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Dublin: 8°C Wednesday 24 February 2021

Friday 19 February, 2021

Lowry helps Ulster beat Glasgow, but no bonus point for McFarland's men
# Back In Business
# Back In Business

Lowry helps Ulster beat Glasgow, but no bonus point for McFarland's men

Fri 9:38 PM 8,703 Views 15 Comments

Jordi Murphy got his Ulster captaincy off to a winning start.

Kearney shows glimpses of class on debut but Force fall short
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Kearney shows glimpses of class on debut but Force fall short

Fri 8:00 PM 47,436 Views 15 Comments

Rob Kearney became the oldest outfield player ever to make his Super Rugby bow as the Brumbies displayed their superiority in Perth.

23-year-old becomes English football's youngest chairman
# New Dawn
# New Dawn

23-year-old becomes English football's youngest chairman

Fri 6:30 PM 14,443 Views 6 Comments

Kyril Louis-Dreyfus has completed his takeover of League One side Sunderland.

Real Madrid's current standout player is 35 and out of contract in the summer
# Like A Fine Wine
# Like A Fine Wine

Real Madrid's current standout player is 35 and out of contract in the summer

Fri 6:08 PM 14,285 Views 5 Comments

Luka Modric faces an uncertain future.

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Tuchel takes blame for struggling Chelsea star
# Support
# Support

Tuchel takes blame for struggling Chelsea star

Fri 5:54 PM 10,102 Views 0 Comments

The manager has challenged Hakim Ziyech to fight for his place in the team.

End of an era as Stoke legend to leave club after 14 years
# Wave Goodbye
# Wave Goodbye

End of an era as Stoke legend to leave club after 14 years

Fri 5:43 PM 15,080 Views 9 Comments

Ryan Shawcross has had his contract terminated by mutual consent.

Scrum-half Dupont the latest member of French camp to test positive for Covid-19
# Update
# Update

Scrum-half Dupont the latest member of French camp to test positive for Covid-19

Fri 5:34 PM 6,769 Views 7 Comments

The news comes after head coach Fabien Galthie and scrum coach William Servat also returned positive tests this week.

Mayo team-mates facing off and '2021's breakout star' - what to expect from the Irish in Oz this weekend
# Expert's View
# Expert's View

Mayo team-mates facing off and '2021's breakout star' - what to expect from the Irish in Oz this weekend

Fri 5:30 PM 3,728 Views 0 Comments

A closer look at how the AFLW’s Irish contingent will fare in Round Four with CrossCoders agent Jason Hill.

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz
# Questions And Answers
# Questions And Answers

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz

Fri 5:00 PM 28,258 Views 4 Comments

How closely were you paying attention to the sports headlines this week?

There's one obvious contender for Premier League Player of the Year as it stands
# Talking Point
# Talking Point

There's one obvious contender for Premier League Player of the Year as it stands

Fri 4:53 PM 7,914 Views 11 Comments

Ilkay Gundogan has starred for a dominant Manchester City this season.

Man Utd set for talks with Cavani over striker's future
# Sticking Around
# Sticking Around

Man Utd set for talks with Cavani over striker's future

Fri 3:45 PM 5,981 Views 4 Comments

Cavani has a one-year deal at Old Trafford, with the option of another.

21 years after his first Wembley final, an ex-Ireland international could be set to play in another
# Above Average Joe
# Above Average Joe

21 years after his first Wembley final, an ex-Ireland international could be set to play in another

Fri 3:33 PM 10,220 Views 0 Comments

London is calling for Joe Murphy and Tranmere Rovers.

Fabinho still sidelined with Kabak in line for first Merseyside derby
# Injury Problems
# Injury Problems

Fabinho still sidelined with Kabak in line for first Merseyside derby

Fri 3:16 PM 2,980 Views 2 Comments

Jurgen Klopp, meanwhile, says Liverpool have moved on from last October’s meeting with Everton, which saw Virgil van Dijk sustain his season-ending injury.

All-Stars reaction: Dublin's record-equalling haul and did Mayo deserve more than two?
# Comment
# Comment

All-Stars reaction: Dublin's record-equalling haul and did Mayo deserve more than two?

Fri 3:03 PM 11,822 Views 17 Comments

Cavan more than doubled their previous tally and Conor Sweeney became Tipperary’s fourth recipient of the award.

Jose Mourinho believes Tottenham can still finish in the top four
# Outsiders
# Outsiders

Jose Mourinho believes Tottenham can still finish in the top four

Fri 1:53 PM 1,934 Views 1 Comment

Spurs face a West Ham side six points ahead of them in the table.

Returning Ireland trio named to start in Connacht's crucial game against Cardiff Blues
# Pro14
# Pro14

Returning Ireland trio named to start in Connacht's crucial game against Cardiff Blues

Fri 12:39 PM 7,216 Views 6 Comments

Bundee Aki, Ultan Dillane and Dave Heffernan are all back for Saturday’s fixture at the Sportsground.

Andrew Conway returns to Munster starting XV after five-game absence
# Red Army
# Red Army

Andrew Conway returns to Munster starting XV after five-game absence

Fri 12:19 PM 14,253 Views 17 Comments

Fellow Ireland squad members Craig Casey, Shane Daly and Chris Farrell are also selected to face Edinburgh.

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 12:00 PM 20,993 Views 5 Comments

The Australian Open finals, the Merseyside derby and Irish provinces in Pro14 action are some of the highlights.

Ireland defender Egan to miss opening World Cup qualifiers as injury lay-off confirmed
# Blow
# Blow

Ireland defender Egan to miss opening World Cup qualifiers as injury lay-off confirmed

Fri 11:28 AM 3,494 Views 3 Comments

Sheffield United say the Corkman will be out for eight weeks with a dislocated toe.

Medvedev reaches first Australian Open final to set up showdown with Djokovic
# Fourth Seed
# Fourth Seed

Medvedev reaches first Australian Open final to set up showdown with Djokovic

Fri 11:21 AM 3,031 Views 4 Comments

The Russian beat Stefanos Tsitsipas in straight sets this morning.

Cork football boss McCarthy has 12-week ban for training guideline breach upheld
# Punishment
# Punishment

Cork football boss McCarthy has 12-week ban for training guideline breach upheld

Fri 10:59 AM 3,799 Views 4 Comments

The suspension commenced yesterday.

Tom Aspinall thinks swift win over Arlovski would prove he is ‘real deal’
# UFC
# UFC

Tom Aspinall thinks swift win over Arlovski would prove he is ‘real deal’

Fri 10:14 AM 3,283 Views 0 Comments

Aspinall has already made an impression by dispatching Jake Collier and Alan Baudot in a combined 140 seconds.

Robbie Brady's injury a concern - but still unclear how long he will be out
# Fear
# Fear

Robbie Brady's injury a concern - but still unclear how long he will be out

Fri 9:54 AM 1,878 Views 0 Comments

The Ireland winger picked up a knock in Wednesday’s game against Fulham.

McIlroy's round leaves him 9 shots off the pace at the Genesis Invitational
# PGA Tour
# PGA Tour

McIlroy's round leaves him 9 shots off the pace at the Genesis Invitational

Fri 9:34 AM 2,913 Views 3 Comments

Padraig Harrington is further back in 105th position after his opening round of 75.

LeBron James passes 35,000 NBA points milestone but Lakers lose
# NBA
# NBA

LeBron James passes 35,000 NBA points milestone but Lakers lose

Fri 8:21 AM 2,597 Views 0 Comments

James Harden scored 23 points for Brooklyn.

The Unnatural: Ireland's rugby clubs feel the pinch and look to brighter days ahead
# The42 Reads
# The42 Reads

The Unnatural: Ireland's rugby clubs feel the pinch and look to brighter days ahead

Fri 8:00 AM 10,431 Views 4 Comments

Gates chained, finances drained, but rugby clubs across the island are sitting tight for whatever a return to sport will look like.

'These are guys we've all earmarked but we've got to make sure they're ready'
# Young Guns
# Young Guns

'These are guys we've all earmarked but we've got to make sure they're ready'

Fri 7:45 AM 15,048 Views 73 Comments

Ireland boss Andy Farrell said he can’t rush promising young players into Test rugby.

Ulster well placed to keep the heat on Leinster in hunt for top spot
# Suftum
# Suftum

Ulster well placed to keep the heat on Leinster in hunt for top spot

Fri 7:15 AM 3,806 Views 6 Comments

Tonight’s game at Glasgow is the province’s first outing in six weeks.

9 awards for Dublin as 2020 All-Star football team is named
# Star Men
# Star Men

9 awards for Dublin as 2020 All-Star football team is named

Fri 7:00 AM 29,820 Views 23 Comments

Cavan, Mayo and Tipperary also have players honoured.

What's going on in Irish rugby's development pathway amidst Covid?
# National Talent Squad
# National Talent Squad

What's going on in Irish rugby's development pathway amidst Covid?

Fri 6:45 AM 4,160 Views 4 Comments

Peter Smyth, the IRFU’s Head of Elite Player Development, outlines the challenges.

'We would always look at and try learn from the mistakes of others'
# Training Smart
# Training Smart

'We would always look at and try learn from the mistakes of others'

Fri 6:30 AM 3,185 Views 2 Comments

Leinster hooker James Tracy says the province are always working on ways to make the game safer.

Farrell needs Ireland's attack to get firing for 'dangerous' Italy trip
# Concerns
# Concerns

Farrell needs Ireland's attack to get firing for 'dangerous' Italy trip

Fri 6:15 AM 3,515 Views 11 Comments

After a blunt performance against France, the Mike Catt-coached Ireland attack needs to improve.

'These things take time' - Cullen wary of rushing Byrne's progress
# Patience
# Patience

'These things take time' - Cullen wary of rushing Byrne's progress

Fri 6:00 AM 3,648 Views 2 Comments

The Leinster head coach also discussed the current situation regarding contract talks.

Thursday 18 February, 2021

'He knows his body' - Mourinho says Kane did not want to risk playing Europa League tie
# Take It Easy
# Take It Easy

'He knows his body' - Mourinho says Kane did not want to risk playing Europa League tie

Thu 11:15 PM 3,381 Views 2 Comments

The England captain has recently returned from an ankle injury.

Concussion subs to be trialled in League of Ireland this season
# Good News
# Good News

Concussion subs to be trialled in League of Ireland this season

Thu 10:51 PM 1,795 Views 0 Comments

The FAI explained the process in a statement this evening.

Two penalty goals help Rangers claim first-leg advantage after seven-goal thriller
# Scenes
# Scenes

Two penalty goals help Rangers claim first-leg advantage after seven-goal thriller

Thu 10:36 PM 3,656 Views 1 Comment

Borna Barisic scored both spot-kicks as Steven Gerrard’s side edged the Europa League clash with Antwerp.

Saka rescues Arsenal draw on off night for Auba against Benfica
# Europa League
# Europa League

Saka rescues Arsenal draw on off night for Auba against Benfica

Thu 10:21 PM 2,804 Views 1 Comment

Mikel Arteta’s Gunners had to settle for a 1-1 first-leg draw in Rome.

'I've probably relaxed a little bit about my rugby, I used to be a bit tense about it'
# Feeling Good
# Feeling Good

'I've probably relaxed a little bit about my rugby, I used to be a bit tense about it'

Updated Thu 10:06 PM 30,694 Views 8 Comments

Munster hooker Kevin O’Byrne is playing some of the best rugby of his career.

Irish international scores first goal - and match-winner - in Australian top-flight
# Travelling Tribeswoman
# Travelling Tribeswoman

Irish international scores first goal - and match-winner - in Australian top-flight

Thu 9:49 PM 4,476 Views 0 Comments

Julie Ann-Russell was on target for Western Sydney Wanderers in their 1-0 W-League victory over Perth Glory.

'The best of the best' - Limerick GAA pay tribute to key behind-the-scenes figure in All-Ireland wins
# RIP
# RIP

'The best of the best' - Limerick GAA pay tribute to key behind-the-scenes figure in All-Ireland wins

Thu 8:55 PM 10,627 Views 3 Comments

Physiotherapist Mark Van Drumpt passed away following an illness.