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Today’s News

Patrick Reed wins in Mexico as Rory McIlroy comes fifth

McIlroy began the last round well but could not climb up the leaderboard.

LeBron James leads Lakers over Celtics in thriller

While the Los Angeles team won by just two points, the Toronto Raptors scored a team-high 46-point victory against the Indiana Pacers.

Courtney lays down the Lawes

Courtney lays down the Lawes

England’s man-of-the-match insists Eddie Jones’ plan to suffocate Johnny Sexton was vindicated.

Analysis: England's clever kicking pressures Sexton and Stockdale into errors

The English intelligently picked apart Ireland’s defence with some clever touches.

If you can't change the result - then change the players

That’s three defeats on the spin now for Ireland against England. Dropping a third of the side is no longer an area for debate but a necessity.

TV Wrap - Bono gets it in the neck as Ireland's problems are exposed in Twickenham horror show

While the Irish public rushed to blame the U2 frontman, the pundits worryingly found plenty of different issues on the pitch.

Hurling hand passes under the spotlight, a day for free-takers and Cork-Limerick intensity

Limerick’s John Kiely was left frustrated with the volume of frees awarded yesterday in Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

'I think he's going to be a big, big player for us this season'

Ian Morris reserved high praise for Gary Deegan after his eye-catching performance against Dundalk on Friday.

Yesterday’s News

Galway roll on as Clare claim shock win over Kilkenny

The Banner secured a 1-9 to 0-10 triumph over Kilkenny.

Lazio on Juve's heels, Roma resume winning ways amid coronavirus lockdown in Italy

Lazio kept the pressure on the league leaders.

Chelsea confirm five-year deal for Ajax forward

Hakim Ziyech was described as “one of the most dangerous attacking players in Europe” after finalising a contract with Chelsea.

Healy injured in Ireland defeat but Farrell feels bench players 'did really well'

The Ireland boss will now consider making changes for the clash with Italy in two weekends’ time.

Jimmy Conway, the dementia epidemic and how football failed an entire generation of players

The former Republic of Ireland international spent the final ten years of his life battling the insidious disease.

A tough day for captain Johnny Sexton on a tough day for Andy Farrell's Ireland

The 34-year-old missed his two kicks at goal and made an error for England’s opening try.

St Johnstone hold Rangers as Celtic pull 12 points clear

Steven Gerrard lamented the nerves he felt watching his side defend in Perth.

Aubameyang double tilts the balance for Arsenal against Everton

The 30-year-old scored either side of half-time to give Arsenal the edge in a five-goal affair.

McShane goes down with serious ankle injury just weeks after turning down AFL move

‘I am not a medical man but it sounds bad and didn’t look good either,’ said Mickey Harte.

'I don't need vindication... some of you guys are so clever' - Eddie Jones

The England boss said his side’s win over Ireland could have been declared at half-time.

Farrell laments lack of first-half grit as Ireland are left 'feeling sorry for ourselves'

The head coach’s first defeat was a painful one.

Mayo confirm O'Shea will captain side for 2020 season

James Horan confirmed Aidan O’Shea will captain the side for the rest of the campaign.

Clarke's late goal helps Armagh to draw in Westmeath, while Laois sneak past Clare

In the third tier, Offaly and Derry boosted their promoted hopes.

Four-goal Galway beat the Dubs in repeat of All-Ireland final

Westmeath won their first game since last April, while Waterford and Tipperary shared the spoils.

Ted Walsh's Any Second Now stakes Grand National claim with win in Naas

JP McManus’s runner installed as second favourite for Aintree showpiece.

Limerick All-Star winning defender out for rest of season with cruciate injury

Richie English’s injury setback was confirmed after today’s win over Cork.

'We have to take a long, hard look at ourselves'

Robbie Henshaw found it hard to spin positives out of Ireland’s loss in London.

Player ratings: how we scored Ireland's performance in deflating England defeat

24-12 final score doesn’t tell the full story of Twickenham performance.

O'Donnell bags 2-1 as Clare maintain unbeaten start with draw in Kilkenny

The Banner missed a late chance to win the game.

Diogo Jota scores fifth goal in 72 hours as Wolves ease to Norwich win

Adam Idah was an unused sub for the visitors in Molineux.

Ireland left reeling at Twickenham as outstanding England batter Farrell's men Bad

Ireland left reeling at Twickenham as outstanding England batter Farrell's men

Eddie Jones’ side delivered their best performance since the World Cup semi-final against the All Blacks last year.

0-14 for Forde as Tipperary shoot 3-27 in victory over 14-man Westmeath

Jake Morris, Cian Darcy and Seamus Callanan bagged the goals in Tipperary’s victory.

Roscommon back in promotion mix as goals from Cregg and Smith down Kildare

Both goals at Newbridge arrived after half-time.

Fernandes impresses as Man United brush aside Watford to go fifth

United close to within three points of Chelsea in the race for fourth.

Strong second half hands Monaghan first home over Mayo since 2011

1-11 in the second half gave the hosts victory in Clones.

McShane stretchered off as Galway hand out Harte's heaviest defeat as Tyrone boss

Padraic Joyce’s side romped to a 19-point win over the 13 men of Tyrone.

Kerry finish with 13 men and eventually shake off dogged Meath

Meath had Cillian O’Sullivan and Donal Keogan black-carded in the first-half.

Gillane hits 0-13 and Horgan fires 0-17 as Limerick hold off Cork for victory

11,212 supporters were in attendance in Páirc Uí Chaoimh today.

Sexton spill gifts England an early try at Twickenham This post contains videos

Sexton spill gifts England an early try at Twickenham

George Ford pounces on Sexton error to score the game’s opening try.

Peat and Naoupu injured as Ireland Women held to nil by five-try England

Adam Griggs’ side were outclassed and suffered their first defeat of the year.

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