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Dublin: 18 °C Saturday 27 August, 2016

Yesterday’s News

From The42 'My 1st year in the academy we finished bottom': Buckley eager after missing Connacht's finest hour Gladiators Ready

'My 1st year in the academy we finished bottom': Buckley eager after missing Connacht's finest hour

The westerners were in Sale yesterday for training session with added intensity.

From The42 Ireland U20 star McPhillips and new signing Lloyd paired in Ulster side to face Canada A Double-header

Ireland U20 star McPhillips and new signing Lloyd paired in Ulster side to face Canada A

The northern province are playing two games in Kingspan Stadium tonight. Ruan Pienaar will sit out the fixtures with an elbow injury.

Wednesday 24 August, 2016

From The42 Isa Nacewa still feeling fresh at 34 and credits that to his 2-year break Standard Bearer

Isa Nacewa still feeling fresh at 34 and credits that to his 2-year break

The Aucklander his hoping the influence of the ‘exceptional’ Graham Henry can give Leinster and edge in his second year back after retirement.

From The42 Bowe gunning for All Black fixtures as pain of his 'last proper game' lingers on after knee nightmare Suftum

Bowe gunning for All Black fixtures as pain of his 'last proper game' lingers on after knee nightmare

The wing hopes to play in the early weeks of the new season, but Ulster Director of Rugby Les Kiss must deal with an injury crisis in the front row.

Tuesday 23 August, 2016

From The42 'It's the 1st time I've been in his house': Munster squad learning to love centralised training Adjustment

'It's the 1st time I've been in his house': Munster squad learning to love centralised training

Some players have made a permanent move to live in Limerick and those who haven’t are staying overnight during training weeks.

From The42 'The trophy represents serious inspiration for the west of Ireland, but it’s now part of history' Lam's Champs

'The trophy represents serious inspiration for the west of Ireland, but it’s now part of history'

Pat Lam is coming down hard on any signs of complacency in Galway.

Monday 22 August, 2016

Sunday 21 August, 2016

From The42 Controversial pick Pollock leads Irish trio home with terrific charge through second half of Marathon The Long Run

Controversial pick Pollock leads Irish trio home with terrific charge through second half of Marathon

The Co. Down man went a long way towards justifying his selection for the Games.

From The42 Love letter to Bolt's body, a shadow over boxing and more of this week's best sportswriting Well Read

Love letter to Bolt's body, a shadow over boxing and more of this week's best sportswriting

It’s been a busy week on and off the track at the Olympic Games.

From The42 Jose Aldo and Eddie Alvarez both calling for McGregor to drop weight and fight them next Divisions Decisions

Jose Aldo and Eddie Alvarez both calling for McGregor to drop weight and fight them next

There’s only so many red panties to go around.

From The42 Rio Olympics liveblog: Day 16 Updates

Rio Olympics liveblog: Day 16

Ireland’s Marathon men will be our main focus on the last day of the Games.

From The42 15 compelling images from Conor McGregor's epic UFC 202 win over Nate Diaz Clean Shots

15 compelling images from Conor McGregor's epic UFC 202 win over Nate Diaz

The Dubliner went the full five rounds for the first time in Vegas last night.

Friday 19 August, 2016

From The42 Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz just to make sure Let's Get Quizzical

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz just to make sure

Were you paying attention to events in Rio this week?

From The42 Piutau to make Ulster debut in Exeter, Ringrose back in the fold for Leinster Star Power

Piutau to make Ulster debut in Exeter, Ringrose back in the fold for Leinster

Both provinces take on Premiership clubs tomorrow afternoon.

From The42 'I tried to win the Olympic Games and I finished 6th': Heffernan delighted after seriously tough 50km Rio 2016

'I tried to win the Olympic Games and I finished 6th': Heffernan delighted after seriously tough 50km

The Corkman was upgraded to fifth place after Japan’s Hirooki Arai was initailly disqualified post-race.

Glasgow call in Chiefs coach Rennie to replace Gregor Townsend

Townsend will be a tough act to follow, but Rennie has the pedigree to improve Glasgow during his two-year contract.

From The42 Here's the kick-off times and TV details for your province's Champions Cup fixtures Europe

Here's the kick-off times and TV details for your province's Champions Cup fixtures

Toulouse will be in Galway on the opening weekend.

From The42 Olympic Breakfast: The long walk awaits for Rob Heffernan Rio 2016

Olympic Breakfast: The long walk awaits for Rob Heffernan

All today’s action heading into the final weekend of Rio 2016.

Thursday 18 August, 2016

From The42 19 fencing wins gives Natalya Coyle solid start in modern pentathlon Rio 2016

19 fencing wins gives Natalya Coyle solid start in modern pentathlon

Arthur Lanigan-O’Keefe won 16 of his duels and will have a rest day tomorrow before the men’s event is run off in full on Saturday.

From The42 Olympic Breakfast: A big day ahead for multi-discipline athletes, Barr and Bolt Back To Track

Olympic Breakfast: A big day ahead for multi-discipline athletes, Barr and Bolt

After the hotel-raiding distractions yesterday, there’s some big sporting events to look forward to today.

Wednesday 17 August, 2016

From The42 Shane Duffy pinged in two shocking own goals before getting sent off tonight Horror Show
From The42 We'll Leave It There So: Hickey arrest overshadows Olympic Games Wednesday

We'll Leave It There So: Hickey arrest overshadows Olympic Games

It’s been an extremely busy day in sport administration.

Monday 15 August, 2016

From The42 Thomas Barr puts up season's best time as he qualifies for 400m hurdle semi-final On Track

Thomas Barr puts up season's best time as he qualifies for 400m hurdle semi-final

The Waterford man was the 10th fastest in the Olympic heats today.

From The42 McGregor works on his cardio with former Irish cycling champion as Embedded returns for UFC 202 Conditioning

McGregor works on his cardio with former Irish cycling champion as Embedded returns for UFC 202

The Dubliner is determined to improve his endurance for the rematch with Nate Diaz.

From The42 Ex-Aston Villa star Dalian Atkinson, 48, dies after being tasered by police Telford

Ex-Aston Villa star Dalian Atkinson, 48, dies after being tasered by police

West Mercia police were called because there were fears for the safety of an individual.

From The42 UFC pre-fight doc 'Bad Blood' is the perfect start to the McGregor-Diaz fight week UFC 202 This post contains videos

UFC pre-fight doc 'Bad Blood' is the perfect start to the McGregor-Diaz fight week

No, it’s nothing to do with Taylor Swift (we checked).

Saturday 13 August, 2016

From The42 No fuss, no drama: Ciara Mageean second only to world champion in 1500m heat On Track

No fuss, no drama: Ciara Mageean second only to world champion in 1500m heat

The semi-finals will be on Sunday night.

Friday 12 August, 2016

From The42 Battling Murphy clings on to top three spot on rough day in Rio Sail Away

Battling Murphy clings on to top three spot on rough day in Rio

Anne-Marie Rindom took over as overall leader in the Laser Radial class.

From The42 Scott Evans battles from a set down to become first Irishman to win an Olympic badminton match History

Scott Evans battles from a set down to become first Irishman to win an Olympic badminton match

The Dubliner can seal early progression from his group with a win over a home favourite tomorrow.

From The42 Seamus Power carded an eagle two on his way into the race for medals in Rio Olympic Golf

Seamus Power carded an eagle two on his way into the race for medals in Rio

The Waterford man is four shots off the podium places at the halfway stage.

Thursday 11 August, 2016

From The42 We'll Leave It There So: Rowers rejoice and all today's sport Thursday

We'll Leave It There So: Rowers rejoice and all today's sport

After a few hard days, there was plenty of good news for Team Ireland today.

From The42 'All the sacrifices, being away from family and friends are worthwhile' - Olympic finalists Lynch and Lambe Pay Off

'All the sacrifices, being away from family and friends are worthwhile' - Olympic finalists Lynch and Lambe

The duo are drawing confidence from their achievement today as they know they can compete with the best in the world.

From The42 70 for Padraig Harrington as early Olympic pace-setters threaten to pull away Team Ireland

70 for Padraig Harrington as early Olympic pace-setters threaten to pull away

Seamus Power also managed to hit back-to-back birdies on his front nine.

From The42 O'Donovan brothers storm into Olympic rowing final Rio 2016

O'Donovan brothers storm into Olympic rowing final

The Corkmen were third in their semi-final and fifth fastest overall in the men’s lightweight double sculls semis.

From The42 Olympic Breakfast: Brace yourself, the golf (and rowing) finally gets going Rio 2016

Olympic Breakfast: Brace yourself, the golf (and rowing) finally gets going

After last night’s defeat to Joe Ward, we need some good news today.

From The42 Murphy putting harsh lessons of London 2012 to use as she methodically tightens grip Front-runner

Murphy putting harsh lessons of London 2012 to use as she methodically tightens grip

Seasick? So what! Annalise Murphy has the stomach to lead from the front.

Wednesday 10 August, 2016

From The42 Billy Walsh in the corner as USA secure their first boxing medal of Rio 2016 King Billy

Billy Walsh in the corner as USA secure their first boxing medal of Rio 2016

Meanwhile, the man who beat Paddy Barnes lost out at the quarter-final stage.

From The42 Fiji class shines through as New Zealand crash out of Rugby 7s in Rio Rio 2016

Fiji class shines through as New Zealand crash out of Rugby 7s in Rio

Fiji’s dream of a first ever gold medal lives on.

From The42 Annalise Murphy takes overall lead with another excellent day's racing in Rio Standard Bearer

Annalise Murphy takes overall lead with another excellent day's racing in Rio

The Dubliner is the sailor to beat as she heads into a well-earned rest window after six races in three days.

From The42 Disappointment for Doyle in 200m breaststroke Olympic Games

Disappointment for Doyle in 200m breaststroke

The Limerick woman ended her first Olympics with 25th place in today’s heats.

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