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Dublin: 9°C Thursday 24 September 2020

Today’s News

'The club game is absolutely the foundation on which the pro game is built'

The new provincial Energia Community Series kicks off around the country this weekend.

Cork amateur Sugrue leads the home charge at Irish Open after poor start by Lowry

The Open champion will face a battle to make the cut tomorrow, while his amateur equivalent made a storming start at Galgorm Castle.

AC Milan confirm Ibrahimovic has tested positive for Covid-19

It’s understood that the Swede’s positive test will not have any knock-on effect on Shamrock Rovers ahead of their trip to Dundalk.

Joy Neville makes more history as Nigel Owens gets 100th Test appointment TMO

Joy Neville makes more history as Nigel Owens gets 100th Test appointment

Meanwhile, Andy Farrell’s Ireland have learned who will be refereeing them this autumn.

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'That was the last game management believed in me as a player'

Bernard Brogan is our guest on the Warriors podcast this week to talk us through his low-key, high impact final weeks as a Dublin player.

Tokyo Olympics could take place next summer even without Covid vaccine, says IOC chief

Tour de France “showed to the world that we can organise safe sport events even without a vaccine”, says Thomas Bach.

Katie Taylor to return to the ring in November for mandatory title defence

Taylor will take on unbeaten Spaniard Miriam Gutierrez, promoter Eddie Hearn confirmed.

Hawkshaw, not Leavy, set for return with Leinster A after long injury lay-off

Ciaran Frawley and Harry Byrne are named to start in tandem for tomorrow’s A inter-pro at the RDS.

Dundalk aiming for glory and to get step closer to €3m pot of gold

The Irish champions play Moldovan side Sheriff tonight in a Europa League qualifying round.

Rob Kearney pens emotional farewell letter as he bows out at Leinster

Full-back is most decorated medalist in Irish rugby history – winning four Six Nations titles including two grand slams, four Heineken Cups and six Pro14 titles.

Chelsea sign goalkeeper Edouard Mendy on five-year deal

The signing from Rennes will put pressure on Kepa Arrizabalaga.

NZR fuming as TRC schedule would see All Blacks miss Christmas with their families

The fixtures for the 2020 Championship were revealed but the Kiwis expressed their frustration.

Peter Kelly calls time on Kildare career

The defender was a stalwart for the county for over a decade.

Luis Suarez set to leave Barcelona for La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid

Suarez won four LaLiga titles, four Copa del Reys and the Champions League in six seasons with Barca.

Herro scores 37 as Heat hold off Celtics for 3-1 lead

The win moved them to within one victory of an NBA finals berth which they will try to secure in game five on Friday.

Los Angeles Chargers doctor accidentally punctures quarterback’s lung NFL

Los Angeles Chargers doctor accidentally punctures quarterback’s lung

Tyrod Taylor suffered the injury when receiving a pain-killing injection ahead of Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Fresh injury blow for Parrott as Ireland youngster's Millwall debut is cut short

The on-loan Tottenham attacker was forced off at half-time in Millwall’s defeat to Burnley.

The 17-year-old in line to face Liverpool just a fortnight after receiving his Leaving Cert results

Sean Roughan is making a big impression at Lincoln City.

Yesterday’s News

Hat-trick for Havertz, 7 up for Newcastle, Arsenal and Everton also advance

German star Kai Havertz opened his account in English football as Chelsea trounced Barnsley.

Troy Parrott makes debut but Millwall are knocked out by Jimmy Dunne and Burnley

The youngster played the first 45 minutes of his side’s 2-0 loss.

World Rugby vice-chairman Bernard Laporte released from police custody

It comes amid an investigation into suspicions that the 56-year-old favoured Top 14 club Montpellier.

Five-time world champion Van Barneveld to come out of retirement in 2021

‘I think the decision (to retire) was the right one, but I have now had a lot of time to think about it.’

Munster awaiting HSE guidance after Academy player tests positive for Covid-19

Three Academy players and one senior player have been identified as potential close contacts.

Rangers 'bemused' by 'bizarre charge' handed to Gerrard over Morelos incident

The Colombian was stretchered off with a nasty gash after a tackle by Dundee United’s Ryan Edwards.

De Boer appointed Netherlands boss after being sacked by MLS club

The former Atlanta United manager succeeds Ronald Koeman as Dutch national team boss.

Premier League kick-off times amended due to new pub opening hours

The changes come into effect from Monday.

'The break made me appreciate what we have, really re-focus and re-motivate'

Simon Zebo made his return from injury last weekend as Racing secured a Champions Cup semi-final.

2020 inter-county championship fixture details confirmed in Munster

Senior action begins when the hurlers of Clare and Limerick meet in Thurles on 25 October.

'How are we supposed to be on par with the men's game?' - Two county finals in 26 hours for 16 players

Tipperary football star Aishling Moloney outlines Cahir’s frustrating dual fixture clash to The42.

'We don't want to sell him' - Celtic look to ward off Milan's interest in Ajer

Speaking ahead of Thursday night’s Europa League clash with Riga, Neil Lennon says he’s hoping to keep hold of the Norwegian defender.

One half of legendary WWE tag team dies RIP

One half of legendary WWE tag team dies

Road Warrior Animal, who made a name for himself in the Legion of Doom, has passed away at the age of 60.

Former Ireland underage striker swaps Waterford for Scottish Premiership

Michael O’Connor is set to join Ross County, Waterford FC has confirmed.

Monday Night Rugby comes to Pro14 for 2020/21 season as new fixtures announced Mnr

Monday Night Rugby comes to Pro14 for 2020/21 season as new fixtures announced

Leinster open their title defence at the RDS while Munster kick off the Monday Night Rugby era at Thomond.

De Bruyne and Bayern Munich pair make up shortlist for Uefa Men’s Player of the Year award

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been nominated for Men’s Coach of the Year.

'I have nothing to hide' - Tour de France team leader denies doping after hotel room search

French police are investigating the Arkea-Samsic team of former Giro d’Italia and Vuelta a Espana winner Nairo Quintana.

Pro14 confirm expansion talks to include high-profile South African teams

However, there won’t be any South African involvement in the new season until 2021 at the earliest.

Wolves sign Barcelona right-back to replace Matt Doherty

Portugal international Nelson Semedo has agreed a three-year deal with the club.

Rob Howley handed chance to rebuild coaching career with Canada

It is his first role since serving a ban for betting on rugby matches.

Mason Greenwood offered heading practice after Man United win

The England international was introduced late on alongside Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes as United struggled to see off their hosts.

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