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Today’s News

Controversial Hernandez strike helps West Ham push Fulham closer to relegation trapdoor

Fulham failed to capitalise on an early lead as Claudio Ranieri’s side slumped to another Premier League loss.

Michael D. Higgins in attendance as Shelbourne prevail in five goal thriller away to Galway

It was a dramatic opening night in the SSE Airtricity League First Division on Friday.

Dundalk slump to second successive draw at Finn Harps as frustrating start to the season continues

John Gill’s side are without a win in the Premier Division after another 1-1 draw.

Leinster run 9 past Kings to tighten stranglehold on play-off spot

Ed Byrne and Noel Reid grabbed two apiece as Leinster moved within one win of securing their place in the knockout stage.

McEneff returns to haunt Derry City in deserved Rovers win

The fans packed into the new stand at Tallaght Stadium enjoyed a successful opening night.

Corcoran and Mandroiu wonder-strikes maintain Bohs' winning start away to UCD

It’s two wins from two for Keith Long’s side after a productive night against their Dublin rivals.

Mikey Drennan delivers with 92nd-minute winner as Saints stun Sligo at the death

The former Sligo Rovers striker grabbed a late winner deep into stoppage time against his old club.

Tadhg Beirne flies in late and shines in Munster win over Ospreys

‘Johann rang me yesterday and told me I was flying here,’ said Beirne after his breakdown efforts earned him man of the match.

Hery and Elbouzedi give Waterford a first Premier Division win in Cork since 2004

The Blues bounced back from last weekend’s defeat to Shamrock Rovers in impressive fashion.

Brilliant late Daly try not enough as Connacht get out-gunned in Glasgow

Andy Friend’s men found themselves behind in the first minute and the Warriors didn’t look back.

Tyrone tweak starting line-up in search of first league win against Monaghan

Niall Morgan’s late free saved Mickey Harte’s side from three successive defeats in Division 1 a fortnight ago.

Keane makes four changes as Kerry seek fourth league win in a row against Galway

Peter Keane has made four changes as the Kingdom travel to Tuam on Sunday afternoon.

Clinical Ireland U20s take bonus point in Italy to sustain winning run in Six Nations

Shannon scrum-half Craig Casey grabbed two tries to keep Ireland on course for a Grand Slam.

'I wouldn't take Van Dijk over any of Man United's centre-backs,' says Vidic

The former Red Devils defender is delighted with the players in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s back line.

Laporte signs long-term extension with Manchester City

Despite only signing for City in January 2018, the defender has penned a renewed deal committing himself for six-and-a-half years.

Patriots owner Kraft charged with soliciting sex NFL

Patriots owner Kraft charged with soliciting sex

A spokesperson for Robert Kraft has denied that he engaged in illegal activity.

These 5 Premier League fixtures will be exclusive to Irish Sky Sports customers

The broadcaster has also announced its broadcasting schedule for April.

Man City star returns to Ireland international duty after 16-month ACL injury nightmare

Campbell has not played for Ireland since rupturing her ACL during a Champions League game for Man City.

Watch live: Italy v Ireland, U20s Six Nations Live Stream This post contains videos

Watch live: Italy v Ireland, U20s Six Nations

Ireland U20s will attempt to keep their Grand Slam chances alive at the Stadio Centro D’Italia (kick-off 6pm Irish time).

'I don't know what to tell you': Valverde confident Barcelona's dry spell is only a blip

The Catalan side have only scored one goal in their last three matches in all competitions, but insists he’s not worried about their lack of cutting edge.

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Tadhg Beirne makes return from injury as late replacement for Munster's trip to Ospreys

He slots in in place of Jean Kleyn who misses out due to illness.

Tough ask for Terenure despite positive signs while Con welcome UCD to Leeside

Meanwhile, in Division 1B, leaders Malone travel to Forenaughts to face Naas.

Nineteen-year-old star Ali Reghba re-signs to Bohs with Premier League move looming

The42 understands that the Republic of Ireland U19 international striker is set to join Leicester City in the summer.

Aaron McKenna to face unbeaten, larger Mexican in 7th pro fight

‘The Silencer’ from Co. Monaghan will face the naturally larger Loretto Olivas [3-0, 1KO] on 30 March.

United should learn Liverpool's lessons and avoid finding answers in their rich history

As Ole Gunnar Solskjaer offers his team-talk to Alex Ferguson, Manchester United should learn from their opponents about finding answers in their history.

Schmidt hopes to see Cronin grab opportunity after show of 'faith'

The explosive Leinster hooker will make just a 10th start for Ireland, his first in the Six Nations.

Return of Tebaldi among five changes in Italy team to face Ireland

Conor O’Shea’s side host the defending Six Nations champions in Rome on Sunday afternoon.

DeGale and Eubank exchange words at frosty weigh-in for all-British grudge match Chunky V Junior This post contains videos

DeGale and Eubank exchange words at frosty weigh-in for all-British grudge match

DeGale weighed lighter than he has in nearly 10 years, and gave Eubank plenty of stick during their staredown.

'Today I wish we hadn't beaten them 6-0': Guardiola braced for Chelsea backlash ahead of Carabao Cup final

The City boss also insisted his side would not be distracted by Liverpool’s trip to Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.

Carty's big chance, pack tweaks and more talking points in Ireland's team to face Italy

Joe Schmidt has pushed for continuity in attack with the selection of Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton.

'Beautifully directed and filmed'- Praise for last night's documentary 'Jump Girls' In The Saddle This post contains videos

'Beautifully directed and filmed'- Praise for last night's documentary 'Jump Girls'

Aired on TG4, it tells the stories of several female jockeys.

John O'Sullivan: Time for fans to weed out troublemakers from the league we all love LOI

John O'Sullivan: Time for fans to weed out troublemakers from the league we all love

Name and shame those that make us uncomfortable at League of Ireland games.

Cronin gets first Six Nations start with Carty set for Ireland debut in Italy

Joe Schmidt has made four changes to his starting team for the Six Nations.

Jurgen Klopp thinks Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should be the next permanent Man United boss

The Norwegian boss has won 11 of his 13 matches since taking interim charge.

Sligo Rovers agree deal for Colchester United midfielder

Limerick native Sam Warde joins the Bit O’Red until the end of June.

Chelsea set for trip to Ukraine as Arsenal paired with Rennes in Europa League last-16 draw

Both Premier League clubs will be at home in the first leg.

Gold Cup favourite Presenting Percy not declared for Bobbyjo

Presenting Percy, who is a top-priced 7-2 for the Gold Cup, has not run over fences since landing the RSA Chase at last year’s festival.

Cave edges closer to caps record as Ulster name new half-back partnership for Zebre

Dave Shanahan and Peter Nelson will line out at scrum-half and out-half respectively.

Johnny Ward: Aidan O'Brien's youngest son concentrating on riding while he can keep the weight down

20-year-old jockey Donnacha hasn’t ruled out following in the footsteps of his father and brother by becoming a trainer.

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