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Dublin: 17 °C Tuesday 30 August, 2016

Yesterday’s News

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Wednesday 10 August, 2016

Annalise Murphy takes overall lead with another excellent day's racing in Rio

The Dubliner is the sailor to beat as she heads into a well-earned rest window after six races in three days.

Disappointment for Doyle in 200m breaststroke

The Limerick woman ended her first Olympics with 25th place in today’s heats.

We spoke to Annalise Murphy's brother about what to look out for in Olympic sailing Explainer This post contains videos

We spoke to Annalise Murphy's brother about what to look out for in Olympic sailing

Don’t act like you weren’t confused.

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Tuesday 9 August, 2016

We'll Leave It There So: O'Reilly throws in the towel on doping fight and all today's sport

And there’s sports news away from Rio too.

Shane Ryan 2nd in 100m freestyle heat, but it's not fast enough to qualify

Defending Olympic champion Nathan Adrian was perilously close to missing the semi-finals too.

Ex-Ulster lock Stevenson joins Pro12 champions

The 32-year-old spent the second half of last season with Exeter.

Monday 8 August, 2016

Annalise Murphy enjoyed the best possible start to her race week in Rio

Carlow man Finn Lynch is sitting 21st in his race.

One-man fight rampage ended this pre-season ice hockey game after just three minutes Lost The Head This post contains videos
Ulster signing Coetzee flies in to get settled before he completes knee rehab Suftum This post contains videos

Ulster signing Coetzee flies in to get settled before he completes knee rehab

Meanwhile, Rory Best was determined to redefine the phrase ‘farmer’s tan’.

O'Donovan brothers power to heat victory, Jennings and Lambe also secure semi spot

Ireland’s lightweight double sculls rowers were in impressive form in Rio.

Sunday 7 August, 2016

David Oliver Joyce sets up tough bout against world silver medallist with dominant opening display

Joyce took a unanimous win to cruise into the last 16 of the 60kg competition.

Netherlands cyclist Van Vleuten in intensive care after horrific crash in road race

Anna van de Breggen went on to win the road race after seeing her countrywoman Annemiek van Vleuten stricken on the roadside.

Shane Ryan backstrokes his way into a swimming semi-final for Ireland

However, there was disappointment for Fiona Doyle.

Man or beast? The enduring legend of Michael Phelps

Is he a dolphin, a human or a myth? We need to know before he hangs up his Speedos for good.

Saturday 6 August, 2016

Olympic Breakfast: Would you start the Games, please?

It’s not just about Gisele, y’know. There’s sport too!

'There needs to be an emphasis on getting people back into Thomond Park' -- Anthony Foley

The Munster head coach believes that eradicating home losses will make a massive difference to his side.

Pat Hickey tips John Delaney to become new OCI chief in 2020

Hickey is stepping down from the role after 28 years at the helm, but he doesn’t expect his successor to be in charge beyond the Tokyo Olympics.

Friday 5 August, 2016

Hogan earns a Cats recall for semi-final meeting with Waterford

Both counties have made changes for Sunday’s encounter.

Diarmuid O'Connor back for Mayo's clash with Tyrone

The Ballintubber man has shrugged off the injury that kept him out last weekend.

Fit-again James McCarthy starts as Dublin's only change in side to face Donegal

Eric Lowndes loses out to the Ballymun Kickhams man.

A new sport for the Games: What you need to know about rugby at the Olympics

If ‘pass backwards and run riot’ doesn’t cover it for you, here’s a little more info on the Sevens Rugby format.

Thursday 4 August, 2016

'I put the tactics in place, make sure we have the right strategy, Axel puts it into action' -- Erasmus

Munster’s new director of rugby outlines his approach to the role created just for him.

Peter O'Mahony 'touch and go' to start Munster's new season

There’s a month to go until the new Pro12 season and Munster director of rugby Rassie Erasmus is hoping Tyler Bleyendaal will feature.

Tuesday 2 August, 2016

Leinster's Graham Henry: 'If you always say ‘how can we score from here?’ That’s a good mentality'

Leinster’s World Cup-winning coaching consultant has landed and is identifying areas to improve.

Chiefs lock Allardice apologises for homophobic remarks at end-of-season party

The 24-year-old said: ‘there was no malicious intent in my comments – I wasn’t yelling at a stranger to inflict hurt’.

Monday 1 August, 2016

Meet Ireland's Olympic Team: Paul Pollock

The Co. Down man will compete in one of the last events in the Games.

Sunday 31 July, 2016

On track? How the speed kings and queens of 2012 are set for Rio

At least three of our favourite events in London will usher in new champions in Rio.

Thinking again about England in '66, Smith '96 and all the week's best sportswriting

Plus, the importance and legacy of The Stone Cold Stunner.

Friday 29 July, 2016

Three changes for Westmeath side to take on Mayo

The midlanders are back in Croke Park on Saturday.

'I did positive things': Injury-plagued Andy Reid retires from football

The midfielder is moving on from football as he turns 34.

Thursday 28 July, 2016

Connacht legend George Naoupu signs for Harlequins

The 32-year-old was released by the Pro12 champions this summer.

Erasmus moulding new role to suit 'what's best for Munster' Director This post contains videos

Erasmus moulding new role to suit 'what's best for Munster'

The South African also talks about his first time encountering the province.

Meet Ireland's Olympic Team: Greg Broderick (and Going Global)

Ireland’s only show-jumper at the Games is confident his mount can rise to the occasion.

Wednesday 27 July, 2016

Meet Ireland's Olympic Team: Annalise Murphy

The Dubliner just missed out on a medal in London and is putting in the work to medal this time around.

'You don't take sun?' Conor McGregor and Cristiano Ronaldo talk J-Lo, jets and sun-bathing Bromance This post contains videos

'You don't take sun?' Conor McGregor and Cristiano Ronaldo talk J-Lo, jets and sun-bathing

Just a couple of regular dudes catching up in Vegas.

Monday 25 July, 2016

We'll Leave It There So: Changes for GAA, €6.2 million for GPA and all today's sport

Plus, a new signing for Munster and news from J-Lo’s birthday bash.

Meet Ireland's Olympic Team: Steven Donnelly

The Ballymena brawler is confident of winning a medal after qualifying at the expense of Adam Nolan.

Saturday 23 July, 2016

Relentless Chiefs hit Stormers for 60 to set up mouthwatering semi-final against Hurricanes Super Rugby This post contains videos

Relentless Chiefs hit Stormers for 60 to set up mouthwatering semi-final against Hurricanes

The Chiefs clearly didn’t pay any mind to their poor record on South African soil.