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Saturday 23 January, 2021

'I was quite happy to let Stephen get on with it' - No ire from McCarthy as he takes reins at Cardiff
# New Gig
# New Gig

'I was quite happy to let Stephen get on with it' - No ire from McCarthy as he takes reins at Cardiff

Sat 6:20 PM 14,293 Views 4 Comments

‘I have no anger, ire, ill-feeling. It was a contractual issue.’

Thursday 21 January, 2021

Quigley to face son-of-legend Mosley Jr in career crossroads bout next month
# Snakes And Ladders
# Snakes And Ladders

Quigley to face son-of-legend Mosley Jr in career crossroads bout next month

Thu 5:40 PM 3,742 Views 0 Comments

The Ballybofey man aims to move closer to world-title contention with victory, while the loser of February’s clash will fall out of the reckoning.

Monday 18 January, 2021

Former hurling All-Ireland-winning captain Carr takes charge of Tipp ladies footballers
# Crossing Codes
# Crossing Codes

Former hurling All-Ireland-winning captain Carr takes charge of Tipp ladies footballers

Jan 18th 2021, 10:10 PM 5,986 Views 4 Comments

Colm Bonnar, who recently left his post as Carlow senior hurling manager, will take up an advisory position in Declan Carr’s backroom team.

Sunday 17 January, 2021

Former Cork star Bríd Stack hospitalised following injury in AFLW practice match
# Best Wishes
# Best Wishes

Former Cork star Bríd Stack hospitalised following injury in AFLW practice match

Updated Jan 17th 2021, 2:55 PM 47,225 Views 10 Comments

Cork LGFA say there’s positive news coming from Australia, and the Giants player will make a full recovery.

Ireland's One Day International with UAE tomorrow given go-ahead by Emirates board
# Greenlight
# Greenlight

Ireland's One Day International with UAE tomorrow given go-ahead by Emirates board

Jan 17th 2021, 2:17 PM 1,087 Views 0 Comments

Graham Ford’s men will get another run-out before squaring off with Afghanistan in a three-match series later this month.

Thursday 14 January, 2021

'A legend in his own lifetime' - 10-time All-Ireland-winning manager Éamonn Ryan passes away
# RIP
# RIP

'A legend in his own lifetime' - 10-time All-Ireland-winning manager Éamonn Ryan passes away

Jan 14th 2021, 2:28 PM 29,289 Views 10 Comments

The iconic Cork GAA figure steered the Rebel County’s ladies footballers to 10 All-Irelands in 11 years.

Tuesday 12 January, 2021

Frampton finally lands shot to become first ever three-weight world champion from these shores
# Chance At History
# Chance At History

Frampton finally lands shot to become first ever three-weight world champion from these shores

Jan 12th 2021, 6:56 PM 6,265 Views 5 Comments

‘There is nobody stopping me from becoming the island of Ireland’s only ever three-weight world champ,’ said the Belfast sporting icon.

Welsh rugby player to serve four-year ban for anti-doping violation
# UKad
# UKad

Welsh rugby player to serve four-year ban for anti-doping violation

Jan 12th 2021, 5:44 PM 9,630 Views 1 Comment

The amateur player accepted the charge but disputed the suspension, claiming he might have ingested contaminated meat.

Knox ruled out but Kilcoyne and O'Donoghue set to be available for Munster against Leinster
# Update
# Update

Knox ruled out but Kilcoyne and O'Donoghue set to be available for Munster against Leinster

Jan 12th 2021, 5:03 PM 7,879 Views 9 Comments

The young tighthead is set for a spell on the sidelines but Munster aim to welcome back some heavy artillery for their rescheduled interpro.

Monday 11 January, 2021

Former Tipp ladies boss and Mourneabbey mastermind takes charge of Waterford men's footballers
# Shane Ronayne
# Shane Ronayne

Former Tipp ladies boss and Mourneabbey mastermind takes charge of Waterford men's footballers

Jan 11th 2021, 10:08 PM 5,412 Views 0 Comments

The Cork man won four national titles in as many years with The Premier and has also won back-to-back All-Irelands with Mourneabbey.

FA Cup draw sees Man United and Liverpool pencilled in for second meeting in a week

FA Cup draw sees Man United and Liverpool pencilled in for second meeting in a week

Jan 11th 2021, 8:09 PM 38,741 Views 23 Comments

The winners will host either West Ham, Stockport County or Doncaster Rovers in the last 16 after two rounds were drawn this evening.

Sunday 10 January, 2021

Dundalk confirm signing of Faroese international defender
# Sonni Delight
# Sonni Delight

Dundalk confirm signing of Faroese international defender

Jan 10th 2021, 7:44 PM 7,138 Views 7 Comments

Sonni Ragnar Nattestad has previously played for clubs in Denmark, Norway and Iceland and has represented the Faroes on 31 occasions.

Wednesday 6 January, 2021

Four-time Irish Elite champion and Tokyo prospect Gardiner retires from boxing for family reasons
# Had To Give
# Had To Give

Four-time Irish Elite champion and Tokyo prospect Gardiner retires from boxing for family reasons

Jan 6th 2021, 12:44 PM 7,159 Views 1 Comment

The Clonmel boxing great will not bid to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics after his familial and personal circumstances changed last year.

Joe Winters, revered NY businessman and boxing manager - including to Joe Ward - dies aged 54
# RIP
# RIP

Joe Winters, revered NY businessman and boxing manager - including to Joe Ward - dies aged 54

Jan 6th 2021, 11:27 AM 4,656 Views 0 Comments

The Irish-American, who built or accrued over 100 companies and was renowned for his philanthropy, died following a short battle with Covid-19.

Sunday 27 December, 2020

Taylor wins prestigious Ring Magazine Female Fighter of the Year for second year in succession
# World Recognition
# World Recognition

Taylor wins prestigious Ring Magazine Female Fighter of the Year for second year in succession

Dec 27th 2020, 11:07 PM 18,054 Views 19 Comments

And still…

As it happened: Connacht v Ulster, Pro14
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened: Connacht v Ulster, Pro14

Dec 27th 2020, 6:58 PM 34,656 Views 6 Comments

Kick-off at the Sportsground is at 19:35, and the game will be shown live on TG4.

Saturday 26 December, 2020

Brady and Evans set franchise single-season records as Bucs end 12-season playoff drought
# Still At It
# Still At It

Brady and Evans set franchise single-season records as Bucs end 12-season playoff drought

Dec 26th 2020, 9:41 PM 6,871 Views 2 Comments

Brady threw for four TDs to different receivers, bringing his season total to a record 36, and was then rested for the second half.

Talisman Coetzee to depart 'deeply frustrated' Ulster at the end of the season
# Long Goodbye
# Long Goodbye

Talisman Coetzee to depart 'deeply frustrated' Ulster at the end of the season

Dec 26th 2020, 4:07 PM 33,165 Views 62 Comments

Ulster CEO Jony Petrie gave a candid assessment of his back row’s move to the Bulls on Twitter, describing it as ‘entirely player- (& Bulls)-driven.’

Wednesday 23 December, 2020

Potent combo among three changes for Cork, while Tipp stay as they were for Munster U20 final
# Teams Named
# Teams Named

Potent combo among three changes for Cork, while Tipp stay as they were for Munster U20 final

Dec 23rd 2020, 12:17 AM 7,607 Views 3 Comments

Tipp are listed as having made three positional switches and have also brought three new faces onto their bench for tomorrow’s decider.

Tuesday 22 December, 2020

Northampton's Wood cited for clearout on Van der Flier
# Hearing
# Hearing

Northampton's Wood cited for clearout on Van der Flier

Dec 22nd 2020, 5:44 PM 13,031 Views 33 Comments

The 34-year-old escaped punishment for the 70th-minute incident during which contact was made between his shoulder and the Leinster back row’s head.

Monday 21 December, 2020

'I went from playing golf with the local electrician to playing rugby with the best player in the world in 3 weeks'
# The Bear McCabe
# The Bear McCabe

'I went from playing golf with the local electrician to playing rugby with the best player in the world in 3 weeks'

Dec 21st 2020, 8:36 AM 57,619 Views 19 Comments

Peter McCabe was considering applying for the guards or focusing on the family strawberry farm when a phonecall from Pat Lam breathed new life into his first-choice career.

Saturday 19 December, 2020

McKenna earns second stoppage in eight days, McGinty shows chin to win barn-burning debut
# Double Whammy
# Double Whammy

McKenna earns second stoppage in eight days, McGinty shows chin to win barn-burning debut

Dec 19th 2020, 12:25 AM 5,226 Views 1 Comment

Donegal’s McGinty had his whiskers checked by the larger Jan Ardon but passed his first test as a professional.

Friday 18 December, 2020

No 'blame' but Bath, Glasgow and champions Exeter handed 4-try defeats for Covid cancellations
# Champions Cup
# Champions Cup

No 'blame' but Bath, Glasgow and champions Exeter handed 4-try defeats for Covid cancellations

Dec 18th 2020, 7:33 PM 12,716 Views 11 Comments

La Rochelle, Lyon and Toulouse have been given bonus-point victories after their opponents were deemed unable to safely field teams.

Former Man United favourite Heinze takes charge of MLS side Atlanta
# Georgia On His Mind
# Georgia On His Mind

Former Man United favourite Heinze takes charge of MLS side Atlanta

Dec 18th 2020, 6:49 PM 4,814 Views 3 Comments

The Argentine has taken the reins at a different ‘United’ after three years at Velez Sarsfield in his homeland.

Hatton's Donegal prodigy to debut on UK TV tonight while Stevie McKenna fights for 2nd time in 8 days
# Hitman's Apprentice
# Hitman's Apprentice

Hatton's Donegal prodigy to debut on UK TV tonight while Stevie McKenna fights for 2nd time in 8 days

Dec 18th 2020, 4:59 PM 5,631 Views 0 Comments

The 22-year-old has been training under Ricky Hatton for well over a year and will make his debut alongside Hennessy Sports stablemate McKenna [6-0, 6KOs].

Thursday 17 December, 2020

Cork City takeover hits the rocks and club faces possibility of move away from Turner's Cross
# Uncertainty
# Uncertainty

Cork City takeover hits the rocks and club faces possibility of move away from Turner's Cross

Updated Dec 17th 2020, 8:00 PM 22,121 Views 12 Comments

Grovemoor Ltd were unable to agree a lease with the Munster Football Association, who own the club’s home ground, and have thus pulled out of the move.

Tuesday 15 December, 2020

Healy has shoulder scan and is ruled out of Munster's Clermont trip after late hits by 'Quins
# Cynical Stuff
# Cynical Stuff

Healy has shoulder scan and is ruled out of Munster's Clermont trip after late hits by 'Quins

Dec 15th 2020, 8:02 PM 25,741 Views 30 Comments

Munster have confirmed Healy will ‘begin rehabilitation for a shoulder injury’ following a rough introduction to European competition last Sunday.

Monday 14 December, 2020

Katie Taylor named American boxing writers' female fighter of the year for second year running
# Aaand Still
# Aaand Still

Katie Taylor named American boxing writers' female fighter of the year for second year running

Dec 14th 2020, 8:00 PM 4,537 Views 2 Comments

The Irish icon has retained the prestigious end-of-year award and also remains top of the BWAA’s pound-for-pound rankings.

'Katie is one of two or three female athletes who we think have superstar potential on a global scale'
# New Frontiers
# New Frontiers

'Katie is one of two or three female athletes who we think have superstar potential on a global scale'

Updated Dec 14th 2020, 5:00 PM 19,558 Views 7 Comments

Multi-billion-pound streaming giant DAZN is now live in Ireland, but they see an Irish sporting icon as a key part of their global expansion plans.

Sexton and Ringrose back in contention for Leinster ahead of Saints' visit to the RDS
# Update
# Update

Sexton and Ringrose back in contention for Leinster ahead of Saints' visit to the RDS

Dec 14th 2020, 3:02 PM 6,103 Views 11 Comments

Leinster say Ringrose is in the final stages of recovery from a broken jaw, while Sexton’s dead leg will be assessed further this week.

Fitting draw for Liverpool but English sides handed tricky ties in last 16
# Champions League
# Champions League

Fitting draw for Liverpool but English sides handed tricky ties in last 16

Dec 14th 2020, 11:59 AM 31,212 Views 11 Comments

The Reds will square off with RB Leipzig, a club which owes much of its recent success to former Liverpool manager Gérard Houllier, who has passed away aged 73.

Former Liverpool manager Gérard Houllier passes away aged 73
# RIP
# RIP

Former Liverpool manager Gérard Houllier passes away aged 73

Dec 14th 2020, 11:08 AM 36,776 Views 24 Comments

The Frenchman won three cups with the Reds during the 2000/2001 season.

Saturday 12 December, 2020

Leinster begin European campaign with five-star win in Montpellier
# Drive For Five
# Drive For Five

Leinster begin European campaign with five-star win in Montpellier

Dec 12th 2020, 7:40 PM 39,624 Views 36 Comments

Tries by Josh van der Flier, Ciaran Frawley, Dave Kearney, Dan Leavy and Jimmy O’Brien were more than enough for Leo Cullen’s men.

Double trouble: Monaghan's McKenna bros earn stoppage victories against durable foes
# Brothers In Arms
# Brothers In Arms

Double trouble: Monaghan's McKenna bros earn stoppage victories against durable foes

Dec 12th 2020, 12:32 AM 5,193 Views 2 Comments

Aaron became the first man in 79 to stop Jordan Grannum, while Stevie adjusted to halt another teak-tough veteran in MJ Hall.

Thursday 10 December, 2020

Stevie McKenna signs with UK promoter ahead of sharing bill with brother Aaron tomorrow
# Done Deal
# Done Deal

Stevie McKenna signs with UK promoter ahead of sharing bill with brother Aaron tomorrow

Dec 10th 2020, 7:50 PM 3,995 Views 0 Comments

The 23-year-old ‘Hitman’ has signed a deal with Mick Hennessy, who previously promoted Tyson Fury to world honours.

Campbell Hatton, son of British boxing great Ricky, signs professional deal with Hearn's Matchroom
# Hitman Jr
# Hitman Jr

Campbell Hatton, son of British boxing great Ricky, signs professional deal with Hearn's Matchroom

Dec 10th 2020, 11:31 AM 9,643 Views 3 Comments

The 19-year-old will be trained by his uncle, former world-title challenger Matthew Hatton, and managed by his legendary father.

Wednesday 9 December, 2020

As it happened: Midtjylland v Liverpool, Champions League
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened: Midtjylland v Liverpool, Champions League

Dec 9th 2020, 4:55 PM 33,747 Views 19 Comments

Join us for up-to-speed updates as Liverpool round off their group having already guaranteed top spot.

Monday 7 December, 2020

Ronayne steps away as Tipp ladies boss after meteoric four-year rise
# Shane And Gain
# Shane And Gain

Ronayne steps away as Tipp ladies boss after meteoric four-year rise

Dec 7th 2020, 2:04 PM 4,335 Views 1 Comment

The Mitchelstown man was the mastermind behind Tipp ladies’ football recent transformation.

Sunday 6 December, 2020

Two-time All Star Nash calls time on inter-county career with Cork
# Now For Golf
# Now For Golf

Two-time All Star Nash calls time on inter-county career with Cork

Dec 6th 2020, 4:30 PM 11,514 Views 6 Comments

The Kanturk man won four Munster titles, three as a starter, and starred in Cork’s run to the 2013 All-Ireland final.

Friday 4 December, 2020

Tennyson marches on in pursuit of world title with 1st-round demolition
# Machine
# Machine

Tennyson marches on in pursuit of world title with 1st-round demolition

Dec 4th 2020, 10:17 PM 6,086 Views 6 Comments

The Belfast man moved to 28-3, 24KOs as he destroyed Irish-Canadian Josh O’Reilly inside the first three minutes.

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