Celtic grab away goal in quest for Champions League group stage

Celtic appear to have taken advantage of their European reprieve with a well-deserved 1-1 draw against Maribor in the first leg of their Champions League play-off in Slovenia.


Dublin board rails against GAA grant cut proposals

In the wake of Donegal manager Jim McGuinness’s comparison of Dublin GAA with Chelsea under Russian tycoon Roman Abramovich, it has emerged that the GAA is considering a reduction in the funding made available to the Dublin County Board for coaching in the capital.


Away goal gives Celtic edge

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Celtic might not have made the most of their unlikely Champions League reprieve in Slovenia last night but, despite giving up an early lead, their 1-1 draw with Maribor means that, with a precious away goal under their belts, the side which seemed to have been drummed out of the competition must now be regarded as strong favourites to progress to the lucrative group stages.


McIlroy not rattled by Tiger or Phil quips

World No 1 Rory McIlroy returns to competition in New Jersey looking to win a fourth event in succession at the Barclays Championship and revealing he laughed off comments by Tiger Woods and then smiled at a remark from Phil Mickelson.