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Today’s News

Man City come from behind against Aston Villa to close in on Premier League title
# Breaking From The Pack
# Breaking From The Pack

Man City come from behind against Aston Villa to close in on Premier League title

8 minutes ago 247 Views 0 Comments

Phil Foden starred as both sides were reduced to 10 men.

Bournemouth consolidate Championship play-off spot as Reading's promotion hopes suffer blow
# Wrap
# Wrap

Bournemouth consolidate Championship play-off spot as Reading's promotion hopes suffer blow

20 minutes ago 328 Views 0 Comments

Elsewhere, Wycombe kept their slim survival hopes alive with a do-or-die win against Bristol City.

'The whole Pro14 Rainbow Cup has turned into a mishmash competition'
# Celtic League
# Celtic League

'The whole Pro14 Rainbow Cup has turned into a mishmash competition'

34 minutes ago 1,927 Views 4 Comments

Former Wales captain Sam Warburton thinks the Pro14 is making too many changes.

Leigh Griffiths leaves it late as Celtic snatch draw at Aberdeen
# Scotland
# Scotland

Leigh Griffiths leaves it late as Celtic snatch draw at Aberdeen

34 minutes ago 611 Views 0 Comments

Elsewhere Liam Craig scored a late penalty as St Johnstone denied Rangers

Bilbao dropped as Euro 2020 host by UEFA - Basque authorities
# Unhappy
# Unhappy

Bilbao dropped as Euro 2020 host by UEFA - Basque authorities

41 minutes ago 1,043 Views 0 Comments

The Local Organising Committee has hit out at Uefa’s “unilateral” decision and are seeking compensation.

As debate over long-term future continues, Ireland must make short-term progress
# Analysis
# Analysis

As debate over long-term future continues, Ireland must make short-term progress

1 hour ago 3,542 Views 0 Comments

Ciara Griffin and co. were poor in a number of areas during last weekend’s hammering by France.

Maguire four shots off the lead in Los Angeles after first round on LPGA Tour
# Golf
# Golf

Maguire four shots off the lead in Los Angeles after first round on LPGA Tour

1 hour ago 1,180 Views 2 Comments

The Cavan native fired a 69 in her opening round.

The Super League has collapsed at the end of 'football's craziest 48 hours' - What happens now?
# Recounting The Drama
# Recounting The Drama

The Super League has collapsed at the end of 'football's craziest 48 hours' - What happens now?

2 hours ago 9,091 Views 12 Comments

We look at why the Super League proposal collapsed, and the changes it may bring to football.

Ryan Mason makes winning start as Spurs’ focus switches back to Premier League
# Back To Basics
# Back To Basics

Ryan Mason makes winning start as Spurs’ focus switches back to Premier League

2 hours ago 4,128 Views 4 Comments

It has been a tumultuous 72 hours for Tottenham following the departure of Jose Mourinho and European Super League shame.

Kerry drawn with Meath and Down in Joe McDonagh Cup, Offaly to face Sligo in Christy Ring opener
# Hurling Tiers
# Hurling Tiers

Kerry drawn with Meath and Down in Joe McDonagh Cup, Offaly to face Sligo in Christy Ring opener

3 hours ago 2,461 Views 9 Comments

The draws for the hurling competitions were made this evening.

Taking a knee and other forms of athlete protest to be banned at Tokyo Olympics
# Vote
# Vote

Taking a knee and other forms of athlete protest to be banned at Tokyo Olympics

3 hours ago 1,401 Views 3 Comments

The IOC has approved a recommendation from its own Athletes’ Commission to curtail the right to protest on the field of play.

'We apologise unreservedly': Joel Glazer vows to rebuild trust in open letter to Man United fans
# Super Sorry
# Super Sorry

'We apologise unreservedly': Joel Glazer vows to rebuild trust in open letter to Man United fans

5 hours ago 14,891 Views 35 Comments

United, like the other English clubs involved, have been forced into an hasty and embarrassing retreat.

Ireland's Six Nations game against Italy switched to Dublin to avoid quarantine restrictions
# Change Of Plans
# Change Of Plans

Ireland's Six Nations game against Italy switched to Dublin to avoid quarantine restrictions

5 hours ago 2,919 Views 3 Comments

Third/fourth-place playoff will now take place in Donnybrook on Saturday.

'A real coup' as Connacht sign Irish-qualified Hansen from Brumbies
# Mack's Back
# Mack's Back

'A real coup' as Connacht sign Irish-qualified Hansen from Brumbies

6 hours ago 13,911 Views 15 Comments

Versatile back will arrive at the Sportsground this summer on a two-year deal.

'Most important for them is the money' - Barcelona boss Koeman slams Uefa
# Super League
# Super League

'Most important for them is the money' - Barcelona boss Koeman slams Uefa

6 hours ago 11,206 Views 6 Comments

The European governing body is pushing forward with a plan to expand the Champions League from 32 to 36 teams.

‘June is too soon’ – Varadkar doubts Dublin will host Euro 2020 matches
# Unlikely
# Unlikely

‘June is too soon’ – Varadkar doubts Dublin will host Euro 2020 matches

Updated 7 hours ago 13,026 Views 24 Comments

Ireland’s capital city is set to be stripped of the games this Friday.

‘Big Six’ could yet face Premier League punishment over Super League plans
# Payback
# Payback

‘Big Six’ could yet face Premier League punishment over Super League plans

7 hours ago 6,075 Views 19 Comments

The six English clubs have withdrawn from the competition in the wake of fan protests.

Paul Townend continuing Punchestown fitness fight
# Moon Boy
# Moon Boy

Paul Townend continuing Punchestown fitness fight

8 hours ago 2,358 Views 3 Comments

Rider is having a protective boot made ahead of Festival.

Atletico Madrid and Italian clubs follow English exodus to leave Super League in ruins
# Dead In The Water
# Dead In The Water

Atletico Madrid and Italian clubs follow English exodus to leave Super League in ruins

Updated 9 hours ago 7,086 Views 12 Comments

The group of 12 is now down to just two — Real Madrid and Barcelona.

'You were very clear it would not stand' - Liverpool owner apologises to fans over Super League
# Hands Up
# Hands Up

'You were very clear it would not stand' - Liverpool owner apologises to fans over Super League

Updated 10 hours ago 26,821 Views 44 Comments

John W Henry said in a video on Twitter that the project would only have worked with the support of fans.

Sonia O'Sullivan 'looking forward' to new role coaching Nike athletes in the US
# Stateside
# Stateside

Sonia O'Sullivan 'looking forward' to new role coaching Nike athletes in the US

11 hours ago 5,100 Views 4 Comments

The Iegendary Irish runner is heading from Melbourne to a training camp in Portland, Oregon.

Pro14 confirm that the South African teams are out of the Rainbow Cup
# No Go
# No Go

Pro14 confirm that the South African teams are out of the Rainbow Cup

12 hours ago 9,158 Views 24 Comments

Tournament organisers insist this will not affect the long-term partnership with SA Rugby.

European Super League considering steps 'to reshape project' as six English clubs withdraw
# Options
# Options

European Super League considering steps 'to reshape project' as six English clubs withdraw

14 hours ago 5,978 Views 2 Comments

Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham, Arsenal and Chelsea all withdrew from the project on Tuesday night.

'In sport, I could walk like a giant. Outside it, my head went down:' The remarkable life of Jackie McCarthy-O'Brien
# Trailblazers
# Trailblazers

'In sport, I could walk like a giant. Outside it, my head went down:' The remarkable life of Jackie McCarthy-O'Brien

14 hours ago 15,554 Views 3 Comments

In the penultimate instalment of our ‘Trailblazers’ series, we speak to the former Ireland rugby and soccer international who led the way for mixed race players.

10 tips to avoid injury for players and coaches returning to GAA training
# Be Ready To Play
# Be Ready To Play

10 tips to avoid injury for players and coaches returning to GAA training

14 hours ago 8,185 Views 4 Comments

‘Most injuries occur from doing too much, too fast after doing too little for too long.’

'I haven’t played enough' - O'Mahony feels another Lions tour is out of reach
# Game Time
# Game Time

'I haven’t played enough' - O'Mahony feels another Lions tour is out of reach

16 hours ago 12,688 Views 28 Comments

The Munster captain hopes to feature in Ireland’s tour of the Pacific Islands if it goes ahead.

Yesterday’s News

Premier League clubs withdraw from European Super League plans
# Change Of Heart
# Change Of Heart

Premier League clubs withdraw from European Super League plans

Updated 23 hours ago 86,664 Views 96 Comments

Owner Roman Abramovich is understood to have driven Chelsea’s decision.

Bayern on verge of ninth straight Bundesliga title with 10 point lead
# German Champs
# German Champs

Bayern on verge of ninth straight Bundesliga title with 10 point lead

23 hours ago 2,653 Views 5 Comments

The title will be guaranteed with a win at Mainz on Saturday.

Chelsea held to drab draw on turbulent night off the pitch at Stamford Bridge
# Not So Super
# Not So Super

Chelsea held to drab draw on turbulent night off the pitch at Stamford Bridge

23 hours ago 5,196 Views 4 Comments

Kick-off was delayed after Chelsea fans gathered to protest the club’s decision to join the Super League.

Longford end losing run by holding Finn Harps to draw
# Stalemate
# Stalemate

Longford end losing run by holding Finn Harps to draw

23 hours ago 2,087 Views 1 Comment

The visitors couldn’t find way past Longford goalkeeper Mick Kelly.

95th minute Mandroiu winner hands Shamrock Rovers dramatic victory over Drogheda
# Match Winner
# Match Winner

95th minute Mandroiu winner hands Shamrock Rovers dramatic victory over Drogheda

Tue 10:26 PM 3,530 Views 1 Comment

Mandroiu’s header arrived for the champions in the 95th minute.

Dundalk's struggles continue as Derry come from behind to claim a point
# Candystripes
# Candystripes

Dundalk's struggles continue as Derry come from behind to claim a point

Tue 10:24 PM 2,139 Views 1 Comment

Cameron McJannet cancelled out David McMillan’s goal at the Brandywell.

Sligo pounce with two late goals to take the spoils away against Bohemians
# Bit O Red
# Bit O Red

Sligo pounce with two late goals to take the spoils away against Bohemians

Tue 10:15 PM 2,945 Views 1 Comment

A 3-1 win for the Bit O’Red tonight at Dalymount Park.

'We don't want it to happen' - Henderson leads Liverpool players in united front against Super League
# Speaking Up
# Speaking Up

'We don't want it to happen' - Henderson leads Liverpool players in united front against Super League

Tue 10:03 PM 20,335 Views 28 Comments

A number of the club’s squad have posted identical messages on social media.

Burns hits winner for St Pat's as Mike Newell sent to stands for arguing about the colour of sock tape
# Super Saints
# Super Saints

Burns hits winner for St Pat's as Mike Newell sent to stands for arguing about the colour of sock tape

Tue 9:54 PM 4,214 Views 2 Comments

It was a comfortable night at the office for the Saints who were rarely troubled by a lifeless Waterford attack.

Watford take big step towards Premier League, setback for Swansea and Derby lose again
# On The Up
# On The Up

Watford take big step towards Premier League, setback for Swansea and Derby lose again

Tue 9:27 PM 3,350 Views 0 Comments

Dan Gosling hit the winner at Carrow Road.

Ed Woodward resigns as Manchester United executive vice-chairman
# Shock Move
# Shock Move

Ed Woodward resigns as Manchester United executive vice-chairman

Updated Tue 9:24 PM 58,322 Views 47 Comments

Woodward’s exit has been confirmed by the club this evening.

Alex Ferguson's Aintree winner set to run in Punchestown Gold Cup
# Clan Des Obeaux
# Clan Des Obeaux

Alex Ferguson's Aintree winner set to run in Punchestown Gold Cup

Tue 8:50 PM 4,521 Views 0 Comments

Connections opt against running Clan Des Obeaux at Sandown.

Kerry All-Ireland football winner Crowley retires from inter-county game
# Time To Go
# Time To Go

Kerry All-Ireland football winner Crowley retires from inter-county game

Tue 8:12 PM 10,512 Views 5 Comments

Peter Crowley made his championship debut for Kerry in 2012 against Tipperary.

Cora Staunton keeps getting better. How?
# Evergreen And Red
# Evergreen And Red

Cora Staunton keeps getting better. How?

Tue 8:00 PM 10,596 Views 4 Comments

The Mayo great will turn 40 this year but continues to set standards and post ever-improving stats in Australia.

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