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Dublin: 9°C Friday 23 October 2020

Today’s News

'We feel we've given it away here' - Pauw laments missed opportunity as Ireland are left seeking miracle

Ireland’s bid to qualify for Euro 2021 suffered a significant setback with Pauw’s women now having to either get a result against Germany or depend on an unlikely Ukrainian slip-up.

Limerick and Laois unveil sides for hurling championship openers

They face Clare and Dublin respectively this weekend.

McFadden apologises after he was among group of 12 Barbarians to breach coronavirus protocols

Several Barbarians players left the team hotel in London earlier in the week resulting in the cancellation of Sunday’s game against England.

Leavy makes strong Leinster return as two-try hooker Sheehan impresses

Leo Cullen’s men hammered a poor Zebre side at the RDS, scoring nine tries in total.

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Kerry unchanged side for tilt at league title against Donegal

Peter Keane goes with the same side that defeated Monaghan last weekend.

McLoughlin makes Mayo return at centre-back as Tyrone come to town

James Horan has made two changes to the Mayo side from their 15-point hammering of Tyrone.

France agree to play Women's Six Nations against Ireland in Dublin instead of Lille

Ireland’s final game of the competition was due to take place in Stadium Lille Métropole on Saturday.

Euro hopes hang by a thread as Ireland fall to frustrating defeat in Kiev

An unfortunate first-half own goal by Áine O’Gorman proved fatal on the evening as Ukraine gained the upper hand.

Hoban hopes impressive Aberdeen form can put him back in Ireland contention

The former Republic of Ireland U21 captain is excelling after returning from a long-term knee injury.

“Is this f****** guy blind?” Verstappen angry after crash with Stroll in Portugal

An eventful second practice session in the Algarve also saw Pierre Gasly forced to leap from his burning car.

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GAA and GPA agree screening protocols for inter-county squads

Rapid testing to take place for all inter-county squads.

Super Sam Bennett makes it back-to-back Vuelta stage wins for the Irish

Bennett, who won the green points jersey at the Tour de France, pipped Jasper Philipsen in a dramatic sprint.

Marcus Rashford is a hero the Premier League scarcely deserves

The Manchester United striker has led an enormous community effort to feed children in poverty, after the UK government refused to extend meal vouchers through to next year.

As it happened: Ireland v Ukraine, Euro 2022 qualifier

Vera Pauw’s Ireland were beaten 1-0 by group rivals Ukraine in a decisive qualifier, as their bid to reach a first-ever major tournament took a hit.

IRFU suffers €35.7 million deficit as Irish rugby tries to 'buy time' financially

CEO Philip Browne says the union must make drastic budget cuts if crowds cannot return to games next year.

'Players have to be in good form... if it's important for a horse, it's surely important for a human'

Len Gaynor is our guest on this week’s episode of Warriors.

'We don't just see him as a chop tackler' - Ireland back Connors' attacking skills

Attack coach Mike Catt also believes newcomer Hugo Keenan has “a huge future.”

Solskjaer takes aim at 'the whole English press' in defence of 'fantastic boy' Greenwood

The youngster, who was sent home from his first England camp, has reportedly been warned about his behaviour.

'I'm so delighted that it's going ahead because it's one thing that's helping me get through it all'

Cork ladies football star Orla Finn’s hunger for football is back, and she’s delighted to have some normality through the madness.

'If Khabib beats Justin on Saturday, he’s the number one pound-for-pound fighter in the world'

Nurmagomedov defends his UFC lightweight title tomorrow night.

Leinster sub-academy scrum-half Murphy set to join Munster on a short-term basis

With Conor Murray away and Neil Cronin injured, the 19-year-old adds another option at nine.

The Irishmen who will appear on Australia's biggest sporting stage

Zach Tuohy and Mark O’Connor never played Australian Rules football until their late teens but tomorrow they will become just the fourth and fifth Irishmen to play in the Grand Final.

Leitrim to fulfil Sunday's clash with Tipp despite further Covid-19 cases

The Connacht side will have four players unavailable for their Division 3 relegation battle.

QPR snap up Shamrock Rovers striker who made his first-team debut at 15

London-bound Sinclair Armstrong has been capped by the Republic of Ireland up to U17 level.

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'They are so ready to do something special. I hope we can make the Irish people proud'

Vera Pauw’s Ireland are all set for the biggest game of their lives.

Sheedy: Rapid testing 'absolutely worth considering' if it makes games safer to play

The Tipperary boss delivered contrasting news on the fitness of Seamus Kennedy and John O’Dwyer.

End of the road as ex-Wallabies captain Pocock calls time on rugby career

Australian great David Pocock is looking to the future after opting against a return to Japan.

'That’s who we are doing it for - not just for my little sister but for all the young girls looking up to us'

Captain Katie McCabe leads Ireland into a potentially historic qualifier in Ukraine this evening.

Waterford accept Antrim's 'generous offer' to play south of the border after forfeit amid Covid concerns

Dundalk will now host Saturday’s Allianz Football League Division 4 clash.

Ireland coach Adam Griggs leaves door open for Louise Galvin to walk through

Griggs has already had talks with Galvin who was a star on the Sevens circuit.

Frustration and woe for McIlroy and Woods as Colombia's Munoz grabs PGA Zozo lead

Four-time major winner McIlroy snapped a club in frustration on his way to a disappointing 73, while Woods struggled to a woeful 76.

John Hayes backs Andrew Porter to pass Italian and French exams

Porter struggled for Leinster against Saracens in last month’s Champions Cup quarter-final but Munster and Ireland legend Hayes believes the tight-head will thrive in the Six Nations.

'Very few clusters have come from gyms and everything has been run properly, that's what's so frustrating'

Kilkenny camogie star and fitness professional Katie Power on how ‘disappointing’ it is to see gyms closed under Level 5 restrictions.

'He's big and very powerful' - Highly-rated Sheehan set for Leinster debut tonight

Meanwhile, Liam Turner gets a starting debut, while David Hawkshaw and Ciaran Parker are on the bench.

Yesterday’s News

AC Milan too strong as Celtic suffer back-to-back losses for the first time since 2018

Neil Lennon’s side were still smarting from Saturday’s 2-0 defeat to Rangers in the Old Firm derby.

Carlos Vinicius impresses as Tottenham thrash LASK, Leicester beat Zorya

Comfortable night for Mourinho’s men in north London, while Leicester beat their Ukrainian opponents.

Antrim offer to play south of the border after Waterford's withdrawal over Covid-19 concerns

Dundalk has been proposed as an alternative venue for the game, which was due to be played in Portglenone.

Ireland Women trio cleared to return to training after follow-up Covid test

Three players had been self-isolating after one returned an inconclusive result in Covid-19 screening.

Covid-19 case forces Offaly hurlers to forfeit Christy Ring Cup opener

‘Almost every member’ of the panel has been deemed a close contact of the player who tested positive.

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