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The Morning Sports Briefing
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  • December 5, 2014, 08:35

World Cup bid The Rugby World Cup is less than a year away and hopes of an Irish victory are higher than ever. But, if Joe Schmidt’s men fall s(...)

Trials to select the Irish women’s team to contest the home international championship for the Lady Milne Trophy begin this coming weekend at Templeogue Centre.

The bridge season has been marked by record participation in national championships, peaking with 147 pairs in Duais an Uachtaráin won by M Brady and (...)

 Irelad captain Roy Keane in action against Portugal at Lansdowne Road. ,  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill.The Irish times.

Time to draw on a selection of excellent Ireland performances from the archives.June 2001Republic of Ireland 1 Portugal 1Most Irish soccer fans will r(...)

Flint-hard: Claire Danes in Homeland

Few jobs are so interesting that a camera crew can knock two hours of relatively consecutive, engaging television out of them. Even actors describe(...)

 England manager Roy Hodgson leads a training session at the St Jakob-Park stadium in Basel, Switzerland, yesterday. Photograph: Walter Bieri/EPA

England manager Roy Hodgson said yesterday he would have liked today’s opening European Championship Group E fixture away to Switzerland – the team he(...)

 Callum McGregor has signed a new five-year contract with Celtic. Photograph: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire.

Tottenham will be looking to replicate local rivals Arsenal’s recent success against Besiktas after being paired with the Turkish side in Group C of(...)

France’s Karim Benzema (left) fights for the ball with Osman Chavez (centre) and Maynor Figueroa of Honduras during their fractious Group E encounter at the Beira Rio stadium in Porto Alegre. Photograph: Damir Sagolj/Reuters

After both countries lost their opening matches Honduras and Ecuador face each other in Curitiba today with their World Cup futures on the line. In Gr(...)

Recent transactions at Monaghan indicated a return in retailer confidence to a well-anchored and dominant regional centre

Agent JLL has had significant success at Monaghan Shopping Centre, where it has let five shops and two kiosks since the first quarter of the year. Ke(...)

Franck Ribery (left) has enjoyed considerabley better form in the national team under manager Didier Deschamps. Photograph: Reuters

France’s World Cup hopes suffered a severe blow when Franck Ribery was ruled out of the tournament with a back injury. Les Bleus manager Didier Desch(...)

 Swiss coach Ottmar Hitzfeld announces his squad for the Fifa World Cup 2014 during a press conference in Zurich. Photograph: Walter Bieri/EPA

Relieved Switzerland coach Ottmar Hitzfeld was able to name all his top players as he announced his 23-man World Cup squad today after an injury crisi(...)