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Wednesday 24 November, 2021

Larkham lands new head coach role with Brumbies after declining new Munster deal
# New Chapter
# New Chapter

Larkham lands new head coach role with Brumbies after declining new Munster deal

Wed 9:24 PM 10,093 Views 12 Comments

The senior coach will remain with the Irish province for the rest of the season before joining the Brumbies in July.

England's RFU facing £120 million drop in revenue due to pandemic
# Forecast
# Forecast

England's RFU facing £120 million drop in revenue due to pandemic

Wed 8:48 PM 4,064 Views 2 Comments

The union said financial stability had been achieved through 119 redundancies, a debenture donation and emergency backing from the British government.

Down turn to All-Ireland winner McCartan for second spell as boss
# Wee James
# Wee James

Down turn to All-Ireland winner McCartan for second spell as boss

Wed 8:31 PM 4,746 Views 0 Comments

The Mourne county have at last filled the vacancy created by Paddy Tally’s departure.

Haller double seals top spot for Ajax, Inter on brink of last 16 after Dzeko downs Shakhtar
# Early Kick-offs
# Early Kick-offs

Haller double seals top spot for Ajax, Inter on brink of last 16 after Dzeko downs Shakhtar

Wed 8:29 PM 2,312 Views 0 Comments

Inter’s was a huge win with their final group match at the Santiago Bernabeu against Madrid in a fortnight’s time.

World Rugby approves 'birthright' rule change to allow players to switch allegiance
# Trading Places
# Trading Places

World Rugby approves 'birthright' rule change to allow players to switch allegiance

Updated Wed 6:42 PM 36,282 Views 34 Comments

New criteria, which will be ‘a real boost to the competitiveness of emerging nations’, come into force from 1 January 2022.

Derry City announce return of Dundalk duo Duffy and McEleney
# Pen To Paper
# Pen To Paper

Derry City announce return of Dundalk duo Duffy and McEleney

Wed 6:12 PM 4,883 Views 7 Comments

The pair were unveiled as official transfers at a press conference today after signing pre-contracts during the season.

Ireland's 'influential' captain and Arsenal star cleared for Slovakia showdown
# Relief
# Relief

Ireland's 'influential' captain and Arsenal star cleared for Slovakia showdown

Wed 6:02 PM 4,655 Views 0 Comments

Katie McCabe had been an injury doubt earlier in the week, but has been given the green light to play.

Vaughan dropped from BBC Ashes commentary team amid racism row
# Racism Row
# Racism Row

Vaughan dropped from BBC Ashes commentary team amid racism row

Wed 5:09 PM 5,253 Views 1 Comment

The former England captain has denied allegations of racism.

Tipperary and Cork sides lead the way in Dr Harty Cup quarter-final line-up
# Last Eight
# Last Eight

Tipperary and Cork sides lead the way in Dr Harty Cup quarter-final line-up

Wed 5:06 PM 10,387 Views 7 Comments

The last eight games take place on Saturday 8 January.

Ex-Spurs defender Hendon joins Waterford dugout for promotion/relegation play-off
# Ian And Out
# Ian And Out

Ex-Spurs defender Hendon joins Waterford dugout for promotion/relegation play-off

Wed 4:29 PM 5,355 Views 0 Comments

Hendon ‘will support Dave Bell, the staff and players’ for Friday night’s game against UCD, Blues said.

Sheffield United midfielder discharged from hospital after collapsing on pitch
# John Fleck
# John Fleck

Sheffield United midfielder discharged from hospital after collapsing on pitch

Updated Wed 1:30 PM 6,352 Views 2 Comments

The 30-year-old stayed in the Royal Berkshire Hospital overnight for observation.

Cheltenham winner Shishkin ruled out of Tingle Creek return
# Racing
# Racing

Cheltenham winner Shishkin ruled out of Tingle Creek return

Wed 12:53 PM 2,512 Views 10 Comments

Unbeaten chaser will not reappear at Sandown.

Ireland men's and women's squads announced for World Rugby Sevens Series opener
# Dubai
# Dubai

Ireland men's and women's squads announced for World Rugby Sevens Series opener

Wed 11:19 AM 8,947 Views 5 Comments

Anthony Eddy has selected two 13-player panels ahead of the new season, which begins in Dubai this weekend.

Real Madrid star Benzema handed one-year suspended term in sex tape case
# Verdict
# Verdict

Real Madrid star Benzema handed one-year suspended term in sex tape case

Wed 9:16 AM 31,918 Views 0 Comments

The sentence was tougher than that sought by prosecutors against the 33-year-old.

Paul O'Connell's influence continues to grow as Ireland's pack dominates
# Analysis
# Analysis

Paul O'Connell's influence continues to grow as Ireland's pack dominates

Updated Wed 9:00 AM 32,813 Views 11 Comments

The former Munster and Ireland lock has made a big impact since joining in January.

New York Knicks hold off Los Angeles Lakers fightback to seal victory
# NBA
# NBA

New York Knicks hold off Los Angeles Lakers fightback to seal victory

Wed 8:07 AM 2,309 Views 0 Comments

Elsewhere, the Miami Heat staged a late comeback to see off the lowly Detroit Pistons.

'It was a step I had to make - living in Donegal, I didn’t have the opportunities that you do around Dublin'
# Going Away To College
# Going Away To College

'It was a step I had to make - living in Donegal, I didn’t have the opportunities that you do around Dublin'

Wed 7:15 AM 9,713 Views 0 Comments

Roma McLaughlin on how four years in the US have enhanced her Ireland prospects.

'It's very harsh' - O'Donnell's sympathy for Bohs rival Long over FAI Cup final suspension
# LOI
# LOI

'It's very harsh' - O'Donnell's sympathy for Bohs rival Long over FAI Cup final suspension

Wed 6:00 AM 10,747 Views 17 Comments

The Bohs manager won’t be on the touchline for Sunday’s showpiece occasion following a sending off in a recent league meeting with Shamrock Rovers.

Tuesday 23 November, 2021

Chelsea's win comes at a cost
# Blow
# Blow

Chelsea's win comes at a cost

Tue 11:33 PM 13,554 Views 0 Comments

The Blues lost both N’Golo Kante and Ben Chilwell during the victory over Juventus.

'We cannot forget him or kill him or think that he is just any player' - Support for struggling Eden Hazard
# Out Of Sorts
# Out Of Sorts

'We cannot forget him or kill him or think that he is just any player' - Support for struggling Eden Hazard

Tue 11:23 PM 12,764 Views 0 Comments

Thibaut Courtois has backed his Real Madrid teammate to come good.

Michael Carrick hails 'cold, calculated' Ronaldo
# Matchwinner
# Matchwinner

Michael Carrick hails 'cold, calculated' Ronaldo

Tue 11:13 PM 9,885 Views 1 Comment

The coach also said he spoke to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer before accepting his temporary role.

Irish-eligible winger continues rich vein of form
# Boost
# Boost

Irish-eligible winger continues rich vein of form

Tue 10:55 PM 17,037 Views 6 Comments

Marcus Harness scored his eighth goal in 12 appearances for Portsmouth this evening.

Xavi's Barca held by Benfica in Champions League
# Stalemate
# Stalemate

Xavi's Barca held by Benfica in Champions League

Tue 10:46 PM 4,850 Views 3 Comments

A win would have earned Barca qualification alongside Bayern Munich.

Chelsea reach Champions League last 16 after Juve rout
# Knockout Stages
# Knockout Stages

Chelsea reach Champions League last 16 after Juve rout

Tue 10:23 PM 5,914 Views 11 Comments

Chelsea will guarantee a first place finish if they win at Zenit Saint Petersburg.

Dublin ratify All-Ireland winning boss for 2022 season
# Mick Bohan
# Mick Bohan

Dublin ratify All-Ireland winning boss for 2022 season

Tue 10:10 PM 10,522 Views 0 Comments

Mick Bohan will be aiming for Dublin to bounce back from September’s loss against Meath.

Sheffield United midfielder Fleck taken to hospital after ‘urgent medical care’ during game at Reading
# Concern
# Concern

Sheffield United midfielder Fleck taken to hospital after ‘urgent medical care’ during game at Reading

Tue 10:09 PM 8,879 Views 1 Comment

The 30-year-old went down unchallenged in the second half of the game.

‘The boys never stop, Jesus… I just hear the walls going boom, getting hit with balls. It's a madhouse’
# Chaotic
# Chaotic

‘The boys never stop, Jesus… I just hear the walls going boom, getting hit with balls. It's a madhouse’

Tue 9:39 PM 42,612 Views 1 Comment

Georgie Kelly on sharing a place with teammates, FAI Cup final doubts and what the future holds.

Thiago convinced Liverpool was ‘right choice’ amid Barcelona rumours
# Speculation
# Speculation

Thiago convinced Liverpool was ‘right choice’ amid Barcelona rumours

Tue 9:33 PM 6,987 Views 0 Comments

Reports in Spain have claimed the Catalans’ new coach Xavi wants to bring his former team-mate back to the Nou Camp.

Samples taken from IHRB on horses at raided Kildare premises prove negative
# Development
# Development

Samples taken from IHRB on horses at raided Kildare premises prove negative

Tue 9:19 PM 3,025 Views 0 Comments

Animal remedies were seized earlier this month as part of ‘ongoing’ probe into equine doping.

Fears Iain Henderson could miss Ulster Champions Cup games
# Worry
# Worry

Fears Iain Henderson could miss Ulster Champions Cup games

Tue 8:56 PM 6,266 Views 1 Comment

The Ireland lock is a doubt for matches against Clermont and Northampton Saints.

Scott Brown earns Fifa fair play nomination after show of support to Rangers player
# Recognition
# Recognition

Scott Brown earns Fifa fair play nomination after show of support to Rangers player

Tue 8:23 PM 14,535 Views 0 Comments

The former Celtic captain has been added to the shortlist for a gesture of solidarity towards Glen Kamara.

Man United seal passage into Champions League knockout stages in first game of the post-Solskjaer era
# Relief
# Relief

Man United seal passage into Champions League knockout stages in first game of the post-Solskjaer era

Tue 7:44 PM 34,106 Views 21 Comments

Goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho saw the Red Devils past Villarreal.

Keith Earls' 'Fight Or Flight' wins Sports Book of the Year
# Good Read
# Good Read

Keith Earls' 'Fight Or Flight' wins Sports Book of the Year

Tue 7:23 PM 8,031 Views 4 Comments

It overcame competition from five other nominees.

Chasing the World Cup dream with Ireland 'means the world' to US-born Brosnan
# Keeper Of The Faith
# Keeper Of The Faith

Chasing the World Cup dream with Ireland 'means the world' to US-born Brosnan

Tue 7:03 PM 2,590 Views 0 Comments

The Ireland goalkeeper appeared on The Football Family podcast ahead of Thursday’s clash with Slovakia.

Mauricio Pochettino unwilling to discuss Manchester United job
# Links
# Links

Mauricio Pochettino unwilling to discuss Manchester United job

Tue 6:54 PM 6,672 Views 4 Comments

PSG’s former Tottenham boss is considered a potential candidate for the new vacancy at Old Trafford.

Connacht will use Air Dome to stage GAA county senior games when 2022 season begins

Connacht will use Air Dome to stage GAA county senior games when 2022 season begins

Tue 6:41 PM 21,205 Views 9 Comments

The FBD League action starts with Andy Moran’s Leitrim playing Sligo on Tuesday 4 January.

'I'd be almost embarrassed being on the staff now' - Paul Scholes
# Claim
# Claim

'I'd be almost embarrassed being on the staff now' - Paul Scholes

Tue 6:37 PM 12,414 Views 2 Comments

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer lost his job following a poor run of results.

Larkham to leave Munster after declining contract extension offer
# Exit
# Exit

Larkham to leave Munster after declining contract extension offer

Tue 6:03 PM 43,876 Views 30 Comments

The senior coach will return home to Australia with his family.

Waterford FC owner 'backed into a corner' over controversial sacking of Bircham
# Response
# Response

Waterford FC owner 'backed into a corner' over controversial sacking of Bircham

Tue 5:41 PM 6,758 Views 0 Comments

Richard Forrest has had his say on a dramatic day for the club.

Rob Kearney set for Barbarians swansong as he confirms retirement from rugby
# The Last Dance
# The Last Dance

Rob Kearney set for Barbarians swansong as he confirms retirement from rugby

Tue 5:00 PM 34,605 Views 22 Comments

The 35-year-old former Leinster and Ireland fullback will sign off this weekend at Twickenham.