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Dublin: 9°C Saturday 24 October 2020

Today’s News

Masterson moves to second row as Connacht's lock stocks run very low

Andy Friend has reshuffled his team for tomorrow’s visit to Edinburgh in the Pro14.

Solid day for the Irish as Maguire and Meadow make the cut ahead of big weekend in Georgia

Meadow carded a round of 70 to climb the leaderboard at the LPGA Drive On Championship, while Maguire enjoyed a strong showing on the back nine.

Rivalry set aside as Liverpool boss Klopp heaps praise on Rashford for school meals drive

‘What Marcus has started is absolutely incredible. I don’t know him but even I am proud of him.’

'In the depths of winter, this is anyone's game' - spine-tingling promo as inter-county championship begins Magic This post contains videos
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'It's always a pinch me moment' - fronting the TV coverage through a GAA season like no other

Gráinne McElwain – best known as the face of TG4′s ladies football coverage – is Sky Sports’ presenter for the 2020 championship.

'Everything that Bamford gets, he gets because he deserves it' - Leeds boss Bielsa on hat-trick hero

Last night’s hat-trick took Patrick Bamford’s tally to six Premier League goals in as many games for the season

Thomas seizes PGA Zozo lead as Tiger follows 76 with 66 and McIlroy also improves

A better day for Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods in Califronia.

'I was a player who served bread and butter when people wanted cake'

Rob Kearney has won two Grand Slams, four Six Nations titles and four Champions Cups but he tells Garry Doyle that luck was a key factor in his success.

'We should ask the question if there’s more that can be done' - calls for travel expenses for ladies players

Dublin captain Sinéad Aherne has further highlighted the issue, which has become more of a concern for inter-county ladies footballers and camogie players through the pandemic.

'They gave us a diagnosis that she wasn’t to live past 7. She turns 12 next month'

The heartwarming tale of the Westmeath Camogie manager whose team and daughter are winning against the odds.

Scanning, kicking, more playmakers, solid set-piece - Ireland's attack aims this autumn

Attack coach Mike Catt says teams ‘can’t just be one-dimensional anymore.’

'It's going to be fun': Conway revelling in the competition under Farrell

Training and form carry a great deal more weight under Andy Farrell, the Munster wing says.

Marcus Rea up and running again for Ulster after injury and ice-cream

The 23-year-old waited 18 months between his first and second Ulster caps. He is intent on building momentum for his third.

'It feels like having a new player really, he's been gone that long'

Dan Leavy nearly grabbed a late try as he made his Leinster comeback at the RDS.

Yesterday’s News

Derry City move up to fifth with comfortable win over Shels

Joe Thomson and Walter Figueira struck in a 2-0 win for the hosts.

Bamford hat-trick fires Leeds into third as Villa suffer first defeat

Marcelo Bielsa’s side moved within three points of leaders Everton.

'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.

Kerry unchanged 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.

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