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Shane Lowry slips down the leaderboard at RBC Heritage
# PGA Tour
# PGA Tour

Shane Lowry slips down the leaderboard at RBC Heritage

9 hours ago 2,156 Views 3 Comments

Lowry posted a round of 72 to fall back on leader Stewart Cink.

John Sheridan set to resign as Swindon Town manager
# On The Move Again
# On The Move Again

John Sheridan set to resign as Swindon Town manager

11 hours ago 5,981 Views 6 Comments

Sheridan has now had four jobs in just over a year including a colourful stint at Waterford.

Paul Dunne nine shots off the lead in Austria as Kaymer chases redemption
# Comeback Trail
# Comeback Trail

Paul Dunne nine shots off the lead in Austria as Kaymer chases redemption

12 hours ago 1,505 Views 1 Comment

Former world No1 Kaymer is seeking his first title in seven years.

As it happened: Ireland v France, Six Nations Championship

As it happened: Ireland v France, Six Nations Championship

18 hours ago 26,895 Views 17 Comments

Ireland went down 56-15 to France in today’s clash at Energia Park.

'It takes a specific type of person to give 15 years of their lives to run that risk'
# The42 Reads
# The42 Reads

'It takes a specific type of person to give 15 years of their lives to run that risk'

23 hours ago 11,585 Views 3 Comments

What does it take to become an Olympian? Garry Doyle gets an insight from our leading athletes into the dedication required to make it to Tokyo.

Friday 16 April, 2021

Five birdies and an eagle - Shane Lowry shines on PGA tour
# On Song
# On Song

Five birdies and an eagle - Shane Lowry shines on PGA tour

Updated Fri 9:31 PM 10,938 Views 5 Comments

The Offaly golfer followed up his opening round 70 with a six-under round of 65 today at Hilton Head in South Carolina.

Rachael Blackmore wins yet again as she closes in on leading jockey title
# Mind The Gap
# Mind The Gap

Rachael Blackmore wins yet again as she closes in on leading jockey title

Fri 9:21 PM 7,125 Views 0 Comments

Blackmore now trails Paul Townend by just eight winners with just three weeks left in the Irish jump jockeys’ championship.

Thursday 15 April, 2021

Shane Lowry posts six birdies and five bogeys in dramatic opening round
# Up And Down
# Up And Down

Shane Lowry posts six birdies and five bogeys in dramatic opening round

Thu 10:37 PM 7,568 Views 2 Comments

The Offaly golfer is eight shots off Cameron Smith’s lead after the opening round of the tournament in Harbour Town.

Saturday 10 April, 2021

Shane Lowry 11 shots off the pace after shooting an even round 72 at Augusta
# The Masters
# The Masters

Shane Lowry 11 shots off the pace after shooting an even round 72 at Augusta

Updated Apr 10th 2021, 10:29 PM 50,509 Views 17 Comments

Lowry was tied for 20th behind clubhouse leader after three rounds.

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As it happened: Leinster stun champions Exeter in Champions Cup quarter-finals
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened: Leinster stun champions Exeter in Champions Cup quarter-finals

Apr 10th 2021, 5:02 PM 78,077 Views 34 Comments

Leinster came from 14-0 down to defeat Exeter in the Champions Cup quarter-finals.

Ronan O'Gara heads to yet another European semi-final as La Rochelle win
# La ROGhelle
# La ROGhelle

Ronan O'Gara heads to yet another European semi-final as La Rochelle win

Apr 10th 2021, 4:57 PM 19,035 Views 5 Comments

La Rochelle reach their first Champions Cup semi-final with a 45-21 win over Sale.

D-Day for Leinster as they prepare for trench warfare with Exeter
# Exet Strategy
# Exet Strategy

D-Day for Leinster as they prepare for trench warfare with Exeter

Apr 10th 2021, 7:00 AM 7,078 Views 3 Comments

The 2018 European champions meet last year’s Champions Cup winners in the European quarter-finals tonight.

Friday 9 April, 2021

Lowry finishes with a flourish with three birdies in seven holes
# Masters
# Masters

Lowry finishes with a flourish with three birdies in seven holes

Apr 9th 2021, 9:39 PM 42,425 Views 20 Comments

The Offaly man got off to a superb start yesterday but had a tougher round today.

Cullen: ‘The group is as motivated as ever – Exeter is a huge challenge’
# Clash Of The Titans
# Clash Of The Titans

Cullen: ‘The group is as motivated as ever – Exeter is a huge challenge’

Apr 9th 2021, 2:18 PM 9,239 Views 17 Comments

Leinster take on Premiership and Champions Cup winners Exeter Chiefs tomorrow at Sandy Park.

Monday 5 April, 2021

Munster are 'improving every single season’ insists head coach Van Graan
# Moving On
# Moving On

Munster are 'improving every single season’ insists head coach Van Graan

Updated Apr 5th 2021, 12:00 PM 25,486 Views 69 Comments

The South African is adamant that his team can reach the next level.

Sunday 4 April, 2021

Jordan Spieth tees up for the Masters with first victory in four years
# Comeback Kid
# Comeback Kid

Jordan Spieth tees up for the Masters with first victory in four years

Apr 4th 2021, 11:11 PM 6,586 Views 8 Comments

Padraig Harrington finished in a tie for 69th while Graeme McDowell ended up in 54th position.

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Miserable weekend for Pro14 clubs after Scarlets and Edinburgh thumped
# Racing Clear
# Racing Clear

Miserable weekend for Pro14 clubs after Scarlets and Edinburgh thumped

Updated Apr 4th 2021, 7:11 PM 19,391 Views 21 Comments

Leinster – courtesy of a walkover – and Benetton are the Pro14′s only victors so far this weekend.

Gold Cup glory for Willie Mullins as Jody McGarvey steers Janidil home
# Janidil
# Janidil

Gold Cup glory for Willie Mullins as Jody McGarvey steers Janidil home

Apr 4th 2021, 5:40 PM 2,791 Views 0 Comments

Jockey McGarvey produced a masterclass at Fairyhouse.

How the AIL's inaugural season created a superstar and the modern Munster
# The 42 Reads
# The 42 Reads

How the AIL's inaugural season created a superstar and the modern Munster

Apr 4th 2021, 9:26 AM 33,076 Views 24 Comments

Three decades on from Cork Con’s triumph in the first AIL, Garry Doyle reflects on the impact that season had on Irish rugby.

Saturday 3 April, 2021

Van Graan: 'I am tremendously proud - our players gave everything'
# CJ's Last Stand
# CJ's Last Stand

Van Graan: 'I am tremendously proud - our players gave everything'

Apr 3rd 2021, 6:51 PM 14,948 Views 48 Comments

Munster fell short in a thriller.

Heartbreak for Munster as Toulouse win a classic under the Limerick sun
# Munster
# Munster

Heartbreak for Munster as Toulouse win a classic under the Limerick sun

Apr 3rd 2021, 5:11 PM 48,027 Views 104 Comments

Toulouse now meet Clermont in the quarter-finals.

Friday 2 April, 2021

Tringale leads, Harrington slips back but McDowell makes progress
# PGA Tour
# PGA Tour

Tringale leads, Harrington slips back but McDowell makes progress

Apr 2nd 2021, 11:10 PM 2,748 Views 0 Comments

The Ryder Cup captain dropped 19 places after shooting a 74 today.

Declan Kidney's London Irish stage remarkable fightback to reach Challenge Cup quarters

Declan Kidney's London Irish stage remarkable fightback to reach Challenge Cup quarters

Apr 2nd 2021, 8:27 PM 17,558 Views 24 Comments

There was a tougher night for Michael Bradley’s Zebre who lost to Bath.

Hamish Watson named Six Nations player of the tournament
# Jock Of All Trades
# Jock Of All Trades

Hamish Watson named Six Nations player of the tournament

Apr 2nd 2021, 2:54 PM 9,677 Views 14 Comments

Watson won the prize ahead of Irish nominees Robbie Henshaw and Tadhg Beirne.

Ulster boosted by Burns' return for do-or-die clash with Harlequins
# Billy
# Billy

Ulster boosted by Burns' return for do-or-die clash with Harlequins

Apr 2nd 2021, 12:07 PM 6,375 Views 15 Comments

Star men Iain Henderson and Marcell Coetzee are missing from the match day squad but Quins have rested nine key players including Joe Marler and Danny Care.

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Monday 29 March, 2021

Munster's Van Graan: 'It's tough to take, I'm not going to lie, it's tough to take'
# Hurting
# Hurting

Munster's Van Graan: 'It's tough to take, I'm not going to lie, it's tough to take'

Mar 29th 2021, 7:00 AM 8,471 Views 32 Comments

Munster have made some progress over the last three years – but Leinster remain way stronger.

Jack Conan: 'We want to build on this performance and win everything we can'
# Next Chapter
# Next Chapter

Jack Conan: 'We want to build on this performance and win everything we can'

Mar 29th 2021, 6:45 AM 3,185 Views 4 Comments

Leinster are aiming to reclaim the Champions Cup they last won in 2018.

Cullen thinks South African addition will be shot in the arm for the Pro14
# New Arrivals
# New Arrivals

Cullen thinks South African addition will be shot in the arm for the Pro14

Mar 29th 2021, 6:15 AM 6,782 Views 8 Comments

Leinster have won the last four titles – but South Africa’s big four provinces are set to join the competition.

Sunday 28 March, 2021

Dundalk player scores for Faroes in World Cup qualifier against Austria
# Sonni Boy
# Sonni Boy

Dundalk player scores for Faroes in World Cup qualifier against Austria

Mar 28th 2021, 9:41 PM 6,234 Views 1 Comment

Sonni Nattestad gave the Faroe Islands a first-half lead against Austria.

Five trophies in four years - the secret behind Leinster's success
# Legacy Builders
# Legacy Builders

Five trophies in four years - the secret behind Leinster's success

Mar 28th 2021, 7:57 AM 26,845 Views 51 Comments

“Success can make you soft,” says Leinster coach Leo Cullen.

Saturday 27 March, 2021

Van Graan: ‘We came here to win but currently no team can get past Leinster’
# Respect
# Respect

Van Graan: ‘We came here to win but currently no team can get past Leinster’

Mar 27th 2021, 8:26 PM 17,379 Views 72 Comments

Munster coach also reveals that captain Peter O’Mahony is ‘struggling’ following a cut to his leg. Munster play Toulouse in the Champions Cup next week.

‘This just shows we can win ugly – we can win an arm wrestle’
# Champs
# Champs

‘This just shows we can win ugly – we can win an arm wrestle’

Mar 27th 2021, 7:41 PM 10,325 Views 50 Comments

Man of the match Jack Conan paid tribute to Leinster’s squad as they win a fourth straight Pro14 title.

Leinster outplay Munster to win fourth Pro14 title in a row
# Same Old Story
# Same Old Story

Leinster outplay Munster to win fourth Pro14 title in a row

Mar 27th 2021, 6:54 PM 38,823 Views 216 Comments

Leinster defeated Munster 16-6 with Jack Conan getting the game’s only try.

Friday 26 March, 2021

Scotland win at the death against France as Wales claim Six Nations title
# Drama
# Drama

Scotland win at the death against France as Wales claim Six Nations title

Mar 26th 2021, 10:07 PM 50,518 Views 47 Comments

Scotland won 27-23 at the Stade de France while Wales become Six Nations champions. Ireland finish third.

McIlroy crashes out of WGC Match Play after dramatic battle with Smith
# Bad Luck
# Bad Luck

McIlroy crashes out of WGC Match Play after dramatic battle with Smith

Mar 26th 2021, 9:54 PM 8,946 Views 1 Comment

Ian Poulter advances from McIlroy’s group to make the last 16.

Irish athletes impress in Pentathlon World Cup opener
# Building Blocks
# Building Blocks

Irish athletes impress in Pentathlon World Cup opener

Mar 26th 2021, 7:37 PM 5,356 Views 0 Comments

Natalya Coyle finished in seventh position while Sive Brassil was placed 18th.

Monday 22 March, 2021

Ireland's win was impressive but they need to back it up to leave a legacy
# The Next Step
# The Next Step

Ireland's win was impressive but they need to back it up to leave a legacy

Mar 22nd 2021, 6:45 AM 5,546 Views 4 Comments

Great teams are defined by championships not one-off victories.

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Jack Conan: ‘It really doesn't get any better than that’
# Jack The Glad
# Jack The Glad

Jack Conan: ‘It really doesn't get any better than that’

Mar 22nd 2021, 4:26 AM 6,202 Views 5 Comments

The No8 was one of Ireland’s stars on Saturday.

Sunday 21 March, 2021

Planes, trains and cat food - the untold story of the Ireland manager's first trip
# The42 Reads
# The42 Reads

Planes, trains and cat food - the untold story of the Ireland manager's first trip

Mar 21st 2021, 8:00 AM 22,763 Views 2 Comments

Stephen Kenny jets out of Dublin this week for Ireland’s opening World Cup qualifier – but no matter what happens it is unlikely to be as dramatic as his first European trip as a manager.

Saturday 20 March, 2021

Dulin's late try breaks Welsh hearts and kills their Grand Slam dream
# Heartbreak
# Heartbreak

Dulin's late try breaks Welsh hearts and kills their Grand Slam dream

Mar 20th 2021, 10:13 PM 19,170 Views 73 Comments

France lock Paul Willemse is red carded but Brice Dulin scores at the death to seal two-point win for Les Bleus.

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