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Dublin: 18 °C Thursday 19 September, 2019

Today’s News

McIlroy wobbles with poor opening day at BMW PGA Championship

Things were more serene for his playing partner Shane Lowry, however.

Ex-England striker Peter Beardsley guilty of racial abuse and suspended for 32 weeks

The 58-year-old was found guilty on three counts of racist language towards Newcastle U23 players.

Ntamack and Dupont start as France opt for youth against Argentina

Stade Francais out-half Nicolas Sanchez starts for the Pumas in Tokyo.

Aki proving to be the big fish in Ireland's deep pool of centres

The Connacht star has been the most-used midfielder in an area Joe Schmidt has plenty of options.

Dublin and Kerry stars' stellar form recognised with Player of the Month awards

Con O’Callaghan took the August accolade, while Sean O’Shea’s September saw him honoured.

'He's a modern, young, forward-thinking coach. I'm looking forward to seeing what he does'

Legendary Antrim hurling figure Terence ‘Sambo’ McNaughton was pleased with the appointment of former Tipperary hurler Darren Gleeson.

Ireland climb four places in latest Fifa World Rankings

The Boys in Green are up to 28th.

'Mentally it was hard' – Kolasinac & Ozil keen to consign car-jacking horror to the past

The Arsenal pair were threatened by weapon-wielding thugs in July.

Ireland U19 midfielder bemoans not being sent out on loan by Crystal Palace

Kian Flanagan has grown frustrated with U23 football at the Premier League club.

'We're all well aware' - Conan insists Ireland camp fully understand betting rules

Wales assistant head coach Rob Howley was sent home from the World Cup for alleged betting offences.

'There's talks of Davy Fitz getting it' - Ex-Tribe captain wants Donoghue successor to come from within

Conor Hayes skippered the Tribesmen to two All-Irelands in the 1980s.

Ireland Women left with just one November Test after being 'let down badly'

The 15-a-side team will take on Wales on 10 November in UCD.

Andy Farrell's defence is pivotal if Ireland are to make history at the World Cup

The opening test will be a demanding one against Gregor Townsend’s ambitious Scotland team.

Radradra on Fiji's wing as Cheika pairs Hooper and Pocock in Wallaby back row

The Australia coach was reluctant to suggest that the duo could also start together against Wales in week two.

Solskjaer puts his faith in 17-year-old Greenwood for Europa League opener

Man United will play a youthful side against Astana tonight.

AFL side Essendon announce signing of 20-year-old Armagh star

Ross McQuillan has joined Conor McKenna’s club.

Cork Con lock Mintern determined to test himself in professional rugby

The former Ireland U20 will complete his studies at CIT next year and then see how far rugby can take him.

Three All-Ireland winners in club action last night just three days after Croke Park glory

Martha Byrne and Jennifer Dunne’s Cuala beat Lyndsey Davey’s Skerries Harps to progress to the Dublin intermediate championship final.

Setback for Clare hurlers as All-Star winning forward to miss 2020 season

Peter Duggan is heading to Australia in November.

'No excuses' after Real Madrid's biggest Champions League defeat under Zidane

Star midfielder Casemiro said it as it was after his side’s 3-0 defeat to PSG, as did the boss man himself.

'If it's a case that Rob's not there, we'd be very happy with the guys'

Andrew Conway and Jordan Larmour could have important roles against Scotland.

Only way for Toner to get over RWC omission is to 'play the house down'

Leo Cullen feels Devin Toner’s pain. But there’s not much time to lick the wounds.

All Blacks name strong XV as Hansen accuses Erasmus of pressuring referee

The Kiwis have gone for Ryan Crotty and Anton Lienert-Brown in midfield.

Addison remains at home with Larmour and Conway standing by for starts

Joe Schmidt will name his starting team to face Scotland at 7am Irish time on Friday.

'There was always going to be a bit of backlash. I don't read it' - Kleyn

The 121kg Munster second row took pride in making his Ireland debut last month.

Yesterday’s News

NFL star Antonio Brown will not face prosecution for alleged sexual assault

A statute of limitations issue prevents prosecutors in Pennsylvania from filing charges against the Patriots player.

Atleti battle back to hold Juventus, Real Madrid embarrassed by PSG

Elsewhere, Bayern Munich were comfortable winners against Red Star Belgrade.

City bounce back with comfortable Champions League win over Shakhtar

The English champions ran out 3-0 winners in their opening group game.

Annalise Murphy quits 49erFX Olympic campaign after World Cup 'wake-up call'

The Olympic silver medalist and Katie Tingle have parted ways but remain lifelong friends.

Spurs blow two-goal lead in Greece to begin Champions League campaign with a draw

Olympiacos battled back to earn a point at home to last year’s finalists.

From James McClean awarded €71k over defamatory remark made by former UUP councillor Back Of The Net

James McClean awarded €71k over defamatory remark made by former UUP councillor

McClean brought a defamation action against Chris McGimpsey.

Ed Joyce appointed permanent head coach of Ireland women on two-year deal

The former Irish batsman took up the position in an interim capacity in June.

'Fans shout at you like a monkey then ask for a photo' - Eto'o calls for racism to be eradicated from football

The retired striker spoke in the context of the non-punishment of Cagliari fans for racist chanting to Romelu Lukaku.

'They're smart rugby players who can play at speed': McFarland warns that Scottish threat won't fade in the wet

The Ulster boss worked under Gregor Townsend with both Glasgow and Scotland.

Van Dijk denies reports of new Liverpool contract

The club’s record singing has yet to open talks about a potential fresh deal.

JVG excited by O'Sullivan's potential after long-awaited Munster debut

The number eight is hoping to make a big impression this season after a serious knee injury.

'They took that right away from me' - Thomas says journalist told his parents about HIV status Speaking Out This post contains videos

'They took that right away from me' - Thomas says journalist told his parents about HIV status

The former Wales international revealed his diagnosis to the public last weekend.

Parrott on target against Olympiacos in Uefa Youth League opener In Form This post contains videos

Parrott on target against Olympiacos in Uefa Youth League opener

The Irish striker scored in a 1-1 draw for Tottenham’s U19s this afternoon, meaning he won’t be involved with the first team later.

Armagh propose Ulster winning captain for role of next GAA President

Jarlath Burns has entered the race for the position which will be chosen at GAA Congress 2020.

All-Ireland-winning Tipperary and Mourneabbey boss not ruling out vacant Cork job

Shane Ronayne: ‘It’s something that I was interested in before, but I genuinely haven’t given it a second’s thought.’

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