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# Setbacks
Double blow for Ireland and West Brom as O'Shea and Molumby injured
O’Shea’s season looks to be over after he sustained a knee injury against France.
# Reeva Steenkamp
Oscar Pistorius denied early release for the murder of his girlfriend following parole hearing
The former Olympic runner will be able to bid for freedom again in August 2024, South African authorities have said.
# Podcast
Crowley gets his chance: Champions and Challenge Cup preview
Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey look ahead to Leinster-Ulster, Sharks-Munster and Benetton-Connacht.
Galway-Mayo rivalry and Dublin aim to make amends: Allianz Football League talking points
Four huge games in store this weekend in Croke Park.
# Challenge
Ukraine slams Wimbledon's decision to lift ban on Russian and Belarusian players
Competitors from the two countries will be able to enter the Grand Slam in July if they compete as ‘neutral’ athletes.
# Rugby Sevens
Disappointing day for Ireland at Hong Kong Sevens
Women’s team chasing Olympic qualification had two losses, while men’s side were defeated by South Africa.
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# Cricket
Paul Stirling leads Ireland to maiden Bangladesh win
Visitors raced to 126-3 in 14 overs after bowling out their hosts for 124 in Chittagong.
# Team news
James Ryan to captain Leinster as 14 Grand Slam winners return to face Ulster
Alan O’Connor to lead Ulster in Champions Cup showdown at the Aviva stadium.
# The Starters
Hansen and Aki return as Connacht name six Ireland internationals to face Benetton
Andy Friend’s side will travel to Treviso this weekend.
# Teamsheet
Snyman to make Champions Cup debut as Munster name team to face Sharks
King’s Park in Durban hosts Saturday’s game.
# world cup prep
Katie McCabe included and three new call-ups as Ireland name squad for USA games
Ireland play the USA next Saturday 8 April in Austin, Texas and on Tuesday 11 Apriln in St Louis, Missouri.
# Pen to Paper
Armagh star Mackin makes AFLW move to join Melbourne
Mackin will link up with her younger sister Blaithin and Dublin player Sinead Goldrick.
'I used to look at the lads coming back and think, 'Holy hell, how do you do that?'
Leinster scrum-half Jamison Gibson-Park returns for tomorrow’s clash with Ulster.
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# the cat
Ulster flyer Baloucoune eyeing World Cup spot with Ireland
The 25-year-old Enniskillen man has had injury frustration this season.
# Tune in
Here's your essential TV guide for this weekend's live sport
Plenty for fans to watch over the next few days.
# legacy
'I would go on a camel' - World Cup plans, growth of the game and overdue recognition
Olivia O’Toole is a legendary figure in Irish women’s football.
# Golf
Padraig Harrington one off the lead after first round 68 on PGA Tour in Texas
Leona Maguire fired an opening round 72 on the LPGA Tour.
# Champions Cup
'When there's that European buzz around, teams go to another level'
Calvin Nash looks ahead to Munster’s Champions Cup clash with the Sharks.
# Preview
Huge weekend for Irish provinces as European Cup rugby returns with a bang
All four provinces are in action on Saturday.
# Hopeful
Ireland teenage star not giving up on World Cup dream amidst cruciate comeback
Ellen Molloy is ‘going to do everything I can’ to ensure her availability for selection.
# League lessons
Final call: Who is best placed to take Kerry's All-Ireland crown?
Sunday’s Allianz League finals have the feel of a Croke Park audition for the leading four contenders to take Kerry’s Sam Maguire crown.
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30th March 2023
# Hats Off
Bumper double takes Willie Mullins over 200 Irish winners for the season
Junta Marvel and Mirazur West were in top form today.
# Relief
Boost for Ireland as Katie McCabe avoids long-term injury ahead of World Cup - report
The Arsenal star limped off in the closing minutes of last night’s Champions League quarter-final win.
# response
Richarlison: I wasn’t 'mutiny leader' behind Conte's Tottenham exit
A journalist on TyC Sports accused Richarlison and Cristian Romero of giving Spurs an ultimatum over Conte’s future.
# world cup winner
Jones' remarkable journey since leaving Munster will continue with England
The 35-year-old is one of the highest-rated young coaches in rugby.
# when worlds collide
'We're involved in a WhatsApp group in Crossmaglen. There'd be a bit of banter'
Tony McEntee’s Sligo will take on Oisín McConville’s Wicklow in the Division 4 final on Saturday.
# Star Of The Show
Derry City midfielder named League of Ireland player of the month
Jordan McEneff netted twice in the month of February.
# Looking Back
'Embarrassing and degrading' - Shane Long reveals hurt at losing Ireland number 9 jersey
The striker was not happy with Stephen Kenny’s decision.
# stepping up
'His ceiling is quite high, you can see he’s still adding layers to his game'
Is Davd Hawkshaw a ready made replacement for Jack Carty at 10 for Connacht?
# Unhappy
Ansu Fati's father threatens to move son from Barcelona
The player’s minutes on the pitch have been limited of late.
# Irish Abroad
Ex-Ireland international Felix Jones to leave Springboks and join England
The former Munster man will link up with Steve Borthwick after the World Cup.
# Team news
Dannah O'Brien gets first Six Nations start at out-half for Ireland against France
Head coach Greg McWilliams has made five changes to the team which lost 31-5 to Wales.
# honoured
All Irish WNT players to be given a cap as part of 50-year celebrations
Vera Pauw says it is ‘so important to show appreciation to those who went before us’.
# Analysis
How instinctive, creative Antoine Frisch has become a key man for Munster
The France native has helped to transform the southern province’s attack this season.
# parole hearing
Oscar Pistorius expected to attend parole hearing 10 years after killing girlfriend
The former Olympic runner was convicted of killing Reeva Steenkamp by shooting her multiple times through a toilet door in his home on Valentine’s Day 2013.
# Worry
'Thanks for the kind messages' - McCabe set for scan as Arsenal reach Champions League semis
McCabe was pictured on crutches and wearing a protective boot after the game.
# forever home
'Till my last days' - Hamilton plans to finish career at Mercedes
There were claims that he was set to seek a move elsewhere.
# Physical presence
Anthony Nash: Smart puckouts alone can't undo Limerick - rivals need big target men too
Brains, pace, accuracy and size are necessary to keep the All-Ireland champions guessing.
# Sidelined
'These are the weeks that you live for in Leinster' - Ryan back in blue
Second row James Ryan is excited to be back in blue this weekend.