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Dublin: 15 °C Thursday 30 July, 2015

Thursday 9 July, 2015

BBC lose ground in 6 Nations broadcast deal to keep Sky at bay

The move would appear to strengthen RTÉ’s grip on rights for the annual rugby tournament.

Pienaar and ‘Boks up against Botha and 7 more Toulon stars in World XV

South Africa head coach Heyneke Meyer has named an experimental midfield including the exciting 21-year-old Jesse Kriel.

Wednesday 8 July, 2015

Kimmage digging in for ‘long and bloody battle’ in court with Verbruggen

The cycling journalist was at a preliminary hearing in a Swiss court today.

Kilkenny U21′s scored a goal inside 13 seconds tonight, but Wexford hit back with 3 in 5 minutes

It has been a sensational first half to the Leinster U21 Hurling Final.

Tuesday 7 July, 2015

5 perfectly reasonable excuses to stay up all night watching Samoa take on the All Blacks

Admit it, you’re willing to stay up until 5am to get your fix of international rugby.

Monday 6 July, 2015

4 or 5 sessions a day in ‘deepest, darkest Poland’ — George North looks ahead to World Cup prep

Anyone up for a nice jog round the park instead?

Nick Kyrgios completely stopped trying during his Wimbledon meltdown today

The Australian also hugged a ball boy who did not appear to want a hug.

11 stages of grief after McIlroy’s untimely football injury

Kiss that Claret Jug goodbye, Rors.

Sunday 5 July, 2015

Geraghty makes debut as McManus’ retained jockey, but made wait for win after injury return

The Meathman had to settle for second after three months out with a shin injury.

’70 minutes away from an All-Ireland final, but the work only starts now’ — TJ Reid

The Cats have five weeks to recharge their intensity levels for an All-Ireland semi-final.

As it happened: Kilkenny v Galway, Leinster Senior Hurling Championship Final

We went minute-by-minute as east met west in the Leinster hurling decider.

Cork coughed up a gift of a goal for Kieran Donaghy

The Rebels had given themselves a great chance with a superb opening goal in Killarney.

Saturday 4 July, 2015

21 times American sport was the best god damn sport

U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!

Friday 3 July, 2015

Rugby league gave us another outrageously instinctive piece of skill yesterday

Still one touch short of Steph Roche though…

‘It would be a privilege to fight on Andy Lee undercard’

Make room for a heap of medals in Thomond Park.

All Black Mils Muliaina charged with sexual assault by South Wales Police

The New Zealander will appear in Cardiff Magistrates Court in August.

Wednesday 1 July, 2015

QUIZ: Who should you really be cheering for at UFC 189?

Not convinced by Conor McGregor? Just don’t know one side of the octagon from the other? Here’s how to decide.

Aldo’s scared for his life, Mendes will be unconscious after 4 minutes – McGregor New Face This post contains videos

Aldo’s scared for his life, Mendes will be unconscious after 4 minutes – McGregor

‘The opponent is an illusion, it does not matter who is across from me on 11 July’.

Monday 29 June, 2015

World Records, Olympians and 2000 runners hit the streets for Waterford’s Viking Marathon

Pauline Curley showed her class by taking gold in the women’s full distance race.

Sunday 28 June, 2015

A year has passed since James Rodriguez smashed in this gift to football

Because in-off-the-bar goals are the best goals.

13 images of the unbridled joy after Westmeath’s momentous win at Croke Park

Because Westmeath is the best Meath.

Ouch! Diarmuid Connolly got whacked full in the face by Bernard Brogan’s powerful volley

This is not how he imagined his day in front of Hill 16 going.

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This flying one-handed rugby league try is simply outrageous

This is how you finish, kids.

There were 3 brilliant goals in 5 mad minutes of Meath v Westmeath

Brian McMahon’s brace came hot on the heels of an excellent Westmeath goal.

Saturday 27 June, 2015

Cameos of Murphy brilliance enough to help Donegal squeeze past Derry in Ulster semi-final

Martin O’Reilly scored the goal that edged Donegal into another provincial decider against Monaghan.

As it happened: Donegal v Derry, Ulster SFC semi-final

We went minute-by-minute as Rory Gallagher’s took on Derry for a place in the provincial final.

Flasks out, sandwiches ready: It’s a classic GAA Saturday scene

Sure you’d only be wasting your time changing the sterling.

The Highlanders cashed in a chunk of luck in today’s Super XV semi-final win

And they deserved every slice they got on the road to an all-New Zealand Super Rugby final.

Thursday 25 June, 2015

Before a high ball is launched, pick the back three players you would want in your Rugby World Cup squad

Earls or Zebo, Trimble or Gilroy, Fitzgerald or McFadden. They’re all tough calls.

Spear tackle to ‘sook’: 10 years on from the O’Driscoll-Umaga debacle

It was an ugly scene when it happened and the aftermath did little to improve matters.

Wednesday 24 June, 2015

Wexford U21s turned on the style to set up this brilliant goal with one-touch hurling

Conor McDonald’s deft touch is one of the finest assists you’ll see this year.

Uncapped Furlong and Conan make Ireland’s 45-man Rugby World Cup squad

Joe Schmidt will have to whittle this group down to 31 before the World Cup comes around.

19-year-old Irvine battles his way into gold medal bout in Baku

Irvine is guaranteed a silver, but will have his eye on a different colour in tomorrow’s final.

5am starts in an Auckland gym leave Isa Nacewa hungry for medals on Leinster return

The Kiwi has worked hard to get back in to shape, because he believes Jonathan Sexton makes anything possible.

‘The carousel has to finish at some stage, the balloon has to pop’

The end is in sight for Gordon D’Arcy, but he’s not slowing down.

Tuesday 23 June, 2015

Lancaster waiting on police investigation to decide on Cipriani’s World Cup involvment

Plus, Corkman Dave Ryan has agreed a move to France.

Southpaw Sean McComb keeps Ireland hot on the medal trail

However, Dean Walsh lost out in his light welterweight quarter-final.

Monday 22 June, 2015

Brendan Irvine silences home crowd to secure Ireland’s first medal at European Games

It wasn’t all good news for the Irish boxers today as Dean Gardiner and Ceira Smith both lost their bouts.