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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

5 hours ago 2,910 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

6 hours ago 2,551 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

6 hours ago 4,057 Views 4 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

6 hours ago 11,923 Views 13 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

6 hours ago 2,596 Views 6 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

6 hours ago 4,166 Views 5 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

7 hours ago 3,908 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

7 hours ago 6,535 Views 1 Comment

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

7 hours ago 2,053 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

8 hours ago 3,530 Views 1 Comment

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

8 hours ago 5,495 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

8 hours ago 1,066 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

8 hours ago 1,745 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

9 hours ago 12,535 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

9 hours ago 6,797 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

10 hours ago 8,269 Views 6 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'

10 hours ago 3,554 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

10 hours ago 19,041 Views 25 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

10 hours ago 6,473 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 11 hours ago 13,840 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

12 hours ago 6,686 Views 5 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

12 hours ago 1,835 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

13 hours ago 6,778 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

13 hours ago 3,054 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

13 hours ago 17,887 Views 15 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

14 hours ago 38,727 Views 0 Comments

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

'Racism charges were not proven' - Anger over Czech star's 10-match ban
# Punishment
# Punishment

'Racism charges were not proven' - Anger over Czech star's 10-match ban

15 hours ago 3,054 Views 2 Comments

Ondrej Kudela will likely miss Euro 2021 because of the suspension.

1000-1 underdogs aim to shock Man United
# Hope
# Hope

1000-1 underdogs aim to shock Man United

15 hours ago 7,355 Views 1 Comment

Diego Martinez believes Granada can pull off a big upset.

Liverpool's most obvious problem was exposed again last night
# Analysis
# Analysis

Liverpool's most obvious problem was exposed again last night

16 hours ago 35,307 Views 47 Comments

The Reds were left frustrated amid a 0-0 draw with Real Madrid at Anfield.

Maturing Foden delights Guardiola as Man City reach semi-finals
# Young Star
# Young Star

Maturing Foden delights Guardiola as Man City reach semi-finals

17 hours ago 2,541 Views 1 Comment

Phil Foden’s two goals in the tie helped City beat Borussia Dortmund 4-2 on aggregate in the Champions League last eight.

Mark Keane set to make second Collingwood appearance after recovering from injury
# Return
# Return

Mark Keane set to make second Collingwood appearance after recovering from injury

17 hours ago 3,581 Views 2 Comments

The Cork native will start at half-back against West Coast tomorrow.

Tokyo Olympics could still be cancelled, admits senior Japanese government member
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Tokyo Olympics could still be cancelled, admits senior Japanese government member

18 hours ago 1,649 Views 0 Comments

The Olympics are due to get under way on 23 July, with the Paralympics taking place after.

Stephanie Meadow and Leona Maguire in the hunt after quick starts in Hawaii
# Lotte Championship
# Lotte Championship

Stephanie Meadow and Leona Maguire in the hunt after quick starts in Hawaii

19 hours ago 1,927 Views 0 Comments

Meadow is three shots off the early lead, with Maguire a further shot back.

Philadelphia 76ers beat Brooklyn Nets to claim Eastern Conference top spot
# Philly Special
# Philly Special

Philadelphia 76ers beat Brooklyn Nets to claim Eastern Conference top spot

20 hours ago 1,759 Views 2 Comments

In the night’s other games, Luka Doncic and Stephen Curry dragged their teams to victory.

'There's a gap there already and if we continue to let it grow, there will be no catching up'
# Player Pathway
# Player Pathway

'There's a gap there already and if we continue to let it grow, there will be no catching up'

21 hours ago 10,097 Views 1 Comment

Former Ireland captain Fiona Coghlan wants to see better pathways put in place in the women’s game.

'If I have to hit nearly every ruck, I'll happily do it' - Fryday expecting busy afternoon against France
# Hungry For Work
# Hungry For Work

'If I have to hit nearly every ruck, I'll happily do it' - Fryday expecting busy afternoon against France

22 hours ago 3,722 Views 0 Comments

The Ireland lock has been working on making a greater impact around the pitch.

'You can flip where Dundalk are now at the end of the season because they will be challenging'
# FALSE POSITION
# FALSE POSITION

'You can flip where Dundalk are now at the end of the season because they will be challenging'

Thu 12:05 AM 4,622 Views 2 Comments

Stephen O’Donnell will not be underestimating the Lilywhites ahead of his side’s clash at Oriel Park this weekend.

Wednesday 14 April, 2021

Klopp: 'We didn't lose the tie tonight, we lost it in Madrid'
# Reaction
# Reaction

Klopp: 'We didn't lose the tie tonight, we lost it in Madrid'

Wed 10:59 PM 5,079 Views 8 Comments

Liverpool are out of the Champions League as a goalless draw at Anfield failed to overturn a 3-1 first leg loss to Real Madrid.

Police probe launched as Liverpool apologise to Real Madrid after window of team bus smashed
# Statement
# Statement

Police probe launched as Liverpool apologise to Real Madrid after window of team bus smashed

Updated Wed 10:46 PM 14,462 Views 12 Comments

The club has condemned the behaviour of those responsible, calling it ‘totally unacceptable and shameful.’

Historic quadruple still on as Man City progress to Champions League semis
# Winning
# Winning

Historic quadruple still on as Man City progress to Champions League semis

Wed 10:14 PM 9,222 Views 8 Comments

Pep Guardiola’s men survived a scare as Jude Bellingham gave Dortmund the lead.

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