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Tuesday 7 October, 2014

Roy Keane talks Grealish, Germany, Cork and definitely not his new book in this FAI interview Close The Book This post contains videos

Roy Keane talks Grealish, Germany, Cork and definitely not his new book in this FAI interview

See how long you can listen without getting lost in all that facial hair.

Ulster’s gain in Kiss-Doak axis will be Ireland’s post-World Cup loss

We can see few downsides to the news from Ulster today, but some questions will remain until he takes the role in November 2015.

O’Connor in the thick of it as Leinster aim to get back on track

A slight change of plan meant the serious portion of Leinster’s session was on view today, and there was no shortage of intensity in training.

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Monday 6 October, 2014

41 filthy dirty photos of the gruelling Tough Mudder event at Punchestown this weekend Filthy Gorgeous This post contains images

41 filthy dirty photos of the gruelling Tough Mudder event at Punchestown this weekend

You’re gonna need a hose-down after looking at these.

‘Another little hand grenade they threw at me’ — Keane’s account of his final days at Manchester United

In hindsight, Keano might regret bringing Carlos Queiroz’ wife into the argument.

Here’s what European rugby’s new Champions Cup looks like Eyes On The Prize This post contains videos

Here’s what European rugby’s new Champions Cup looks like

Now, can anyone keep it from ending up in the south of France?

Connacht caught late by the Blues, Ulster stroll past Edinburgh and the rest of the weekend’s Pro12 highlights

Here’s where you can see what all this Stuart McCloskey hype is about.

Leinster win a ‘monkey off our back’, but Munster must quickly refocus — Tommy O’Donnell

The openside put in a serious shift on Saturday evening, but says the team discipline must improve.

Sunday 5 October, 2014

As it happened: Your Sunday GAA club championship match tracker

We go around the grounds all over the country to keep you up to date with today’s club action.

Delicious Di Maria curler and De Gea penalty save give United edge over Everton

Leighton Baines missed his first penalty in the Premier League.

Jeter, bigamy and ‘fun in the mundane’: It’s the week’s best sportswriting

You deserve a break from the big bad outdoors. Stay in and catch up on some reading.

Saturday 4 October, 2014

Jim McGuinness steps down as Donegal manager GAA

Jim McGuinness steps down as Donegal manager

The 41-year-old won an All-Ireland and three Ulster titles.

Friday 3 October, 2014

Trimble double seals Ulster bonus point against lacklustre Edinburgh

The nortthern province capitalised on a timely yellow card for Edinburgh captain MIke Coman.

Richardt Strauss will get his season under way against Munster A tomorrow

Jack O’Donoghue will captain the southern province’s shadow side in Donnybrook tomorrow.

Wednesday 1 October, 2014

Ander Herrera’s rib injury seemed to be caused by a brush with the referee

Ander Herrera’s rib injury seemed to be caused by a brush with the referee

The hurling boys will have a field day with this.

Ulster’s Declan Fitzpatrick banned for one game after red card punch

The prop was given time off for good behaviour today.

Out injured for a month, here’s 37-year-old Kevin Davies’ nutritional plan

He’s already made one pretty obvious slip-up though.

Tuesday 30 September, 2014

Oh look: Beyonce, Jay-Z and David Beckham are off watching football together tonight

Everybody wants a piece of PSG v Barca tonight.

In pics: Here are your 11 All-Ireland champions from September

There were double successes for Down, Kerry, Kilkenny and Cork this month.

Madigan’s place-kicking among best I’ve seen (from inside 45 metres) — Richie Murphy

Leinster and Ireland’s kicking coach has been more than impressed by the utility back’s 90% success rate this season.

Fresh injury concern for Sean O’Brien as he meets with shoulder specialist

The Leinster openside is seeking further counsel on the injury that keep him out for so much of last season.

Brian O’Driscoll, Luis Suarez, Gordon D’Arcy and the 12-13 dilemma

‘It’s happy days playing 13, 12, whatever,” says the veteran centre.

Monday 29 September, 2014

Leinster hopeful surgery can put ‘ongoing’ Sean O’Brien ankle issue to bed

Coach Richie Murphy took time to give a few more details on the injuries to Cian Healy and Sean O’Brien.

Watching this ‘keeper having an absolute mare will make you feel better about Monday

Sometimes life if so cruel, you just have to laugh.

Saturday 27 September, 2014

Tipp players fought with honour and will win future All-Irelands, says Eamon O’Shea

The Premier County battled to the end after an epic journey this summer.

Shefflin delighted with ‘bonus’ 10th All-Ireland medal, laughs off talk of chasing 11

“I don’t know about that to be honest, but I really am going to enjoy this.” And well he might.

Fitzpatrick sees red as Ulster fall to defeat against Zebre

The prop was sent off in the early stages of Ulster’s 13 – 6 loss.

West Ham peg back United after Rooney and RVP open up early lead

Can LVG’s boys hold out this time?

Wednesday 24 September, 2014

Luke Marshall getting his groove back as competition for centre spots heat up

“The last couple of seasons I’ve been a bit more one-dimensional,” but the 23-year-old is hoping to let his instinctive skills loose again.

Sunday 21 September, 2014

Caffeine, chaos and effortless power: The science behind Chris Bryan’s swimming success

You don’t need to have a degree in sports science to excel in endurance sport, but it helps.

Wednesday 17 September, 2014

Long-serving Luke Marshall backs Doak’s claim to Ulster job

The former scrum-half is the front-runner to fill the leadership void in Belfast.

Tuesday 16 September, 2014

Ulster’s Ruan Pienaar to return within six weeks from MCL injury

The Springboks’ medical team released their update after the scrum-half underwent scans yesterday.