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One of Willie Mullins' forgotten stars could return to action at Punchestown

Douvan hasn’t run since last year’s Punchestown Festival.

Weekend tips: Present Man a gift with Bryony Frost on board at Sandown

There’s plenty of action this weekend, writes Thom Malone.

Lansdowne bid for dramatic turnaround, exams hamper Trinity as AIL enters semi-final stage

Clontarf and Cork Con will hope to advance to next week’s decider in front of their home fans.

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Bolton players threaten to boycott final two Championship fixtures over unpaid wages

The Lancashire side have been relegated to League One after a campaign of struggle, during which there has been ownership issues.

Man United's obsession with their own past only leaving them further behind their rivals

In the absence of any forward-thinking, the club have fallen in love with their own myth.

Solskjaer confident that Pogba will stay at Man Utd

The Frenchman fuelled speculation linking him with a move to Real Madrid last month

'There was just blood everywhere... I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy' 7s

'There was just blood everywhere... I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy'

Greg O’Shea has overcome injury and disappointment with Munster to become an Ireland 7s star.

'It's not fair' - Pochettino envies Ajax's Champions League semi-final preparation

Dutch football authorities postponed this weekend’s Eredivisie fixtures to aid Ajax’s bid to reach the final.

Donegal club given appeal hearing date over proposed eight-week ban for hosting soccer charity event

Naomh Colmcille have been cited by the Donegal county management for permitting a fundraising soccer tournament to be played on their grounds.

'No friendships on the pitch' as Liverpool reunion looms for Suarez

The former Reds forward will put aside past allegiances to help fire Barcelona into the Champions League final.

End of 11-year drought gives Woods renewed belief he can catch Nicklaus' major record

The 42-year-old claimed the Masters this month and brought his tally up to 15 — just three off his compatriot.

'I’m like a bad smell, I'm going nowhere' - Ruby rejects retirement rumours

The champion jockey is focused on next week’s Punchestown Festival.

'I thought Keane was brilliant in his analysis and actually tore Neville to bits'

John Giles has also questioned Paul Pogba’s inclusion in the PFA Team of the Season.

All-weather Dundalk deserves to be put on the right track for future success

The Co Louth venue is hugely important to Irish racing, writes Johnny Ward.

'Disgraceful' - Ex-FAI boss calls for investigation into association's ticketing deals

Brendan Menton also believes Fifa should step in to take temporary control of the FAI through a normalisation committee.

Retiring Cave captains Ulster against Leinster as both provinces hold stars back for big games ahead

Ulster have a Pro14 quarter-final against Connacht to come next weekend, while Leinster are resting up for Saracens.

JVG names strong team for Connacht inter-pro as Munster chase Pro14 top spot

Connacht, meanwhile, hand a first start to academy out-half Conor Dean at Thomond Park.

Laois native set for first taste of AFL action in 2019 after absence with knee injury

Zach Tuohy will make his comeback for Geelong on Sunday.

Ex-France captain Ibañez to be les Bleus manager after World Cup

The 98-times capped hooker has been lined up by Bernard Laporte.

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Sevu Reece stars as rampant Crusaders trounce Lions

The Crusaders’ bid for a third straight Super Rugby title is gathering momentum.

'I've had to be patient but those days in Europe are what it's all about'

After making his first Champions Cup appearance since 2017 last weekend, Michael Bent is hoping to play a part in Leinster’s run-in.

All Blacks secure long-term future of Crusaders out-half Mo'unga

The 24-year-old has made nine appearances for the All Blacks.

Liverpool skipper sees ‘anticipation rather than desperation’ as Reds embrace title pressure

‘The overriding feeling is opportunity and that goes for everyone connected with the club.’

'Ferguson isn't the gaffer anymore' - Ince 'sick and tired' of nostalgic Solskjaer

The former Red Devil let rip as he said the ‘incapable’ manager’s approach is ‘doing my head in’.

Cardinals make Kyler Murray first pick as Giants spring Daniel Jones surprise NFL

Cardinals make Kyler Murray first pick as Giants spring Daniel Jones surprise

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Dominant UL Bohs seek title number 14 against first-timers Railway

Munster back row Jack O’Donoghue helped the Limerick club while he was out injured.

'They're not like Paul Pogba waiting for their Rolls Royces instead of going on the bus'

Kieran Donaghy says the lack of pre-championship expectation will help Kerry as they bid to stop Dublin’s ‘drive for five’.

'It’s huge for young people in Connacht': Blade looking forward to Champions Cup days in Galway

The western province have secured their berth in the top tier of European rugby for next season.

Kilkenny legend tips 2019 All-Ireland final rematch, but says Clare need to get to the decider

JJ Delaney predicts another meeting of Limerick and Galway in this year’s All-Ireland final.

'The last two All-Ireland finals were just a game of frees and probably looked like crap from the sideline'

Kilkenny camogie star Grace Walsh believes that changes need to be made to make the game more free-flowing.

Munster's Arnold hopes to put 'frustrating' injury behind him against Connacht

The 23-year-old suffered a fractured leg earlier this season.

Yesterday’s News

Stevie G's cousin helps Liverpool to FA Youth Cup victory over Man City

Bobby Duncan struck late to level the final at 1-1 and force extra-time before the Reds won on penalties.

New Ireland women's hockey coach named after interesting switch-up with NZ

Graham Shaw’s successor has been announced as former Black Sticks assistant coach Sean Dancer.

AC Milan condemn racist chants aimed at Kessie and Bakayoko

The Rossoneri are taking matters to Italian sport’s governing bodies after the incidents in Wednesday’s Coppa Italia game with Lazio

Do you agree with our alternative Premier League team of the year?

Ireland international Matt Doherty and Jamie Vardy feature in the starting XI.

Days on the big stage leave 20-year-old Ulster star Lowry wanting more

After a debut delayed by injury, Lowry has proven why he is one of the brightest prospects in the northern province this season.

'Kid was depressed': World number one Osaka on struggling to deal with fame

The Japanese star defeated Hsieh Su-wei 6-4, 6-3 in Stuttgart on Thursday.

Mourinho killed everyone at Real Madrid, even Ronaldo - Adebayor

The enigmatic striker has revealed the fury with which his former manager treated everyone at the Bernabeu.

'Munster are The Inbetweeners now... What are they trying to do?' Stuck In The Middle This post contains videos

'Munster are The Inbetweeners now... What are they trying to do?'

Andy Dunne believes Munster’s current squad is capable of winning a European Cup, but says coaching issues are holding them back.

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