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John Fogarty: 100 reasons to look forward to the return of GAA action

John Fogarty lists 100 reasons why we should be excited for when inter-county GAA season resumes: Flying the flags: Sisters Mairead Purcell, aged three, left, and Clodagh Purcell, aged five, from the CBS Pipe Band, before last year’s Munster SHC...

Roisin Upton: 'Everyone has an opinion… Trump and all that… about what should happen'

It is a good thing one of Sean Dancer’s mantras to the Irish women’s squad is “those that can adapt are the one who will succeed”. The panel will find out their updated training regime today as they endeavour...

No training for Munster next week as IRFU considers standing down provinces

Ireland’s professional rugby players could be facing further disruption due to the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak with the IRFU considering standing the provinces down next week. The Munster Rugby High Performance Centre Munster on Friday announced its squad schedule had been...

Tadhg Brophy’s late try earns Newbridge final slot

The Newbridge College squad celebrate following the Bank of Ireland Leinster Schools Junior Cup semi-final at Energia Park. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile Leinster Schools’’ Junior Cup semi-final googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-incontent-1'); }); Newbridge College 24 Terenure College 19 googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-incontent-2'); }); ...

Cork selector Diarmuid O’Sullivan avoids sideline ban

Cork senior hurling selector Diarmuid O’Sullivan will be free to fulfil his role as maor foirne in the Munster senior hurling championship having avoided a sideline ban. The three-time All-Ireland winner was sent to the stand after he argued with...

Men’s U21 interpros returns after four-year hiatus

In one of the busiest club weekends of the season, the return of the men’s U21 — or more accurately U23 — interprovincial tournament slips into action on Sunday at Garryduff. The competition has been on hiatus since 2016 with...

Moving U20 football championship to spring to be decided by GAA's Special Congress in September

The GAA’s plans to make permanent the return of the U20 All-Ireland football championship to spring have been put on hold until September’s Special Congress. After a number of speakers opposed the proposal at Congress in Croke Park this...

Baird hat-trick the highlight as Leinster extend winning streak to 15 matches

Rampaging Academy lock Ryan Baird helped himself to a memorable hat-trick in Leinster’s 55-19 Guinness PRO14 bonus point win over Glasgow at the RDS. It took just three-and-a-half minutes for 20-year-old man-of-the-match Baird to crash over, the hosts’ thunderous attack...

Brendan O'Brien: Is Ross Byrne the most underappreciated rugby player in Ireland?

It's not a theory based on any scientific evidence but you could still build a strong case for theargument that Joey Carbery is the unluckiest player in Irish rugby right now. News this week that the Munster 10 is to...

O’Connor not yet dreaming of reaching promised land

Early days yet, but Wexford’s hurlers are in a good place. Tucked in behind Clare with six points to their name in Group B of Division One, Davy Fitzgerald’s Leinster champions are all but qualified for the knockout stages ahead...
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Apple designs face shields for healthcare workers

The first shipment was delivered to a Santa Clara, California hospital last week. As the company explained, the protectors are adjustable and assemble in...