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Today’s News

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.

'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.

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.

Yesterday’s News

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.

'A hell of a ride' comes to an end for former Munster and Ulster back-rower Nick Williams

The number eight has announced his retirement from rugby at 36.

Arsenal announce decision to make 55 staff redundant

Club points to severe drops in broadcast revenue as the main reason for the plan.

Cork jockey Coleman sidelined until October following nasty fall

Coleman fractured his humerus during racing at Southwell last week.

'Sean means so much to them, they feel they need to share their story'

The director of a new documentary on Meath great Sean Boylan was our guest on the Warriors podcast this week.

Galway camogie star and doctor unsure if inter-county action will take place in 2020

‘I don’t think anyone can predict what the winter will bring,’ says Catriona Cormican.

Quinn and Owens insist there is no 'Visionary Group' takeover of the FAI

The FAI are facing a crucial vote on reforms later this month to escape insolvency, but some members claim the Association is losing its ‘sovereignty’.

Ireland's James McClean named Player of the Year at Stoke City

The 31-year-old winger scored seven goals and assisted seven more during his 36 appearances.

World Cup bid chief warns Australian rugby could become ‘third-tier sport’

Executive bid director Phil Kearns feels the nation is in dire need of a chance to stage the global contest in 2027.

Catlin withdrawn from English Championship after restaurant visit

The American has apologised and accepted the European Tour’s decision.

First Waterford FC player returns negative result from Covid-19 test

The second player is awaiting the result of his test.

All Black Jordie Barrett opts against switch from Hurricanes for 2021

The 23-year-old had an option in his contract that would have allowed him to move.

Ireland U21 striker Aidan Keena signs two-year deal to return to Scotland

Keena has left Hartlepool United to join Falkirk, having previously played in Scotland for Hearts.

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