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Dublin: 9°C Friday 23 October 2020

Today’s News

'He's big and very powerful' - Highly-rated Sheehan set for Leinster debut tonight

Meanwhile, Liam Turner gets a starting debut, while David Hawkshaw and Ciaran Parker are on the bench.

'That’s who we are doing it for - Not just for my little sister but for all the young girls looking up to us'

Captain Katie McCabe leads Ireland into a potentially historic qualifier in Ukraine this evening.

Yesterday’s News

AC Milan too strong as Celtic suffer back-to-back losses for the first time since 2018

Neil Lennon’s side were still smarting from Saturday’s 2-0 defeat to Rangers in the Old Firm derby.

Carlos Vinicius impresses as Tottenham thrash LASK, Leicester beat Zorya

Comfortable night for Mourinho’s men in north London, while Leicester beat their Ukrainian opponents.

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Antrim offer to play south of the border after Waterford's withdrawal over Covid-19 concerns

Dundalk has been proposed as an alternative venue for the game, which was due to be played in Portglenone.

Ireland Women trio cleared to return to training after follow-up Covid test

Three players had been self-isolating after one returned an inconclusive result in Covid-19 screening.

Covid-19 case forces Offaly hurlers to forfeit Christy Ring Cup opener

‘Almost every member’ of the panel has been deemed a close contact of the player who tested positive.

Antrim hit with five more positive Covid-19 cases ahead of Joe McDonagh Cup

Five players and a member of the Saffrons’ backroom staff have now tested positive, while another player is currently self-isolating.

Giovagnoli feels 'guilty' over substitute decisions in Molde defeat

Gary Rogers, meanwhile, bemoaned the disallowing of Pat Hoban’s first-half goal.

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Outrageous goal from Kemar Roofe helps Rangers make winning start

The former Leeds United striker scored from inside his own half in a 2-0 victory against Standard Liege.

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang spares Bernd Leno’s blushes with Arsenal winner in Vienna

The Gunners fought back to beat Rapid Vienna 2-1 in the Europa League.

Brave Dundalk effort comes to nothing in Molde defeat

The Lilywhites led at half-time, but were beaten 2-1 in their opening Europa League group game.

Ireland's Nathan Collins has controversial red card overturned on appeal

Collins was shown a straight red in Stoke City’s 2-2 draw with Barnsley on Wednesday.

Barbarians coronavirus protocol breaches leaves England game in doubt

A decision on whether Sunday’s match at Twickenham can go ahead is set to be made by 3pm on Friday.

Grand National hero Tiger Roll sixth as he makes Flat comeback at Navan

Cheltenham cross-country the likely next target for O’Leary’s star.

'To leave at a young age to go to the opposite side of the world and succeed, it takes a special person'

Former coaches on the rise of the two Irish stars chasing Australian Rules glory on Saturday.

'People are finding it hard. We see a lot of these issues in work and it does broaden your mind'

Tipperary’s Pádraic Maher on life as a Garda through the Covid-19 crisis and his excitement for the inter-county championship.

'They're wise heads' - A first start for Ireland in experienced company as Six Nations resumes

Dorothy Wall has been named to start against Italy after some impressive appearances earlier this year.

Vuelta victory for Dan Martin as tearful Irishman claims stage three

‘This one’s for the wife,’ he said after moving to within five seconds of race leader Primoz Roglic.

As it happened: Dundalk v Molde, Europa League

Filippo Giovagnoli’s side begin their Group B campaign by facing the Norwegian champions in Tallaght.

Wasps missing 11 players for Premiership final against Exeter Chiefs

Wasps’ participation in the Twickenham showpiece was in jeopardy due to a number of players testing positive for coronavirus.

Another spell on the sidelines for luckless Ireland left-back Greg Cunningham

Thankfully this one shouldn’t last too long for the Galway native, who recently returned after a year out.

Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones to equal McCaw's appearance record

The 35-year-old will win his 148th cap on Saturday when Wales take on France.

'Absolutely scary... We're grateful it was found early' - Ireland welcome back Naoupu after health scare

The star centre is among a list of key players that have returned to the squad in time for their Six Nations clash with Italy.

Italy make five changes for Saturday's date with Ireland

Italians change both half-backs as they bid for first win on Irish soil this century.

'People need to be patient and have realistic expectations' - Leavy set for Leinster return

The 26-year-old has been sidelined for 19 months after a horrific knee injury.

'I have nothing to say to anyone, I'm just gutted... I'll never forget the pain'

A season-ending ‘freak’ injury comes as another cruel blow for Kilkenny star Katie Power.

Jackie Tyrrell: 'That will be the first challenge keeping your guys on the field fit and healthy'

The Kilkenny All-Ireland winner looks ahead to the start of the hurling championship.

The man providing additional Irish interest in the Europa League from an unlikely source

Dubliner Graham Carey has helped CSKA Sofia reach the group stages for the first time in a decade.

Ireland's Champions League representatives to meet familiar faces in first qualifying round

Peamount United travel to Glasgow City next month, where they’ll face Irish duo Clare Shine and Tyler Toland.

Fake crowd noise is coming to the GAA as Sky Sports to provide option for championship viewers

The 2020 GAA championship kicks off this weekend behind closed doors.

Tennis Ireland forced into U-turn after announcing courts would remain open under Level 5 restrictions

All activities must now be suspended after a new statement from the governing body.

Dan Leavy back in Leinster matchday squad after long injury layoff

The Grand Slam winner has had a tough road back.

Dorothy Wall to make first Ireland start against Italy

Adam Griggs’ side get their Six Nations back up and running this weekend in Dublin.

Kildare and Cork become latest counties to push GAA club senior finals back to 2021

Kildare this morning announced their decision to postpone all club activity.

Ann Downey effect still visible in Kilkenny through successor and former Cats hurler Dowling

Brian Dowling is channelling his inner Ann Downey.

'Filippo who?' - Profiling the unheralded academy coach taking Dundalk into the Europa League

Filippo Giovagnoli has followed Stephen Kenny in leading the Lilywhites into the competition, beginning against Molde at Tallaght Stadium this evening.

O'Neill blasts officials over red card shown to Irish U21 international Collins

‘The Barnsley player has thrown himself to the ground and held his face,’ said the Stoke City manager.

'If you can't deal with the pressure of a selection day, you're not right for the job'

Ireland players are feeling the heat of competition in training for longer as they are made wait to see the starting XV.

Molde's defensive issues give Dundalk glimmer of hope as unlikely European campaign begins

The Lilyhwites are back in the big time, in arguably their most improbable Europa League run yet.

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