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Today’s News

Leinster and the Crusaders linked up for a fascinating project during lockdown

The Irish province are viewing the next few months of games like a World Cup.

Yesterday’s News

Wolves set up Sevilla showdown in Europa League after ousting Olympiacos

Nuno’s men have reached the quarter-finals thanks to Raul Jimenez’s penalty.

Solid start for Lowry with 68 as Day the early leader at PGA Championship

The first round is ongoing at TPC Harding Park.

Rangers’ Europa League campaign ended by Bayer Leverkusen defeat

The Germans were 4-1 winners on aggregate in the last-16 clash.

A number of Stade Francais players test positive for coronavirus ahead of Top 14 season start

A number of Stade Francais players test positive for coronavirus ahead of Top 14 season start

The players have tested positive for coronavirus after a training camp in Nice.

FAI chief Roy Barrett responds to directors' claims on eve of special meeting

The statement has since earned a reply from Deputy Marc MacSharry. who stands by his criticisms of Barrett.

Tipperary, Down and Dublin club games to be shown in TG4's upcoming GAA coverage

The fixtures to be televised on the weekend of 14-16 August have been announced.

Leinster backing 20-year-old prospect Clarkson to step up at tighthead prop

Meanwhile, there is excitement about 21-year-old hooker Dan Sheehan’s potential.

'We know it's there to be won' - Farrell's Ireland hungry for Six Nations shot

The national team head coach is excited about the new ‘Eight Nations’ tournament this autumn.

Meath club suspends all activity as player tests postive for Covid-19

Ballinabrackey have requested respect and understanding for the club and player.

Ireland's Amber Barrett signs contract extension with FC Köln

Ireland striker scored three goals in 15 appearances last season.

Premier League clubs vote to return to three substitution rule next season

A five substitution rule was brought in for the delayed conclusion to the 2019-20 campaign, but normal service will soon resume.

Irish midfielder Byrne ready for new challenge back home after leaving League One club

The 31-year-old has returned to Dublin after 14 years in the UK.

Explainer: unravelling a dramatic split in the FAI boardroom

Gavin Cooney on what this latest Irish football row is all about.

Police investigating 'sectarian hate crime' at GAA training session in Belfast

East Belfast GAA club was set up earlier this year to cater for players from all backgrounds.

US billionaire purchases Serie A club Roma for €591m

Dan Friedkin, who is involved in the automotive, hotel and entertainment industries, takes over from James Pallotta.

Dortmund claim Man United have made 'no contact' about Sancho transfer

Hans-Joachim Watzke has dismissed reports that a summer move for the English winger is close.

James Lowe 'a great tonic for Irish rugby' as November qualification looms

Ireland boss Andy Farrell has been impressed with many elements of the Leinster wing’s game.

John Higgins makes the first World Championship 147 since 2012 Maximum This post contains videos

John Higgins makes the first World Championship 147 since 2012

The Scot’s 147 was the 11th time a maximum has been made at the event.

Manchester United confirm permanent transfer of Alexis Sanchez to Inter

The Chilean international has signed a three-year contract with the Serie A giants.

David McGoldrick wins FAI Player of the Year award

McGoldrick beats Enda Stevens and Glenn Whelan to the prize, while Alan Browne is named Young Player of the Year.

'If I can play my best golf, I can give myself a chance - but it does need my best golf'

Shane Lowry is grouped with Brooks Koepka and Gary Woodland for opening rounds of the PGA Championship.

How a coca-cola bottle filled with coins helped Brian Kerr reach the top

St Patrick’s Athletic nearly went out of business in the ’90s but through the ingenuity of Brian Kerr and Pat Dolan they ended up as team of the decade.

'I wouldn't say it keeps me up at night' - McIlroy bids to end six-year drought

The 2020 PGA Championship, golf’s first major tournament in over a year, begins today.

James Ryan 'flying' through recovery in boost for Leinster and Ireland

Leinster boss Leo Cullen revealed that the second row is already running and lifting weights.

Wednesday 5 August, 2020

FAI boardroom divisions deepen as football directors refute claims by Interim CEO Owens

The eight elected directors have taken the remarkable step of releasing a statement calling on Gary Owens to clarify remarks about their awareness of the controversial MOU with the government.

A new midweek GAA show - featuring top former players - is coming to Sky Sports

‘Inside The Game’ will air weekly from Wednesday, 19 August.

Some counties may struggle to field teams next year due to Covid crisis, says Laois chairman GAA

Some counties may struggle to field teams next year due to Covid crisis, says Laois chairman

Concerns are growing in GAA circles with the loss of gate receipts.

Manchester United and Inter cruise into Europa League quarter-finals

After overcoming LASK, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side will now face Copenhagen in the last eight.

Five-star reigning champions Ballyboden beat Vins to win clash of Dublin heavyweights

The win propels ‘Boden into the driving seat in Group 3 while Clontarf, Na Fianna and Ballymun Kickhams were among tonight’s other winners.

Inter claim they've signed Manchester United's Alexis Sanchez on three-year deal

The Chilean forward has been on loan at the Serie A club this season after struggling at Old Trafford.

'She's just unbelievable' - Armagh's 2012 All-Ireland winning captain returns to football after cancer battle

Mags Carville (née McAlinden) is an inspiration to one and all.

Fabio Jakobsen fighting for his life after horrific crash at Tour of Poland

The UCI said they strongly condemned the ‘dangerous behaviour’ of rival Dylan Groenewegen.

Ireland U21 winger Simon Power leaves Norwich City on season-long loan

The Greystones man is returning to National League side King’s Lynn Town for the 2020-21 campaign.

Fixture details confirmed for Ireland's remaining Six Nations games

Ireland will face Italy on 24 October and France at 8pm on 31 October.

Manchester City complete €44million signing of Nathan Ake

The Netherlands international defender joins Pep Guardiola’s side from relegated Bournemouth.

Grand Slam dream denied but Ireland U20 stars have bright futures

Many of Noel McNamara’s young squad are already making progress with their provinces.

Gareth Bale omitted from Real Madrid's squad for Manchester City showdown

The teams are due to square off in a much-anticipated Champions League game on Friday night.

FAI will 'come down hard' on clubs flouting Covid-19 guidance

Elsewhere, interest in the WatchLOI streaming service is higher than envisaged.

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