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Dublin: 9°C Tuesday 26 January 2021

Today’s News

Aston Villa complete signing of Marseille midfielder Morgan Sanson
# Premier League
# Premier League

Aston Villa complete signing of Marseille midfielder Morgan Sanson

17 minutes ago 298 Views 0 Comments

The 26-year-old joins on a four and a half year contract.

Referees given new guidance on offside rule following controversial Man City goal
# Interfering
# Interfering

Referees given new guidance on offside rule following controversial Man City goal

50 minutes ago 1,213 Views 2 Comments

Bernardo Silva’s goal against Villa would not stand under the new directive.

'One of the things I find disappointing is Keane hasn’t become the figure in football I thought he would be'
# BTL
# BTL

'One of the things I find disappointing is Keane hasn’t become the figure in football I thought he would be'

1 hour ago 13,872 Views 7 Comments

Dion Fanning talks about Roy Keane and a lot more besides in this week’s episode of Behind the Lines.

Munster issue positive update on Joey Carbery
# Progress
# Progress

Munster issue positive update on Joey Carbery

1 hour ago 2,598 Views 6 Comments

However, front rows James Cronin and Rhys Marshall both sustained knee injuries against Leinster and will miss this weekend’s clash with Benetton.

Dundalk sign Hibs-produced midfielder Stanton after stint in US
# LOI
# LOI

Dundalk sign Hibs-produced midfielder Stanton after stint in US

1 hour ago 1,274 Views 2 Comments

The 26-year-old made his competitive debut under Pat Fenlon.

Ex-Waterford boss McGrath to stay in Laois minor role for 2021
# Management Team
# Management Team

Ex-Waterford boss McGrath to stay in Laois minor role for 2021

2 hours ago 1,053 Views 0 Comments

He will assist former Dublin hurler Declan Qualter, who has been named manager.

Sublime Rashid helps Afghanistan secure 3-0 whitewash over Ireland
# Clean Sweep
# Clean Sweep

Sublime Rashid helps Afghanistan secure 3-0 whitewash over Ireland

2 hours ago 764 Views 1 Comment

Ireland suffered a 36-run loss in the third one-day international in Abu Dhabi today.

'He will be there for a long time' - Munster proud of Casey's Ireland call-up
# Prospect
# Prospect

'He will be there for a long time' - Munster proud of Casey's Ireland call-up

2 hours ago 2,475 Views 3 Comments

The 21-year-old Limerick man is part of the Six Nations squad.

Athletes told they will receive Covid-19 vaccination before Olympics - Mo Farah
# Optimistic
# Optimistic

Athletes told they will receive Covid-19 vaccination before Olympics - Mo Farah

3 hours ago 1,555 Views 4 Comments

Meanwhile, Florida has offered to host the Games later this year amid speculation that Japan may back out.

The Ireland depth chart: Big names back and two exciting prospects
# New Squad
# New Squad

The Ireland depth chart: Big names back and two exciting prospects

3 hours ago 11,044 Views 30 Comments

Andy Farrell has a few players short of game time in his 36-man squad for the Six Nations.

Gustard handed role at Benetton after Harlequins exit
# New Job
# New Job

Gustard handed role at Benetton after Harlequins exit

3 hours ago 1,727 Views 2 Comments

The ex-England defence coach’s time as head of rugby at the Premiership club ended last week.

Another blow for England as Underhill is withdrawn from 6 Nations squad with hip injury
# Big Loss
# Big Loss

Another blow for England as Underhill is withdrawn from 6 Nations squad with hip injury

4 hours ago 2,290 Views 5 Comments

Wasps’ Jack Willis has been called up to Eddie Jones’ side as a replacement.

Karl Lacey appointed to new role as Donegal plan for the future
# Looking Ahead
# Looking Ahead

Karl Lacey appointed to new role as Donegal plan for the future

6 hours ago 4,247 Views 0 Comments

The 2012 Footballer of the Year has been named Head of Academy Development for Donegal GAA.

Four-time All-Ireland winner Murray signs up for another year as Cork boss
# At The Helm
# At The Helm

Four-time All-Ireland winner Murray signs up for another year as Cork boss

7 hours ago 3,564 Views 0 Comments

Paudie Murray has been ratified as senior camogie manager on Leeside for a 10th consecutive season.

Crawley boss opens up about Bournemouth ‘betrayal’
# Unimpressed
# Unimpressed

Crawley boss opens up about Bournemouth ‘betrayal’

8 hours ago 9,932 Views 0 Comments

John Yems is aiming to secure another FA Cup scalp.

Prosecution concludes British cycling doctor complicit in doping
# Claim
# Claim

Prosecution concludes British cycling doctor complicit in doping

9 hours ago 5,449 Views 0 Comments

Almost two years after it started, the fitness-to-practice hearing has finally reached the summing up stage.

Ex-Arsenal defender joins Olympiakos
# Pastures New
# Pastures New

Ex-Arsenal defender joins Olympiakos

9 hours ago 4,718 Views 0 Comments

Sokratis Papastathopoulos was released by the Gunners last week

'I never felt that I needed to change him and that is good' - Mourinho on Bale
# Praise
# Praise

'I never felt that I needed to change him and that is good' - Mourinho on Bale

9 hours ago 5,079 Views 0 Comments

Spurs looked like being taken to extra time by the Championship strugglers as they missed a host of chances.

Furlong 'in fantastic shape' as he gets set to return for Leinster on Saturday
# 11 Months Later
# 11 Months Later

Furlong 'in fantastic shape' as he gets set to return for Leinster on Saturday

12 hours ago 8,270 Views 8 Comments

The Wexford man is in line to feature against Scarlets this weekend.

Yesterday’s News

Tottenham need three late goals to eventually see off spirited Wycombe
# FA CUP
# FA CUP

Tottenham need three late goals to eventually see off spirited Wycombe

19 hours ago 7,270 Views 1 Comment

Spurs’ reward is a fifth-round visit to Everton.

'McGrath is particularly unlucky to miss out. He was impressive against Munster'
# Nines
# Nines

'McGrath is particularly unlucky to miss out. He was impressive against Munster'

20 hours ago 28,915 Views 52 Comments

The latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra breaks down Andy Farrell’s Ireland squad.

Lampard: 'I am disappointed not to have had the time this season to take the club forward'
# Statement
# Statement

Lampard: 'I am disappointed not to have had the time this season to take the club forward'

20 hours ago 8,651 Views 17 Comments

‘Tuchel will be exposed to exactly the same rules as Frank,’ said Gary Neville. ‘We’ll be talking about him being let go in the next 18 months to two years…’

Murphy named new captain of Kerry senior footballers for 2021 season
# Kingdom Leader
# Kingdom Leader

Murphy named new captain of Kerry senior footballers for 2021 season

21 hours ago 9,476 Views 0 Comments

Paul Murphy takes over a position filled last year by David Clifford, while Daniel Collins will skipper The Kingdom’s hurlers for a second time.

Former Italy skipper Bortolami to take reins from Crowley at Benetton
# Succession
# Succession

Former Italy skipper Bortolami to take reins from Crowley at Benetton

22 hours ago 4,920 Views 0 Comments

The former Gloucester lock, who won 112 international caps between 2001 and 2015, will take up his new role on 1 July.

Leinster academy player and Ennis RFC man providing scrum-half cover for Munster
# Drafted In
# Drafted In

Leinster academy player and Ennis RFC man providing scrum-half cover for Munster

23 hours ago 30,468 Views 35 Comments

Leinster nine Paddy Patterson, who has made three first-team appearances for the eastern province, has headed south on a short-term basis.

Pep Guardiola believes Sam Allardyce is a genius
# High Praise
# High Praise

Pep Guardiola believes Sam Allardyce is a genius

Mon 6:07 PM 13,547 Views 9 Comments

The West Brom boss will be out to spring another surprise when his side face Manchester City on Tuesday.

Fixtures confirmed for conclusion of Pro14
# Mark The Dates
# Mark The Dates

Fixtures confirmed for conclusion of Pro14

Mon 5:49 PM 23,185 Views 17 Comments

29 games will take place in the final four rounds between 19 February and 22 March.

France centre Vakatawa ruled out of Six Nations clash with Ireland
# Key Player
# Key Player

France centre Vakatawa ruled out of Six Nations clash with Ireland

Mon 5:34 PM 2,971 Views 0 Comments

The 28-year-old is set to miss the opening two matches of this year’s tournament with knee ligament damage.

Ex-England winger Ashton joins Worcester
# Pastures New
# Pastures New

Ex-England winger Ashton joins Worcester

Mon 5:22 PM 6,564 Views 3 Comments

He scored 20 times in his 44 Tests between 2010-2019 and was joint leading try-scorer at the 2011 World Cup.

Connacht secretary calls for county training to be capped at 3 times per week, plus other limits
# Runaway Train
# Runaway Train

Connacht secretary calls for county training to be capped at 3 times per week, plus other limits

Mon 5:17 PM 5,887 Views 4 Comments

John Prenty feels a number of the 2020 cost-saving measures should be retained going forward.

Cork City midfielder returns to English football, signing for Watford after stint on Leeside
# Moving On
# Moving On

Cork City midfielder returns to English football, signing for Watford after stint on Leeside

Mon 5:06 PM 7,951 Views 1 Comment

Henry Ochieng joins the Hornets’ U23s.

Three-time Clare county winning manager takes over Limerick side Patrickswell
# John O'Meara
# John O'Meara

Three-time Clare county winning manager takes over Limerick side Patrickswell

Mon 4:38 PM 10,575 Views 1 Comment

John O’Meara has had huge success with Sixmilebridge and now takes over Patrickswell.

Boost for Bohemians as highly-rated Irish underage international re-signs
# Going Nowhere
# Going Nowhere

Boost for Bohemians as highly-rated Irish underage international re-signs

Mon 4:38 PM 5,696 Views 1 Comment

Andy Lyons had attracted interest from across the water, but commits his future to the Dubliners.

Ulster confirm new deals for Baloucoune, Marshall, Sexton and O'Connor
# Extension
# Extension

Ulster confirm new deals for Baloucoune, Marshall, Sexton and O'Connor

Mon 3:24 PM 5,468 Views 7 Comments

The 23-year-old is currently sidelined with a hamstring issue but previously trained with Ireland.

'What was put out to the general populous was basically that there was five troublemakers being let go'
# Cake
# Cake

'What was put out to the general populous was basically that there was five troublemakers being let go'

Mon 2:57 PM 14,118 Views 1 Comment

Shane Curran is the subject of this week’s episode of Laochra Gael.

Johnny Sexton suffers 'minor' injury but Tadhg Furlong 'very close' to return
# Injury Update
# Injury Update

Johnny Sexton suffers 'minor' injury but Tadhg Furlong 'very close' to return

Mon 2:31 PM 5,022 Views 3 Comments

The Ireland captain was replaced in the second half at Thomond Park on Saturday.

England's Joe Marler withdraws from Six Nations for personal reasons
# Family First
# Family First

England's Joe Marler withdraws from Six Nations for personal reasons

Mon 2:01 PM 8,230 Views 1 Comment

Eddie Jones has also lost experienced lock Joe Launchbury to injury.

Mourinho explains what out-of-favour Bale must do if he wants to play regularly for Spurs
# Advice
# Advice

Mourinho explains what out-of-favour Bale must do if he wants to play regularly for Spurs

Mon 12:44 PM 11,097 Views 3 Comments

The Tottenham boss says the on-loan Real Madrid star needs to earn minutes with his work in training.

San Francisco 49ers increase ownership stake in Leeds United to 37%
# Collaboration
# Collaboration

San Francisco 49ers increase ownership stake in Leeds United to 37%

Mon 12:14 PM 6,548 Views 5 Comments

‘I have always been open to bringing partners on this journey with me, as long as these actions can benefit the long-term strategy of the club,’ said Leeds chairman Andrea Radrizzani.

Chelsea sack Frank Lampard with Thomas Tuchel expected to take over
# Out The Door
# Out The Door

Chelsea sack Frank Lampard with Thomas Tuchel expected to take over

Updated Mon 11:28 AM 49,154 Views 87 Comments

Club great has been shown the door after 18 months in charge.

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