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France’s players attend a training session at the Fuji Hokuroku Park in Fujiyoshida, ahead of the Japan 2019 Rugby World Cup. Photgraph: Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images.

A: About the event: The world’s top 20 rugby squads will duke it out over six weeks at 12 venues in Japan, from the opening match in Tokyo on Septembe(...)

 Conor Hourihane of Aston Villa runs with the ball during the pre-season friendly match between RB Leipzig and Aston Villa. Photograph:  Matthias Kern/Getty Images

By Sunday afternoon Mick McCarthy should have a slightly stronger sense of how his players with Premier League clubs are going to fare over the course(...)

Troy Parrott of Tottenham Hotspur in action against Juventus at the Singapore National Stadium on Sunday. Photograph: Thananuwat Srirasant/Getty Images

Richard Dunne has called on Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy to fast-track Tottenham’s teen sensation Troy Parrott into his senior squad. At(...)

  Robbie Brady  scores Ireland’s second goal. Photograph; James Crombie/Inpho

Ireland’s team bus breaking down on the way to the stadium wasn’t the most auspicious of starts to the evening, ominous even, although you would imagi(...)

Neil Lennon has been confirmed as Celtic’s new permanent manager. Photograph: Mark Runnacles/Getty

Neil Lennon has vowed to keep delivering trophies after being announced as Celtic manager on a 12-month rolling contract. Lennon was offered the post(...)

Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah, manager Jürgen Klopp  and Virgil van Dijk celebrate after the Champions League semi- final, second leg match against Barcelona  at Anfield. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire.

Good. Gawd. Almighty. As a man from Govan once put it, “football – bloody hell”. And even if you were raised to regard Liverpool as the Devil’s Sp(...)

Darren Randolph collects tennis balls during Ireland’s win over Georgia. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It’s hard to know where to start, really. Although a particular highlight was that heated half-time debate about tennis balls, with Stephen Kelly stu(...)

Emma Byrne with fans after the Women’s European Championship Qualifier against Portugal at Tallaght Stadium in September 2016. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Former Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Emma Byrne is to be the first woman ever inducted into the FAI’s Hall of Fame, with the association announcing t(...)

 Ireland manager Mick McCarthy has yet to meet Leeds United’s Patrick Bamford. Photograph:  George Wood/Getty Images

As Mick McCarthy prepares to name the first senior squad of his second spell in charge of Ireland on Thursday, a meeting with Leeds United’s Patrick B(...)

Dermot Desmond: could be about to become a major investor  in Shamrock Rovers. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

Shamrock Rovers are on course to ask their members to approve a major investment by billionaire businessman Dermot Desmond in the club over the coming(...)

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