DUBLIN, Ireland (AP) — Noah Thomasson scored 15 points as Niagara beat Stetson 66-62 on Saturday to win the MAAC/ASUN Dublin Challenge game in Dublin, Ireland.
Thomasson was 5 of 13 shooting, including 1 for 3 from distance, and went 4 for 5 from the line for the Purple Eagles (2-2).
DUBLIN (AP) — Noah Thomasson scored 29 points and Niagara beat Central Arkansas 73-64 on Friday in the MAAC/ASUN Dublin Challenge in Ireland.
Thomasson was 12 of 18 shooting despite missing all four of his 3-point attempts.
DUBLIN (AP) — Wheza Panzo scored 15 points and grabbed five rebounds and Stetson beat Rider 78-68 on Friday in the MAAC/ASUN Dublin Challenge in Ireland.
Stephan Swenson scored 13 points for the undefeated Hatters (3-0).
DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland and Australia have reverted to full-strength sides for their rugby test on Saturday at Lansdowne Road after contrasting performances by fringe players last weekend.
The Irish labored to beat Fiji 35-17 and coach Andy Farrell was underwhelmed.
DUBLIN (AP) — Fiji flanker Albert Tuisue has been suspended for four weeks for his red card in the loss to Ireland last weekend in Dublin.
Tuisue was sent off in the second half for a head-high tackle on flyhalf Joey Carbery.
LONDON (AP) — A Gaelic sports venue in Northern Ireland has been included on a shortlist of 14 stadia selected by the United Kingdom and Ireland’s bid team to host matches at the European Championship in 2028.
DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland promoted fringe players to face Fiji on Saturday at Lansdowne Road after changing nine from the side which beat South Africa.
The likes of captain Jonathan Sexton, Andrew Porter, James Ryan, Peter O'Mahony, Josh van der Flier, and Hugo Keenan have been rested after the 19-16 success against Springboks with Australia to come next week.
MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Willie le Roux was recalled to start at fullback and Faf de Klerk at scrumhalf as South Africa made five changes and two positional switches for Saturday's rugby test against France.
DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland did enough to beat world champion South Africa 19-16 in an arm wrestle at Lansdowne Road on Saturday to justify its ascent to No. 1 in the rankings.
Ireland broke a 6-6 halftime deadlock with two tries in four minutes early in the second half, the first from a lineout maul by flanker Josh van der Flier and then a more expansive counterattack score from left wing Mack Hansen.
There's 10 months and the best part of another season to go before next year's Rugby World Cup. So much can change.
Yet, Saturday's test between Ireland and South Africa in Dublin might be the best forecast of what the international rugby climate will be leading up to the 2023 showpiece.
DUBLIN (AP) — Cheslin Kolbe will return from a three-month absence because of a broken jaw to start a test at fullback for South Africa for the first time against Ireland in Dublin on Saturday.
Kolbe's move to 15 allows Makazole Mapimpi and Kurt-Lee Arendse to start on the wings in a highly anticipated meeting between the world champion Springboks and the No.
LONDON (AP) — The Irish carrier Aer Lingus canceled all flights out of Dublin to European and U.K. destinations Saturday after a major computer networking incident knocked offline its check-in and boarding systems and website, the company said.
DUBLIN (AP) — In the postgame analysis, free beer at the Nebraska-Northwestern game in Ireland was the right call.
The freebies flowed for two hours during Northwestern’s 31-28 victory on Saturday, and the catering company for Aviva Stadium hailed its workers for keeping the refreshments coming.
DUBLIN (AP) — Scott Frost isn’t calling plays on offense this season.
However, the embattled Nebraska coach still made the biggest decision in Saturday’s 31-28 loss to Northwestern in Ireland.
DUBLIN (AP) — Ryan Hilinski says Ireland will always be a special place for his family, and not just because of Northwestern's 31-28 victory over Nebraska on Saturday.
The Wildcats quarterback was in Ireland a decade ago to watch his older brother, Tyler, play in a youth tournament.
DUBLIN (AP) — Nebraska's defense knows Ryan Hilinski from last season but it is also preparing for a surprise or two at quarterback against Northwestern in the Irish capital on Saturday.
Wildcats coach Pat Fitzgerald hasn't named a starter for the season opener and this week refused to talk quarterbacks: “I’m not going to tell you anything.”
College football has been around the world since Ireland first hosted a game more than 30 years ago, with locales as disparate as Tokyo and Toronto staging games.
Australians loved the touchdowns and halftime theatrics, not to mention the hot dogs and beer, the latter of which ran out during California’s 51-31 win over Hawaii in 2016.
“The Lemon Man” by Keith Bruton (Brash Books)
Patrick Callen, a Dublin, Ireland hitman with a mild case of obsessive-compulsive disorder, stays organized by making lists. On his first day in Keith Bruton’s debut novel, the list includes:
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — The excitement level Down Under of having two Rugby World Cup tournaments tossed their way — the men in 2027 and the women two years later — was sort of lost on Wallabies captain Michael Hooper.
DUBLIN (AP) — Six Nations champion France will begin its title defense at the 2023 tournament by playing Italy in Rome before facing Ireland the following weekend in Dublin.
The schedule was announced Wednesday and again features the Calcutta Cup in the first round with Scotland visiting Twickenham looking for a third straight victory over England.
DUBLIN (AP) — Some of the biggest figures in boxing have been urged to cut ties with a promoter who fronts an Irish organized crime gang targeted with sanctions by the American government on Tuesday.
DUBLIN (AP) — UFC fighter Conor McGregor appeared in a court in Dublin on Thursday charged with six driving offenses.
The biggest star in mixed martial arts was stopped by police as he was driving his Bentley in west Dublin on March 22.
LONDON (AP) — Jane Seymour had fun working on her latest project, the light-hearted whodunit series “Harry Wild,” with some exceptions.
She plays a newly retired English professor in Dublin with time on her hands, who starts getting work as a private sleuth — to the dismay of her son, a police detective.
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Six Scotland rugby players were disciplined by management for breaking team rules on their return home from the Six Nations win in Italy last weekend.
The group was punished for leaving the team hotel to visit a bar in Edinburgh.
Belgium will rest top players like Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku for friendly matches against Ireland and Burkina Faso.
Roberto Martinez said his selections Friday were focused on players with fewer than 50 international appearances, such as surprise Belgian leader Union Saint-Gilloise teammates Siebe Van der Heyden and Dante Vanzeir.
DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland took ruthless advantage of a 13-man Italy by hammering the visitors 57-6 in the Six Nations at Lansdowne Road on Sunday.
Italy actually finished with 12 men after a late yellow card followed the first-half red card.
BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium will host Burkina Faso in a friendly match next month as part of its World Cup preparations.
The game scheduled March 29 at the Lotto Park, home of first-division club Anderlecht, will be the first time the nations square off.
DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland confirmed its Six Nations title credentials by blowing away defending champion Wales 29-7 at a full Lansdowne Road on Saturday.
Those credentials are expected to receive their sternest test of the championship next Saturday in Paris, where the Irish meet France, the last team to beat them a year ago.
For the first time in 15 years, Wales start the Six Nations without Alun Wyn Jones or Ken Owens.
The respective standard-bearer and heartbeat of the team are on a distinguished list of injured that has made bettors rank Wales fifth out of six to win the championship.
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia says it will relocate naval exercises off the coast of Ireland after Dublin raised concerns about them amid a tense dispute with the West over expansion of the NATO alliance and fears that Russia is preparing to invade Ukraine.
NEW YORK (AP) — An Irish man on a Delta flight from Dublin to New York refused to wear a mask, threw a can that hit another passenger, and pulled down his pants and exposed his buttocks to a flight attendant, according to a federal complaint unsealed Friday.
LONDON (AP) — Sinead O'Connor's 17-year-old son, Shane, was found dead in Ireland on Friday after the Irish singer-songwriter notified authorities that he had gone missing.
Police said the missing person case was closed after a body was found in the eastern coastal town of Bray, about 20 kilometers (12 miles) south of Dublin.
DUBLIN (AP) — Most of the Ireland pack which edged the All Blacks was retained to neutralize Argentina and it duly delivered to set up a record 53-7 victory at Lansdowne Road on Sunday.
Late changes to the pack were made just before kickoff after injuries to lock Iain Henderson and No.
Coach Mario Ledesma went into the rugby test against a rampant Ireland believing his Pumas could beat them in Dublin for the first time on Sunday.
After less than three minutes, he was even more heartened, after offloads by his side gave space for wing Mateo Carreras to step and surge clear for the opening try, a beauty.
DUBLIN (AP) — The sweat was still drying among the Ireland players celebrating their sensational win over the All Blacks when coach Andy Farrell dampened the hype.
The toughest part of professional sport is to be at your best consistently and to keep getting better, said the man who is a rugby league player great and heading that way as a rugby union coach.
DUBLIN (AP) — Dublin is on notice. In town are the All Blacks, rugby's ultimate party-poopers.
They are having another one of those tours.
In Washington, the United States was congratulating itself on an ambitious bid for the 2027 Rugby World Cup until their Eagles were smashed by 104 points.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Urban Meyer is undefeated overseas.
Meyer was Notre Dame’s receivers coach in 1996 when the Fighting Irish played Navy in Dublin, Ireland. Notre Dame won 54-27. Twenty-five years later, Meyer will try to get to 2-0 when his winless Jacksonville Jaguars (0-5) play a “home game” against cross-state foe Miami (1-4) at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London on Sunday.
LONDON (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron held talks with top Irish officials in Dublin Thursday, focusing on a major overhaul of taxes on the world’s biggest multinational companies.
During the one-day state visit — his first to Ireland — Macron met with President Michael Higgins and Taoiseach Michael Martin.
DUBLIN (AP) — Janneman Malan posted a career-best 177 not out and Quinton de Kock also made a century to help South Africa beat Ireland by 70 runs on Friday as their one-day international series ended in a draw.
DUBLIN (AP) — A new-look Ireland passed an audition when it thrashed the United States 71-10 at Lansdowne Road on Saturday.
Towards the twilight is Ireland's golden generation marching, notably for the likes of Jonathan Sexton, Conor Murray, Cian Healy, Peter O’Mahony and Keith Earls, and coach Andy Farrell's succession planning took a big step when a young but in-form side led by James Ryan delivered a 10-try pounding of the Eagles.
DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland edged a thrilling back-and-forth match with Japan 39-31 before 3,000 entertained fans at Lansdowne Road on Saturday.
The lead changed five times alone in a breathless first half that Ireland finished 19-17 ahead.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Valeria Luiselli is pleased to have passed the libraries’ test with her first novel written directly in English, “Lost Children Archive” (“Sound Desert”), which received the Dublin Literary Award.
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Northwestern will play Nebraska in Ireland to open the 2022 football season.
The schools said Thursday that the game is set for Aug. 27 at Aviva Stadium in Dublin. That's where the Cornhuskers were supposed to open the 2021 season against Illinois, but the game was canceled because of the pandemic.
GENEVA (AP) — Bilbao and Dublin were removed as host cities for this year's European Championship on Friday because they could not guarantee having enough fans in stadiums, and the games were moved to Seville, St...
European Championship organizers received assurances from the Netherlands and Scotland on Wednesday about plans to allow fans into stadiums in June as coronavirus restrictions are eased but Spain and Ireland are yet to offer the same guarantees...
DUBLIN (AP) — Conor McGregor has been sued in Ireland by a woman who accused the mixed martial arts star of assaulting her...
ROME (AP) — Pope Francis on Tuesday accepted the resignation of Dublin Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, who worked to rebuild the Roman Catholic Church's credibility in Ireland after it was shattered by decades of clergy sexual abuse and cover-up.