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Ireland’s Iwan Hughes picked up a finger injury against England and has been ruled out of the tournament. Photograph: Inpho

There are two enforced changes in the Ireland team to play Australia in their second game of the World Rugby Under-20 Championship on Saturday (kick-o(...)

Ireland U-20 players celebrate Cormac Foley’s try against England during the Six Nations victory  in Cork. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Ireland, the Under-20 Six Nations Grand Slam champions, travel to Argentina for the Junior Rugby World Championship without four of their starting tea(...)

Ireland’s Scott Penny is among four Grand Slam winners to miss the World Championships. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The Ireland Under-20 squad will be without outhalf Harry Byrne (hip flexor), flanker Scott Penny (shoulder), centre David Hawkshaw (ACL/MCL) and wing (...)

A mural in memory of MMA fighter Joao Carvalho in Pragal near Lisbon. Photograph: Malachy Clerkin

Finally, after almost two years of soul-deadening visits to this country, something good happened to Alex Silvestre in Ireland. On Thursday evening, (...)

Shane Ross: Accused Mixed Martial Arts leaders of ’dragging their heels’. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Minister for Sport Shane Ross has accused the Irish Mixed Martial Arts Association (IMMAA) of deliberately dragging its feet in establishing safety st(...)

Conor McGregor was involved in an altercation with officials in the octagon at the  Bellator 187 event at the 3Arena. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Two-weight UFC champion Conor McGregor has apologised after being involved in an angry altercation with a referee at an MMA event in Dublin. McGregor(...)

A mural in memory of MMA fighter João Carvalho in Pragal near Lisbon. Photograph: Malachy Clerkin

I Tufts of weeds poke up through the cobbles all the way down Rua São Miguel Nascente. Brick square tower blocks stand sentry on either side, eight-s(...)

The great Michael ‘Ducksie’ Walsh in action in 2007. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

  The bell tolled for many sporting greats in 2016, including the greatest of them all. Muhammad Ali – originally Cassius Clay – departed this ea(...)

Aidan Mulligan at Kyuzo Mixed Martial Arts and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu club. Photograph: Fergal Phillips

Inside Kyuzo Gym, in an industrial estate in Dublin’s Glasnevin, a booming reverberation overhead ebbs and flows so that it sounds like rolling thunde(...)

 Conor McGregor: While the tie-up appears to make sense in terms of the product, which is aimed at body-builders, it sits uneasily with Glanbia’s preferred corporate image as a clean purveyor of dairy products such as Avonmore milk and Kilmeaden cheese. Photograph:  Steve Marcus/Getty

Glanbia may live to regret jumping on the Conor McGregor bandwagon in light of recent events, which have once again cast a shadow over his sport, if i(...)

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