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Today’s News

Sexton to be assessed on Monday after hamstring scare forces him off
# Johnny Be Good
# Johnny Be Good

Sexton to be assessed on Monday after hamstring scare forces him off

55 minutes ago 2,353 Views 6 Comments

Ireland’s Six Nations campaign begins in two weeks against Wales.

Watkins ends drought to give Villa win over Newcastle
# Premier League
# Premier League

Watkins ends drought to give Villa win over Newcastle

1 hour ago 1,913 Views 6 Comments

Villa move into the top half thanks to a comfortable win over the Magpies.

Benzema brace helps Madrid bounce back

Benzema brace helps Madrid bounce back

1 hour ago 815 Views 0 Comments

Los Blancos put four past Alaves, but remain four points off Athletico Madrid.

AC Milan stay top of Serie A despite 3-0 defeat but lead on Inter reduced to two points
# No Change
# No Change

AC Milan stay top of Serie A despite 3-0 defeat but lead on Inter reduced to two points

1 hour ago 1,418 Views 0 Comments

Stefano Pioli’s side lost out to Atalanta.

Larmour's late try proves decisive as Leinster beat Munster yet again
# Grudge Game
# Grudge Game

Larmour's late try proves decisive as Leinster beat Munster yet again

1 hour ago 20,619 Views 153 Comments

Leinster win 13-10 at Thomond Park. Johnny Sexton was taken off in the second half.

Rooney's Derby win again at QPR
# Bounce
# Bounce

Rooney's Derby win again at QPR

2 hours ago 4,014 Views 2 Comments

Republic of Ireland international Jason Knight continued as Derby captain at Loftus Road.

Three goals in final nine minutes rescues Manchester City from shock FA Cup exit
# Phew
# Phew

Three goals in final nine minutes rescues Manchester City from shock FA Cup exit

2 hours ago 3,942 Views 0 Comments

Phil Foden, Gabriel Jesus and Ferran Torres were on target against League Two side Cheltenham.

Rangers celebrate Gerrard's 150th game in charge with 5-0 victory
# Emphatic
# Emphatic

Rangers celebrate Gerrard's 150th game in charge with 5-0 victory

3 hours ago 3,348 Views 17 Comments

The runaway league leaders easily got the better of Ross County.

Former Déise defender Feeney joins Cahill's backroom team as selector
# Drafted In
# Drafted In

Former Déise defender Feeney joins Cahill's backroom team as selector

4 hours ago 4,549 Views 1 Comment

The former full-back was part of a 2019 panel that appointed Liam Cahill as Waterford boss.

As it happened: Munster v Leinster, Pro14
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened: Munster v Leinster, Pro14

5 hours ago 77,333 Views 70 Comments

An inter-pro to tee up the Six Nations and we went minute-by-minute.

'I was quite happy to let Stephen get on with it' - No ire from McCarthy as he takes reins at Cardiff
# New Gig
# New Gig

'I was quite happy to let Stephen get on with it' - No ire from McCarthy as he takes reins at Cardiff

5 hours ago 8,103 Views 4 Comments

‘I have no anger, ire, ill-feeling. It was a contractual issue.’

Four-time All-Star Higgins becomes the latest Mayo retirement
# Time To Say Goodbye
# Time To Say Goodbye

Four-time All-Star Higgins becomes the latest Mayo retirement

6 hours ago 8,416 Views 18 Comments

Keith Higgins excelled in both attacking and defensive positions throughout an impressive inter-county career.

RTÉ unveil contenders for Young Sportsperson and Manager of the Year - who should win?
# Cream Of The Crop
# Cream Of The Crop

RTÉ unveil contenders for Young Sportsperson and Manager of the Year - who should win?

6 hours ago 26,866 Views 29 Comments

Five rising stars have been shortlisted for the award along with six top managers.

First Flow shocks Politologue at Ascot
# Clarence House Chase
# Clarence House Chase

First Flow shocks Politologue at Ascot

7 hours ago 1,952 Views 0 Comments

The 14-1 outsider had to see off competition from a host of proven Grade 1 talent.

'Gatty gave us fake tan to make us look tough - we were like 6'6" Oompa-Loompas'
# Cult Hero
# Cult Hero

'Gatty gave us fake tan to make us look tough - we were like 6'6" Oompa-Loompas'

Updated 8 hours ago 35,736 Views 7 Comments

Paul Wallace lit up the 1997 Lions tour but also thrived for both Munster and Leinster in Irish rugby’s bitterest rivalry.

McIlroy holds one-shot lead heading into final day of Abu Dhabi Championship
# Keep It Steady
# Keep It Steady

McIlroy holds one-shot lead heading into final day of Abu Dhabi Championship

8 hours ago 3,610 Views 3 Comments

The four-time major winner fired a third-round 67 on Saturday.

Aki and Papali’i return to Connacht bench for Ospreys clash
# Team-Sheet
# Team-Sheet

Aki and Papali’i return to Connacht bench for Ospreys clash

8 hours ago 4,427 Views 5 Comments

Aki wears the 22 shirt with no Jack Carty in the squad.

Own goal sees FA Cup holders Arsenal crash out as Southampton march on
# Saintly
# Saintly

Own goal sees FA Cup holders Arsenal crash out as Southampton march on

9 hours ago 3,996 Views 3 Comments

A Gabriel Magalhaes own goal gave the Saints the victory in the fourth-round tie.

Rafa Benitez abruptly resigns as manager of China's Dalian Pro
# I'm Off
# I'm Off

Rafa Benitez abruptly resigns as manager of China's Dalian Pro

10 hours ago 8,128 Views 8 Comments

The former Liverpool and Newcastle United manager cited the pandemic as the reason for his departure.

The Irishman aiming to topple Manchester City
# Profile
# Profile

The Irishman aiming to topple Manchester City

Updated 10 hours ago 27,168 Views 2 Comments

Sean Long is preparing for his side’s game at home to Pep Guardiola’s men later today.

Funds being raised for dual Waterford minor that suffered spinal injury in crash
# Fundraiser
# Fundraiser

Funds being raised for dual Waterford minor that suffered spinal injury in crash

11 hours ago 7,658 Views 2 Comments

Friends of Mark Dalton are raising funds to help modify his home.

Sexton outplays Brooklyn's Kyrie and Harden as Cavs stun Nets again
# Wrap
# Wrap

Sexton outplays Brooklyn's Kyrie and Harden as Cavs stun Nets again

12 hours ago 3,293 Views 5 Comments

Kevin Durant sat out the game for the Brooklyn Nets, who lost their second straight game to Cleveland.

Ex-Liverpool and Ireland U21 defender returns to English football after US stint
# Order Of The Phoenix
# Order Of The Phoenix

Ex-Liverpool and Ireland U21 defender returns to English football after US stint

13 hours ago 9,403 Views 0 Comments

Corey Whelan has been signed by Wigan Athletic.

Two-time Ashbourne Cup winning manager takes over Dublin camogie
# Appointment
# Appointment

Two-time Ashbourne Cup winning manager takes over Dublin camogie

13 hours ago 4,585 Views 0 Comments

Adrian O’Sullivan will be joined by Donie Fox in the set-up.

All-Ireland winning defender opts out of Clare hurling set-up for 2021
# Exit
# Exit

All-Ireland winning defender opts out of Clare hurling set-up for 2021

14 hours ago 10,995 Views 3 Comments

Seadna Morey will continue to play for his club this season.

'Gaillimh and I just bear-hugged, laughed, then went out and killed each other'
# Memory Lane
# Memory Lane

'Gaillimh and I just bear-hugged, laughed, then went out and killed each other'

15 hours ago 39,243 Views 18 Comments

Having first played with his native Munster, Liam Toland went on to captain Leinster.

'It’s only a matter of time' - The latest Irish teenager on the verge of a Premier League breakthrough
# One To Watch
# One To Watch

'It’s only a matter of time' - The latest Irish teenager on the verge of a Premier League breakthrough

16 hours ago 14,070 Views 12 Comments

Mipo Odubeko turned down a pro contract at Manchester United to join West Ham, and the decision is already paying off.

'Just a fearless guy... He was far more a friend than just a colleague'
# Memories
# Memories

'Just a fearless guy... He was far more a friend than just a colleague'

16 hours ago 28,549 Views 15 Comments

RTÉ’s Peter Collins and Greg Allen recall their time working with athletics legend Jerry Kiernan.

Yesterday’s News

Mick McCarthy takes up Cardiff job weeks after Apoel sacking
# Back In Business
# Back In Business

Mick McCarthy takes up Cardiff job weeks after Apoel sacking

Updated Fri 10:42 PM 16,697 Views 16 Comments

The former Ireland boss is keen to put ‘smiles back on players’ faces’.

Wolves claw through as Vitinha's rocket sinks Chorley
# FA CUP
# FA CUP

Wolves claw through as Vitinha's rocket sinks Chorley

Fri 10:37 PM 4,226 Views 0 Comments

Nuno Espirito Santo admitted his side were lucky to claim the win against the sixth-tier part-timers.

Deeney ensures Watford beat Stoke to close gap on promotion places
# ON THE SPOT
# ON THE SPOT

Deeney ensures Watford beat Stoke to close gap on promotion places

Fri 10:27 PM 2,905 Views 2 Comments

The talismanic skipper scored from the spot and provided the assist for Ismaila Sarr against James McClean’s Stoke.

'This has nothing to do with friendship': Beckham defends Neville appointment
# Bienvenido A Miami
# Bienvenido A Miami

'This has nothing to do with friendship': Beckham defends Neville appointment

Fri 9:50 PM 10,955 Views 2 Comments

Beckham insists Phil Neville is a perfect fit to help Inter Miami develop their young talent.

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Baseball mourns death of long-time home run king Hank Aaron
# RIP
# RIP

Baseball mourns death of long-time home run king Hank Aaron

Fri 9:31 PM 2,595 Views 1 Comment

Aaron passed Babe Ruth’s long-standing record in 1974 and his mark stood until an era rife with performance enhancing drugs.

Former Liverpool winger Jordon Ibe reveals he is 'in a dark place' suffering from depression
# Opening Up
# Opening Up

Former Liverpool winger Jordon Ibe reveals he is 'in a dark place' suffering from depression

Fri 8:05 PM 38,531 Views 23 Comments

The player has started rehabilitation to improve his mental health after crashing his car into a coffee shop.

GAA move to explain loan application, clarify no redevelopment plan for Cusack Stand
# Croke Park
# Croke Park

GAA move to explain loan application, clarify no redevelopment plan for Cusack Stand

Fri 7:20 PM 10,110 Views 15 Comments

‘Reports failed to indicate that the GAA had in fact already suspended any such plans,’ said a statement from Croke Park.

Chelsea defender completes loan move to AC Milan
# Pastures New
# Pastures New

Chelsea defender completes loan move to AC Milan

Fri 7:14 PM 7,472 Views 5 Comments

Fikayo Tomori has joined the Rossoneri until the end of the season.

Covid-infected tennis star 'sorry' for quarantine gripe
# Apology
# Apology

Covid-infected tennis star 'sorry' for quarantine gripe

Fri 7:04 PM 12,143 Views 1 Comment

World number 67 Paula Badosa said she understood ‘the sad situation’.

NFL inviting 7,500 'heroes' to Super Bowl
# Classy Gesture
# Classy Gesture

NFL inviting 7,500 'heroes' to Super Bowl

Fri 6:48 PM 5,225 Views 0 Comments

Commissioner Roger Goodell said the workers — mostly from hospitals and health care centres in Tampa and Florida — were being recognised for their service during the pandemic.

Former Ireland international accuses Neil Lennon and Derek McInnes of public shaming
# Unimpressed
# Unimpressed

Former Ireland international accuses Neil Lennon and Derek McInnes of public shaming

Fri 6:33 PM 11,402 Views 1 Comment

Jim Goodwin is upset his Celtic and Aberdeen counterparts have chosen to air the game’s dirty laundry.

Lampard criticises his critics, says he is ignoring talk about his future
# I'll Tell Ya Who Wrote It
# I'll Tell Ya Who Wrote It

Lampard criticises his critics, says he is ignoring talk about his future

Fri 6:05 PM 3,002 Views 3 Comments

Lampard says his players’ confidence would be ‘shot’ if they read critical analysis from some quarters.

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