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Dublin: 6°C Sunday 17 January 2021

Yesterday’s News

'It was an honour'- two-time All-Ireland winner calls time on Kilkenny career
# Time To Say Goodbye
# Time To Say Goodbye

'It was an honour'- two-time All-Ireland winner calls time on Kilkenny career

Sat 3:22 PM 10,683 Views 0 Comments

Ger Aylward follows on from Paul Murphy in stepping away from the Cats team.

Robinson leads the line as West Brom seal Black Country derby victory
# Boing Boing
# Boing Boing

Robinson leads the line as West Brom seal Black Country derby victory

Sat 3:15 PM 3,744 Views 1 Comment

The Ireland international won two penalties against Wolves.

Meade's Daly Tiger proves a 20/1 success at Fairyhouse
# Long Shot
# Long Shot

Meade's Daly Tiger proves a 20/1 success at Fairyhouse

Sat 3:08 PM 1,457 Views 0 Comments

Starting favourite Chatham Street Lad was seven lengths off the pace.

Irish teen Knight named captain for Rooney's first game as permanent Derby County boss
# On The Knight Train
# On The Knight Train

Irish teen Knight named captain for Rooney's first game as permanent Derby County boss

Sat 2:55 PM 32,112 Views 17 Comments

Jason Knight leads the Rams out against Rotherham United.

Bolton Wanderers complete loan deal for Ireland U21 winger Zack Elbouzedi
# Zack Attack
# Zack Attack

Bolton Wanderers complete loan deal for Ireland U21 winger Zack Elbouzedi

Sat 2:19 PM 4,171 Views 0 Comments

The Lincoln City man has been described as a ‘match-winner’ by Bolton boss Ian Evatt.

Bohemians pull off significant coup with signing of Bastien Hery
# Gypsy King
# Gypsy King

Bohemians pull off significant coup with signing of Bastien Hery

Sat 1:10 PM 8,261 Views 2 Comments

The former Limerick and Waterford midfielder is a ‘high-quality’ player, according to Keith Long.

England to pick from 28-man squads for Six Nations under new Covid-19 protocol
# Bubble Ball
# Bubble Ball

England to pick from 28-man squads for Six Nations under new Covid-19 protocol

Sat 12:50 PM 5,214 Views 5 Comments

Eddie Jones had previously selected an initial squad of around 32 players.

Giannis Antetokounmpo shakes off free-throw struggles to lead Bucks over Mavs
# Freak
# Freak

Giannis Antetokounmpo shakes off free-throw struggles to lead Bucks over Mavs

Sat 11:18 AM 1,708 Views 0 Comments

Antetokounmpo finished with 31 points despite going just 1-10 from the line.

Jurgen Klopp says Manchester United can never be thought of as underdogs
# Old Rivals
# Old Rivals

Jurgen Klopp says Manchester United can never be thought of as underdogs

Sat 10:35 AM 4,081 Views 14 Comments

The Liverpool boss is thinking more about United’s tactics than who is favourite to win tomorrow’s clash at Anfield.

Sponsor Ralph Lauren drops Justin Thomas following homophobic slur in Hawaii
# Deal Breaker
# Deal Breaker

Sponsor Ralph Lauren drops Justin Thomas following homophobic slur in Hawaii

Sat 10:10 AM 10,052 Views 20 Comments

The world number three uttered the derogatory word towards himself after missing a putt at Kapalua last weekend.

'It's very sad, just so grateful to have those memories and appreciate everything he did for us'
# Eamonn Ryan
# Eamonn Ryan

'It's very sad, just so grateful to have those memories and appreciate everything he did for us'

Sat 10:00 AM 17,229 Views 2 Comments

The late Eamonn Ryan leaves behind a great legacy with the impact he made on players he coached.

Disarray as two test positive for virus on Australian Open plane
# Flight Risk
# Flight Risk

Disarray as two test positive for virus on Australian Open plane

Sat 9:52 AM 5,818 Views 0 Comments

Victoria Azarenka, 2017 US Open winner Sloane Stephens and Japan’s Kei Nishikori were among those on the flight.

Taylor grabs PGA Hawaii lead with sizzling 62
# Taylor Made
# Taylor Made

Taylor grabs PGA Hawaii lead with sizzling 62

Sat 9:29 AM 2,131 Views 0 Comments

The Canadian reeled off a string of impressive birdie putts.

'I felt I'd play forever, win 10 more medals but it was all over for me at 27'
# Cult Hero
# Cult Hero

'I felt I'd play forever, win 10 more medals but it was all over for me at 27'

Sat 8:00 AM 47,192 Views 7 Comments

Barry Daly was Leinster’s top try scorer when they won the Champions Cup/Pro14 double. But injury brought his career to a premature end.

Limerick, Waterford and Clare stars in the running to land Hurler of the Year honours
# And The Nominees Are...
# And The Nominees Are...

Limerick, Waterford and Clare stars in the running to land Hurler of the Year honours

Sat 7:05 AM 6,844 Views 8 Comments

Gearoid Hegarty, Stephen Bennett and Tony Kelly have been nominated for the top prize.

14 players from Limerick as 8 counties feature in 2020 All-Star hurling nominations
# Shortlist
# Shortlist

14 players from Limerick as 8 counties feature in 2020 All-Star hurling nominations

Sat 7:00 AM 25,682 Views 22 Comments

Waterford, Galway, Kilkenny, Clare, Cork, Tipperary and Dublin also have players nominated.

Friday 15 January, 2021

'We were absolutely fr****** hopeless the other night. Absolute s****' - Steve Bruce
# Angry
# Angry

'We were absolutely fr****** hopeless the other night. Absolute s****' - Steve Bruce

Fri 11:58 PM 7,866 Views 5 Comments

The 60-year-old has been engulfed by a tide of criticism since the Magpies became the first side to lose a Premier League game to Sheffield United.

High-class John Higgins sees off Ronnie O’Sullivan to book semi-final spot
# Like A Fine Wine
# Like A Fine Wine

High-class John Higgins sees off Ronnie O’Sullivan to book semi-final spot

Fri 11:47 PM 5,645 Views 5 Comments

The Scot triumphed 6-3 in the 70th meeting between the two long-standing rivals.

Barcelona-linked defender could be set to leave Man City
# Transfer News
# Transfer News

Barcelona-linked defender could be set to leave Man City

Fri 11:36 PM 8,584 Views 0 Comments

Pep Guardiola accepts Eric Garcia may depart.

Bruno Fernandes hits back at Jurgen Klopp over penalty claims
# Unimpressed
# Unimpressed

Bruno Fernandes hits back at Jurgen Klopp over penalty claims

Fri 11:25 PM 9,472 Views 12 Comments

Man United have been awarded 20 spot kicks in the Premier League since the start of last season.

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Ex-Liverpool player scores brace as Lazio cruise past city rivals Roma
# Winning
# Winning

Ex-Liverpool player scores brace as Lazio cruise past city rivals Roma

Fri 11:11 PM 8,001 Views 2 Comments

Luis Alberto produced an influential display.

Racism allegation overshadows Bundesliga clash
# Issue
# Issue

Racism allegation overshadows Bundesliga clash

Fri 11:00 PM 4,500 Views 6 Comments

Leverkusen’s midfielder Nadiem Amiri, who was born in Germany to Afghan parents, was booked on 90 minutes and had to be restrained after the final whistle.

Doubt cast on Gareth Bale's Tottenham future
# Out Of Sorts
# Out Of Sorts

Doubt cast on Gareth Bale's Tottenham future

Fri 10:39 PM 13,822 Views 3 Comments

The 31-year-old’s second spell at Spurs has so fair failed to live up to expectations.

Alex Ferguson glad he retired when he did due to ‘phenomenal’ Liverpool side
# Relief
# Relief

Alex Ferguson glad he retired when he did due to ‘phenomenal’ Liverpool side

Fri 10:18 PM 7,245 Views 6 Comments

The Manchester United great also reflected on failing to sign Reds captain Jordan Henderson in 2011.

Stoke chief 'very disappointed' after James McClean's alleged Covid-19 breach
# Controversy
# Controversy

Stoke chief 'very disappointed' after James McClean's alleged Covid-19 breach

Fri 9:57 PM 4,268 Views 4 Comments

Tony Scholes also emphasised footballers’ ‘duty to act responsibly’ during the pandemic.

Australia propose idea of holding a mini World Cup in 2021
# Opportunity
# Opportunity

Australia propose idea of holding a mini World Cup in 2021

Fri 9:33 PM 36,552 Views 40 Comments

The aim would be to provide an injection of cash to unions across the world.

Are Man United now genuine title contenders?
# Analysis
# Analysis

Are Man United now genuine title contenders?

Fri 8:02 PM 30,602 Views 75 Comments

After hitting a lowpoint against Tottenham, the Red Devils have improved vastly since then.

Two days after winning first trophy, Mauricio Pochettino tests positive for Covid-19
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Two days after winning first trophy, Mauricio Pochettino tests positive for Covid-19

Fri 7:59 PM 4,475 Views 0 Comments

The news comes just two weeks after taking up his new job with Paris Saint-Germain.

Former Ireland international reunites with Nigel Clough in League Two
# Pastures New
# Pastures New

Former Ireland international reunites with Nigel Clough in League Two

Fri 7:12 PM 8,131 Views 1 Comment

Stephen Quinn has joined Mansfield Town on loan from Burton Albion.

The 'very quick turn of events' that revived Aiden McGeady's fortunes at Sunderland
# In From The Cold
# In From The Cold

The 'very quick turn of events' that revived Aiden McGeady's fortunes at Sunderland

Fri 6:07 PM 13,840 Views 6 Comments

The Ireland international had been frozen out by Phil Parkinson.

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz
# Les Quizerables
# Les Quizerables

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz

Fri 5:00 PM 30,368 Views 4 Comments

How closely have you been paying attention to this week’s sporting headlines?

Moyes has 'big hopes' for West Ham and Ireland teenager Odubeko
# David's Lad
# David's Lad

Moyes has 'big hopes' for West Ham and Ireland teenager Odubeko

Fri 4:50 PM 8,335 Views 7 Comments

The 18-year-old striker from Dublin made his first-team debut for the club earlier this week.

Johnston kicks 17 points as Ulster A notch impressive win over Leinster
# Talent
# Talent

Johnston kicks 17 points as Ulster A notch impressive win over Leinster

Fri 4:49 PM 14,793 Views 19 Comments

Aaron Sexton scored two tries from fullback, while captain David McCann was superb for Ulster.

Boost for Ireland players as Connacht's Pro14 clash with Ospreys gets new date
# Refixed
# Refixed

Boost for Ireland players as Connacht's Pro14 clash with Ospreys gets new date

Fri 3:49 PM 5,122 Views 1 Comment

The rearranged game will now take place on 24 January at the Sportsground.

Golf star Angel Cabrera arrested in Rio for extradition to Argentina
# No Angel
# No Angel

Golf star Angel Cabrera arrested in Rio for extradition to Argentina

Fri 3:12 PM 81,073 Views 0 Comments

Officials in his homeland are said to have charged him with assault, theft, illegal intimidation and repeated disrespect to authorities.

All-Star defender Barrett becomes latest long-serving Mayo stalwart to retire
# End Of An Era
# End Of An Era

All-Star defender Barrett becomes latest long-serving Mayo stalwart to retire

Fri 2:53 PM 8,315 Views 8 Comments

The Belmullet native has called time on his 13-year senior career.

Wayne Rooney retires from football after being named permanent Derby boss
# Moving On
# Moving On

Wayne Rooney retires from football after being named permanent Derby boss

Fri 2:05 PM 7,457 Views 15 Comments

Former Ireland goalkeeper Shay Given moves to first-team coach at the Rams.

Envoi Allen puts unbeaten record on line at Punchestown
# Preview
# Preview

Envoi Allen puts unbeaten record on line at Punchestown

Fri 12:51 PM 2,722 Views 1 Comment

Asterion Forlonge among five to face Elliott star on Sunday.

Brighton receive O'Hora bid as Irish youngster impresses out on loan
# Loan Star
# Loan Star

Brighton receive O'Hora bid as Irish youngster impresses out on loan

Fri 12:36 PM 8,270 Views 1 Comment

The former Bohemians player made a temporary move to League One side MK Dons in August.

Eight new Covid-19 cases and lockdown extension for O'Gara's La Rochelle
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Eight new Covid-19 cases and lockdown extension for O'Gara's La Rochelle

Fri 12:17 PM 5,305 Views 0 Comments

The club’s training centre was first closed after registering 15 new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday.