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Dublin: 21 °C Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Today’s News

Tim Tebow still chasing NFL dream with a 10-pound medicine ball Tebow Time This post contains videos

Tim Tebow still chasing NFL dream with a 10-pound medicine ball

The jettisoned football star is not ready to give up on his quarterback ambitions just yet.

Conor McGregor does not ‘deserve a lot of things he’s gotten’, taunts Cole Miller

The American says the only way the Irish fighter is similar to Ronda Rousey is that both have blonde hair.

Irish scrum-half Tania Rosser on returning to rugby three months after giving birth

The New Zealand-born player is back in the international fold after four years away from the game.

250 kilometres in under 24 hours, Ireland’s toughest race is back

Organisers of The Race do not expect all of the 100 competitors to complete the challenging yet gruelling course.

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Sunday 20 July, 2014

Joe Schmidt and Katie Taylor look on as Ireland Women win final World Cup warm-up

Philip Doyle’s side had too much class for Wales in Malahide this afternoon.

Garth Brooks darts and paint bucket cider coolers as Clones hosts Ulster final

The Farneymen know how to throw a pre-match party.

Swiss football serves up early contender for own goal of the season Rasper This post contains videos

Swiss football serves up early contender for own goal of the season

One week in and Milan Gajic’s effort will take some beating.

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Javier Hernandez cuts holidays short in effort to impress Louis van Gaal

The Mexico striker will hook up with the Manchester United squad on Tuesday.

St Pat’s boss Liam Buckley raises prospect of Celtic match at Aviva Stadium

The Saints supremo is eager to outfox opposite number Henning Berg and see off Legia Warsaw first.

UFC chief Dana White hails Cathal Pendred victory ‘one of the greatest comebacks I’ve ever seen’

The Irish MMA star thanked referee Marc Goddard for not stopping the fight as he was up against it in round one.

All the best pictures as Proper and Britton shine at Senior Track and Field Championships

There was excitement in the Men’s 200m as fans witnessed a ‘Blanket Finish’.

Super Rugby semis confirmed after pulsating wins for Brumbies and Sharks Final Four This post contains videos

Super Rugby semis confirmed after pulsating wins for Brumbies and Sharks

There may be an investigation back in New Zealand after only one of their five sides made it to the final four.

Keane and Defoe reunited in MLS All-Star squad to face Bayern Munich

Another former Spurs player, Clint Dempsey, will also be involved, as well as Thierry Henry.

Saturday 19 July, 2014

Flinging putters at Johnny Foxes and UFC stars as Junior B hurlers

The best reader comments of the sporting week include words of encouragement from Fr. Dick Byrne.

Friday 18 July, 2014

Brogans lead Dublin attack as Jim Gavin makes two changes for Leinster final

Bernard Brogan and Paddy Andrews come into an altered full-forward line.

Connacht-bound Bundee Aki named in Chiefs team for Super Rugby knock-outs

The reigning champions are away to the Brumbies while Jake White’s Sharks face the Highlanders.

Thank birdies it’s Friday as Rory McIlroy leads The Open way

The Northern Irishman dropped a shot on the first but bounced back in luminous style.

Ireland U19 striker signs professional contract with Everton Goal Machine This post contains videos

Ireland U19 striker signs professional contract with Everton

Sam Byrne spent three years with Manchester United but was released in May.

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Wrong fairway on the first, eagle on the second as Sergio hunts Rory

The Spaniard recovered from a dreadful start to dispatch an eagle from way, way back.

Tuesday 15 July, 2014

Jay-Z, Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan tip their hat to Yankees legend Derek Jeter Re2pect This post contains videos

Jay-Z, Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan tip their hat to Yankees legend Derek Jeter

That old City Slicker, Billy Crystal also features in Nike’s evocative 90-second video.

Monday 14 July, 2014

Over 1.2m Irish viewers tune in to watch Germany win World Cup and wave Billo goodbye

RTÉ received an average audience of 857,000 during the final between Germany and Argentina.

Stephanie Meadow has followed in Rory McIlroy’s footsteps by declaring for Ireland

The 22-year-old is hopeful about securing a spot with Team ireland in two years’ time.

Toni Kroos wins FIFA accolade as World Cup’s statistically best player

Lionel Messi, who claimed the Golden Ball, finished 11th in the now infamous Castrol Index.

Here’s all you need to know if you have just emerged from your World Cup pit A Little Bit Country This post contains videos

Here’s all you need to know if you have just emerged from your World Cup pit

“Ah well, at least I have those Garth Brooks concerts to look forward t…. oh.”

Why Thomas Müller was the best player at the 2014 World Cup

The 24-year-old was his country’s star man on their march to a fourth cup triumph.

‘Nothing can console me’ laments Messi as world slips through Argentina’s hands

The Golden Ball winner missed one of three great chances that fell his team’s way against Germany.

Sunday 13 July, 2014

Sports Film of the Week: Together we Rise (Miami Heat) The Way They Were This post contains videos

Sports Film of the Week: Together we Rise (Miami Heat)

Take some time out to enjoy this evocative documentary of the Heat at their pinnacle.

Westmeath has over 75,000 reasons to tune into the World Cup tonight

Irish manufacturing company Mergon has produced all of the seats at the Maracanã Stadium.

8 fantastic shots of Bill O’Herlihy at the helm ahead of his final broadcast

After 49 years with RTÉ, the Cork native is stepping away from the country’s best known football panel.

Saturday 12 July, 2014

Lowry makes Scottish Open charge as McIlroy rediscovers form

Scoring is proving somewhat easier at Royal Aberdeen as the high winds of Friday have stayed away.

Dagg offload and Toomua hat-trick the highlights as Super Rugby top six confirmed Super Troopers This post contains videos

Dagg offload and Toomua hat-trick the highlights as Super Rugby top six confirmed

The Waikato Chiefs won away in Auckland to keep their three-in-a-row dreams alive.

Cast of World Cup final characters eerily similar to Italia ’90 Class Of 2014 This post contains videos

Cast of World Cup final characters eerily similar to Italia ’90

Germany and Argentina are relying on many of the same player types that got them within 90 minutes of glory 24 years ago.

Bearded American wonder smashes 34-year-old mile record at Morton Stadium

Mark English continued his recent run of form to win the Men’s 800m.

Ruffled McIlroy eager to shake Friday feeling ahead of British Open

The Northern Irishman shot a 64 on Thursday and a 78 the following afternoon.

Friday 11 July, 2014

Four Germans and three Argentineans on World Cup best player shortlist

Arjen Robben, James Rodriguez and Neymar break up the party but there is no room for Karim Benzema of Manuel Neuer.

Thomas Barr stuns reigning world champion to clinch 400m hurdles crown

The Waterford native broke the Irish record back in May and continues to impress on the track.

McIlroy implodes at Scottish Open to plummet down leaderboard

The Holywood native dropped five shots on his way back to the clubhouse.

Argentina slapped with €250,000 fine for snubbing World Cup press conferences

FIFA’s stock of Swiss Francs must be running low.

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