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Saturday 24 April, 2021

As it happened: Ireland v Italy, Six Nations Championship
# Updates
# Updates

As it happened: Ireland v Italy, Six Nations Championship

Apr 24th 2021, 11:15 AM 24,797 Views 4 Comments

Energia Park, Donnybrook, hosted this afternoon’s third/fourth place playoff.

The quiet leader in the Bohs dressing room who's back stronger after a cruel knee injury
# Grafter
# Grafter

The quiet leader in the Bohs dressing room who's back stronger after a cruel knee injury

Apr 24th 2021, 7:30 AM 3,017 Views 0 Comments

A key player for a team on the rise, Sophie Watters is clocking up the miles between Dundalk and Dublin while leading a busy life off the pitch.

Friday 23 April, 2021

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 Apr 23rd 2021, 10:15 AM 4,288 Views 0 Comments

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

Thursday 22 April, 2021

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

Apr 22nd 2021, 9:39 PM 6,003 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Apr 22nd 2021, 8:11 PM 2,903 Views 1 Comment

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

Tuesday 20 April, 2021

'You've got everyone looking at the good, bad and the ugly and we've got to be able to deal with that'
# Cliodhna Moloney
# Cliodhna Moloney

'You've got everyone looking at the good, bad and the ugly and we've got to be able to deal with that'

Apr 20th 2021, 7:00 PM 4,535 Views 0 Comments

Ireland and Wasps hooker Clíodhna Moloney on the fallout from the France defeat, bouncing back against Italy and Never Settling.

'Stacey's got buckets of talent. She really can do it all' - the 7s star making an impact at 15s with Ireland
# Open The Flood Gates
# Open The Flood Gates

'Stacey's got buckets of talent. She really can do it all' - the 7s star making an impact at 15s with Ireland

Apr 20th 2021, 6:04 PM 3,766 Views 1 Comment

Dubliner Flood has impressed off the bench in the Six Nations campaign thus far.

Griggs' Ireland 'want to finish on a high' against Italy as bigger picture looms large
# W6N
# W6N

Griggs' Ireland 'want to finish on a high' against Italy as bigger picture looms large

Apr 20th 2021, 2:52 PM 2,055 Views 0 Comments

The Six Nations third-place play-off is set to be moved to Dublin.

'As a player, she's exceptional, but she's an even better person and team-mate' - saluting a retiring Dublin star
# One Of A Kind
# One Of A Kind

'As a player, she's exceptional, but she's an even better person and team-mate' - saluting a retiring Dublin star

Apr 20th 2021, 9:19 AM 3,620 Views 1 Comment

Carla Rowe says that Noelle Healy will be ‘dearly missed’ as the 2017 Footballer of the Year calls time on a glittering inter-county career.

Holders Kilkenny to face winners of Wexford and Laois in Leinster hurling semi-final
# Lovely Hurling
# Lovely Hurling

Holders Kilkenny to face winners of Wexford and Laois in Leinster hurling semi-final

Apr 20th 2021, 8:50 AM 15,202 Views 14 Comments

The draw was made on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland.

Here's the draw for the 2021 Leinster football championship
# We Go Again
# We Go Again

Here's the draw for the 2021 Leinster football championship

Apr 20th 2021, 7:57 AM 10,212 Views 9 Comments

10-in-a-row provincial champions Dublin face either Wicklow or Wexford in the quarter-final.

Monday 19 April, 2021

'It's a huge issue, probably one that goes unspoken' - Dublin star hails Lidl's period poverty initiative
# Serious Support
# Serious Support

'It's a huge issue, probably one that goes unspoken' - Dublin star hails Lidl's period poverty initiative

Apr 19th 2021, 8:47 PM 5,715 Views 0 Comments

Carla Rowe discusses its importance in a sporting context, with work underway to have free products available in ladies football clubs.

A hero on and off the field, Noelle Healy has certainly left the Dublin jersey in a better place
# End Of An Era
# End Of An Era

A hero on and off the field, Noelle Healy has certainly left the Dublin jersey in a better place

Updated Apr 19th 2021, 8:34 PM 16,375 Views 4 Comments

The five-time All-Ireland winner brought the curtain down on a glittering inter-county career today.

Reigning champions Mayo to face Sligo after Connacht football championship draw made
# Out Of The Hat
# Out Of The Hat

Reigning champions Mayo to face Sligo after Connacht football championship draw made

Apr 19th 2021, 7:04 PM 6,980 Views 6 Comments

The winners meet Leitrim in the semi-final, with Galway and Roscommon going head-to-head in the other.

Sunday 18 April, 2021

Donegal star scores again in Germany, mixed bag for Irish in FA Cup and Lyon crash out of Champions League
# Wrap
# Wrap

Donegal star scores again in Germany, mixed bag for Irish in FA Cup and Lyon crash out of Champions League

Apr 18th 2021, 7:43 PM 3,696 Views 0 Comments

It was a busy weekend of women’s football across the continent.

Four goals for 16-year-old Irish international as Wexford Youths in seventh heaven with first win
# The Ellen Show
# The Ellen Show

Four goals for 16-year-old Irish international as Wexford Youths in seventh heaven with first win

Apr 18th 2021, 4:22 PM 5,598 Views 2 Comments

Ellen Molloy showed her class as Tom Elmes’ side sent out a statement of intent against Treaty United.

'Everyone's going through a lot right now. I'm lucky I can just launch myself off a diving board each day'
# One Day At A Time
# One Day At A Time

'Everyone's going through a lot right now. I'm lucky I can just launch myself off a diving board each day'

Apr 18th 2021, 10:00 AM 15,024 Views 3 Comments

Oliver Dingley has learned to be kind to himself, taking lockdown in his stride as he targets the Tokyo Olympics.

Saturday 17 April, 2021

'Our no. 1 priority is health and safety' - Team Ireland and Olympian Coyle withdraw from World Cup
# Pentathlon
# Pentathlon

'Our no. 1 priority is health and safety' - Team Ireland and Olympian Coyle withdraw from World Cup

Apr 17th 2021, 3:57 PM 6,365 Views 0 Comments

Pentathlon Ireland confirmed the news from Sofia this afternoon.

A long way from Tipperary, O'Dwyer shines on the biggest stage in third top-level sport
# Class Act
# Class Act

A long way from Tipperary, O'Dwyer shines on the biggest stage in third top-level sport

Apr 17th 2021, 2:51 PM 9,362 Views 1 Comment

The multi-talented 22-year-old starred as Brisbane Lions were crowned AFLW Premiers for the first time.

'We're really aware that we can provide a bit of light, with the mood in Ireland quite low at times'
# Green Army
# Green Army

'We're really aware that we can provide a bit of light, with the mood in Ireland quite low at times'

Apr 17th 2021, 7:00 AM 14,985 Views 10 Comments

Anna O’Flanagan and the Irish women’s hockey team ‘want to achieve what we know we’re capable of’ through a massive summer.

Friday 16 April, 2021

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz
# It's Quizzness Time
# It's Quizzness Time

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz

Apr 16th 2021, 5:30 PM 25,849 Views 2 Comments

How closely have you been paying attention to this week’s headlines?

Munster final Down Under as Clare and Tipperary stars vie for AFLW Premiership crown
# Grand Final Preview
# Grand Final Preview

Munster final Down Under as Clare and Tipperary stars vie for AFLW Premiership crown

Apr 16th 2021, 1:05 PM 19,350 Views 3 Comments

It’s Ailish Considine and Adelaide Crows versus Orla O’Dwyer and Brisbane Lions.

Ulster young gun Izuchukwu signs new contract
# Huge Potential
# Huge Potential

Ulster young gun Izuchukwu signs new contract

Apr 16th 2021, 11:06 AM 6,500 Views 3 Comments

The Tullamore 21-year-old is staying put until 2023, with Brad Roberts also penning an extension.

Irish Olympic athletes won't be prioritised for vaccines, says Minister Chambers
# Wait In Line
# Wait In Line

Irish Olympic athletes won't be prioritised for vaccines, says Minister Chambers

Apr 16th 2021, 10:37 AM 2,662 Views 5 Comments

As things stand, the rescheduled Tokyo Games will kick off in July.

Dublin star calls time on Aussie Rules career after two seasons at Melbourne
# Return Of The Mack
# Return Of The Mack

Dublin star calls time on Aussie Rules career after two seasons at Melbourne

Apr 16th 2021, 8:58 AM 7,191 Views 2 Comments

Niamh McEvoy has been ‘a highly valued and much-loved member of our team,’ the club say.

Sunday 11 April, 2021

'I left my heart on the pitch... I’m showing her that I’m well able' - 18-year-old Irish striker out to impress
# Whelan In The Years
# Whelan In The Years

'I left my heart on the pitch... I’m showing her that I’m well able' - 18-year-old Irish striker out to impress

Apr 11th 2021, 7:00 AM 17,774 Views 0 Comments

Shelbourne’s Emily Whelan took her chance against Denmark. Another could come against Belgium this evening.

Saturday 10 April, 2021

World Cup qualification the goal as Ireland's Liverpool star 'still not over' Euros shortcoming
# Friendly Fires
# Friendly Fires

World Cup qualification the goal as Ireland's Liverpool star 'still not over' Euros shortcoming

Apr 10th 2021, 7:15 AM 1,907 Views 0 Comments

‘It was a bit sickening to be honest, still a really hard pill to swallow,’ says Niamh Fahey.

Friday 9 April, 2021

From DCU to Down Under: The team-mates, house-mates and friends dreaming of AFLW glory
# Ties That Bind
# Ties That Bind

From DCU to Down Under: The team-mates, house-mates and friends dreaming of AFLW glory

Updated Apr 9th 2021, 8:07 PM 17,279 Views 2 Comments

‘It was as if they were operating on a professional level even back then.’ Now, Collingwood duo Sarah Rowe and Aishling Sheridan are one step away from the biggest stage in their adopted sport.

'It's a special feeling to wear the green jersey, and to get Player of the Match topped that off'
# Joy Of Six
# Joy Of Six

'It's a special feeling to wear the green jersey, and to get Player of the Match topped that off'

Apr 9th 2021, 2:44 PM 2,450 Views 0 Comments

Shelbourne’s Jamie Finn was excellent against Denmark – and global superstar Pernille Harder – last night.

Thursday 8 April, 2021

'I’m very, very proud of them in the guts that they showed against an opponent like this'
# Encouraging Signs
# Encouraging Signs

'I’m very, very proud of them in the guts that they showed against an opponent like this'

Apr 8th 2021, 11:58 PM 4,080 Views 2 Comments

Vera Pauw’s Ireland suffered a 1-0 defeat to Denmark tonight, but there were lots of positives to take from the international friendly.

Ireland edged out by early Denmark goal but plenty of positives in Pauw's first friendly
# Next Chapter
# Next Chapter

Ireland edged out by early Denmark goal but plenty of positives in Pauw's first friendly

Apr 8th 2021, 9:02 PM 12,135 Views 3 Comments

Nicoline Sorensen scored the decisive goal in the ninth minute at Tallaght Stadium.

'Apart from an accent, it is the absolute world. It means everything to me and my family'
# Amazing Grace
# Amazing Grace

'Apart from an accent, it is the absolute world. It means everything to me and my family'

Updated Apr 8th 2021, 3:00 PM 41,375 Views 0 Comments

Goalkeeper Grace Moloney on representing Ireland, her exceptional season at Reading and how she used lockdown to improve.

The Limerick latecomer's 'step up' from representing county to country, and battling relegation in Germany
# Rapid Rise
# Rapid Rise

The Limerick latecomer's 'step up' from representing county to country, and battling relegation in Germany

Apr 8th 2021, 6:30 AM 4,839 Views 4 Comments

Claire O’Riordan was unaware of top-level women’s football until her first year of college. Now she’s an Irish international.

Wednesday 7 April, 2021

'To be there would just be out of this world. It's the dream, and we'll keep working towards it'
# Coygig
# Coygig

'To be there would just be out of this world. It's the dream, and we'll keep working towards it'

Updated Apr 7th 2021, 12:00 PM 12,540 Views 2 Comments

Friendlies, the World Cup draw and a fresh bid to reach a first-ever major tournament – an exciting few months lie ahead, says Ireland’s Claire O’Riordan.

Tuesday 6 April, 2021

Over €55k raised in one day for former Dundalk and Louth star in need of cancer treatment
# Appeal
# Appeal

Over €55k raised in one day for former Dundalk and Louth star in need of cancer treatment

Apr 6th 2021, 7:30 PM 13,565 Views 0 Comments

Sonia Hoey’s family are hoping to raise €80,000 for treatment in Mexico.

Mixed update from Ulster as Izuchukwu to undergo scan and Henderson to be 'monitored'
# Suftum
# Suftum

Mixed update from Ulster as Izuchukwu to undergo scan and Henderson to be 'monitored'

Apr 6th 2021, 6:47 PM 6,739 Views 4 Comments

The northern province face Northampton Saints in Saturday’s Challenge Cup quarter-final.

'One of the greatest footballers of all time' - tributes paid after death of Leitrim GAA legend
# Packy McGarty
# Packy McGarty

'One of the greatest footballers of all time' - tributes paid after death of Leitrim GAA legend

Apr 6th 2021, 6:23 PM 7,178 Views 1 Comment

Packy McGarty is widely regarded as the best player ever from the county.

Saturday 3 April, 2021

'In a good place' - Dublin's Covid breach won't impact inter-county return, says GAA President
# Onwards
# Onwards

'In a good place' - Dublin's Covid breach won't impact inter-county return, says GAA President

Apr 3rd 2021, 8:49 PM 23,432 Views 47 Comments

Another incident may, Larry McCarthy said – while stressing how important the return of club is.

'He worries about us as people first and then as players second. I think that's very important'
# More Than Football
# More Than Football

'He worries about us as people first and then as players second. I think that's very important'

Apr 3rd 2021, 7:30 AM 5,666 Views 0 Comments

Katie Burdis and DLR Waves are targeting a top-four finish this season under the watchful eye of Graham Kelly.

Friday 2 April, 2021

The Irish stars and clubs to watch as the 2021 AFLW finals kick off tomorrow
# Flying The Flag
# Flying The Flag

The Irish stars and clubs to watch as the 2021 AFLW finals kick off tomorrow

Apr 2nd 2021, 7:15 AM 4,088 Views 0 Comments

With nine players involved across the six teams remaining, we’re guaranteed another Irish Premiership winner.