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Katie Taylor's dad Pete calls for the world champion to retire from boxing
Katie Taylor's dad Pete calls for the world champion to retire from boxing

Katie Taylor's dad Pete calls for the world champion to retire from boxing

Katie Taylor's father and former trainer, Pete, wants his daughter to retire from boxing....
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 07:49:31
Henshaw revelling in getting down and dirty
Henshaw revelling in getting down and dirty

Henshaw revelling in getting down and dirty

Is this really what Robbie Henshaw left Connacht for?...
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Jonny Cooper reveals there was no Blues booze ban but Dublin players made huge sacrifices for three-in-a-row
Jonny Cooper reveals there was no Blues booze ban but Dublin players made huge sacrifices for three-in-a-row

Jonny Cooper reveals there was no Blues booze ban but Dublin players made huge sacrifices for three-in-a-row

Dublin footballers had many fine moments to celebrate during 2017 but Jonny Cooper has admitted he only once did so with alcohol from the moment their January team holiday ended until thei...
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Bradley Wiggins' wife apologises for calling Chris Froome a 'slithering reptile'
Bradley Wiggins' wife apologises for calling Chris Froome a 'slithering reptile'

Bradley Wiggins' wife apologises for calling Chris Froome a 'slithering reptile'

The turmoil surrounding Chris Froome took a bizarre turn on Thursday when Bradley Wiggins' wife Catherine Wiggins had to apologise for posting a message on social media which described her...
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 07:36:02
Guardiola finds best of himself in rebuilt City
Guardiola finds best of himself in rebuilt City

Guardiola finds best of himself in rebuilt City

A little early for a coronation, perhaps, but who can deny that Pep Guardiola is making massive strides towards regaining the crown he claimed so irresistibly in his Barcelona years?...
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Football rumours from the media
Football rumours from the media

Football rumours from the media

What the papers say...
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 07:21:04
'We need to keep it going now. We want to drive it on'
'We need to keep it going now. We want to drive it on'

'We need to keep it going now. We want to drive it on'

Although classed as one of the best rugby players in the world, Conor Murray still retains his family values and traditions, and he will spend his Christmas Eve eating ham sandwiches at hi...
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Gaels force brewing up a storm in Co Limerick
Gaels force brewing up a storm in Co Limerick

Gaels force brewing up a storm in Co Limerick

Eight seasons after their inception, Copsewood Gaels RFC continue to thrive on the outskirts of Limerick city, and now with a few years of rugby tradition to call their own, they are excit...
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Beware of backlash at Welford Road
Beware of backlash at Welford Road

Beware of backlash at Welford Road

Munster were irresistible at times in Thomond Park last weekend. They got the crucial bonus-point win over Leicester Tigers and put themselves in pole position to qualify for a home quarte...
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Ready and eager to play after my injury comeback if I'm called upon
Ready and eager to play after my injury comeback if I'm called upon

Ready and eager to play after my injury comeback if I'm called upon

This has been a bit of a different week for me. Instead of preparing for last Saturday's Champions Cup game in Thomond Park, I played my first 'A' game in a few years at Irish Independent ...
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Eric's Eagles chase home win
Eric's Eagles chase home win

Eric's Eagles chase home win

The Connacht Eagles will look for back-to-back wins in the B&I Cup when they clash with Richmond at the Sportsground on Sunday....
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Warriors stay close after Oyonnax win
Warriors stay close after Oyonnax win

Warriors stay close after Oyonnax win

There was a brief exchange of leadership at the top of Pool 5 in the Challenge Cup last week as Worcester Warriors briefly led the pool only for Connacht to reclaim top spot with their win...
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Connacht Hotel agree new deal
Connacht Hotel agree new deal

Connacht Hotel agree new deal

Connacht Rugby are pleased to announce a new three-year deal with The Connacht Hotel as official hotel partners....
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:30:00
It's great to be able to indulge this Christmas
It's great to be able to indulge this Christmas

It's great to be able to indulge this Christmas

It will be the first Christmas in a long, long time where I won't have to worry about having a proper Christmas dinner, indulging in a few chocolates and just enjoying the festivities in g...
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:30:00
'Maro Itoje is the best player I've played against. He's just an all-round freak of nature! The size of the man, the athleticism and great skills'
'Maro Itoje is the best player I've played against. He's just an all-round freak of nature! The size of the man, the athleticism and great skills'

'Maro Itoje is the best player I've played against. He's just an all-round freak of nature! The size of the man, the athleticism and great skills'

Take 20: Ross Byrne...
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:30:00
North Dublin outfit takes off from its airport roots
North Dublin outfit takes off from its airport roots

North Dublin outfit takes off from its airport roots

Nestled in north Co Dublin lies Swords RFC. It may have taken them a while to come about, but after having previously gone under the names Aer Lingus RFC and ALSAA RFC, 2005 saw them offic...
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:30:00
'It's great to be back challenging for a place again'
'It's great to be back challenging for a place again'

'It's great to be back challenging for a place again'

Garry Ringrose is only two games into his Leinster Rugby season after a shoulder injury and subsequent operation kept him out of the first block of games in the Guinness Pro14 and the Cham...
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:30:00
'Jacques Nienaber told me to always enjoy what you do'
'Jacques Nienaber told me to always enjoy what you do'

'Jacques Nienaber told me to always enjoy what you do'

1: Pre-match meal?...
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:30:00
We respect them a lot - Van Graan
We respect them a lot - Van Graan

We respect them a lot - Van Graan

Munster coach Johann van Graan says he is wary of Leicester Tigers on their own patch and has seen enough of them to realise his side will be challenged on Sunday....
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Murray and Earls special guests at charity cup
Murray and Earls special guests at charity cup

Murray and Earls special guests at charity cup

Conor Murray and Keith Earls will be the special guests at a post-match reception in Jerry O'Dea's bar following tonight's charity cup match between his former school St Munchin's College ...
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Women set up title decider
Women set up title decider

Women set up title decider

The Munster Women's squad, sponsored by Keane's jewellers, recorded a 32-5 bonus-point win over Ulster at Garryowen FC last weekend to remain in the Inter-provincial title race....
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Farrell and O'Donnell support Thomond blitz
Farrell and O'Donnell support Thomond blitz

Farrell and O'Donnell support Thomond blitz

Munster Rugby, in association with Domestic Rugby partner Marks & Spencer, held a recent first-year blitz at Thomond Community College with senior players Tommy O'Donnell and Chris Farrell...
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:30:00
College work is a good distraction from hectic spell
College work is a good distraction from hectic spell

College work is a good distraction from hectic spell

It's the biggest week in our season so you would think that all of our focus is on Exeter in the Aviva Stadium on Saturday - and to a point you'd be right....
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Ardgillan take spoils in all-Balbriggan decider
Ardgillan take spoils in all-Balbriggan decider

Ardgillan take spoils in all-Balbriggan decider

With Christmas coming close everyone was in high spirits as nine first year teams from all over the Fingal Area went to Malahide RFC for the eagerly anticipated 7s Tournament....
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Big test awaiting Tullow
Big test awaiting Tullow

Big test awaiting Tullow

The snow, sleet, ice and rain that the Status Orange weather alert promised over the weekend and duly delivered on Sunday caused an almost complete cancellation of the Leinster League prog...
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Leinster must back up last week's statement to take another big step
Leinster must back up last week's statement to take another big step

Leinster must back up last week's statement to take another big step

In one weekend, Irish rugby benefited more than it did from the whole international series in November....
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Take 20: 'Love Actually is one of my favourite movies, I'm a sucker for a rom-com!
Take 20: 'Love Actually is one of my favourite movies, I'm a sucker for a rom-com!

Take 20: 'Love Actually is one of my favourite movies, I'm a sucker for a rom-com!

1. Pre-match meal? I tend to like any pre-match meals on the away trips as the food is always specially selected for our needs and more importantly is always cooked for us! Anything to get...
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Mayo club keen to kick on in the community
Mayo club keen to kick on in the community

Mayo club keen to kick on in the community

Ballyhaunis is known for many things. The most culturally diverse town in Ireland is a strong Gaelic football and hurling hotbed, but the rugby fraternity has started to grow and people li...
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Connemara man bids to become great Dane
Connemara man bids to become great Dane

Connemara man bids to become great Dane

In May of this year Irish team officials waited anxiously for World Rugby's announcement of their changes to the residency rule, as the international career of Bundee Aki hung in the balan...
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Castres in the hunt after Racing win
Castres in the hunt after Racing win

Castres in the hunt after Racing win

Castres kept themselves in the hunt for a first Champions Cup quarter-final since 2002 - Munster ended their run that season - but they needed a couple of missed kicks from Racing 92 to ta...
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Cloete must be a pain to play against
Cloete must be a pain to play against

Cloete must be a pain to play against

There were plenty of stand-out performers for Munster in their brilliant win against Leicester Tigers last weekend, and for the second game in a row Chris Cloete showed that he has been a ...
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Malone's side face tough trip
Malone's side face tough trip

Malone's side face tough trip

Munster 'A' will look for revenge at Goldington Road this weekend when they clash with Bedford Blues in the B&I Cup tomorrow....
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Kearney: A couple of good games and I could be back in
Kearney: A couple of good games and I could be back in

Kearney: A couple of good games and I could be back in

It's been a frustrating season to say the least for Dave Kearney but he remains confident that he can still force his way into Leo Cullen's plans for the big games....
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Coaching courses
Coaching courses

Coaching courses

The Munster Rugby Coach Development department recently completed 11 IRFU coaching courses, which included stage 1 and 2 and facilitated all four regions....
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Players' sleep-out passes €100k mark for homeless charities
Players' sleep-out passes €100k mark for homeless charities

Players' sleep-out passes €100k mark for homeless charities

The latest location to be added to the 'Gaelic Voices For Change' campaign, that will see over 450 current and former GAA and LGFA players sleep-out on Saturday night to raise awareness an...
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Leinster 'A' are under no illusions against Bristol
Leinster 'A' are under no illusions against Bristol

Leinster 'A' are under no illusions against Bristol

Last week's bonus-point win in Bristol against a strong English outfit was the latest in a long list of reminders of the quality that Leinster have coming through their system....
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:30:00
OCI welcomes funding restoration
OCI welcomes funding restoration

OCI welcomes funding restoration

The Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) have welcomed the decision of the Government to restore their funding, having originally had all financial assistance suspended in the wake of the Rio ...
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Time for Wenger to cash in as Sanchez gamble falls flat
Time for Wenger to cash in as Sanchez gamble falls flat

Time for Wenger to cash in as Sanchez gamble falls flat

As the holder of the most famous economics degree in sport, Arsene Wenger has never exactly been known for his willingness to gamble in the transfer market....
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Stockdale: 'Spirited' 'Quins will not roll over
Stockdale: 'Spirited' 'Quins will not roll over

Stockdale: 'Spirited' 'Quins will not roll over

With Ulster making use of the indoor facilities at UUJ this week, Jacob Stockdale was handed a reminder of just how far removed he is from the average 21-year-old....
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Marmion signs contract extension in boost for Connacht
Marmion signs contract extension in boost for Connacht

Marmion signs contract extension in boost for Connacht

Connacht's bid to claim a fourth Challenge Cup win of the season has been given an injection of confidence as Ireland scrum-half Kieran Marmion has pledged his future to the province....
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:30:00
People forget how talented the Dubs really are - McManus
People forget how talented the Dubs really are - McManus

People forget how talented the Dubs really are - McManus

When it comes to Dublin's dominance, you won't hear Conor McManus complain about funding imbalances, home advantage or the other criticisms levelled against the champions since they took a...
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Munster land Lions defence coach Ferreira as Costello joins Wasps
Munster land Lions defence coach Ferreira as Costello joins Wasps

Munster land Lions defence coach Ferreira as Costello joins Wasps

Johann van Graan has made his first major move as Munster coach in appointing fellow South African JP Ferreira as his defence coach....
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Holland making every minute count
Holland making every minute count

Holland making every minute count

Billy Holland watched enough Munster matches from the stand to appreciate his status as a front-liner in the current set-up....
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Taylor looks to unify world titles in Dublin next April
Taylor looks to unify world titles in Dublin next April

Taylor looks to unify world titles in Dublin next April

Katie Taylor could realise her dream of unifying the world lightweight titles next April at Dublin's 3 Arena....
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Rising trio extend Everton deals
Rising trio extend Everton deals

Rising trio extend Everton deals

Striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin has signed a new long-term deal with Everton that commits him to the club until June 2023....
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Turkey date on the cards but Aussie trip not in Irish sights
Turkey date on the cards but Aussie trip not in Irish sights

Turkey date on the cards but Aussie trip not in Irish sights

Ireland are set to travel in March with a friendly in Turkey on the cards but a summer jaunt to Australia is not on the FAI's agenda....
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Qatar hit new low
Qatar hit new low

Qatar hit new low

Qatar's preparations for hosting the 2022 World Cup finals hit a new low yesterday when they suffered an embarrassing 1-0 friendly defeat to European minnows Liechtenstein....
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Gunners keep Wilshere waiting for new deal
Gunners keep Wilshere waiting for new deal

Gunners keep Wilshere waiting for new deal

Jack Wilshere is no nearer to signing a new contract despite making his long-awaited return to Arsenal's Premier League starting line-up in Wednesday's draw at West Ham....
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Maiden Test ton leaves emotional Malan weak at the knees
Maiden Test ton leaves emotional Malan weak at the knees

Maiden Test ton leaves emotional Malan weak at the knees

As Dawid Malan tried to stand up at the end of his press conference, he realised he needed to grip the table to support himself....
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:30:00
France to embrace video technology
France to embrace video technology

France to embrace video technology

Referees in French football's top division are set to be backed up by video technology from next season....
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Barry's 'Beauty' not so terrible as Townend seals Tramore double
Barry's 'Beauty' not so terrible as Townend seals Tramore double

Barry's 'Beauty' not so terrible as Townend seals Tramore double

With Willie Mullins' stable jockey Ruby Walsh on the sidelines, Paul Townend is continuing to make hay and the Cork jockey took the riding honours at Tramore yesterday courtesy of a double...
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:30:00
FA query pre-derby comments
FA query pre-derby comments

FA query pre-derby comments

Jose Mourinho has been asked by the English FA to provide his observations on comments he made ahead of last Sunday's match Manchester City....
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Mourinho finding large dose of his own medicine hard to swallow
Mourinho finding large dose of his own medicine hard to swallow

Mourinho finding large dose of his own medicine hard to swallow

Only once in the aftermath of Manchester United's laboured victory over Bournemouth did Jose Mourinho sound himself....
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Turner gets three-month ban over having betting account
Turner gets three-month ban over having betting account

Turner gets three-month ban over having betting account

Hayley Turner will "take on the chin" the three-month riding ban handed to her by the disciplinary panel of the British Horseracing Authority after the opening of an internet betting accou...
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Whoops Jack to sparkle in Gold final
Whoops Jack to sparkle in Gold final

Whoops Jack to sparkle in Gold final

Dublin publican Larry O'Shea and his son Jack are set to be the toast of Shelbourne Park this evening when their dog Whoops Jack will go to traps a strong favourite to land the final of th...
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Dyche doing his best to stay grounded as Burnley reach dizzy heights
Dyche doing his best to stay grounded as Burnley reach dizzy heights

Dyche doing his best to stay grounded as Burnley reach dizzy heights

Sean Dyche has deployed the tried and tested method of downplaying ambition, insisting Burnley's primary target remains bettering last season's 16th-placed finish despite the club's lofty ...
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:30:00
JP team hoping More Of That can regain old ‘spark’
JP team hoping More Of That can regain old ‘spark’

JP team hoping More Of That can regain old ‘spark’

JP McManus fields four of the nine runners in the Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase at Cheltenham today....
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Fourth win would be a huge boost
Fourth win would be a huge boost

Fourth win would be a huge boost

It was great to see Connacht bounce back from a poor loss on the road against Zebre, and then really tough it out in a hostile French venue. To get behind and go ahead, and then do it all ...
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:30:00
'I learned a lot on tour. It makes you hungry for more'
'I learned a lot on tour. It makes you hungry for more'

'I learned a lot on tour. It makes you hungry for more'

Dave Heffernan got to experience a summer tour at senior international level for the first time in 2017, and after he whetted the appetite for more, it's now back to basics where he wants ...
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:30:00
All focus must be on Brive game to avoid a costly slip-up at home
All focus must be on Brive game to avoid a costly slip-up at home

All focus must be on Brive game to avoid a costly slip-up at home

We're almost into the festive season, and some massive inter-provincial derbies where Connacht will face all three provinces, but right now our focus is entirely on Brive....
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Jamaal Lascelles: Newcastle not in a relegation battle
Jamaal Lascelles: Newcastle not in a relegation battle

Jamaal Lascelles: Newcastle not in a relegation battle

Jamaal Lascelles is adamant Newcastle are not yet engaged in a fight for Premier League survival amid fevered speculation over the club's future....
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 22:36:04
'I was unbelievably pissed off' - Luke Fitzgerald on how Leinster made a 'big mistake' in axing former coach
'I was unbelievably pissed off' - Luke Fitzgerald on how Leinster made a 'big mistake' in axing former coach

'I was unbelievably pissed off' - Luke Fitzgerald on how Leinster made a 'big mistake' in axing former coach

Luke Fitzgerald has revealed that he thinks his former club Leinster made a 'big mistake' in getting rid of Matt O'Connor as head coach in 2015....
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 20:37:57
Mourinho asked by FA to explain pre-Manchester derby comments
Mourinho asked by FA to explain pre-Manchester derby comments

Mourinho asked by FA to explain pre-Manchester derby comments

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been asked to provide ‘observations’ following his comments ahead of last weekend’s Manchester derby, amid suggestions that he could be charged ...
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:36:41
Dominic Calvert-Lewin signs new Everton contract
Dominic Calvert-Lewin signs new Everton contract

Dominic Calvert-Lewin signs new Everton contract

Everton forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin has signed a new long-term deal with the Premier League club....
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:16:03
Jose Mourinho explains why Henrikh Mkhitaryan is no longer in his Man United squad
Jose Mourinho explains why Henrikh Mkhitaryan is no longer in his Man United squad

Jose Mourinho explains why Henrikh Mkhitaryan is no longer in his Man United squad

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has admitted he has ‘no room’ for midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan, in comments that may cast doubt over the Armenian’s long-term future at Old Traffor...
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:05:45
John Giles: Jurgen Klopp behaved like an idiot on Sky Sports - I wouldn't even dignify his argument with a debate
John Giles: Jurgen Klopp behaved like an idiot on Sky Sports - I wouldn't even dignify his argument with a debate

John Giles: Jurgen Klopp behaved like an idiot on Sky Sports - I wouldn't even dignify his argument with a debate

AROUND this time of the year, the pantomime season kicks off but I reckon Jose Mourinho and Jurgen Klopp could star in a Punch and Judy show all year round. Both men would have to be bille...
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:56:57
Mourinho asked to explain pre-Manchester derby comments to FA
Mourinho asked to explain pre-Manchester derby comments to FA

Mourinho asked to explain pre-Manchester derby comments to FA

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been asked by the Football Association to provide his observations on comments he made ahead of last weekend's derby against Manchester City....
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:36:03
Bournemouth move step closer to new training complex
Bournemouth move step closer to new training complex

Bournemouth move step closer to new training complex

Bournemouth have been granted unanimous approval by the Borough of Poole Council for a new multi-million pound training complex....
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:16:03
Hughes confident he has support of Stoke owners
Hughes confident he has support of Stoke owners

Hughes confident he has support of Stoke owners

Mark Hughes expects to be given time to turn Stoke's fortunes around....
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:01:14
Clarets won't be swaggering around on the south coast, insists Sean Dyche
Clarets won't be swaggering around on the south coast, insists Sean Dyche

Clarets won't be swaggering around on the south coast, insists Sean Dyche

Sean Dyche sees no reason for Burnley to "swagger" into Brighton on Saturday despite the fact the Clarets temporarily moved into the Premier League's top four this week....
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:26:03
Mauricio Pellegrino questions commitment of Southampton players
Mauricio Pellegrino questions commitment of Southampton players

Mauricio Pellegrino questions commitment of Southampton players

Mauricio Pellegrino has warned his Southampton players he is ready to ditch anyone that is not fully committed to the club....
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:16:03
Brighton boss Chris Hughton plays down crisis talk despite slump in form
Brighton boss Chris Hughton plays down crisis talk despite slump in form

Brighton boss Chris Hughton plays down crisis talk despite slump in form

Brighton boss Chris Hughton looked at his side's alarming dip in form and insisted: "Crisis, what crisis?"...
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:46:03
Palace boss Roy Hodgson warns goal-shy Christian Benteke and could turn to Sako
Palace boss Roy Hodgson warns goal-shy Christian Benteke and could turn to Sako

Palace boss Roy Hodgson warns goal-shy Christian Benteke and could turn to Sako

Roy Hodgson has warned the goalless Christian Benteke he is willing to use Bakary Sako as a striker and that Crystal Palace "cannot afford to carry anyone"....
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:31:32
'I don't think he enjoys it in camp' - Luke Fitzgerald offers interesting reason for Simon Zebo's France move
'I don't think he enjoys it in camp' - Luke Fitzgerald offers interesting reason for Simon Zebo's France move

'I don't think he enjoys it in camp' - Luke Fitzgerald offers interesting reason for Simon Zebo's France move

The rigid nature of Irish camp could have contributed to Simon Zebo's decision to leave Munster at the end of the season to play in France, according to Luke Fitzgerald....
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:21:40
Ireland close to agreeing friendly away to Turkey next March
Ireland close to agreeing friendly away to Turkey next March

Ireland close to agreeing friendly away to Turkey next March

Martin O'Neill's Ireland are close to agreeing a friendly away to Turkey next March....
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:58:16
James Lowe set to miss out on Leinster squad, but Porter to get green light
James Lowe set to miss out on Leinster squad, but Porter to get green light

James Lowe set to miss out on Leinster squad, but Porter to get green light

James Lowe will not be in the Leinster squad to play Exeter Chiefs in the Champions Cup at The Aviva Stadium on Saturday (KO 3.15, BTSport 2)....
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:55:05
Ulster make two changes for Champions Cup clash against Harlequins
Ulster make two changes for Champions Cup clash against Harlequins

Ulster make two changes for Champions Cup clash against Harlequins

Ulster have made two changes to the team who beat Harlequins last week for the return clash in Kingspan Stadium tomorrow night (KO 7.45pm)....
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:13:16
Who is next for Katie Taylor? A look at the world number one and the four other belt holders
Who is next for Katie Taylor? A look at the world number one and the four other belt holders

Who is next for Katie Taylor? A look at the world number one and the four other belt holders

So it's eight out of eight and a potential homecoming in Dublin for the indomitable Katie Taylor....
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:35:54
No negative thoughts from Pochettino before Tottenham's game at Manchester City
No negative thoughts from Pochettino before Tottenham's game at Manchester City

No negative thoughts from Pochettino before Tottenham's game at Manchester City

Mauricio Pochettino insists containing Manchester City will not be on his mind on Saturday as he believes Tottenham can beat the Premier League's unbeaten leaders....
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:16:17
Jack Wilshere waiting for Arsenal to make their move with contract talks
Jack Wilshere waiting for Arsenal to make their move with contract talks

Jack Wilshere waiting for Arsenal to make their move with contract talks

Jack Wilshere is no nearer to signing a new contract despite making his long-awaited return to Arsenal's Premier League starting line-up in Wednesday's draw at West Ham....
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:06:04
Guardiola envisages an even more polished Manchester City
Guardiola envisages an even more polished Manchester City

Guardiola envisages an even more polished Manchester City

Pep Guardiola has promised Manchester City will keep on improving after setting a new Premier League record for consecutive wins....
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:26:03
Good news for Irish rugby as Kieran Marmion signs contract extension with Connacht
Good news for Irish rugby as Kieran Marmion signs contract extension with Connacht

Good news for Irish rugby as Kieran Marmion signs contract extension with Connacht

Kieran Marmion has signed a contract extension that will keep him at the province until the end of the 2019/2020 season....
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:10:43
Solanke irked by disallowed goal but content with start to Liverpool life
Solanke irked by disallowed goal but content with start to Liverpool life

Solanke irked by disallowed goal but content with start to Liverpool life

Liverpool striker Dominic Solanke may have been denied his first goal for the club but the disappointment has only spurred him on as he knows he will get more chances under Jurgen Klopp....
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:06:05
AC Milan keeper (18) breaks down in tears after his own fans reveal controversial banner
AC Milan keeper (18) breaks down in tears after his own fans reveal controversial banner

AC Milan keeper (18) breaks down in tears after his own fans reveal controversial banner

18-year-old goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma was left distraught and in tears after his own supporters produced a banner slating the AC Milan man during Wednesday night's 3-0 win over Veron...
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:51:07
'This is damaging' - Chris Froome comes out fighting following failed drug test
'This is damaging' - Chris Froome comes out fighting following failed drug test

'This is damaging' - Chris Froome comes out fighting following failed drug test

Chris Froome admits his adverse test for asthma drug salbutamol is "damaging" but is hopeful he will be cleared of any wrongdoing....
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:29:15
Pics: Fans badly beaten and stripped in bloody violence during chaotic Belgrade derby
Pics: Fans badly beaten and stripped in bloody violence during chaotic Belgrade derby

Pics: Fans badly beaten and stripped in bloody violence during chaotic Belgrade derby

Fans were left with horrific looking injuries after the Belgrade derby descended into violence in the stands last night....
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:10:36
Allardyce working to simple formula as he leads Everton revival
Allardyce working to simple formula as he leads Everton revival

Allardyce working to simple formula as he leads Everton revival

Sam Allardyce has attributed Everton's improvement under his charge to the simplicity of the message he has delivered....
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:06:03
A closer look at Manchester City's record 15-match unbeaten run
A closer look at Manchester City's record 15-match unbeaten run

A closer look at Manchester City's record 15-match unbeaten run

Manchester City set a new Premier League-record winning run of 15 games by beating Swansea 4-0 at the Liberty Stadium on Wednesday evening....
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:51:11
'I think it is a serious injury' - Jose Mourinho delivers worrying news on key defender
'I think it is a serious injury' - Jose Mourinho delivers worrying news on key defender

'I think it is a serious injury' - Jose Mourinho delivers worrying news on key defender

Eric Bailly may require surgery that could threaten the remainder of his season. The defender has not played for Manchester United since the 1-0 defeat at Chelsea on November 5 and his man...
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 08:35:46
Phil Jones encouraged by United spirit in Bournemouth victory
Phil Jones encouraged by United spirit in Bournemouth victory

Phil Jones encouraged by United spirit in Bournemouth victory

Phil Jones believes Manchester United showed fight and courage to get back on track after being rocked by the "magnitude" of their derby defeat....
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 08:31:05
Deal for Newcastle takeover remains far from completed
Deal for Newcastle takeover remains far from completed

Deal for Newcastle takeover remains far from completed

Mike Ashley and Amanda Staveley remain some distance apart in their attempts to strike a deal for Newcastle despite suggestions that agreement is close, Press Association Sport understands...
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 08:26:08
Guardiola: Record counts for nothing unless City win title
Guardiola: Record counts for nothing unless City win title

Guardiola: Record counts for nothing unless City win title

Pep Guardiola basked in Manchester City's Premier League record of 15 consecutive wins but admits the landmark will count for nothing if they do not win the title....
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 08:21:02
Football rumours from the media
Football rumours from the media

Football rumours from the media

What the papers say...
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 07:51:27
'Katie ran a lot...I thought she wanted to fight' - Jessica McCaskill questions judges' scorecards
'Katie ran a lot...I thought she wanted to fight' - Jessica McCaskill questions judges' scorecards

'Katie ran a lot...I thought she wanted to fight' - Jessica McCaskill questions judges' scorecards

Jessica McCaskill claims Katie Taylor "ran a lot" and questioned the judges' scorecards after the Dubliner retained her lightweight world title in York Hall last night....
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 07:43:48
Jurgen Klopp grumbles about disallowed goal...but admits his side were below par in West Brom draw
Jurgen Klopp grumbles about disallowed goal...but admits his side were below par in West Brom draw

Jurgen Klopp grumbles about disallowed goal...but admits his side were below par in West Brom draw

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admitted his side was well below par as they failed to break down a resolute West Bromwich Albion defence as a night of frustration at Anfield ended in a 0-0...
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:31:59
'The toughest fight of my career' - Katie Taylor's reaction after title defence... as she targets a Dublin homecoming
'The toughest fight of my career' - Katie Taylor's reaction after title defence... as she targets a Dublin homecoming

'The toughest fight of my career' - Katie Taylor's reaction after title defence... as she targets a Dublin homecoming

Katie Taylor gave herself an early Christmas present in London's iconic York Hall late last night when she retained her WBA World lightweight title....
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:16:28
Jumeirah Lolls to miss English Oaks final over failed drugs test
Jumeirah Lolls to miss English Oaks final over failed drugs test

Jumeirah Lolls to miss English Oaks final over failed drugs test

Irish challenger Jumeirah Lolls was withdrawn from the final of the English Oaks at Belle Vue last night due to a positive test taken during the Classic....
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Cromwell's Chepstow plan for 'Milly'
Cromwell's Chepstow plan for 'Milly'

Cromwell's Chepstow plan for 'Milly'

Progressive filly Famous Milly could bid for Grade One glory in the Finale Juvenile Hurdle at Chepstow over Christmas as part of a two-pronged raid, according to trainer Gavin Cromwell....
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Wenger rings the changes but Arsenal still alarming
Wenger rings the changes but Arsenal still alarming

Wenger rings the changes but Arsenal still alarming

A draw away to West Ham United is not in itself the catalyst for any major crisis but Arsenal are again drifting dangerously following what increasingly looks like another false dawn last ...
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Silva doubles up as City make more sweet music
Silva doubles up as City make more sweet music

Silva doubles up as City make more sweet music

Music again blasted out of the away dressing-room, this time prior to kick-off, and Manchester City were even more tuneful on the pitch as they danced around Swansea City to earn a record-...
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 02:30:00
 
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