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Monday 30 January 2023 Dublin: 8°C
# 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.’
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# 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.
# 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.
# LIVE SHOW
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.
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# 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.
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# 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.
# Opportunity
'It’s making sure that the group are mentally refreshed' - Cullen aims to make most of downtime
Leinster boss hoping his players can use next couple of months as springboard for latte stages of season.
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# NFC Championship
The Philadelphia Eagles are going back to the Super Bowl
The Eagles steamrolled the injury-hit San Francisco 49ers 31-7 to win the NFC Championship.
# Ligue 1
PSG drop more points to give Ligue 1 title rivals new hope
1-1 draw at home to Reims means PSG have now dropped points in three of their four league games in 2023.
# La Liga
Real Madrid slip leaves Barcelona five points clear in La Liga title race
Goalkeeper Alex Remiro was Real Sociedad’s hero in a 0-0 draw at the Santiago Bernabeu.
# Serie A
Simeone fires Napoli 13 points clear, as five-star Sassuolo torpedo champions Milan
Napoli continue their pursuit of a first Serie A title since 1990 with a late 2-1 win over Roma.
# Treegate
Patrick Reed in fresh controversy over ball in palm tree at Dubai Desert Classic
Reed identified his ball in a tree using a pair of binoculars, allowing him to declare it unplayable.
# Departures Lounge
Sligo Rovers lose 2022 Premier Division top scorer Keena to League One
Cheltenham Town agree three-year deal after identifying striker as their top priority in the January window.
# squad update
Henry Slade ruled out of England’s Six Nations opener against Scotland
Saracens hooker Jamie George is included in the squad ahead of the Calcutta Cup clash on 4 February.
# GAA talking points
Mayo-Galway drama, Dublin shooting, and delight for the Rossies
Some of the talking points from the opening weekend of the Allianz Football League.
# hollywood ending
John Egan snatches 95th-minute equaliser to deny Wrexham fairytale FA Cup upset
Kilkenny’s Tom O’Connor had earlier given Wrexham the lead in an FA Cup classic at the Racecourse Ground.
# All-Ireland League
Clontarf edge top-of-the-table clash to close gap on league leaders Terenure
Clontarf move past Cork Con into second place on points difference following the weekend’s Division 1A action.
# Reaction
Colm O'Rourke: 'It is a relief. There will be bumps in the road, but it is a great start'
The Meath boss saw his team get off to a winning league start today against Cork.
# Round-Up
Arsenal score nine, Man City score eight to march on in Women's FA Cup
A Sam Kerr hat-trick helped Chelsea edge WSL rivals Liverpool 3-2.
# top of the league
Mooy shines as Celtic restore nine-point lead in Scottish Premiership
Mooy and Jota give table-topping Celtic 2-0 win at Dundee United.