RFU not ruling out Stuart Lancaster return

The English Rugby Football Union have not ruled out an approach to their former coach Stuart Lancaster.

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Survey finds 45% of international rugby players have felt pressured into playing when not fit

A survey of international rugby players has revealed that almost half of them have been pressured into playing when not fully fit.

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Limerick All-Ireland winner Seamus Hickey retires from inter-county hurling

Limerick hurler Seamus Hickey has announced his retirement from inter-county hurling at the age of 31.

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Green Bay sack head coach Mike McCarthy after Packers lose to Cardinals

The Green Bay Packers fired head coach Mike McCarthy as a Mason Crosby missed field goal saw the Green and Gold slump to their third straight loss.

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Poll highlights contrasting moods of Irish football and rugby fans

A new poll has found that almost half of Irish football fans believe FAI boss John Delaney is responsible for the current difficulties of the game here.

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All too easy for Ballyhale in Leinster final

A ninth Leinster senior club hurling title for Ballyhale Shamrocks and, on paper at least, the most straightforward of them.

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Cloughduv come out on top in Munster junior hurling decider

The better team throughout, the mid Cork club ran out comfortable six-point winners against Ballinameela.

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Connacht hold off Cheetahs fightback

Tom Farrell and Gavin Thornbury scored tries as Connacht secured a third successive Guinness PRO14 victory with a 21-17 win over Cheetahs.

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John Cooney inspires Ulster to victory over Cardiff Blues

John Cooney marked his return from international duty by kicking 11 points in Ulster’s 16-12 Guinness PRO14 victory over Cardiff Blues at the Kingspan Stadium.

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Leinster ease to nine-try victory over Dragons

Leinster secured their ninth win from 10 Guinness PRO14 Conference B games this season by hammering the Dragons 59-10.

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Fr O’Neill’s to face Midleton in Cork U21 Premier 1 hurling championship final

Fr O’Neill’s and Midleton will contest the Cork U21 Premier 1 hurling championship final following their respective victories in today’s semi-finals at Páirc Uí Rinn.

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A journey of reinvention and reward for Eddie Brennan

Eddie Brennan spent longer than most at hurling’s summit.

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‘You’d go to the moon to train for an All-Ireland semi-final’

The hurlers of Ballyhale Shamrocks are back on the road.

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John Treacy says Irish fighters will prepare ‘to highest standards’

Sport Ireland chief executive John Treacy has vowed that Irish fighters will continue to prepare ‘to the highest standards’ despite a row that threatens boxing’s participation in the 2020 Olympic Games.

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When Dromtarriffe were locked in the saga that gripped the nation

Dromtarriffe play in the Munster junior football final tomorrow against Beaufort of Kerry (Mallow, 3.30pm), having collected the Cork junior title this season for the first time in 59 years.

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Cloughduv’s 18-year journey not finished just yet

Cloughduv coach Tim Barry- Murphy is battling a head cold. Not that he’s complaining, of course. It’s a very small price to pay for the opportunity to be still calling drills and placing out cones in late November.

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Samcro has fitness to flourish in Newcastle

Some say Samcro disappointed at Down Royal, where he was picked off by the fitter Bedrock (Rachael Blackmore), but Kennedy won’t be hanging around today, writes Ruby Walsh

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Baseball gambles on slow lane

A landmark week for the ‘fastest field game in the world’ — and for one of the slowest, writes Larry Ryan

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Quick Keith Earls hat-trick puts Munster on the way

A Keith Earls hat-trick inside seven minutes during a six-try opening half helped Munster wrap up maximum points against a weak Edinburgh outfit in Cork last night.

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Is this a knockout blow for Olympic boxing?

The International Olympic Committee has frozen planning for the boxing tournament at Tokyo 2020 and started a process that could see it completely cut ties with the International Boxing Association (AIBA).

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