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Dublin: 11 °C Wednesday 26 October, 2016

Monday 3 October, 2016

Munster expect young quartet back in full training before Aviva showdown with Leinster

Jack O’Donoghue and Rory Scannell have shrugged off neck injuries while Colm O’Shea and Andrew Conway are expected to come through concussion protocols.

Mayo 'keeper Hennelly posts heartfelt message about his part in All-Ireland final defeat

‘It breaks my heart that I didn’t come through for my team and county.’

Ex-US boss Bob Bradley takes over Swansea City

The Welsh club wielded the axe on Franceso Guidolin today after much speculation.

Inexperienced All Black centre showed the handling skills that make him anything but a weak link

The Pumas could not contain Anton Lienert-Brown on Saturday night.

Sunday 2 October, 2016

Sympathy for Sam, KD is a villain and all this week's best sportswriting

Plus, Cruyff on Cruyff and a frightening tale of a pre-match fire.

Saturday 1 October, 2016

Michael Fitzsimons named All-Ireland SFC final man of the match

Do you agree with the RTE panel’s selection?

Lee Keegan drills a brilliant goal, but receives a black card in eventful 1st half GAA

Lee Keegan drills a brilliant goal, but receives a black card in eventful 1st half

Dublin’s Jonny Cooper also received a black card.

Brogan and MDMA benched as Dublin make late changes for All-Ireland final replay clash with Mayo GAA

Brogan and MDMA benched as Dublin make late changes for All-Ireland final replay clash with Mayo

Stephen Rochford has also made a late tweak, naming Rob Hennelly in goal.

'That's the bad guy': Tyson Fury Tweets image of himself as Scarface following cocaine report

Fury said hello to his little photo-shopping friend.

Friday 30 September, 2016

Edinburgh lock gets two-week ban for charge on Munster's O'Donoghue

Fraser McKenzie had already been omitted from the squad for tonight’s clash with Connacht before today’s ruling was released.

Bowe set for 1st Ulster outing in 5 months against former club Ospreys

Craig Gilroy is back in the side alongside fullback Charles Piutau.

Thursday 29 September, 2016

Richie McCaw promoted to Wing Commander in NZ air force

You can only be captain for so long.

Tighthead Carey makes debut as Connacht chase first points of the season

The defending champions welcome Edinburgh to Galway in bad need of a win.

Wednesday 28 September, 2016

We'll Leave It There So: Betting boxers get knuckles rapped, Mystic Mac makes his call and all today's sport

You’ve made it through Wednesday, treat yourself to a nice cup of tea like Stephen Kenny.

Henshaw hoping to prove fitness fast enough to make Leinster debut against Munster

If everything goes to plan, the ex-Connacht man hopes to make his bow in blue at the Aviva Stadium.

Sean O'Brien never feared for his career during ongoing layoff with hamstring injury

The Leinster and Ireland flanker is approaching the end of a long road to recovery.

Contract running out, but Kirchner unsure if he must follow Pienaar out of Ireland

The Springbok ‘wouldn’t mind staying,’ but may not be given the choice.

Tuesday 27 September, 2016

‘Rossy, you were born in the ‘70s!’: Relentless Furlong ready to take over tighthead mantle

The Wexford man is good friends with his mentor and rival for the number three shirt.

Monday 26 September, 2016

We'll Leave It There So: No All-Ireland final appeal from Dubs and all today's sport

Plus, the world reacts to the death of Arnold Palmer.

Edinburgh lock cited for charge that forced Jack O'Donoghue off injured at Thomond Park

Fraser McKenzie will miss Friday’s trip to Connacht if he picks up a ban.

Sexton through comeback without a hitch as McFadden and Nagle resume full training

The utility back picked up a thigh injury before the province’s sole defeat this season.

A little Danny Cipriani magic set up a glorious coast-to-coast try from Wasps

Ex-Leinster man Jimmy Gopperth finished off under the posts after Wasps found a very non-textbook way off their own five-metre line.

Ulster conjured up this scintillating Paddy Jackson try in the win away to Glasgow Icymi This post contains videos

Ulster conjured up this scintillating Paddy Jackson try in the win away to Glasgow

Nobody planned to have Louis Ludik playing outside centre, but he excelled there.

Sunday 25 September, 2016

Dave Pocock posted an extremely in-depth pic after surgery on his broken hand

Fair warning: Pocock’s Tweet is far more than skin deep and the squeamish among you may want to avoid it.

Damien Duff was one of the 9000 pounding the pavement in yesterday's Dublin half marathon

The 37-year-old came in under the two-hour mark.

Ronaldo at 40, a memory of a great QB and the week's best sportswriting

Plus the cautionary tale of Robert Swift:’a millionaire at 18 and junkie at 27′.

Saturday 24 September, 2016

Maro Itoje's incredible 16-month, 31-game winning run finally came to an end today

Saracens and England’s one-man engine room finally ran low on diesel.

Sanchez flies in late to win Dublin half-marathon, Hehir shows his form by commanding men's race

Catherina McKiernan took another second place in her build-up to next month’s Dublin Marathon.

Friday 23 September, 2016

Toulon appoint Mike Ford to take charge of their attack, defence and overall gameplan - reports

Yet the head coach title will still belong to Diego Dominguez.

Ultan Dillane set to bash from the back row as Connacht chase first win away to Scarlets

The powerful Kerryman is one of six changes from the side who started poorly away to Zebre.

Leinster coach Cullen: Second half showing must improve against physical, in-form Ospreys

The eastern province have relied heavily on their opening 40 so far this season.

Thursday 22 September, 2016

USA Rugby opens door to possible expansions from abroad, but 'reiterates support' for domestic league

‘Any outside competition would have to align within the strategy and plan we are developing.’

Sexton ready to hit the ground running against high-fliers in RDS after solid build-up

Head coach Leo Cullen reports that Sexton has been taking a full part in training for some time and won’t be taking on the Ospreys cold.

Saturday 3 September, 2016

Hard-thinking Jones enjoying transition to coaching as he begins first season after retirement

A neck injury forced the fullback to retire at the age of just 28, and he’s barely taken a day off since.

Monday 29 August, 2016

From prop concerns to Piutau promise: It's your big Ulster season preview

Will this be the year Rory Best gets his hands on a trophy for his native province?

Sunday 28 August, 2016

Tennis balls to pitbulls: How Lam and Ellis made Connacht skills the envy of everyone

“We have a saying in Connacht that we share the workload. It’s not about getting forwards and wrecking them so they can’t run with 20 minutes to go.”

Friday 26 August, 2016

'My 1st year in the academy we finished bottom': Buckley eager after missing Connacht's finest hour

The westerners were in Sale yesterday for training session with added intensity.

Ireland U20 star McPhillips and new signing Lloyd paired in Ulster side to face Canada A

The northern province are playing two games in Kingspan Stadium tonight. Ruan Pienaar will sit out the fixtures with an elbow injury.

Wednesday 24 August, 2016

Isa Nacewa still feeling fresh at 34 and credits that to his 2-year break

The Aucklander his hoping the influence of the ‘exceptional’ Graham Henry can give Leinster and edge in his second year back after retirement.

Bowe gunning for All Black fixtures as pain of his 'last proper game' lingers on after knee nightmare

The wing hopes to play in the early weeks of the new season, but Ulster Director of Rugby Les Kiss must deal with an injury crisis in the front row.