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Friday 8 December 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# worrying times

Last year
Wasps follow Worcester in suspension from English Premiership
It is another colossal blow for the English domestic game.
All time
Barcelona suffer first defeat under Xavi as Betis snatch victory
Barca fell to a fourth league defeat of the season and to make their day worse Real Madrid recorded a 2-0 win over Real Sociedad this evening.
IRFU suffers €35.7 million deficit as Irish rugby tries to 'buy time' financially
CEO Philip Browne says the union must make drastic budget cuts if crowds cannot return to games next year.
Looming financial 'nightmare' threatens future of English football clubs - Neville
The Manchester United legend believes the EFL will need investment down the line to keep clubs solvent.
'Severe' job losses feared for FAI staff with 'hard nut' Cooke set to reveal extent of financial woes
More bad news expected at the association’s Dublin HQ tomorrow after primary shirt sponsor Three Ireland announced it wouldn’t be renewing its deal.
Club-only month 'not working for anyone', says three-time Galway All-Star
Portumna veteran Damien Hayes is concerned about the future of club hurling.
Ronaldo forced off early with injury as Portugal held to second successive draw
The captain of the reigning European champions was replaced after 30 minutes with a thigh issue.
Sport Ireland 'deeply concerned' as boxing plans for 2020 Olympics put on hold
John Treacy said the current situation ‘creates great uncertainty for the outstanding athletes within Ireland’s boxing high performance programme’.
FAI to impose sanctions on Bray Wanderers after failing to pay players before deadline
PFAI general secretary Stephen McGuinness has indicated that strike action is likely to go ahead ‘if the commitments that were given aren’t adhered to’.
'One bad game doesn't make us a bad team' - Ireland captain defiant after England thrashing
William Porterfield has had to defend Ireland’s claim for Test status.
Humiliating defeat leaves Ireland's golden generation facing into make-or-break summer
Head coach John Bracewell is coming under increased pressure after a disappointing two years in charge.
Glen Rovers defeat in Munster club final symptomatic of deeper Cork hurling malaise
Manager Richie Kelleher admitted as much in his post-match assessment.
Half-term report: Munster desperate to emerge from 'horrendous' run of defeats
Anthony Foley is coming under pressure as the province’s supporters despair.
Worrying times for Irish stars and more thoughts from the Premier League's finale
Also, Brendan Rodgers left red-faced and Arsenal show their considerable potential.
Support for Fine Gael is dropping like a stone, they're down 4% in the last month
Sinn Féin is the only party to record a rise in support.