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Dublin: 13°C Tuesday 11 May 2021

Sunday 9 May, 2021

'I do not want any other child, any other young person or athlete to go through what I went through'
# Breaking The Taboo
# Breaking The Taboo

'I do not want any other child, any other young person or athlete to go through what I went through'

Sun 10:00 AM 40,724 Views 2 Comments

Psychotherapist Karen Leach shares her lived experience and explains why more must be done to prevent children being harmed.

Canelo stops Saunders to unify super middleweight titles in front of 73,126 Texas crowd
# Better Call Saul
# Better Call Saul

Canelo stops Saunders to unify super middleweight titles in front of 73,126 Texas crowd

Sun 9:12 AM 18,559 Views 25 Comments

Attendance was the largest US crowd in history to watch an indoor boxing event.

The educations of Alex Ferguson and ROG along with the rest of the week's best sportswriting
# Stick The Kettle On
# Stick The Kettle On

The educations of Alex Ferguson and ROG along with the rest of the week's best sportswriting

Sun 8:30 AM 4,859 Views 0 Comments

Kick back and enjoy some quality pieces.

'The only time I ever saw him cry was when he recalled the end of his Ireland career'
# Pride
# Pride

'The only time I ever saw him cry was when he recalled the end of his Ireland career'

Sun 8:00 AM 24,048 Views 12 Comments

Bryce Evans and Terry Phelan pay tribute to the late Alan McLoughlin.

Jamie McGrath: Mastering penalties, Stephen Kenny, and St Mirren’s Scottish Cup semi-final date
# On The Up
# On The Up

Jamie McGrath: Mastering penalties, Stephen Kenny, and St Mirren’s Scottish Cup semi-final date

Sun 7:45 AM 3,674 Views 0 Comments

The former St Patrick’s Athletic and Dundalk man has played a key role for the Scottish side this season.

'That goal was special, I haven’t seen a goal like that in this country'
# Reaction
# Reaction

'That goal was special, I haven’t seen a goal like that in this country'

Sun 7:30 AM 8,764 Views 5 Comments

Danny Mandroiu scored a terrific individual goal in stoppage time of yesterday’s top-of-the-table clash with Saint Pat’s.

'He read it and said: 'Tony you cannot publish this. If you do people will think you're weak''
# Long Read
# Long Read

'He read it and said: 'Tony you cannot publish this. If you do people will think you're weak''

Sun 7:00 AM 38,681 Views 4 Comments

Tony Griffin’s 2010 autobiography helped break the mould as an Irish sports star discussing his mental health. Now his new book is aimed at teenagers.

'It's just great to be out there' - you could tell Brian Cody missed it
# Good To Be Back
# Good To Be Back

'It's just great to be out there' - you could tell Brian Cody missed it

Sun 6:30 AM 4,558 Views 4 Comments

As he starts Year 23, it’s clear the Kilkenny manager’s fire still burns bright.

Jurgen Klopp admits Liverpool need to improve in bid for top-four finish
# Must Do Better
# Must Do Better

Jurgen Klopp admits Liverpool need to improve in bid for top-four finish

Sun 12:11 AM 4,401 Views 4 Comments

The Reds beat the Saints for only a second league win at Anfield in 2021.

Saturday 8 May, 2021

McIlroy two back of PGA leader Mitchell at Quail Hollow
# As It Stands
# As It Stands

McIlroy two back of PGA leader Mitchell at Quail Hollow

Sat 11:59 PM 3,559 Views 7 Comments

The 29-year-old American’s bogey-free round left him on nine-under 204 after 54 holes.

Disappointment for Ireland's Hendrick as he just misses out on Olympic spot
# Frustration
# Frustration

Disappointment for Ireland's Hendrick as he just misses out on Olympic spot

Sat 11:36 PM 4,890 Views 3 Comments

A 24th-place finish with a time of 88.58 at the event saw him just fall short.

The Premier League’s second youngest ever player has no regrets about leaving West Ham
# Looking Ahead
# Looking Ahead

The Premier League’s second youngest ever player has no regrets about leaving West Ham

Sat 10:50 PM 14,728 Views 1 Comment

Reece Oxford signed a bumper contract on his 18th birthday, but things did not work out at the Hammers.

Jack Conan leaves field with head injury and will follow return to play protocol
# Anxious Wait
# Anxious Wait

Jack Conan leaves field with head injury and will follow return to play protocol

Sat 10:29 PM 11,180 Views 13 Comments

Conan has been named in Warren Gatland’s Lions squad to tour South Africa.

Thiago scores first goal in English football as Liverpool keep top-four hopes alive
# Report
# Report

Thiago scores first goal in English football as Liverpool keep top-four hopes alive

Sat 10:07 PM 7,156 Views 11 Comments

The game saw Ireland international Michael Obafemi make his first Premier League appearance since September.

Pep Guardiola refuses to blame Sergio Aguero for loss as City star issues public apology
# Reaction
# Reaction

Pep Guardiola refuses to blame Sergio Aguero for loss as City star issues public apology

Sat 9:51 PM 8,552 Views 6 Comments

The club’s record goalscorer embarrassingly chipped an attempted Panenka-style spot-kick straight at goalkeeper Edouard Mendy.

Keenan's hat-trick helps Leinster overcome shocking start to win in Connacht
# Gr-eight
# Gr-eight

Keenan's hat-trick helps Leinster overcome shocking start to win in Connacht

Sat 9:30 PM 32,684 Views 43 Comments

Leinster score eight tries to beat Connacht 50-21 at the Sportsground this evening.

'He was very good, wasn’t he?' Crystal Palace youngster lauded after starring role in win
# Promise
# Promise

'He was very good, wasn’t he?' Crystal Palace youngster lauded after starring role in win

Sat 9:15 PM 7,764 Views 1 Comment

Eberechi Eze earned the praise of his manager Roy Hodgson following an eye-catching display against Sheffield United

Working as a doctor in a hospital during Covid while chasing the Olympic dream
# Amazing Grace
# Amazing Grace

Working as a doctor in a hospital during Covid while chasing the Olympic dream

Sat 9:00 PM 5,311 Views 0 Comments

Irish hockey international Grace O’Flanagan reflects on a hectic few months, and looks forward to a massive summer for the Green Army.

Bayern eye decade of dominance after ninth straight Bundesliga title
# Out On Their Own
# Out On Their Own

Bayern eye decade of dominance after ninth straight Bundesliga title

Sat 8:47 PM 4,579 Views 14 Comments

Robert Lewandowski scored a hat-trick to leave him on 39 league goals this season — one short of Gerd Mueller’s all-time Bundesliga record.

Bohemians ease past Finn Harps to record first home win of the season

Bohemians ease past Finn Harps to record first home win of the season

Sat 8:31 PM 2,241 Views 1 Comment

Ali Coote netted a brace on a comfortable evening at Dalymount Park.

Waterford forced to field U19 side as they're hammered by Drogheda
# Seventh Heaven
# Seventh Heaven

Waterford forced to field U19 side as they're hammered by Drogheda

Sat 8:24 PM 7,865 Views 1 Comment

The first team had to pull out after being deemed as close contacts of a confirmed Covid-19 case.

'It's been tough. It means so much to me' - Emotional Kyle Sinckler discusses Lions omission
# Honest
# Honest

'It's been tough. It means so much to me' - Emotional Kyle Sinckler discusses Lions omission

Sat 8:12 PM 11,181 Views 31 Comments

The England prop was surprisingly left out of Warren Gatland’s 37-man squad.

'Whoops' as DeChambeau flies 1,000 miles home, then learns he made cut
# Error
# Error

'Whoops' as DeChambeau flies 1,000 miles home, then learns he made cut

Sat 8:05 PM 17,812 Views 5 Comments

The 27-year-old American fired a three-under par 68 on Saturday to stand on one-under par 212 after 54 holes.

Dramatic late Mandroiu winner gives Rovers victory in top-of-the-table clash
# Danny Boy
# Danny Boy

Dramatic late Mandroiu winner gives Rovers victory in top-of-the-table clash

Sat 8:02 PM 4,199 Views 1 Comment

The champions came from behind for a crucial 2-1 win against Saint Patrick’s Athletic.

Sergio Aguero gaffe proves costly, as Man City forced to wait for Premier League title
# Frustration
# Frustration

Sergio Aguero gaffe proves costly, as Man City forced to wait for Premier League title

Sat 7:44 PM 34,353 Views 20 Comments

Chelsea stunned Pep Guardiola’s side with a late victory.

Forde hits 0-14 for Tipperary but Limerick recover for draw with late Reidy point
# Forde Focus
# Forde Focus

Forde hits 0-14 for Tipperary but Limerick recover for draw with late Reidy point

Sat 7:14 PM 26,496 Views 76 Comments

The Gaelic Grounds hosted this evening’s game.

Filippo Ganna wins opening stage of Giro d'Italia on mixed day for Irish riders
# In The Pink
# In The Pink

Filippo Ganna wins opening stage of Giro d'Italia on mixed day for Irish riders

Sat 6:13 PM 3,327 Views 4 Comments

Nicolas Roche and Dan Martin both took part in the 8.6km time-trial through Turin.

Wayne Rooney reveals breakfast chat helped feed Derby’s desire to stay up
# Relief
# Relief

Wayne Rooney reveals breakfast chat helped feed Derby’s desire to stay up

Sat 6:11 PM 7,771 Views 12 Comments

The Rams earned a draw against Sheffield Wednesday which secured their status in the Sky Bet Championship and sent the Owls down to League One.

Barcelona and Atletico stalemate hands La Liga advantage to Real Madrid
# TIGHT AT THE TOP
# TIGHT AT THE TOP

Barcelona and Atletico stalemate hands La Liga advantage to Real Madrid

Sat 5:38 PM 4,998 Views 0 Comments

Atletico missed the opportunity to strengthen their position at the top of the table.

Joy for Wes Hoolahan as Cambridge promoted
# Happy Days
# Happy Days

Joy for Wes Hoolahan as Cambridge promoted

Sat 5:31 PM 9,041 Views 3 Comments

It was a good day too for fellow Irish players Eoin Doyle and Sean Long.

Crystal Palace rubber-stamp Premier League status with win at Sheffield United
# Eagles
# Eagles

Crystal Palace rubber-stamp Premier League status with win at Sheffield United

Sat 5:10 PM 1,879 Views 0 Comments

The Eagles were all but safe before arriving in Sheffield but this victory made absolutely sure.

Keoghan strikes 1-4 as Kilkenny see off 14-man Dublin to start league with victory
# Winning Start
# Winning Start

Keoghan strikes 1-4 as Kilkenny see off 14-man Dublin to start league with victory

Sat 5:09 PM 22,323 Views 11 Comments

Dublin lost centre-back Liam Rushe to a red card in the closing stages.

Wexford Youths leave Turner's Cross with big three points after seeing off battling Cork City
# Challengers
# Challengers

Wexford Youths leave Turner's Cross with big three points after seeing off battling Cork City

Sat 4:37 PM 4,373 Views 0 Comments

Meanwhile Women’s National League champions Peamount United thrashed Athlone 6-0.

Galway start league campaign with 30-point hammering of Westmeath
# Dominant
# Dominant

Galway start league campaign with 30-point hammering of Westmeath

Sat 4:06 PM 9,348 Views 13 Comments

Shane O’Neill’s side are off to a flying start with a 5-34 to 1-16 win.

Lewis Hamilton celebrates 100th pole position at Spanish Grand Prix
# F1
# F1

Lewis Hamilton celebrates 100th pole position at Spanish Grand Prix

Sat 3:43 PM 2,900 Views 8 Comments

The seven-time world champion edged out Max Verstappen by just 0.036 seconds at Barcelona’s Circuit de Catalunya to reach the landmark.

Angry Solskjaer plans player rotation
# Unhappy
# Unhappy

Angry Solskjaer plans player rotation

Sat 3:33 PM 10,778 Views 1 Comment

Manchester United face a run of four matches in eight days.

Rooney's Derby cling on to avoid relegation on day of high drama in the Championship
# Skin Of Their Teeth
# Skin Of Their Teeth

Rooney's Derby cling on to avoid relegation on day of high drama in the Championship

Sat 3:09 PM 7,041 Views 7 Comments

Rotherham and Sheffield Wednesday ultimately went down on a topsy-turvy afternoon.

Hazard apologised to me, the players and the club - Zidane
# Under Fire
# Under Fire

Hazard apologised to me, the players and the club - Zidane

Sat 3:04 PM 11,530 Views 3 Comments

The Belgian star joked with Chelsea’s Kurt Zouma and Edouard Mendy after the full-time whistle on Wednesday at Stamford Bridge.

Neymar ends talk of PSG exit by signing new contract
# Going Nowhere
# Going Nowhere

Neymar ends talk of PSG exit by signing new contract

Sat 2:29 PM 3,521 Views 5 Comments

The Brazil star has long been linked with a possible return to Barcelona.

Tottenham's Champions League hopes look all but over after Leeds loss
# Blow
# Blow

Tottenham's Champions League hopes look all but over after Leeds loss

Sat 2:25 PM 5,262 Views 6 Comments

Stuart Dallas, Patrick Bamford and Rodrigo got the goals for the hosts, with Son Heung-Min scoring what proved to be a consolation for Spurs.