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Wednesday 29 November 2023 Dublin: 2°C

# Flying the flag

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18 Irish players ready to go as 2020 AFLW season set in stone following ugly dispute
All has been resolved with fixtures in place for next year.
'The dream has always been to get onto the LPGA. If a girl from Cavan can do it, then anybody can'
Leona Maguire is primed for the world’s biggest stage in 2020 after her remarkable rise to the top.
Back-to-back champion Sanita Puspure one of five Irish up for prestigious World Rowing Awards
New crew of Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy and fellow Corkman Ronan Byrne are also nominated.
'Absolutely huge' - Ireland crowned European AFL champions after remarkable showing in London
Mike Currane’s Irish Banshees won five games from five, and didn’t concede a single score.
'I gave out the jerseys the other day and there were lads with tears in their eyes'
The Irish Defence Forces are off to the Chinese city of Wuhan to compete at the World Military Games this week.
Three from three for Ireland as Walsh eases into World Championships last 16
The Belfast boxer follows in the footsteps of Cork’s Christina Desmond and Cavan’s Ceire Smith.
All-Ireland winning Dublin duo sign for AFLW side Melbourne - making it 18 Irish for 2020
All-Star defender Sinéad Goldrick and key forward Niamh McEvoy become the first Dubs to join the Irish invasion Down Under.
Phil Healy falls short in 200m heat at World Championships, but optimism shines through after
‘The whole season hasn’t been the ideal set-up but I’m grateful to be out here and competing against the world’s best.’
McCabe helps Arsenal coast through to Women's Champions League last 16
The Ireland captain started as Arsenal saw off Fiorentina this evening.
Ireland's Sam Bennett wins stage 14 at Vuelta to continue incredible season
The 28-year-old Bora-Hansgrohe rider secured his 13th stage win of the year.
Irish pair Crowley and Dukarska secure qualification for 2020 Olympic Games
The W2 crew of Monika Dukarska and Aileen Crowley became the fourth Irish boat to qualify for Tokyo.
'I've lost some great friends - pilots in aviation accidents. Life can be very fickle'
How his military career shaped Jim Gavin the manager.
Ireland U21 stars Idah and Connolly set to make full senior debuts across the water tonight
There’s strong Irish involvement across the board in the Carabao Cup.
Amateur champion Sugrue among Irish trio in Walker Cup team
Conor Purcell and Caolan Rafferty are also named in the GB and Ireland team to face USA next month.
Home favourite Meadow leads the way at the World Invitational in Ballymena
Leona Maguire is also on the charge in Northern Ireland.
Ireland's Natalya Coyle qualifies for Tokyo 2020 Olympics
The Meath woman finished eighth at the European Modern Pentathlon Championships.
Dundalk v Riga, Champions League first qualifying round first-leg
Oriel Park played host to the European clash.
Amateur champion Sugrue to lead Ireland at European Championships
The Mallow golfer will play in the Irish Open Pro-Am before travelling to Sweden.
Ireland announce 65-strong team for European Games
Minsk is hosting this year’s event, which takes place from 21-30 June.
Ireland trio named in Barbarians squad to face England in historic Twickenham clash
The Baa Baas women’s side face the Red Roses as part of a double-header in London next month.
The Fremantle-bound Irish duo ready to represent Louth and Leitrim Down Under
Kate Flood and Áine Tighe were both delighted to put pen to paper and sign for Trent Cooper’s Freo.
Three-try Ospreys beat Scarlets to take final Champions Cup spot
Scarlets will have to make do with a place in the Challenge Cup next season.
'It's been encouraging' - Lowry and Power take 'many positives' from top-six finishes
So close, but yet so far at the RBC Heritage in South Carolina.
Down's Olivia Mehaffey makes history as she qualifies for final round at Augusta
Tied for 11th, the 21-year-old will now compete at the home of the Masters.
Wait for first pro win continues as Maguire finishes two shots behind in California
The Cavan golfer slipped up on the final day at the IOA Championship.
Ulster duo Maguire and McDowell lead in California and Dominican Republic
Leona Maguire and Graeme McDowell both front their respective fields going into their final rounds.
Hoey leads the way in Perth but early disappointment for Dunne and Moynihan
It’s been a mixed opening round in Australia.
Quinn hits landmark as Irish duo help Arsenal past United into League Cup final
The Gunners now face City in a repeat of the 2018 decider.
Tipp star in line for AFLW debut while four other Irish set to start this weekend
Aisling McCarthy has made the Western Bulldogs cut with her ‘power, speed and ball-handling ability’ impressing.
Two on target as Bonner scoring on debut the highlight of big weekend for Irish in Oz
The Donegal star kicked a goal, while Cora Staunton finished with two.
Three Irish stars set for dream starts as new AFLW season kicks off this weekend
Donegal star forward Yvonne Bonner and Mayo duo Sarah Rowe and Cora Staunton all start.
'She’s got plenty of tricks' - Rowe catches the eye on big weekend for Irish in Oz
The Mayo star impressed in her first AFLW run-out, as did Donegal’s Yvonne Bonner.
Leona Maguire still in the hunt for European Tour card after another strong round in Morocco
The Cavan golfer is five shots off the lead at the Lalla Aicha Tour School.
All positive as Leona Maguire stays well on course for European Tour card in Morocco
After carding 68 and 70 in the opening two rounds, the Cavan golfer’s bid is going to plan.
Irish referee O'Neill selected for next year's Women's World Cup
The Wexford native will officiate at next summer’s tournament in France.
Going for gold! Harrington books second World Championship final with stunning performance
A class act.
Dublin teen Niamh Coyne storms to stunning silver at Youth Olympic Games
Mona McSharry just missed out on the podium.
Ireland captain McCabe leads the way with Arsenal brace on busy day across the water
There was plenty of Irish involvement in the group stages of the Women’s Super League Continental Cup.
Good news for Irish duo in Oz as Nash and O'Connor elevated for same AFL game
Meath’s Conor Nash is set for his AFL debut while Kerry’s Mark O’Connor has also been promoted as Hawthorn and Geelong face off.
Busy evening ahead as Ireland's McSharry and Hyland progress at European Champs
Shane Ryan is also in action in the 50m backstroke final.