29th March 2023
# Ban
Kremlin vows to 'defend the interests' of its athletes following IOC recommendation
On Tuesday, Olympic chiefs recommended the return to competition of Russian and Belarusian athletes as individual neutrals.
# contract talks
Marcus Rashford says reports he wants £500,000-a-week deal ‘complete nonsense’
The England forward will be out of contract in 2024.
# Setback
Blow for Ireland as Enya Breen to miss rest of Six Nations
Breen suffered a knee injury in the opening round defeat to Wales.
Galway-Mayo rivalry and Dublin aim to make amends: Allianz Football League talking points
Four huge games in store this weekend in Croke Park.
# On the box
Virgin Media to broadcast sold-out clash between Bohemians and Shamrock Rovers
Virgin Media will supplement RTÉ’s coverage of the competition this season.
# tribe talk
'My initial fears were that my season was over' - Comer eyeing Galway glory after knee setback
The Tribe are targeting Allianz football league Division 1 success as they look to go one further than last year.
# Dispute
'Hugely disrespectful. We'd like some answers' - Laois camogie speak out over relegation saga
Laois were expecting to play in the Premier Junior championship this year after losing a relegation final last year.
# Healing
O'Connor 'still hoping' to be fit for League final after picking up slight knee issue
The Mayo star says it could be ‘too tight’ for him to regain his fitness in time.
# Back In The Game
Keith Long appointed as new Waterford manager
The former Bohs boss replaces Danny Searle, who was sacked earlier this week.
# Farewell
Long-serving Emlyn Mulligan announces Leitrim retirement
Mulligan made more than 100 appearances for Leitrim in a career spanning 17 years.
# Banned
Spurs managing director Fabio Paratici’s ban in Italy extended worldwide by Fifa
Tottenham’s managing director of football was serving the suspension in his homeland after former club Juventus were found guilty of false accounting.
# Awards Season
Antoine Dupont voted Player of the Six Nations ahead of Ireland trio
Ireland dominate the Team of the Tournament, however.
# undefeated
Legendary Irish Paralympian Jason Smyth announces his retirement
The Derryman is calling time on a simply remarkable career.
# Greats of the Game
Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger inducted into Premier League Hall of Fame
The pair were long-term rivals on the touchline during their managerial careers.
# Moving On
'We look like we’re a good team and could give anyone a game' - Kenny looks ahead to Greek test
Kenny also says it is ‘too early to say’ whether the Greece game is a must-win given Ireland’s difficult group.
# Pairc Life
Páirc Uí Chaoimh to host hurling league final between Limerick and Kilkenny
Venues and times have been announced for the hurling league finals.
# Set-back
All Blacks' winger Sevu Reece to miss World Cup due to injury
Canterbury Crusaders said the 26-year-old needs surgery on a ruptured knee ligament.
# Flat racing
'You’re never sure until you start, but it is exciting' - Aidan O'Brien set for season ahead
The renowned trainer is optimistic as the long Irish turf flat season gets going.
# as gaelige
Brian Tyers' pitch-perfect TG4 commentary cuts through the language barrier
Although I cannot understand what is being said, he is nevertheless communicating something to me.
# Reaction
'We have to get 6 points' - No margin for error as Ireland look ahead to June qualifiers
Chiedozie Ogbene says Stephen Kenny’s side should take encouragement from their performance against France on Monday.
# Champions Cup
'We don’t suddenly become a rubbish team' - Rowntree demands more from Munster in South Africa
The province flew to Durban last night ahead of Saturday’s Champions Cup clash with the Sharks.
28th March 2023
# Speaking out
'No matter who you are, you always have a right to play for this country'
Ireland’s Adam Idah on his own experiences with racist abuse in the wake of recent controversies.
# Friendly
Dominant de Bruyne steers Belgium past Germany
The visitors held on for a morale boosting win ahead of next year’s Euros.
# euro 2024
Wales keep up strong start in qualifying with win over Latvia
Kieffer Moore’s header means Rob Page’s side have taken four points from their opening two games.
# Super Scots
Scott McTominay at the double again as Scotland stun Spain to top Group A
Steve Clarke’s side made it two wins from two in front of a roaring Hampden Park.
# Garda Traffic Probe
All-Ireland winning Limerick hurler Pat Ryan convicted of perjury after telling 'brazen lie'
The 27-year-old was jailed for two weeks by Judge Patricia Harney at Limerick District Court but he immediately appealed the sentence.
# around the grounds
Cork and Limerick win Munster ties, Dublin and Meath amongst Leinster U20 victors
A busy night of underage GAA action in Munster and Leinster.
# interpro
Ulster must summon spirit of 2019 against Leinster but take every chance
There was agony for Dan McFarland’s side when the provinces clashed in a European quarter-final.
# Analysis
3 winners and losers from Ireland's latest international window
Will Smallbone and others who impressed for Stephen Kenny’s side over the past few days.
Tipperary duo Aishling Moloney and Anna Rose Kennedy to join Geelong Cats
Move will take club’s Irish contingent to six.
# Taking Charge
Aidan O'Rourke to remain as Donegal interim manager for rest of 2023 season
Paddy Carr stepped down as Donegal boss last week.
# Ladies Football
Woods the hat-trick hero as Navan claim All-Ireland senior crown against Westport
Three points separated the teams in Longford.
# On the plane
Ireland stars return as Munster name 28-man squad for Champions Cup trip to Sharks
Peter O’Mahony and Conor Murray make the trip to Durban, while Antoine Frisch and Niall Scannell have both recovered from injury.
# Ban
IOC backs return of Russian athletes as individuals
No timeline given for their potential participation at Paris Olympics.
# Raising Awareness
'It’s been a bit of a journey' - James McClean diagnosed with autism
The Ireland international hopes to inspire others by sharing the news.
# Review
Analysis: Callum O'Dowda's absence costly as Ireland get almost everything right against France
A look back at a night in which Ireland were almost perfect…but not perfect.
# Teamsheets
Cork, Waterford and Limerick name sides for Munster U20 hurling ties
Tomorrow night’s game is Cork’s opener in the 2023 championship.
# Back in action
Aki poised for first Connacht appearance since December
A training ground incident led to speculation about Aki’s future at Connacht, but he is available for this weekend’s clash with Benetton.
# Analysis
Connacht's Blade pushing hard to break up Ireland's pecking order
The 28-year-old Monivea man showed his qualities once again in Galway last weekend.
# Investigation
SFA to probe apparent headbutt by Rangers coach on Celtic boss after SWPL game
The incident happened as the Rangers and Celtic players were shaking hands after the 1-1 draw at Broadwood Stadium.
# 12th man
'It was the best atmosphere I have ever played in'
Jayson Molumby paid tribute to Ireland’s fans and his teammates on a bittersweet night.