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Today’s News

Chinese Super League club confirms approach for Rooney and bid for Aubameyang

Tianjin Quanjian boss Fabio Cannavaro has revealed he had a “chat” with the Man Utd striker over a move.

From 14 Australian football fans banned after displaying 'offensive' banner depicting oral sex Sydney

14 Australian football fans banned after displaying 'offensive' banner depicting oral sex

There has been outrage in the football community and media over the explicit banner of a man resembling Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold performing oral sex.

GAA club players group slams 'Super 8' football proposal and hits out at RTÉ coverage

The players group is not happy ahead of GAA Congress.

'You want this guy to come through again for Ireland, he's a class act'

Eddie O’Sullivan believes a move to England would work well for Ian Madigan.

'You could have put Conor McGregor in the cage and I would have been leaving with that belt'

Rhys McKee has been turning heads on the Irish MMA scene.

'Donal wouldn't want us missing out' - hurling ref takes charge of game two days after brother's funeral

Alfie Devine took charge of the match between Meath and Derry.

Working 9-5 and beating the professionals: Eoin Morton looking to repeat last year's Rás feat

Eoin Morton spoke to The42 about fitness, his hectic life and THAT Rás stage win last year.

Marmion willing to work and wait to match 'best in the world' Murray 999

Marmion willing to work and wait to match 'best in the world' Murray

The Connacht star is firmly in the role of impact player for Ireland.

From Thief who broke into isolated home of All-Ireland winning captain jailed for nine months Clare

Thief who broke into isolated home of All-Ireland winning captain jailed for nine months

The burglary occurred at the rural Co Clare home of former county captain Anthony Daly in October 2016.

Clare All-Ireland winner to take year out on medical advice as All-Star full-back returns

Mixed news concerning Conor Ryan and David McInerney.

Jackson 'learning', but Sexton remains the perfect 10 for Schmidt and Ireland

The Ulster playmaker still has work to do to match up with the intangibles offered by Sexton, says Richie Murphy

A+ for Caballero as goalkeeper confirms he studied Falcao's penalty pattern before game

The Manchester City goalkeeper saved from the Colombian early in the second-half when a goal would’ve made it 3-1 to Monaco.

Yesterday’s News

Cork's John Egan continues superb form with another goal for Brentford

The Bees were in action against Sheffield Wednesday and picked up a much-needed victory.

The joy of six: another goal-fest in Leverkusen as Atletico Madrid take control of tie

Fernando Torres’ late strike made it a bit more comfortable for Diego Simeone’s side ahead of the return leg in Spain.

Thriller! One of the finest Champions League games in a long time conjured eight goals tonight

Manchester City came from 3-2 down to knock five past Monaco in a magnificent encounter.

St Pat's boost attacking options by adding ex-Bournemouth striker O'Hanlon

The 21-year-old returns to the League of Ireland having previously played for Longford Town.

The right tone: Performing the national anthems at Ireland and England's historic 2007 match

Many people in Ireland worried about how the Croke Park crowd would react to ‘God Save The Queen.’

Cork City sign Lithuanian U21 international following Browne's controversial departure

Rimvydas Sadauskas has arrived at Turner’s Cross on a loan deal.

Rooney to leave Man United this month? Mourinho 'can't guarantee' he'll stay

Rumours are mounting that a move to China is imminent for the 31-year-old.

Blackburn begin search for another new manager after sacking former Ireland striker Coyle

The former English champions are second from bottom in the Championship.

Freddie Roach says it would be 'an honour' to train Conor McGregor to fight Floyd Mayweather

“One punch can change everything. It’s the sport we’re in. I’m not going to count him out completely.”

'I’m fully confident I’ll become the player I knew I could be a couple of years ago'

After three tough years at Shamrock Rovers, David O’Connor is looking for a fresh start with promotion new boys Limerick.

We'll Leave It There So: Sexton fit for France, PieGate ends in tears and all today's sport

Elsewhere, a new role for Damien Duff while Dan Carter’s drink-driving has cost dearly.

Holders UCD's late goal sees them into semi-final while NUIG and DCU throw up a thriller

All the action from today’s Collingwood Cup quarter finals.

The late Paul McCarthy: A diamond from Cork that shone the brightest

The 45-year-old passed away on Sunday.

Damien Duff named head coach of Shamrock Rovers academy side

The former Ireland winger is cutting his teeth in coaching with the Hoops’ U15 , who will play in the new National League from August.

IRFU to pull three key Ireland players from Six Nations to go on 7s duty

Tom Tierney’s side are set to lose Sene Naoupu, Alison Miller and Hannah Tyrrell.

Ireland management want Carbery to get 'more exposure' at out-half with Leinster

The 21-year-old will feature for the province in the Pro12 this weekend as he continues his comeback from injury.

'It was great to see how happy my parents were and I was obviously very happy to get it'

Niall Scannell is loving every minute of his first Six Nations experience and is hoping to win his second cap this weekend.

The42 Rugby Show: Eddie O'Sullivan previews Ireland's game against France

Former Ireland head coach Eddie O’Sullivan joins Murray Kinsella to look at the key talking points ahead of Ireland’s first home game.

Sutton keeper Wayne Shaw resigns from club over gambling investigation

Wayne Shaw admitted he knew betting company was offering odds of 8/1 on him eating a pie last night.

This teenager is Europe's most-coveted player and is inspiring a renaissance at Monaco

Kylian Mbappé is only 18 but is a key ingredient in the club’s push towards a French title.

'It's a failure if we don't win the league, that's being brutally honest with you' On The Beat This post contains videos

'It's a failure if we don't win the league, that's being brutally honest with you'

Nothing less than a first Premier Division title in 12 years will do for Steven Beattie and Cork City in 2017.

'It's just a selection issue now': Sexton fit and ready for France

The out-half comes back into contention for this weekend after missing the games against Scotland and Italy.

'I certainly wasn't slamming any of the younger lads': Eoin Larkin clarifies frustrated tweet

Kiklenny are currently bottom of Division 1A after two rounds.

The Cheltenham injury crisis continues - favourite Thistlecrack to miss the Gold Cup

Trainer Colin Tizzard confirmed the news this morning.

TV dates have been confirmed for this year's 'Toughest Trade' in a new trailer

Wales rugby legend Shane Williams is one of the professional athletes taking part in the documentary.

'It is a top European club': Lancaster keen to be part of Leinster's long-term ambition

The province’s senior coach is preparing to sign a new two-year contract at the club.

New Jersey date with US set for Ireland's summer schedule

Ireland will clock up the air miles this summer as they travel to face the USA before a two Test tour of Japan.

Dan Carter loses Land Rover sponsorship deal over failed drink-driving test

The former All Black was caught drink-driving in Paris last week.

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