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Doyle and Byrne bounce back to progress into semi-finals
# Tokyo 2020
# Tokyo 2020

Doyle and Byrne bounce back to progress into semi-finals

43 minutes ago 231 Views 0 Comments

Elsewhere, Aileen Crowley and Monika Dukarska just missed out on automatic entry into the semi-finals.

Yesterday’s News

Ex-Liverpool striker scores 124th-minute equaliser from own half in Athlone's crazy FAI Cup loss to 10-man Waterford
# Astonishing Scenes
# Astonishing Scenes

Ex-Liverpool striker scores 124th-minute equaliser from own half in Athlone's crazy FAI Cup loss to 10-man Waterford

4 hours ago 5,438 Views 2 Comments

Athlone were beaten on penalties after a bonkers 4-4 draw in the FAI Cup.

Shamrock Rovers see off Galway in the FAI Cup
# Motoring On
# Motoring On

Shamrock Rovers see off Galway in the FAI Cup

5 hours ago 1,972 Views 1 Comment

Rory Gaffney scored one goal and created another.

Red Bull left with £1.3m repair bill over Silverstone crash – Christian Horner
# Costly
# Costly

Red Bull left with £1.3m repair bill over Silverstone crash – Christian Horner

5 hours ago 5,046 Views 3 Comments

The collision between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen overshadowed the British Grand Prix.

'I’ve got nothing to prove to them... I don’t have any sour grapes'
# Prolific
# Prolific

'I’ve got nothing to prove to them... I don’t have any sour grapes'

5 hours ago 6,588 Views 2 Comments

Duhan van der Merwe is excited to play against the Springboks’ Cheslin Kolbe.

Vikki Wall's wonder goal sends Meath on their way to championship win over Tipperary
# Wonder Wall
# Wonder Wall

Vikki Wall's wonder goal sends Meath on their way to championship win over Tipperary

5 hours ago 3,536 Views 1 Comment

Victory means Meath will face either Mayo or Armagh in the quarter final.

Paul McShane returns to Manchester United in player/coach role
# Back Where It All Began
# Back Where It All Began

Paul McShane returns to Manchester United in player/coach role

Updated 6 hours ago 33,349 Views 47 Comments

The former Irish defender will be registered with the club’s U23s.

Waterford and Cork make three changes each for this weekend's hurling qualifiers
# Selections
# Selections

Waterford and Cork make three changes each for this weekend's hurling qualifiers

6 hours ago 7,475 Views 4 Comments

Liam Cahill and Kieran Kingston have shown their respective hands.

Irish international Quinn returns to Women's Super League
# On The Move
# On The Move

Irish international Quinn returns to Women's Super League

7 hours ago 2,443 Views 0 Comments

The defender has left Italy to sign for Birmingham City.

Harry Wilson close to permanent Liverpool exit
# Out The Door
# Out The Door

Harry Wilson close to permanent Liverpool exit

8 hours ago 9,553 Views 2 Comments

Liverpool are expecting to get around £10 million for a player who has made just two senior appearances at the club.

Bohs' WNL clash cancelled because of Covid cases
# Disruption
# Disruption

Bohs' WNL clash cancelled because of Covid cases

8 hours ago 1,880 Views 0 Comments

The FAI have also announced a series of fixture changes in the men’s league.

Irish Independent ends Neil Francis' contract after comments about Lions out-half Marcus Smith
# End Of The Road
# End Of The Road

Irish Independent ends Neil Francis' contract after comments about Lions out-half Marcus Smith

9 hours ago 76,644 Views 94 Comments

Francis said he apologised ‘for any offence taken’, adding that he would ‘never intentionally or wilfully make a comment to disparage somebody on the basis of the colour of anyone’s skin.’

Eddie Jones loses another assistant coach as John Mitchell returns to Wasps
# Another Man Gone
# Another Man Gone

Eddie Jones loses another assistant coach as John Mitchell returns to Wasps

9 hours ago 4,061 Views 1 Comment

Mitchell follows coaches Simon Amor and Jason Ryles out the exit door.

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz
# Let The Games Begin
# Let The Games Begin

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz

10 hours ago 23,714 Views 7 Comments

How closely have you been paying attention to the headlines this week?

Ryan Giggs ‘kicked ex in back and threw her naked out of hotel room’, court told
# Ryan Giggs
# Ryan Giggs

Ryan Giggs ‘kicked ex in back and threw her naked out of hotel room’, court told

11 hours ago 54,379 Views 0 Comments

The former Manchester United star denies assault and controlling and coercive behaviour.

St Mirren will not be selling their star Irish players on the cheap – Jim Goodwin
# Holding Firm
# Holding Firm

St Mirren will not be selling their star Irish players on the cheap – Jim Goodwin

11 hours ago 4,214 Views 1 Comment

The Scottish club have revealed the club had rejected bids for Irish international Jamie McGrath as well as Conor McCarthy.

Diarmuid O'Connor returns from injury to strengthen Mayo ahead of Connacht final
# Team News
# Team News

Diarmuid O'Connor returns from injury to strengthen Mayo ahead of Connacht final

11 hours ago 5,886 Views 2 Comments

Galway have brought Cathal Sweeney into their starting XV for Sunday’s final in Croke Park.

Here's your TV guide to a jam-packed weekend of sport
# TV Guide
# TV Guide

Here's your TV guide to a jam-packed weekend of sport

12 hours ago 28,915 Views 6 Comments

The British & Irish Lions play their opening test match against South Africa, while Tokyo 2020 finally kicks-off.

Springboks defend style of play - and the appointment of a South African as TMO
# Mind Games
# Mind Games

Springboks defend style of play - and the appointment of a South African as TMO

13 hours ago 4,125 Views 0 Comments

South African coach has also justified their decision to pick seven players who tested positive for Covid in the last month.

Harrington and Irvine lead out Team Ireland for opening ceremony at near-empty Olympic Stadium
# Restricted Numbers
# Restricted Numbers

Harrington and Irvine lead out Team Ireland for opening ceremony at near-empty Olympic Stadium

13 hours ago 17,526 Views 4 Comments

Just a few hundred officials and dignitaries were allowed into the 68,000-capacity venue.

Manchester United complete €85million Sancho signing from Dortmund
# Done Deal
# Done Deal

Manchester United complete €85million Sancho signing from Dortmund

14 hours ago 9,831 Views 27 Comments

The 21-year-old England international – a former Manchester City youth team player – has signed a five-year deal.

Son Heung-min commits future to Tottenham
# New Deal
# New Deal

Son Heung-min commits future to Tottenham

14 hours ago 3,250 Views 3 Comments

The 29-year-old has scored 107 goals in 280 appearances for Spurs.

Stephen Kenny calls for leadership 'from the highest levels of government' over racism
# Anti-discrimination
# Anti-discrimination

Stephen Kenny calls for leadership 'from the highest levels of government' over racism

14 hours ago 2,386 Views 5 Comments

Kenny’s players were booed as they took the knee in Budapest.

'Her time will come' - Sonia O'Sullivan eases up on Adeleke Olympics omission anger
# Game Recognise Game
# Game Recognise Game

'Her time will come' - Sonia O'Sullivan eases up on Adeleke Olympics omission anger

16 hours ago 12,845 Views 1 Comment

The Cork legend recently hit out at ‘one of the worst decisions ever made by Athletics Ireland’.

Aki 'has been brilliant' in helping Henshaw prepare for first Lions Test start
# Support
# Support

Aki 'has been brilliant' in helping Henshaw prepare for first Lions Test start

16 hours ago 7,431 Views 3 Comments

The Leinster and Ireland centre has overcome a hamstring injury to face the Springboks.

Tottenham maintain Harry Kane is not for sale amid Manchester City interest
# Harry's Game
# Harry's Game

Tottenham maintain Harry Kane is not for sale amid Manchester City interest

17 hours ago 4,247 Views 4 Comments

The England captain is keen to leave Spurs and reports have suggested a £160million move is close.

One Tokyo boxing medal would constitute success for Ireland in a different-looking era
# Luck Of The Draw
# Luck Of The Draw

One Tokyo boxing medal would constitute success for Ireland in a different-looking era

18 hours ago 15,019 Views 5 Comments

A cruel draw and a different scene make it difficult to see a talented team replicating the success of Beijing or London.

New Zealand border closure puts Rugby Championship in doubt
# Uncertainty
# Uncertainty

New Zealand border closure puts Rugby Championship in doubt

18 hours ago 5,488 Views 0 Comments

Australia’s latest Covid-19 outbreak popped its trans-Tasman travel bubble with New Zealand.

'There was no plan B' - The Lions Test series won't have a neutral TMO
# Controversial
# Controversial

'There was no plan B' - The Lions Test series won't have a neutral TMO

18 hours ago 8,845 Views 8 Comments

South African official Marius Jonker will be the television match official.

Shane Ryan withdraws from Tokyo backstroke event due to pain
# Decision
# Decision

Shane Ryan withdraws from Tokyo backstroke event due to pain

18 hours ago 3,954 Views 0 Comments

He will still compete in the men’s 100m butterfly and the men’s 4x200m freestyle relay.

Puspure: 'You just think about the next race and not the race that you may be doing in a week’s time'
# Dominant
# Dominant

Puspure: 'You just think about the next race and not the race that you may be doing in a week’s time'

19 hours ago 3,266 Views 1 Comment

One of Ireland’s biggest medal hopes at the Olympics, Sanita Puspure got off to a winning start in Tokyo.

'Some of the criticism has crossed the line' – Perth backs under-fire Zahibo
# Dundalk
# Dundalk

'Some of the criticism has crossed the line' – Perth backs under-fire Zahibo

20 hours ago 4,651 Views 3 Comments

The Dundalk midfielder endured a difficult evening against Levadia Tallinn on Thursday.

No 'international decisions yet' for promising West Ham forward - Kenny
# Patience
# Patience

No 'international decisions yet' for promising West Ham forward - Kenny

20 hours ago 11,845 Views 10 Comments

Mipo Odubeko was born in Dublin and qualifies for Nigeria and England.

Sanita Puspure comfortably into quarter-finals as Ireland's Olympics begins
# Tokyo 2020
# Tokyo 2020

Sanita Puspure comfortably into quarter-finals as Ireland's Olympics begins

Updated Fri 3:06 AM 8,514 Views 1 Comment

Byrne and Doyle face repechage after missing automatic qualification for the men’s double sculls semis.

Thursday 22 July, 2021

Leona Maguire four off the lead after strong opening round in France
# Steady As She Goes
# Steady As She Goes

Leona Maguire four off the lead after strong opening round in France

Thu 11:01 PM 3,004 Views 0 Comments

The Cavan native carded a two-under 69 to get off to a great start at the Amundi Evian Championship.

'It's an absolute miracle we've got to this point' - a South African take on the Lions tour
# Springboks
# Springboks

'It's an absolute miracle we've got to this point' - a South African take on the Lions tour

Updated Thu 10:48 PM 13,460 Views 1 Comment

Pretoria-based journalist Brenden Nel speaks to Gavan Casey and Ciaran Kennedy ahead of Saturday’s first Test on the latest episode of The Punt.

Tierney on target as Bohs claim advantage for return leg of crucial European clash
# Round 1
# Round 1

Tierney on target as Bohs claim advantage for return leg of crucial European clash

Thu 10:03 PM 6,365 Views 1 Comment

Keith Long’s side defeated Dudelange 1-0 in the first leg of the Europa Conference League second qualifying round.

Dundalk come from behind twice in Tallaght to draw with Levadia Tallinn
# All Square In Tallaght
# All Square In Tallaght

Dundalk come from behind twice in Tallaght to draw with Levadia Tallinn

Thu 9:56 PM 17,504 Views 4 Comments

All four goals came during a breathless first half at Tallaght Stadium.

Offaly hold on to clinch historic Leinster U20 crown against three-in-row chasers Dublin
# Top Of The Tree
# Top Of The Tree

Offaly hold on to clinch historic Leinster U20 crown against three-in-row chasers Dublin

Thu 9:44 PM 16,666 Views 18 Comments

Jack Bryant hit six points to help the Faithful to victory.

Buckley stars with 0-10 as Cork crowned Munster U20 champions
# Winner Winner
# Winner Winner

Buckley stars with 0-10 as Cork crowned Munster U20 champions

Thu 9:17 PM 14,257 Views 11 Comments

The Rebels edged out a six-goal battle with Tipperary to win by 10 points.

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