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Dublin: 15 °C Saturday 8 August, 2020

Wednesday 5 August, 2020

'Paídí Ó Sé had an aura and told us not to fear anyone, even Dublin'

Westmeath were one of three counties who had never won a provincial title when they called Paídí Ó Sé. Within a year he made history.

Tuesday 4 August, 2020

‘To say we didn’t deserve an All-Ireland was crass, Down never got credit for '91’ Cinderella Stories This post contains videos

‘To say we didn’t deserve an All-Ireland was crass, Down never got credit for '91’

No one gave Down a chance of winning an Ulster – never mind an All-Ireland – title at the start of 1991. But by the end of that summer they had lit a spark that resulted in a number of unheralded teams catching fire throughout the ‘90s.

Saturday 1 August, 2020

Master beats pupil as Waterford get crucial win over Shelbourne

Former Ireland international John Sheridan makes his debut as Waterford manager and prevails over his former player, Ian Morris.

Millwall confirm Parrott has flown into Lions Den City Of Troy This post contains videos

Millwall confirm Parrott has flown into Lions Den

Championship club hope Parrott can become the next Harry Kane.

It is not just about 10-in-a-row, says Neil Lennon

The Celtic manager is making long-term plans as the Scottish season restarts and insists the club wants to hang on to star striker, Odsonne Édouard.

The Irishman at the heart of the greatest ever FA Cup final

As the curtain comes down on this English football season, Tony Galvin remembers the part he played in the most famous goal in Tottenham’s history.

Friday 31 July, 2020

Passion still burns in Sligo's Dunleavy as League of Ireland returns

They’re bottom of the league, have been hit by injuries, bad luck and a global pandemic but Sligo aren’t giving up on this season.

Thursday 30 July, 2020

Saudi Arabia consortium withdraw their £300 million bid for Newcastle

The Saudi consortium pulled out of the deal this afternoon – 17 weeks after contracts were exchanged.

Sunderland sign Irish international Aiden O'Brien on two-year-deal

The striker-cum-winger has scored one goal in his four international appearances for Ireland.

Celtic sign keeper Vasilis Barkas for €5 million from AEK Athens

Club’s hunt for a new No1 has finally come to an end after Fraser Forster rejected offer to return to Celtic Park.

Sunday 26 July, 2020

Loughnane as high as a kite and more of the week's best sportswriting

Do yourself a favour, stick the feet up and read these superb pieces.


Now more than ever Irish football needs another Sunderland to happen

Between 2006 and 2008 Sunderland had a uniquely Irish flavour – owners, chairman and manager all coming from here. Now, with so many Ireland players struggling for game-time in England, there is a pressing need for a Drumaville sequel.

Saturday 25 July, 2020

A weight has been lifted but Nicci Daly's wait goes on and on and on Sporting Purgatory This post contains videos

A weight has been lifted but Nicci Daly's wait goes on and on and on

The 2020 Olympics were meant to begin this weekend – but instead of being in Tokyo, Ireland’s athletes have been left in limbo.

Friday 24 July, 2020

Zenit St Petersburg set to sign Dejan Lovren for €11.5 million

Former Southampton defender set to leave before the end of this month.

Thursday 23 July, 2020

‘If you offered me €500m or Olympic Gold, I’d tell you to keep your money’

The Tokyo Olympics were supposed to open tomorrow but instead of parading around Japan’s National Stadium, medal prospect Michaela Walsh will be running north Belfast’s roads.

Former Irish international Chris Hughton in talks with Bristol City

The ex-Norwich and Newcastle boss has been out of work since his dismissal by Brighton last year.

Saturday 18 July, 2020

'Hopefully the best bits of my career are ahead of me, not behind me'

After a nine month absence from the game, Paul Dunne is back in competitive golf this week.

Hurricanes stun Blues with late try in Super Rugby Aotearoa thriller

Jordie Barrett upstages big brother Beauden with late conversion to win it for the Hurricanes.

South African franchises eyeing up Champions Cup in global shake-up

Threat to Super Rugby has left four of South Africa’s teams in limbo.

Friday 17 July, 2020

Sport Ireland say rescue deal depends on FAI implementing rule changes

Sport Ireland have warned the FAI to pass governance reforms at their EGM or face missing out on funding.

Thursday 16 July, 2020

Government's 200-person limit at outdoor events has implications for sport

It had been hoped that up to 500 people could attend sporting fixtures from 20 July – but the government have pushed back plans until 10 August.

Sunday 12 July, 2020

The last summer of innocence and the legacy Jack Charlton left behind

He ruled with an iron fist – but the players loved his mischievous wit and winning mentality..

Saturday 11 July, 2020

Ireland's five greatest days under Jack Charlton

From Genoa to Giants Stadium, we look back on five days when Jackie’s Army shook up the world.

'Jack's passing will be felt in Ireland more than anywhere else'

Mick McCarthy and Niall Quinn have paid tribute to Jack Charlton who passed away this morning.

Jack Charlton in 1994: 'Irish people are realistic, as am I. We like one another'

The legacy Jack Charlton left to Ireland.

McDowell and Lowry drop down the leaderboard at the Workday Charity Open

Both men are tied in 29th position at the PGA’s Workday Charity Open after McDowell followed up his opening round of 68 with a 73 while Lowry finished yesterday with a 72.

Friday 10 July, 2020

Mustang Sally, Stephen Kenny and the Longford Town legacy

Longford Town were going nowhere until Stephen Kenny arrived in 1998. Their subsequent success charmed the nation and set the then 26-year-old on the road to the biggest job in Irish football.

Premier League tells BBC that VAR got last night's penalty decisions wrong Var

Premier League tells BBC that VAR got last night's penalty decisions wrong

A Premier League spokesperson told Match of the Day that the video assistant referee made wrong calls in all three of last night’s fixtures.

'I don't think Paul Pogba wants to be a leader,' says Roy Keane

Roy Keane praised Mason Greenwood but was critical of Paul Pogba again and said Tottenham are ‘an average’ team.

G-Mac and Lowry in contention after round 1 of Workday Charity Open

McDowell is tied for seventh while Open winner, Shane Lowry, is one shot back after a superb eagle got him back in the frame.

Thursday 9 July, 2020

Alan Reynolds confirmed as assistant manager of Ireland U21 side

The former Waterford manager will double up as Irish U21 assistant and coach at Dundalk.

Sunday 5 July, 2020

'I was struggling to walk, hoping the pain would go away - it didn't'

Brian Scott faced a choice of risking his health or following his dream. Amazingly, the Munster man walked through the pain barrier for months before injury brought an end to the 27-year-old’s career.

Saturday 4 July, 2020

Huge day for Ireland as O'Brien and McNamara win Derby with 25-1 shot

Limerick jockey Emmet McNamara enjoys biggest success of his career by steering Serpentine to Epsom glory.

FAI confirm they are seeking more financial support from government

Move comes five months after FAI received a €19.2m package.

Love conquers all to win the Oaks in stunning fashion

Aidan O’Brien wins the Oaks for an eighth time.

'Roy Keane has to tone back a bit - he wasn't perfect when he played'

Dwight Yorke reckons Roy Keane’s habit of telling it straight to players is outdated in the modern game.

Crusaders cruise to third straight win after sizzling second-half display

In yet another superb game of Super Rugby, the Crusaders finished off the Highlanders in style with three tries in the final quarter.

Friday 3 July, 2020

Women's National League to restart next month

Initial start date in March had to be postponed because of the lockdown.

'Conversations in the dressing room should stay in the dressing room'

Four defeats in a row, 16 losses in 21 league games, games against United, City, Spurs and Leicester to come – Bournemouth are in big trouble.

Khabib Nurmagomedov's father has died from Covid-19 complications RIP

Khabib Nurmagomedov's father has died from Covid-19 complications

The 57-year-old father of legendary UFC champ, Khabib, passed away earlier today.

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