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Today’s News

LIVE: Ireland v Denmark, Euro 2020 qualifier

Mick McCarthy’s charges welcome the Danes to Dublin where only a win will be enough to secure qualification.

'His running stats and his ability with high-speed running are always really exceptional'

Stephen Kenny has praised Zack Elbouzedi ahead of Ireland’s clash with Sweden at Tallaght Stadium tomorrow evening.

'For the two of us to pick up our first All-Stars on the same night was extra special'

Galway and Kilkerrin-Clonberne twins Louise and Nicola Ward are hoping for a week of firsts as they line out in the All-Ireland club final on Saturday.

Few surprises as McCarthy names Irish side to face Denmark

Alan Browne and Conor Hourihane both start as the manager makes three changes from the side that lost in Geneva.

'A pitch is a pitch at the end of the day' - No real complaints after late venue switch for All-Ireland club finals

Saturday’s senior and intermediate finals have been moved from Parnell Park.

Analysis: Aki and Copeland shine as gritty Connacht dig in for crucial turnovers

Andy Friend’s side made some vital breakdown steals in their victory over Montpellier.

Ireland U17s win again to finish first qualifying phase with 100% record

Colin O’Brien’s side put four goals past Israel this afternoon to secure another convincing win in Cork.

Airbnb signs 'landmark' €453m deal with the Olympics

IOC President Thomas Bach says the partnership will bring the Games into ‘the digital age’.

International Rules Series to be played in 2020 and 2022

The GAA has confirmed matches in Ireland and Australia.

Furlong and Doris among Leinster doubts ahead of trip to Top14 leaders Lyon

Sean Cronin will step up his training as he returns from neck injury.

'We have made mistakes': Saracens drop appeal, accept €6.4m fine and 35-point deduction

Defending Premiership champions must accept the penalties “with humility”, says chairman Nigel Wray.

Munster confirm Mathewson will leave province after Racing clash

The 33-year-old initially joined as short-term cover when Conor Murray was injured.

Everton had the chance to sign Robertson, Maguire and Haaland - Ex-director of football

Steve Walsh claims the Toffees turned down what could have been shrewd deals.

Parrott and Byrne in, Hogan and O'Dowda out - Ireland matchday squad confirmed for Denmark showdown

Mick McCarthy’s 23 for the crunch Euro 2020 qualifier at the Aviva Stadium tonight is in.

North London derby draws record crowd as Ireland captain helps Arsenal to victory

Niamh Fahey also played in front of a bumper attendance at Anfield.

'There's nothing else to do in Kilcoo but play football. You go to Mass and have a few sheep, that's really it' Family Fest This post contains videos

'There's nothing else to do in Kilcoo but play football. You go to Mass and have a few sheep, that's really it'

Kilcoo’s Man of the Match Aaron Branagan gave a memorable post-match interview yesterday.

Folau claims Australian bushfires are 'God's judgement' for gay marraige

The sacked Australia star has sparked outrage with his latest comments.

Hope rather than logic sustaining Ireland ahead of qualification finale with the Danes

There is little evidence that Ireland can pull off the win they need against Denmark tonight – but that doesn’t mean it won’t happen.

Super Bowl champions Patriots use trick play to edge Eagles and exact revenge Nfl Results This post contains videos

Super Bowl champions Patriots use trick play to edge Eagles and exact revenge

The New England Patriots clinched their 19th straight winning NFL season.

Joseph to take Japan to next Rugby World Cup, ruling out All Blacks role

The Kiwi led the Brave Blossoms to their first World Cup quarter-final last month.

'Where does he need to improve, where do you want me to start?' - Roy Keane slams 'sloppy' Rice

The former United star, who coached Rice with Ireland, said there was a long list of deficiencies in his game

LeBron James: I'm just trying to put on a show for 'one of the greatest' Kobe Bryant NBA This post contains videos

LeBron James: I'm just trying to put on a show for 'one of the greatest' Kobe Bryant

Elsewhere, the Kings snapped Boston Celtics’ 10-game winning streak.

Cullen wants squad to move past World Cup 'anti-climax' as Lyon lie in wait

Leinster were far from their best despite making a winning start to their Heineken Champions Cup campaign against Benetton on Saturday.

Kenny hopeful marathon travel doesn't hurt Irish U21s in crucial qualifier with Sweden

While his side play after a lengthy trip back from Armenia, opponents Sweden have had a free week in the build-up.

'It could be the last big night for me, and I'm going to cherish and enjoy it as much as I can'

Glenn Whelan is aware tonight’s clash with Denmark is among the last of his big games in an Irish shirt.

Loughman's flash of skill highlights strengthening depth in Munster

The Athy man scored and created vital tries on his first European start.

Connacht in talks with IRFU about short-term signings as injury list mounts

The western province now have 16 players out injured.

'They're the best changing rooms to win in': Henderson proud of Ulster's tight squeeze

The lock led his province out for the first time since being named captain, and it proved to be a very memorable day.

JVG 'most pleased by how players reacted with two minutes to go'

Munster conceded an inconsequential late try, but forced their way to a crucial 84th-minute bonus point.

Yesterday’s News

Vikings overturn 20-point half-time deficit while Lamar Jackson rinses the Texans NFL Early Results This post contains videos

Vikings overturn 20-point half-time deficit while Lamar Jackson rinses the Texans

‘Captain Kirk’ became ‘Comeback Kirk’ as Minnesota staged a remarkable come-from-behind victory.

Proposed new NFL season format would likely see game land in Ireland - report

London, Mexico, Germany, Brazil, Canada and US cities without an NFL presence would also potentially host fixtures.

Tournament debutant Tsitsipas overcomes Thiem in thriller to win ATP Finals title

Stefanos Tsitsipas and Dominic Thiem served up a classic at the O2 Arena and it was the Greek who came out on top.

'In a weird way, that's actually what builds this team. It makes you have character'

Andy Friend’s Connacht will have a ‘red-hot crack’ at Toulouse after beating Montpellier.

Harambe wins by a neck in Cheltenham thriller

Fergal O’Brien’s 9-to-2 favourite Benny’s Bridge was 12th, 52 lengths back.

'When you're desperate you'll do anything' - the Irishman on the cusp of history in the US

Niall McCabe could win a third straight USL championship with Louisville City FC later today.

Verstappen wins crazy Brazilian Grand Prix as both Ferraris crash out

The Dutch youngster came home a dominant victor ahead of his former team-mate Pierre Gasly of Toro Rosso.

Battleoverdoyen keeps unbeaten record intact at Punchestown

The 2-to-5 favourite took over at the second-last before powering to victory in the Florida Pearl Novice Chase.

Winks and Mount hit maiden goals as England canter to victory in Kosovo

England scored 13 goals without reply in their previous two games but laboured at times before pulling clear in a 4-0 win over Kosovo.

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