# Team news
Crowley returns at 12 for Munster as Frisch misses Glasgow clash
Mike Haley and Dave Kilcoyne also come back into the starting XV.
# Blow
Clare All-Star has one-match ban upheld ahead of Munster hurling opener
David Fitzgerald has the option now of bringing his case to the Central Appeals Committee.
# up and up and up
World Cup-bound Ireland move to new all-time high in world rankings
Vera Pauw’s side are now 22nd.
# la rochelle
Ronan O'Gara rules out role with New Zealand coach Robertson as focus on club game
The former Ireland out-half is focused on coaching La Rochelle.
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# oh what a night
Messi's 800th career goal tops off Argentina's homecoming celebration
The World Cup winners returned to action in front of 83,000 fans last night.
# Reaction
'No suggestion of any misconduct relating to Karl' - Donegal to seek Lacey's return to academy
The county has become embroiled in controversy in recent weeks.
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# toon in
Newcastle the latest PL club set to feature in fly-on-the-wall Amazon docu-series
The four-part series will stream on Prime later this year.
McIlroy drives 375-yard 18th for tap-in eagle as he stays in WGC Match Play hunt
Shane Lowry made a disappointing early exit at Austin Country Club, but Séamus Power can still advance.
# Tune in
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Plenty for fans to get stuck into over the next few days.
# Explainer
All to play for as provinces head into final rounds of URC regular season
All four Irish teams are back in URC action this weekend.
# Support
'You never want to see that' - Ireland rally around Dane after brain haemorrhage
The Ireland scrum-half revealed news of her health scare in February.
# Feet on the Ground
'This is my 10th year at Everton, which is just mad, basically half my life'
Tom Cannon is expected to make his Ireland U21s debut against Iceland on Sunday.
# Dobbo
'They had a choice. Every one of them said, 'No, we want to come to Leinster''
Stormers head coach John Dobson is one of the most interesting characters in the game.
# opposition eye
Kenny sends his scouts to Paris as virus-hit Netherlands face France in Ireland's qualifying group
Ireland’s group gets underway tonight.
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# standing out
Ireland's man of the match hoping to be in contention for France clash
Will Smallbone caught the eye on his debut against Latvia on Wednesday night.
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# On the double
Dion Charles’ brace earns Northern Ireland victory over San Marino
Northern Ireland opened their Group H account with three points on the road.
# CR7
Ronaldo breaks men's international caps record, scores double
The 38-year-old scored twice in Portugal’s 4-0 thrashing of Liechtenstein.
# Record Breaker
Harry Kane breaks scoring record as England win in Italy
It was England’s first win away to Italy since 1961.
# Team news
Cian Lynch returns as Limerick and Tipperary name strong teams for league semi-final
The two teams meet at the Gaelic Grounds on Saturday.
# Fixtures
Camogie championship draw pits Galway against Cork on opening weekend
Kilkenny will get the defence of their senior title under way in a group involving Dublin, Tipperary and Wexford.
# rule
England's restriction on selecting overseas-based players set to remain in place
Premiership Rugby CEO Simon Massie-Taylor says the rule will stay for the next agreement overseeing the domestic game.
# decision
Transgender women no longer allowed to compete in athletics - Coe
Coe said World Athletics had consulted with various stakeholders about the issue.
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# Abbie Larkin
'It wasn't as good a welcome as I expected' - Ireland youngster's return to Shels after Rovers move
Abbie Larkin switched to the Hoops in the off-season.
# In The Mix
Finnish businessman submits bid to buy Manchester United
Thomas Zilliacus heads the third group to have publicly declared interest in a club takeover.
# Permutations
Donegal-Mayo relegation shootout, mid-table Meath and league final dress rehearsal
Here’s a look at the permutations ahead of final round of the Lidl Ladies National Football Leagues.
# Round 1
'A talented player with a big ceiling' - Excitement for Ireland's teen debutant
The Ireland women’s team commence their Six Nations championship with a trip away to Wales on Saturday.
# new faces
Ireland U20 Grand Slam winners added to Leinster and Munster Champions Cup squads
Hugh Cooney, Fintan Gunne, Gus McCarthy and Danny Sheahan are all now involved.
# managerial roundabout
Donegal GAA in crisis: Quick fixes, long-term issues, and the Jim McGuinness question
The county board that took almost 100 days to appoint a manager last year now must find one with only a month until their Ulster Championship opener against Down.
# from downtown
Analysis: Why do Ireland concede so many long-range goals?
Latvia scored two goals from outside the box at the Aviva last night – why does this keep happening?
# depth chart
Sexton hopes to return before end of season as Leinster assess 10 options
The province’s captain was injured as Ireland claimed the Grand Slam last weekend.
# Caso Negreira
Uefa starts investigation into Barcelona referee payments scandal
Reports last month claimed the Spanish club made payments to a former vice-president of Spain’s referees’ committee.
# Team Named
Teenage prop McGrath given Ireland debut in Six Nations opener
The 18-year-old prop is selected in the front-row having impressed during the recent Celtic Challenge competition.
# Team news
Leinster make one change as Stormers get Boks back for table-topping encounter
Ciarán Frawley moves from full-back to inside centre for Leo Cullen’s side.
# Hollywood FC
Non-league Wrexham lure veteran goalkeeper Ben Foster out of retirement
Wrexham, owned by actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, are three points clear at the top of the National League.
# fixtures list
Ireland to open 2024 Women's Six Nations with tough away assignment
The tournament will get underway on 23 March before concluding with a ‘Super Saturday’ triple-header on 27 April.
# too good
Hasan takes five as Bangladesh demolish Ireland for 101
Fellow pace bowler Ebadot Hossain took the rest with his 2-29 to condemn Heinrich Malan’s side to their lowest-ever score against Bangladesh.
# Hot Stepper
Connacht pull off huge coup with signing of Pumas flyer Cordero
The 29-year-old will join from Bordeaux on a two-season deal this summer.
# Setback
Bad news for Ireland's rivals as Dutch lose several players for France clash
Liverpool’s Cody Gakpo and Bayern Munich defender Matthijs de Ligt are among the individuals ruled out.
# difference of opinion
Declan Rice responds to Graeme Souness and Roy Keane criticisms
The 24-year-old has come under the spotlight in recent months as the Hammers battle to stay in the Premier League.
# Interim appointment
Aidan O’Rourke and Paddy Bradley to manage Donegal against Roscommon
The duo had acted as part of the management team under Paddy Carr, whose term in charge ended yesterday after just five months and six League games at the helm.