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Today’s News

Ireland U19s take another major step towards qualification for Euros with big win over Azerbaijan

Ireland’s place at this summer’s tournament will be secured if Russia fail to beat Romania this afternoon.

Do you remember the first time? Mick McCarthy's big night, Roy's rage and a bizarre search for new players

In March 1996, the Republic of Ireland kickstarted a new era with a friendly against Russia at Lansdowne Road.

LeBron labels own performance as 's****y' after Lakers eliminated from playoff contention

Defeat to the Brooklyn Nets means the NBA star will miss the playoffs for the first time since 2005.

'When I turned 30 I had one county championship, and when I'm retiring now I've eight'

Eoin Brosnan called time on his senior club football career with Dr Crokes earlier this week.


Ireland's Power misses cut in Florida while McDowell manages to squeeze through

The Waterford man misses out on the weekend at the Valspar Championship while Austin Cook and Paul Casey share the lead.

The Cluxton effect, converted forwards and sports psychology - the rise in free-taking goalkeepers

Cavan’s Raymond Galligan and Wicklow’s Mark Jackson both kick long-range frees for their counties.

Ex-Connacht prop Wilkinson ready for Rapid Rugby as he builds reputation in Hong Kong

Brett Wilkinson traveled from South Africa to forge his playing career in Connacht, and he’s not letting Geography hold back his coaching prospects.

'Ireland will see how Gibraltar have changed...but we will lose'

The view from Gibraltar is one of curiously optimistic doom.

The fall and rise of a former Ireland and Premier League teenage sensation Comeback This post contains videos

The fall and rise of a former Ireland and Premier League teenage sensation

Keith O’Neill recalls the “devastating” end to his international career and the ups and downs of his relationship with Mick McCarthy.

Baseball Ireland hoping to join the big leagues

It’s been a year to remember for the sport in this country.

'I said, 'No way, I'll be 42 years of age' and here I am, going to Tokyo - I can't wait'

Still without a National Indoor Velodrome on these shores, Eve McCrystal continues to break boundaries alongside Katie-George Dunlevy.

'F**k off home' - How Mick McCarthy recovered from Lansdowne boos to become Ireland's go-to man

Almost 6,000 days after he was booed out of Lansdowne Road, McCarthy returns for a second stint in the job.

'There seems to be great energy towards Carlow - we’re trying to build our own little bit'

The O’Moore men are aiming for back-to-back National League promotions.

Yesterday’s News

Shelbourne stunned with defeat in Cobh while fellow title hopefuls Bray stumped by Wexford

It was a dramatic night of action in the First Division on Friday with two title favourites tasting defeat.

Six changes and one debutant for Horan's Mayo in Monaghan clash

James McCormack will make his first start for the county.

Cristiano Ronaldo's comeback falls flat upon international return as Portugal are held

The Juventus star returned to action on Friday, but he could not inspire Portugal to victory against Ukraine.

McAliskey returns for Tyrone while Galway unchanged ahead of Division 1 tie

Connor McAliskey comes in to replace Brian Kennedy in Mickey Harte’s only change.

Bolger delivers 85th-minute winner to send impressive Shamrock Rovers seven points clear

Stephen Bradley’s side have now won six of their opening eight games in the Premier Division this season.

De Burca returns for Waterford while Donoghue unveils Galway starting 15

They meet in Nowlan Park on Sunday afternoon.

World Cup champions France get Euro 2020 qualifying campaign off to winning start

Didier Deschamps’ side scored three goals in 12 first-half minutes against Moldova.

Lionel Messi's long-awaited international return ends in shock defeat to Venezuela

Messi had not played for the national team since their elimination by France at the 2018 World Cup.

Declan Rice makes England debut as Sterling hat-trick sees off poor Czech Republic

Raheem Sterling netted a hat-trick as the Three Lions got their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign up and running.

Kiely names strong Limerick side to face Dublin that features 12 of his All-Ireland team

They clash in the Division 1 semi-final on Sunday afternoon.

Jack Carty emerges from the bench to help steer Connacht to victory against Benetton

Carty’s late converted try made him become Connacht’s all-time top scorer, surpassing Ian Keatley’s record.

Edinburgh have too much for experimental Leinster to seal playoff place

The Scots had 17 points to spare over Leo Cullen’s side.

Young Footballer of the Year set for first Kerry start of 2019 against Roscommon

The Kingdom are in the hunt for a league final spot.

Ireland fall short against Finland as preparations for U17 European Championships continue

Colin O’Brien’s side will face Finland again in their final international friendly on Monday in Tallaght.

'Every time he has played for his country he has been an inspiration to all of us'

Seamus Coleman and Mick McCarthy have paid tribute to the retiring Jon Walters.

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Garda investigation underway following claims of online abuse targeting Munster rugby players

A probe into the claims has been ongoing for the past few months.

World Rugby urges tier-one nations to be open-minded about global championship

Rugby’s tier-one nations should have the future of the sport in mind when they consider World Rugby’s proposed changes, says Brett Gosper.

Hope for Olympic boxing as AIBA chief 'linked to transnational criminal organisations' steps down

Hope for Olympic boxing as AIBA chief 'linked to transnational criminal organisations' steps down

Uzbekistan’s Gafur Rakhimov has been shrouded in controversy since his appointment last November.

Mick McCarthy reveals work to improve attack as Ireland bid to finally leave 2018 behind

Elsewhere, the Irish boss confirmed that Seamus Coleman will captain the side tomorrow night.

Harrington makes the cut in Malaysia despite carding over-par round

The Dubliner goes into the weekend seven shots behind leader Thomas Pieters.

Gloucester sign up Munster hooker Sherry on loan

The southern province have also given the green light for Stephen Fitzgerald to remain with Connacht until the end of the season.

Weekend tips: Day One of Flat season brings new opportunities

Sea the Stars’ son Karawaan can make an impression this weekend, writes Thom Malone.

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'It's been epic': Ireland striker Jonathan Walters announces retirement from football aged 35

The forward scored 14 goals in 54 international appearances for Ireland.

Birmingham City deducted nine points as club is thrust into Championship relegation scrap

Birmingham City have dropped from 13th place to 18th in the Championship following Friday’s ruling.

Letter from Gibraltar: Brexit, Backstops, Declan Rice and Barton Fink

Politics is dominating the news cycle as Irish fans begin to arrive for tomorrow’s Euro 2020 qualifier.

'Everything we need' - Big Olympic boost as top Irish sailors open the doors of their 'new home'

Rio medallist Annalise Murphy is among the 13 leading sailors based at the new facility in Dún Laoghaire.

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