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Do you agree with our World Cup team of the tournament so far?
# Stars
# Stars

Do you agree with our World Cup team of the tournament so far?

33 minutes ago 2,542 Views 1 Comment

France’s Kylian Mbappe and others who have stood out.

Ulster have already won Leinster's respect - but the hard work is just about to start
# Derby
# Derby

Ulster have already won Leinster's respect - but the hard work is just about to start

1 hour ago 977 Views 4 Comments

The top two sides in the URC meet at the RDS tonight with Leinster packing their team with players who defeated the All Blacks this summer.

A rethink to develop with Clare, marking Limerick attacking cousin and Munster title bid
# Paul Flanagan
# Paul Flanagan

A rethink to develop with Clare, marking Limerick attacking cousin and Munster title bid

1 hour ago 3,602 Views 0 Comments

Paul Flanagan’s hurling career has enjoyed a major renaissance.

As they approach the half-way mark, Connacht's season is finally set to begin
# Opportunity Knocks
# Opportunity Knocks

As they approach the half-way mark, Connacht's season is finally set to begin

1 hour ago 1,466 Views 0 Comments

Fixture list has been cruel for Andy Friend’s side but with the tougher games out of the way, they can view the rest of the campaign with hope.

England among the flawed contenders as World Cup gets to the serious business
# Preview
# Preview

England among the flawed contenders as World Cup gets to the serious business

2 hours ago 9,383 Views 12 Comments

We look ahead to the World Cup knockout games, which begin later today.

Semple showdown, Ballyhale’s All-Star cast, bigger picture for Kilmacud
# Talking Points
# Talking Points

Semple showdown, Ballyhale’s All-Star cast, bigger picture for Kilmacud

2 hours ago 1,301 Views 0 Comments

It’s a huge weekend of provincial club final action around the country.

Dublin great Davey retires - 'It’s probably the right time to move onto the next chapter'
# End Of An Era
# End Of An Era

Dublin great Davey retires - 'It’s probably the right time to move onto the next chapter'

3 hours ago 2,855 Views 1 Comment

The five-time All-Ireland winner and All-Star calls time on her illustrious inter-county football career.

Ranking the 16 teams left in the World Cup
# Opinion
# Opinion

Ranking the 16 teams left in the World Cup

3 hours ago 5,852 Views 4 Comments

Brazil and France are among the favourites to lift the trophy

Yesterday's News

Marcus Smith out for rest of 2022 but should be back in time for England's Six Nations campaign
# Injury
# Injury

Marcus Smith out for rest of 2022 but should be back in time for England's Six Nations campaign

10 hours ago 3,339 Views 2 Comments

Smith injured his ankle against South Africa last week.

Shane Lowry 12 shots off the pace at the Hero World Challenge
# Struggle
# Struggle

Shane Lowry 12 shots off the pace at the Hero World Challenge

11 hours ago 1,756 Views 1 Comment

Defending champ Hovland leads wind-whipped tournament in the Bahamas.

Munster recover from sloppy start to record bonus point victory over Edinburgh
# Comeback
# Comeback

Munster recover from sloppy start to record bonus point victory over Edinburgh

11 hours ago 28,665 Views 46 Comments

Graham Rowntree’s men have now won three on the spin.

Ronaldo in spat with South Korean player during World Cup loss
# The Cr7 Show
# The Cr7 Show

Ronaldo in spat with South Korean player during World Cup loss

12 hours ago 21,250 Views 10 Comments

Portugal manager says Ronaldo was ‘insulted’ by an unnamed South Korean player.

Switzerland progress to last-16 with thrilling, ill-tempered win over Serbia
# Swiss On A Roll
# Swiss On A Roll

Switzerland progress to last-16 with thrilling, ill-tempered win over Serbia

12 hours ago 19,610 Views 4 Comments

Remo Freuler’s goal was decisive in a 3-2 win.

Cameroon's stunning victory over Brazil not enough to advance
# Upset
# Upset

Cameroon's stunning victory over Brazil not enough to advance

12 hours ago 5,674 Views 5 Comments

It was a historic night for Dani Alves, as he became his country’s oldest player.

Van Gaal hits back at critics ahead of last-16 showdown
# Difference Of Opinion
# Difference Of Opinion

Van Gaal hits back at critics ahead of last-16 showdown

13 hours ago 4,102 Views 5 Comments

The 71-year-old is unbeaten in a record 10 World Cup matches as a coach.

Ireland men qualify for quarter-finals of Dubai 7s despite narrow defeat to France
# Relief
# Relief

Ireland men qualify for quarter-finals of Dubai 7s despite narrow defeat to France

14 hours ago 4,466 Views 1 Comment

Ireland play Argentina in the quarter-finals tomorrow morning.

The new Rory has to be content with steady round after yesterday's heroics
# Holywood Kid
# Holywood Kid

The new Rory has to be content with steady round after yesterday's heroics

14 hours ago 4,376 Views 4 Comments

Down teenager Tom McKibbin had hole in one yesterday before producing a round of 71 at today’s South African Open.

'Clear demand' - Motion to change LGFA name to Women's Gaelic Football Association
# LGFA
# LGFA

'Clear demand' - Motion to change LGFA name to Women's Gaelic Football Association

15 hours ago 4,474 Views 7 Comments

Brian Kelly of Templeogue Synge Street explains the Dublin club’s push to The42.

Higgins shines as Ireland Women's team advance to quarter-finals of Dubai 7s
# All About Eve
# All About Eve

Higgins shines as Ireland Women's team advance to quarter-finals of Dubai 7s

15 hours ago 3,060 Views 0 Comments

Ireland defeated Japan, Spain and Fiji to set up a quarter-final date against USA tomorrow.

South Korea stun Portugal at the death to snatch a place in last 16
# Drama
# Drama

South Korea stun Portugal at the death to snatch a place in last 16

16 hours ago 6,625 Views 0 Comments

Hwang Hee-chan was the hero with the last-gasp goal as his side went through.

Suarez torments Ghana, but is left in tears as Uruguay crash out in remarkable late twist
# Haunted
# Haunted

Suarez torments Ghana, but is left in tears as Uruguay crash out in remarkable late twist

16 hours ago 32,664 Views 17 Comments

In the end the only happiness was glorying in others’ despair, writes Gavin Cooney from the Al Janoub Stadium in Qatar.

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz
# Let's Get Quizzical
# Let's Get Quizzical

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz

16 hours ago 20,923 Views 5 Comments

How well do you remember the week’s headlines?

Some images ‘misleading’: Fifa explains VAR decision for Japan's controversial winner
# Freeze Frame
# Freeze Frame

Some images ‘misleading’: Fifa explains VAR decision for Japan's controversial winner

16 hours ago 8,721 Views 9 Comments

Ao Tanaka’s strike in the 2-1 win over Spain sparked huge controversy.

All-Ireland champions Kerry open 2023 with trip to Cork
# Back At It
# Back At It

All-Ireland champions Kerry open 2023 with trip to Cork

16 hours ago 5,497 Views 1 Comment

The draws and fixtures for the 2023 McGrath Cup have been confirmed.

Finn Harps appoint Dave Rogers as new first team manager
# Taking Charge
# Taking Charge

Finn Harps appoint Dave Rogers as new first team manager

18 hours ago 2,895 Views 3 Comments

Rogers joins the club from Premier League side Nottingham Forest, where he was U21 manager.

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

Here's your essential TV guide for this weekend's live sport

18 hours ago 19,131 Views 2 Comments

Get stuck into this lot over the weekend.

Eddie Jones to learn England fate next week after RFU review
# Under Pressure
# Under Pressure

Eddie Jones to learn England fate next week after RFU review

Updated 18 hours ago 9,442 Views 9 Comments

Jones is fighting for his future as head coach after presiding over England’s worst year since 2008.

Shamrock Rovers confirm Burt signing, Bohs bring in Akintunde from Derry
# Transfer Talk
# Transfer Talk

Shamrock Rovers confirm Burt signing, Bohs bring in Akintunde from Derry

18 hours ago 2,759 Views 0 Comments

Burt made a big impression with Bohemians over the last two seasons.

Ronan O'Gara 'had contact from RFU' but rules himself out of running for England job
# Decision Made
# Decision Made

Ronan O'Gara 'had contact from RFU' but rules himself out of running for England job

21 hours ago 27,824 Views 10 Comments

The Munster legend is staying put with La Rochelle.

Returning Hansen one of six Connacht changes for Benetton clash
# URC
# URC

Returning Hansen one of six Connacht changes for Benetton clash

21 hours ago 4,241 Views 2 Comments

Andy Friend’s side are hosts at The Sportsground tomorrow.

Lowe returns for Leinster as Henderson starts at 6 for Ulster
# Team News
# Team News

Lowe returns for Leinster as Henderson starts at 6 for Ulster

21 hours ago 9,123 Views 21 Comments

The teams have been named for tomorrow night’s URC clash at the RDS.

Formula One cancels 2023 Chinese Grand Prix due to Covid-19 restrictions
# No Go
# No Go

Formula One cancels 2023 Chinese Grand Prix due to Covid-19 restrictions

21 hours ago 2,190 Views 1 Comment

The race in Shanghai was due to take place on 16 April.

History-making Passmore rounds off brilliant week at World Junior Diving Championships
# Flying The Flag
# Flying The Flag

History-making Passmore rounds off brilliant week at World Junior Diving Championships

21 hours ago 2,112 Views 0 Comments

The 17-year-old finished fifth in the 3M Springboard final, having won Ireland’s first-ever world-level diving medal on Tuesday.

Pivac to Leinster? And how can Ireland unearth more athletes?
# Podcast
# Podcast

Pivac to Leinster? And how can Ireland unearth more athletes?

22 hours ago 5,487 Views 0 Comments

Check out the latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly.

Two-time AFLW Premiership winner Ailish Considine departs from Adelaide Crows
# Moving On
# Moving On

Two-time AFLW Premiership winner Ailish Considine departs from Adelaide Crows

22 hours ago 4,542 Views 0 Comments

The club says they will not be offering a new contract to the Clare dual star for next year.

Munster locked-and-loaded for massive night in Edinburgh

Munster locked-and-loaded for massive night in Edinburgh

Updated Fri 8:56 AM 21,578 Views 7 Comments

The Scots have named a strong side for this evening’s URC clash.

Allen throws for 233 yards and two touchdowns as Bills overcome Patriots
# NFL
# NFL

Allen throws for 233 yards and two touchdowns as Bills overcome Patriots

Fri 7:54 AM 2,717 Views 0 Comments

Buffalo bagged a third straight win to go 9-3 at the top of the AFC East division.

'We're coming back to lift the trophy' - Leinster challengers face down four-in-a-row chasers
# Defiant
# Defiant

'We're coming back to lift the trophy' - Leinster challengers face down four-in-a-row chasers

Fri 7:00 AM 4,180 Views 0 Comments

Kilmacud Crokes forward Oisín O’Rorke says the Dublin champions are ready for a battle with the mighty Ballyhale Shamrocks.

Kelleher glad to be back and relishing competition after 'difficult time' out
# Good To Go
# Good To Go

Kelleher glad to be back and relishing competition after 'difficult time' out

Fri 6:30 AM 4,290 Views 2 Comments

The Leinster and Ireland hooker has endured a frustrating spell with injury.

Thursday 1 December, 2022

Jack Grealish regrets Miguel Almiron comments
# Sorry
# Sorry

Jack Grealish regrets Miguel Almiron comments

Thu 11:24 PM 18,673 Views 6 Comments

Scoring a tap-in against Iran enabled the England man to fulfill a promise to a Manchester City-supporting schoolboy.

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