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Today’s News

Ex-Ulster wing scores as Saracens land with a bump in second tier
# Humbled
# Humbled

Ex-Ulster wing scores as Saracens land with a bump in second tier

7 minutes ago 567 Views 0 Comments

The former European champions encountered a highly-motivated Ealing on their first outing since relegation.

Omobamidele makes first-team debut as Norwich City extend Championship lead
# One For The Future
# One For The Future

Omobamidele makes first-team debut as Norwich City extend Championship lead

15 minutes ago 603 Views 0 Comments

The 18-year-old centre-back was introduced as a substitute for the Canaries in their win over Cardiff City.

Neal Maupay goal sinks out-of-form Leeds and ends Brighton’s wait for a win
# Brighton Rock
# Brighton Rock

Neal Maupay goal sinks out-of-form Leeds and ends Brighton’s wait for a win

39 minutes ago 375 Views 0 Comments

The Seagulls halted a 10-game winless run in all competitions.

'It is hard you can't give him the send off he deserves but I'm sure he's looking down saying, 'Not to worry, lads''
# Tribute
# Tribute

'It is hard you can't give him the send off he deserves but I'm sure he's looking down saying, 'Not to worry, lads''

Updated 59 minutes ago 7,901 Views 3 Comments

Shane Ronayne recalls working alongside Eamonn Ryan.

Ireland U21 defender the hero for Ipswich Town with first career goal
# Mark Of Quality
# Mark Of Quality

Ireland U21 defender the hero for Ipswich Town with first career goal

1 hour ago 1,542 Views 1 Comment

Mark McGuinness, who’s on loan from Arsenal, headed in a 72nd-minute winner for Paul Lambert’s side.

Early Michail Antonio goal lifts West Ham to victory over Burnley
# Hammers
# Hammers

Early Michail Antonio goal lifts West Ham to victory over Burnley

1 hour ago 495 Views 2 Comments

The upwardly-mobile Hammers made it back-to-back Premier League wins after this 1-0 victory over the Clarets.

Celtic limp to goalless draw with Livingston
# Losing Ground
# Losing Ground

Celtic limp to goalless draw with Livingston

1 hour ago 1,418 Views 1 Comment

The Hoops were without 13 first-team players after their ill-advised trip to Dubai and are 20 points behind Rangers.

'Excited' Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ready for Anfield test against Klopp
# At The Wheel
# At The Wheel

'Excited' Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ready for Anfield test against Klopp

1 hour ago 1,130 Views 0 Comments

Solskjaer has failed to mastermind a win over Liverpool since taking over as manager in December 2018.

Tipp star McCarthy kicks three goals in impressive debut with new AFLW club
# Off The Mark
# Off The Mark

Tipp star McCarthy kicks three goals in impressive debut with new AFLW club

2 hours ago 2,702 Views 0 Comments

Aisling McCarthy kicked all of her goals in the first quarter of a practice match against the Fremantle Dockers.

Two wins from two for Nicholls' Next Destination
# Unbeaten
# Unbeaten

Two wins from two for Nicholls' Next Destination

2 hours ago 824 Views 0 Comments

In a later race at Warwick, Notachance defied its name to win for Alan King.

Ireland striker Scott Hogan the match-winner at Middlesbrough
# The Boy In Green
# The Boy In Green

Ireland striker Scott Hogan the match-winner at Middlesbrough

2 hours ago 2,098 Views 1 Comment

Hogan scored the only goal of the game to seal all three points for Birmingham City on the road.

'It was an honour'- two-time All-Ireland winner calls time on Kilkenny career
# Time To Say Goodbye
# Time To Say Goodbye

'It was an honour'- two-time All-Ireland winner calls time on Kilkenny career

3 hours ago 6,492 Views 0 Comments

Ger Aylward follows on from Paul Murphy in stepping away from the Cats team.

Robinson leads the line as West Brom seal Black Country derby victory
# Boing Boing
# Boing Boing

Robinson leads the line as West Brom seal Black Country derby victory

3 hours ago 2,471 Views 0 Comments

The Ireland international won two penalties against Wolves.

Meade's Daly Tiger proves a 20/1 success at Fairyhouse
# Long Shot
# Long Shot

Meade's Daly Tiger proves a 20/1 success at Fairyhouse

3 hours ago 824 Views 0 Comments

Starting favourite Chatham Street Lad was seven lengths off the pace.

Irish teen Knight named captain for Rooney's first game as permanent Derby County boss
# On The Knight Train
# On The Knight Train

Irish teen Knight named captain for Rooney's first game as permanent Derby County boss

3 hours ago 17,658 Views 15 Comments

Jason Knight leads the Rams out against Rotherham United.

Bolton Wanderers complete loan deal for Ireland U21 winger Zack Elbouzedi
# Zack Attack
# Zack Attack

Bolton Wanderers complete loan deal for Ireland U21 winger Zack Elbouzedi

4 hours ago 2,861 Views 0 Comments

The Lincoln City man has been described as a ‘match-winner’ by Bolton boss Ian Evatt.

Bohemians pull off significant coup with signing of Bastien Hery
# Gypsy King
# Gypsy King

Bohemians pull off significant coup with signing of Bastien Hery

5 hours ago 6,022 Views 2 Comments

The former Limerick and Waterford midfielder is a ‘high-quality’ player, according to Keith Long.

England to pick from 28-man squads for Six Nations under new Covid-19 protocol
# Bubble Ball
# Bubble Ball

England to pick from 28-man squads for Six Nations under new Covid-19 protocol

5 hours ago 3,983 Views 3 Comments

Eddie Jones had previously selected an initial squad of around 32 players.

Giannis Antetokounmpo shakes off free-throw struggles to lead Bucks over Mavs
# Freak
# Freak

Giannis Antetokounmpo shakes off free-throw struggles to lead Bucks over Mavs

7 hours ago 1,325 Views 0 Comments

Antetokounmpo finished with 31 points despite going just 1-10 from the line.

Jurgen Klopp says Manchester United can never be thought of as underdogs
# Old Rivals
# Old Rivals

Jurgen Klopp says Manchester United can never be thought of as underdogs

7 hours ago 3,343 Views 14 Comments

The Liverpool boss is thinking more about United’s tactics than who is favourite to win tomorrow’s clash at Anfield.

Sponsor Ralph Lauren drops Justin Thomas following homophobic slur in Hawaii
# Deal Breaker
# Deal Breaker

Sponsor Ralph Lauren drops Justin Thomas following homophobic slur in Hawaii

8 hours ago 8,248 Views 17 Comments

The world number three uttered the derogatory word towards himself after missing a putt at Kapalua last weekend.

'It's very sad, just so grateful to have those memories and appreciate everything he did for us'
# Eamonn Ryan
# Eamonn Ryan

'It's very sad, just so grateful to have those memories and appreciate everything he did for us'

8 hours ago 13,663 Views 2 Comments

The late Eamonn Ryan leaves behind a great legacy with the impact he made on players he coached.

Disarray as two test positive for virus on Australian Open plane
# Flight Risk
# Flight Risk

Disarray as two test positive for virus on Australian Open plane

8 hours ago 4,782 Views 0 Comments

Victoria Azarenka, 2017 US Open winner Sloane Stephens and Japan’s Kei Nishikori were among those on the flight.

Taylor grabs PGA Hawaii lead with sizzling 62
# Taylor Made
# Taylor Made

Taylor grabs PGA Hawaii lead with sizzling 62

8 hours ago 1,855 Views 0 Comments

The Canadian reeled off a string of impressive birdie putts.

'I felt I'd play forever, win 10 more medals but it was all over for me at 27'
# Cult Hero
# Cult Hero

'I felt I'd play forever, win 10 more medals but it was all over for me at 27'

10 hours ago 39,816 Views 7 Comments

Barry Daly was Leinster’s top try scorer when they won the Champions Cup/Pro14 double. But injury brought his career to a premature end.

Leaving Premier League club after 8 years paying off for Ireland underage starlet
# Resilience
# Resilience

Leaving Premier League club after 8 years paying off for Ireland underage starlet

10 hours ago 9,639 Views 3 Comments

Anthony Scully has enjoyed a new lease of life since joining Lincoln from West Ham.

Limerick, Waterford and Clare stars in the running to land Hurler of the Year honours
# And The Nominees Are...
# And The Nominees Are...

Limerick, Waterford and Clare stars in the running to land Hurler of the Year honours

11 hours ago 5,968 Views 8 Comments

Gearoid Hegarty, Stephen Bennett and Tony Kelly have been nominated for the top prize.

14 players from Limerick as 8 counties feature in 2020 All-Star hurling nominations
# Shortlist
# Shortlist

14 players from Limerick as 8 counties feature in 2020 All-Star hurling nominations

11 hours ago 21,563 Views 20 Comments

Waterford, Galway, Kilkenny, Clare, Cork, Tipperary and Dublin also have players nominated.

Yesterday’s News

'We were absolutely fr****** hopeless the other night. Absolute s****' - Steve Bruce
# Angry
# Angry

'We were absolutely fr****** hopeless the other night. Absolute s****' - Steve Bruce

18 hours ago 7,257 Views 5 Comments

The 60-year-old has been engulfed by a tide of criticism since the Magpies became the first side to lose a Premier League game to Sheffield United.

High-class John Higgins sees off Ronnie O’Sullivan to book semi-final spot
# Like A Fine Wine
# Like A Fine Wine

High-class John Higgins sees off Ronnie O’Sullivan to book semi-final spot

18 hours ago 5,068 Views 5 Comments

The Scot triumphed 6-3 in the 70th meeting between the two long-standing rivals.

Barcelona-linked defender could be set to leave Man City
# Transfer News
# Transfer News

Barcelona-linked defender could be set to leave Man City

18 hours ago 8,050 Views 0 Comments

Pep Guardiola accepts Eric Garcia may depart.

Bruno Fernandes hits back at Jurgen Klopp over penalty claims
# Unimpressed
# Unimpressed

Bruno Fernandes hits back at Jurgen Klopp over penalty claims

19 hours ago 8,941 Views 12 Comments

Man United have been awarded 20 spot kicks in the Premier League since the start of last season.

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Ex-Liverpool player scores brace as Lazio cruise past city rivals Roma
# Winning
# Winning

Ex-Liverpool player scores brace as Lazio cruise past city rivals Roma

19 hours ago 7,506 Views 2 Comments

Luis Alberto produced an influential display.

Racism allegation overshadows Bundesliga clash
# Issue
# Issue

Racism allegation overshadows Bundesliga clash

19 hours ago 4,252 Views 6 Comments

Leverkusen’s midfielder Nadiem Amiri, who was born in Germany to Afghan parents, was booked on 90 minutes and had to be restrained after the final whistle.

Doubt cast on Gareth Bale's Tottenham future
# Out Of Sorts
# Out Of Sorts

Doubt cast on Gareth Bale's Tottenham future

19 hours ago 12,033 Views 1 Comment

The 31-year-old’s second spell at Spurs has so fair failed to live up to expectations.

Alex Ferguson glad he retired when he did due to ‘phenomenal’ Liverpool side
# Relief
# Relief

Alex Ferguson glad he retired when he did due to ‘phenomenal’ Liverpool side

20 hours ago 6,829 Views 6 Comments

The Manchester United great also reflected on failing to sign Reds captain Jordan Henderson in 2011.

Stoke chief 'very disappointed' after James McClean's alleged Covid-19 breach
# Controversy
# Controversy

Stoke chief 'very disappointed' after James McClean's alleged Covid-19 breach

20 hours ago 4,017 Views 4 Comments

Tony Scholes also emphasised footballers’ ‘duty to act responsibly’ during the pandemic.

Australia propose idea of holding a mini World Cup in 2021
# Opportunity
# Opportunity

Australia propose idea of holding a mini World Cup in 2021

20 hours ago 35,038 Views 40 Comments

The aim would be to provide an injection of cash to unions across the world.

Are Man United now genuine title contenders?
# Analysis
# Analysis

Are Man United now genuine title contenders?

22 hours ago 29,566 Views 71 Comments

After hitting a lowpoint against Tottenham, the Red Devils have improved vastly since then.

Two days after winning first trophy, Mauricio Pochettino tests positive for Covid-19
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Two days after winning first trophy, Mauricio Pochettino tests positive for Covid-19

22 hours ago 4,287 Views 0 Comments

The news comes just two weeks after taking up his new job with Paris Saint-Germain.

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