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Yesterday’s News

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Tuesday 27 October, 2020

Liverpool sweating over Fabinho's potential hamstring issue following early withdrawal

The 27-year-old midfielder came off after 29 minutes, but Reds boss Jurgen Klopp confirmed Jordan Henderson’s half-time substitution was planned.

Derry City's league trip to Rovers cancelled, Cup quarter-final postponed due to positive Covid tests

The Candystripes could face disciplinary action due to their inability to fulfil Wednesday night’s fixture in Tallaght.

Friday 23 October, 2020

'We feel we've given it away here' - Pauw laments missed opportunity as Ireland are left seeking miracle

Ireland’s bid to qualify for Euro 2021 suffered a significant setback with Pauw’s women now having to either get a result against Germany or depend on an unlikely Ukrainian slip-up.

Euro hopes hang by a thread as Ireland fall to frustrating defeat in Kiev

An unfortunate first-half own goal by Áine O’Gorman proved fatal on the evening as Ukraine gained the upper hand.

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Wednesday 21 October, 2020

Ireland to face England in Wembley friendly next month

Stephen Kenny’s men will square off with Gareth Southgate and his charges before Ireland’s Nations League clashes with Wales and Bulgaria.

Monday 19 October, 2020

Clean bill of health for Ireland in lead-up to Italy clash as Lowe remains with Farrell's squad

Peter O’Mahony and Chris Farrell have joined the squad following periods of self-isolation while five training invitees have returned to their provinces.

Frawley and Kearney in line for Leinster returns against Zebre

Academy graduate Dan Sheehan is also back in full training following a fractured cheekbone.

Saturday 17 October, 2020

Kildare youngster Phelan earns sensational stoppage win over previously unbeaten German champion

The 20-year-old went into her opponent’s home gym and beat her into submission, earning a career-altering TKO6 victory.

Sunday 4 October, 2020

Taylor to headline female world-title tripleheader next month

The Irish icon will face Spain’s Miriam Gutierrez on 14 November, headlining a Matchroom card on Sky Sports.

Kennedy stopped in three rounds by 'The Savage' Babic

The Croatian tasted the third round for the first time as a professional but it was Kennedy who tasted defeat in Milton Keynes.

Thursday 24 September, 2020

AC Milan confirm Ibrahimovic has tested positive for Covid-19

It’s understood that the Swede’s positive test will not have any knock-on effect on Shamrock Rovers ahead of their trip to Dundalk.

Monday 21 September, 2020

GAA respond as Arlene Foster among those to voice 'deep concern' over celebrations in Omagh

The Association defended its pandemic protocols but echoed the First Minister’s concerns about celebratory gatherings.

Sunday 20 September, 2020

Expectation, goosebumps and the Champs-Élysées: Bennett savours iconic Tour victory

‘All the years trying to come up, trying to make it… It took me so long to get here,’ said Sam Bennett, now a winner of the Tour the France green jersey.

'We didn't look like a quarter-final team' - McFarland laments Ulster's post-lockdown form

The northern province’s season came to a disappointing end at the Stade Ernest-Wallon this afternoon.

Thursday 17 September, 2020

Ballincollig's quarter-final with Nemo postponed despite clearance following positive Covid test

Though the club will resume activity tomorrow, HSE regulations would have left them without several players for Sunday’s clash.

Monday 14 September, 2020

Munster confirm departure of head of athletic performance

Denis Logan will move home to America with his family in October.

Saturday 12 September, 2020

Idah scores late winner, Collins does the same as Irish players return to Championship action

Bournemouth also made a winning return to second-tier football, but Mark Travers had an afternoon to forget between the sticks.

McGregor arrested in Corsica for alleged attempted sexual assault and indecent exposure

The MMA star was taken into police custody following an alleged incident on Thursday and is understood to deny the allegations.

GAA confirm plans to proceed with 2020 All-Ireland championships

The decision was made at a meeting of the Ard Comhairle today, following positive interaction with the government.

Tuesday 1 September, 2020

First knockout appointments for Murphy and Brace as they're handed whistle for Pro14 semis

Welsh official Andrew Brace will be familiar with the dynamic having refereed Leinster and Munster’s most recent encounter a fortnight ago.

Thursday 27 August, 2020

Stevie McKenna to fight on UK TV for first time next weekend

The former Irish Elite amateur champion has seen his career take a temporary detour during the pandemic.

Monday 24 August, 2020

Two new call-ups and several notable absentees as Kenny names his first squad

Michael Obafemi doesn’t make the Republic of Ireland manager’s inaugural squad while Shane Long and James McCarthy return.

Saturday 22 August, 2020

Katie Taylor defends her undisputed title in another entertaining nail-biter with Persoon

Delfine Persoon said she believed Taylor deserved her unanimous decision following another close encounter between the two rivals.

For the first time, Taylor enters a fight with as much on the line for her as London 2012

Scrutinous eyes not only from Ireland but from all corners of the globe will be on her performance tonight, the weight of the world on her shoulders.

'Everybody thought: 'She's a legend, nobody can beat her.' Now, we know it's possible'

Delfine Persoon sets out to break Irish hearts and become arguably the greatest ever female professional boxer tonight.

Friday 21 August, 2020

Safely on weight, Taylor and Persoon face off for final time before tomorrow's rematch Straightener This post contains videos

Safely on weight, Taylor and Persoon face off for final time before tomorrow's rematch

The Belgian weighed in almost 2.5lbs heavier than she did for their original scrap, but was comfortably under the 135-pound limit.

Wednesday 19 August, 2020

'It's been hanging over my head over the last year' - Taylor sets out to avenge her own victory

Ahead of her eagerly anticipated rematch with Delfine Persoon on Saturday, Katie Taylor says she is ‘looking forward to shutting up everyone that has criticised me’.

Monday 17 August, 2020

Dean Walsh, former European medallist and nephew of Billy Walsh, turns professional

‘I’m a very proud Wexford man and my goal is to bring titles back to the county,’ said the four-time national Elite champion.

Saturday 15 August, 2020

Donovan cracks mainstream and leaves big impression on Hearn, who vows to bring him back

‘What an individual’, said the Matchroom chief of Donovan, who gained a huge amount in defeat – and indeed all week – at Fight Camp.

Saturday 1 August, 2020

Tennyson ready to seize his moment, and Irish attention, in Hearn's garden

‘I want to be the top dog in Ireland, topping the big bills — especially in the SSE Arena.’

Wednesday 29 July, 2020

Derry complete double swoop for recent Stoke reserves captain and former Crawley striker

Northern Ireland U21 Jake Dunwoody and English striker Ibrahim Meite have joined the Candystripes’ ranks.

O'Connor returns on permanent deal to become Sheridan's first signing as Waterford boss

The former Ireland U19 international striker spent the latter half of 2019 on loan with the Blues.

Whelan in the mix and two U21 nominees for 'best goal': FAI unveil International Awards shortlist

Katie McCabe and her former Arsenal team-mate Louise Quinn are shortlisted for best women’s player alongside Denise O’Sullivan.

Friday 24 July, 2020

Ryan happy to be back in the water after family's Covid battle in States

‘I had to sit here by myself, worrying my butt off about them making it through, that they were okay.’

Thursday 23 July, 2020

The shy Georgian genius behind nearly a quarter of Ireland's Olympic medals

Billy Walsh recalls his time working with Zaur Antia, Irish boxing’s media-shy head coach who has played a key role in almost 140 major international medals.

Thursday 16 July, 2020

Donegal's Quigley in the running to face Canelo Alvarez in September

The 29-year-old is one of less than a handful of names being considered for a proposed fight with the Mexican superstar.

Dates, times and TV details confirmed for Leinster and Ulster's Champions Cup quarters

Ulster’s clash away to Toulouse will be shown on Virgin Media and Channel 4.

Thursday 9 July, 2020

'I intend to leave no doubt' - Taylor and Persoon confirmed for rematch of controversial 2019 classic

The Irish icon and Belgian great will meet again in an eagerly anticipated repeat-or-revenge clash on 22 August.

Tuesday 7 July, 2020

Katie Taylor set for surprise rematch versus rival Persoon in Eddie Hearn's garden

A sequel to their June 2019 classic at Madison Square Garden, during which Taylor emerged as a controversial winner, is in the works.

Saturday 4 July, 2020

Those who choose to cover their eyes will have no excuse when they're on the wrong side of boxing history

So many boxing figures performatively take the moral high ground when it comes to the sanctity of human life – until doing so might inconvenience them personally.

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