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This year
New rail plan for Ireland could double passenger numbers and increase intercity speeds to 200km/hour
However, firm timelines for specific projects included in the All-Island Strategic Rail Review have not yet been published.
The 2017 Minor All-Star humming for Clare after recovering from serious workplace accident
The Inagh-Kilnamona star has been impressing throughout the year for the Banner.
Bohemians beat Drogheda to get back to winning ways
Bohemians bounced back from Friday’s defeat to Shelbourne with a hard fought victory over Drogheda United.
Late, late show as Arsenal come from behind twice to return to the summit
Ollie Watkins and Philippe Coutinho had the home side ahead on two occasions but the Gunners wouldn’t be denied.
Review of Ireland's rail network set to propose restoring old lines in place of greenways
The All Island Strategic Rail Review is expected to be published in the coming months.
The review was jointly commissioned by governments north and south in 2021.
Draft proposals are understood to involve long-dormant lines in the west and southeast being returned to use.
A line between Letterkenny and Derry is believed to also figure, although the plan's implementation will require the return of Stormont.
Havertz on target as Chelsea ease pressure on manager Potter
Chelsea picked up their second Premier League victory since October with a 1-0 win against Crystal Palace
Matt Doherty on target as Tottenham thrash Crystal Palace
The Ireland international scored Spurs’ third goal in a 4-0 win for Antonio Conte’s side at Selhurst Park.
Last year
Havertz and Mount on target as Chelsea edge closer to Premier League top four
A 2-0 win over Bournemouth leaves Chelsea six points shy of a top-four spot.
Zakaria grabs winner on debut as Chelsea finish top of Champions League group
A 2-1 victory over Dinamo Zagreb sees Graham Potter’s side return to winning ways.
Brilliant Munster secure bonus-point win over South Africa's Bulls
Munster defeated the Bulls 31-17 at Thomond Park this evening.
Late Matip winner secures crucial Champions League win for Liverpool
Jurgen Klopp’s side recovered from their defeat to Napoli with an important result against Ajax.
Fernandes sinks Saints as Man Utd maintain revival
United secure successive league victories for the first time since February.
Age Of Kings claims cosy success at the Curragh for Aidan O'Brien
The son of Kingman has emerged as another possible Royal Ascot contender for O’Brien.
Wife's sleep advice helps put England's Tuilagi back on track
The player has been hampered by injuries during his career and pulled out of February’s Six Nations win over Wales with a hamstring issue.
Huge boost for Liverpool as Alexander-Arnold rejoins training after rapid recovery
The right-back was sidelined after the victory over Arsenal on 16 March.
Real Madrid bounce back from PSG disappointment by beating Alaves
Sevilla can reduce the gap to four points again by winning away at Espanyol tomorrow.
Ziyech gem fires Chelsea to victory over Spurs
Third-placed Chelsea are now 10 points behind leaders Manchester City after ending a run of four league games without a victory.
All time
Mourinho's Roma pick up much-needed win to gain ground in race for European football
A 2-0 win over Spezia brings Roma up to sixth in Serie A.
Hearts’ ex-Rovers star McEneff happy to grind out away win after 'difficult' spell
McEneff’s side weathered a first-half storm before edging out Livingston 1-0 on Sunday.
Bucks bounce back to beat Spurs in Texas
Elsewhere, the Cleveland Cavaliers posted their first win of the new season.
Scotland beat Austria to revive World Cup dream
Lyndon Dykes scored the only goal of the game in Vienna.
Northern Ireland breathe life into World Cup qualifying campaign with 4-1 win
Shayne Lavery and Daniel Ballard scored their first international goals in a victory over Lithuania.
Tearful Osaka attends first press conference since withdrawing from French Open
The four-time grand slam champion pulled out of Roland Garros for mental health reasons.
Mark Downey tunes up for madison bid with 17th-place finish in the omnium
Matthew Walls won gold for Britain ahead of New Zealand’s Campbell Stewart and Italy’s Elia Viviani.
Irish sailors Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove disqualified from today's races in Tokyo
The 49er team’s harness was deemed to be overweight.
USA bounce back from opening embarrassment on goal-laden day at Tokyo 2020
The Olympic women’s football tournament heated up today, as Team GB reached the quarter-finals.
Super-sub Tierney snatches 90th-minute winner in dream Ireland U21 debut
The Bohemians midfielder came off the bench to make the difference against Australia’s U23 side.
'It's shaving off a bit of the disc' - Ulster's Addison making strides after return from back surgery
The versatile Ireland back had been out for 15 months.
Hourihane assist helps Swansea regain form and Norwich on the verge of Premier League return
A 3-0 win today for Swansea against Millwall.
Atletico hold La Liga rivals at bay with tight Villarreal win
Diego Simeone’s side had come into the match off a league run in which they picked up just five points from their previous four matches.
Leinster pleased with response to 'kick up the arse' from Connacht
Hugo Keenan and co. notched a bonus-point win against Ulster and denied the visitors anything.
Raheem Sterling strike earns Manchester City narrow victory over Arsenal
Pep Guardiola saw his side claim the spoils against his former assistant Mikel Arteta.
Messi magnificent as Barcelona hammer Leganes
The Catalans bounced back from a first defeat under Quique Setien to cruise to a Copa Del Rey victory.
Kane on the double as Spurs seal Champions League progression in two-goal comeback win
Olympiacos took a two-goal lead in London tonight, but were eventually seen off by Jose Mourinho’s side.
Tottenham hit 5 to get Champions League campaign back on track
Spurs were too good for Red Star Belgrade.
Cork City keeper commits unfortunate error as Bohs bounce back from FAI Cup exit
The Gypsies got the only goal of the game in the second half at Dalymount Park.
'My fire had been bright, but it was burning out': Lavin's love for hurdles rekindled
The 25-year-old track star is enjoying athletics again after a combination of injury and obsession set her back.
Cork bounce back as they claim impressive win against All-Ireland champs Limerick
31,274 in the Gaelic Grounds for today’s clash.
Ireland's Burnett first in line to face Super Series champion after tournament-ending injury
The 26-year-old hasn’t fought since November but may be back in the bantamweight world-title picture sooner than expected.
Cork bounce back from tough week to kickstart John Cotter era with a win
A Conor McCarthy goal earned the Leesiders a 1-0 win over Bohemians.