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O’Neill: Germany won’t relent

Martin O’Neill has dismissed the theory, fanciful though it may have been in the first place, a sated German side, still celebrating its recent achievements, can be caught napping when the sides meet in October.


Thurles not Model venue for Devereux

Wexford chairman Diarmuid Devereux claims the decision to stick with Thurles for Sunday’s All-Ireland hurling quarter-finals is further proof the county ‘will never get any help from Croke Park’.


O’Gara in the clear as ‘bite’ probe over

Dublin footballer Eoghan O’Gara is in the clear after disciplinary chiefs opted not to pursue allegations of biting during Sunday’s Leinster football final.


Old Bhoy O’Neill cool on return to Paradise

Parkhead has known some great European nights, but the meeting of Scotland and the Republic of Ireland at the Glasgow ground on November 14 in Group D of the European Championships is almost guaranteed to go down alongside the most memorable.

James Rodriguez

Rodriguez ready for Real success

James Rodriguez is determined to make history at Real Madrid rather than crumble under the pressure of becoming the fourth most expensive player of all time.


O’Connell calling the tune for Ireland

Ireland’s defensive rock at the U19 women’s European Championship, Ciara O’Connell, hits as many right notes off the pitch as on it.


Pat’s all out to grab big chance

Champions League, 2nd qualifying round, 2nd leg St Patrick’s Athletic (1) v Legia Warsaw (1) Tonight: Tallaght Stadium 7.45pm

KR Reykjavik's Baldur Sigurusson (right) tackle on Celtic's Stefan Johansen during the Second Qualifying Round, Second Leg match at the BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh.

Early goals set up a stress-free Celtic win

Champions League 2nd round qualifier 2nd leg Celtic 4 KR Reykjavik 0


Woodward: United ready to spend big

Ed Woodward insists Manchester United are ready and willing to break the British transfer record if new manager Louis van Gaal decides they need to do so.


Keane rules out England return

Republic of Ireland captain Robbie Keane last night dismissed any prospect of a another return to the Premier League, insisting he does not miss England.


European silver for Ireland’s Knight

Ireland’s Josie Knight has won a silver medal in the Junior Women’s Individual Pursuit at the UEC European U23/Junior Track Championships in Anadia, Portugal.


Ireland retain overall lead with 26-point advantage

Ireland’s team in the Brewin Dolphin Commodores’ Cup retained first overall in the week-long series after a triangle-shaped, 118-mile course that lasted just over 16 hours.


Munster on title trail after surprise win over Leinster

Munster pulled off a considerable surprise when they hammered host province Leinster 7½ to 3½ on the opening day of the Senior Interprovincial Championship at The Island yesterday.

Mike Perez

A Rebel ready to rumble as Perez back in the garden

Who knows what’s going through Mike Perez’s head this week?

Australia's Michael Rogers crosses the finish line to win the sixteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 237.5 kilometers (147.6 miles) with start in Carcassonne and finish in Bagneres-de-Luchon, France.

Roche trails in as Rogers registers first stage win

Michael Rogers claimed a first ever Tour de France stage victory as he outsprinted Thomas Voeckler.

UP FOR GRABS: Limerick's Robbie Hanley battling for the ball with Waterford's Patrick Curran and Shane Ryan in last night's Munster MHC final replay in Thurles.

Limerick blitz shakes off Déise

Electric Ireland Musnter MHC final replay Limerick 0-24 Waterford 0-18


Ryan lauds Treaty composure as switches have desired effect

Limerick manager Brian Ryan was happy that his side hadn’t panicked at any stage of the replay, allowing them to overhaul Waterford without needing to score goals.


Rebels make sweeping changes for clash with Sligo

Manager Brian Cuthbert has made six changes for Cork’s crucial All-Ireland football qualifier with Sligo.


Sexton and O’Donovan in Munster showdown

Séamus Sexton and Willie O’Donovan will contest what promises to be an exceptional Munster intermediate final at Jagoes Mills on Sunday.

Action from The Connacht Rugby Handicap Hurdle won by WATE AND SEA at the County Mayo venue.

Creek follows up in effortless style

Rae’s Creek and Alton Bay, both winners on the level at the track last time, got off the mark in impressive style in the maiden hurdle action on last night’s card in Ballinrobe.


Grade One status for Mares’ event

The OLBG Mares’ Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival has been raised to Grade One status as part of an overall upgrade to British Jump Pattern and Listed races for the 2014/15 National Hunt season.


Queen’s horse fails drugs test

A racehorse owned by Queen Elizabeth has tested positive for morphine, a prohibited substance.

Eamon O'Shea, Tipperary manager

O’Shea wary of Tipp old boys

All-Ireland SHC quarter-final Tipperary v Dublin Sunday: Semple Stadium (4pm) Referee: Brian Bavin (Offaly)


Football first now, but O’Riordan would relish dual Tipp challenge

All-Ireland SFC Round Galway v Tipperary Saturday: O’Connor Park, Tullamore, 7pm Referee: Barry Cassidy (Derry)

Limeick's Paudie O'Brien against Dublin, March 2013.

Limerick under no illusions of the huge task on hand, admits O’Brien

All-Ireland SHC quarter-final Limerick v Wexford Sunday: Semple Stadium, 2pm Referee: Barry Kelly (Westmeath)

Damien Hayes, Galway

Last two years ‘a disaster’ for Galway, says Hayes

Former All-Star Damien Hayes has described the performances of Galway over the past two years as ‘a disaster’.


GAA and AFL agree tweaks to rules series

Australia look certain to attract their best players for November’s International Rules series following a number of favourable rules tweaks.