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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.

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.

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.

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


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.


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.


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.


'Brighton lucky to have a player like Evan Ferguson' – Roberto De Zerbi


Roberto De Zerbi believes Brighton are “lucky” to have teenage striker Evan Ferguson amid reported interest from a host of rival Premier League clubs.

Blow for Ireland and West Brom as Dara O’Shea ruled out with knee injury


West Brom are counting the cost of Ireland's international window as Dara O'Sea has picked up an injury which could potentially end his season while Jayson Molumby is also sidelined for a number of weeks.


Arsenal v Leeds United, Premier League: What time, TV details and all you need to know


ARSENAL have shown that they have stamina. And backbone. Many expected them to fall away after their 3-1 defeat to City at the Emirates Stadium.

Cristian Stellini: It has been a bit chaotic but Tottenham not a club in crisis


New Tottenham acting head coach Cristian Stellini has insisted the club is not in crisis but admitted it had been a “chaotic” fortnight.

The Left Wing podcast: Champions Cup preview and team news


It’s back to Europe for the Irish players and the provinces this weekend with the round of 16 in the Champions Cup and Sinéad Kissane is joined by Rúaidhrí O’Connor on the latest Left Wing podcast to go through the team news and preview…

Chelsea will respect Anthony Barry’s ambition if he wants to join Bayern Munich


Chelsea will respect coach Anthony Barry’s aspirations should he opt to join Bayern Munich, but any move could be delayed amidst the possibility of the teams meeting in the Champions League semi-final, according to Graham Potter.

Paul Stirling strikes as Ireland record first win in Bangladesh


Paul Stirling signed off his winter’s work with a barnstorming 77 from 41 balls in Chattogram earlier today to lead Ireland to a consolation seven-wicket victory over Bangladesh in the final T20 international of a three-match series.


Manchester City wait on Erling Haaland fitness ahead of Liverpool clash


Manchester City are keeping Liverpool guessing over the availability of Erling Haaland for Saturday’s Premier League clash at the Etihad Stadium.

Gary O’Neil: Fulham still a threat without Aleksandar Mitrovic and Willian


Bournemouth boss Gary O’Neil has warned his side not to underestimate Fulham’s threat without suspended duo Aleksandar Mitrovic and Willian.

Dublin v Derry, Allianz League Division Two football final: What time, what TV channel and all you need to know


THE Dubs on the Croke Park undercard. Changed times indeed. The Allianz League Division 2 Football final.

Mikel Arteta hopeful William Saliba’s back injury is not long-term issue


Mikel Arteta is hopeful William Saliba’s back injury will not be a long-term one that requires careful management over the remainder of the season.


Barcelona ‘in contact’ with Lionel Messi over sensational return to club


Barcelona vice president Rafa Yuste has said the club has been in contact with Lionel Messi about a possible return to the Camp Nou.