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'I trained with a guy who was born in 2004... Earlsie could have been his father!'
# Fresh Faces
# Fresh Faces

'I trained with a guy who was born in 2004... Earlsie could have been his father!'

45 minutes ago 2,257 Views 2 Comments

Munster captain Peter O’Mahony has been impressed by the young players at training.

Duane Vermeulen could make his Ulster debut away to Clermont this weekend
# Highly Anticipated
# Highly Anticipated

Duane Vermeulen could make his Ulster debut away to Clermont this weekend

53 minutes ago 818 Views 0 Comments

The World Cup-winning Springbok ‘remains well’ following a period of self-isolation due to Covid-19.

'The situation is serious. There's a big infection' - Conte confirms 13 Covid cases at Spurs
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

'The situation is serious. There's a big infection' - Conte confirms 13 Covid cases at Spurs

1 hour ago 1,796 Views 0 Comments

Ahead of their Europa Conference League game against Rennes on Thursday night, the Italian coach says he expects more Tottenham employees to test positive.

Munster confirm positive Covid cases among group who returned to Ireland
# Pandemic
# Pandemic

Munster confirm positive Covid cases among group who returned to Ireland

1 hour ago 11,808 Views 7 Comments

Some of the players and staff who arrived back from South Africa have since tested positive.

Irish U21 international set for loan move to Schalke - reports
# Auf Wiedersehen
# Auf Wiedersehen

Irish U21 international set for loan move to Schalke - reports

2 hours ago 3,095 Views 0 Comments

Conor Noss may be on the move from Borussia Monchengladbach.

England among opponents as Irish U19s given difficult European Championship draw

England among opponents as Irish U19s given difficult European Championship draw

3 hours ago 2,411 Views 0 Comments

The Irish U17s have also learned their qualification opponents.

Tadhg Furlong named in World Rugby's Dream Team of the Year
# Top Of His Class
# Top Of His Class

Tadhg Furlong named in World Rugby's Dream Team of the Year

Updated 3 hours ago 21,477 Views 12 Comments

The tighthead is the sole Irish player selected in the team, which includes five Springboks and three All Blacks.

Mercedes end controversial sponsorship deal with Kingspan
# Cutting Ties
# Cutting Ties

Mercedes end controversial sponsorship deal with Kingspan

4 hours ago 4,996 Views 7 Comments

In a joint statement they said it was ‘not appropriate’ for the partnership to continue.

Garry Ringrose signs new three-year IRFU contract
# Pen To Paper
# Pen To Paper

Garry Ringrose signs new three-year IRFU contract

4 hours ago 4,916 Views 8 Comments

The new deal will keep the centre at Leinster until the end of the 2024/25 season.

Golfer Olesen 'embarrassed' by claims he drunkenly groped woman on flight
# Trial
# Trial

Golfer Olesen 'embarrassed' by claims he drunkenly groped woman on flight

5 hours ago 3,801 Views 0 Comments

Olesen denies sexual assault, assault by beating and being drunk on an aircraft in July 2019.

Djokovic on entry list for Australian Open, no Serena
# Game Set And Jabs
# Game Set And Jabs

Djokovic on entry list for Australian Open, no Serena

6 hours ago 1,553 Views 0 Comments

The defending champion had refused to reveal whether he was inoculated against coronavirus, a requirement to play.

Durant, Harden spark Nets fightback over Mavs
# Hoops
# Hoops

Durant, Harden spark Nets fightback over Mavs

8 hours ago 1,133 Views 0 Comments

Brooklyn lead the Eastern Conference with 17 wins against seven losses.

England dismissed for just 147 in disastrous start to Ashes tour
# Howzat?
# Howzat?

England dismissed for just 147 in disastrous start to Ashes tour

8 hours ago 3,281 Views 2 Comments

Pat Cummins enjoyed a charmed start to life as Australia skipper with figures of five for 38.

Australia joins US diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics
# Human Rights
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# Human Rights

Australia joins US diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics

8 hours ago 13,694 Views 63 Comments

The country joins the US in the boycott, over concerns around China’s human rights record.

How Josh van der Flier became a more explosive ball-carrier
# Levelling Up
# Levelling Up

How Josh van der Flier became a more explosive ball-carrier

8 hours ago 6,331 Views 3 Comments

The Leinster flanker has worked hard on improving his carrying game.

'We belong here, I don’t think it's a bridge too far for us'
# Belief
# Belief

'We belong here, I don’t think it's a bridge too far for us'

9 hours ago 6,852 Views 1 Comment

Connacht head coach Andy Friend believes his squad are in a good place ahead of a new Champions Cup campaign.

Klopp hails ‘exceptional performance’ after Liverpool become first English side to make it 6 from 6
# Class
# Class

Klopp hails ‘exceptional performance’ after Liverpool become first English side to make it 6 from 6

16 hours ago 5,395 Views 0 Comments

The Reds beat AC Milan 2-1 to complete a perfect Champions League group stage.

Yesterday’s News

Cork-born striker Drinan hits double as phenomenal season continues, good night for Ogbene in League One
# Irish Eye
# Irish Eye

Cork-born striker Drinan hits double as phenomenal season continues, good night for Ogbene in League One

16 hours ago 9,891 Views 0 Comments

Elsewhere, Galway native Conor Shaughnessy scored his third goal of the season.

Tyson Fury ordered to defend WBC heavyweight title against Dillian Whyte
# Get On With It
# Get On With It

Tyson Fury ordered to defend WBC heavyweight title against Dillian Whyte

17 hours ago 7,676 Views 8 Comments

The two parties now have 30 days to agree a deal or purse bids will be called.

Former West Ham man equals Cristiano Ronaldo's Champions League record
# Take A Bow
# Take A Bow

Former West Ham man equals Cristiano Ronaldo's Champions League record

17 hours ago 14,252 Views 0 Comments

Sebastien Haller’s goal tonight meant he had found the net in all six Champions League group games.

Real Madrid progress to last-16 as group winners after win over 10-man Inter
# Next Phase
# Next Phase

Real Madrid progress to last-16 as group winners after win over 10-man Inter

17 hours ago 2,457 Views 0 Comments

Toni Kroos and Marco Asensio were both on target for the victors.

Salah scores 20th goal as Liverpool earn historic win and dump AC Milan out of Champions League
# Star
# Star

Salah scores 20th goal as Liverpool earn historic win and dump AC Milan out of Champions League

18 hours ago 28,010 Views 32 Comments

The Reds became the first-ever English side to win all six of their group games.

Xavi calls on struggling Barcelona to 'make history'
# Under Pressure
# Under Pressure

Xavi calls on struggling Barcelona to 'make history'

18 hours ago 5,153 Views 0 Comments

The Catalan side hope to hand Bayern Munich their first home defeat in the Champions League’s group stages since 2013.

'It’s definitely a red card. I’m not here to say what happened in the dressing room'
# Moving On
# Moving On

'It’s definitely a red card. I’m not here to say what happened in the dressing room'

18 hours ago 14,834 Views 0 Comments

Pep Guardiola was in fiery form after his side’s defeat to RB Leipzig where Kyle Walker was sent off.

Most expensive player in Bundesliga history describes 'worst moment of career'
# Low
# Low

Most expensive player in Bundesliga history describes 'worst moment of career'

18 hours ago 14,428 Views 0 Comments

Lucas Hernandez revealed on Monday how his record-breaking move to Bayern Munich turned into a nightmare.

Hammer blow for David Moyes' defence
# Setback
# Setback

Hammer blow for David Moyes' defence

19 hours ago 10,352 Views 0 Comments

Kurt Zouma is set for a spell on the sidelines.

Munster to register 22 new players for Champions Cup squad
# Turning To Youth
# Turning To Youth

Munster to register 22 new players for Champions Cup squad

19 hours ago 35,870 Views 19 Comments

All 22 players put forward for registration are under the age of 21.

Lionel Messi scores 124th and 125th Champions League goals as PSG earn comfortable win
# Prolific
# Prolific

Lionel Messi scores 124th and 125th Champions League goals as PSG earn comfortable win

20 hours ago 5,749 Views 1 Comment

Kylian Mbappe also scored twice for the Ligue 1 side against Club Brugge.

Kyle Walker sent off as sub-par Man City beaten in Germany
# Frustration
# Frustration

Kyle Walker sent off as sub-par Man City beaten in Germany

20 hours ago 6,209 Views 5 Comments

The match was played behind closed doors in Germany.

Dunne denies Frost's bullying and sexual misconduct accusations as hearing continues
# Racing
# Racing

Dunne denies Frost's bullying and sexual misconduct accusations as hearing continues

21 hours ago 4,058 Views 0 Comments

Dunne denies all charges relating to prejudicial conduct and two of the three relating to violent and threatening behaviour.

'Doctors can't say if it's linked. Because of the injury and the stress'
# OpeningUp
# OpeningUp

'Doctors can't say if it's linked. Because of the injury and the stress'

21 hours ago 7,588 Views 0 Comments

Ireland Under-21 international Will Smallbone opens up on suffering from alopecia while also battling back from an anterior cruciate knee ligament injury.

Leading French racehorse trainers arrested on doping suspicion - reports
# Probe
# Probe

Leading French racehorse trainers arrested on doping suspicion - reports

21 hours ago 2,895 Views 0 Comments

Around 15 people including veterinary surgeons were taken in as part of the investigation.

Tactics Board: Richarlison finds his form as Toffees sink Arsenal to relieve pressure on Benitez
# Goodison Park
# Goodison Park

Tactics Board: Richarlison finds his form as Toffees sink Arsenal to relieve pressure on Benitez

22 hours ago 1,884 Views 0 Comments

Shane Keegan examines how Everton got the better of the Gunners in last night’s Premier League match.

Ralf Rangnick confirms new United staff members, including sport psychologist
# New Faces
# New Faces

Ralf Rangnick confirms new United staff members, including sport psychologist

Updated 23 hours ago 29,068 Views 17 Comments

Chris Armas, the former New York Red Bulls and Toronto FC manager, will join as assistant coach.

Cardiff in ‘surreal situation’ ahead of European Cup clash with champions Toulouse
# Up Against It
# Up Against It

Cardiff in ‘surreal situation’ ahead of European Cup clash with champions Toulouse

23 hours ago 7,917 Views 0 Comments

The Blues are preparing to face last season’s Champions Cup winners with more than 30 players currently in isolation.

Kovacic tests positive for Covid in 'huge setback' for Chelsea
# Short Of Options
# Short Of Options

Kovacic tests positive for Covid in 'huge setback' for Chelsea

23 hours ago 3,795 Views 0 Comments

N’Golo Kante remains sidelined and Jorginho will miss Wednesday’s Champions League trip to Zenit Saint Petersburg.

Dundalk's Derry exodus continues while Kavanagh jumps ship from Rovers
# Heading North
# Heading North

Dundalk's Derry exodus continues while Kavanagh jumps ship from Rovers

Updated Tue 4:06 PM 9,239 Views 12 Comments

Defender Cameron Dummigan has followed Michael Duffy, Patrick McEleney and Will Patching to the Ryan McBride Brandywell.

South Africa World Cup winning out-half signs for Leicester
# Handré Pollard
# Handré Pollard

South Africa World Cup winning out-half signs for Leicester

Tue 3:33 PM 8,026 Views 2 Comments

His arrival will fill the fly-half vacancy created by England international George Ford’s move from Leicester to Sale next year.

'They have brilliant individuals' - Connacht prepare for Stade Francais challenge
# Champions Cup
# Champions Cup

'They have brilliant individuals' - Connacht prepare for Stade Francais challenge

Tue 3:16 PM 2,983 Views 1 Comment

The province host the French side at the Sportsground on Sunday.

Scarlets concede Champions Cup opener against Bristol following Covid chaos
# Forfeit
# Forfeit

Scarlets concede Champions Cup opener against Bristol following Covid chaos

Tue 3:00 PM 19,029 Views 14 Comments

The Welsh side currently have 32 players in quarantine in a hotel near Belfast.

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