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Dublin: 15 °C Saturday 30 July, 2016

Yesterday’s News

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Monday 4 July, 2016

Ronaldo wanted Joao Moutinho to take a penalty against Poland and wouldn't take no for an answer Mr Motivator This post contains videos

The worry and wait is over: Charles Piutau had his Ulster gear on for training today

The All Black’s second season in Europe began today.

We'll Leave It There So: Fallon hangs up his stirrups, Durant goes west and all today's sport

May contain traces of kicking caps off beer bottles.

The Warriors just got a hell of a lot harder to beat: Kevin Durant goes west on $54 million deal

“I will miss Oklahoma City, and the role I have had in building this remarkable team.”

Saturday 2 July, 2016

Controversy as Wexford denied goal when penalty bounces off back stanchion

The umpire’s missed a sitter there.

After 29 years and 34 medals Ryan Giggs has officially left Manchester United

*25 medals if you don’t include Charity Shields.

Dortmund confirm Mkhitaryan move to Man United after they received 'tremendous fee'

‘Had we rejected it, the player could have left for free in 2017,’ say the German club who received a reported £30 million.

Friday 1 July, 2016

World Cup-winning coach Graham Henry to link up with Leinster as consultant this month

The man who brought the All Blacks to glory on home soil will pitch in with Leinster’s pre-season efforts.

Connacht sign new 3-year sponsorship deal with Elverys

The champions will release their new kit later this month.

Day and Spieth in the hunt, but defending champ Lowry gets a flat at Bridgestone

William McGirt leads by three shots, a tournament record after round one.

Thursday 30 June, 2016

Ireland U20 star Daly one of 7 new faces in Munster academy

Lock Sean O’Connor and hooker Vincent O’Brien are also among the year one recruits.

Ex-Munster wing Luke O'Dea named in Ireland 7s squad for Prague trip

Anthony Eddy’s side can take another big step towards the Rugby Europe Grand Prix this weekend.

Bath-linked Ryan leaves role at Worcester Warriors

Donncha O’Callaghan and team-mates will have a new man in charge this season.

Wednesday 29 June, 2016

Rassie v ROG, nothing to fear for Connacht and more talking points after the Champions Cup draw

The draw was more favourable to Irish provinces than last season.

ROG's Racing to take on Munster in Champions Cup, Connacht and Toulouse meet again

Here’s what the cornerstones of your province’s season will look like.

All Black Franks eager 'to work hard' as he sticks with relegated London Irish

The highly-rated, highly-paid prop won’t be following coach Tom Coventry through the exit door.

Monday 27 June, 2016

Dunphy's prophecy comes to pass while he grinds shiny new axe

Things would have been different with John O’Shea in the team, but different enough to win?

4 Irish forwards named in U20 Team of the Championship

Finalists Ireland and England both had four representatives in the dream team, with only one New Zealander making the cut.

Canadian fighter Jimmo, 34, dies after hit-and-run RIP

Canadian fighter Jimmo, 34, dies after hit-and-run

Edmonton police say a dark pick-up truck hit Jimmo after he had been involved in an altercation.

Sunday 26 June, 2016

Quick-fire Griezmann goals tear Irish hopes to shreds

Ireland are behind and down to 10 men.

Willie le Roux given one-week ban for aerial hit on Tiernan O'Halloran

The fullback was fortunate not to be issued a red card in the first half of yesterday’s Test.

Saturday 25 June, 2016

5 huge positives Ireland U20s can carry forward from this tournament

The final final was a low point after some dizzying highs.

As it happened: England v Ireland, World Rugby U20 Championship final

We went minute-by-minute as Ireland took on the home favourites in Manchester.

As it happened: South Africa v Ireland, Summer Tour Final Test

We went minute-by-minute as Ireland target another piece of history in Port Elizabeth.

The 12-year cycle omen, Frexit and all your Comments of the Week

And in other news, Ballyhahill for the World Cup!

Friday 24 June, 2016

ROG's Racing defence produces stunning 14-man effort to beat Toulon in Nou Camp final

The Bouclier de Brennus is staying in Paris.

Controversial red card gives Racing a mountain to climb against Toulon in Barcelona

You all remember Mathieu Raynal, right?

Carolan able to name unchanged 23 for Ireland's U20 World Championship final clash with England

Carolan has had to deal with his fair share of injuries in this tournament, but there’s a familiar look to the side taking on England.

Thursday 23 June, 2016

Cullen pays tribute to 'immense', 'brilliant athlete' Reddan ahead of final bow

‘When he came off the bench, you could feel the intensity going up,’ says Keith Earls.

Monday 20 June, 2016

5 U20 stars who made a Championship semi-final look ridiculously easy today

The Wolfpups with the big paws.

As it happened: Ireland v Argentina, World Rugby U20 Championship semi-final

We went minute-by-minute as the Wolfpups tried to sniff out a route to their first final.

'It's never as simple as putting players on and saying, 'He'll freshen things up'' - Joe Schmidt This post contains videos

'It's never as simple as putting players on and saying, 'He'll freshen things up'' - Joe Schmidt

The Kiwi explains his thought process behind delaying the introduction of his replacement backs as Ireland faded in Jo’burg.

LeBron's devastating block in the final minutes paved the way for his crowning moment

Never forget, defence wins Championships.

Argentina boast flair and pace to burn, but Ireland have all the tools to break into U20 final Semi-final This post contains videos

Argentina boast flair and pace to burn, but Ireland have all the tools to break into U20 final

Nigel Carolan’s men meet another side who are getting a taste for history.

Sunday 19 June, 2016

Here are some of the best sports pictures from a week of highs and lows

It’s Sunday, so here’s some pretty pictures to feast your eyes on.

Friday 17 June, 2016

Iniesta pulls the strings as Morata fires Spain into the last 16

Turkey were nowhere near a match for the reigning champions in Nice.