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Today’s News

Finishing drills with Lowe just one part of Barry Daly's effort to build all-round game

The natural finisher will line out at fullback for the second time when Leinster welcome the Kings tonight.

Rory McIlroy seizes one-shot lead at WGC-Mexico

He fired an eight-under 63 to take the first-round lead at the WGC-Mexico Championship.

'He sat in front of me and said, 'Since when did you start worrying about your wife?" - Darby

The Offaly legend will feature on Laochra Gael next Wednesday.

Cooney proud of overcoming struggles and potholes to make international mark

The scrum-half had a nightmare journey to meet with Ulster before his switch from Connacht.

'I would have looked at Alexis Sanchez a lot...up until recently'

Cork City’s exciting new signing Daire O’Connor chats to The42.

'Rugby's always been my number one' - Dane looks to take chance in Italy

The Ulster scrum-half came through the ranks in Enniskillen to make her debut this year.

Mature Ireland U20s look to make it three from three in the Six Nations

Noel McNamara’s men take on Italy in Rieti this evening.

Yesterday’s News

'Emotions were raw and hurt was sky high' - Cassidy on replying to 'piss-up' tweet

The Gaoth Dobhair star has addressed that David Brady tweet.

Lift for under-fire Sarri as his Chelsea side stroll into Europa League last 16

Olivier Giroud, Ross Barkley and Callum Hudson-Odoi all scored second-half goals as Chelsea swept aside Malmo.

Special night ahead for Higgins as Mayo ring the changes for Dublin clash in Croker

150 not out for the star defender as James Horan makes six changes to his side.

'If this guy is clearly way better than everybody else in his peer group, then it makes sense' Foreign Investment This post contains videos

'If this guy is clearly way better than everybody else in his peer group, then it makes sense'

Andy Dunne and The42′s Murray Kinsella discuss Munster prospect Keynan Knox and the issue of recruiting players out of school abroad.

'She said, 'It's different... we're crying different tears today' - and we were'

Cork and Mourneabbey star defender Eimear Meaney is hungry for more after 2018.

World-title challenger Tennyson added to TG4 Irish-title bill on 30 March

The 25-year-old Belfast banger joins the Eric Donovan-headlined bill, a collaboration between competitors Boxing Ireland and Assassin.

Arsenal recover first-leg deficit to ease past BATE Borisov

Unai Emery’s side cruised through in the Europa League with a dominant display at the Emirates.

10-man Celtic crash out of Europe against Valencia

Kevin Gameiro made sure of his side’s place in the Europa League last 16 after Jeremy Toljan was sent off for the visitors.

Maguire in the hunt after encouraging start on first European Tour event as a pro

The Cavan native is seven off the lead at the Australian Ladies Classic.

The 31-year-old coach tasked with bringing back the glory days to Shelbourne Managing Expectations This post contains videos

The 31-year-old coach tasked with bringing back the glory days to Shelbourne

Ian Morris chats to The42 ahead of the new First Division season.

Dundalk recruit midfielder McKee on loan from Falkirk LOI

Dundalk recruit midfielder McKee on loan from Falkirk

The 26-year-old will remain in Louth until the summer.

Dates confirmed as Ireland paired with Germany and Ukraine in Euro 2021 qualifying draw

The campaign begins in August 2019 and finishes in October 2020.

'To any of his friends or team-mates, it's no great surprise' - Kerry hurler making Fitzgibbon Cup mark

Shane Conway’s exploits with UCC have been hugely impressive in recent weeks.

Big weekend for Irish MMA as Sky Sports broadcast Bellator card live from Dublin

The likes of James Gallagher, Peter Queally and Paul Redmond will all compete at the 3Arena on Saturday.

'It's something special when you prove someone wrong' - Joy Neville

Limerick woman Joy Neville has proven herself as a top-class referee.

'Outstanding' Ireland defender rewarded with new deal at Sheffield United

Dubliner Enda Stevens has signed on at the Championship high-fliers until the summer of 2022.

French midfielder joins Derry City from Greek Super League side

24-year-old Gianni Seraf has signed a one-year deal with the Candystripes.

UFC legend St-Pierre announces retirement after failed Khabib negotiations

The 37-year-old was a UFC champion in both the welterweight and middleweight divisions.

Manchester City fan in critical condition following Schalke post-match attack

The incident took place in the aftermath of City’s 3-2 win in the Champions League last night.

Sexton 'definitely hasn't played enough rugby to be at full tilt yet'

The Ireland out-half has only played twice so far this year and lasted just 23 minutes against Scotland.

Towell keen to make loan spell permanent as Brighton contract nears an end

The Irish midfielder wants to extend his stay with Championship club Rotherham United.

Leroy Sane 'sorry' for stunning free-kick against former club Mixed Emotions This post contains videos

Leroy Sane 'sorry' for stunning free-kick against former club

The Germany winger is a product of Schalke’s academy, but left the club for City in 2016.

Virgil van Dijk: I wasn't good enough to be a centre-half at 16

The Dutch defender admits he has developed his game at a rapid rate in recent years.

Robb returns, Fitzgerald brothers start for Connacht in Glasgow

Conor Fitzgerald starts at out-half alongside the 150-cap Kieran Marmion.

Rory McIlroy confirms he will miss 2019 Irish Open

The 29-year-old denied he was discrediting the event by not participating in it.

Debutant included in Leinster side to face Southern Kings

Rónan Kelleher will represent the province for the first time tomorrow.

Anscombe gets Gatland's out-half nod for Wales' huge clash with England

The Welsh welcome Eddie Jones’ side to Cardiff on Saturday in a Grand Slam eliminator.

O'Donoghue among the replacements in much-changed Munster line-up

The back-row forward is set to complete his comeback from injury in tomorrow night’s meeting with Ospreys.

Bayern boss says player faked cramps during Liverpool draw

The Bavarians’ manager has revealed that Javi Martinez strategically wasted time in Tuesday’s scoreless draw.

Fellaini claims he didn't leave Man United for the money

The Belgian midfielder says he has headed to China for a new challenge.

Diego Simeone apologises for crotch-clutching celebration Sorry This post contains videos

Diego Simeone apologises for crotch-clutching celebration

The Atletico Madrid coach enthusiastically responded to Jose Gimenez’s 78th-minute opener.

Exeter Chiefs duo drafted into England XV for Cardiff showdown with Wales

With Chris Ashton and Mako Vunipola injured, England head coach Eddie Jones has made two changes.

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