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Lenihan: Gauntlet down for fascinating All Blacks clash

Donal Lenihan says he is surprised at some of the references made to the 2016 Dublin encounter as Ireland prepare to host New Zealand again.

Rory McIlroy moves into contention in Dubai

Rory McIlroy continued his love affair with the DP World Tour Championship as he moved into contention for a third victory in the season-ending event in Dubai.

Teacher and students seeking All-Ireland glory together

Bríd O'Sullivan may decide to ease off on the homework next week if Mourneabbey make it through to another All-Ireland Ladies Senior Club Football Final.

Cody: 'Meeting of minds' required to tackle GAA elitism

Kilkenny manager Brian Cody believes the current GAA calendar has created a "dangerous precedent" and warned that elitism is now a serious issue for the authorities.

Carbery primed for battle and set to put record on line

It's the envy of most rugby players; a 100% winning record against New Zealand. Joey Carbery's stats are of course from just one outing, but he is ready for battle this Saturday.

'Over the moon' debutant Curtis eyes Danish role

The game won't live long in the memory for most observers, but debutant Ronan Curtis will reflect on the Republic of Ireland's international friendly with the North in a far more positive light.

Sanctions system to be introduced after referee assault

A tiered system of sanctions for assaults on referees is set to be introduced following a meeting between FAI officials and the Irish Soccer Referees Society.

'He should come to Denmark' - O'Neill on Obafemi

Republic of Ireland boss Martin O'Neill said Michael Obafemi now has every chance of playing in Monday night's Nations League clash against Denmark.

Ireland rightly wary of recalled party-pooper Crotty

He may not have a World Cup medal, but Ryan Crotty is one All Black who Joey Carbery and co will be very aware of after his 2013 killer cameo.

All Blacks to prevail despite Ireland's savage back row

Axel Foley's words of wisdom spring to mind this week, but while Ireland will improve on Pumas performance, the All Blacks will have a score to spare

Coleman calls on Irish players to take responsibility

Seamus Coleman has given a frank assessment of the Republic of Ireland's performance in the 0-0 draw against Northern Ireland, saying any promises made in the aftermath of the game would be "a load of nonsense really".

Craig Breen second in Oz as Ogier closes in on title

Sebastien Ogier took a step towards another World Rally Championship title as while Craig Breen is second after day one of the season-ending Rally Australia.

Nations League review: Croatia stun Spain

There were wins for Croatia and Belgium in the UEFA Nations League on Thursday night while Austria's goalless draw with Bosnia relegated Northern Ireland to League C.

How to watch Ireland vs New Zealand

How to watch Ireland vs New Zealand

'I was thinking, 'a ruck? what's that?'

With four uncapped players in Ireland's match-day squad to face USA on Sunday, second row Aoife McDermott is no longer the new kid on the block.

All you need to know about the weekend GAA club action

Hurling silverware and final berths are on offer at provincial and county level, while in football the Ulster semi-finals and the semi-finals in the women's club competitions take centre stage.

Ireland player ratings: Randolph the only shining light

The Republic of Ireland goalkeeper was easily Martin O'Neill's best player in a goalless draw against Northern Ireland.

Republic limp to stalemate with Northern Ireland

Only another night of razor-sharp Darren Randolph reflexes stopped the Republic of Ireland from slumping to defeat at the Aviva Stadium as they played out an uninspiring stalemate with Northern Ireland.

Northern Ireland boss points to respect between sides

Michael O'Neill said Northern Ireland's stalemate with the Republic of Ireland was competed in a climate of "great respect" and played down the home fans' booing of God Save The Queen before kick-off.

Howell leads RSM Classic with McDowell best of Irish

Austin Cook put himself in contention to defend his RSM Classic title with an impressive opening round at Sea Island as the three Irish players struggled to stay with the leading men.