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Dublin: 5°C Thursday 4 March 2021

Today’s News

French rugby chief Laporte to appear before government in Covid investigation
# Scrutiny
# Scrutiny

French rugby chief Laporte to appear before government in Covid investigation

5 minutes ago 60 Views 0 Comments

Breaches of the bubble led to a 16-case Covid outbreak in the French squad.

'Racing can be so evocative. People love looking back and will remember where they were'
# Laochra Na Rasaíochta
# Laochra Na Rasaíochta

'Racing can be so evocative. People love looking back and will remember where they were'

31 minutes ago 267 Views 2 Comments

The great Danoli, Dorans Pride, Beef Or Salmon and Limestone Lad are in the spotlight tonight on TG4.

'I'll always do the right thing for Irish rugby' - Farrell responds to Lions talk
# In Demand
# In Demand

'I'll always do the right thing for Irish rugby' - Farrell responds to Lions talk

Updated 35 minutes ago 4,823 Views 13 Comments

The Ireland head coach has been linked with a spot on Warren Gatland’s coaching team.

Shelbourne announce ex-Charlton Athletic defender Mustaki as part of double signing
# WNL
# WNL

Shelbourne announce ex-Charlton Athletic defender Mustaki as part of double signing

1 hour ago 696 Views 0 Comments

Rachel Baynes has also joined from Galway Women’s FC.

Ireland trio to start for Connacht on Thomond Park trip
# Inter-pros
# Inter-pros

Ireland trio to start for Connacht on Thomond Park trip

2 hours ago 3,259 Views 8 Comments

Bundee Aki, Ultan Dillane and Dave Heffernan have been picked to take on Munster in the Pro14 tomorrow evening.

Holland and Casey return for Munster as Carbery named on the bench to face Connacht
# Team News
# Team News

Holland and Casey return for Munster as Carbery named on the bench to face Connacht

2 hours ago 5,544 Views 32 Comments

Johann van Graan has made eight changes for tomorrow night’s vital game at Thomond Park.

Peter O'Mahony signs two-year extension to IRFU contract
# Staying Put
# Staying Put

Peter O'Mahony signs two-year extension to IRFU contract

Updated 3 hours ago 17,059 Views 75 Comments

The flanker’s new deal will keep him at Munster until the end of the 2022/23 season.

Liverpool heading back to Budapest for second leg tie with Leipzig
# Champions League
# Champions League

Liverpool heading back to Budapest for second leg tie with Leipzig

4 hours ago 3,963 Views 3 Comments

The Champions League last-16 game will be held at the Puskas Arena.

McCarthy doubt for Ireland's World Cup qualifiers after latest injury setback with Crystal Palace
# Treatment Table
# Treatment Table

McCarthy doubt for Ireland's World Cup qualifiers after latest injury setback with Crystal Palace

5 hours ago 2,646 Views 5 Comments

Ireland play Serbia on 24 March in their opening World Cup qualifier.

Man Utd to join Liverpool in not releasing internationals if they have to quarantine on their return
# Red List
# Red List

Man Utd to join Liverpool in not releasing internationals if they have to quarantine on their return

6 hours ago 4,357 Views 1 Comment

Arrivals in Britain from “Red List” countries are subject to 10 days’ hotel confinement.

Overseas fans likely to be barred from Tokyo Games: local media
# Shut Out
# Shut Out

Overseas fans likely to be barred from Tokyo Games: local media

6 hours ago 812 Views 0 Comments

Officials fear that an influx of visitors from abroad will endanger the Japanese public.

Owner Reynolds voices support for Elliott - ‘The scars of this week are his ultimate punishment’
# Case For Defence
# Case For Defence

Owner Reynolds voices support for Elliott - ‘The scars of this week are his ultimate punishment’

7 hours ago 11,085 Views 32 Comments

Reynolds has eight horses at the Meath yard, including top staying chaser Presenting Percy

'If you're a good leader, you show vulnerability and I think I had to do that'
# Pride
# Pride

'If you're a good leader, you show vulnerability and I think I had to do that'

7 hours ago 15,591 Views 4 Comments

Munster man Billy Holland will retire from playing professional rugby at the end of this season.

'If we win this weekend, 100% it’s possible': O'Halloran intent on chasing down Munster
# In The Hunt
# In The Hunt

'If we win this weekend, 100% it’s possible': O'Halloran intent on chasing down Munster

8 hours ago 4,950 Views 7 Comments

The fullback knows Connacht must whittle Munster’s lead by at least four points tomorrow.

Versatile 7s graduate O'Brien making impressive progress with Leinster
# Utility
# Utility

Versatile 7s graduate O'Brien making impressive progress with Leinster

9 hours ago 5,806 Views 7 Comments

The 24-year-old Kildare man is happy to play 13 or 15.

Yesterday’s News

Barcelona into Copa del Rey final after dramatic extra-time win over Sevilla
# On-field Matters
# On-field Matters

Barcelona into Copa del Rey final after dramatic extra-time win over Sevilla

16 hours ago 4,206 Views 1 Comment

The 3-2 aggregate win came just two days after a police raid on the club and the arrest of their former president.

Neville: United could miss out on top four if they keep 'sleepwalking' in games
# Stumble To Second Place
# Stumble To Second Place

Neville: United could miss out on top four if they keep 'sleepwalking' in games

16 hours ago 6,296 Views 17 Comments

Meanwhile, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insists he is under no additional pressure from the club’s owners to qualify for the Champions League.

Late, late penalty salvages Serie A draw for faltering Milan
# Football Italia
# Football Italia

Late, late penalty salvages Serie A draw for faltering Milan

17 hours ago 2,689 Views 0 Comments

A 1-1 draw with Udinese does little for Milan’s title prospects, however.

McIlroy moving in the right direction as he looks to continue good record at Bay Hill
# Rory
# Rory

McIlroy moving in the right direction as he looks to continue good record at Bay Hill

17 hours ago 2,351 Views 0 Comments

The 31-year-old sees ‘some positive signs’ ahead of the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Norwich win top-of-table clash to close in on instant Premier League return
# Far From Pedestrian
# Far From Pedestrian

Norwich win top-of-table clash to close in on instant Premier League return

17 hours ago 4,418 Views 4 Comments

The Canaries are now 10 points clear at the top.

Man United drop points but stay second after drab stalemate at Crystal Palace
# Mist Opportunity
# Mist Opportunity

Man United drop points but stay second after drab stalemate at Crystal Palace

17 hours ago 5,901 Views 14 Comments

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men were held to a 0-0 draw.

Disappointment for Quinn and Fiorentina as Man City in Champions League driving seat
# Irish Eye
# Irish Eye

Disappointment for Quinn and Fiorentina as Man City in Champions League driving seat

17 hours ago 2,881 Views 0 Comments

Elsewhere this evening, Chelsea survived an early red card and two penalties to defeat Atletico Madrid 2-0.

Uefa set 7 April deadline as doubts grow over Dublin's ability to host Euro 2020 games
# Grounds For Concern
# Grounds For Concern

Uefa set 7 April deadline as doubts grow over Dublin's ability to host Euro 2020 games

18 hours ago 25,778 Views 35 Comments

The Aviva Stadium must be able to host crowds if the four games are to go ahead as planned.

'Oh my God, this Irish girl can run': The rise and rise of Nadia Power
# Star
# Star

'Oh my God, this Irish girl can run': The rise and rise of Nadia Power

18 hours ago 41,130 Views 11 Comments

An in-depth look at the 23-year-old DCU student, after her incredible few weeks.

Steven Gerrard sent off at half time of Rangers’ victory over Livingston
# To The Stand
# To The Stand

Steven Gerrard sent off at half time of Rangers’ victory over Livingston

19 hours ago 7,104 Views 11 Comments

Gerrard’s temper earned him two yellow cards.

Leicester and Aston Villa both drop points and suffer blows to their European aspirations
# Midweek Action
# Midweek Action

Leicester and Aston Villa both drop points and suffer blows to their European aspirations

19 hours ago 3,773 Views 8 Comments

David McGoldrick scored the winner for Sheffield United against Villa, while Leicester were held 1-1 at Burnley.

‘Ask Madrid’ – Jose Mourinho on why Bale took so long to find form at Spurs
# Real Questions
# Real Questions

‘Ask Madrid’ – Jose Mourinho on why Bale took so long to find form at Spurs

20 hours ago 6,549 Views 0 Comments

The 31-year-old spent much of the first half of the season in the treatment room or on the bench following his return to Tottenham on loan.

New Zealand 'fully committed' to hosting Women's Rugby World Cup in 2022
# Postponement
# Postponement

New Zealand 'fully committed' to hosting Women's Rugby World Cup in 2022

20 hours ago 1,201 Views 0 Comments

World Rugby confirmed yesterday that the tournament will be postponed due to challenges caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Johnny Ward: Elliott deserves punishment but he should get a break too

Johnny Ward: Elliott deserves punishment but he should get a break too

20 hours ago 9,877 Views 17 Comments

The trainer often gave others a second chance, something he now needs himself.

Nowell suffers further injury setback as Lawes is ruled out until early summer
# Comeback Delay
# Comeback Delay

Nowell suffers further injury setback as Lawes is ruled out until early summer

21 hours ago 3,606 Views 0 Comments

Both England internationals will still harbour ambitions of making a Lions squad, though wing Nowell is yet to play this season.

Police execute search warrant for 'black box' of Tiger Woods' crashed car
# Further Investigation
# Further Investigation

Police execute search warrant for 'black box' of Tiger Woods' crashed car

22 hours ago 44,548 Views 18 Comments

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department want to look at the vehicle’s telematics to help them understand the nature of the crash.

Klopp won't allow Liverpool players travel for international duty if they face 'red list' quarantine
# Travel Ban
# Travel Ban

Klopp won't allow Liverpool players travel for international duty if they face 'red list' quarantine

23 hours ago 184 Views 0 Comments

Arrivals from red-list travel-ban countries, including Brazil and Portugal, are currently subject to 10 days’ hotel confinement.

Second barrister appointed to help with inspection of seized FAI documents
# High Court
From TheJournal.ie
# High Court

Second barrister appointed to help with inspection of seized FAI documents

Wed 3:36 PM 13,520 Views 0 Comments

Delaney’s application to have the hearing held in private remains outstanding.

Irish runner McElhinney out of European Indoors following Covid positive
# Athletics
# Athletics

Irish runner McElhinney out of European Indoors following Covid positive

Wed 2:56 PM 3,655 Views 3 Comments

Cork’s McElhinney was due to compete in the men’s 3000m in Poland.

'Quite a blow' - Irish midfielder expected to be ruled out for five weeks with injury
# Setback
# Setback

'Quite a blow' - Irish midfielder expected to be ruled out for five weeks with injury

Wed 1:50 PM 7,832 Views 0 Comments

Jack Taylor picked a tendon issue in his hamstring against Wigan last weekend.

Lazio made to wait before match is abandoned as Torino fail to show up for Serie A fixture
# Quarantined
# Quarantined

Lazio made to wait before match is abandoned as Torino fail to show up for Serie A fixture

Wed 11:46 AM 6,213 Views 0 Comments

The home side were eventually informed by the referee that Torino were considered to have forfeited the game in a 3-0 loss.

FFR clear France head coach Galthié of wrongdoing after Covid-19 outbreak
# Investigation
# Investigation

FFR clear France head coach Galthié of wrongdoing after Covid-19 outbreak

Wed 11:36 AM 5,192 Views 4 Comments

Les Bleus’ head coach left the French Six Nations bubble to watch his son play a game.

'Privileged' Arteta responds to reports linking him with Barcelona job
# Elections
# Elections

'Privileged' Arteta responds to reports linking him with Barcelona job

Wed 10:48 AM 7,428 Views 8 Comments

The 38-year-old says he is ‘happy’ as Arsenal manager, amid speculation that Barca presidential candidate Joan Laporta wants him to return to the Catalan giants.

Noel and Valerie Moran's company terminates Gordon Elliott sponsorship deal
# Fallout
# Fallout

Noel and Valerie Moran's company terminates Gordon Elliott sponsorship deal

Wed 9:49 AM 51,917 Views 76 Comments

eCOMM Merchant Solutions have ended their arrangement with Elliott, while a local GAA club has voiced its support for the trainer.

LeBron eclipsed as Suns down Lakers
# Phoenix Nights
# Phoenix Nights

LeBron eclipsed as Suns down Lakers

Wed 8:22 AM 2,876 Views 0 Comments

Suns leapfrog Lakers into second place in the Western Conference with victory.

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