A fantastic performance from the Irish Eventing team of Sam Watson, Padraig McCarthy, Susie Berry and Austin O’Connor, managed by Dag Albert at the FEI Eventing World Championships in Pratoni, Italy, has secured Olympic qualification for the Irish team for Paris 2024.

A fifth-place finish following today’s final Show Jumping phase saw Ireland take one of the seven coveted Olympic places on offer and means Ireland has now qualified full teams for the Paris Olympics in Show Jumping and Eventing.


The Rowing World Cup got underway at the weekend in Racice in the Czech Republic and Irish boats are off to a flyer with four in action on Sunday progressing to their Quarter Finals and two more to repechage events.

The Lightweight Men’s double Olympic Champions have continued their success, winning their heat, and qualifying directly into the Quarter Final on Wednesday. The crew from the Czech Republic flew off the start, leading the rest of the field through the 1000m mark. Paul and Fintan held their pace and broke through the Czech crew at this point. From there, the Cork rowers pushed ahead and won their heat with a time of 6:15.11. They race the Quarter Final on Wednesday morning.

The action continues today and you can find coverage details of the live stream in our Daily Guide to Sport on TV.


Despite a battling all-around display led by Eimear Richardson, Ireland Women suffered an opening day defeat in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier against Bangladesh in Abu Dhabi.

Bangladesh captain Niger Sultana Joty’s 67, along with the bowling of Salam Khatun (3-18) were the stand-out performers for Ireland’s opponents in a game that was played out in very humid conditions, and under the lights at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium.

Temperatures had peaked at 38 degrees celsius during the day, by evening it was still 29 degrees. After winning the toss, Bangladesh elected to bat first, perhaps looking to take advantage of early evening conditions before the infamous Abu Dhabi dew took effect.

Ireland will look to re-ignite their qualifying campaign tomorrow when they face the USA at 4 pm (Irish time).


The draw for the Semi-Finals of the Extra.ie FAI Men’s Cup 2022 has been made with ties to be played on Sunday, October 16. 

Shelbourne will face a trip to Waterford FC after they defeated Bohemians 3-0 at Tolka Park while Derry City will host Treaty United at The Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium following their extra-time win over Shamrock Rovers.

The fixtures will be played at 2 pm and 4:45 pm on October 16 live on RTÉ2 with full details to be confirmed.

The Final will be played at the Aviva Stadium on November 13 at 3 pm., again with live coverage on RTÉ.


Ireland’s Men’s Tennis team had a fantastic win over Barbados at the weekend in the World Group II tie. of the Davis Cup.

Ireland now progress to the World Group I playoffs in 2023 with the draw for that taking place tomorrow, Tuesday 20th September to find out who we will be playing.

A win for Simon Carr and David O’Hare in the doubles left the game poised at 2-2 before Osgar O’Hoisin secured victory in the final match.

Potential opponents in the next round of matches include Brazil, New Zealand, Mexico and Japan.