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Dublin: 7 °C Sunday 23 November, 2014

Yesterday’s News

It’s been six years since one of the most depressing days Irish rugby has ever had

Ireland vs Argentina was the low point that was immediately followed by some intense highs.

As it happened: Australia v Ireland, International Rules Test

Could Paul Earley’s Ireland retain the Cormac McAnallen Cup? Relive all of the action from Perth in our minute-by-minute report.

Tommy Walsh to take up baseball? It’s comments of the week

The Kilkenny legend, late racehorse trainer Dessie Hughes and Billy O’Driscoll all feature.


There’s no doubt Schmidt is one of the best in the business – O’Connell

Ireland’s captain says there has been little talk of a win, but more focus on improving against the Wallabies.

Welbeck: I considered Manchester United exit for a year

The England forward joined Arsenal in a €20 million move on transfer deadline day in September and admits he had long been questioning his prospects at Old Trafford.

Friday 21 November, 2014

Couple of Cave tries end Ospreys winning run as Ulster move level at Pro12 summit

There was bad news too, however, as Paddy Jackson left the scene early.

Debutant Muliaina not on the score-sheet, but Connacht put 43 points on Zebre

The All Black legend played a part in the opening try of the night and was called ashore as Lam’s men ran riot.

‘I would probably hate me too’ – McGregor addresses his critics in the UFC

Also, the outspoken fighter says he would ‘whoop’ Sheamus’ ass.

Two tries from Duncan Casey help Munster to bonus point victory over Dragons

Anthony Foley’s men scored five tries in Rodney Parade.

We’ll Leave It There So: Katie makes the world semis, Paulie’s staying put and all today’s sport

Also, Irish football will receive a €1.2 million funding boost.

Analysis: Australia’s defensive changes open opportunities for Ireland

We pick out some potential weaknesses for Joe Schmidt’s men to exploit tomorrow evening.

RTÉ sent Tom McGuirk out to the Bush and he came back with this brilliant Ireland v Australia promo Fire And Ice This post contains videos

FAI responds to criticism from fans by introducing new database for away tickets

Fans Direct will allow supporters to apply through a new database.

Is this the greatest knockout in UFC history? UFC

Is this the greatest knockout in UFC history?

All opinions are valid, but it’s difficult to deny this spinning-wheel kick by Edson Barboza as the best-ever knockout in the UFC’s 21 years.

Ricardo Lamas thinks Conor McGregor’s camp ask the UFC to protect him from wrestlers

Conor McGregor is still making friends in the featherweight division.

You get the impression some southern hemisphere players don’t know your name — Mike Ross

The prop says things will be different with Michael Cheika in charge.

Opportunity knocks for Sheridan and Munster’s understudies as Pro12 resumes

Anthony Foley’s side return to action this evening when they visit Rodney Parade to play the Dragons.

Former All-Ireland winner Paul Curran steps down as Ballymun boss

Curran had led the club to a Leinster title and All-Ireland final.

There was plenty of classic banter at Malky Mackay’s first Wigan training session

Malky likes to have a bit of craic now and again.

Yoga versus pilates, the battle of the stretches

Do you know your downward dog from a seated twist?

Just win maybe? The Raiders FINALLY won an NFL game last night

Though they did their best to throw it away at the end.

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz

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Daniel Sturridge ‘devastated’ by latest injury setback

The Liverpool striker was due to return to first-team action but is now out for another six weeks.

Hooper enjoying life under Cheika ahead of meeting with in-form Ireland

‘They are number three in the world now, a spot that we’ve held for most of the year,’ says the Wallabies openside.

Mils Muliaina might have given Irish players the secret to finally beating the All Blacks

It could all be down to how they prepare in the gym.

O’Connell: Ireland better prepared to face ‘super power’ Australia than last year

The Ireland captain says last year’s defeat to the Australia was ‘probably the toughest day since Joe has been in charge’.

Derry City set to lose another academy graduate as Celtic make move for young midfielder

Michael Duffy is to go on trial with the SPL champions next week.

Eddie O’Sullivan almost set a world record for f**ks in a speech before Ireland-England in ’07

The pre-match speech in 2007 required something fiery and Eddie delivered.

‘I don’t know where it came from’ – POC quashes French move rumour

The Ireland captain laughed off speculation of a transfer to join James Coughlan and Simon Mannix at Pau.

5 Premier League bets to consider this weekend

We think Arsenal will put United away this Saturday.

Ex-Limerick boss will be involved with Kerry club of David Moran and Tommy Walsh in 2015 GAA

Dundalk’s top scorer Patrick Hoban has agreed to join Oxford United

The 23-year-old striker will sign for the League Two outfit in January.

6 things the FAI will spend their €1.2million funding on

The association will spread this money across six projects in areas including Mayfield and Westport

Dave Kearney and Jordi Murphy return from lengthy injury lay-off to face Treviso

Luke Fitzgerald has been moved into midfield for the trip to Italy.

Robbie Keane’s training involves kicking balls at his son in a moving vehicle Target Practice This post contains videos

Robbie Keane’s training involves kicking balls at his son in a moving vehicle

Watch the Ireland skipper have some fun after a session with LA Galaxy.

Shane Lowry just hit his first professional hole-in-one

It’s a landmark ace for the Offaly pro.