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Today’s News

'Everybody loves him, and nobody likes to play against him' - Southampton boss hails resurgent Long

Saints boss Ralph Hasenhuttl has been delighted with the Ireland striker’s input in recent weeks.

FAI confirm two candidates in the running for upcoming presidential election

Martin Heraghty and Gerry McAnaney will stand for election on 25 January.

Talks continue in Limerick FC dispute with FAI

Earlier this week the club commenced proceedings against the association.

Switch-up in Galway with star defender Mannion captaining hurlers for 2020

The 2017 and 2018 All-Star takes over from David Burke.

Emergency meeting at Saracens as threat of relegation looms large

Patience appears to have run out among their rival clubs in England.

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Jono Carroll to face Scott Quigg in Manchester headliner

The Dubliner will face Bury’s Quigg in a Matchroom Boxing main event live on Sky Sports on 7 March.

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Premier League refs told to use monitors for red cards

No referee has gone to review a decision using the monitors in the Premier League, instead relying on VAR to make the calls.

Ireland U21 star Ronan leaves Slovakian side to join Blackpool on loan

A key member of Stephen Kenny’s team, the playmaker has been farmed out again by parent club Wolves.

Ireland defender Cunningham has loan spell at Blackburn cut short

The Galway full-back has returned to Cardiff City to continue rehabilitation on an ACL injury.

Harte shuffles deck as Tyrone set sights on another McKenna Cup win

Familiar faces included for Saturday’s evening’s pre-season decider.

Ireland U21 striker sent out on loan again as Scottish switch completed

Aaron Drinan joins Ayr United from Ipswich Town.

Earls and Kleyn ruled out as Munster chase another miracle

Keith Earls and Jean Kleyn are both unavailable for Sunday’s clash with Ospreys.

Bogey-bogey finish leaves Lowry in danger of missing Abu Dhabi cut

Defending champion is on level par for the tournament, nine shots off the pace.

Marmion returns for Connacht as Friend seeks win in France

The Irish international is back after a two-month absence

One of his first memories is holding a football, another is being sent to a foster home

Reflecting on a traumatic childhood in care, Mikey Place is glad to be home with Galway United and determined to be an example to kids like him.

Addison fit for Ulster as Ireland call-up O'Toole starts at tighthead prop

Marty Moore misses out after limping off during last weekend’s defeat to Clermont.

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Johnny Ward: Latest Exhibition's Cheltenham chance is a story to be savoured

Paul Nolan can strike symbolic victory in game dominated by a few, writes Johnny Ward.

Ryan back from injury as McGrath captains Leinster against Benetton

Leo Cullen has made four changes to his starting XV, all of them coming in the pack.

Portsmouth boss addresses Championship links to in-form Ireland winger Curtis

The 23-year-old is attracting attention as a result of his recent performances with the League One club.

Maguire confirmed as Manchester United captain with Young bound for Milan

The most expensive defender in world football will be taking the armband at Old Trafford on a full-time basis.

Giants hire first full-time female coach in Major League Baseball history

Alyssa Nakken will hope to help the Giants to bounce back from a disappointing 2019 season.

'I made a decision then just to get fit, lose weight and push onto being an outfield player'

Cork senior Declan Dalton started out as a goalkeeper but is now a star forward with an All-Ireland club final date tomorrow.

Irishmen O'Donnell and Glynn involved in Super Rugby pre-season games

Melbourne Rebels and the Crusaders have handed the Irish pair opportunities.

Man Utd target Bruno Fernandes worth a lot more than suggested insists Sporting coach

The midfielder will play in the Lisbon derby tonight.

Our problems are curable, says Kilcoyne

Munster prop Dave Kilcoyne believes the province have found the solutions to their problems.

'I've been in Six Nations squads and never played, so hopefully that can change'

Ulster man Rob Herring is making a strong push to claim Ireland’s number two jersey.

'We know we've got a target on our backs... they want to put a shot on us'

James Lowe knows that Leinster can take nothing for granted if they want to secure Champions Cup top seeding.

Yesterday’s News

Saracens told to comply with salary cap or be relegated from Premiership - report

The defending champions are facing relegation if they are found to have breached the salary cap again.

Sheffield United boss Wilder 'can relate' to McBurnie, but striker warned over behaviour at Swansea game

‘I think it’s refreshing that he wants to go and watch games of football. We just had a word with him on the other bit.’

Why Derrick Henry and Adriano from Pro Evo 6 are the same person, and your NFL weekend preview

Buckle up, as Paul Hosford takes a look at the NFL Championship weekend ahead.

Cork side join Kerry-heavy Munster last four line-up after Corn Uí Mhuirí thriller

Rochestown booked their semi-final showdown with 2019 finalists St Brendan’s College today.

Retiring at 26: 'You feel like it's over... I didn't know what I was going to do'

Former Limerick player Sean Russell on coming to terms with the premature end to his football career.

Man United defender Ashley Young agrees Milan move - reports

The 34-year-old looks set to join Inter Milan.

Arsenal 'unfair' to recall youngster from Leeds - Bielsa

The Whites boss says the Premier League club were wrong to bring Eddie Nketiah back to north London.

Kruis backs Ireland and Munster to bounce back

England and Saracens lock also reveals he is staying with Saracens despite interest from Japanese clubs.

Paul McShane signs new long-term contract with Rochdale

The defender has extended his stay at the League One club.

Trevor Brennan's son Joshua named in France U20s Six Nations squad

Head coach Philippe Boher has made his selection for the opening ties against England and Italy.

'He knows what it takes not just to address a dressing room, but to be a young guy who gets his chance'

Garry Doyle, Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey broke down Andy Farrell’s Six Nations squad selection on Thursday’s Rugby Weekly.

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