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Dublin: 18 °C Saturday 29 August, 2015

Today’s News

From The42 LIVE: Ireland v Wales, summer international Liveblog

LIVE: Ireland v Wales, summer international

We’re going minute-by-minute as Joe Schmidt dims the lights at the last chance saloon.

The perfect 5: Paul O’Connell’s stand-out internationals on Irish soil

Lansdowne Road just won’t be the same without him.

From The42 ‘You regret a mistake in training almost much as in a match’: Ireland’s short-term focus for continued progress Thanks Paulie

‘You regret a mistake in training almost much as in a match’: Ireland’s short-term focus for continued progress

Continued progress means continued success for Paul O’Connell as he waves farewell to Ireland.

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Yesterday’s News

From The42 Irish Sports Council urges IABA to reconsider deal to keep Billy Walsh in Ireland Ringside Row

Irish Sports Council urges IABA to reconsider deal to keep Billy Walsh in Ireland

‘We urge the IABA to act quickly and decisively in the matter,’ says ISC chairman Kieran Mulvey.

From The42 ‘If I could take back the times I used to slag John Hayes, I would’ — Paul O’Connell Constant Abuse

‘If I could take back the times I used to slag John Hayes, I would’ — Paul O’Connell

Regrets, Paul O’Connell has a few as he heads in to his final international on home turf.

From The42 O’Connell’s greatest days were the ones his son shared the taste of victory The Daddy

O’Connell’s greatest days were the ones his son shared the taste of victory

The fresh memories are the sweetest for Ireland’s captain fantastic.

Thursday 27 August, 2015

From The42 Ulster unveil The Nevin Spence Centre at the heart of new stadium In Memory

Ulster unveil The Nevin Spence Centre at the heart of new stadium

Almost three years on from the tragic death of the 22-year-old, his province unveiled this fitting tribute.

From The42 Record holder Jonathan Edwards a relieved man after this massive triple jump came up just short Triple Threat

Record holder Jonathan Edwards a relieved man after this massive triple jump came up just short

Christian Taylor went very, very close to breaking a 20-year-old record on his way to gold today.

From The42 In pics: Paul O’Connell goes through his paces before last home appearance for Ireland Thanks Paulie

In pics: Paul O’Connell goes through his paces before last home appearance for Ireland

Plus, there are the very welcome sights of Cian Healy and Marty Moore in full training.

From The42 Gordon D’Arcy and Michael Bent sent out to impress on Leinster duty Options

Gordon D’Arcy and Michael Bent sent out to impress on Leinster duty

The centre and prop will hope to force their way in to Joe Schmidt’s squad plans over the weekend.

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From The42 Massive blow for Irish boxing with Billy Walsh poised to take up US coaching post Excellence In Exile

Massive blow for Irish boxing with Billy Walsh poised to take up US coaching post

The man who helps Ireland punch above their weight set to leave less than a year before the Olympic Games.

From The42 Conor McGregor and Jose Aldo met face to face again last night Here We Go Again

Conor McGregor and Jose Aldo met face to face again last night

It’s the first time the pair have met since McGregor snapped up Aldo’s belt in Dublin.

Wednesday 26 August, 2015

From The42 We’ll Leave It There So: John Joe’s back, Irish athletes bow out and all today’s sport Wednesday
From The42 England set to omit in-form Cipriani from Rugby World Cup squad — reports England 2015

England set to omit in-form Cipriani from Rugby World Cup squad — reports

George Ford and Owen Farrell are Lancaster’s immovable 10s.

From The42 5 breakout stars set to take the Rugby World Cup by storm Nkotb This post contains videos

5 breakout stars set to take the Rugby World Cup by storm

Here are the fresh faces you’ll be seeing a whole lot more of next month.

From The42 This Man City captain from your childhood is now the best-dressed man in English football Dapper Gaffer

This Man City captain from your childhood is now the best-dressed man in English football

It’s the glasses that pull the whole look together.

From The42 It’s 20 years today since rugby turned professional and it’s now a different beast The New Breed

It’s 20 years today since rugby turned professional and it’s now a different beast

We spoke to the author of a new book charting the rise and rise of Irish rugby after a difficult introduction to professionalism.

Tuesday 25 August, 2015

From The42 ‘We still don’t have a concrete 31′: Ireland coaches sharpen axes for final RWC cut Boarding Cards

‘We still don’t have a concrete 31′: Ireland coaches sharpen axes for final RWC cut

Joe Schmidt has a lot of difficult conversations ahead of him this weekend.

Paddy Jackson reveals all about his not-creepy-at-all night time antics

Okay, maybe that would be a bit creepy.

From The42 Andrew Trimble passed fit to play, but every hour counts for Cian Healy Prop The Clock

Andrew Trimble passed fit to play, but every hour counts for Cian Healy

The prop showed some promising signs in today’s training session, according to Les Kiss.

Sunday 23 August, 2015

From The42 10 perfect images of Usain Bolt beating Justin Gatlin World Champion
From The42 Incredible Japan comeback sinks Ireland but there was plenty for us to celebrate Comeback

Incredible Japan comeback sinks Ireland but there was plenty for us to celebrate

Anthony Eddy’s side were beaten by Japan in the final in UCD

From The42 Usain Bolt beats Justin Gatlin by a nose in thrilling World Championship 100m final Champ This post contains videos
From The42 English, Barr and more big names tumble out at semi-final stage Bejing 2015

English, Barr and more big names tumble out at semi-final stage

Overnight, Alex Wright was disqualified late on in the 20km walk.

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From The42 Trinh-Duc misses out as France name 31-man squad for Rugby World Cup Le Cut
From The42 Yoann Huget showed that his boots are made for more than just stamping Dangerous Man

Yoann Huget showed that his boots are made for more than just stamping

The winger’s try killed off English hopes in Paris last night.

From The42 ‘Chasing a few kilos’: How this Connacht prop got prepped for a new season Heavy Going

‘Chasing a few kilos’: How this Connacht prop got prepped for a new season

The loosehead has put himself through ‘horrible’ conditioning to get back in to peak condition for the season ahead.

Saturday 22 August, 2015

From The42 Ireland reach quarter-finals at Women’s Sevens tournament in Dublin Hometown Heroes

Ireland reach quarter-finals at Women’s Sevens tournament in Dublin

Despite a loss to South Africa in today’s final Pool C clash, the Girls in Green are in the final eight,

From The42 English and Barr power into semi-finals at World Championships Staying Power This post contains videos

English and Barr power into semi-finals at World Championships

The Donegal man finished fifth in his heat, but fast enough to qualify for the next stage tomorrow.

From The42 As it happened: Manchester United v Newcastle United, Premier League Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: Manchester United v Newcastle United, Premier League

We went minute-by-minute as Manchester United went out to maintain their 100% start to the season.

From The42 Cian O’Connor pays the price for battling on after equestrian governing body reject appeal Horsin' Around

Cian O’Connor pays the price for battling on after equestrian governing body reject appeal

Horse Sport Ireland are considering taking their case to CAS.

Friday 21 August, 2015

From The42 Leinster’s cavalry overpower Ulster as Schmidt watches on Friendly Rivalry

Leinster’s cavalry overpower Ulster as Schmidt watches on

Ireland’s head coach watched a seven-try friendly with both sides using more than 30 players during the 80 minutes.

From The42 Narbonne fans ensure Jerry Collins will not be easily forgotten Collins Forever

Narbonne fans ensure Jerry Collins will not be easily forgotten

The presence of the man lives on.

From The42 The man making hurling even more artistic than usual All About That Bás

The man making hurling even more artistic than usual

You’d almost feel bad having a puck-around with these.

From The42 Will Genia left ‘a bit embarrassed’ over RWC inclusion at White’s expense Will There's A Way This post contains videos

Will Genia left ‘a bit embarrassed’ over RWC inclusion at White’s expense

Meanwhile, Fiji have included Crusaders star Nemani Nadolo in their 31-man squad.

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From The42 Connacht more ruthless, ‘harder on each other’ in pursuit of fine margins On Your 6

Connacht more ruthless, ‘harder on each other’ in pursuit of fine margins

After missing out in one heart-breaking circumstance after another, the western province believe their extra experience can get them over the line and in to the Champions Cup in 2016.

From The42 Leo Cullen: ‘It’s quite soon in my career as a coach, but Leinster too good to turn down’ Fast Tracked

Leo Cullen: ‘It’s quite soon in my career as a coach, but Leinster too good to turn down’

It’s been a whirlwind 15 months from captain to coach.

‘As long as the hunger is there, I’ll keep playing on’ — John Muldoon

The Connacht captain’s current contract ends at the end of the season, but he intends on signing a new one.

Thursday 20 August, 2015

From The42 Girvan Dempsey out to prove coaching credentials during short-term stint Stepping Up

Girvan Dempsey out to prove coaching credentials during short-term stint

The interim backs coach tells us what to expect from the province under his watch at the start of the upcoming season.

Wednesday 19 August, 2015

From The42 This beautiful footage perfectly captures what surfing in Ireland is all about Winter Is Coming This post contains videos
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