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Thursday 31 July, 2014

Cork City boosted by Brian Lenihan’s training ground visit ahead of Dundalk clash

John Caulfield’s men host the Airtricity League leaders at Turner’s Cross tomorrow evening.

Ulster’s Nick Williams facing battle to be fit for new season

The New Zealander will be eager to get himself physically right ahead of his third season at Ulster.

Keith Wood among three Irish rugby greats to join IRB Hall of Fame

Former Ireland captains Fergus Slattery and Tom Kiernan will be inducted with ‘Uncle Fester’ over the coming months.

Ireland go with the big guns for World Cup opener against USA

14 of Ireland’s starting 15 against the United States have Grand Slam winners’ medals.

Shamrock Rovers assistant hits out at ‘disgusting’ comments by Alan Cawley

John Gill has backed Hoops boss Trevor Croly after he came in for criticism on this week’s Soccer Republic.

‘He needs me more than I need him’ – Matthew Macklin on possible Andy Lee bout

The middleweight title contender was at Croke Park to promote his upcoming bout with Jorge Sebastian Heiland.

Former Clermont and Lions star Lee Byrne named Dragons captain

Capped 46 times for the Welsh, Byrne has not appeared for his country since the 2011 World Cup.

Tuesday 29 July, 2014

Tiger Woods eyes ninth WCG crown as Ryder Cup questions get louder

The world number 10 has a remarkable record at Firestone and is eager to keep it that way.

Ireland captain Fiona Coghlan takes World Cup trophy to visit Eiffel Tower Sightseeing This post contains videos

Ireland captain Fiona Coghlan takes World Cup trophy to visit Eiffel Tower

When the prop got there, however, the captains of 11 other countries were hanging around too. Pure awkward.

Reports in Chile that Arturo Vidal has ‘verbal agreement’ to join Man Utd

The Juventus midfielder has reportedly told those close to him he will respect The Old Lady’s final decision on any prospective switch.

Champions Clontarf host Young Munster as Ulster Bank League fixtures announced

Friday Night Lights are back and the IRFU has vowed to live-stream more matches.

Serge Blanco drafted in to assist struggling France boss Philippe Saint-André

The former Les Bleus fullback will pare back his role with Biarritz to give more time to the national team.

‘If we paid €1.7m for Israel Folau I’d need to be locked up’ declares Toulon owner

Mourad Boudjellal has scotched reports that the Heineken Cup champions will move for the Wallabies fullback after the World Cup.

Insult to Red Sox injury as home run smashes fan’s car windscreen Major League Damage This post contains videos

Insult to Red Sox injury as home run smashes fan’s car windscreen

Melky Cabrera made Blue Jays fans very, very happy last night.

‘You couldn’t meet a fitter lad’ says Redknapp as Remy unpacks transfer bags

The QPR boss agreed with speculation that the striker’s move could have collapsed as Fabio Borrini was not leaving Anfield.

Monday 28 July, 2014

Castlebar Mitchels entertain Aghamore after Mayo SFC quarter final draw

This year’s beaten club finalists will face Garrymore or Charlestown in the last four if they are victorious.

Paddy Barnes and Michael Conlan on brink of Commonwealth Games medals

The Belfast boxers are both a fight away from earning medals.

5 overseas Irish with an outside chance of making the Rugby World Cup

Jonny Sexton is not included as he immediately qualifies under ‘The Jonny Sexton Rule’.

LeBron James’ homecoming to be against the NBA champs – reports

The Boston Globe has predicted that ‘King James’ and his new, old team will welcome San Antonio to Cleveland.

Two Cork men embarking on 2,068km triathlon around Ireland to raise cancer research funds

James Colbert and Sean Buckley were spurred into action following the sad passing of John Buckley, Sean’s father.

Zlatan follows up Hong Kong fashion show with stunning backheel goal Dare To Zlatan This post contains videos

Zlatan follows up Hong Kong fashion show with stunning backheel goal

The Paris Saint Germain striker is the star of the show on his club’s Asian tour. Refreshing.

McIlroy and McDowell flying high as early Olympic 2016 rankings unveiled

It is a long, long way to Rio but Phil Mickelson already has work to do to represent the USA.

Sunday 27 July, 2014

‘I was called disgusting and sadistic but lots of them are doing it again’ The Race This post contains videos

‘I was called disgusting and sadistic but lots of them are doing it again’

David Burns is hoping to help northwest Donegal rival Sahara and Death Valley as an endurance event destination

Saturday 26 July, 2014

Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata are toying with Roma this evening

Louis van Gaal must be positively purring in Denver.

Drogheda United appoint Damien Richardson as manager

The former Shamrock Rovers and Shelbourne boss will be assisted by Darius Kierans, who was caretaker manager up until 8:55pm this evening.

Galway beat Tipp in 8-goal thriller to reach All-Ireland quarter finals

Goals flowed like banquet wine at O’Connor Park in Tullamore.

Robert Lewandowski scores a sublime chip for Bayern Munich

The Poland international now has two goals in two friendly games.

Galway’s Shane Walsh turns skill levels to ’11′ with outrageous score Mad Skillz This post contains videos

Galway’s Shane Walsh turns skill levels to ’11′ with outrageous score

Cushioned volley with the right, spin and score with the left. QED.

Struggling Korean baseball team create an army of robot fans Fanbot Futureshock This post contains videos

Struggling Korean baseball team create an army of robot fans

If you love the Hanwha Eagles but can’t make it over to South Korea to support them, find a proxy and cheer your virtual heart out.

President Michael D Higgins is in Tullamore to cheer on Galway against Tipperary

The Prez got to O’Connor Park early so he could catch most of Cork’s clash with Sligo.

Pro golfer cards 93 at Russian Open but is way off worst ever European Tour round

Ilya Kurochkin’s Friday got off to a shaky start and never improved.

Ulster’s latest South African import not looking to reinvent the wheel

The Ulstermen are now four weeks into their pre-season.

Tiki-taka Whelan, Brazil’s Inception and all the week’s best sporting comments

Including Mario Balotelli’s ironing technique and every Wexford stereotype you can imagine.

Rob Kearney: The days of ‘It’s just a knock, I’ll be fine’ are gone

The Leinster and Ireland fullback talks player welfare and life beyond rugby after his first year as IRUPA chairman.

Friday 25 July, 2014

Wexford make one change to team for quarter final date with Limerick

Liam Dunne has placed faith in the same 15 that started the recent win over Waterford.

Crusaders hunt eighth Super Rugby title but Sharks sniff an upset Final Four This post contains videos

Crusaders hunt eighth Super Rugby title but Sharks sniff an upset

The weekend’s other semi-final pits Australia’s Waratahs and Brumbies against each other.

One change for Dublin as they gear up for clash with free-scoring Tipp

Niall Corcoran comes into the Dubs defence for Sunday’s All-Ireland quarter final.

Want a legitimate reason to peg it around Ireland dressed as Rocky Balboa? Rocky Run This post contains videos

Want a legitimate reason to peg it around Ireland dressed as Rocky Balboa?

The Great Rocky Run is taking place in September and is seeking underdogs from all over the country to take part.

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The Cuban boxer from Cork who is one win away from a world title shot

Mike Perez has been living in, and boxing out of, Ireland for the past six years.

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