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Saturday 26 May, 2012

Report: McGeady provides the spark as Ireland ensure fond farewell before Euro 2012
# Satisfaction
# Satisfaction

Report: McGeady provides the spark as Ireland ensure fond farewell before Euro 2012

May 26th 2012, 5:21 PM 2,667 Views 4 Comments

The winger made a huge impact on the friendly encounter and Richard Dunne was once again immense at the back.

Power play as Aidan O'Brien and son celebrate 2,000 Guineas win at the Curragh
# Double Act
# Double Act

Power play as Aidan O'Brien and son celebrate 2,000 Guineas win at the Curragh

May 26th 2012, 4:27 PM 243 Views 1 Comment

There were also wins for Tiddliwinks, Cay Verde and Nandiga during a glorious days’ racing.

13 days to Euro 2012: Ireland denied a clear penalty in Russia draw
# Euro 2012
# Euro 2012

13 days to Euro 2012: Ireland denied a clear penalty in Russia draw

May 26th 2012, 2:43 PM 662 Views 0 Comments

Tony Galvin was “decapitated by the goalkeeper” but the Irish were not awarded a penalty that may have taken them to the semi-finals.

Scrapping the shoot-out: Could images like this soon be a thing of the past?
# Penalties
# Penalties

Scrapping the shoot-out: Could images like this soon be a thing of the past?

May 26th 2012, 1:30 PM 562 Views 3 Comments

The FIFA president has tasked Franz Beckenbauer to come up with an alternative way to settle tied matches. Bring on the crossbar challenge.

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The Devils you know: New Jersey shock New York Rangers to advance
# Pile On
# Pile On

The Devils you know: New Jersey shock New York Rangers to advance

May 26th 2012, 12:43 PM 245 Views 0 Comments

The victors will face the L.A Kings in the Stanley Cup Finals after upsetting their much-fancied east coast neighbours.

Stevie G: 'Capello did not have total belief in me to be England captain'
# Holy C
# Holy C

Stevie G: 'Capello did not have total belief in me to be England captain'

May 26th 2012, 11:45 AM 463 Views 0 Comments

The ongoing melodrama surrounding that stretchy armband with the big ‘C’ rolls on. Good luck Roy Hodgson.

Stephen Ferris ruled out of Ireland tour to New Zealand
# Calf Strain
# Calf Strain

Stephen Ferris ruled out of Ireland tour to New Zealand

May 26th 2012, 11:07 AM 821 Views 3 Comments

Kevin McLaughlin of Leinster has been called in as flanker as a calf strain rules out the Ulster talisman.

Tuesday 22 May, 2012

One heck of a ride: Irish adventurers trekking 16,000 km from Istanbul to Shanghai
# Sand2Snow
# Sand2Snow

One heck of a ride: Irish adventurers trekking 16,000 km from Istanbul to Shanghai

May 22nd 2012, 10:02 AM 1,330 Views 0 Comments

Five countries, three deserts and one mountain range will be crossed by the fundraising duo by the time they reach the east coast of China.

Monday 21 May, 2012

Lightning strikes: Irish Sevens team shock French women to finish on a high
# Sevens Heaven
# Sevens Heaven

Lightning strikes: Irish Sevens team shock French women to finish on a high

May 21st 2012, 9:44 PM 523 Views 0 Comments

The ladies of Ireland came a cropper against Canada and Spain but defeated France (twice), Wales and the not-so-mighty Germans.

'I wanted to leave my mark': Stephen Roche recalls Tour de France win 25 years on
# Quarter Century
# Quarter Century

'I wanted to leave my mark': Stephen Roche recalls Tour de France win 25 years on

May 21st 2012, 8:57 PM 1,006 Views 4 Comments

The cycling legend from Dundrum captured three of the sports top prizes in a golden 1987 year.

'A massively proud moment for me': Kearney reflects on Player of the Year award
# High Flyer
# High Flyer

'A massively proud moment for me': Kearney reflects on Player of the Year award

May 21st 2012, 7:42 PM 549 Views 0 Comments

The full-back has paid credit to his teammates while his coach at Leinster, Joe Schmidt, believes focus will not be a problem for the Pro12 Final on Sunday.

Melanie Nocher breaks Irish 200m Backstroke record and qualifies for European finals
# Record Breaker
# Record Breaker

Melanie Nocher breaks Irish 200m Backstroke record and qualifies for European finals

May 21st 2012, 7:00 PM 337 Views 0 Comments

The Belfast-born swimmer will need to find an extra 0.8 of a second if she is to make the Olympic A standard.

Smurf-tacular: Sales of Olympic torches heat up on eBay after £153,000 sale
# Hot Item
# Hot Item

Smurf-tacular: Sales of Olympic torches heat up on eBay after £153,000 sale

May 21st 2012, 6:10 PM 485 Views 0 Comments

A ‘soot marked’ torch used in the UK leg of the pre-Olympic relay has fetched a hefty price after it was advertised online.

No, grazie: Capello rules himself out of the running for the Chelsea job
# Blanked
# Blanked

No, grazie: Capello rules himself out of the running for the Chelsea job

May 21st 2012, 4:03 PM 256 Views 0 Comments

Perhaps word has leaked that managing teams is a perilous business as Don Fabio joins the list of coaches not looking for Premier League work.

Rob Kearney named European Rugby Player of the Year
# Class
# Class

Rob Kearney named European Rugby Player of the Year

May 21st 2012, 3:49 PM 754 Views 2 Comments

The stellar performances of the Leinster and Ireland full-back have been recognised by the ERC.

2011 dominance a sweet memory for Djokovic as Rafa reigns in Rome
# Supreme
# Supreme

2011 dominance a sweet memory for Djokovic as Rafa reigns in Rome

May 21st 2012, 2:23 PM 193 Views 0 Comments

The Spaniard beat his Serbian foe in straight sets as he ramps up performance levels ahead of the French Open.

Declan Kidney: Our objective is to win the series
# Challenge
# Challenge

Declan Kidney: Our objective is to win the series

May 21st 2012, 12:25 PM 2,602 Views 22 Comments

The Irish coach feels it would be ‘disrespect to the jersey’ not to try for a sweep of Tests against New Zealand.

Saturday 19 May, 2012

Ratings: We mark the Leinster and Ulster players out of 10
# Out Of 10
# Out Of 10

Ratings: We mark the Leinster and Ulster players out of 10

May 19th 2012, 8:38 PM 6,530 Views 13 Comments

The pace was frantic and there were some superb individual performances but who did we rate as the game’s top dogs?

As it happened: Bayern Munich v Chelsea, Champions League Final
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened: Bayern Munich v Chelsea, Champions League Final

May 19th 2012, 7:20 PM 11,685 Views 36 Comments

Roberto di Matteo’s men were looking for their first European Cup while the Germans sought win number five.

As it happened: Leinster v Ulster, Heineken Cup Final
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened: Leinster v Ulster, Heineken Cup Final

May 19th 2012, 4:45 PM 20,446 Views 16 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s blues were heavily fancied to retain their European crown at Twickenham and they did not disappoint.

No K.O for Keane: Scan of Robbie's hamstring shows no tear
# Scan
# Scan

No K.O for Keane: Scan of Robbie's hamstring shows no tear

May 19th 2012, 4:17 PM 1,819 Views 3 Comments

The striker sparked heart flutters across the nation as he revealed an upcoming scan but the FAI has given the all-clear.

Heineken Cup 2012: Fans flock to London ahead of Leinster and Ulster clash
# Air Smiles
# Air Smiles

Heineken Cup 2012: Fans flock to London ahead of Leinster and Ulster clash

May 19th 2012, 3:59 PM 572 Views 0 Comments

Camper vans, pre-flight drinks, convoys and trips through the Channel Tunnel are just some of the supporters’ tales before the big final.

Dropping like flies: All Blacks lose two main stars ahead of Ireland tour
# Crock
# Crock

Dropping like flies: All Blacks lose two main stars ahead of Ireland tour

May 19th 2012, 3:25 PM 721 Views 0 Comments

New Zealand will be without the attacking services of backs Richard Kahui and Corey Jane for the June Test matches.

Vending machine doles out mountain bikes and surfboards to chuffed Americans
# Bonus
# Bonus

Vending machine doles out mountain bikes and surfboards to chuffed Americans

May 19th 2012, 2:38 PM 720 Views 1 Comment

The British Columbia tourist board came up with a unique way to tempt sports lovers and outdoor enthusiasts north of the border.

Sunday 13 May, 2012

26 Days to Euro 2012: How did John Aldridge miss this?
# Countdown
# Countdown

26 Days to Euro 2012: How did John Aldridge miss this?

May 13th 2012, 9:25 AM 455 Views 0 Comments

Most of us can remember that Paul McGrath hit the post with a header but can you recall Aldo’s fresh air follow-up?

Saturday 12 May, 2012

RaboDirect Pro12 semi-final preview: Leinster v Glasgow
# Stare Down
# Stare Down

RaboDirect Pro12 semi-final preview: Leinster v Glasgow

May 12th 2012, 8:25 AM 417 Views 0 Comments

No O’Driscoll or Kearney for the Irish province but they will be confident of securing their second final fixture of the season.

Friday 11 May, 2012

Top 10 worst kits: Inspired by the launch of Manchester United's gingham masterpiece
# Chequered
# Chequered

Top 10 worst kits: Inspired by the launch of Manchester United's gingham masterpiece

May 11th 2012, 6:19 PM 4,263 Views 5 Comments

You won’t know whether to cheer Rio Ferdinand on next season or lay out a scrumptious picnic on his back.

Boxer 'Razor' Ruddock eyes comeback at 48, says it is not for money
# Blunt
# Blunt

Boxer 'Razor' Ruddock eyes comeback at 48, says it is not for money

May 11th 2012, 4:25 PM 1,974 Views 1 Comment

The man who fought Mike Tyson with a broken jaw wants to clamber into the ring and fancies his chances. Good for him.

NFL star gets career boost after losing four stone on vegan diet
# No Pigskin
# No Pigskin

NFL star gets career boost after losing four stone on vegan diet

May 11th 2012, 2:04 PM 370 Views 0 Comments

Deuce Lutui from Tonga has changed to ‘a mostly animal-free’ eating regime and loving life at the Seattle Seahawks.

Back in the big time: Forgotten French club reclaim their spot in top division
# Joy
# Joy

Back in the big time: Forgotten French club reclaim their spot in top division

May 11th 2012, 1:12 PM 830 Views 1 Comment

Stade de Reims played Real Madrid in the very first European Cup Final but took a downward slide that ended in liquidation in 1992 … now they are back in Ligue 1.

Bye the Gods: Katie Taylor coasts into second round of Olympic qualifiers
# London 2012
# London 2012

Bye the Gods: Katie Taylor coasts into second round of Olympic qualifiers

May 11th 2012, 11:50 AM 3,374 Views 15 Comments

The Bray boxer advanced to the second round due to her number one ranking while Ceire Smith and Sinead Kavanagh will fight on Saturday.

RaboDirect Pro12 semi-final preview: Ospreys v Munster
# Last Four
# Last Four

RaboDirect Pro12 semi-final preview: Ospreys v Munster

May 11th 2012, 11:10 AM 319 Views 0 Comments

“We seem to have a knack of beating Munster,” says Ospreys coach Steve Tandy ahead of this evening’s knock-out clash.

Thursday 10 May, 2012

Joe Duffy backs 'great little runners' Jedward for Olympic torchbearer mission
# Double Trouble
# Double Trouble

Joe Duffy backs 'great little runners' Jedward for Olympic torchbearer mission

May 10th 2012, 6:48 PM 4,582 Views 31 Comments

Disgruntled callers to Liveline want Bernard Dunne to carry the flame in June rather than the marathon-running pop twins.

TV3 announces live GAA fixtures for 2012 and start off with champion Dubs
# All-Ireland
# All-Ireland

TV3 announces live GAA fixtures for 2012 and start off with champion Dubs

May 10th 2012, 6:30 PM 660 Views 0 Comments

The All-Ireland winners will be first up against Louth or Westmeath while more juicy fixtures await in Munster, Ulster and Connacht.

Explainer: All you need to know about the women's boxing qualifiers for London 2012
# Golden Girls
# Golden Girls

Explainer: All you need to know about the women's boxing qualifiers for London 2012

May 10th 2012, 5:51 PM 2,570 Views 10 Comments

We answer all your questions, from Katie Taylor’s biggest threats Ireland’s other medal hopes, just in case.

Twickenham plays host to London Sevens and 100,000 rugby supporters
# Party Time
# Party Time

Twickenham plays host to London Sevens and 100,000 rugby supporters

May 10th 2012, 3:48 PM 498 Views 1 Comment

16 of the world’s best sides will compete for the main prize this weekend but there is still no sign of Ireland.

Arkansas mother sues high school after son is dropped from basketball team
# Tough Mother
# Tough Mother

Arkansas mother sues high school after son is dropped from basketball team

May 10th 2012, 2:38 PM 1,145 Views 2 Comments

We all know that parents think their children are the best in the world but one mum has taken that belief to a new level.

Injuries force Ulster winger Simon Danielli to hang up his boots
# Winged
# Winged

Injuries force Ulster winger Simon Danielli to hang up his boots

May 10th 2012, 2:04 PM 228 Views 0 Comments

The Scotland international, who spent five years at Ravenhill, has been forced to retire as a back injury takes its toll.

YouTube Top 10: because Tom Watson shows the kids how to do it
# Going Viral
# Going Viral

YouTube Top 10: because Tom Watson shows the kids how to do it

May 10th 2012, 1:32 PM 528 Views 0 Comments

The grand old golfing master shows up ‘Poults’ and ‘GMac’ while Novak Djokvic practices his backhand for Stallone’s new movie.

Low-key celebrations: Juve defender plasters jeep in three stars after league win
# Paint Job
# Paint Job

Low-key celebrations: Juve defender plasters jeep in three stars after league win

May 10th 2012, 11:45 AM 819 Views 1 Comment

Paolo de Ceglie better not get stuck in traffic in Milan any time soon after the Scudetto winner pimped his ride.