# depth chart
Sexton hopes to return before end of season as Leinster assess 10 options
The province’s captain was injured as Ireland claimed the Grand Slam last weekend.
# Caso Negreira
Uefa starts investigation into Barcelona referee payments scandal
Reports last month claimed the Spanish club made payments to a former vice-president of Spain’s referees’ committee.
# Team Named
Teenage prop McGrath given Ireland debut in Six Nations opener
The 18-year-old prop is selected in the front-row having impressed during the recent Celtic Challenge competition.
# Team news
Leinster make one change as Stormers get Boks back for table-topping encounter
Ciarán Frawley moves from full-back to inside centre for Leo Cullen’s side.
# Hollywood FC
Non-league Wrexham lure veteran goalkeeper Ben Foster out of retirement
Wrexham, owned by actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, are three points clear at the top of the National League.
# fixtures list
Ireland to open 2024 Women's Six Nations with tough away assignment
The tournament will get underway on March 23rd before concluding with a ‘Super Saturday’ triple-header on April 27th.
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# too good
Hasan takes five as Bangladesh demolish Ireland for 101
Fellow pace bowler Ebadot Hossain took the rest with his 2-29 to condemn Heinrich Malan’s side to their lowest-ever score against Bangladesh.
# Hot Stepper
Connacht pull off huge coup with signing of Pumas flyer Cordero
The 29-year-old will join from Bordeaux on a two-season deal this summer.
# Setback
Bad news for Ireland's rivals as Dutch lose several players for France clash
Liverpool’s Cody Gakpo and Bayern Munich defender Matthijs de Ligt are among the individuals ruled out.
# difference of opinion
Declan Rice responds to Graeme Souness and Roy Keane criticisms
The 24-year-old has come under the spotlight in recent months as the Hammers battle to stay in the Premier League.
# Interim appointment
Aidan O’Rourke and Paddy Bradley to manage Donegal against Roscommon
The duo had acted as part of the management team under Paddy Carr, whose term in charge ended yesterday after just five months and six League games at the helm.
# Positivity
'The league is getting better... As Irish people, we have a tendency to underrate it'
Ireland U21 international Ollie O’Neill is enjoying life at Derry City.
# Land down under
Bath coach joins Eddie Jones' Wallabies ahead of World Cup
Neal Hatley was part of Jones’ coaching set-up when he was England manager.
# Take a Bow
Ferguson nonchalant as ever after becoming Ireland's youngest scorer since Keane
The Meath teenager gave his thoughts after scoring against Latvia on his full debut.
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# purchase
Jim Ratcliffe and Sheikh Jassim make improved bids for Manchester United
A cut-off of 9pm on Wednesday had initially been set for parties to submit revised offers.
# Womens Six Nations
Molly Scuffil-McCabe happy to put vet career on long finger for shot at pro rugby
The 25-year-old was working full-time during last year’s Six Nations but is now contracted with the IRFU.
# Looking Back
'You're thinking, 'This is where Michael Collins was interned. I felt I could hear the echoes'
A new sports documentary on TG4 will take a look at different sports stadiums around the world.
# Admission
'I should be hitting the heights of my ability. I am 27 years old'
Ireland’s Callum O’Dowda celebrated his first international goal on his 26th cap last night.
# rugby incident
'As a fellow fullback, I feel for him' - Keenan accepted Steward apology
The Ireland fullback believes he was involved in an accidental collision with the England player.
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# Reaction
Kenny pleased but 'not euphoric' with Latvia win
Ireland squandered an early two-goal lead but rescued a 3-2 win at the Aviva Stadium.
# player focus
Evan Ferguson the perfect symbol for Stephen Kenny’s youthful revolution
The Brighton teenager became Ireland’s youngest scorer since Robbie Keane after finding the net against Latvia this evening.
# Evan sent
Ogbene goal rescues Ireland in rollercoaster Latvia win
Chiedozie Ogbene scored the winning goal after Ireland again contrived to blow a two-goal lead at home.
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# Off the Mark
McIlroy has 'one eye on Augusta' after winning WGC Match Play Championship opener
Séamus Power and Shane Lowry both lost their opening matches at Austin Country Club.
# big step
Chelsea close in on Champions League semi-finals after first leg win
Guro Reiten was on target to secure a 1-0 win for her side against Lyon.
# Up and Running
WATCH: Ferguson scores first Ireland goal in Latvia friendly
Stephen Kenny’s side are currently level at 2-2 in the Aviva Stadium.
# Moving On
'I am a better man after bad phase at Man United' - Ronaldo
The Portugal veteran says he has no regrets over his time at Old Trafford.
# Debate
Who makes Irish rugby's Mount Rushmore?
Rugby Weekly Extra pundits pick their top four.
# Tough Start
Ireland U19 side lose Euro opener to Slovakia in Wexford
Slovakia took the lead entering the last ten minutes in their first game of the Elite Phase of the Uefa Euro U19 qualifiers.
# Called Off
Bad weather forces postponement of Munster U20 match in Dungarvan
Waterford and Limerick were due to face off tonight.
# road to glory
It's a lopsided World Cup but Farrell's Ireland won't fear anyone
The draws means the top five-ranked teams in the world are on one side of the tournament.
# Champions Again
Connacht rugby powerhouse Sligo Grammar School win back-to-back Senior Cups
They rounded off an unbeaten season with a tough physical test against a young but rapidly-improving Marist College side.
# Influence
The former Ireland international guiding a potential future one
Sean Roughan on how Mark Kennedy has helped shape his career.
# Signed Up
Jamie Osborne and Jack Conan sign new Leinster contracts
Both players have penned new deals with the province.
# Ready to go
Michael Conlan set for world title fight against Luis Alberto Lopez in Belfast
Tickets go on sale on 31 March at 11am.
# Exit
Paddy Carr resigns as Donegal senior football manager
Carr took charge of the team five months ago.
# Signed Up
Springbok Du Toit to join Van Graan's Bath after World Cup
Du Toit was a member of the Springboks squad that won the 2019 World Cup.
# End of an era
Soccer AM to be axed after 30 years
The programme started back in 1995 but will finish up at the end of the current season.
# Calling Time
Germany World Cup winner and former Arsenal star Ozil retires aged 34
The attacking midfielder also shone for Real Madrid.
# preference
Rory McIlroy backs ‘unpopular’ shorter ball proposal with majors on his mind
The Holywood man said he could choose to play it in PGA Tour tournaments even if not adopted on the US circuit.
# Overturned
England fullback Steward's red card against Ireland has been rescinded
The disciplinary committee ruled that he should have been shown yellow instead.