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Today’s News

Schmidt's Ireland need to show encouraging signs in Twickenham

After a disappointing Six Nations, this feels like a chance to gain some momentum.

Joint-second McIlroy one shot off leader Koepka at Tour Championship halfway mark

The Northern Ireland man is alongside Justin Thomas on 12-under heading into the third round.

8 players who could light up tomorrow's All-Ireland semi-finals in Croke Park

Fierce rivalries will be renewed as Dublin face Cork and Mayo meet Galway.

Tipperary aim to keep their hurling party going, Cork seek All-Ireland breakthrough

The counties meet this evening in the Bord Gáis Energy All-Ireland U20 hurling decider.

'I never played for Kerry... luckily Cork trials were on first'

Kerry supporter Shauna Kelly is determined to help Cork reach another All-Ireland ladies football final.

‘Five foot eight, underweight and f*****g great’: Remembering Man United’s penalty specialist from Cabra

In the 1970s Ireland midfielder Gerry Daly took 17 penalties for Man United and missed only one.

'We can’t keep thinking, ‘We need to be like 2018.' We need to be better'

Ireland captain Rory Best believes his team can overcome this year’s Six Nations disappointment.

Yesterday’s News

Ex-Derry striker Kelly comes off bench to fire Dundalk through in Brandywell thriller

For the third time in four seasons, Dundalk have ended Derry City’s participation in the cup.

Talbot the hero as Bohs beat Longford on penalties to reach FAI Cup quarters LOI

Talbot the hero as Bohs beat Longford on penalties to reach FAI Cup quarters

A bad week got worse for the visitors following the departure of manager Neale Fenn.

English teenage starlet Sancho inspires Dortmund comeback

They beat promoted side Cologne 3-1 in their second Bundesliga game of the season

Four second-half goals see Rovers past Drogheda in Tallaght

Drogs held their own until the interval, but the hosts powered on during the second 45.

Perfect start for new boss Tarnogrodzki, as UCD dump out Pat's

Yoyo Mahdy and Liam Kerrigan got the goals for the Students.

Aston Villa beat Everton to pick up first Premier League win since February 2016

Wesley’s clinical finish on 21 minutes helped them prevail.

Fenn watches on as First-Division Galway send Cork City packing

The former City striker is expected to take the reins from current boss John Cotter next week.

Guardiola: I doubted milestone man David Silva

The Spanish star is set for his 400th Premier League game this weekend.

Pochettino explains high-profile duo's absence

Jan Vertonghen and Victor Wanyama have been left out of Spurs’ opening two games.

Renato Sanches secures much-needed Bayern exit with €25m Lille move

The Portuguese international had recently been fined for expressing his frustrations with manager Niko Kovac.

Australia on brink of retaining Ashes after England's woeful 67 all out

This was England’s lowest Ashes total since 1948 and the fourth time in 18 months they had been dismissed for under a hundred in a Test.

Bury FC on verge of extinction over unpaid debts

The club’s 134-year history could come to an end by midnight tonight.

Taylor warned to expect Ali v Frazier-type war if she steps up in weight to face Linardatou

The WBO World light-welterweight champion’s manager admits Katie Taylor has ‘changed the financial landscape’ of women’s boxing.

Champion Hurdle winner Espoir D’Allen dies after recent injury

The five-year-old had been ruled out of the upcoming jumps season after a freak accident.

Shamrock Rovers sign 13-cap Northern Irish international Lafferty after release by Sheffield United

The former Celtic and Burnley defender played in the League of Ireland for Derry City between 2010 and 2012.

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Johnny Ward: Moore's ban the latest alarming turn in the destruction of our sport

‘There is so much wrong with this ruling it is hard to know where to start.’

O'Flanagan strikes late to give Ireland priceless win over Belgium

Sean Dancer’s side have taken a big step towards retaining their European Hockey Championships status.

Alisson improving but 'not that close' to Liverpool comeback

Liverpool are yet to put a time frame on the goalkeeper’s return from a calf issue suffered against Norwich City.

'The more money going into the game, the more bonuses go up'

The big unions hedge their risks when it comes to World Cup bonus pay-outs.

Newly-confident Arsenal have what it takes to end their awful Anfield record

The Gunners have been suffering hammerings on Merseyside for years, but Liverpool’s early-season vulnerabilities give them reason for optimism.

Henrik Larsson quits as Helsingborg manager after two months due to verbal abuse from fans

The 47-year-old oversaw eight games in charge during his second spell as manager.

Rangers ordered to close part of Ibrox after fans found guilty of racist behaviour

The club confirmed ‘no fewer than 3,000′ seats would be closed off.

'I miss you already' - Iniesta pens emotional farewell letter to Torres as Spain legend retires

The pair played on opposing teams in the J-League today, with ‘El Nino’ making his final-ever appearance.

Baird paired with Fardy as Cullen names Leinster team for Canada friendly

The Pro14 champions are in Ontario for Saturday’s pre-season game.

Leinster and Ulster to feature on Virgin's free-to-air Champions Cup coverage

The Ballymount broadcaster will show six pool games.

'I genuinely hear Joe's voice in my head at least once a day, maybe more'

We delve into the character that has made Joe Schmidt such a successful coach.

Ireland can go top of World Rugby rankings for first time this weekend

With Wales not in action, Joe Schmidt’s side can move into top spot with victory at Twickenham.

McCarthy worried about lack of playing time for important players ahead of Switzerland qualifier

The Ireland boss says he may delay finalising his squad for the meeting with Switzerland at the Aviva Stadium.

Tipperary and Dublin stars claim latest GAA player of the month awards

Noel McGrath and Con O’Callaghan took the honours for August.

Leinster host Benetton while Munster travel for Ospreys clash in Champions Cup openers

The fixtures details for the European pool stages have been announced.

Eamon O'Shea's Tipp hurling impact - 'This lad has dealt with some of the best players ever'

Tipperary U20 captain Craig Morgan can appreciate the influence of the senior coach.

Linfield's third goal against Qarabag last night was special Solo Effort This post contains videos

Linfield's third goal against Qarabag last night was special

Northern Ireland forward Shayne Lavery bagged a brace at Windsor Park.

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