Joe Schmidt predicts Ireland will make him proud in South Africa series decider

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt is confident his much-changed team will rise to the challenge of Saturday’s Test series decider against South Africa in Port Elizabeth. The New Zealander has made six personnel changes and one positional switch to his starting...

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Watch as Tyson Fury postpones Wladimir Klitschko rematch due to ankle injury

Tyson Fury’s world heavyweight re-match with Wladimir Klitschko has been postponed after the British boxer suffered an ankle injury. The 27-year-old was due to face Ukraine’s Klitschko in Manchester on July 9, with the WBA, WBO and IBO belts on...

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Tactical analysis: Ireland have to target France’s suspect defence from the flanks

Whisper it quietly, Republic of Ireland can indeed knock France out of Euro 2016 on Sunday, writes Peter McNamara. Huddle...

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Sports lawyer: Brexit likely to ‘throw up issues’ for professional sportspeople

The Brexit result has serious implications for professional sportspeople in Ireland and beyond, says a leading sports lawyer, writes Michael...

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I hug people all the time, says Roy Keane

Roy Keane has vowed to carry on hugging as Ireland gears up for the Euro 2016 showdown with hosts France....

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James McClean Twitter account deleted after controversial Brexit-related tweet

Never one to duck the limelight, James McClean has put himself at the heart of reaction to the Brexit campaign....

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The sporting world’s reaction to Brexit; James McClean account deleted after tweet

Sports stars throughout Ireland and the UK have reacted with shock to the news that Britain has voted to leave...

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England rugby player Danny Cipriani guilty of drink driving

England rugby star Danny Cipriani has been convicted of drink-driving after getting behind the wheel having spent the night drinking...

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Former Laois star accuses GAA of ‘blatant’ Dublin favouritism

Former Laois star Peter O’Leary has accused GAA chiefs of favouring bigger counties, specifically Dublin, after the times for Sunday’s...

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Aaron Hughes not surprised by success of so-called smaller teams at Euro 2016

Veteran defender Aaron Hughes has not been shocked by the success of the perceived minnows at Euro 2016 as his...

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Martin Atkinson to referee Wales’ clash with Northern Ireland

English referee Martin Atkinson will take charge of Saturday’s Euro 2016 clash between Wales and Northern Ireland. The last-16 tie...

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Mike Ashley to pay legal costs of Rangers chairman and SFA after stopping action

Mike Ashley has been ordered to pay the costs of Rangers chairman Dave King and the Scottish Football Association after...

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The Euro 2016 group stages by numbers

Euro 2016’s round of 16 gets under way on Saturday after the completion of the group stages. Here, we look...

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Planes, trains and automobiles – the journey to Lyon could be a tricky one

Aer Lingus and Ryanair have been urged to cut back on the cost of tickets to see Ireland’s Euro 2016...

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Watch Martin O’Neill reveal what Roy Keane said to him during THAT hug

Republic of Ireland boss Martin O’Neill is busy preparing himself for a last 16 battle with France on Sunday so...

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Police release images of 73 England fans suspected of disorder in Marseille

Investigators in England probing the “orchestrated” violence in Marseille have released pictures of 73 England football fans suspected of being...

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FAI secure very small number of additional tickets

If you are fortunate enough to have a ticket for Ireland’s last 16 game against France on Sunday mind it...

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Robbie Keane on handball revenge: ‘F****** hell, move on’

Robbie Keane will not cast his mind back to Thierry Henry’s controversial handball for one second as the Republic of...

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Graeme McDowell turns down Rio Olympics chance

Northern Ireland’s Graeme McDowell is the latest high-profile golfer to turn down the chance to play at the Olympics just...

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CJ Stander returns as Ireland aim for historic series win in South Africa

By Simon Lewis in Port Elizabeth. Joe Schmidt has reverted to his first Test-winning formula as Ireland seek to clinch...

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