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Dublin: 14 °C Wednesday 29 March, 2017

Yesterday’s News

Ireland struggle to contain Afghanistan as hosts seize advantage in crucial game on road to Test cricket

It was a tough day in the field for John Bracewell’s men.

Ronaldo moves into top 10 international goalscorers with this effort against Sweden

The Real Madrid forward struck his 69th and 70th goals for his country in their comfortable 3-0 victory over Hungary last week

This Magnusson free-kick has given Iceland the lead against Ireland Go On My Sson This post contains videos

This Magnusson free-kick has given Iceland the lead against Ireland

The visitors took the lead in the 21st minute.

Ireland U19s beat Belgium, but narrowly miss out on Euro qualification

Swedish win denies Tom Mohan’s side their place in Georgia this summer.

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As it happened: Ireland v Iceland, International friendly

We were back at the Aviva Stadium as Martin O’Neill’s much-changed side faced Iceland.

'I didn't want to be guided by other people's perceptions' - Munster's Erasmus

The Munster director of rugby is facing into his first European knock-out clash this weekend.

Debuts for Egan and Hourihane as Ireland name team for Iceland friendly

Martin O’Neill side’s play at Lansdowne Road tonight.

Toulouse missing two French internationals for Munster showdown

Yann David and Christopher Tolofua have both been ruled out.

Liverpool rocked by Lallana injury blow ahead of Merseyside derby

The 28-year-old is expected to spend four weeks on the sidelines.

Funding stand-off leaves Ireland's National Hockey Stadium unfit for purpose

The venue in Belfield can no longer host international fixtures as the playing surface doesn’t meet the required standards.

60% of Club GAA players reject 'Super 8' championship structure

The controversial system was approved at Congress last month.

Want to feel old? Shaun Wright-Phillips' son, grandson of Ian Wright, called up to England U16s

Teenager D’Margio is part of Manchester City’s academy.

James Rodriguez causes middle finger storm

Controversy has engulfed the Real Madrid star in his native Colombia.

'He's a very grounded young lad, I think he just takes one challenge at a time' - Con's dual challenge

After winning an All-Ireland club hurling title, a Leinster U21 final is next up.

'We'll all be thinking about him' - Everton want derby victory for injured Coleman

Phil Jagielka said his side will be especially fired-up to win this weekend’s clash with Liverpool.

Massive blow to Argentina's World Cup qualification hopes as Messi handed four-game ban

The Barcelona superstar has picked up the suspension for verbally abusing a referee’s assistant in the win over Chile.

Super 8s problems, time for the provincial system to go and why the club game needs more exposure

Meath boss Andy McEntee on the changes coming down the tracks in Gaelic football.

Reilly to referee Mayo game for first time since controversial 2014 All-Ireland semi-final replay

Reilly will take charge of the match between Mayo and Donegal.

Henshaw eager to 'exploit' Wasps defence as he prepares for quarter-final bow

The Athlone man is steadily forging a strong defensive relationship not only with Garry Ringrose, but also Jonathan Sexton.

'It's not just about physical fitness, it's about mental fitness': Anna Geary

The former Cork captain on fitness, nutrition and her life since stepping away from the inter-county scene.

Munster's Champions Cup SF will be in the Aviva or Murrayfield if they get through

Meanwhile, Leinster face a trip to either Lyon or Nice if they can get past Wasps this weekend.

Clare All-Ireland club finalists on the hunt for new manager after Hogan steps down

Robbie Hogan has departed after the recent defeat to Cuala.

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Ivory Coast v Senegal friendly abandoned after pitch invasion by fans in Paris

Match abandoned in the final minutes with sides level at 1-1.

Here is the gorgeous $2 billion stadium the 'Las Vegas Raiders' are expected to call home

The Raiders could be in their new home as early as autumn 2019.

Gallagher to follow in team-mate McGregor's footsteps by fighting at Madison Square Garden

The 20-year-old Strabane native will be facing the brother of a former UFC champion in New York this summer.

Western Force deny reports they are to be cut from Super Rugby

After expanding to 18 teams, the southern hemisphere tournament looks set to be trimmed back.

Key figures return as Cork make three changes for Munster U21 final against Kerry

Kevin Flahive, Sean O’Donoghue and Michael Hurley all return for Cork.

Lancaster maintaining phaseplay focus to help Leinster overcome Wasps

“You should try and play as much unstructured rugby in training as possible.”

'This is their opportunity' - Ireland's fringe players handed chance to impress against Iceland

The Boys in Green welcome one of Euro 2016’s surprise packages to Dublin for a friendly tonight.

'Once the long evenings come in and the ground starts to harden up, that’s when the hurling will start'

TJ Reid is confident Kilkenny are moving in the right direction as we enter the business end of the league.

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A momentous night for LOI alumni and more Ireland-Iceland talking points

Plus, can Conor Hourihane be Wes Hoolahan’s long-term successor?

Munster will look to bolster second row after losing Ryan to Racing

Rassie Erasmus understands the IRFU’s decision not to award Ryan a new central contract.

Huge night ahead for Ireland U19s with European Championships qualification on the line

Tom Mohan’s side take on Belgium in their final group game.

Erasmus expects to be at Munster next season but has clauses in contract

The South African director of rugby has been strongly linked with a return home.

Do the green shoots sprouting in Kildare and Louth signal an awakening in Leinster?

Dublin’s dominance won’t be threatened anytime soon, but there are signs of life outside of the capital.

Monday 27 March, 2017

'As amateurs we had the chance to do something special in front of millions of people'

Ten years on from Ireland’s famous World Cup victory over Pakistan, coach Adi Birrell and captain Trent Johnston look back on a truly defining day in Irish sport.

Victor Wanyama: Mauricio Pochettino 'teaches you about life'

Wanyama has spoken about the influence of Pochettino on his career – and it extends beyond football.

Quiz: Can you recognise these former Leinster and Munster U21 football winners?

Cork, Kerry, Dublin and Offaly are all in action in Wednesday night’s finals.

5 Ireland players we'd like to see get a chance against Iceland

Martin O’Neill could hand senior international debuts to as many as four players tomorrow night.