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Yesterday’s News

Toasting a future with no limits, Ireland celebrate reaching the promised land in style

‘Our goal is not just to have Ireland being a major force in cricket, but cricket being a major force in Ireland.’

As one remarkable journey for Irish cricket ends, this is the beginning of an even greater one

Ireland’s elevation to cricket’s top table is a tale of commitment, perseverance and a battle against the odds. Today will go down as a truly historic one in the context of Irish sport, writes Ryan Bailey.


Thursday 22 June, 2017

Rio ticketing scandal costs the Olympic Council of Ireland €1.5 million - and it could rise

The organisation published its financial results ahead of the AGM tonight.

Ireland become full Test-playing nation after landmark ICC vote in London

After a 10-year quest to join cricket’s elite club, Ireland have been promoted from Associate status after a unanimous vote.

Wednesday 21 June, 2017

Tennis player who 'almost died' after suspected poisoning granted Wimbledon wildcard

A police investigation was launched after Gabriella Taylor spent four days in intensive care.

Harlequins announce signing of Francis Saili following Munster departure

The 26-year-old moves to the Twickenham Stoop on a long-term contract.

Tipperary include two senior panellists in U21 team to face Limerick in Munster quarter

The two counties meet at the Gaelic Grounds tomorrow evening.

Passing the Test: Ireland's 10-year quest to join cricket's elite set to end this week

The ICC will vote on Ireland’s ascension to full member and Test status on Thursday on what is set to be a hugely significant day in the sport’s history on this island.

Tuesday 20 June, 2017

Gatland says there's no split in Lions camp as squad join together for dressing room sing-song

‘Whatever people might say about a split in the camp, those boys are pretty together.’

'I said to the boys if you let this one slip by you'll regret it as I regretted it four years ago'

Rory Best was delighted with the attitude of the Lions this morning.

As it happened: Chiefs v The Lions

We followed all the action from Hamilton as Warren Gatland’s side faced more Super Rugby opposition.

Monday 19 June, 2017

Cork native secures move to League One side after five years at Celtic

Fiacre Kelleher has joined Oxford United.

11-time Cork All-Ireland ladies football winner unlikely to play in 2017

Briege Corkery won’t be involved with Ephie Fitzgerald’s side this summer.

McIlroy drops one place as US Open champion Koepka breaks into world's top 10

Dustin Johnson remains the world number one despite missing the cut at Erin Hills.

Big names included as Ireland gear up for final friendly before World Cup qualifiers WNT

Joe Schmidt's Ireland leapfrog Australia into third in latest world rankings

Only New Zealand and England are ahead of Ireland.

Sunday 18 June, 2017

'People still remember me for marking Ronaldo in the FA Cup final and it's quite nice to tell my kid'

Robbie Ryan was part of Brian Kerr’s team who reached dazzling heights at the Fifa Youth Championships but he will always be remembered for his role in Millwall’s remarkable FA Cup adventure.

Saturday 17 June, 2017

'You can hear them shouting outside the hotel at night time, chanting 'Lions, Lions''

Conor Murray says the Lions are in a good place heading into Test week.

Celtic snap up Ireland winger Hayes on three-year deal

The 29-year-old earns a move to Celtic Park on the back of a couple of superb seasons with Aberdeen.

'Dad arrived yesterday so it was good timing': O'Mahony proud and honoured to lead Lions

The Munster captain was superb in Rotorua.

As it happened: Maori All Blacks v The Lions

Warren Gatland’s side faced their stiffest test in the form of an exciting Maori outfit. We followed all the action from Rotorua.

Friday 16 June, 2017

Gartland leaves Shamrock Rovers to take up assistant manager role in Scotland

The former League of Ireland defender will be Neil McCann’s deputy at Dundee next season.

Sligo make second signing of mid-season break as they strengthen attacking resources LOI

Sligo make second signing of mid-season break as they strengthen attacking resources

Benny Igiehon has also played in England and Switzerland.

Players seek answers after Ireland's application to enter new global Pro League falls short

A lack of a suitable venue meant Hockey Ireland’s bid was rejected.

France receive slap on the wrist for controversial prop swap against Wales

France failed to comply with HIA protocol but there was evidence to suggest they intended to gain a competitive advantage.

Thursday 15 June, 2017

Quiz: How well do you remember Ireland's last tour of Japan?

Cast your mind all the way back to 2005.

Carter and O'Gara make the case for 'world class' O'Brien to start first Test

The Ireland and Leinster flanker is pushing for selection for Auckland, and both Dan Carter and Ronan O’Gara feel he should be a starter.

'Lions series felt like a stepping stone to stamping my name on the world stage'

Dan Carter announced himself on the world stage by starring against the Lions in 2005.

Wednesday 14 June, 2017

Man United complete deal to make Swedish defender their first summer signing

Victor Lindelof moves to Old Trafford from Benfica.

Dan Carter not writing the Lions off after his Chicago prediction went wrong

The legendary All Black out-half says his team will face a tougher challenge from the Lions than some of the warm up games suggest.

'I just wanted to see what this whole talk about Joe was. It was fascinating'

Ronan O’Gara was left hugely impressed by Joe Schmidt and his players following a recent coaching stint with the national team.

'I got the letter under my door to say I was starting but then I was told I wasn't in the 23'

Former Ireland and Leinster flanker Eric Miller looks back on the highs and lows of the 1997 Lions tour in South Africa.

Tuesday 13 June, 2017

Watch: Stade de France sings 'Don't Look Back in Anger' to honour terror victims

France host England in an international friendly in Paris this evening.

Flannery and Jones promoted up the coaching ladder as they sign new Munster deals

The ex-players have new titles to match their contract extensions in Rassie’s backroom team.

Monday 12 June, 2017

More bad luck for Ulster as incoming South African prop set for surgery

Schalk van der Merwe is out for the remainder of the Super Rugby season, but Ulster are confident he will be fit to start their campaign.

Connacht continue summer recruitment with signing of Munster prop

Peter McCabe will join Kieran Keane’s squad ahead of next season.

Bernard Jackman has Lions coach to thank after landing head coach role with Dragons

The former hooker arrives in Wales with the ‘highest recommendations’ of Warren Gatland.

'I rocked up to the rugby club in full Man United kit and just fell in love with the game there'

Prop Kyle Sinckler starts tomorrow for the Lions but he may not have been in New Zealand at all if it wasn’t for a conversation with two team-mates last year.


Injury-ravaged Ireland make 13 changes for U20 World Championship play-off

After three pool defeats, Ireland contest the ninth place semi-final tomorrow.

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