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Yesterday’s News

Ireland's Dunne enjoys strong start in Tenerife, Enoch's stunning opening ends in 'disappointing 65'
# Sunny Spain
# Sunny Spain

Ireland's Dunne enjoys strong start in Tenerife, Enoch's stunning opening ends in 'disappointing 65'

7 hours ago 1,808 Views 2 Comments

The Greystones man is among a strong Irish contingent in action at the Canary Islands Championship.

Arsenal crash out as Emery's Villarreal seal first-ever European final spot
# Europa League
# Europa League

Arsenal crash out as Emery's Villarreal seal first-ever European final spot

7 hours ago 5,415 Views 12 Comments

The La Liga outfit will face Manchester United in the decider.

Cavani bags brace as Man United reach Europa League final despite Roma loss
# Reds Go Marching On
# Reds Go Marching On

Cavani bags brace as Man United reach Europa League final despite Roma loss

8 hours ago 15,396 Views 46 Comments

Last week’s 6-2 victory at Old Trafford meant United already had one foot in the Gdansk finale – their first under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Nine of Limerick’s All-Ireland final starting team to play against Tipperary on Saturday
# The Starters
# The Starters

Nine of Limerick’s All-Ireland final starting team to play against Tipperary on Saturday

8 hours ago 4,645 Views 14 Comments

John Kiely’s side face the Premier county at LIT Gaelic Grounds.

Villa Park emerges as reported rival to Champions League final venue in Turkey

Villa Park emerges as reported rival to Champions League final venue in Turkey

8 hours ago 7,197 Views 10 Comments

The all-Premier League affair is currently scheduled to take place on 29 May at the Ataturk Stadium in Istanbul.

Some big names absent but Galway name exciting team to face Westmeath in hurling opener
# Tribesmen
# Tribesmen

Some big names absent but Galway name exciting team to face Westmeath in hurling opener

9 hours ago 6,451 Views 4 Comments

Conor Whelan captains the side for the Division 1A clash.

Jackman: 'I think it's a big mistake to bring Finn Russell ahead of Johnny Sexton'
# Pain And Mane
# Pain And Mane

Jackman: 'I think it's a big mistake to bring Finn Russell ahead of Johnny Sexton'

10 hours ago 12,189 Views 20 Comments

Bernard Jackman believes that if the Scot becomes the Lions’ Test out-half against the Springboks, they’re ‘dead.’

Ed Sheeran unveiled as Ipswich Town's new shirt sponsor
# Tractor Boy
# Tractor Boy

Ed Sheeran unveiled as Ipswich Town's new shirt sponsor

Updated 10 hours ago 38,139 Views 25 Comments

The global popstar, who hails from Suffolk, is backing his boyhood club for the 2021/22 season.

Ex-Aston Villa star Dalian Atkinson 'not in right mind' when tasered, father told police
# Trial
# Trial

Ex-Aston Villa star Dalian Atkinson 'not in right mind' when tasered, father told police

10 hours ago 1,724 Views 0 Comments

Today was the third day of the trial at Birmingham Crown Court in central England.

‘La Rochelle reminded me of what we are going to face in South Africa’
# Gatland
# Gatland

‘La Rochelle reminded me of what we are going to face in South Africa’

10 hours ago 13,400 Views 37 Comments

Warren Gatland has explained why James Ryan and Johnny Sexton missed out on selection for the Lions.

Newcastle owner Mike Ashley says ‘dark forces’ are working against club becoming a ‘powerhouse’
# Toon Army
# Toon Army

Newcastle owner Mike Ashley says ‘dark forces’ are working against club becoming a ‘powerhouse’

11 hours ago 3,678 Views 3 Comments

The club has taken Premier League to the Competition Appeal Tribunal over the collapse of the takeover of the club last year.

Players’ union boss warns that Manchester United’s 4-game week ‘is not physically possible’
# Taking Its Toll
# Taking Its Toll

Players’ union boss warns that Manchester United’s 4-game week ‘is not physically possible’

11 hours ago 7,545 Views 10 Comments

FIFPRO general secretary Jonas Baer-Hoffmann has often spoken about the unacceptable burden on players.

Time got the better of Sexton - not just Farrell, Russell and Biggar
# Lions
# Lions

Time got the better of Sexton - not just Farrell, Russell and Biggar

12 hours ago 34,983 Views 25 Comments

Irish captain’s omission from Warren Gatland’s squad was tough but at 35 his durability has come into question.

Pauw's Ireland set to start World Cup campaign with September trip to Georgia
# Georgia On Our Mind
# Georgia On Our Mind

Pauw's Ireland set to start World Cup campaign with September trip to Georgia

13 hours ago 1,211 Views 0 Comments

Ireland’s opening Group A fixture has been confirmed for 17 September.

GAAGo to stream the Allianz League games not broadcast on television
# Plenty To Watch
# Plenty To Watch

GAAGo to stream the Allianz League games not broadcast on television

13 hours ago 3,248 Views 4 Comments

The streaming platform has confirmed a return for all domestic viewers this year.

'It'll never work... The last thing the players want is not to play next Saturday'
# Speaking Out
# Speaking Out

'It'll never work... The last thing the players want is not to play next Saturday'

13 hours ago 5,904 Views 0 Comments

Cavan camogie manager Jimmy Greville says his players don’t want to be in a position where they may not fulfill fixtures.

'It’s due recognition for a man who has made a lot of sacrifices' - Connacht coach hails Aki's Lions inclusion
# Heading On Tour
# Heading On Tour

'It’s due recognition for a man who has made a lot of sacrifices' - Connacht coach hails Aki's Lions inclusion

14 hours ago 7,755 Views 19 Comments

It’s 38 years since Connacht last had a representative in the Lions squad.

Jenkins admits Lions coaches had concerns over Sexton's 'durability'
# Missed The Cut
# Missed The Cut

Jenkins admits Lions coaches had concerns over Sexton's 'durability'

15 hours ago 10,229 Views 23 Comments

The Ireland out-half was one of the headline omissions in Warren Gatland’s 37-man squad.

Eight Irishmen named in Lions squad as Sexton and Ryan miss out
# Johnny Sexton
# Johnny Sexton

Eight Irishmen named in Lions squad as Sexton and Ryan miss out

17 hours ago 94,548 Views 196 Comments

Tadhg Furlong, Tadhg Beirne, Conor Murray, Robbie Henshaw, Bundee Aki, Jack Conan, Andrew Porter and Iain Henderson make the plane.

Pfizer/BioNTech to directly provide vaccines for all Olympic athletes and support staff
# Tokyo Games
# Tokyo Games

Pfizer/BioNTech to directly provide vaccines for all Olympic athletes and support staff

Updated 18 hours ago 13,588 Views 34 Comments

The arrangement will be supplementary to any existing delivery agreements between Pfizer and the Irish government.

Returning Goggin one of eight changes to Munster team for visit of Ulster
# Fresh
# Fresh

Returning Goggin one of eight changes to Munster team for visit of Ulster

18 hours ago 9,890 Views 26 Comments

The 26-year-old centre will be partnered by Rory Scannell, with Damian de Allende on the bench and Chris Farrell missing out.

'It's shaving off a bit of the disc' - Ulster's Addison making strides after return from back surgery
# Back On Track
# Back On Track

'It's shaving off a bit of the disc' - Ulster's Addison making strides after return from back surgery

20 hours ago 4,545 Views 1 Comment

The versatile Ireland back had been out for 15 months.

Tight calls could be cruel to Irish contingent as Gatland finalises his Lions squad
# Waiting For The Call
# Waiting For The Call

Tight calls could be cruel to Irish contingent as Gatland finalises his Lions squad

Updated 21 hours ago 30,971 Views 37 Comments

The 36-man squad will be revealed at lunchtime on Thursday.

Former Australian rugby player and San Francisco 49er jailed for sexual assault
# Sentence
# Sentence

Former Australian rugby player and San Francisco 49er jailed for sexual assault

21 hours ago 11,263 Views 3 Comments

Jarryd Hayne was given a five-year sentence over the sexual assault of a woman at her home in 2018.

New Zealand weightlifter set to be first transgender athlete to compete at Olympics
# Historic
# Historic

New Zealand weightlifter set to be first transgender athlete to compete at Olympics

22 hours ago 9,993 Views 21 Comments

Laurel Hubbard is on the verge of reaching the Tokyo Olympics under coronavirus-enforced new qualifying rules.

'I was sick of getting beaten with Tipp all my life and it wasn’t going to happen today'
# Tommy Dunne
# Tommy Dunne

'I was sick of getting beaten with Tipp all my life and it wasn’t going to happen today'

22 hours ago 7,403 Views 1 Comment

Tommy Dunne reflects on the 2001 All-Ireland final in an extract from ‘Tipperary: Game Of My Life’.

Heffernan aiming to use interpros as platform for Ireland's summer Tests
# Out To Impress
# Out To Impress

Heffernan aiming to use interpros as platform for Ireland's summer Tests

23 hours ago 3,857 Views 6 Comments

The Connacht hooker was part of Andy Farrell’s Six Nations squad but didn’t get any gametime.

Who will step forward for Cork and Waterford hurlers as new goalkeeper era begins?
# Last Men Standing
# Last Men Standing

Who will step forward for Cork and Waterford hurlers as new goalkeeper era begins?

Thu 6:00 AM 8,381 Views 1 Comment

The retirement of Anthony Nash and departure of Stephen O’Keeffe means it is a time for change.

Wednesday 5 May, 2021

Chelsea dominate Real Madrid to set up all-English Champions League final
# Blue Is The Colour
# Blue Is The Colour

Chelsea dominate Real Madrid to set up all-English Champions League final

Wed 10:15 PM 26,870 Views 56 Comments

Timo Werner and Mason Mount set up Istanbul showdown against Manchester City.

'This isn't about those guys coming up the road. This is more about what Ulster are producing'
# Stuck In The Mud
# Stuck In The Mud

'This isn't about those guys coming up the road. This is more about what Ulster are producing'

Wed 8:00 PM 19,224 Views 52 Comments

Stephen Ferris pulled no punches when it came to his native province on this week’s Rugby Weekly Extra.

Kevin Sheedy and Mike Newell leave Waterford FC 'by mutual consent'
# The Blues
# The Blues

Kevin Sheedy and Mike Newell leave Waterford FC 'by mutual consent'

Wed 7:41 PM 10,141 Views 5 Comments

Head of academy Mike Geoghegan will take charge this weekend against Drogheda United.

Joe Marler ‘gutted’ after revealing he is not part of Lions squad
# Lions 2021
# Lions 2021

Joe Marler ‘gutted’ after revealing he is not part of Lions squad

Wed 7:07 PM 29,596 Views 6 Comments

The England prop’s name will be missing when Warren Gatland announces his 36-man squad to take on South Africa on Thursday.

'The sun does rise and there's always a way through things, using the people around you'
# Hope
# Hope

'The sun does rise and there's always a way through things, using the people around you'

Wed 7:03 PM 4,593 Views 0 Comments

Irish hockey international Grace O’Flanagan delves deeper into her story and mental health journey.

Manchester United face three games in five days as Liverpool match rescheduled
# They Go Again
# They Go Again

Manchester United face three games in five days as Liverpool match rescheduled

Wed 6:54 PM 11,512 Views 15 Comments

Sunday’s clash between the bitter rivals was called off due to United fans’ anti-Glazer protest and will now be played on Thursday 13 May.

Sam Bennett claims sixth win of the season with opening victory at Volta ao Algarve
# Sam The Man
# Sam The Man

Sam Bennett claims sixth win of the season with opening victory at Volta ao Algarve

Wed 6:17 PM 3,974 Views 3 Comments

Carrick-on-Suir man was first across the line in Portimao on Wednesday afternoon.

Rory McIlroy ‘very much against’ breakaway golf circuit
# Bad Idea
# Bad Idea

Rory McIlroy ‘very much against’ breakaway golf circuit

Wed 6:06 PM 5,038 Views 4 Comments

Meanwhile, the European Tour told the PA news agency it opposed the plans ‘in the strongest possible terms’.

Andre Villas-Boas set for World Rally Championship debut
# Pastures New
# Pastures New

Andre Villas-Boas set for World Rally Championship debut

Wed 5:43 PM 8,905 Views 0 Comments

The 43-year-old has been away from football since his departure from Ligue 1 side Marseille in February.

Dublin Marathon organisers 'cautiously optimistic' it will go ahead, as 'vaccination is key'
# Eyes On October
# Eyes On October

Dublin Marathon organisers 'cautiously optimistic' it will go ahead, as 'vaccination is key'

Wed 5:17 PM 11,183 Views 7 Comments

A decision will be announced on Friday, 25 June.

Former Australian Test cricketer victim of targeted kidnapping
# Concern
# Concern

Former Australian Test cricketer victim of targeted kidnapping

Wed 5:16 PM 4,372 Views 1 Comment

Police said that on 14 April Stuart MacGill was confronted by three men at an intersection and bundled into a vehicle.

Ex-Aston Villa star Dalian Atkinson threatened police officer, murder trial told
# Trial
# Trial

Ex-Aston Villa star Dalian Atkinson threatened police officer, murder trial told

Wed 4:45 PM 3,144 Views 0 Comments

The second day of a trial at Birmingham Crown Court in central England took place.

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