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Dubliner Kearney enjoys fine start in Gran Canaria, Cavan's Maguire in action Stateside
# Irish Eye
# Irish Eye

Dubliner Kearney enjoys fine start in Gran Canaria, Cavan's Maguire in action Stateside

4 hours ago 499 Views 0 Comments

Niall Kearney is three shots off the lead after an opening round 66 at the inaugural Gran Canaria Lopesan Open.

Messi double fires Barcelona to victory, Atleti beat Huesca as La Liga title race roars on
# No Margin For Error
# No Margin For Error

Messi double fires Barcelona to victory, Atleti beat Huesca as La Liga title race roars on

5 hours ago 1,073 Views 0 Comments

The Argentina star scored twice and could have had a third in injury-time at Camp Nou but deferred a penalty to Antoine Griezmann.

Leicester crush West Brom to boost top-four chances and snuff out Baggies' revival
# Top And Bottom
# Top And Bottom

Leicester crush West Brom to boost top-four chances and snuff out Baggies' revival

6 hours ago 3,883 Views 3 Comments

The Foxes were 3-0 winners after first-half goals from Jamie Vardy, Jonny Evans and Kelechi Iheanacho.

'We're in 2021 and it's not clear to me as a rugby person who's going to drive Irish women's rugby'
# Who's At The Wheel
# Who's At The Wheel

'We're in 2021 and it's not clear to me as a rugby person who's going to drive Irish women's rugby'

Updated 6 hours ago 7,133 Views 2 Comments

Bernard Jackman and Murray Kinsella gave their thoughts during a difficult week, and after a stop-start few years, for Irish women’s rugby.

Rachael Blackmore edges one closer to defending champion Townend in leading jockey race
# Heating Up
# Heating Up

Rachael Blackmore edges one closer to defending champion Townend in leading jockey race

7 hours ago 2,928 Views 0 Comments

Ireland’s 2021 Grand National and Cheltenham hero now trails Townend by seven.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic signs new AC Milan deal to take him past 40th birthday
# Like A Fine Wine
# Like A Fine Wine

Zlatan Ibrahimovic signs new AC Milan deal to take him past 40th birthday

7 hours ago 2,522 Views 3 Comments

The Swedish international is the club’s top scorer this season with 15 goals in 17 games, having missed others through injury and illness.

Ireland chief scout the frontrunner of interesting list as Derry set to appoint new boss over next 48 hours
# Candyshop
# Candyshop

Ireland chief scout the frontrunner of interesting list as Derry set to appoint new boss over next 48 hours

8 hours ago 3,860 Views 1 Comment

Paddy McLaughlin, Paul Hegarty, Vinny Perth, Sean Connor and Jim McGuinness have also been linked with the vacancy left by Declan Devine.

McClenaghan qualifies in first place for European final as Irish hopefuls impress on Road to Tokyo
# Going Well
# Going Well

McClenaghan qualifies in first place for European final as Irish hopefuls impress on Road to Tokyo

8 hours ago 2,086 Views 1 Comment

Meanwhile, there were PBs and national records aplenty at the Irish national swimmimg team trials.

Top two inches: How Billy Holland set out on his path into Munster's record books
# Measure Of The Man
# Measure Of The Man

Top two inches: How Billy Holland set out on his path into Munster's record books

8 hours ago 9,822 Views 3 Comments

There are plenty of locks bigger than Billy Holland about, but few have left such a footprint on rugby in Munster.

Barcelona say rejecting European Super League would have been 'historic error'
# Latest
# Latest

Barcelona say rejecting European Super League would have been 'historic error'

9 hours ago 8,195 Views 6 Comments

The club remain part of the controversial project for now.

Opinion: The European Super League – the 48 hour flash in the pan, 25 years in the making
# Football
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# Football

Opinion: The European Super League – the 48 hour flash in the pan, 25 years in the making

9 hours ago 8,625 Views 12 Comments

UCC’s Dr Seán Ó Conaill looks back on an extraordinary week for international football.

Kevin Sheedy dismisses 'baseless rumour' regarding his Waterford future
# Quickly Kevin
# Quickly Kevin

Kevin Sheedy dismisses 'baseless rumour' regarding his Waterford future

9 hours ago 5,087 Views 1 Comment

The Ireland legend and assistant Mike Newell have not resigned from their management roles.

Polish striker departs for MLS after just 15 months at Celtic
# Bulls On Parade
# Bulls On Parade

Polish striker departs for MLS after just 15 months at Celtic

10 hours ago 5,586 Views 1 Comment

Patryk Klimala has joined New York Red Bulls.

'She's got things she can still work on' - Griggs on omission of former Ireland captain for Italy clash
# Selection Call
# Selection Call

'She's got things she can still work on' - Griggs on omission of former Ireland captain for Italy clash

11 hours ago 4,800 Views 0 Comments

Claire Molloy has been left out of the matchday 23 for their final Six Nations clash.

'That may be the next iteration of football style - the complete breakdown of different styles'
# BTL
# BTL

'That may be the next iteration of football style - the complete breakdown of different styles'

11 hours ago 3,778 Views 0 Comments

Michael Cox is this week’s guest on Behind the Lines.

Dublin and Kerry footballers to meet again in Thurles as fixtures released for National Leagues
# Trip 2 Tipp
# Trip 2 Tipp

Dublin and Kerry footballers to meet again in Thurles as fixtures released for National Leagues

11 hours ago 17,560 Views 17 Comments

The All-Ireland champions and The Kingdom will reunite at Semple Stadium 20 years on from a famous clash.

'I probably wasn't as clear as I could have been' - Griggs clarifies domestic rugby comments
# Clearing Up
# Clearing Up

'I probably wasn't as clear as I could have been' - Griggs clarifies domestic rugby comments

12 hours ago 4,282 Views 3 Comments

The Ireland head coach previously said he didn’t know who was in charge of the women’s club game.

Cheltenham victor Minella Indo tops 11 in Punchestown mix
# Kildare To Dream
# Kildare To Dream

Cheltenham victor Minella Indo tops 11 in Punchestown mix

13 hours ago 2,226 Views 2 Comments

Henry de Bromhead’s charge aiming to supplement Gold Cup heroics.

State funding of €5.8 million to FAI on hold pending approval by Sport Ireland
# Annual Investment
# Annual Investment

State funding of €5.8 million to FAI on hold pending approval by Sport Ireland

14 hours ago 5,880 Views 1 Comment

Meanwhile, the GAA has been granted €2.4 million while €2.25 million has gone to the IRFU.

Three changes to Ireland XV ahead of third-place play-off with Italy
# Team News
# Team News

Three changes to Ireland XV ahead of third-place play-off with Italy

14 hours ago 5,224 Views 2 Comments

Stacey Flood, Amee-Leigh Murphy Crowe, and Brittany Hogan will make their first Test starts.

Addison set for long-awaited Ulster return against Connacht tomorrow
# Comeback
# Comeback

Addison set for long-awaited Ulster return against Connacht tomorrow

15 hours ago 6,374 Views 11 Comments

Both provinces have named strong teams for the Rainbow Cup opener.

Uefa poised to shun Super League clubs when pondering Euro 2020 stadium options
# Reprisal
# Reprisal

Uefa poised to shun Super League clubs when pondering Euro 2020 stadium options

15 hours ago 4,925 Views 9 Comments

Uefa’s executive committee is set to make a final decision on Euros hosting on Friday, with Dublin likely to lose its rights to host games.

‘I could have quit’ – Jesse Lingard opens up on mental health struggles
# Revitalised
# Revitalised

‘I could have quit’ – Jesse Lingard opens up on mental health struggles

15 hours ago 5,860 Views 4 Comments

The Manchester United player has rediscovered his love of football on loan at West Ham after a change of approach in lockdown.

What do you think of the new Galway GAA jerseys?
# First Look
# First Look

What do you think of the new Galway GAA jerseys?

16 hours ago 11,666 Views 15 Comments

The Tribesmen have launched their home and away kits ahead of the 2021 season.

Man Utd fans gain access to training ground during protest against the Glazers
# Rebels
# Rebels

Man Utd fans gain access to training ground during protest against the Glazers

Updated 16 hours ago 23,261 Views 42 Comments

United’s owners have come under renewed criticism following the failed European Super League.

O'Shea departs Mayo training session with knee injury on first night back
# Worrying
# Worrying

O'Shea departs Mayo training session with knee injury on first night back

17 hours ago 7,634 Views 7 Comments

The Mayo captain is expected to undergo a scan later this week.

Leinster's Michael Bent confirms retirement at end of the season
# Heading Home
# Heading Home

Leinster's Michael Bent confirms retirement at end of the season

17 hours ago 8,013 Views 18 Comments

The 34-year-old tighthead won four Ireland caps after arriving in 2012.

Harry's game but will Kane be able to face Man City in Carabao Cup final?
# Waiting Game
# Waiting Game

Harry's game but will Kane be able to face Man City in Carabao Cup final?

18 hours ago 3,167 Views 2 Comments

Tottenham caretaker boss Ryan Mason is hopeful the Spurs talisman will be fit to line out against City on Sunday.

Coleman: Super League proposal 'left a horrible feeling... it didn’t feel good or right'
# Greed Game
# Greed Game

Coleman: Super League proposal 'left a horrible feeling... it didn’t feel good or right'

19 hours ago 1,871 Views 0 Comments

Coleman believes that the opposition to the idea among players, managers and fans was ‘unanimous’.

Galway's Emma Slevin makes history by qualifying for European Gymnastics final
# Euro Vision
# Euro Vision

Galway's Emma Slevin makes history by qualifying for European Gymnastics final

19 hours ago 2,452 Views 0 Comments

Irish duo produce ‘a superb day for women’s gymnastics in Ireland’.

Derry City part company with manager Declan Devine
# Devine Intervention
# Devine Intervention

Derry City part company with manager Declan Devine

19 hours ago 2,720 Views 1 Comment

Devine has paid the price for a poor start to the season, with Derry lying bottom of the Premier Division.

O'Gara signs new three-year deal to stay with La Rochelle until 2024
# ROG
# ROG

O'Gara signs new three-year deal to stay with La Rochelle until 2024

19 hours ago 14,490 Views 43 Comments

The former Munster and Ireland out-half will lead the Top 14 club form next season onwards.

'There’s a lot more going on in the world to worry about my poxy break-off'
# Little Break
# Little Break

'There’s a lot more going on in the world to worry about my poxy break-off'

20 hours ago 8,584 Views 5 Comments

Mark Williams furious at ‘farcical’ attempts to ban his controversial tactic.

Joel Embiid nearly pulls off miracle as Phoenix Suns hold off Philadelphia 76ers
# Buzzer Beaten
# Buzzer Beaten

Joel Embiid nearly pulls off miracle as Phoenix Suns hold off Philadelphia 76ers

20 hours ago 2,163 Views 0 Comments

Embiid barely missed a full-court shot at the buzzer which would have tied the game for Philadelphia.

Prolific try-scorer Penny set to resume superb season against Munster
# Potential
# Potential

Prolific try-scorer Penny set to resume superb season against Munster

21 hours ago 8,231 Views 13 Comments

The 21-year-old flanker is aiming to improve his defensive chat and breakdown skills.

'I didn't really appreciate until this year how much mental strength is a part of the game'
# Temple Of Hume
# Temple Of Hume

'I didn't really appreciate until this year how much mental strength is a part of the game'

21 hours ago 5,791 Views 9 Comments

Youngster James Hume has nailed down his jersey and is trying to get ahead of the curve in dealing with the external pressure that comes with it.

Warburton: Injury struggles could hurt Sexton's Lions chances
# Doubt
# Doubt

Warburton: Injury struggles could hurt Sexton's Lions chances

21 hours ago 5,541 Views 11 Comments

The two-time Lions captain thinks a spot in the starting team may be too big an ask for the out-half.

Wednesday 21 April, 2021

Karim Benzema’s brace helps Real Madrid to LaLiga summit
# Top Of The Table
# Top Of The Table

Karim Benzema’s brace helps Real Madrid to LaLiga summit

Wed 11:10 PM 3,521 Views 1 Comment

Los Blancos were back in action for the first time since the European Super League project crumbled.

Leaders Inter draw, Dortmund stay in Champions League hunt and Neymar scores as PSG win in cup
# On The Continent
# On The Continent

Leaders Inter draw, Dortmund stay in Champions League hunt and Neymar scores as PSG win in cup

Wed 10:36 PM 2,848 Views 5 Comments

AC Milan lost to Sassuolo in Serie A.

Man City come from behind against Aston Villa to close in on Premier League title
# Breaking From The Pack
# Breaking From The Pack

Man City come from behind against Aston Villa to close in on Premier League title

Wed 10:25 PM 4,457 Views 3 Comments

Phil Foden starred as both sides were reduced to 10 men.

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