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    Obituary: Tommy Wade


    The showjumper Tommy Wade on his ''glorified'' Connemara pony, Dundrum, not only electrified audiences at the annual Horse Show in the RDS, Dublin in the 1960s but can be credited with popularising the sport of showjumping, then regarded as an elitist...

    The showjumper Tommy Wade on his ''glorified'' Connemara pony, Dundrum, not only electrified audiences at the annual Horse Show in the RDS, Dublin in the 1960s but can be credited with popularising the sport of showjumping, then regarded as an elitist pursuit of the Anglo-Irish ascendency.
    'Why would you ask that, mate?' - Jono Gibbes in tetchy post-game interview after questions on La Rochelle talks

    'Why would you ask that, mate?' - Jono Gibbes in tetchy post-game interview after questions on La Rochelle talks


    Ulster coach Jono Gibbes defended his trip to France for talks with La Rochelle three days before the Champions Cup playoff against the Ospreys, saying that it had no impact on his side's...

    Ulster coach Jono Gibbes defended his trip to France for talks with La Rochelle three days before the Champions Cup playoff against the Ospreys, saying that it had no impact on his side's performance.
    'Today was a low ebb' - Henry Shefflin doesn't hold back as he explains how Tipperary have 'regressed' since 2016

    'Today was a low ebb' - Henry Shefflin doesn't hold back as he explains how Tipperary have 'regressed' since 2016


    Henry Shefflin says Tipperary have 'regressed' since their 2016 All-Ireland win over Kilkenny after the Premier county's hurlers slipped to defeat in their Munster championship opener against Limerick this...

    Henry Shefflin says Tipperary have 'regressed' since their 2016 All-Ireland win over Kilkenny after the Premier county's hurlers slipped to defeat in their Munster championship opener against Limerick this afternoon.
    Tyrone dumped into qualifiers as Conor McManus kicks Monaghan to deserved win in Omagh

    Tyrone dumped into qualifiers as Conor McManus kicks Monaghan to deserved win in Omagh


    Tyrone’s quest to secure three Ulster titles on the bounce for the first time in their history fell at the first hurdle after Monaghan produced a strong final ten minutes to take a deserved win in front of 15,029 in Omagh’s Healy...

    Tyrone’s quest to secure three Ulster titles on the bounce for the first time in their history fell at the first hurdle after Monaghan produced a strong final ten minutes to take a deserved win in front of 15,029 in Omagh’s Healy Park.
    Cork edge Clare in Páirc Uí Chaoimh thriller as Rebels start Munster defence in style

    Cork edge Clare in Páirc Uí Chaoimh thriller as Rebels start Munster defence in style


    Cork's championship dominance over Clare since the Banner's 2013 All-Ireland success was extended to a fourth game at Pairc Ui Chaoimh as the home side got their Munster round robin series off to a flying...

    Cork's championship dominance over Clare since the Banner's 2013 All-Ireland success was extended to a fourth game at Pairc Ui Chaoimh as the home side got their Munster round robin series off to a flying start.
    Neil Francis: The game was entertaining but for Leinster fans, 80 minutes of water-boarding would have been preferable

    Neil Francis: The game was entertaining but for Leinster fans, 80 minutes of water-boarding would have been preferable


    The stench of wasted opportunity was the overriding aroma in the aftermath of this match. What-ifs rolling off the tongue. Leinster, infinitely smarter, got the job done. Their challenge was a far more difficult task to deal with because the battle was...

    The stench of wasted opportunity was the overriding aroma in the aftermath of this match. What-ifs rolling off the tongue. Leinster, infinitely smarter, got the job done. Their challenge was a far more difficult task to deal with because the battle was not with Munster but with themselves.
    Dublin come up short in injury time again as Wexford claim victory with late flurry of points

    Dublin come up short in injury time again as Wexford claim victory with late flurry of points


    A CRAZY end to a full-blooded contest at Innovate Wexford Park ended with the hosts snatching victory at the death while Dublin cursed their second consecutive bout of injury-time...

    A CRAZY end to a full-blooded contest at Innovate Wexford Park ended with the hosts snatching victory at the death while Dublin cursed their second consecutive bout of injury-time heartbreak.
    Michael Ryan refuses to speak to the media until after Tipperary's Munster round robin campaign

    Michael Ryan refuses to speak to the media until after Tipperary's Munster round robin campaign


    Tipperary manager Michael Ryan declined to speak to the media after today's loss to Limerick and won't conduct press duties until after their Munster hurling championship round robin fixtures are...

    Tipperary manager Michael Ryan declined to speak to the media after today's loss to Limerick and won't conduct press duties until after their Munster hurling championship round robin fixtures are concluded.

    History and tradition matter as king Mo plots a pharaoh tale


    A pair of football boots belonging to Mohamed Salah have been added to the British Museum's famous collection of Egyptian...

    A pair of football boots belonging to Mohamed Salah have been added to the British Museum's famous collection of Egyptian artefacts.

    Westwood moving on from season of misery


    Keiren Westwood will miss three more Ireland games in the next fortnight. They may be meaningless end-of-season friendlies to the rest of us, and sadly they are not World Cup warm-ups, but these are important fixtures for Martin O'Neill's players....

    Keiren Westwood will miss three more Ireland games in the next fortnight. They may be meaningless end-of-season friendlies to the rest of us, and sadly they are not World Cup warm-ups, but these are important fixtures for Martin O'Neill's players. Missing out on appearances at Celtic Park, Stade de France and the Aviva will hurt the goalkeeper.
    Kilkenny make it two from two in Leinster but fail to impress against Offaly

    Kilkenny make it two from two in Leinster but fail to impress against Offaly


    Kilkenny made it two wins from two in the Leinster SHC but Brian Cody's men were far from impressive Brian Cody's as they eventually got the better of Offaly by nine...

    Kilkenny made it two wins from two in the Leinster SHC but Brian Cody's men were far from impressive Brian Cody's as they eventually got the better of Offaly by nine points.

    'He has some nerve' - Stephen Ferris blasts Jono Gibbes for holding talks with French club before European playoff


    Stephen Ferris has strongly criticised Ulster head coach Jono Gibbes for holding talks with French side La Rochelle just three days before the province's crunch Champions Cup playoff against the...

    Stephen Ferris has strongly criticised Ulster head coach Jono Gibbes for holding talks with French side La Rochelle just three days before the province's crunch Champions Cup playoff against the Ospreys.
    Late Limerick surge sees off sub-par Tipperary in Munster championship opener

    Late Limerick surge sees off sub-par Tipperary in Munster championship opener


    Limerick flashed out a warning to the rest of Munster that their Allianz League form was the real deal when they bagged their first points in the new-look 'round robin' championship...

    Limerick flashed out a warning to the rest of Munster that their Allianz League form was the real deal when they bagged their first points in the new-look 'round robin' championship format.
    GAA Championship as it happened: Cork and Clare face-off with Tyrone and Monaghan going to battle in Ulster

    GAA Championship as it happened: Cork and Clare face-off with Tyrone and Monaghan going to battle in Ulster


    The Munster SHC gets underway at the Gaelic Grounds where Limerick and Tipperary face-off (2pm), Kilkenny entertain Offaly and Davy Fitzgerald's Wexford host Dublin (both 3pm) and Pairc Uí Chaoimh is the venue for the meeting of Cork and Clare (4pm). In...

    The Munster SHC gets underway at the Gaelic Grounds where Limerick and Tipperary face-off (2pm), Kilkenny entertain Offaly and Davy Fitzgerald's Wexford host Dublin (both 3pm) and Pairc Uí Chaoimh is the venue for the meeting of Cork and Clare (4pm). In football, Tyrone take on Monaghan in Omagh (4pm).
    Mayo are find the same way to lose over and over again - Marc Ó Sé

    Mayo are find the same way to lose over and over again - Marc Ó Sé


    Marc Ó Sé claims Mayo's footballers have repeatedly failed to learn from their mistakes, as last year's All-Ireland finalists slipped to defeat against Galway last...

    Marc Ó Sé claims Mayo's footballers have repeatedly failed to learn from their mistakes, as last year's All-Ireland finalists slipped to defeat against Galway last weekend.

    Colm O'Rourke: Can football get any worse? Don't expect Tyrone and Monaghan to be any better than last week's borefest


    Galway continued their dominance over Mayo last Sunday, not only beating them but administering a right sickening one too. In the process, they pushed Mayo a step closer to the end and they did it in the most boring fashion as...

    Galway continued their dominance over Mayo last Sunday, not only beating them but administering a right sickening one too. In the process, they pushed Mayo a step closer to the end and they did it in the most boring fashion as well.
    Jamesie O'Connor: Tipperary are there for the taking and I think today's game is Limerick's to lose

    Jamesie O'Connor: Tipperary are there for the taking and I think today's game is Limerick's to lose


    Before looking ahead, a glance back. Two moments from last weekend. Tullamore, 7.12 on Saturday night. Eoghan Cahill has just pulled off a brilliant stop from a Joe Canning penalty - one of several outstanding saves by the Offaly goalkeeper - and it...

    Before looking ahead, a glance back. Two moments from last weekend. Tullamore, 7.12 on Saturday night. Eoghan Cahill has just pulled off a brilliant stop from a Joe Canning penalty - one of several outstanding saves by the Offaly goalkeeper - and it energises the home crowd. Within a minute, Shane Dooley is through, with only James Skehill to beat at the other end of the field. He doesn't miss chances like these. Goal for Offaly, six-point swing and a game that could have been over, is very much back on. Realistically, the home supporters know they're not going to win, but the team is giving it their all. That's good enough for most of them, and the buzz inside the ground is palpable.
    New Zealand boss Steve Hansen stirs the pot on Brad Shields England call-up: 'He would probably have been an All Black this year'

    New Zealand boss Steve Hansen stirs the pot on Brad Shields England call-up: 'He would probably have been an All Black this year'


    New Zealand made their feelings very clear when England demanded Brad Shields be allowed to join up with Eddie Jones' squad for the summer tour to South Africa. They were not...

    New Zealand made their feelings very clear when England demanded Brad Shields be allowed to join up with Eddie Jones' squad for the summer tour to South Africa. They were not happy.
    Limerick manager Billy Lee explains why they came close to forfeiting Clare game over 'administrative error'

    Limerick manager Billy Lee explains why they came close to forfeiting Clare game over 'administrative error'


    Limerick football manager Billy Lee has revealed how close he came to pulling his team from last night's Munster SFC quarter-final clash with Clare after an administration error robbed him of a...

    Limerick football manager Billy Lee has revealed how close he came to pulling his team from last night's Munster SFC quarter-final clash with Clare after an administration error robbed him of a player.
    Ben Youngs hails 'phenomenal' brother Tom after wife goes into remission following four-year cancer battle

    Ben Youngs hails 'phenomenal' brother Tom after wife goes into remission following four-year cancer battle


    Ben Youngs has paid tribute to his “phenomenal” brother Tom days after it was confirmed that his sister-in-law, Tom’s wife Tiffany, has gone into remission following a four-year battle with...

    Ben Youngs has paid tribute to his “phenomenal” brother Tom days after it was confirmed that his sister-in-law, Tom’s wife Tiffany, has gone into remission following a four-year battle with cancer.

    Jurgen Klopp: It will take 15 years for Mo Salah to match Cristiano Ronaldo


    Jurgen Klopp says Mohamed Salah will have to repeat this season’s heroics “for the next 15 years” to match the achievements of Cristiano...

    Jurgen Klopp says Mohamed Salah will have to repeat this season’s heroics “for the next 15 years” to match the achievements of Cristiano Ronaldo.
    NFL player JJ Watt to pay for funerals of all 10 victims killed by Santa Fe gunman

    NFL player JJ Watt to pay for funerals of all 10 victims killed by Santa Fe gunman


    An NFL player has promised to pay for the funerals of all 10 victims who died when a teenage gunman burst into an art class and opened fire at his Texas...

    An NFL player has promised to pay for the funerals of all 10 victims who died when a teenage gunman burst into an art class and opened fire at his Texas school.
    Lowe hits high notes to help Leinster repel Munster rally

    Lowe hits high notes to help Leinster repel Munster rally


    What a great finish to a very good game. Had Munster managed to complete what was an unlikely comeback - Joey Carbery's penalty left them 16-8 down with four minutes to go - it would have been thoroughly deserved for they brought a huge amount to this...

    What a great finish to a very good game. Had Munster managed to complete what was an unlikely comeback - Joey Carbery's penalty left them 16-8 down with four minutes to go - it would have been thoroughly deserved for they brought a huge amount to this contest.

    Martin O'Neill demands commitment from Ireland's new boys


    Martin O'Neill says he wants assurances from dual-eligibility players that they are serious about having a career with the Republic of Ireland, and are not just settling for second best, before he hands out...

    Martin O'Neill says he wants assurances from dual-eligibility players that they are serious about having a career with the Republic of Ireland, and are not just settling for second best, before he hands out caps.

    Sailing launches home of its own but funding issues remain


    Ireland has won 31 Olympic medals. There was a time, not so long ago, when these victories by supremely talented men and women were almost entirely as a result of their own endeavours. They had achieved success in spite of the system they came from, not...

    Ireland has won 31 Olympic medals. There was a time, not so long ago, when these victories by supremely talented men and women were almost entirely as a result of their own endeavours. They had achieved success in spite of the system they came from, not because of it. It was a random event.
    Yates a real giant of the game on and off the course

    Yates a real giant of the game on and off the course


    While making quite a deal of Jimmy Bruen's birthday, Henry Cotton filled almost half a broadsheet page of the News of the World explaining how Britain and Ireland were about to make history. It was Sunday, May 8, 1938 and the team for the forthcoming...

    While making quite a deal of Jimmy Bruen's birthday, Henry Cotton filled almost half a broadsheet page of the News of the World explaining how Britain and Ireland were about to make history. It was Sunday, May 8, 1938 and the team for the forthcoming Walker Cup matches at St Andrews had just been announced.
    Clarke return adds spice to Ulster's Euro play-off

    Clarke return adds spice to Ulster's Euro play-off


    As Allen Clarke was driving out the gate of Ravenhill last year - a casualty in the reshuffle that saw himself and Neil Doak replaced by Jono Gibbes and Dwayne Peel - the Future Fairy flagged him down with a message. "Never mind Clarkey, you'll be back...

    As Allen Clarke was driving out the gate of Ravenhill last year - a casualty in the reshuffle that saw himself and Neil Doak replaced by Jono Gibbes and Dwayne Peel - the Future Fairy flagged him down with a message. "Never mind Clarkey, you'll be back here before you know it!"
    Final spot is still possible for Carlow

    Final spot is still possible for Carlow


    Carlow hurlers remain in contention for a final spot in the Joe McDonagh Cup following this hard-earned four point victory over visitors Meath in this Round 3 tie played before a small attendance at Netwatch Cullen Park...

    Carlow hurlers remain in contention for a final spot in the Joe McDonagh Cup following this hard-earned four point victory over visitors Meath in this Round 3 tie played before a small attendance at Netwatch Cullen Park yesterday.

    Spurs hopeful of keeping Pochettino as Blues give up chase


    Mauricio Pochettino has held positive discussions with chairman Daniel Levy over his Tottenham Hotspur future, with Chelsea resigning themselves to the fact there is virtually no chance the manager will push for a move to Stamford...

    Mauricio Pochettino has held positive discussions with chairman Daniel Levy over his Tottenham Hotspur future, with Chelsea resigning themselves to the fact there is virtually no chance the manager will push for a move to Stamford Bridge.
    Malone and Cleary shine for Clare

    Malone and Cleary shine for Clare


    It's a long time since Limerick beat Waterford back in 2012 to claim their last provincial championship win, and an even dimmer memory since they last accounted for Clare three years before that, but the wait goes on for Billy Lee's side after this...

    It's a long time since Limerick beat Waterford back in 2012 to claim their last provincial championship win, and an even dimmer memory since they last accounted for Clare three years before that, but the wait goes on for Billy Lee's side after this 12-point defeat at the Gaelic Grounds.
    Quigley the hero as Armagh slump in Ulster again

    Quigley the hero as Armagh slump in Ulster again


    Fermanagh won their first Ulster Championship match since 2016 when they comfortably brushed aside the challenge of Division 3 league champions Armagh last night to qualify for a provincial semi-final showdown against the winners of today's all-Division...

    Fermanagh won their first Ulster Championship match since 2016 when they comfortably brushed aside the challenge of Division 3 league champions Armagh last night to qualify for a provincial semi-final showdown against the winners of today's all-Division One encounter between Tyrone and Monaghan.
    Tipperary's Boss still has ambitions to be realised

    Tipperary's Boss still has ambitions to be realised


    A few weeks ago, Eoin Kelly met an old man at a funeral who engaged him in a conversation about hurling. At some point he asked the former Tipperary captain a favour. Would it be possible to arrange a picture with Pádraic Maher? Kelly hurled county with...

    A few weeks ago, Eoin Kelly met an old man at a funeral who engaged him in a conversation about hurling. At some point he asked the former Tipperary captain a favour. Would it be possible to arrange a picture with Pádraic Maher? Kelly hurled county with Maher and is currently helping out as a coach with his club, Thurles Sarsfields. When he asked his inquisitor why he wanted a picture with Maher he was told of a lifelong interest in the county's hurlers with its genesis in the 1960s, the time of Hell's Kitchen. Maher, he was told, played like someone from that era.
    Wicklow seal last-four spot

    Wicklow seal last-four spot


    Wicklow confirmed their place in the semi-finals of the Christy Ring Cup yesterday when goals from Andy O'Brien and Daniel Staunton were the difference between them and a lively Roscommon in Athleague, the visitors prevailing by 2-16 to...

    Wicklow confirmed their place in the semi-finals of the Christy Ring Cup yesterday when goals from Andy O'Brien and Daniel Staunton were the difference between them and a lively Roscommon in Athleague, the visitors prevailing by 2-16 to 0-16.

    I don't feel like an underdog, insists defiant Klopp


    Jurgen Klopp was suffering in the Nevada desert, in prolonged therapy from his last Champions League final defeat, when he experienced an epiphany. It was May 2014 and Klopp was on a post-season holiday in Las Vegas when he noticed fans huddling around a...

    Jurgen Klopp was suffering in the Nevada desert, in prolonged therapy from his last Champions League final defeat, when he experienced an epiphany. It was May 2014 and Klopp was on a post-season holiday in Las Vegas when he noticed fans huddling around a TV to watch Real Madrid against Atletico Madrid.

    'All we want is a level playing field' - Tipp boss fumes over short recovery time for Cork semi-final


    Tipperary manager Liam Kearns was furious after his side comfortably overcame their first hurdle in the Munster senior football championship at Thurles last night. Kearns hit out at the short recovery time allowed before they face Cork in next Saturday's...

    Tipperary manager Liam Kearns was furious after his side comfortably overcame their first hurdle in the Munster senior football championship at Thurles last night. Kearns hit out at the short recovery time allowed before they face Cork in next Saturday's semi-final at the same venue, insisting that they deserve at least a two week respite.

    Hazard adds silver lining for Conte


    If this turns out to be Antonio Conte's final game as Chelsea manager, as all the evidence suggests, at least he has gone out on a high. For all the politics at Stamford Bridge, all the discontentment and the impression of a manager who knows his time is...

    If this turns out to be Antonio Conte's final game as Chelsea manager, as all the evidence suggests, at least he has gone out on a high. For all the politics at Stamford Bridge, all the discontentment and the impression of a manager who knows his time is up, another trophy has been added to the collection. Last year, the Premier League, this season, the FA Cup; only at Chelsea, perhaps, could a manager with that haul now be cut free.
    Happy Hennebry has put the balance back into racing

    Happy Hennebry has put the balance back into racing


    Even in the week Sam Bennett's breakthrough success has been splashed across the sport pages, Conor Hennebry knows he made the right decision. Eighteen months ago, the young Waterford man made the same leap as the Giro d'Italia stage winner from...

    Even in the week Sam Bennett's breakthrough success has been splashed across the sport pages, Conor Hennebry knows he made the right decision. Eighteen months ago, the young Waterford man made the same leap as the Giro d'Italia stage winner from Carrick-on-Suir to Seán Kelly's An Post Chain Reaction team to chase the professional dream.

    Robertson's rise continues to amaze


    Andrew Robertson might be an object of adulation at Anfield now but no Kop stalwart can look him in the face and say - if one may borrow from Harry Enfield's predatory shopkeeper - 'I saw you coming'. Robertson's credentials, after all, initially...

    Andrew Robertson might be an object of adulation at Anfield now but no Kop stalwart can look him in the face and say - if one may borrow from Harry Enfield's predatory shopkeeper - 'I saw you coming'. Robertson's credentials, after all, initially underwhelmed followers of a club who would pay £75 million to make Virgil van Dijk the world's most expensive defender.
    Wembley hero Hazard underlines value to Chelsea

    Wembley hero Hazard underlines value to Chelsea


    It was the ultimate act of player power and yet nobody at Chelsea flinched. Having scored the winning goal in the FA Cup final, Eden Hazard revealed he would wait for the club to sign "good players" before deciding his...

    It was the ultimate act of player power and yet nobody at Chelsea flinched. Having scored the winning goal in the FA Cup final, Eden Hazard revealed he would wait for the club to sign "good players" before deciding his future.
    Stephen Hunt: If this was duo's last match for Chelsea, they signed off in style

    Stephen Hunt: If this was duo's last match for Chelsea, they signed off in style


    Will Chelsea's two FA Cup winners still be at Stamford Bridge next season or have Eden Hazard and Antonio Conte said farewell? If they have signed off at Wembley, the pair have done it in...

    Will Chelsea's two FA Cup winners still be at Stamford Bridge next season or have Eden Hazard and Antonio Conte said farewell? If they have signed off at Wembley, the pair have done it in style.
    Scarlets clash offers intrigue as Leinster book final berth

    Scarlets clash offers intrigue as Leinster book final berth


    No matter who won yesterday's cracking Guinness Pro14 semi-final, they would have had a tailor-made story for next Saturday against Scarlets at the Aviva. A year ago, on a lovely, sunny evening at the RDS, the Welsh side ran Leinster off the park. And...

    No matter who won yesterday's cracking Guinness Pro14 semi-final, they would have had a tailor-made story for next Saturday against Scarlets at the Aviva. A year ago, on a lovely, sunny evening at the RDS, the Welsh side ran Leinster off the park. And then did the same a week later to Munster.
    Rebel fans finally get to pitch in together

    Rebel fans finally get to pitch in together


    In Cork on Friday night, a GAA supporters' club was launched with the county board's blessing, a move that might have seemed outlandish for many years but that now has an official stamp of...

    In Cork on Friday night, a GAA supporters' club was launched with the county board's blessing, a move that might have seemed outlandish for many years but that now has an official stamp of approval.

    McGregor puts clinical Celtic on way to historic double treble


    The Inevitables might not be quite as resonant as the Invincibles - as Celtic were dubbed when they achieved an undefeated clean sweep of the Scottish honours last season - but the chronicles will not make such fine...

    The Inevitables might not be quite as resonant as the Invincibles - as Celtic were dubbed when they achieved an undefeated clean sweep of the Scottish honours last season - but the chronicles will not make such fine distinctions.

    O'Brien says new blood needed to make next step


    The O'Brien boys used to play at the Ashes in the back garden. During the summer they would stage long one-on-one Test matches, each always taking the same part. Back then Niall was a batsman whose hero was Steve Waugh, so he would be Australia, and...

    The O'Brien boys used to play at the Ashes in the back garden. During the summer they would stage long one-on-one Test matches, each always taking the same part. Back then Niall was a batsman whose hero was Steve Waugh, so he would be Australia, and Kevin was a bowler who idolised Darren Gough, so he'd be England.
    Rhododendron blooms for O'Brien in Lockinge

    Rhododendron blooms for O'Brien in Lockinge


    Rhododendron gave Aidan O'Brien a second victory in the Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes following a thrilling finish to the Group One showpiece over a mile at Newbury. Lightning Spear looked like he just about hit the front under Oisín Murphy and was about to...

    Rhododendron gave Aidan O'Brien a second victory in the Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes following a thrilling finish to the Group One showpiece over a mile at Newbury. Lightning Spear looked like he just about hit the front under Oisín Murphy and was about to spring a 16/1 surprise, but Ryan Moore had hit top gear aboard Rhododendron (100/30 favourite) in the centre of the course.
    Clare sweep Limerick aside to make early championship statement

    Clare sweep Limerick aside to make early championship statement


    It’s a long time since Limerick beat Waterford back in 2012 to claim their last provincial championship win, and an even dimmer memory since they last accounted for Clare three years before that, but the wait goes on for Billy Lee’s side after this...

    It’s a long time since Limerick beat Waterford back in 2012 to claim their last provincial championship win, and an even dimmer memory since they last accounted for Clare three years before that, but the wait goes on for Billy Lee’s side after this 12-point defeat at the Gaelic Grounds.
    Tipperary set up Cork clash after comfortable win over Waterford

    Tipperary set up Cork clash after comfortable win over Waterford


    Tipperary have Cork in their crosshairs for a third successive year after comfortably disposing of Waterford before a meagre attendance at Semple...

    Tipperary have Cork in their crosshairs for a third successive year after comfortably disposing of Waterford before a meagre attendance at Semple Stadium.
    Armagh's Ulster drought continues as Fermanagh upset McGeeney's men in low-scoring quarter-final

    Armagh's Ulster drought continues as Fermanagh upset McGeeney's men in low-scoring quarter-final


    Fermanagh are in seventh heaven after winning their first Ulster championship match since 2016. They brushed aside the woefully weak challenge of Division 3 league champions Armagh...

    Fermanagh are in seventh heaven after winning their first Ulster championship match since 2016. They brushed aside the woefully weak challenge of Division 3 league champions Armagh tonight.
    Man United rally falls short as Eden Hazard penalty secures FA Cup for Chelsea

    Man United rally falls short as Eden Hazard penalty secures FA Cup for Chelsea


    Eden Hazard fired Chelsea to FA Cup glory against Manchester United as Antonio Conte's expected farewell ended with a memorable triumph against old foe Jose...

    Eden Hazard fired Chelsea to FA Cup glory against Manchester United as Antonio Conte's expected farewell ended with a memorable triumph against old foe Jose Mourinho.

    Leicester agree deal to sign Porto defender Ricardo Pereira


    Leicester are set to complete their first summer signing after agreeing a deal for Porto defender Ricardo...

    Leicester are set to complete their first summer signing after agreeing a deal for Porto defender Ricardo Pereira.

    Manuel Pellegrini moves closer to West Ham job after leaving Chinese Super League club


    Former Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini appeared to move a step closer to taking over at West Ham after Hebei China Fortune confirmed he was leaving the Chinese Super League...

    Former Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini appeared to move a step closer to taking over at West Ham after Hebei China Fortune confirmed he was leaving the Chinese Super League club.

    Don Patricio: the most famous Irishman you've never heard of?


    Just one mourner was present in a small London cemetery as the coffin was lowered into a grave which would lie unmarked for almost 60...

    Just one mourner was present in a small London cemetery as the coffin was lowered into a grave which would lie unmarked for almost 60 years.

    Pellegrini leaves Chinese Super League club amid West Ham reports


    Former Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini appeared to move a step closer to taking over at West Ham after Hebei China Fortune confirmed he was leaving the Chinese Super League...

    Former Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini appeared to move a step closer to taking over at West Ham after Hebei China Fortune confirmed he was leaving the Chinese Super League club.

    Man United dealt a blow as Romelu Lukaku loses battle to start FA Cup final


    Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku has lost his battle to start the FA Cup final against his former club Chelsea, with Marcus Rashford taking his place in Jose Mourinho's...

    Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku has lost his battle to start the FA Cup final against his former club Chelsea, with Marcus Rashford taking his place in Jose Mourinho's line-up.
    Leinster vs Munster, as it happened: James Lowe's moment of magic sees Leinster book PRO 14 final place

    Leinster vs Munster, as it happened: James Lowe's moment of magic sees Leinster book PRO 14 final place


    Leinster take on Munster at the RDS this afternoon, with the winners set to face Scarlets in the Guinness PRO 14 final at the Aviva Stadium next weekend. Follow all the action in our live blog, with the game kicking off at...

    Leinster take on Munster at the RDS this afternoon, with the winners set to face Scarlets in the Guinness PRO 14 final at the Aviva Stadium next weekend. Follow all the action in our live blog, with the game kicking off at 15.15:
    'We'd be looking to get a small bit of revenge' - Gary Rogers gunning for Waterford

    'We'd be looking to get a small bit of revenge' - Gary Rogers gunning for Waterford


    DUNDALK goalkeeper Gary Rogers is looking forward to another crack at Waterford after a run of three straight wins to erase the memory of their grim night on Suirside at the start of this...

    DUNDALK goalkeeper Gary Rogers is looking forward to another crack at Waterford after a run of three straight wins to erase the memory of their grim night on Suirside at the start of this month.
    'He should be here with his teammates' - James Haskell criticised for missing Wasps match to attend Britain's royal wedding

    'He should be here with his teammates' - James Haskell criticised for missing Wasps match to attend Britain's royal wedding


    Wasps and England rugby player James Haskell will miss his potential final game with Wasps on Saturday after arriving at the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, just hours before his teammates take on Saracens for a place in the Premiership...

    Wasps and England rugby player James Haskell will miss his potential final game with Wasps on Saturday after arriving at the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, just hours before his teammates take on Saracens for a place in the Premiership final.
    I get why people might get angry and be like, 'what is this guy doing?' - Jamie Clarke on life in New York

    I get why people might get angry and be like, 'what is this guy doing?' - Jamie Clarke on life in New York


    New York City. The Chelsea Bell bar on West 26th street in Manhattan. Outside, the sun beams down on a beautiful day with the eight million or so who cram on to the island for work unaware that their GAA team missed out on history by a couple of minutes...

    New York City. The Chelsea Bell bar on West 26th street in Manhattan. Outside, the sun beams down on a beautiful day with the eight million or so who cram on to the island for work unaware that their GAA team missed out on history by a couple of minutes just the previous day.

    Keohane sends Cork on their way in stroll


    This was one of those blemish-free nights for Cork City which could play a part in the reigning champions being able to retain their league title, as John Caulfield's side swatted away the challenge of Bray Wanderers in front of Martin O'Neill and Roy...

    This was one of those blemish-free nights for Cork City which could play a part in the reigning champions being able to retain their league title, as John Caulfield's side swatted away the challenge of Bray Wanderers in front of Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane at Turner's Cross.
    Blues lose home record in thriller

    Blues lose home record in thriller


    Waterford lost their discipline and their unbeaten record last night as Limerick secured a vital victory at the...

    Waterford lost their discipline and their unbeaten record last night as Limerick secured a vital victory at the RSC.
    O'Neill to give Burke weekend to remember

    O'Neill to give Burke weekend to remember


    For Shamrock Rovers striker Graham Burke, this will be a weekend like no...

    For Shamrock Rovers striker Graham Burke, this will be a weekend like no other.
    Rodgers: There's a reason no one has won back-to-back trebles

    Rodgers: There's a reason no one has won back-to-back trebles


    Brendan Rodgers has rebutted the allegation - frequently voiced in England - that the Scottish game is uncompetitive and...

    Brendan Rodgers has rebutted the allegation - frequently voiced in England - that the Scottish game is uncompetitive and substandard.
    Spieth turns things around despite putting struggles

    Spieth turns things around despite putting struggles


    Jordan Spieth remains frustrated with his putting despite surging through the field with a five-under 66 at the AT&T Byron Nelson in...

    Jordan Spieth remains frustrated with his putting despite surging through the field with a five-under 66 at the AT&T Byron Nelson in Dallas.
    'I cannot control fans hating me' - Jose Mourinho ready to beat the boos

    'I cannot control fans hating me' - Jose Mourinho ready to beat the boos


    Jose Mourinho is prepared for a hostile reception from Chelsea fans at Wembley this evening but insists he will have no problem with them booing...

    Jose Mourinho is prepared for a hostile reception from Chelsea fans at Wembley this evening but insists he will have no problem with them booing him.
    Rumours of Gibbes move to France hang over Ulster's vital play-off

    Rumours of Gibbes move to France hang over Ulster's vital play-off


    The curious case of Jono Gibbes and La Rochelle continued yesterday with sources in France still believing the departing Ulster head coach will take a job with the Top 14...

    The curious case of Jono Gibbes and La Rochelle continued yesterday with sources in France still believing the departing Ulster head coach will take a job with the Top 14 outfit.
    Beirne and Scarlets book place in final

    Beirne and Scarlets book place in final


    Tadhg Beirne's Scarlets booked their return to Dublin by easing their way to the Guinness PRO14 final with a convincing victory over Glasgow at...

    Tadhg Beirne's Scarlets booked their return to Dublin by easing their way to the Guinness PRO14 final with a convincing victory over Glasgow at Scotstoun.
    Betting Ring: Experience gives Limato Lockinge edge

    Betting Ring: Experience gives Limato Lockinge edge


    Most Irish people, and certainly the good people of Kinsale, will be aware of the Lusitania which was torpedoed by the Germans off the Old Head of Kinsale during World War I in...

    Most Irish people, and certainly the good people of Kinsale, will be aware of the Lusitania which was torpedoed by the Germans off the Old Head of Kinsale during World War I in 1915.
    Big money brings an even bigger threat to amateur wall

    Big money brings an even bigger threat to amateur wall


    One of the recommendations in the report compiled by the GAA's 'Towards 2034' committee was the appointment of a finance manager in every...

    One of the recommendations in the report compiled by the GAA's 'Towards 2034' committee was the appointment of a finance manager in every county.
    Mullins eyeing a slice of French history

    Mullins eyeing a slice of French history


    After his Punchestown Festival heroics last month, you couldn't put anything past Willie Mullins and the Closutton maestro hasn't reached racing's pinnacle by resting on his...

    After his Punchestown Festival heroics last month, you couldn't put anything past Willie Mullins and the Closutton maestro hasn't reached racing's pinnacle by resting on his laurels.
    GAA Rich List reveals elite counties pulling clear

    GAA Rich List reveals elite counties pulling clear


    The scale of the commercial divide in inter-county GAA is revealed in a special report by the Irish Independent...

    The scale of the commercial divide in inter-county GAA is revealed in a special report by the Irish Independent today.
    John Delaney insists loss of Denis O'Brien funding will not stretch FAI

    John Delaney insists loss of Denis O'Brien funding will not stretch FAI


    John Delaney insists that the loss of Denis O'Brien's backing will not affect the FAI's ability to pay the salaries of Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane and fund other developments in Irish...

    John Delaney insists that the loss of Denis O'Brien's backing will not affect the FAI's ability to pay the salaries of Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane and fund other developments in Irish football.
    Patience pays off for Dawson

    Patience pays off for Dawson


    Tramore's Robin Dawson was rewarded for his patience as he coolly birdied the 18th to take a two-stroke lead into the third round of the Flogas Irish Amateur Open at Royal County...

    Tramore's Robin Dawson was rewarded for his patience as he coolly birdied the 18th to take a two-stroke lead into the third round of the Flogas Irish Amateur Open at Royal County Down.
    Dettori gets sweet York tune out of Stradivarius

    Dettori gets sweet York tune out of Stradivarius


    Stradivarius reinforced his staying credentials with a most impressive success in the Yorkshire...

    Stradivarius reinforced his staying credentials with a most impressive success in the Yorkshire Cup.

    Rás set to remember race legend


    The eight-day Rás Tailteann kicks off in Drogheda tomorrow with a 136km opening stage dedicated to one of the race’s best-known riders and...

    The eight-day Rás Tailteann kicks off in Drogheda tomorrow with a 136km opening stage dedicated to one of the race’s best-known riders and volunteers.