# deflating
Bangladesh thrash dismal Ireland by 10 wickets to win series 2-0
Liton Das and Tamim Iqbal breezed past Ireland’s 101-run total in less than 14 overs for Bangladesh’s first-ever 10-wicket win.
# too good
Hasan takes five as Bangladesh demolish Ireland for 101
Fellow pace bowler Ebadot Hossain took the rest with his 2-29 to condemn Heinrich Malan’s side to their lowest-ever score against Bangladesh.
# Looking Back
'You're thinking, 'This is where Michael Collins was interned. I felt I could hear the echoes'
A new sports documentary on TG4 will take a look at different sports stadiums around the world.
22nd March 2023
# Ready to go
Michael Conlan set for world title fight against Luis Alberto Lopez in Belfast
Tickets go on sale on 31 March at 11am.
Sixers into playoffs after Cavs down Nets; Celtics topple Kings
Cleveland’s victory ensured that third-placed Philadelphia became the latest team to advance.
# Chantelle Cameron
'She WhatsApped me out of the blue' - English stars plotting Taylor's Dublin downfall
Natasha Jonas has already contacted Chantelle Cameron with tips as to how to become the first British boxer ever to beat Katie Taylor.
This week
19th March 2023 - 23rd March 2023
# On the Move
Donegal captain becomes latest Irish recruit to join AFLW for 2023 season
Niamh McLaughlin has penned a deal with Gold Coast Suns.
# Long Time Coming
'I usually just send the family group a text: ‘By the way, fighting 20 May... Chantelle Cameron’'
Katie Taylor says she has to pinch herself now that her homecoming bout is actually happening.
# Boxing
'It takes the absolute piss' - Eddie Hearn on Croke Park costs for Taylor fight
The promoter defended Matchroom’s approach ahead of Taylor’s fight at the 3Arena on 20 May.
# Update
Bangladesh-Ireland ODI washed out after record innings
Mushfiqur Rahim’s century was the fastest ODI ton by a Bangladeshi batsman.
# bnp paribas open
Carlos Alcaraz regains top spot with dominant victory at Indian Wells
The 19-year-old Spaniard ended Daniil Medvedev’s 19-match winning streak 6-3 6-2 in the final.
# Winning
Sergio Perez holds off Red Bull team-mate Max Verstappen to win Saudi Arabian GP
Lewis Hamilton finished fifth for Mercedes.
# Land down under
Mayo and Laois stars sign AFLW deals
Dayna Finn and Erone Fitzpatrick have joined Carlton.
# insanity
With Serrano out, Katie Taylor chooses her Everest
If Taylor can beat the Englishwoman and become a two-weight undisputed champion, it would unquestionably be her greatest moment in the ring.
Last week
12th March 2023 - 18th March 2023
# Formula 1
Sergio Perez takes surprise pole position for Saudi Arabian Grand Prix
Verstappen will line up only in 15th.
# Banned
English snooker player King suspended amid betting probe
The allegation concerns King’s 4-0 loss to Joe Perry in last month’s Welsh Open.
# Pressure
Lewis Hamilton will need to leave Mercedes if we do not improve – Toto Wolff
Hamilton’s £40million-a-year contract with the Silver Arrows expires at the end of the season.
# Let off the Laois
Zach Tuohy kicks Geelong's first two goals of new AFL season but champions fall short
Collingwood came out on top of a thrilling battle at the MCG.
Dublin aim for promotion and Waterford-Kilkenny showdown: Allianz League talking points
There are plenty key matches to look forward to this weekend.
# talents
Joe Ward and Callum Walsh earn impressive stoppage wins across the pond
The Irish amateur great from Westmeath and the Dana White-backed puncher from Cork took only minutes to turn heads in Quebec and Boston.
# Down Under
Kerry, Roscommon and Dublin stars make move to AFLW
Irish signings have been announced in the Sydney Swans and the Brisbane Lions.
# Day Two
Johnny Ward: Triumph for 85-year-old Kiely proves that Cheltenham is everything
Johnny Ward reports from the second day of the Festival, as A Dream To Share earned Kiely his first win at Cheltenham.
# jets setting
Aaron Rodgers says he wants to join New York Jets for 2023 NFL season
The 39-year-old had left his future plans uncertain since the end of last season.
# Setback
Charles Leclerc to serve 10-place grid penalty at Saudi Arabian Grand Prix
Leclerc’s torrid start to the season has been dealt a further blow with this penalty.
3 best bets for Thursday's card at Cheltenham
Three to follow on the third day of the 2023 festival.
Bucks seal NBA play-off berth; Nuggets fall again
Late scoring burst by Milwaukee secures victory.
# irish down under
The Irish players to watch in the 2023 AFL season
The AFL season kicks off this week.
Athletics high jump legend Dick Fosbury dead at 76
Fosbury became one of the most influential athletes in the history of track and field after developing the innovative ‘Fosbury flop’ technique.
This month
March 2023
# in the medals
Rising star Rhasidat Adeleke forced to settle for silver at NCAA Championships
It took a sensational run from Britton Wilson to deny Adeleke gold.
Five great storylines to look forward to at Cheltenham next week
The Cheltenham Festival takes place from 14-17 March.
# Homeward Bound
Done deal: Katie Taylor to face Chantelle Cameron in homecoming fight at 3Arena
Taylor will step up in weight to face English-born Cameron on 20 May.
# Onwards
Impressive Adeleke progresses to 400m final in New Mexico after strong run
The Texas University runner looked comfortable throughout her semi-final at the NCAA in Albuquerque.
# it's quizzness time
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# Own Up
'It’s about accountability' - Hamilton claims Mercedes ignored his concerns about car
Hamilton complained before the Bahrain Grand Prix that Mercedes are on the ‘wrong track.’
# poor fan turnout
Irish athletes to turn up their heating to prepare for Paris Olympics without air conditioning
The Games’ commitment to sustainability means there will be no air con in the athlete’s village.
No Giannis, no problem as Bucks sink Orlando; Sixers down Wolves
Golden State slip to defeat against Oklahoma City Thunder.
3 talking points ahead of Ireland's Six Nations showdown with Scotland
The teams clash in Edinburgh on 12 March.
# shrouded in doubt
Boxing likely to remain on schedule for 2024 Olympics but in serious peril for 2028
There are also concerns that lightweight rowing – in which Ireland have won medals in Rio and in Tokyo – will be removed from the 2028 Games.
# Boxing
Conor Benn reveals he felt suicidal following positive drugs tests
The former two-weight world champion said he ‘didn’t think (he’d) see another day’.
# no access
Djokovic withdraws from Indian Wells Masters as he is barred from entering United States
The US doesn’t allow international travellers unvaccinated from Covid-19 to enter the country.
# Frustration
'One of our worst days', says Wolff, Hamilton bemoans Mercedes lack of speed
It was a race dominated by the triumphant Red Bull team, who were first and second with double champion Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez
# Exceeding expectations
McElhinney finishes fourth in 3000m final as Lavin places sixth at European Indoors
Sarah Lavin finished sixth in the 60m hurdles final.
# Punishment
NBA star Morant suspended after apparently displaying gun in nightclub video
The NBA has said they were investigating the case.
# Rhasidat Adeleke
'I’d rather people expect things from me than not believe in me at all'
Record-breaking Rhasidat Adeleke speaks to The42 about exceeding her own expectations and her ultimate ambition: next year’s Paris Olympics.