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Today’s News

The 42-year-old kidney transplant survivor and the most unlikely sports hero of the year

David Ayres was dramatically called into action last weekend and the uniqueness of the story has propelled him into a celebrity whirlwind.

Is Ireland's rugby media too extreme, too harsh, or too soft?

Bernard Jackman gave his view on the latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly.

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Poll: Who should be the first inductee in the new Premier League Hall of Fame?

The League are announcing the first two inductees next month.

Wilder urged to accept rematch pay-off that would open the door for Fury-Joshua

Promoter Frank Warren is hoping the American fighter takes the offer.

Kerry hurling squad hit with outbreak of mumps ahead of crucial Antrim clash

‘We’ve had a couple of cases of mumps in the last couple of days,’ said Kingdom manager Fintan O’Connor.

Austrian forward Kogler joins Finn Harps

The 22-year-old arrives in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division from Grazer AK.

Seven-try Garbally College breeze into Connacht Cup final with 45-point victory

Second half scores from Adam Fogarty, Matthew and John Devine, Daithi Blackweir and Sean Horkan helped the Ballinasloe side to victory.

Bad news for Ireland as Ciaran Clark is ruled out of Slovakia play-off

The Newcastle defender is likely to miss the rest of the season with an ankle ligament injury.

From 'arch-rivals on the field' to exciting management duo - the double act leading the Kerry resurgence

Darragh Long and Declan Quill are leading the Kingdom’s ladies footballers for 2020.

Cobh Ramblers attacker has red card rescinded after case of mistaken identity

Lee Devitt was sent off during the 2-0 defeat to Drogheda United, despite picking up just one yellow card.

World Rugby forms working group to examine the state of the breakdown

Some of the game’s leading coaches, referees, and medical experts will be involved.

Ireland’s World Cup seeding won’t be affected if Italy game is cancelled

Quirk of World Rugby’s ranking system safeguards Ireland from losing valuable points as they hope to be top seeds in November draw for 2023 tournament.

Cullen maintains focus on the 'here and now' as prospect of postponements loom

The Pro14 champions meet last year’s runners-up tomorrow and Cullen is not looking far beyond that.

RTÉ to show Sunday's All-Ireland camogie club finals for the first time

Slaughtneil are chasing four-in-a-row, with that one available to watch on RTÉ News Now and RTÉ Player.

'Why are we now in crisis?' - hurling in spotlight over frees and black card proposal

Davy Fitzgerald on the current state of hurling and the big rule changes at Congress this weekend.

'After months of being told how s**t you are, you start to question yourself'

Former Ireland international Noel Hunt on the challenges of dealing with fans’ abuse.

Strong finish puts Annalise Murphy into medal contention at World Championships

Recovering from disqualification in the first race, a pair of second-place finishes have put Murphy in the mix ahead of tomorrow’s final day.

Cullen invests faith in two players from Leinster's academy for Glasgow test

Out-half Harry Byrne and second-row Ryan Baird are the latest to come off the conveyor belt and stake a claim for permanent slot in Leinster side.

Mayo International Supporters Foundation donates €50k to local hospice

The Mayo Roscommon Hospice praised Tim O’Leary for the donation.

Liverpool report profit despite record transfer spending

The Reds made a £223million investment on players last year.

Maguire staying 'positive and optimistic' amid dry spell in front of goal

The Republic of Ireland forward is hoping to end his drought by finding the net against Fulham again.

Return to action in April for one of the trailblazers of Irish MMA Og

Return to action in April for one of the trailblazers of Irish MMA

Former middleweight champion Chris Fields has been booked for the Cage Warriors card in Birmingham.

American-born striker links up with Ireland squad after receiving international clearance

Kyra Carusa has been added to the squad for the games with Greece and Montenegro.

Governments will step in and make call on Italy-England game

March 14 game between the two countries remains on for now – but the Italian and British governments will have the final say.

'A girl who played with us did a fundraiser in New York' - Offaly club gearing up for All-Ireland final

St Ryangh’s will take on Waterford’s Gailtír in the All-Ireland intermediate camogie club decider.

Davy Fitz: 'I do fear leaving it, not being there, because I’ll miss it'

Juggling Wexford and Sixmilebridge roles, facing into the unknown when he’ll stop being a manager and why he keeps going after years on the sideline.

From refugee camp to Champions League stardom: the inexplicable and inspiring rise of Alphonso Davies

The 19-year-old who dazzled at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday has quite the story to tell.

Heaven, hell and purgatory - the story behind Caelan Doris' Six Nations

Catapulted into the team, injured within four minutes of his debut, now playing the waiting game, the 21-year-old has had a rollercoaster start to international rugby.

Yesterday’s News

'It's not over,' Pep Guardiola warns City

The Etihad outfit struck twice in the final 12 minutes through Gabriel Jesus and a Kevin De Bruyne penalty to beat 13-time European champions Real Madrid.

Man City's Real Madrid win comes at a cost

Aymeric Laporte was forced off with an injury in the first half.

The biggest crime of all would be Kevin De Bruyne being denied his place on this stage

As Manchester City stare down the barrel of a two-year ban, it seems as if Pep Guardiola’s men are intent on leaving in the most impressive manner possible.

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Lyon stun below-par Juventus and Ronaldo

Rudi Garcia’s men held on to secure a precious lead to take to Turin.

Leeds seal vital win as Robbie Keane's Middlesbrough slide closer to Championship danger

There was high drama – if not high scoring – in the Championship tonight.

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Man City complete dramatic comeback to beat Real Madrid at the Bernabeu

Sergio Ramos was sent off as Pep Guardiola’s side took charge of the last-16 tie.

Sugrue's Kerry team defeat Limerick to set up Munster final at home to Cork

A 0-14 to 0-7 victory for the Kingdom tonight in Rathkeale.

0-9 from Murphy helps Cork hold off Clare in Munster football semi-final clash

A two-point win for the Rebels in Miltown Malbay.

As it happened: Real Madrid v Man City, Champions League

Real Madrid hosted Man City, in the first leg of tonight’s round-of-16 clash.

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Rangers storm into last-16 with impressive Europa League win over Braga

It’s the club’s first European knockout win in nine years.

Dele Alli charged by FA over Snapchat video mocking coronavirus

Alli posted a video poking fun at the deadly virus while also singling out an Asian man in an airport earlier this month.

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