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Brazil captain Silva admits agony of World Cup exit while boss Tite says his time is up
# No Silva Lining
# No Silva Lining

Brazil captain Silva admits agony of World Cup exit while boss Tite says his time is up

2 hours ago 4,576 Views 1 Comment

The five-time champions lost tonight’s quarter-final 4-2 in a penalty shootout.

Ireland Men, Women set sights on knockout rugby after perfect starts at Cape Town 7s
# Cape Town 7s
# Cape Town 7s

Ireland Men, Women set sights on knockout rugby after perfect starts at Cape Town 7s

3 hours ago 2,536 Views 1 Comment

Ireland Men beat Japan, while Ireland Women booked their place in the quarter-finals with two wins from two.

Croatia knock out World Cup favourites Brazil in dramatic penalty shootout
# Final Four
# Final Four

Croatia knock out World Cup favourites Brazil in dramatic penalty shootout

4 hours ago 27,275 Views 56 Comments

Brazil’s bid for a sixth World Cup came crashing down as Croatia booked their place in the World Cup semi-finals.

Four arrested in Brussels over suspected corruption by Qatari officials at EU parliament
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# EU Parliament

Four arrested in Brussels over suspected corruption by Qatari officials at EU parliament

5 hours ago 14,066 Views 3 Comments

Belgian investigators were looking into “corruption” and “money laundering” ahead of the arrests.

Steve Borthwick dismisses England links and insists focus is on Leicester
# Candidate
# Candidate

Steve Borthwick dismisses England links and insists focus is on Leicester

6 hours ago 5,382 Views 6 Comments

Eddie Jones was sacked earlier this week after England’s worst year of results since 2008.

Weather conditions force venue switch for Munster senior club football final
# Mallow
# Mallow

Weather conditions force venue switch for Munster senior club football final

Updated 6 hours ago 9,101 Views 1 Comment

Leinster junior hurling final also gets change of venue

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz
# Test
# Test

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz

6 hours ago 14,935 Views 4 Comments

How closely were you paying attention to the week’s sporting headlines?

Women's AIL final postponed as Leinster's departure from Dublin delayed
# Weather
# Weather

Women's AIL final postponed as Leinster's departure from Dublin delayed

7 hours ago 3,684 Views 0 Comments

The IRFU says that ‘current weather conditions’ have forced the game to be called off.

Morocco boss - 'We want to show that Africa deserves to be here'
# Upsetting The Odds
# Upsetting The Odds

Morocco boss - 'We want to show that Africa deserves to be here'

8 hours ago 2,235 Views 0 Comments

A World Cup semi-final against either England or France is up for grabs, as Morocco face Portugal.

Byrne earns first start for Connacht's clash with Newcastle Falcons
# Boost
# Boost

Byrne earns first start for Connacht's clash with Newcastle Falcons

8 hours ago 8,173 Views 10 Comments

Among the replacements, Ballinasloe flanker Oisín McCormack could make his debut.

'It's high time for you to leave Ronaldo alone' - Portugal coach
# Moving On
# Moving On

'It's high time for you to leave Ronaldo alone' - Portugal coach

8 hours ago 4,894 Views 0 Comments

The veteran striker was a substitute for the first time at a World Cup since 2006 for his side’s last-16 match.

Ferny Hollow suffers season-ending injury, Punchestown meeting in doubt
# Racing
# Racing

Ferny Hollow suffers season-ending injury, Punchestown meeting in doubt

9 hours ago 1,745 Views 0 Comments

Galopin Des Champs is one of seven declared for the John Durkan Memorial Punchestown Chase but the fixture is in severe doubt.

Ulster name team for Champions Cup opener
# Ready To Go
# Ready To Go

Ulster name team for Champions Cup opener

9 hours ago 5,724 Views 11 Comments

It could be a landmark game for Marty Moore, who may make his 50th appearance if called off the bench.

Ireland duo return to give Norwich City early Christmas present
# Update
# Update

Ireland duo return to give Norwich City early Christmas present

9 hours ago 3,943 Views 1 Comment

Adam Idah and Andrew Omobamidele are back in contention to feature in tomorrow’s game with Swansea City.

Haley returns as Munster make one change for Sunday's clash with Toulouse
# Stand Up And Fight
# Stand Up And Fight

Haley returns as Munster make one change for Sunday's clash with Toulouse

9 hours ago 10,589 Views 24 Comments

Shane Daly moves to the wing and Keith Earls is on the bench.

Byrne starts at 10 for Leinster as Sexton and Furlong miss Racing clash
# Team News
# Team News

Byrne starts at 10 for Leinster as Sexton and Furlong miss Racing clash

9 hours ago 8,513 Views 7 Comments

Dan Sheehan and Caelan Doris are back in the starting XV.

Here's your essential TV guide for this weekend's live sport
# Tune In
# Tune In

Here's your essential TV guide for this weekend's live sport

9 hours ago 15,334 Views 1 Comment

Get stuck into this lot over the weekend.

Ireland reach all-time high in Fifa rankings ahead of World Cup in Australia
# On The Up
# On The Up

Ireland reach all-time high in Fifa rankings ahead of World Cup in Australia

10 hours ago 5,347 Views 1 Comment

The rise continues for Vera Pauw’s side.

'You've got to take it personally, otherwise you don't really care, do you?'
# Mindset
# Mindset

'You've got to take it personally, otherwise you don't really care, do you?'

12 hours ago 4,588 Views 3 Comments

Alan O’Connor has become a leader at Ulster and knows a balance needs to be struck in the post-mortem of that damaging Leinster defeat.

Manchester United owners will not take semi-annual dividend
# Up For Sale
# Up For Sale

Manchester United owners will not take semi-annual dividend

13 hours ago 4,148 Views 1 Comment

The decision was taken just a week before the Glazer family confirmed they were considering putting the club up for sale last month.

Beirne: 'There's a special feeling around Europe in this club'
# Up For The Challenge
# Up For The Challenge

Beirne: 'There's a special feeling around Europe in this club'

14 hours ago 4,129 Views 3 Comments

The Munster second row feels the province are in a good place ahead of the visit of Toulouse this weekend.

The big decision facing Gareth Southgate ahead of France showdown
# Talking Point
# Talking Point

The big decision facing Gareth Southgate ahead of France showdown

14 hours ago 4,954 Views 0 Comments

England are aiming to win the World Cup for the first time since 1966.

Champions Cup: Why Leinster aren't Racing certainties as Munster have nothing to lose
# The Lowdown
# The Lowdown

Champions Cup: Why Leinster aren't Racing certainties as Munster have nothing to lose

14 hours ago 12,365 Views 5 Comments

The42′s rugby writers separate the contenders from the pretenders as European rugby’s showpiece event returns for another year.

IRFU hope new structures in women's game will entice top players back to Ireland
# Women In Rugby Report
# Women In Rugby Report

IRFU hope new structures in women's game will entice top players back to Ireland

14 hours ago 2,128 Views 0 Comments

The Union revealed its Women In Rugby Report yesterday.

Newcastle West eyeing Munster glory as they surf Limerick football's rising tide
# On The Up
# On The Up

Newcastle West eyeing Munster glory as they surf Limerick football's rising tide

15 hours ago 2,153 Views 0 Comments

Newcastle West face Kerins O’Rahillys in Saturday’s Munster final.

Brazil a country that can smile again with Richarlison the poster boy for change
# Inspiration
# Inspiration

Brazil a country that can smile again with Richarlison the poster boy for change

15 hours ago 3,217 Views 1 Comment

The Tottenham Hotspur striker has not only produced two of the goals of the tournament, he is leading the line with a new authority.

Yesterday's News

Michael O’Neill rejected Championship jobs before making Northern Ireland return
# Spoilt For Choice
# Spoilt For Choice

Michael O’Neill rejected Championship jobs before making Northern Ireland return

23 hours ago 3,401 Views 0 Comments

The 53-year-old was sacked by Stoke in August.

All-Ireland finals set for last two Sundays in July, as GAA confirm 2023 fixtures
# Dates For Your Diary
# Dates For Your Diary

All-Ireland finals set for last two Sundays in July, as GAA confirm 2023 fixtures

Updated Thu 9:39 PM 23,658 Views 17 Comments

The Allianz Football League will begin on 28 January, with the hurling league underway the following week.

World Cup quarter-finals: Messi or Van Gaal's last stand, England to find out if they are the real deal
# Preview
# Preview

World Cup quarter-finals: Messi or Van Gaal's last stand, England to find out if they are the real deal

Updated Thu 8:02 PM 18,662 Views 6 Comments

We preview the last-eight games in Qatar, which are rich with storylines.

Paris St Germain president admits interest in Marcus Rashford
# In Demand
# In Demand

Paris St Germain president admits interest in Marcus Rashford

Thu 7:30 PM 6,973 Views 11 Comments

The England forward will be out of contract at Old Trafford in the summer.

Harry Maguire mockery is 'undeserved'
# Support
# Support

Harry Maguire mockery is 'undeserved'

Thu 5:37 PM 12,356 Views 10 Comments

Kalvin Phillips has backed his England teammate after a difficult few months.

From Perth to Croke Park and back again - a Monaghan bid for more All-Ireland glory
# Come On Eileen
# Come On Eileen

From Perth to Croke Park and back again - a Monaghan bid for more All-Ireland glory

Thu 5:30 PM 4,705 Views 1 Comment

Eileen McElroy reflects on a ‘very special journey’ with Donaghmoyne. It’s not over yet.

Leinster without 'dinosaur' Sexton but Racing set for huge test
# Some Neck
# Some Neck

Leinster without 'dinosaur' Sexton but Racing set for huge test

Thu 5:24 PM 38,261 Views 0 Comments

The French side hope to bring their high-speed game to bear in Le Havre.

Portugal deny Ronaldo threatened to walk out of World Cup
# Claim
# Claim

Portugal deny Ronaldo threatened to walk out of World Cup

Thu 5:11 PM 15,547 Views 18 Comments

FPF said striker’s appearance against Switzerland was a further demonstration of his commitment to the cause.

Tom McKibbin tied for eighth after first round of the Alfred Dunhill Championship
# Holywood Star
# Holywood Star

Tom McKibbin tied for eighth after first round of the Alfred Dunhill Championship

Thu 5:00 PM 2,335 Views 2 Comments

McKibbin is three shots off the lead.

Toulouse's Dupont takes swipe at Champions Cup new format
# New Order
# New Order

Toulouse's Dupont takes swipe at Champions Cup new format

Thu 4:21 PM 12,045 Views 13 Comments

Cape Town-based Stormers, the Durban side Sharks and Bulls from Pretoria will all take their place in this year’s Champions Cup.

England's Sterling to return to Qatar as Rice back training following illness
# Back In Camp
# Back In Camp

England's Sterling to return to Qatar as Rice back training following illness

Updated Thu 4:07 PM 4,263 Views 0 Comments

Sterling spent time in England following a robbery at his home, while Rice missed training on Wednesday due to an illness.

Shamrock Rovers sign former Puskas award nominee Stephanie Roche
# Smart Move
# Smart Move

Shamrock Rovers sign former Puskas award nominee Stephanie Roche

Thu 4:01 PM 5,828 Views 2 Comments

The striker is the marquee signing for the club as they bid to rise to the top of the Irish game.

IRFU's report proposes women's AIL restructure as extra €1 million funding announced
# Women's Rugby
# Women's Rugby

IRFU's report proposes women's AIL restructure as extra €1 million funding announced

Thu 3:07 PM 5,317 Views 0 Comments

The IRFU has revealed its Women In Rugby Report, which outlines several proposals to improve structures.

Ireland U19s and U17s learn opponents for European Championship Elite Round Qualifiers
# Euro Vision
# Euro Vision

Ireland U19s and U17s learn opponents for European Championship Elite Round Qualifiers

Thu 2:24 PM 2,628 Views 0 Comments

The Republic of Ireland U19s will face Slovakia, Estonia and Greece, and the U17s will be up against Italy, Ukraine and Cyprus in their respective Elite Rounds for the European Championships.

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