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Wednesday 2 September, 2015

Aaron Lennon turns that frown upside down on his return to Everton

The winger couldn’t hide his joy after joining the club for the second consecutive deadline day.

120kg Adam Jones teaches you how to tackle someone through a sheet of glass

Getting tackled by Adam Jones does not look fun.

Can you name these Kilkenny and Galway All-Ireland final hurlers?

Test your hurling knowledge with our quiz.

‘A very good friend, a very good team-mate and an excellent player’: Foley on Donncha O’Callaghan

It looks like the Munster appearance record will be capped at 263.

O’Callaghan close to Worcester deal after early Munster release

The 36-year-old has been in talks with the Premiership club in recent times.

Open Thread: Who would you pick in Ireland’s starting XV to face England?

Do we hold some big guns in reserve against England or go out and meet fire with fire?

One of Irish football’s brightest prospects made his debut cross-channel last night

The Dubliner only completed his move to the League One side on Saturday.

Meerkats, mistresses and Robbie Henshaw’s carb mountain: This RWC angelus parody is perfect BONG This post contains videos

Meerkats, mistresses and Robbie Henshaw’s carb mountain: This RWC angelus parody is perfect

Also featuring what can only be a further sneak peak at George Hook’s erotic novel.

Donncha O’Callaghan is leaving Munster after 17 years with the province

Munster’s players were informed of the departure this morning.

Brendan Cummins: Galway Kryptonite, Kilkenny’s secret weapon and TJ influence

The42′s hurling analyst provides an indepth analysis of what makes Kilkenny tick.

The worst kick you will ever, ever see on a rugby pitch

The epic fail to beat all other epic fails.

Was Ciaran Whelan too soft on Dublin? Here’s his defence of Sunday Game views

The pundit went on Newstalk last night to address the issue.

One of Ireland’s most popular fighters has been added to the UFC Dublin card

There are now 11 bouts on the bill for 24 October.

Kerry, Tipperary, Waterford and Galway legends to line out for new Laochra Gael season

There’s stars involved as well from Limerick, Kerry, Meath and Armagh.

‘I feel that the past players have failed us at the lower spectrum’ – Tipp hurling concern

Minor boss Liam Cahill isn’t happy with ex-Premier stars.

After impressing in the Premier League, O’Kane has his sights on Ireland debut

The Bournemouth midfielder is settling in with Martin O’Neill’s squad this week.

‘I don’t think I’ve ever refreshed my email so much!’ – Ireland’s Simon Zebo

The Munster flyer says he is playing without fear and relishing every moment in green.

Friday flipcharts, Saturday farming and a Sunday Kilkenny star on All-Ireland debut

Walter Walsh has happy memories of the last Kilkenny-Galway All-Ireland final clash.

Tuesday 1 September, 2015

‘Prove them wrong, or prove them right’ – Inside the Barbarians’ dressing room Insight This post contains videos

Shamrock Rovers old boys Finn and Gannon on target as Dundalk edge closer to title

Stephen Kenny’s men earned a 2-0 win at Oriel Park tonight.

‘It’s a pretty serious cut’: Andy Lee speaks about postponed Saunders fight

Saunders required 10 stitches above his right eye.

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Here’s every Republic of Ireland player abroad that moved during the summer transfer window

Here are the deals that have been confirmed following Deadline Day.

Two promising players with Premier League experience handed Ireland U21 call-ups

West Ham midfielder Josh Cullen and QPR’s Reece Grego-Cox have been included for the upcoming games with Qatar and Andorra.

‘It was probably me that was more emotional than the players’ – Schmidt

Schmidt feels for those left behind, but has Ireland focused on the challenges ahead.

Positive prognosis on Healy makes Schmidt’s prop gamble calculated

Ireland will travel to the World Cup with three tightheads and only two looseheads.

‘Sorry LvG, it’s not happening’ – Jon Walters hilariously confirms he’s staying put

The Ireland and Potters forward seems to have taken the news well.

Manchester United bite back after Real Madrid blame them for De Gea fallout

United say the FA can back up their claims.

3 winners and 3 losers from the summer transfer window

How Man United, Arsenal and others fared in silly season.

Two Irishmen have been named in USA’s squad for the Rugby World Cup

AJ MacGinty and John Quill have both made the 31-man squad.

Chelsea’s deadline day signing is a former League of Ireland defender

Michael Hector had a short stint at Dundalk back in 2011.

Andy Lee’s world title fight against Billy Joe Saunders is OFF

Middleweight showdown will take place “as soon as possible” after Saunders cut forces another delay.

England have named a frighteningly good team to play Ireland on Saturday

England not holding back with their team to face Ireland.

Connacht install new attack coach, but have 4 injury worries before start of new season

Pat Lam’s centre options for the opening month of the season have taken a hit.

‘You don’t need a fax machine:’ How FIFA’s transfer technology can go wrong on Deadline Day

When both parties are under last-minute pressure, every I needs to be dotted, writes John O’Sullivan.