# Focus

This year
Plenty of police presence and big crowds but Ireland can't be 'sidetracked'
The World Cup is different to any other competition in rugby. Hugo Keenan is staying focused.
Calm heads key as Farrell's Ireland aim to steer clear of 'losing the plot'
The head coach has tried to test his squad’s resilience over the last two years.
Robbie Keane: 'I don’t want to get into politics... I’m here as a football man'
New Maccabi Tel Aviv head coach says he travelled around as a player and understands different cultures.
Cullen to 'tweak the team' as Leinster target Champions Cup and URC double
The Leinster boss was pleased with the support at the Aviva Stadium today.
Ireland have to break 'negative momentum' amidst more controversy
Ireland head coach Greg McWilliams admitted it’s tough for his team to ignore bad news.
Last year
Conway excited about detail of new Munster set-up as he nears return
The Ireland international should be back in action next month.
Lampard insists Everton cannot treat home clash with Crystal Palace as 'all or nothing'
The Toffees realistically need two points from their remaining two matches to avoid relegation.
Klopp: 'Maybe Juve or Bayern under-estimated them, but that will never happen to us'
The Liverpool manager says his side won’t be taking Villarreal’s challenge for granted in tomorrow’s Champions League semi-final first leg.
Liverpool cannot fixate on Man City double header in bid for quadruple glory - Klopp
Liverpool will face Pep Guardiola’s side twice in crucial games next month.
All time
Clarity key for Connacht and Dillane
The Westerners were left frustrated by muddled information against Munster.
Klopp reveals Firmino apology after securing Liverpool's win
The Reds have earned 61 points from a possible 63 in 21 games and are now 16 points clear at the top.
Klopp: Liverpool's Premier League lead is irrelevant
The table toppers produced a fine display at King Power Stadium on St Stephen’s Day.
Hansen laughs off Jones' spying comments as 'a distraction and clickbait'
‘Eddie needs to work out what England are going to do about the pressure they’re under.’
Scotland's big win underlines importance of bonus-point victory for Ireland
Joe Schmidt’s side still have it in their control to secure a quarter-final.
'I hear the outside noise' - Criticism not affecting Hendrick ahead of milestone game
The midfielder is in line for his fiftieth cap on Thursday, and is glad to be playing in his favoured position.
'It would have been better to win 4-0 than 3-0' - Liverpool tie not over yet, warns Messi
The Argentine star scored his 600th career goal last night.
'I don't go out - apart from football'
Jurgen Klopp admits he’s become a hermit amid Liverpool’s title chase.
Mayo ladies boss determined to face Cavan despite 10-player exodus from panel
‘I am preparing for a championship match on Saturday and as soon as that is over I will give you the facts.’
'This is not the time to talk about this:' Willian unfazed by rumours of move to Barcelona
The Chelsea player insists he is focused on delivering a World Cup title for Brazil.
Jack Conan striving to lock in and rid his game of 'mental tap-outs'
The Leinster man is chasing perfection in a bid to compete with CJ Stander for Ireland’s number 8 jersey.
'Being homeless was so overwhelming. I never felt safe. I never felt the kids were safe'
Focus Ireland has brought 300 families out of homelessness.
JJ Hanrahan plays down Ireland call after his man-of-the-match show for Munster
“I just want to focus on Munster and it’s step by step for me.”
Everyone is talking about this powerful ad on youth homelessness in Ireland that played during Gogglebox
It was given a full ad break.
'Winning is a habit' - How Micheál Donoghue's approach is getting the best out of Galway
The Galway boss has expertly managed celebrations and expectations.
It's Sunday so here are 10 of our favourite sports pics from the past week
These are the sporting images that have caught our eye over the past seven days.
Thrills, spills and heartache: 21 pictures that sum up the women's rugby year
It’s been an up and down 12 months.
'I have never seen anything like this': Homelessness in Galway hits crisis point
More and more families are presenting as homeless in Galway, where no social housing has been built since 2009.
Coleman on life as captain, Robbie's Germany goal and the road to Russia
The Ireland captain is hoping to guide his side to their first World Cup finals in 16 years.
'Where there's one sperm there's a way': Male infertility is common but treatable
A doctor from Cork Fertility Centre said the procedure for men to get checked out is “non-invasive and not expensive compared to what a female has to do”.
"Like being in a train station in downtown Beijing" - what it's like to live life with autism
21-year-old Adam Harris was diagnosed with autism when he was just five. He says it’s time Ireland learned to understand and engage with the condition.
It’s Sunday so here's 15 of our favourite sports images of the week
Another busy week captured from a different angle.
CJ Stander man of the match on barnstorming Ireland debut against Wales
The Munster back row was superb on his Test debut for Joe Schmidt’s side.
Here are 15 PRACTICAL ways to help homeless people this Christmas and New Year
It can be as simple as treating someone with empathy when they approach you in the street.
The worst thing about losing our home? How guilty it made me feel as a mother
I felt like I had failed my daughter in some way after we were forced to live out of a hotel room.
Ireland's crisis: I have never seen it so bad. These families are living under terrible stress
At least two families lost their home today – and the homeless crisis is deepening, writes Sr Stanislaus Kennedy.
Ireland's Alan Judge 'laughing off' Premier League rumours
The former Irish underage international has been linked with a number of clubs in the past week.
Are you sure you know what your smartphone camera can really do?
Taking a good photo is one thing, but it’s just as important to know what features you can use and when.
Phoney war finally over as Ireland squad settle in for extended RWC stay
Rory Best admits it’s not easy to fully focus on a World Cup warm-up fixture and is pleased to see the real Tests on the horizon.
Waterford Whispers just fooled one of Germany's biggest news magazines
People are taking drugs like Ritalin to help them perform better in school and work
And scientists aren’t sure that’s a good thing.