RTÉ apologise to Barry McGuigan over comments by Joe Brolly and Eamon Dunphy

“It wasn't in the spirit of what the programme was designed to do.”

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‘Walking through these doors I could taste winning’: Van Graan loving his first week at Munster

“This rates up there among the best in the world.”

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‘It's important to me because my surname is Irish’: Argentina ready to make history against Ireland

"We feel we can make history but we know Ireland are in one of their best moments ever."

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Martin Donnelly says GAA never had will to revive interpros

Former Interprovincials sponsor Martin Donnelly says the GAA’s support for the competition is “disingenuous” and has called on them to make or break the series.

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‘When Nemo reach a final, they believe they can win it’

“Unusual,” is Dr Crokes selector Harry O’Neill’s reply when quizzed on the coin toss used to decide the venue for Sunday’s Munster club final against Nemo Rangers.

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Kieran Fitzgerald hungry for more Connacht success with Corofin

Gerry Burke, father of All-Star Galway hurler Daithí, was 39 years young when Corofin landed the All-Ireland club title in 1998. Kieran Fitzgerald turns 37 in January. Fitzgerald is unsure if the legs will allow him match the longevity of that other Corofin stalwart. As it is, he’s plenty mileage on the clock.

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So Dan Carter and I were shooting the breeze in the gym one day…

This all kicked off with a throwaway comment in the gym, says Ronan O’Gara.

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Sarcastic Wenger bemoans penalty call as Arsenal fall to Cologne

Cologne 1 - Arsenal 0: Arsene Wenger saw his Arsenal side secure top spot in their Europa League group despite falling to defeat at Cologne thanks to what he sarcastically deemed a “very nice penalty”.

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The week in Fantasy Premier League: The City riddle solved, midfield gems and Expected Goals explained

A dilemma that has plagued Fantasy Premier League managers all season was finally put to rest this week.

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Joe Schmidt challenges rookies to think for themselves

Joe Schmidt has challenged his Test rookies to survive on their wits, not rely on the experience of those around them, after naming an inexperienced backline to face old foes Argentina tomorrow.

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Argentina boss Daniel Hourcade: You only surprise top teams once

The Conrad Hotel, Dublin.

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World Cup loss against Argentina is history for eager Jacob Stockdale

One of the advantages of being a newcomer to this Ireland side is a lack of baggage attached to that 2015 defeat to Argentina.

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Irish firms make a pitch for golf’s snacking market

Kevin Markham looks at four young food companies with a sweet spot for golf.

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Jon Rahm plans to hike up European Tour appearances

World number four Jon Rahm is set to play more European Tour events next season after expressing his frustration at not having a chance to win the Race to Dubai.

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Big pay-day as Lowry moves up the rankings

Shane Lowry joined Paul Dunne in the automatic Ryder Cup places and regained his place as Ireland’s No 1 after a nine-under 63 gave him a share of second in the season-ending DP World Tour Championship.

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Obituary: Alan Potts - A journey from the pits to the parade ring

Alan Potts: mining expert and Cheltenham Gold Cup-winning owner of Sizing John

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Faugheen showing speed and enthusiasm on gallops

After a week off I’m really looking forward to getting back racing, and the return of Faugheen is a great motivation, writes Ruby Walsh.

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Gordon Elliott still value in title battle with Willie Mullins

The battle between Colin Keane and Pat Smullen, for the flat jockeys’ championship, didn’t half-light up that campaign but, you suspect, it will be nothing compared to what’s in store over the coming months, as Willie Mullins and Gordon Elliott again go head-to-head for the National Hunt trainers’ title, writes Pat Keane.

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Motorsport: Quinn optimistic of positive outcome on Ogier signing

Five-time world rally champion Sebastien Ogier will soon decide whether he remains with M-Sport or retires from the World Rally Championship.

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Basketball: More than pride at stake for Glanmire in Cork derby

Singleton’s Supervalu Brunell host Ambassador UCC Glanmire in the pick of the weekend’s Women’s Super League action.

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Hockey Ireland to maintain support for Irish U21s

Dave Passmore has received clearance to run an ongoing women’s U21 programme from Hockey Ireland.

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