Ireland have lost the first test of the summer tour of New Zealand on a 42-19 scoreline in Auckland.

Keith Earls touched down for Ireland early on – but the All Blacks had four tries on the board by half-time.

Garry Ringrose went over early in the second half for Ireland, but New Zealand would add another two tries – with Ardie Savea getting his second.

Ireland’s third try came late on from Bundee Aki, but ultimately it was a 23 point defeat.

Johnny Sexton will miss the second test after retiring in the first half for a head injury assessment.


The FAI has given its full support to Vera Pauw after she revealed she was raped by a prominent Dutch football official while she was still a player.

The Republic of Ireland manager also revealed that she was the victim of two sexual assaults from two other men working within the Dutch game.


Pauw says the Dutch FA failed to deal adequately with her complaints, which she has taken to the police in her native Netherlands.


Shamrock Rovers remain ten-points clear at the top of the SSE Airtricity Premier Division following last night’s 1-0 win at Finn Harps.

Second placed Dundalk beat UCD 3-0. St Patrick’s Athletic defeated Drogheda 3-0.

Derry City came away from Dalymount Park with a 3-2 win over Bohemians.

This evening, Damien Duff’s Shelbourne go to Sligo Rovers.

Kick-off at the Showgrounds is at 7.45pm.


Cork City remain four points clear at the top of the First Division following their 3-1 win at 10-man Bray.

Galway United ended Waterford’s eight-game winning streak with a 1-0 win of their own at Eamonn Deacy Park.

Wexford stay fifth following a 3-1 win at home to Athlone.

And Shane Keegan’s first game in charge of Cobh ended in a 2-0 defeat at home to Treaty United.


Clare are hoping to reach the All-Ireland hurling final this evening for the first time since they lifted the Liam McCarthy Cup nine years ago.

They go up against a Kilkenny team who’ve been absent from hurling’s showpiece since 2019.

Throw-in at Croke Park is at 5.30pm.



The knockout phase in the Glen Dimplex Senior Camogie Championship will be finalised this afternoon.

Waterford and Tipperary currently occupy Group 1’s quarter-final spots, and they’re away to Clare and Cork respectively.

Wexford and Dublin meet at Bellefield, and can also qualify if those above them slip up.

It’s a straight shootout for the remaining quarter-final place in Group 2, with Antrim facing Limerick at Corrigan Park.

Galway and Kilkenny will decide who goes through to the semi-finals automatically.

While the loser of Down and Offaly’s game will be doomed to a relegation playoff.


Seamus Power is aiming to topple overnight leader Jorge Campillo on day three of the Irish Open.

The Waterford golfer tees off from 8-under par, 3 shots off the lead.

Shane Lowry has moved to 7 under par after 11 holes, with Padraig Harrington now two-under through seven.


Four years on from reaching the final, Ireland’s women are back at a World Cup.

And they start this edition as they finished the last – playing the Netherlands.

Tip-off in that Pool A encounter in Amstelveen is at 6.30pm.

The other game in the pool is underway at 3.30pm, and sees Germany play Chile.


The Wimbledon last-16 line-ups will be completed later.

Women’s top seed Iga Swiatek is on a 37-match unbeaten run ahead of her Court 1 date with Alizé Cornet.

Two-time former champion Petra Kvitova takes on this year’s fourth seed Paula Badosa.

And Coco Gauff plays fellow American, Amanda Anisimova.





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