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Doris 'glad' he took time out after concussions

February 2020 was a worrying time for Caelan Doris. The Leinster and Ireland number eight was being tipped by many as a potential British and Irish Lion in the lead up to the Six Nations, before rugby took a back seat.

Barcelona sack Koeman after defeat to Rayo Vallecano

Barcelona sacked coach Ronald Koeman late on Wednesday night after their 1-0 La Liga defeat at Rayo Vallecano.

Flood pleased with standalone Women's Six Nations

Ireland out-half Stacey Flood says the decision to keep the Women's Six Nations in a standalone window is "hugely beneficial" for the game.

Pep proud despite first EFL Cup loss in five years

Pep Guardiola could not find fault with Manchester City's performance despite tasting defeat in the Carabao Cup for the first time in five years.

Hale the latest Irishman to fall at World Championships

John Paul Hale became the fourth Irish boxer to exit the amateur World Championships in Belgrade at the first stage on Wednesday night.

Klopp relieved as rusty Reds stumble into quarters

Jurgen Klopp admitted his much-changed Liverpool side rode their luck en route to the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup as they needed second-half goals from Takumi Minamino and Divock Origi to see off Preston 2-0 at Deepdale.

United's Rashford 'embarrassed' by Liverpool hammering

Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford said he stayed away from social media over the last few days as he was embarrassed by Sunday's 5-0 loss to Liverpool.

De Kock apologises for taking a knee snub

Quinton De Kock has apologised to his South Africa team-mates and the country back home after withdrawing from their T20 World Cup game against the West Indies because of his refusal to take the knee.

Newcastle fan who collapsed discharged from hospital

The Newcastle United supporter who collapsed during their 3-2 Premier League defeat by Tottenham Hotspur at St James' Park has been discharged from hospital, the club said.

Hammers dump out Manchester City on penalties

West Ham brought Manchester City's Carabao Cup dominance to an end with a 5-3 penalty shoot-out win over the holders at the London Stadium on Wednesday to reach the quarter-finals.

Origi flicks disjointed Liverpool past Preston

Carabao Cup specialists Takumi Minamino and Divock Origi fired Liverpool into the quarter-finals with a 2-0 win over Preston but not before the Championship side threatened a major upset at Deepdale.

Pauw's Irish 'tigers' evolving a killer instinct

Two years on from conceding an injury-time equaliser to Greece, the Republic of Ireland held firm in Helsinki. Vera Pauw's side look stronger, fitter and smarter as they try to finally make the breakthrough and qualify for a major tournament.

Jim McGuinness's Derry U19s edge Bohemians in final

Derry City were victorious in the EA SPORTS National League of Ireland Under-19s Enda McGuill Cup final following a dramatic match which saw a red card, a wonder-goal, a late equaliser and a penalty shootout.

Ex-Scotland and Lions prop Sandy Carmichael dies at 77

Former Scotland and British and Irish Lions forward Sandy Carmichael has died at the age of 77.

Aviva Stadium a 'designated venue' under ticketing laws

The Aviva Stadium has been confirmed as a designated venue under the Sale of Tickets Act 2021.

Celtic breeze past Hibs to keep up pace at summit

Celtic produced a rampant first-half performance as they moved within two points of cinch Premiership leaders Rangers with a 3-1 victory over Hibernian at Easter Road.

Davy Fitz talks Galway, Galvin and future plans

The Clareman discusses missing out on the Galway job, accusations from former Wexford colleague Paul Galvin, and how he plans to use his time away from hurling management.

Controversial penalty rescues Rangers against Aberdeen

Rangers fought back from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Aberdeen at Ibrox but their lead at the top of the cinch Premiership was cut to two points.

Hernandez avoids jail over restraining order violation

Bayern Munich defender Lucas Hernandez will not go to a Spanish jail for violating a restraining order in 2017 after a Madrid court on Wednesday accepted an appeal by the French player.

Brazil and Argentina reject biennial World Cup plan

Brazil and Argentina are among the CONMEBOL members who have confirmed they would not take part in a World Cup every two years.