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Today’s News

Record audience across the globe as 2019 Women's World Cup watched by over 1 billion people

Fifa have released some interesting data in the wake of this summer’s history-making tournament.

Lansdowne Road Dart Station to close for Ireland's crucial qualifier with Denmark

The temporary closure is part of a trial ahead of the Aviva Stadium hosting Euro 2020 matches next summer.

Highly-rated attack coach De Bruin takes up role with Southern Kings

The ex-Lions coach has stepped away from high profile roles to work as a consultant with the Pro14 side.

El Clasico postponed for security reasons

Next Saturday’s meeting between Barcelona and Real Madrid has been called off due to the Catalonia protests.

Penaud and Dupont passed fit for France's quarter-final showdown with Wales

Jacques Brunel has made just one change to the side which began in such impressive fashion against Argentina.

Japan 'trying to forget' Brighton Miracle as they make enforced change for Springbok clash

‘We have some players from then, and it was an amazing achievement, but we’re working on our own things.’

Sexton: 'We've been reared on knock-out rugby... we should use our experiences'

The Ireland out-half travelled to Tokyo Stadium without his team-mates today.

It's do or die as Eddie Jones turns up heat ahead of England-Australia 'samurai' clash

The England chief is braced for the quarter-final meeting with rivals Australia in Oita.

The All Blacks have always loomed large for Kiwi native Joe Schmidt

The Ireland head coach and Steve Hansen have had some great battles since 2013.

Wales' Biggar given all clear from second head knock to play France

Jonathan Davies was also named in Warren Gatland’s XV after shaking off a knee problem.

Woodward hits back at critics and says Solskjaer is the right man for Man United

The Old Trafford chief defended his record at a staff meeting.

Chiefs beat Broncos but lose Mahomes to injury NFL

Chiefs beat Broncos but lose Mahomes to injury

The NFL MVP reportedly suffered a dislocated right knee.

'It's definitely something that's made me stronger both on and off the pitch'

After breaking his leg in last year’s play-offs, Drogheda captain Jake Hyland is hoping for better fortune this time around.

Dublin, Chicago and Hamilton - Ireland's last 5 meetings with New Zealand

Ireland’s recent record against New Zealand has produced a mix of crushing lows and historic highs over the years.

47-year wait ended as North Tipperary dominates last four in senior hurling race

Kiladangan, Nenagh Éire Óg, Borris-Ileigh and Kilruane MacDonaghs are all in Sunday’s senior semi-finals.

Rich rewards were hard-earned as 2016 crop lit the way for Ireland against NZ

‘I don’t think the boys in the restaurant were too pleased when we all walked in – especially seeing Andrew Porter!’

'It shows you that they're human' - Chicago changed everything for Ireland

Ireland scrum-half Conor Murray underlined the confidence within Joe Schmidt’s squad.

'It’s not a thing I’d do' - Schmidt insists he hasn't called on ROG for inside info

The former Ireland out-half spent two seasons working with the Crusaders.

Yesterday’s News

Kiwi World Cup doubt lies just under the skin, if Ireland can dig in

Even with three World Cups to their name, New Zealand’s past in the tournament is a painful one.

How are the teams shaping up entering the World Cup quarter-finals in Japan?

As the Rugby World Cup enters the knock-out stages, we take a look at the health of the eight quarter-finalists ahead of a massive weekend in Japan.

38-year-old Federer to play French Open ahead of gold medal bid in Tokyo

Federer has only won the French Open once.


Analysis: How can Ireland go about beating the All Blacks in Tokyo?

It will be fascinating to see how Joe Schmidt’s team go about attacking Richie Mo’unga off lineouts.

Man City hit out at Premier League over 'integrity' of Christmas fixture changes

Man City hit out at Premier League over 'integrity' of Christmas fixture changes

The champions have a busy schedule in December and January.

'If it's not (sorted), it's going to set us back years' - Canning frustrated as Galway manager hunt goes on

Galway are still looking for a replacement for Micheal Donoghue.

World Cup final referee Stéphanie Frappart to officiate second leg of new cross-border competition

Michelle O’Neill of Wexford will also be involved as Dundalk and Linfield play for the Unite the Union Champions Cup.

'We have to look after him' - Brighton boss vows to protect newly-capped Connolly

Graham Potter says he wants to ensure that the Ireland international has ‘a long successful career’.

Rebel stars - the key role Cork attackers will play with county hurling silverware at stake

Cork forwards Seamus Harnedy and Patrick Horgan are in opposition on Sunday.

The lineout duel: New Zealand's quick-draw throws can be disrupted by Ireland

Ireland can throw New Zealand off kilter by slowing them down at lineout time, says Andy Dunne.

RTÉ to televise Dublin club football semi-final double-header

On the weekend of 26/27 October, the Cork football and Kilkenny hurling finals will also receive TV billing.

'Sead’s reaction was really, really brave' - Ozil opens up on car-jacking horror

The Arsenal duo were attacked in London earlier this year.

Duffy recognised for his decisive contribution during a 'mad' September

The Dundalk winger has been named SSE Airtricity/Soccer Writers’ Association of Ireland Player of the Month.

The haka remains 'very sacred and very special' according to the All Blacks

Ireland unforgettably faced the All Blacks in the figure of eight in 2016 in Chicago.

From Footballer Paul Gascoigne cleared of sexual assault after kissing woman on train Trial

Footballer Paul Gascoigne cleared of sexual assault after kissing woman on train

A jury cleared the ex-England footballer today.

'ROG has been awesome... He’s very determined like all the other Irish are'

Ronan O’Gara has had an influence on several of the All Blacks players.

Kolbe back for 'Boks as Rassie embraces favourites' tag against Japan

‘I’m not one of those coaches who sits here and says to you ‘I’m not really sure’, because we prepare to win.’

'I trust him infinitely' - Aussies to unleash teen Petaia on England

Michael Cheika has made five changes for the clash in Oita.

Mane reveals Liverpool players ‘took the piss’ over Salah spat

The Senegalese forward aired his frustration towards a team-mate during a meeting with Burnley.

Henshaw and Ringrose the more tested midfield combo against All Blacks

The All Blacks have plenty of experience but some relatively new combinations.

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