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Yesterday’s News

Hyland, Greene post new Irish records, but fall agonisingly short in World semis

Brendan Hyland set a new Irish record, but was .07 seconds shy of an Olympic standard.

Sunday 21 July, 2019

The lingering Sonny Liston mystery and more of the week's best sportswriting

Plus, why Brooks Koepka is known as ‘the twat in the hat’… affectionately.

Friday 19 July, 2019

Reece in the limelight as World Cup looms large over international rugby season kick-off

The tick-tock of Rugby World Cup countdown is getting louder, though New Zealand and South Africa are holding back on opening weekend.

Shane Lowry lights up The Open and shares the lead after day 2

The Offaly man showed delight and disappointment in equal measure on his final hole today, but he shares the lead with JB Holmes.

Wayne Barnes installed as referee for Ireland's pivotal RWC clash with Scotland

The veteran English official hasn’t always been a good omen for Ireland.

Dream start for Lowry after Koepka hits second-round 69 at The Open

Lowry has gone on a birdie blitz with four in his opening six holes today.

Thursday 18 July, 2019

Olympian Darren O'Neill to join pro boxing ranks at 33

Team captain at London 2012, O’Neill will likely turn 34 before his pro debut come around.

Opening 67 gives Shane Lowry early clubhouse lead at Portrush

The Offaly man shares an early lead with Dylan Fritelli, while Graeme McDowell is also hitting form.

Leinster fullback Kelly captains experimental Ireland 7s squad

Both men and women’s squads contain three uncapped players for this weekend’s Grand Prix action.

Ireland midfielder Crowley completes move to Birmingham on two-year deal

The talented 21-year-old has been scouted by Mick McCarthy this year.

Wednesday 17 July, 2019

Front row blow for Ulster as Milasinovich sidelined for 9 months

The Irish-qualified, South African born prop suffered a torn ACL in training with his new club.

Ireland youth international Crowley set to sign for Birmingham after Netherlands stint

The 21-year-old came through the Arsenal system before moving to Willem II.

Tuesday 16 July, 2019

McAllister feeling the heat of Connacht's pre-season, but excited for all to come after

Approaching his 30th birthday, the Ulster native is intent on making his experience count for his new club.

Monday 15 July, 2019

Maynooth's Mark Travers signs fresh long-term contract with Bournemouth

The 20-year-old goalkeeper made his Premier League debut last season.

Kidney's London Irish returning to Cork for pre-season friendly with Munster

The newly-promoted Premiership club are a regular feature on the southern province’s pre-season fixture list.

Sunday 7 July, 2019

Globe-trotting McNulty intent on taking Tokyo

Ireland’s stalwart Sevens forward has an insatiable hunger for travel.

Saturday 6 July, 2019

Prolific Murphy Crowe has eyes fixed on Olympic qualification

The Tipperary speedster isn’t resting on sensational form that made her the top try-scorer in this season’s World Series.

'It was never about me': Naoupu dedicated to promoting positive body image in tandem with sport

The Ireland centre last year spoke about her battle with anorexia, and is eager to help young women steer clear of the pitfalls.

Wednesday 3 July, 2019

Senior-capped Beibhinn Parsons leads Ireland U18 7s at World Games

This year marks the fifth edition of the multi-sport event in Paris.

Friday 28 June, 2019

Mulhall returns to captain experienced Ireland Women's side for 7s Grand Prix

This weekend’s Marcoussis tournament will act as the seeding round for the upcoming Olympic qualifier.

Wednesday 26 June, 2019

Toner returning to full fitness for career's final big stretch

The second row hopes to soon be back in full training ahead of what he expects to be his last World Cup.

'It's not what we do': Toner laments post-Pro14 final incidents, but backs culture to hold firm

Apologies have been made for two high-profile incidents at Leinster events last month.

Tuesday 25 June, 2019

Leicester Tigers put club up for £60m sale after CVC's Premiership investment

Investment group CVC recently bought a 27% stake in Premiership Rugby and the Tigers used their cut to pay off their debt.

Monday 24 June, 2019

France set the standard ahead of Olympic Sevens qualifier, but Ireland not far off the pace

Ireland will likely have to beat France in Colombiers next month to secure passage to the Olympics.

Sunday 23 June, 2019

Brilliant and bloody-minded U20s deliver wealth of promise

Noel McNamara’s men were more than boys of summer.

Saturday 22 June, 2019

France secure back-to-back U20 World Cups after tight tussle with Wallabies Royal Bleus This post contains videos

France secure back-to-back U20 World Cups after tight tussle with Wallabies

Louis Carbonel held his nerve to settle an exciting final.

Early black-out proves costly as Ireland U20 fall to New Zealand U20 World Cup This post contains videos

Early black-out proves costly as Ireland U20 fall to New Zealand

Ryan Baird’s try was the stand-out moment as Ireland had to battle from 26 down against New Zealand.

Ireland can't contain France at 7s Grand Prix

Anthony Eddy’s side will meet Spain at the quarter-final stage tomorrow.

As it happened: Ireland v New Zealand, World Rugby U20 Championship

The U20 World Cup can’t end without sorting out the 7th-place play-off and we’re going minute-by-minute.

Thursday 20 June, 2019

England U20 centre given six-week ban for biting Ireland's Dylan Tierney-Martin

Meanwhile, New Zealand will be without one hard-hitting back row for Saturday’s clash with Ireland.

Former captains out in the cold as Eddie Jones brings England World Cup squad together

The former Japan boss has made exceptions in his initial squad, but Dylan Hartley is not one of them.

Men's 7s head for Moscow to take 'first real step' in Olympic qualification prep

Anthony Eddy’s men are counting the days to the European Olympic qualifier.

Wednesday 19 June, 2019

Champions Cup draw pits Munster against Saracens and Racing 92

Beaten finalists Leinster will go up against Lyon, Northampton and Benetton.

Monday 17 June, 2019

Immense Ireland U20 comeback effort falls just short against England Never Say Die This post contains videos

Immense Ireland U20 comeback effort falls just short against England

New Zealand await Ireland after a last-gasp try swung the match England’s way.

As it happened: Ireland v England, World Rugby U20 Championship

The demanding schedule doesn’t ease off for Noel McNamara’s men in Argentina. This way for live updates.

Hats, tat and the invaluable memories forged during USA '94

Throwaway items, cherished moments.

Irish provinces switch conferences for next two Pro14 seasons

This year’s finalists Glasgow Warriors and Leinster will be competing for top spot in Conference A.

Sunday 16 June, 2019

Giants Stadium to Citrus Bowl burns: How well do you remember Ireland's '94 World Cup?

25 years on, can you recall the rollercoaster?

Thursday 13 June, 2019

Diageo end 27-year Guinness sponsorship of London Irish over Paddy Jackson signing

The drinks industry giant expressed ‘serious concerns’ early this week and have today confirmed they are ending their role as the club’s ‘official beer’.

Wednesday 12 June, 2019

As it happened: Ireland v Italy, World Rugby U20 Championship

We went minute-by-minute as Ireland aimed to close out their pool campaign with a win.

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