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Dublin: 4°C Friday 5 March 2021

Today’s News

IRFU confirms one-year contract extension for Cian Healy
# Church
# Church

IRFU confirms one-year contract extension for Cian Healy

23 minutes ago 734 Views 6 Comments

‘My drive for success at both Leinster and Ireland is as strong as ever. I’m loving my rugby as much now as I did at the very start of my career.’

Cavan's Leona Maguire two off the lead after flying start in Florida
# Driving On
# Driving On

Cavan's Leona Maguire two off the lead after flying start in Florida

1 hour ago 522 Views 0 Comments

Maguire and Stephanie Meadow are in action at the LPGA Drive On Championship.

Envoi Allen settling in after high-profile move to Henry de Bromhead
# New Home
# New Home

Envoi Allen settling in after high-profile move to Henry de Bromhead

2 hours ago 1,570 Views 10 Comments

Fellow Festival contenders Quilixios and Ballyadam also doing well.

Here's your TV guide for this weekend of sport
# Tune In
# Tune In

Here's your TV guide for this weekend of sport

3 hours ago 3,475 Views 3 Comments

Plenty of sport to watch over the next few days.

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Off the beaten track: Adventure sport operators primed for a crucial summer
# Call Of The Wild
# Call Of The Wild

Off the beaten track: Adventure sport operators primed for a crucial summer

3 hours ago 2,079 Views 1 Comment

There is cause for optimism in Ireland’s adventure tourism sector as ‘the crisis before the current crisis’ takes a tentative step towards reform.

'It's about consistency at this level to prove your worth' - Farrell sees sense in new IRFU contracts
# Experience
# Experience

'It's about consistency at this level to prove your worth' - Farrell sees sense in new IRFU contracts

4 hours ago 4,404 Views 4 Comments

Ireland captain Johnny Sexton and Peter O’Mahony both agreed new deals this week.

Munster look to seal Pro14 final spot as Connacht bid for upset in Limerick
# On The Verge
# On The Verge

Munster look to seal Pro14 final spot as Connacht bid for upset in Limerick

4 hours ago 3,369 Views 2 Comments

Both sides have made notable changes for the clash at Thomond Park.

Yesterday’s News

Mick Schumacher proud to follow in legendary father's footsteps
# Heir Apparent
# Heir Apparent

Mick Schumacher proud to follow in legendary father's footsteps

10 hours ago 2,690 Views 3 Comments

The 21-year-old son of seven-time world champion s set to be on the grid for American team Haas at the season-opening race in Bahrain.

Rory McIlroy taking Tiger Woods’ approach at Bay Hill
# Imitation
# Imitation

Rory McIlroy taking Tiger Woods’ approach at Bay Hill

10 hours ago 2,408 Views 1 Comment

The 2018 champion shot an opening 66 in the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Newcastle midfielder apologises after angry exchange with Steve Bruce
# My Bad
# My Bad

Newcastle midfielder apologises after angry exchange with Steve Bruce

10 hours ago 4,864 Views 1 Comment

Matt Ritchie is understood to have had a training ground bust-up with the manager.

'We want to see goals and excitement but VAR is killing every part of that' - Parker
# Reaction
# Reaction

'We want to see goals and excitement but VAR is killing every part of that' - Parker

10 hours ago 1,826 Views 2 Comments

Tosin Adarabioyo’s first-half own goal settled the contest at Craven Cottage as Fulham had a second-half equaliser ruled out.

Jurgen Klopp plays down reaction of substituted Mohamed Salah in Chelsea loss
# Disappointment
# Disappointment

Jurgen Klopp plays down reaction of substituted Mohamed Salah in Chelsea loss

11 hours ago 5,951 Views 6 Comments

After storming to their first English title in 30 years last season, the injury-hit Reds have endured a wretched defence of the crown.

Ed Woodward optimistic about future as Man United debt rises to £455.5million
# Looking Ahead
# Looking Ahead

Ed Woodward optimistic about future as Man United debt rises to £455.5million

11 hours ago 3,853 Views 1 Comment

The Red Devils finished third last season to seal a Champions League return which boosted broadcasting revenue.

Alexis Sanchez stars for Serie A leaders
# Going Well
# Going Well

Alexis Sanchez stars for Serie A leaders

11 hours ago 3,733 Views 2 Comments

A brace from the former Man United star helped Inter go six points clear at the top.

Ireland duo Coscoran and Robinson through to European Indoors 1,500m final
# Onwards
# Onwards

Ireland duo Coscoran and Robinson through to European Indoors 1,500m final

11 hours ago 2,789 Views 5 Comments

The pair both came home in third place in their respective heats.

Blow to Liverpool's top-four hopes as they suffer unprecedented fifth straight defeat at Anfield
# Report
# Report

Blow to Liverpool's top-four hopes as they suffer unprecedented fifth straight defeat at Anfield

12 hours ago 29,712 Views 52 Comments

Chelsea, meanwhile, remain unbeaten under Thomas Tuchel.

Everton continue Champions League charge following third straight win
# On The Rise
# On The Rise

Everton continue Champions League charge following third straight win

13 hours ago 4,615 Views 4 Comments

Richarlison’s second-half header against West Brom lifted the Toffees into the Premier League’s top four.

'He was probably beginning to doubt himself and wonder what direction his career was taking'
# Connecting The Dots
# Connecting The Dots

'He was probably beginning to doubt himself and wonder what direction his career was taking'

14 hours ago 27,925 Views 9 Comments

We chart Brian Fenton’s winding road to the top.

'Embarrass them in the media' - how a club players' body took on the GAA and won
# Representation
# Representation

'Embarrass them in the media' - how a club players' body took on the GAA and won

14 hours ago 4,513 Views 4 Comments

CPA Chairman Micheál Briody says they have achieved the goal they set for themselves when they formed back in 2017.

As it happened: Liverpool v Chelsea, Premier League
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened: Liverpool v Chelsea, Premier League

14 hours ago 35,422 Views 26 Comments

Liverpool faced Chelsea, as Jurgen Klopp’s men looked to improve on a recent poor run of form.

Dele Alli makes first Premier League start since the opening game as Tottenham win
# Boost
# Boost

Dele Alli makes first Premier League start since the opening game as Tottenham win

14 hours ago 3,770 Views 1 Comment

The England international was key to the winning goal against Fulham.

Ireland defender Derrick Williams completes MLS switch
# Rover And Out
# Rover And Out

Ireland defender Derrick Williams completes MLS switch

14 hours ago 2,856 Views 1 Comment

The 28-year-old has left Blackburn Rovers to sign a two-year deal with LA Galaxy.

Poor calls and strained player-referee relations a challenge for Schmidt after 'black box' weekend
# The42 Rugby Weekly
# The42 Rugby Weekly

Poor calls and strained player-referee relations a challenge for Schmidt after 'black box' weekend

15 hours ago 27,217 Views 13 Comments

The former Ireland head coach has a serious task on his hands as part of his recently broadened World Rugby role.

Rory McIlroy seizes clubhouse lead at Bay Hill with superb 66
# Route 66
# Route 66

Rory McIlroy seizes clubhouse lead at Bay Hill with superb 66

15 hours ago 2,620 Views 1 Comment

The 2018 winner fired seven birdies, including five in a row on his back nine, during today’s opening round.

IRFU backing O'Mahony and Sexton to keep delivering at Test level
# Contracts
# Contracts

IRFU backing O'Mahony and Sexton to keep delivering at Test level

15 hours ago 4,231 Views 8 Comments

The senior Ireland leaders have both had their central contracts extended this week.

McCarthy rewarded with new Cardiff City deal just six weeks after taking over
# Seal Of Approval
# Seal Of Approval

McCarthy rewarded with new Cardiff City deal just six weeks after taking over

15 hours ago 5,067 Views 2 Comments

The Welsh outfit are unbeaten in the 10 games they’ve played under the former Ireland manager.

Young out-half Ben Healy among eight new Munster contract extensions
# Ben 10
# Ben 10

Young out-half Ben Healy among eight new Munster contract extensions

16 hours ago 12,660 Views 15 Comments

The talented 21-year-old from Tipperary had been the subject of an approach from Glasgow Warriors.

Guardiola: Tactical tweak after West Brom draw the catalyst of winning run
# The Pep Playbook
# The Pep Playbook

Guardiola: Tactical tweak after West Brom draw the catalyst of winning run

18 hours ago 4,233 Views 0 Comments

City are league champions-elect and are on a 21-game winning run.

French rugby chief Laporte to appear before government in Covid investigation
# Scrutiny
# Scrutiny

French rugby chief Laporte to appear before government in Covid investigation

19 hours ago 2,781 Views 0 Comments

Breaches of the bubble led to a 16-case Covid outbreak in the French squad.

'Racing can be so evocative. People love looking back and will remember where they were'
# Laochra Na Rasaíochta
# Laochra Na Rasaíochta

'Racing can be so evocative. People love looking back and will remember where they were'

19 hours ago 2,570 Views 5 Comments

The great Danoli, Dorans Pride, Beef Or Salmon and Limestone Lad are in the spotlight tonight on TG4.

'I'll always do the right thing for Irish rugby' - Farrell responds to Lions talk
# In Demand
# In Demand

'I'll always do the right thing for Irish rugby' - Farrell responds to Lions talk

Updated 19 hours ago 19,577 Views 29 Comments

The Ireland head coach has been linked with a spot on Warren Gatland’s coaching team.

Shelbourne announce ex-Charlton Athletic defender Mustaki as part of double signing
# WNL
# WNL

Shelbourne announce ex-Charlton Athletic defender Mustaki as part of double signing

20 hours ago 2,233 Views 0 Comments

Rachel Baynes has also joined from Galway Women’s FC.

Ireland trio to start for Connacht on Thomond Park trip
# Inter-pros
# Inter-pros

Ireland trio to start for Connacht on Thomond Park trip

21 hours ago 7,446 Views 16 Comments

Bundee Aki, Ultan Dillane and Dave Heffernan have been picked to take on Munster in the Pro14 tomorrow evening.

Holland and Casey return for Munster as Carbery named on the bench to face Connacht
# Team News
# Team News

Holland and Casey return for Munster as Carbery named on the bench to face Connacht

21 hours ago 10,623 Views 41 Comments

Johann van Graan has made eight changes for tomorrow night’s vital game at Thomond Park.

Peter O'Mahony signs two-year extension to IRFU contract
# Staying Put
# Staying Put

Peter O'Mahony signs two-year extension to IRFU contract

Updated 22 hours ago 25,796 Views 82 Comments

The flanker’s new deal will keep him at Munster until the end of the 2022/23 season.

Liverpool heading back to Budapest for second leg tie with Leipzig
# Champions League
# Champions League

Liverpool heading back to Budapest for second leg tie with Leipzig

23 hours ago 6,053 Views 4 Comments

The Champions League last-16 game will be held at the Puskas Arena.

McCarthy doubt for Ireland's World Cup qualifiers after latest injury setback with Crystal Palace
# Treatment Table
# Treatment Table

McCarthy doubt for Ireland's World Cup qualifiers after latest injury setback with Crystal Palace

Thu 9:53 AM 3,807 Views 5 Comments

Ireland play Serbia on 24 March in their opening World Cup qualifier.

Man Utd to join Liverpool in not releasing internationals if they have to quarantine on their return
# Red List
# Red List

Man Utd to join Liverpool in not releasing internationals if they have to quarantine on their return

Thu 8:57 AM 5,703 Views 1 Comment

Arrivals in Britain from “Red List” countries are subject to 10 days’ hotel confinement.

Overseas fans likely to be barred from Tokyo Games: local media
# Shut Out
# Shut Out

Overseas fans likely to be barred from Tokyo Games: local media

Thu 8:45 AM 1,169 Views 0 Comments

Officials fear that an influx of visitors from abroad will endanger the Japanese public.

Owner Reynolds voices support for Elliott - ‘The scars of this week are his ultimate punishment’
# Case For Defence
# Case For Defence

Owner Reynolds voices support for Elliott - ‘The scars of this week are his ultimate punishment’

Thu 8:32 AM 18,132 Views 37 Comments

Reynolds has eight horses at the Meath yard, including top staying chaser Presenting Percy

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