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Today’s News

'It gave me a real appreciation when football was kind of taken away'

Shelbourne captain and Ireland U17 coach Pearl Slattery is raring to go in the new season.

Boris Johnson backs call for Premier League clarity on failed Saudi Newcastle takeover

The Independent Football Ombudsman has also advised the Premier League to release a statement.

'Stephen Kenny was always available to call into an 80th-birthday party... Down-to-earth things like that'

In Episode 5 of Rise of Kenny, Kevin Brannigan chats to Arthur Duffy about the Irish manager’s second coming at Derry.

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Irish 'keeper Lawlor makes loan move to Harry Kewell's Oldham

Kewell hailed the Dubliner’s attitude as Oldham aim to rise up the League Two table next year.

GPA will reportedly propose shortened inter-county season with July climax

The GAA’s Fixture Calendar Review Task Force is due to meet this month and RTÉ report that the GPA will submit plans for a 23-week inter-county season.

Scrum-half Stafford joins Premiership club Harlequins after leaving Munster

The 23-year-old has signed on for the rest of the 2019/20 Premiership season.

Gatland says he would coach Chiefs for free if 2021 Lions tour is cancelled

South Africa is struggling to contain coronavirus.

Gareth Bale did not want to play against Man City, says Real boss Zidane

‘He preferred not to play, nothing more, and the rest is between me and him.’

Sturgeon ‘furious’ as players’ pub trip sees Aberdeen game postponed Off

Sturgeon ‘furious’ as players’ pub trip sees Aberdeen game postponed

The First Minister said Dons players ‘blatantly broke’ coronavirus protocols when they spent Saturday night in a bar.

Wet-weather masterclass sees Rebels upset high-flying Brumbies

Wallabies back Reece Hodge grabbed two of the Melbourne side’s four tries.

Here's this weekend's GAA senior club action available on TV and live-streaming

TG4 are in Donegal, Wexford and Mayo while RTÉ’s live games are in Limerick.

66 NFL players opt out of 2020 season due to coronavirus concerns

The Patriots have seen the most withdrawals, including linebacker Dont’a Hightower and safety Patrick Chung.

Republic of Ireland's Keogh has found a club following Derby sacking

The 33-year-old has joined MK Dons on a free transfer.

Clare star Considine signs new deal with 2019 AFLW champions Adelaide Crows

The new contract extension will keep Considine with the crows for at least another year.

Day and Todd in front at PGA Championship as Lowry continues to lead Irish charge

Brooks Koepka is part of a nine-strong group on four under behind the joint leaders.

The team that came from nowhere to win a Grand Slam and slay the All Blacks

The Irish women’s rugby team couldn’t buy a win at the start of the century but by 2013 they had turned into one of the best sides in the world.

'I'm sure we're going to see a few bolters for all countries' - Farrell

The Ireland boss is embracing the challenge of an uncertain season ahead.

Farrell praises Sexton for 'super job' as Ireland captain during Six Nations

The 35-year-old took over from Rory Best for the Six Nations earlier this year.

Leinster and the Crusaders linked up for a fascinating project during lockdown

The Irish province are viewing the next few months of games like a World Cup.

Yesterday’s News

Wolves set up Sevilla showdown in Europa League after ousting Olympiacos

Nuno’s men have reached the quarter-finals thanks to Raul Jimenez’s penalty.

Solid start for Lowry with 68 as Day the early leader at PGA Championship

The first round is ongoing at TPC Harding Park.

Rangers’ Europa League campaign ended by Bayer Leverkusen defeat

The Germans were 4-1 winners on aggregate in the last-16 clash.

A number of Stade Francais players test positive for coronavirus ahead of Top 14 season start

A number of Stade Francais players test positive for coronavirus ahead of Top 14 season start

The players have tested positive for coronavirus after a training camp in Nice.

FAI chief Roy Barrett responds to directors' claims on eve of special meeting

The statement has since earned a reply from Deputy Marc MacSharry. who stands by his criticisms of Barrett.

Tipperary, Down and Dublin club games to be shown in TG4's upcoming GAA coverage

The fixtures to be televised on the weekend of 14-16 August have been announced.

Leinster backing 20-year-old prospect Clarkson to step up at tighthead prop

Meanwhile, there is excitement about 21-year-old hooker Dan Sheehan’s potential.

'We know it's there to be won' - Farrell's Ireland hungry for Six Nations shot

The national team head coach is excited about the new ‘Eight Nations’ tournament this autumn.

Meath club suspends all activity as player tests postive for Covid-19

Ballinabrackey have requested respect and understanding for the club and player.

Ireland's Amber Barrett signs contract extension with FC Köln

Ireland striker scored three goals in 15 appearances last season.

Premier League clubs vote to return to three substitution rule next season

A five substitution rule was brought in for the delayed conclusion to the 2019-20 campaign, but normal service will soon resume.

Irish midfielder Byrne ready for new challenge back home after leaving League One club

The 31-year-old has returned to Dublin after 14 years in the UK.

Explainer: unravelling a dramatic split in the FAI boardroom

Gavin Cooney on what this latest Irish football row is all about.

Police investigating 'sectarian hate crime' at GAA training session in Belfast

East Belfast GAA club was set up earlier this year to cater for players from all backgrounds.

US billionaire purchases Serie A club Roma for €591m

Dan Friedkin, who is involved in the automotive, hotel and entertainment industries, takes over from James Pallotta.

Dortmund claim Man United have made 'no contact' about Sancho transfer

Hans-Joachim Watzke has dismissed reports that a summer move for the English winger is close.

James Lowe 'a great tonic for Irish rugby' as November qualification looms

Ireland boss Andy Farrell has been impressed with many elements of the Leinster wing’s game.

John Higgins makes the first World Championship 147 since 2012 Maximum This post contains videos

John Higgins makes the first World Championship 147 since 2012

The Scot’s 147 was the 11th time a maximum has been made at the event.

Manchester United confirm permanent transfer of Alexis Sanchez to Inter

The Chilean international has signed a three-year contract with the Serie A giants.

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