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Today’s News

Cork Con lock Mintern determined to test himself in professional rugby

The former Ireland U20 will complete his studies at CIT next year and then see how far rugby can take him.

Three All-Ireland winners in club action last night just three days after Croke Park glory

Martha Byrne and Jennifer Dunne’s Cuala beat Lyndsey Davey’s Skerries Harps to progress to the Dublin intermediate final.

Setback for Clare hurlers as All-Star winning forward to miss 2020 season

Peter Duggan is heading to Australia in November.

'No excuses' after Real Madrid's biggest Champions League defeat under Zidane

Star midfielder Casemiro said it as it was after his side’s 3-0 defeat to PSG, as did the boss man himself.

'If it's a case that Rob's not there, we'd be very happy with the guys'

Andrew Conway and Jordan Larmour could have important roles against Scotland.

Only way for Toner to get over RWC omission is to 'play the house down'

Leo Cullen feels Devin Toner’s pain. But there’s not much time to lick the wounds.

All Blacks name strong XV as Hansen accuses Erasmus of pressuring referee

The Kiwis have gone for Ryan Crotty and Anton Lienert-Brown in midfield.

Andy Farrell's defence is pivotal if Ireland are to make history at the World Cup

The opening test will be a demanding one against Gregor Townsend’s ambitious Scotland team.

Addison remains at home with Larmour and Conway standing by for starts

Joe Schmidt will name his starting team to face Scotland at 7am Irish time on Friday.

'There was always going to be a bit of backlash. I don't read it' - Kleyn

The 121kg Munster second row took pride in making his Ireland debut last month.

Yesterday’s News

NFL star Antonio Brown will not face prosecution for alleged sexual assault

A statute of limitations issue prevents prosecutors in Pennsylvania from filing charges against the Patriots player.

Atleti battle back to hold Juventus, Real Madrid embarrassed by PSG

Elsewhere, Bayern Munich were comfortable winners against Red Star Belgrade.

City bounce back with comfortable Champions League win over Shakhtar

The English champions ran out 3-0 winners in their opening group game.

Annalise Murphy quits 49erFX Olympic campaign after World Cup 'wake-up call'

The Olympic silver medalist and Katie Tingle have parted ways but remain lifelong friends.

Spurs blow two-goal lead in Greece to begin Champions League campaign with a draw

Olympiacos battled back to earn a point at home to last year’s finalists.

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James McClean awarded €71k over defamatory remark made by former UUP councillor

McClean brought a defamation action against Chris McGimpsey.

Ed Joyce appointed permanent head coach of Ireland women on two-year deal

The former Irish batsman took up the position in an interim capacity in June.

'Fans shout at you like a monkey then ask for a photo' - Eto'o calls for racism to be eradicated from football

The retired striker spoke in the context of the non-punishment of Cagliari fans for racist chanting to Romelu Lukaku.

'They're smart rugby players who can play at speed': McFarland warns that Scottish threat won't fade in the wet

The Ulster boss worked under Gregor Townsend with both Glasgow and Scotland.

Van Dijk denies reports of new Liverpool contract

The club’s record singing has yet to open talks about a potential fresh deal.

JVG excited by O'Sullivan's potential after long-awaited Munster debut

The number eight is hoping to make a big impression this season after a serious knee injury.

'They took that right away from me' - Thomas says journalist told his parents about HIV status Speaking Out This post contains videos

'They took that right away from me' - Thomas says journalist told his parents about HIV status

The former Wales international revealed his diagnosis to the public last weekend.

Parrott on target against Olympiacos in Uefa Youth League opener In Form This post contains videos

Parrott on target against Olympiacos in Uefa Youth League opener

The Irish striker scored in a 1-1 draw for Tottenham’s U19s this afternoon, meaning he won’t be involved with the first team later.

Armagh propose Ulster winning captain for role of next GAA President

Jarlath Burns has entered the race for the position which will be chosen at GAA Congress 2020.

All-Ireland-winning Tipperary and Mourneabbey boss not ruling out vacant Cork job

Shane Ronayne: ‘It’s something that I was interested in before, but I genuinely haven’t given it a second’s thought.’

Quiz: How well do you remember Ireland's best Rugby World Cup moments?

There have been a few good days. Promise.

Man United tie Lindelof down to new five-year deal

The Swedish international’s new Old Trafford contract runs until the summer of 2024.

'He did not want to be here' - PSG boss understands fans' anger towards Neymar

Thomas Tuchel also reiterated there is no issue between him and the former Barcelona star.

Padraig Harrington names 2020 Ryder Cup vice-captain

Robert Karlsson is set for the role, having also worked under Thomas Bjorn.

TG4 announce details of the 28 Pro14 games they'll show free-to-air this season

The Irish broadcaster will again have live coverage of all of Connacht’s home games.

Walker falls just short of a World Championship medal in high-octane clash with superb Mongolian

The European champion was bested by the 57kg third seed in an excellent exhibition of boxing in Russia.

Tipp double All-Ireland winner caps huge season with U20 Player of the Year award

Recognition for Jerome Cahill, and for Kerry star Michael Slattery who won the equivalent award for the Richie McElligott Cup.

Leinster players vote for five-man leadership group in Sexton's absence

With Rhys Ruddock and Luke McGrath also away at the World Cup, Leo Cullen will want his senior players to step up.

Fears of three-month lay-off for Hoolahan after injury in second Aussie outing

The veteran Irish playmaker was forced to hobble off during Newcastle Jets’ defeat to Adelaide United.

The highly rated teenager who took the Champions League by storm Potential This post contains videos

The highly rated teenager who took the Champions League by storm

Erling Braut Haaland hit a remarkable first-half hat-trick against Genk last night.

Carbery comes through 'nervous days' of injury to make the World Cup

The 23-year-old had a real scare when he injured his ankle in Ireland’s first warm-up game.

Stuart Hogg believes Scotland are taking on Ireland at the right time

The sides will open their respective Rugby World Cup campaigns by squaring off in Yokohama on Sunday.

'I think he's a loss to punditry and of course at times he can drive me as mad as anybody else'

Colm O’Rourke on the non-involvement of his fellow pundit Joe Brolly on RTÉ last weekend.

Ex-Rangers captain Fernando Ricksen, 43, dies after battling motor neurone disease RIP

Ex-Rangers captain Fernando Ricksen, 43, dies after battling motor neurone disease

Ricksen won two league titles, two Scottish Cups and three League Cups with the Glasgow club.

Gambling firm's integrity unit blew whistle on Wales assistant coach Howley

‘We’re checking in on his wellbeing as we formalise our processes to get through the investigation,’ says WRU CEO Martyn Phillips.

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