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Dublin: 10 °C Thursday 17 April, 2014

Today’s News

From The Score ‘It’s another world out there’, but Murray ready to fill Munster’s number 10 jersey if needed Starter For 10

‘It’s another world out there’, but Murray ready to fill Munster’s number 10 jersey if needed

Injury to JJ hanrahan means that Munster have no recognised back-up at out-half, but the scrum-half is confident he could temporarily fill the void.

Yesterday’s News

From The Score VINE: Gareth Bale produces stunning run from own half to give Madrid win over Barca El Clasico
From The Score Everton slip to defeat at home to Crystal Palace Top 4

Everton slip to defeat at home to Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace hit three at Goodison Park.

From The Score VINE: Mannone howler helps City salvage point against Sunderland Title Chase

VINE: Mannone howler helps City salvage point against Sunderland

Wickham may just have earned himself the freedom of Liverpool.

From The Score 13 lessons every GAA manager can learn from Don Draper Mad Man

13 lessons every GAA manager can learn from Don Draper

Shut the door, have a seat. These nuggets of wisdom may contain spoilers if you haven’t watched six seasons of Mad Men.

Tuesday 15 April, 2014

From The Score 5 things we want to see on TV3 during the Rugby World Cup TV Guide

5 things we want to see on TV3 during the Rugby World Cup

With fresh voices, a big name and the odd biscuit they can’t go wrong.

From The Score 9 fitness freaks you should be following on Instagram Fitness

9 fitness freaks you should be following on Instagram

Because online photo sharing can be about more than just duckface and dessert.

Monday 14 April, 2014

From The Score Everything up for grabs in frantic final weeks of Pro12 Provincial

Everything up for grabs in frantic final weeks of Pro12

Just nine points separate the top four and there are still three inter-pros to be played in the final three weeks.

Sunday 13 April, 2014

From The Score VIDEO: Emotional Steven Gerrard gathers Liverpool in for post-match team-talk as title comes within reach Inspirational

VIDEO: Emotional Steven Gerrard gathers Liverpool in for post-match team-talk as title comes within reach

The Liverpool captain says Norwich away is now the biggest game of the season.

From The Score All the goals from an incredible Liverpool v Manchester City clash Vine

All the goals from an incredible Liverpool v Manchester City clash

All title deciders should be this entertaining.

From The Score Snapshot: Haunting scenes as Anfield pays tribute to The 96 Ynwa

Snapshot: Haunting scenes as Anfield pays tribute to The 96

This weekend is the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough tragedy.

From The Score He’s right, Joe: It’s the Sporting Tweets of the Week Twittersphere

He’s right, Joe: It’s the Sporting Tweets of the Week

From tactics to tuxes and even a suit of armour, Twitter didn’t disappoint us this week.

From The Score 9 reasons to take your workout out of the gym today Go Play Outside

9 reasons to take your workout out of the gym today

Summer’s (practically) here. You don’t want to be cooped up in sweatbox on your day off do you?

Friday 11 April, 2014

From The Score Glorious Marshall try created by Bowe and Jackson sums up brilliant night for Ulster Suftum

Glorious Marshall try created by Bowe and Jackson sums up brilliant night for Ulster

Tommy Bowe did a brilliant impersonation of Brian O’Driscoll in the centre to set up this try.

From The Score Connacht lost heavily, but this Robbie Henshaw assist is worth watching over and over again Pro12

Connacht lost heavily, but this Robbie Henshaw assist is worth watching over and over again

Ulster fans were treated to a dominant and energetic display.

From The Score O’Mahony in buoyant mood after surgery, will help Munster’s analysis team — Penney Sidelined

O’Mahony in buoyant mood after surgery, will help Munster’s analysis team — Penney

The head coach urged his captain not to rush his return to competitive rugby and instead focus on ‘getting himself right for the long term.’

From The Score Hanrahan, van den Heever among seven Munster changes for Warriors visit Starting XV

Hanrahan, van den Heever among seven Munster changes for Warriors visit

Rob Penney has made five changes to his pack, including resting Paul O’Connell.

From The Score 9 reasons to get PUMPED about this weekend’s Pro12 action Business End

9 reasons to get PUMPED about this weekend’s Pro12 action

Three provinces are done with the Heineken Cup for good, but domestic league coming to the boil nicely.

Thursday 10 April, 2014

From The Score Opinion: Peace in European rugby hits fans in the pocket Ercc

Opinion: Peace in European rugby hits fans in the pocket

European rugby will live on next season, but you’ll have to pay extra to keep watching it.

From The Score Asafa Powell given 18-month doping ban, says punishment is ‘unjust and unfair’ Drugs In Sport

Asafa Powell given 18-month doping ban, says punishment is ‘unjust and unfair’

The Jamaican sprint star tested positive for oxilophrine last year.

From The Score Luke Marshall eyes silverware as the lining to ease Heineken Cup heartbreak Suftum

Luke Marshall eyes silverware as the lining to ease Heineken Cup heartbreak

The Ulster centre talks us through his ‘interesting’ time as a winger and how he took his mind off the Heineken Cup exit.

Wednesday 9 April, 2014

From The Score Westmeath’s Conor Gilsenan agrees move to London Irish Exiles

Westmeath’s Conor Gilsenan agrees move to London Irish

The Leinster academy back row is currently on loan with Connacht.

From The Score Jared Payne handed two-week ban for ‘reckless act’ against Saracens Upheld

Jared Payne handed two-week ban for ‘reckless act’ against Saracens

The Kiwi is suspended until Ulster’s home clash with Leinster.

From The Score Ulster count the cost of immense 14-man effort with six ruled out through injury Attrition

Ulster count the cost of immense 14-man effort with six ruled out through injury

Rory Best and Ruan Pienaar both face six weeks out, while Dan Tuohy and Roger Wilson will not return until May.

From The Score ‘I didn’t think I’d get away with a Vegemite sandwich’: Scott serves up steak and ‘bugs’ at Augusta Champions Dinner
From The Score Shoulder surgery rules O’Mahony out for rest of season Captain Fantastic

Shoulder surgery rules O’Mahony out for rest of season

And elsewhere, Ulster have signed up a former Munster prop.

From The Score D’Arcy v Bastareaud: ‘He’s one of the hardest guys to defend in the world’ Big D

D’Arcy v Bastareaud: ‘He’s one of the hardest guys to defend in the world’

The sheer size of the French centre makes it difficult for Gordon D’Arcy to keep his missed tackle count to a minimum.

Tuesday 8 April, 2014

From The Score ‘I like a little dive myself’: Damien Duff is a gloriously honest football analyst Simulation

‘I like a little dive myself’: Damien Duff is a gloriously honest football analyst

The international winger is calling it as he sees it on TV3.

From The Score Cristiano Ronaldo is throwing a proper tantrum on the bench in Dortmund Big Ron Manager

Cristiano Ronaldo is throwing a proper tantrum on the bench in Dortmund

It’s not pleasant viewing from the away dugout in the Westfalen Stadium.

From The Score Leinster back to basics after ‘wake-up call’ against Toulon Pro12

Leinster back to basics after ‘wake-up call’ against Toulon

Head coach Matt O’Connor is keen that his side learn the lessons of their sub-par display in France.

From The Score Positive news on McFadden knee injury, but winger still facing weeks on the sideline Injury Update

Positive news on McFadden knee injury, but winger still facing weeks on the sideline

The winger has strained his medial ligaments, but head coach Matt O’Connor insists he’ll return before the end of the season.

Monday 7 April, 2014

From The Score Anscombe proud of ‘scrambling’ Ulster after enforced tactical reshuffle Payne Game

Anscombe proud of ‘scrambling’ Ulster after enforced tactical reshuffle

The New Zealander was forced to tear up his plans and start again after just four minutes against Saracens.

From The Score 5 things we learned from the Heineken Cup quarter-finals Then There Were 4

5 things we learned from the Heineken Cup quarter-finals

It was a rollercoaster weekend of rugby with plenty of ups in Thomond Park.

Sunday 6 April, 2014

From The Score ‘We let ourselves down’: Leinster left to bemoan absent accuracy in Toulon Reaction

‘We let ourselves down’: Leinster left to bemoan absent accuracy in Toulon

Jamie Heaslip said the loss is hard to take, but admits that Toulon were better in most facets of the game.

From The Score Snapshot: The saddest lads in the world watch Leinster lose in France True Blue

Snapshot: The saddest lads in the world watch Leinster lose in France

If you think you were disappointed watching the Heineken Cup today, spare a thought for these guys.

From The Score O’Driscoll ends European odyssey in disappointment as Toulon prove too tough for Leinster Report

O’Driscoll ends European odyssey in disappointment as Toulon prove too tough for Leinster

The reigning champions always looked to be a step ahead of their predecessors today.

From The Score Bowe laments loss of ‘best opportunity Ulster may ever have’ to win Heineken Cup Down And Out

Bowe laments loss of ‘best opportunity Ulster may ever have’ to win Heineken Cup

The winger had felt that everything was in place for Ulster this year.

From The Score As it happened: Toulon v Leinster, Heineken Cup quarter-final Liveblog

As it happened: Toulon v Leinster, Heineken Cup quarter-final

Can Leinster bring a Heineken Cup semi-final to Dublin? Or will Munster have to head to Marseille.

From The Score Saracens defeat ‘will haunt Ulster players for the rest of our lives’ Hurt

Saracens defeat ‘will haunt Ulster players for the rest of our lives’

Ulster captain told his players that beating Saracens would have been a greater achievement than winning the World Cup, but it was not to be.

From The Score ‘We know what it takes’: Heaslip hoping to join Munster in semis with victory in Toulon Last Eight

‘We know what it takes’: Heaslip hoping to join Munster in semis with victory in Toulon

Leinster will have to topple the reigning champions to maintain an interest in the Heineken Cup.

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