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Dublin: 10 °C Thursday 17 April, 2014

Saturday 12 April, 2014

The first Irish goalkeeper to win the FA Cup, his friendship with Seán Lemass and IRA past

Tom Farquharson emigrated to Wales after being arrested for IRA involvement in the early 1920s. He was a cup winner six years later.

Sunday 6 April, 2014

Super Rugby: Brumbies hunt Sharks while Chiefs stage another stunning fightback

Meanwhile in Canberra, Auckland Blues’ Jerome Kaino cheered himself up by meeting an Aussie legend.

GIF: Super sub comes on for final 10 seconds and clears header off the line

Brett Pittman’s cameo effectively ended QPR’s hopes of automatic promotion.

As it happened: Everton v Arsenal, Barclays Premier League

Aresene Wenger will tell you his side are still in the hunt for top spot but, to Sky Sports, this was the race for fourth place.

Farcical scenes in Sheffield as half marathon is cancelled due to lack of water Sub Aqua

Farcical scenes in Sheffield as half marathon is cancelled due to lack of water

Police in the English city have set up roadblocks to prevent some 5,000 rogue runners from completing a rogue race.

Brian O’Driscoll and Jonny Wilkinson set for final showdown

The Irish and English rugby legends meet in a last-man-standing clash at Stade Felix Mayol this afternoon.

Irish athletics star Fionnuala Britton on getting stung buying chocolate in her local shops

The two-time European cross country champion is hoping to win the Great Ireland Run at The Phoenix Park today.

Two-a-days and mam’s home-cooking fuelling Paul Robinson’s Olympic dreams

The Kildare athlete will defend his Spar Great Ireland Run title at the Phoenix Park this afternoon.

Saturday 5 April, 2014

Payne challenge a yellow but red card ‘very harsh’, says Muller

French referee Jerome Garces will not be welcome back at Ravenhill any time soon.

Fulham claim vital three points but so does (almost) everyone else

George Boyd returned from spitting ban to claim all three points for Hull, which West Brom and Crystal Palace also won.

GIF: Jared Payne sent off for Ulster after only four minutes

The New Zealand fullback was given his marching orders after taking out opposite number Andy Goode.

Clermont await the winner of Ulster and Saracens after taming Tigers

The unbeaten run at Stade Marcel Michelin is now up to 75 matches.

Six-try Munster destroy Toulouse en route to Heineken Cup semi-final

Rob Penney’s men scored after only four minutes and never let up for a moment despite losing captain Peter O’Mahony to injury.

European dreams end for Kilkenny’s Peter Lydon after Harlequins defeat

The Stade Francais man started at fullback in his side’s home loss to Conor O’Shea’s men.

GIF: Keith Earls dives over for early try in rousing Munster victory

The Limerick native got the home crowd roaring at Thomond Park.

Deadly snakes, Hulkamania and Sylvester Stallone: It’s the week in comments

Joey Barton opened his Twitter gob again and the hurlers of Cork and Tipperary served up a treat.

Friday 4 April, 2014

Fitzmaurice spices up Kerry forward line ahead of Cork clash

The Kingdom are hoping to win four games in a row after their slip-up against Mayo in early March.

SNAPSHOT: Irish cross country legends Britton, O’Sullivan and McKiernan catch up

The trio were at St Brigid’s in Castleknock this afternoon to promote the Spar Great Ireland Run.

Sonia O’Sullivan: ‘People are out there killing themselves and not getting any acknowledgement for it’

The former world champion and Olympic silver medallist feels Ireland’s athletes could do with more support.

Brian O’Driscoll wants Leonardo DiCaprio to play him in the BOD biopic

Gordon D’Arcy knows his Leinster bro more than his Leinster bro knows about him.

Wexford lock Eoin Sheriff hoping to skittle Ulster’s European Cup hopes

The former Leinster and Ireland U20 lock is hoping to make the Sarries squad to compete in the Heineken Cup quarter final.

Thursday 3 April, 2014

Get in! Irish team thrash German rivals in RoboCup opener

Let’s not get too excited here but, just in case, book up O’Connell Street for a homecoming parade.

Irish rugby fans so vocal ‘because they’re normally drunk’ jokes Saracens’ Kelly Brown

The Scottish captain has vast experience of playing in front of fired up Ireland supporters.

Toulouse have no reason to fear Munster faithful, says Maxime Medard

The French winger believes his team are hitting form at the right time.

Baseball fan eats concrete after hopelessly heroic dive for foul ball

Nothing was harmed, bar one man’s pride.

Aviva Stadium, not Croke Park, confirmed for potential Leinster v Munster semi final

There are two gigantic, French obstacles in place that may well scupper any hopes of a rematch of the 2006 and 2009 clashes.

Richard Dunne targets promotion push with QPR after signing contract extension

The Irish defender has played 37 games for the Championship side this season.

Varadkar: Ireland has 50/50 chance of staging World Cup but South Africa a threat

The Sports Minister was speaking about the 2023 competition on Off The Ball.

Wednesday 2 April, 2014

President Obama and ‘Big Papi’ had great craic at the Red Sox’ White House reception

Baseball big-hitter David Ortiz grabbed POTUS in for a quick selfie.

Paul McGinley hopeful Tiger Woods will be fit for Ryder Cup

The Dubliner believes the bi-annual golfathon between Europe and the USA would be poorer for Woods’ absence.

Spurs considering move to Wembley during building of new ground

The North London club made an enquiry to buy Upton Park but it was rejected.

Ulster will thrash Saracens, if this cool Lego video is anything to go by

We are not sure if Ruan Pienaar is being tackled or is sporting the sprawled monkey hairstyle.

Former Leinster coach Michael Cheika investigated for allegedly abusing cameraman

The incident occurred a week after the Waratahs chief broke a glass pane during an away defeat to the Brumbies.

Kerry’s Mick O’Dwyer among four legends inducted to GAA Hall of Fame

Pat McGrath of Waterford, Kilkenny’s Noel Skehan and former Sligo footballer Michael Kearins are the others honoured.

Swap Kagawa for Fellaini in Munich and Manchester United have an outside chance

The transfer window signing from Everton was out of his depth at Old Trafford last night.

GPA welcomes Sky Sports deal but cautions against exploitation of players’ images

Spokesperson Sean Potts is pleased that international coverage of GAA is set to increase but notes it is ‘regrettable’ that TV3 lost out on broadcasting rights.

When scrum-halves meet props, captured in bone-shuddering GIF glory

The poor lad didn’t even see it coming.

Monday 31 March, 2014

Madigan hoping to hang onto Leinster 10 jersey for Toulon quarter final

The out-half played from start to finish in the Blues’ top-of-the-table triumph over Munster.

Sunday 30 March, 2014

Art of showboating takes another hefty blow after this Carlin Isles clanger

The American dropped the ball under the posts to deny what would have been a superb club rugby score.

Courageous Connacht salvage pride and points in breath-taking Scarlets clash

The man who replaced Brian O’Driscoll in the third Lions Test put Scarlets ahead after just three minutes.

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