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This year
2023
After losing first leg 4-0, Sheffield Wednesday seal play-off miracle
The Owls pulled off a stunning comeback against Peterborough to book their place in the final.
Last year
2022
'I looked at the sky and said a prayer because I wouldn’t be here without her'
Ireland’s Lily Agg discusses family, her late grandmother and combining football with a job in the education sector.
From personal trainer to full focus on Ireland's World Cup play-off bid
Ireland international Jamie Finn on adapting to change and the growth of women’s football.
'I couldn't be more proud of the players out there'
Jim Crawford and Conor Coventry praised the Ireland U21 side after an agonising penalty shootout defeat in Israel.
'It looked to me like it was on the line' - Ireland's frustration at non-penalty decision
Jim Crawford said he was disappointed by the official’s call.
Evan Ferguson header boosts Ireland's playoff hopes in Tallaght
10-man Israel hung on for a 1-1 draw.
Ireland's youngsters two games away from history
Jim Crawford’s side face Israel at Tallaght this evening in their first playoff match.
World Cup heartbreak for Scotland as Ukraine set up showdown with Wales
Ukraine will now face Wales on Sunday, with a spot at Qatar 2022 up for grabs.
Ronaldo gearing up for 'a matter of life and death' World Cup decider
The Manchester United star is hoping to qualify for a fifth World Cup with Portugal as they host North Macedonia tomorrow.
All time
Here's the pairings for the GAA football league semi-finals and relegation play-offs
The games will take place on the weekend of 12-13 June.
Ireland's quiet man set for the biggest night of his footballing life
In just his third match in charge, Stephen Kenny will lead Ireland in a crucial Euros play-off against Slovakia.
The view from Slovakia: 'They know Matt Doherty, Shane Long... They know that it's a strong team'
Miroslav Antol, a journalist with Daily Sport, gives the lowdown on Ireland’s upcoming opponents.
Ireland youngster wants to 'affect the game' more
Brighton midfielder Jayson Molumby admits he is far from the finished product.
Tottenham star inspires Koeman-less Dutch, bad night for Ireland's Euro play-off opponents
Steven Bergwijn was on target for Holland, while Slovakia were beaten 3-1 by Czech Republic.
Player ratings: How the Ireland squad are shaping up for Slovakia
The pivotal play-off takes place in Bratislava on 26 March.
Here's what Ireland's starting XI for the crucial play-off with Slovakia should be
The Boys in Green are set for a big game in March as they bid to qualify for Euro 2020.
Jimenez and Dendoncker on target as Wolves seal Europa League spot against Torino
Goals either side of half-time from Raul Jimenez and Leander Dendoncker secured a 2-1 win.
Wembley date for Ireland duo Hourihane and Whelan after Villa beat West Brom on penalties
Aston Villa overcame the Baggies on spot-kicks at the Hawthorns on Tuesday night.
Durant-led Warriors edge Rockets as Celtics baffle Bucks in NBA playoffs
There were four points in the difference as Golden State beat James Harden’s Houston.
Drogs and Harps can't be separated in play-off first leg
All to play for in the second leg.
'Your adrenaline is running. I wanted to stand up. That's the worst thing I could have done'
Jake Hyland on a night of euphoria for his team amid personal pain.
Joy for veteran Irish midfielder as he captains Coventry to Wembley play-off triumph
Michael Doyle helped the Sky Blues overcome Exeter City today.
Two-try Gilroy helps Ulster see off Ospreys to take place in Champions Cup
John Cooney underlined his importance to the northern province as he kicked 15 points to help seal victory.
Watch: LeBron James floats in buzzer-beating dagger as Cavs stun Raptors
In the other second round NBA playoff game Saturday, the Boston Celtics also took a commanding 3-0 series lead.
Zebo at fullback for Thomond Park farewell against Edinburgh
Johann van Graan has handed the reins to JJ Hanrahan for the visit of an in-form Edinburgh side.
'A truly dysfunctional system': Touts selling World Cup seats for Ireland V Denmark for €700
The match is due to take place next month.
Huddersfield secure Premier League football and £200 million after penalty shootout drama
The most lucrative game in football took place at Wembley today.
How a little-known South Africa-born teenager became an overnight hero in Irish football
Finn Harps starlet BJ Banda chats to The42 about his hopes for the new season, a little over a year on from THAT goal.
The Perfect Storm! Rory McIlroy falls to Englishman in South African Open playoff
Graeme Storm lost his European Tour card just 83 days ago.
There's a Semple camogie double-header next Saturday but we only know 3 of the 4 teams
The saga involving Dublin and Clare rumbles on.
Finish off your weekend with this brilliant recollection of 'The Charlton Years'
The documentary includes detailed assessments of everything from the highs of Italia 90 to the lows of the Euro 96 playoff.
It's been a good night for the minor footballers of Clare and Offaly
The Banner and the Faithful kept their championship hopes alive.
Limerick minors produced a sensational second half comeback to stun Waterford
The Deise led by nine points at half time.
Tipperary All-Ireland winning goalkeeper ruled out for Kerry's league playoff with Antrim
James Logue will miss tomorrow’s game as he has a club championship game.
Westmeath beat Kildare to secure 2015 Liam MacCarthy Cup spot
Christy Ring Cup champions Kildare couldn’t match last weekend’s result.
'DO IT' orders French newspaper before World Cup playoff tonight
France attempt to overturn a 2-0 deficit in tonight’s playoff second leg against Ukraine.
Poll: Who are you shouting for tonight - Ronaldo or Zlatan?
Tonight’s match in Lisbon really isn’t about two countries facing off, it’s about two men going to battle.
Glasgow Celtic on Champions League ropes after Kazakh attack
Neil Lennon’s men were schooled at Astana Arena and will need a huge performance at Celtic Park to advance.
Watford's dramatic Playoff semi-final win has to be seen to be believed
There was more drama than an EastEnders’ omnibus at Vicarage Road this afternoon.
3 Irishmen pack their bags for Wembley as Yeovil stun Blades
Sam Foley, Kevin Dawson and Paddy Madden all started in The Glovers’ 2-0 win over Sheffield United.