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Dublin: 19 °C Thursday 24 July, 2014

Today’s News

‘If Cillian O’Connor isn’t classed as a marquee forward, I don’t know who is’

Mayo keeper Rob Hennelly bats away any lingering doubts about the Connacht champions’ attacking options.

Van Gaal tells Rooney and Valencia how to improve during shooting practice LVG

Van Gaal tells Rooney and Valencia how to improve during shooting practice

Manchester United’s recently-appointed boss was filmed instructing the pair at training in the States.

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Yesterday’s News

Spurs make double signing of Swansea pair Vorm and Davies

Tottenham have confirmed that Dutch goalkeeper Vorm and Welsh full-back Davies are joining the club.

Celtic Park hosts Queen Elizabeth for Commonwealth Games opening ceremony

40,000 people packed into Celtic’s home ground to get the 20th Games under way.

Pat’s ship five goals to crash out of the Champions League

The Saints were defeated 5-0 (6-1 on aggregate) by Legia Warsaw at Tallaght Stadium.

Antrim put seven goals past Down to clinch Ulster U21 hurling title

It’s a sixth provincial title in a row for the Glensmen after their win at the Athletics Ground this evening.

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Did you know Jason Statham competed at the Commonwealth Games?

The Hollywood hardman represented England in diving way back in 1990.

Cyclist and soigneur clash after crash, spectator moons riders TDF

Cyclist and soigneur clash after crash, spectator moons riders

There was far more to today’s Tour de France stage than just cycling.

Dublin drifter hoping to continue her reign as ‘Queen of Europe’

Danielle Murphy is burning up the track across Europe as she goes in search of her second European title in as many years

Majka wins Tour de France 17th stage, Roche finishes ninth

Italian Giovanni Visconti was second with race leader Vincenzo Nibali taking third.

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.

‘We will go to war’ – Ireland U19s captain Chloe Mustaki ahead of Euro semi-final

The Girls in Green contest their first ever European Championships knockout game when they face the Netherlands tomorrow.

Wexford native Sheriff joins growing Irish ranks in English Championship

The 25-year-old lock has moved to Bedford on loan from Saracens.

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.

Captain Ger O’Brien confident Saints have right plan to complete Legia job

Tonight’s clash with Legia Warsaw offers St Patrick’s Athletic the chance to play Celtic in the next qualifying round of the Champions League

From TheJournal.ie Munster memorial ‘Jock’s Block’ outside Limerick pub painted blue by mystery man Knock Your Block Off

Munster memorial ‘Jock’s Block’ outside Limerick pub painted blue by mystery man

The memorial is for the late Jock Hunter who was ‘A Proud Munster Man’.

Ireland and O’Neill to face Löw as Germany boss staying on for two more years

The 54-year-old has announced that he will remain with the World Cup winners until Euro 2016.

Rugby technique: Last-ditch tackle or punch the ball loose?

We take a look at Ben Smith and Bundee Aki’s desperate efforts in last weekend’s Super Rugby play-offs.

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.

7 memorable performances from League of Ireland clubs in Europe Looking Back This post contains videos

7 memorable performances from League of Ireland clubs in Europe

Ahead of their crucial game tonight, here are some past matches that Pat’s can take inspiration from.

This rugby league player suffered one of the ugliest hand injuries we’ve seen

Chev Walker of the Bradford Bulls was surely in pain after this ‘scratch’.

Barcelona confirm €20 million signing of Jeremy Mathieu

It’s been confirmed that the defender’s buyout clause will be €50 million.

Two men charged after weekend machete attack on Clermont rugby trio

The 20 and 21-year-olds were charged with “aggravated and premeditated group violence”.

‘Arry’s Transfer Window: Man United set for Arturo Vidal bid?

Also, the latest news on the futures of Xavi, Santi Cazorla and Liverpool target Divock Origi.

Deila: Forster will leave Celtic eventually

Southampton reportedly bid £7.5m for the big English keeper.

How to turn your child into a sports star

Many boffins believe children need to put in 10,000 hours at a particular sport to develop a talent. Others disagree.

GAA probe set to end as Meath decide not to pursue biting allegations

TV footage showed Mickey Burke’s hand coming into contact with Dublin forward Eoghan O’Gara’s mouth.

Manchester City game called off over ‘racism’

The club’s under-21 side walked off the pitch after Seko Fofana was allegedly abused.

UFC chiefs take aim at waning pay-per-view numbers by pairing McGregor with Jones fight UFC

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It’s a whole new world, people.

From The Daily Edge Rory McIlroy might have a new lady and she’s not Nadia Forde Birdie

No room for Cummins and Mowen as Australia name Rugby Championship squad

Ewen McKenzie’s 32-man squad will be led by openside Michael Hooper and face New Zealand first-up.

Rodgers welcomes Gerrard’s international retirement

The Liverpool boss paid tribute to his star’s career at international level.

The best player in this year’s golf majors has yet to win

No one has done better over the three big ones combined, thank Ricky Fowler.

Van Gaal happy with preparations as Beckham drops by for an LA visit

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal said he is pleased with how the squad have reacted during his brief time in charge.

Saints not distracted by Hoops dream, insists boss Liam Buckley

The League of Ireland champions face Legia Warsaw in Tallaght tonight with a tie against Celtic on the line.

Ex-Munster out-half Hickey a Master of the professional game

The 32-year-old is now in his third season in France, where he has continued to study alongside rugby.