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Mark Bergin to captain Kilkenny in 2017

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 23:58:31 +0000

Mark Bergin has been picked as Kilkenny captain for the 2017 season by his club O'Loughlin Gaels. He will lead the Cats as they bid to win back the Liam MacCarthy Cup later this year.

Cronin focused on Leinster return in March

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:58:21 +0000

Sean Cronin says he's targeting a return to the Leinster side for the business end of the European Champions Cup after being forced out of the Six Nations due to injury.

FA Cup: McCarthy's Ipswich dumped out by Lincoln

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:41:56 +0000

Mick McCarthy's Ipswich were dumped out of the FA Cup going down to non league side Lincoln in tonight's third round replay at Sincil Bank.

Frampton wins prestigious Ring Magazine award

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:00:56 +0000

Carl Frampton has become the first Irish boxer to be named Ring Magazine's Fighter of the Year.

Three in the race to succeed Pat Hickey

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:59:19 +0000

Sarah Keane, Willie O'Brien and Bernard O'Byrne are the three candidates in the running to replace Pat Hickey as Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) President, it has been confirmed.

Vertonghen could be sidelined for two months

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 23:02:57 +0000

Tottenham Hotspur are sweating on an injury update on defender Jan Vertonghen, who suffered ankle ligament damage in the win over West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

Sale winger suspended following bizarre incident

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 23:32:18 +0000

Sale Sharks have suspended winger Tom Arscott following bizarre claims that he leaked sensitive information to his brother Luke, who plays for Bristol, before their teams met on New Year's Day.

Triggs cited for incident in Montpellier clash

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:54:02 +0000

Leinster's Hayden Triggs has been cited for an incident that took place in Friday's European Rugby Champions Cup 57-3 victory over Montpellier.

New GPA chief seeks Championship structure changes

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:17:56 +0000

Dermot Earley has been named as the new GPA chief executive and has pin-pointed changes to Championship structures as his most pressing concern.

Yaya Toure turns down offer from China

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:10:55 +0000

Manchester City's Yaya Toure has rejected big-money offers from China in the hope of staying in the Premier League.

Diego Costa back training with Chelsea squad

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:09:58 +0000

Diego Costa took a full part in training with the Chelsea first team on Tuesday as the likelihood of a move to China dwindled.

Fu upsets Trump at the Masters

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:46:35 +0000

A tenacious Marco Fu edged out Judd Trump 6-5 in a high-quality first round match at the Masters in London this afternoon.

Four Irish named in Sean Kelly squad for 2017

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:33:20 +0000

Four Irish cyclists have been named in the An Post Chain Reaction Sean Kelly squad for the upcoming 2017 season.

Aussie jockey in hot water over reckless ride

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:01:00 +0000

Jockey Josh Cartwright could learn of his penalty later this week after admitting to riding recklessly in an extraordinary incident at Morphettville in Australia last Saturday.

FA to discuss retrospective bans for diving

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:21:50 +0000

The Football Association has confirmed it is talking to the Scottish Football Association about the pros and cons of taking retrospective action against players who dive.

Cheltenham Festival countdown: Ante-post questions

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:45:26 +0000

With exactly eight weeks to go until the tapes go up for the first race at the 2017 Cheltenham Festival, we look ahead to some of the main quandaries facing ante-post punters.

Byrne continues quest for goalscoring record

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:12:52 +0000

Jason Byrne will continue his quest to become the all-time leading goalscorer in the League of Ireland as the striker has signed for Cabinteely ahead of the 2017 SSE Airtricity League season.

Klopp frustrated as Matip situation rumbles on

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:57:47 +0000

Liverpool remain frustrated in their hopes of gaining greater clarity over the availability of Joel Matip. Manager Jurgen Klopp admits he still has no idea whether or not he can play the defender.

Valencia set to extend United stay

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:38:55 +0000

Antonio Valencia will remain at Manchester United until 2018 after the club triggered the one-year extension clause in his contract, Press Association Sport understands.

Alun Wyn Jones named as Wales captain

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:03:56 +0000

Alun Wyn Jones has taken over as Wales captain from Sam Warburton for the RBS 6 Nations Championship, the Wales Rugby Union has announced.