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Saturday 3 April, 2021

Carl Frampton retires after Herring stops him in six
# Boxing
# Boxing

Carl Frampton retires after Herring stops him in six

Apr 3rd 2021, 11:03 PM 14,416 Views 10 Comments

The Jackal had set out hoping to become a three-weight world champion in Dubai.

England and France overpower opposition on Six Nations opening day
# Red Roses
# Red Roses

England and France overpower opposition on Six Nations opening day

Updated Apr 3rd 2021, 10:16 PM 10,619 Views 10 Comments

Jess Breach scored the pick England’s eight tries against Scotland,while Caroline Boujard ran in a hat-trick for France against Wales.

As it happened: Munster v Toulouse, Champions Cup last 16
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As it happened: Munster v Toulouse, Champions Cup last 16

Wednesday 31 March, 2021

12 years on from Sixways success Connacht still hampered by English issue
# Hard Road
# Hard Road

12 years on from Sixways success Connacht still hampered by English issue

Mar 31st 2021, 8:30 PM 15,315 Views 3 Comments

Andy Friend’s side take on Leicester Tigers in Welford Road this weekend, but wins on English soil are rare indeed for the Westerners.

Friday 26 March, 2021

'Everyone has Leinster on that pedestal': Beirne bullish about Munster's chances
# Pedigree
# Pedigree

'Everyone has Leinster on that pedestal': Beirne bullish about Munster's chances

Mar 26th 2021, 6:30 AM 7,844 Views 16 Comments

Tadhg Beirne helped scupper Munster’s last attempt to win a final, but he is a key man in a Munster side that have come a long way since.

Quinlan delights as Conor Murray returns to Lions form
# Big Game Player
# Big Game Player

Quinlan delights as Conor Murray returns to Lions form

Mar 26th 2021, 6:00 AM 6,483 Views 18 Comments

‘He’s a big scrum-half who makes a lot of tackles.’

Wednesday 24 March, 2021

Carbery on track as Van Graan embraces the pressure of final showdown with Leinster
# Against The Odds
# Against The Odds

Carbery on track as Van Graan embraces the pressure of final showdown with Leinster

Mar 24th 2021, 7:00 AM 9,992 Views 13 Comments

The Munster head coach has tasted success just once against Leinster, but ha confidence that his side can upset the odds on Saturday at the RDS.

Tuesday 23 March, 2021

Munster striving to have 'immaculate' basics against Leinster side with 'no weakness'
# Final Countdown
# Final Countdown

Munster striving to have 'immaculate' basics against Leinster side with 'no weakness'

Mar 23rd 2021, 3:27 PM 6,472 Views 6 Comments

Johann van Graan is banking on Munster’ s fundamentals giving them an edge in Saturday’s Pro14 final.

Munster must secure a trophy to 'to turn the page on our era' -- Quinlan
# Now Or Never
# Now Or Never

Munster must secure a trophy to 'to turn the page on our era' -- Quinlan

Mar 23rd 2021, 8:30 AM 19,879 Views 32 Comments

It’s coming up on 10 years since Munster claimed silverware, beating Leinster would be a fine way of ending comparisons with the golden age.

Monday 22 March, 2021

Former Ireland U19 international Cotter released by Ipswich Town
# Free Agent
# Free Agent

Former Ireland U19 international Cotter released by Ipswich Town

Mar 22nd 2021, 7:02 PM 8,599 Views 1 Comment

The former Limerick FC man made just four appearances for the League One outfit

Niall Murray hoping to tip the balance for Connacht against Scarlets
# Pro14
# Pro14

Niall Murray hoping to tip the balance for Connacht against Scarlets

Mar 22nd 2021, 7:17 AM 5,335 Views 0 Comments

The young lock has quickly filled out into a force in the Connacht engine room.

Saturday 20 March, 2021

Sexton's sanity proven as Ireland trounce England
# Madness To Method
# Madness To Method

Sexton's sanity proven as Ireland trounce England

Mar 20th 2021, 8:42 PM 17,130 Views 33 Comments

‘I don’t think you guys listened to us,’ said Jonathan Sexton after Ireland delivered the best performance of the Andy Farrell era.

Tuesday 16 March, 2021

'That would be unjust to the jersey': No need for red redemption from O'Mahony
# Hard And Fair
# Hard And Fair

'That would be unjust to the jersey': No need for red redemption from O'Mahony

Mar 16th 2021, 4:49 PM 14,049 Views 43 Comments

The Munster back row is set to return after serving his suspension for a red card against Wales.

Stander gives currency to 'values' as he rides off into the sunset
# Family First
# Family First

Stander gives currency to 'values' as he rides off into the sunset

Mar 16th 2021, 4:45 PM 44,395 Views 51 Comments

The Munster and Ireland star is putting his family first by stepping away from rugby.

'From the day he arrived he did his best to buy in to our culture, now he's creating culture'
# Legacy
# Legacy

'From the day he arrived he did his best to buy in to our culture, now he's creating culture'

Mar 16th 2021, 4:03 PM 9,784 Views 7 Comments

Peter O’Mahony is hoping to create a few special memories before CJ Stander bids farewell to Munster.

Sunday 14 March, 2021

'There’s a hope in me that nobody else will have to go through this'
# Quarter Glass Of Milk
# Quarter Glass Of Milk

'There’s a hope in me that nobody else will have to go through this'

Mar 14th 2021, 7:12 AM 4,953 Views 1 Comment

‘The reality is I know people are going through this every day.’

Saturday 13 March, 2021

Dead rubber can offer a little bounce for Connacht
# Opportunity Knocks
# Opportunity Knocks

Dead rubber can offer a little bounce for Connacht

Mar 13th 2021, 6:15 AM 4,770 Views 3 Comments

It’s a Connacht side with debuts and full debuts to celebrate.

Friday 12 March, 2021

Set-piece focus has Sheehan standing out among front row prospects
# Big Dan
# Big Dan

Set-piece focus has Sheehan standing out among front row prospects

Mar 12th 2021, 6:15 AM 6,967 Views 12 Comments

The 22-year-old is a more imposing figure than the average hooker.

Wednesday 10 March, 2021

O'Connell marvels at modern locks Baird and Beirne
# Back Five
# Back Five

O'Connell marvels at modern locks Baird and Beirne

Mar 10th 2021, 5:03 PM 29,442 Views 29 Comments

‘The place for a workhorse second row that hits rucks all day, I don’t know how long more there is in the game for him.’

Lions at the back of Sexton's mind as he gears up for Scotland
# Up For Grabs
# Up For Grabs

Lions at the back of Sexton's mind as he gears up for Scotland

Mar 10th 2021, 3:00 PM 14,662 Views 24 Comments

‘We want to get as many Irish people on that trip as possible.’

Ireland's line-out 'in a good place now' led by Ryan and O'Connell
# 6 Nations
# 6 Nations

Ireland's line-out 'in a good place now' led by Ryan and O'Connell

Mar 10th 2021, 1:13 PM 5,523 Views 32 Comments

The young pack leader was sorely missed in defeats to Wales and France, but is keen to put O’Connell’s ‘intricacies’ to work against Scotland.

Tigers the focus for Connacht as they prepare to rotate in Pro14
# Opportunity Knocks
# Opportunity Knocks

Tigers the focus for Connacht as they prepare to rotate in Pro14

Mar 10th 2021, 6:44 AM 6,506 Views 2 Comments

Andy Friend and Denis Buckley have their eye on European silverware.

Tuesday 9 March, 2021

'People probably don’t appreciate what he offers, but I think that’s changing'
# JGP
# JGP

'People probably don’t appreciate what he offers, but I think that’s changing'

Mar 9th 2021, 5:10 PM 24,411 Views 45 Comments

Stuart Lancaster is thrilled to see Jamison Gibson-Park rise to the big stage.

'We have to be hard to beat, we can’t give things away and give teams a leg up'
# 6 Nations
# 6 Nations

'We have to be hard to beat, we can’t give things away and give teams a leg up'

Mar 9th 2021, 3:17 PM 5,397 Views 1 Comment

Paul O’Connell admits it has been a challenge to hold back some detail from Ireland players.

Saturday 6 March, 2021

Baloucoune hoping to catch up with Sevens pace-setters after injury nightmare
# Hammer Down
# Hammer Down

Baloucoune hoping to catch up with Sevens pace-setters after injury nightmare

Mar 6th 2021, 7:30 AM 5,518 Views 5 Comments

The Ulster flyer was hamstrung as Hugo Keenan and Shane Daly made their way onto the international stage last year.

Friday 5 March, 2021

Off the beaten track: Adventure sport operators primed for a crucial summer
# Call Of The Wild
# Call Of The Wild

Off the beaten track: Adventure sport operators primed for a crucial summer

Mar 5th 2021, 7:00 AM 4,063 Views 1 Comment

There is cause for optimism in Ireland’s adventure tourism sector as ‘the crisis before the current crisis’ takes a tentative step towards reform.

Thursday 4 March, 2021

'If we win this weekend, 100% it’s possible': O'Halloran intent on chasing down Munster
# In The Hunt
# In The Hunt

'If we win this weekend, 100% it’s possible': O'Halloran intent on chasing down Munster

Mar 4th 2021, 6:55 AM 6,316 Views 7 Comments

The fullback knows Connacht must whittle Munster’s lead by at least four points tomorrow.

Wednesday 3 March, 2021

Connacht ready to go toe-to-toe with Munster maul
# Roll Deep
# Roll Deep

Connacht ready to go toe-to-toe with Munster maul

Mar 3rd 2021, 6:30 AM 5,558 Views 4 Comments

The southern province profited from the set-piece in January, but Connacht are wary of getting stuck in the same trap.

Monday 1 March, 2021

'A shock to the system': Baloucoune relieved to see action after injury nightmare
# Bouncing Back
# Bouncing Back

'A shock to the system': Baloucoune relieved to see action after injury nightmare

Mar 1st 2021, 4:55 PM 6,153 Views 12 Comments

The 23-year-old had to wait a year between Ulster appearances due to a hamstring avulsion last summer.

Saturday 27 February, 2021

'I don't want to sit back and be happy with being third choice': Casey ready for more Test rugby
# Worth The Wait
# Worth The Wait

'I don't want to sit back and be happy with being third choice': Casey ready for more Test rugby

Feb 27th 2021, 6:45 PM 10,733 Views 31 Comments

The 21-year-old scrum-half was made to wait over 140 minutes as a replacement before winning his first cap.

Friday 26 February, 2021

Control key as Connacht bring big guns to Benetton
# Steady As She Goes
# Steady As She Goes

Control key as Connacht bring big guns to Benetton

Feb 26th 2021, 7:00 AM 3,349 Views 1 Comment

The western province are riding high in Conference B and ought to have plenty in reserve in Treviso.

Caution and excitement valid as Carbery prepares to end injury nightmare
# Jc
# Jc

Caution and excitement valid as Carbery prepares to end injury nightmare

Feb 26th 2021, 6:30 AM 5,485 Views 8 Comments

The brilliant playmaker could be last piece of the jigsaw needed by Munster.

Thursday 25 February, 2021

Munster prop O'Connor pushing his way back into big-game action
# Boomer
# Boomer

Munster prop O'Connor pushing his way back into big-game action

Feb 25th 2021, 7:25 AM 5,743 Views 2 Comments

The loosehead admits it took time to adapt to the game again after a year sidelined with a terrible knee injury.

Wednesday 24 February, 2021

Dowling delighted to have back issue behind him as he settles in with Connacht

Dowling delighted to have back issue behind him as he settles in with Connacht

Feb 24th 2021, 7:00 AM 4,592 Views 1 Comment

The second row endured a long wait and rehab before he got to pull on the green jersey this month.

'He really looked good': Carbery making strides towards Munster return
# Carb Loading
# Carb Loading

'He really looked good': Carbery making strides towards Munster return

Feb 24th 2021, 1:00 AM 10,869 Views 8 Comments

The Ireland playmaker has endured a torrid run of injuries, but is finally off Munster’s injured list.

Tuesday 23 February, 2021

Ireland players pragmatic as they chase the space in attack
# Picture Perfect
# Picture Perfect

Ireland players pragmatic as they chase the space in attack

Feb 23rd 2021, 4:55 PM 6,501 Views 18 Comments

‘The hard part in international rugby is creating the chances and we’ve done that.’

Sexton hints that 2023 World Cup may be beyond him
# Kicking On
# Kicking On

Sexton hints that 2023 World Cup may be beyond him

Feb 23rd 2021, 3:21 PM 28,548 Views 59 Comments

‘I’m just going to focus on this campaign and, if I’m around next year, just focus on that and try and make the most of whatever is left.’

Connacht generating alternative to Aki's innate energy
# Catalyst
# Catalyst

Connacht generating alternative to Aki's innate energy

Feb 23rd 2021, 7:00 AM 7,777 Views 2 Comments

The centre is an irreplaceable personality in any team, but Connacht have worked at how they operate in his absence.

Monday 22 February, 2021

'I belong to this team': Pauw signs contract extension to guide Ireland into World Cup qualifiers
# ROIWNT
# ROIWNT

'I belong to this team': Pauw signs contract extension to guide Ireland into World Cup qualifiers

Feb 22nd 2021, 1:00 PM 8,904 Views 5 Comments

The Dutch coach lamented missing out on Euro 2022, but is heartened by a quickly improving side.

Sunday 21 February, 2021

Pele, Serena and Bellaghy: It's the week's best sportswriting
# Well Read
# Well Read

Pele, Serena and Bellaghy: It's the week's best sportswriting

Feb 21st 2021, 8:30 AM 3,106 Views 0 Comments

It’s a lockdown Sunday in Lent, treat yourself to some great sports stories.

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