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Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) has today opened the public ballot for 2019’s international Test Matches at Lord’s, including the second England v Australia Specsavers Ashes Test.

Arsenal youngsters continued to impress while wearing the Three Lions for England’s age-group teams during the international break.

While many expert commentators will soon begin announcing their tips and pointers for 2019, we offer only one: to keep an eye out for Kate Maxwell’s debut novel.

Travel: 48 hours in Dublin

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Tips on where to stay and what to eat in Dublin courtesy of our travel writer, Sophie Ritchie.

The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Sky Sports today announced a new four-year broadcast and multiplatform partnership that will see Sky Sports become the NBA’s exclusive broadcast partner and official website operator in the UK and Ireland.

Islington Boxing Club’s Connor Daly and Ruhel Miah both struck gold at the annual Celtic Box Cup in Dungarvan, Ireland.

Danny Welbeck believes he is back up to speed at Arsenal after a truncated pre-season because of the World Cup.

England’s hopes of winning the Hockey World Cup on home soil are over following a quarter-final defeat to defending champions the Netherlands.

England’s Laura Unsworth is looking forward to facing the Netherlands in their Vitality World Cup quarter-final at the Lee Valley Hockey & Tennis Centre tonight (Thursday, 8.15pm).

England will take on world number one the Netherlands in the last eight of the Vitality Women’s World Cup on Thursday, after beating South Korea in their crossover match at Lee Valley Hockey & Tennis Centre.

England’s Hollie Pearne-Webb felt they were deserving winners against Ireland in the Vitality Women’s Hockey World Cup at the Lee Valley Hockey & Tennis Centre on Sunday.

The Guinness World Record for the longest, continuous running relay was broken as the final baton holder crossed the finish line of the I Move London Relay at Tower Bridge, London at the weekend.

England finally got the win they had been craving in their home World Cup, but they were made to wait by a dogged Ireland side before Giselle Ansley’s penalty corner found the net with less than eight minutes left.

I have just read the article on the Quietway 10 campaign by Cycle Islington, writes Steve Woods.

Captain Alex Danson netted her 62nd England goal on her 200th appearance for her country as the USA held the Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup hosts to a draw at Lee Valley Hockey & Tennis Centre on Wednesday night.

New Arsenal head coach Unai Emery has been full of praise for his assistant head coach Steve Bould as the club’s backroom staff have been putting the players through their paces. Read on for more from Gunners reporter Layth Yousif.

Bridget Galton gives a four star review.

England have named their 18-strong squad that will compete at the Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup on home soil in London between July, 21 and August, 5.

Read our World Cup blog over the coming weeks. Lane Dias reviews one of the last 16 ties on day 19 of the tournament

Read our World Cup blog over the coming weeks. Lane Dias reviews the first of three matches on day four

How many players do you remember from Sir Bobby Robson’s team which captured the hearts of the nation at Italia 90?

Read our World Cup blog which will be featuring over the coming weeks. Lane Dias reviews the first of three matches on day two of the tournament

Which country will win the World Cup?

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

We look at the frontrunners for this summer’s tournament

A tender and intimate revival of Brian Friel’s epic tale of love and language in rural 1830s Ireland

Reece Topley bowled Hampshire to the brink of the Royal London Cup’s knockout stages as they beat Middlesex by five wickets at Merchant Taylors’ School.

Paul Stirling equalled his highest score in the Royal London One-day Cup to set up a Middlesex victory as they overcame Kent by 70 runs at Radlett.

Middlesex batsman Nick Gubbins looked at the positives, despite being dismissed for 99 on day one of their County Championship Division Two match with Gloucestershire at Lord’s on Friday.

Arsenal have suspended two coaches pending an internal investigation after allegations of bullying were levelled at them.

Arsenal progressed to the Europa League semi-finals after a 2-2 draw against CSKA Moscow on a dramatic night in the Russian capital saw them win through 6-3 on aggregate. Ireland’s Dee Conway was one of the 500 loyal fans who travelled to the match. Read her account of the trip.

Over 100 schoolchildren from east London clubs were at Lee Valley Hockey & Tennis Centre with four Olympic gold medalists to celebrate the 100-day countdown until the start of the Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup.

Olympic gold medalists Shona McCallin, Georgie Twigg and Nicola White will join 100 local schoolchildren at Lee Valley Hockey & Tennis Centre today to celebrate the 100-day countdown until the start of the Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup 2018.

Islington Boxing Club had more to cheer as five of their boxers combined to earn wins on different shows this past week.

Six Nations: France 22 England 16

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Eddie Jones insists England are negotiating an inevitable slump where the “game does not love you” after France handed Ireland the NatWest 6 Nations title by prevailing in Paris.

As James Morris points out in his Gazette article , it will be a close thing between the Labour party and the Green party in at least one ward in May’s local elections, writes Ivor Kenna, chair, England branch, Celtic League, Compton Street, London.

Islington Green Party felt and still feels that the council was wrong to convert half the Sobell Centre’s magnificent sports hall into a trampoline park, writes Andrew Myer, Islington Green Party.

In an article from our ‘Year In Sport’ pullout, the next 12 months for Eddie Jones’ men are previewed

In an article from our ‘Year in Sport’ pullout, the other teams in the Six Nations have their chances previewed

131 exhibitors are participating in this year’s modern and contemporary art festival

England’s women were left empty-handed at the Hockey World League Final after losing their bronze medal play-off to Korea in New Zealand on Sunday.

Arsenal fans may have been delighted with their team’s victory over West Brom at the Emirates on Monday evening – but a canny punter was also celebrating after netting a cool £375,000.

The club night at The Yard in Hackney Wick raises money and awareness for Abortion Support Network, who assist people from Ireland and Northern Ireland in traveling to access a safe and legal abortion

With just three championship matches remaining title-holders Middlesex can still hear the relegation trapdoor creaking beneath them.

Nominations are being welcomed for the Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year Awards, in association with Vitality.

The Horrors are releasing their new album on September 22 and playing Koko in Camden in October

England’s men are into the semi-finals of the EuroHockey Championships after coming from behind to defeat Ireland in Amsterdam.

EuroHockey: England 2 Scotland 0

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

England’s women booked their place in the semi-finals of the EuroHockey Championships with victory over Scotland in Amsterdam.

England’s men started their Rabo EuroHockey Championship campaign with a dominant 6-0 win over Poland.

Women start title defence with win

Participation increases as result of Olympic legacy

Deliveroo is hiring 50 staff dedicated to ensuring the safety of its riders – in response to last month’s acid attacks in Islington, Hackney and Stratford.

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