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Donal Lenihan: Andy Farrell must prepare to jump from famine to a feast activity

I have no interest whatsoever in horseracing yet, starved of live sport, I found myself watching the Cheltenham Gold Cup on Friday afternoon. Strange times indeed. Ireland head coach Andy Farrell delivered two home wins in the Six Nations, but...

Reports: Ireland's Six Nations clash in France postponed

There are reports coming out of France that Ireland's Six Nations clash this Saturday in Paris has been called off over the coronavirus. The Midi Olympique is reporting that the tournament's committee has also decided to postpone Wales's Cardiff clash...

Six Nations not the only rugby show in town

Picture the scene; Six Nations 2030, a packed stadium of 50,000 cheering fans, a large green pocket of Irish travelling fans surrounded by maroon shirts. Hold on, Maroon? It’s not that the Welsh shirts had a France shirt...

Nations League draw: 'If Stephen Kenny was watching back home he will be very happy'

The Republic of Ireland have once again been drawn with Wales in the UEFA Nations League. Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy during the UEFA Nations League 2020/21 draw at the Beurs van Berlage Conference Centre, Amsterdam. Photo: Adam Davy/PA The...

Logistical headache for Six Nations bosses over coronavirus postponements

Six Nations chiefs face a major logistical task after next week’s clash between Ireland and Italy was postponed due to the risk posed by the coronavirus outbreak. The IRFU announced the decision following a meeting with Health Minister Simon Harris...

Equity firm ‘plotting an ambitious reshaping of global rugby’

CVC Capital Partners look set to complete the purchase of a €360m stake in the Six Nations as the private equity firm ramps up its bid to become rugby’s major commercial stakeholder. The Financial Times has reported that CVC is...

Trump says US travel ban will be expanded

President Donald Trump has said the US would soon be imposing visa restrictions on more countries. Seven additional nations were listed in a draft of the proposed restrictions – but the countries were notified by Homeland Security officials that they...

Rory Best named as Ireland’s captain

It's news just in. Rory Best has been named as Ireland's captain for the Six Nations - more to follow.
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Radomir Antic, the Serbian who promoted strength and solidarity in football

The former technical director of Real Madrid, Atlético de Madrid and Barcelona passed away this Monday at the age...
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The Spanish town that lives on the coffins, overflowed with work by the coronavirus

Coffin makers in Piñor, Spain, have not stopped making coffins since the pandemic touched national soil. Their work has been overwhelmed in recent weeks,...

FIFA Gate: alleged cases of bribes by Russia and Qatar come to light

Two former executives of the American giant Fox were accused of corruption, bank fraud and money laundering in New York on Monday. In a new...

Facebook provides more data to COVID-19 researchers

The social network has been providing researchers fighting Covid-19 with information about whether people stay home and the probability that communities in one area...

The Vatican expresses its satisfaction at the acquittal of Cardinal Pell

George Pell, a former Vatican treasurer and number three of the Holy See were acquitted of a sentence for sexual abuse and released in...