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Sunday 15 June, 2014

World Cup hangout: Messi takes centre stage and plenty more football chat

We’ve got the ideal place to discuss all things World Cup – from Argentina’s prospects to the best places to watch games in Ireland.

Friday 13 June, 2014

5 reasons to watch the League of Ireland this weekend

Tonight, we’ve got the final round of games before the mid-season break.

Breakfast at Bebeto’s: All you need to know from the first night of World Cup action

There was some controversy in Brazil’s victory over Croatia while doubts remain over the fitness of Cristiano Ronaldo.

Thursday 12 June, 2014

Brazil’s Marcelo scores the first (own) goal of the 2014 World Cup

The defender bundled the ball into his own net to hand Croatia the lead on 10 minutes.

5 reasons why Brazil will win the World Cup

It’s the host nation’s tournament to lose.

Wednesday 11 June, 2014

‘Januzaj is as good as Giggs at that age’

Manchester United coach Nicky Butt believes the Belgian youngster is set for great things.

One of our writers has been given an 8-week challenge to get in shape

When Maxinutrition offered the chance to take part in a transformation fitness programme, Ben Blake drew the short straw.

We’ll Leave It There So: Sepp’s on another planet, it’s World Cup eve and all today’s sports

There was also reaction to the GAA’s hurling rule change, Connacht have signed two Leinster players on loan while the US Open starts tomorrow.

‘We haven’t won anything since 1966. It’s false hope and gets on my wick’ – Butt

The former England midfielder says the build-up to the World Cup

All the goals as five-star Portugal destroy Ireland

The Boys in Green had the worst possible start as Stephen Ward gave away possession for Hugo Almeida’s opener before Richard Keogh’s own-goal and a second for the big striker.

Tuesday 10 June, 2014

5 dark horses who could go far at the World Cup

Don’t worry, you’re entering a Belgium-free zone.

Monday 9 June, 2014

Sunday 8 June, 2014

Ireland’s top female fighter Daly looks set to follow team-mates into the UFC

Ais ‘The Bash’ talks about getting by in a male-dominated sport, being ‘the mammy’ of SBG and plans to take part in the next season of ‘The Ultimate Fighter’.

Friday 6 June, 2014

As it happened: Ireland v Costa Rica, International Friendly

Martin O’Neill’s men faced the World Cup-bound Central Americans in the first game of their US tour.

From Après Match to Zidane: The A-Z of the World Cup

We run down through the finals — letter-by-letter.

‘Playing strong teams is the best preparation for Euro qualifiers’ – O’Neill

Ireland take on Costa Rica tonight before a final summer friendly with Portugal in New York on Tuesday.

UFC Dublin tickets sell out almost immediately after going on general sale MMA

Ronny Deila confirmed as Celtic’s new manager

The 38-year-old Norwegian has signed a one-year rolling contract with the Scottish Premiership club.

Thursday 5 June, 2014

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Beats by Dre pull out all the stops for genius 5-minute long World Cup ad

Neymar, Robin van Persie, Luis Suarez, Daniel Sturridge, Serena Williams and Nicki Minaj all feature.

10 young players who could make a big impact at the World Cup

This group of upstarts might just take Brazil by storm this month.

Liverpool agree €12m deal to sign German midfielder Emre Can

The versatile 20-year-old is on his way to the Premier League runners-up after the Reds triggered his buyout clause.

Wednesday 4 June, 2014

‘Welcome to Rio… sorry welcome to Miami!’ – Where are you, Adrian?

He’s only gone a wet day and ITV are already lost without Roy.

Ironman triathlon is coming to Dublin for the first time next year

Leo Varadkar announced today that the world famous endurance race will take place in Ireland in 2015 and 2016.

‘Delighted’ O’Neill wants to end Keane talk until after US trip

The Ireland boss is pleased that his assistant is sticking around but hopes to “get on with things now”.

Frampton gets world title fight with old foe Kiko Martinez

The 27-year-old Belfast fighter will get the chance to claim the IBF super bantamweight belt on 6 September.


Bebeto’s baby, Houghton takes a tumble and the best ever World Cup goal celebrations

If you do get to join the elite group of players to have scored at a finals, you might as well make the most of it!

Everything you need to know about buying tickets for UFC Dublin

The first batch go on sale this morning for one of the most eagerly-anticipated events of the year.

‘I see myself defending the UFC title in Croke Park or the Aviva next summer’ – McGregor

Ireland’s great MMA hope has his heart set on winning that belt but must first deal with the threat of Diego Brandao in Dublin next month.

Saturday 31 May, 2014

Player ratings: Here’s how we thought the Boys in Green did against Italy

Martin O’Neill’s side held the four-time World Cup winners to a 0-0 draw.

Ireland’s Anthony Pilkington does his best Leo Messi impression

The Norwich man deserved a goal after this piece of brilliance.

Meyler and Hendrick get chance to shine as O’Neill names XI for Italy friendly

The Boys in Green face the Azzurri at Craven Cottage at 7.45pm.

Sergio Ramos gets Champions League tattoo to match his World Cup one Ink

Sergio Ramos gets Champions League tattoo to match his World Cup one

We can think of better ways to mark La Decima but whatever you’re into.


McGregor tells Ryan Tubridy he’s ‘too damn pretty’ for UFC Dublin opponent Cole Miller

The Irish fighter isn’t lacking confidence heading into his upcoming fight. But you already knew that, right.

Friday 30 May, 2014

‘He made an incredibly brave decision’ – Harrington on McIlroy’s wedding cancellation

McIlroy called off his engagement with Caroline Wozniaki days before winning the BMW PGA Championship last week.

‘Devastated’ Harrington looks to Fota Island after missing first US Open since 1999

The Dubliner is hoping to resurrect his career by finding some momentum this summer.

5 reasons to watch the League of Ireland this weekend

Dundalk are the great entertainers, Stuart Taylor is back at his old stomping ground and there’s a ‘Rovers derby’ on Sunday.

Wednesday 28 May, 2014

‘The greatest day of my club career’ – Fifth time lucky for junior soccer legend ‘Chalky’ Walsh

Ireland’s record caps holder finally got his hands on the FAI Junior Cup over the weekend after losing out in four finals.

Tuesday 27 May, 2014

Eric Cantona has made a documentary about the World Cup in Brazil

‘Looking For Rio’ will premiere in London early next month and the Frenchman has given a taster in this interview with Amnesty International.

10-year-old Irish ‘mini Messi’ chosen to star in global World Cup ad

Ciaran Duffy was flown to Rio for filming after being spotted by Hollywood producers on YouTube.