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Dublin: 7 °C Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Yesterday’s News

The Irish homeless football team get off to unbelievable start at the World Cup this weekend

You don’t see this kind of result too often from an Irish soccer side.

This flip from an Inter player makes Robbie Keane’s celebration look like a child’s tumble

Hernanes scored in injury-time and then almost left the stratosphere.

Just where do the provinces stand in Anglo-Irish relations?

It’s closer than you think says Whiff of Cordite.

Fire and Ice: Cheika vs Schmidt at the Aviva would remind us of the differences between them

Cheika got Leinster to realise their potential but Schmidt helped them exceed it.


Have €22,000 to spare? Then you can buy Tom Cleverley’s custom-made Man United watch

The midfielder mustn’t be too sentimental about his time at Old Trafford.’s Irish XV of the Champions Cup weekend

Six Munster men, three Ulster players and six Leinster stars make our selection.

Well he would say that: Messi better than Cristiano Ronaldo insists Suarez

The Uruguayan striker is full of praise for his team-mate.

Opinion: Ireland’s need for Payne at 13 is holding back Ulster’s attack

Neil Doak again used Payne at outside centre for Saturday’s Champions Cup defeat to Leicester.

Add Sale to the list: 8 times Munster have stolen victory at the death

Poor Saracens have been scalped twice by Munster at the end of European encounters.

How much protein do sportspeople need?

Jean Murphy, a Dublin-based dietitian, has some advice for athletes.

Gareth Bale is a major doubt for Real Madrid’s trip to Liverpool

Reports in Spain also suggest the Welsh winger will miss El Clasico this weekend.

Analysis: Ulster’s backs show cutting edge with superb Tommy Bowe try

Neil Doak’s backline demonstrated what they can do when provided with a quality platform.

Van Gaal: Three month comment was stupid LVG

Van Gaal: Three month comment was stupid

The Dutchman said he’d be judged after 12 weeks. Time’s up, Louis.

Check out another Diarmuid Connolly scoring spree and Plunketts brilliant defensive play

Here’s the highlights from Saturday’s Dublin senior football semi-finals.

The first stop for these new Sligo county champions was a visit to an old friend

31-year-old Gary Dillon passed away earlier this year.

This county champion would rather have a bowl of Coco Pops… from the cup

Shane Ryan knows what the breakfast of champions is.

Mannone eager to reimburse Sunderland fans following 8-0 defeat

“We should do it because we didn’t put a foot in, we didn’t work hard.”

Bad management turns wonderkids into has-beens – Liverpool must be careful with Sterling

Ahead of Liverpool’s Champions League clash against Real Madrid, the England winger has been in the headlines after missing an England game due to being “tired”.

St. Brigid’s complete five-in-a-row in Roscommon as Michael Murphy’s Glenswilly make last four

The 2013 All-Ireland club champions swept aside St. Faithleach’s by 3-12 to 0-7.

Snapshot: Great day for John Miskella and Paddy Kelly as Ballincollig win their first ever Cork SFC

Paddy Kelly won the title with his two brothers, Brian and John.

United to tie Antrim’s Paddy McNair to contract worth 10 times current wage

Fellow United youngster Tyler Blackett is also poised to sign a new deal.

Chaos as India marathon leaders miss turn, take the bus

They had to borrow money for the fare.

Former Leinster boss Cheika agrees to coach Wallabies – report

Could we be set for Cheika v Schmidt in Dublin next month?

The Rams fooled everyone with a genius trick punt return touchdown NFL

Players react angrily to Colm O’Rourke’s Gaelic Players Association criticism

The RTÉ pundit made his comments in the Sunday Independent.

5 talking points from this weekend’s Premier League action

Will Liverpool’s defence ever improve and other pertinent questions.

‘He’s about three stone overweight’ – Redknapp in astonishing rant over QPR misfit Taarabt

The former Tottenham boss slammed the 25-year-old after he was once again conspicuously absent from the QPR squad to face Liverpool at Loftus Road today.

Rodgers defends woeful Balotelli: He’s not here to replace Suarez

The Italian striker again drew a blank for Liverpool in their 3-2 win over Queens Park Rangers on Sunday but was later defended by his manager, despite missing an open goal.

Van Gaal: Rooney won’t walk back into Manchester United starting XI

The England striker is currently suspended following his red card against West Ham last month and the Dutchman insists that he may not call upon the captain when available.

‘We were lucky’ – Man of the match Heaslip wants more from Leinster

The Ireland No. 8 gave an open and accurate analysis of his side’s performance at the RDS.

Capital gains as Blackrock, Old Belvedere and Railway Union all come out on top

Also, UL Bohemians got a win in the Women’s AIL.

‘Beating Madrid more important than Messi record’ – Zubizarreta

The former Spain goalkeeper has warned the Argentine to focus on next weekend’s result against their arch-rivals rather than his own personal goals tall.

Stop and think about how far you’ve come on road to success

Measuring improvements in your fitness levels is vital, writes John O’Regan.

Real Madrid have no interest in signing Sterling – Ancelotti

European champions Real are one of the teams who have been reportedly tracking the 19-year-old.

Sunday 19 October, 2014

Beats by Dre meets Bray in brilliant new LeBron James ad

The commercial feature’s Hozier’s ‘Take me to Church’.

As it happened: NFL week seven Sunday night hangout

There were some shock results this Sunday.

Just a 60-yard goal for Real Oviedo this evening

We’re not sure what the goalkeeper is playing at though.

Sports Film of the Week: Desert Runners Reel Stories This post contains videos

Sports Film of the Week: Desert Runners

Make an hour or two in your life for this – you won’t regret it.

Anatomy of a drop goal: How Munster beat Sale at the death

We use GIFs, videos and screenshots to pick apart the crucial moments in the endgame at the AJ Bell Stadium.