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Tuesday 7 April, 2020

Show Mick McCarthy respect but not sympathy - this is the life he chose

Having already endured the Saipan fall-out, the last thing Mick McCarthy needed was another popularity contest, Mick versus Kenny coming 18 years after McCarthy versus Keane.

Rangers director suggests Celtic title would equate to ‘eight-and-a-half’ in a row

Alistair Johnston, the former Rangers chairman, says if Celtic are handed the title then there may be an asterisk in the history books.

Monday 6 April, 2020

The rise of Stephen Kenny - told by the men who know him best

His first signing, his former sidekick and the journeyman who became one of the best players in the League of Ireland tell us the secret behind the Dubliner’s ascent to the top of Irish football.

Burnley set to keep Brady but Hendrick's future remains unclear

Burnley set to keep Brady but Hendrick's future remains unclear

Newcastle United want to sign both Irish internationals but Clarets will trigger clause in Brady’s contract and hope Hendrick stays.

Sunday 5 April, 2020

'The online abuse I get is upsetting,' says James McClean

Irish international speaks out against trolls.

Kenny plans to reach out to Robbie Brady, James McCarthy and Shane Long

Now that he has succeeded Mick McCarthy as Ireland manager, what are the big questions facing Stephen Kenny?

‘I’m not happy to live off the Open’ – says Shane Lowry

Offaly golfer wants to become a multiple major winner and Ryder Cup hero.

'Mick McCarthy leaves a legacy behind, he is revered in Ireland'

Stephen Kenny pays tribute to his predecessor as Irish football moves into a new era.

Stephen Kenny's tortuous road to the biggest and hardest job in Irish sport

It has not been easy for Stephen Kenny but he has overcome setbacks to end up as Ireland manager.

Keane’s Ireland future looks bleak as FAI hold talks with Celtic over Duff

Stephen Kenny’s backroom team will not be announced until a sign-off is secured from Celtic while Keith Andrews prepares for life as Ireland assistant manager.

Tuesday 31 March, 2020

The Ireland and Lions legend running a Top 14 club under house arrest

This may be the most surreal period of Jeremy Davidson’s career but the former Irish star has not lost his focus as rugby faces its biggest battle yet.

‘This is like a war - Irish sport and the Irish economy will need a Marshall Plan’

Fianna Fáil sports spokesperson warns that it could be months before we see top-level sport again in Ireland.

Monday 30 March, 2020

'Heroes are our nurses and doctors in hospitals - we should be proud of them'

Eoin Hand turned 74 today and the former Ireland manager’s view on life has been shaped by the trauma of a near-death experience 23 years ago.

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Survival kit – four ways to get your sporting fix today

If you are going stir crazy sitting at home without any sport to watch then the solution to your boredom is here.

Liverpool fans can relax – November on agenda as Premier League's end date

Uefa mulling over four options before crunch talks this week – and will consider a lengthy delay to complete this campaign.

Saturday 14 March, 2020

The forgotten story of Ireland’s first Euro quarter-finalists Legends This post contains videos

The forgotten story of Ireland’s first Euro quarter-finalists

A quarter of a century before Euro 88, an Irish team cursed by FAI incompetence, somehow made it to the last eight of the 1964 European Championships.

Friday 13 March, 2020

The Premier League has officially been suspended

Euro 2020 looks set to become Euro 2021 and two-legged Champions League matches may be replaced by one-off fixtures.

Rory McIlroy says Masters should go behind closed doors

Irishman’s stance backed up fellow players.

Trump calls for Olympics to be pushed back and the rest of today’s postponements

US President says 12-month delay is preferable to Games taking place in front of empty stadiums.

Thursday 12 March, 2020

Here is all the sport that has been postponed

Thursday 12 March will be remembered as the day when sport got shut down.

PFAI chasing €1m Uefa loan to help clubs through shutdown crisis

PFAI chasing €1m Uefa loan to help clubs through shutdown crisis

Irish players union worried about League of Ireland players being paid if government extends ban on large public gatherings beyond 29 March.

Irish sport facing blanket shutdown as government issues advice on outdoor gatherings

Finding a space in the calendar to finish off the GAA’s National Leagues may prove impossible.

La Liga suspend games for two weeks with Real Madrid players quarantined

Football has been shut down for a fortnight in Spain as coronavirus crisis worsens.

Every football match in England set to go behind closed doors

A report in today’s London Times says UK government set to impose action plan to deal with coronavirus pandemic. Doubts exist over final day at Cheltenham.

Wednesday 11 March, 2020

Fianna Fáil want urgent meeting with IRFU to discuss Sky's 6 Nations bid

Party spokesperson on sport, Marc MacSharry, wrote to the Union this morning in bid to keep tournament on free-to-air TV.

Tuesday 10 March, 2020

'Get Irish sport behind closed doors for a month'

Fears surrounding coronavirus have resulted in a call by Marc MacSharry for sporting events to be played in empty stadiums until crisis clears.

‘People are not sure about speaking up about racism because of the abuse’

Ireland international reveals in interview with Daily Mail that authorities are not doing enough to tackle the issue.

Thank you Mr Eastwood - you gave us hope in our darkest decade

The boxing promoter who died last night was a genuine A-Lister in the ’80s. Mention the name Eastwood and people assumed you were talking about Barney not Clint.

Monday 9 March, 2020

Six Nations talking points: Paris postponement, England a disgrace

Fate may be in Ireland’s hands but England still seem likeliest to win this year’s championship despite their appalling behaviour.

Premier League and Cheltenham given green light to continue

Fears that Premier League games and Cheltenham Festival would be forced behind closed doors have eased – for now.

Eddie Jones set for showdown contract talks with RFU

Loud-mouth coach may also face disciplinary action for his comments about ref after Wales match with calls for Joe Marler and Manu Tuilagi to also be banned.

Saturday 7 March, 2020

Enda Stevens forced off but not forced out of Ireland’s Euro play-off

Defender has been struggling with a calf injury but Blades boss Chris Wilder insists his withdrawal was a mere ‘precaution’.

Former Wales international Matthew J Watkins has died aged 41

The Welsh team will wear black armbands against England today as a mark of respect for the centre, who won 18 caps for his national team.

Kerry’s coaching set-up rocked by Donie Buckley’s departure

Kerry county board chairman, Tim Murphy, has confirmed the highly-rated coach has left their management team.

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'We were seven Irishmen taking on the world - Brady was our Platini’

This is half-forgotten story of how seven Irish footballers and their Irish manager went on a three-month adventure that ended up with Arsenal becoming one of the best teams in Europe.

Friday 6 March, 2020

UK and Irish politicians up the ante to keep Six Nations on free-to-air TV

Chief executives of the Welsh, English and Scottish unions have been asked by British parliament if they plan to sell broadcasting rights to Sky TV.

Galthié doubting Thomas’ ability to do job against the Scots

French coach drops inconsistent French winger Teddy Thomas for Sunday’s big game in Murrayfield.

Mako Vunipola: exiled by England, selected for Saracens

The prop who travelled home via Hong Kong this week has been picked to play for Saracens tomorrow just days after England considered him too much of a health risk to go into their camp.

Katie Taylor lands blockbuster fight against seven-weight champion

The Wicklow woman faces toughest test of her professional career when she meets Amanda Serrano in Manchester on 2 May.

‘We owe them one – last year’s defeat still irks me’

As Eddie Jones plots revenge against Wales tomorrow, Wayne Pivac refuses to do a Gatland and play mind games with his Aussie rival.

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