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Dublin: 6 °C Saturday 20 December, 2014

Yesterday’s News

‘We’re not just here to say we met Dana White – we’re here to get stuck in and win fights’ MMA

‘We’re not just here to say we met Dana White – we’re here to get stuck in and win fights’

Andy Ryan has fostered the talent of UFC flyweight Neil Seery at his Team Ryano gym in north Dublin

‘Liverpool is perfect for him’ – Gerrard urges Sterling to sign new deal

The youngster was back to his best against Bournemouth and his captain believes the chance to keep playing regular football at the highest level is too good to turn down.

Jurgen Klopp denies Dortmund departure plans

The German is the hipster’s choice to be Arsene Wenger’s replacement ultimately.

Van Gaal is the strong personality United needed, says Solskjaer

The Norwegian says the new manager has been a “breath of fresh air” at Old Trafford and says the Red Devils should not be ruled out of the Premier League title race

100 GAA players to benefit from major Irish-American business deal with GPA

Michael Madden is to help set up a leadership programme that will help players over the next three years.

‘Huge amount of positivity’ in Leinster squad as Connacht come to town

Kevin McLaughlin admits the players need to start delivering on the pitch.

From Bernard Brogan doesn’t rule out a life in politics… (after football) Betting Tax

Bernard Brogan doesn’t rule out a life in politics… (after football)

The Dublin footballer is getting a taste of it as he tries to get government commitments on the betting tax.

Why Paul Murphy gave up a Boston Allstar trip for his club Rathmore

Kerry’s emerging defender hasn’t forgotten his club roots.

Seamus Hickey: ‘I can think of no better person to drive Limerick forward than Dalo’

The Allstar admits to being surprised by the former Dublin manager’s appointment though.

Thursday 18 December, 2014

Fore! It’s the gifts the golfer in your life would love this Christmas

And not one mention of John Daly’s trousers.

Did Barcelona overpay for Luis Suarez?

A football research group analysed the worth of the players on the 2014 Goal Transfer List – and it makes better reading for some clubs than others.

‘No matter how blue the water or high the palm tree’: Even paradise is no escape from mental illness

Sean Nee suffers from depression and anxiety. Some days are great, but on the bad days even the ideal surroundings cannot tip the scales.

If Adam Jones ever tries to give you drop goal advice, you run, you run far away

It was an admirable attempt the first time Adam, but this is a bit much.

Balotelli given one-match ban over racist post

The Italy international did not request a personal hearing, but submitted written mitigation to an independent disciplinary panel.

‘People will write what they write’ – O’Connor defends Leinster’s season

The Australian head coach says his side are measured by a ‘different yardstick’ to the other Irish provinces.

‘This is my time, my title and my city!’ Here are the details of Carl Frampton’s first title defence

If you’re still scrambling for a Christmas present, this will do the trick.

Custard Creams for everyone as TV3 secure 3 more years of Champions League football

And you were worried you’d have to watch Emmerdale on a Tuesday.

Ireland have automatically qualified for the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup

Changes to the qualifying process announced by World Rugby mean good news for Tom Tierney’s side.

Mike Ross extends IRFU contract until 2016

The new deal will bring the prop beyond his 36th birthday.

Tommy Walsh’s return to action with Kerry is pencilled in for early January

Walsh is in line to play in the McGrath Cup game against IT Tralee on January 11th.

Lory Meagher and Airtricity division one glory – Longford’s sporting highlights of 2014

Longford Town and their hurlers brought home silverware in 2014.

‘Respect for Rodgers’ sees Frank De Boer refuse to be drawn on Ajax exit rumours

‘I don’t want to talk about Liverpool. Also out of respect to Rodgers, who’s had a fantastic season and is struggling now.’

South Africa U20 prop Van Dyk set for Leinster debut against Connacht

The on-loan Cheetahs front row has been named on Matt O’Connor’s bench for tomorrow’s tie at the RDS.

Lambert plays down curious incident between Keane and Cleverley

The Villa boss jokes that he’s spoken with Keane more since he left than when he was actually his assistant.

High Court blow for the Rugby World Cup bid (but don’t worry, all is not lost)

Organisers committed to vision for a world class Casement Park despite today’s ruling.

4 days before Christmas, the last GAA county senior final of the year will take place

Loughmore-Castleiney take on Cahir in Sunday’s Tipperary senior final.

Eric Elwood back in rugby as domestic manager with Connacht

The Galway man will be responsible for growing the game across the province.

Rory’s dominance and dual-code GAA glory – Down’s 2014 sporting highlights North Stars This post contains videos

Rory’s dominance and dual-code GAA glory – Down’s 2014 sporting highlights

The Mourne men and ladies had plenty to smile about over the past 12 months.

Concern over Sexton head injury as L’Équipe reports spell on sidelines J10

Concern over Sexton head injury as L’Équipe reports spell on sidelines

The Ireland out-half sustained the injury against Australia in November.

‘Players need more rest’ – Dublin’s James McCarthy on the GAA calendar

McCarthy expressed his frustration with the length of the football season.

‘You’ve got to move on’ – Pienaar looking past Champions Cup disappointment

Ulster are all but out of the Champions Cup, meaning a Pro12 title has become the priority.

Connacht visit Galway Hospital and Ability West to spread Xmas cheer

Pat Lam’s players decided to do something different to secret santa this year.

Richie Power predicts great things for Michael Rice on cruciate return

Rice has endured a torrid two years on the injury front.

Liverpool fans think Neville is a better pundit than Carragher

Meanwhile, 31% of Man United fans named Luis Suarez as their Premier League player of 2014.

Angry Roy Keane called round to Tom Cleverley’s house after Villa bust-up reports

The Sun claims that the Ireland assistant waited for 15 minutes outside the house of the on-loan player.

Cub Swanson calls McGregor ‘an arrogant prick’, horrible role model in latest Twitter beef

Just put the two of them in the Octagon and let’s get this sorted.

Nice guy Dominic Ryan has prevented someone from getting a lengthy gouging ban

The flanker’s testimony prevented Charlie Matthews from getting a big ban.