English

Independent.ie / Sports

Top Stories All News

Anger as permission refused for Páirc Uí Chaoimh to host Liam Miller charity match

www.independent.ie also on Independent.ie

Organisers of the Liam Miller charity match were refused permission to host the game at Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

'He's over in Liverpool now' - Roma boss confirms Alisson deal is imminent

www.independent.ie

Roma goalkeeper Alisson is in Liverpool to complete his record move to the Premier League, the Italian club's sporting director has confirmed.

British Open LIVE: Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods and Padraig Harrington aiming for major glory at Carnoustie

www.independent.ie

The British Open gets underway at Carnoustie with Paul Dunne (7.30am) and Shane Lowry (7.41am) among the early starters. Darren Clarke is out at 9.36am, Rory McIlroy tees up at 12.53pm and Padraig Harrington is 2.48pm.

David Kelly: Patience, not power, should be Rory's aim at Carnoustie

www.independent.ie

The course and conditions will be different for the 147th staging of the British Open at Carnoustie but the challenges demanded of the golfer remain stubbornly unwavering.

Top Stories in last day

14

'It's a real kick in the you know what' - Shane Lowry rues mistakes at British Open

www.independent.ie

Shane Lowry admitted mistakes in the first round of the British Open were "not good enough" as he struggled to an opening day 74.

11

Manchester United eye up bid for Bayern Munich pair as Jose Mourinho looks to kick-start summer spending

www.independent.ie

Manchester United are looking to kick-start a frustrating transfer window in the coming week, and are considering deals for Robert Lewandowski and Thiago Alcántara.

10

'Looking back at the pictures, it is funny' - Rory McIlroy pokes fun at his 2007 Carnoustie appearance

www.independent.ie

Rory McIlroy wants to rediscover some youthful fearlessness during his drive for glory at Carnoustie this week - but not too much.

Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola makes return to Stamford Bridge

www.independent.ie

Gianfranco Zola has returned to Chelsea as an assistant to new boss Maurizio Sarri, the club have announced.

04

Pressure building on GAA to revisit All-Ireland finals dates

www.independent.ie

Pressure is beginning to mount to review the dates for the All-Ireland senior hurling and football finals, which have been moved from their traditional September slots.

McIlroy and Lowry ready to adapt for challenge of brains and brawn

www.independent.ie

Major championships are as much an examination of intestinal fortitude and mental fitness as golfing ability.

Tyrone-Dubs a volcanic rivalry ready to explode

www.independent.ie

It's the chance all Dublin's opposition have longed for since 2006 and has sent optimism levels soaring in Tyrone ahead of Saturday's 'Super 8s' round robin clash in Omagh.

Martin Russell has pop at FAI as he steps down as Bray manager

www.independent.ie

Martin Russell last night expressed his "deep regret" as he resigned as manager of embattled Bray Wanderers.

Jose Mourinho reveals why he is worried about Manchester United's pre-season and issues challenge to Paul Pogba

www.independent.ie

Jose Mourinho has challenged Paul Pogba to realise why he was so good at the World Cup as he looks to provoke the midfielder into replicating that form for Manchester United.

01

Liverpool have not revived their interest in Nabil Fekir as they close in on a deal to sign Alisson

www.independent.ie

Liverpool are closing in on a deal to sign Brazil and Roma keeper Alisson, but they have not revived their interest in signing Lyon's Nabil Fekir since the deal fell through last month.

23

Celtic ease into second Champions League qualifying round with easy win over Alashkert

www.independent.ie

Ten-man Celtic cruised into the Champions League second qualifying round as expected with a comprehensive 3-0 win over Alashkert at Parkhead.

Martin O'Neill on Graham Burke's move, Patrick Bamford's Ireland prospects and the impact of VAR

www.independent.ie

Irish Independent football correspondent Daniel McDonnell sat down with Ireland manager Martin O'Neill following the World Cup in Russia for a wide-ranging interview.

22

The most compelling pundit in football or a TV joke? Assessing Roy Keane's explosive World Cup contribution

www.independent.ie

Depending on your perspective, Roy Keane was either biggest joke of the World Cup or a model for television punditry in a digital media age.

21

Former Dublin footballer reveals how Jim Gavin's confident opening address set the tone for All-Ireland glory

www.independent.ie

THERE were a couple of obvious initial signs that Paddy Quinn hadn’t come the same route as the other 54 players who were asked out in Jim Gavin’s first provisional Dublin panel in October 2012.

20

Big blow for Liverpool as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain likely to miss entire season following knee surgery

www.independent.ie

Liverpool have been dealt an injury blow ahead of the new Premier League season after the club confirmed that midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is likely to miss the entire campaign as he recovers from a knee injury.

18

Martin Breheny: No surprise in Kerry defeat - but Super 8s need them to bounce back

www.independent.ie

As ever, the wily old fox remained wary, sensing that something wasn't quite right about everyone telling each other that the fence around the hen-house would collapse under the first push.

Wednesday, Jul 18

'I've won top club prizes but disappointment stays with you for much longer' - Martin O'Neill on World Cup regrets

www.independent.ie also on Independent.ie

Martin O'Neill was watching television recently when the broadcasting of an interview from the archives took him by surprise.

Liverpool agree deal worth £67m with Roma for goalkeeper Alisson

www.independent.ie also on Independent.ie

Liverpool have agreed a deal worth £67 million with Roma for goalkeeper Alisson as the Brazilian edges closer to Anfield.

Welsh star and former Lions captain Sam Warburton forced into retirement at 29

www.independent.ie also on Independent.ie

British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton has retired from rugby union at the age of 29, a joint statement from the Welsh Rugby Union and Cardiff Blues has announced.

Martin O'Neill on what Ireland need to emulate Croatia's World Cup heroics

www.independent.ie also on Independent.ie

Martin O'Neill says the main lesson that Ireland can take from Croatia's success at the World Cup is the value of getting players to top clubs.

Tuesday, Jul 17

Limerick FC hit with sanctions as players vote for strike action following delay in payment of wages

www.independent.ie

Limerick FC have issued a statement apologising to players and staff at the club after a delay in the payment of wages.

Tomás Ó Sé: Kerry on the ropes after their football Armageddon

www.independent.ie also on Independent.ie

It was the last thing I wanted to do but yesterday morning I turned on the tape of the Kerry-Galway game in the hope that a few embers lived in the ashes of a galling defeat.

Transfer round-up: Manchester United eyeing up €103million bid for Croatian World Cup duo

www.independent.ie

Manchester United could reportedly miss out on landing Gareth Bale this summer. The Guardian reports that the 29-year-old is set to stay at Real Madrid to become Cristiano Ronaldo's successor as the team's talisman. The Welshman is…

Uncertainty over Davy Fitz's Wexford future after deflationary defeat to Clare

www.independent.ie also on Independent.ie

Davy Fitzgerald is weighing up his future with Wexford with no firm commitment to continue on for a third year.

Monday, Jul 16

The Throw-In: Disappointing Super 8s, Kerry's problems and Limerick come of age

www.independent.ie

On this week's episode of The Throw-In, Will Slattery is joined by Vincent Hogan, Conor McKeon and John Mullane to go over all the weekend's action.

Daniel McDonnell's End of World Cup Awards - The efforts of Luka Modric and Croatia won't be forgotten

www.independent.ie

The month-long festival of football ended yesterday in Moscow. Here are Daniel McDonnell's end of tournament awards.

'We're a work in progress' - Kerry plans derailed by complex Tribes web

www.independent.ie

The last time Galway beat Kerry in a Championship match the TV coverage was still being transmitted in black and white.

Clinical Les Bleus do just enough again

www.independent.ie

It was the World Cup final that the competition deserved.

Sunday, Jul 15

Galway score their first Championship win over Kerry since 1965 to blow their Super 8s group wide open

www.independent.ie also on Independent.ie

Galway blew the race for the 2018 All-Ireland championship wide open with a sensational victory over hot favourites Kerry in the first round of the Group 1 fixtures in the Super 8s.

France claim World Cup title for the second time in their history with dramatic win over brave Croatia

www.independent.ie also on Independent.ie

France rode their luck before roaring past Croatia to win the World Cup for a second time as a thrilling tournament came to a fitting conclusion.

Saturday, Jul 14

Super 8s as it happened: Dublin run out comfortable victors over Ulster champions Donegal

www.independent.ie also on Independent.ie

The Super 8s begins with the opening two fixtures in Group 2. Tyrone and Roscommon meet at 5pm before All-Ireland champions Dublin lock horns with Ulster title holders Donegal (throw-in 7pm).

'Super 8s' will increase quarter-final attendances by over 100,000

www.independent.ie

The inaugural 'Super 8s' All-Ireland football quarter-finals will attract total attendances of around 280,000 over the next three weekends, provided qualification for the semi-finals is still on the line going into the final round.

From looking glass to perfect mirror image - Dublin-Donegal rivalry has transformed them and their sport

www.independent.ie

It is seven years since Dublin and Donegal entered the looking glass and it is fair to say that not many, even including a cohort of dyed-in-the-wool Dubs, appreciated the vista of a Gaelic Football world turned upon its head.

'GAA analysis is black and white, it can be hysterical' - Eamonn Fitzmaurice

www.independent.ie

Kerry boss Eamonn Fitzmaurice has hit out at "knee-jerk and hysterical" reaction to Galway's much-changed approach this season ahead of their eagerly-anticipated 'Super 8s' clash in Croke Park tomorrow (4.0).