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World media reaction: Ireland now rugby's best team

Sunday November 18th, 2018 10:40:59 AM
Rugby writers around the world have reacted to Ireland's first ever home win over New Zealand with a torrent of praise and talked up chances of a first Irish World Cup victory next year.

Hansen: Let's see how Ireland cope with being top dogs

Sunday November 18th, 2018 11:48:04 AM
Steve Hansen has challenged Ireland to live up to the tag of the world's best side that he has installed on Joe Schmidt's men.

Retiring quartet 'incredible servants of Irish cricket'

Sunday November 18th, 2018 11:52:49 AM
Ireland cricketer Kim Garth has paid tribute to Isobel Joyce, Cecelia Joyce, Ciara Metcalfe and Clare Shillington, who all retired from the international side after their World Twenty20 campaign came to an end on Saturday.

Imminent Hansen decision could have Irish repercussions

Sunday November 18th, 2018 11:54:35 AM
Steve Hansen will reveal a decision on his future before Christmas that could yet see Joe Schmidt join New Zealand's coaching ranks after the 2019 World Cup.

Byrne hails 'old warrior' O'Mahony after historic win

Sunday November 18th, 2018 11:01:35 AM
Former Ireland hooker and RTÉ analyst Shane Byrne said Peter O'Mahony showed his "intelligence and commitment to the game" in a man of the match performance in Saturday's first home victory over New Zealand.

Francesco Molinari clinches Race to Dubai

Sunday November 18th, 2018 11:16:30 AM
Italy's Francesco Molinari has capped an incredible season by winning the European Tour's Race to Dubai.

All you need to know about Sunday's GAA club action

Sunday November 18th, 2018 08:18:07 AM
Hurling silverware and final berths are on offer at provincial and county level, while in football the Ulster semi-finals and the semi-finals in the women's club competitions take centre stage.

Taylor sees World Cup wake-up call for blunt All Blacks

Sunday November 18th, 2018 09:14:02 AM
New Zealand hooker Codie Taylor offered no excuses in the five-point defeat to Ireland; the better team simply won.

Frantic endgame had shades of 2013 for Joe Schmidt

Sunday November 18th, 2018 08:51:31 AM
Joe Schmidt admitted that there were shades of the heartbreaking 2013 defeat in the final stages of a famous win over New Zealand.

Irish haka approach sets the tone for van der Flier

Saturday November 17th, 2018 11:23:17 PM
Nine months after Josh van der Flier was forced off injured against New Zealand, he turned in a performance for the ages against the number one side in the world, and he believes that Ireland set the tone during the haka.

Phenomenal Ireland take memorable All Blacks scalp

Sunday November 18th, 2018 02:24:37 AM
Ireland produced a performance for the ages to hand New Zealand their first defeat in Europe since 2012.

Player ratings: O'Mahony heroic on a day for heroes

Saturday November 17th, 2018 11:52:02 PM
Here is how the Ireland players rated from the Aviva Stadium contest.

Hansen: I guess Ireland are World Cup favourites now

Saturday November 17th, 2018 10:36:50 PM
Steve Hansen has installed Ireland as World Cup favourites following their 16-9 win over his New Zealand side in Dublin.

Rocket to take on Trump in Northern Ireland Open final

Sunday November 18th, 2018 08:30:16 AM
Ronnie O'Sullivan will face Judd Trump in the Northern Ireland Open final after knocking out world number one Mark Selby in a thrilling semi-final.

Ireland were 'too good', admits New Zealand skipper

Saturday November 17th, 2018 09:25:48 PM
New Zealand captain Kieran Read admitted that Ireland were 'too good' for the All-Blacks as Joe Scmidt's side claimed their first ever win over their opponents on home soil.

Eddie O'Sullivan: We have come of age as a rugby nation

Saturday November 17th, 2018 09:50:12 PM
Eddie O'Sullivan said Ireland are now arguably the best side on the planet after a coming-of-age defeat of the All Blacks that had the Aviva Stadium fizzing with pride.

Draw sees Portugal through to Nations League Finals

Saturday November 17th, 2018 10:13:20 PM
Portugal sealed their place in the Nations League Finals after holding group rivals Italy to a goalless draw in Milan.

Scotland close in on Nations League play-off place

Saturday November 17th, 2018 10:25:16 PM
Scotland are within 90 minutes of a Nations League play-off spot after an emphatic 4-0 win over 10-man Albania at the Loro Borici Stadium in Shkoder.

Battling Scotland fall just short against Springboks

Saturday November 17th, 2018 07:34:58 PM
Scotland gave as good as they got but were denied their first win over South Africa since 2010 as they were edged out 26-20 at BT Murrayfield.

Kurt Walker guaranteed at least a silver medal

Saturday November 17th, 2018 07:47:38 PM
Kurt Walker upgraded his bronze medal to at least silver at the EU Elite Men's Championships in Valladolid, Spain.

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