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'There is more to come from us' - Itoje backs Lions to improve for second Test
# Dominant
# Dominant

'There is more to come from us' - Itoje backs Lions to improve for second Test

6 minutes ago 162 Views 0 Comments

The second row was superb in the tourists’ win over the Boks last night.

'It was like a step back to being an athlete again. You re-appreciate it, and pass on that knowledge'
# Sonia
# Sonia

'It was like a step back to being an athlete again. You re-appreciate it, and pass on that knowledge'

1 hour ago 3,083 Views 0 Comments

21 years on from her Olympic silver medal in Sydney, Sonia O’Sullivan talks to The42 about passing the baton on, and much more.

'We don't feel that there's any opposition in that tournament that we can't beat'
# Sevens Heaven
# Sevens Heaven

'We don't feel that there's any opposition in that tournament that we can't beat'

1 hour ago 4,416 Views 8 Comments

Ireland begin their Olympic Sevens campaign tonight/tomorrow morning at 3am Irish time.

O'Leary celebrates with Kerry team-mates two weeks after serious car crash
# On The Way Back
# On The Way Back

O'Leary celebrates with Kerry team-mates two weeks after serious car crash

2 hours ago 20,814 Views 3 Comments

‘He was inside in the dressing-room with the lads and it is great,’ said Kerry boss Peter Keane. ‘He’s out of hospital and has started his recovery already.’

'I’m not sure I’ve been part of a squad with such a squad ethos' - Kerry savour latest Munster win
# David Moran
# David Moran

'I’m not sure I’ve been part of a squad with such a squad ethos' - Kerry savour latest Munster win

2 hours ago 5,754 Views 2 Comments

The experienced midfielder saw his team storm to Munster final glory today in Killarney.

Cork City advance in FAI Cup with shock win over Sligo Rovers
# Underdogs
# Underdogs

Cork City advance in FAI Cup with shock win over Sligo Rovers

2 hours ago 3,063 Views 2 Comments

Dale Holland struck a dramatic late winner to send Cork through.

Galway's collapse, how Mayo clicked into gear and Joyce's future
# Comment
# Comment

Galway's collapse, how Mayo clicked into gear and Joyce's future

4 hours ago 7,289 Views 6 Comments

5 talking points after today’s Connacht SFC final in Croke Park.

Tipperary power past Limerick to reach camogie championship knock-out stages
# Wrap
# Wrap

Tipperary power past Limerick to reach camogie championship knock-out stages

4 hours ago 3,850 Views 0 Comments

Elsewhere Kilkenny beat Westmeath, Cork edged past Down and Waterford got the better of Dublin.

Kerry hammer Cork by 22 points to land Munster football title in style
# Champions
# Champions

Kerry hammer Cork by 22 points to land Munster football title in style

4 hours ago 16,348 Views 33 Comments

An All-Ireland semi-final on the weekend of 14-15 August now awaits Peter Keane’s team.

USA lose first men's Olympic basketball game since 2004
# Upset
# Upset

USA lose first men's Olympic basketball game since 2004

4 hours ago 9,791 Views 10 Comments

NBA All-Star Kevin Durant was held to just 10 points in the first-round game against France.

'How someone can't see what happened is beyond me' - Joyce fumes at Walsh challenge
# Injury
# Injury

'How someone can't see what happened is beyond me' - Joyce fumes at Walsh challenge

5 hours ago 23,067 Views 14 Comments

Shane Walsh had to have an injection in his shoulder at half-time after an off-the-ball incident.

Leona Maguire shoots stunning 61 to equal lowest round in major history
# Hot Streak
# Hot Streak

Leona Maguire shoots stunning 61 to equal lowest round in major history

5 hours ago 11,072 Views 8 Comments

The Cavan golfer hit 10 birdies on the final day at the Amundi Evian Championship.

As it happened: Kerry v Cork, Munster SFC final
Live 6 hours ago

As it happened: Kerry v Cork, Munster SFC final

Mayo storm back to beat Galway in Connacht final after trailing by five at half-time
# Turnaround
# Turnaround

Mayo storm back to beat Galway in Connacht final after trailing by five at half-time

6 hours ago 21,861 Views 32 Comments

James Horan’s side outscored Galway by 2-8 to 0-3 in the second-half.

Champions Brazil held as Gignac rescues France in Olympic football
# Wrap
# Wrap

Champions Brazil held as Gignac rescues France in Olympic football

6 hours ago 5,627 Views 0 Comments

France would have been staring at an early exit with a slip-up against South Africa.

'I was wrong' - Dutch cyclist finishes second in road race, thinks she's won Olympic gold
# Confusion
# Confusion

'I was wrong' - Dutch cyclist finishes second in road race, thinks she's won Olympic gold

7 hours ago 13,397 Views 5 Comments

Annemiek van Vleuten thought she had won gold when she crossed the line 75 seconds after Anna Kiesenhofer.

'It's heartbreaking' – Dublin fighter Emmet Brennan beaten by Dilshod Ruzmetov
# Boxing
# Boxing

'It's heartbreaking' – Dublin fighter Emmet Brennan beaten by Dilshod Ruzmetov

8 hours ago 10,567 Views 12 Comments

Brennan lost to the Uzbekistan fighter by unanimous decision.

Four-time Irish Olympian Holstein and Sambuca produce spectacular Dressage routine but fall short
# Equestrian
# Equestrian

Four-time Irish Olympian Holstein and Sambuca produce spectacular Dressage routine but fall short

Updated 8 hours ago 9,429 Views 2 Comments

An emotional tribute was also paid to the late Tiggy Hancock.

As it happened: Mayo v Galway, Connacht SFC final
Live 9 hours ago

As it happened: Mayo v Galway, Connacht SFC final

Lions and Boks will both consider changes ahead of Test two
# Selection
# Selection

Lions and Boks will both consider changes ahead of Test two

9 hours ago 10,543 Views 7 Comments

The hosts struggled up front in the first Test last night.

Mona McSharry qualifies for 100m breaststroke semi-finals, but disappointment for Danielle Hill
# Mixed Bag
# Mixed Bag

Mona McSharry qualifies for 100m breaststroke semi-finals, but disappointment for Danielle Hill

10 hours ago 4,656 Views 1 Comment

Hill finished 25th in the overall standings of the 100m backstroke heats.

Irish international Jason Knight ruled out of World Cup qualifiers through injury
# Blow
# Blow

Irish international Jason Knight ruled out of World Cup qualifiers through injury

11 hours ago 6,876 Views 12 Comments

Derby County manager Wayne Rooney has confirmed that the 20-year-old will be out for ‘eight to 12 weeks’ with an ankle injury.

'She didn't realise she was that talented' - how a Cork bullet became Ireland's fastest woman
# Balineen Bullet
# Balineen Bullet

'She didn't realise she was that talented' - how a Cork bullet became Ireland's fastest woman

12 hours ago 33,896 Views 12 Comments

Phil Healy is ready for her first Olympic Games. This is how she got on track.

'To officially be an Olympian is just amazing, it’s surreal' - 19-year-old Cork star delighted with debut
# Mystic Meg
# Mystic Meg

'To officially be an Olympian is just amazing, it’s surreal' - 19-year-old Cork star delighted with debut

12 hours ago 4,757 Views 1 Comment

From the Leaving Cert to Tokyo, gymnast Meg Ryan has wrapped up her Olympic qualification competition.

John Rahm and Bryson DeChambeau test positive for Covid-19, out of the Olympic Games
# Withdrawal
# Withdrawal

John Rahm and Bryson DeChambeau test positive for Covid-19, out of the Olympic Games

Updated 13 hours ago 12,920 Views 12 Comments

Patrick Reed has been called up as a replacement for DeChambeau.

Olympic rowing schedule disrupted by incoming storm
# Brewing
# Brewing

Olympic rowing schedule disrupted by incoming storm

13 hours ago 3,459 Views 0 Comments

Sanita Puspure’s semifinal has been rescheduled as a result.

A brilliant column from Tokyo, the career of Ger Canning and the week's best sportswriting
# Read The Game
# Read The Game

A brilliant column from Tokyo, the career of Ger Canning and the week's best sportswriting

13 hours ago 3,767 Views 2 Comments

Plus, an interesting read on cheating in sport, which was shared in our The42 Members’ Behind The Lines WhatsApp group.

Jegou bounces back from nightmare first run to qualify for canoe slalom semi-finals
# Recovery
# Recovery

Jegou bounces back from nightmare first run to qualify for canoe slalom semi-finals

13 hours ago 4,550 Views 1 Comment

He has progressed despite finding himself bottom of the rankings after the first run.

'Even though Craig wasn't around, he was very much part of their journey to ensure they got there'
# Legacy
# Legacy

'Even though Craig wasn't around, he was very much part of their journey to ensure they got there'

14 hours ago 20,109 Views 1 Comment

Two of Jeremy Lyons’ athletes at Dublin Sprint Club, Sophie Becker and Cillín Greene, are at the Olympic Games. The late Craig Lynch’s legacy will always live on in the group.

Annalise Murphy improves in second race after slow start in Laser Radial sailing
# Laser Focus
# Laser Focus

Annalise Murphy improves in second race after slow start in Laser Radial sailing

Updated 14 hours ago 5,858 Views 0 Comments

The still conditions made it a tricky start for the Rio medalist.

'Refreshed' Osaka wins on return, Barty shocked in first round in Tokyo, Andy Murray withdraws from men's singles
# Tennis
# Tennis

'Refreshed' Osaka wins on return, Barty shocked in first round in Tokyo, Andy Murray withdraws from men's singles

Updated 14 hours ago 7,943 Views 3 Comments

World number one Barty was beaten by Spain’s Sara Sorribes Tormo.

5 talking points ahead of today's Connacht final between Mayo and Galway
# Comment
# Comment

5 talking points ahead of today's Connacht final between Mayo and Galway

14 hours ago 7,155 Views 10 Comments

The big game at Croke Park today throws-in at 1.30pm.

Olympics Breakfast: Mixed results for Ireland in the early hours of the second day at Tokyo 2020
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Olympics Breakfast: Mixed results for Ireland in the early hours of the second day at Tokyo 2020

15 hours ago 52,531 Views 8 Comments

All you need to know about the overnight action on day two of the Olympic Games.

No medal race for Irish pair Byrne and Doyle as they finish last in semi-final
# Out Of Contention
# Out Of Contention

No medal race for Irish pair Byrne and Doyle as they finish last in semi-final

17 hours ago 4,691 Views 1 Comment

The Irish pair were tipped as medal contenders in Tokyo.

Medal hopes remain on course as Sanita Puspure eases to Olympic semi-finals
# Dominant
# Dominant

Medal hopes remain on course as Sanita Puspure eases to Olympic semi-finals

18 hours ago 4,900 Views 1 Comment

Puspure won her quarter-final in the women’s single sculls in Tokyo this morning.

Fine Irish rowing form continues with double repechage success
# Progress
# Progress

Fine Irish rowing form continues with double repechage success

Updated 19 hours ago 4,238 Views 0 Comments

The women’s pair Monika Dukarska and Aileen Crowley and the lightweight duo of Aoife Casey and Margret Cremen delivered the results they needed.

Yesterday’s News

Scully hits a record score as Laois come from behind to beat Westmeath
# Battle For Survival
# Battle For Survival

Scully hits a record score as Laois come from behind to beat Westmeath

23 hours ago 11,608 Views 3 Comments

PJ Scully scored 17 points – the most by a Laois hurler in a league match – as Laois stay up in Division 1 of the Allianz HL.

Wijnaldum: Social media abuse reason for Liverpool exit
# DISAPPOINTED
# DISAPPOINTED

Wijnaldum: Social media abuse reason for Liverpool exit

Sat 9:42 PM 22,442 Views 30 Comments

The midfielder joined Paris Saint-Germain this summer after leaving Liverpool on a free transfer.

Lawes, Itoje, and Conan to the fore as Lions pull off comeback win
# Standouts
# Standouts

Lawes, Itoje, and Conan to the fore as Lions pull off comeback win

Sat 9:15 PM 20,745 Views 19 Comments

The England lock was named player of the match.

'I 100% agree with the TMO call' - Springboks refuse to lay blame with officials
# Win Some Lose Some
# Win Some Lose Some

'I 100% agree with the TMO call' - Springboks refuse to lay blame with officials

Sat 9:07 PM 18,911 Views 8 Comments

Jacques Nienaber said he had no complaints despite seeing his team fall on the wrong side of a number of tight calls.

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