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Dublin: 8°C Sunday 18 April 2021

Today’s News

'Everyone's going through a lot right now. I'm lucky I can just launch myself off a diving board each day'
# One Day At A Time
# One Day At A Time

'Everyone's going through a lot right now. I'm lucky I can just launch myself off a diving board each day'

22 minutes ago 1,504 Views 0 Comments

Oliver Dingley has learned to be kind to himself, taking lockdown in his stride as he targets the Tokyo Olympics.

Maguire earns $125k after finishing in tie for second in Hawaii while Power three off lead in Las Vegas
# Golf
# Golf

Maguire earns $125k after finishing in tie for second in Hawaii while Power three off lead in Las Vegas

1 hour ago 2,052 Views 4 Comments

The 26-year-old Maguire hit a final round of 67 to finish on 21-under, her largest ever career cheque earned in her first full season on the LPGA Tour.

Japan's golf superstar, football's online prison, and the rest of the week's best sportswriting
# Good Reads
# Good Reads

Japan's golf superstar, football's online prison, and the rest of the week's best sportswriting

1 hour ago 1,070 Views 0 Comments

Stick the kettle on…

'It's definitely time that kids are back on the field' - the long-awaited return of underage GAA
# About Time
# About Time

'It's definitely time that kids are back on the field' - the long-awaited return of underage GAA

2 hours ago 7,577 Views 6 Comments

There’s a real concern that many youngsters won’t return to sport after the lengthy shutdown.

The former Jamaica international aiming to rejuvenate Limerick FC
# Interview
# Interview

The former Jamaica international aiming to rejuvenate Limerick FC

2 hours ago 4,583 Views 1 Comment

Ex-Premier League footballer Michael Johnson speaks about his new role as Sporting Director with the club.

Here are the formats for this week's GAA provincial championship draws for the 2021 season
# Spin The Drum
# Spin The Drum

Here are the formats for this week's GAA provincial championship draws for the 2021 season

3 hours ago 2,248 Views 1 Comment

The draws take place over tomorrow and Tuesday.

'We know we've put in a professional effort every week... Our commitment to the jersey isn't amateur'
# W6N
# W6N

'We know we've put in a professional effort every week... Our commitment to the jersey isn't amateur'

3 hours ago 7,959 Views 9 Comments

Ireland captain Ciara Griffin and out-half Stacey Flood reflect on Ireland’s defeat to France.

Yesterday’s News

Messi sparkles as Barcelona hammer Athletic Bilbao in Copa final
# Goat
# Goat

Messi sparkles as Barcelona hammer Athletic Bilbao in Copa final

11 hours ago 6,742 Views 2 Comments

Messi scored two of Barcelona’s four second half goals as they consigned their opponents to a second final defeat in two weeks.

Ronnie O’Sullivan unnerved at Crucible after encounter with ‘boozed up geezer’
# Rocket
# Rocket

Ronnie O’Sullivan unnerved at Crucible after encounter with ‘boozed up geezer’

11 hours ago 12,297 Views 3 Comments

Nevertheless, world champion O’Sullivan hailed the return of fans to the famous venue as the World Championships got underway.

Bournemouth crash Norwich's Premier League promotion party, James Collins scores Luton's winner to dent Watford hopes
# On The Up
# On The Up

Bournemouth crash Norwich's Premier League promotion party, James Collins scores Luton's winner to dent Watford hopes

Updated 11 hours ago 9,225 Views 8 Comments

Head coach Daniel Farke has guided the Canaries back up at the first attempt.

Sheffield United relegated from Premier League after defeat to Wolves
# Blunted Blades
# Blunted Blades

Sheffield United relegated from Premier League after defeat to Wolves

11 hours ago 18,684 Views 20 Comments

A 1-0 loss at Molineux confirmed the inevitable with six games yet to play.

Debut for Sweetnam as La Rochelle beat Lyon but miss out on chance to go top
# Bittersweetnam
# Bittersweetnam

Debut for Sweetnam as La Rochelle beat Lyon but miss out on chance to go top

12 hours ago 12,787 Views 5 Comments

Ronan O’Gara’s side won 38-23 but didn’t collect the bonus point needed to go above Toulouse.

Shane Lowry slips down the leaderboard at RBC Heritage
# PGA Tour
# PGA Tour

Shane Lowry slips down the leaderboard at RBC Heritage

12 hours ago 3,128 Views 4 Comments

Lowry posted a round of 72 to fall back on leader Stewart Cink.

Dundalk refuse to address reports coach Filippo Giovagnoli set for exit after day of turmoil
# Soap Opera
# Soap Opera

Dundalk refuse to address reports coach Filippo Giovagnoli set for exit after day of turmoil

Updated 12 hours ago 53,553 Views 27 Comments

Fans protested that the club is ‘run like a circus’ and manager Shane Keegan resigned earlier today with the club amid a wretched run of results.

Thomas Tuchel delighted with Chelsea display as they reach FA Cup final
# No Doubting Thomas
# No Doubting Thomas

Thomas Tuchel delighted with Chelsea display as they reach FA Cup final

12 hours ago 3,862 Views 3 Comments

Just days after both sides progressed to the Champions League semi-finals, the Blues came out on top at an empty Wembley.

Waterford reject 'reprehensible' rumours surrounding absence of captain Oscar Brennan
# LOI
# LOI

Waterford reject 'reprehensible' rumours surrounding absence of captain Oscar Brennan

13 hours ago 10,019 Views 1 Comment

Goalkeeper Brian Murphy, meanwhile, has denied claims he has left the club.

John Sheridan set to resign as Swindon Town manager
# On The Move Again
# On The Move Again

John Sheridan set to resign as Swindon Town manager

13 hours ago 6,930 Views 7 Comments

Sheridan has now had four jobs in just over a year including a colourful stint at Waterford.

Italy prove too strong for Scotland at Scotstoun
# Brava
# Brava

Italy prove too strong for Scotland at Scotstoun

13 hours ago 4,574 Views 4 Comments

A hat-trick by captain Manuela Furlan and a brace by Player of the Match Beatrice Rigoni set up a clash with Ireland next week.

Champions Peamount edge out title rivals Shelbourne in exciting Dublin derby
# Big Three Points
# Big Three Points

Champions Peamount edge out title rivals Shelbourne in exciting Dublin derby

13 hours ago 1,685 Views 0 Comments

Elsewhere in the Women’s National League today, DLR Waves beat Galway while Bohemians and Cork City drew.

Dundalk fans protest that club is 'run like a circus' as late Junior goal earns draw against Pat's
# Never A Dull Moment
# Never A Dull Moment

Dundalk fans protest that club is 'run like a circus' as late Junior goal earns draw against Pat's

14 hours ago 4,710 Views 2 Comments

It finished 1-1 in what is expected to be Filippo Giovagnoli’s final game at Dundalk.

Unbeaten Rovers snatch injury time winner against newly promoted Longford
# Late Late Show
# Late Late Show

Unbeaten Rovers snatch injury time winner against newly promoted Longford

14 hours ago 2,416 Views 1 Comment

Irish international Graham Burke and Sean Gannon fired Rovers to a dramatic 2-1 win.

17-year-old Leaving Cert student's first senior goal sees Sligo Rovers past Finn Harps
# Teenage Kicks
# Teenage Kicks

17-year-old Leaving Cert student's first senior goal sees Sligo Rovers past Finn Harps

14 hours ago 5,326 Views 11 Comments

The unbeaten Bit O’Red overcame the previously unbeaten Donegal men at The Showgrounds.

Ziyech fires Chelsea past Man City and into fourth FA Cup final in five years
# Hakim The Dream
# Hakim The Dream

Ziyech fires Chelsea past Man City and into fourth FA Cup final in five years

14 hours ago 6,226 Views 35 Comments

Timo Werner teed up the Moroccan for what proved to be the winner as City’s quadruple hopes went up in smoke.

'We're better than the scoreline reflects' - Ireland looking to third-place play-off after 41-point defeat
# Reflection
# Reflection

'We're better than the scoreline reflects' - Ireland looking to third-place play-off after 41-point defeat

14 hours ago 3,712 Views 5 Comments

Adam Griggs says his side will refocus to chase down a third-place finish in the Six Nations next weekend.

Paul Dunne nine shots off the lead in Austria as Kaymer chases redemption
# Comeback Trail
# Comeback Trail

Paul Dunne nine shots off the lead in Austria as Kaymer chases redemption

15 hours ago 1,673 Views 1 Comment

Former world No1 Kaymer is seeking his first title in seven years.

Hansi Flick to quit Bayern Munich job at end of the season
# Hansi Waves Goodbye
# Hansi Waves Goodbye

Hansi Flick to quit Bayern Munich job at end of the season

Updated 17 hours ago 6,177 Views 5 Comments

The extremely successful Bayern coach is in line to replace Jogi Low as manager of the German national team.

Unstoppable France put eight tries past Ireland to book Six Nations decider date with England
# French Class
# French Class

Unstoppable France put eight tries past Ireland to book Six Nations decider date with England

18 hours ago 30,166 Views 46 Comments

Adam Griggs’ side hosted proceedings in Donnybrook this afternoon.

Hamilton scores 99th pole position of his career in Imola qualifying
# Fastest Again
# Fastest Again

Hamilton scores 99th pole position of his career in Imola qualifying

18 hours ago 3,349 Views 3 Comments

Red Bull drivers Sergio Perez and Max Verstappen will be second and third on the grid at tomorrow’s Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix.

'Our no. 1 priority is health and safety' - Team Ireland and Olympian Coyle withdraw from World Cup
# Pentathlon
# Pentathlon

'Our no. 1 priority is health and safety' - Team Ireland and Olympian Coyle withdraw from World Cup

18 hours ago 5,769 Views 0 Comments

Pentathlon Ireland confirmed the news from Sofia this afternoon.

Wes Hoolahan sets up the winner to send his Cambridge side top and boost promotion bid
# Wessi Magic
# Wessi Magic

Wes Hoolahan sets up the winner to send his Cambridge side top and boost promotion bid

18 hours ago 4,774 Views 5 Comments

The 38-year-old set up the only goal of the game in the League Two clash.

Willock scores late winner as Newcastle dent 10-man West Ham’s top-four hopes
# Seesaw Encounter
# Seesaw Encounter

Willock scores late winner as Newcastle dent 10-man West Ham’s top-four hopes

18 hours ago 3,580 Views 4 Comments

David Moyes’ men had fought their way back from 2-0 down despite their numerical disadvantage.

A long way from Tipperary, O'Dwyer shines on the biggest stage in third top-level sport
# Class Act
# Class Act

A long way from Tipperary, O'Dwyer shines on the biggest stage in third top-level sport

19 hours ago 7,502 Views 1 Comment

The multi-talented 22-year-old starred as Brisbane Lions were crowned AFLW Premiers for the first time.

Keane facing one-match ban in AFL while O'Connor out injured and Nash set for start
# Men At Work
# Men At Work

Keane facing one-match ban in AFL while O'Connor out injured and Nash set for start

19 hours ago 4,321 Views 0 Comments

Contrasting fortunes for the Irish players in the AFL this weekend.

As it happened: Ireland v France, Six Nations Championship

As it happened: Ireland v France, Six Nations Championship

20 hours ago 27,586 Views 17 Comments

Ireland went down 56-15 to France in today’s clash at Energia Park.

Chris Smalling says family are unharmed but ‘very shaken up’ after robbery
# Message Of Thanks
# Message Of Thanks

Chris Smalling says family are unharmed but ‘very shaken up’ after robbery

22 hours ago 5,746 Views 0 Comments

The Rome defender said he hoped “these people can find a more meaningful way to live their lives without causing such harm and distress to others”.

McKenzie penalty sees Chiefs pip Crusaders in dramatic finish
# Super Rugby
# Super Rugby

McKenzie penalty sees Chiefs pip Crusaders in dramatic finish

23 hours ago 6,345 Views 6 Comments

The Crusaders scored three tries to two but were punished for infringements within kicking range as McKenzie landed four penalties.

Leona Maguire shoots 65 and enters final round in Hawaii in 4th place
# LPGA Tour
# LPGA Tour

Leona Maguire shoots 65 and enters final round in Hawaii in 4th place

23 hours ago 3,425 Views 8 Comments

Maguire is five shots off the lead held by former world number one Lydia Ko.

Tipperary's O'Dwyer crowned AFLW champion after win with Brisbane Lions
# Success Story
# Success Story

Tipperary's O'Dwyer crowned AFLW champion after win with Brisbane Lions

Sat 10:00 AM 30,860 Views 10 Comments

Brisbane Lions defeated Adelaide Crows 38-20 in the final.

'She was one of a kind': Why Rosie Stewart's legacy still lives on for Irish women's rugby
# Rosie Stewart
# Rosie Stewart

'She was one of a kind': Why Rosie Stewart's legacy still lives on for Irish women's rugby

Sat 9:36 AM 3,558 Views 0 Comments

In the third part of our new series, we hear how the former Ireland player played a pivotal role in Ulster before her tragic passing at the age of 33.

Ireland find cohesion in time for France face-off with Six Nations title decider on the line
# Ireland V France
# Ireland V France

Ireland find cohesion in time for France face-off with Six Nations title decider on the line

Sat 8:35 AM 2,008 Views 0 Comments

Adam Griggs’ side welcome the French to Energia Park this afternoon.

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