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Today’s News

Ulster front up for Europe on traditional happy hunting ground

The northern province have won all four meetings with Bath in Europe, but continuing the trend will be a difficult task today.

Yesterday’s News

Lineout kills Gloucester as Toulouse begin Connacht's pool with comeback win

The hosts lost seven of their 14 lineouts as Toulouse completed a second-half comeback.

'If it was up to some lads I wouldn't kick a ball again, but they've no education in the game'

James McClean is at odds with his critics ahead of Ireland’s must-win Euro 2020 qualifier with Denmark.

Spain hammer seven past Malta, Italy score 10th straight win and Sweden book Euro spot

There was plenty of qualification action across the groups on Friday.

Danes hit Gibraltar for six ahead of Dublin decider while Switzerland edge Georgia Group Rivals This post contains videos

Danes hit Gibraltar for six ahead of Dublin decider while Switzerland edge Georgia

The Danes warmed up for Monday’s showdown with a comprehensive win over the group minnows.

'We'll look at the tape if we need information' - Cowboys will not attend Kaepernick workout

The club’s owner and general manager says they are happy with their quarterbacks.

St Pat's star bags brace and assist as Ireland progress to next stage of Euro U17 qualifiers

Colin O’Brien’s side wrapped up a 3-1 win over Montenegro in Cork.

Drogheda re-sign former captain ahead of 2020 season

Derek Prendergast represented Drogs during the 2012 and 2013 seasons.

Cork and Dublin derbies to shape the top of the table in Division 1A

It’s fourth versus first on Leeside and third versus second in the capital this weekend.

Messi hits winner on international return from ban as Argentina overcome Brazil

The Barcelona star scored the only goal of the game in a friendly in Riyadh.

Norwich City star hits brace to fire Finland to Euro 2020 and first major tournament finals

Teemu Pukki helped his side to a 3-0 win over Liechtenstein.

NFL player slapped with indefinite suspension over bizarre helmet-swinging brawl

Two other players were handed bans after the incident in Cleveland Browns’ win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The day Troy Parrott got his five-a-side team disqualified from a charity tournament…

The42 gets to the bottom of the eligibility fiasco which left Troy feeling sick as a Parrott in the summer of 2018.

Sam Warburton named as part of Pivac's new Wales coaching staff

The 31-year-old will take up a role as technical advisor for defence and breakdown.

Hibs hand managerial reins to the man sacked by Sunderland last month

The Edinburgh club, where Daryl Horgan is on the books, today announced the appointment of Jack Ross.

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Van der Sar ends Man United speculation as he extends contract at Ajax Dutch Gold This post contains videos

Van der Sar ends Man United speculation as he extends contract at Ajax

Ajax’s general manager has signed a new deal.

Blows for Clare and Tyrone as captain and forward opt out for 2020

It’s reported the Banner will be without stalwart Gary Brennan while Connor McAliskey has stepped away from the Red Hand set-up.

Bale: Playing for Wales more exciting than Real Madrid

The 30-year-old has risked the ire of his club’s supporters by indicating that he’s more interested in playing for his country

Ireland's man of the match relieved to break international goal duck Marksman This post contains videos

Ireland's man of the match relieved to break international goal duck

Sean Maguire admitted past performances for Ireland had not been good enough.

Easterby set for defence role as Farrell shuffles Ireland coaching deck

The new head coach is expected to assume a bigger-picture role after succeeding Joe Schmidt.

Ex-Munster man Keatley to start for Benetton in Champions Cup opener against Leinster

The Dubliner will start at out-half in the RDS.

'We're going past Ballybough and Summerhill, his nanny’s house is decked out in all the Ireland stuff'

Jack Byrne praised room-mate and friend, Troy Parrott, after the Spurs youngster made his international debut last night.

Ireland will be without two of their full-backs from last night for crunch Denmark clash

Derrick Williams has been ruled out due to injury, while it’s been confirmed that Lee O’Connor is returning to the U21s.

Back issue keeping Furlong sidelined as Leinster prefer Larmour for opener

Leo Cullen is in no rush to bring back his star tighthead.

Man City lose appeal over Financial Fair Play investigation

Man City lose appeal over Financial Fair Play investigation

The Premier League champions had attempted to stop Uefa from looking into allegations they they supplied false financial information.

BT Sport agrees €1.4 billion deal to retain Champions League and Europa League TV rights

The network will show European football’s top club competitions in Ireland and the UK from 2021-2024.

'I’d love to be more advanced and scoring goals, but wherever he puts me, I’m happy'

Alan Browne helped Ireland claim a deserved win over New Zealand last night.

Henderson, Coetzee and Addison included for Ulster's trip to Bath

Billy Burns and Matthew Rea have also been selected in Dan McFarland’s starting line-up.

Healy and Dillane return from injury in Connacht team to face Montpellier

Head coach Andy Friend is, however, missing several important players due to injury.

Kevin Doyle's €155,000 purchase of Altior's half-brother has grabbed headlines

There was drama involving the former Ireland and Premier League footballer at Fairyhouse this week, writes Johnny Ward.

Impressive O'Connor not expecting to stay with Irish senior team

The Celtic youngster is set to return to the U21s ahead of their crucial qualifier at home to Sweden on Tuesday.

Johnny Sexton back in blue as Leinster begin Champions Cup chase at home to Benetton

Garry Ringrose, Jordan Larmour, James Ryan and Josh van der Flier also return to the Leinster side.

Earls back for Munster as Loughman gets start at loosehead against Ospreys

Tadhg Beirne is set for his first appearance of the season off the bench in Wales.

Yang blames 'unprofessional' drug testers for incident when he smashed blood vial with hammer

The triple Olympic champion appeared at a rare public CAS hearing.

'I thought I was terrible,' says NBA star of 33-point Clippers debut after rave review from coach Not Impressed This post contains videos

'I thought I was terrible,' says NBA star of 33-point Clippers debut after rave review from coach

Paul George feels his first appearance was far from ‘sensational’.

Recently-retired Ireland midfielder Meyler takes first steps into coaching with U17s

The Cork man called time on his professional career in August.

Helmet-swinging fight mars Browns win over Steelers Weaponised This post contains videos

Helmet-swinging fight mars Browns win over Steelers

Myles Garrett says he’s not that type of player after wielding Mason Rudolph’s helmet.

Which Irish player did enough last night to feature against Denmark?

Callum Robinson, Robbie Brady and Alan Browne are among those thought to be in contention to start next week.

Ball boy memories and his brother await as Burns prepares to steer Ulster in Bath

The northern province’s playmaker grew up in the dressing room at the Rec.

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