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Today’s News

Shamrock Rovers II lose league opener to Longford and Drogheda claim away win over Cobh

2-0 victories for Longford Town and Drogheda United tonight in First Division of the League Of Ireland.

Hazard injured as Real Madrid suffer shock defeat ahead of Man City tie and El Classico

Jose Luis Morales scored an eye-catching late winner to secure Levante a 1-0 win over Real Madrid, who trail Barcelona ahead of El Clasico.

No winning Belfast return for Pienaar as Ulster claim victory over Cheetahs

Tries from Ireland prop Tom O’Toole and winger Robert Baloucoune sent Ulster ten points clear of the Cheetahs.

13 point loss on opening night but Cavan footballers now flying high in Division 2 after latest win

A three-point win for Cavan over Fermanagh in tonight’s Ulster derby.

Both sides finish with 14 men as late Mannion goal steers Dublin to victory

Dublin snatched a one-point win at Croke Park.

Two goals from Connolly help league leaders Cork recover to defeat Tipperary

A 3-13 to 0-21 victory for the Rebels in Thurles this evening.

Ronaldo matches Batistuta and Quagliarella as Juventus goal glut continues

The Portuguese star was back on target against SPAL.

Jesus strikes late to see Man City past Leicester despite Aguero penalty miss

Pep Guardiola’s team now have a seven-point gap over the Foxes.

France remain on course for Six Nations Grand Slam after beating Wales in Cardiff

Les Bleus claimed a first win on Welsh soil since 2010.

13 yellows and 3 reds as O'Connor brothers lead Wexford to late win over Dublin

Jack O’Connor bagged a late goal while Rory O’Connor shot 0-4.

Haaland continues electric run of form with his 40th goal of the season

Borussia Dortmund picked up 2-0 win at Werder Bremen in the Bundesliga.

Robinson on target as West Brom hold on to lead at top of Championship table

Meanwhile Alan Browne scored the winner as Preston came from a goal down to beat Hull City at Deepdale.

Messi hits four as Barcelona gear up for massive week

Barca play away at in-form Napoli in the Champions League on Tuesday before facing title rivals Real Madrid next weekend.

Long nets for Saints but injury concern for Ireland's Stevens as he's withdrawn after wondergoal

The Ireland defender didn’t return for the second half after scoring a stunning goal.

Hayes the hat-trick hero as The Green end The Sem's reign to claim first Munster title since 2007

Tralee CBS fought off a late comeback by St Brendan’s of Killarney to seal provincial success in a thriller.

Hogg leads by example as Scotland beat Italy to pick up first Six Nations win

The visitors crossed for three tries at the Stadio Olimpico.

'The bench was the most pleasing thing' - Cullen salutes Leinster youngsters for passing Ospreys test

The Leinster boss also hailed the scrum as being a big weapon in victory at The Gnoll.

Malarky keeps up winning run for Tizzard and O’Neill

Earlier, Song For Someone produced a power-packed late thrust to get the better of a thrilling finish to the Betway Kingwell Hurdle.

Donegal book Ulster U20 semi-final spot after penalties as Galway advance to Connacht final

There was plenty of action in the Ulster and Connacht provinces today.

'It's not good enough, I'm sorry' - Lampard fumes after VAR botches Lo Celso red

‘It’s harder to speak about it when you’ve lost because people are claiming you’re just shouting, but maybe you need to shout…’

Mourinho: 'We don't have a striker and we have tired players - it's as simple as that'

Troy Parrott, deemed ‘not ready’ by his boss midweek, again missed out as Spurs looked blunt at the Bridge.

As it happened: Dublin v Wexford, Allianz Hurling League, Division 1, Group B

Davy Fitzgerald’s side snatched a two-point win at the death.

Goals from Archer and O'Dell lead Dublin past Meath into Leinster U20 final

The pair bagged 1-2 apiece in Parnell Park.

'We are chasing now' - Friend admits Connacht face uphill battle after Edinburgh loss

The head coach also provided an update on prop Finlay Bealham, who was taken off on a stretcher in the opening minutes.

'We showed real determination... The game became a bit of a farce'

Vinny Perth was pleased to see Dundalk overcome Shelbourne in difficult conditions at Tolka Park.

VAR officials admit mid-game that they made 'human error' in not red-carding Lo Celso

A challenge which for all the world looked like it warranted a red card went unpunished by VAR, who informed BT Sport mid-game that they got it wrong.

Giroud and Alonso back in favour as impressive Chelsea sink Spurs

It could have been worse for Tottenham as Giovani Lo Celso was fortunate to escape a red card.

'It means the world to me' - Toner set for first Ireland start since World Cup omission

The 33-year-old thought his Test career was over when he was left out of last year’s trip to Japan.

‘China move for Bale was 90% done’ claims Jiangsu Suning coach

The Wales international was heavily linked with a switch to Asia during the summer of 2019.

England primed for bruising encounter against Ireland's 'big pack' in London

Courtney Lawes was sporting a huge shiner at the English captain’s run today.

Brumbies break New Zealand duck to end Chiefs' winning start, Reds up and running in style

Australian Conference rivals the Brumbies and the Reds enjoyed big wins on Saturday, the leaders recovering from an outbreak of mumps.

Wes Hoolahan makes his long-awaited debut Down Under as Roy O'Donovan nets for the Jets

The 37-year-old has been out since September following ankle surgery, but finally made his Newcastle Jets bow today.

'I don’t know how you’re even still alive' - The ex-Ireland international who lived a nightmare

Former player Caroline Thorpe on how football helped save her.

McIlroy produces strong finish but slips three shots behind in Mexico

Three birdies in the last five holes saw McIlroy sign for a two-under-par 69. He’s three shots behind American leader Bryson DeChambeau.

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Fury and Wilder each weigh in well over a stone heavier than for original fight

Fury will take into the ring a 42-pound advantage over Wilder, if indeed it is an advantage at all.

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde: The two sides of Ryan McMenamin

Fermanagh boss is the ultimate outsider who broke the system.

'This game isn't just about rugby, it's about Irishness, we have to win'

What Ireland’s date with England means to the men who’ve played in the fixture, the country’s leading historian and the emigrant who ended up in Downing Street.

Ulster hope to build momentum as Pienaar returns to Belfast

Ulster planning to punish old boy and stay on track for play-offs.

Friends, ferocious competitors, captains, family men - Sexton and Farrell

The Ireland and England leaders are remarkably similar personalities and players.

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