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The draw for the semi-finals of this season’s FA Cup will take place on Monday 13 March, following the conclusion of Chelsea’s quarter-final tie with
Shaun Edwards was disappointed to have been accused of a rude gesture while celebrating Wales’ RBS 6 Nations win over Ireland.
Peter O’Mahony has declared that Ireland can still beat the best in the world on their day if they just take their chances and avoid
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Brentford’s John Egan and Reading’s Liam Kelly are the two new names in Martin O’Neill’s 39-man squad for Ireland’s upcoming internationals with Wales and Iceland
Luke Fitzgerald has called for Munster’s Peter O’Mahony and Ulster’s Jared Payne to replace Ireland duo CJ Stander and Rob Kearney ahead of Ireland’s Six
Clare 0-20 Dublin 1-15: “I’d say it was a terrible game to watch,” was the nail-on-the-head assessment of Clare joint-manager Gerry O’Connor.
What’s it like to play under Roy Keane? Or, more to the point, what’s it like to be on the end of a rebuke from
Liverpool 2 Burnley 1: With one casual, but extremely accurate, swing of his right boot, Emre Can settled this unpredictable game and possibly shifted the
Offaly 0-15 Wexford 1-17: Wexford secured promotion back to the top-flight of the Allianz Hurling League yesterday after they limped over the line in Tullamore.
This league has been so up and down, so hit and miss so far, that the intensity and energy was like going from afternoon tea
Joe Schmidt will have to try and park the “what ifs” of a miserable night in Cardiff as the prospect of a visit to Dublin
Our new signing from inside the game enjoys the mind games being played by the managers of the Premier League’s top teams as much as
Jose Mourinho has spoken of the “position of privilege” enjoyed by Antonio Conte during his first season at Chelsea as the Manchester United manager prepares
Waterford 1-13 Cork 1-21: A league of surprising results offered another turn-up for the books yesterday when Cork had eight points to spare over Waterford
Tipperary 2-17 Kilkenny 3-14: An epic draw which few would dispute that Kilkenny, based on their billing coming into the game, won, even if the
Liverpool goal scoring great John Aldridge believes Sunday’s clash against Burnley at Anfield is a must win game for Jurgen Klopp’s men as they chase
A huge story developing in Paris.
Ireland have patched up influential half-backs Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton and insist both will be fit to face England in Saturday’s RBS 6 Nations
Ireland’s crucial half-backs Conor Murray and Jonathan Sexton will be fit to face England at the Aviva Stadium this weekend. Murray has responded well to
Fifty golf enthusiasts took part in the weekend event on Lake Baikal.
Ireland’s Six Nations Championship hopes went up in smoke in a cauldron of noise in the Principality Stadium on Friday night with a bitter defeat
John Fogarty analyses the key takeaways from Tipperary and Kilkenny’s thrilling draw in Thurles.
UL 2-5 UCC 0-8: Cork star Eimear Scally’s second-half penalty helped to see off her former college UCC, as University of Limerick claimed a third
Limerick 6-33 Laois 1-19: Limerick ran riot in O’Moore Park on Saturday night, as they hammered Laois by 27 points.
The noises made by a big-match crowd probably deserve a column all of their own, writes Michael Moynihan.
Antonio Conte wants to emulate the success of his Chelsea predecessor, Manchester United boss, Jose Mourinho.
They don’t half put you through it. Three points always make a difference to the mood but there was no real improvement in the performance.
Mick Clohisey of Raheny Shamrock AC yesterday led the field home to win his first Ballycotton 10-Mile title, finishing strongly in 49:20, 20 seconds, clear
Conor Murray’s chances of facing England in Dublin on Saturday appear to be improving but Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt may make personnel changes elsewhere
Tyrone 0-19 Cavan 1-9: Tyrone’s unbeaten record in this Division 1 campaign never looked in any danger, even when they trailed by four points at
Arsenal 5 Lincoln 0: The fall-out from that numbing 5-1 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League was so great that Arsene Wenger had
There was no doubt about the standout tie in this weekend’s Ireland Camogie Division 1 League, as Wexford and Tipperary faced off at St Patrick’s
A camogie player who collapsed on the pitch after suffering a heart attack has recalled how her quick-thinking marker saved her life.
Tottenham are waiting for news on Harry Kane’s ankle injury – but how much will the striker’s potential absence affect them?
Eddie Jones believes Ireland will be “grossly disappointed” that after letting their chances of winning the Six Nations slip last weekend and is expecting a
JACK Kennedy could well be riding in the Timico Gold Cup on a relatively well-fancied horse next week. Jack is 17 years of age. Gordon
Those are goalkeeping gloves, Biel Ribas, not boxing gloves.
Cork star Darragh McElhinney cruised to an emotional victory at the Irish Life Health All-Ireland Schools Cross-Country Championships in Mallusk, Co Antrim, on Saturday.
Tipperary 3-17 Longford 0-18: It’s now two from four in the race for promotion from Division 3 of the Allianz Football League, according to Tipperary
Kerry 0-12 Galway 1-22: Joe Canning made his first start of the season as Galway eased to victory against Kerry in this Division 1B clash
Derek McGrath heaped praise on the Cork attack yesterday, saying their forwards are “as good as any”.
Italy showed two weeks ago that when England are taken out of their comfort zone, they are vulnerable, writes Donal Lenihan.
Tottenham 6 Millwall 0: This was a throwback to both the good and the bad old days of English football. Tottenham cruised into the FA
Our writers ask the big questions after the weekend’s action…
Our reporters tackle the issues of note from the Allianz Leagues…
There are times watching Dr Crokes turn talent from the programme page to the pitch that makes one wonders how they ever lose a game.
As is the case in life, timing is everything in sport. And with Martin O’Neill set to name his squad today for the crucial World
Seriously – he never did this at Old Trafford.