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Alexandroupolis can take another Ballysax Stakes at Leopardstown for mob-handed Aidan O’Brien


There will be plenty of Classic clues up for grabs at Leopardstown tomorrow as Aidan O’Brien unleashes another formidable team at the Foxrock track.

Revich has outside chance to land wide-open Lincoln for Richard Spencer and Hollie Doyle


If studying the form and trying to put up a selection for today’s 22-runner Lincoln Handicap (3.35 Doncaster) seems like a tricky job, I must spare a thought for my predecessors in the Irish Independent back in 1948.

Family affair for Adrian O’Sullivan as Ballincollig eye Super League success


Adrian O’Sullivan returned from Spain to reign supreme with his home club Ballincollig and that ambition can be fulfilled in today’s Super League final against Maree.

Vera Pauw wary of ‘breaking dreams’ as Katie McCabe named for USA trip


Vera Pauw insists there is no club v country tension between Arsenal and the FAI over Katie McCabe’s call-up for two friendly internationals in the USA later this month as the London club are happy for the Ireland captain to report for…

Marathon effort: Manchester United prepare to be pushed to limit as they could hit 65 games this season


Manchester United have already played 46 matches in all competitions this season, more than Brentford, Fulham, Aston Villa, Crystal Palace, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Leeds United, Everton, Nottingham Forest, Leicester City and Bournemouth…

Mikel Arteta relies on defensive rock Gabriel to keep Arsenal’s system firing towards league glory


In Arsenal’s recent victory at Fulham, there were two moments that underlined the importance of Gabriel Magalhaes to Mikel Arteta’s title-chasing team. The first came in the opening minute, after just 33 seconds, when Gabriel was clattered…

Treble bid could be beyond City’s limits as Pep Guardiola and his team will need luck to achieve rare feat


Manchester City are now so dominant they have normalised the idea of a Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup treble.

‘Rory is more prepared now than he’s ever been’ – Paul McGinley


Jack Nicklaus fears Rory McIlroy’s occasional lack of focus could cost him at the Masters, but Paul McGinley believes the “new Rory” now has all the mental tools to complete the career Grand Slam.

Returning Leah Caffrey hopes Dublin will build on positive league campaign


It might only be the beginning of April, but Dublin footballer Leah Caffrey has already packed a massive amount into 2023.

Kilkenny need to lay down a marker in league final to prove they are Limerick’s greatest threat


When we beat Kilkenny in the 2007 league final, we inadvertently poked the bear and the Cats showed their claws when they got the chance in the All-Ireland final a year later.

Derry’s Operation Transformation galvanised by guileful Rory Gallagher


Five years ago last Saturday, Derry went to Sligo fighting for their Division 3 lives. That day, they leaked three second-half goals, and were condemned to Division 4 for 2019.

‘Battle of Cross’ sees friends collide as Oisín McConville’s Wicklow and Tony McEntee’s Sligo chase Division 4 trophy


The people of Wicklow and Sligo will be out in force for a rare date in Croke Park this evening (5.0) but the folk of Crossmaglen Rangers will also be making their presence felt on what is a huge occasion for the Armagh giants.

Stephen Cluxton is a purist, a perfectionist... and he's much funnier than he lets on


It was a bit like the JFK assassination. One of those ‘where were you?’ moments.

Your guide to this weekend’s GAA action


Allianz Division 3 FL final

Let's Talk Formula One Episode 3: What does the future hold for Oscar Piastri and Daniel Ricciardo?


21 years have passed since Mark Webber, nine-time Grand Prix winner and mainstay of the last great Red Bull dynasty, made his F1 debut in the Australian Grand Prix. And as the third round of the 2023 season comes around, the outlook for…

Friday, Mar 31


WATCH: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce scorches track in race at her daughter's schools sports day


Mothers at a schools sports day in Jamaica might have fancied their chances in the 100m sprint race - that was until the legendary Olympic champion sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce turned up.

Robbie Benson sees red for Dundalk as Shamrock Rovers return to winning ways


Fans of horse racing know that Fridays at Dundalk can be confusing and this was a night where course and distance form went out the window as Shamrock Rovers ended their winless run in emphatic fashion.

More Tolka spark for Derry as Ryan Graydon goal puts City on top


With a regularity that delights the away side and pains the home team, Derry City came up with the most predictable outcome possible from their trip to Tolka Park and marched back to the top of the league table.


Cork City fail to hold on again as own goal leaves Drogheda with share of spoils at Turner’s Cross


A second own goal in two games cost Cork City two points as they slipped to ninth in the Premier Division table.

Chris Forrester bags brace as St Pat’s win first game in five


Chris Forrester topped and tailed victory with a brace as St Patrick’s Athletic got back to winning ways at a sodden Richmond Park.

Ireland claim double in Youth Nations Cup showjumping event in Belgium


Both the Irish Pony (under 16) and the Irish Junior (under 18) showjumping teams topped the podium in today's, Friday 31st of March, Nations Cup in Belgium.

Pep Guardiola: Manchester City experience counts for little in title race


Pep Guardiola is convinced Arsenal’s eight-point advantage in the title race counts for far more than Manchester City’s past experience of winning the Premier League.

Graham Potter keen to keep Mateo Kovacic at Chelsea after standout displays


Graham Potter is hopeful an agreement can be reached for Mateo Kovacic to stay at Chelsea beyond the expiration of his contract next summer.

Jurgen Klopp insists Liverpool will spend in summer after ‘anomaly’ season


Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has pledged to spend money in the summer transfer window but dismissed as “b******s” claims a lack of investment has been the root of their problems this season.

Roy Hodgson: Patrick Vieira has the potential to become a top manager


Roy Hodgson believes Patrick Vieira has the potential to become a “top manager” and is convinced his predecessor will secure a swift return to work following his sacking by Crystal Palace.


ICycle diary: When jerseys last so long, you can always justify adding to the collection


It may be spring-cleaning time, but there’s one drawer in our house that never gets emptied out.

Newcastle v Man Utd: What time, TV channel and all you need to know


Newcastle are on the threshold of the top four. They are two points behind Spurs with two games in hand on the Conte-less club.

We need to be patient with this Ireland team but we also need to see a fierce reaction against France


We were seething. We were two wins from two and the reigning champions were coming to town. But instead of sending our best available side to run out on the Donnybrook grass, an IRFU gamble on the ‘Vegas 3’ left us short-changed.


Jason Quigley aims to relaunch his pro career at National Stadium on Saturday


Former World title contender Jason Quigley returns to his roots on Saturday night when he tops a professional show at the National Stadium.


Galway make two changes to Mayo's ten as teams named for Allianz NFL Division 1 final


Pádraic Joyce has made two changes in personnel for Galway’s Allianz Football League final showdown with Mayo.