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Dublin: 18 °C Wednesday 5 August, 2020

Today’s News

World Cup bid chief warns Australian rugby could become ‘third-tier sport’

Executive bid director Phil Kearns feels the nation is in dire need of a chance to stage the global contest in 2027.

Catlin withdrawn from English Championship after restaurant visit

The American has apologised and accepted the European Tour’s decision.

First Waterford FC player returns negative result from Covid-19 test

The second player is awaiting the result of his test.

All Black Jordie Barrett opts against switch from Hurricanes for 2021

The 23-year-old had an option in his contract that would have allowed him to move.

Ireland U21 striker Aidan Keena signs two-year deal to return to Scotland

Keena has left Hartlepool United to join Falkirk, having previously played in Scotland for Hearts.

Ireland captain brands famous victory over England as 'one we’ll remember forever' ODI

Ireland captain brands famous victory over England as 'one we’ll remember forever'

Andrew Balbirnie and some of his team-mates are set for two weeks of quarantine after yesterday’s heroics at Ageas Bowl.

Troy Parrott lands FAI's International Goal of the Year for this strike against Sweden Lob This post contains videos

Troy Parrott lands FAI's International Goal of the Year for this strike against Sweden

Louise Quinn has been named Women’s Player of the Year.

Bohemians raise awareness for homeless charity with new WNL jersey

The Dublin club are embarking on their inaugural season in the Women’s National League.

Koepka bidding for PGA Championship 3-in-a-row on 'big-boy course'

Rory McIlroy tees off in a group with Tigers Woods and Justin Thomas at Harding Park on Thursday.

'We did our due diligence on the keeper' - Parker on Fulham's stunning free-kick

The 39-year-old labelled promotion the proudest moment of his whole career.

'I didn't like the game' - Beaten Benitez fumes in two-minute China press conference

Benitez arrived in China to fanfare but he has found it difficult to make an impact at Dalian, winning only seven of his 20 matches.

Doncic delivers monster triple-double as Clippers and Bucks fall to defeats NBA This post contains videos

Doncic delivers monster triple-double as Clippers and Bucks fall to defeats

The 21-year-old Slovenian became the youngest player in NBA history to score 30-point, 20-rebound triple-double.

'Paídí Ó Sé had an aura and told us not to fear anyone, even Dublin'

Westmeath were one of three counties who had never won a provincial title when they called Paídí Ó Sé. Within a year he made history.

'I am lucky Munster are allowing me to play for the Springboks'

RG Snyman will remain an important part of South Africa’s plans moving forward.

Yesterday’s News

Uefa and Fifa voice support for contentious FAI reforms

The Association faces insolvency if the controversial changes do not pass a vote at an EGM later this month.

Manchester City sign winger Ferran Torres from Valencia

Pep Guardiola’s efforts to catch Liverpool are well underway.

Fulham back in the Premier League after play-off win over Brentford

Scott Parker’s Cottagers were 2-1 winners after extra time at Wembley.

Ireland complete famous win over world champions England in third ODI

Kevin O’Brien hit the final ball in a superb seven-wicket victory for Ireland.

GAA president tells members not to be 'too despondent' as government maintain limit of 200 people at games

John Horan emphasised the importance of being merely able to stage games at the moment.

Waterford FC doctor resigns as club reports second suspected Covid-19 case

Today’s game with Sligo was postponed over a suspected Covid-19 case discovered yesterday.

Connacht's Jack Carty has the tools to break back into the Ireland mix

The 27-year-old out-half had his struggles post-World Cup but remains a classy operator.

Shelbourne make light of early Sheppard red card to win away at Finn Harps LOI

Shelbourne make light of early Sheppard red card to win away at Finn Harps

Ryan Brennan scored the only goal of a 1-0 win.

German football clubs agree plans to allow fans to return next month

Grounds are set to partially open to supporters from mid-September.

From TheJournal.ie Blow to weddings and sport as government extends restrictions on public gatherings Covid-19

Blow to weddings and sport as government extends restrictions on public gatherings

Limits on 50 people indoors and 200 people outdoors are to remain.

'She’s played just 12 games of football in her life and is now being touted as one of the best midfielders in the league'

History-making Tipperary ace Aisling McCarthy is looking to build on two impressive AFLW seasons at a new club.

Unsuccessful appeal confirms Wigan's relegation from the Championship

A 12-point deduction for going into administration has condemned the Latics to League One.

Gerrard lands 'primary target' as Rangers snap up ex-Leeds United striker

Kemar Roofe is heading to the Scottish Premiership after a spell in Belgium with Anderlecht.

Croke Park chiefs cancel GAA championship season tickets

The Association will refund €40 to holders of Adult Tickets.

'I think I'm in the best place for him to bring me to a world-class level'

RG Snyman says head coach Johann van Graan was the key factor in attracting him to Munster.

'If you said to me, 'Is there more doping in football than we think?' I would say yes' BTL

'If you said to me, 'Is there more doping in football than we think?' I would say yes'

David Walsh is our guest on this week’s edition of Behind the Lines.

Jack Byrne and Celtic's Lee O'Connor among FAI Player of the Year Awards winners

The full list of men’s and women’s underage winners were announced today.

Man United close to capturing €100m Sancho after agreeing personal terms - reports

The Premier League club have made Borussia Dortmund’s 20-year-old winger their number one target this summer.

Spain and Real Madrid legend Casillas retires a year after suffering heart attack

The 39-year-old, who most recently played for Porto, won the World Cup, the European Championship, the Champions League and numerous La Liga titles.

Ireland teenage goalkeeper added to Man City's Champions League squad

Gavin Bazunu is added to the squad as Man City get set to face Real Madrid on Friday night.

'The worst two days of my snooker years' - Former world champion Murphy crashes out at Crucible

The 2005 winner suffered a 10-4 defeat to Thailand’s Noppon Saengkham today.

Champion jockey Geraghty to release his memoir 'True Colours' in October

Geraghty retired from jump racing last month.

Pedro bids early farewell to Chelsea after undergoing surgery

The Spaniard is leaving the Blues after five years to sign for Roma.

IBF intercontinental title on the line as Eric Donovan's big night gets even bigger

Donovan takes on Zelfa Barrett on 14 August in ‘Matchroom Square Garden’.

James Ryan's injury a big blow but Leinster have second row depth to cope

21-year-old Ryan Baird will be hoping for opportunities when rugby gets back underway.

'It is very alien' - Tipperary star McCarthy completes historic switch between Aussie Rules sides

Aisling McCarthy joins West Coast Eagles from Western Bulldogs. Here, she speaks to The42 about the move.

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