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Wednesday 26 June, 2019

IRFU secures new five-year sponsorship deal for All-Ireland League
# Domestic Matters
# Domestic Matters

IRFU secures new five-year sponsorship deal for All-Ireland League

Jun 26th 2019, 1:08 PM 7,408 Views 5 Comments

Energia are also coming on board to sponsor the Women’s AIL on a long-term agreement.

New 50:22 kicking rule among World Rugby's latest law proposals
# Laws
# Laws

New 50:22 kicking rule among World Rugby's latest law proposals

Jun 26th 2019, 10:49 AM 25,505 Views 34 Comments

Reducing the number of permitted substitutions will also be discussed by the governing body’s review group in London this week.

Tuesday 25 June, 2019

Lowry full of confidence and happy to be home for tilt at Irish Open
# Rich Vein Of Form
# Rich Vein Of Form

Lowry full of confidence and happy to be home for tilt at Irish Open

Jun 25th 2019, 5:00 PM 20,047 Views 11 Comments

The 32-year-old is coming off the back of the best five-month stretch of his career.

Monday 24 June, 2019

Ulster add former Leinster academy second row to squad for next season
# Pre-Season
# Pre-Season

Ulster add former Leinster academy second row to squad for next season

Jun 24th 2019, 4:10 PM 14,345 Views 90 Comments

David O’Connor joins his older brother Alan at Kingspan Stadium.

Rafa Benitez to leave Newcastle as talks over new contract collapse
# Exit Door
# Exit Door

Rafa Benitez to leave Newcastle as talks over new contract collapse

Jun 24th 2019, 12:45 PM 8,343 Views 19 Comments

The Spaniard had been in charge at St James’ Park for three years.

'It's frightening really': A world of opportunity awaits amateur champion Sugrue
# Major Moment
# Major Moment

'It's frightening really': A world of opportunity awaits amateur champion Sugrue

Jun 24th 2019, 12:07 PM 6,389 Views 2 Comments

The 22-year-old clinched a stunning victory at the Amateur Championship at Portmarnock on Saturday.

Coetzee earns Springbok recall after excellent season for Ulster
# RWC2019
# RWC2019

Coetzee earns Springbok recall after excellent season for Ulster

Jun 24th 2019, 11:35 AM 7,001 Views 9 Comments

The back row won the last of his 28 international caps four years ago.

Sunday 23 June, 2019

Double Olympic champion Brownlee storms to Ironman glory in Cork
# Ironman Cork
# Ironman Cork

Double Olympic champion Brownlee storms to Ironman glory in Cork

Jun 23rd 2019, 4:56 PM 26,830 Views 5 Comments

Despite the horrendous weather conditions, thousands turned out to watch the event.

Roy Keane leaves position as O'Neill's assistant at Nottingham Forest
# Moving On
# Moving On

Roy Keane leaves position as O'Neill's assistant at Nottingham Forest

Jun 23rd 2019, 12:11 PM 54,394 Views 96 Comments

The former Ireland midfielder leaves the City Ground after five months.

Byrne takes latest injury setback in his stride in bid to get back fitter and stronger
# Interview
# Interview

Byrne takes latest injury setback in his stride in bid to get back fitter and stronger

Jun 23rd 2019, 10:00 AM 23,647 Views 9 Comments

The Leinster winger on groin surgery, pre-season and finding the right balance between physical and mental preparation.

Bad weather forces cancellation of Ireland's first Ironman swim in Cork
# Ironman Cork
# Ironman Cork

Bad weather forces cancellation of Ireland's first Ironman swim in Cork

Jun 23rd 2019, 9:44 AM 92,464 Views 61 Comments

The 2,500 athletes will now take on a bike-run race.

'It's hard because it was my favourite thing to do. It was what I was good at'
# Retirement
# Retirement

'It's hard because it was my favourite thing to do. It was what I was good at'

Jun 23rd 2019, 9:00 AM 6,351 Views 0 Comments

Injuries forced Jessie Barr to cut short her athletics career, but the Waterford native is looking forward to the next chapter in her role as a Sports Psychologist.

Saturday 22 June, 2019

McNamara's Ireland go to the well one final time against New Zealand
# U20 World Championship
# U20 World Championship

McNamara's Ireland go to the well one final time against New Zealand

Jun 22nd 2019, 7:45 AM 12,479 Views 11 Comments

A long season ends with today’s seventh-place playoff at the U20 World Championship.

Friday 21 June, 2019

Former Ireland U20 out-half McPhillips leaves Ulster for Leicester
# Moving On
# Moving On

Former Ireland U20 out-half McPhillips leaves Ulster for Leicester

Jun 21st 2019, 5:05 PM 9,813 Views 11 Comments

The 22-year-old returns to England to join the Premiership club.

Smiles and belts all round as Katie Taylor visits Temple Street
# Role Model
# Role Model

Smiles and belts all round as Katie Taylor visits Temple Street

Jun 21st 2019, 4:36 PM 13,210 Views 25 Comments

The Bray boxer was today announced as an official ambassador for the hospital.

Flannery starts at out-half as McNamara names Ireland team for New Zealand
# Team News
# Team News

Flannery starts at out-half as McNamara names Ireland team for New Zealand

Jun 21st 2019, 3:25 PM 11,011 Views 15 Comments

The U20 World Championship concludes tomorrow.

Ex-Leinster out-half Berne joins Australia's World Cup coaching staff
# Wallabies
# Wallabies

Ex-Leinster out-half Berne joins Australia's World Cup coaching staff

Jun 21st 2019, 11:32 AM 8,363 Views 16 Comments

The 40-year-old links up with his former head coach Michael Cheika.

Thursday 20 June, 2019

Mouthwatering ties in store as Women's World Cup last 16 confirmed
# Knockout Stages
# Knockout Stages

Mouthwatering ties in store as Women's World Cup last 16 confirmed

Jun 20th 2019, 10:26 PM 28,082 Views 52 Comments

The knockout stages get underway on Saturday, with France’s clash against Brazil one of the standout games.

'It was like I've never left': Kelleher excited to be back home at Leinster
# Pre-Season
# Pre-Season

'It was like I've never left': Kelleher excited to be back home at Leinster

Jun 20th 2019, 9:57 PM 17,616 Views 36 Comments

The winger reported for pre-season with the province yesterday after his return from Connacht.

Maguire struggles at Hazeltine, as Harrington makes strong start
# Mixed Fortunes
# Mixed Fortunes

Maguire struggles at Hazeltine, as Harrington makes strong start

Jun 20th 2019, 8:10 PM 7,150 Views 0 Comments

There was plenty of Irish interest on the LPGA, PGA and European Tours today.

Sprint sensation Sexton takes up place in Ulster academy
# Hot Prospect
# Hot Prospect

Sprint sensation Sexton takes up place in Ulster academy

Jun 20th 2019, 2:48 PM 9,682 Views 6 Comments

Ireland’s fastest schoolboy has chosen rugby over athletics.

Wednesday 19 June, 2019

'These games are really important as they can attract a different sort of interest'
# Summer Smash
# Summer Smash

'These games are really important as they can attract a different sort of interest'

Jun 19th 2019, 5:11 PM 3,378 Views 0 Comments

Ireland and Middlesex batsman Paul Stirling looks ahead to the English county’s game against Leinster Lightning in Dublin.

Leinster the big winners as Munster face a formidable task
# Champions Cup
# Champions Cup

Leinster the big winners as Munster face a formidable task

Jun 19th 2019, 3:33 PM 25,086 Views 38 Comments

Connacht can look forward to some big European nights in Galway when the Champions Cup returns in November.

'A very special moment': Sharpshooter O'Donoghue makes history in style
# TON UP
# TON UP

'A very special moment': Sharpshooter O'Donoghue makes history in style

Jun 19th 2019, 11:53 AM 3,608 Views 0 Comments

The 26-year-old yesterday became the first Irish hockey player to score 100 international goals.

Medal prospect Irvine a late withdrawal from Ireland's European Games squad
# Minsk 2019
# Minsk 2019

Medal prospect Irvine a late withdrawal from Ireland's European Games squad

Jun 19th 2019, 11:09 AM 2,038 Views 0 Comments

The boxer has pulled out through injury, while Joe Ward will not compete after recently signing a pro deal.

Irish back Nelson named in Canada squad after Ulster release
# Canucks
# Canucks

Irish back Nelson named in Canada squad after Ulster release

Jun 19th 2019, 9:17 AM 8,750 Views 3 Comments

The 26-year-old could make his international debut in next month’s Pacific Nations Cup.

Munster face tough pool draw as provinces to learn Champions Cup opponents
# Road To Marseille
# Road To Marseille

Munster face tough pool draw as provinces to learn Champions Cup opponents

Jun 19th 2019, 6:00 AM 18,656 Views 15 Comments

The draw for the 2019/20 competition takes place in Lausanne this afternoon.

Tuesday 18 June, 2019

'I just didn't have the love anymore': Heffernan moves on with family life
# Retirement
# Retirement

'I just didn't have the love anymore': Heffernan moves on with family life

Jun 18th 2019, 6:00 AM 15,642 Views 3 Comments

The five-time Olympian on retirement and his children’s sporting careers.

Monday 17 June, 2019

London Olympian Barr calls time on athletics career after injury frustration
# New Chapter
# New Chapter

London Olympian Barr calls time on athletics career after injury frustration

Jun 17th 2019, 7:52 PM 42,192 Views 2 Comments

The Waterford hurdler has hung up her spikes having accepted competing at Tokyo 2020 is no longer a possibility.

'There is winning and there's learning, and this is a massive learning for us'
# Moving Forward
# Moving Forward

'There is winning and there's learning, and this is a massive learning for us'

Jun 17th 2019, 5:54 PM 3,941 Views 0 Comments

Ireland captain Katie Mullan thanked the home crowd for their support throughout the FIH Series tournament in Banbridge.

Patched-up Ireland bid to complete double over familiar foes England
# Stage III
# Stage III

Patched-up Ireland bid to complete double over familiar foes England

Jun 17th 2019, 7:00 AM 9,812 Views 10 Comments

Noel McNamara’s side contest the fifth-place playoff semi-final at the U20 World Championship tonight.

Woodland holds off Koepka to win first Major at US Open
# Champion
# Champion

Woodland holds off Koepka to win first Major at US Open

Jun 17th 2019, 2:30 AM 35,103 Views 30 Comments

The American conjured a stunning chip shot on the 17th to seal victory at Pebble Beach.

Sunday 16 June, 2019

'I'd almost want to play again tomorrow to rectify some of the mistakes'
# Win Or Learn
# Win Or Learn

'I'd almost want to play again tomorrow to rectify some of the mistakes'

Jun 16th 2019, 9:29 PM 5,476 Views 0 Comments

Ireland’s FIH Final Series campaign ended on a disappointing note at Banbridge on Sunday.

Leinster's O'Sullivan the latest debutant as Ireland U20 team named
# Starting XV
# Starting XV

Leinster's O'Sullivan the latest debutant as Ireland U20 team named

Jun 16th 2019, 9:27 PM 12,211 Views 14 Comments

Noel McNamara has made eight changes for Monday’s U20 World Championship playoff game against England.

Ireland stunned by Korea in front of sold-out Banbridge crowd
# Fih Final Series
# Fih Final Series

Ireland stunned by Korea in front of sold-out Banbridge crowd

Jun 16th 2019, 5:10 PM 13,558 Views 0 Comments

Gareth Grundie’s side suffered a 3-1 defeat in Sunday’s FIH Series final.

Home support and set-piece strength key to Ireland's Olympic bid
# Marching On
# Marching On

Home support and set-piece strength key to Ireland's Olympic bid

Jun 16th 2019, 7:30 AM 4,404 Views 2 Comments

The Green Army face Korea in this afternoon’s FIH Series final at Banbridge.

Saturday 15 June, 2019

'These are the days we train for and the moments we put all our lives into'
# Green Army
# Green Army

'These are the days we train for and the moments we put all our lives into'

Jun 15th 2019, 6:30 PM 9,717 Views 2 Comments

Ireland have taken a significant step on the road to Tokyo 2020.

Ireland dare to dream as Grundie's side book place in Olympic play-off tie
# One Step Closer
# One Step Closer

Ireland dare to dream as Grundie's side book place in Olympic play-off tie

Jun 15th 2019, 2:43 PM 8,976 Views 6 Comments

A place in the FIH Final Series decider assures the Green Army of a shot at Tokyo 2020 qualification.

Friday 14 June, 2019

'It's vitally important we qualify, for the longevity and survival of the sport here'
# 2020 Olympics
# 2020 Olympics

'It's vitally important we qualify, for the longevity and survival of the sport here'

Jun 14th 2019, 4:06 PM 9,624 Views 6 Comments

Ireland begin their quest to qualify for a second consecutive Olympic Games in France on Saturday morning.

Former Wallaby Stephen Larkham appointed Munster senior coach
# Addition
# Addition

Former Wallaby Stephen Larkham appointed Munster senior coach

Jun 14th 2019, 12:00 PM 33,595 Views 120 Comments

He joins Johann van Graan’s coaching team ahead of next season.