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Sports clubs in Ireland urged to become more inclusive  Irish Examiner

Ireland's sporting community has been challenged to be more inclusive after research found that foreign nationals are significantly underrepresented in clubs.

Government announces almost €10m in sports funding just days before local elections

THE government has announced almost €10m in equipment funding for sports clubs, just days ahead of the local elections.

Sports clubs accused of being too Irish-born and unwelcoming to poorer people  The Irish Times

Irish-born adults more than twice as likely to be member of sports club as adults born outside State.

Ireland Contracting Sports Call: May 21, 2019 (Pt. 1)  CBS Pittsburgh

KDKA-TV Sports' Bob Pompeani and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Gene Collier talk about the sports topics of the day. 12 hours ago ...

Statue unveiled to honour George Best at Windsor Park  BBC Sport

A Statue has been unveiled at Windsor Park of former Northern Ireland international George Best.

North West 200 road races: As it happened  BBC Sport

Coverage of the Saturday's five races racing from the North West 200 International in Northern Ireland.

Sports fund of €10m is released just days before polls

Almost €10m in funding for more than 450 sports clubs has been announced by the Government, just days before the local elections.

Handy Guide to Sport on Television this Week  The Irish Times

Monday – Sunday, May 20th – 26th.

Football Association of Ireland: Sport Ireland appoint NI firm for audit  BBC Sport

Northern Ireland-based KOSI Corporation have been tasked with an 'extensive independent audit' of the Football Association of Ireland. Sport Ireland, the body ...

Michael O'Neill: NI boss committed to current job despite club management speculation  BBC Sport

Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill insists that his focus is solely on his current job despite admitting that a move into club management is "always attractive".

Teenager Connell stunned after Republic of Ireland call-up  BT Sport

The teenager made 15 appearances for Bolton last season.

Corry’s Corner: Comparing Sports Is Futile And Pointless  Pundit Arena

In this week's edition of Corry's Corner we discuss the ongoing debate around which sport is better, hurling or football. Does it really matter?

Tri Talking Sport Launches New Sports Podcast

Joanne Murphy the voice behind Tri Talking Sport today launched a new sports podcast for athletes, adventurers and endurance enthusiasts. The accomplished ...

British people are baffled as hurling returns to Sky Sports for the summer  Irish Mirror

The channel covered Kilkenny and Dublin's Leinster Hurling Championship clash last weekend.

Ireland v England, first ODI - radio & text - Live  BBC Sport

Relive how England beat Ireland by four wickets in one-off ODI in Malahide.

Meyler: Pat Horgan owed an All-Ireland medal  Irish Examiner

John Meyler has challenged Cork's players to win the All-Ireland title that will ensure their team-mate Pat Horgan goes down in the annals of hurling history.

Weds pm Sport: Ireland Soccer Squad, Incl Maynooth's Travers in Portugal; Olympics Suspend International Boxing Body.  Kfm Radio

The Ireland squad is this week in Portugal for a training camp. Bournemouth goalkeeper Mark Travers is with the group.

Fans loved the RTE documentary on the split in Irish football  Irish Mirror

'Division: The Irish Soccer Split' was premiered on RTE 1 tonight.

Irish Premiership: Gary Smyth parts company with Glentoran  BBC Sport

Glentoran announce that former manager Gary Smyth has parted company with the club.

Primary school sports coaching gets ÂŁ600,000 in funding  BBC News

The Department of Education is to spend ÂŁ600,000 on a new sports and emotional resilience programme in primary schools. The scheme will be run by the GAA ...

Seamus Power says he'd love to clinch Open Championship qualification but admits he's happy to play at Lahinch  Irish Mirror

Seamus Power would love to clinch Open Championship qualification at the Irish Open - but for starters he's just happy to Lahinch bound after losing to a ...

What time and channel is Mayo v Roscommon on? Throw-in time, TV information, betting odds and more  Irish Mirror

Mayo's first real test of the summer comes this weekend when Roscommon travel to MacHale Park for the Connacht semi-final clash. James Horan's ...

Rory McIlroy will represent Ireland at 2020 Tokyo Olympics  The Irish Times

Four time Major winner confirmed the news ahead of this week's PGA Championship.

FIFA representatives set to meet FAI and Sport Ireland officials next week  Irish Mirror

It comes after European football's administrative body UEFA also sent a delegation to Dublin last Tuesday.

Irish rugby star tells Israel Folau: 'Don't judge me – I'm just like everyone else'

An Irish rugby star has written an open letter to Israel Folau saying: “don't judge me – I'm just like everyone else.”

Late Irish bloomer Downey and the road less travelled

In the third of a series of articles on players with one Ireland cap, James Downey reflects on a unique career that saw Test recognition at the age of 32.

Top sportspeople calling for greater promotion of women’s sport

Some of Ireland's top sportspeople have come together to call for greater promotion of women's sport.

McMahon says men's GAA not ready for female coach

Six-time All-Ireland winner Philly McMahon has admitted that men's Gaelic football is probably not ready for a female coach at inter-county level.

Offaly man to lead scoring charge for Ireland 7s on Sky Sports this weekend  Offaly Express

Tullamore's Jordan Conroy will be the speedy winger tasked with leading Ireland to rugby 7s glory this weekend as they take part in the London 7s event at ...

Sport Ireland hold 'very productive' meeting with FIFA to discuss FAI Governance Review Group

Sport Ireland have said that FIFA support the work of the Governance Review Group that is shaping the reform of the FAI.

Cork back on track in Munster Championship after win over All-Ireland champions Limerick

Cork's Championship is well and truly back up-and-running after this fine victory over the All-Ireland champions in the LIT Gaelic Grounds. Looking like a team ...

Cryan aim to make historic splash in Tokyo

Considering Clare Cryan couldn't swim properly when she was first approached about taking up diving, she has certainly come a long way.

Duignan blasts Offaly's 'short-term, reactionary move'

RTÉ hurling analyst Michael Duignan has criticised the Offaly county board for its "short-term, reactionary" decision to dispense with the services of manager ...

Kenny Shiels: Former Kilmarnock boss appointed Northern Ireland senior women's manager  BBC Sport

Former Kilmarnock and Derry City boss Kenny Shiels takes over from Alfie Wylie as the new Northern Ireland senior women's manager.

Is NI sport ready for the Brexit challenge?  BBC News

Sport may dominate our thoughts at the weekend but, when it comes to Brexit, some Northern Ireland sports organisations fear they may be forgotten.

Ireland v Afghanistan: Hosts ease to Belfast victory in first ODI  BBC Sport

Afghanistan were dismissed for just 138 as Ireland won by 72 runs in the first of two one-day internationals between the sides at Stormont on Sunday.

Gender issue on the sideline for Dublin men’s coach Cliodhna O’Connor  The Irish Times

Former All-Ireland winning goalkeeper feels her role with senior hurlers is a natural fit.

Munster release stunning new kits for 2019-20 season  Irish Mirror

They're already available to pre-order before their June 21 release.

'I never owned an Ireland jersey - I had to earn it'

Ireland international Leah Lyons talks about getting behind the 'Try and Stop Us' campaign in women's rugby and how a gesture from an Irish player in her ...

Sport Ireland has no objection to FAI's interim chief taking a spot on governance committee

Sport Ireland CEO John Treacy says the body has no objection to Rea Walshe's participation on a governance committee.

Mark Sykes: Oxford midfielder called up for Northern Ireland training camp  BBC Sport

Mark Sykes has been called up for a Northern Ireland training camp ahead of next month's Euro qualifier double-header. The uncapped Oxford United midfielder ...

Boxing to remain in Olympics but won’t be run by AIBA  The Irish Times

Boxing is set to maintain its place on the programme of next year's Tokyo Olympics, but the recognition of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) by the ...

FAI and Sport Ireland meet UEFA delegation

The FAI and Sport Ireland met a delegation from UEFA today to discuss governance issues at the FAI.

Ireland v Afghanistan: Mohammad Shahzad hits century as visitors level series  BBC Sport

Mohammad Shahzad strikes an 87-ball century as Afghanistan beat Ireland by ?? runs to draw level in their two-game ODI series at Stormont.

Cian Healy: Ireland and Leinster prop signs new IRFU deal  BBC Sport

Ireland loose-head Cian Healy pens a new two-year IRFU contract which will keep him at Leinster until the end of the 2020/21 season.

Brooks Koepka: US PGA pacesetter takes mental tips from McDowell  BBC Sport

US PGA leader Brooks Koepka says listening to Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell helps with his mental approach to his game. The American, who is ...

Aaron Connolly & City defender Wilson in U21 squad

Brighton attacker Aaron Connolly and Manchester City's Tyreke Wilson are among the new faces in Stephen Kenny's Republic of Ireland Under-21 squad as the ...

Niall Moyna hits out at DCU over Enda Fitzpatrick’s exit  The Irish Times

Professor says that Fitzpatrick is 'a coach that comes along once in a generation'

Rugby X: England and Ireland among nations to sign up for event  BBC Sport

The inaugural 'Rugby X' tournament will feature a host of Olympic medallists after England, Ireland, USA and France all signed up for the international ...

People Not Born In Ireland 61% Less Likely To Be Involved In Sport.  Kfm Radio

People who aren't born in Ireland are 61 per cent less likely to be a member of a sports club. That's according to a new survey released by the Federation of Irish ...

Sport Ireland was warned of increased risk that funding to the FAI may not be used for the intended purpose  The Irish Sun

A report by audit company Mazars told the agency of an increased risk that funding provided to the FAI 'may not be used for the intended purpose'

David Beckham backs Chertsey Town boss Anderson as he bows out a Wembley winner  BBC Sport

Belfast man Dave Anderson says the support of top names including David Beckham, Lee Westwood and Carl Frampton made for a fairytale end to his ...

North West 200: Patricia Fernandez racing against her 'superheroes'  BBC Sport

Patricia Fernandez is making her North West 200 debut and says road racers are like superheroes in her native USA.

Row over early tip-off to candidates on sport funds

The Government has been accused of a "desperate" bid to buy votes after ministers and local election candidates were tipped off on new funding for sports clubs ...

Quiz: Can you name the XIs from Ireland's World Cup win over England?  BBC Sport

Ireland and England meet for the seventh time in an ODI on Friday but can you name the teams from their famous 2011 match?

What time and channel is Galway v Wexford on? Throw-in time, TV information, betting odds and more  Irish Mirror

Galway host Wexford this weekend in an intriguing Leinster Senior Hurling Championship clash at Pearse Stadium. The Tribesmen laboured to a six-point win ...

Madonna sports Irish designer's glove in new video for latest release Medellin

You have to hand it to Madonna - she has been a fashion icon for decades and now she is sporting some of Dublin's best gloves.

Ireland v West Indies: Tourists set ODI run-chase record in victory in Malahide  BBC Sport

A maiden century from Sunil Ambris helps West Indies to their highest successful ODI run chase as they make 331-5 to beat Ireland by five wickets.

Sport Ireland CEO John Treacy and co blasted by politicians over FAI warning about association breaking  The Irish Sun

THE Irish Sun revealed at the weekend that Sport Ireland was warned the FAI had broken certain spending rules as far back as 2016. A report by audit firm ...

Afghanistan thrash Ireland in Stormont to level ODI series  The Irish Times

Paul Stirling makes another 50 but Gulbadin Naib bowls World Cup outfit to victory.

Slieve Russell designated as PGA National in Ireland  The Irish Times

The Maguire twins, Leona and Lisa, the touring professionals attached to the Slieve Russell in Co Cavan, will find a brand new title for the golf resort with its ...

Irish League supporters split over potential season switch to summer football: Have your say in our poll  Belfast Telegraph

Irish League football could be set to undergo its biggest ever change, with the season set for a potential switch as early as 2021.

Supporters in with sporting chance of apartment for €100  Irish Examiner

Three Cork sporting clubs have joined forces to offer supporters a 'home fixture' of a different kind — a new apartment. Douglas Hurling and Football Club along ...

Notre Dame Football: Are the Irish deserving of their Sports Illustrated ranking?  FanSided

Notre Dame football received some high accolades in a recent poll by Sports Illustrated. Are they deserving of the ranking they received?

Irish pound Wahama in region opener  Huntington Herald Dispatch

MASON, W.Va. — Lenny Washington struck out 10, hit a three-run home run and drove in four runs to lead Huntington St. Joe (20-10) to a 9-2 victory over ...

Jockey Lee Newman returns to race-riding after breaking his neck  Irish Mirror

The former UK champion apprentice broke two vertebrae in his back and one in his neck in January 2018.

Noel Mooney set for FAI return | Irish Sport  The Times

John Delaney, the deputy chairman of Uefa's women's football committee, was absent in Budapest last night for the women's Champions League final, but plenty ...

Fortnite is not sport’s enemy — outdated coaching is  Irish Examiner

The world-leading coach educator Wayne Goldsmith has worked with everyone from the All Blacks to the US Olympic swimming team of Phelps and Lochte and ...

If I Could Speak To Israel Folau  The Sports Chronicle

Irish rugby star Lindsay Peat puts pen to paper and send an open message to the controversial Israel Folau in the name of equality.

RTÉ’s 2019 GAA coverage shifts further from football to hurling  The Irish Times

Broadcaster's 2019 schedule includes just five provincial football matches.

Sport Ireland’s own financial controls queried by experts as revelation comes as UEFA jet in for corporate g  The Irish Sun

ANNUAL audits of sport's governing body have highlighted some issues, according to Freedom of Information documents obtained by us. Sport Ireland was ...

Avoiding the rough in search to secure Irish golfing growth  Irish Examiner

It is all very well taking the historic steps to form an inclusive governing body for the game on this island, but with preparations underway for Golf Ireland to ...

Ireland vs Bangladesh - Highlights & Stats  SkySports

Preview followed by live coverage of the May 15th 2019 cricket match between Ireland and Bangladesh - commentary, stats, photos, videos, scores & match ...

Jenny Egan and Ronan Foley ready for canoe sprint World Cup  The Irish Times

Egan looking to continue excellent 2018 form while Foley is a rising star of the sport.

Irish Cup final: Crusaders 3-0 winners over Ballinamallard  BBC Sport

An improved performance in the second half saw Crusaders secure a 3-0 win over Championship outfit Ballinamallard United in the Irish Cup final.

Northern Ireland sports tech brand scores with football star investors  Belfast Telegraph

STATSports latest all-star transaction involving two Premier League footballers among other investors is an endorsement of its future plans, it's been claimed.

Expert poll: All-Ireland football predictions

RTÉ Sport has asked the people who know about what they think will happen on and off the football fields this summer.

NI pair in Great Britain team for European Games in Belarus  BBC Sport

Trap shooter Kirsty Barr and canoeist Afton Fitzhenry are named in the Team GB squad to compete at the European Games in Belarus.

Warren Feeney: Former Northern Ireland striker set to remain as Ards manager  BBC Sport

Warren Feeney is set to remain as manager of relegated Ards, BBC Sport NI understands. The former Northern Ireland striker, who took the job on a temporary ...

Ireland win Drammen Nations’ Cup in Norway  The Irish Times

The Irish first team finished fourth at the five-star show in La Baule also on Friday.

The Secret Teacher: Sport should never come at a cost to a child’s school work  The Irish Times

Extra-curricular work is invaluable, but too much can affect pupils' overall wellbeing.

Perception vs Reality  The Sports Chronicle

Ireland outhalf and Leinster captain Johnny Sexton joins journalist Gavin Cummiskey on The Sports Chronicle to talk about perception versus reality when ...

Ireland Contracting Sports Call: May 12, 2019 (Pt. 2)  CBS Pittsburgh

KDKA-TV Sports' Bob Pompeani and 93.7 The Fan's Andrew Fillipponi talk about the sports topics of the day. 5 days ago ...

Luca Connell: Bolton youngster handed first Republic of Ireland call-up  BBC Sport

Eighteen-year-old Bolton midfielder Luca Connell has been handed a first Republic of Ireland call-up for next month's Euro 2020 qualifiers. Liverpool-born ...

Seed of discontent for Irish soccer - Sports  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — The players in Notre Dame's soccer program see themselves differently heading in these Class 2A playoffs.For the first time since 2009, when the ...

Adam Hastings reveals his excitement at playing in Celtic's home ground  Irish Mirror

Hastings is no stranger to Celtic's home as a good schoolmate of his is a huge Bhoys supporter.

Ulster Rugby: Utility back Peter Nelson to leave club  BBC Sport

Ultility Back Peter Nelson is one of four players leave Ulster this summer having spent eight seasons with the province.

Leona Maguire wins Irish Times/Sport Ireland Sportswoman of Month award  The Irish Times

Golfer qualifies for US Open in South Carolina with win at Pinnacle Creek in Arizona.

Ohio State the latest scandal in US college sport’s dark history of sexual abuse  The Irish Times

Report released shows Dr Richard Strauss sexually assaulted more than 170 athletes.

Expert poll: All-Ireland hurling predictions

RTÉ Sport has asked the people who know what they think will happen on and off the hurling fields this summer.

Ireland v Bangladesh: Jayed takes five wickets as tourists ease to Dublin victory  BBC Sport

A five-wicket haul from Abu Jayed helps Bangladesh to a comfortable six-wicket win in the ODI against Ireland at Clontarf.

Ireland v West Indies: Record opening stand sees tourists rout hosts by 196 runs  BBC Sport

A record opening ODI partnership of 365 between John Campbell and Shai Hope helped West Indies earn a thumping 196-run win over Ireland in Clontarf.

Ireland Contracting Sports Call: May 11, 2019 (Pt. 3)  CBS Pittsburgh

KDKA-TV Sports' Rich Walsh and The Athletic's Mark Kaboly talk about the sports topics of the day. 8 days ago. Next Video. KDKA News Update PM: May 19, ...

FAI and Sport Ireland invite football community to 'submit ideas on the future of the game'  The42

THE FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION of Ireland and Sport Ireland are inviting members of the football community to “submit their ideas on the future of the game”.

Ulster SFC: Down to appeal against Caolan Mooney's red card  BBC Sport

Down will attempt to overturn Caolan Mooney's suspension after the midfielder was sent off during his side's defeat by Armagh.

Sunday Times Rich List 2019: Rory McIlroy, Sergio Aguero, Anthony Joshua and Gareth Bale lead the richest  talkSPORT

In all, sports stars account for just over a third – 17 out of 50 places – of the Young Rich List, where everyone has a minimum worth of £16m this year.

Females to the fore at Irish News School, Club, and Volunteer Awards  The Irish News

The highly anticipated Irish News School, Club and Volunteer Awards will be hosted tomorrow afternoon in the Wellington Park Hotel.

Ireland v Bangladesh: Malahide game abandoned because of rain  BBC Sport

The one-day international between hosts Ireland and Bangladesh at Malahide is a wash-out with no play possible on Thursday.

Counting Down The Irish — Colin Grunhard  247Sports

A 50-game starter for Bishop Miege High School in Mission, Kansas, which went 46-4 during his time in the lineup, center Colin Grunhard obviously could have ...

'The offer is well below where it needs to be' - Rob Kearney weighs up France move as contract talks stall

Rob Kearney was the glaring omission from the list of 21 contracts signed, sealed and delivered by Leinster yesterday.