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Dublin: 5°C Monday 18 January 2021

Today’s News

Another stunning victory as Yan Bingtao upsets Higgins to win Masters title
# Young Blood
# Young Blood

Another stunning victory as Yan Bingtao upsets Higgins to win Masters title

1 hour ago 968 Views 1 Comment

The Chinese star became the youngest Masters champion since Ronnie O’Sullivan in 1995.

NFL champions Chiefs overcome Mahomes injury to advance
# One Step Closer
# One Step Closer

NFL champions Chiefs overcome Mahomes injury to advance

2 hours ago 769 Views 5 Comments

A dramatic ending as Andy Reid’s Kansas City saw off the Browns and moved one victory from a Super Bowl return.

Yesterday’s News

Barcelona stunned by Bilbao in Spanish Super Cup showpiece as Messi sees red
# Scenes
# Scenes

Barcelona stunned by Bilbao in Spanish Super Cup showpiece as Messi sees red

3 hours ago 3,255 Views 1 Comment

Bilbao dramatically came from behind and won in extra time.

Inter beat champions Juventus to move level with Serie A leaders Milan
# Boost
# Boost

Inter beat champions Juventus to move level with Serie A leaders Milan

Updated 3 hours ago 2,883 Views 2 Comments

And in France, Metz ended Lyon’s run and PSG took the Ligue 1 lead.

18-year-old Irish 'keeper Bazunu channels his inner Packie Bonner with glorious assist
# Rising Star
# Rising Star

18-year-old Irish 'keeper Bazunu channels his inner Packie Bonner with glorious assist

3 hours ago 5,216 Views 11 Comments

Have a watch…

Klopp seeks quick response after Liverpool fail to score for third successive game
# Frustration
# Frustration

Klopp seeks quick response after Liverpool fail to score for third successive game

3 hours ago 2,506 Views 4 Comments

The English champions needed some late heroics from goalkeeper Alisson Becker to preserve their unbeaten Premier League run at Anfield.

Real Madrid's €60 million outcast scores twice on Bundesliga return
# Comeback
# Comeback

Real Madrid's €60 million outcast scores twice on Bundesliga return

4 hours ago 5,917 Views 4 Comments

Luka Jovic made the move on loan to Frankfurt earlier in the week.

Winning the '4 in a row,' getting capped by Ireland and escaping a 2016 terrorist attack
# Looking Back
# Looking Back

Winning the '4 in a row,' getting capped by Ireland and escaping a 2016 terrorist attack

4 hours ago 19,773 Views 1 Comment

Ex-Shamrock Rovers player Peter Eccles is the latest to feature in our League of Ireland Legends series.

'The terror, the fear — it was uncanny. I was never as afraid of anything in my life'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

'The terror, the fear — it was uncanny. I was never as afraid of anything in my life'

5 hours ago 4,893 Views 1 Comment

Meath GAA legend Sean Boylan opens up on his terrifying experience with Covid-19.

Man City win sees them leapfrog Liverpool and go second
# In Form
# In Form

Man City win sees them leapfrog Liverpool and go second

5 hours ago 3,896 Views 7 Comments

Ireland’s James McCarthy made his first Premier League start since October, but he could not prevent a Crystal Palace loss.

Man United ‘didn’t pounce’ on Liverpool’s injury problems
# Reaction
# Reaction

Man United ‘didn’t pounce’ on Liverpool’s injury problems

5 hours ago 4,596 Views 14 Comments

The Reds had midfielders Fabinho and Jordan Henderson in the middle of their defence.

'I'm grateful and privileged to play both' - a closer look at the inter-county dual player
# Double Trouble
# Double Trouble

'I'm grateful and privileged to play both' - a closer look at the inter-county dual player

6 hours ago 25,705 Views 10 Comments

Will it continue? The42 speaks to some of the country’s top stars who combine camogie and ladies football at the top level.

Here are the benefits your membership of The42 will deliver this week
# Join The Club
# Join The Club

Here are the benefits your membership of The42 will deliver this week

6 hours ago 1,046 Views 0 Comments

Another busy week lies ahead…

6 months after being out in the cold, Spurs' record signing praised for revival
# Rejuvenated
# Rejuvenated

6 months after being out in the cold, Spurs' record signing praised for revival

7 hours ago 6,812 Views 3 Comments

Tanguy Ndombele struck a brilliant goal to seal victory for the visitors at Bramall Lane.

Man United hold Liverpool to maintain top spot
# Report
# Report

Man United hold Liverpool to maintain top spot

7 hours ago 32,249 Views 160 Comments

A tight and tense affair saw few clear-cut chances, as both sides had to be content with a point ultimately.

Chelsea beat United to go top on another busy weekend for Irish in English top-flight
# WSL
# WSL

Chelsea beat United to go top on another busy weekend for Irish in English top-flight

7 hours ago 2,518 Views 0 Comments

Six Irish internationals featured, with Ruesha Littlejohn making her Birmingham City debut after signing for the club yesterday.

Outcast Mesut Ozil confirms exit from Arsenal
# The Long Goodbye
# The Long Goodbye

Outcast Mesut Ozil confirms exit from Arsenal

8 hours ago 11,218 Views 9 Comments

The German midfielder says he is joining Fenerbahce.

Lewandowski breaks mid-season record as Bayern go four clear atop Bundesliga
# Pole Position
# Pole Position

Lewandowski breaks mid-season record as Bayern go four clear atop Bundesliga

8 hours ago 3,679 Views 1 Comment

The striker netted his 21st league goal of the season but the champions were again lethargic-looking in victory.

More Australian Open players go into isolation taking number up to 72
# Mess
# Mess

More Australian Open players go into isolation taking number up to 72

Updated 9 hours ago 7,733 Views 2 Comments

47 players had already been told they had to stay in their rooms for 14 days, with Australian Open director saying players knew the isolation risk.

As it happened: Liverpool v Man United, Premier League
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened: Liverpool v Man United, Premier League

9 hours ago 63,122 Views 46 Comments

Liverpool faced Man United, in one of the season’s most-anticipated matches so far.

Audacious Ndombele goal seals Spurs win at Sheffield United
# Tanguy For The Big Occasion
# Tanguy For The Big Occasion

Audacious Ndombele goal seals Spurs win at Sheffield United

9 hours ago 4,980 Views 6 Comments

The midfielder’s fantastic goal crowned a 3-1 win for Jose Mourinho’s side against the doomed-looking Blades.

Ireland cap productive five-game series in Spain with a draw as road to Tokyo continues
# Green Army
# Green Army

Ireland cap productive five-game series in Spain with a draw as road to Tokyo continues

10 hours ago 3,559 Views 0 Comments

Two wins, two draws and one defeat is a strong return against the world and European bronze medalists.

Jack Byrne makes first appearance since McCarthy's sacking in crucial Apoel win
# Back In Action
# Back In Action

Jack Byrne makes first appearance since McCarthy's sacking in crucial Apoel win

10 hours ago 12,596 Views 5 Comments

The Cypriot side are in good form under new manager Savvas Poursaitidis.

Karl Sheppard forced to retire from football at 29
# Premature End
# Premature End

Karl Sheppard forced to retire from football at 29

11 hours ago 9,300 Views 4 Comments

The striker has called it a day having been diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis.

Former Cork star Bríd Stack hospitalised following injury in AFLW practice match
# Best Wishes
# Best Wishes

Former Cork star Bríd Stack hospitalised following injury in AFLW practice match

Updated 11 hours ago 43,834 Views 9 Comments

Cork LGFA say there’s positive news coming from Australia, and the Giants player will make a full recovery.

Envoi Allen continues his relentless march as Dreal Deal points McNally towards Cheltenham
# Punchestown
# Punchestown

Envoi Allen continues his relentless march as Dreal Deal points McNally towards Cheltenham

11 hours ago 2,383 Views 1 Comment

Asterion Forlonge crashes out at the first in eagerly-anticipated Punchestown clash.

Stubborn Motherwell earn point against Rangers
# Momentum Checked
# Momentum Checked

Stubborn Motherwell earn point against Rangers

11 hours ago 1,952 Views 0 Comments

Steven Gerrard’s runaway leaders were held 1-1 at Fir Park.

Ireland's One Day International with UAE tomorrow given go-ahead by Emirates board
# Greenlight
# Greenlight

Ireland's One Day International with UAE tomorrow given go-ahead by Emirates board

11 hours ago 964 Views 0 Comments

Graham Ford’s men will get another run-out before squaring off with Afghanistan in a three-match series later this month.

Hartson: Lennon's time at Celtic is up, but players have 'gotten away with murder'
# Rip It Up
# Rip It Up

Hartson: Lennon's time at Celtic is up, but players have 'gotten away with murder'

13 hours ago 8,794 Views 4 Comments

‘I do genuinely think, with the situation in the league, a change is needed from the bottom to the top.’

Harden makes seamless debut with 'super-team' Nets
# Triple Double To Start
# Triple Double To Start

Harden makes seamless debut with 'super-team' Nets

15 hours ago 3,839 Views 0 Comments

The former Houston star scored 32 as Brooklyn overcame Orlando.

These are the players who need to impress Andy Farrell next weekend
# Audition Time
# Audition Time

These are the players who need to impress Andy Farrell next weekend

16 hours ago 31,351 Views 50 Comments

With the Six Nations kicking off in just three weeks, the Ireland coach has some tough decisions to make. Saturday’s clash between Munster and Leinster should help him do so.

Last year's runner-up Steele fires 61 to snatch lead at Sony Open
# Nerves Of What
# Nerves Of What

Last year's runner-up Steele fires 61 to snatch lead at Sony Open

16 hours ago 1,672 Views 0 Comments

The American has a two-stroke lead after Saturday’s third round in Honolulu.

Rodgers-led Packers, gritty Bills advance in NFL playoffs
# Two To Go
# Two To Go

Rodgers-led Packers, gritty Bills advance in NFL playoffs

16 hours ago 4,834 Views 5 Comments

The Packers defeated the Los Angeles Rams 32-18, while the Bills beat the Baltimore Ravens 17-3.

Winning 10 All-Irelands in the most caring, kind and inoffensive way and the week's best sportswriting
# Recommended Reading
# Recommended Reading

Winning 10 All-Irelands in the most caring, kind and inoffensive way and the week's best sportswriting

17 hours ago 2,707 Views 1 Comment

Stick on the kettle and get stuck into our picks from the past seven days.

'Some people are feeling isolated or alone, so this is more important than ever'
# Support
# Support

'Some people are feeling isolated or alone, so this is more important than ever'

18 hours ago 26,713 Views 4 Comments

Su Carty, who works with the IRFU and World Rugby, is part of Ohana ZERO Suicide.

A history of Liverpool and Manchester United in 10 matches
# The Great Rivalry
# The Great Rivalry

A history of Liverpool and Manchester United in 10 matches

18 hours ago 7,198 Views 12 Comments

Ahead of today’s meeting, reflect on each of the clubs’ histories through the prism of some of their most famous clashes.

'I wanted my AFL career to go on for 10 or 12 years but everyone has a different journey. I've accepted that'
# Glass Half Full
# Glass Half Full

'I wanted my AFL career to go on for 10 or 12 years but everyone has a different journey. I've accepted that'

19 hours ago 21,906 Views 1 Comment

With his Hawthorn career in the rearview mirror, Conor Glass is determined to help Derry compete for Ulster titles.

Saturday 16 January, 2021

Yan Bingtao beats defending champ Bingham to book Masters final spot
# On A Roll
# On A Roll

Yan Bingtao beats defending champ Bingham to book Masters final spot

Sat 11:40 PM 3,182 Views 1 Comment

The 20-year-old faces John Higgins in tomorrow’s final.

Dana White says Khabib is considering making a return to UFC
# Comeback
# Comeback

Dana White says Khabib is considering making a return to UFC

Sat 11:27 PM 6,104 Views 19 Comments

The 32-year-old Russian had announced his retirement during October 2020.

Steve Bruce will not throw the towel in on Newcastle job
# On The Ropes
# On The Ropes

Steve Bruce will not throw the towel in on Newcastle job

Sat 11:20 PM 3,296 Views 3 Comments

The 60-year-old enjoyed success as a player at Manchester United.

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