‘I’m just a normal country lad from Clara’ – Lowry scoops top gong at RTÉ Sport Awards

Shane Lowry claimed the ‘Sportsperson of the Year’ for 2019 at the RTÉ Sport Awards at the RTÉ TV Studios in Donnybrook.

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Late Robin Copeland try caps Connacht comeback win over Gloucester

Robin Copeland’s last-gasp try rescued a 27-24 win from the jaws of defeat as Connacht pipped Gloucester in a dramatic Heineken Champions Cup clash at the Sportsground.

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International team still have the edge in Presidents Cup

The International team hold a 10-8 lead after the third day of the Presidents Cup in Melbourne.

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John Cooney torments Harlequins again as Ulster ease to victory

John Cooney was Harlequins’ tormentor-in-chief once again as he kept Ulster’s Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final prospects firmly on course with a 34-10 bonus-point victory.

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John Earley resigns from FAI board

John Earley has resigned from the Board of the FAI with immediate effect.

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Ian Foster appointed new All Blacks head coach

The 54-year-old succeeds Steve Hansen in the position after eight years serving as his assistant.

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Arsenal fight back as Freddie Ljungberg celebrates first win at West Ham

Arsenal hit three quickfire goals to seal a 3-1 comeback victory at West Ham and end a nine-match winless run in the process.

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Tipperary county board secretary advocates for club-only weekends during inter-county season

Tipperary county board secretary Tim Floyd is in favour of club-only weekends being built into the inter-county summer season.

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USGA and R&A to modernise rules for amateur golfers

The United States Golf Association and the R&A are conducting a review in order to modernise the rules surrounding amateur golfer status.

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Banned from international sport: What has Russia done now? What does it mean? And what happens next?

Russia has been handed a four-year ban from major international sporting events after being found guilty of manipulating laboratory doping data.

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Cheltenham hero Sizing John set to return after two-year absence

Jessica Harrington’s 2017 Cheltenham Gold Cup hero Sizing John is set to make his return from a two-year absence at Punchestown on New Year’s Eve after pleasing connections in a post-racing workout at the County Kildare circuit on Sunday.

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Davy Russell hoping for weekend return after illness

Davy Russell hopes to return to the saddle this weekend after falling ill at Punchestown on Sunday.

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Páirc Uí Chaoimh debt will be €30m, claims delegate

The level of debt facing Cork GAA as a result of the Páirc Uí Chaoimh redevelopment will be €30m, Freemount delegate John O’Flynn has claimed.

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Youghal age-grade motion fails to find favour

Former GAA president Christy Cooney is in favour of the minor age-grade at inter-county level returning to U18.

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European wrap: Messi blasts hat-trick for brilliant Barca

With the Chrismas clasico just a few weeks away, Barcelona and Real Madrid put on impressive weekend displays at the top of La Liga.

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Tralee hit the heights to demolish Neptune

Champions Garvey’s Tralee Warriors produced their best basketball of the season in the Men’s Super League to demolish Coughlan C&S Neptune 98-76 at a packed Tralee Sports Complex.

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FAI invited to talks with Shane Ross

The embattled Football Association of Ireland have been invited to an emergency meeting with Sports Minister Shane Ross on Wednesday.

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Anthony Joshua set to be ‘more low-key’ after his Arabian night

What a difference six months make. From being dropped and stopped in what was supposed to be his American dream to becoming two-time heavyweight champion of the world on his Arabian Night.

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Min rises to task to retain crown at Punchestown

A spectacular leap at the final fence clinched back-to-back wins for the Willie Mullins-trained Min in the Grade One John Durkan Memorial Chase at Punchestown today.

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Another setback rules Douvan out of scheduled appearance at Christmas

Willie Mullins has been forced to rule Douvan out of a scheduled appearance at Christmas due to a setback.

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