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'It just kind of blindsided me and it took way longer than I thought'
# John Cooney
# John Cooney

'It just kind of blindsided me and it took way longer than I thought'

Sat 9:28 AM 8,990 Views 2 Comments

Ulster scrum-half John Cooney on putting his injury concerns behind him after overcoming disc damage in his neck.

Andy Friend plans to keep Connacht focussed in face of uncertainty
# Friendly Advice
# Friendly Advice

Andy Friend plans to keep Connacht focussed in face of uncertainty

Sat 9:13 AM 5,100 Views 4 Comments

After the postponement of eight games in the URC yesterday, doubts and fears exist about how the new Covid variant could impact the season’s schedule.

'You see half the people driving around there in Ferraris, past kids in streets with no shoes'
# Paddy Barrett
# Paddy Barrett

'You see half the people driving around there in Ferraris, past kids in streets with no shoes'

Sat 9:00 AM 12,319 Views 0 Comments

Paddy Barrett is back in an FAI Cup final with Saint Patrick’s Athletic having been horrified by what he saw during a brief spell in Cambodia.

Heartbreak for Ireland's Men as Argentina strike late in Dubai Sevens quarter-final
# Late Blow
# Late Blow

Heartbreak for Ireland's Men as Argentina strike late in Dubai Sevens quarter-final

Sat 8:34 AM 5,124 Views 2 Comments

Pool B winners Argentina progress to the semi-finals after prevailing on a 17-12 score line in Dubai.

'Why are you all wearing the same clothes?...' 'Eh, we're the Irish team.'
# Coygig
# Coygig

'Why are you all wearing the same clothes?...' 'Eh, we're the Irish team.'

Sat 8:30 AM 5,934 Views 0 Comments

Louise Quinn won her 90th cap against Slovakia, and talked the past, present and future afterwards.

Keith Earls: 'After going on The Late, Late, I thought 'sh**, have I given too much away?’
# Fight Of The Earls
# Fight Of The Earls

Keith Earls: 'After going on The Late, Late, I thought 'sh**, have I given too much away?’

Sat 8:00 AM 36,121 Views 10 Comments

The Ireland international was initially nervous about speaking about his mental health issues but the public reaction to his heartfelt interview on The Late Late Show has been overwhelmingly positive.

Thriston Lawrence leads as Ashley Chesters chases Joburg title amid Covid chaos
# Chaos
# Chaos

Thriston Lawrence leads as Ashley Chesters chases Joburg title amid Covid chaos

Sat 7:27 AM 1,253 Views 0 Comments

There has been a spate of withdrawals from the first event of the 2021-22 season as British and Irish players scrambled to secure flights home.

'I'm not afraid to say that I have been through bad days and I have contemplated suicide'
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

'I'm not afraid to say that I have been through bad days and I have contemplated suicide'

Sat 7:00 AM 54,135 Views 10 Comments

Bohemians and Ireland U21 player Ross Tierney on emerging from ‘a dark place’.

Friday 26 November, 2021

West Brom settle for point against Forest after Jayson Molumby sees red
# Championship
# Championship

West Brom settle for point against Forest after Jayson Molumby sees red

Fri 11:06 PM 4,408 Views 0 Comments

The Republic of Ireland midfielder was sent off for two bookable offences, leaving the Baggies with 10 men for the last 19 minutes.

Ireland awaiting further guidance but likely to make call tomorrow whether or not they leave Zimbabwe
# World Cup Qualifiers
# World Cup Qualifiers

Ireland awaiting further guidance but likely to make call tomorrow whether or not they leave Zimbabwe

Fri 10:30 PM 3,666 Views 0 Comments

The ICC is expected to provide an update on the remainder of its qualification tournament in the southern African nation tomorrow morning.

‘Everyone was freezing their balls off – so we wanted to put in a performance for our fans’
# Mack The Knife
# Mack The Knife

‘Everyone was freezing their balls off – so we wanted to put in a performance for our fans’

Fri 10:30 PM 13,055 Views 1 Comment

Mack Hansen defied the conditions to inspire Connacht to a seven-try win tonight.

Joy for UCD as they beat beleagured Waterford to seal Premier Division status
# Boost
# Boost

Joy for UCD as they beat beleagured Waterford to seal Premier Division status

Fri 9:45 PM 23,433 Views 12 Comments

It ended a miserable few days for Waterford, who will spend next season in the second tier.

Connacht secure bonus-point victory over the Ospreys to move up to sixth in the URC
# On Song
# On Song

Connacht secure bonus-point victory over the Ospreys to move up to sixth in the URC

Fri 9:25 PM 22,141 Views 28 Comments

Connacht defeated Ospreys 46-18 at the Sportsground tonight.

Munster still in South Africa and facing 10-day quarantine on return home
# URC
# URC

Munster still in South Africa and facing 10-day quarantine on return home

Fri 8:55 PM 31,492 Views 11 Comments

Health minister Stephen Donnelly has said that new restrictions for people travelling to Ireland from several southern African countries would apply ‘regardless of status’.

Garryowen and Lansdowne clash in top four as they aim to keep pace with Clontarf
# AIL Preview
# AIL Preview

Garryowen and Lansdowne clash in top four as they aim to keep pace with Clontarf

Fri 8:28 PM 3,201 Views 0 Comments

Cork Con, meanwhile, have their sights on a top-four spot having arrested their early-season slide.

Lawrence leads Joburg Open reduced to 54 holes by Covid turmoil
# Ain't No Sunshine (tour)
# Ain't No Sunshine (tour)

Lawrence leads Joburg Open reduced to 54 holes by Covid turmoil

Fri 7:24 PM 2,330 Views 0 Comments

After an exodus of 16 British and Irish players following Thursday’s opening round scrambling to get home to avoid quarantine, organisers took drastic action.

'She's top quality, she's box office, but we need to get more out of her'
# Special K
# Special K

'She's top quality, she's box office, but we need to get more out of her'

Fri 7:06 PM 5,876 Views 0 Comments

Could Katie McCabe be even better for Ireland in a different role? The Football Family podcast discusses.

Michael Carrick: Manchester United players will adapt under any new coach
# Pressing Questions
# Pressing Questions

Michael Carrick: Manchester United players will adapt under any new coach

Fri 7:05 PM 3,540 Views 0 Comments

Ralf Rangnick, nicknamed the ‘Godfather of the Gegenpress’, could be confirmed as interim manager this weekend.

Antrim legend who provided countless 'magical moments' retires at 36
# Baller
# Baller

Antrim legend who provided countless 'magical moments' retires at 36

Fri 6:44 PM 7,261 Views 4 Comments

Paddy Cunningham has called time on his inter-county football career.

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz
# Let's Get Quizzical
# Let's Get Quizzical

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz

Fri 5:58 PM 28,411 Views 8 Comments

How closely have you been following the sports news this week?

Rio Olympics president sentenced to 30 years in prison for buying votes to win 2016 bid
# Corruption
# Corruption

Rio Olympics president sentenced to 30 years in prison for buying votes to win 2016 bid

Fri 5:38 PM 9,097 Views 5 Comments

79-year-old Carlos Nuzman was convicted of corruption, organised crime, money laundering and smuggling cash in a federal court.

Play-off draw ensures that at least one of Portugal or Italy will miss the World Cup
# Qatar 2022
# Qatar 2022

Play-off draw ensures that at least one of Portugal or Italy will miss the World Cup

Updated Fri 5:32 PM 15,529 Views 9 Comments

The European heavyweights are on the same side of the draw.

This is the nightmare before Christmas that Ireland's provinces and the URC didn't need
# URC
# URC

This is the nightmare before Christmas that Ireland's provinces and the URC didn't need

Fri 4:57 PM 7,341 Views 1 Comment

Rugby fans will be praying for good news but the Nu variant has the potential to create a fixture crisis in the URC.

The Football Family: World Cup hopes suffer Slovakia setback
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Football Family: World Cup hopes suffer Slovakia setback

Fri 4:56 PM 675 Views 0 Comments

A free clip from the latest instalment of our football podcast, which is available exclusively to members.

Rangnick’s arrival at Man Utd not good news for other teams, says Klopp
# About Ralf
# About Ralf

Rangnick’s arrival at Man Utd not good news for other teams, says Klopp

Fri 2:51 PM 14,800 Views 9 Comments

Klopp’s fellow German is set to be installed as interim manager at Old Trafford until the end of the season.

Cork's Eoin Cadogan announces retirement from inter-county hurling
# Dual Star
# Dual Star

Cork's Eoin Cadogan announces retirement from inter-county hurling

Fri 2:45 PM 17,437 Views 6 Comments

The Douglas man won an All-Ireland football title in 2010.

'He was only in second gear': JP McManus's Jonbon delivers in style on hurdling debut
# Green And Gold
# Green And Gold

'He was only in second gear': JP McManus's Jonbon delivers in style on hurdling debut

Fri 2:33 PM 3,126 Views 1 Comment

The 10-11 favourite — who is a full brother to Douvan — was an easy winner at Newbury.

Victory over Japan sees Ireland's Men through to Dubai Sevens quarter-finals
# Dubai Sevens
# Dubai Sevens

Victory over Japan sees Ireland's Men through to Dubai Sevens quarter-finals

Fri 2:14 PM 5,895 Views 3 Comments

33-0 win ensures that Ireland will be one of the two best third-placed sides.

Pochettino 'never asked to leave' PSG, says sporting director Leonardo
# Staying Put
# Staying Put

Pochettino 'never asked to leave' PSG, says sporting director Leonardo

Fri 1:19 PM 3,634 Views 0 Comments

Leonardo added a reported meeting with Zinedine Zidane was ‘ridiculous.’

Munster's URC clash in South Africa postponed amid Covid variant news
# URC
# URC

Munster's URC clash in South Africa postponed amid Covid variant news

Updated Fri 1:12 PM 32,395 Views 16 Comments

The province are in Pretoria for a planned game against the Bulls this weekend but are now working to get home urgently.

Are Chelsea a better team without Romelu Lukaku?
# Talking Point
# Talking Point

Are Chelsea a better team without Romelu Lukaku?

Fri 1:00 PM 5,650 Views 4 Comments

Cristiano Ronaldo has greatly imbalanced Manchester United, but has Lukaku had a similar effect on the European Champions?

Furlong and Henshaw to start as teams named for Leinster/Ulster URC clash
# Selection
# Selection

Furlong and Henshaw to start as teams named for Leinster/Ulster URC clash

Fri 12:57 PM 8,448 Views 18 Comments

John Cooney returns to the Ulster team.

Here's your TV guide for this weekend of sport
# Tune In
# Tune In

Here's your TV guide for this weekend of sport

Updated Fri 12:03 PM 21,110 Views 2 Comments

Get stuck into this lot over the weekend.

'A once in a lifetime opportunity' - Bray Wanderers and Cabinteely agree merger
# AMALGAMATION
# AMALGAMATION

'A once in a lifetime opportunity' - Bray Wanderers and Cabinteely agree merger

Fri 11:21 AM 9,134 Views 6 Comments

The merged club will apply to compete in the SSE Airtricity League First Division next season.

Four Bohs players and three from Shamrock Rovers in the PFAI Team of the Year
# End Of Season
# End Of Season

Four Bohs players and three from Shamrock Rovers in the PFAI Team of the Year

Fri 10:49 AM 3,786 Views 12 Comments

Derry City, Drogheda United, Dundalk and St Patrick’s Athletic all have one representative.

Irish golfers pull out of Joburg Open ahead of second round
# Evacuating
# Evacuating

Irish golfers pull out of Joburg Open ahead of second round

Fri 10:14 AM 5,617 Views 0 Comments

There are growing concerns over the new Covid variant in South Africa.

New Orleans Saints suffer fourth straight loss as Buffalo Bills roll to victory
# Thanksgiving
# Thanksgiving

New Orleans Saints suffer fourth straight loss as Buffalo Bills roll to victory

Fri 7:43 AM 2,618 Views 1 Comment

The Chicago Bears and the Las Vegas Raiders were triumphant in earlier games.

Katie McCabe: 'There's still a lot of football to be played'
# Skipper
# Skipper

Katie McCabe: 'There's still a lot of football to be played'

Fri 7:15 AM 2,510 Views 0 Comments

The Ireland captain was keen to move on to the next one after last night’s disappointing result.

Like a fine wine: the GAA stalwarts showing the hunger to play into their forties
# The Body Keeps The Score
# The Body Keeps The Score

Like a fine wine: the GAA stalwarts showing the hunger to play into their forties

Fri 7:00 AM 10,485 Views 1 Comment

Kerry legend Aidan O’Mahony and former Cavan ladies player Monica Sheridan discuss the long careers they’ve enjoyed in GAA.

‘One of my good mates is a massive Bohs fan and he's trying to get in my head’
# Mind Games
# Mind Games

‘One of my good mates is a massive Bohs fan and he's trying to get in my head’

Fri 6:45 AM 4,364 Views 5 Comments

Chris Forrester gives his pre-cup final thoughts on the back of an impressive season with St Pat’s.