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Today’s News

France winger to undergo surgery and miss Six Nations
# Gabin Villiere
# Gabin Villiere

France winger to undergo surgery and miss Six Nations

11 minutes ago 226 Views 0 Comments

Villiere sustained the injury as Toulon beat Racing 92.

Ciara Neville advances from her heat but misses out on European final
# Latest
# Latest

Ciara Neville advances from her heat but misses out on European final

29 minutes ago 740 Views 0 Comments

A time of 7.37 wasn’t enough for the 21-year-old Limerick woman to progress to the 60m final this morning.

Grace Kelly scores West Coast Eagles' only goal in defeat to Fremantle
# AFLW
# AFLW

Grace Kelly scores West Coast Eagles' only goal in defeat to Fremantle

59 minutes ago 762 Views 0 Comments

Aishling Sheridan helped Collingwood maintain their winning start with a sixth consecutive victory.

From gym salesman to Champions Cup star - rugby's Rocky story
# Cult Hero
# Cult Hero

From gym salesman to Champions Cup star - rugby's Rocky story

2 hours ago 15,026 Views 7 Comments

Darragh Fanning went from selling gym equipment to getting called up by Joe Schmidt’s Ireland in a whirlwind year.

Adesanya suffers first loss of his career in bid to become two-weight UFC champion
# Blach And Gold
# Blach And Gold

Adesanya suffers first loss of his career in bid to become two-weight UFC champion

2 hours ago 2,833 Views 1 Comment

Defending champions Jan Blachowicz and Amanda Nunes both retained their titles at UFC 259 in Las Vegas.

Westwood in the lead at Bay Hill as McIlroy finds himself four shots back
# State Of Play
# State Of Play

Westwood in the lead at Bay Hill as McIlroy finds himself four shots back

2 hours ago 1,205 Views 1 Comment

The 47-year-old Englishman is the man to catch in the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

On our radar! 10 young ladies football and camogie players to watch in 2021
# Bright Futures
# Bright Futures

On our radar! 10 young ladies football and camogie players to watch in 2021

3 hours ago 2,677 Views 0 Comments

You’ll be hearing a lot about these rising stars when inter-county action returns.

The scramble for Kobe Bryant's signature, Ian St John's influence and the rest of the week's best sportswriting
# Good Reads
# Good Reads

The scramble for Kobe Bryant's signature, Ian St John's influence and the rest of the week's best sportswriting

4 hours ago 1,716 Views 0 Comments

Marlon Brando and Billy Holland also feature in this week’s round-up.

The man guiding Ireland's youngsters on a career spent learning from Dalglish, Shearer and others
# Mature Student
# Mature Student

The man guiding Ireland's youngsters on a career spent learning from Dalglish, Shearer and others

4 hours ago 12,725 Views 1 Comment

Jim Crawford reflects on the many individuals and circumstances that have influenced his coaching style.

Ulster coach left bemused and angry after red card ruins Pro14 dream
# Murphy's Law
# Murphy's Law

Ulster coach left bemused and angry after red card ruins Pro14 dream

5 hours ago 27,681 Views 37 Comments

Ulster’s Andrew Warwick was dismissed in last night’s 38-19 defeat to Leinster – a defeat that ends their chances of making the final.

Yesterday’s News

Leona Maguire fades from contention on day three of Drive On Championship
# LPGA
# LPGA

Leona Maguire fades from contention on day three of Drive On Championship

13 hours ago 1,918 Views 1 Comment

Maguire is 10 shots from the leader, and in a tie for eleventh place.

Morata spearheads Juve fightback against Lazio to close gap on Milan teams
# Old Lady Still Singing
# Old Lady Still Singing

Morata spearheads Juve fightback against Lazio to close gap on Milan teams

14 hours ago 2,745 Views 0 Comments

Juve won 3-1 having started Cristiano Ronaldo on the bench.

Leicester jump to second after coming from behind to win at Brighton
# Foxes
# Foxes

Leicester jump to second after coming from behind to win at Brighton

14 hours ago 4,863 Views 3 Comments

Brendan Rogers’ side have moved ahead of Manchester United in the Premier League table.

Barcelona crank up pressure on Madrid clubs with Osasuna win
# Finding Form
# Finding Form

Barcelona crank up pressure on Madrid clubs with Osasuna win

14 hours ago 4,082 Views 1 Comment

Lionel Messi set up both goals of a 2-0 win.

Leinster reach Pro14 final on back of bonus point victory over Ulster
# Pro14
# Pro14

Leinster reach Pro14 final on back of bonus point victory over Ulster

15 hours ago 31,965 Views 125 Comments

The game ended 38-19 for Leo Cullen’s side as Ulster finished with 14 men following Andrew Warwick’s dismissal.

Alex Ferguson feared he would never speak again after brain operation
# Fergie
# Fergie

Alex Ferguson feared he would never speak again after brain operation

15 hours ago 5,525 Views 10 Comments

The former Manchester United manager was speaking during a virtual Q&A at the Glasgow Film Festival.

Top Kilkenny forward lands biggest prize as champions dominate All-Star selection
# Cats Get The Cream
# Cats Get The Cream

Top Kilkenny forward lands biggest prize as champions dominate All-Star selection

15 hours ago 6,636 Views 2 Comments

The Cats scooped six awards, with Denise Gaule and Brian Dowling named Player and Manager of the Year respectively.

Wolves left to rue Saiss miss in goalless draw at Aston Villa
# Let Off
# Let Off

Wolves left to rue Saiss miss in goalless draw at Aston Villa

16 hours ago 2,360 Views 1 Comment

The defender fired over an open goal from a yard out after Conor Coady hit the post.

Lewandowski hits hat-trick as Bayern beat Dortmund in six-goal thriller
# Relentless
# Relentless

Lewandowski hits hat-trick as Bayern beat Dortmund in six-goal thriller

16 hours ago 5,016 Views 2 Comments

Erling Haaland scored twice and then left with an injury at the Allianz Arena.

Phil Healy just misses out on medal and sets massive PB in European final
# Born Torun
# Born Torun

Phil Healy just misses out on medal and sets massive PB in European final

16 hours ago 27,289 Views 22 Comments

The Cork superstar was fourth in the 400m final, clocking a time of 51.94.

Dutchman Van der Poel powers to Strade Bianche win
# Cycling
# Cycling

Dutchman Van der Poel powers to Strade Bianche win

17 hours ago 2,269 Views 3 Comments

He crossed the line five seconds ahead of France’s world road champion Julian Alaphilippe, with Colombian Egan Bernal third.

Disappointment for Irish trio in 800m semi-finals at European Indoor Championships
# Brave But Beaten
# Brave But Beaten

Disappointment for Irish trio in 800m semi-finals at European Indoor Championships

17 hours ago 7,456 Views 2 Comments

Nadia Power, Cian McPhillips and Mark English all finished fourth in their respective races, falling short in their bids to reach finals in Toruń.

Saracens suffer shock defeat to Cornish Pirates in opening Championship fixture
# Sarrie Start
# Sarrie Start

Saracens suffer shock defeat to Cornish Pirates in opening Championship fixture

17 hours ago 13,535 Views 4 Comments

The North London club were relegated to the second tier of English rugby for salary cap breaches.

South American World Cup qualifiers postponed over travel constraints
# On Ice
# On Ice

South American World Cup qualifiers postponed over travel constraints

18 hours ago 2,703 Views 0 Comments

Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola both said they would not allow their players travel to the games.

Southampton return to winning ways as Sheffield United left staring at relegation
# Rock Bottom
# Rock Bottom

Southampton return to winning ways as Sheffield United left staring at relegation

19 hours ago 2,124 Views 2 Comments

The 2-0 defeat leaves Chris Wilder’s side 12 points off safety with just 10 matches to save themselves.

Norwich 10 points clear at the top, Watford and Swansea both win in Premier League promotion push
# Championship
# Championship

Norwich 10 points clear at the top, Watford and Swansea both win in Premier League promotion push

Updated 19 hours ago 3,117 Views 1 Comment

The 1-0 win at Vicarage Road moved the home team into the top two.

Fans breach lockdown restrictions with Ibrox gathering as Rangers close in on Premiership title
# Almost There
# Almost There

Fans breach lockdown restrictions with Ibrox gathering as Rangers close in on Premiership title

Updated 19 hours ago 12,680 Views 30 Comments

Supporters gathered outside the stadium before Steven Gerrard’s side recorded a 3-0 win against St Mirren.

All-Ireland winning Donegal manager with lofty ambitions takes over as LGFA President
# Next Chapter
# Next Chapter

All-Ireland winning Donegal manager with lofty ambitions takes over as LGFA President

20 hours ago 6,385 Views 0 Comments

Míchéal Naughton: ‘In my term as President, I would love to see Croke Park at full capacity for All-Ireland final day.’

Denise Foster to take over as trainer while Gordon Elliott serves suspension for six months
# Racing
# Racing

Denise Foster to take over as trainer while Gordon Elliott serves suspension for six months

20 hours ago 57,686 Views 33 Comments

Foster will take over the licence at Cullentra Stables.

Tributes paid after two-time Tipperary All-Ireland senior hurling winner passes away
# RIP
# RIP

Tributes paid after two-time Tipperary All-Ireland senior hurling winner passes away

20 hours ago 29,441 Views 1 Comment

Tom McLoughney started in Tipperary’s Liam MacCarthy Cup victores in 1961 and 1962.

Late Jennings try sees Connacht Eagles fight back to draw with Munster 'A'
# Comeback
# Comeback

Late Jennings try sees Connacht Eagles fight back to draw with Munster 'A'

20 hours ago 8,432 Views 7 Comments

The hosts were 12 points behind heading into the final 15 minutes.

Xhaka mistake proves costly as Burnley pick up a point against Arsenal
# Setback
# Setback

Xhaka mistake proves costly as Burnley pick up a point against Arsenal

21 hours ago 3,848 Views 6 Comments

Aubameyang opened the scoring for the Gunners before Xhaka hit the ball against Chris Wood for a bizarre Burnley equaliser.

In-form Irish duo Lavin and Tobin clock huge PBs to advance at European Indoors
# Going Well
# Going Well

In-form Irish duo Lavin and Tobin clock huge PBs to advance at European Indoors

23 hours ago 33,519 Views 6 Comments

Nadia Power, Mark English, Cian McPhillips and Phil Healy are all in action in the business end of their respective events this evening.

First success with Melbourne for Dublin's Magee while O'Dwyer and Considine enjoy dominant wins
# AFLW
# AFLW

First success with Melbourne for Dublin's Magee while O'Dwyer and Considine enjoy dominant wins

Sat 11:36 AM 6,288 Views 0 Comments

The latest games involving Irish players in the AFLW took place this morning.

Lions turn down Australia’s offer to stage the South Africa series Down Under
# Touring Party
# Touring Party

Lions turn down Australia’s offer to stage the South Africa series Down Under

Sat 10:25 AM 8,241 Views 14 Comments

The British and Irish side are due to face the Springboks in the summer.

Shields makes boxing history in title fight against Dicaire
# Champion
# Champion

Shields makes boxing history in title fight against Dicaire

Sat 10:19 AM 5,071 Views 0 Comments

The 25-year-old retained her WBC and WBO light-middleweight titles.

'That's all I knew, the area I lived in wasn't the most affluent area'
# Road Less Travelled
# Road Less Travelled

'That's all I knew, the area I lived in wasn't the most affluent area'

Sat 10:00 AM 47,043 Views 18 Comments

Cormac Izuchukwu has taken a unique route into pro rugby and is now impressing with Ulster.

Training ground row and injury crisis, Bruce vows to 'circle the wagons' at Newcastle
# Under Fire
# Under Fire

Training ground row and injury crisis, Bruce vows to 'circle the wagons' at Newcastle

Sat 9:37 AM 3,177 Views 5 Comments

The 60-year-old has endured a difficult week on Tyneside. Download

'Athletically, he is phenomenal. We really don't produce guys like him in Ireland'
# Potential
# Potential

'Athletically, he is phenomenal. We really don't produce guys like him in Ireland'

Sat 8:00 AM 86,131 Views 18 Comments

21-year-old Ryan Baird made his Ireland debut last weekend and looks set for further Six Nations involvement.

Baloucoune hoping to catch up with Sevens pace-setters after injury nightmare
# Hammer Down
# Hammer Down

Baloucoune hoping to catch up with Sevens pace-setters after injury nightmare

Sat 7:30 AM 5,164 Views 5 Comments

The Ulster flyer was hamstrung as Hugo Keenan and Shane Daly made their way onto the international stage last year.

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