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Today’s News

The Super League has collapsed at the end of 'football's craziest 48 hours' - What happens now?
# Recounting The Drama
# Recounting The Drama

The Super League has collapsed at the end of 'football's craziest 48 hours' - What happens now?

25 minutes ago 2,444 Views 7 Comments

We look at why the Super League proposal collapsed, and the changes it may bring to football.

Ryan Mason makes winning start as Spurs’ focus switches back to Premier League
# Back To Basics
# Back To Basics

Ryan Mason makes winning start as Spurs’ focus switches back to Premier League

35 minutes ago 1,426 Views 3 Comments

It has been a tumultuous 72 hours for Tottenham following the departure of Jose Mourinho and European Super League shame.

Kerry drawn with Meath and Down in Joe McDonagh Cup, Offaly to face Sligo in Christy Ring opener
# Hurling Tiers
# Hurling Tiers

Kerry drawn with Meath and Down in Joe McDonagh Cup, Offaly to face Sligo in Christy Ring opener

1 hour ago 1,272 Views 4 Comments

The draws for the hurling competitions were made this evening.

Taking a knee and other forms of athlete protest to be banned at Tokyo Olympics
# Vote
# Vote

Taking a knee and other forms of athlete protest to be banned at Tokyo Olympics

1 hour ago 867 Views 3 Comments

The IOC has approved a recommendation from its own Athletes’ Commission to curtail the right to protest on the field of play.

As debate over long-term future continues, Ireland must make short-term progress
# Analysis
# Analysis

As debate over long-term future continues, Ireland must make short-term progress

1 hour ago 864 Views 0 Comments

Ciara Griffin and co. were poor in a number of areas during last weekend’s hammering by France.

'We apologise unreservedly': Joel Glazer vows to rebuild trust in open letter to Man United fans
# Super Sorry
# Super Sorry

'We apologise unreservedly': Joel Glazer vows to rebuild trust in open letter to Man United fans

3 hours ago 12,408 Views 26 Comments

United, like the other English clubs involved, have been forced into an hasty and embarrassing retreat.

Ireland's Six Nations game against Italy switched to Dublin to avoid quarantine restrictions
# Change Of Plans
# Change Of Plans

Ireland's Six Nations game against Italy switched to Dublin to avoid quarantine restrictions

3 hours ago 2,341 Views 3 Comments

Third/fourth-place playoff will now take place in Donnybrook on Saturday.

'A real coup' as Connacht sign Irish-qualified Hansen from Brumbies
# Mack's Back
# Mack's Back

'A real coup' as Connacht sign Irish-qualified Hansen from Brumbies

4 hours ago 11,180 Views 14 Comments

Versatile back will arrive at the Sportsground this summer on a two-year deal.

'Most important for them is the money' - Barcelona boss Koeman slams Uefa
# Super League
# Super League

'Most important for them is the money' - Barcelona boss Koeman slams Uefa

5 hours ago 9,488 Views 6 Comments

The European governing body is pushing forward with a plan to expand the Champions League from 32 to 36 teams.

‘June is too soon’ – Varadkar doubts Dublin will host Euro 2020 matches
# Unlikely
# Unlikely

‘June is too soon’ – Varadkar doubts Dublin will host Euro 2020 matches

Updated 5 hours ago 12,194 Views 24 Comments

Ireland’s capital city is set to be stripped of the games this Friday.

‘Big Six’ could yet face Premier League punishment over Super League plans
# Payback
# Payback

‘Big Six’ could yet face Premier League punishment over Super League plans

6 hours ago 5,529 Views 19 Comments

The six English clubs have withdrawn from the competition in the wake of fan protests.

Paul Townend continuing Punchestown fitness fight
# Moon Boy
# Moon Boy

Paul Townend continuing Punchestown fitness fight

7 hours ago 2,038 Views 2 Comments

Rider is having a protective boot made ahead of Festival.

Atletico Madrid and Italian clubs follow English exodus to leave Super League in ruins
# Dead In The Water
# Dead In The Water

Atletico Madrid and Italian clubs follow English exodus to leave Super League in ruins

Updated 8 hours ago 6,822 Views 12 Comments

The group of 12 is now down to just two — Real Madrid and Barcelona.

'You were very clear it would not stand' - Liverpool owner apologises to fans over Super League
# Hands Up
# Hands Up

'You were very clear it would not stand' - Liverpool owner apologises to fans over Super League

Updated 8 hours ago 25,903 Views 43 Comments

John W Henry said in a video on Twitter that the project would only have worked with the support of fans.

Sonia O'Sullivan 'looking forward' to new role coaching Nike athletes in the US
# Stateside
# Stateside

Sonia O'Sullivan 'looking forward' to new role coaching Nike athletes in the US

9 hours ago 4,692 Views 4 Comments

The Iegendary Irish runner is heading from Melbourne to a training camp in Portland, Oregon.

Pro14 confirm that the South African teams are out of the Rainbow Cup
# No Go
# No Go

Pro14 confirm that the South African teams are out of the Rainbow Cup

10 hours ago 8,699 Views 22 Comments

Tournament organisers insist this will not affect the long-term partnership with SA Rugby.

European Super League considering steps 'to reshape project' as six English clubs withdraw
# Options
# Options

European Super League considering steps 'to reshape project' as six English clubs withdraw

12 hours ago 5,846 Views 2 Comments

Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham, Arsenal and Chelsea all withdrew from the project on Tuesday night.

'In sport, I could walk like a giant. Outside it, my head went down:' The remarkable life of Jackie McCarthy-O'Brien
# Trailblazers
# Trailblazers

'In sport, I could walk like a giant. Outside it, my head went down:' The remarkable life of Jackie McCarthy-O'Brien

12 hours ago 14,994 Views 3 Comments

In the penultimate instalment of our ‘Trailblazers’ series, we speak to the former Ireland rugby and soccer international who led the way for mixed race players.

10 tips to avoid injury for players and coaches returning to GAA training
# Be Ready To Play
# Be Ready To Play

10 tips to avoid injury for players and coaches returning to GAA training

13 hours ago 7,586 Views 4 Comments

‘Most injuries occur from doing too much, too fast after doing too little for too long.’

'I haven’t played enough' - O'Mahony feels another Lions tour is out of reach
# Game Time
# Game Time

'I haven’t played enough' - O'Mahony feels another Lions tour is out of reach

14 hours ago 12,215 Views 28 Comments

The Munster captain hopes to feature in Ireland’s tour of the Pacific Islands if it goes ahead.

Yesterday’s News

Premier League clubs withdraw from European Super League plans
# Change Of Heart
# Change Of Heart

Premier League clubs withdraw from European Super League plans

Updated 21 hours ago 86,484 Views 96 Comments

Owner Roman Abramovich is understood to have driven Chelsea’s decision.

Bayern on verge of ninth straight Bundesliga title with 10 point lead
# German Champs
# German Champs

Bayern on verge of ninth straight Bundesliga title with 10 point lead

22 hours ago 2,592 Views 5 Comments

The title will be guaranteed with a win at Mainz on Saturday.

Chelsea held to drab draw on turbulent night off the pitch at Stamford Bridge
# Not So Super
# Not So Super

Chelsea held to drab draw on turbulent night off the pitch at Stamford Bridge

22 hours ago 5,138 Views 4 Comments

Kick-off was delayed after Chelsea fans gathered to protest the club’s decision to join the Super League.

Longford end losing run by holding Finn Harps to draw
# Stalemate
# Stalemate

Longford end losing run by holding Finn Harps to draw

22 hours ago 2,022 Views 1 Comment

The visitors couldn’t find way past Longford goalkeeper Mick Kelly.

95th minute Mandroiu winner hands Shamrock Rovers dramatic victory over Drogheda
# Match Winner
# Match Winner

95th minute Mandroiu winner hands Shamrock Rovers dramatic victory over Drogheda

22 hours ago 3,451 Views 1 Comment

Mandroiu’s header arrived for the champions in the 95th minute.

Dundalk's struggles continue as Derry come from behind to claim a point
# Candystripes
# Candystripes

Dundalk's struggles continue as Derry come from behind to claim a point

22 hours ago 2,093 Views 1 Comment

Cameron McJannet cancelled out David McMillan’s goal at the Brandywell.

Sligo pounce with two late goals to take the spoils away against Bohemians
# Bit O Red
# Bit O Red

Sligo pounce with two late goals to take the spoils away against Bohemians

22 hours ago 2,856 Views 1 Comment

A 3-1 win for the Bit O’Red tonight at Dalymount Park.

'We don't want it to happen' - Henderson leads Liverpool players in united front against Super League
# Speaking Up
# Speaking Up

'We don't want it to happen' - Henderson leads Liverpool players in united front against Super League

22 hours ago 20,223 Views 28 Comments

A number of the club’s squad have posted identical messages on social media.

Burns hits winner for St Pat's as Mike Newell sent to stands for arguing about the colour of sock tape
# Super Saints
# Super Saints

Burns hits winner for St Pat's as Mike Newell sent to stands for arguing about the colour of sock tape

23 hours ago 4,122 Views 2 Comments

It was a comfortable night at the office for the Saints who were rarely troubled by a lifeless Waterford attack.

Watford take big step towards Premier League, setback for Swansea and Derby lose again
# On The Up
# On The Up

Watford take big step towards Premier League, setback for Swansea and Derby lose again

23 hours ago 3,319 Views 0 Comments

Dan Gosling hit the winner at Carrow Road.

Ed Woodward resigns as Manchester United executive vice-chairman
# Shock Move
# Shock Move

Ed Woodward resigns as Manchester United executive vice-chairman

Updated 23 hours ago 58,073 Views 47 Comments

Woodward’s exit has been confirmed by the club this evening.

Alex Ferguson's Aintree winner set to run in Punchestown Gold Cup
# Clan Des Obeaux
# Clan Des Obeaux

Alex Ferguson's Aintree winner set to run in Punchestown Gold Cup

Tue 8:50 PM 4,423 Views 0 Comments

Connections opt against running Clan Des Obeaux at Sandown.

Kerry All-Ireland football winner Crowley retires from inter-county game
# Time To Go
# Time To Go

Kerry All-Ireland football winner Crowley retires from inter-county game

Tue 8:12 PM 10,405 Views 5 Comments

Peter Crowley made his championship debut for Kerry in 2012 against Tipperary.

Cora Staunton keeps getting better. How?
# Evergreen And Red
# Evergreen And Red

Cora Staunton keeps getting better. How?

Tue 8:00 PM 10,380 Views 4 Comments

The Mayo great will turn 40 this year but continues to set standards and post ever-improving stats in Australia.

Reigning champions Cavan to face Tyrone after Ulster football draw is made
# Gaelic Football
# Gaelic Football

Reigning champions Cavan to face Tyrone after Ulster football draw is made

Tue 7:07 PM 4,542 Views 14 Comments

Down will face Donegal in the preliminary round.

'You've got everyone looking at the good, bad and the ugly and we've got to be able to deal with that'
# In The Spotlight
# In The Spotlight

'You've got everyone looking at the good, bad and the ugly and we've got to be able to deal with that'

Tue 7:00 PM 3,814 Views 0 Comments

Ireland and Wasps hooker Clíodhna Moloney on the fallout from the France defeat, bouncing back against Italy and Never Settling.

'Stacey's got buckets of talent. She really can do it all' - the 7s star making an impact at 15s with Ireland
# Open The Flood Gates
# Open The Flood Gates

'Stacey's got buckets of talent. She really can do it all' - the 7s star making an impact at 15s with Ireland

Tue 6:04 PM 3,555 Views 1 Comment

Dubliner Flood has impressed off the bench in the Six Nations campaign thus far.

Alun Wyn Jones signs contract extension with Wales and Ospreys
# New Deal
# New Deal

Alun Wyn Jones signs contract extension with Wales and Ospreys

Tue 5:24 PM 6,056 Views 4 Comments

The Wales captain is one of the most decorated players in Welsh rugby history.

Ireland's Power withdraws from Zurich Classic after positive test
# Golf
# Golf

Ireland's Power withdraws from Zurich Classic after positive test

Tue 5:18 PM 2,960 Views 0 Comments

Seamus Power won’t be participating in the New Orleans event after contracting Covid-19.

Eddie Jones receives ‘full support’ from RFU despite England's disastrous Six Nations campaign
# Debrief
# Debrief

Eddie Jones receives ‘full support’ from RFU despite England's disastrous Six Nations campaign

Tue 3:02 PM 3,287 Views 2 Comments

The Australian presided over a fifth-place finish for the second time in his Twickenham reign.

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