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A third trip home for the Fighting Irish

A third trip home for the Fighting Irish

Navy will once again be the nominal hosts as Notre Dame makes the trip to Dublin in 2020, following the announcement of a five-game series in Aviva Stadium. Emmet Ryan on the proposed new string of American football games in Dublin

Upping the Ante : No cheers for FAI’s birthday boy as Ireland continue to drown

Upping the Ante : No cheers for FAI’s birthday boy as Ireland continue to drown

It’s 51 not out for John Delaney, but he is presiding over a rudderless team and an increasingly unpopular manager

Bob Marley, the Reggae Girlz, and something to learn from

Bob Marley, the Reggae Girlz, and something to learn from

The 20x20 initiative to increase coverage of women’s sport in Ireland received an example to point to from an unexpected source this week. If you streamed Three Little Birds on Spotify, you helped Jamaica’s women footballers qualify for the World Cup

Beleaguered bookies take a hammering in the budget

Beleaguered bookies take a hammering in the budget

Paschal Donohoe’s doubling of the betting tax last Tuesday was bad news for turf accountants across the country

Scenes of violence in Vegas only give MMA a black eye

Scenes of violence in Vegas only give MMA a black eye

Despite UFC president Dana White’s declared ‘disgust’ at the brawl following last week’s Conor McGregor fight in Las Vegas, many see it as a result of the company’s glamorisation of poor behaviour in the pursuit of huge profits

Ireland stink at football but that needn’t ruin your Saturday

Ireland stink at football but that needn’t ruin your Saturday

A succession of people will let you down in life. Then you will die. Both of these things are inevitable. Ireland losing to Denmark this coming Saturday, however, need not guarantee more pain for you. Emmet Ryan has the remedy.

Brand on the run

Brand on the run

Last month it emerged that Cristiano Ronaldo was the subject of an allegation of rape being investigated by police in Los Angeles. He has denied any wrongdoing, but the questions continue to circle around the Portuguese player

Racehorses can go from zero to hero in quick time

Racehorses can go from zero to hero in quick time

Aidan O’Brien has proven that a slow start to a steed’s career is not always a bad thing

The Re-Start: Isa Nacewa

The Re-Start: Isa Nacewa

A life can change course in a matter of minutes. Isa Nacewa knows that as well as anyone. His turning point came in 2003, during the Rugby World Cup

Declan Rice debate a distraction from Ireland’s deeper issues

Declan Rice debate a distraction from Ireland’s deeper issues

Lots of people were shouting at a teenager online on Thursday because it’s easier than accepting that the structural issues weakening the Irish football team won’t be solved by one player

Upping the Ante : Irish horseracing has an elephant in the room

Upping the Ante : Irish horseracing has an elephant in the room

A dramatic rise in failed drug tests since the horseracing watchdog changed labs this year raises questions about past success

Profile Tiger Woods : Out of the Woods?

Profile Tiger Woods : Out of the Woods?

Upping the Ante: The pitfalls of buying money: a cautionary tale

Upping the Ante: The pitfalls of buying money: a cautionary tale

As the most experienced punters know only too well, no bet is ever a completely sure thing – not even in rugby

Life after Leinster: Heaslip and Kearney get down to business

Life after Leinster: Heaslip and Kearney get down to business

Former rugby star turned serial investor Jamie Heaslip is heading up an initiative to put a minimum of €500,000 into a suite of early-stage enterprises

Joshua needs a spark from Povetkin on Saturday

Joshua needs a spark from Povetkin on Saturday

After fans suffered through his last title defence, heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua needs to entertain as much as win against Alexander Povetkin on Saturday