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Today’s News

Messi nets 30th goal of the season as Barcelona maintain seven point lead in La Liga

Ernesto Valverde’s men maintained their lead over Atletico Madrid on Saturday against Real Valladolid.

Consolation goal narrows margin but Laois dominate Offaly in midlands derby

Eddie Brennan’s men were in complete control for the majority of Saturday’s encounter.

Cork 17-year-old James Power scores first-round stoppage in third pro fight

Ireland’s youngest professional fighter took only seconds to record a third win in the paid ranks.

Stephen Bennett scores 1-8 as Déise blow away thirteen-man Carlow

Carlow faded in the second half with Bennett in fine form at Fraher Field.

At 40 years and 136 days-old, ex-Chelsea striker Pizarro becomes Bundesliga's oldest scorer

The Peru striker claimed his 195th Bundesliga goal in dramatic fashion for Werder Bremen.

'Forget titles' - Gerrard slams 'leaderless' Rangers following St Johnstone draw

The Ibrox boss was disappointed with his side’s showing at Ibrox and believes his charges now have no chance of winning the league.

'Worst pitch I've played on': Man City hero Phil Foden unimpressed with Newport surface

A pair of second-half strikes did not mean Phil Foden found Manchester City’s FA Cup trip to Newport County an enjoyable experience.

Horgan shoots 0-16 to secure first hurling league win for Cork as they see off Clare

Seamus Harnedy’s goal was also crucial in tonight’s encounter in Páirc Uí Rinn.

Late try from Jarrad Butler sees Connacht past Cheetahs and into third spot

A late penalty from Jack Carty and an even later try from Butler saw Andy Friend’s men prevail.

Carlow's Padraig Amond scores against Man City but Newport suffer FA Cup exit

Pep Guardiola’s men were 4-1 victors at Rondey Parade on Saturday with two late goals.

High-flying Ciara Mageean collects women's 3,000m title at National Indoor Championships

The Portaferry middle-distance runner provided another impressive display in Abbotstown on Saturday.

Statemale sees Rangers lose further ground in Scottish title race as St Johnstone snatch a point

Celtic are now five points ahead of their rivals with a game in hand.

As It Happened: Cork v Clare, National Hurling League Division 1A

The Rebels were looking to climb off the bottom of Division 1A as they hosted The Banner at Páirc Uí Rinn.

Mullinalaghta dream dies in Thurles as 14-man Dr Crokes book All-Ireland final spot

The Kerry champions prevailed despite a red card for Johnny Buckley on Saturday.

Deegan impresses with two tries as Leinster survive Zebre scare with bonus-point victory

Leo Cullen’s men came out on top at the Stadio Luigi Zaffanella on Saturday.

James McClean capitalises on comical Ipswich defending, Maguire and co held by O'Neill's Forest Irish Eye This post contains videos

James McClean capitalises on comical Ipswich defending, Maguire and co held by O'Neill's Forest

Meanwhile, Irish striker Simon Cox scored a hat-trick in League One today.

Joy for Irish trio as Millwall reach last 8 of FA Cup at the expense of Wimbledon

Aiden O’Brien, Alex Pearce and Shaun Williams all started in their side’s win over AFC Wimbledon.

Star-studded UCD bow out of Sigerson Cup as St Mary's triumph over defending champions

Two years after their Sigerson Cup final victory against UCD in 2017, St Mary’s overcame the defending champions again.

Alexis accused of losing his hunger while Mkhitaryan 'doesn't know what he is doing'

Two men who swapped places at Man United and Arsenal in January 2018 have been heavily criticised.

Midleton CBS end 13-year wait for Dr Harty Cup glory with final win over CBC Cork

Jason Hankard and Joe Stack struck the goals in either half for the winners in Pairc Ui Rinn.

Corofin advance to another All-Ireland decider with four-point win over Gaoth Dobhair

The champions were pushed hard by the Donegal outfit but booked their return to Croker with goals from Gary Sice and Martin Farragher.

Irish midfielder Richie Towell on target in Championship before 100th-minute equaliser

Dominic Iorfa’a goal in the final seconds meant Rotherham stayed in the relegation zone.

'Being over here as a family is special' - Farrell excited to succeed Schmidt

The 43-year-old takes over as Ireland head coach after this year’s World Cup.

Ashley Cole's first goal since returning to English football not enough for Derby to progress

Chris Hughton’s Brighton are into the FA Cup quarter-finals following a 2-1 win.

'I had no choice' - Ramos shocked by yellow card fuss

Uefa are investigating the central defender’s comments about his booking, but the Spaniard was not expecting the uproar.

Former team-mates Pogba and Lingard thriving at United but Morrison has no regrets

A man once held in the highest regard at Old Trafford has taken in a nomadic career while former youth team colleagues have become superstars.

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Funeral of footballer Emiliano Sala takes place in Argentina

The 28-year-old striker died in a plane crash on 21 January.

19-year-old Waterford-born midfielder makes the bench as Brighton bid for FA Cup quarter-final spot

Jayson Molumby is highly thought of at the Premier League club.

'The biggest crowd in years' - Pats' rousing win over Cork stirs enthusiasm

Three-and-a-half thousand people packed into Richmond Park for the opening night of the new season.

Ireland's Paul Dunne joins leader Per Langfors with Perth bye

With the stroke play ending on Saturday at the World Super 6 Perth, the duo were among the top eight.

Boost for Bayern Munich ahead of pivotal Liverpool clash

Kingsley Coman will be available to face the Premier League side, after an injury scare.

Scott and Thomas lead at rain-hit Riviera as Tiger Woods laments 'awful' putting

Meanwhile, Rory McIlroy finished the day on three under

Bang on the knee makes Farrell a concern for Ireland after Munster win

‘It was a bit of precaution but he also had a bit of pain so we just took him off straight away,’ said Johann van Graan.

Hogan's contact skills pushing Leinster players forward while avoiding injury

After winning the Champions Cup, Leinster decided to create a new position in their backroom team.

'He’s been one of the best players in the Premier League this season'

Jamie Carragher has been impressed by recent performances from Tottenham’s Son Heung-min.

Zola defends Chelsea's treatment of teenage starlet

Callum Hudson-Odoi reportedly handed in a transfer request last month following a £35 million offer from Bayern Munich.

Jack Byrne ignoring 'last chance saloon' talk after promising Rovers debut

The 22-year-old Dubliner helped the Hoops to see off Waterford last night at the RSC.

Steven Gerrard wants to tear up Scotland's plastic pitches

A quarter of Premiership games will take place on plastic surfaces this season.

Olympics dream drives Ireland Women's 7s after hitting new marker in Sydney

The Irish squad achieved a best-ever finish on the Series in Sydney a fortnight ago.

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