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Springbok star Kolbe to join Japan's Suntory
He joins fellow South African World Cup winners Faf de Klerk, Malcolm Marx, and Damian de Allende in the Far East.
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Reynolds joins Waterford as assistant coach following Derry City exit
Reynolds returns to Waterford after previously managing the Blues.
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Women's inter-county teams move away from white shorts - 'Positive, but shouldn't be celebrated'
It reflects a growing trend in women’s sport to alleviate concerns over periods for players.
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Women's Irish Open brought forward to kickstart festival of golf next summer
The tournament will take place from 31 August to 3 September at the same venue as earlier this year, Dromoland Castle in Co Clare.
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Frozen pitch sees Ulster IFC final rearranged for next weekend
An inspection took place at Páirc Esler earlier today with the decision to postpone the showpiece between Galbally and Corduff.
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Shamrock Rovers announce latest WNL signing as arrivals from Peamount continue
Alannah McEvoy follows Áine O’Gorman and Summer Lawless to the Hoops.
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Period concerns prompt Manchester City to change colour of shorts
Gareth Taylor said last week his team needed to look at the issue.
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Chelsea's Callum Hudson-Odoi signs for Bayer Leverkusen on loan
The England international has been a bit part player under Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel and wants to play more regularly.
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Ireland U21 striker joins MK Dons on loan
Joshua Kayode has joined from Rotherham United.
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Fixture change as Qatar World Cup is now set to start a day early on 20 November
The move, which should be approved by the FIFA Council this week, will retain the tradition of the first match featuring the host country.
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Ozil joins 2020 Turkish champions Basaksehir
Basaksehir is known for its close ties with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who was best man at Ozil’s wedding in 2019.
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Chelsea complete signing of Raheem Sterling from Manchester City
The PA news agency understands the Blues shelled out £47.5million to acquire Sterling.
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QPR defender and former England U21 captain open to playing for Ireland
Jake Clarke-Salter qualifies for the Boys In Green through his grandmother.
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Community Shield between Man City and Liverpool to take place at Leicester's King Power Stadium
Wembley will host the Women’s Euro 2022 final 24 hours later.
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Ulster confirm the signing of 22-year-old Jake Flannery from Munster
The Tipperary man has opted to remain in Ireland after attracting interest from England and France.
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Munster talent Jake Flannery set to join Ulster
The 22-year-old is highly regarded at the southern province but his gametime has been limited with the emergence of fellow standouts Ben Healy and Jack Crowley.
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Leinster confirm signing of South African international from Munster
The 26-year-old second row will join Leo Cullen’s side in the summer.
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Jeff Hendrick joins QPR on loan from Newcastle to cap 'crazy birthday'
The Republic of Ireland midfielder made a late Deadline Day switch.
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Leinster's Josh Murphy agrees two-year deal with Connacht
The 26-year-old will make the move in the summer.
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Kerry native Pat Spillane Jr gets green light to play with Sligo
The Kerry native has already started training with Sligo’s Dublin-based players.
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Conor Masterson to link up with Wes Hoolahan after leaving QPR on loan
The 22-year-old Kildare native has committed to League One side Cambridge United until January.
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Irish prop joins Newcastle from Connacht
Former Ireland U20 international Conor Kenny is on the move.
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Former Antrim dual star set to line out for Tyrone hurlers
CJ McGourty is named to start at centre-half forward tomorrow.
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Uefa seeking clarity over fans before switching Champions League final to Portugal
It is understood the British government’s position regarding quarantine exemptions for sponsors, VIPs and broadcasters was a sticking point to hosting the game on 29 May.
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Munster confirm signing of Leinster scrum-half Rowan Osborne
The 24-year-old Kildare native leaves his home province to sign a one-year deal with Munster.
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Former England U20 striker Che Adams set to make Scotland debut
The Southampton player has been named in Steve Clarke’s squad for the World Cup qualifiers.
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England turn to George Ford at fly-half for Six Nations clash with Italy
Owen Farrell moves to inside centre for the game.
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Mick McCarthy sends Ireland left-back Greg Cunningham out on loan
The Galway native has left Cardiff City to return to Preston North End for the rest of the season.
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Ireland still open to prospect of Porter switching to loosehead as Furlong returns
The 25-year-old has been crucial at tighthead for Leinster and Ireland in the past six months.
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France agree to play Women's Six Nations against Ireland in Dublin instead of Lille
Ireland’s final game of the competition was due to take place in Stadium Lille Métropole on Saturday.
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Irish defender Ryan Nolan begins 'new chapter' with La Liga club Getafe
The 21-year-old, who was born in Clare, parted company with Italian Serie C club Arezzo last month.
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Ex-Leeds United attacker Stokes moves to Scotland following League of Ireland stint
The 24-year-old has joined third-tier side Airdrieonians.
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Inter claim they've signed Manchester United's Alexis Sanchez on three-year deal
The Chilean forward has been on loan at the Serie A club this season after struggling at Old Trafford.
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Mayo star joining forces with McCaffrey as transfer to Clontarf is approved
Chris Barrett’s transfer from Belmullet to the capital has been approved by the Connacht Council.
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Ireland U17 international Dan Rose completes move to Schalke
The 16-year-old goalkeeper joins the Bundesliga club after rejecting a contract offer from Everton.
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World Cup winner Reinach to link up with Pollard after completing Top 14 move
The 30-year-old scrum-half is on his way to Montpellier.
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Hawaiian tighthead Salanoa set for switch from Leinster to Munster
The 22-year-old prop played for Leo Cullen’s side three times this season.
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Josie Knight targeting Olympic place after swapping Ireland for Great Britain
The cyclist was born near Aylesbury but her family moved to Dingle, Co Kerry, when she was 18 months old.
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Loan move to West Bromwich Albion for Irish international Callum Robinson
Robinson has temporarily left Sheffield United to link up with the Championship promotion chasers.
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Bristol Rovers complete two-and-a-half-year deal for Ireland U21 international
Josh Barrett, who featured for Stephen Kenny’s side at the Toulon Tournament, has left Reading.