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Today’s News

Fifa reportedly close Brexit transfer loophole in potential game-changer for Irish football

The days of Irish minors moving to UK clubs may be about to end.

Tennyson marches on in pursuit of world title with 1st-round demolition

The Belfast man moved to 28-3, 23KOs as he destroyed Irish-Canadian Josh O’Reilly inside the first three minutes.

Connacht's captain fantastic scores hat-trick and inspires Westerners to bonus-point win over Benetton

Paul Boyle shone under Friday Night Lights as he captained the province for the first time.

Tipperary name unchanged team for Sunday's All-Ireland semi-final against Mayo

David Power has been boosted by the return of star forward Jack Kennedy to the bench.


Napoli rename stadium after Diego Maradona

Club owner Aurelio de Laurentiis announced plans to rename the San Paolo Stadium soon after the Argentinian’s death.

'You're holding back tears. The silence just showed the emotion' - football and family first

Kingscourt Stars man Padraig Faulkner has been central to Cavan’s success this year – and the journey is far from over yet.

'Whilst there is a line, Aaron is a young man and he's learning all the time. Our job is to help him'

Brighton boss Graham Potter on Aaron Connolly and the Irishman’s reaction to his withdrawal last weekend.

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All-Ireland minor and U20 championships fixtures released

Details relating to the Munster U20 hurling championship semi-finals and final have also been announced.

Man United gets go-ahead to trial 'safe-standing' at Old Trafford

1,500 barrier seats will be installed at the Premier League club’s ground early next year.

O'Connor snapped up by Shelbourne following brief Scottish Premiership stint

The 22-year-old striker, who left Ross County this week, is back for another spell in the League of Ireland.

Waterford defender feels 'incredibly let down by the club' as he bids farewell

Sam Bone, who joined the Blues from Shamrock Rovers, expressed his disgruntlement on social media.

Catt: 'Hopefully tomorrow we can really cement what we're about as a group and play the way we want to play'

Catt wants Ireland’s last two months’ work to culminate in a complete performance against the Scots in Dublin.

Cullen in good Kompany as he bids for a role in World Cup qualifiers

The Anderlecht midfielder impressed after being introduced during Ireland’s recent clash with Bulgaria.

Will Liverpool's 22-year-old from Cork continue incredible journey with Premier League debut?

Caoimhín Kelleher made his Champions League bow during the week.

Tipperary native Fergal Horgan appointed as All-Ireland hurling final referee

Liam Gordon of Galway will officiate the Joe McDonagh Cup final.

Five talking points ahead of Ireland versus Scotland tomorrow

Can Stockdale find form? Are Scotland overrated? Is Rob Herring underrated? We look at the big issues ahead of tomorrow’s international.

Vieira sacked by Nice following five straight defeats and Europa League exit

Vieira’s assistant Adrien Ursea has been appointed as his replacement.

One change each as Cork and Galway unveil starting line-ups for All-Ireland semi-final

Parnell Park hosts Sunday’s game.

'Mam used to be working out of the car. They gave up everything for us, and we were very fortunate for that'

Galway’s Charlotte Cooney talks about the role her parents played in her sporting life.

'I think the example of someone having gone away and it not really helping him is JJ'

Bernard Jackman, Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey discuss Ben Healy’s future on The42 Rugby Weekly.

Ed Woodward says Project Big Picture was not a ‘behind-closed-doors power grab’

PBP included proposals for a significant reshaping of English football.

'Great craic along the way' - Coen ready to face former UCD team-mates

Mayo’s Stephen Coen played for the south Dublin college alongside Tipperary trio Jimmy Feehan, Liam Casey and Colin O’Riordan.

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

There’s plenty of action to look forward to.

Cheddar Plunkett set for Laois hurling return following Brennan departure

It will be the Portlaoise man’s second stint in charge.

'I'm devastated the campaign is over but I'm really excited about what the future holds for this team'

Another qualification bid comes to a disappointing end, but Ireland skipper Katie McCabe looks to the future with pride.

How Connacht are looking to save fuel by playing 'smart football'

Andy Friend’s men are aiming for a better balance in their attacking game.

'Something I've always had in my locker': Stockdale glad to let passing skill shine through

The wing-turned-fullback put his passing range on display against Georgia.

Andy Farrell says he is ‘big enough and ugly enough’ to deal with the pressure

Ireland coach says he is comfortable under the spotlight as his first year in charge draws to a close.

Yesterday’s News

Interim Barca president said he would have sold Messi

The Argentine star can talk to other clubs in January and leave for free when his contract expires in June.

Kilkenny legend Brennan takes over as new coach of Dublin champions Cuala

Brennan’s departure as Laois senior manager was confirmed last week.

Katie Taylor included on 6-strong shortlist for SPOTY World Sport Star award

LeBron James, Dustin Johnson and Khabib Nurmagomedov also make the list.

Neil Lennon takes positives from Celtic loss

The off-form Scottish champions had already been knocked out of the Europa League.

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Jose Mourinho questions motivation of some Spurs players

Tottenham needed two penalties to secure a point from a 3-3 draw at the Linzer Stadion.

Jubilant scenes as Rangers reach Europa League last 32 for second consecutive year

Steven Gerrard’s side battled back from falling behind twice.

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Brilliant Lacazette effort the highlight, as Arsenal welcome back fans

The Gunners welcomed 2,000 supporters for the first time since March as they took on Rapid Vienna.

Flores scores stunning consolation goal but Molde too strong for Dundalk

The League of Ireland side were comprehensively beaten in tonight’s Europa League fixture in Norway.

Tottenham make sure of Europa League progress with draw in six-goal game in Austria

Spurs struggled and were denied victory by a late equaliser.

Irish teenager on bench as Leicester miss chance to seal Europa League group in Ukraine

Leicester take on Zorya Luhansk in the Europa League.

'It's massively deserved' - Ulster man O'Sullivan set for Ireland debut against Scots

The 25-year-old prop has been included on the bench for Saturday’s Autumn Nations Cup clash.

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