29th May 2023
# Out of favour
Man Utd boss Erik ten Hag says Harry Maguire has decision to make on his future
The Dutchman feels “no-one would be happy” with the situation the club captain finds himself in.
# Homecoming
'This will only get better' - Rowntree's message to Munster fans
The URC winners returned home to a rapturous reception from over 10,000 fans at Thomond Park this evening.
# french open
Djokovic courts controversy with Kosovo 'heart of Serbia' message
The Belgrade-born tennis superstar wrote the message in Serbian after his opening round victory over Aleksandar Kovacevic.
# Report Card
Player ratings: How the Irish footballers in Britain and beyond fared this season
A reflection on how Stephen Kenny’s men performed.
# Talking Points
Limerick's brilliant resolve, champions back in form and Cork's attacking stars
A frenetic afternoon provided plenty talking points.
# Off the Mark
Djokovic begins bid for record 23rd Grand Slam with straight sets win at French Open
Djokovic has still not lost in his opening match of a major since the 2006 Australian Open.
# reflection
Hurlers rising, footballers regressing? Contrasting fortunes for Dublin in Croke Park draws
Galway and Roscommon were the opposition for yesterday’s double-header.
# like father like son
Windass scores in dying seconds to send Sheffield Wednesday into Championship
Sheffield Wednesday sealed the most dramatic of 1-0 victories over Barnsley in the League One play-off final.
# Going out on a high
Spalletti confirms Napoli exit after title triumph
Coach said he would take time away from football.
# Perseverance
'They are a lesson to everybody in terms of how you come back'
Monaghan’s performance against Derry showed once again their capacity to learn and recover from defeats.
# upheld
FAI reject Shamrock Rovers' appeal over Richie Towell's red card
Midfielder will now miss three games as a result of the decision.
# next man up
Chelsea hire Mauricio Pochettino as new manager
Former Spurs boss agrees two-year deal at Stamford Bridge, with the option of an additional year.
# main man
'ROG tried to get him to La Rochelle, but this is why Crowley stuck around'
Munster’s 23-year-old out-half had a big game in the URC final.
# Ready to go
Here are the groups for the 2023 All-Ireland ladies football championship
Holders Meath are pitted against Donegal and Waterford.
# expensive
Amid interest from Man United and Spurs, Brentford goalkeeper valued at €46 million
David Raya kept his 12th clean sheet of the season in the 1-0 win against Manchester City on Sunday.
# problems
London Irish on the brink as Premiership rugby risks losing third club
The Exiles have reported debts of €35 million.
# Hey Jude
Bellingham named Bundesliga player of the season after Dortmund slip-up
The England midfielder has been linked with a summer move to Real Madrid.
Ireland's 2024 Six Nations opener against France moved to Marseille
The 2022 and 2023 Grand Slam winners will meet under Friday Night Lights on 2 February next at Orange Velodrome.
# Irish Eye
Irish international on target as Celtic retain cup by beating Rangers in historic Hampden final
It was a day to remember for Claire O’Riordan.
# Farewell
Fekitoa's season of two halves ends on a glorious high with Munster
The Tongan centre will move on to Benetton this summer after a rollercoaster year.
# Davy
'Some of the crap that I'd to listen to the last few weeks is absolutely disgraceful'
Davy Fitzgeraland condemned his critics and lamented ‘two poor halves’ which cost Waterford in the championship.
# Frustration
Harrington loses playoff to Stricker at Senior PGA
The 51-year-old Dubliner went into the final day top of the leaderboard.
# Looking Back
Best moment? Worst signing? Our writers review the Premier League season
David Sneyd, Gavin Cooney and Paul Fennessy reflect on the latest campaign.
28th May 2023
# Review
Lyon qualify for Top 14 play-offs, no Champions Cup hangover for O'Gara's La Rochelle
Leaders Toulouse, who crushed relegated Brive 54-10, were already through to the semi-finals.
# Fond farewell
Jeff Stelling signs off after almost 30 years fronting Soccer Saturday
The 68-year-old revealed he was starstruck by a phone call from Sir Elton John ahead of his final show.
# persistence
Katie Taylor sets sights on Chantelle Cameron rematch, not retirement
The 36-year-old’s bid to become undisputed world champion in two weight categories simultaneously fell flat.
# Take a Bow
Former Arsenal star Giroud seals win at Juve and Champions League spot
Stefano Pioli’s side join their local rivals, Lazio and champions Napoli on the continent’s big stage.
# End of an era
Barcelona pay emotional goodbye to legendary duo
Captain Sergio Busquets and defender Jordi Alba played at home for the last time.
# Disappointment
Leona Maguire suffers defeat in Match-Play semi-final
Japan’s Ayaka Furue, last year’s runner-up, ousted the Irish star.
# Sorry scenes
I apologise I didn’t do better – Sam Allardyce
The former England boss was brought in for Leeds’ final four games of the season.
# Unimpressed
Frank Lampard blasts Chelsea's flops
Mauricio Pochettino is reportedly set to be confirmed as his successor imminently.
# worries
Man City trio face race to be fit for United showdown
Pep Guardiola has revealed Kevin De Bruyne, Jack Grealish and Ruben Dias are doubts for the game.
# Reaction
'Huge disappointment' - Roscommon rue Dublin draw
Davy Burke was disappointed not to have won, despite the Rossies grabbing draw late on.
# Reaction
Hansen says jeered Folau 'can't be punished for life'
The outspoken Christian was sacked by Rugby Australia in 2019 after a social media post warning ‘hell awaits’ gay people.
# Opinion
Do you agree with our Premier League team of the season?
Man City star Erling Haaland and others who make the cut.
# Reaction
'Another fantastic milestone' - Kiely hails Limerick players as they reach Munster final
Limerick advance to face Clare in the Munster decider on Sunday 11 June.
# Wrap
Cork retain Munster crown as Donegal dethrone Armagh in Ulster
The Rebels defeated Kerry on a scoreline of 5-14 to 2-17.
# Ladies Football
Dublin down All-Ireland champions Meath again to lift 10th Leinster title in-a-row
Goals in each half from Kate Sullivan propelled the Dubs to victory.
# Frustration
'We destroyed the hopes of a city' - Dortmund left reeling after title disaster
They needed to beat mid-table Mainz at home to break the decades-long Bavarian stranglehold on the title.
# Endgame
Leicester and Leeds relegated, Everton survive on Premier League's final day
A dramatic final day sees the Foxes go down seven years after winning the title.