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    Toulouse full of confidence ahead of latest trip to Dublin

    Toulouse full of confidence ahead of latest trip to Dublin


    Toulouse will be returning to Dublin this weekend with a point to prove after a disappointing showing in Round 5 of the pool stage at the...

    Toulouse will be returning to Dublin this weekend with a point to prove after a disappointing showing in Round 5 of the pool stage at the RDS.

    Sammy Arnold: 'It's been a long week but we're all excited by the challenge'


    Tomorrow evening we'll know if we have a Champions Cup final to look forward to, but before that we have a massive challenge ahead of us, and a game that we're all excited...

    Tomorrow evening we'll know if we have a Champions Cup final to look forward to, but before that we have a massive challenge ahead of us, and a game that we're all excited about.

    David Wallace: 'Munster will need to change their game-plan if they are to smother slick Saracens'


    Since their loss to Racing 92 in last year's Champions Cup semi-final, the Munster players will have been counting down the 363 days until their next shot at reaching a European final. After a lot of hard work their chance arrives again tomorrow, but if...

    Since their loss to Racing 92 in last year's Champions Cup semi-final, the Munster players will have been counting down the 363 days until their next shot at reaching a European final. After a lot of hard work their chance arrives again tomorrow, but if anything the challenge is even greater this year against Saracens.

    Toulouse are an 80-minute team and we'll need to be at our very best


    This is an incredible week for the club. The goal coming into the Champions Cup was to get a home quarter-final and ideally a home...

    This is an incredible week for the club. The goal coming into the Champions Cup was to get a home quarter-final and ideally a home semi-final.
    Trio nominated for Player of Year award

    Trio nominated for Player of Year award


    Tadhg Beirne, Joey Carbery and Peter O'Mahony have been nominated for the 2019 Munster Rugby Awards which take place next Tuesday evening, at the University Concert Hall in...

    Tadhg Beirne, Joey Carbery and Peter O'Mahony have been nominated for the 2019 Munster Rugby Awards which take place next Tuesday evening, at the University Concert Hall in Limerick.
    Enniscorthy reach AIL for first time with convincing Connemara win

    Enniscorthy reach AIL for first time with convincing Connemara win


    Enniscorthy will play in the All Ireland League for the first time next season having gained promotion to Division 2C following their 27-0 win in Connemara last Saturday in the AIL Round...

    Enniscorthy will play in the All Ireland League for the first time next season having gained promotion to Division 2C following their 27-0 win in Connemara last Saturday in the AIL Round Robin.
    Butler honoured for his efforts in Tramore RFC

    Butler honoured for his efforts in Tramore RFC


    The Ballyseedy Home & Garden Volunteer of the Month for March was awarded to Tramore RFC all-rounder Stephen Butler for his continued involvement in several aspects of the Waterford...

    The Ballyseedy Home & Garden Volunteer of the Month for March was awarded to Tramore RFC all-rounder Stephen Butler for his continued involvement in several aspects of the Waterford club.

    'Hurt from last few years will help us get there in the end'


    Ireland could really do with an out-and-out openside specialist in the Rugby World Cup this year but they won't have Munster's finest PRO14 poacher at their...

    Ireland could really do with an out-and-out openside specialist in the Rugby World Cup this year but they won't have Munster's finest PRO14 poacher at their disposal.
    Jim White: 'Even the genius of Guardiola proves unable to control the uncontrollables'

    Jim White: 'Even the genius of Guardiola proves unable to control the uncontrollables'


    Among the extraordinary images from the Etihad Stadium during Wednesday's Champions League quarter-final, perhaps the most revealing was the footage of Pep Guardiola filmed in the dying moments. As Raheem Sterling's shot hits the back of the Spurs net in...

    Among the extraordinary images from the Etihad Stadium during Wednesday's Champions League quarter-final, perhaps the most revealing was the footage of Pep Guardiola filmed in the dying moments. As Raheem Sterling's shot hits the back of the Spurs net in added time, the Manchester City manager loses all self-control. He shrieks, punches the air, leaps into the arms of a coach. His grin lights up the stadium. And no wonder, here is the very second that everything he has worked for appears to have reached fruition - confirmation of his philosophy, a moment of genuine ecstasy.
    Rúaidhrí O'Connor: 'Munster can upset the odds to get better of Saracens'

    Rúaidhrí O'Connor: 'Munster can upset the odds to get better of Saracens'


    Before the teams have been named, the bookies have come down firmly on the side of Saracens for tomorrow's Heineken Champions Cup semi-final. Those pundits who aren't guided by their own loyalties are generally veering towards the English side...

    Before the teams have been named, the bookies have come down firmly on the side of Saracens for tomorrow's Heineken Champions Cup semi-final. Those pundits who aren't guided by their own loyalties are generally veering towards the English side progressing from the Coventry clash.
    Sky's the limit for Naas after big breakthrough

    Sky's the limit for Naas after big breakthrough


    Meánscoil Iognáid Rís - the Christian Brothers School in Naas - has been to the forefront of educating boys for close to 150...

    Meánscoil Iognáid Rís - the Christian Brothers School in Naas - has been to the forefront of educating boys for close to 150 years.
    A friendship forged in Canada has resulted in years of joy

    A friendship forged in Canada has resulted in years of joy


    Eoin McCann had to leave Ireland to really appreciate rugby but when he returned to live in Limerick he was determined to stay involved in the...

    Eoin McCann had to leave Ireland to really appreciate rugby but when he returned to live in Limerick he was determined to stay involved in the game.

    McGrath ready for duel with dangerous Dupont


    With the sparkling record that both sides have in the Champions Cup, it won't come as a shock that Leinster and Toulouse have...

    With the sparkling record that both sides have in the Champions Cup, it won't come as a shock that Leinster and Toulouse have history.
    Cashel facing massive play-off as 1B beckons

    Cashel facing massive play-off as 1B beckons


    Cashel are in All-Ireland League Division 2A play-off action when they welcome Navan to Spafield...

    Cashel are in All-Ireland League Division 2A play-off action when they welcome Navan to Spafield tomorrow.

    'You can't wait to run out at Aviva on big days like this'


    The talk of the town may be Toulouse in the Aviva on Sunday in the semi-final of the Champions Cup but for Leinster hooker James Tracy the lingering pain of a first defeat of the season at home at the RDS Arena still...

    The talk of the town may be Toulouse in the Aviva on Sunday in the semi-final of the Champions Cup but for Leinster hooker James Tracy the lingering pain of a first defeat of the season at home at the RDS Arena still hangs.

    Madigan gives Saracens away-day blues in Bristol


    Ian Madigan condemned Saracens to a fifth straight away defeat in their domestic competition, as Mark McCall's side warmed up for their Champions Cup semi-final against Munster with a narrow 23-21 defeat to Bristol...

    Ian Madigan condemned Saracens to a fifth straight away defeat in their domestic competition, as Mark McCall's side warmed up for their Champions Cup semi-final against Munster with a narrow 23-21 defeat to Bristol Bears.

    Nicholls eyeing more after 3,000th win


    Paul Nicholls is already eyeing another significant career landmark as a trainer after a spectacular season was capped with his 3,000th jumps winner on British soil at Cheltenham...

    Paul Nicholls is already eyeing another significant career landmark as a trainer after a spectacular season was capped with his 3,000th jumps winner on British soil at Cheltenham yesterday.
    Earls set to miss Munster semi

    Earls set to miss Munster semi


    Keith Earls is expected to be ruled out of Munster's Champions Cup semi-final against Saracens tomorrow...

    Keith Earls is expected to be ruled out of Munster's Champions Cup semi-final against Saracens tomorrow (3.0).
    Waterford in limbo as Euro doubts prompt Power fears

    Waterford in limbo as Euro doubts prompt Power fears


    The future of Waterford FC is clouded in uncertainty after they were informed they do not meet the criteria to compete in...

    The future of Waterford FC is clouded in uncertainty after they were informed they do not meet the criteria to compete in Europe.

    Steady Bleyendaal may just be a better fit than Carbery for Saracens tie


    The tale of two 10s, Owen Farrell and Tyler Bleyendaal, will provide a fascinating dynamic to the Saracens v Munster Champions Cup...

    The tale of two 10s, Owen Farrell and Tyler Bleyendaal, will provide a fascinating dynamic to the Saracens v Munster Champions Cup semi-final.
    Sonnes helps Toulouse rediscover their identity

    Sonnes helps Toulouse rediscover their identity


    When a coach of Regis Sonnes' stature turned up in West Cork, the people of Bandon could hardly believe their...

    When a coach of Regis Sonnes' stature turned up in West Cork, the people of Bandon could hardly believe their luck.
    Clubs told: 'Stand up and fight'

    Clubs told: 'Stand up and fight'


    The Club Players Association (CPA) could take the nuclear option and propose strike action over what they perceive as "continued inaction" from the GAA's top brass in their efforts to solve the current fixture...

    The Club Players Association (CPA) could take the nuclear option and propose strike action over what they perceive as "continued inaction" from the GAA's top brass in their efforts to solve the current fixture crisis.
    Michael Verney: 'Staying up is our number one objective - Kavanagh'

    Michael Verney: 'Staying up is our number one objective - Kavanagh'


    IT'S refreshing when players say what they actually think rather than pre-rehearsed sound bites and survival - even if it means only winning one of their four games - in the Leinster SHC is all that's on the mind of Carlow star Marty 'Mouse'...

    IT'S refreshing when players say what they actually think rather than pre-rehearsed sound bites and survival - even if it means only winning one of their four games - in the Leinster SHC is all that's on the mind of Carlow star Marty 'Mouse' Kavanagh.
    'At this stage you expect Jack to star in every game'

    'At this stage you expect Jack to star in every game'


    All the way up through the ranks Jack Conan was the most important player on his team. At 26, he is assuming that mantle for...

    All the way up through the ranks Jack Conan was the most important player on his team. At 26, he is assuming that mantle for Leinster.

    'I'll have to tell my son that I am not part of it any more'


    Ireland rugby captain Rory Best says his retirement will be hardest on his children who will no longer be able to walk with him as he leads out the national...

    Ireland rugby captain Rory Best says his retirement will be hardest on his children who will no longer be able to walk with him as he leads out the national team.
    Loreto face tough task in Amsterdam

    Loreto face tough task in Amsterdam


    Loreto face the toughest possible quarter-final in the EuroHockey Club Cup as they look to dethrone Den Bosch, the dominant force for almost 20 years, when they meet in...

    Loreto face the toughest possible quarter-final in the EuroHockey Club Cup as they look to dethrone Den Bosch, the dominant force for almost 20 years, when they meet in Amsterdam.
    Napoli dazzled by Emery's Europa League magic

    Napoli dazzled by Emery's Europa League magic


    You tend to get what you pay for in football and in hiring Unai Emery, Arsenal have paid for the man who knows more about the Europa League than any...

    You tend to get what you pay for in football and in hiring Unai Emery, Arsenal have paid for the man who knows more about the Europa League than any other.
    London Irish on cusp of top flight and more major signings

    London Irish on cusp of top flight and more major signings


    Next month will mark 10 years since London Irish lost their only Premiership final, by a point against Leicester...

    Next month will mark 10 years since London Irish lost their only Premiership final, by a point against Leicester Tigers.

    Sarri's dream of silverware is still alive after Chelsea ease beyond Slavia


    Maurizio Sarri had never reached a final of any competition until this season. He is still yet to win one, but there may be few opportunities better than the great unloved Europa League to claim his first major trophy in 30 years of...

    Maurizio Sarri had never reached a final of any competition until this season. He is still yet to win one, but there may be few opportunities better than the great unloved Europa League to claim his first major trophy in 30 years of management.
    Ex-boss raised Brexit fears, including funding cut, with Ross

    Ex-boss raised Brexit fears, including funding cut, with Ross


    Former FAI boss John Delaney raised fears about the impact Brexit will have on Irish football, including a cut in EU funding that he said has already...

    Former FAI boss John Delaney raised fears about the impact Brexit will have on Irish football, including a cut in EU funding that he said has already occurred.
    'I'm sad that I have to justify myself over foundation,' says Giles

    'I'm sad that I have to justify myself over foundation,' says Giles


    Irish football legend John Giles has spoken of the foundation that bears his name after concerns were raised about it in the wake of the controversy surrounding the FAI and its former CEO John...

    Irish football legend John Giles has spoken of the foundation that bears his name after concerns were raised about it in the wake of the controversy surrounding the FAI and its former CEO John Delaney.
    Pochettino challenges the elite by making the most of his resources

    Pochettino challenges the elite by making the most of his resources


    Mauricio Pochettino's autobiography is full of digressions on his attitude towards football, life and success which he occasionally attributes to the obscurity of his birthplace deep in the Argentine farmlands of Santa Fé, "far away from the places that...

    Mauricio Pochettino's autobiography is full of digressions on his attitude towards football, life and success which he occasionally attributes to the obscurity of his birthplace deep in the Argentine farmlands of Santa Fé, "far away from the places that things happened".
    Meath legend Giles believes it's 'Super 8s' or bust for Royals

    Meath legend Giles believes it's 'Super 8s' or bust for Royals


    With promotion to Division 1 for 2020 already in the bag, anything less than a spot in the 'Super 8s' come summer will be deemed a failure by Royal legend Trevor...

    With promotion to Division 1 for 2020 already in the bag, anything less than a spot in the 'Super 8s' come summer will be deemed a failure by Royal legend Trevor Giles.
    'The right thing to do would be to resign' - John Giles calls for John Delaney to leave FAI

    'The right thing to do would be to resign' - John Giles calls for John Delaney to leave FAI


    John Giles has stated that he believes John Delaney should resign from the Football Association of Ireland (FAI).as he addressed concerns raised about the John Giles Foundation last...

    John Giles has stated that he believes John Delaney should resign from the Football Association of Ireland (FAI).as he addressed concerns raised about the John Giles Foundation last weekend.

    Mauricio Pochettino lost for words during late drama at Etihad Stadium


    Mauricio Pochettino has revealed he did not know how he was going to be able to address his Tottenham players when it looked like they were heading out of the Champions...

    Mauricio Pochettino has revealed he did not know how he was going to be able to address his Tottenham players when it looked like they were heading out of the Champions League.

    Diego Costa refuses to train after Atletico Madrid fine him for sending off in crunch Barcelona game


    Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa refused to train on Thursday after being told that his club is to fine him for a verbal outburst in a recent defeat to Barcelona, Spanish newspapers including AS, El Pais and Marca...

    Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa refused to train on Thursday after being told that his club is to fine him for a verbal outburst in a recent defeat to Barcelona, Spanish newspapers including AS, El Pais and Marca reported.

    Newcastle will not overspend to remain in the Premier League, insists Charnley


    Newcastle managing director Lee Charnley has warned that the club will continue to live within its means after reporting an £18.6million profit after...

    Newcastle managing director Lee Charnley has warned that the club will continue to live within its means after reporting an £18.6million profit after tax.

    Pochettino not ruling out Kane return before end of season


    Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has refused to rule out the possibility of Harry Kane playing again this...

    Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has refused to rule out the possibility of Harry Kane playing again this season.

    Frank Roche: 'GAA lucky its leaders lack the 'cult of John Delaney''


    The generals of Jones’s Road could be forgiven a touch of schadenfreude this week as they digest the pitiful disintegration of all things FAI: its leadership crumbling, its reputation in tatters, its future funding mired in...

    The generals of Jones’s Road could be forgiven a touch of schadenfreude this week as they digest the pitiful disintegration of all things FAI: its leadership crumbling, its reputation in tatters, its future funding mired in uncertainty.

    Alex McLeish axed as Scotland manager


    Alex McLeish has been sacked as Scotland head coach, the Scottish Football Association has...

    Alex McLeish has been sacked as Scotland head coach, the Scottish Football Association has announced.
    Israel Folau's Australian teammate Will Genia says homophobic rant was 'completely wrong'

    Israel Folau's Australian teammate Will Genia says homophobic rant was 'completely wrong'


    Israel Folau's controversial views that have created a furore in Australian rugby have an element of "selfishness" and are "completely wrong", according to Wallabies scrumhalf Will...

    Israel Folau's controversial views that have created a furore in Australian rugby have an element of "selfishness" and are "completely wrong", according to Wallabies scrumhalf Will Genia.
    Liverpool unveil new 1980s-inspired pin-striped kit for next season

    Liverpool unveil new 1980s-inspired pin-striped kit for next season


    Liverpool have unveiled their new kit for next season, which takes inspiration from legendary former manager Bob Paisley's final, title-winning season of of...

    Liverpool have unveiled their new kit for next season, which takes inspiration from legendary former manager Bob Paisley's final, title-winning season of of 1982/83.
    Joey Barton breaks silence over alleged ‘tunnel row’

    Joey Barton breaks silence over alleged ‘tunnel row’


    Fleetwood manager Joey Barton says he "emphatically" denies all allegations made against him following Saturday's defeat at...

    Fleetwood manager Joey Barton says he "emphatically" denies all allegations made against him following Saturday's defeat at Barnsley.
    Aidan Fitzmaurice: '12 questions the FAI must answer, the public deserves better than ‘no comment’'

    Aidan Fitzmaurice: '12 questions the FAI must answer, the public deserves better than ‘no comment’'


    After the party comes the hangover. And for those eager for real change at the very heart of Irish football, the sound of champagne corks popping, when Minister for Sport Shane Ross revealed that the entire board had offered to step down and facilitate a...

    After the party comes the hangover. And for those eager for real change at the very heart of Irish football, the sound of champagne corks popping, when Minister for Sport Shane Ross revealed that the entire board had offered to step down and facilitate a new board, with the added punch of a demand from Ross that the FAI completely revamp their own structure, was potentially a hollow sound.
    'Devastated' Jarrell Miller breaks silence over failed drugs test

    'Devastated' Jarrell Miller breaks silence over failed drugs test


    Jarrell Miller says he has "never knowingly taken any banned substance" and intends to appeal against the decision to revoke his licence following an adverse doping...

    Jarrell Miller says he has "never knowingly taken any banned substance" and intends to appeal against the decision to revoke his licence following an adverse doping test.
    Pep Guardiola says Fernando Llorente’s ‘cruel’ winner could have been disallowed

    Pep Guardiola says Fernando Llorente’s ‘cruel’ winner could have been disallowed


    Pep Guardiola has claimed that Fernando Llorente’s "cruel" decisive late winner that sent Tottenham through to the Champions League semi-finals could have been disallowed for...

    Pep Guardiola has claimed that Fernando Llorente’s "cruel" decisive late winner that sent Tottenham through to the Champions League semi-finals could have been disallowed for handball.

    Football rumours from the media


    The future of Marcus Rashford at Manchester United has been called into question, with the Daily Mirror reporting talks have stalled between the striker and the club over a new contract. The paper reports Rashford, who has scored 10 times this season, is...

    The future of Marcus Rashford at Manchester United has been called into question, with the Daily Mirror reporting talks have stalled between the striker and the club over a new contract. The paper reports Rashford, who has scored 10 times this season, is demanding wages of £200,000 a week.

    Pochettino proud as Tottenham make history with Champions League win


    Tottenham dashed Manchester City’s quadruple dream on a dramatic Champions League night at the Etihad Stadium – thanks to...

    Tottenham dashed Manchester City’s quadruple dream on a dramatic Champions League night at the Etihad Stadium – thanks to VAR.
    Inter-county-free April working well - McGill

    Inter-county-free April working well - McGill


    Getting counties to make maximum use of the extra weekends left free of inter-county activity is the next major challenge facing fixtures-makers, according to GAA head of games administration Feargal...

    Getting counties to make maximum use of the extra weekends left free of inter-county activity is the next major challenge facing fixtures-makers, according to GAA head of games administration Feargal McGill.
    Martin Breheny: 'Mixed results for 2019's new football managers'

    Martin Breheny: 'Mixed results for 2019's new football managers'


    This year's crop of new football managers have had very mixed fortunes so far, with James Horan, Jack Cooney and Terry Hyland presiding over the big success...

    This year's crop of new football managers have had very mixed fortunes so far, with James Horan, Jack Cooney and Terry Hyland presiding over the big success stories.

    Ulster hope Stockdale can play part in play-offs


    Ulster remain hopeful that Jacob Stockdale can play a part in their Guinness PRO14 play-off bid but Marty Moore's season is...

    Ulster remain hopeful that Jacob Stockdale can play a part in their Guinness PRO14 play-off bid but Marty Moore's season is over.
    Major football projects reliant on the allocation of State funding

    Major football projects reliant on the allocation of State funding


    There are a number of significant football projects that are reliant on State funds. Reforms to the FAI's governance structure will be required in order for these facilities to gain the necessary funding for...

    There are a number of significant football projects that are reliant on State funds. Reforms to the FAI's governance structure will be required in order for these facilities to gain the necessary funding for completion.
    Daniel McDonnell: 'FAI staff seem to be looking to future without John Delaney'

    Daniel McDonnell: 'FAI staff seem to be looking to future without John Delaney'


    History may well be kind to the FAI's handling of the manic Monday that concluded with uncertainty around John Delaney's position within the association. It's a major lingering issue from a dramatic couple of days which continues to generate...

    History may well be kind to the FAI's handling of the manic Monday that concluded with uncertainty around John Delaney's position within the association. It's a major lingering issue from a dramatic couple of days which continues to generate discussion.
    'We will go on the attack,' insists Emery

    'We will go on the attack,' insists Emery


    Unai Emery has vowed to go on the attack in the second leg of their Europa League quarter-final as Arsenal look to prevent a Napoli resurgence in...

    Unai Emery has vowed to go on the attack in the second leg of their Europa League quarter-final as Arsenal look to prevent a Napoli resurgence in Italy.

    Bennett rises to uphill challenge in seizing more Turkey glory


    Sam Bennett sprinted to a second consecutive stage victory at the Tour of Turkey yesterday when he claimed stage two of this year's race on a hilltop finish in...

    Sam Bennett sprinted to a second consecutive stage victory at the Tour of Turkey yesterday when he claimed stage two of this year's race on a hilltop finish in Eceabat.
    St Patrick's Athletic object to Waterford's Europa League spot

    St Patrick's Athletic object to Waterford's Europa League spot


    St Patrick's Athletic have formally begun the process of objecting to Waterford's participation in this year's UEFA Europa...

    St Patrick's Athletic have formally begun the process of objecting to Waterford's participation in this year's UEFA Europa League.
    Lowry hails his 'idol' Tiger but admits he needs mental edge

    Lowry hails his 'idol' Tiger but admits he needs mental edge


    Shane Lowry was disappointed to miss the cut in the Masters but inspired by Tiger Woods he's optimistic about his game ahead of the RBC Heritage at Hilton...

    Shane Lowry was disappointed to miss the cut in the Masters but inspired by Tiger Woods he's optimistic about his game ahead of the RBC Heritage at Hilton Head.
    Cronin driven to bounce back again

    Cronin driven to bounce back again


    In another era, under another coach, Seán Cronin would be one of the first names on the Ireland team-sheet. Instead, he finds himself in a sort of strange...

    In another era, under another coach, Seán Cronin would be one of the first names on the Ireland team-sheet. Instead, he finds himself in a sort of strange limbo.
    Samcro in line for return to save season as Elliott eyes National

    Samcro in line for return to save season as Elliott eyes National


    It's been a disastrous campaign for all associated with Samcro but Gordon Elliott's seven-year-old may bid to save his season in the Grade Two Keelings Irish Strawberry Hurdle at Fairyhouse on Easter...

    It's been a disastrous campaign for all associated with Samcro but Gordon Elliott's seven-year-old may bid to save his season in the Grade Two Keelings Irish Strawberry Hurdle at Fairyhouse on Easter Monday.
    Llorente's sub-plot sends Tottenham through after City are denied in dramatic VAR finale

    Llorente's sub-plot sends Tottenham through after City are denied in dramatic VAR finale


    Silence. That is what it was. It was total silence. This was the most extraordinary end to a Champions League tie as Tottenham Hotspur held on to defeat Manchester City on away goals and reach their first ever...

    Silence. That is what it was. It was total silence. This was the most extraordinary end to a Champions League tie as Tottenham Hotspur held on to defeat Manchester City on away goals and reach their first ever semi-final.
    Sam Wallace: 'Ajax expose flaws in plan to make Champions League a closed shop'

    Sam Wallace: 'Ajax expose flaws in plan to make Champions League a closed shop'


    Like all great cup runs for the most famous underdogs in history, the Champions League adventure of Ajax Amsterdam began when the rest were hardly watching, 10 days after the World Cup final was played, with a home win over Sturm Graz on July 25 last...

    Like all great cup runs for the most famous underdogs in history, the Champions League adventure of Ajax Amsterdam began when the rest were hardly watching, 10 days after the World Cup final was played, with a home win over Sturm Graz on July 25 last year.
    Liverpool show clinical side to set up tie with familiar faces

    Liverpool show clinical side to set up tie with familiar faces


    The image circulating ahead of the Champions League quarter-final was of Mohamed Salah on the cover of 'Time' magazine. Maybe this year it is for...

    The image circulating ahead of the Champions League quarter-final was of Mohamed Salah on the cover of 'Time' magazine. Maybe this year it is for Liverpool.
    ODCE officers have started finance probe into FAI affairs

    ODCE officers have started finance probe into FAI affairs


    The Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE) has already visited the FAI headquarters as part of its investigation into the finances of the organisation, the Irish Independent has...

    The Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE) has already visited the FAI headquarters as part of its investigation into the finances of the organisation, the Irish Independent has learned.
    Sport Ireland to 'target sports' after just one failed drugs test in 2018

    Sport Ireland to 'target sports' after just one failed drugs test in 2018


    Two million euro, 1,112 tests and all for just one doping case - it seems Irish sportspeople are either among the cleanest in the world or the best at evading...

    Two million euro, 1,112 tests and all for just one doping case - it seems Irish sportspeople are either among the cleanest in the world or the best at evading detection.
    Haggas has Guineas prospect after Skardu swoops to score

    Haggas has Guineas prospect after Skardu swoops to score


    Skardu parachuted his way into the English 2,000 Guineas picture by maintaining his unbeaten streak when coming home strongly to land the Craven Stakes at Newmarket...

    Skardu parachuted his way into the English 2,000 Guineas picture by maintaining his unbeaten streak when coming home strongly to land the Craven Stakes at Newmarket yesterday.

    GAA declares ban on foreign training camps from next year


    The GAA is to ban overseas training for county squads and will also impose a restriction on the duration of home-based...

    The GAA is to ban overseas training for county squads and will also impose a restriction on the duration of home-based camps.
    Ryan keeps Déise in the hunt

    Ryan keeps Déise in the hunt


    Waterford and Limerick still have hope heading into the final round of games after last night's scrappy stalemate in Dungarvan, where Déise full-forward Aaron Ryan struck two late points to level...

    Waterford and Limerick still have hope heading into the final round of games after last night's scrappy stalemate in Dungarvan, where Déise full-forward Aaron Ryan struck two late points to level matters.
    Luke Edwards: 'Pep Guardiola yet again haunted by failures on biggest stage as City crash out'

    Luke Edwards: 'Pep Guardiola yet again haunted by failures on biggest stage as City crash out'


    Pep Guardiola is the greatest manager of his generation, a serial trophy winner who has revolutionised the way football is played, yet he is one who must tolerate being called a failure again because the video assistant referee ruled out an injury-time...

    Pep Guardiola is the greatest manager of his generation, a serial trophy winner who has revolutionised the way football is played, yet he is one who must tolerate being called a failure again because the video assistant referee ruled out an injury-time goal that would have sent Manchester City through.
    Meehan and Talty torment Tipp

    Meehan and Talty torment Tipp


    Shane Meehan scored five points and set up Eoin Talty for the game's only goal as Clare emerged as worthy winners at Cusack...

    Shane Meehan scored five points and set up Eoin Talty for the game's only goal as Clare emerged as worthy winners at Cusack Park.
    Halting 'world-class' Farrell a Munster priority

    Halting 'world-class' Farrell a Munster priority


    That this season's Champions Cup top-scorers extended their record by putting another 56 points on Glasgow without their chief orchestrator will serve as another reminder of the Saracens...

    That this season's Champions Cup top-scorers extended their record by putting another 56 points on Glasgow without their chief orchestrator will serve as another reminder of the Saracens threat.
    Full range of emotions on display as Poch and Pep hail 'heroes' and 'incredible' players after epic tie

    Full range of emotions on display as Poch and Pep hail 'heroes' and 'incredible' players after epic tie


    Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino declared his players were 'heroes', as they secured a dramatic away goals win against Manchester City in a Champions League quarter-final tie that ended 4-4 on...

    Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino declared his players were 'heroes', as they secured a dramatic away goals win against Manchester City in a Champions League quarter-final tie that ended 4-4 on aggregate.
    Jurgen Klopp relishing Barcelona showdown as Liverpool send out a Champions League warning

    Jurgen Klopp relishing Barcelona showdown as Liverpool send out a Champions League warning


    Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes his side are better prepared for Champions League glory this season, as they moved into the semi-finals for second successive season with a 6-1 aggregate win against...

    Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes his side are better prepared for Champions League glory this season, as they moved into the semi-finals for second successive season with a 6-1 aggregate win against Porto.