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# Debut Day
'It's something you dream of when you first start playing' - from rugby roots to Ireland's call
Aoibheann Reilly will make her Ireland 15s debut this weekend.
# West Cork
Tractor-driving Hodnett looking to take his game up a gear with Munster
The Rosscarbery man has bounced back well this season after a year out of the game through injury.
# heating up
Ex-Liverpool chief and Chicago Cubs family owners have bids shortlisted in race to buy Chelsea
Sir Martin Broughton and Todd Boehly are in the hunt to take charge at Stamford Bridge.
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# Keeping The Faith
Tyreik Wright: 'I haven't been home to Cork in 2 years'
Ireland U21 international Tyreik Wright on the challenges of being a professional footballer.
# Home Visit
'A good few teachers who taught me are still here' - Herring feeling nostalgic before Stormers clash
The Ulster star grew up in South Africa before relocating to Ireland to pursue his rugby dream.
# Round 1
Maguire and Meadow make promising starts in California as world number one Ko takes early lead
Maguire and Meadow are in action in the LPGA JTBC Classic.
# Tune in
Here's your essential TV guide for this weekend's live sport
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# Moving On
'A real family goes through major issues and you're there for each other'
Greg McWilliams and his Ireland squad are setting their sights on silverware after a turbulent time.
# veteran
Keegan: 'Kids put a lot of perspective on life. Football is no longer your main focus anymore'
But Lee Keegan stresses he has no retirement plans and that he enjoys playing for Mayo more than ever.
# as it stands
Ben Martin seizes Dominican PGA lead with Graeme McDowell in hunt
The world number 565′s only PGA victory came eight years ago in Las Vegas.
# pain
'I am responsible' - Mancini takes blame for Italy's World Cup humiliation
It was a former Palermo player in Aleksandar Trajkovski who stunned the European champions.
# Roundup
Sweden go extra mile while League of Ireland referee Hennessy frustrates Scots
Robin Quaison’s goal set up a clash between the Swedes and Poland in a World Cup qualifying play-off final
# Confidence
'I think we can go and win it' - Duffy setting Irish ambitions high for 2022
The defender has echoed his manager’s belief that Ireland can win their Nations League group, using Saturday’s friendly with Belgium as preparation.
# warning
England coach Eddie Jones 'not bullet-proof'
His position was again called into question after a defeat by Grand Slam champions France
'It's a waste of my time. It's disgusting and they should be ashamed of themselves'
Gareth Bale responds to ‘Welsh parasite’ description in Spanish newspaper with claims he’s “sucking money” from Real Madrid.
# Under Pressure
Russian star Medvedev responds to Wimbledon ban threat
He was reluctant to be drawn on the subject.
# Upset
Incredible scenes as North Macedonia end European champions Italy's World Cup dream
Roberto Mancini’s side will not be going to Qatar later this year.
# talisman
Bale stands and delivers for Wales with World Cup place now in their sights
Real Madrid star hits stunning double either side of half-time to down Austria in play-off semi-final.
# Progress
Liverpool star Jota on target as Portugal advance to World Cup qualifying playoff final
Turkey missed a late penalty amid a dramatic climax.
# Sale
Saudi bid for Chelsea out of running as sale reaches a crucial stage
New York merchant bank the Raine Group has started the process of informing the prospective buyers of Chelsea of the status on their bids.
# Sensational
Sensational Power on brink of Masters debut following Match Play display
The Waterford native has provisionally moved to 44th in the world, with the top 50 as of Monday week receiving invites to Augusta National.
# available
Boost for unvaccinated NBA star as New York relaxes rules
Kyrie Irving has not played any home games for the Nets this year
# Sharp
Osaka's resurgence continues as she puts fan's jeers behind her
Japanese star makes light work of 13th seed Angelique Kerber to progress in Miami Open.
# Into the Lyons Den
'I'm walking into a dressing room where I’m probably the only person who hasn’t won a league title'
Ireland U21 defender Andy Lyons on adjusting to full-time football at Shamrock Rovers and watching Evan Ferguson at 14.
# briggsy
'She was The Name I knew growing up and to be coached by her is really exciting'
Niamh Briggs has made a big impression in the Ireland coaching set-up thus far.
# End of an era
'Very difficult decision to make' - Canning Hurleys forced to close after 11 years
The decision has been caused by the persistent ash dieback disease.
# Covid-19
Bukayo Saka out of England squad after positive Covid test
The Arsenal winger is the sixth player to drop out of the friendlies against Switzerland and the Ivory Coast.
# Concussion
URC apologise to Cardiff player for 'inappropriate' TikTok post following concussion
Aled Summerhill suffered a head injury against the Emirates Lions.
# Opportunity
'Caoimhín is in a good position now' - Kelleher gets his chance to stake starting claim
With Gavin Bazunu and Mark Travers out, the Liverpool goalkeeper has the chance to make his case to be Stephen Kenny’s first-choice.
# wonder wall
'The world is her oyster,' as Ireland star Wall returns to hit Six Nations goal
The 21-year-old is back to her best after an injury lay-off.
# International return
Ballon d'Or winner Hegerberg ends five-year exile with Norway
The 26-year-old fell out with the Norwegian federation in 2017 and quit over a dispute related to equal pay.
Mayo make three changes for clash with Kildare
Padraig O’Hora is named to start against Kildare on Sunday with a league final spot up for grabs.
# Business end
Can Munster finish the Johann Van Graan era with trophy success?
RG Snyman won’t be back this season but otherwise, the squad is shaping up well.
# Impact
Ireland head coach McWilliams backs Parsons to 'do some damage' from the bench
The 20-year-old superstar is held in reserve for Saturday’s Six Nations opener against Wales.
Irish football supporters are hosting a charity match in aid of Ukraine crisis
The game will take place at Home Farm FC on Friday.
Meath star Vikki Wall closes in on AFLW move, Sarah Rowe considering Sydney interest
Clubs have been in contact with the Dunboyne forward since before the 2021 All-Ireland final.
# Big call
Parsons has to be content with a place on the bench as McWilliams blends youth and experience
Ireland kick off their Six Nations campaign on Saturday against Wales.
# not standing still
'I’m still nervous and checking the list' - Ireland regular Ogbene not resting on his laurels
Chiedozie Ogbene has become a regular at international level, but he is refusing to take anything for granted.
# Team news
All change for Munster as Van Graan names team to play Benetton
The province have made eight changes to the side that lost to the Lions in South Africa last weekend.
# Bowing out
Former England striker Jermain Defoe retires aged 39
The striker scored 20 goals for his country and 162 in the Premier League.