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Valbuena felt 'in danger' over sex tape, Benzema trial hears
# Update
# Update

Valbuena felt 'in danger' over sex tape, Benzema trial hears

26 minutes ago 797 Views 0 Comments

The affair rocked the French national team.

Barcelona earn crucial Champions League win at half-empty Camp Nou
# Relief
# Relief

Barcelona earn crucial Champions League win at half-empty Camp Nou

1 hour ago 2,332 Views 0 Comments

The attendance was recorded at 45,968, with several blocks of seating filled by only a handful of supporters.

Farrell's fresh faces bring excitement to Ireland's November squad
# Uncapped
# Uncapped

Farrell's fresh faces bring excitement to Ireland's November squad

1 hour ago 2,855 Views 2 Comments

A large portion of the squad have very little or no Test match experience.

Ireland face crunch match with Namibia following resounding defeat to Sri Lanka
# Under Pressure
# Under Pressure

Ireland face crunch match with Namibia following resounding defeat to Sri Lanka

1 hour ago 991 Views 3 Comments

Captain Andy Balbirnie top-scored with 41 as his side were beaten by 70 runs.

Henry Shefflin confirmed as the new Galway senior hurling manager
# King Of The West
# King Of The West

Henry Shefflin confirmed as the new Galway senior hurling manager

Updated 1 hour ago 23,649 Views 34 Comments

The Kilkenny legend is to succeed Shane O’Neill.

Former Drogheda youngster handed first Championship start
# Boost
# Boost

Former Drogheda youngster handed first Championship start

1 hour ago 2,158 Views 1 Comment

William Hondermarck features for Barnsley, while Jayson Molumby gets a chance with West Brom

St Patrick's Athletic suffer Uefa Youth League exit
# Disappointment
# Disappointment

St Patrick's Athletic suffer Uefa Youth League exit

2 hours ago 1,166 Views 0 Comments

The youngsters from Inchicore were unable to overturn their first-leg deficit against Red Star Belgrade.

Patson Daka scores four to earn Europa League win for Leicester City in seven-goal thriller
# Daka Can
# Daka Can

Patson Daka scores four to earn Europa League win for Leicester City in seven-goal thriller

3 hours ago 3,966 Views 3 Comments

The Foxes were victorious away to Spartak Moscow.

'Hopefully that nice call-out showed that you don’t have to be a pr*** to get big fights'
# Shooting His Shot
# Shooting His Shot

'Hopefully that nice call-out showed that you don’t have to be a pr*** to get big fights'

3 hours ago 5,284 Views 1 Comment

Jason Quigley has finally gotten his world-title opportunity, but he has stripped back the emotion while preparing for ‘just another fight’.

USA Rugby 'confident' as they launch bid to host World Cup using NFL venues
# Coming To America
# Coming To America

USA Rugby 'confident' as they launch bid to host World Cup using NFL venues

3 hours ago 3,899 Views 2 Comments

Of the 28 venues under consideration, 20 already comply or have plans to widen their pitches.

Zebo back in Ireland squad as uncapped Frawley and Sheehan called up
# Recall
# Recall

Zebo back in Ireland squad as uncapped Frawley and Sheehan called up

3 hours ago 23,770 Views 66 Comments

Andy Farrell has named his 38-man squad for the November Tests.

IRFU release findings of investigation into 'unacceptable' facilities at women's interpros
# Substandard
# Substandard

IRFU release findings of investigation into 'unacceptable' facilities at women's interpros

Updated 4 hours ago 8,751 Views 3 Comments

Irish rugby’s governing body also announced an independent review into the Ireland women’s failed 2021 Rugby World Cup qualifying campaign.

Erasmus to tour with Springboks as misconduct hearing looms
# Rassie Takes Erasmus
# Rassie Takes Erasmus

Erasmus to tour with Springboks as misconduct hearing looms

4 hours ago 1,965 Views 0 Comments

Erasmus faces a misconduct hearing the day before his side’s first game in Cardiff.

Newcastle ask fans not to wear Arab-style clothing after Saudi takeover
# Down With That Sort Of Thing
# Down With That Sort Of Thing

Newcastle ask fans not to wear Arab-style clothing after Saudi takeover

5 hours ago 4,105 Views 4 Comments

The club say the attire ‘is culturally inappropriate and risks causing offence to others.’

Doherty injured as Spurs set to leave first-team regulars at home for Vitesse tie
# Rotation
# Rotation

Doherty injured as Spurs set to leave first-team regulars at home for Vitesse tie

5 hours ago 2,610 Views 0 Comments

Nuno has confirmed that none of the outfield players who started last weekend’s 3-2 win at Newcastle will travel to Holland for Thursday night’s game.

Newcastle fan ‘making great progress’ as family thank medics for saving his life
# Recovering
# Recovering

Newcastle fan ‘making great progress’ as family thank medics for saving his life

5 hours ago 2,457 Views 0 Comments

The game was suspended for 20 minutes while the casualty was treated in the stand.

The42's new anthology - Behind the Lines, No. 5 - is on sale now
# Booked
# Booked

The42's new anthology - Behind the Lines, No. 5 - is on sale now

5 hours ago 746 Views 0 Comments

Priced at €12, Behind the Lines contains 18 more great Irish sports stories from The42.

McClenaghan fumes over 'slippery' pommel horse after missing out on world championship final
# Gymnastics
# Gymnastics

McClenaghan fumes over 'slippery' pommel horse after missing out on world championship final

6 hours ago 3,477 Views 0 Comments

The 22-year-old had to compete after an unscheduled 90-minute break, during which workers disinfected the apparatus.

GAA president and director-general back Proposal B to revamp football championship
# Special Congress
# Special Congress

GAA president and director-general back Proposal B to revamp football championship

7 hours ago 8,406 Views 7 Comments

It’s a hugely significant moment as GAA hierarchy offer their opinion on the matter for the first time.

'Tactically inept cabbage head' - Bruce says Newcastle job ‘probably’ his last after abuse
# Exit Door
# Exit Door

'Tactically inept cabbage head' - Bruce says Newcastle job ‘probably’ his last after abuse

7 hours ago 9,625 Views 21 Comments

The 60-year-old was appointed as Rafael Benitez’s replacement in July 2019.

Man City fan critical after service station beating in Belgium
# Attack
# Attack

Man City fan critical after service station beating in Belgium

8 hours ago 6,077 Views 0 Comments

Brugges condemned the violence that followed City’s 5-1 win over the Belgian champions.

Steve Bruce leaves Newcastle by 'mutual consent'
# Time To Say Goodbye
# Time To Say Goodbye

Steve Bruce leaves Newcastle by 'mutual consent'

9 hours ago 27,003 Views 34 Comments

Graeme Jones will take over as manager on an interim basis.

Peak6 don't plan to sell Dundalk despite acquiring share in Premier League club Wolves
# Expansion
# Expansion

Peak6 don't plan to sell Dundalk despite acquiring share in Premier League club Wolves

10 hours ago 2,868 Views 0 Comments

Sources close to the Chicago-based investment firm insist their commitment to the Lilywhites is strong.

Proposal B gathers momentum as host of counties give it backing
# Wave Of Support
# Wave Of Support

Proposal B gathers momentum as host of counties give it backing

10 hours ago 5,647 Views 3 Comments

Meath, Tipperary, Kildare, Cork, Longford, Down and Clare have all confirmed their intention to support it.

Real Madrid star Benzema on trial in sextape case
# Les Bleus
# Les Bleus

Real Madrid star Benzema on trial in sextape case

11 hours ago 7,219 Views 0 Comments

The France forward is suspected of helping a group of alleged blackmailers approach Mathieu Valbuena in an attempt to extort money. Four other men are also on trial.

Milwaukee Bucks stick to winning ways with opening day victory
# Hoops
# Hoops

Milwaukee Bucks stick to winning ways with opening day victory

13 hours ago 2,054 Views 5 Comments

The Golden State Warriors were also triumphant in their first game of the new NBA campaign.

‘Three dirty points’ satisfy Jurgen Klopp as Liverpool edge Atletico Madrid win
# Wanda Vision
# Wanda Vision

‘Three dirty points’ satisfy Jurgen Klopp as Liverpool edge Atletico Madrid win

13 hours ago 4,253 Views 3 Comments

Having taken an early 2-0 lead through Mohamed Salah and Naby Keita, Klopp’s side were pegged back.

'I was eight weeks nursing a broken bone in the shoulder and a torn ligament. It needs to be cut out'
# Dark Arts
# Dark Arts

'I was eight weeks nursing a broken bone in the shoulder and a torn ligament. It needs to be cut out'

14 hours ago 15,743 Views 6 Comments

Shane Walsh suffered a bad shoulder injury after an off-the-ball incident in the Connacht final.

'He's one of the best in the world' - Munster hope to keep De Allende
# Contract
# Contract

'He's one of the best in the world' - Munster hope to keep De Allende

14 hours ago 11,059 Views 17 Comments

The Springboks centre is out of contract next summer.

Cian Lynch bidding for 'special' achievement with his club this weekend
# Treaty Star
# Treaty Star

Cian Lynch bidding for 'special' achievement with his club this weekend

14 hours ago 7,025 Views 0 Comments

Patrickswell’s Lynch is hoping to add a county senior hurling title to the All-Ireland crown he won with Limerick in August.

'I'm just enjoying it. Life's great' - Ireland's Liverpool star back on top after tough times
# Positivity
# Positivity

'I'm just enjoying it. Life's great' - Ireland's Liverpool star back on top after tough times

15 hours ago 10,870 Views 1 Comment

Leanne Kiernan: ‘If I didn’t enjoy the game, I wouldn’t be playing. I’d be back at home on the farm in Cavan.’

Yesterday’s News

Goal and an assist for Jason Knight, but Luton hit back twice to secure draw at Derby
# Irish Eye
# Irish Eye

Goal and an assist for Jason Knight, but Luton hit back twice to secure draw at Derby

22 hours ago 4,766 Views 2 Comments

A wrap of tonight’s Championship action.

Messi and Mbappe lead PSG to victory, Benzema scores in Real rout
# Champions League
# Champions League

Messi and Mbappe lead PSG to victory, Benzema scores in Real rout

22 hours ago 5,017 Views 0 Comments

Elsewhere Ajax thrashed Borussia Dortmund 4-0.

Emiliano Sala flight organiser hired unqualified pilot, court hears
# Trial
From TheJournal.ie
# Trial

Emiliano Sala flight organiser hired unqualified pilot, court hears

23 hours ago 25,362 Views 1 Comment

Plane operator David Henderson told people to ‘keep quiet’ after learning the footballer had died in a crash.

Liverpool defeat 10-man Atletico in five-goal thriller as Salah delivers again
# Euro Vision
# Euro Vision

Liverpool defeat 10-man Atletico in five-goal thriller as Salah delivers again

23 hours ago 25,142 Views 35 Comments

It was a wild Champions League contest in Madrid.

'A monumental day' - Meath announce county final double-header
# Joined Up Thinking
# Joined Up Thinking

'A monumental day' - Meath announce county final double-header

Tue 9:02 PM 13,477 Views 2 Comments

Navan’s Páirc Tailteann will host the GAA and LGFA deciders on Sunday, 7 November.

Tickets on sale for Ireland-Portugal from later this week, with Aviva Stadium at 100% capacity
# Full House
# Full House

Tickets on sale for Ireland-Portugal from later this week, with Aviva Stadium at 100% capacity

Tue 8:34 PM 22,619 Views 3 Comments

The FAI released a statement this evening regarding the World Cup qualifier on 11 November.

Man City crush Brugge to re-energise Champions League push

Man City crush Brugge to re-energise Champions League push

Tue 8:02 PM 5,002 Views 2 Comments

Man City swept past Club Brugge 5-1.

World Cup qualification would be 'transformative' for Irish women's football
# Pauw Patrol
# Pauw Patrol

World Cup qualification would be 'transformative' for Irish women's football

Tue 7:37 PM 2,615 Views 1 Comment

Ireland’s bid to reach the 2023 tournament in Australia & New Zealand begins this week in Dublin.

Bohemians to block Dublin derby tickets for away fans in response to Shamrock Rovers
# Hitting Back
# Hitting Back

Bohemians to block Dublin derby tickets for away fans in response to Shamrock Rovers

Tue 7:36 PM 8,434 Views 16 Comments

The teams drew 1-1 last night at Tallaght Stadium.

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