to Joey's try was the best'

Johann van Graan was delighted with his young out-half’s performance against Ospreys.

Carbery class as seven-try Munster turn on the style to down Ospreys in Cork

The 22-year-old stole the show on his first start for the province as Johann van Graan’s men rebounded impressively.

'Josh is an amazing professional and it's a credit to him the shape he's in'

Leo Cullen is delighted to see Josh van der Flier back after a long lay-off with an ACL injury.

Crunch time for Cork as defending champions bid to close gap on Dundalk LOI

Crunch time for Cork as defending champions bid to close gap on Dundalk

John Caulfield’s side face a stiff away assignment against in-form Bohemians this evening.

Thursday 13 September, 2018

'He wants to be in the starting XI tomorrow': Positive update on Clarke's comeback

The Shamrock Rovers forward suffered a serious knee injury at the start of the season.

Derry City's Brandywell home set to be renamed after late captain Ryan McBride

Councillors voted unanimously in favour of the proposal today.

Leinster and Munster name teams for winner-takes-all inter-pro showdown

The provinces go head-to-head at Donnybrook on Saturday evening for the 2018 title.

Murphy misses South Africa trip but Ulster say ankle injury not 'long-term'

The northern province departed Belfast for Port Elizabeth yesterday.

Tuesday 11 September, 2018

'It's a relief for it to finally happen because I've been promising it for so long'

No longer the nearly man, Thomas Barr has become Ireland’s man for the big occasion after ending the summer as a European bronze medallist.

Jordi Murphy suffers ankle ligament injury on Ulster debut

The Ireland flanker will miss the province’s clash with Southern Kings this weekend.

Monday 10 September, 2018

Coleman the latest player to drop out for Poland as O'Neill's squad stretched further

The Ireland captain joins a lengthy injury list ahead of tomorrow’s friendly in Wroclaw.

Start of England's clash with Switzerland to be broadcast in black and white

Sky Sports will mark the 25th anniversary of the anti-racism campaign Kick It Out.

Cloete nears injury comeback for Munster, but concern over scrum-half Cronin

The flanker has been sidelined with arm and groin injuries since February.

Munster's away day blues, Leinster come unstuck and all the Pro14 highlights Weekend Rewind This post contains videos

Munster's away day blues, Leinster come unstuck and all the Pro14 highlights

Catch all the action from round two here.

'I was really keen to get him here because he's a classy footballer'

Irish-qualified Will Addison has made a big early impression at Ulster after his summer move from Sale Sharks.

Sunday 9 September, 2018

'He'll get better and better': Nerveless Cooney an indispensable figure for Ulster

The scrum-half has continued his excellent form into the new season after delivering another match-winning performance on Friday night.

Friday 7 September, 2018

Cooney the hero again as Ulster snatch thrilling late victory

Ireland scrum-half kicks last-gasp penalty to seal victory for Dan McFarland’s side over Edinburgh.

Graduation, the Áras and Late Late Show - riding the crest of the World Cup wave

It’s been a busy few weeks for Gillian Pinder and Emily Beatty, as the legacy of Ireland’s success at the Hockey World Cup grows.

Thursday 6 September, 2018

'We're unable to be missing five or six PL players and still be able to put on a real big show'

Martin O’Neill said his players need to be braver on the ball.

Bale's stunning strike further exposes the gulf in class between Wales and Ireland Pick That Out This post contains videos

Bale's stunning strike further exposes the gulf in class between Wales and Ireland

Martin O’Neill’s side were beaten 4-1 in Cardiff.

Cooney's brilliant debut season at Ulster earns him new three-year deal

The scrum-half has developed into a key player for the northern province.

Leinster and Munster name teams for opening weekend of Celtic Cup

The new competition gets underway on Friday evening.

Wednesday 5 September, 2018

Ireland's Golden Girls: Healy and Adeleke will always remember their summer in Gyor

Two of Irish athletics’ rising stars look back on their gold medal-winning achievements at the U18 European Championships.

Former Ireland manager McCarthy the latest big name to join Virgin Media Sport

He’ll make his debut for the Ballymount broadcaster tomorrow evening.

Ex-Leinster out-half Marsh signs for New York's Major League Rugby franchise

The 26-year-old left the eastern province at the end of last season.

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