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Dublin: 16 °C Tuesday 22 July, 2014

Today’s News


Sunday 20 July, 2014

The best pictures from the UFC’s triumphant return to Ireland

Ireland’s fighters swept the card on a hugely successful night for the promotion in The O2, Dublin.

Keane and Defoe reunited in MLS All-Star squad to face Bayern Munich

Another former Spurs player, Clint Dempsey, will also be involved, as well as Thierry Henry.

‘Dreams of Andrea Pirlo and the day my World Cup sticker-collecting hopes ended’

639 spaces to fill, 30 days to complete the album and one person to undertake the task. They said it was impossible. They were right.

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Watch it again: Conor McGregor’s first-round win sends UFC Dublin crowd wild

Noise levels inside the O2 hit 111 decibels as McGregor took his UFC record to a perfect 3-0.


Fancy watching the second oldest tennis tournament in the world in Dublin this week?

The Irish Open proper gets underway on Tuesday, with admission at Fitzwilliam free.

Louis Van Gaal’s personality already gives him an advantage at Manchester United

The Dutchman’s first press conference gave an early indication of his arrogance & self-assurance.

Donegal will have revenge in mind says two-time All-Star Kevin Cassidy

The former Donegal wing-back thinks controlling the inside forwards will be key to

Slow-mo replays, place-kicking and the World Cup; the week’s best sportswriting

There are also pieces on rugby coaching and Scottish travails.

Class TG4 Ladies Football Championship promo asks you to ‘be the difference’

After record viewing figures last year, Ladies football want record attendances in 2014.

It’s Sunday, so here are 15 of the best images from the past week in sport

From Germany to New Zealand, bunkers to Bill and much more.

6 lessons learned from the 2014 World Cup

Lionel Messi doesn’t need to prove his greatness, football must address its concussion problem and more.

Supersub tag doesn’t bother me, says McManamon as he eyes up another Royal appointment

Dublin forward is hoping to complete a hat-trick of Leinster final wins against Meath this afternoon.

Careful now, Paul! It’s the sporting tweets of the week

Also featuring Cathal Pendred, Bernard Brogan, Gary Lineker and much more.

‘Moral victories are no good to anyone’: Clerkin determined to keep Anglo Celt crown in Monaghan

The Monaghan captain speaks about the change of mindset within Monaghan football.

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POLL: Who will win today’s provincial football deciders?

The Leinster and Ulster titles are up for grabs and we want to know your thoughts.

Saturday 19 July, 2014

VIDEO: Are these the top 10 goals of the 2014 World Cup?

Featuring Lionel Messi, James Rodriguez, Tim Cahill and more.

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A cheeky tackle and the rest of our favourite images from Saturday’s GAA action

There were three qualifiers across both codes as well as crucial camogie games.

McGregor backs up the talk with first round knockout at sold-out O2 Arena

The Irish featherweight was fighting in the main event at UFC Dubln tonight.

Rory McIlroy could make his dad much, much richer tomorrow

Gerry McIlroy could cash in on a long-standing bet.


Wenger says he’s ‘not deeply concerned’ over Wilshere smoking pictures

The Arsenal midfielder was pictured smoking again last weekend.

Wexford set up Limerick quarter-final with nervy win over Waterford

Goals at crucial times were the key for Liam Dunne’s men.

Kildare narrowly get past a spirited Clare after a huge turnaround in Ennis

The hosts suffer a second-half collapse but leave the championship with their heads held high.

As it happened: UFC Fight Night Dublin

Conor McGregor and Diego Brandao headline in the O2 Arena on a huge night for Irish MMA. Join us to find out how it unfolds.

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Holohan, Pendred and Seery make it a perfect start for the Irish at UFC Dublin

It was three wins from three heading into tonight’s main card.

Arsenal get a tough workout in their first pre-season game against Boreham Wood

Only a handful of the Gunners’ more high-profile players were on show against the Conference South side.

Armagh momentum builds as Rossies fall short in qualifier

Dr. Hyde Park was the venue for the tonight’s clash.

McIlroy’s patience rewarded but work still to be done to secure Open title

The former world number one is six shots clear of the field.

As it happened: Wexford v Waterford, All-Ireland SHC Round 2 qualifier

Nowlan Park was the venue as these two clashed for just the third time in the championship.

Terry bags brace as Chelsea labour to win over AFC Wimbledon

Jose Mourinho’s men were up against it as Alan Bennett scored inside the first minute.

Check out all the goals as Liverpool scrape past Preston

Rickie Lambert and Emre Can made disappointing debuts for the Premier League side.

Wexford and Kilkenny book camogie semi-final spots

The two recorded wins over Dublin and Tipp today.

VIDEO: Lewis Hamilton suffered a bad crash in Hockenheim today

Despite being shaken and groggy, the 29-year-old was able to climb from his wrecked car and walk away.

Majka wins stage 14 as Nibali cements lead

Nico Roche was part of the breakaway again but faltered badly near the end.

21 memorable, nostalgia-tinged photos of Roy Keane on the 21st anniversary of his signing for United

We look back at some of the Irishman’s most famous and infamous moments as a footballer.

The Blackpool starting XI for today’s friendly with Penrith is a real family-affair

5 un-named trialists feature in the side after club lost 27 players since the end of last season.

McIlroy soars with double eagle finish at Open

Torrential rain drenched the players as they arrived for third round action at Royal Liverpool.

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How many putts would you need to make this seven footer?

With a bonus why would you ask an NFL player to tackle you question.

Fabio Borini named in Liverpool team for today’s friendly with Preston

The Italian’s proposed move to Sunderland takes an interesting turn.

Kildare and Clare unchanged for tonight’s All-Ireland SFC qualifier

Throw-in at Cusack Park, Ennis is at 7pm.

Video: Rio Ferdinand takes you through his signing for QPR

The veteran defender brought the cameras with him as he completed his move to Loftus Road.