Tuesday 31 January 2023 Dublin: 8°C
# Status Report
How the four new Division 1 managers fared in their league bows
For some mentors, they had their first day at big school this weekend.
# Deadline Day
Manchester City full-back Joao Cancelo completes loan move to Bayern Munich
Deal is understood to include an option for the German giants to buy the Portugal international for £61.5 million in the summer.
# Setback
Man Utd’s Christian Eriksen likely to be out until ‘late April or early May’
The Denmark international left Old Trafford on crutches on Saturday after a challenge from Reading’s Andy Carroll.
# we go again
GAA order replay of All-Ireland Club final between Kilmacud Crokes and Glen
Kilmacud Crokes have three days to appeal the decision.
# Team news
Gatland names 34-year-old Halfpenny to start against Ireland
The Welsh boss has announced his matchday 23 for Saturday’s Six Nations showdown.
# Hamstrung
Liverpool suffer further setback as Ibrahima Konate adds to injury problems
The centre-back’s hamstring problem is likely to scupper any potential deadline day move for Nat Phillips.
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# out with a bang
London Marathon likely to be Mo Farah's last as he considers end of career
Farah says he wants one last hurrah in front of his home fans.
# walk on water
'I'm not the messiah' - New Wallabies coach Eddie Jones
The polarising veteran is starting his second stint in the top job.
# Moving On
Italian legend Gattuso leaves Valencia by mutual agreement
Valencia are one point above the relegation places in La Liga.
# error
English referees' body admit Fabinho should have been sent off for Ferguson tackle
The Liverpool midfielder was merely booked for the studs-up tackle that forced the Irish teenager from the pitch.
# head games
Three or more concussions linked to worsened brain function in later life
The data comes from a new UK-based study.
# Looking Back
Patrick Horgan says he was 'treated unfairly' by former Cork management
Horgan has also described Cork’s 2022 season as a ‘a failure before it even happened.’
# End of the road
Waterford's Pauric Mahony retires from inter-county hurling
The Ballygunner star forward and ace free-taker has brought the curtain down on a 12-year senior career.
# Impressed
'He's such a great guy to work with' - Farrell's high praise for in-form Larmour
The Leinster winger heads into the Six Nations looking to win his first Ireland cap since 2021.
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# The Irons
West Ham sweep aside Derby to set up Manchester United FA Cup meeting
Jarrod Bowen’s early goal set the Hammers on their way.
# In Demand
Arsenal make world record bid for Manchester United and England star Alessia Russo
Russo is out of contract at the end of the season.
# Club Drama
Decision from GAA's CCCC on Glen-Kilmacud club final is expected tomorrow
Both clubs attended a hearing of the full CCCC committee in Croke Park tonight.
# new recruit
USA midfielder joins Leeds on loan from Juventus
Weston McKennie is the third USA international to team up with Leeds’ American head coach Jesse Marsch.
# Draw
Winners of Wrexham-Sheffield United replay to host Tottenham in FA Cup fifth round
Manchester City will travel to Bristol City while Leeds will play either Fulham or Sunderland.
# resolution
Former Wales rugby star Thomas settles HIV case with ex-boyfriend
Thomas says he paid his accuser £75,000 plus costs, calling this a ‘hugely positive outcome for my own mental health and that of my family.’
# Exit
Ireland international Rianna Jarrett leaves London City Lionesses
Jarrett joined the club from Brighton and Hove Albion in July 2021.
# Kick it out
Swansea condemn ‘vile’ racist abuse of Michael Obafemi on social media
The Swans say the offensive posts have been reported to South Wales Police.
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# crowd pleaser
Ireland's opening Women's World Cup fixture moved to 82,500 capacity Stadium Australia
The opening day fixture has been moved from Sydney Football Stadium to the tournament’s largest venue.
# inside centre
Aki, McCloskey, or Osborne? Ireland have a big call to confirm at 12
Andy Farrell has been weighing up his options in Ireland’s midfield.
Join the Rugby Weekly crew for our Ireland v France preview night in Tullow RFC
Murray, Gavan and Bernard are all set for a live show in Tullow RFC on Thursday 9 February.
# column
Donn McClean: Five to watch at the Dublin Racing Festival
Five picks for this weekend’s festival at Leopardstown.
# reinforcement
Wolves sign Brazilian midfielder Joao Gomes from Flamengo
Meanwhile, Wolves have confirmed that Irish academy goalkeeper Joe O’Shaughnessy has departed the club by mutual consent.
# shrewd
Derry City confirm signing of Adam O'Reilly from Preston on two-year deal
The Cork man is heading to Foyleside after impressing last term on loan at St Patrick’s Athletic.
# Comment
McIlroy: The form male golfer on the planet takes down the man in the LIV Golf hat
Rory McIlroy continued his stunning end to last year by winning his first event of the year ahead of Patrick Reed.
# Dates For Diary
GAA TV coverage features six live games in packed league weekend schedule
All-Ireland hurling champions Limerick are amongst the teams televised this weekend.
# Pride
Former All Blacks prop comes out publicly as gay
Campbell Johnstone played three Tests for his country in 2005.
# Eye Catchers
Five emerging talents that sparkled on Allianz football league opening weekend
There were plenty of impressive performances to pour over at the weekend.
# El Clasico
Real Madrid to meet Barcelona in Copa del Rey semis
Carlo Ancelotti’s side reached the last four after overcoming Atletico Madrid 3-1 in extra time in the quarter-finals, while Barcelona defeated Real Sociedad 1-0.
# new boss
'It’s an honour to become Everton manager' - Sean Dyche confirmed as Merseyside club's new boss
Former Burnley boss has signed a two-and-a-half-year contract at Goodison Park.
# Injury Update
Kelleher managing hamstring injury as Stewart links up with Ireland
The Leinster man has had a cruel time with injuries recently.
# Support
Praise for Aaron Connolly: 'I’ve known him since he was a kid and I love him'
Hull manager Liam Rosenior hailed the on-loan Ireland star’s display at the weekend.
# The Red Hands
'I'm very worried' - Concern for Tyrone after disappointing league opener
The 2021 All-Ireland champions lost out to Roscommon in Division 1 at the weekend.
# Golf
Rory McIlroy holds off Patrick Reed to win Dubai Desert Classic
McIlroy birdied the final two holes at Emirates Golf Club to card a closing 68.
# Irish Rugby
'He really gets the most out of those players' - Furlong ready to take on Gatland's Wales
The Ireland tighthead has worked with Gatland on two Lions tours.
# marching on
Mahomes battles through ankle injury to lead Chiefs to Super Bowl
The Kansas City Chiefs overcame the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday to clinch the AFC Championship.