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Dublin: 6 °C Sunday 1 March, 2015

Today’s News


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One of world’s 10 toughest endurance races takes place in Donegal next week

David Burns, co-creator of The Race, chats to The42 about the upcoming event.

What was the Irish rugby set-up like in the early 90s? They would meet two days before a game

It was the amateur era but the Irish team were far behind their rivals in terms of preparation.

It was Sonny Bill v Richie this morning and the result was not pretty

The Chiefs thumped the Crusaders to maintain their perfect start to the Super Rugby season.

Pissing Cian Healy off, Charlton’s unique recruitment policy and more of your best comments

Our readers produced the goods again over the past seven days.

Healy: With or without Robbie Henshaw, individuals aren’t going to win us games

Connacht’s player of the month is ready for Treviso this weekend.

Steve Bruce full of praise for Ireland’s Robbie Brady after difficult period

The Republic of Ireland international has been back in Dublin recently caring for his ill daughter.

Van Gaal: ‘We don’t have a striker who scores 20 goals a season’

Despite the presence of Wayne Rooney, Radamel Falcao and Robin van Persie, LVG still isn’t happy.

United to bounce back and the Toffees to get a result: 5 bets to consider this weekend

We also think a draw in Liverpool v Man City is a good shout.

Leinster’s Brendan Macken joins Gloucester on loan

The centre moves to the Aviva Premiership side until the end of the season.

5 talking points ahead of another crucial Premier League weekend

Can City close the gap at the top and how will disappointment in Europe affect Arsenal and Liverpool?

Monaghan’s Christina McMahon wants to put women’s professional boxing on the map

The only female professional boxer fighting out of Ireland is one bout away from a world title fight.

Scrum battle looks decisive for Ireland against Marler and England

Scrum battle looks decisive for Ireland against Marler and England

Marty Moore says Ireland got through some seriously tough scrummaging sessions at Carton House this week.

3 players who stood out in Ireland U20s home defeat to England

We were impressed by an Irish prop, centre and hooker.

Frampton’s ITV fight a chance to bring boxing back to the masses

McGuigan and Frampton have proved formidable partners so far in the Jackal’s career.

Friday 27 February, 2015

Ireland’s women beat world champions England to boost Six Nations hopes

A late Niamh Briggs penalty proved decisive.

Dundalk captain Stephen O’Donnell plays down fresh injury concerns

The league-winning skipper will have another knee operation on Tuesday.

Dominant second half drives Ulster to important win over Scarlets

Neil Doak’s side had to recover from a half-time deficit at Kingspan Stadium.

Limerick and Waterford hurlers win Fitzgibbon Cup semi-final against their brothers

Interesting day for the Bennett and O’Brien brothers as UL took on Limerick IT.

Disappointing Donnybrook evening for Ireland U20s as England victorious

Nigel Carolan’s men lost for the first time in the 2015 Six Nations.

The Star returns for the Kingdom but no room for Cluxton or Brogan for the Dubs

Eamonn Fitzmaurice is able to include a number of players who have recovered from injury.

11 Ireland v England battles that will be settled once and for all this Sunday

Hold on tight, folks. There’s a whole lot of baggage that goes along with this rivalry.

‘I want to be a legend in Irish sport’: Carl Frampton is ready to take over your television

The Pride of Tiger’s Bay defends his IBF world title against Chris Avalos in Belfast tomorrow evening.

Cillian O’Connor returns as Mayo make 5 changes for Monaghan game

The sides clash in Castlebar on Sunday afternoon.

Late Gopperth penalty sees Leinster draw comfort against Ospreys

Matt O’Connor’s men needed the out-half’s 78th-minute kick to level things up.

We’ll Leave It There So: Jordi’s in the team, two cracking Fitzgibbon semis and all the day’s sport

Also, Carl Frampton prepares for his world title fight in Belfast tomorrow.

McIlroy set to miss his first cut since June 2014

However, the news is better for Padraig Harrington.

One game, one goal, that’s a good ratio, says Villa boss Sherwood

Despite losing his first game in charge, the manager is happy with his record so far, and he wants his side to step it up in the final weeks of the Premier League season.

UL could be set to appeal Clare senior player’s red card in Fitzgibbon Cup semi-final today

Jack Browne was shown a red card in the match against Limerick IT.

President Higgins on why the League of Ireland is important and how it can thrive Exclusive

We were invited to the Áras ahead of tomorrow’s President’s Cup game.

The GAA’s first all-African team has landed at Dublin Airport

The South Africa Gaels are in Ireland to take part in a GAA tournament.

‘Any day you get to play against the world champions is a good day’ – Briggs

The Ireland captain is keen to restore pride at Ashbourne as England arrive.

Forde and Bennett hit the net as UL see off Limerick IT to reach Fitzgibbon Cup final

UL are through to their first final since they won the competition in 2011.

6 talking points ahead of the weekend’s National Football League action

6 talking points ahead of the weekend’s National Football League action

Round 3 in the Allianz Football League is sure to provide more questions and answers as the season hots up

The Super Rugby leaders are probably the only club side around who can rival Toulon’s electric backline

With all the talent the Hurricanes have it’s no surprise that they are the early Super Rugby pace-setters.

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In pics: Ireland and England squads go through paces ahead of pivotal Six Nations clash

Here’s how the Championship’s remaining unbeaten sides are shaping up for the big one on Sunday.

Bad news for Cork City as journalists tip them for the title

The 2015 SSE Airtricity League season was launched today at the Aviva Stadium.

Gleeson and Mahony star as Waterford IT remain on course to defend Fitzgibbon Cup

Colm Bonnar’s side edged a tight encounter in Moylish.

Jack McGrath Ireland’s ‘stand-out player against South Africa and he’s played right through’

Here’s Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt explaining some tight selection calls.