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Today’s News

Leinster openside Van der Flier in impressive form as Six Nations looms VDF

Leinster openside Van der Flier in impressive form as Six Nations looms

The 25-year-old is looking likely to be wearing Ireland’s seven shirt on 2 February.

Ronaldo: Supercoppa triumph just the start for Juve CR7

Ronaldo: Supercoppa triumph just the start for Juve

Juventus won the Supercoppa Italiana in Jeddah and match-winner Cristiano Ronaldo is hungry for more trophies.

Yesterday’s News

Ireland's Keogh scores the winning penalty as Derby dump out Southampton

Frank Lampard’s side prevailed 5-3 on penalties.

Isco gets rare start while Madrid advance in Copa del Rey despite defeat

Martin Braithwaite gave Leganes victory over Real Madrid but it was not enough to cause a Copa del Rey upset for the second year running.

The West reawakens, 'unlucky' Byrne misses out and Schmidt's 30 reserves

Joe Schmidt admitted Ross Byrne’s omission was ‘an incredibly tight call’, while Ultan Dillane will be looking to make up for lost time in Irish green.

UCC put 7-26 past Athlone IT with David Clifford's brother Paudie bagging hat-trick

The Cork side made light work of their opponents in the Mardyke.

Clare forward Sexton hits 1-10 as UL squeeze past DIT in Sigerson Cup

University of Limerick are into round three of the third-level competition.

Henry-Vieira reunion ends in stalemate as Arsenal and French legends' sides clash in Ligue 1

Monaco and Nice’s meeting ended in a controversy-laden 1-1 draw on the Cote d’Azur.

Ronaldo wins first trophy at Juventus as his goal seals Italian Super Cup against AC Milan Super Cr7 This post contains videos

Ronaldo wins first trophy at Juventus as his goal seals Italian Super Cup against AC Milan

Juventus wrote history in Saudi Arabia and will return to Turin with the Supercoppa Italiana in tow.

Jim McGuinness: Dublin likely to be most affected by football's experimental rules

The only manager to win a Championship game against Jim Gavin believes the new rules could have a profound affect on the champions.

'They have two arms and two legs like I do' - Wylie on marking the game's best forwards

Monaghan defender Ryan Wylie held the likes of Paul Geaney and Lee Brennan scoreless last summer.

Jim McGuinness lands coup with appointment of ex-Athletic Bilbao coach as assistant

The ex-Donegal boss also gives his opinion on Marcelo Bielsa and Spygate.

Duffus open to League of Ireland return as Oldham absence continues

The former Republic of Ireland U21 striker was Waterford’s leading goalscorer during the 2018 season.

Bielsa admits to spying on all Leeds' opponents during bizarre press briefing

After facing criticism when a Leeds spy was caught outside Derby’s training ground, he’s revealed he has had every rival watched.

Apple's Jade 'very doubtful' to take a shot at Cheltenham Champion Hurdle

Gigginstown star’s next target will be the Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown next month.

Late goal rescues victory for title holders as Kerry-Cork football semi-final ties in store in Munster

The quarter-finals of the Corn Uí Mhuirí took place in the province today.

James Rodriguez 'playing for his future' at Bayern Munich, says head coach

The Real Madrid loanee has impressed at the German club in spells but has been lacking in consistency.

'Whatever game is in front of us we have to go out and win - no matter what'

Galway forward Shane Walsh reflects on Galway’s 2018 campaign and looks ahead to the new season.

'He definitely has a good few years to offer Kerry yet' - Walsh's return to the Kingdom cause

Kieran Donaghy has backed his former attacking partner and AFL player Tommy Walsh to shine in 2019.

Griggs names 29-strong squad as Ireland's Six Nations preparations continue

Eight uncapped players are included for a warm-up game against Wales this weekend.

Chelsea holding up Batshuayi to Monaco move in hope of permanent sale

The Ligue 1 strugglers have agreed to take the Belgium striker on loan until the end of the season, but the Blues are not keen on a temporary deal.

Uncapped Connacht trio rewarded for fine form as Schmidt names Six Nations squad

Centre Tom Farrell and half-back pairing Caolin Blade and Jack Carty are in line to earn their first caps this spring.

Sadio Mané denies giving interview claiming Liverpool 'will be champions'

The bombastic quotes appeared in The Sun newspaper this morning.

Wallabies star Kurtley Beale in hot water again as he apologises for powder video

Rugby Australia have released a statement.

Nadal overcomes slow start to progress in Melbourne as Sharapova books clash with rival Wozniacki

The pair will now move on to the third round of the Australian Open.

From TheJournal.ie Hillsborough trial: 'Extraordinarily bad' failings of police chief caused 96 deaths, court hears Hillsborough

Hillsborough trial: 'Extraordinarily bad' failings of police chief caused 96 deaths, court hears

David Duckenfield denies the gross negligence manslaughter of 95 of the Liverpool supporters.

'You could see the young lads perking up': Laois v Louth league clash moved to Croke Park

Laois to lose home advantage for the Division 3 clash for breaching ‘club-only’ training rules.

Wasps complete 'massive coup' by signing World Cup winner Fekitoa

The New Zealand centre will join the Premiership outfit from Toulon at the end of the season.

Xavi: Bayern Munich star defender Kimmich is the 'perfect player' for Barca

The 23-year-old would be a great signing for Barcelona should Bayern be open to selling the Germany international, he says.

Andy Murray can have surgery and recover, says hip-op star Bob Bryan

He believes that the 31-year-old can come back.

League of Ireland legend Killian Brennan announces his retirement

The midfielder won three Premier Division titles and three FAI Cups during a decorated career in the game.

'He will be the best centre-back in the world in two years'

The Netherlands coach Ronald Koeman is a big fan of 19-year-old Ajax star Matthijs de Ligt.

'Amazing,' 'inspirational',' 'fantastic' - huge praise for Katie Taylor documentary

Michael Conlan and Anthony Daly were among those who paid tribute to ‘Katie’ on RTÉ.

Rugby World Cup boss planning for typhoons, quakes in disaster-prone Japan

The country is especially vulnerable to extreme weather in September, when the tournament will be in full swing.

'I'd like to think I'm ready for the next step but it's up to the coaches to decide'

Tom Farrell is hoping to receive his first Ireland call-up when Joe Schmidt reveals his squad for Ireland’s Grand Slam defence today.

Star forward Reid set to captain Kilkenny hurlers for 2019 season

The attacker has been nominated by his club Ballyhale Shamrocks

Tearful former champ Azarenka determined to end slump

The former world number one was dumped from the season-opening Grand Slam in a gut-wrenching loss.

Keatley signs up for Italian job as Munster confirm the end of an eight-year spell

The 31-year-old out-half will join fellow Guinness Pro14 side Benetton Rugby at the end of the season.

Former Arsenal striker laments 'saddest day' of life after medals vanish

Nwankwo Kanu lamented the ‘rude shock’ of learning that a host of cherished keepsakes earned over his football career had disappeared.

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