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Friday 22 September, 2017

'When I told them I was picked my mum, dad and my sisters went crazy, they were really proud'

Ulster’s Jacob Stockdale reflects on a whirlwind 12 months.

Crisis-hit FA have been shown up by Mark Sampson debacle

Tommy Martin writes on the beleaguered organisation that became embroiled in further controversy this week.

All Blacks confirm Israel Dagg is out for the season with a knee injury

Israel Dagg will spend the rest of 2017 resting a knee injury after a stop-start year for the All Blacks and Crusaders.

Spieth remains in the hunt for $10m bonus after solid start at the Tour Championship

The world number two is in a tie for sixth place alongside Justin Thomas with Kyle Stanley in the lead.

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'We went into the dressing room and said that some greater power had been the cause of that'

A late, late goal was the difference when Dublin and Mayo met in the 2003 All-Ireland senior ladies final.

New Connacht 10 eager for a taste of a packed Sportsground

Australian Andrew Deegan has found his feet already on Irish soil, as Connacht clash with Cardiff Blues tomorrow

'Fitspiration' and #fitspo: The good, the bad and the ugly

‘Be attuned to the potential downside that fitspiration can have on how we feel about ourselves and our bodies,’ writes Sarah Cremen.

Thursday 21 September, 2017

'Fans have meant well with their songs but let's move on together'

Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku has responded to the highly criticised chant about him.

Lions CEO defends management as O'Brien clarifies position following criticism

‘My views on the Lions tour were honest and genuine and solely with the intention of building on what was a great tour,’ writes O’Brien.

Manchester United 'would welcome' Facebook and Amazon TV rights bids

Executive vice-chair Ed Woodward has said there is growing interest from new media outlets in landing TV deals, which interests United greatly.

'You’re asking yourself have you had a good year and doubting yourself, thinking ‘Will someone sign me?''

John Sullivan admits it’s been a tough season at Bray Wanderers but says the Seagulls just have to play the cards they were dealt.

Defending champion Harrington makes solid start in Portugal as he eyes history

In the ten-year history of the Portugal Masters, the title has never been successfully defended

'Kill or be killed' - cynical tactics, the pain of watching an All-Ireland and the outlook for Kerry

Paul Geaney has no qualms with the measures taken in the finale of the All-Ireland decider.

'Even in 50 years, China won't be able to compete': Tevez blasts level of Chinese football

‘Chinese players are not technically skilled, they are not good,’ the Shanghai Shenhua striker said.

Con O'Callaghan credits Kevin McManamon for his sublime All-Ireland final finish

“You just have to keep the ball low on the ground and if you don’t he’ll save it.”

Why is Sean O'Brien always mentioned as a good leader but not a possible captain?

“That’s a good question and I probably know the answer to it.”

Winning Sam with the Dubs, the key subs in All-Ireland titles and starting out in triathlons

Bryan Cullen on recent GAA success and a new sporting pursuit.

'It's shameful': Toulon president Boudjellal unleashes fury at props after early struggles

‘it will not bother me if he goes somewhere else.’

'People need to keep themselves in check a small bit there': O'Sullivan says cool the jets about Clifford

Darran O’Sullivan says David Clifford is ‘definitely ready’ for senior football, but warns fans not to get carried away.

Waterford legends McGrath and Browne both set to get involved in Fitzgibbon Cup management

The Mount Sion pair are to take up roles with the WIT side.

Dublin and Mayo stick to their guns as sides named for All-Ireland triple-header

Tipp, Tyrone, Derry and Fermanagh have also named their teams to start in Croke Park on Sunday.

Here are the 16 sports books longlisted for the William Hill prize

Judy Murray’s book on life with her son Andy and a biography on the late Muhammad Ali are among the contenders.

Diego Costa to re-join Atletico Madrid from Chelsea for reported €60 million fee

The Spain international has been fronzen out by the London club’s manager Antonio Conte.

'To say that Cora Staunton intimidates referees is an outrageous statement and it's very derogatory'

The Mayo camp are unhappy with comments made by Dublin manager Mick Bohan about Staunton.

Manchester United announce record profits after successful end to 2016-17 season

The Premier League joint leaders, managed by Jose Mourinho, expect similar revenues during the current financial year.

'He should never have been appointed in the first place'

MP Damian Collins said senior figures at the association, including chief executive Martin Glenn, had “difficult questions” to answer in relation to the Mark Sampson scandal.

50 up for JVDF as Kiwi pair return for Leinster after South African visa issue

A foot injury will keep James Ryan out of action this week and also for the province’s return to the RDS.

Uefa confirm the Nations League will impact on Euro 2020 qualifying Fyi

Uefa confirm the Nations League will impact on Euro 2020 qualifying

It was also explained that the new competition will replace “most friendlies”.

Henderson back for impact role as Timoney earns first Ulster start

Les Kiss and Bernard Jackman have both made a raft of changes to winning teams.

Dinamo Zagreb coach attacked by masked men with bats after ex-club boss shot in the leg

Mario Cvitanovic was beaten outside his apartment.

O'Brien: 'We should have beaten the All Blacks 3-0. The coaches have a lot to answer for'

In a typically honest and straight talking interview, Sean O’Brien has strongly criticised the methods of Warren Gatland and his coaches during the summer’s Lions tour.

Scannell to make first start of the season for Munster's trip to Glasgow

Rassie Erasmus has made one change to his team for tomorrow night’s game against the Scottish outfit.

Organisers urge a more attractive playing style as Super Rugby returns to 15 teams

The schedule for the condensed competition was announced today.

Young Irish defender rewarded with 4-year contract by Leeds after first-team breakthrough

They think highly of Conor Shaughnessy at Elland Road.

Former NFL player who made $51 million in his career is training to become FBI agent - reports

Charles Tillman spent 12 of his 13 seasons with the Chicago Bears.

The Choice - a new Dublin football book is on the way this autumn

Five-time All-Ireland winner Philly McMahon has penned his autobiography.

'Neymar would not have done that to Messi... He was like a little boy annoying him'

Former Uruguay star Diego Forlan has criticised the Brazilian superstar’s recent behaviour.

Rockhold hits out at Bisping and 'the worst title reign in UFC history'

The former middleweight champion has an axe to grind with the man who relieved him of the belt.