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Today’s News

Aki insists he's 'a cog in the wheel' as he aims to build on stellar first year of international rugby

And he can feel the spirit of 2016 swelling in Connacht too.

A Mickelson masterclass as Phil hits career-low round at Desert Classic 60

A Mickelson masterclass as Phil hits career-low round at Desert Classic

The American was on course for a first-ever 59, but in the end had to settle for a 60.

'Everything about him screams Liverpool': Klopp delighted with Robertson contract

The 24-year-old has proved to be a brilliant signing for the Reds.

Yesterday’s News

Knicks throw away 19-point lead and lose on last-second goaltending call in London

There was late drama at the O2 Arena on Thursday night.

Dembele and Messi on target as Barca overturn first-leg deficit

The holders advance through to the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey with a 4-2 aggregate win over Levante.

Eddie Jones ponders converting winger Jack Nowell into openside flanker

‘The next change is you will have players who can play backs and forwards.’

WADA make 'major breakthrough for clean sport' by retrieving Moscow data

Data has been retrieved from a laboratory at the heart of Russia’s state-sponsored doping scandal.

Solskjaer has brought structure to Man United - Pogba

‘We know more where to attack and where to go.’

Gatland holds 'a couple of informal conversations' over coaching Lions in 2021

The Kiwi has overseen the previous two Lions tours and hasn’t ruled himself out of leading the team to South Africa.

Barcelona in Copa del Rey trouble over 'ineligible player' complaint

The inclusion of youngster Chumi in Barca’s first leg defeat could jeopardise their future in the competition.

Vunipola backs Farrell to 'lead by example' in solo leadership role after Hartley absence

Billy Vunipola believes Owen Farrell can thrive as captain in the absence of Dylan Hartley during the Six Nations.

'This is a team who is absolutely capable of winning the Heineken Cup'

Speaking on the latest episode of Heineken Rugby Weekly, Andy Dunne says he has been convinced that Johann van Graan’s side can be European champions.

Ex-Connacht academy back Leader receives USA Eagles call-up

The Galway native qualified through residency last September.

Leinster keen to keep influential Scott Fardy beyond end of season

The 34-year-old is in superb form and has a strong influence within the squad.

'I had 70 and 80-year-old men coming up to me in tears. That kind of summed it up'

Killian Brennan reflects on an incredible career in the League of Ireland after announcing his retirement this week.

'No-brainer' for Robertson as defender signs new five-year Liverpool deal

The 24-year-old has been rewarded for a 2018 that has seen him become one of the top left-backs in the Premier League.

'Coaches need protecting' - Mourinho hits out at player power amid Pogba rift claims

The manager claims a different club structure is required at Man United.

Ireland winger O'Dowda commits future to Bristol City amid Leeds interest

The 23-year-old was reportedly on Leeds’ radar but has agreed a new deal with the Ashton Gate club.

Man United legend Cole joins Sol Campbell's coaching staff

The retired striker links up with Macclesfield Town on a part-time basis.

Friend introduces new mentor programme to aid player development at Connacht

The head coach has seen the benefits of the initiative in other high-performance programmes around the world.

O'Callaghan and McCarthy help UCD hit 5 goals as they begin Sigerson Cup defence in style

The champions were too strong for Cork IT and elsewhere today Garda College defeated IT Sligo.

For Dublin's Lynn Harvey, the European title is no longer just a picture on her bedroom wall

‘The Hunter’ says she doesn’t even really follow boxing, but she will follow her boxing dream as far as the Spanish city of Cadiz next month.

Teenage Irish striker inspired by Torres gets chance to shine at Hearts

Aidan Keena talks to the The42 about life in Scotland, international ambitions, and being sent off for ‘halving’ Dylan Connolly.

Record late show as Muguruza secures 3am win over Konta

Some fans succumbed to sleep during the three-set battle.

'It's going to be hard on the bodies': No room for error when Exeter come chasing history in Thomond Park

Exeter are aiming to record their second win on Irish soil, and take a spot in the quarters away from Munster.

The dos and don'ts of maintaining a sensible fitness plan in 2019

Personal trainer David Last on why we shouldn’t dive in head first during January.

'I would dearly like him to join us' - O'Neill wants Roy Keane at Nottingham Forest

The ex-Ireland boss and his assistant manger could be reunited.

New Zealand-capped tighthead commits to Wasps for next season

Jeffery Toomaga-Allen will leave the Hurricanes to link up with the Premiership club for the 2019-20 campaign.

Free agent Giuseppe Rossi delighted to be welcomed back to Man United Reunion This post contains videos

Free agent Giuseppe Rossi delighted to be welcomed back to Man United

11 years after departing, the Italy international has been training with his old club under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in a bid to regain his fitness.

Lowry recovers from 'horrendous' start to retain narrow lead in Abu Dhabi

The Offaly native is chasing his first tournament win in three years.

Fabinho prepared to fill in at centre-back after becoming a regular for Liverpool

The Brazilian was deployed at the heart of the Reds defence in last weekend’s win over Brighton due to injuries.

Ireland U21 international defender's contract at Cork City mutually terminated

Danny Kane has left the Leesiders, despite signing a two-year deal less than 12 months ago.

'He's unbelievable at singing...and he won some golf tournament as well last year'

Stephen O’Brien says his team-mate David Clifford isn’t just a talented footballer.

Ireland to face Bulgaria and New Zealand in Dublin as FAI confirm 2019 friendlies

Mick McCarthy’s men will face Bulgaria and New Zealand before important Euro 2020 qualifiers later this year.

Join The42 for a special Six Nations preview event with Simon Zebo

The Racing 92 man joins Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey in Dublin’s Liberty Hall Theatre.

Darren Till gets top billing as Gunnar Nelson is also booked for UFC London

The card for the UFC’s return to the English capital on 16 March is beginning to take shape.

Un De Sceaux misses out on clash against Altior in Grade 1 race at Ascot

The Willie Mullins-trained horse has won the Clarence House Chase on three occasions.

Ex-refugee leading the way for Australia on and off the pitch with brilliant mental health message Socceroos This post contains videos

Ex-refugee leading the way for Australia on and off the pitch with brilliant mental health message

Awer Mabil’s story is an interesting one – as is his unique goal celebration.

Leeds complete signing of Real Madrid goalkeeper

Kiko Casilla has linked up with the Championship promotion hopefuls on a long-term deal.

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