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Dublin: 9 °C Friday 24 October, 2014

Yesterday’s News

On this day three years ago, Mario Balotelli ripped Manchester United to shreds

The striker, currently under intense scrutiny at Liverpool, does occasionally pop up with impressive performances.

How much longer can Arsenal tolerate treading water under Wenger’s management?

The late, late show in Brussels failed to mask another abject performance.

Schumacher doctor sees progress in F1 legend’s recovery

“We hope, but we have to give him time,” said Jean-Francois Payen.

10 things you’ll need to set up a homemade gym

A conservative estimate is probably €1,000 in terms of cost, but we reckon we can kit you out for a third of that.


17 signs you’re a hardcore Dundalk fan

You’ve got your very own ‘Richie’s Towell’, you love your Fyffes bananas and you remember Tom McNulty’s winner in 1991.

Heading Stateside? Here are the most expensive NBA teams to see live

The NBA regular season begins Wednesday and you might be surprised how cheap some tickets are.

650,000 want England v Australia tickets as World Cup organisers report record demand

Anxious fans will find out on Saturday if they were lucky.

11 things we learned from BOD’s big new book

A shocking revelation about a snooze button, developing Ireland’s defence and his attachment to that number 13 shirt.

Rodgers defends Sterling over nightclub outcry

The Reds boss has hit out at media reports after the youngster was spotted in a nightclub 24 hours after England’s 1-0 win over Estonia

Ireland sandwiched between DR Congo and Congo in the latest FIFA Rankings

It’s only a small improvement but it’s an improvement.

‘Nobody owns the jersey’ – Ireland’s injuries present opportunities

Joe Schmidt is frustrated not to have key men available, but points to chances for the ‘next tier.’

Pick Six: Jackie Tyrrell v – NFL week 8

We’ve asked the Kilkenny hurler to pick six of this week’s NFL games.

‘I’m shook, a sitting duck’: How Brian O’Driscoll talked his way back onto the field against France

The centre was treated for suspected in concussion in a gruelling Six Nations clash with France in 2013.

The man who captained Waterford to the 2010 Munster title has retired

Stephen Molumphy follows Seamus Prendergast and Shane Walsh by calling time on his inter-county career.

Ballymena man Andrew Warwick making powerful impression at Ulster

The 23-year-old loosehead prop made his European debut for the province last weekend in Leicester.

‘Games like this are the reason we play football’ – Cork City’s Donegal man Dunleavy

The 23-year-old midfielder couldn’t be happier with the Rebels ahead of Friday’s title decider.

Schmidt alert to Connacht’s resurgance as five make Ireland group

Robbie Henshaw, Kieran Marmion, Rodney Ah You, Nathan White and Darragh Leader have made the November squad.

Here’s the 2014 Allstar football team – 5 for Kerry, 4 for Donegal, 3 each for Dublin and Mayo

There are six first-time winners in this year’s Allstar team.

Foley needs Munster to find crucial 5% as Saracens visit Thomond

The southern province are likely to stick with Denis Hurley and Andrew Smith in the midfield.

Henshaw or Payne: Who is Ireland’s next outside centre? 13

Henshaw or Payne: Who is Ireland’s next outside centre?

Joe Schmidt had positive words about the two players who will battle it out for a midfield spot in November.

Loss of referee control at the heart of 2007’s ‘Battle of Bayonne’ — O’Driscoll

Brian O’Driscoll appealed to Wayne Barnes to restore calm in an infamously unruly World Cup warm-up.

Wednesday 22 October, 2014

Champions League round-up: Atleti claim easy win while Olympiakos stun Juve

The Greeks go joint-top of Group A after surprise victory against Italian giants.

Four crucial goals (and one big save) that kept Cork’s unlikely title dream alive

If Cork win the Premier Division title on Friday night, nobody can say they did it the easy way.

McLoone sees black as Naomh Conaill complete Donegal SFC final four

Naomh Conaill join Glenswilly, St Michael’s Dunfanaghy and St Eunan’s in the semi-finals.

Ronaldo and Benzema both on the mark as Real blitz Liverpool at Anfield

The French striker grabs a brace as the Spaniards warm up for El Clasico with a straightforward victory.

Schmidt: In-form Keatley won out over ‘tough young man’ Jackson 10s

Schmidt: In-form Keatley won out over ‘tough young man’ Jackson

The Ireland head coach outlines his decision to leave the Ulster out-half out of his squad for November.

This, from Marco Reus, is probably the goal of the night

This, from Marco Reus, is probably the goal of the night

Reus scores a thumper as Dortmund make it three wins from three.

Balotelli swaps his jersey with Liverpool 3-0 down, is substituted at half time

The Italian’s ineffective night was over after 45 minutes.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first Anfield goal tonight – and it was a bit special

Real beat Liverpool 3-0 thanks to a Ronaldo gem and Benzema double.

We’ll Leave It There So: Keane lashes United, Schmidt on Irish squad and all of today’s sport

Dessie Farrell, John Caulfield, Chris Ashton, Ched Evans and Steven Gerrard are all in the news as well.

As it happened: Liverpool v Real Madrid, Champions League

We had live coverage from Anfield as the Merseysiders hoped to cause a shock.

Analysis: Problems mount for Liverpool ahead of crucial Champions League clash

Brendan Rodgers’ side are in serious danger of being knocked out of the tournament by early November.

This diet will make you feel less tired, more energetic

Warning: there is absolutely no coffee in this diet.

Roy Keane: ‘It was never going to be like Little House on the Prairie’

The former Manchester United captain expected his eventual exit from the club to be messy.

Ched Evans wants a second chance in football after his release from jail

The former Sheffield United striker has appeared in a video with his girlfriend and insists he wants to clear his name.

All-Ireland champs PS Chorca Dhuibhne make winning start in Munster football crown defence

There were also Corn Uí Mhuiri wins today for Tralee CBS, Coláiste Choilm and St Brendan’s.

Bayern’s performance last night impressed many, including Pope Francis

The German club need all the help they can get, don’t they?