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Dublin: 8 °C Sunday 22 April, 2018

Yesterday’s News

As It Happened: West Brom v Liverpool, Premier League

West Brom rallied to snatch a draw against Liverpool but relegation looks to be imminent.

Thursday 19 April, 2018

Eyes peeled! 8 players to watch out for in the Division 1 ladies football league semi-finals

Cork will battle it out with Mayo, while Dublin will face Galway for a place in the final of the top division.

Sunday 15 April, 2018

'You go to school and you'll always get comments with your weight. It wasn't a very positive time'

Leah Lyons talks to The42 about Ireland’s Six Nations campaign and why she decided to call out a spectator who made a horrible remark about her.

Tuesday 10 April, 2018

Online tickets sold out for Ireland's crucial World Cup qualifier against European champions

Colin Bell’s side are looking to get a result against stiff opposition in Dublin.

Irish Aussie Rules player banned after pleading guilty to biting incident

Conor McKenna, 22, was charged with serious misconduct after lining out for the Essendon Bombers at the weekend.

Sunday 8 April, 2018

'I saw people taking drugs, taking tablets and drinking. I said, 'I don't want this life''

Former Republic of Ireland player Olivia O’Toole talks to The42 about her football career and her expectations for the current women’s national team.

Touching tributes to Ray Wilkins and more sporting tweets of the week

Also featuring Brian O’Driscoll and Gary Lineker.

Friday 6 April, 2018

Injury rules out Ger Aylward as Kilkenny team named for league decider

Aylward limped off during Kilkenny’s league semi-final victory over Wexford.

Brendan Maher returns to midfield as Tipp prepare for league final showdown with Kilkenny

Tipperary are competing in their fourth Division 1 hurling league final since 2013.

Watch: All the goals from Ireland's thrilling World Cup qualifier victory over Slovakia Unbelievable Jeff This post contains videos

Watch: All the goals from Ireland's thrilling World Cup qualifier victory over Slovakia

Ireland now prepare to take on the European champions the Netherlands next week.

Battle for remaining semi-final places heats up in last round of Division 1 group games

Mayo, Donegal and Galway are all vying for the last available semi-final spots in Division 1.

Saturday 31 March, 2018

'I had trials in England but they didn't work out... I'm happy with the way Gaelic football has gone for me'

Darragh Foley had a promising career in soccer but has found satisfaction in helping the Carlow footballers make history.

Thursday 29 March, 2018

John O'Shea dismisses report suggesting he is set to retire at the end of the season

The 36-year-old joined Sunderland in 2011.

Wasps flanker forced to retire aged 26 after judo injury while training with England

Sam Jones underwent a series of operations in an attempt to resume his playing career.

'I'd be a different footballer in Dublin to the one I'll be in Kerry that's for sure'

Former Kerry footballer Paul Galvin is returning to his native club Finuge in Kerry.

'The thing about Rory is he's on form... He's on the edge of history'

Paul McGinley believes that knowing when to be patient and knowing when to attack will be key to winning the Masters.

Wednesday 28 March, 2018

'People were killed over their connection with the GAA and that was the most tragic thing of all'

Mickey Harte reflects on his memories of trying to enjoy Gaelic Football during the Troubles in the latest episode of Laochra Gael.

Former Tipperary ladies footballer dies aged 26 RIP

Former Tipperary ladies footballer dies aged 26

Rachel Kenneally played in the 2013 All-Ireland intermediate football final.

Sunday 25 March, 2018

'We could see that he'd lost his hair and may not have been well. It sort of shook us all'

Former Dublin player Paul Clarke talks to The42 about playing Gaelic Football with AFL legend Jim Stynes.

Friday 23 March, 2018

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Dublin look to maintain winning start to the league as All-Stars return from Bangkok

Meanwhile, reigning league champions Cork will renew their rivalry against Mayo this weekend.

Wednesday 21 March, 2018

eir Sport to show Ireland's next World Cup qualifiers as journey to first major tournament continues

Ireland face Slovakia and the Netherlands next month.

Ruby Walsh eyeing return at Punchestown following leg fracture

The 38-year-old suffered the injury at Cheltenham last week but is hopeful he will be fit to ride at Punchestown next month.

Tuesday 20 March, 2018

All-Ireland camogie club finals re-fixtures announced after two postponements due to bad weather

The date for the National League Division 1 final between Cork and Kilkenny has also been confirmed.

National League football final to clash with Leinster's Champions Cup quarter-final against Saracens

The two fixtures are due to take place on Easter Sunday.

Grand Slam victory the most-watched programme on Irish TV this year

The Six Nations tie between England and Ireland attracted an average audience of just over 950,000 viewers.

Former All Black and Samoan international Dylan Mika dies aged 45 RIP

Former All Black and Samoan international Dylan Mika dies aged 45

The flanker was a member of the All Blacks 1999 World Cup squad.

Monday 19 March, 2018

Pat Spillane: 'Galway are no longer a soft touch... I think they're a damn good team' Progressing Nicely This post contains videos

Pat Spillane: 'Galway are no longer a soft touch... I think they're a damn good team'

The GAA analyst is impressed with Galway’s form in Division 1.

Munster's Tyler Bleyendaal ruled out for rest of the season as Earls prepares to undergo scan

Meanwhile, Duncan Williams will also miss the remainder of the season through injury.

Rugby hero the Honey Badger is set to star in a reality TV dating show Mr Loverman This post contains videos

Rugby hero the Honey Badger is set to star in a reality TV dating show

Nick ‘Honey Badger’ Cummins has been announced to star in The Bachelor Australia.

Four games postponed in SSE Airtricity League and EA Sports Cup following bad weather

The Premier Division clash between Bray Wanderers and Waterford is one of the ties affected by the postponements.

'A number of squads' threatened to pull out of today's rescheduled GAA matches

Gaelic Players Association backed players’ decision not to fulfill the fixtures.

GAA rescheduled fixture plan suffers setback as further postponements announced

Three other National League ties are still set to go ahead.

Sunday 18 March, 2018

Rory McIlroy wins Arnold Palmer Invitational after a stunning final round

McIlroy hit five birdies in his last six holes to secure the victory.

Keith Higgins helps inspire Mayo hurlers to league title and promotion Dual Star This post contains videos

Keith Higgins helps inspire Mayo hurlers to league title and promotion

The well renowned Mayo footballer has been concentrating on the small game of late.

It's Sunday so here are 10 of our favourite images from the sporting week

Here’s how the last seven days looked through the lens.

Four of Ireland's Grand Slam winning side shortlisted for Six Nations Player of the Championship

France and Italy also have some representation among the nominees.

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Carlow footballers make history by clinching promotion for the first time in over 30 years History Makers This post contains videos

Carlow footballers make history by clinching promotion for the first time in over 30 years

Carlow will be playing in Division 3 next year.

Friday 16 March, 2018

Swapping basketball for rugby and drawing inspiration from Special Olympics to pursue nursing

Aoife McDermott has been named to start in Ireland’s last Six Nations game of the 2018 campaign.

Thursday 15 March, 2018

'He’s a fantastic coach. He’d be a great addition to have if he was to stay on'

Ireland head coach Adam Griggs is coming to the end of his contract and his position will be reviewed after the Six Nations.

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