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Ireland awarded Test status after 10-year quest

Ireland and Afghanistan became the 11th and 12th members of Test match cricket's close-knit club today at a meeting of the sport's governing body in London.

Big Orange wins thrilling Ascot Gold Cup

Big Orange held off a late charge from two-in-a-row chasing Order of St. George to win a thrilling Ascot Gold Cup this afternoon.

Hansen turns the screw on Gatland

New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen appeared to accuse British and Irish Lions counterpart Warren Gatland of attempting to "bully" referee Jaco Peyper ahead of Saturday's first Test in Auckland.

Klopp pens letter to son of late Van der Westhuizen

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp left the son of South African rugby legend Joost van der Westhuizen "speechless" after responding to a heart-felt letter written by the boy following his fathers death from Motor Neurone Disease (MND) in February.

O'Mahony will use Axel inspiration to stand up & fight

Peter O'Mahony will lead the British and Irish Lions into Saturday's first Test against New Zealand with the words of mentor Anthony 'Axel' Foley ringing in his ears: be yourself.

De Boer favourite to take over at Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace look to be closing in on the appointment of Frank de Boer as their new manager, according to reports.

Ryan: Tipp's time in "hurling purgatory" nearly over

Tipperary hurling manager Michael Ryan says his team's time in "hurling purgatory is nearly served" as they await the draw for the hurling qualifiers next Monday.

Ryan Delaney's loan deal at Cork extended

Cork City have announced that defender Ryan Delaney's loan spell at the club is to be extended until the end of the season.

Tracy and Treadwell handed Test starts against Japan

Leinster hooker James Tracy and Ulster lock Kieran Treadwell have been handed their first Test starts for Ireland in Saturday's rematch with Japan in Tokyo.

Messi at 30: the rise & rise of a phenomenon

As Barcelona and Argentina superstar Lionel Messi enters his fourth decade, one question remains: what else is there for him to win?

Team Sky unveils crew for Froome's Tour de France push

Chris Froome will have the benefit of a formidable Team Sky support crew as the Briton seeks a fourth Tour de France victory next month.

Michael Corcoran's Lions Blog: To Waiheke with love

On a rare afternoon off, RTE Radio rugby commentator Michael Corcoran experiences the majesty of Waiheke Island.

Unbeaten Quigley comfortable in his pro surroundings

Jason Quigley says that the life of a professional boxer is a learning curve, but he is now living out his childhood dream.

Cooney in line for Ireland debut as Schmidt freshens up

John Cooney is in line to make his debut for Ireland after being named in Joe Schmidt's squad to face Japan in Tokyo this Saturday.

Furlong: Stuart Lancaster pushed me to win Lions spot

Stuart Lancaster arrived at Leinster, sat down with Tadhg Furlong and told the fast-improving Ireland tighthead to get himself on the British and Irish Lions tour.

McIlroy: 2017 was always a 'transitional year'

Rory McIlroy has said that 2017 was always going to be a year of transition for him as he battled rib and back injuries throughout winter and spring.

'No more trash talk' - Gatland ready to rumble

Warren Gatland has called for an end to any "trash talking" heading into the British and Irish Lions' first Test against New Zealand.

Limerick's Mulcahy: Everyone is tuned in this year

Niamh Mulcahy is looking for greater consistency from Limerick as they bid to resuscitate theirAll-Ireland Camogie Championship ambitions against Cork in Páirc Uí Rinn on Saturday.

Skipper O'Mahony 'has that Paul O'Connell kind of DNA'

Peter O'Mahony has been described by Lions coach Graham Rowntree as "exactly the character you need" as he prepares to captain the tourists against New Zealand on Saturday.

RTÉ panel discuss possible O'Neill & McClean punishment

The RTÉ soccer panel had varying opinions following the news today that FIFA has begun disciplinary proceedings into comments made by Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill and winger James McClean.
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