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Dublin: 8°C Thursday 1 October 2020

Today’s News

Uefa to permit 30%-capacity crowds for European and international fixtures

The decision to loosen the restrictions is subject to national authorities giving the green light.

More misery for Fulham as brilliant Benrahma sends Brentford into Carabao Cup quarter-finals

The Bees eased into the last eight for the first time.

Irish defender gets suspended two-match ban from Scottish FA over Covid-19 rules breach

Monaghan native Mark Connolly is currently with Dundee United.

LIVE: Dundalk v KI Klaksvík, Europa League qualifier

Dundalk face KI Klaksvík, with a place in the group stages up for grabs.

'The Dragons are coming to Leinster confident, which is very unusual'

The latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly saw the lads previewing the Irish provinces’ new campaigns.

Three former internationals at the helm as Ireland's first-ever women's U20 side launched

Fiona Hayes will be the team’s head coach, with Alison Miller and Jenny Murphy also involved.

Clare's Colm Galvin to miss inter-county season through injury

The Clonlara man will remain part of The Banner’s setup in a non-playing capacity before returning to the playing panel in January 2021.

Man United to face PSG, Liverpool get Ajax in Champions League draw

Meanwhile, it’s Ronaldo v Messi, as Barcelona face Juventus.

Foden and Greenwood’s England omission 'sends a message’ – Southgate

However, Harry Maguire is back involved after he missed September’s games.

Irishman Maguire involved against Leinster after earning short-term deal in Dragons

The loosehead prop was part of Leinster’s training squad earlier this year.

O'Neill's unveil new range of retro GAA county jerseys from 80s and 90s

Iconic jerseys from several counties feature in the selection.

GAA ask teams to avoid huddles and celebrations 'involving close physical contact'

Team photographs should also be avoided ‘unless in seated area conforming to social distancing’.

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'Thanks for all the magic' - tributes paid and moments of brilliance remembered as Connolly calls it a day

The Dublin star announced his retirement from inter-county football last night.

Barcelona's 5th summer signing is 'fearless' American from Ajax

Barca paid an initial €21 million for the 19-year-old.

‘It hit the players hard – it hit us all hard, really’

Leinster are still recovering psychologically from their European defeat – but Dan Leavy and Tadhg Furlong’s recovery from injury is gathering pace.

Despite the many controversies, Connolly was the most gifted footballer of his generation

Dublin’s answer to Ciaran McDonald and Maurice Fitzgerald announced his inter-county retirement aged 33.

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Tuohy grabs goal but Geelong fall in AFL finals opener

Port Adelaide ran out 58-42 winners against Zach Tuohy and Mark O’Connor’s side.

Champion jockey Oisin Murphy vows to clear his name after testing positive for cocaine

The Irish rider was informed of the results in August, but insists he’s innocent.

Stockdale at 15, Coetzee returns and debuts to be made as Ulster name XV for Benetton opener

Meanwhile, John Cooney gets the nod at scrum-half ahead of Alby Matthewson.

Sexton to captain Leinster in Pro14 opener while Larmour and Keenan switch roles

The holders will get their campaign underway at home after their recent exit from the Champions Cup.

Tuilagi to miss Ireland game in November after rupturing Achilles

The England centre has been ruled out for six months after injuring his left Achilles tendon during Sale’s Premiership game against Northampton on Tuesday.

AC Milan sign promising Norwegian striker who impressed against them in Europa League

Meanwhile, Lucas Paquetá has left the club to join Lyon.

Former Bohemians and Sligo footballer Robbie Brunton has died at the age of 47 RIP

Former Bohemians and Sligo footballer Robbie Brunton has died at the age of 47

Heartfelt tributes are being paid after the former League of Ireland player’s passing.

'Several' Covid-19 cases at Racing 92 before Champions Cup final

There are nine positive cases in the club, according to sources, with this weekend’s Top 14 game against La Rochelle postponed.

Celtic look to goal machine Griffiths for tonight's vital game in Bosnia

The Scotland international has not featured in seven months.

New Zealand-Australia relations at 'lowest ebb' as Kiwis go it alone for Super Rugby 2021

There could still be some cross-Tasman element to the schedule next year.

Another long-serving inter-county player departs as Sligo forward retires after 16 seasons

Adrian Marren announced his retirement last night.

'I have a few knives in my back that I want to take away' - Dundalk on cusp of shock Europa League qualification

Dundalk face KI of Faroe Islands in Dublin tonight, with the winner progressing to the group stages of the Europa League.

Lakers power past Heat in NBA Finals opener

After a 10-year absence from the championship series, the Lakers returned with a vengeance.

Flexibility in all aspects key for Connacht as new season looms

The Clan Terrace was repurposed as the team’s meeting room over the summer.

Beirne's Munster ambition burns bright as he gets set for first clash with Scarlets

The Kildare man is set to face his old team for the first time since joining Munster.

'One Niall Quinn please!' The website offering Irish sport star shout-outs

Inspired by the limitations of the lockdown, the initiative has proved popular since launching just over eight weeks ago.

Gibson-Park concentrates on Leinster battle before worrying about Ireland caps

The 28-year-old scrum-half is heading into his fifth season with the province.

Yesterday’s News

Real Madrid limp to victory amid Eden Hazard's continued absence

A fortuitous goal from substitute Vinicius Junior earned them a 1-0 win over Real Valladolid this evening.

Diarmuid Connolly announces inter-county retirement to bring brilliant Dublin career to a close

Connolly has opted to walk away ahead of the resumption of inter-county action.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin continues hot streak with hat-trick in Everton’s cup win

A 4-1 win for Everton over West Ham tonight in the Carabao Cup.

Declan Kidney steers London Irish to Premiership win over Exeter Chiefs

Bryan Byrne helped himself to a try as Bristol recorded a resounding victory against Leicester Tigers.


Molumby features for Brighton as Manchester United advance in the Carabao Cup

The 21-year-old Ireland international started in midfield on a disappointing night for the Seagulls.

Social media abuse became ‘too much for me’, says ex-England star and pundit Alex Scott

The footballer-turned-pundit says she is taking the hit of online abuse in order to pave the way for others.

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