Advertisement
BE PART OF THE TEAM

Access exclusive podcasts, interviews and analysis with a monthly or annual membership

Become A Member
Dublin: 0°C Sunday 24 January 2021

Today’s News

A defensive star for 16 seasons, was Higgins the best Mayo produced in modern era?
# Keith Higgins
# Keith Higgins

A defensive star for 16 seasons, was Higgins the best Mayo produced in modern era?

8 minutes ago 151 Views 0 Comments

The Mayo defensive great retired yesterday.

De Jong steers Barcelona to much-needed win without suspended Messi
# Boost
# Boost

De Jong steers Barcelona to much-needed win without suspended Messi

42 minutes ago 605 Views 1 Comment

Ronald Koeman’s side beat Elche 2-0 in La Liga.

Jarrett on target, but all Irish internationals who feature in snow-hit English top tier suffer defeat
# Difficult Day
# Difficult Day

Jarrett on target, but all Irish internationals who feature in snow-hit English top tier suffer defeat

1 hour ago 919 Views 0 Comments

Manchester United returned to the top of the Women’s Super League on a day where three fixtures were postponed.

Ireland international Long scores as Burnley and Leicester both progress in FA Cup
# Fourth Round
# Fourth Round

Ireland international Long scores as Burnley and Leicester both progress in FA Cup

1 hour ago 1,777 Views 1 Comment

Long hit the third goal in Burnley’s 3-0 win over Fulham.

Connacht give up strong half-time lead to lose at home to the Ospreys
# Frustration
# Frustration

Connacht give up strong half-time lead to lose at home to the Ospreys

1 hour ago 4,162 Views 25 Comments

Andy Friend’s men were second best as the Ospreys won in Ireland for the first time in more than four years.

Mueller scores twice as Bayern Munich go seven points clear after thrashing Schalke

Mueller scores twice as Bayern Munich go seven points clear after thrashing Schalke

1 hour ago 1,067 Views 2 Comments

A 4-0 win at bottom side Schalke for the champions today.

Live: Manchester United vs Liverpool, FA Cup fourth round
# Live Blog
# Live Blog

Live: Manchester United vs Liverpool, FA Cup fourth round

2 hours ago 33,938 Views 38 Comments

Follow all the action from Old Trafford, as Jurgen Klopp’s side aim to end their wretched run.

Özil finally completes move away from Arsenal after 'amazing journey'
# The Longest Goodbye
# The Longest Goodbye

Özil finally completes move away from Arsenal after 'amazing journey'

3 hours ago 3,148 Views 4 Comments

The former Germany international has joined Fenerbahce after seven-and-a-half years with the Gunners.

Afghanistan outclass Ireland in second ODI as World Cup qualification hopes dented
# Well Beaten
# Well Beaten

Afghanistan outclass Ireland in second ODI as World Cup qualification hopes dented

3 hours ago 1,135 Views 0 Comments

Rahmat Shah smashed an unbeaten century to guide Afghanistan to a seven-wicket victory in Abu Dhabi.

Full steam ahead: Munster and Leinster to dominate Irish team selection
# Audition Winners
# Audition Winners

Full steam ahead: Munster and Leinster to dominate Irish team selection

Updated 3 hours ago 17,629 Views 36 Comments

There could be as many as 13 players from the two provinces in Ireland’s side for the Six Nations opener on 7 February.

FA Cup hat-trick for Abraham eases pressure on Lampard
# Into The Hat
# Into The Hat

FA Cup hat-trick for Abraham eases pressure on Lampard

4 hours ago 2,299 Views 1 Comment

Chelsea saw off Luton Town this afternoon to advance to the last 16 of the competition.

Arthur opens Juve account to help Pirlo's side pile pressure on Milan clubs
# Championship Chase
# Championship Chase

Arthur opens Juve account to help Pirlo's side pile pressure on Milan clubs

4 hours ago 2,569 Views 0 Comments

The champions bounced back from their defeat to Inter by getting the better of Bologna.

Analysis: Leinster take their chance with superb set-piece score to break Munster
# Clinical
# Clinical

Analysis: Leinster take their chance with superb set-piece score to break Munster

4 hours ago 3,937 Views 22 Comments

Ross Byrne had an impressive involvement as some of Leinster’s bench players made a late impact.

Blow for France ahead of Six Nations as Vakatawa suffers knee injury
# Key Man
# Key Man

Blow for France ahead of Six Nations as Vakatawa suffers knee injury

4 hours ago 2,090 Views 0 Comments

The elusive centre was forced off during Racing 92′s defeat to Bordeaux yesterday.

McIlroy relinquishes final-round lead as Hatton claims victory in Abu Dhabi
# Tyrrell's Pass
# Tyrrell's Pass

McIlroy relinquishes final-round lead as Hatton claims victory in Abu Dhabi

5 hours ago 4,531 Views 9 Comments

Tyrrell Hatton carded a closing 66 to finish 18 under par and secure a sixth European Tour title.

McGregor vows to bounce back but admits Poirier loss is 'hard to take'
# Reaction
# Reaction

McGregor vows to bounce back but admits Poirier loss is 'hard to take'

6 hours ago 8,921 Views 15 Comments

The 32-year-old Dubliner suffered the first knockout defeat of his career in the Abu Dhabi rematch.

'People probably think we're a bit obsessed. Sometimes you have to be'
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

'People probably think we're a bit obsessed. Sometimes you have to be'

Updated 6 hours ago 20,649 Views 0 Comments

Collingwood’s Irish duo, Sarah Rowe and Aishling Sheridan, are gearing up for another big season in Australia.

Irish striker's 50th A-League goal seals Newcastle Jets' first win of the season
# Jet Setter
# Jet Setter

Irish striker's 50th A-League goal seals Newcastle Jets' first win of the season

8 hours ago 7,239 Views 0 Comments

Former Cork City and Sunderland man Roy O’Donovan found the net against Wellington Phoenix.

Klopp: 'Sometimes you need a really low point to change things properly'
# Red Alert
# Red Alert

Klopp: 'Sometimes you need a really low point to change things properly'

9 hours ago 4,156 Views 8 Comments

Liverpool will aim to improve on their recent poor in today’s FA Cup clash with Manchester United.

Swansea City boss impressed by 'excellent' Hourihane in 5-1 debut victory
# First Impressions
# First Impressions

Swansea City boss impressed by 'excellent' Hourihane in 5-1 debut victory

9 hours ago 7,132 Views 2 Comments

The Ireland midfielder, playing for the first time in eight weeks, helped Swansea advance in the FA Cup.

Connacht buoyant for bonus game against Ospreys
# Pro14
# Pro14

Connacht buoyant for bonus game against Ospreys

10 hours ago 5,320 Views 2 Comments

With a dearth of fixtures about, there is a sense of delight among players just to have a game.

'It's an unbelievable privilege to play professional sport, but there are ups and downs'
# Next Chapter
# Next Chapter

'It's an unbelievable privilege to play professional sport, but there are ups and downs'

10 hours ago 26,126 Views 5 Comments

Brendan Macken has retired at the age of 29 after a career with Leinster, Wasps, and London Irish.

Brooklyn Nets inspired by 'three of the best in this business' with return to winning ways
# Heat-seeking Missiles
# Heat-seeking Missiles

Brooklyn Nets inspired by 'three of the best in this business' with return to winning ways

10 hours ago 2,856 Views 0 Comments

Durant, Irving and Harden shone against Miami Heat.

The many sides of Jerry Kiernan and the week's best sportswriting
# Sportswriting
# Sportswriting

The many sides of Jerry Kiernan and the week's best sportswriting

11 hours ago 3,637 Views 0 Comments

Stick on the kettle and get stuck into our picks from the past seven days.

'He became a yoga instructor. That's the level of detail he would have gone into to try maximise his career'
# MDMA
# MDMA

'He became a yoga instructor. That's the level of detail he would have gone into to try maximise his career'

11 hours ago 29,856 Views 12 Comments

Reflecting on the trophy-laden Dublin career of Michael Darragh Macauley.

Revenge for Poirier as McGregor is stopped in second round of UFC rematch
# Running It Back
# Running It Back

Revenge for Poirier as McGregor is stopped in second round of UFC rematch

12 hours ago 137,638 Views 203 Comments

Dustin Poirier got the better of Conor McGregor in the UFC 257 main event in Abu Dhabi.

Yesterday’s News

Sexton to be assessed on Monday after hamstring scare forces him off
# Johnny Be Good
# Johnny Be Good

Sexton to be assessed on Monday after hamstring scare forces him off

19 hours ago 11,355 Views 56 Comments

Ireland’s Six Nations campaign begins in two weeks against Wales.

Watkins ends drought to give Villa win over Newcastle
# Premier League
# Premier League

Watkins ends drought to give Villa win over Newcastle

20 hours ago 6,035 Views 7 Comments

Villa move into the top half thanks to a comfortable win over the Magpies.

Benzema brace helps Madrid bounce back

Benzema brace helps Madrid bounce back

20 hours ago 2,426 Views 0 Comments

Los Blancos put four past Alaves, but remain four points off Athletico Madrid.

AC Milan stay top of Serie A despite 3-0 defeat but lead on Inter reduced to two points
# No Change
# No Change

AC Milan stay top of Serie A despite 3-0 defeat but lead on Inter reduced to two points

20 hours ago 3,956 Views 1 Comment

Stefano Pioli’s side lost out to Atalanta.

Larmour's late try proves decisive as Leinster beat Munster yet again
# Grudge Game
# Grudge Game

Larmour's late try proves decisive as Leinster beat Munster yet again

20 hours ago 45,319 Views 198 Comments

Leinster win 13-10 at Thomond Park. Johnny Sexton was taken off in the second half.

Rooney's Derby win again at QPR
# Bounce
# Bounce

Rooney's Derby win again at QPR

21 hours ago 8,843 Views 2 Comments

Republic of Ireland international Jason Knight continued as Derby captain at Loftus Road.

Three goals in final nine minutes rescues Manchester City from shock FA Cup exit
# Phew
# Phew

Three goals in final nine minutes rescues Manchester City from shock FA Cup exit

21 hours ago 6,254 Views 0 Comments

Phil Foden, Gabriel Jesus and Ferran Torres were on target against League Two side Cheltenham.

Rangers celebrate Gerrard's 150th game in charge with 5-0 victory
# Emphatic
# Emphatic

Rangers celebrate Gerrard's 150th game in charge with 5-0 victory

22 hours ago 5,252 Views 22 Comments

The runaway league leaders easily got the better of Ross County.

Former Déise defender Feeney joins Cahill's backroom team as selector
# Drafted In
# Drafted In

Former Déise defender Feeney joins Cahill's backroom team as selector

23 hours ago 6,016 Views 1 Comment

The former full-back was part of a 2019 panel that appointed Liam Cahill as Waterford boss.

As it happened: Munster v Leinster, Pro14
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened: Munster v Leinster, Pro14

Sat 6:35 PM 84,687 Views 70 Comments

An inter-pro to tee up the Six Nations and we went minute-by-minute.

'I was quite happy to let Stephen get on with it' - No ire from McCarthy as he takes reins at Cardiff
# New Gig
# New Gig

'I was quite happy to let Stephen get on with it' - No ire from McCarthy as he takes reins at Cardiff

Sat 6:20 PM 12,947 Views 4 Comments

‘I have no anger, ire, ill-feeling. It was a contractual issue.’

Four-time All-Star Higgins becomes the latest Mayo retirement
# Time To Say Goodbye
# Time To Say Goodbye

Four-time All-Star Higgins becomes the latest Mayo retirement

Sat 5:34 PM 10,627 Views 22 Comments

Keith Higgins excelled in both attacking and defensive positions throughout an impressive inter-county career.

RTÉ unveil contenders for Young Sportsperson and Manager of the Year - who should win?
# Cream Of The Crop
# Cream Of The Crop

RTÉ unveil contenders for Young Sportsperson and Manager of the Year - who should win?

Sat 4:51 PM 34,840 Views 38 Comments

Five rising stars have been shortlisted for the award along with six top managers.

First Flow shocks Politologue at Ascot
# Clarence House Chase
# Clarence House Chase

First Flow shocks Politologue at Ascot

Sat 4:17 PM 2,497 Views 0 Comments

The 14-1 outsider had to see off competition from a host of proven Grade 1 talent.

1 2 3 4 5