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Man City, Chelsea and Real Madrid will be removed from CL semis, says Uefa ExCo member
# Cat Among Pigeons
# Cat Among Pigeons

Man City, Chelsea and Real Madrid will be removed from CL semis, says Uefa ExCo member

4 hours ago 68,246 Views 71 Comments

Danish FA chairman Jesper Moller says he expects Super League clubs to be expelled as soon as Friday.

Quarterback Alex Smith announces retirement after miracle-comeback season
# His Own Terms
# His Own Terms

Quarterback Alex Smith announces retirement after miracle-comeback season

5 hours ago 5,169 Views 2 Comments

Smith suffered a life-threatening injury in 2018 but made a remarkable comeback for what would be his final year in the NFL.

Friday 16 April, 2021

'Maybe I'm naive, but I'm going out to play France and I want to put on a big performance'
# Beibhinn Parsons
# Beibhinn Parsons

'Maybe I'm naive, but I'm going out to play France and I want to put on a big performance'

Fri 5:28 PM 1,420 Views 1 Comment

Eyes? Pressure? Les Bleues? Bring them all on, says Ireland’s 19-year-old star woman, Béibhinn Parsons.

Thursday 15 April, 2021

Red-card sub and captain's challenge among new laws to be trialled during Rainbow Cup
# Big Changes
# Big Changes

Red-card sub and captain's challenge among new laws to be trialled during Rainbow Cup

Thu 2:51 PM 20,269 Views 18 Comments

Goal-line drop-outs will also be introduced for the competition which kicks off with national derbies tomorrrow week.

Wednesday 14 April, 2021

McClenaghan calling himself 'The Champ' and contemplating the vast expanses of the universe
# 100 Spins To Tokyo
# 100 Spins To Tokyo

McClenaghan calling himself 'The Champ' and contemplating the vast expanses of the universe

Wed 7:00 AM 3,960 Views 1 Comment

Not even the sky is the limit for the soon-to-be Olympic gymnast, who faces a test of his credentials next week.

Monday 12 April, 2021

'Maybe I'm naive, but I'm going out to play France and I want to put on a big performance'
# Don't Mind The Gap
# Don't Mind The Gap

'Maybe I'm naive, but I'm going out to play France and I want to put on a big performance'

Apr 12th 2021, 9:30 PM 49,061 Views 8 Comments

Eyes? Pressure? Les Bleues? Bring them all on, says Ireland’s 19-year-old star woman, Béibhinn Parsons.

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Wednesday 7 April, 2021

Robbie Savage's son signs first professional contract with Man United
# Chip Off The Old Block
# Chip Off The Old Block

Robbie Savage's son signs first professional contract with Man United

Apr 7th 2021, 9:34 PM 21,716 Views 8 Comments

Charlie Savage, 17, will hope to go one better than his father who never made a first-team appearance while at United.

Tuesday 6 April, 2021

Camogie 'second' teams set to be included in return to inter-county training on 19 April
# Boost
# Boost

Camogie 'second' teams set to be included in return to inter-county training on 19 April

Apr 6th 2021, 3:21 PM 2,736 Views 0 Comments

Ten inter-county teams missed out on the 2020 camogie championships due to level 5 restrictions.

Monday 5 April, 2021

Exeter one of a few teams Leinster are 'kind of constantly watching, seeing what they're doing'
# Top Tier
# Top Tier

Exeter one of a few teams Leinster are 'kind of constantly watching, seeing what they're doing'

Apr 5th 2021, 10:20 PM 25,694 Views 24 Comments

‘We’ve learned lessons from that Sarries game that we’ll hopefully be able to bring into this weekend,’ says Rory O’Loughlin.

Thursday 1 April, 2021

Connacht promote from within as they reshape coaching team for next two seasons
# Next Men Up
# Next Men Up

Connacht promote from within as they reshape coaching team for next two seasons

Apr 1st 2021, 6:17 PM 7,838 Views 12 Comments

Meanwhile, the western province say they are still in the process of recruiting a new forwards coach.

Wednesday 31 March, 2021

Ireland players fully behind 'great manager who has just been unlucky', says O'Shea
# Resounding
# Resounding

Ireland players fully behind 'great manager who has just been unlucky', says O'Shea

Mar 31st 2021, 11:42 PM 14,997 Views 26 Comments

‘We all really like the way he plays and the way he is with us,’ said the West Brom defender of Stephen Kenny.

Son-of-legend Tszyu breaks down Kildare's Hogan in stoppage victory
# A Boy Named Tszyu
# A Boy Named Tszyu

Son-of-legend Tszyu breaks down Kildare's Hogan in stoppage victory

Mar 31st 2021, 2:07 PM 9,694 Views 2 Comments

The Aussie was in ferocious form as he ironed out a couple of early complications and halted the Irishman.

Monday 29 March, 2021

Son of Kildare versus Son of Legend in a battle of the Australian bottleneck
# Home And Away
# Home And Away

Son of Kildare versus Son of Legend in a battle of the Australian bottleneck

Updated Mar 29th 2021, 12:00 PM 22,295 Views 4 Comments

Dennis Hogan faces a make-or-break fight with Aussie ‘second coming’ Tim Tszyu on Wednesday morning, live on eir Sport.

Monday 22 March, 2021

Ryan, Connors and Ringrose ruled out of Leinster's Pro14 final against Munster
# Blows
# Blows

Ryan, Connors and Ringrose ruled out of Leinster's Pro14 final against Munster

Mar 22nd 2021, 2:40 PM 14,279 Views 32 Comments

Luke McGrath will be available for selection, however, after completing return-to-play protocols.

Friday 19 March, 2021

Olympic classic revisited as Taylor and Jonas confirm showdown 9 years on from London
# Sequel
# Sequel

Olympic classic revisited as Taylor and Jonas confirm showdown 9 years on from London

Mar 19th 2021, 7:09 PM 25,680 Views 8 Comments

Katie Taylor will defend her undisputed lightweight title against a familiar face live on Sky Sports Box Office.

Eir set to cease sports broadcasting after major loss of revenue
# Difficulty
# Difficulty

Eir set to cease sports broadcasting after major loss of revenue

Mar 19th 2021, 6:15 AM 48,585 Views 53 Comments

The company specified that the pandemic and the accompanying closure of pubs have rendered the eir Sport business model no longer viable.

Joe Ward puts right his cruel debut defeat with rematch victory in Puerto Rico
# Reboot
# Reboot

Joe Ward puts right his cruel debut defeat with rematch victory in Puerto Rico

Mar 19th 2021, 4:06 AM 6,406 Views 1 Comment

The Moate light-heavyweight shut out Marco Delgado on all three judges’ scorecards, improving to 3-1(2KOs) in a pivotal early-career fight.

Thursday 18 March, 2021

Highly rated West Ham teenager among 14 new call-ups to Crawford's U21 squad

Highly rated West Ham teenager among 14 new call-ups to Crawford's U21 squad

Mar 18th 2021, 6:10 PM 6,755 Views 0 Comments

Bohemians pair Dawson Devoy and Andy Lyons join Bray Wanderers’ Brian Maher as the three players selected from the League of Ireland.

Wednesday 17 March, 2021

Ward ready to set record straight after 'long, difficult time' recovering from injury and personal loss
# Mighty Joe
# Mighty Joe

Ward ready to set record straight after 'long, difficult time' recovering from injury and personal loss

Mar 17th 2021, 8:00 AM 5,841 Views 1 Comment

After a dislocated knee on his ill-fated debut and the recent death of his friend and manager, Joe Ward starts again in earnest on Thursday night.

Thursday 11 March, 2021

Permanent move for Wootton among 21 new contracts announced by Connacht
# Retention
# Retention

Permanent move for Wootton among 21 new contracts announced by Connacht

Mar 11th 2021, 4:24 PM 9,020 Views 11 Comments

Oran McNulty and Cian Prendergast have signed professional deals, while 19 of the existing senior squad have signed on for next season.

Wednesday 10 March, 2021

Youth world champ Katelynn Phelan to face former Katie Taylor opponent in new division
# Smiling Assassin
# Smiling Assassin

Youth world champ Katelynn Phelan to face former Katie Taylor opponent in new division

Mar 10th 2021, 12:43 PM 3,347 Views 0 Comments

The 20-year-old will begin her 140-pound campaign against a familiar face in Karina Kopinska, who also once fought Christina McMahon.

Super Rugby AU to stream live for free in Ireland
# Bonzer
# Bonzer

Super Rugby AU to stream live for free in Ireland

Mar 10th 2021, 11:26 AM 12,497 Views 4 Comments

Western Force and Rob Kearney’s meeting with the Rebels on Friday will be available to watch on World Rugby’s website.

Monday 8 March, 2021

Earls signs one-year contract extension with IRFU
# Dotted Line
# Dotted Line

Earls signs one-year contract extension with IRFU

Mar 8th 2021, 3:37 PM 10,369 Views 28 Comments

The Limerick native has scored 33 tries in 91 Tests and will remain with his home province until 2022.

Friday 5 March, 2021

'They worshipped him' - RTÉ's emotive tribute to the late, great Jerry Kiernan
# What Did Jerry Say
# What Did Jerry Say

'They worshipped him' - RTÉ's emotive tribute to the late, great Jerry Kiernan

Mar 5th 2021, 7:58 PM 14,717 Views 6 Comments

There were tears in the studio and doubtless tears at home, too, as the legendary long-distance runner was remembered this evening.

Friday 26 February, 2021

Ibrahimovic set for Old Trafford return as Man United draw Milan in Europa League last 16
# Familiar Faces
# Familiar Faces

Ibrahimovic set for Old Trafford return as Man United draw Milan in Europa League last 16

Feb 26th 2021, 12:46 PM 20,901 Views 24 Comments

Tottenham will face Dinamo Zagreb, while Arsenal are once again paired with Olympiakos in Europe.

Wednesday 24 February, 2021

Henderson: O'Connell 're-coaching the small things that everyone, in inverted commas, 'already knows''
# Detail
# Detail

Henderson: O'Connell 're-coaching the small things that everyone, in inverted commas, 'already knows''

Feb 24th 2021, 6:43 PM 9,179 Views 2 Comments

The Ulster captain saluted the coaches behind Ireland’s improved set piece, which has been a rare bright spark in a poor Six Nations to date.

Monday 22 February, 2021

Harrington and Walsh win as Irish boxing team makes competitive return
# Dusting Off
# Dusting Off

Harrington and Walsh win as Irish boxing team makes competitive return

Feb 22nd 2021, 8:57 PM 2,962 Views 0 Comments

Barnard Dunne’s Irish team are competing in Sofia in preparation for the summer’s final Olympic qualifiers.

Saturday 20 February, 2021

Long breaks goal duck, Hourihane strikes again, and McCarthy's impressive start continues
# Irish In Efl
# Irish In Efl

Long breaks goal duck, Hourihane strikes again, and McCarthy's impressive start continues

Feb 20th 2021, 6:29 PM 9,297 Views 2 Comments

Elsewhere, Scott Hogan scored a crucial winner for Birmingham, while youngster Gavin Bazunu had a 19th birthday to remember.

Thursday 18 February, 2021

'No need for the apology' - Alan Judge has no qualms with referee following on-field confrontation
# Head To Head
# Head To Head

'No need for the apology' - Alan Judge has no qualms with referee following on-field confrontation

Feb 18th 2021, 7:00 AM 7,195 Views 4 Comments

‘It was heat-of-the-moment stuff that happens in football,’ said the Ireland international. ‘I wasn’t looking for him to be charged.’

Wednesday 17 February, 2021

Belfast's Cacace to headline as Frampton's bid for history is pushed back due to minor injury
# Star In Waiting
# Star In Waiting

Belfast's Cacace to headline as Frampton's bid for history is pushed back due to minor injury

Feb 17th 2021, 7:45 PM 3,021 Views 0 Comments

A hand injury has forced the postponement of the Belfast icon’s upcoming world-title fight, opening the door for another prodigious Irish boxer.

Thursday 11 February, 2021

Boxing alone has neither the capacity nor the will to prevent future waves of The Dandemic
# Boxing And The Cult
# Boxing And The Cult

Boxing alone has neither the capacity nor the will to prevent future waves of The Dandemic

Feb 11th 2021, 8:00 AM 23,525 Views 12 Comments

With Kinahan stating his intention to remain at the forefront of professional boxing, only external pressure on major broadcasters can realistically dilute his influence.

Wednesday 10 February, 2021

'Thank God I played Gaelic' - Midfielder Doyle stars in goal for 75 mins in extraordinary Notts County win
# Schmeichel Doyle
# Schmeichel Doyle

'Thank God I played Gaelic' - Midfielder Doyle stars in goal for 75 mins in extraordinary Notts County win

Feb 10th 2021, 7:30 AM 55,574 Views 5 Comments

The 39-year-old former Republic of Ireland international made a string of fine saves and by half-time, his team-mates were already calling him ‘The Monk’.

Tuesday 9 February, 2021

Munster's Goggin expected to miss up to two months following surgery on hand
# Ruled Out
# Ruled Out

Munster's Goggin expected to miss up to two months following surgery on hand

Feb 9th 2021, 7:23 PM 6,961 Views 17 Comments

There is positive news, however, for front rows Roman Salanoa and James Cronin.

Monday 8 February, 2021

Irish boxing legend Egan to shed light on alcohol addiction in upcoming TG4 documentary
# Surviving Success
# Surviving Success

Irish boxing legend Egan to shed light on alcohol addiction in upcoming TG4 documentary

Feb 8th 2021, 4:57 PM 8,423 Views 7 Comments

The Dubliner won Olympic silver in Beijing in 2008 but faced a subsequent fight with severe alcoholism, an issue he’ll explore on Wednesday’s ‘Finné’.

Thursday 28 January, 2021

Katie Taylor named RTÉ Sportsperson of the Year for 2020
# Two-time SPOTY
# Two-time SPOTY

Katie Taylor named RTÉ Sportsperson of the Year for 2020

Jan 28th 2021, 10:43 PM 26,035 Views 80 Comments

Taylor, who earned a thrilling rematch win over Delfine Persoon and headlined a major breakthrough for women’s boxing on Sky, last won the award in 2012.

Ireland U21s once more drawn alongside Italy and Sweden in Euro qualifying
# Familiar
# Familiar

Ireland U21s once more drawn alongside Italy and Sweden in Euro qualifying

Jan 28th 2021, 1:55 PM 2,203 Views 0 Comments

Bosnia & Herzegovina, as well as Montenegro and Luxembourg, also lie in wait for Jim Crawford’s men.

Tuesday 26 January, 2021

Another blow for England as Underhill is withdrawn from 6 Nations squad with hip injury
# Big Loss
# Big Loss

Another blow for England as Underhill is withdrawn from 6 Nations squad with hip injury

Jan 26th 2021, 1:43 PM 3,926 Views 5 Comments

Wasps’ Jack Willis has been called up to Eddie Jones’ side as a replacement.

Monday 25 January, 2021

Leinster academy player and Ennis RFC man providing scrum-half cover for Munster
# Drafted In
# Drafted In

Leinster academy player and Ennis RFC man providing scrum-half cover for Munster

Jan 25th 2021, 7:07 PM 32,829 Views 35 Comments

Leinster nine Paddy Patterson, who has made three first-team appearances for the eastern province, has headed south on a short-term basis.

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

Jan 23rd 2021, 6:20 PM 15,512 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

Jan 21st 2021, 5:40 PM 3,888 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.

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