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Dublin: 11°C Friday 16 April 2021

Today’s News

World 100m champion Colmean has ban reduced but will still miss Olympics
# Ruled Out
# Ruled Out

World 100m champion Colmean has ban reduced but will still miss Olympics

2 minutes ago 32 Views 0 Comments

The 25-year-old’s ban for breaching anti-doping ‘whereabouts’ rules has been cut from two years to 18 months.

Ulster out-half joins English championship outfit on short-term loan
# Movement
# Movement

Ulster out-half joins English championship outfit on short-term loan

17 minutes ago 771 Views 5 Comments

Bill Johnston joins the side as injury cover for their next block of games.

Munster final Down Under as Clare and Tipperary stars vie for AFLW Premiership crown
# Grand Final Preview
# Grand Final Preview

Munster final Down Under as Clare and Tipperary stars vie for AFLW Premiership crown

54 minutes ago 1,382 Views 1 Comment

It’s Ailish Considine and Adelaide Crows versus Orla O’Dwyer and Brisbane Lions.

Versatile back O'Brien the latest Leinster player to confirm new deal
# Signed
# Signed

Versatile back O'Brien the latest Leinster player to confirm new deal

1 hour ago 1,672 Views 2 Comments

The province have announced a raft of new deals this week.

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Ulster young gun Izuchukwu signs new contract
# Huge Potential
# Huge Potential

Ulster young gun Izuchukwu signs new contract

1 hour ago 1,341 Views 1 Comment

The Tullamore 21-year-old is staying put until 2023, with Brad Roberts also penning an extension.

'It was one hour from the deadline and we got the paperwork back from Pretoria'
# The42 Rugby Weekly
# The42 Rugby Weekly

'It was one hour from the deadline and we got the paperwork back from Pretoria'

1 hour ago 3,405 Views 0 Comments

Bernard Jackman gave fascinating insight into rugby recruitment on The42 Rugby Weekly.

Irish Olympic athletes won't be prioritised for vaccines, says Minister Chambers
# Wait In Line
# Wait In Line

Irish Olympic athletes won't be prioritised for vaccines, says Minister Chambers

1 hour ago 625 Views 1 Comment

As things stand, the rescheduled Tokyo Games will kick off in July.

Aidy Boothroyd leaves England U21 role after Euro 2021 exit
# Exit Door
# Exit Door

Aidy Boothroyd leaves England U21 role after Euro 2021 exit

2 hours ago 977 Views 1 Comment

The Young Lions are on the hunt for a new manager, while Boothroyd wishes to focus on a return to club football.

Paul Pogba criticises former manager Jose Mourinho in candid interview
# Special Relationship
# Special Relationship

Paul Pogba criticises former manager Jose Mourinho in candid interview

2 hours ago 3,445 Views 8 Comments

The France midfielder was signed as the world’s most expensive player by Mourinho in 2016, but their relationship eventually soured.

Leona Maguire in the mix after excellent round of 67 in Hawaii
# LPGA
# LPGA

Leona Maguire in the mix after excellent round of 67 in Hawaii

3 hours ago 911 Views 0 Comments

The Cavan native is in a tie for 10th position.

Dublin star calls time on Aussie Rules career after two seasons at Melbourne
# Return Of The Mack
# Return Of The Mack

Dublin star calls time on Aussie Rules career after two seasons at Melbourne

3 hours ago 3,789 Views 2 Comments

Niamh McEvoy has been ‘a highly valued and much-loved member of our team,’ the club say.

Giannis Antetokounmpo returns as Bucks beat Hawks
# Greek Freak
# Greek Freak

Giannis Antetokounmpo returns as Bucks beat Hawks

4 hours ago 812 Views 0 Comments

The reigning MVP scored 15 points on his return after missing six games due to injury.

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

Here's your TV guide for this weekend of sport

5 hours ago 4,116 Views 8 Comments

Get stuck into this lot over the weekend.

Dundalk's joint-longest-serving player until last year lines out in away dressing room for first time
# Familiar Face
# Familiar Face

Dundalk's joint-longest-serving player until last year lines out in away dressing room for first time

5 hours ago 3,255 Views 0 Comments

John Mountney will be hoping to show his former team what they are missing on Saturday.

Yesterday’s News

Shane Lowry posts six birdies and five bogeys in dramatic opening round
# Up And Down
# Up And Down

Shane Lowry posts six birdies and five bogeys in dramatic opening round

13 hours ago 6,121 Views 1 Comment

The Offaly golfer is eight shots off Cameron Smith’s lead after the opening round of the tournament in Harbour Town.

Roma hold Ajax to advance to Europa League semi-finals against Man Utd

Roma hold Ajax to advance to Europa League semi-finals against Man Utd

14 hours ago 4,531 Views 1 Comment

Unai Emery is on course to claim his fourth Europa League crown as a coach after his Villarreal team made short work of Dinamo Zagreb.

Ipswich Town spell looks set to end for Ireland's Alan Judge
# A Certain Trigger
# A Certain Trigger

Ipswich Town spell looks set to end for Ireland's Alan Judge

14 hours ago 7,540 Views 6 Comments

The League One club are ‘not in a position’ to extend his deal, says manager Paul Cook.

Manchester United cruise into Europa League semis after Granada win
# Cruise Control
# Cruise Control

Manchester United cruise into Europa League semis after Granada win

14 hours ago 20,875 Views 16 Comments

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side win 2-0 on the night, 4-0 on aggregate.

Arsenal ease past Slavia Prague to book Europa League semi-final with Villarreal
# Prague Spring
# Prague Spring

Arsenal ease past Slavia Prague to book Europa League semi-final with Villarreal

14 hours ago 4,077 Views 8 Comments

Alexandre Lacazette scored twice for the Gunners.

Four Top 14 games postponed over Covid-19 concerns
# Top14
# Top14

Four Top 14 games postponed over Covid-19 concerns

14 hours ago 7,618 Views 8 Comments

Two front row forwards from Bordeaux-Begles tested positive for the British variant of coronavirus last weekend.

Dual Cheltenham Festival winner Presenting Percy dies
# Racing
# Racing

Dual Cheltenham Festival winner Presenting Percy dies

15 hours ago 5,341 Views 1 Comment

Owner Philip Reynolds pays tribute to ‘special athlete with a personality all of his own’.

'A dream of mine ever since I came to the club' - Irish youngster savours Championship debut
# Breakthrough
# Breakthrough

'A dream of mine ever since I came to the club' - Irish youngster savours Championship debut

15 hours ago 9,175 Views 2 Comments

Festy Ebosele featured for Derby County against Norwich City.

Ireland's youngsters have the star quality to elevate and transcend the XVs scene
# Raw Materials
# Raw Materials

Ireland's youngsters have the star quality to elevate and transcend the XVs scene

15 hours ago 2,810 Views 0 Comments

Look no further than Ballinasloe RFC to see signs of Béibhinn Parsons’ potential influence on women’s rugby, and indeed women’s sport.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang reveals he contracted malaria on international duty
# Out Of Action
# Out Of Action

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang reveals he contracted malaria on international duty

16 hours ago 4,417 Views 3 Comments

The Arsenal captain has been in hospital after contracting the illness whilst with Gabon last month.

Ex-Ireland international suspended in Scotland after criticising match official
# Jim Goodwin
# Jim Goodwin

Ex-Ireland international suspended in Scotland after criticising match official

16 hours ago 6,942 Views 2 Comments

The St Mirren boss had claimed referee Don Robertson “cost” his side a place in the top six.

Swansea vow to continue fight against online abuse as social media boycott ends
# Fighting Back
# Fighting Back

Swansea vow to continue fight against online abuse as social media boycott ends

16 hours ago 1,332 Views 1 Comment

The Welsh club did not post on social media for seven days after their players suffered repeated racial abuse online.

Paul Dunne is six shots off the lead after opening round of Austrian Open
# Not Dunne Yet
# Not Dunne Yet

Paul Dunne is six shots off the lead after opening round of Austrian Open

16 hours ago 2,108 Views 0 Comments

German Martin Kaymar has rediscovered form in Austria with Ulster’s Cormac Sharvin three over after the first round.

King Carlos, Caucau, Dougie, and the most exciting club team of the pro era
# Blues
# Blues

King Carlos, Caucau, Dougie, and the most exciting club team of the pro era

17 hours ago 17,051 Views 7 Comments

The Blues ripped up the Super 12 in 2003 with a thrilling group of players.

Galway United walkover labelled 'an absolute mockery' by Shelbourne boss
# Reaction
# Reaction

Galway United walkover labelled 'an absolute mockery' by Shelbourne boss

17 hours ago 8,245 Views 2 Comments

John Caulfield’s side were given a 3-0 win after their game against Cabinteely was cancelled due to Covid-19.

Munster's JJ Hanrahan lands Pro14 Try of the Season award
# Recognition
# Recognition

Munster's JJ Hanrahan lands Pro14 Try of the Season award

18 hours ago 9,925 Views 9 Comments

The Clermont-bound playmaker scored a superb try in his side’s win against Cardiff Blues last October.

'No better feeling for Hannah to win Player of the Match when she was supposed to get married'
# Put A Ring On It
# Put A Ring On It

'No better feeling for Hannah to win Player of the Match when she was supposed to get married'

18 hours ago 4,133 Views 0 Comments

Adam Griggs pays tribute to the Ireland out-half who impressed against Wales after her nuptials were postponed.

Leinster's Scott Fardy has announced he will retire this summer
# Final Chapter
# Final Chapter

Leinster's Scott Fardy has announced he will retire this summer

18 hours ago 21,208 Views 27 Comments

The 36-year-old former Wallaby will hang his boots up after the current season.

Championship side reward Ireland U21 striker with long-term deal
# Forward Planning
# Forward Planning

Championship side reward Ireland U21 striker with long-term deal

18 hours ago 7,452 Views 0 Comments

Joshua Kayode has extended his contract with Rotherham United until the summer of 2024.

New Spurs sponsor Dulux 'deeply sorry' over deleted tweets mocking the club
# Faux Pas
# Faux Pas

New Spurs sponsor Dulux 'deeply sorry' over deleted tweets mocking the club

Updated 19 hours ago 14,504 Views 11 Comments

They made fun of the club’s lack of recent silverware, posting a picture of an empty trophy cabinet.

Paul O'Connell says Owen Farrell is 'real standout' to lead Lions in South Africa
# Takes One To Know One
# Takes One To Know One

Paul O'Connell says Owen Farrell is 'real standout' to lead Lions in South Africa

20 hours ago 7,479 Views 7 Comments

The Ireland forwards coach was at the helm for the Lions’ last series against the Springboks in 2009.

Dan Evans stuns Novak Djokovic to reach Monte-Carlo Masters quarter-finals
# Upset
# Upset

Dan Evans stuns Novak Djokovic to reach Monte-Carlo Masters quarter-finals

20 hours ago 1,975 Views 0 Comments

The British number is now in the quarter-finals of a Masters event for the first time, where he will face David Goffin

McGrath and Cronin latest players to sign new deals with Leinster
# Pen To Paper
# Pen To Paper

McGrath and Cronin latest players to sign new deals with Leinster

21 hours ago 7,354 Views 15 Comments

The province have announced a string of new contracts this week.

Ireland unchanged for France with highly-rated Murphy Crowe in line for debut
# Team News
# Team News

Ireland unchanged for France with highly-rated Murphy Crowe in line for debut

21 hours ago 3,376 Views 1 Comment

Adam Griggs has kept faith with the same starting XV which beat Wales 45-0.

Red-card sub and captain's challenge among new laws to be trialled during Rainbow Cup
# Big Changes
# Big Changes

Red-card sub and captain's challenge among new laws to be trialled during Rainbow Cup

21 hours ago 19,324 Views 17 Comments

Goal-line drop-outs will also be introduced for the competition which kicks off with national derbies tomorrrow week.

Sexual assault charges against Conor McGregor in Corsica dropped
# Bastia
# Bastia

Sexual assault charges against Conor McGregor in Corsica dropped

22 hours ago 40,995 Views 0 Comments

‘We had no material evidence to corroborate the complainant’s statements,’ said prosecutor Arnaud Viornery.

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