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Dublin: -1°C Thursday 15 April 2021

Today’s News

'If I have to hit nearly every ruck, I'll happily do it' - Fryday expecting busy afternoon against France
# Hungry For Work
# Hungry For Work

'If I have to hit nearly every ruck, I'll happily do it' - Fryday expecting busy afternoon against France

15 minutes ago 110 Views 0 Comments

The Ireland lock has been working on making a greater impact around the pitch.

'You can flip where Dundalk are now at the end of the season because they will be challenging'
# FALSE POSITION
# FALSE POSITION

'You can flip where Dundalk are now at the end of the season because they will be challenging'

6 hours ago 845 Views 1 Comment

Stephen O’Donnell will not be underestimating the Lilywhites ahead of his side’s clash at Oriel Park this weekend.

Yesterday’s News

Klopp: 'We didn't lose the tie tonight, we lost it in Madrid'
# Reaction
# Reaction

Klopp: 'We didn't lose the tie tonight, we lost it in Madrid'

7 hours ago 2,643 Views 6 Comments

Liverpool are out of the Champions League as a goalless draw at Anfield failed to overturn a 3-1 first leg loss to Real Madrid.

Police probe launched as Liverpool apologise to Real Madrid after window of team bus smashed
# Statement
# Statement

Police probe launched as Liverpool apologise to Real Madrid after window of team bus smashed

Updated 8 hours ago 11,108 Views 10 Comments

The club has condemned the behaviour of those responsible, calling it ‘totally unacceptable and shameful.’

Historic quadruple still on as Man City progress to Champions League semis
# Winning
# Winning

Historic quadruple still on as Man City progress to Champions League semis

8 hours ago 6,532 Views 7 Comments

Pep Guardiola’s men survived a scare as Jude Bellingham gave Dortmund the lead.

Liverpool knocked out of Champions League after Real Madrid stalemate
# Report
# Report

Liverpool knocked out of Champions League after Real Madrid stalemate

8 hours ago 18,906 Views 50 Comments

A 3-1 first-leg loss proved costly for the Reds.

17-year-old English starlet becomes second-youngest scorer in Champions League knockout history
# Prodigy
# Prodigy

17-year-old English starlet becomes second-youngest scorer in Champions League knockout history

9 hours ago 7,579 Views 2 Comments

Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham registered the opening goal against Manchester City.

Paul Pogba to star in Amazon documentary series
# Closer Look
# Closer Look

Paul Pogba to star in Amazon documentary series

10 hours ago 5,923 Views 10 Comments

The Pogmentary will follow the life of the France international, giving a unique insight into his life on and off the pitch and will air in 2022.

Reluctant superstar Rachael Blackmore on the crest of a wave after National heroics
# History Maker
# History Maker

Reluctant superstar Rachael Blackmore on the crest of a wave after National heroics

11 hours ago 3,564 Views 1 Comment

‘It’s still hard to process it all, to be honest. It’s been unbelievable.’

Rangers' Kamara 'vindicated' but lawyer claims Kudela should be banned for one year
# UEFA
# UEFA

Rangers' Kamara 'vindicated' but lawyer claims Kudela should be banned for one year

Updated 11 hours ago 4,648 Views 5 Comments

The Slavia Prague defender was given a 10-game ban being found guilty of racist behaviour towards the Ibrox midfielder.

'We had amateur players who were going to work in Lidl, in hospitals as nurses' - Shiels
# Feat
# Feat

'We had amateur players who were going to work in Lidl, in hospitals as nurses' - Shiels

11 hours ago 2,873 Views 3 Comments

The Northern Ireland boss hailed ‘the greatest sporting achievement that I can think of’.

As it happened: Liverpool vs Real Madrid, Champions League quarter-final second leg

As it happened: Liverpool vs Real Madrid, Champions League quarter-final second leg

11 hours ago 20,079 Views 12 Comments

Jurgen Klopp’s toothless side were knocked out in a goalless draw at Anfield.

Go ahead given to GAA for seven storey 200 bedroom hotel near Croke Park
# Clonliffe College
From TheJournal.ie
# Clonliffe College

Go ahead given to GAA for seven storey 200 bedroom hotel near Croke Park

12 hours ago 21,579 Views 20 Comments

Stock market listed hotel group Dalata is to operate the hotel under the group’s Maldron brand.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says red background has affected Man United's home form
# Claim
# Claim

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says red background has affected Man United's home form

13 hours ago 8,263 Views 13 Comments

Tuesday marked 25 years to the day since Sir Alex Ferguson famously ordered his players to change from their grey kit to a blue-and-white strip midway through a 3-1 loss.

Leinster quartet nominated for European Player of the Year
# Awards
# Awards

Leinster quartet nominated for European Player of the Year

13 hours ago 27,905 Views 23 Comments

Robbie Henshaw, Tadhg Furlong, Josh van der Flier and Hugo Keenan make the 15-strong list.

'I am a bit of the eternal optimist. But like everyone, there is always a balance'
# W6N
# W6N

'I am a bit of the eternal optimist. But like everyone, there is always a balance'

13 hours ago 7,260 Views 1 Comment

Sene Naoupu on being grateful, growing the game, and taking on France.

Leinster confirm new contracts for 4 more players
# Staying Put
# Staying Put

Leinster confirm new contracts for 4 more players

14 hours ago 11,694 Views 39 Comments

David Hawkshaw, Hugo Keenan, Jack Conan and Scott Penny are all extending their stays with the province.

Former League of Ireland footballer who was caught moving €2.7 million in heroin is jailed
# Keith Quinn
From TheJournal.ie
# Keith Quinn

Former League of Ireland footballer who was caught moving €2.7 million in heroin is jailed

14 hours ago 59,130 Views 25 Comments

The court heard that Quinn had “a very significant gambling problem”.

McGregor-Poirier trilogy fight confirmed for Las Vegas with capacity crowd
# Round Three
# Round Three

McGregor-Poirier trilogy fight confirmed for Las Vegas with capacity crowd

15 hours ago 7,065 Views 7 Comments

The fight will take place as part of UFC 264 at the T-Mobile Arena.

GAA league fixtures to be spread across weekends for live TV coverage
# Broadcasting
# Broadcasting

GAA league fixtures to be spread across weekends for live TV coverage

15 hours ago 15,633 Views 6 Comments

Eir and TG4 will broadcast live action while GAAGO will air the remainder of the games from hurling’s top tier and all four divisions of football.

Arteta calls on 'big players to create the magic moments' ahead of Slavia Prague clash
# Europa League
# Europa League

Arteta calls on 'big players to create the magic moments' ahead of Slavia Prague clash

15 hours ago 1,744 Views 2 Comments

Next season could be Arsenal’s first without European football since the 1995-96 campaign.

Munster confirm that Zebo is returning to his native province this summer
# Homecoming
# Homecoming

Munster confirm that Zebo is returning to his native province this summer

Updated 17 hours ago 54,052 Views 123 Comments

The 31-year-old Ireland international has been in France for the last three seasons.

Punish players who cover their mouths to talk to opponents – Seedorf
# Hate Speech
# Hate Speech

Punish players who cover their mouths to talk to opponents – Seedorf

18 hours ago 7,638 Views 2 Comments

The former Holland international believes transparency is key in the fight against racism in football.

Bayern boss Flick mulls future after Champions League exit
# Next Destination
# Next Destination

Bayern boss Flick mulls future after Champions League exit

20 hours ago 5,166 Views 5 Comments

Flick has been tipped to become Germany’s next head coach after the European Championships.

Kevin Durant drops 31 as Nets thump struggling Timberwolves
# Ball Don't Lie
# Ball Don't Lie

Kevin Durant drops 31 as Nets thump struggling Timberwolves

22 hours ago 1,692 Views 1 Comment

Durant led the scorers in a 127-97 victory for the Nets.

Fiji Drua and Moana Pasifika teams get licences to join Super Rugby next year
# Join The Club
# Join The Club

Fiji Drua and Moana Pasifika teams get licences to join Super Rugby next year

22 hours ago 6,135 Views 6 Comments

Two Pacific teams set to make up a 12-team competition from the 2022 season onwards.

'I was aware we weren't accepted': The journey of Ireland's first-ever women's rugby captain
# Trailblazers
# Trailblazers

'I was aware we weren't accepted': The journey of Ireland's first-ever women's rugby captain

22 hours ago 14,903 Views 6 Comments

In the second part of our new series, Trailblazers, Jill Henderson speaks about turning down England, establishing an Irish team and their lasting legacy.

'I don't think I'd be the rugby player I am without those years playing basketball'
# W6N
# W6N

'I don't think I'd be the rugby player I am without those years playing basketball'

23 hours ago 5,135 Views 0 Comments

Ireland international Lauren Delany came through the IRFU’s IQ Rugby programme.

McClenaghan calling himself 'The Champ' and contemplating the vast expanses of the universe
# 100 Spins To Tokyo
# 100 Spins To Tokyo

McClenaghan calling himself 'The Champ' and contemplating the vast expanses of the universe

23 hours ago 3,720 Views 1 Comment

Not even the sky is the limit for the soon-to-be Olympic gymnast, who faces a test of his credentials next week.

O'Connell the perfect fit for Lions if Gatland is going to add 'extra resource'
# Nous
# Nous

O'Connell the perfect fit for Lions if Gatland is going to add 'extra resource'

Wed 6:00 AM 8,001 Views 6 Comments

The Lions head coach said they ‘may bring someone else in a little bit later on.’

Tuesday 13 April, 2021

Kante-inspired Chelsea survive late Porto stunner to advance to first CL semi in 7 years
# Midas Tuch
# Midas Tuch

Kante-inspired Chelsea survive late Porto stunner to advance to first CL semi in 7 years

Tue 10:29 PM 8,548 Views 19 Comments

A sensational overhead kick by Mehdi Taremi put the squeeze on late but Chelsea advanced to the last four.

Northern Ireland see off Ukraine in second leg to qualify for first ever major tournament
# Euros-bound
# Euros-bound

Northern Ireland see off Ukraine in second leg to qualify for first ever major tournament

Tue 10:19 PM 5,846 Views 6 Comments

Kenny Shiels’ side beat the Republic’s conquerors 4-1 on aggregate to progress to next year’s finals.

PSG edge epic Champions League tussle with champions Bayern despite second-leg defeat
# Continental Classic
# Continental Classic

PSG edge epic Champions League tussle with champions Bayern despite second-leg defeat

Tue 10:11 PM 20,267 Views 11 Comments

Neymar twice hit the woodwork for PSG in the first half and Choupo-Moting then put Bayern in front five minutes before the break.

Jones has 'captain’s material' as Gatland starts whittling down Lions selection
# Take Your Pick
# Take Your Pick

Jones has 'captain’s material' as Gatland starts whittling down Lions selection

Tue 10:10 PM 10,103 Views 7 Comments

Premiership players could miss out if their clubs don’t grant them early release.

'He’s still as good as ever' - Sexton very much in the mix for third Lions tour
# Experience
# Experience

'He’s still as good as ever' - Sexton very much in the mix for third Lions tour

Tue 10:00 PM 12,049 Views 27 Comments

The 35-year-old is hoping to be part of the trip to South Africa this summer.

This wonder goal by Burke from halfway line helps Shamrock Rovers to victory over Derry City
# Pick It Out
# Pick It Out

This wonder goal by Burke from halfway line helps Shamrock Rovers to victory over Derry City

Updated Tue 9:46 PM 6,964 Views 2 Comments

Graham Burke’s strike put the league champions ahead 2-0 at half-time.

Irish duo start as Swansea go third in the Championship and Sunderland promotion hopes dented
# Around The Grounds
# Around The Grounds

Irish duo start as Swansea go third in the Championship and Sunderland promotion hopes dented

Tue 8:50 PM 6,384 Views 0 Comments

Another win for Conor Hourihane and Ryan Manning tonight.

'I still love that team. I love what we stood for and how we rebelled against the status quo'
# 10 Years On
# 10 Years On

'I still love that team. I love what we stood for and how we rebelled against the status quo'

Tue 8:00 PM 25,519 Views 4 Comments

10 years on from a landmark U21 football title for Cavan, goalkeeper Alan O’Mara reflects on the significance of that win.

'I've never seen anyone like Haaland at this club' - Reus
# Difference Maker
# Difference Maker

'I've never seen anyone like Haaland at this club' - Reus

Tue 7:31 PM 8,743 Views 5 Comments

The Dortmund captain is back to his best after struggling with poor form and injury this season.

20-year-old Wall's dominant display underlines her potential for Ireland
# Analysis
# Analysis

20-year-old Wall's dominant display underlines her potential for Ireland

Tue 7:30 PM 6,460 Views 3 Comments

The Munster flanker was superb in last weekend’s big win over Wales.

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