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Today’s News

In-house criticism and The Obstacle guiding John Cooney to peak form

The Ulster scrum-half has been among the stand-out performers in the opening rounds of Europe.

'I was up there for a few drinks with him' - Kilkenny star salutes retiring Galway All-Ireland winner

Eoin Murphy and Colm Callanan became friends through trips abroad with the GAA.

'I'm probably the last guy to try and offload' - Stander embracing Munster attack

The number eight says Stephen Larkham has been giving the players confidence to play.

'He understands rugby mortality more than most' - Coetzee shining for Ulster

The South African was denied his shot at the World Cup but has bounced back once again with his province.


Allegri will wait until June for return amid links to Bayern and Arsenal

Former Juventus head coach Massimiliano Allegri provided an update on his future.

Yesterday’s News

Reed moves clear as Woods surges in Bahamas

Tiger bounced back into contention after a lacklustre opening round.

Connolly starts in Brighton victory as Arsenal's winless streak extends to 9 games

Neal Maupay headed in a deserved winner for the Seagulls.

A first loss for Sheffield United since September as VAR in Newcastle's favour during two-goal win

Allan Saint-Maximin and Jonjo Shelvey were on target for Steve Bruce’s side.

Flynn returns as Jack O'Connor unveils side for first game with Kildare

The talented attack is back for Kildare.

'There is only one Ronaldo, the Brazilian' - Ibrahimovic takes another swipe at CR7

The Swede again criticised the Juventus star in a recent interview.

Beckham's Inter Miami open MLS campaign in LA as first-round fixtures released

The ex-United star is set to return to Los Angeles for Inter Miami’s first MLS fixture.

Star forward retains Cork captaincy after back-to-back club All-Ireland wins

Doireann O’Sullivan leads Ephie Fitzgerald’s Rebels again in 2020.

'It was best to allow the team the space to grow again' - Gavin reveals reasons for Dublin exit

The former Dublin manager was speaking after being named Signify Sports Manager of the Year 2019.

Marco Silva sacked as Everton manager

The Portuguese is out after an awful run of results, with Duncan Ferguson taking temporary charge.

Shane Ryan secures final place as Team Ireland maintain impressive form in Glasgow

He becomes Ireland’s fourth finalist in the space of just two days at the European competition.

'People are noticing me as opposed to the boys, there's a long way to go but we are a bit more on a par with them'

Vanessa Maye speaks to The42 as she reaches the verge of her major breakthrough.

Italian newspaper criticised for 'Black Friday' headline about Lukaku and Smalling

Corriere dello Sport used the term in reference to tomorrow’s Serie A game between Inter Milan and Roma.

Blow for Mike Quirke's Laois as key Kingston brothers opt out for 2020

The Kerryman is without Donie and Paul Kingston ahead of his first outing in charge.

Duncan Hamilton wins prestigious William Hill Sports Book of the Year award for record third time

The Great Romantic, a biography of legendary sports writer Neville Cardus, scooped this year’s prize.

'I'm not sure it's needed to be honest' - Cody criticises Super 11s hurling events in America

Kilkenny were one of the teams invited to play a hybrid version of hurling in New York this year.

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'It's easy to throw Joe under the bus, everybody has to take responsibility'

Ireland players felt constricted by tension and their coach’s control in 2019, but player-led teams is by no means a new concept.

'Mentally strong' Staunton set for return to Australia as recovery from horror injury continues

After giving ‘the mind a rest,’ the 37-year-old returns to her AFLW base tomorrow.

Ireland slip to narrow defeat in first game as a core team on the World 7s Series

Tries from Terry Kennedy, Jack Kelly, and Aaron O’Sullivan weren’t enough against the US.

Dublin GAA chief slams RTÉ Prime Time funding programme in annual report

John Costello also called on the Government to address the lack of land available in the capital to develop facilities for GAA clubs.

St Patrick's Athletic release new home jersey ahead of 2020 campaign

The Inchicore club will be looking for a better showing in the Premier Division under new manager Stephen O’Donnell next season.

Hazard ruled out of his first El Clasico with ankle fracture

Real Madrid have revealed the Belgian forward will be out of action for four to six weeks.

Galway hurling star joins New York footballers' backroom team for 2020

Johnny Glynn is the big name in new manager Gerry Fox’s set-up.

TV Wrap - A bit of the old magic remains as Dunphy, Brady and Giles reunite

The band got back together for Irish fans as Amazon assembled English pundits in a kind of Tekken menu.

Liverpool name strong squad for Club World Cup as Kelleher set to start against Villa

The Reds will take their big-name players to Qatar, while a youthful side will play at Villa Park in the Carabao Cup on 17 December.

The Champion Hurdle is a blurred picture for now, but it's an intriguing one

It will gradually come into focus as the season rolls along, writes Donn McClean.

'My eyes are stinging' - Golfers complain as Australian Open shrouded in bushfire smoke

New Zealand’s Ryan Chisnall even wore a face mask during the tournament’s opening round in Sydney.

'You have a fear of losing in Thomond Park' - Munster primed for Sarries visit

Peter O’Mahony says the English club are ‘the standard setters’ of the Heineken Champions Cup.

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Bucks up to 13 straight wins as Giannis and Griffin clash

The Lakers put up a strong defensive showing in Utah to notch a 10th away victory in succession.

IRFU expect Farrell to bring clear vision in 'challenging' 2020 Six Nations

The Englishman will gather his squad for the first time just before Christmas.

'I don't accept that narrative' - GAA's fixtures task force slams CPA criticism

The two groups were previously working together to revamp the fixtures calendar.

'Will counties be happy to move?' - GAA President on proposed changes to provincial competitions

'Will counties be happy to move?' - GAA President on proposed changes to provincial competitions

The GAA’s Fixtures Calendar Review Taskforce published 32 recommendations covering club and inter-county level this week.

'There's a real emphasis on if somebody speaks with a non-Irish accent, they must be better at rugby than us'

The former Ulster and Ireland captain believes the enjoyment has been taken out of rugby.

'It's more fun making changes!' - Klopp proud of Liverpool back-ups

The Reds boss says he will continue to rotate the squad as the fixtures pile up for the Premier League leaders.

'We’re not getting past that quarter-final block... we’ve got to unlock what it is'

The IRFU will be investing more in performance psychology in the years to come.

Man United find it easier against teams who want to take initiative – Mourinho

The Red Devils have beaten Spurs, high-flying Leicester City and Chelsea for three of their five Premier League wins this season.

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