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Dublin: 5°C Wednesday 2 December 2020

Today’s News

'I saw death too closely' - F1 driver describes horrific 140mph crash after leaving hospital

Romain Grosjean managed to escape his blazing car at the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix.

Fury to remain on BBC's Sports Personality of the Year shortlist despite his demand to be removed

The world heavyweight champion has called on his fans not to vote, saying: ‘I have no need for verification’.

WWE Hall of Famer Pat Patterson, the first openly gay pro wrestling star, dies aged 79

Patterson’s career was associated with many firsts, including the first ever Intercontinental Title reign and the creation of the Royal Rumble.

World Rugby chief Brett Gosper to depart for NFL role

After nine-year spell at rugby’s helm, the Australian will take charge of the NFL’s operations in the UK and Europe.

Moving parts in Irish lineout need time to sync, says Henderson

‘When you start pushing the boat out and then something doesn’t go quite as well, a lot of players will start feeling the external pressure.’

Uefa slap Dundalk with €50k fine for 'shadow coaching' by manager Giovagnoli

Uefa also banned Filippo Giovagnoli from sitting in the technical area.

All-Ireland U20 football final and Connacht minor fixture details confirmed

The U20 decider will take place as a curtain raiser for the All-Ireland senior final at Croke Park.

Last year's winner Byrne up for PFAI Player of the Year with Lopes and Grant

Bohs winger Danny Grant has also been nominated for the Young Player of the Year award alongside team-mate Dawson Devoy and Brandon Kavanagh of Shamrock Rovers.

Cavan hope favourites tag will 'weigh heavy' on Dublin like it did for Donegal

Thomas Galligan reflects on Cavan’s ‘shock’ Ulster final win and the upcoming tie against the All-Ireland champions.

'There's a couple of 90-year-olds who rang me, they were in tears. They never thought they'd see the day'

Tipperary boss David Power on the joy of their Munster final win and building on it as they take on Mayo next Sunday.

LGFA 'fully understand Limerick’s wish to use their own venue for training purposes'

The All-Ireland ladies football semi-final was moved from LIT Gaelic Grounds to Parnell Park earlier this week.

Former All-Star forward Paddy Bradley appointed Derry U20 manager

Bradley, 39, will be joined by Johnny McGurk and Chris Collins as his backroom team.

Mick Schumacher to race in Formula One next season as Haas announce 2021 team

The 21-year-old German could wrap up the Formula Two championship in Bahrain this weekend.

Fans to return to football stadiums and racecourses in Britain from today

A limited number of supporters will be welcomed back.

'It was a huge honour' - Ireland's Reading 'keeper a shining light on disappointing night

Grace Moloney staked a real claim for the number one jersey in her first competitive start for Ireland.

'Do I think I can get to the World Cup? I think I can' - Sexton keen to push on

The out-half will be 37 when the tournament in France rolls around.

'We struggled even to have numbers to field in games over the past number of years'

Antrim’s Maeve Connolly talks about the lean years that her county endured ahead of their All-Ireland final against Down this weekend.

IRFU look to 'non-established areas' with project players less likely in future

Ireland recently had five players who qualified through resideny in their starting XV.

'There are people who aren't working or have been laid off. It's sh**ty place to be'

Peter O’Mahony says rugby players remain in a fortunate position despite contract talks being on hold.

Yesterday’s News

Scotland have ‘grown as a team’ since last Ireland clash

Zander Fagerson is confident the team have improved.

Shiels' Northern Ireland make history and reach Euro 2022 play-offs

On a night where the Republic’s dream of reaching a first-ever major championships ended, the North’s lives on.

Irish winger grabs two assists as Bristol City go third in the Championship

Callum O’Dowda produced an influential performance in the win over QPR.

Late Bayern penalty leaves Atletico with work to do, Lukaku double keeps Inter hopes alive

It was a dramatic night across the Champions League group stages.

U20 and minor competitions set to return before Christmas as Leinster confirm some fixtures

Galway and Dublin are waiting to play in the All-Ireland U20 football final.

'My phone has been hopping' - Kelleher hails Champions League debut for Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp also explained the Irish goalkeeper’s selection ahead of Adrian for a key meeting with Ajax.

Confusion over whether new post-Brexit transfer rules will apply to young Irish players

Some English clubs have been carrying on as normal, but a senior English football source insists potentially transformative rules will apply to Ireland.

Manchester City claim top spot in Champions League group despite stalemate

Gabriel Jesus had a goal disallowed by VAR and Raheem Sterling had a shot cleared off the line against Porto

Clean sheet for Ireland's Kelleher, as Liverpool advance to Champions League knockout stages

The Cork-born goalkeeper impressed on his debut in the competition.

Former Dundalk and Shamrock Rovers striker cuts short spell in Scotland

Michael O’Connor made only one appearance for Ross County.

'To say that we didn't give it our everything would be a lie' - Ireland's Quinn looks to future

The centre-half believes Vera Pauw is ‘the right one for the job’ going forward.

Jordan Henderson and Ronnie O'Sullivan among 6 nominees for BBC Sports Personality of the Year

Lewis Hamilton is one of three British world champions on the shortlist.

'My heart is fully with this team,' but Ireland boss Pauw undecided on future after Euro dream dies

It remains to be seen whether the Dutchwoman’s contract will be extended.

Celtic chief Lawwell backs under-fire manager Neil Lennon

Lennon has earned another vote of confidence from his bosses at Parkhead.

Real Madrid lose again to Shakhtar, leaving Champions League hopes on the brink

Zidane’s side were beaten 2-0 in Kiev.

Ireland's Euro qualification dream comes to an end as wait to reach first major tournament goes on

Ever-impressive Germany were 3-1 winners at Tallaght Stadium – though Vera Pauw’s side went down fighting.

Ireland U21 and Liverpool goalkeeper handed Champions League debut

Regular number one Alisson misses out as a precaution due to a tight leg muscle, paving the way for Caoimhín Kelleher to make a surprise start.

Newcastle’s Premier League clash with Villa postponed over coronavirus outbreak

The match was due to be played on Friday.

As it happened: Republic of Ireland vs Germany, Euro 2022 qualifier

Vera Pauw’s side were beaten 3-1 at Tallaght Stadium and have missed out on a spot in the play-offs.

Ireland opt to start Reading goalkeeper as Pauw names XI for Germany showdown

Kick-off at Tallaght Stadium is 5pm, with the game live on RTÉ 2.

Details remain for Farrell's Ireland, but intense focus has shifted elsewhere

‘Sometimes we’re seeing it and not executing and sometimes we’re not seeing it and running into brick walls.’

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