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Saturday 18 February, 2017

Connacht scrape past Dragons to secure second straight victory

Pat Lam’s side had five points to spare.

Two sent-off for Offaly in their biggest league defeat to Laois since 1961

The O’Moore County secured their first points of the Division 1B campaign.

Young Dubs respond in style to beat Cork despite losing Crummey to red card

Ger Cunningham’s men bounced back to earn an eight-point victory at Páirc Uí Rinn tonight.

The double still on for Conte as Chelsea ease past Wolves in the FA Cup

Goals from Pedro and Diego Costa were enough to send the Premier League leaders into the quarter-finals.

Defending champions Clontarf too strong for Belvo and this weekend's UBL Division 1A action

There were also wins for Lansdowne, Garryowen, Cork Constitution and Young Munster.

Late try the difference as Munster pull off big result to return to top of Pro12 table

They edged past Ospreys in the dying minutes of play.

Dembele and Forrest help runaway leaders Celtic restore 27-point advantage

The Hoops are now 31 games unbeaten after seeing off Motherwell at Parkhead.

Last year's All-Ireland finalists open 2017 with wins and they both mean business

It was a busy opening day in the Littlewoods Camogie League.

As it happened: Cork v Dublin, Division 1A hurling league

Ger Cunningham’s young Dubs faced a Cork side high on confidence.

Wales star Bale marks Real Madrid comeback with a goal after 3-month lay-off

With five weeks to the World Cup qualifier against Ireland, the 27-year-old came off the bench to score in a 2-0 win over Espanyol today.

Five-star Ulster leapfrog Glasgow and close the gap on Pro12 leaders

Les Kiss’s side ran out convincing winners at Kingspan Stadium this afternoon.

Leicester sent crashing out of FA Cup by Millwall, Man City left frustrated by Huddersfield

Middlesbrough also progressed to the last-eight with a win over Oxford United.

Cue Card in top form at Ascot with Cheltenham Gold Cup just around the corner

Colin Tizzard says “he’s as good as he’s ever been” after the 11-year-old won by 15 lengths this afternoon.

St Mary's shock red-hot favourites UCD and end 28-year wait for Sigerson Cup

The Belfast outfit came back from two goals down in the first three minutes to win their second-ever Sigerson title.

Nicky Kelly the hero with dramatic winning score as mighty Mayfield lift All-Ireland title

It was a historic day for the Cork champions after a junior decider of the highest quality in Croke Park.

Joey Barton was up to his old tricks today but somehow managed to avoid a red card Embarrassing This post contains videos

Joey Barton was up to his old tricks today but somehow managed to avoid a red card

The controversial Burnley midfielder was in the thick of the action during their FA Cup defeat to Lincoln City.

Templemore put years of heartbreak to rest as they win first Harty Cup since 1978

The Tipp side had a comprehensive win over Cork’s St Colman’s College.

Clinton Morrison picks several Irish greats in his Fantasy Football Club XI

The former Ireland and Crystal Palace striker joined Max Rushden, Paul Merson and Rachel Riley on the show last night.

Corn Uí Mhuirí rivals finally separated as Tralee CBS set up all-Kerry final

The Green will meet St Brendan’s Killarney in next Saturday’s final.

Watch live: Four teams battle for Croke Park glory in the All-Ireland club hurling finals The Toughest This post contains videos

Non-league Lincoln do the unthinkable with 89th-minute winner to reach FA Cup quarter-finals

The Imps got the better of Premier League side Burnley thanks to a late header from Sean Raggett.

Substitute Gameiro saves the day for Atletico Madrid as he hits a five-minute hat-trick On Fire This post contains videos

Substitute Gameiro saves the day for Atletico Madrid as he hits a five-minute hat-trick

It was the second-fastest hat-trick in La Liga history.

As it happened: UCD v St Mary's Belfast, Sigerson Cup final

Could St Mary’s pull off one last shock to claim a first Sigerson title in 28 years? We had live minute-by-minute coverage.

Watch the Harty Cup final live: Our Lady's Templemore v St Colman's Fermoy Live This post contains videos

Watch the Harty Cup final live: Our Lady's Templemore v St Colman's Fermoy

Throw-in at the Gaelic Grounds is at 2pm.

Ireland's showjumpers deliver under pressure to win $100,000 Nations Cup in Florida

Cian O’Connor’s double clear steers Ireland to Ocala win.

Ireland's Mark Downey wins gold at Track Cycling World Cup event in Colombia

It comes as the youngster’s second UCI Track World Cup gold medal.

Pep makes one thing clear about his future - he's never going back to Barca

“Barca will be back and prove you wrong,” Guardiola warns after Champions League nightmare.

Harry Arter and his partner Rachel welcome baby girl into the world Joy

Harry Arter and his partner Rachel welcome baby girl into the world

Football community sends love and congratulations to Ireland international and his partner.

'The Russian Rubberbandits' and a frosty atmosphere in Chile - it's comments of the week

Plus, the three certainties in life — death, taxes and Arjen Robben cutting in on his left foot.

'I had to learn to walk again. I was so nervous I wouldn't be able to hold myself up'

Connacht’s Eoghan Masterson is back playing after a severe knee injury that could have ended his career.

'You go from winning Player of the Season to knowing next week you'll be collecting your dole' Interview This post contains videos

'You go from winning Player of the Season to knowing next week you'll be collecting your dole'

Killian Brennan chats to The42 about the new season ahead with his hometown club.

City boss expresses frustration as key defender departs on eve of new season

Cork City manager John Caulfield has confirmed that Kenny Browne is set to join Waterford FC.

Having won All-Irelands with Cork, Dublin's adopted daughter gears up to face her former side

Sarah O’Donovan shares her turbulent story with The42.

'We're under the hammer' - Big selection calls for Ireland before France test

Joe Schmidt is pleased to see his forwards looking more comfortable when passing the ball.

Climb to the top: The team built to produce Ireland's next generation of cycling stars Wheelie Good This post contains videos

Climb to the top: The team built to produce Ireland's next generation of cycling stars

With four Irish riders on their roster, An Post-Chain Reaction are targeting a big 2017.

Schmidt pleased with Heaslip's new deal and hopes to see Ryan sign on

The 33-year-olds remain important players for Ireland.

'When I saw the tears in Busby's eyes, I realised the depth of their relationship and what George turned away'

Inside ‘George Best: All By Himself,’ an extraordinary, sobering look at the life and times of George Best.

St Colman's golden hurling era, Shaughs the forward star and back in the Harty Cup big time Down Memory Lane This post contains images

St Colman's golden hurling era, Shaughs the forward star and back in the Harty Cup big time

Today the Fermoy school return to the Munster colleges hurling showpiece.

Friday 17 February, 2017

Mixed fortunes for the Irish as play is suspended at Genesis Open

Jordan Spieth enhanced his chances of claiming back-to-back wins before the severe winds brought an early end to Day Two in California.