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Today’s News

Westwood in the lead at Bay Hill as McIlroy finds himself four shots back
# State Of Play
# State Of Play

Westwood in the lead at Bay Hill as McIlroy finds himself four shots back

15 minutes ago 148 Views 0 Comments

The 47-year-old Englishman is the man to catch in the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

On our radar! 10 young ladies football and camogie players to watch in 2021
# Bright Futures
# Bright Futures

On our radar! 10 young ladies football and camogie players to watch in 2021

57 minutes ago 950 Views 0 Comments

You’ll be hearing a lot about these rising stars when inter-county action returns.

The scramble for Kobe Bryant's signature, Ian St John's influence and the rest of the week's best sportswriting
# Good Reads
# Good Reads

The scramble for Kobe Bryant's signature, Ian St John's influence and the rest of the week's best sportswriting

1 hour ago 855 Views 0 Comments

Marlon Brando and Billy Holland also feature in this week’s round-up.

The man guiding Ireland's youngsters on a career spent learning from Dalglish, Shearer and others
# Mature Student
# Mature Student

The man guiding Ireland's youngsters on a career spent learning from Dalglish, Shearer and others

1 hour ago 8,148 Views 1 Comment

Jim Crawford reflects on the many individuals and circumstances that have influenced his coaching style.

Ulster coach left bemused and angry after red card ruins Pro14 dream
# Murphy's Law
# Murphy's Law

Ulster coach left bemused and angry after red card ruins Pro14 dream

2 hours ago 18,740 Views 25 Comments

Ulster’s Andrew Warwick was dismissed in last night’s 38-19 defeat to Leinster – a defeat that ends their chances of making the final.

Yesterday’s News

Leona Maguire fades from contention on day three of Drive On Championship
# LPGA
# LPGA

Leona Maguire fades from contention on day three of Drive On Championship

10 hours ago 1,521 Views 1 Comment

Maguire is 10 shots from the leader, and in a tie for eleventh place.

Morata spearheads Juve fightback against Lazio to close gap on Milan teams
# Old Lady Still Singing
# Old Lady Still Singing

Morata spearheads Juve fightback against Lazio to close gap on Milan teams

11 hours ago 2,315 Views 0 Comments

Juve won 3-1 having started Cristiano Ronaldo on the bench.

Leicester jump to second after coming from behind to win at Brighton
# Foxes
# Foxes

Leicester jump to second after coming from behind to win at Brighton

11 hours ago 4,295 Views 3 Comments

Brendan Rogers’ side have moved ahead of Manchester United in the Premier League table.

Barcelona crank up pressure on Madrid clubs with Osasuna win
# Finding Form
# Finding Form

Barcelona crank up pressure on Madrid clubs with Osasuna win

11 hours ago 3,545 Views 1 Comment

Lionel Messi set up both goals of a 2-0 win.

Leinster reach Pro14 final on back of bonus point victory over Ulster
# Pro14
# Pro14

Leinster reach Pro14 final on back of bonus point victory over Ulster

12 hours ago 30,062 Views 124 Comments

The game ended 38-19 for Leo Cullen’s side as Ulster finished with 14 men following Andrew Warwick’s dismissal.

Alex Ferguson feared he would never speak again after brain operation
# Fergie
# Fergie

Alex Ferguson feared he would never speak again after brain operation

13 hours ago 4,985 Views 10 Comments

The former Manchester United manager was speaking during a virtual Q&A at the Glasgow Film Festival.

Top Kilkenny forward lands biggest prize as champions dominate All-Star selection
# Cats Get The Cream
# Cats Get The Cream

Top Kilkenny forward lands biggest prize as champions dominate All-Star selection

13 hours ago 6,021 Views 2 Comments

The Cats scooped six awards, with Denise Gaule and Brian Dowling named Player and Manager of the Year respectively.

Wolves left to rue Saiss miss in goalless draw at Aston Villa
# Let Off
# Let Off

Wolves left to rue Saiss miss in goalless draw at Aston Villa

13 hours ago 2,203 Views 1 Comment

The defender fired over an open goal from a yard out after Conor Coady hit the post.

Lewandowski hits hat-trick as Bayern beat Dortmund in six-goal thriller
# Relentless
# Relentless

Lewandowski hits hat-trick as Bayern beat Dortmund in six-goal thriller

14 hours ago 4,686 Views 2 Comments

Erling Haaland scored twice and then left with an injury at the Allianz Arena.

Phil Healy just misses out on medal and sets massive PB in European final
# Born Torun
# Born Torun

Phil Healy just misses out on medal and sets massive PB in European final

14 hours ago 24,548 Views 21 Comments

The Cork superstar was fourth in the 400m final, clocking a time of 51.94.

Dutchman Van der Poel powers to Strade Bianche win
# Cycling
# Cycling

Dutchman Van der Poel powers to Strade Bianche win

14 hours ago 2,078 Views 3 Comments

He crossed the line five seconds ahead of France’s world road champion Julian Alaphilippe, with Colombian Egan Bernal third.

Disappointment for Irish trio in 800m semi-finals at European Indoor Championships
# Brave But Beaten
# Brave But Beaten

Disappointment for Irish trio in 800m semi-finals at European Indoor Championships

14 hours ago 7,006 Views 2 Comments

Nadia Power, Cian McPhillips and Mark English all finished fourth in their respective races, falling short in their bids to reach finals in Toruń.

Saracens suffer shock defeat to Cornish Pirates in opening Championship fixture
# Sarrie Start
# Sarrie Start

Saracens suffer shock defeat to Cornish Pirates in opening Championship fixture

15 hours ago 12,853 Views 4 Comments

The North London club were relegated to the second tier of English rugby for salary cap breaches.

South American World Cup qualifiers postponed over travel constraints
# On Ice
# On Ice

South American World Cup qualifiers postponed over travel constraints

15 hours ago 2,572 Views 0 Comments

Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola both said they would not allow their players travel to the games.

Southampton return to winning ways as Sheffield United left staring at relegation
# Rock Bottom
# Rock Bottom

Southampton return to winning ways as Sheffield United left staring at relegation

16 hours ago 2,042 Views 2 Comments

The 2-0 defeat leaves Chris Wilder’s side 12 points off safety with just 10 matches to save themselves.

Norwich 10 points clear at the top, Watford and Swansea both win in Premier League promotion push
# Championship
# Championship

Norwich 10 points clear at the top, Watford and Swansea both win in Premier League promotion push

Updated 16 hours ago 2,988 Views 1 Comment

The 1-0 win at Vicarage Road moved the home team into the top two.

Fans breach lockdown restrictions with Ibrox gathering as Rangers close in on Premiership title
# Almost There
# Almost There

Fans breach lockdown restrictions with Ibrox gathering as Rangers close in on Premiership title

Updated 16 hours ago 12,385 Views 30 Comments

Supporters gathered outside the stadium before Steven Gerrard’s side recorded a 3-0 win against St Mirren.

All-Ireland winning Donegal manager with lofty ambitions takes over as LGFA President
# Next Chapter
# Next Chapter

All-Ireland winning Donegal manager with lofty ambitions takes over as LGFA President

17 hours ago 6,082 Views 0 Comments

Míchéal Naughton: ‘In my term as President, I would love to see Croke Park at full capacity for All-Ireland final day.’

Denise Foster to take over as trainer while Gordon Elliott serves suspension for six months
# Racing
# Racing

Denise Foster to take over as trainer while Gordon Elliott serves suspension for six months

17 hours ago 55,082 Views 32 Comments

Foster will take over the licence at Cullentra Stables.

Tributes paid after two-time Tipperary All-Ireland senior hurling winner passes away
# RIP
# RIP

Tributes paid after two-time Tipperary All-Ireland senior hurling winner passes away

18 hours ago 26,391 Views 1 Comment

Tom McLoughney started in Tipperary’s Liam MacCarthy Cup victores in 1961 and 1962.

Late Jennings try sees Connacht Eagles fight back to draw with Munster 'A'
# Comeback
# Comeback

Late Jennings try sees Connacht Eagles fight back to draw with Munster 'A'

18 hours ago 8,100 Views 7 Comments

The hosts were 12 points behind heading into the final 15 minutes.

Xhaka mistake proves costly as Burnley pick up a point against Arsenal
# Setback
# Setback

Xhaka mistake proves costly as Burnley pick up a point against Arsenal

19 hours ago 3,732 Views 6 Comments

Aubameyang opened the scoring for the Gunners before Xhaka hit the ball against Chris Wood for a bizarre Burnley equaliser.

In-form Irish duo Lavin and Tobin clock huge PBs to advance at European Indoors
# Going Well
# Going Well

In-form Irish duo Lavin and Tobin clock huge PBs to advance at European Indoors

21 hours ago 32,641 Views 6 Comments

Nadia Power, Mark English, Cian McPhillips and Phil Healy are all in action in the business end of their respective events this evening.

First success with Melbourne for Dublin's Magee while O'Dwyer and Considine enjoy dominant wins
# AFLW
# AFLW

First success with Melbourne for Dublin's Magee while O'Dwyer and Considine enjoy dominant wins

22 hours ago 6,163 Views 0 Comments

The latest games involving Irish players in the AFLW took place this morning.

Lions turn down Australia’s offer to stage the South Africa series Down Under
# Touring Party
# Touring Party

Lions turn down Australia’s offer to stage the South Africa series Down Under

23 hours ago 8,088 Views 13 Comments

The British and Irish side are due to face the Springboks in the summer.

Shields makes boxing history in title fight against Dicaire
# Champion
# Champion

Shields makes boxing history in title fight against Dicaire

23 hours ago 4,865 Views 0 Comments

The 25-year-old retained her WBC and WBO light-middleweight titles.

'That's all I knew, the area I lived in wasn't the most affluent area'
# Road Less Travelled
# Road Less Travelled

'That's all I knew, the area I lived in wasn't the most affluent area'

23 hours ago 46,006 Views 18 Comments

Cormac Izuchukwu has taken a unique route into pro rugby and is now impressing with Ulster.

Training ground row and injury crisis, Bruce vows to 'circle the wagons' at Newcastle
# Under Fire
# Under Fire

Training ground row and injury crisis, Bruce vows to 'circle the wagons' at Newcastle

Sat 9:37 AM 3,100 Views 5 Comments

The 60-year-old has endured a difficult week on Tyneside. Download

'Athletically, he is phenomenal. We really don't produce guys like him in Ireland'
# Potential
# Potential

'Athletically, he is phenomenal. We really don't produce guys like him in Ireland'

Sat 8:00 AM 84,900 Views 18 Comments

21-year-old Ryan Baird made his Ireland debut last weekend and looks set for further Six Nations involvement.

Baloucoune hoping to catch up with Sevens pace-setters after injury nightmare
# Hammer Down
# Hammer Down

Baloucoune hoping to catch up with Sevens pace-setters after injury nightmare

Sat 7:30 AM 5,077 Views 5 Comments

The Ulster flyer was hamstrung as Hugo Keenan and Shane Daly made their way onto the international stage last year.

Munster set to 'embrace' Pro14 final as they look to end 10-year trophy drought
# Finalists
# Finalists

Munster set to 'embrace' Pro14 final as they look to end 10-year trophy drought

Sat 7:00 AM 25,217 Views 31 Comments

Johann van Graan’s side secured their place with a narrow victory over Connacht last night.

Ulster need this win - for their self-respect as much as anything else
# Reaching For The Prize
# Reaching For The Prize

Ulster need this win - for their self-respect as much as anything else

Sat 6:30 AM 6,435 Views 33 Comments

Leinster have lorded it over Ulster in this fixture for years – but Dan McFarland’s side have every reason to be confident tonight.

Maguire six off the lead heading into the weekend in Florida
# Drive On
# Drive On

Maguire six off the lead heading into the weekend in Florida

Sat 12:21 AM 2,117 Views 2 Comments

The Cavan woman is tied for sixth, while Antrim’s Stephanie Meadow finished her second round just inside the cut mark.

McIlroy still in contention at Bay Hill after second-round 71
# Arnold Palmer Invitational
# Arnold Palmer Invitational

McIlroy still in contention at Bay Hill after second-round 71

Sat 12:00 AM 3,092 Views 0 Comments

The Northern Irishman is two shots off new leader Corey Conners of Canada.

Friday 5 March, 2021

Klopp: Liverpool will never be without Champions League football for long
# Calming Voice
# Calming Voice

Klopp: Liverpool will never be without Champions League football for long

Fri 11:10 PM 6,063 Views 17 Comments

Klopp insists the Reds will not return to the wilderness years of the early part of the last decade.

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