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Yesterday’s News

Donegal's Jason Quigley overcomes early injury to win first pro title

El Animal had to work hard, but overcame Glen Tapia to take a unanimous decision and the NABF title in California last night.

'Iconic venue, big crowd - it would be incredible' - Katie enthused by prospect of US bout this summer

The Bray native has a fourth professional fight in four months in Manchester Arena tomorrow night.

Poll: Who will win tonight's World Cup qualifier between Ireland and Wales? Have Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who will win tonight's World Cup qualifier between Ireland and Wales?

It’s a huge game for Martin O’Neill’s side.

Munster back row O'Donoghue keen to 'kick on' with Ireland on summer tour

The 23-year-old understands that he must prove himself to Joe Schmidt at provincial level again.

Former Tottenham flop grabs unlikely hat-trick as Brazil thump Uruguay in qualifier

Midfielder Paulinho was the hero while Neymar also got on the scoresheet.

Carolan a smart addition for Connacht but leaves U20s in promising place

The former Connacht back will be part of Kieran Keane’s coaching staff next season.

Thursday 23 March, 2017

World's best women's player Carli Lloyd makes instant impact on Champions League debut Different Class This post contains videos

World's best women's player Carli Lloyd makes instant impact on Champions League debut

The playmaker has signed a short-term deal with Manchester City and showed her finishing prowess this evening.

'I was close to Arsenal': Xabi Alonso on Benitez, Gareth Barry and his unexpected Liverpool exit RED

'I was close to Arsenal': Xabi Alonso on Benitez, Gareth Barry and his unexpected Liverpool exit

The midfielder spent five years at Anfield but his departure in 2009 had been simmering for twelve months.

McIlroy given walkover win - but not enough to prevent WGC Match Play exit

Gary Woodland forced to withdraw due to “a personal family matter.”

Mayo call on a host of All-Ireland winners to begin defence of their U21 crown

Mike Solan’s side open their provincial campaign against Galway on Saturday.

McMillan hopes for even better days ahead after stint as Champions League's top marksman

Last year was special for the Dundalk striker, but at 28, he wants to believe that there’s still more to come.

Maurice Shanahan banned as CHC reject his appeal against Cork red card

Waterford forward will miss Sunday’s Division 1A trip to Clare.

What happened to Stephen Ireland? Enigma This post contains videos

What happened to Stephen Ireland?

10 years on from his winning goal against Wales at Croke Park, the Stoke star has become one of Irish football’s most elusive figures.

Brilliant scalp for Ireland's U19s in their first Euro qualifier against Italy

Levingston and Hale help Ireland to a huge win.

'Whatever Ireland have planned for Bale, it won't be anything new'

Wales boss Chris Coleman insists they aren’t under pressure to win at the Aviva Stadium tomorrow night.

1000 not out: The legend that is Gigi Buffon is about to reach another milestone

The Italy and Juventus goalkeeper made his professional debut 22 years ago.

Pearce Hanley: Leaving Brisbane, his brother and dog behind for a fresh start in Aussie Rules Interview This post contains videos

Pearce Hanley: Leaving Brisbane, his brother and dog behind for a fresh start in Aussie Rules

We caught up with the Mayo man ahead of his 10th AFL season and a Round 1 game against his former employers.

After 125 years at Goodison Park, Everton agree deal to buy land for new €385 million stadium

The Premier League club will have to fund the project themselves.

Kerry boss faces senior clash with Cavan and an All-Ireland final this weekend

Éamonn Fitzmaurice has two big matches on his agenda this weekend.

Barca fined for celebrations after incredible comeback against PSG

Uefa have penalised the Spanish giants, along with a number of other clubs.

FA chairman condemns 'disrespectful' England fans after chants during Germany game

Sections of the away support in Dortmund booed the German national anthem and used chants with references to the First and Second World Wars.

Christmas training sessions primed Our Lady's Templemore for All-Ireland hurling assault

The Tipperary school is aiming to end a 39-year wait for Croke Cup glory, having captured a first Harty Cup title since 1978.

A little moment that underlines Peter O'Mahony's leadership credentials

The Munster back row is a strong candidate to be the next Ireland captain.

In-form McGeady may have to settle for a place on Ireland's bench

Martin O’Neill was remaining characteristically tight-lipped during today’s pre-match press conference.

Peyper, Garcès and Poite to referee Lions' Tests against All Blacks

World Rugby have also confirmed the match officials for Ireland’s summer tour.

Charlton pay moving tribute to season-ticket holder who died in London terror attack RIP

Charlton pay moving tribute to season-ticket holder who died in London terror attack

Policeman Keith Palmer was a regular at The Valley.

Another injury setback for Cork as O'Driscoll sidelined after dislocating shoulder

The 22-year-old faces at least four weeks on the sideline.

Pete Malone takes charge of Ireland for this summer's U20 Championship

Munster’s player development manager will take the role on an interim basis for the tournament in Georgia.

Ireland U20 coach Carolan to join new Connacht coaching ticket

The Galway native will move into the senior coaching box after 13 years in charge of the academy.

'James plays with emotion anyway' - McClean set to start after paying respects to friend McBride Tragic Loss This post contains videos

'James plays with emotion anyway' - McClean set to start after paying respects to friend McBride

Ireland manager Martin O’Neill says the Derry-born winger is “fully-focused” on tomorrow night’s World Cup qualifer with Wales.

Stuart Hogg emulates BOD in winning back-to-back Six Nations player of the year awards Star Performer This post contains videos

Stuart Hogg emulates BOD in winning back-to-back Six Nations player of the year awards

Ireland’s CJ Stander finished second in the public vote.

'He was brave and knew no fear' - Derry bids farewell to inspirational captain Ryan McBride RIP

'He was brave and knew no fear' - Derry bids farewell to inspirational captain Ryan McBride

The 27-year-old footballer is being laid to rest today in Derry following his untimely death.

Iain Henderson starts, Stu Olding 10 again for Ulster's Dragons trip

Paddy Jackson is among the replacements for Ulster despite not featuring against England.

Nothing to see here, just a giant iguana scaling the scoreboard and halting a tennis match Uninvited Guest This post contains videos

Nothing to see here, just a giant iguana scaling the scoreboard and halting a tennis match

Jiri Vesely was put off his game by the reptile minding its own business and enjoying a day at the Miami Open.

Ulster flanker Coetzee scheduled to return for start of next season

The worst was feared for the Springbok, but exploratory surgery yesterday showed only cartilage damage and he faces a four-month recovery.

Australian rugby to trial more stringent 'blue card' system for concussion

Players with a suspected concussion will not be allowed return in the same match.

Perfection! Russell Westbrook made every shot on his way to last night's triple-double Ballin' This post contains videos

Perfection! Russell Westbrook made every shot on his way to last night's triple-double

The OKC star is on target to average a triple-double this season.

Ireland plans to engage its huge diaspora as part of 2023 World Cup bid

IRFU chief executive Philip Browne helped to host a World Rugby technical review group in recent days.

State of Play: Four down, six to go - Ireland in good shape in quest to reach Russia

A win on Friday could eliminate one direct rival in the race for automatic qualification.