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    Solskjaer apologises to fans after Everton debacle


    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was moved to apologise to Manchester United fans after a heavy 4-0 defeat at Everton he said was “difficult to describe because it is so...

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was moved to apologise to Manchester United fans after a heavy 4-0 defeat at Everton he said was “difficult to describe because it is so bad”.

    Klopp claims Liverpool’s focus is on their next game rather than title rivals


    Jurgen Klopp promised Liverpool’s focus after reclaiming top spot in the Premier League will be on preparing for their game with Huddersfield and not on this week’s Manchester...

    Jurgen Klopp promised Liverpool’s focus after reclaiming top spot in the Premier League will be on preparing for their game with Huddersfield and not on this week’s Manchester derby.

    Leinster turn focus towards the game of their lives


    The doubts about Leinster's form were washed away in the space of 10 breathtaking phases in the 13th minute of the first...

    The doubts about Leinster's form were washed away in the space of 10 breathtaking phases in the 13th minute of the first half.
    Pressure mounts on Delaney over '€60,000 paid to his ex'

    Pressure mounts on Delaney over '€60,000 paid to his ex'


    FAI board members are in the dark about a reported €60,000 payment to a third party in late 2013 and early...

    FAI board members are in the dark about a reported €60,000 payment to a third party in late 2013 and early 2014.

    David Kelly: 'Sexton's show of strength defines warrior champions'


    Leinster were on a war footing before Toulouse had even loaded their ammunition. As the teams merged in the tunnel, Leinster's players, almost as one, unloaded a feral outburst of pugnacious whooping and hollering, a battle cry decreeing that this was...

    Leinster were on a war footing before Toulouse had even loaded their ammunition. As the teams merged in the tunnel, Leinster's players, almost as one, unloaded a feral outburst of pugnacious whooping and hollering, a battle cry decreeing that this was their home, this was to be their day.
    O'Sullivan admits: 'I'm already semi-retired'

    O'Sullivan admits: 'I'm already semi-retired'


    Ronnie O'Sullivan has said he already considers himself semi-retired ahead of his first hurdle in a quest for a sixth World Championship title this...

    Ronnie O'Sullivan has said he already considers himself semi-retired ahead of his first hurdle in a quest for a sixth World Championship title this afternoon.
    Protecting club's identity crucial outside the 'Top Six'

    Protecting club's identity crucial outside the 'Top Six'


    Let us start with a question. What do Middlesbrough, Fulham, Queens Park Rangers and Cardiff City have in...

    Let us start with a question. What do Middlesbrough, Fulham, Queens Park Rangers and Cardiff City have in common?
    Watson in Imperial form to secure Cork crown

    Watson in Imperial form to secure Cork crown


    Carlow's Sam Watson (33) won the biggest class of the weekend, the CCI 4*-L, at Ballindenisk International Horse Trials in Cork...

    Carlow's Sam Watson (33) won the biggest class of the weekend, the CCI 4*-L, at Ballindenisk International Horse Trials in Cork yesterday.
    Chelsea must ensure they use both Champions League options - Sarri

    Chelsea must ensure they use both Champions League options - Sarri


    Maurizio Sarri says his Chelsea team cannot choose between winning the Europa League or finishing in the top four when it comes to securing a spot in the Champions League next season, and must go for both as the stakes grow...

    Maurizio Sarri says his Chelsea team cannot choose between winning the Europa League or finishing in the top four when it comes to securing a spot in the Champions League next season, and must go for both as the stakes grow higher.
    Power surges into top-10 as Lowry comes up short

    Power surges into top-10 as Lowry comes up short


    Shane Lowry came up short in his bid for a second tour win of the season as Seamus Power took a big step towards retaining his PGA Tour card with a top-10 finish in the RBC Heritage in Hilton...

    Shane Lowry came up short in his bid for a second tour win of the season as Seamus Power took a big step towards retaining his PGA Tour card with a top-10 finish in the RBC Heritage in Hilton Head.

    Tipp deliver coup de Grace to Cats


    LONG-SERVING captain Sabrina Larkin has played at senior level for more than a decade for Tipperary without tangible success and there was no hiding her joy as she delivered her speech after the Premier County bagged their first Littlewoods Ireland...

    LONG-SERVING captain Sabrina Larkin has played at senior level for more than a decade for Tipperary without tangible success and there was no hiding her joy as she delivered her speech after the Premier County bagged their first Littlewoods Ireland Camogie League Division 2 title.

    Cronin brothers combine to help Garryowen seal Bateman Cup


    Garryowen got their hands on the Bateman Cup for the first time since 2012, as brothers Neil and Liam Cronin combined for three tries in their 45-21 win over first-time finalists City of Armagh at Templeville...

    Garryowen got their hands on the Bateman Cup for the first time since 2012, as brothers Neil and Liam Cronin combined for three tries in their 45-21 win over first-time finalists City of Armagh at Templeville Road.
    Waterford hit out at Saints over Euro exit

    Waterford hit out at Saints over Euro exit


    As the fallout deepens over Waterford's exit from the Europa League before they even entered the draw, Blues boss Alan Reynolds has called out St Patrick's Athletic for their...

    As the fallout deepens over Waterford's exit from the Europa League before they even entered the draw, Blues boss Alan Reynolds has called out St Patrick's Athletic for their involvement.
    Walsh-Mullins axis flying high after Voix Du Reve Ryanair romp

    Walsh-Mullins axis flying high after Voix Du Reve Ryanair romp


    Voix Du Reve proved the star of the opening day Fairyhouse show as he provided Willie Mullins with back-to-back wins in the Ryanair Gold Cup Novice Chase at...

    Voix Du Reve proved the star of the opening day Fairyhouse show as he provided Willie Mullins with back-to-back wins in the Ryanair Gold Cup Novice Chase at Fairyhouse.
    Brave Bennett falls short in solo gamble

    Brave Bennett falls short in solo gamble


    Sam Bennett finished third in the final stage of the Tour of Turkey after the Bora-Hansgrohe sprinter gambled with a solo attack in the final kilometre in...

    Sam Bennett finished third in the final stage of the Tour of Turkey after the Bora-Hansgrohe sprinter gambled with a solo attack in the final kilometre in Instanbul.
    Fitzgerald senses return to glory after seeing off Dubs

    Fitzgerald senses return to glory after seeing off Dubs


    Cork manager Ephie Fitzgerald believes his young side have the potential to return to past glories, as they clung on for an inspirational victory over champions...

    Cork manager Ephie Fitzgerald believes his young side have the potential to return to past glories, as they clung on for an inspirational victory over champions Dublin.
    'Falcon' can swoop for Meade as 'Coeur' looks primed for sublime display

    'Falcon' can swoop for Meade as 'Coeur' looks primed for sublime display


    There's plenty to whet the appetite before the Irish Grand National, with the €100,000 Grade Two Devenish Chase spicing things up nicely at Fairyhouse before the big...

    There's plenty to whet the appetite before the Irish Grand National, with the €100,000 Grade Two Devenish Chase spicing things up nicely at Fairyhouse before the big one.
    Irwin hails Monaghan's leaders

    Irwin hails Monaghan's leaders


    Monaghan got the defence of their title off to a winning start when they came with a late flurry to defeat Down in this entertaining contest in Clones on...

    Monaghan got the defence of their title off to a winning start when they came with a late flurry to defeat Down in this entertaining contest in Clones on Saturday.
    Title becoming more than a pipe dream

    Title becoming more than a pipe dream


    Liverpool have overcome numerous obstacles to put themselves within reach of the Premier League title, but a self-imposed hosepipe ban in South Wales on the same afternoon as an impromptu ball boy/girl strike was a new one for Jurgen Klopp as his side...

    Liverpool have overcome numerous obstacles to put themselves within reach of the Premier League title, but a self-imposed hosepipe ban in South Wales on the same afternoon as an impromptu ball boy/girl strike was a new one for Jurgen Klopp as his side chiselled out another pivotal victory.

    Van Graan vows to break glass ceiling


    It was all so very familiar. Johann van Graan came before the microphones as he had done in Bordeaux 12 months before and as Rassie Erasmus had done at the Aviva Stadium in...

    It was all so very familiar. Johann van Graan came before the microphones as he had done in Bordeaux 12 months before and as Rassie Erasmus had done at the Aviva Stadium in 2017.
    Mbappe nets hat-trick in PSG title party

    Mbappe nets hat-trick in PSG title party


    Kylian Mbappe scored a hat-trick as Paris St-Germain celebrated winning the Ligue 1 title with a 3-1 victory against...

    Kylian Mbappe scored a hat-trick as Paris St-Germain celebrated winning the Ligue 1 title with a 3-1 victory against Monaco.

    Brendan Fanning: 'Munster lacking game-breakers to secure silverware'


    Pick one of the following: you lose a game having been well ahead in the second-half with the elements in your favour; you lose a game to a long-range drop goal with the clock in the red; you lose a game to a side at the peak of their powers who give you...

    Pick one of the following: you lose a game having been well ahead in the second-half with the elements in your favour; you lose a game to a long-range drop goal with the clock in the red; you lose a game to a side at the peak of their powers who give you precious few chances to get into the contest, never mind influence it. Doesn't take that long to settle on number three does it?
    Trinity too hot to handle in decider

    Trinity too hot to handle in decider


    Dublin University U-20s produced a spectacular performance at Naas RFC on Saturday evening to defeat UCC 41-24 and secure back-to-back...

    Dublin University U-20s produced a spectacular performance at Naas RFC on Saturday evening to defeat UCC 41-24 and secure back-to-back titles.

    Toolmaker Josie springs a surprise


    Things didn't go exactly according to plan in the final of the Kirby Memorial at Limerick on Saturday when the Robert Gleeson-trained Toolmaker Josie sprang a 6-1 surprise in winning the €80,000...

    Things didn't go exactly according to plan in the final of the Kirby Memorial at Limerick on Saturday when the Robert Gleeson-trained Toolmaker Josie sprang a 6-1 surprise in winning the €80,000 prize.

    Carlisle shines for Balbriggan in shock victory over Clontarf


    BALBRIGGAN were the shock-troopers on the opening day of the inaugural Leinster League Cup, with a 32-runs defeat of last year's Premiership runners-up and Senior Cup holders,...

    BALBRIGGAN were the shock-troopers on the opening day of the inaugural Leinster League Cup, with a 32-runs defeat of last year's Premiership runners-up and Senior Cup holders, Clontarf.
    Kaino hails 'world-class' opponents as Fardy looks to improvements for final

    Kaino hails 'world-class' opponents as Fardy looks to improvements for final


    They are strangers in this land, this pair of Antipodeans who wore opposite numbers in the last World Cup final but found the tables turned beneath a sunny Dublin...

    They are strangers in this land, this pair of Antipodeans who wore opposite numbers in the last World Cup final but found the tables turned beneath a sunny Dublin sky.
    Rabbitte hopes Tribeswomen can improve for final battle

    Rabbitte hopes Tribeswomen can improve for final battle


    Galway manager Tim Rabbitte wants to see his side hit new heights against Cork in the Lidl NFL Division 1 final after they eased past Donegal in the last...

    Galway manager Tim Rabbitte wants to see his side hit new heights against Cork in the Lidl NFL Division 1 final after they eased past Donegal in the last four.
    Billy Keane: 'Rugby must take stand and ban unrepentant Vunipola from final'

    Billy Keane: 'Rugby must take stand and ban unrepentant Vunipola from final'


    Billy Vunipola is a homophobe. Vunipola is one of the best rugby players in the world. He is an England international who is key to his adopted country's World Cup hopes. Vunipola was awarded man of the match when his club Saracens defeated Munster in...

    Billy Vunipola is a homophobe. Vunipola is one of the best rugby players in the world. He is an England international who is key to his adopted country's World Cup hopes. Vunipola was awarded man of the match when his club Saracens defeated Munster in Coventry on Saturday in the semi- final of the Heineken Champions Cup.
    Eamonn Sweeney: 'Leo's clinical Leinster leave Munster foes in their wake'

    Eamonn Sweeney: 'Leo's clinical Leinster leave Munster foes in their wake'


    RIP, the Leinster-Munster rivalry. It was fun while it lasted but it's over. These days it's no more a real rivalry than the ones between Kerry and Cork in Gaelic football or Celtic and Rangers in Scotland. Mere geographical proximity isn't enough when...

    RIP, the Leinster-Munster rivalry. It was fun while it lasted but it's over. These days it's no more a real rivalry than the ones between Kerry and Cork in Gaelic football or Celtic and Rangers in Scotland. Mere geographical proximity isn't enough when the massive gulf in class apparent at the weekend separates the teams.
    Arkwrisht can spring a surprise at huge odds for O'Brien

    Arkwrisht can spring a surprise at huge odds for O'Brien


    Aside from Our Duke's success two years ago, you have to stretch back to Commanche Court's win in 2000 for the last horse to carry more than 11st or more to victory in the Boylesports Irish Grand National...

    Aside from Our Duke's success two years ago, you have to stretch back to Commanche Court's win in 2000 for the last horse to carry more than 11st or more to victory in the Boylesports Irish Grand National (5.0).
    Salah produced '9.9 Tom Daley dive' claims Warnock

    Salah produced '9.9 Tom Daley dive' claims Warnock


    Neil Warnock raged against the "Olympic diving" of Mohamed Salah as he made his customary curse on officials following Cardiff City's defeat by...

    Neil Warnock raged against the "Olympic diving" of Mohamed Salah as he made his customary curse on officials following Cardiff City's defeat by Liverpool.
    Breaking the cycle

    Breaking the cycle


    'Five years ago I looked down on sport, I didn't see the point. Now I'm riding around in a circle with four people. I'm like, 'This is the best thing ever'. I didn't appreciate it, I didn't understand it, but now I'm all...

    'Five years ago I looked down on sport, I didn't see the point. Now I'm riding around in a circle with four people. I'm like, 'This is the best thing ever'. I didn't appreciate it, I didn't understand it, but now I'm all in."
    Jonathan Liew: 'Pep feels he's hit the jackpot after going all in on Foden'

    Jonathan Liew: 'Pep feels he's hit the jackpot after going all in on Foden'


    The Etihad Campus, Friday. Pep Guardiola is in his office, preparing for Manchester City's third game in quick succession against Tottenham Hotspur - plotting strategies, pondering combinations - when he suddenly gets a flash of inspiration. Something...

    The Etihad Campus, Friday. Pep Guardiola is in his office, preparing for Manchester City's third game in quick succession against Tottenham Hotspur - plotting strategies, pondering combinations - when he suddenly gets a flash of inspiration. Something his opposite number Mauricio Pochettino won't be prepared for. All of a sudden, with perfect clarity, an insight: Phil Foden must start tomorrow.
    Palace make the most of Mustafi blunders to hurt Arsenal's top-four hopes

    Palace make the most of Mustafi blunders to hurt Arsenal's top-four hopes


    If a single game could summarise the imbalances in the Arsenal squad, the unavoidable contrast between their attacking brilliance and their lingering defensive ineptitude, then this was...

    If a single game could summarise the imbalances in the Arsenal squad, the unavoidable contrast between their attacking brilliance and their lingering defensive ineptitude, then this was it.
    Solskjaer holds his hands up after defeat 'so bad it was hard to describe'

    Solskjaer holds his hands up after defeat 'so bad it was hard to describe'


    The good news for Manchester United is that next season there might not be a repetition of last week's humiliation in Barcelona. In urgent need of points, they fell to miserable defeat here yesterday, seriously hurting their attempt to even qualify for...

    The good news for Manchester United is that next season there might not be a repetition of last week's humiliation in Barcelona. In urgent need of points, they fell to miserable defeat here yesterday, seriously hurting their attempt to even qualify for the Champions League.
    Munster tackling pitch-invading fan

    Munster tackling pitch-invading fan


    Munster have opened an investigation into the incident that saw a fan wearing their colours invade the pitch at the Ricoh Arena on...

    Munster have opened an investigation into the incident that saw a fan wearing their colours invade the pitch at the Ricoh Arena on Saturday.
    Galway boost as Cooney marks return with quick-fire goal

    Galway boost as Cooney marks return with quick-fire goal


    Galway hurling received a significant lift yesterday with Joseph Cooney marking his return to club action in impressive style for Sarsfields against...

    Galway hurling received a significant lift yesterday with Joseph Cooney marking his return to club action in impressive style for Sarsfields against Kilnadeema-Leitrim.
    Johnson's penalty stop gives Kildare edge

    Johnson's penalty stop gives Kildare edge


    PETER WILLIAMS had to cut his holidays short, but it was all worthwhile as his Kildare camogie team produced a strong second-half display to beat Limerick in the Division 3...

    PETER WILLIAMS had to cut his holidays short, but it was all worthwhile as his Kildare camogie team produced a strong second-half display to beat Limerick in the Division 3 final.

    Fulham caretaker boss Parker expects club to do their best to keep Mitrovic


    Scott Parker expects Fulham to do “everything they can” to keep hold of top scorer Aleksandar Mitrovic but admits it will be difficult following Premier League...

    Scott Parker expects Fulham to do “everything they can” to keep hold of top scorer Aleksandar Mitrovic but admits it will be difficult following Premier League relegation.

    Dyche draws on history in support of VAR


    Burnley manager Sean Dyche has a very personal reason for believing VAR has to be maintained and perfected following the latest controversy with the...

    Burnley manager Sean Dyche has a very personal reason for believing VAR has to be maintained and perfected following the latest controversy with the system.

    Jurgen Klopp critical of Cardiff pitch after Liverpool reclaim top spot


    Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp described the Cardiff City Stadium playing surface as “dangerous” after his team reclaimed top spot in the Premier...

    Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp described the Cardiff City Stadium playing surface as “dangerous” after his team reclaimed top spot in the Premier League.
    Eamonn Sweeney: 'Changing times have Man United in a spin'

    Eamonn Sweeney: 'Changing times have Man United in a spin'


    Bob Dylan wrote many wise words, but perhaps none wiser than those in The Times They Are A Changin’, “Don’t speak too soon for the wheel’s still in spin/And there’s no tellin’ who that it’s namin’/For the loser now will be later to...

    Bob Dylan wrote many wise words, but perhaps none wiser than those in The Times They Are A Changin’, “Don’t speak too soon for the wheel’s still in spin/And there’s no tellin’ who that it’s namin’/For the loser now will be later to win.’

    We can't complain about our situation, says fired-up Klopp


    Jurgen Klopp freely admits he does not get out much - no chatting with shoppers in supermarket queues or reliving games with neighbours at the end of the street, though he knows exactly how excited Liverpool followers are feeling at the...

    Jurgen Klopp freely admits he does not get out much - no chatting with shoppers in supermarket queues or reliving games with neighbours at the end of the street, though he knows exactly how excited Liverpool followers are feeling at the moment.
    Foden belies his tender years to strengthen City title hopes

    Foden belies his tender years to strengthen City title hopes


    There is no sure way to know when a teenager is at last ready to step into the high-stakes games, but in the case of Phil Foden, his manager Pep Guardiola has decided that now in April, amid the intensity of the tightest Premier League title race in...

    There is no sure way to know when a teenager is at last ready to step into the high-stakes games, but in the case of Phil Foden, his manager Pep Guardiola has decided that now in April, amid the intensity of the tightest Premier League title race in years, the moment has arrived.
    Valencia badly need grounds for optimism

    Valencia badly need grounds for optimism


    At the football club with two stadiums, Valencia announced last week that they have at last found a solution to the 10-year-old problem of their ghost ground, the Nou Mestalla, which remains unfinished, a 15-minute drive away from their original 1920s...

    At the football club with two stadiums, Valencia announced last week that they have at last found a solution to the 10-year-old problem of their ghost ground, the Nou Mestalla, which remains unfinished, a 15-minute drive away from their original 1920s Mestalla home.

    Van Graan: We can have no complaints


    Munster coach Johann van Graan had no complaints as he left the Ricoh Arena. Saracens proved much too strong for the Irish province, who slumped to a Champions Cup semi-final exit for the third season in a...

    Munster coach Johann van Graan had no complaints as he left the Ricoh Arena. Saracens proved much too strong for the Irish province, who slumped to a Champions Cup semi-final exit for the third season in a row.

    Pellegrini fuming over offside calls for second week in a row


    Manuel Pellegrini was left counting the cost of wrong offside calls for the second week running after Leicester snatched a point at West...

    Manuel Pellegrini was left counting the cost of wrong offside calls for the second week running after Leicester snatched a point at West Ham.

    Europe gives rivals boost - Solskjaer


    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has suggested Manchester United's top-four rivals may have an advantage by still being in European...

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has suggested Manchester United's top-four rivals may have an advantage by still being in European competitions.

    Walsh is showing no signs of slowing down


    A lot of people like listening to Ted Walsh because of his impatience for pandering. For me, though, it is the light dancing in his eyes and the energy that fills him with animation when he is reminiscing about the horses and riders of yore that brings...

    A lot of people like listening to Ted Walsh because of his impatience for pandering. For me, though, it is the light dancing in his eyes and the energy that fills him with animation when he is reminiscing about the horses and riders of yore that brings the greatest joy.

    Unai Emery: Arsenal lost a big opportunity in race for top four


    Unai Emery conceded Arsenal blew a “big opportunity” in the race for the Premier League’s top four with their 3-2 home loss to Crystal...

    Unai Emery conceded Arsenal blew a “big opportunity” in the race for the Premier League’s top four with their 3-2 home loss to Crystal Palace.

    Brendan Fanning: 'Half-assed FAI has always made IRFU look solid and ordered'


    It has long been acknowledged in the IRFU that having the FAI close at hand has been a distinct advantage. Before Lansdowne Road was redeveloped as the Aviva Stadium, the FAI were regular paying customers because, despite being the biggest sport in the...

    It has long been acknowledged in the IRFU that having the FAI close at hand has been a distinct advantage. Before Lansdowne Road was redeveloped as the Aviva Stadium, the FAI were regular paying customers because, despite being the biggest sport in the country, they didn't have an appropriate home of their own. And while that redevelopment is a code share, the IRFU still own the property. So it was good business for rugby.

    Colm O'Rourke: 'Documentary gets to heart of the matter for old rivals'


    Most people have never heard of CCS - Coronary Calcium Scoring. Maybe everyone should familiarise themselves with it, as it is a test that could save lives in middle-aged men and women. That is the passionate view of David Bobbett, a very successful...

    Most people have never heard of CCS - Coronary Calcium Scoring. Maybe everyone should familiarise themselves with it, as it is a test that could save lives in middle-aged men and women. That is the passionate view of David Bobbett, a very successful businessman from Meath who founded Irish Heart Disease Awareness, a charity which is trying to make people aware of a test which could save lives.

    Dermot Crowe on GAA governance: 'It's not our money, that's the culture'


    The former GAA PRO Danny Lynch was "flabbergasted" by the volume of credit card spending by John Delaney over a six-month period in 2016. In his 20 years as PRO, Lynch worked with two GAA directors-general, Liam Mulvihill and Páraic Duffy, who occupied...

    The former GAA PRO Danny Lynch was "flabbergasted" by the volume of credit card spending by John Delaney over a six-month period in 2016. In his 20 years as PRO, Lynch worked with two GAA directors-general, Liam Mulvihill and Páraic Duffy, who occupied similarly influential positions to Delaney, the former FAI CEO who left his generously-paid position recently under a cloud of controversy.

    Liverpool return to top spot with victory at Cardiff


    Liverpool returned to the top of the Premier League as Jurgen Klopp’s second-half specialists struck again to clinch a 2-0 win at...

    Liverpool returned to the top of the Premier League as Jurgen Klopp’s second-half specialists struck again to clinch a 2-0 win at Cardiff.

    Benteke ends drought as Palace dent Arsenal’s top four hopes


    Christian Benteke’s first goal in almost a year helped Crystal Palace sink Arsenal 3-2 and put a huge dent in the Gunners’ Premier League top-four...

    Christian Benteke’s first goal in almost a year helped Crystal Palace sink Arsenal 3-2 and put a huge dent in the Gunners’ Premier League top-four hopes.

    Severe cash flow crisis saw CEO make €100,000 loan to Cricket Ireland


    A severe cash flow crisis prompted Cricket Ireland's chief executive to advance a short-term loan of €100,000 to the association last...

    A severe cash flow crisis prompted Cricket Ireland's chief executive to advance a short-term loan of €100,000 to the association last year.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: United players let the fans and the club down


    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was non-committal when asked about Manchester United’s desire after admitting their 4-0 hammering at Everton was “difficult to describe because it is so...

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was non-committal when asked about Manchester United’s desire after admitting their 4-0 hammering at Everton was “difficult to describe because it is so bad.”

    6 of the worst: Manchester United’s Premier League pastings


    Manchester United had an Easter Sunday to forget as they crashed to a humiliating 4-0 defeat at Everton – a performance former defender Gary Neville described as...

    Manchester United had an Easter Sunday to forget as they crashed to a humiliating 4-0 defeat at Everton – a performance former defender Gary Neville described as “rancid”.

    Furious Gary Neville blasts Manchester United after defeat at Everton


    Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville launched a scathing attack on the club following Saturday’s heavy 4-0 defeat at...

    Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville launched a scathing attack on the club following Saturday’s heavy 4-0 defeat at Everton.

    Dermot Gilleece: 'Mental strength gave Tiger a decisive advantage'


    Much has changed at Augusta National over the last decade. Not only have women been welcomed into their exclusive fold; female competitors trod the sacred turf in competition for the first time on the Saturday prior to the...

    Much has changed at Augusta National over the last decade. Not only have women been welcomed into their exclusive fold; female competitors trod the sacred turf in competition for the first time on the Saturday prior to the Masters.
    Leinster vs Toulouse: Easter Sunday scorcher at the Aviva as Leinster book Champions Cup final place

    Leinster vs Toulouse: Easter Sunday scorcher at the Aviva as Leinster book Champions Cup final place


    Leinster take on Toulouse in the Champions Cup semi-final at the Aviva Stadium with the winner set to face Saracens in the decider in Newcastle. The game gets under way at 15.15 and you can follow all the action in our live...

    Leinster take on Toulouse in the Champions Cup semi-final at the Aviva Stadium with the winner set to face Saracens in the decider in Newcastle. The game gets under way at 15.15 and you can follow all the action in our live blog.

    Everton inflict humiliating defeat on lethargic Manchester United


    Manchester United’s season took a drastic turn for the worse as they crashed to a humiliating 4-0 defeat at Everton in the Premier...

    Manchester United’s season took a drastic turn for the worse as they crashed to a humiliating 4-0 defeat at Everton in the Premier League.

    'It's very hard to take in. I don't know what these people are thinking' - Derry City mourns loss of McKee


    A defeat at home and a slide down the league table, from second to fourth, should cut to the heart of any football team. But the feeling around Derry City FC, like the city of Derry itself on Friday night, was numbed not due to football but as a result...

    A defeat at home and a slide down the league table, from second to fourth, should cut to the heart of any football team. But the feeling around Derry City FC, like the city of Derry itself on Friday night, was numbed not due to football but as a result of the attack in the Creggan estate on Thursday night in which Lyra McKee lost her life.
    Toulouse determined to return to where they once belonged

    Toulouse determined to return to where they once belonged


    In a battle between the two most successful sides in Champions Cup history, Toulouse must not be too loose. French rugby's aristocrats have rediscovered their joie de vivre this season but sometimes they get carried...

    In a battle between the two most successful sides in Champions Cup history, Toulouse must not be too loose. French rugby's aristocrats have rediscovered their joie de vivre this season but sometimes they get carried away.
    Saracens star reveals how Leinster loss inspired Champions Cup final push

    Saracens star reveals how Leinster loss inspired Champions Cup final push


    Alex Goode says that Saracens' last Heineken Champions Cup defeat a year ago helped "fuel the fire" for another concerted European title...

    Alex Goode says that Saracens' last Heineken Champions Cup defeat a year ago helped "fuel the fire" for another concerted European title challenge.

    Arsenal manager Unai Emery ready to ring the changes for Crystal Palace clash


    Arsenal manager Unai Emery has confirmed he will shake up his starting line-up for today's Premier League clash against Crystal Palace at Emirates...

    Arsenal manager Unai Emery has confirmed he will shake up his starting line-up for today's Premier League clash against Crystal Palace at Emirates Stadium.
    'He took them all on that night' - 20 years ago Roy Keane produced a performance that cemented his legacy

    'He took them all on that night' - 20 years ago Roy Keane produced a performance that cemented his legacy


    "I can’t afford to sit back and hope we get through the game and that I will be okay for the final. If you go out with that attitude, I know for a fact that it would backfire. Being in the final is all that...

    "I can’t afford to sit back and hope we get through the game and that I will be okay for the final. If you go out with that attitude, I know for a fact that it would backfire. Being in the final is all that matters."
    'It was quite scary' - Billy Vunipola on post-match altercation with Munster fan

    'It was quite scary' - Billy Vunipola on post-match altercation with Munster fan


    Saracens star Billy Vunipola said that it was 'quite scary' when he was confronted by a Munster fan after the final whistle of the Champions Cup semi-final at the Ricoh Arena in...

    Saracens star Billy Vunipola said that it was 'quite scary' when he was confronted by a Munster fan after the final whistle of the Champions Cup semi-final at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.
    Amir Khan's bid for world title comes to controversial end after Terence Crawford low blow

    Amir Khan's bid for world title comes to controversial end after Terence Crawford low blow


    Amir Khan's dream of finally proving himself one of the finest fighters in the world ended in a controversial defeat when he was stopped in the sixth round after a low blow by the great Terence Crawford at Madison Square Garden in New...

    Amir Khan's dream of finally proving himself one of the finest fighters in the world ended in a controversial defeat when he was stopped in the sixth round after a low blow by the great Terence Crawford at Madison Square Garden in New York.
    Warren Gatland set to lead Lions to South Africa in 2021 - and door remains open to succeed Eddie Jones in England

    Warren Gatland set to lead Lions to South Africa in 2021 - and door remains open to succeed Eddie Jones in England


    Warren Gatland is to be reappointed as head coach of the British and Irish Lions for the tour of South Africa in 2021 - but the move will not rule him out of taking over the England job from Eddie...

    Warren Gatland is to be reappointed as head coach of the British and Irish Lions for the tour of South Africa in 2021 - but the move will not rule him out of taking over the England job from Eddie Jones.

    Perez calls on Newcastle to finish season with a flourish


    Hat-trick hero Ayoze Perez has urged Newcastle not to take their foot off the gas as they attempt to match last season’s top-10 Premier League...

    Hat-trick hero Ayoze Perez has urged Newcastle not to take their foot off the gas as they attempt to match last season’s top-10 Premier League finish.
    Revealed: Second CEO gave €100k loan to Irish sports association

    Revealed: Second CEO gave €100k loan to Irish sports association


    Cricket Ireland received a €100,000 loan from its chief executive last year after encountering significant cash flow problems, the Sunday Independent has...

    Cricket Ireland received a €100,000 loan from its chief executive last year after encountering significant cash flow problems, the Sunday Independent has learned.
    Seventh straight European semi-final defeat for Munster as ruthless Saracens blow van Graan's men away

    Seventh straight European semi-final defeat for Munster as ruthless Saracens blow van Graan's men away


    Munster suffered another semi-final defeat in Europe - their seventh on the bounce starting with the defeat by Leinster in 2009 - when they were well beaten (32-16) by Saracens in brilliant sunshine at Coventry's Ricoh Arena...

    Munster suffered another semi-final defeat in Europe - their seventh on the bounce starting with the defeat by Leinster in 2009 - when they were well beaten (32-16) by Saracens in brilliant sunshine at Coventry's Ricoh Arena yesterday.