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Today’s News

Force reach Super Rugby AU semi-final after upset win over league leaders Reds
# To Be Reckoned With
# To Be Reckoned With

Force reach Super Rugby AU semi-final after upset win over league leaders Reds

34 minutes ago 906 Views 1 Comment

Rob Kearney was ruled out through injury but the Force reached their first ever Super Rugby knockout game with a shock win.

Japan declares virus emergency in Tokyo three months before Olympics
# Concern
# Concern

Japan declares virus emergency in Tokyo three months before Olympics

56 minutes ago 1,012 Views 1 Comment

Tokyo 2020 chief Seiko Hashimoto told reporters on Friday: ‘We’re not thinking about cancellation.’

Manchester United supporters ask Glazer family to loosen their grip on club
# Red Knights
# Red Knights

Manchester United supporters ask Glazer family to loosen their grip on club

1 hour ago 1,917 Views 11 Comments

A letter described the Glazers as ‘persistently out of touch with the club, spirit, indeed, very purpose of Manchester United.’

Ringrose returns from injury to captain Leinster for Rainbow Cup clash against Munster
# Team News
# Team News

Ringrose returns from injury to captain Leinster for Rainbow Cup clash against Munster

2 hours ago 7,104 Views 48 Comments

Munster named a strong side for tomorrow’s game.

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Ireland 'chomping at the bit' to finish on a high after France disappointment
# Ready To Rock
# Ready To Rock

Ireland 'chomping at the bit' to finish on a high after France disappointment

2 hours ago 603 Views 0 Comments

Adam Griggs’ side will face Italy in a third/fourth place playoff on Saturday afternoon.

Dublin loses hosting rights for this summer's European Championship
# Change Of Plan
# Change Of Plan

Dublin loses hosting rights for this summer's European Championship

2 hours ago 17,298 Views 50 Comments

The Aviva Stadium’s four fixtures have been moved to Russian city St Petersburg.

Dramatic victory for the Chiefs thanks to last-gasp Damian McKenzie kick
# Wellington Booted
# Wellington Booted

Dramatic victory for the Chiefs thanks to last-gasp Damian McKenzie kick

3 hours ago 3,068 Views 4 Comments

The result puts the Chiefs ahead of the Auckland Blues in the race for a final berth.

Financial backer admits it 'clearly misjudged' Super League impact
# Breakaway
# Breakaway

Financial backer admits it 'clearly misjudged' Super League impact

4 hours ago 2,715 Views 0 Comments

JP Morgan had agreed a pot of €3.5billion to be shared among the first dozen teams to sign up.

Ruaidhri Higgins leaves Ireland role to take charge of Derry City
# Ruaidhri's Story
# Ruaidhri's Story

Ruaidhri Higgins leaves Ireland role to take charge of Derry City

Updated 4 hours ago 2,757 Views 0 Comments

The Candystripes have moved swiftly to fill the vacancy left by Declan Devine.

'You can only be where your feet are' - in-form Jacob Stockdale taking trophy hunt one step at a time
# Jacob's Ladder
# Jacob's Ladder

'You can only be where your feet are' - in-form Jacob Stockdale taking trophy hunt one step at a time

5 hours ago 1,452 Views 0 Comments

The Ireland star is focused on the visit of Connacht to Belfast tonight.

Dubliner Kearney enjoys fine start in Gran Canaria, Maguire and Meadow miss cut Stateside
# Irish Eye
# Irish Eye

Dubliner Kearney enjoys fine start in Gran Canaria, Maguire and Meadow miss cut Stateside

Updated 5 hours ago 2,574 Views 0 Comments

Niall Kearney is three shots off the lead after an opening round 66 at the inaugural Gran Canaria Lopesan Open.

Anthony McGill misses Crucible maximum but wipes out Ronnie O’Sullivan lead
# Crucible
# Crucible

Anthony McGill misses Crucible maximum but wipes out Ronnie O’Sullivan lead

6 hours ago 4,615 Views 1 Comment

The 30-year-old McGill was looking to become only the eighth different player to make a 147 clearance at the World Snooker Championship.

Anthony Davis returns from injury as Los Angeles Lakers fall to Dallas Mavericks
# Hoops
# Hoops

Anthony Davis returns from injury as Los Angeles Lakers fall to Dallas Mavericks

7 hours ago 1,026 Views 2 Comments

The victory came at a cost, however, with the hosts losing Kristaps Porzingis to a left ankle sprain in the third quarter.

'The headline was, 'Clare lose player to Switzerland'' - Liam Griffin's brief Banner career
# Documentary
# Documentary

'The headline was, 'Clare lose player to Switzerland'' - Liam Griffin's brief Banner career

7 hours ago 5,056 Views 0 Comments

The Wexford All-Ireland winning boss is the subject of the latest Laochra Gael documentary.

Here's your TV guide for this weekend of sport
# Tune In
# Tune In

Here's your TV guide for this weekend of sport

7 hours ago 10,656 Views 4 Comments

Get stuck into this lot over the weekend.

The Rainbow Cup kicks off tonight. But does anyone really care?
# Over The Rainbow
# Over The Rainbow

The Rainbow Cup kicks off tonight. But does anyone really care?

7 hours ago 6,467 Views 19 Comments

Rugby’s authorities have tried their best but this new tournament should have been kicked to touch a long time ago.

Dundalk aiming for derby delight in their bid to end miserable run of form
# Coming Up
# Coming Up

Dundalk aiming for derby delight in their bid to end miserable run of form

7 hours ago 1,126 Views 0 Comments

The Dublin derby is also down for decision, with Shamrock Rovers playing host to Bohemians.

'He's good craic, good energy. I'm delighted it's generating excitement'
# Zeebs
# Zeebs

'He's good craic, good energy. I'm delighted it's generating excitement'

8 hours ago 9,020 Views 13 Comments

Simon Zebo is returning to Munster this summer.

Yesterday’s News

Messi double fires Barcelona to victory, Atleti beat Huesca as La Liga title race roars on
# No Margin For Error
# No Margin For Error

Messi double fires Barcelona to victory, Atleti beat Huesca as La Liga title race roars on

15 hours ago 3,103 Views 1 Comment

The Argentina star scored twice and could have had a third in injury-time at Camp Nou but deferred a penalty to Antoine Griezmann.

Leicester crush West Brom to boost top-four chances and snuff out Baggies' revival
# Top And Bottom
# Top And Bottom

Leicester crush West Brom to boost top-four chances and snuff out Baggies' revival

16 hours ago 6,143 Views 4 Comments

The Foxes were 3-0 winners after first-half goals from Jamie Vardy, Jonny Evans and Kelechi Iheanacho.

'We're in 2021 and it's not clear to me as a rugby person who's going to drive Irish women's rugby'
# Who's At The Wheel
# Who's At The Wheel

'We're in 2021 and it's not clear to me as a rugby person who's going to drive Irish women's rugby'

Updated 17 hours ago 12,416 Views 2 Comments

Bernard Jackman and Murray Kinsella gave their thoughts during a difficult week, and after a stop-start few years, for Irish women’s rugby.

Rachael Blackmore edges one closer to defending champion Townend in leading jockey race
# Heating Up
# Heating Up

Rachael Blackmore edges one closer to defending champion Townend in leading jockey race

17 hours ago 5,101 Views 0 Comments

Ireland’s 2021 Grand National and Cheltenham hero now trails Townend by seven.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic signs new AC Milan deal to take him past 40th birthday
# Like A Fine Wine
# Like A Fine Wine

Zlatan Ibrahimovic signs new AC Milan deal to take him past 40th birthday

18 hours ago 3,710 Views 3 Comments

The Swedish international is the club’s top scorer this season with 15 goals in 17 games, having missed others through injury and illness.

Ireland chief scout the frontrunner of interesting list as Derry set to appoint new boss over next 48 hours
# Candyshop
# Candyshop

Ireland chief scout the frontrunner of interesting list as Derry set to appoint new boss over next 48 hours

18 hours ago 4,744 Views 1 Comment

Paddy McLaughlin, Paul Hegarty, Vinny Perth, Sean Connor and Jim McGuinness have also been linked with the vacancy left by Declan Devine.

McClenaghan qualifies in first place for European final as Irish hopefuls impress on Road to Tokyo
# Going Well
# Going Well

McClenaghan qualifies in first place for European final as Irish hopefuls impress on Road to Tokyo

18 hours ago 2,690 Views 1 Comment

Meanwhile, there were PBs and national records aplenty at the Irish national swimmimg team trials.

Top two inches: How Billy Holland set out on his path into Munster's record books
# Measure Of The Man
# Measure Of The Man

Top two inches: How Billy Holland set out on his path into Munster's record books

18 hours ago 14,423 Views 4 Comments

There are plenty of locks bigger than Billy Holland about, but few have left such a footprint on rugby in Munster.

Barcelona say rejecting European Super League would have been 'historic error'
# Latest
# Latest

Barcelona say rejecting European Super League would have been 'historic error'

19 hours ago 12,958 Views 6 Comments

The club remain part of the controversial project for now.

Opinion: The European Super League – the 48 hour flash in the pan, 25 years in the making
# Football
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# Football

Opinion: The European Super League – the 48 hour flash in the pan, 25 years in the making

19 hours ago 11,838 Views 18 Comments

UCC’s Dr Seán Ó Conaill looks back on an extraordinary week for international football.

Kevin Sheedy dismisses 'baseless rumour' regarding his Waterford future
# Quickly Kevin
# Quickly Kevin

Kevin Sheedy dismisses 'baseless rumour' regarding his Waterford future

19 hours ago 6,006 Views 1 Comment

The Ireland legend and assistant Mike Newell have not resigned from their management roles.

Polish striker departs for MLS after just 15 months at Celtic
# Bulls On Parade
# Bulls On Parade

Polish striker departs for MLS after just 15 months at Celtic

21 hours ago 6,269 Views 1 Comment

Patryk Klimala has joined New York Red Bulls.

'She's got things she can still work on' - Griggs on omission of former Ireland captain for Italy clash
# Selection Call
# Selection Call

'She's got things she can still work on' - Griggs on omission of former Ireland captain for Italy clash

21 hours ago 5,420 Views 0 Comments

Claire Molloy has been left out of the matchday 23 for their final Six Nations clash.

'That may be the next iteration of football style - the complete breakdown of different styles'
# BTL
# BTL

'That may be the next iteration of football style - the complete breakdown of different styles'

21 hours ago 4,298 Views 0 Comments

Michael Cox is this week’s guest on Behind the Lines.

Dublin and Kerry footballers to meet again in Thurles as fixtures released for National Leagues
# Trip 2 Tipp
# Trip 2 Tipp

Dublin and Kerry footballers to meet again in Thurles as fixtures released for National Leagues

21 hours ago 20,123 Views 20 Comments

The All-Ireland champions and The Kingdom will reunite at Semple Stadium 20 years on from a famous clash.

'I probably wasn't as clear as I could have been' - Griggs clarifies domestic rugby comments
# Clearing Up
# Clearing Up

'I probably wasn't as clear as I could have been' - Griggs clarifies domestic rugby comments

22 hours ago 4,721 Views 3 Comments

The Ireland head coach previously said he didn’t know who was in charge of the women’s club game.

Cheltenham victor Minella Indo tops 11 in Punchestown mix
# Kildare To Dream
# Kildare To Dream

Cheltenham victor Minella Indo tops 11 in Punchestown mix

23 hours ago 2,422 Views 2 Comments

Henry de Bromhead’s charge aiming to supplement Gold Cup heroics.

State funding of €5.8 million to FAI on hold pending approval by Sport Ireland
# Annual Investment
# Annual Investment

State funding of €5.8 million to FAI on hold pending approval by Sport Ireland

Thu 2:21 PM 6,458 Views 2 Comments

Meanwhile, the GAA has been granted €2.4 million while €2.25 million has gone to the IRFU.

Three changes to Ireland XV ahead of third-place play-off with Italy
# Team News
# Team News

Three changes to Ireland XV ahead of third-place play-off with Italy

Thu 2:10 PM 5,639 Views 2 Comments

Stacey Flood, Amee-Leigh Murphy Crowe, and Brittany Hogan will make their first Test starts.

Addison set for long-awaited Ulster return against Connacht tomorrow
# Comeback
# Comeback

Addison set for long-awaited Ulster return against Connacht tomorrow

Thu 1:36 PM 6,911 Views 11 Comments

Both provinces have named strong teams for the Rainbow Cup opener.

Uefa poised to shun Super League clubs when pondering Euro 2020 stadium options
# Reprisal
# Reprisal

Uefa poised to shun Super League clubs when pondering Euro 2020 stadium options

Thu 1:12 PM 5,160 Views 9 Comments

Uefa’s executive committee is set to make a final decision on Euros hosting on Friday, with Dublin likely to lose its rights to host games.

‘I could have quit’ – Jesse Lingard opens up on mental health struggles
# Revitalised
# Revitalised

‘I could have quit’ – Jesse Lingard opens up on mental health struggles

Thu 12:46 PM 6,248 Views 4 Comments

The Manchester United player has rediscovered his love of football on loan at West Ham after a change of approach in lockdown.

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