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Today’s News

Diego Maradona steps down from Argentine club after just two months in charge

After three wins from eight matches in charge of Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata, El Diego has left.

St Pat's add versatile Waterford defender Feely to their ranks

The 22-year-old returns to Richmond Park after being impressed by new manager Stephen O’Donnell.

Connacht boosted as Ireland scrum-half Marmion commits future to the province

The 27-year-old has played more than 160 times for Connacht since his debut in 2011.

Club Players Association withdraw from GAA's fixtures task force

The CPA was set-up three years ago to lobby for a better club GAA fixtures schedule.

'The families affected are still grieving - that'll always be there. But it is nice to give a little boost'

Brendan Maher and Borris-Ileigh are gearing up for their first Munster final since 1986.

West Ham co-owner brands Keane 'outrageous, unfair and arrogant' for Rice criticism

David Gold has hit back at the former Ireland captain over his assessment of the 20-year-old.

Saracens fined for Champions Cup launch no-show

After opting not to appeal against a huge fine for breaching the salary cap, the club have forked out for another sanction breach.

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Brilliant Coutinho free kick the highlight as win eases the pressure on Brazil boss

Lucas Paqueta and Danilo were also on target amid a 3-0 victory over South Korea.

Nine-man Ireland see U19 Euro hopes dashed by Austria

Goals either side of half-time from Chelsea academy prospect Thierno Ballo and Chukwubuike Adamu were enough to down Tom Mohan’s side.

Rory McIlroy unperturbed by being out of Race to Dubai contention

Even if the star wins the season-ending championship and secures the winner’s cheque of $3 million on Sunday, he won’t garner enough points to surpass current leader Bernd Wiesberger.

Troy Parrott set to boost Ireland U21 hopes against Sweden tonight

The teenage sensation will bolster Stephen Kenny’s attack at Tallaght Stadium.

Hanrahan returns to Munster training ahead of huge clash with Racing

Meanwhile, Stephen Larkham paid tribute to Alby Mathewson ahead of his departure.

Aaron Barry makes First Division switch following Cork City departure

The defender, who spent last season on loan at Bohemians, has committed to Bray Wanderers for 2020.

Limerick begin disciplinary proceedings against two hurlers sent home from New York trip

‘A disciplinary process has commenced,’ a Limerick GAA statement said.

Ulster pair McGrath and Carter to undergo surgery

Rob Lyttle and Marcus Rea are also set for spells on the sidelines, while Billy Burns has signed a contract extension with the province.

Linfield swoop for Ethan Boyle after defender's release by Shamrock Rovers

‘I know our supporters will give Ethan a warm welcome to the club and I look forward to working with him,’ says manager David Healy.

The 4 teams Ireland could face in the Euro 2020 play-offs

Northern Ireland, Wales, Bosnia and Slovakia all may lie ahead.

Luis Enrique reappointed to Spain job after stepping down for personal reasons

The former Real Madrid and Barcelona midfielder’s nine-year-old daughter tragically died from bone cancer earlier this year.

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Messi bags injury-time penalty after Barca star clashes with Cavani in entertaining draw

Argentina faced their South American rivals Uruguay in Tel Aviv last night.

'Tides can turn' but Southgate has no plans to quit England ahead of 2022 World Cup

The manager has outlined his intention to remain in charge through Qatar, depending on how Euro 2020 goes.

Rashford through ‘tough period’ with Man Utd as goals restore confidence

The England international has found the target on a regular basis for club and country of late, with consistent end product returned to his game.

Recurring attacking problems expose Ireland's need to break from obsession with their past

The old ‘Put ‘Em Under Pressure’ couldn’t mask the fact that this is a side that can’t be relied upon to create goalscoring chances from open play against anyone.

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Harden and Westbrook extend win streak, while Doncic joins LeBron with record feat

Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic became the second ever 20-year-old to record a 40-point triple-double.

Mancini: I don't know if rivals are worried, but they'd prefer not to face Italy

Italy coach Roberto Mancini believes rivals would prefer to avoid playing his team at Euro 2020.

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Mahomes' Chiefs overcome Chargers and error-strewn Rivers in Mexico

The Kansas City Chiefs improved to 7-4 after overcoming the Los Angeles Chargers in Mexico.

Duffy: Ireland will qualify for Euros if they repeat Danish performance in March

The Brighton defender was remaining optimistic after last night’s setback.

Episode 10 of the Behind The Lines podcast - featuring David Goldblatt - is out now

The renowned author and journalist joins Gavin Cooney for an in-depth chat.

Leinster look back to 'huge lesson' learned in Toulouse last season

The Top14 leaders look set to deliver a statement of intent in front of their home support.

'People will say there's positives to take from it but at the moment, we're all gutted'

Alan Browne reflected on a disappointing evening for the Irish team.

'He's brilliant' - Blade pushes Ireland claims as Boyle shines for Connacht

22-year-old Conor Fitzgerald is another youngster impressing for Andy Friend’s side.

Have Ireland blown their best chance of qualifying?

Plus, were there signs of progress despite the disappointing result?

Zebo set for 'special occasion' on return to Thomond Park to face Munster

The Racing 92 man is hopeful new Ireland boss Andy Farrell will call him up to the national squad.

Yesterday’s News

Age Hareide: 'We didn't play well and were lucky to get away with a draw'

The Danish boss was impressed by the Irish performance, but his side have moved onto Euro 2020 at their hosts’ expense.

McCarthy 'immensely proud' of Irish players on another nearly-night

The Irish manager stressed the positives as his side now head for the play-offs.

Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against Denmark

Ireland’s hopes of automatic qualification ended on a disappointing night for Mick McCarthy’s men.

Switzerland qualify for Euros as winners in Ireland's group while Spain end campaign with 5-0 rout

Vladimir Petkovic’s side scored a 6-1 win over Gibraltar to claim top spot.

Azzurri complete stunning campaign with remarkable 9-1 rout of Armenia

Roberto Mancini’s Italy turned on the style in their final Group J game.

Plenty to admire in Ireland's effort but lack of quality in the box the killer again

David McGoldrick was unsurprisingly named man of the match but he failed to show a killer instinct in front of goal.

Another Danish draw not enough as Ireland consigned to Euro 2020 play-offs

Ireland didn’t want for effort, but they were ultimately not good enough to beat familiar opponents.

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