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Saturday 15 February, 2020

'It’s a lot more chilled, we're barely in the classroom': Earls enjoying freedom under Farrell

The tension of the World Cup and Japan has, for now at least, dissipated.

'I’m going to leave Tokyo with Olympic gold'

Pressure, pride, adrenaline, despair, peaks, troughs, heartache – Garry Doyle speaks to four Irish athletes heading to Tokyo to find out what it’s really like to qualify for the Olympics.

'It's something new, something very different... I thought it would be cool to be part of'

Former Munster and Pau back row Paddy Butler has joined Japanese club Yamaha Júbilo.

Playboys, playgrounds and separating the good from the great: Ross Brawn on the magic of F1

Best-known for an incredibly successful time at Ferrari alongside Michael Schumacher, the Formula 1 genius on hangovers and Hamilton.

'Very driven, very focused. He’ll go a long way': U20 star Crowley earning extra attention

The Ireland U20 out-half has mental steel as a foundation for his impressive skills.

Cullen wary of Pienaar-powered Cheetahs as Leinster get back in gear

The reigning champions can extend their winning run, but that is no motivating factor for Leo Cullen.

McKenna brothers join forces with legendary trainer Freddie Roach

The Hall-of-Fame trainer will take the Smithborough siblings under his wing at his Wild Card gym in Hollywood.

Friday 14 February, 2020

Longtime Munster CEO Garrett Fitzgerald passes away aged 65 RIP

Longtime Munster CEO Garrett Fitzgerald passes away aged 65

Fitzgerald served as the province’s chief executive for 20 years, spearheading Munster’s success during the professional era.

Atletico's stuttering form continues ahead of visit of Liverpool

Diego Simeone’s side were tonight pegged back in a 2-2 draw with Valencia.

Hull and Swansea earn a point each from eight-goal thriller

Tom Eaves hit a 95th-minute equaliser for the Tigers in a wild Championship clash.

Haaland takes haul to 9 goals in 6 games as Dortmund stroll to win

BVB warmed up for Tuesday’s clash with PSG by hammering Eintracht Frankfurt.

Shels mark return to top flight with dramatic late win in Cork LOI

Shels mark return to top flight with dramatic late win in Cork

Ciaran Kilduff turned the ball in with four minutes remaining to give Shelbourne a winning start.

Narrow VAR decision costs Wolves in drab Leicester draw

Hamza Choudhury was sent off but Nuno’s side couldn’t make the advantage count.

Finn Harps get season off to a flyer with win over Sligo Rovers

Ollie Horgan’s side didn’t win any of their first 15 games last season, but have gone one from one in 2020.

'Keeper Murphy rolls back the years as Waterford earn opening-day win at Pat's

Kevin O’Connor scored the only goal as the Blues started the season with three points at Richmond Park.

Massey the unlikely hero as Dundalk leave it late to beat Derry

The full-back scored a 79th-minute winner from a corner.

Hodnett scores on debut as 10-try Munster crush Kings

Arno Botha claimed a hat-trick as Munster ran up their biggest ever win in the Pro14.

McCarthy hopeful on McClean injury ahead of Slovakia play-off

The Stoke attacker is a doubt for the make-or-break clash.

Manchester City banned from Champions League for two years and fined €30m by Uefa

Uefa confirmed the landmark decision on Friday night.

In-form Dublin clubs kick off busy weekend of AIL action on Friday night

Meanwhile, table-toppers Con visit bottom club Ballynahinch

England train in front of 10,000 fans at Twickenham ahead of Ireland clash

Eddie Jones’ team have made a mixed start to the Six Nations, losing to France in Paris before overcoming Scotland 13-6.

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Former Ireland international Jimmy Conway dies aged 73 RIP

Former Ireland international Jimmy Conway dies aged 73

The Dubliner earned 20 international caps during his career.

‘I was back to being a parent, that's tougher than being a coach against your son’

It’s not long since Andy Farrell felt the emotion that’s tied up with watching his son play, but he easily shelves it once on coaching duty.

Zouma: Mourinho told me I was rubbish at Chelsea

The French defender worked with the Portuguese boss during the latter’s second spell in charge at Stamford Bridge.

Gerrard has no regrets over criticising Rangers players

A defeat in midweek left the Gers 10 points behind leaders Celtic.

Widening county eligibility, playing in the US and 7 other Congress motions with big implications

Congress is just two weeks away. Here’s what you need to know.

Let the Tiger roar: History likely to weigh heavy on racing's most perplexing success story

The handicapper has done Tiger Roar and Gigginstown no favours ahead of another Grand National bid, writes Johnny Ward.

Boost for Liverpool as key players Mane and Milner return to make Norwich trip

Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has welcomed the new mid-season break.

Ireland internationals return as Connacht chase Pro14 play-offs

Andy Friend’s side take on Cardiff Blues at the Sportsground.

Ludik returns from injury for Ulster, McCloskey given chance to shine

Jordi Murphy, Jack McGrath and Craig Gilroy left on the bench for the trip to Wales.

Kelleher, Deegan and Kearney back in Leinster side to play Cheetahs

Leo Cullen has named a strong team to play the South African side in tomorrow’s Pro14 game.

'What I did learn after Brother Damien passing away is there is a lot more to life'

Camogie – and winning – went from being the be all and end all, to meaning so little in the grand scheme of things for Grace Walsh.

Chelsea become first football club in the world to tailor training to players' menstrual cycles

Team manager Emma Hayes first came up with the idea after her side’s defeat in the 2016 FA Cup final.

Two eagles puts McIlroy in contention while Woods slips after bright start

American golfer Matt Kuchar is currently in the lead at the Genesis Invitational.

'I can’t set up a maul in an office. Rugby was my release'

Sportsground favourites, JP Cooney and Andrew Browne, soldiered for Connacht for many seasons; now they reside on opposite sides of Galway’s big AIL rivalry.

Clippers' George fined $35k for post-game comments, Zion drops 32 in career high NBA

Clippers' George fined $35k for post-game comments, Zion drops 32 in career high

Paul George’s comments about NBA officials proved costly as he was penalised on Thursday.

Ringrose a doubt for rest of Six Nations, calf keeps Addison out again

The centre had been ruled out of the upcoming England match, but is doubtful for round five and six.

From Dortmund to Dalyer: George Hamilton walks through his love affair with football

“I could never walk away from this, I love it too much. The League of Ireland, it’s like a family, there is a connection there and I want to maintain it. That’s important to me.”