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Dublin: 3°C Tuesday 13 April 2021

Yesterday’s News

Super Bowl-winning wide receiver retires after brilliant career with New England Patriots
# Time To Go
# Time To Go

Super Bowl-winning wide receiver retires after brilliant career with New England Patriots

7 hours ago 3,124 Views 4 Comments

Julian Edelman won three Super Bowls in his 12 seasons with the Patriots.

France hooker out until June with broken tibia
# Sidelined
# Sidelined

France hooker out until June with broken tibia

7 hours ago 2,739 Views 0 Comments

Camille Chat will be sidelined for up to two months with a leg injury suffered in Racing 92′s European Champions Cup loss.

Ireland v France clash set to go ahead with government exemption
# Quarantine
# Quarantine

Ireland v France clash set to go ahead with government exemption

Updated 8 hours ago 5,805 Views 3 Comments

France is being added to the government’s quarantine list on Thursday.

Callum Robinson scores as West Brom boost slender survival hopes and Everton frustrated by Brighton
# Escape To Victory
# Escape To Victory

Callum Robinson scores as West Brom boost slender survival hopes and Everton frustrated by Brighton

Updated 8 hours ago 6,811 Views 6 Comments

Albion are eight points from Premier League safety with seven games left.

'Maybe I'm naive, but I'm going out to play France and I want to put on a big performance'
# Don't Mind The Gap
# Don't Mind The Gap

'Maybe I'm naive, but I'm going out to play France and I want to put on a big performance'

9 hours ago 24,983 Views 6 Comments

Eyes? Pressure? Les Bleues? Bring them all on, says Ireland’s 19-year-old star woman, Béibhinn Parsons.

Leinster have signed Samoa prop Michael Alaalatoa ahead of next season
# Tighthead
# Tighthead

Leinster have signed Samoa prop Michael Alaalatoa ahead of next season

10 hours ago 25,819 Views 78 Comments

The 29-year-old tighthead will join from the Crusaders in New Zealand.

Rangers-Celtic Cup tie among sports events moved to avoid clash with Duke of Edinburgh's funeral
# Mark Of Respect
# Mark Of Respect

Rangers-Celtic Cup tie among sports events moved to avoid clash with Duke of Edinburgh's funeral

Updated 12 hours ago 5,880 Views 14 Comments

A host of sporting fixtures in the UK have switched times to avoid overlapping with the ceremony.

Cricket Ireland temporarily suspend elite men's training after positive test for Covid-19
# Precaution
# Precaution

Cricket Ireland temporarily suspend elite men's training after positive test for Covid-19

12 hours ago 1,409 Views 0 Comments

The player has used only one training hub but has close contacts who have trained at other locations.

Blackmore: 'For me, in racing, the gender thing was never an issue – and I’ve just carried that forward'
# Just One Of The Greats
# Just One Of The Greats

Blackmore: 'For me, in racing, the gender thing was never an issue – and I’ve just carried that forward'

13 hours ago 4,136 Views 1 Comment

The Tipperary woman became the first woman to triumph in Aintree showpiece.

Munster and Ireland flanker Tommy O'Donnell announces retirement
# Tipp Top
# Tipp Top

Munster and Ireland flanker Tommy O'Donnell announces retirement

13 hours ago 32,500 Views 32 Comments

‘I feel it is the right time for me and my family to step away from rugby and this season will be my last.’

Has Josh van der Flier played himself into the Lions conversation?
# Form
# Form

Has Josh van der Flier played himself into the Lions conversation?

15 hours ago 11,316 Views 31 Comments

The Leinster openside’s form was discussed on today’s episode of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra.

Champions Galway to host Clare in National Camogie League opener
# Schedule
# Schedule

Champions Galway to host Clare in National Camogie League opener

15 hours ago 2,347 Views 0 Comments

The opening round of games is set for 15 May.

Cork to begin National League title defence (again) with Munster derby
# Fixtures
# Fixtures

Cork to begin National League title defence (again) with Munster derby

16 hours ago 2,727 Views 0 Comments

The Rebelettes will host Tipperary next month.

Spurs to take action after Son Heung-min racially abused following Man United defeat
# Unacceptable
# Unacceptable

Spurs to take action after Son Heung-min racially abused following Man United defeat

16 hours ago 9,273 Views 14 Comments

The South Korean was targeted both in replies to a tweet from Tottenham’s official account and in the comments section on his most recent Instagram post.

'Teacher's pet' emerges as Tuchel's star pupil
# Backing
# Backing

'Teacher's pet' emerges as Tuchel's star pupil

16 hours ago 6,225 Views 1 Comment

The Chelsea boss has acknowledged Mason Mount’s growing value to the team.

Tiger Woods says Matsuyama's Masters win has global golf impact
# Boost
# Boost

Tiger Woods says Matsuyama's Masters win has global golf impact

17 hours ago 5,429 Views 0 Comments

Meanwhile, the new champion hopes his success will inspire legions of Japanese golfers to follow his example

Leinster Rugby submit plans to assess use of rapid antigen testing for safe return of fans to the RDS
# Proposal
# Proposal

Leinster Rugby submit plans to assess use of rapid antigen testing for safe return of fans to the RDS

18 hours ago 16,777 Views 18 Comments

The capacity for this proof of concept match will be capped at 2,000 supporters.

'Ronan and Jono, two men we know very well, have been building a great side'
# Familiar Faces
# Familiar Faces

'Ronan and Jono, two men we know very well, have been building a great side'

18 hours ago 35,130 Views 16 Comments

Leo Cullen and Leinster will have to beat French opposition to win the Champions Cup.

Rainbow Cup to start this month with final call on South African sides to come
# Plans
# Plans

Rainbow Cup to start this month with final call on South African sides to come

19 hours ago 9,476 Views 4 Comments

The three rounds of derby games will go ahead as planned.

Scrum-half rejoins Leinster from Munster
# Return
# Return

Scrum-half rejoins Leinster from Munster

19 hours ago 18,321 Views 19 Comments

Nick McCarthy is returning to Leinster where his career started.

Solskjaer wants Cavani to stay after Spurs display
# Decision
# Decision

Solskjaer wants Cavani to stay after Spurs display

20 hours ago 5,020 Views 6 Comments

Cavani scored Man Utd’s second goal after having an earlier effort controversially ruled out.

New quarantine rules put Irish Open 'in trouble', says Shane Lowry
# Home Thoughts
# Home Thoughts

New quarantine rules put Irish Open 'in trouble', says Shane Lowry

22 hours ago 26,466 Views 19 Comments

And the reigning British Open champion is forced to look for a new caddie to help his title defence preparations.

Boston Celtics finish strongly to halt Denver Nuggets’ winning streak
# Hoops
# Hoops

Boston Celtics finish strongly to halt Denver Nuggets’ winning streak

22 hours ago 1,918 Views 0 Comments

It marked the hosts’ first loss since March 24, while the Celtics have won five of their last six games.

'It's time that we scored, that we win... We're getting closer' - Ireland boss Pauw
# Getting There
# Getting There

'It's time that we scored, that we win... We're getting closer' - Ireland boss Pauw

23 hours ago 2,062 Views 0 Comments

The women’s national team lost out to Belgium this weekend but are showing plenty of promise.

'They like to get in your face': Griggs' Ireland steel themselves for French pressure test
# W6N
# W6N

'They like to get in your face': Griggs' Ireland steel themselves for French pressure test

Mon 6:30 AM 2,375 Views 1 Comment

After their flying start in Wales, Ireland are preparing for a much tougher examination against France.

Matsuyama holds on to win the Masters and become the first Japanese male player to win a Major
# Augusta
# Augusta

Matsuyama holds on to win the Masters and become the first Japanese male player to win a Major

Updated Mon 12:05 AM 48,739 Views 20 Comments

Ireland’s Shane Lowry finished in a tie for 21st.

Sunday 11 April, 2021

'Maybe I will play the same team in Dortmund' - Pep Guardiola on Leeds selection choices
# Reaction
# Reaction

'Maybe I will play the same team in Dortmund' - Pep Guardiola on Leeds selection choices

Sun 11:03 PM 7,684 Views 6 Comments

The Premier League leaders came unstuck for only the second time in 29 games in all competitions on Saturday.

Hobbling Atletico reclaim La Liga top spot
# Honours Even
# Honours Even

Hobbling Atletico reclaim La Liga top spot

Sun 10:34 PM 6,517 Views 0 Comments

Atletico were in front after just five minutes when Belgian international Yannick Carrasco scored

'The only moment of happiness is when I'm at home' - Tennis' enfant terrible in remarkable outburst
# Angry
# Angry

'The only moment of happiness is when I'm at home' - Tennis' enfant terrible in remarkable outburst

Sun 10:32 PM 9,604 Views 0 Comments

Benoit Paire brought his horror show to mainland Europe on Sunday.

Ex-Italy rugby captain Cuttitta dies aged 54
# RIP
# RIP

Ex-Italy rugby captain Cuttitta dies aged 54

Sun 9:50 PM 10,813 Views 2 Comments

He competed in two World Cups in 1991 and 1995, and his country’s first matches in the Six Nations tournament which they joined in 2000.

Early goal defeats Ireland again but more encouraging signs ahead of World Cup qualifiers
# WNT
# WNT

Early goal defeats Ireland again but more encouraging signs ahead of World Cup qualifiers

Sun 9:02 PM 17,723 Views 4 Comments

Vera Pauw’s side suffered a 1-0 loss against Belgium.

Irish defender Egan makes first start since February as Arsenal prevail
# Winning
# Winning

Irish defender Egan makes first start since February as Arsenal prevail

Sun 8:58 PM 6,110 Views 1 Comment

The 28-year-old continued his recovery from a long-term injury.

'It’s very, very sad' - Mourinho left fuming with Solskjaer over Son Heung-min comments
# Hitting Back
# Hitting Back

'It’s very, very sad' - Mourinho left fuming with Solskjaer over Son Heung-min comments

Sun 8:39 PM 20,681 Views 16 Comments

Son Heung-min was involved in a controversial moment in the first half and post-match comments from Solskjaer riled former United boss Mourinho.

Jalibert against Ntamack as Bordeaux to play Toulouse in Euro Cup semis
# On Song
# On Song

Jalibert against Ntamack as Bordeaux to play Toulouse in Euro Cup semis

Updated Sun 7:27 PM 16,462 Views 21 Comments

Jalibert kicked a dramatic injury-time winning penalty for Bordeaux-Begles against Racing 92.

Forgotten man at Everton wants to 'make history' after nearly 2 years out
# Return
# Return

Forgotten man at Everton wants to 'make history' after nearly 2 years out

Sun 7:07 PM 15,230 Views 2 Comments

Jean-Philippe Gbamin has spoken of his desire to make his mark for the Toffees.

Man United beat Tottenham to heap pressure on Mourinho
# Report
# Report

Man United beat Tottenham to heap pressure on Mourinho

Sun 6:26 PM 37,428 Views 69 Comments

The result consolidates the Red Devils’ hold on second place while hurting Spurs’ top-four hopes.

Brendan Rodgers criticises Leicester trio after Covid-19 breach
# Unacceptable
# Unacceptable

Brendan Rodgers criticises Leicester trio after Covid-19 breach

Sun 5:56 PM 14,524 Views 7 Comments

Ayoze Perez, James Maddison and Hamza Choudhury were dropped for Sunday’s 3-2 defeat against West Ham.

As it happened: Belgium v Republic of Ireland, International Friendly
# Minute-by-Minute
# Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: Belgium v Republic of Ireland, International Friendly

Sun 5:50 PM 25,176 Views 4 Comments

Vera Pauw’s side suffered another defeat at the hands of Belgium.

Rangers move a step closer to invincible Premiership campaign
# Hard To Beat
# Hard To Beat

Rangers move a step closer to invincible Premiership campaign

Sun 5:38 PM 6,433 Views 3 Comments

Joe Aribo and Ryan Kent scored in the win over Hibernian.

Mouthwatering Champions Cup draw as Leinster pitted against La Rochelle in semis
# French Exchange
# French Exchange

Mouthwatering Champions Cup draw as Leinster pitted against La Rochelle in semis

Sun 5:33 PM 45,986 Views 60 Comments

Ulster will travel to Leicester Tigers in the semi-finals of the Challenge Cup.

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