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Thursday 23 March, 2017

Ireland U20 coach Carolan to join new Connacht coaching ticket

The Galway native will move into the senior coaching box after 13 years in charge of the academy.

'James plays with emotion anyway' - McClean set to start after paying respects to friend McBride Tragic Loss This post contains videos

'James plays with emotion anyway' - McClean set to start after paying respects to friend McBride

Ireland manager Martin O’Neill says the Derry-born winger is “fully-focused” on tomorrow night’s World Cup qualifer with Wales.

Stuart Hogg emulates BOD in winning back-to-back Six Nations player of the year awards Star Performer This post contains videos

Stuart Hogg emulates BOD in winning back-to-back Six Nations player of the year awards

Ireland’s CJ Stander finished second in the public vote.

'He was brave and knew no fear' - Derry bids farewell to inspirational captain Ryan McBride RIP

'He was brave and knew no fear' - Derry bids farewell to inspirational captain Ryan McBride

The 27-year-old footballer is being laid to rest today in Derry following his untimely death.

Iain Henderson starts, Stu Olding 10 again for Ulster's Dragons trip

Paddy Jackson is among the replacements for Ulster despite not featuring against England.

Nothing to see here, just a giant iguana scaling the scoreboard and halting a tennis match Uninvited Guest This post contains videos

Nothing to see here, just a giant iguana scaling the scoreboard and halting a tennis match

Jiri Vesely was put off his game by the reptile minding its own business and enjoying a day at the Miami Open.

Ulster flanker Coetzee scheduled to return for start of next season

The worst was feared for the Springbok, but exploratory surgery yesterday showed only cartilage damage and he faces a four-month recovery.

Australian rugby to trial more stringent 'blue card' system for concussion

Players with a suspected concussion will not be allowed return in the same match.

Perfection! Russell Westbrook made every shot on his way to last night's triple-double Ballin' This post contains videos

Perfection! Russell Westbrook made every shot on his way to last night's triple-double

The OKC star is on target to average a triple-double this season.

Ireland plans to engage its huge diaspora as part of 2023 World Cup bid

IRFU chief executive Philip Browne helped to host a World Rugby technical review group in recent days.

State of Play: Four down, six to go - Ireland in good shape in quest to reach Russia

A win on Friday could eliminate one direct rival in the race for automatic qualification.

'I've still got my Galway GAA jersey at home' - The Man United starlet with Irish ambitions

Kieran O’Hara chats to The42 about the influence of David de Gea, picking Ireland over England and his dreams for the future.

Munster getting Deysel primed for Toulouse test

Erasmus says that he tried to recruit locks from rival provinces before calling Deysel.

Pat Lam thrilled to see Marmion stop being 'stunt double' to slip into starting role for Ireland

‘When Conor has had niggles, Kieran has done all the training. But that gives him confidence.’

'Hotels for seven weeks' and straight back to the grindstone for Cian Healy

The loosehead had hoped for more than his minutes in the Six Nations, but the next challenge is coming too quickly to look back.

'That's propaganda - that's like going to Russia 50 years ago': Staunton, Wales and Croke Park

The 1-0 win papered over the cracks during a harrowing Euro 2008 qualifying campaign.

German efficiency? It's now 648 minutes since Jogi Low's side last conceded a goal

They were resilient again at the Westfalenstadion as they held England.

Wednesday 22 March, 2017

Jason Day breaks down in tears as he withdraws from WGC to be with cancer-stricken mother Perspective This post contains videos

Jason Day breaks down in tears as he withdraws from WGC to be with cancer-stricken mother

The 29-year-old conceded his first-round match with Pat Perez after just six holes.

WATCH: Podolski steps away from international career with superb winner against England Fond Farewell This post contains videos

WATCH: Podolski steps away from international career with superb winner against England

The former Bayern Munich and Arsenal man ensured it was quite the night as he conjured his 49th international goal.

After All-Ireland hurling win, O'Callaghan hits 2-5 as Dublin book Leinster U21 football final place

The Cuala man was the difference in tonight’s win over Longford.

They've never won a Connacht U21 title but Sligo reach final after pegging back Roscommon

Jodie O’Reilly hit the only goal of the game in Kiltoom.

What team should Ireland pick to start against Wales?

We choose the line-up we’d like to see named on Friday evening.

Two Irish players questioned in alleged rape investigation, treated as witnesses, says lawyer

Denis Coulson and Chris Farrell arrived at the police station this morning.

Former Ireland underage international makes senior England debut against Germany

Michael Keane played U17 and U19 before switching to the English setup.

'Modern players are brats!' - Mourinho mourns the loss of 'men' like Lampard

The Portuguese coach has been amazed at the change of behaviour in the space of 10 years.

As It Happened: Dublin v Longford, Donegal v Tyrone - EirGrid U21 football match tracker

Final spots were up for grabs in Connacht and Leinster tonight.

Lions injury scare for Alun Wyn Jones as Wales captain ruled out for 'initial' six weeks

The positive is that he doesn’t require surgery on his shoulder.

BOD, Paulie, Brogan and Matthews will convince you that Ireland is ready for the Rugby World Cup RWC 2023 This post contains videos

BOD, Paulie, Brogan and Matthews will convince you that Ireland is ready for the Rugby World Cup

Party in our gaff in 2023 – and the world is invited.

'He doesn't plan ahead! - Wales midfielder Ledley may miss Ireland game for the birth of his child

The Crystal Palace man’s wife is due days after the World Cup qualifier in Dublin.

Reduction in Nevada punishment could pave the way for McGregor to box in Vegas

The UFC lightweight champion had been fined $75,000 and given 50 hours of community service last October.

Quiz: Before they face Ireland, how well do you remember these Welsh footballers?

Chris Coleman’s side are in action in the Aviva Stadium on Friday night.

'Leo put a lot of faith in me and I was grateful for that'

Ross Byrne has put injury behind him to play an important role in Leinster’s season.

We'll meet again! St Michael's and Blackrock set for Leinster Junior Cup final replay

It was a low-scoring encounter in tough conditions at Donnybrook this afternoon.

Drama as Christians win Munster Junior Cup thriller with final kick of the game

George Coomber was the hero as CBC brought the Junior Cup back to Cork.

Wexford's St Peter's reach first Hogan Cup final and now face champions St Brendan's Killarney

The Wexford school saw off St Mary’s Magherafelt this afternoon.

Newport Gwent Dragons set for name change as WRU near takeover deal

WRU chief executive Martyn Phillips says the move will safeguard the future of rugby in the region.

Spieth looking forward to shedding Masters hoodoo after nightmare collapse in 2016

The 2015 champion appeared to be cruising towards back-to-back titles but crumbled down the home straight.

Eddie Jones makes a case for a four-captain Lions' leadership group

England head coach Eddie Jones thinks a captain from each country would suit the Lions in New Zealand.