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Today’s News

Lakers power past Heat in NBA Finals opener

After a 10-year absence from the championship series, the Lakers returned with a vengeance.

'I have a few knives in my back that I want to take away' - Giovagnoli and Dundalk on cusp of shock Europa League qualification

Dundalk face KI of Faroe Islands in Dublin tonight, with the winner progressing to the group stages of the Europa League.

Flexibility in all aspects key for Connacht as new season looms

The Clan Terrace was repurposed as the team’s meeting room over the summer.

Beirne's Munster ambition burns bright as he gets set for first clash with Scarlets

The Kildare man is set to face his old team for the first time since joining Munster.

'One Niall Quinn please!' The website offering Irish sport star shout-outs

Inspired by the limitations of the lockdown, the initiative has proved popular since launching just over eight weeks ago.

Gibson-Park concentrates on Leinster battle before worrying about Ireland caps

The 28-year-old scrum-half is heading into his fifth season with the province.

Yesterday’s News

Real Madrid limp to victory amid Eden Hazard's continued absence

A fortuitous goal from substitute Vinicius Junior earned them a 1-0 win over Real Valladolid this evening.

Diarmuid Connolly announces inter-county retirement to bring brilliant Dublin career to a close

Connolly has opted to walk away ahead of the resumption of inter-county action.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin continues hot streak with hat-trick in Everton’s cup win

A 4-1 win for Everton over West Ham tonight in the Carabao Cup.

Declan Kidney steers London Irish to Premiership win over Exeter Chiefs

Bryan Byrne helped himself to a try as Bristol recorded a resounding victory against Leicester Tigers.

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Molumby features for Brighton as Manchester United advance in the Carabao Cup

The 21-year-old Ireland international started in midfield on a disappointing night for the Seagulls.

Social media abuse became ‘too much for me’, says ex-England star and pundit Alex Scott

The footballer-turned-pundit says she is taking the hit of online abuse in order to pave the way for others.

Sterling double helps Manchester City bounce back from Leicester thumping

Kevin Long started for Burnley, but Jimmy Dunne was an unused sub following James Tarkowski’s return.

Sherlock and Myers-Murray point the way as St Finbarr's complete Cork semi-final line-up

St Finbarr’s will now play Castlehaven at the semi-final stage next Sunday.

Former Liverpool team-mate aiming to scupper Gerrard's Europa League hopes

Ryan Babel, now at Galatasaray, played alongside the Rangers manager at Anfield between 2007 and 2011.

Tottenham's Europa League opponents issue apology for offensive Kane comment

Maccabi Haifa’s Mohammad Abu Fani appeared to suggest that the England captain would be “on” his genitals.

Newcastle narrowly avoid major upset before booking quarter-final spot

Disappointment for Carlow man Padraig Amond, whose Newport County side lost via a penalty shootout.

'Live like Lynch would': Craig's legacy lives on as heartwarming challenge comes to a close

The Craig Lynch For Life Challenge has been a huge success.

Analysis: Limerick man Prendergast's influence getting best from Racing stars

The 43-year-old has earned an ever-growing reputation in French rugby.

Ireland and Spurs defender Doherty on new boss Mourinho and his 'constant battle' with Coleman Doc This post contains videos

Ireland and Spurs defender Doherty on new boss Mourinho and his 'constant battle' with Coleman

The Dubliner says working with Mourinho has ‘been a pleasure’ and feels he and Coleman could play in the same Ireland team.

Patrick Vieira's Nice sign Irish striker Deji Sotona from Manchester United

The 17-year-old rejected the Premier League club’s offer of a professional deal in favour of a move to France.

'Pressure is a privilege' - Giovagnoli admits Dundalk's Euro play-off is the biggest moment of his career

The Lilywhites face KI of the Faroe Islands tomorrow night for a place in the Europa League group stages.

Tuohy and O'Connor are the key Irish figures as 2020 AFL finals begin tomorrow

The Laois and Kerry duo will be in action for Geelong against Port Adelaide in the first qualifying final.

Ireland's Tour De France hero Sam Bennett won't defend his title at National Championships

The 29-year-old has confirmed his absence ahead of the weekend.

Bale left out of Wales squad for Ireland Nations League clash and England friendly

The now-Tottenham star also misses a game against Bulgaria.

'Delighted' - Irish striker Afolabi celebrates brilliant debut goal Instant Impact This post contains videos

'Delighted' - Irish striker Afolabi celebrates brilliant debut goal

The youngster scored for Dundee just hours after joining the club on loan from Celtic.

'We don't want the starting XV to be comfortable, we've got a very good crop of youngsters'

Munster’s Johann van Graan expects the likes of Craig Casey, John Hodnett, and Ben Healy to push for European starts.

Bertens leaves court in wheelchair after stormy Roland Garros clash

The tie featured 24 breaks of serve with the Dutch star firing 61 winners but committing 63 unforced errors.

'I don't know if I will have a quiet life as Barcelona coach after Messi's words' - Koeman

Koeman added that he was pleased to hear his star striker say that he wants to end his disputes with the club.

Davy Fitz: 'I don't think you can just pick two teams and throw them into a league final'

The Wexford boss feels the GAA should revisit the decision not to play the concluding stages of the Division 1 National Hurling League.

'I’m struggling to walk' - Williams' season could be over after fresh Achilles injury setback

Her wait to equal Margaret Court’s Grand Slam titles record goes on.

Ross Barkley joins Aston Villa on loan

The England international has found opportunities at free-spending Chelsea limited.

Jose Mourinho laughs off Eric Dier’s toilet break in Carabao Cup win

The England international excelled against Chelsea despite an unscheduled exit.

21-year-old Mick Schumacher to make his Formula 1 debut next week

Schumacher will take part in opening practice for the Alfa Romeo team at Nurburgring.

What can Rob Kearney expect from his final chapter with the Force?

The 34-year-old is joining a club that hopes to emerge as a real force in Aussie rugby.

Friend 'surprised, disappointed' by warm-up woes as Connacht ramp up to face Glasgow

“I know we’ve got the talent,” Friend said as he looked back on a heavy A inter-pro loss to Munster, “to me it’s a mental thing.”

Tuesday 29 September, 2020

Ferencváros end 25-year wait for Champions League group stages, Dynamo Kiev and Olympiakos also progress European Matters This post contains videos

Ferencváros end 25-year wait for Champions League group stages, Dynamo Kiev and Olympiakos also progress

And in Spain, Getafe jumped to the top of the La Liga table.

Messi wants to 'put an end to' Barcelona feuding after turbulent times

‘We must unite all Barcelona’s people and assume that the best is yet to come.’

Recalling schooldays admiring Kearney's prowess, and 'frustrating' Leinster selection battles

Josh van der Flier pays tribute to Rob Kearney as he prepares to join Australian side Western Force.

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