# Backwards Step
Potential Irish implications as Reading to go part-time following relegation
Grace Moloney and Diane Caldwell were on the Royals’ books for the 2022/23 season.
# Live TV
Virgin Media to broadcast World Athletics Championships in August
There’s live coverage on the way from all nine days in Budapest.
# Shock
PGA Tour and LIV announce bombshell merger
A shock announcement has announced an abrupt end to a deep feud in professional golf.
# Football family
'Vieira is one of the most down-to-earth people. He’d come out and play two-touch with you'
Crystal Palace midfielder Killian Phillips sat down with David Sneyd for this week’s Football Family podcast.
# Staying Put
Robbie Brady extends stay at Preston
Brady has signed a two-year extension with the club.
# Comment
Champions League recognition caps whirlwind season for Ireland star McCabe
The Arsenal ace was named in the Team of the Season after a rollercoaster few months.
# Onwards
Sabalenka advances to set up French Open semi-finals clash with Muchova
The Belarusian world number two defeated Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina to reach the last four of the tournament.
# The Pairings
Derry to begin FAI Cup defence against Athlone while Shamrock Rovers face Dundalk
The draws for the first round of the Men’s and Women’s FAI Cups have been confirmed.
# Robbie Keane
'If the timing was a little bit earlier, I think we could have made a huge difference'
Robbie Keane says appointment of Sam Allardyce’s management team at Leeds United came too late.
# Red Mist Descends
Oisin McConville on O'Neill red card: 'I didn't think there was a big pile in it'
Armagh attacker’s red card called into question on BBCNI GAA Social podcast.
# Taking Charge
Spurs land Ange Postecoglou
Postecoglou pays tribute to Celtic after incredible run of success.
# Big Shoes
Former Munster head coach to fill void left by All Blacks-bound boss
Rob Penney will take over at Crusaders from August.
# Demands
'Do we lie down and get our bellies tickled or fight back?'
Derry boss Ruaidhri Higgins demands players rediscover old school values.
# Next Move
Karim Benzema to join Saudi Arabia side Al-Ittihad as officials line up Messi next
The contract is understood to be a three-year-deal.
# cannon blow
Tom Cannon absent as Irish U21s squad for upcoming friendlies named
The striker was placed on standby for the Irish senior squad but misses out through illness and a lack of match sharpness.
# New Role
'He will be great for our talented crop of young players' - Former Ireland star joins Scarlets
Jared Payne appointed backs and attack coach at Welsh club.
5th June 2023
# Impressive
St Pat's turn on style with statement of intent win over Derry
Goals from Jay McGrath, Eoin Doyle, Chris Forrester and Mark Doyle helped the Saints to a 4-1 win and a share of second place.
# Report
Shamrock Rovers cruise to victory at Sligo
The champions cruise on.
Late drama again as Cork City see off Bohs
Four in a row for the Leesiders.
# too good
Pat Hoban makes history as Dundalk convincingly beat UCD
The Lilywhites skipper hit a hat-trick and equalled the club’s all-time goalscoring record.
# Progress
Coco Gauff and trailblazing Brazilian reach French Open quarter-finals
The American is looking to match last year’s run to the final.
# One for the future
Chelsea agree deal for highly rated Ecuadorian teenager
Kendry Paezwill move from Independiente del Valle in 2025 when he turns 18.
# Criticism
Macron wants 'strong' sanctions after child suffering from cancer attacked at Ligue 1 game
The boy had been invited to watch the game in a hospitality box and meet the Marseille players.
# Tailteann Cup
New Yorkers on their way for Tailteann Cup debut
Dr Cullen Park to host Johnny McGeeney’s New York in preliminary round clash.
# Wanted
€52 million-rated Mac Allister closes in on Liverpool move
The Argentina international is a long-term target of Reds boss Jurgen Klopp.
# Transfer News
'More than 10' big-name footballers on Saudi Arabia's targets list
Luka Modric, Sergio Ramos and Jordi Alba are all being lined up according to a source.
# Pastures new
Ex-Ireland U21 international to leave Dundee after captaining them to title
Ryan Sweeney departs having made the Scottish Championship Team of the Year.
# All-Ireland contenders
The final push - How the big teams are set in the chase for Sam Maguire 2023
With a break coming, many teams will use this week as their final tune-up for The Big Push.
# hot prospect
'The future of Udinese' - Irish teenager earns praise after full Serie A debut
James Abankwah made his first start against Juventus on Sunday.
# Political Football
Jurgen Klinsmann calls up South Korea player being held in China
Son Jun-ho was detained last month in the northeastern province of Liaoning.
# Time to say goodbye
Ange Postecoglou agrees to leave Celtic for Tottenham – reports
The 57-year-old dodged questions on his future before and after Saturday’s Scottish Cup final.
# Controversy
French Open doubles pair disqualified after Miyu Kato hits ball girl with ball
The incident comes a day after 16-year-old Mirra Andreeva admitted she feared she would be defaulted after she angrily swiped a ball into the crowd.
# as it stands
'Don't give a damn' Heat pull level against Nuggets in NBA Finals
On Sunday, they handed Western Conference top seeds Denver their first home defeat of this post-season.
# Record Breaker
Jim Hines, first sprinter to break the 10 second barrier, passes away
15-year record stood as the longest in the era of automatic timing, also played NFL for Miami Dolphins and Kansas City Chiefs.
# No beginner's luck
'What is happening? I just can't believe it,' says Rose Zhang after LGPA title on pro debut
Straight from an NCAA triumph to a professional title in a week for American golfer.
# Talking Points
Kerry relief after win, Cork improvement and another Clifford scoring show
Kerry claimed a 1-14 to 0-15 victory in a game that delivered talking points.
# Up For The World Cup
Names and numbers: The Vera Era and the Ireland players Pauw has capped
Ireland are preparing for their first-ever major tournament in the 2023 Women’s World Cup.
# Viktor's Spoils
Hovland takes dramatic playoff win at Memorial as McIlroy's charge fizzles out
Seven bogeys cost Rory McIlroy his chance, as Hovland beat Denny McCarthy in a playoff.
4th June 2023
# real deal
Karim Benzema’s Real Madrid exit a ‘surprise for everyone’ – Ancelotti
After 14 years, 25 trophies and 648 appearances, French striker scored his 354th and final goal for Madrid in 1-1 draw with Athletic Bilbao.
# Euro Vision
James Abankwah makes first Serie A start in final game of the season
Ex-St Pat’s defender played 59 minutes in Udinese’s defeat to Juventus.