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# future plans

This week
26th November 2023 - 2nd December 2023
Owen Farrell to miss Six Nations to ‘prioritise well-being’
The England captain is taking a break from international rugby.
Dublin Marathon start and end points will 'preferably' include the city centre
Discussions on next year’s route have begun and it’s hoped a ‘positive solution’ will be announced in early 2024.
This year
'Worst thing' Rugby Australia can do is sack Eddie Jones
The two-time champions are on the verge of being knocked out in the pool stage of a World Cup for the first time.
Trio left out of Celtic's Champions League squad as Irish star makes the cut
Liam Scales recently impressed in the win over Rangers.
Springboks want Ireland international Kleyn for Rugby Championship
The 29-year-old made five Test appearances and was part of the 2019 Rugby World Cup squad.
All Blacks scrum-half to join Stade Francais
Brad Weber will replace the retiring ex-France scrum-half Morgan Parra and Racing 92-bound half-back James Hall.
Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris has 'desires for other things'
The 36-year-old former France international is under contract with the Premier League club until 2024.
Irish international Manning set to leave as Swansea fans chant his name
The Galway native has impressed for the Championship club this season.
Joshua says Fury clash is the fight the 'boxing world needs'
The former world champion on Saturday enjoyed his first professional victory since 2020, albeit in somewhat grinding fashion.
Leinster CEO confident funding available for €50 million RDS redevelopment
Shane Nolan hopes this plan will go ahead in the not-too-distant future.
Last year
Fifa readies 48-team World Cup
For the first time, football’s greatest tournament will be held across three host nations — the United States, Canada and Mexico.
'I would be an antichrist around the place' - Murphy rules out Donegal return
The former player will work as an analyst for Championship broadcaster GAAGO next season.
'If it was up to me I would stay all my life' - Enrique
The Spain boss fielded questions about his future in the aftermath of their shock World Cup loss.
The Irish youngster finding his feet in Belgium amid hopes of Premier League breakthrough
Ireland U21 defender Jake O’Brien is spending the season on loan at RWD Molenbeek.
Raheem Sterling closes in on Man City exit
Chelsea are also understood to have genuine designs on both Leeds forward Raphinha and his Brazil teammate, Everton’s Richarlison.
Brooks Koepka set to join Saudi-backed LIV Golf Invitational Series as Morikawa rules out switch
The former world number one will be suspended by the PGA Tour as a result of his decision.
Liam Cahill confirms he is staying on as Waterford manager
The coach had suggested he would consider his future in the wake of his side’s recent Munster Championship exit.
Kerry Football Club's ambition to join the League of Ireland moves a step closer
The group behind the initiative includes former League of Ireland star and Tralee native Billy Dennehy.
Antonio Conte set to stay at Spurs after £150 million cash injection
The Italian’s future at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium had been uncertain.
'I want to suffer' – Antonio Conte set to watch Arsenal game
Spurs have climbed above their north London rivals in the race for Champions League qualification.
Rugby chiefs to discuss revived Nations Championship proposal
Talks will be held at a meeting in Dublin on Tuesday night.
Ralf Rangnick vows to ‘change everything’ at Manchester United
The German has written off the sixth-placed team’s hopes of qualifying for next season’s Champions League.
'I would fight' - Tennis player joins Ukraine military reserves
Sergiy Stakhovsky famously defeated Roger Federer on Wimbledon’s Centre Court in 2013.
Eddie Howe defends Saudi Arabia trip
Amnesty International UK, however, warned that it could become ‘a glorified PR exercise for Mohammed bin Salman’s government’.
All time
Klopp backs Gerrard as his successor despite losing return
Mohamed Salah’s second-half penalty secured a vital three points for the Reds.
GAA set up task force to implement All-Ireland senior football reform
The newly assembled group will be asked to come up with fresh recommendations ahead of the Association’s Central Council.
2022 Irish Open to take place at Mount Juliet
It will be the second consecutive year that the Kilkenny venue will host the event.
Joshua 'needs to fight' fellow heavyweight champion Fury
Between them, the two boxers currently hold all the major versions of the heavyweight world title.
Naomi Osaka confirms she will do press conferences at Olympics
The world number two told Japan’s national broadcaster NHK she was getting ready to play on home turf.
Liverpool hope to host GAA games in expanded Anfield
Proposals to add an extra 7,000 seats were put on hold in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic last year but will be considered next Tuesday.
Kristoffer Ajer confirms he wants to leave Celtic
The 23-year-old Norway international, who has a year left on his contract, has been linked with Newcastle.
Claudio Ranieri to end managerial 'soap opera'
The veteran manager announced on Friday he will not coach Serie A club Sampdoria next season.
Jamie Foxx set to star in Martin Scorsese-backed Mike Tyson biopic
The television limited series about ‘Iron Mike’ is in development.
Steven Gerrard has Liverpool dream but hopes Jurgen Klopp stays ‘for many years’
The former Reds skipper has guided Rangers to the Scottish Premiership title but is in no rush to return to Anfield.
Andres Iniesta vows to play on after surgery
The ex-Barcelona star has promised his glittering career won’t be cut short by the thigh injury.
‘I'm not just looking towards England or Shamrock Rovers. There are a lot of things that I have to consider'
Jack Byrne says he would be open to moving beyond Britain and Ireland if the right opportunity arises.
Barcelona presidential candidate wants Pep Guardiola return
Victor Font believes the best way to keep Lionel Messi at the club will be to entice the former boss back.
Southgate wants to bring Maguire back into England set-up
The 27-year-old, who said he feared for his life during his arrest, maintains his innocence and has lodged an appeal.
Tiger and Thomas to face McIlroy and Rose in charity duel
The made-for-television Payne’s Valley Cup will be staged on 22 September.
Jurgen Klopp might quit football when Liverpool contract runs out
Klopp is under contract until 2024.