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Kearney not yet ruled out of Scotland clash

The IRFU has confirmed Rob Kearney is suffering from tightness in his calf and is an injury worry ahead of the opening World Cup match against Scotland in Yokohama.

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All the latest news on Tuesday, 17 September

Thunderstorm could put Ireland's opener at risk

Ireland's World Cup opening clash with Scotland could be in danger if a forecasted thunderstorm arrives in Yokohama this weekend.

Klopp: Napoli are 'stubborn in a very positive way'

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is wary of a Napoli side he describes as "stubborn in a very positive way" as the Reds begin the defence of their Champions League crown at the Stadio San Paolo.

Roma 'social' service reunites missing boy with family

Henrikh Mkhitaryan's close-season transfer to AS Roma has made a lasting impact off the pitch, helping a missing Kenyan boy reunite with his family thanks to the Italian club's social media campaign.

Tuipulotu can fill Retallick's boots, says Whitelock

New Zealand's Sam Whitelock is excited by the rise of fellow lock Patrick Tuipulotu and backed the 26-year-old to provide able cover for the injured Brodie Retallick during the Rugby World Cup in Japan.

Ireland 'hugely proud' to have Aki, says Ruddock

Ireland are "hugely proud" of the way Bundee Aki embodies the spirit of representing his adopted nation, according to Rhys Ruddock.

Nicole Owens already has sights on Championship return

Dublin All-Ireland winner Nicole Owens expects to be back in time for next year's TG4 Championship campaign after she claimed her third Brendan Martin Cup win.

Ireland-Scotland ref Barnes promises no surprises

Wayne Barnes is back in charge of another high-profile Ireland game, and he relishing the gig.

'It was dealt with' - Smith plays down Villa flashpoint

Aston Villa boss Dean Smith played down the headbutt incident involving Tyrone Mings and Anwar El Ghazi after his players shook hands in the dressing room at half-time.

Katie Taylor to headline huge night at Manchester Arena

Katie Taylor will headline a huge night at the Manchester Arena on 2 November.

Keith Long: Shamrock Rovers a big obstacle to overcome

Job done for Bohs but as the dust settled on their 2-0 FAI Cup quarter-final win against Crumlin United, Keith Long was already bracing himself for the "big obstacle" of Shamrock Rovers.

Incredible numbers that illustrate Gavin's greatness

The third longest serving manager on the current inter-county circuit has put together a remarkable body of work since 2013.

Rochford and Magee unsure about tier-two proposals

A GAA Special Congress will take place in Cork in October to vote on the format suggested by Croke Park's Central Council.

Bohs set up huge FAI Cup semi-final Dublin derby

Bohemians set up an FAI Cup semi-final meeting with fierce rivals Shamrock Rovers as they saw off the challenge of Crumlin United with a 2-0 win at Richmond Park on Monday night.

Ten-man Hammers grind out point at Villa Park

West Ham were unable to give Manuel Pellegrini three points on his 66th birthday but the Hammers boss will have been pleased by how his side battled for a goalless draw with 10 men at Aston Villa.

Van De Donk strikes at death as Arsenal deny Man United

Katie McCabe and Louise Quinn both featured for Arsenal as they edged past Manchester United thanks to Danielle Van De Donk's 89th-minute winner in their Barclays FA Women's Super League clash.

Tier-two football championship moves a step closer

Central Council have also proposed changes to the structures of the Super 8s following complaints from counties.

Klopp: Agent's 'weather' comments were a joke

Jurgen Klopp insists comments made by his agent that suggested he was contemplating his Liverpool future because of the British weather were merely "a joke".

RTÉ Soccer Podcast: Alan Mathews on Shels' title glory

This week's RTÉ Soccer Podcast has landed and there's plenty to get stuck into after a busy seven days of domestic and international action.