DUBLIN (AP) — John Delaney has offered to step aside from his newly created role in the Football Association of Ireland amid fallout from a financial controversy.
DUBLIN (AP) — The Football Association of Ireland had funding of 1.35 million euros ($1.5 million) withdrawn Tuesday amid the fallout arising from a loan by one of its top executives.
UEFA charges Ireland for tennis balls protest by fans
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA says it charged Ireland for fans throwing tennis balls on the pitch to stop play, in protest against the national soccer federation's top official.
KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — More than three dozen members of the University of Nebraska at Kearney's marching band will be spending the next few days performing and sightseeing in Ireland.
DUBLIN (AP) — Jonathan Sexton believes Ireland is the right team to spoil Wales' Six Nations Grand Slam party.
The flyhalf says Ireland's achievement in ending two of the biggest winning...
DUBLIN (AP) — In the first off week of the Six Nations, a straining Ireland decided to go back to the basics.
It didn't work. In the next match against Italy, Ireland won but gave its...
DUBLIN (AP) — Defending champion Ireland was close to full strength after making seven changes to the lineup facing France in Six Nations rugby on Sunday at Lansdowne Road.
6N: France retain same 23 for Ireland test in Dublin
PARIS (AP) — The same France side which dominated Scotland will take on Ireland on Sunday in Dublin in Six Nations rugby.
After chastening defeats to Wales and England, France was fizzy two...
LONDON (AP) — World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont has called a meeting to discuss the future of the international game amid controversy over plans for a World League.
Drone sighting halts flights at Ireland’s Dublin Airport
LONDON (AP) — Flights to and from Dublin Airport in Ireland were briefly halted Thursday after a drone was spotted over the airfield.
The airport said the Irish Aviation Authority suspended...
Mayday, Mayday, Mayday: France routed by England in 6Nations
LONDON (AP) — Two rounds into the Six Nations, only two teams remain unbeaten. And they meet next.
England ensured the showdown with Wales in two weeks in Cardiff will be extra spicy by crushing France 44-8 at Twickenham on Sunday.
Coach Eddie Jones promised England would be even better after demolishing reigning champion Ireland in Dublin on the opening weekend, and his side was merciless in its biggest win against France in 108 years.
6N: Ireland rebounds to beat Scotland 22-13 at Murrayfield
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Ireland kept alive its Six Nations title defense at Murrayfield by grinding down Scotland 22-13 on Saturday.
After being crunched by England on the opening weekend in Dublin, Ireland had to rebound far from home against a Scotland side confident it had the steel and flair to end Ireland's championship reign in the second round.
Irish PM says he’s listening, but not negotiating on Brexit
LONDON (AP) — The British and Irish leaders were looking to mend fences after a week of Brexit tensions at a dinner in Dublin Friday. But Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar and his U.K. counterpart, Theresa May, sought to dampen expectations of a breakthrough on the thorny issue of the Irish border.
Varadkar said ahead of the meeting that "today is not a day for negotiations."
Ireland No 8 Stander out for 4 weeks with facial injuries
DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland hopes No. 8 CJ Stander will be available to return for the last two rounds of the Six Nations after suspected facial fractures.
Ireland expect Stander to be sidelined "for up to four weeks" after he was injured early in a collision with England flanker Tom Curry but played into the fourth quarter in the 32-20 loss in Dublin on Saturday.
6N: Ireland toppled in Dublin by England 32-20
England is back and its reputation restored after upending Ireland 32-20 in the defending Six Nations champion's Lansdowne Road stronghold on Saturday.
Following its worst championship finish in 31 years, England opened this campaign an eight-point underdog to the mighty Irish, but subdued the home side with aggressive defense and stealthy tries to win in Dublin for the first time in six years.
Curry and Wilson give England flankers to battle Ireland
DUBLIN (AP) — Coach Joe Schmidt insists there isn't much of a difference between his Ireland side and England.
Yet there is a difference.
The main one is possession. The Irish hog the ball and the English wish they could.
Thanks to overwhelming ball control, Ireland has won their last two rugby matchups, spoiling England's Six Nations Grand Slam bid in 2017 at Lansdowne Road, and clinching their own Grand Slam in 2018 at Twickenham.
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6N: Irish ready for England ‘brutality’ in tournament opener
LONDON (AP) — Eddie Jones couldn't help himself. As the England rugby coach passed Joe Schmidt in a hallway, he warned the Ireland coach, "I'll find another couple of grenades to throw in."
He was only half-kidding at the posh Hurlingham Club during the Six Nations launch on Wednesday. The mind games started days ago when Jones stoked the buildup to their opening-round match next week in Dublin by claiming Ireland flyhalf Jonathan Sexton receives preferential treatment from the referees.
Video assistant referee set for Champions League this season
DUBLIN (AP) — Video review is being fast-tracked into the Champions League this season.
People with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press that UEFA's executive committee is set to approve video assistant referees from the round of 16 in February. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss UEFA's plans publicly ahead of Monday's meeting in Dublin.
Germany, Netherlands get quick reunion in Euros qualifying
DUBLIN (AP) — Frustrated at seeing the Netherlands paired again with Germany, Ronald Koeman was candid.
"I wasn't happy because they are strong," the Netherlands coach said at the 2020 European Championship qualifying draw on Sunday. "Germany is also not happy with Holland I think."
Irish soccer team sorry for falsely reporting player’s death
DUBLIN (AP) — A death notice for a soccer player was posted in a local newspaper. A game was postponed. Teams across the league held a minute's silence.
Soccer clubs in the Leinster Senior League in Ireland united over the weekend to honor the memory of a player who was thought to have been killed in a traffic accident last week.
All Blacks coaches confident 1 year out from World Cup
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen has offered a sunny assessment of where his squad stands less than a year out from a Rugby World Cup in Japan, where the All Blacks will be trying to win the Webb Ellis Trophy for the third straight time.
Hansen has hailed top-ranked New Zealand's recent northern hemisphere tour as a great success, despite an historic loss to No. 2-ranked Ireland in Dublin — the All Blacks' first loss in Ireland in 113 years.
McCarthy returns as Ireland coach, Kenny to succeed him
DUBLIN (AP) — Mick McCarthy has returned for his second stint as Republic of Ireland coach, replacing Martin O'Neill, who left Tuesday after five years in charge.
The Football Association of Ireland said Sunday that McCarthy would stay in charge for two years, and that Stephen Kenny, who was taking immediate charge of the Under-21s team, would succeed him after the 2020 European Championship.
Ireland backups end Eagles win streak 57-14 in Dublin
DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland showed off its deep talent pool when its second-stringers absorbed a strong United States start then smashed the Eagles 57-14 at Lansdowne Road on Saturday.
Ireland made 14 changes after beating New Zealand last weekend, and found itself in a match when the U.S. leveled at 14-14 a quarter in with a penalty try from a rolling maul.
How to qualify for soccer’s 2020 European Championship
GENEVA (AP) — With the inaugural Nations League program ending Tuesday, the 2020 European Championship is up next for the continent's national teams.
All 24 places at Euro 2020 are up for grabs when qualifying starts in March, although the Nations League helped shape the draw that will be held on Dec. 2 in Dublin.
Germany, for instance, won't be among the top-seeded teams because of its poor results since September.
Novelist William Kennedy to receive prestigious Irish award
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist William Kennedy will receive an award from Ireland's president for his Albany-based literary works focusing on the Irish-American experience.
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Henderson says toppling All Blacks again “reassures” Ireland
DUBLIN (AP) — Beating world champion New Zealand gave Ireland "reassurance," lock Iain Henderson said on Monday.
Two days after toppling the All Blacks 16-9 for the first time at home, Henderson said the team's prime motivation was not to be a one-win wonder. The Irish downed the All Blacks for the first time in 2016 in Chicago, and wanted to back it up.
Graduate of Ohio State University among US Rhodes scholars
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A 2018 graduate of Ohio State University from suburban Columbus is a U.S. Rhodes scholar.
The Rhodes Trust announced Sunday that Laila Ujayli, of Dublin, Ohio, is among 32 men and women chosen from 880 applicants for studies beginning next fall at Oxford University in England.
Ireland topple All Blacks 16-9 at home for first time
Ireland is No. 1.
At least to New Zealand coach Steve Hansen.
His All Blacks, the undisputed No. 1 for nine years, lost to the Irish 16-9 on Saturday for the first time in Dublin. Hansen immediately dubbed Ireland the favorite for the Rugby World Cup next year.
Ireland coach Joe Schmidt, a potential successor to Hansen as All Blacks coach, wasn't fussed about Hansen's comment. The All Blacks won't be officially losing their No. 1 ranking yet.
Family to get US medals of Irish soldier killed in WWI
NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S.-based organization that returns lost Purple Heart medals and other military decorations is presenting a Purple Heart to relatives of an Irish soldier killed in France while fighting for America during World War I.
Zachariah Fike, founder of Vermont-based Purple Hearts Reunited, says the medal will be presented to relatives of Pvt. Michael Walsh during a ceremony Friday at Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin, Ireland.
All Blacks ramp up pressure ahead of test against Ireland
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has wound up pressure on his New Zealand-born Ireland counterpart Joe Schmidt ahead of Saturday's test in Dublin between rugby's top-ranked teams, arguing the winner will be indisputably the best in the world.
All Blacks change 1, Ireland 3 for showdown in Dublin
DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland brought in lock Devin Toner and fit-again backs Rob Kearney and Garry Ringrose to play New Zealand on Saturday at Lansdowne Road.
Toner has swapped positions with Iain Henderson, who has gone to the reserves after starting in the 28-17 win over Argentina last Saturday.
Kearney has recovered from a shoulder injury after missing the wins over Italy and Argentina, and Ringrose was passed fit after a hip knock against Italy which put him out of the Argentina test.
New Zealand to host 2021 Women’s World Cup
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand has won the right to host the 2021 Women's Rugby World Cup, bringing the tournament to the southern hemisphere for the first time.
World Rugby voted 25-17 in Dublin on Wednesday to award the hosting rights to New Zealand over a rival bid from Australia.
The decision means that the New Zealand women's team, five-time world champions, will have the chance to play a World Cup match at home for the first time.
Gillette senior makes name for himself on the airwaves
GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — To kick off "Mingle with Engel" is an image of a golden, spinning globe throwing off city names like Hong Kong, London, Dublin, Cairo and Seoul into space.
Then comes the introduction and it's clear the show is from nowhere near those locations around the world. It's from Gillette, Wyoming, and centers around a school of about 1,100 students.
Ireland recall big guns for Pumas and keep Larmour
DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland brought back all of its big guns to play Argentina at Lansdowne Road on Saturday, and kept Jordan Larmour as fullback.
Larmour was one of only three starters retained from the 54-7 beating of Italy in Chicago last weekend. The others were inside center Bundee Aki and wing Jacob Stockdale.
Irish soccer bodies team up for tournament hosting bid
BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — The Irish and Northern Irish soccer federations are teaming up to bid to host the UEFA Under-21 European Championship in 2023.
The Belfast-based Irish Football Association and Dublin-based Football Association of Ireland issued statements Thursday launching their first joint tournament hosting bid.
Cross-border cooperation comes as the FAI and the four British soccer federations are exploring a joint bid to host the World Cup in 2030.
Eaton: 3Q Earnings Snapshot
DUBLIN (AP) — Eaton Corp. PLC (ETN) on Tuesday reported third-quarter profit of $416 million.
The Dublin-based company said it had net income of 95 cents per share.
Excluding one-time items, adjusted income was $1.43 per share. The results did not meet Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.44 per share.
Navy-Notre Dame to play in Dublin, Ireland in 2020
Navy and Notre Dame will play their annual rivalry game in Dublin, Ireland, to open the 2020 season.
The schools, along with Ireland Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, announced Thursday the 94th meeting for Aug. 29, 2020. The game is the first of five American college football games at Aviva Stadium sponsored by Aer Lingus airlines.
Man arrested for chasing after plane at Dublin Airport
LONDON (AP) — An Irish man who missed his flight at Dublin Airport was arrested Thursday for running after the plane on the tarmac in a bid to flag it down.
Witnesses said a man in his 20s broke through an airport door and ran toward the Ryanair plane, which was about to take off for Amsterdam, at around 7 a.m.
Declan Harvey, who was at the airport, said he could hear a man shouting "Wait!" at the plane before he was tackled to the ground by airport workers.
Pope apologizes for ‘crimes’ against Irish women, babies
DUBLIN (AP) — Pope Francis issued a sweeping apology Sunday for the "crimes" of the Catholic Church in Ireland, saying church officials didn't respond with compassion, truth or justice to the many children and women who were abused over generations.
The Latest: Pope gets lukewarm reception in Ireland
DUBLIN (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' trip to Ireland (all times local):
Pope Francis is facing a lukewarm reception and scattered protests on his trip to Ireland.
Even his vow to rid the church of the "scourge" has been dismissed as a disappointment by some of Ireland's wounded victims.
Pope in Ireland decries abuse cover-up, meets with victims
DUBLIN (AP) — Pope Francis faced a lukewarm reception and scattered protests Saturday on his trip to Ireland, with even his vow to rid the church of the "scourge" of sexual abuse and his outrage at those "repugnant crimes" dismissed as a disappointment by some of Ireland's wounded victims.
Irish abuse survivor demands accountability even at Vatican
DUBLIN (AP) — A prominent Irish survivor of priestly sexual abuse told a Vatican-sponsored conference Friday that the Holy See must put in place "robust structures" and strong sanctions to hold accountable bishops and Vatican officials who fail protect children from predator priests.
Priest urges Vatican family conference to welcome gays
DUBLIN (AP) — One of the Catholic Church's leading advocates for gays told a Vatican-sponsored conference Thursday that LGBT Catholics deserve to be loved, listened to and welcomed by the church and not ostracized and condemned.
The Rev. James Martin received a standing ovation after his presentation on welcoming LGBT Catholics at the church's World Meeting of Families, which Pope Francis will be closing out this weekend.
New database documents Irish clergy linked to sex abuse
DUBLIN (AP) — An international research group launched a database Monday of Irish clergy convicted or credibly accused of sexually abusing children in hopes of pressing Pope Francis to disclose the names of all the priests and brothers deemed guilty by the church.
BishopAccountability.org says the online database unveiled Monday shows the degree to which information still remains hidden in Ireland. The list was released before the pontiff's visit to Ireland on Saturday.
Irish archbishop urges pope to speak frankly about abuse
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The archbishop of Dublin said Sunday he hopes Pope Francis will speak frankly about the "darkness" of priestly sex abuse during his upcoming visit to Ireland, which has been clouded by new revelations of misconduct in the U.S. Catholic Church.
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