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Fourteen-man Leinster storm back in second half to claim bonus-point win over Ulster
# Too Good
# Too Good

Fourteen-man Leinster storm back in second half to claim bonus-point win over Ulster

31 minutes ago 5,361 Views 17 Comments

The hosts were 22-3 behind but scored 35 consecutive points on either side of the break to sensationally turn the game on its head.

Messi magnificent as Argentina hold on to beat Australia
# The Dream Survives
# The Dream Survives

Messi magnificent as Argentina hold on to beat Australia

1 hour ago 11,735 Views 15 Comments

Messi scored the opening goal as his side advanced to a quarter-final meeting with the Netherlands.

Dundalk legend Brian Gartland retires from football
# Garts
# Garts

Dundalk legend Brian Gartland retires from football

2 hours ago 2,098 Views 2 Comments

The 36-year-old won five league titles and three FAI Cups with Dundalk.

Galway clubs land Connacht football titles, Leinster final wins for Wexford and Meath teams
# Grassroots
# Grassroots

Galway clubs land Connacht football titles, Leinster final wins for Wexford and Meath teams

4 hours ago 10,656 Views 1 Comment

Liatroim became the first Down club to win the Ulster intermediate hurling title today.

Connacht get just the boost needed with bonus-point win over Benetton
# Victory
# Victory

Connacht get just the boost needed with bonus-point win over Benetton

4 hours ago 6,547 Views 13 Comments

Gusty Italians push The Westerners all the way.

Netherlands see off USA to reach World Cup quarter-finals
# Treble Dutch
# Treble Dutch

Netherlands see off USA to reach World Cup quarter-finals

5 hours ago 6,660 Views 11 Comments

Goals from Memphis Depay, Daley Blind and Denzel Dumfries secured victory for Louis Van Gaal’s team.

Brilliant Ballygunner reign in Munster again as Tony Kelly hits 0-11 for Ballyea
# The Gunners
# The Gunners

Brilliant Ballygunner reign in Munster again as Tony Kelly hits 0-11 for Ballyea

5 hours ago 22,847 Views 0 Comments

Nine points separated the teams in Semple Stadium.

Ireland denied piece of history as South Africa prove too strong
# Heartache
# Heartache

Ireland denied piece of history as South Africa prove too strong

6 hours ago 10,015 Views 5 Comments

The Blitzboks secured a 21-5 win to clinch the World Rugby Sevens Series in Dubai.

Gabriel Jesus out for rest of World Cup, while Senegal boss a doubt for England clash
# Cruel Luck
# Cruel Luck

Gabriel Jesus out for rest of World Cup, while Senegal boss a doubt for England clash

6 hours ago 9,049 Views 1 Comment

The extent of the Arsenal forward’s injury remains unclear, while Senegal manager Aliou Cisse is sick.

Edwardstone lays down a marker for year ahead with fine Sandown success
# Made Of Stone
# Made Of Stone

Edwardstone lays down a marker for year ahead with fine Sandown success

6 hours ago 1,310 Views 0 Comments

Victory in the Betfair Tingle Creek Chase marks the eight-year-old out as a Champions Chase contender.

Football legend Pele moved to end-of-life care in hospital - reports
# Concern
# Concern

Football legend Pele moved to end-of-life care in hospital - reports

7 hours ago 20,078 Views 9 Comments

The 82-year-old has been receiving treatment for colon cancer, having undergone surgery to remove a tumour during September 2021.

Noble Yeats wows at Aintree, Facile Vega in cruise control at Fairyhouse
# Racing
# Racing

Noble Yeats wows at Aintree, Facile Vega in cruise control at Fairyhouse

8 hours ago 1,744 Views 0 Comments

Grand National hero storms to victory in Many Clouds Chase.

'How to defend against Mbappe? I think we'd need to have scooters'
# Beep Beep
# Beep Beep

'How to defend against Mbappe? I think we'd need to have scooters'

8 hours ago 3,227 Views 0 Comments

Poland primed to face France as manager Czeslaw Michniewicz eyes World Cup glory.

Munster's away day success comes at perfect time to jumpstart ambitions
# Boost
# Boost

Munster's away day success comes at perfect time to jumpstart ambitions

10 hours ago 7,766 Views 12 Comments

It was only one month ago that the province’s faithful would have been worried for what was to come.

Son targets win over Brazil - 'I hope we can script another miracle'

Son targets win over Brazil - 'I hope we can script another miracle'

10 hours ago 2,750 Views 0 Comments

South Korea face one of the pre-tournament favourites in the last 16 on Monday.

Adam Scott responds to Australian Open challenge by taking one-shot lead
# Tight
# Tight

Adam Scott responds to Australian Open challenge by taking one-shot lead

12 hours ago 2,040 Views 0 Comments

The 2013 Masters champion finished with an eagle on Saturday after seeing Poland’s Adrian Meronk surge to the top of the leaderboard.

Do you agree with our World Cup team of the tournament so far?
# Stars
# Stars

Do you agree with our World Cup team of the tournament so far?

13 hours ago 33,236 Views 26 Comments

France’s Kylian Mbappe and others who have stood out.

Ulster have already won Leinster's respect - but the hard work is just about to start
# Derby
# Derby

Ulster have already won Leinster's respect - but the hard work is just about to start

14 hours ago 7,160 Views 11 Comments

The top two sides in the URC meet at the RDS tonight with Leinster packing their team with players who defeated the All Blacks this summer.

A rethink to develop with Clare, marking Limerick attacking cousin and Munster title bid
# Paul Flanagan
# Paul Flanagan

A rethink to develop with Clare, marking Limerick attacking cousin and Munster title bid

14 hours ago 13,991 Views 1 Comment

Paul Flanagan’s hurling career has enjoyed a major renaissance.

As they approach the half-way mark, Connacht's season is finally set to begin
# Opportunity Knocks
# Opportunity Knocks

As they approach the half-way mark, Connacht's season is finally set to begin

15 hours ago 4,483 Views 3 Comments

Fixture list has been cruel for Andy Friend’s side but with the tougher games out of the way, they can view the rest of the campaign with hope.

England among the flawed contenders as World Cup gets to the serious business
# Preview
# Preview

England among the flawed contenders as World Cup gets to the serious business

15 hours ago 21,655 Views 13 Comments

We look ahead to the World Cup knockout games, which begin later today.

Semple showdown, Ballyhale’s All-Star cast, bigger picture for Kilmacud
# Talking Points
# Talking Points

Semple showdown, Ballyhale’s All-Star cast, bigger picture for Kilmacud

15 hours ago 3,692 Views 0 Comments

It’s a huge weekend of provincial club final action around the country.

Dublin great Davey retires - 'It’s probably the right time to move onto the next chapter'
# End Of An Era
# End Of An Era

Dublin great Davey retires - 'It’s probably the right time to move onto the next chapter'

16 hours ago 5,999 Views 2 Comments

The five-time All-Ireland winner and All-Star calls time on her illustrious inter-county football career.

Ranking the 16 teams left in the World Cup
# Opinion
# Opinion

Ranking the 16 teams left in the World Cup

16 hours ago 13,686 Views 8 Comments

Brazil and France are among the favourites to lift the trophy

Yesterday's News

Marcus Smith out for rest of 2022 but should be back in time for England's Six Nations campaign
# Injury
# Injury

Marcus Smith out for rest of 2022 but should be back in time for England's Six Nations campaign

23 hours ago 4,716 Views 3 Comments

Smith injured his ankle against South Africa last week.

Shane Lowry 12 shots off the pace at the Hero World Challenge
# Struggle
# Struggle

Shane Lowry 12 shots off the pace at the Hero World Challenge

Fri 10:28 PM 2,429 Views 2 Comments

Defending champ Hovland leads wind-whipped tournament in the Bahamas.

Munster recover from sloppy start to record bonus point victory over Edinburgh
# Comeback
# Comeback

Munster recover from sloppy start to record bonus point victory over Edinburgh

Fri 9:38 PM 36,282 Views 48 Comments

Graham Rowntree’s men have now won three on the spin.

Ronaldo in spat with South Korean player during World Cup loss
# The Cr7 Show
# The Cr7 Show

Ronaldo in spat with South Korean player during World Cup loss

Fri 9:16 PM 26,173 Views 16 Comments

Portugal manager says Ronaldo was ‘insulted’ by an unnamed South Korean player.

Switzerland progress to last-16 with thrilling, ill-tempered win over Serbia
# Swiss On A Roll
# Swiss On A Roll

Switzerland progress to last-16 with thrilling, ill-tempered win over Serbia

Fri 9:12 PM 23,251 Views 4 Comments

Remo Freuler’s goal was decisive in a 3-2 win.

Cameroon's stunning victory over Brazil not enough to advance
# Upset
# Upset

Cameroon's stunning victory over Brazil not enough to advance

Fri 9:03 PM 6,412 Views 5 Comments

It was a historic night for Dani Alves, as he became his country’s oldest player.

Van Gaal hits back at critics ahead of last-16 showdown
# Difference Of Opinion
# Difference Of Opinion

Van Gaal hits back at critics ahead of last-16 showdown

Fri 8:24 PM 4,862 Views 6 Comments

The 71-year-old is unbeaten in a record 10 World Cup matches as a coach.

Ireland men qualify for quarter-finals of Dubai 7s despite narrow defeat to France
# Relief
# Relief

Ireland men qualify for quarter-finals of Dubai 7s despite narrow defeat to France

Fri 7:20 PM 5,507 Views 4 Comments

Ireland play Argentina in the quarter-finals tomorrow morning.

The new Rory has to be content with steady round after yesterday's heroics
# Holywood Kid
# Holywood Kid

The new Rory has to be content with steady round after yesterday's heroics

Fri 6:38 PM 5,010 Views 4 Comments

Down teenager Tom McKibbin had hole in one yesterday before producing a round of 71 at today’s South African Open.

'Clear demand' - Motion to change LGFA name to Women's Gaelic Football Association
# LGFA
# LGFA

'Clear demand' - Motion to change LGFA name to Women's Gaelic Football Association

Fri 6:08 PM 5,132 Views 8 Comments

Brian Kelly of Templeogue Synge Street explains the Dublin club’s push to The42.

Higgins shines as Ireland Women's team advance to quarter-finals of Dubai 7s
# All About Eve
# All About Eve

Higgins shines as Ireland Women's team advance to quarter-finals of Dubai 7s

Fri 5:57 PM 3,454 Views 0 Comments

Ireland defeated Japan, Spain and Fiji to set up a quarter-final date against USA tomorrow.

South Korea stun Portugal at the death to snatch a place in last 16
# Drama
# Drama

South Korea stun Portugal at the death to snatch a place in last 16

Fri 5:29 PM 6,910 Views 0 Comments

Hwang Hee-chan was the hero with the last-gasp goal as his side went through.

Suarez torments Ghana, but is left in tears as Uruguay crash out in remarkable late twist
# Haunted
# Haunted

Suarez torments Ghana, but is left in tears as Uruguay crash out in remarkable late twist

Fri 5:22 PM 35,701 Views 19 Comments

In the end the only happiness was glorying in others’ despair, writes Gavin Cooney from the Al Janoub Stadium in Qatar.

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz
# Let's Get Quizzical
# Let's Get Quizzical

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz

Fri 5:00 PM 24,122 Views 5 Comments

How well do you remember the week’s headlines?

Some images ‘misleading’: Fifa explains VAR decision for Japan's controversial winner
# Freeze Frame
# Freeze Frame

Some images ‘misleading’: Fifa explains VAR decision for Japan's controversial winner

Fri 4:46 PM 9,551 Views 9 Comments

Ao Tanaka’s strike in the 2-1 win over Spain sparked huge controversy.

All-Ireland champions Kerry open 2023 with trip to Cork
# Back At It
# Back At It

All-Ireland champions Kerry open 2023 with trip to Cork

Fri 4:40 PM 6,283 Views 1 Comment

The draws and fixtures for the 2023 McGrath Cup have been confirmed.

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