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Wednesday 20 October, 2021

'Hopefully that nice call-out showed that you don’t have to be a pr*** to get big fights'
# Shooting His Shot
# Shooting His Shot

'Hopefully that nice call-out showed that you don’t have to be a pr*** to get big fights'

Oct 20th 2021, 5:48 PM 8,652 Views 1 Comment

Jason Quigley has finally gotten his world-title opportunity, but he has stripped back the emotion while preparing for ‘just another fight’.

Monday 18 October, 2021

Carragher: Solskjaer will never win a Premier League or Champions League as Man United manager
# MNF
# MNF

Carragher: Solskjaer will never win a Premier League or Champions League as Man United manager

Oct 18th 2021, 8:38 PM 14,803 Views 24 Comments

Carragher’s Sky colleague Gary Neville, meanwhile, defended his refusal to ‘call out’ his former team-mate.

Dublin heavyweight Thomas Carty set for second professional fight on Whyte-Wallin undercard
# The Bomber
# The Bomber

Dublin heavyweight Thomas Carty set for second professional fight on Whyte-Wallin undercard

Oct 18th 2021, 7:13 PM 5,839 Views 0 Comments

The 26-year-old ‘Bomber’ impressed Whyte in sparring during the Briton’s training camp for his upcoming heavyweight title eliminator.

Sexton to have further assessment on hip injury, while Henshaw returns to limited training
# Update
# Update

Sexton to have further assessment on hip injury, while Henshaw returns to limited training

Oct 18th 2021, 2:46 PM 4,031 Views 4 Comments

James Ryan will follow head-injury protocols this week, while Caelan Doris and Ciarán Frawley are good to go for Friday’s trip to Glasgow.

Leicester hooker Tom Youngs takes indefinite leave from club to care for his wife
# Best Wishes
# Best Wishes

Leicester hooker Tom Youngs takes indefinite leave from club to care for his wife

Oct 18th 2021, 2:13 PM 13,775 Views 2 Comments

The former England international has returned to his family home in Norfolk to care for his wife Tiffany, who is battling an illness.

Friday 15 October, 2021

Former Ireland international striker Simon Cox retires from football
# Coxy
# Coxy

Former Ireland international striker Simon Cox retires from football

Oct 15th 2021, 7:13 PM 11,282 Views 7 Comments

The 34-year-old scored four goals in 30 appearances for the Boys in Green and is seeking a new career in coaching.

Thursday 14 October, 2021

Treadwell and O'Sullivan return but Ulster stick with same starting XV for visit of Lions
# Tried And Tested
# Tried And Tested

Treadwell and O'Sullivan return but Ulster stick with same starting XV for visit of Lions

Oct 14th 2021, 4:32 PM 3,317 Views 2 Comments

Robert Baloucoune, Rob Lyttle and David O’Connor all resumed training during the week but won’t be involved tomorrow, nor will Marty Moore.

Wednesday 13 October, 2021

GAA could earn extra €10m if league-based football championship is voted in at Special Congress
# Proposal B
# Proposal B

GAA could earn extra €10m if league-based football championship is voted in at Special Congress

Oct 13th 2021, 12:36 PM 14,274 Views 25 Comments

The projection by financial analyst and former Meath minor manager Conor O’Donoghue does not take into account additional TV revenue or sponsorship.

Thursday 7 October, 2021

Caoimhín Agyarko: Finding peace and craving war
# What Didn't Kill Him
# What Didn't Kill Him

Caoimhín Agyarko: Finding peace and craving war

Oct 7th 2021, 8:20 PM 18,256 Views 3 Comments

‘I think the hardest part was not getting revenge. I knew that if I sought revenge, I would have ended up in jail.’

Wednesday 6 October, 2021

FAI: 'We must accept the right of individuals to make a personal choice' on vaccine, following Robinson comments
# Jabs For The Boys
# Jabs For The Boys

FAI: 'We must accept the right of individuals to make a personal choice' on vaccine, following Robinson comments

Oct 6th 2021, 3:22 PM 3,746 Views 17 Comments

‘We have encouraged all our players at all levels of the game to be vaccinated,’ said Irish football’s governing body.

Tuesday 5 October, 2021

Kilkenny stick with tried and tested as Dowling stays on for third season at camogie helm
# Go Again
# Go Again

Kilkenny stick with tried and tested as Dowling stays on for third season at camogie helm

Oct 5th 2021, 11:41 PM 2,283 Views 0 Comments

Dowling will operate with the same selectors, while All-Ireland-winning Cats minor camogie boss Mike Wall will also stay on for 2022.

Koepka and DeChambeau to meet in head-to-head showdown next month
# Who'd Have Thunk It
# Who'd Have Thunk It

Koepka and DeChambeau to meet in head-to-head showdown next month

Oct 5th 2021, 10:44 PM 6,833 Views 3 Comments

The American rivals and recent Ryder Cup team-mates will square off in the latest instalment of ‘The Match’ in Las Vegas on 26 November.

Stormers lock Adré Smith cited for alleged bite on Munster's Niall Scannell
# Release Now Blue
# Release Now Blue

Stormers lock Adré Smith cited for alleged bite on Munster's Niall Scannell

Oct 5th 2021, 9:24 PM 30,773 Views 21 Comments

A TMO review of the alleged incident took place during Saturday’s fixture but the broadcast angles available were inconclusive.

Monday 4 October, 2021

'That world title is coming back to Ireland, full stop' - Quigley gets his shot versus unbeaten Andrade
# Hup Them Steps
# Hup Them Steps

'That world title is coming back to Ireland, full stop' - Quigley gets his shot versus unbeaten Andrade

Updated Oct 4th 2021, 4:09 PM 22,014 Views 11 Comments

The 30-year-old believes Irish fans will outnumber those there to support East Coast native ‘Boo Boo’ when the pair trade leather in New Hampshire.

Friday 1 October, 2021

Dr Dre, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar and Mary J Blige to play Super Bowl halftime show
# Nuthin' But A Qb Thang
# Nuthin' But A Qb Thang

Dr Dre, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar and Mary J Blige to play Super Bowl halftime show

Oct 1st 2021, 3:55 PM 2,850 Views 2 Comments

The hip-hop icons’ performance will mark the fixture’s return to the Los Angeles area for the first time since 1993.

Monday 27 September, 2021

Irish rugby great Claire Molloy announces retirement from international duty
# Go Well
# Go Well

Irish rugby great Claire Molloy announces retirement from international duty

Sep 27th 2021, 7:29 PM 21,909 Views 5 Comments

‘So many memories, priceless highs and some rock-bottom lows,’ said Molloy, who played at three World Cups for Ireland, reaching a semi-final in 2014.

Friday 24 September, 2021

Top Irish province in URC regular season to receive new trophy
# Irish Shield
# Irish Shield

Top Irish province in URC regular season to receive new trophy

Sep 24th 2021, 12:17 PM 5,019 Views 6 Comments

The winners of the new competition’s four regional pools will receive a ‘Shield’ trophy as well as automatic qualification for the Champions Cup.

Tuesday 21 September, 2021

Jay Z's Roc Nation and URC see NBA model as blueprint for rugby revolution
# Power To The Players
# Power To The Players

Jay Z's Roc Nation and URC see NBA model as blueprint for rugby revolution

Sep 21st 2021, 6:14 PM 17,624 Views 7 Comments

‘I know it’s going to be a big change and I know that some clubs may be a little bit hesitant’, says Roc Nation Sports president Michael Yormark, ‘but at the end of the day, it’s about growing the sport.’

Thursday 16 September, 2021

Rangers deny BT pundits Chris Sutton and Neil Lennon access to Ibrox due to 'security concerns'
# Not Tonight Bhoys
# Not Tonight Bhoys

Rangers deny BT pundits Chris Sutton and Neil Lennon access to Ibrox due to 'security concerns'

Sep 16th 2021, 5:21 PM 40,841 Views 23 Comments

Sutton sarcastically praised Rangers’ inclusion and diversity campaign while explaining the situation on Twitter.

Wednesday 15 September, 2021

RTÉ and TG4 reveal free-to-air TV schedule for Irish provinces as URC partnership begins

RTÉ and TG4 reveal free-to-air TV schedule for Irish provinces as URC partnership begins

Sep 15th 2021, 2:12 PM 12,700 Views 4 Comments

Connacht and Leinster will both be live on Rugbaí Beo in two weekends’ time, while Munster will kick off on RTÉ’s ‘URC Live’.

Meath dominate minor football team of the year, with Conor Ennis claiming POTY award
# Royalty
# Royalty

Meath dominate minor football team of the year, with Conor Ennis claiming POTY award

Sep 15th 2021, 1:16 PM 6,878 Views 0 Comments

Corner-back Ennis set-up the winning score as the Royals ended their 29-year minor drought.

Monday 6 September, 2021

Jones urges World Rugby to deal with Erasmus case quickly
# Example
# Example

Jones urges World Rugby to deal with Erasmus case quickly

Sep 6th 2021, 8:19 PM 10,824 Views 4 Comments

The England head coach believes the South Africa director of rugby’s video rant could set a dangerous precedent.

Sunday 5 September, 2021

'I don't think any of the big names can actually fight without mentioning my name'
# You Best Not Miss
# You Best Not Miss

'I don't think any of the big names can actually fight without mentioning my name'

Sep 5th 2021, 12:58 PM 39,046 Views 11 Comments

Katie Taylor wants all the belts at 140 and 147 pounds. It sounds like an extra career’s worth of hassle, but it might take only two fights.

Saturday 4 September, 2021

Katie Taylor dominates Jennifer Han from pillar to post to defend undisputed crown
# Aaaand Still
# Aaaand Still

Katie Taylor dominates Jennifer Han from pillar to post to defend undisputed crown

Sep 4th 2021, 10:18 PM 76,392 Views 59 Comments

Taylor earned a shutout victory on the judges’ scorecards, improving her professional record to 19-0(6KOs).

'Every Christmas, I got a Leeds United jersey and a pair of football boots'
# Land Of Her Father
# Land Of Her Father

'Every Christmas, I got a Leeds United jersey and a pair of football boots'

Sep 4th 2021, 2:00 PM 35,336 Views 4 Comments

Katie Taylor is embracing the opportunity to fight in her father’s hometown, which she visited with her family throughout her childhood.

Friday 3 September, 2021

Jennifer Han is chaneling 'a community effort' from El Paso to dethrone Katie Taylor
# Texas Forever
# Texas Forever

Jennifer Han is chaneling 'a community effort' from El Paso to dethrone Katie Taylor

Sep 3rd 2021, 9:28 PM 50,782 Views 6 Comments

‘I don’t plan on fighting Katie Taylor’s fight. I don’t plan on standing in front of her and letting her do what she does best.’

Hearn confirms offer to Jason Quigley to fight for middleweight world title
# Opportunity Knocks
# Opportunity Knocks

Hearn confirms offer to Jason Quigley to fight for middleweight world title

Sep 3rd 2021, 7:12 PM 8,171 Views 1 Comment

Talks continue between the two parties.

Taylor on weight as she's warmly welcomed to Leeds, while things heat up between Lara and Warrington
# Marching On
# Marching On

Taylor on weight as she's warmly welcomed to Leeds, while things heat up between Lara and Warrington

Sep 3rd 2021, 2:18 PM 9,161 Views 4 Comments

The undisputed champ and her challenger comfortably made weight for tomorrow night’s world-title contest.

Thursday 2 September, 2021

'I said to her: 'How many more fights have you got?' She looked at me like she was going to kill me'
# The Boss
# The Boss

'I said to her: 'How many more fights have you got?' She looked at me like she was going to kill me'

Sep 2nd 2021, 7:00 PM 36,250 Views 6 Comments

Eddie Hearn wants Katie Taylor to headline at Madison Square Garden versus Amanda Serrano, ‘but we’ve got to get it over the f***ing line.’

Tuesday 31 August, 2021

‘I often thought of writing the IABA a letter and thanking them'
# King Billy
# King Billy

‘I often thought of writing the IABA a letter and thanking them'

Aug 31st 2021, 11:56 PM 44,548 Views 8 Comments

Billy Walsh sheds light on his acrimonious exit from Irish boxing, ‘killing generals’ in the USA, and a potential future in GAA.

Taylor on Harrington: 'What she's doing for those kids - inspiring a generation - is very, very special'
# Real Recognise Real
# Real Recognise Real

Taylor on Harrington: 'What she's doing for those kids - inspiring a generation - is very, very special'

Updated Aug 31st 2021, 8:02 PM 22,573 Views 3 Comments

‘The young girls growing up actually watching Kellie win that gold medal: you have no idea what that’s going to do for kids in that area.’

Sunday 29 August, 2021

Tottenham top after Son strike extends winning start against Watford
# Revitalised
# Revitalised

Tottenham top after Son strike extends winning start against Watford

Aug 29th 2021, 4:16 PM 4,069 Views 1 Comment

Spurs are the only team in the Premier League with a 100% win record.

Carvajal strike sees Real Madrid edge Betis to go top

Carvajal strike sees Real Madrid edge Betis to go top

Aug 29th 2021, 12:08 AM 2,345 Views 0 Comments

Los Blancos lead the way in La Liga ahead of Sevilla and Valencia on goals scored.

Saturday 28 August, 2021

Gallagher brace earns Palace point in entertaining battle with West Ham
# London Derby
# London Derby

Gallagher brace earns Palace point in entertaining battle with West Ham

Aug 28th 2021, 5:12 PM 3,196 Views 1 Comment

The Hammers’ 100% start to the league campaign came to an end.

Friday 27 August, 2021

Man United reach deal with Juventus to sign Cristiano Ronaldo
# Coming Home
# Coming Home

Man United reach deal with Juventus to sign Cristiano Ronaldo

Updated Aug 27th 2021, 4:58 PM 79,322 Views 103 Comments

‘Everyone at the club looks forward to welcoming Cristiano back to Manchester,’ said United in an official statement.

Leinster and Munster host South African newcomers on opening weekend as URC fixtures are confirmed
# Deep End
# Deep End

Leinster and Munster host South African newcomers on opening weekend as URC fixtures are confirmed

Aug 27th 2021, 4:30 PM 8,974 Views 4 Comments

Ulster host Glasgow on opening weekend, while Connacht travel to Cardiff.

Wednesday 25 August, 2021

'You see that stag looking up at you, those three crowns, and you're like, 'Right... This is what I'm protecting''
# SUAF
# SUAF

'You see that stag looking up at you, those three crowns, and you're like, 'Right... This is what I'm protecting''

Updated Aug 25th 2021, 9:41 PM 39,220 Views 1 Comment

Munster and Ireland captain Ciara Griffin on getting rid of ‘excuses’ about professionalism and parking friendships ahead of interpro kick-off.

'If I don't have their name or number in my phone, then it doesn't really bother me'
# Evolution
# Evolution

'If I don't have their name or number in my phone, then it doesn't really bother me'

Updated Aug 25th 2021, 5:00 PM 66,190 Views 3 Comments

James Lowe on whether or not the Lions tour was actually ‘boring’, online criticism and the work he has put into his defence, and his first season with Ireland.

Tuesday 17 August, 2021

Ireland U21 winger Tyreik Wright joins Salford on loan from Aston Villa
# Opportunity
# Opportunity

Ireland U21 winger Tyreik Wright joins Salford on loan from Aston Villa

Aug 17th 2021, 5:46 PM 4,049 Views 0 Comments

The Cork man joins the Class of ’92-backed club after an impressing loan spell at Walsall from January onwards last season.

Harrington weighing up big decision on future amid offers to turn professional
# Options
# Options

Harrington weighing up big decision on future amid offers to turn professional

Aug 17th 2021, 1:21 PM 22,338 Views 11 Comments

The Olympic champion says her next move must suit her partner, Mandy Loughlin, as well as her family.

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