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Yesterday’s News


Yesterday’s News

Shelbourne stunned with defeat in Cobh while fellow title hopefuls Bray stumped by Wexford

It was a dramatic night of action in the First Division on Friday with two title favourites tasting defeat.

Six changes and one debutant for Horan's Mayo in Monaghan clash

James McCormack will make his first start for the county.

Cristiano Ronaldo's comeback falls flat upon international return as Portugal are held

The Juventus star returned to action on Friday, but he could not inspire Portugal to victory against Ukraine.

McAliskey returns for Tyrone while Galway unchanged ahead of Division 1 tie

Connor McAliskey comes in to replace Brian Kennedy in Mickey Harte’s only change.

Bolger delivers 85th-minute winner to send impressive Shamrock Rovers seven points clear

Stephen Bradley’s side have now won six of their opening eight games in the Premier Division this season.

De Burca returns for Waterford while Donoghue unveils Galway starting 15

They meet in Nowlan Park on Sunday afternoon.

World Cup champions France get Euro 2020 qualifying campaign off to winning start

Didier Deschamps’ side scored three goals in 12 first-half minutes against Moldova.

Lionel Messi's long-awaited international return ends in shock defeat to Venezuela

Messi had not played for the national team since their elimination by France at the 2018 World Cup.

Declan Rice makes England debut as Sterling hat-trick sees off poor Czech Republic

Raheem Sterling netted a hat-trick as the Three Lions got their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign up and running.

Kiely names strong Limerick side to face Dublin that features 12 of his All-Ireland team

They clash in the Division 1 semi-final on Sunday afternoon.

Jack Carty emerges from the bench to help steer Connacht to victory against Benetton

Carty’s late converted try made him become Connacht’s all-time top scorer, surpassing Ian Keatley’s record.

Edinburgh have too much for experimental Leinster to seal playoff place

The Scots had 17 points to spare over Leo Cullen’s side.

Young Footballer of the Year set for first Kerry start of 2019 against Roscommon

The Kingdom are in the hunt for a league final spot.

Ireland fall short against Finland as preparations for U17 European Championships continue

Colin O’Brien’s side will face Finland again in their final international friendly on Monday in Tallaght.

'Every time he has played for his country he has been an inspiration to all of us'

Seamus Coleman and Mick McCarthy have paid tribute to the retiring Jon Walters.

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Garda investigation underway following claims of online abuse targeting Munster rugby players

A probe into the claims has been ongoing for the past few months.

World Rugby urges tier-one nations to be open-minded about global championship

Rugby’s tier-one nations should have the future of the sport in mind when they consider World Rugby’s proposed changes, says Brett Gosper.

Hope for Olympic boxing as AIBA chief 'linked to transnational criminal organisations' steps down

Hope for Olympic boxing as AIBA chief 'linked to transnational criminal organisations' steps down

Uzbekistan’s Gafur Rakhimov has been shrouded in controversy since his appointment last November.

Mick McCarthy reveals work to improve attack as Ireland bid to finally leave 2018 behind

Elsewhere, the Irish boss confirmed that Seamus Coleman will captain the side tomorrow night.

Harrington makes the cut in Malaysia despite carding over-par round

The Dubliner goes into the weekend seven shots behind leader Thomas Pieters.

Gloucester sign up Munster hooker Sherry on loan

The southern province have also given the green light for Stephen Fitzgerald to remain with Connacht until the end of the season.

Weekend tips: Day One of Flat season brings new opportunities

Sea the Stars’ son Karawaan can make an impression this weekend, writes Thom Malone.

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'It's been epic': Ireland striker Jonathan Walters announces retirement from football aged 35

The forward scored 14 goals in 54 international appearances for Ireland.

Birmingham City deducted nine points as club is thrust into Championship relegation scrap

Birmingham City have dropped from 13th place to 18th in the Championship following Friday’s ruling.

Letter from Gibraltar: Brexit, Backstops, Declan Rice and Barton Fink

Politics is dominating the news cycle as Irish fans begin to arrive for tomorrow’s Euro 2020 qualifier.

'Everything we need' - Big Olympic boost as top Irish sailors open the doors of their 'new home'

Rio medallist Annalise Murphy is among the 13 leading sailors based at the new facility in Dún Laoghaire.

'The FAI have to open their books in a detailed and transparent way to those who are dependent upon them'

John O’Sullivan reflects on the potentially serious impact rescheduled fixtures have on League of Ireland clubs.

Slam-winners on show in Trinity, basement battle and all your AIL division 1 previews

Here’s the club action you can treat yourself to over the next 24 hours.

Peter Beardsley charged with three counts of racism by the FA

The ex-England striker was Newcastle United’s U23s coach at the time.

Kerry's O'Connor helps Geelong make winning start to 2019 AFL season against last year's finalists

Geelong defeated Collingwood earlier this morning at the MCG.

Johnny Ward column: new alliances, new racetracks and Kevin Prendergast

There’s plenty to get excited about as the flat season gets going.

'It's not a leveller in any way' - Gibraltar boss dismisses Irish concerns over artificial pitch

Julio César Ribas was full of praise for Ireland ahead of tomorrow’s Euro 2020 qualifier.

CJ Stander starts as captain in a much-changed Munster side

The Ireland international has been selected in Johann van Graan’s starting line-up to face Zebre.

Coetzee back from injury as Ulster bid to ramp up for Europe against Kings

John Cooney is set to feature as a replacement after performing well off the bench during Ireland’s Six Nations.

Champion Hurdle hero Espoir D'Allen has 'done enough' for season

‘We have decided to give him a well-deserved break,’ says trainer Gavin Cromwell.

Ciaran Frawley takes over 10 shirt for Leinster as Ross Byrne is withdrawn

The knock-on effect means Jimmy O’Brien will start at fullback in Edinburgh this evening.

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Thibaut Courtois gifts goal to Russia with howler of an error for Belgium

Thankfully for the Belgians, the Real Madrid goalkeeper’s mistake didn’t prove costly in the end.

'The media hype up these problems which were never there' - Bale rubbishes Ronaldo rift rumours

The Welsh international has dismissed talk of a fall-out.

O'Connell set to end stint as forwards coach with Stade Francais Poc

O'Connell set to end stint as forwards coach with Stade Francais

Reports in France say both O’Connell and Mike Prendergast will move from Heyneke Meyer’s backroom team.

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