Former Springbok Skinstad on 'trickster' Erasmus and Kleyn's World Cup role

Former Springbok international Bob Skinstad looks ahead to Ireland’s World Cup clash with South Africa this weekend.

'The results and performances that we got were in spite of Vera being our coach'

Diane Caldwell has hit out at the management of Pauw following her departure.

Tyler Toland makes imperious return as Ireland get perfect result on record-breaking day at the Aviva

Eileen Gleeson may only have this job for another few days should the FAI locate Vera Pauw’s successor in double-quick time. But the Dubliner is intent on ensuring she carefully curates the caretaker role and, in front of a crowd of 35,944, an historic first outing in the Aviva could not have been authored more adroitly. A three-goal romp, despite ...

Leona Maguire leads from the front as Europe levels the Solheim Cup heading into Sunday’s singles

Leona Maguire made seven birdies in the afternoon fourballs as Europe won the session 3-1 to tie the Solheim Cup at 8-8 and remain on track for a historic hat-trick in Spain. Four-nil down and reeling after Friday morning's foursomes, Europe started the day just 5-3 down and after sharing the foursomes session 2-2, they produced a birdie barrage in...

Finn Harps announce departure of manager Dave Rogers

The English coach has announced his resignation citing ‘family and personal reasons.’

Leitrim footballers land huge coup by bringing in Mickey Graham as assistant manager

Graham replaces Mike Solan, who stepped away as Andy Moran’s assistant due to work commitments.

Solheim Cup explainer: TV times, teams, and everything you need to know

Europe and the USA face off once again when the 18th Solheim Cup tees off later this week. Here’s all you need to know about the event. Where and when is it on? This year's tournament takes place at Finca Cortesin in Spain. The tournament will start on Friday, September 22 and finish on Sunday, September 24. Where can I watch it? Sky Sports Golf is...

‘Those memories you never forget’ – Leona Maguire chips in to claim memorable win in Solheim Cup comeback

Leona Maguire was proud of Europe’s fourball fightback to keep their Solheim Cup hat-trick hopes alive at Finca Cortesin. The Co Cavan star did not think that Europe deserved to be trailing 4-0 after the morning foursomes but after chipping in at the last alongside Georgia Hall to beat Lexi Thomson and Lilia Vu 1 up, she reckons there’s a lot more ...

Kerry SFC: Stefan Okunbor the man as Na Gaeil take famous win over Dr Crokes

GARVEY’S COUNTY SFC GROUP 4 ROUND 2 Na Gaeil 0-10 Dr Crokes 0-9 Straight up the day belongs to Na Gaeil, and the day absolutely belongs to Stefan Okunbor, who simply lorded it in Killeen on Saturday afternoon. And, yet, one can’t quite shake the notion of what it means for Dr Crokes. Their defeat in Tralee on Saturday afternoon – coupled with Dingl...

‘We didn't want to let them down’ – Johnny Sexton salutes Ireland fans after stunning victory over Springboks

Johnny Sexton has saluted the 30,000-plus Ireland supporters at the Stade de France who became the 16th man in a glorious victory over South Africa in their Rugby World Cup Pool B showdown. "This crowd, it's incredible how many people turned up today and I don't know how we do it time after time after time,” said Sexton after Ireland’s 13-8 win. "W...

'The past is the past... Nothing makes me prouder than playing for Ireland'

Tyler Toland keen to move on after impressive end to four-year international exile.

Everyone's talking about the Boks but Ireland back their own weapons

Andy Farrell has real faith in his settled, cohesive matchday 23 for tomorrow’s battle in Paris.

Why AlphaTauri skipped Verstappen's Singapore F1 impeding hearing

An unusual procedural call by the FIA Formula 1 stewards that saw AlphaTauri miss an FIA stewards hearing in Singapore surprised teams and kickstarted conspiracy theories among fans.

Familiar foes – Ireland and South Africa have never known each other better

Nineteen years ago in November, Jake White sat in a room in a Dublin hotel room, took a look at the Irish team his Springbok side was set to face and dismissed them out of hand. He wasn’t yet a World Cup-winning coach, but that didn’t stop the South African supremo from declaring that of the 22 players he might include Brian O’Driscoll in his team ...

Ireland 3 Northern Ireland 0: How the players rated in Nations League win

Courtney Brosnan 6 The keeper didn't have a save to make but was competent when called upon to deal with crosses or balls to feet. A routine clean sheet. Caitlin Hayes 8 The new recruit's distribution is an attribute and gives the team a better balance on that side of the pitch. A solid debut for the Celtic player although she wasn't really tested ...

‘Ireland need to stop the big South African pack’ – Ruan Pienaar weighs in on World Cup showdown

Former South Africa and Ulster scrum-half Ruan Pienaar believes the Ireland coaching team will have a “few tricks up their sleeves” for Saturday’s World Cup pool game at the Stade de France. Ireland and South Africa play each other for the first time at a World Cup and as well as intriguing match-ups on the pitch, Pienaar thinks the same goes for t...

‘God opened a door for you and wants you to take it’ - South Africa and Ulster rugby links

When Ireland take the field on Saturday, few signs of the unique relationship between the Ulster province and South Africa will be on show.

Ireland send out huge World Cup statement by downing the Boks in Paris

Andy Farrell’s side lived up to the hype with a superb victory at Stade de France.

'That's a horrendous tackle. A red straight away' - RTÉ panel discuss Dupont injury

Dupont suffered a badly-timed head-on-head tackle from the Namibia captain Johan Deysel.

Postecoglou an antidote to all that’s wrong with the Premier League

The new Spurs boss is proving to be a success on and off the pitch.

Ranking the 8 teams most likely to win the Champions League

With the group stages set to begin, we assess Man City and other serious contenders for the trophy.

‘This team has a chance to do something that will be remembered forever’ – Shane Lowry and Rory McIlroy back Ireland for World Cup glory

Irish golf star Shane Lowry believes Ireland have the chance to do something that will be remembered forever should they go all the way in France and win a first Rugby World Cup. Ireland face South Africa in a huge Pool B clash in Paris this evening, and before the game, Clara native Lowry and four-time major winner Rory McIlroy spoke to RugbypassT...

'It’s the one thing I think I know how to do so far in life'

James Lowe will face the Springboks for the first time tonight in Paris.

'It was near enough the best team goal I’ve ever seen. It was absolutely ridiculous'

Roberto De Zerbi’s suitability for the top jobs in football was discussed on the Football Family.

'We’re well capable of taking anything that they can throw at us'

Andrew Porter has real confidence in Ireland’s scrum ahead of the Boks clash.

Lawson set for Red Bull F1 role despite imminent Tsunoda deal

Red Bull has said young driver Liam Lawson will still have "plenty on his plate" with the team in 2024, even if he misses out on an AlphaTauri Formula 1 seat.

Vowles: Perez “lunge” on Albon could prove costly for Williams F1 team

Williams boss James Vowles has said a failed overtaking attempt on Alex Albon by Sergio Perez in Singapore could cost the Grove Formula 1 team valuable world championship positions.

France need Dupont. The World Cup needs Dupont

The sensational French scrum-half is a doubt for the rest of the tournament.

4 key GAA club storylines to watch out for this weekend

Ballymun and Kilmacud kick off RTÉ’s coverage of the club scene this weekend.

Family of girl snubbed at medal ceremony want public apology from Gymnastics Ireland

A young black girl whose family allege she was subjected to racist behaviour when she was snubbed at a medal ceremony in the National Indoor Arena by a Gymnastics Ireland official has received a written apology following a year-long mediation process. A video of the young girl being skipped at the presentation in Dublin in March 2022 has gone viral...

'We got to a World Cup despite Vera Pauw's coaching,' says Ireland's Diane Caldwell

Ireland defender Diane Caldwell believes the soccer team qualified for their first World Cup in spite of Vera Pauw, not because of the Dutchwoman. Ireland players came into camp ahead of Saturday's inaugural Nations League game against Northern Ireland at Lansdowne Road, and broke their silence on the departure of their former boss with Caldwell […]

A 7-2 split – our experts give their big-match predictions for Ireland v South Africa

RÚAIDHRÍ O’CONNOR Ireland 26 South Africa 20 This is a game that could go either way, but with conditions set to be fair and Ireland on an incredible winning run, they will be confident they can impose their attacking game, play at pace and build a lead that should see them home. Having the better goal-kicker helps. LUKE FITZGERALD Ireland 21 South...

'They were better than us on the night, that's the bottom line'

South Africa head coach Jacques Nienaber and captain Siya Kolisi reflect on tonight’s epic encounter in Paris.

English heavyweight Joe Joyce suffers devastating stoppage defeat in Zhilei Zhang rematch

The defeat may end Joyce’s dreams in the heavyweight division.

Munster carve out victory in pre-season clash with Connacht

Both head coaches used the clash to try out various permutations.

'I wasn't anything part of any reviews or decision-making process'

Interim Ireland head coach Eileen Gleeson insists she had no part to play in Vera Pauw departure as she praises ‘great group of girls’ in squad.

Jamie Heaslip: ‘Are there people who are going to take offence? Yeah, sure, all the time. I don’t mean offence and I try and make sure it’s not personal’

Born in Tiberias in Israel, Jamie Heaslip moved to Dublin at 17 where he studied medical mechanical engineering. A former professional rugby player for Leinster, Ireland and the Lions, he earned 95 caps playing number eight for Ireland during his 11-year international career. He works at Stripe and lives in Dublin with his wife and two daughters. W...

Ireland edge a stunning night of tension and noise at the Stade de France

Andy Farrell’s side underlined their status as genuine World Cup contenders with a statement win in Paris.

Kerry SFC: St Kierans battle back to earn draw with Kenmare Shamrocks

GARVEY’S COUNTY SFC GROUP 2 ROUND 2 St Kierans 0-13 Kenmare Shamrocks 1-10 Eddie Horan came off the bench to earn St Kieran’s their second draw of the campaign after a scrappy enough affair in Cordal on Saturday night. It was tight, full blooded, and full of endeavour but in the finish neither of these two sides really deserved the victory with bot...

Louis Rees-Zammit explains Cristiano Ronaldo celebration against Portugal

The Wales wing celebrated in style after scoring against Portugal.

It turned out wrong – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Cristiano Ronaldo’s Man Utd return

The Norwegian was at the Old Trafford helm when the Portugal star returned to Old Trafford in September 2021.

'I think we present a big physical challenge' - Paul O'Connell

The Ireland forwards coach is a crucial part of the set-up.

Norris: F1 drivers don't "care enough" about impeding in qualifying

Lando Norris has said his fellow Formula 1 drivers don’t “care enough” about impeding rivals in qualifying, having been a victim himself several times this season.

Tyrone let him go, wouldn't it be some story if he won the All-Ireland with Derry...

WE’LL all remember where we were when we heard the news. I was at a minor match at The Athletic Grounds. A steward asked me: “Did you break that story?” When he told me I wished I had broken it because it's the story of the year. He pulled out his phone and showed me the Louth County Board’s tweet. “Mickey Harte is going to Derry,” he says. Mickey ...

Ten Hag insists he has players' backing amid reports of dressing room unrest

The United boss also addressed questions about conflicts of interest regarding his agent’s involvement in club transfers.

Ireland 13 South Africa 8: Andy Farrell’s men claim famous victory over reigning Rugby World Cup champions

The Bastille prison holds a central place in the lore of this city and Ireland executed their own jail-break here as they somehow slipped the Springbok chains in Saint Denis. Their lineout creaked, their scrum crumbled and the world champions had four kicks at goal sail wide as they punched and punched and punched again. Somehow Ireland were still ...

Player ratings as Ireland edge South Africa in seismic test

What a night in Paris.

‘We’ll need to get better’ - Andy Farrell wants more as he hails Ireland’s resilience in stunning South Africa win

Andy Farrell has hailed his team’s resilience under the huge weight of South Africa’s pressure and says the intensity of tonight’s win over the world champions will stand to the team down the line. Ireland had to roll with the punches, with penalties from Johnny Sexton and Jack Crowley edging them to a historic 13-8 win in front of a raucous crowd....

‘It was absolutely phenomenal, just magic’ – Interim boss Eileen Gleeson insists Girls in Green ‘belong’ at Aviva

Ireland interim manager Eileen Gleeson admits the senior women’s side’s first international at Lansdowne Road was a ‘magic’ occasion and insists this is where women’s football belongs. The post-Vera Pauw era began with a comfortable 3-0 win over Northern Ireland in Ireland’s Nations League opener, as a record 35,944-strong crowd witnessed the team’...

Conor Murray: Ireland squad in ‘unbelievable nick’ ahead of South Africa clash

Ireland launched their World Cup campaign with bonus-point successes over Romania and Tonga.