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Dublin: 7 °C Monday 30 March, 2015

Yesterday’s News

One of England’s biggest World Cup weapons won’t play rugby again this season

Manu Tuilagi is expected to be fit for the autumn tournament but will be short of match practice.

If you had Kaka in your fantasy football team last night then you will be very happy this morning

That is, of course, if you actually play MLS fantasy football.

How Rory McIlroy is using his fame and fortune to restore the Irish Open’s glory days

We spoke to the tournament’s director about its revival ahead the event’s return to Royal County Down.

5 talking points ahead of Ireland’s crucial Euro 2016 qualifier with Poland

Will Martin O’Neill opt for 4-5-1 over 4-4-2 and more questions.

Toulon have a 21-year-old Fijian prodigy on the wing and he looks devastating

But even two tries from Josua Tuisova couldn’t prevent a Toulouse victory yesterday.

‘Lewandowski is a top player but Poland aren’t a one-man team’ – O’Neill

The Ireland boss says it would be foolish to get carried away worrying about the Bayern Munich striker.

He’s a better footballer than Neymar – 16 things to know about Jose Aldo

The UFC champion comes to Ireland this week.

Ronnie the Rocket, 200-pound roomies and Pele the fraud: It’s the week’s best sportswriting

There is also an article on classic football jerseys and a satirical piece on homophobia in rugby.

‘Wes Hoolahan is a player who’s always divided fans — a lot of them see him as messianic’

Two regular Norwich watchers tell The42 about the Ireland player’s new lease of life at club level.

19 of our favourite Wrestlemania moments

With the biggest event in the WWE’s calendar set to occur tonight, we take a look back at some legendary matches

‘I’ll stop playing and stop scoring goals when I can hardly walk’ – Keane ready for Poles

Ireland’s captain accepts that he may not start tomorrow but insists that he will lead by example whatever Martin O’Neill decides.

3 tell-tale signs it’s time to change up that gym routine

‘You’re not hurting afterwards’ and more indications that you must do better.

Saturday 28 March, 2015

O’Neill reiterates importance of home victories and calls for ‘one fantastic performance’

The Ireland manager says defeat to Poland would put a ‘dent’ in their chances of Euro 2016 qualification.

Matt O’Connor confirmed that Leinster will have all their stars back for next week’s European tie

Leinster got a draw last night but Matt O’Connor thinks his side need to improve ahead of Bath next week.

Jurassic Park, sober friends and curry cheese chips — It’s Comments of the Week!

It’s been a big week, readers. Put your feet up.

16-year-old Real prodigy becomes Euro qualifiers’ youngest starter ever

Martin Odegaard of Norway surpassed Peter Jehle of Liechtenstein.

A Brazil-born debutant rescued Italy with a stunning strike tonight

Meanwhile, a last-gasp Klaas-Jan Huntelaar goal prevented Turkey from triumphing in Holland.

Paul Galvin is back – and that’s good news for Kerry

The main main scored two points for his club Finuge today

Dublin late show relegates Derry in dour affair

With the scores tied at 0-4 apiece and 65 minutes on the clock, Brian McIver’s side dreamt of stealing a win.

Emmet Bolton saves Kildare’s bacon – and maybe their Division 2 status

Lilywhites handed crucial lifeline in race to avoid the drop

Greene makes the difference as St Pat’s edge past Limerick

The Saints did well to deal with late pressure — and held on to pocket a big three points.

Once dubbed ‘the next Pele,’ Freddy Adu today joined Finnish side Kuopion Palloseura

The American player was once seen as a wonderkid but has now joined his 11th team in as many years.

After scoring this cracker for Glenavon earlier, Eoin Bradley made the bench for Derry GAA

The player finished beautifully to score the only goal in his side’s 1-0 win over Linfield — an impressive enough feat alone.

Djilali leaves it late to snatch victory for Cork City against 10-man Bray

John Caulfield’s side move into second place after an important win at the Carlisle Grounds.

A typically brilliant Gareth Bale brace helps Wales beat Israel

Chris Coleman’s side went top of their group, as they beat their opponents 3-0.

Connacht’s top six lead is down to a tiebreaker as Munster put six tries past the westerners

Anthony Foley’s side recorded a comfortable win at Thomond Park.

Schutte-inspired Dublin beat Limerick to reach Allianz Hurling League semis

The full-forward blasted 1-5 at Croke Park, following up on his five points against Galway.

Pre bed-time snacker? Here are a few healthier options (than ice cream)

Many of us don’t get enough protein in our diets so here are three tasty options.

As it happened: Dublin v Derry, Division 1 football league

It’s the Dubs against the Oak Leaf county today.

Connacht’s Champions Cup qualification chances have changed without them kicking a ball

Seventh place Scarlets hosted eight place Edinburgh this afternoon.

As it happened: Munster v Connacht, Pro12

Hopefully this evening’s clash lives up to last night’s cracker at the RDS.

Holders Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne and Roscommon CBS will contest next month’s Hogan Cup final

The champions will face off against the first-time finalists for All-Ireland senior Colleges A glory at Croke Park

As it happened: Dublin v Limerick, Division 1 hurling league quarter-final

Big game in Croke Park between Ger Cunningham and TJ Ryan’s teams.

‘Manchester United should sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic’

The striker would make the perfect signing for the Red Devils according to one former player.

Apparently England’s fourth choice scrum-half told number five to pipe down last night

There was some big talk from Northampton’s Lee Dickson yesterday.

‘I’ve no need to question anyone’s passion’ – O’Neill defends McCarthy after Brady criticism

The Everton midfielder may not be as committed as he should be, according to ex-international Brady.

Italy coach receives death threats after Juve midfielder injured on international duty

Antonio Conte will be in the dugout for the Azzuri’s qualifier in Bulgaria tonight despite the threats.

Heartbreak for Ireland U19s as Paul Doolin’s side beaten at the death in Germany

The Boys in Green were eight minutes away from a famous victory but two late goals ended their qualification hopes.