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Dublin: 1 °C Sunday 17 November, 2019

Today’s News

Three-in-a-row All-Ireland winners Dublin lead the way with seven All-Stars

Siobhán McGrath was named Player of the Year, while Mayo legend Christina Heffernan was inducted into the LGFA Hall of Fame.

Sadio Mane's legendary generosity and more of the week's best sportswriting

Here’s a selection of some of our favourites pieces that were published over the past seven days.

Jim Donnelly: the greatest Irish football story you've never heard of

The Ballina native became one of the most revered and highly-regarded coaches in Europe.

'I worked in Stillorgan Shopping Centre... My dad said: Manchester United want to speak to you'

Former Ireland star Mick Martin reflects on his career at club and international level.

Injury-depleted Connacht out for stirring win on return to Champions Cup

Andy Friend’s men welcome Top 14 outfit Montpellier to Galway this afternoon.

'Game-changing' Conway try and late calm thrills Van Graan

The South African has been left frustrated by opening round draws in his previous seasons.

John Joe Nevin drops Freddy Fonseca en route to classy, career-best win as a pro

Elsewhere, Andy Lee’s Top Rank-promoted prospect Paddy Donovan cruised to 2-0 in the professional ranks.

Yesterday’s News

Kilkenny win New York Hurling Classic after 24-point success over Limerick

Tipperary and Wexford lost the semi-final ties in Citi Field.

Germany, Croatia and Austria join list of teams qualified for Euro 2020

16 teams have now qualified for the 24-team tournament.

Comfortable win in Baku sets Wales up for crunch Euro 2020 qualifier on Tuesday

First-half goals from Kieffer Moore and Harry Wilson were enough for Wales in Baku.

McGettigan shoots 0-6 as Donegal champions book spot in Ulster decider

Naomh Conaill saw off Monaghan’s Clontibret in this evening’s semi-final.

'You can never take for granted getting five points away from home'

Munster yielded a maximum return from a far from perfect display.

Conor O'Shea steps down as head coach of Italy

O’Shea last game in charge was the a defeat to South Africa in the World Cup.

Stubborn Ospreys effort forces Munster to deliver late, late bonus point win

Jeremy Loughman scored and created a brilliant try on his first European start, but James Cronin’s late try could prove invaluable.

Galway, Kerry and Kilkenny clubs amongst the winners on hectic day of activity

Oughterard, Kilmaine and Blackhill won provincial football club titles today.

Cullen challenges 'far from perfect' Leinster to improve

The head coach admitted his team will need to be better after conceding three tries at home to Benetton.

Faugheen wins at Punchestown as Klassical Dream upset by Saldier

The 2015 Champion Hurdle Winner got off to a winning start over fences.

Ringrose hat-trick the highlight as sluggish Leinster make winning start to Champions Cup campaign

Leo Cullen’s side had some frustrating moments at the RDS against an ill-disciplined Benetton team.

Ruthless Ireland U19s put 13 past Gibraltar

Tom Mohan’s side now need to beat hosts Austria to have a chance of going through to the elite qualifying round.

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Watch: Stunning Stockdale effort saves Ulster

Bath came incredibly close to snatching the win away from Dan McFarland’s men.

As it happened: Ospreys v Munster, European Rugby Champions Cup

Could Munster heap more misery on Ospreys? We had minute-by-minute coverage of the action in Swansea.

Shamrock Rovers members vote to accept Dermot Desmond investment

Desmond’s investment, reported to be worth €2 million, was overwhelmingly approved at Saturday’s AGM in Tallaght Stadium.

Christie and McGinn hit the net as understrength Scotland defeat Cyprus

Scotland geared up for next year’s Euro 2020 play-offs with victory in a qualification dead-rubber.

Jacob's cracker saves Ulster victory in frantic finish against Bath

Dan McFarland’s side got their Champions Cup campaign up and running with a precious win at The Rec.

TJ Reid hits 2-14 as Ballyhale storm into Leinster hurling final

Colin Fennelly, Eoin Reid and Brian Cody also hit the net in a comfortable win over St Martin’s.

As it happened: Leinster v Benetton, European Rugby Champions Cup

We’ll have score updates from the RDS as Leinster kick off their European drive for five.

Horgan to captain Cork senior hurling side next season

The Glen Rovers attacker takes over the role from Seamus Harnedy.

As it happened: Bath v Ulster, European Rugby Champions Cup

Join us for live minute-by-minute coverage as Ulster kick off their Champions Cup campaign at The Rec.

Former Liverpool and Leeds defender Matteo undergoes surgery on brain tumour

Dominic Matteo, 45, remains in hospital after coming out of intensive care.

Sweden striker racially abused during Euro qualifier in Romania

Sweden’s 2-0 win was temporarily halted by the referee last night.

Sexton remains wary of under-strength Saracens

The reigning champions have moved Europe down their list of priorities, but they still have time and resources to make a statement.

Bayern Munich's interim coach will keep the job 'at least until Christmas'

“We trust Hansi Flick,” says Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.

'If it was up to some lads I wouldn't kick a ball again, but they've no education in the game'

James McClean is at odds with his critics ahead of Ireland’s must-win Euro 2020 qualifier with Denmark.

Skipping a brother's stag for a county quarter-final, 'the worst best man,' and a Munster semi-final to come

Jason Lonergan sacrificed a lot to be available to play for Clonmel Commercials.

Out-of-sorts Ospreys mean Munster have chance for perfect start in Europe

Johann van Graan’s side must not miss their opportunity to begin with a win in Swansea.

'We have a team again, that's hugely important to me. If we capped it off with a win it would be very, very sweet'

Cork legend Rena Buckley has come full circle with her club Donoughmore – and is seeking a 21st national title next weekend.

O'Brien brought into Leinster camp as they ramped up to take on Europe again

Hot favourites for the opener and the tournament, Leinster don’t just switch on for Europe by accident.

Ulster front up for Europe on traditional happy hunting ground

The northern province have won all four meetings with Bath in Europe, but continuing the trend will be a difficult task today.

Friday 15 November, 2019

Lineout kills Gloucester as Toulouse begin Connacht's pool with comeback win

The hosts lost seven of their 14 lineouts as Toulouse completed a second-half comeback.

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