Wednesday 8 February 2023 Dublin: 4°C
Quarterback Patrick Mahomes 'not 100%' ahead of Super Bowl
The Kansas City Chiefs star is still expected to start the showpiece match against Philadelphia Eagles.
# ross exposure
'There's no point in me worrying about lack of experience' - Byrne quickly finding feet with Ireland
The 27-year-old believes his winning kick against Australia was a bigger turning point for the media than it was for him or Andy Farrell.
# Satisfaction
Sheffield United striker happy to dump 'disrespectful' Wrexham out of FA Cup
The Blades needed two injury-time goals to get past the Hollywood-owned National League club.
# movement
Retallick joins exodus of All Blacks signing for Japan clubs
The veteran 31-year-old has opted for a second stint with Kobe-based Kobelco Steelers.
Join us for an Ireland v France preview night in Tullow RFC - with special guest Sean O'Brien
Join us for an Ireland v France preview night in Tullow RFC - with special guest Sean O'Brien
Rugby Weekly Extra Live is heading to Tullow RFC this Thursday, 9 February.
# Goat
LeBron James breaks NBA all-time points-scoring record
The LA Lakers star passed Abdul-Jabbar’s longstanding total against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
7th February 2023
# Waiting Game
Erik ten Hag remaining patient with Man United strike duo
Anthony Martial is sidelined again through injury while Wout Weghorst has only scored once so far.
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Join us for an Ireland v France preview night in Tullow RFC - with special guest Sean O'Brien
Join us for an Ireland v France preview night in Tullow RFC - with special guest Sean O'Brien
Rugby Weekly Extra Live is heading to Tullow RFC this Thursday, 9 February.
# Contemplation
Aaron Rodgers to decide on NFL future after 'darkness' retreat
The Packers quarterback told The Pat McAfee Show he plans to head into his four-day, four-night isolation soon after this weekend’s Super Bowl.
# Unhappy
Vincent Kompany slams Man City critics after Premier League charges
The Burnley manager won four Premier League titles, two FA Cups and four League Cups during an 11-year spell at the Etihad Stadium
# Take a Bow
Ex-Shamrock Rovers defender Lyons scores crucial first goal in Championship
The ex-Ireland U21 international was on target in Blackpool’s 2-2 draw.
# Hope
Boost for €70 million man as Juventus pick up much-needed win
Dusan Vlahovic scored his first goals for the club in nearly four months.
# Upset
Irish midfielder helps Grimsby pull off huge FA Cup shock
It was a night to remember for Kilkenny native Gavan Holohan.
# fail to prepare...
'On the way out of the elevator Paulie just said: 'You ready, kid?''
Ireland prop Dave Kilcoyne on his late call up in Cardiff and recovering from “the worst injury I’ve ever had.”
# Transfer News
Japan international leaves Celtic to return home
Yosuke Ideguchi has joined Avispa Fukuoka on a year-long loan after struggling for game time.
# Advantage
'We think we're fitter' - Lowe says Ireland have the tools to topple France
James Lowe feels Ireland’s fitness levels could prove key at Aviva Stadium on Saturday.
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# Between the sticks
Stark contrast, one goal - The versatile shot-stoppers eyeing Sigerson Cup glory
UL’s Conor Flaherty and Dylan Foley of UCC have had very different goalkeeping journeys to David O’Hanlon (DCU DÉ) and Darragh Brooks (TUD).
# In the dock
Explained: The Premier League's unprecedented case against Manchester City
What have City been accused of doing wrong, and what are the potential punishments?
# anticipation
Ten Hag criticises Leeds' dismissal of Jesse Marsch
The Manchester United boss is wary of the situation at Leeds ahead of Wednesday’s Premier League clash.
# friendly fixture
No Aviva Stadium send-off for Ireland ahead of Women's World Cup
The Girls in Green will instead play a glamour friendly with France at their regular Tallaght Stadium base.
# Probe
Irish trainer Elliott set for disciplinary hearing after Zanahiyr positive test at Cheltenham
Zanahiyr finished third in the 2022 Champion Hurdle but subsequently tested positive for a banned substance.
# Tune in
Five games live on TV in next weekend's hurling league schedule
Plenty for GAA fans to enjoy.
# headspace
Chelsea set to hire All Blacks mentality coach
Gilbert Enoka is expected to consult on matters relating to team culture at the Premier League club.
# Ladies Football
'With a little change, the game could be way more open' - Bohan reiterates frustrations
His Dublin side edged a seven-goal thriller in Cork on a busy Bank Holiday weekend of league action.
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# Commemorate
Third Level Camogie Championship renamed to honour the memory of Ashling Murphy
The previously unnamed Division 5 Cup will be named the ‘Ashling Murphy Cup.’
# Richard Cockerill
England scrum coach to move after Six Nations to Montpellier role
Cockerill is the only coaching survivor from the Jones era.
# good news
Former Newcastle footballer Atsu pulled alive from earthquake rubble in Turkey
The Ghana international is currently playing with Hatayspor.
# End of the road
'One last hurrah' - Honeysuckle set for Cheltenham swansong
The popular nine-year-old will have one final run in the Close Brothers Mares’ Hurdle.
# Tighthead
'I'll be settling in Galway post-rugby... it's a beautiful place'
Finlay Bealham is moving to the next level with Ireland and enjoying life off the pitch.
# On the Move
All Blacks star Beauden Barrett to return to Japan alongside Aaron Smith
The duo have signed to play for Japanese side Toyota Verblitz after the World Cup.
6th February 2023
# Les Bleus
'If we don't sort it out, we'll ship 15, 20 or even 30 points in Ireland'
Shaun Edwards wasn’t happy with France’s performance in Rome yesterday.
# Stalemate
McClean lines out for Wigan in Blackburn draw hours after birth of daughter
Blackburn missed out on a chance to climb into the top six on the Championship table.
# Rescue Effort
Ex-Newcastle winger Atsu 'in earthquake debris' - Vice-president of Turkish club
The 31-year-old, now playing with Hatayspor, was said to be missing after team-mates had reportedly been pulled from rubble.
# take a breath
'I have to improve myself,' says Silva following touchline ban
The Fulham boss will have to watch his side’s FA Cup replay at Sunderland from the stands on Wednesday.
# US PGA Tour
Rose ends title-drought as impressive Power finishes in tie for 15th at Pebble Beach
Séamus Power picked up five birdies in all in a brilliant final round of 69.
# statement
Meath GAA public relations member 'accepts responsibility' over offensive tweet
The public relations team member in question is no longer part of the team following an investigation into the matter.
# Take A Moment
Mullins calls for new whip rules to be delayed
New regulations are set to come into force on 13 February.
# appreciation
Donn McClean: Praise for Honeysuckle as thoughts about future can wait for another day
Henry de Bromhead’s mare lost out to State Man at Leopardstown yesterday.
# Epic
Cork rally from 10 points down but Rowe points Dublin to thrilling win
The Dubs edged out a seven-goal thriller at Páirc Ui Rinn.
# Solutions
Removing pre-season competitions 'would make space for Sigerson to breathe'
Éamonn Fitzmaurice made the suggestion in the wake of comments made by Meath manager Colm O’Rourke.
# All Square
Galway nab late equaliser to ensure share of spoils with holders Meath
Super sub Aoife O’Rourke was the hero for the Tribeswomen.
# managerial casualty
Jesse Marsch sacked as Leeds head coach
American Marsch was appointed as Marcelo Bielsa’s replacement in February last year.