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Today’s News

From The42 Wexford football captain Murphy and Niamh Briggs named in development squad for Ireland 7s New Experience

Wexford football captain Murphy and Niamh Briggs named in development squad for Ireland 7s

With the front-liners still on World Series duty, Anthony Eddy has introduced some new names to gain experience in Amsterdam.

Yesterday’s News

From The42 IRFU confident of exceeding expected criteria for 2023 Rugby World Cup Ireland 2023

IRFU confident of exceeding expected criteria for 2023 Rugby World Cup

World Rugby today announced seven key criteria it will use to select a host.

From The42 Ex-England coach Lancaster part of official review of culture in British Cycling Casting An Eye

Ex-England coach Lancaster part of official review of culture in British Cycling

The review was prompted by the behaviour of technical director Shane Sutton.

From The42 We'll Leave It There So: Ireland's squad for South Africa, Rafa signs while Mourinho waits and all today's sport Wednesday

We'll Leave It There So: Ireland's squad for South Africa, Rafa signs while Mourinho waits and all today's sport

Here’s all you need to catch up before hitting the downhill run to the weekend.

From The42 'What fuels blind faith?': Connacht's video marking their long-term vision is brilliantly spine-tingling Grassroots To Green Shirts This post contains videos
From The42 Madi-gone, Roux's awakening and more talking points on Ireland's squad for South Africa Summer Tour

Madi-gone, Roux's awakening and more talking points on Ireland's squad for South Africa

Will the surprise inclusions mean a change of tactic, or will we just see new faces in familiar circumstances?

Tuesday 24 May, 2016

From The42 Ulster move quickly to give Stuart McCloskey new contract a year early Bangor Bulldozer

Ulster move quickly to give Stuart McCloskey new contract a year early

The powerful centre will be plying his trade in Belfast until June 2019.

From The42 Kellie Harrington secures AT LEAST a bronze medal with quarter-final win at World Champs Medal Mettle

Kellie Harrington secures AT LEAST a bronze medal with quarter-final win at World Champs

Katie Taylor is the only other Irish woman to have won a World Championship medal.

From The42 John Kavanagh heads up new Irish MMA body in bid to gain recognition for the sport Get Organised

John Kavanagh heads up new Irish MMA body in bid to gain recognition for the sport

The Irish Amateur Pankration Association will break from its connection to wrestling and establish the new IMMAA.

From The42 Leinster prepared to be big bad wolf to scupper Connacht fairytale Trophy Hunt

Leinster prepared to be big bad wolf to scupper Connacht fairytale

“By all accounts, everyone outside Leinster is supporting Connacht,” so someone has to be the bad guy.

Monday 23 May, 2016

From The42 'That’s all it was, proving a point. There’s still a final': Leinster not ready to ease up after Ulster One More Job

'That’s all it was, proving a point. There’s still a final': Leinster not ready to ease up after Ulster

‘Embarrassment showed in our performance,’ says loosehead Jack McGrath.

From The42 Back three boost for Leinster as Nacewa gets all clear, Kearney returns to training Clean Bill

Back three boost for Leinster as Nacewa gets all clear, Kearney returns to training

The fantastic captain had an x-ray on his arm after Friday’s win over Ulster.

Friday 20 May, 2016

From The42 One lucky Leinster fan left the RDS with Jamie Heaslip's boots tonight Great 8

One lucky Leinster fan left the RDS with Jamie Heaslip's boots tonight

Might take a few pairs of socks to make them fit snugly though.

From The42 As it happened: Leinster v Ulster, Guinness Pro12 semi-final Liveblog

As it happened: Leinster v Ulster, Guinness Pro12 semi-final

We went minute-by-minute as Ulster tried to upset Leinster and become the first away winner in a Pro12 semi-final.

From The42 Owen Franks got lost under a Garryowen and was punished with howls of laughter Bop This post contains videos

Owen Franks got lost under a Garryowen and was punished with howls of laughter

Justin Marshall never sounded more amused than he did in Canterbury this morning.

From The42 'Unsung hero' Luke Marshall typifies Ulster energy and drive Pro12 Semi-final

'Unsung hero' Luke Marshall typifies Ulster energy and drive

The 25-year-old has endured a rough ride since making his international debut three years ago, but he’s made himself a key component in a new position this season.

From The42 'Te’o and Ringrose, there was a lot of smoke blown up those guys’ asses, the Ulster centres ripped them to shreds' Collision Course

'Te’o and Ringrose, there was a lot of smoke blown up those guys’ asses, the Ulster centres ripped them to shreds'

There’s plenty of evidence to convince Stephen Ferris either side can win tonight’s big Pro12 semi-final.

Thursday 19 May, 2016

From The42 '30 - 6, you don't forget that anytime soon': Nacewa and Leinster coating intense resolve with cool exterior Blue Steel

'30 - 6, you don't forget that anytime soon': Nacewa and Leinster coating intense resolve with cool exterior

Leinster’s captain will use that defeat as motivation in tomorrow’s semi-final and his side have enough experience to rise to the occasion.

From The42 Sean O'Brien set for surgery and facing 'considerable period' on the sidelines Hamstrung

Sean O'Brien set for surgery and facing 'considerable period' on the sidelines

The Tullow Tank suffered a massive setback in his rehab in the last weekend of the regular season and will miss Ireland’s tour to South Africa.

From The42 Best: The pressure’s on Leinster, it’s their home semi-final and no one’s ever lost one Weight Of History

Best: The pressure’s on Leinster, it’s their home semi-final and no one’s ever lost one

There are some big bad statistics pointing to a Leinster win, but Ulster believe their momentum can help them rise above the numbers.

From The42 Niggling injuries behind him, Jordi Murphy ready to reach for top form again Pro12

Niggling injuries behind him, Jordi Murphy ready to reach for top form again

Leinster’s flanker has endured a difficult season`after years of constant improvement, but he’s fit and firing again in time for the business end.

Wednesday 18 May, 2016

From The42 Schmidt presents Cork Con lock Kindregan with UBL Player of the Year gong UBL

Schmidt presents Cork Con lock Kindregan with UBL Player of the Year gong

Clontarf and Leinster out-half Joey Carbery collected the Rising Star award.

From The42 Jackson showing Sexton-like traits as he takes command of Ulster – Best The Jackhammer

Jackson showing Sexton-like traits as he takes command of Ulster – Best

The out-half has grown in stature this season, according to his provincial and international captain.

Tuesday 17 May, 2016

From The42 Kiss expects to see Leinster put the boot in for Pro12 semi-final New Blues

Kiss expects to see Leinster put the boot in for Pro12 semi-final

Ulster’s director of rugby is expecting to face a much better, more varied attack than the one he shut down late last month.

From The42 Pride, not revenge, focusing Heaslip for semi-final showdown with Ulster Inter-pro

Pride, not revenge, focusing Heaslip for semi-final showdown with Ulster

‘When you live it the way we live it, you have to wear your heart on your sleeve.’

Monday 16 May, 2016

From The42 Ringrose letting physique follow all-round improvements as he aims to settle a score It's Crunch Time

Ringrose letting physique follow all-round improvements as he aims to settle a score

The 21-year-old is making sure to avoid prioritising physical improvements over skills.

From The42 Full extent of Sean O'Brien injury still to be seen, but Sexton 'flying' ahead of Pro12 semi Hamstrung

Full extent of Sean O'Brien injury still to be seen, but Sexton 'flying' ahead of Pro12 semi

‘Obviously it doesn’t look good,’ says Kurt McQuilkin, but there is no such concern over Jonathan Sexton’s involvement.

Sunday 15 May, 2016

Day leads from the front to seal Players Championship, G-Mac makes surge into top 10

Bogeys at the tail end of the front and back nine forced Shane Lowry to drop to a share of 16th place.

From The42 Manchester Police reveal Old Trafford bomb scare was caused by a training device Incredibly Lifelike

Manchester Police reveal Old Trafford bomb scare was caused by a training device

Greater Manchester Police say a private company mistakenly left the ‘incredibly lifelike’ device behind.

From The42 Man United v Bournemouth rescheduled for Tuesday evening after 'bomb scare' Post Season

Man United v Bournemouth rescheduled for Tuesday evening after 'bomb scare'

The postponement complicates United’s FA Cup final preparations slightly.

From The42 Swansea hold City, but Pellegrini delivers Champions League place for Pep Fourth

Swansea hold City, but Pellegrini delivers Champions League place for Pep

Andre Ayew’s deflected free-kick made for a nervy second half, but CIty kept a firm grip on the result they needed.

From The42 16-year-old record-breaker Aitchison caps off Celtic's end-of-season rout Jack The Lad

16-year-old record-breaker Aitchison caps off Celtic's end-of-season rout

The seventh scorer at Parkhead was born on 5 March, 2000.

Saturday 14 May, 2016

From The42 Saracens claim first European Cup victory as flawless Farrell kicking sees off Racing Champions Cup

Saracens claim first European Cup victory as flawless Farrell kicking sees off Racing

Mark McCall’s men completed an unbeaten European season by coming out on top of a dull final.

From The42 It's not all magic in Super Rugby, but awesome Aaron Smith proves he's still the best around Pulling Strings This post contains videos

It's not all magic in Super Rugby, but awesome Aaron Smith proves he's still the best around

The All Black scrum-half was in devastating form against the Crusaders yesterday.

From The42 Cork's Bryan Keane seals his first Olympic triathlon spot with strong finish in Japan ... Tri Tri Again

Cork's Bryan Keane seals his first Olympic triathlon spot with strong finish in Japan

A horrible injury prevented him from making the grade for London, but he carved his way up to 20th today with a powerful run.

Wednesday 11 May, 2016

From The42 Big Sam Allardyce threatened to tear off his jacket in safety celebration The Safety Dance

Big Sam Allardyce threatened to tear off his jacket in safety celebration

He had us worried there for a sec.

From The42 Summer tour in doubt for Simon Zebo after keyhole surgery Take A Knee

Summer tour in doubt for Simon Zebo after keyhole surgery

Joe Schmidt’s two favoured fullbacks are nursing knocks at present.

From The42 Harlequins 'deeply saddened' by death of 20-year-old front row Adeniran-Olule RIP

Harlequins 'deeply saddened' by death of 20-year-old front row Adeniran-Olule

The hooker died tragically following a road traffic collision.

Tuesday 10 May, 2016

From The42 Last-ever Upton Park game delayed by 45 minutes after Manchester United bus 'smashed up' Proper Naughty This post contains videos

Last-ever Upton Park game delayed by 45 minutes after Manchester United bus 'smashed up'

Wayne Rooney says tonight’s hosts ought to be disappointed in the fans who pelted the visiting bus.

From The42 Van den Heever, Botha and Sheridan among list of departures from Munster Exit

Van den Heever, Botha and Sheridan among list of departures from Munster

The province confirmed six departures today.

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