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Today’s News

Champion Hurdle hero Espoir D'Allen has 'done enough' for season

‘We have decided to give him a well-deserved break,’ says trainer Gavin Cromwell.

Ciaran Frawley takes over 10 shirt for Leinster as Ross Byrne is withdrawn

The knock-on effect means Jimmy O’Brien will start at fullback in Edinburgh this evening.

Thibaut Courtois gifts goal to Russia with howler of an error for Belgium Blooper This post contains videos

Thibaut Courtois gifts goal to Russia with howler of an error for Belgium

Thankfully for the Belgians, the Real Madrid goalkeeper’s mistake didn’t prove costly in the end.

'The media hype up these problems which were never there' - Bale rubbishes Ronaldo rift rumours

The Welsh international has dismissed talk of a fall-out.

O'Connell set to end stint as forwards coach with Stade Francais Poc

O'Connell set to end stint as forwards coach with Stade Francais

Reports in France say both O’Connell and Mike Prendergast will move from Heyneke Meyer’s backroom team.

McLeish won't quit after 'horrible' Scotland humiliation in Kazakhstan

Scotland lost out away from home to a side ranked 117th in the world.

Tokyo's Sunwolves axed as Super Rugby reverts to 14-team format

The Japanese side will bow out at the end of 2020 after just five seasons in the competition.

Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones named Six Nations Player of the Championship

The veteran Ospreys lock was outstanding throughout the tournament for the Grand Slam winners.

Solskjaer the only candidate for Manchester United job, insists Wayne Rooney

And the Merseyside native admits he couldn’t handle seeing Liverpool win the league.

Durant leads Warriors to victory after friend's death NBA

Durant leads Warriors to victory after friend's death

On the same day his childhood friend Cliff Dixon was shot to death, the Warriors star posted 15 points and tallied six assists.

'It would be disappointing if we didn’t come away with six points'

Irish legend Richard Dunne isn’t getting lost in the ‘one game at a time’ cliché.

'I have eight minutes, I'd better not screw up': Shanahan powering through pivotal season

The scrum-half had to bide his time for his breakthrough season at his adoptive province.

Injury comebacks timely as Leinster face tricky task in Edinburgh

The Scots have named a strong team including a superb back row trio.

Hanrahan grateful for Mathewson influence as he channels energy in positive direction

‘I was more worried about week-to-week stuff, ‘am I in, am I out?’ for too long and my energy was wasted.’

Connacht clash with one of the other most-improved teams in the Pro14

Italian side Benetton are the visitors to Galway this evening.

Yesterday’s News

McDowell fades back to par in Florida, while bogey run has Power facing cut

Luke Donald and Russell Knox are in the hunt with leader Joel Dahmen sitting five under par.

Kaepernick's NFL settlement less than $10 million -- report

Many commentators felt the former quarterback was in line for much more after alleging collusion between team owners.

McGinn gets Northern Ireland off to winning start in Euro 2020 qualifiers

Virgil van Dijk was on the score-sheet as the Netherlands also took all three points against Belarus.

Police find weapons and class A drugs as 50 PSG fans denied entry to Chelsea women's game

One fan has been arrested in connection with the incidents.

Do you agree with our Ireland team to face Gibraltar?

We assess who could get the nod for Mick McCarthy’s first game back in charge.

'I feel like my body is kind of falling apart' - Olympic superstar Biles to retire after Tokyo 2020

The all-conquering gymnast, 22, is the first woman to win four all-around world titles.

'He told me that I was Ireland captain and then the Debs went out the window!'

FAI U19 Player of the Year Niamh Farrelly has had a remarkable rise through the ranks.

Fixture details confirmed for the 2019 Connacht football championship

Galway are hoping to defend the senior crown.

'He was 15 or 16 in a social conversation with friends' - Southgate shows support for Rice

The England manager has played down the latest controversy involving his newest recruit.

Juventus avoid US tour in case Ronaldo is detained over rape investigation - report

The Italian champions will instead play their pre-season matches in Asia, according to the New York Times.

Vunipola: Mental weakness not an issue for England

Eddie Jones says psychology has been an issue for England since the last World Cup, but Billy Vunipola sees it differently.

Irish jockey wins appeal against 10-day ban received at Cheltenham

Declan Lavery was hit with a suspension for his ride on Jerrysback.

Broken collarbone rules Cheltenham hero Bryony Frost out of the Grand National

The 23-year-old jockey won’t be fit to ride at Aintree on 6 April.

3 'Dublin vs Cork' ties in opening round of FAI Cup qualifiers

The draw was made-up of 16 intermediate and four junior clubs.

'There are multiple relatively easy fixes' but approach must change for Ireland

Players respond to freedom, says Andy Dunne on this week’s podcast.

'Up the Ra' - Declan Rice apologises after pro-IRA Instagram comments surface

The recently-declared England midfielder admits his remarks from 2015 were ‘naive’.

Graham: Balancing Cavan and Mullinalaghta jobs was 'mentally tough'

Mickey Graham had a hectic start to 2019 as he combined club and county roles.

The Euro 2020 qualifiers kicked off in nightmare fashion for Scotland this afternoon By Eck This post contains videos

FAI offers to bring forward John Delaney's Oireachtas hearing

The association’s chief executive is likely to come under scrutiny, after it emerged he gave a €100,000 loan to the association in 2017.

Harrington makes solid start in Malaysia on return from broken wrist Steady As She Goes This post contains videos

Harrington makes solid start in Malaysia on return from broken wrist

The three-time Major is five shots off the lead at the Maybank Championship after suffering the injury in December.

5 Irish players earn starting berths for AFL openers this weekend

Kilkenny’s Darragh Joyce and Pearce Hanley of Mayo will be in opposition

After month-long absence, disgruntled Inter star returns to training

Mauro Icardi complained of a knee injury but the club insisted a scan has not revealed any new injury.

'Common sense prevails' as controversial Hogan Cup semi-final date changed

Naas CBS were due to play Pobscoil Corca Dhuibhne just three days after winning the Leinster title

'My performances are judged differently abroad' - Former Liverpool midfielder Can on Germany snub

The Juventus player was left out of the national team reckoning once again, after Joachim Low named his most recent squad.

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