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Dublin: 16 °C Thursday 27 July, 2017


# reaction - Thursday 20 July, 2017

'There's nothing between the teams and yet we're playing in bloody Oriel Park'

Stephen Kenny’s side came agonisingly close to overcoming Rosenborg in the Champions League qualifiers.

# reaction - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

James Rodriguez didn't have the character to succeed at Madrid, claims ex-Real star

Hugo Sanchez questioned the mentality of the Colombian international.

# reaction - Saturday 8 July, 2017

Gatty the undefeated Lions coach and more talking points after a gripping deciding Lions Test

A draw left nobody except the people behind the Lions happy.

# reaction - Friday 7 July, 2017

Djokovic shrugs off McEnroe's Tiger comparison

It has been suggested that the Serb’s slump is due to troubles in his private life.

# reaction - Saturday 1 July, 2017

50-year wait for All Black red card is over and more talking points as the Lions level up

A wet night in Wellington turned into one of the great days for the Lions.

'13 penalties is way too much' - Itoje aiming for improvement after landmark victory

The 22-year-old English star says his side must show greater discipline ahead of the series decider.

# reaction - Thursday 29 June, 2017

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'I'm choking back tears': Relief and vindication after Jobstown not guilty verdict

There was jubilation outside the court today as supporters and the accused celebrated the not guilty verdict.

# reaction - Saturday 24 June, 2017

Worryingly for the Lions, the All Blacks are only likely to get better

Warren Gatland’s men came out of the breakdown battle poorly.

Thrilling skills, the Rieko case and more talking points as the All Blacks maul Lions

The only worry for New Zealand was that Ben Smith suffered his third concussion of the season.

50-cap Toner a tower of strength and more talking points as Ireland win battle with Blossoms

It was far from the free-running rugby of the opening two Tests, but Ireland’s willingness to work was exemplified by their totemic lock.

# reaction - Thursday 22 June, 2017

'Do you think he should answer questions about issues outside the game?'

Ronaldo again refused to answer questions following his nation’s 1-0 defeat of Russia in the Confederations Cup

# reaction - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

Greats of world and Irish sport congratulate O'Mahony on Lions captaincy

It’s a day the Munster man won’t be forgetting in a hurry.

# reaction - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

Gatland says there's no split in Lions camp as squad join together for dressing room sing-song

‘Whatever people might say about a split in the camp, those boys are pretty together.’

# reaction - Sunday 18 June, 2017

'I didn't know what I was doing at times'

New WBO European Flyweight Champion Paddy Barnes was relieved rather than elated after his third professional bout.

# reaction - Saturday 17 June, 2017

Conan's Barbarian rugby, new kids impress and more talking points from Ireland's big win

Ireland’s Rugby World Cup pool looks even more manageable after this morning’s seven-try rout.

# reaction - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

'We shot ourselves in the foot' - Gatland bemoans Lions discipline and scrum

The Lions boss was disappointed but won’t be dwelling on defeat for too long.

Brains and brawn in Henshaw display and more talking points after the Highlanders see off Lions

The Athlone man battled his way through a tough contest under the roof in Dunedin.

# reaction - Monday 12 June, 2017

'They took off Andy Moran and Kevin McLoughlin. I think it was a mistake'

Tomás Ó Sé believes Stephen Rochford should have left the experienced Mayo duo on the field as they tried to rein in Galway.

'Darren Randolph has done nothing wrong'

Martin O’Neill defended his choice of goalkeeper after Sunday’s Ireland-Austria game.

# reaction - Sunday 11 June, 2017

'The referee wasn't totally to blame for our first-half performance... But I thought he was very poor'

Martin O’Neill expressed his dismay with some of the decisions made by Spanish referee David Fernandez Borbalan.

Rough day for Carbery, American dream debut for Ryan and more talking points from NJ

Nine tries, five debutants, but still plenty of room for improvement.

# reaction - Saturday 10 June, 2017

Lions finally show their claws and more talking points after a gripping clash with Crusaders

A week on from an embarrassing win in Whangarei, Christchurch must feel like the real start of the tour for Warren Gatland’s men.

# reaction - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

'I don’t think there's a lot of difference between the Super Rugby sides and All Blacks'

Warren Gatland says he is happy to have tough tests in the build-up to the All Blacks clashes.

# reaction - Monday 5 June, 2017

Stephen Kenny admits the League of Ireland title race looks all but over

The Dundalk manager concedes his side were second best against the league leaders at Oriel Park.

# reaction - Sunday 4 June, 2017

'There's not a great deal between them' - O'Neill admits to goalkeeper dilemma

Darren Randolph and Keiren Westwood each played 45 minutes of Ireland’s clash with Uruguay.

# reaction - Saturday 3 June, 2017

'A damp squib' - Media mock Lions' opening effort in New Zealand

‘Is that all you got?’

# reaction - Wednesday 31 May, 2017

No time for postmortems as Ireland look ahead at U20 World Championships

Jack Kelly says Ireland must concentrate on Scotland.

# reaction - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

'We had no idea Brendan tested positive, the first I heard of it was this weekend'

Marc Ó Sé reacts to the news of the failed drugs test.

# reaction - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

'We'd exchange cup for victims' lives' - Mourinho

Tonight’s game was preceded by a minute’s silence, which was interrupted by applause from both sets of fans.

John Terry 'couldn't care less' about farewell criticism

The arrangement was later described as contrived and embarrassing by some pundits.

# reaction - Monday 22 May, 2017

'I'm no devil', blasts angry Cristiano Ronaldo

The Portuguese star scored his 40th goal of the season inside two minutes as Madrid won 2-0.

# reaction - Sunday 21 May, 2017

Liverpool had to be in Champions League, says Klopp

Liverpool’s final-day win over Middlesbrough wrapped up fourth spot, much to the joy and relief of their manager.

# reaction - Friday 19 May, 2017

Jack McGrath may need x-ray after worrying arm injury in Leinster defeat

The Ireland loosehead is due to travel with Warren Gatland’s Lions this summer.

# reaction - Thursday 18 May, 2017

'Don't kill me' for playing kids, says Mourinho

United finish their league campaign against Palace at Old Trafford before facing Ajax in the Europa League final.

# reaction - Thursday 11 May, 2017

Mourinho rues 'naive' Bailly's Europa red card

The Ivory Coast centre-back will be suspended for the final against Ajax in Stockholm.

# reaction - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

'I don't know how he got out of there!' - Zidane amazed by Benzema's vital solo run Reaction This post contains videos

'I don't know how he got out of there!' - Zidane amazed by Benzema's vital solo run

Even the Real Madrid coach was left struggling for words after the French attacker’s magical run against Atletico Madrid.

# reaction - Monday 8 May, 2017

The pitch was really dry - Klopp on Liverpool's draw with Southampton

The Reds boss bemoaned the wind when his side lost in the EFL Cup and he found a fresh reason for failure to beat Claude Puel’s men.

Mourinho can't resist dig at Arsenal and Wenger following Man United defeat

The Portuguese had already taken aim at the Frenchman in his TV interview and further questioned his adversary in an explosive press conference.

'People wrote us off saying it was the end of an era': Young guns shine as Rebels roar on

Ephie Fitzgerald’s side won their fifth league title in-a-row yesterday, and ninth in 10 years as the odds seemed to pile against them beforehand.

# reaction - Sunday 7 May, 2017

'Swap teams please' beleaguered Tony Adams begs Zidane

Despite making nine changes, the European champions outclassed Granada.

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