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Dublin: 7°C Thursday 22 October 2020

Today’s News

'Filippo who?' - Profiling the unheralded academy coach taking Dundalk into the Europa League

Filippo Giovagnoli has followed Stephen Kenny in leading the Lilywhites into the competition, beginning against Molde at Tallaght Stadium this evening.

O'Neill blasts officials over red card shown to Irish U21 international Collins

‘The Barnsley player has thrown himself to the ground and held his face,’ said the Stoke City manager.

'If you can't deal with the pressure of a selection day, you're not right for the job'

Ireland players are feeling the heat of competition in training for longer as they are made wait to see the starting XV.

Molde's defensive issues give Dundalk glimmer of hope as unlikely European campaign begins

The Lilyhwites are back in the big time, in arguably their most improbable Europa League run yet.

Captaining Liverpool 'the stuff of dreams' but Fahey now focused on Ireland's 'massive' opportunity

Reaching the Euros ‘would mean everything’ to the Galway native.

The man providing additional Irish interest in the Europa League from an unlikely source

Dubliner Graham Carey has helped CSKA Sofia reach the group stages for the first time in a decade.

Yesterday’s News

Bayern winger on the double to help holders crush Atletico while Lukaku brace rescues Inter draw

Elsewhere, there were wins for Atalanta and Olympiakos.

Roscommon player tests positive for Covid-19 ahead of clash with Cavan

The Rossies, who are on the cusp of securing promotion, have committed to playing Saturday’s game.

Manchester City forced to come from behind to ensure winning start

City recovered against Porto thanks to goals from Sergio Aguero, Ilkay Gundogan and Ferran Torres.

Own goal gets Liverpool's Champions League bid off to winning start as Fabinho fills Van Dijk void

The Premier League side came away from their trip to Amsterdam with a 1-0 win.


A red card and an own goal on a rough night for Irish defenders in the Championship

There were five games in England’s second tier this evening.

Dublin, Offaly and Laois advance as Leinster U20 Hurling Championship games go ahead

The competition will be postponed indefinitely from midnight.

Underage training to continue as FAI confirms its guidelines for Level 5

Games in the SSE Airtricity League and Women’s National League can also go ahead.

Real stunned in Madrid by Covid-hit Shakhtar Donetsk

The depleted Ukrainian side held on for the win, having opened up a 3-0 lead in the first half.

Ed Byrne on verge of cap to reward his immense feat of perseverance

The Carlow loosehead spent 28 months on the sideline before starting his rise to this point in 2017.

As it happened: Ajax v Liverpool, Champions League

Catch up on all the action from Liverpool’s opening Group D win in Amsterdam.

Golf clubs to close under Level 5 restrictions

The GUI and ILGU say they have sought clarity over whether driving ranges and practice facilities can remain open for exempted activities.

Dan Martin third for second day on the trot at Vuelta

Marc Soler took the stage victory.

POM provides Ireland back-up but van der Flier 'doing nothing wrong'

Will Connors will make his Test debut at openside flanker against Italy on Saturday.

'Sometimes when you start a mission it is a kamikaze, but then the dream becomes the normality'

Rookie boss Filippo Giovagnoli has silenced critics and takes Dundalk into the Europa League group stages tomorrow night.

Ireland trio named in English top-flight team of the week ahead of crunch Euro qualifer

Denise O’Sullivan, Katie McCabe and Grace Moloney have all been included.

Lions managing director hopes fans will be able to attend 2021 South Africa tour

The Lions’ eight-match trip is planned to begin on 3 July.

Hero of 2016 envious as Dundalk aim to create more magic moments in Europe

Ciarán Kilduff: ‘There’ll be others writing new headlines during this campaign and I wish them the very best.’

McFadden set for last hurrah with the Barbarians against England on Sunday

The 34-year-old is set for retirement but will feature this weekend in Twickenham.

'As I've just found out, loyalty is hard to come by nowadays' - Ozil saddened by Arsenal snub

The club’s highest-paid player has written about his disappointment after being omitted from their Premier League squad.

'We think Jacob has all the attributes to push forward at fullback' - Farrell

The 24-year-old Ulsterman has been picked in Ireland’s number 15 shirt against Italy.

GAA confirm minor and U20 championships will be halted from midnight

Dublin and Galway were set to meet in the final of the U20 Football Championship on Saturday, but that will not go ahead.

Ireland to face England in Wembley friendly next month

Stephen Kenny’s men will square off with Gareth Southgate and his charges before Ireland’s Nations League clashes with Wales and Bulgaria.

Keenan and Connors handed debuts as Stockdale moves to 15 for Ireland

Ed Byrne and Jamison Gibson-Park are set for their first caps off the bench against Italy.

'Klopp wanted Julian the past there'd be friction about the manager not getting who he wanted'

Melissa Reddy, author of a new book about Liverpool’s rise under Jurgen Klopp, is this week’s guest on Behind the Lines.

Tumilty will stay on as Ireland men's hockey coach with focus on attacking style

The Banbridge man took over on a short-term basis last year, but has impressed in the role.

Wasps given all-clear to play in Premiership final following coronavirus cases

Wasps’ place in the showpiece finale had been in doubt after 11 positive coronavirus tests.

Dáire O'Connor signs for Cliftonville following Cork City exit

Cliftonville take on rivals Crusaders in the North Belfast derby on Friday.

Dodgers strike first as Kershaw steers them to World Series Game One win

The Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-3 as the World Series got underway.

Gatland's Lions to face Japan before departing on South Africa tour

The game is set to be played at Murrayfield in Edinburgh in June 2021.

'It's just unprofessional. If you look at any kind of work environment, it’s frowned upon'

Ireland striker Rianna Jarrett says ‘there is no place’ in football for incidents like Sergio Agüero’s contact with Sian Massey-Ellis.

'It's an honour to do it and when he asked me to do it again, I was delighted'

Johnny Sexton has been reflecting on his captaincy of Ireland as the Six Nations gets underway again.

From 'fan girl' to first choice: Littlejohn making the most of her second coming

The Leicester City midfielder has thrived since being brought back in from the international wilderness.

Beibhinn Parsons organising her next steps after 'rollercoaster' year of Leaving Cert stress

The 18-year-old was due to skip the second half of the Six Nations, but its postponement means she is back in Ireland’s ranks.

'Conor Murray's pass is the best pass in Ireland' - Brian O'Driscoll

The former Ireland captain believes some criticism of the scrum-half has been unwarranted.

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