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Dublin: 14 °C Saturday 29 August, 2015

Today’s News

‘It’s going to be pretty emotional’ – Wales out to spoil O’Connell’s farewell

Neil Jenkins says he’ll be glad to see the back of O’Connell wearing green.

Here are several free-kicks we’ll never forget from ex-Ireland international Ian Harte

The former Leeds defender announced his retirement earlier in the week.

‘You regret a mistake in training almost much as in a match’: Ireland’s short-term focus for continued progress

Continued progress means continued success for Paul O’Connell as he waves farewell to Ireland.

Yesterday’s News

One of the League of Ireland’s finest footballers is in talks with an English club

St Patrick’s Athletic star Chris Forrester is negotiating personal terms with Peterborough United after the clubs agreed an undisclosed fee.

Former Ireland international’s debut spoiled by resurgent Limerick hitting 4 past Drogs

It wasn’t a welcome arrival for Keith Treacy as Martin Russell’s men made it four wins from their last five.

No place for MDMA as Gavin names Dublin team for All-Ireland clash with Mayo

The former Footballer of the Year loses out with Brian Fenton and Denis Bastick starting in midfield.

Munster’s Saili stretchered off in win on mixed night for Irish provinces

Munster’s win is overshadowed by Saili’s injury, while Trimble and Bowe both score for Ulster.

Tipperary stick with an unchanged team for All-Ireland minor football semi-final

They face Kildare at Croke Park on Sunday afternoon.

8 American football movies to get you in the mood for the NFL season

From Friday Night Lights to Any Given Sunday.

Usain Bolt mulls Rio retirement segue

The towering Jamaican said he was only 50-50 about running at the next world championships.

‘One or two more serious knocks could be the end of George North’s career’

Wing set to make his return against Ireland but Warren Gatland is still concerned.

Two key Wallabies have penned new contracts to stay in Australia

Good news for the Aussies ahead of the World Cup.

More rain pain for Ireland but positives to take after running world champions close

The result may not have gone their way but Ireland once again showed why they belong at the top level.

We’ll Leave It There So: Irish Sports Council take a dig at IABA over Walsh and today’s sport

There was also the Captain’s Run ahead of tomorrow’s World Cup warm-up and an incredible performance in the women’s 200m final in Beijing.

A New Zealand punter has wagered an enormous sum on this year’s Rugby World Cup

It’s rare you find an All Black fan this pessimistic.

5 talking points ahead of Dublin and Mayo’s sold-out Croker clash

Who will get the chance to dethrone Kerry on 20 September?

Leinster lose another for the World Cup after Springboks include Kirchner

Ulster’s Ruan Pienaar is also included in the squad.

Irish Sports Council urges IABA to reconsider deal to keep Billy Walsh in Ireland

‘We urge the IABA to act quickly and decisively in the matter,’ says ISC chairman Kieran Mulvey.

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How closely were you paying attention to the sports headlines this week?

‘I can count on one hand the number of agents I’d trust’

John O’Sullivan on why football at the top level is a cutthroat business.

Poll: Dublin or Mayo – who’s going to join Kerry in the All-Ireland senior football final? Have Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Dublin or Mayo – who’s going to join Kerry in the All-Ireland senior football final?

We’re gearing up to Sunday’s All-Ireland semi-final.

‘If I could take back the times I used to slag John Hayes, I would’ — Paul O’Connell

Regrets, Paul O’Connell has a few as he heads in to his final international on home turf.

Chelsea target ‘China’s Sergio Ramos’

Chinese defender Zhang Linpeng has claimed he is on his way to Chelsea.

Aries Merritt’s remarkable bronze is one of the stories of the world championships Stars Align For Aries This post contains videos

Aries Merritt’s remarkable bronze is one of the stories of the world championships

American hurdles star will have a kidney transplant on Tuesday.

O’Connell’s greatest days were the ones his son shared the taste of victory

The fresh memories are the sweetest for Ireland’s captain fantastic.

Why is this US athlete wearing a superhero mask at the World Championships?

Olympian Ashton Eaton is feeling the benefits of a prototype made by Nike.

Manu Tuilagi sends good luck message to England squad… while wearing a Samoa hat

Tuilagi is currently suspended from international duty.

Dafne Schippers just won the women’s 200m with the fourth-fastest time EVER Schipp Got Real This post contains videos

‘Let’s play and see how much money you got’ – Mayweather jabs back at Rousey

The unbeaten welterweight champ laughed off the mixed martial arts star’s dig at his earning power.

Liverpool set for Russian challenge as Europa League draw revealed

Tottenham and Celtic also discovered their fate during this afternoon’s draw.

Joey Barton’s old tweets about Burnley have come back to haunt him

The outspoken midfielder was involved in Twitter spat with Claret supporters in 2014.

‘Massive honour’ for Old Wesley as one of their players makes Namibia’s World Cup squad

JC Greyling could face the All Blacks at the Olympic Stadium.

Kerry county final won’t be played until November due to Kingdom All-Ireland senior exploits

The Kerry county board have released details of their fixtures programme.

Spurs splash out £22m on a new striker — and it’s not Berahino

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino was known to be chasing West Brom forward Saido Berahino.

Duo set for Anfield exit, United turn to Draxler and all today’s transfer news

Meanwhile, Matri is in London for a medical and Everton hope to complete double deal.