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'The intensity that he brings definitely has a lifespan' - What next for Eddie Jones?
# Rugby Weekly Extra
# Rugby Weekly Extra

'The intensity that he brings definitely has a lifespan' - What next for Eddie Jones?

13 minutes ago 213 Views 0 Comments

Ciarán Kennedy and Eoin Toolan discussed Eddie Jones’ sacking and previewed the new Champions Cup season on today’s Rugby Weekly Extra.

Cian Healy cleared for Champions Cup opener as red card rescinded
# Off The Hook
# Off The Hook

Cian Healy cleared for Champions Cup opener as red card rescinded

14 minutes ago 506 Views 1 Comment

The Ireland international prop was sent off after 20 minutes of last Saturday’s URC victory over Ulster for a tackle on hooker Tom Stewart

'It's a real European giant coming to Thomond' - Munster braced for Toulouse challenge
# Up For It
# Up For It

'It's a real European giant coming to Thomond' - Munster braced for Toulouse challenge

1 hour ago 1,048 Views 1 Comment

Graham Rowntree is looking forward to Toulouse visiting Limerick this weekend.

Michael O’Neill sets his sights on guiding Northern Ireland to Euro 2024
# Familiar Face
# Familiar Face

Michael O’Neill sets his sights on guiding Northern Ireland to Euro 2024

Updated 1 hour ago 1,106 Views 1 Comment

The 53-year-old has signed a five-and-a-half-year contract which will run until Euro 2028.

Cooney on Soccer: The Air Conditioning World Cup
# Newsletter
# Newsletter

Cooney on Soccer: The Air Conditioning World Cup

Updated 1 hour ago 6,568 Views 1 Comment

Our latest letter from Doha discusses one of the defining parts of the Qatar World Cup: Air Conditioning.

Damien Comer will be back from travelling for start of new season
# Overseas
# Overseas

Damien Comer will be back from travelling for start of new season

2 hours ago 2,324 Views 0 Comments

Galway manager Pádraic Joyce says All-Star forward will be ‘back for the turkey’.

Lawn Tennis Association fined for its ban on Russian and Belarusian players
# Sanctioned
# Sanctioned

Lawn Tennis Association fined for its ban on Russian and Belarusian players

2 hours ago 1,035 Views 1 Comment

It is also understood that the LTA has been threatened with expulsion from the Tour if it repeats the suspension.

'They've made the right call' - Ballygunner boss on pre-Christmas choice of Croke Park
# Croker Calling
# Croker Calling

'They've made the right call' - Ballygunner boss on pre-Christmas choice of Croke Park

2 hours ago 2,897 Views 0 Comments

The Waterford champions take on Ballyhale Shamrocks on Sunday 18 December.

David Moran waiting on call over Kerry future as he skips Dubai trip for Munster final
# FOMO
# FOMO

David Moran waiting on call over Kerry future as he skips Dubai trip for Munster final

3 hours ago 3,695 Views 0 Comments

Moran is grateful to his team-mates for sending Kerins O’Rahillys into Saturday’s final against Newcastle West after his semi-final red card

Derry City star named November player of the month after FAI Cup win
# Cameron McJannet
# Cameron McJannet

Derry City star named November player of the month after FAI Cup win

3 hours ago 420 Views 0 Comments

The Derry City star’s two goals in the 4-0 win over Shelbourne ensured he took the accolade.

Exeter's Rob Baxter rules out England job, expresses surprise at timing of Eddie Jones’ exit
# Staying Put
# Staying Put

Exeter's Rob Baxter rules out England job, expresses surprise at timing of Eddie Jones’ exit

4 hours ago 3,278 Views 3 Comments

Exeter have confirmed long-term deals for Baxter, head coach Ali Hepher, forwards coach Rob Hunter and skills coach Ricky Pellow.

Ranking the 8 remaining teams at the 2022 World Cup
# Opinion
# Opinion

Ranking the 8 remaining teams at the 2022 World Cup

Updated 5 hours ago 39,359 Views 18 Comments

Brazil and the other sides who are in contention to triumph.

'He’s gone and it’s the past': Ten Hag gives first interview since Ronaldo’s messy departure
# Moving On
# Moving On

'He’s gone and it’s the past': Ten Hag gives first interview since Ronaldo’s messy departure

5 hours ago 4,545 Views 4 Comments

The Dutchman insisted his focus was on the future as he looks to continue the rebuilding job at Old Trafford.

Belgium’s Eden Hazard retires from international football
# Time To Go
# Time To Go

Belgium’s Eden Hazard retires from international football

5 hours ago 4,381 Views 4 Comments

Hazard won 126 caps for his country.

Cork GAA chief hits out at 'false rumours' that aimed to create player-board divide
# Report
# Report

Cork GAA chief hits out at 'false rumours' that aimed to create player-board divide

5 hours ago 3,684 Views 0 Comments

Chief executive Kevin O’Donovan has delivered his annual report.

EFL looks to on-pitch audio and dressing room footage to expand TV coverage
# EFL
# EFL

EFL looks to on-pitch audio and dressing room footage to expand TV coverage

6 hours ago 1,842 Views 1 Comment

The Championship is the third most attended division in Europe, behind only the Premier League and the Bundesliga.

Historic appointment as Patsy Reddy is named New Zealand Rugby chair
# All Blacks
# All Blacks

Historic appointment as Patsy Reddy is named New Zealand Rugby chair

9 hours ago 4,421 Views 1 Comment

The country’s former governor general is the first woman to hold the position in the 130-year history of the governing body.

'It would be great to see club rugby at the heart of what will happen'
# Decider
# Decider

'It would be great to see club rugby at the heart of what will happen'

10 hours ago 4,742 Views 0 Comments

Railway Union and Blackrock will meet in the Women’s AIL final on Friday.

Portugal's 21-year-old hero 'never dreamt' of hat-trick
# Hot Prospect
# Hot Prospect

Portugal's 21-year-old hero 'never dreamt' of hat-trick

10 hours ago 4,382 Views 1 Comment

Goncalo Ramos was handed a surprise start ahead of five-times Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo.

Leinster set for Russell's 'full box of tricks' for Racing 92
# Playmaker
# Playmaker

Leinster set for Russell's 'full box of tricks' for Racing 92

10 hours ago 10,436 Views 4 Comments

Hugo Keenan is expecting a big challenge in the backfield this Saturday.

'A sea of red' - Toulouse expecting raucous atmosphere in Thomond Park
# Red Army
# Red Army

'A sea of red' - Toulouse expecting raucous atmosphere in Thomond Park

11 hours ago 6,007 Views 0 Comments

Pita Ahki says Munster will be out for revenge after last season’s shoot-out defeat.

Yesterday's News

Portugal boss explains decision to drop Cristiano Ronaldo
# Controversial
# Controversial

Portugal boss explains decision to drop Cristiano Ronaldo

18 hours ago 16,568 Views 3 Comments

Fernando Santos insists the call to leave the former Man United star on the bench was ‘purely strategic’.

Michael O’Neill agrees deal to return as Northern Ireland manager
# Going Again
# Going Again

Michael O’Neill agrees deal to return as Northern Ireland manager

Updated 19 hours ago 6,784 Views 1 Comment

The 53-year-old guided his country to a first major tournament in 30 years when he led them to Euro 2016.

Ronaldo's replacement stars as Portugal seal World Cup last-8 spot in style
# Heir Apparent
# Heir Apparent

Ronaldo's replacement stars as Portugal seal World Cup last-8 spot in style

20 hours ago 38,521 Views 17 Comments

It was a memorable night for Goncalo Ramos against Switzerland.

'If it was up to me I would stay all my life' - Enrique
# Future Plans
# Future Plans

'If it was up to me I would stay all my life' - Enrique

20 hours ago 10,301 Views 4 Comments

The Spain boss fielded questions about his future in the aftermath of their shock World Cup loss.

Germany great resigns as sporting director
# Woe
# Woe

Germany great resigns as sporting director

20 hours ago 10,585 Views 0 Comments

Oliver Bierhoff has stepped aside two years early after his country crashed out in the group stage for the second consecutive World Cup.

Ex-Cameroon striker Eto’o sorry for fan 'altercation' but slams Algeria 'provocation'
# Doha
# Doha

Ex-Cameroon striker Eto’o sorry for fan 'altercation' but slams Algeria 'provocation'

20 hours ago 11,845 Views 4 Comments

A video widely shown on social media showed the four-time African player of the year breaking free from people seeking to restrain him.

Morocco players celebrate with Palestinian flag after Spain upset
# Joy
# Joy

Morocco players celebrate with Palestinian flag after Spain upset

21 hours ago 11,905 Views 4 Comments

Fifa regulations prohibit the display of banners, flags and fliers that are deemed to be ‘political, offensive and/or discriminatory nature.’

Kylian Mbappe misses France training ahead of England clash
# Main Man
# Main Man

Kylian Mbappe misses France training ahead of England clash

21 hours ago 8,877 Views 5 Comments

The Paris St German star has scored five times in Qatar.

Kilkenny duo step away for 2023 season as Cats suffer further losses
# Blow
# Blow

Kilkenny duo step away for 2023 season as Cats suffer further losses

22 hours ago 22,173 Views 3 Comments

It was revealed last week that key midfielder Conor Browne will also be unavailable next year.

Cristiano Ronaldo dropped for Portugal's last-16 clash
# Omission
# Omission

Cristiano Ronaldo dropped for Portugal's last-16 clash

22 hours ago 9,682 Views 6 Comments

The former Manchester United forward has cast a shadow over Fernando Santos’ side during their time in Qatar.

Ronan O'Gara commits future to La Rochelle after England link
# Boost
# Boost

Ronan O'Gara commits future to La Rochelle after England link

22 hours ago 17,593 Views 6 Comments

The Irish coach has extended his contract until 2027.

Magnificent Morocco shock toothless Spain in penalty shoot-out
# ON THE SPOT
# ON THE SPOT

Magnificent Morocco shock toothless Spain in penalty shoot-out

22 hours ago 23,394 Views 30 Comments

Morocco won 3-0 on spot kicks after a tense, goalless 120 minutes.

Five nominees revealed for RTÉ Young Sportsperson of the Year
# Awards Season
# Awards Season

Five nominees revealed for RTÉ Young Sportsperson of the Year

23 hours ago 8,506 Views 4 Comments

Rhasidat Adeleke, James Culhane, Eve McMahon, Isreal Olatunde and Lisa O’Rourke are in the running for the award.

All-Ireland semi-final meeting of Ballyhale and Ballygunner to clash with World Cup final
# What To Watch
# What To Watch

All-Ireland semi-final meeting of Ballyhale and Ballygunner to clash with World Cup final

23 hours ago 7,123 Views 5 Comments

Croke Park will host a double-header on 18 December, with St Thomas’ and Dunloy going head-to-head first.

Brazil hit back at 'irrelevant' Roy Keane after his criticisms last night
# Don't Feel Like Dancing
# Don't Feel Like Dancing

Brazil hit back at 'irrelevant' Roy Keane after his criticisms last night

Tue 5:02 PM 15,664 Views 9 Comments

The former Ireland and Manchester United captain was unimpressed with the players’ goal celebrations.

Kinsella on rugby: Leinster the favourites as Champions Cup enters new era
# European Adventure
# European Adventure

Kinsella on rugby: Leinster the favourites as Champions Cup enters new era

Tue 3:52 PM 7,209 Views 5 Comments

Province should have won another European trophy since 2018 and will be determined to put it right.

Trainer Ronan McNally ‘deeply disappointed’ by IHRB findings
# Charges
# Charges

Trainer Ronan McNally ‘deeply disappointed’ by IHRB findings

Tue 3:40 PM 3,871 Views 2 Comments

McNally will face a sanctions hearing in due course, but expressed his dismay at the findings and will “almost certainly” appeal.

Waterford and Ballygunner’s new star Fitzgerald hailed as 'Dessie Hutchinson 2.0’
# Young Blood
# Young Blood

Waterford and Ballygunner’s new star Fitzgerald hailed as 'Dessie Hutchinson 2.0’

Tue 3:20 PM 4,423 Views 0 Comments

The teenager scored 1-4 in Munster final win over Ballyea.

Rory McIlroy confirmed for 2023 Irish Open
# Ready To Rock
# Ready To Rock

Rory McIlroy confirmed for 2023 Irish Open

Updated Tue 3:04 PM 10,384 Views 12 Comments

The world number one will return to the K Club where he secured his first professional victory on Irish soil in 2016.

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