Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now
Tuesday 21 March 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Final

All time
# our story
'We believed' - Ireland U20s' journey to the World Championship final in their words
Nigel Carolan’s players and coaches chart their progress into a first-ever U20 final.
# Cork Man
Munster centre Daly destined for academy after World Championship final
The Cork Con midfielder has shone for Nigel Carolan’s side in Manchester.
# defensive highlight
Analysis: Bundee's brilliant hit on Sexton brought about by clever tweak
Pat Lam’s men have been pushing their scrum defence to get even greater linespeed.
# Unstoppable
Analysis: Connacht's sensational attack brings them Pro12 glory
We’ve picked apart each of the western province’s three tries in the Pro12 final.
# well beaten
'It's an incredible story for them and they fully deserved the title'
Leo Cullen and Jamie Heaslip were gracious after defeat in Murrayfield.
# Connacht Abu
Niyi Adeolokun's sensational try one of the highlights of Connacht's memorable Pro12 win
An incredible piece of individual skill.
Leinster look to remind Connacht that they remain the Irish benchmark
The Guinness Pro12 final in Murrayfield promises to be quite the spectacle.
# Interview
Bealham has come long way from Canberra and freezing-cold Renmore
The 24-year-old Connacht prop won his first Ireland cap this season.
# ready replacements
Leinster back Ross Molony to muscle up after loss of Toner and Nacewa
Rob Kearney comes into the team in the 15 shirt as the Leinster captain misses out.
# Mul
'The other Irish provinces have been so successful, of course I’ve been jealous'
John Muldoon and Pat Lam were in confident form at Murrayfield.
# legacy
'You walk through town now and you see kids in Connacht jerseys all over the place'
Tiernan O’Halloran hopes Connacht can top off their remarkable rise with a Pro12 trophy.
# Danger Men
Video analysis: Connacht's intelligent attack means they can be history makers
Pat Lam’s side bring their superb attacking form into the Pro12 final against Leinster in Edinburgh.
# favourites
Analysis: Sexton's mastery and brilliant basics provide Leinster's edge
Leo Cullen’s side delivered their best performance of the season ahead of the Pro12 final.
# Standard Setters
'It's the ultimate final for us' - Connacht take on the Leinster benchmark
Pat Lam pointed to the importance of the coaching team around him in Connacht.
# daniele de santis
Notorious football hooligan given 26 years in prison for shooting rival fan
Daniele De Santis shot him before the 2014 Italian Cup final.
# Motivation
Lam heeds '91 Samoan lesson as Connacht prepare for first-ever final
‘We have to go about our business as normal as possible.’
# Nostalgia
Keane's final trophy and Ronaldo the teenager: Man United's last FA Cup triumph
Millwall were the surprise opposition when Alex Ferguson’s side reached the final in 2004.
# bad behaviour
Fighting breaks out in the stands prior to kick-off in the Europa League final
A small section of Liverpool and Sevilla fans clashed at St Jakob Park before the match began.
# Team news
Szarzewski back as Racing target first Champions Cup title against Sarries
Mark McCall has gone for the same XV that beat Wasps in the semi-finals.
Analysis: Clontarf and Cork Con show attacking quality of Irish club rugby
Last weekend’s clash at the Aviva Stadium was full of attacking excitment.
# Irish Abroad
Ex-Leinster man O'Connell helps Bristol into Championship promotion final
Declan Cusack and Doncaster also advanced into the two-legged decider.
# no pressure
Delahunty nails free with last kick of the game to hand Waterford Division 3 title
The Déise earned a one-point win over Tipperary at Semple Stadium.
# homegrown heroes
Clontarf look for second title in Ulster Bank League final against Cork Con
Andy Wood’s men are back in the final against Brian Hickey’s side.
# Talent
Clontarf playmaker Carbery showing Leinster quality in Ulster Bank League
The 20-year-old is hoping for further playing opportunities under Leo Cullen next season.
# Ready to go
2 changes for Clare ahead of league decider with Waterford
The injured John Conlon and Paul Flanagan make way for Davy Fitzgerald’s side.
# Team news
O'Sullivan returns to the Dublin team for league final meeting with Kerry
The teams face off in a repeat of last year’s All-Ireland football final at GAA headquarters tomorrow.
# Road to Aviva
Late drama as Pike Rovers clinch their place in the FAI Junior Cup final
The Limerick club saw off St Peter’s Athlone thanks to two goals in the closing minutes of last night’s semi-final.
# Nou Ground
This season's Top 14 final in Barcelona is set for a 98,000 sell-out
The 2016 French league decider will be played at FC Barcelona’s home stadium.
Liverpool v Manchester City, Capital One Cup final
It was over to Wembley Stadium, where Jurgen Klopp was looking to win his first piece of silverware as Reds boss.
# Reaction
'The season's ended a bit too soon for us' - Stephen Kenny and Dundalk just can't stop winning
The Dublin-born coach saw his side complete a league and cup double on Sunday.
# Gifted
Sonny Bill Williams explains why he gave his RWC medal to a young fan
The All Blacks centre gave his medal away after the World Cup final.
# Best of all time
The Kiwi legends deliver, Wallaby woe and more RWC talking points
Dan Carter’s performance was the peak of his brilliant All Blacks career.
# Kiwi Pride
Brilliant Carter guides New Zealand to World Cup victory over Chieka's Wallabies
The 33-year-old signed off from Test rugby with a sublime performance.
# finale
Hansen's clinical All Blacks face off against Cheika's transformed Wallabies
The two best teams in the world go head-to-head in Twickenham this afternoon.
# Bender
Gloriously old-school Ben Smith is one of the world's greatest players
The New Zealand fullback spent a gap year working and playing in Bristol.
# column
Peter Stringer: The smallest man in the World Cup final might have the biggest say
Our World Cup columnist looks at the All Blacks’ brilliant scrum-half, Aaron Smith.
# Final
World Rugby appoint Nigel Owens to referee the World Cup final
Irishman John Lacey will referee Friday night’s bronze final between Argentina and South Africa.
# Snubbed
Babs Keating refused All-Ireland final tickets by Tipp following scathing article
County board secretary Tim Floyd was not happy with the former player’s remarks.
# Rising Stars
Poll: Tipperary or Kerry - who'll win Sunday's All-Ireland minor football final?
The Premier and the Kingdom clash in Sunday’s curtain-raiser.
# Oh The Green And Red
Mayo get the job done against Kilkenny to set up All-Ireland final meeting with Kerry
Victory for the Connacht side at O’Connor Park today.