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Thursday 26 November, 2015

French international playing in Mexico gives a masterclass in overhead kicks Belter This post contains videos

French international playing in Mexico gives a masterclass in overhead kicks

Andre-Pierre Gignac has found a new lease of life since moving to Tigres.

Move to England is Towell’s first choice despite offers from the US, Poland and Turkey

The SSE Airtricity League’s Player of the Year is weighing up all his options before deciding on his next club.

Wednesday 25 November, 2015

Brighton boss Hughton expresses interest in wanted man Towell

The ex-Ireland assistant manager was speaking about the Dundalk star on Off The Ball this evening.

Young Liverpool fan teaches Jürgen Klopp Scouse in heart-warming interview Boss Tha This post contains videos

Young Liverpool fan teaches Jürgen Klopp Scouse in heart-warming interview

The new Reds boss is also a big fan of local lads The Beatles.

‘Ireland squad is probably the strongest it has ever been in terms of talent coming through’

We speak to Chelsea star Niamh Fahey and Glasgow City’s Clare Shine as they prepare to face Spain in Thursday’s Euro 2017 qualifier in Dublin.

Tuesday 24 November, 2015

Ex-Chelsea defender sees red against his old side for kicking out at Diego Costa No Need For That This post contains videos

Ex-Chelsea defender sees red against his old side for kicking out at Diego Costa

Over in Haifa, the Blues earned a 4-0 victory against Maccabi Tel Aviv tonight.

Goals from Özil and Sanchez keep Gunners’ Champions League hopes alive Back On Track This post contains videos

Goals from Özil and Sanchez keep Gunners’ Champions League hopes alive

After defeating Dinamo Zagreb, Arsenal must win their remaining group game to progress to the last-16.

5 things to look out for in the penultimate round of Champions League group matches

Memphis Depay gets another chance, Arsenal look to avoid elimination and security warnings for Chelsea in Israel.

Thursday 19 November, 2015

Police called after Belgium and Roma midfielder is mistaken for a terrorist

Radja Nainggolan saw the funny side when hotel guests contacted the authorities after claiming he looked suspicious.

‘This is probably the biggest club in Ireland’ – Cork City make another excellent signing

Defender Kenny Browne is the second player to join from St Patrick’s Athletic in the space of a week.

Sligo Rovers appoint ex-Royal Marine commando as their new manager

Former Peterborough United boss Dave Robertson has agreed a two-year deal with the Bit O’Red.

Wednesday 18 November, 2015

‘We had to take the baton on and carry it forward after Ireland’s Rugby World Cup disappointment’

Ireland manager Martin O’Neill has been speaking on Off The Ball this evening.

Ireland’s kit man is looking for his Superman cape after losing it in Coppers

Dick Redmond may be 60 and going to France but he’s also also missing part of his costume.

Irish stars Keane, Hoolahan, Long and Brady hit up Temple Bar pub for a good old sing-song Open Mic Night This post contains videos

Tuesday 17 November, 2015

We now know the 24 teams who will compete at Euro 2016

And here’s which pots they will be in for next month’s draw.

‘Obviously I want to stay on for the Euros’ – Keane to meet O’Neill and discuss Ireland future

The Corkman is loving his time with the international set-up but still plans to return to club football in the future.

Keane: ‘I knew how to enjoy myself as a player. You have to make the most of the highs’

Martin O’Neill’s number two also believes Euro 2016 will be a better tournament with Ireland fans there.

5 talking points from Ireland’s play-off victory over Bosnia-Herzegovina

O’Neill gets his tactics spot on as Ireland clinch a place at Euro 2016, while Bosnia prove to be toothless.

‘It’s the nights that you live for’ – O’Neill thrilled for ‘fantastic bunch of players’ and ‘exceptional’ Walters

Ireland’s manager also singled out right-hand man Roy Keane for his contribution throughout the campaign.

Monday 16 November, 2015

Here’s how we rated the Irish players in tonight’s Euro 2016 play-off

The Boys in Green have qualified thanks to a 2-0 win over Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Just one change as O’Neill names his team for tonight’s all-or-nothing Euro 2016 play-off

Ireland’s hopes of qualification for next year’s finals in France hang in the balance going into the second leg against Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Saturday 14 November, 2015

Coleman and Clark staying positive despite the disappointment of conceding a late goal

The defensive duo are focused on getting themselves ready for Monday’s second leg against Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Friday 13 November, 2015

‘We will attempt to get forward more’ – O’Neill plans to go on the offensive in Dublin

The Ireland manager believes his team will struggle to keep a clean sheet in Monday’s home leg.

Late brilliance from Brady leaves it all to play for as Ireland claim valuable away goal

The Norwich man scored a wonderful opener before Bosnia-Herzegovina hit back through Edin Dzeko.

Murphy and Ward get the nod as O’Neill picks his starting XI for Euro 2016 play-off

Bosnia-Herzegovina are Ireland’s opponents tonight.

Letter from Zenica: Ireland aim to deliver at Bosnia’s ‘slightly larger Dalymount Park’

It’s business time in the Balkans for Martin O’Neill’s men.

Ireland boss keen to ‘light up’ Euro 2016 alongside O’Neill, Hodgson and Coleman

The Ireland boss admits his a little envious of his international colleagues.

Thursday 12 November, 2015

‘It gives us even more power’ – Dzeko glad to be facing Ireland at Bosnia’s ‘special’ little stadium

The Roma star believes the tiny Bilino Polje Stadium will be key to sending them to Euro 2016.

What should Ireland’s starting XI be for tomorrow’s Euro 2016 play-off first leg?

Martin O’Neill’s side are away to Bosnia-Herzegovina as they look to secure a place at next year’s finals in France.

Who is the man planning to dash Ireland’s Euro 2016 dreams and how did he rescue Bosnia’s chances?

Mehmed Baždarević has turned his country’s fortunes around in the space of 12 months.

Letter from Sarajevo: The logistical nightmare of Ireland’s Euro 2016 play-off

“This is the fourth country we’ve been in today.”

Sunday 8 November, 2015

Cork City boss looking to call upon spirit of ’98 and upset the odds again in FAI cup final

Rebels boss John Caulfield believes today’s showcase against Dundalk at the Aviva Stadium could go to extra-time or even penalties.

Wexford Youths can cap off greatest year in their history with FAI Cup final success

The 2015 WNL champions take on three-time winners Shelbourne at Lansdowne Road this afternoon.

Saturday 7 November, 2015

‘Those wondergoals are there week-in week-out and people need to see them’

Shelbourne manager Casey McQuillan believes there is no lack of quality in women’s football but the media needs to get on-board.

‘An absolute honour to be involved in occasions like this’ – Dreams of the double drive Dundalk

Lilywhites boss Stephen Kenny and Gary Rogers both know what it takes to win the FAI Cup final.

Thursday 5 November, 2015

Claudio Ranieri jokes that he wants to ‘kill’ the Watford boss in great response The Joker Man This post contains videos

Claudio Ranieri jokes that he wants to ‘kill’ the Watford boss in great response

The Italian and Quique Sanchez Flores have history.

Jordan Ibe has just scored his first goal for Liverpool and it was terrific Latest This post contains videos

Jordan Ibe has just scored his first goal for Liverpool and it was terrific

The young English attacker has put the Reds ahead away to Rubin Kazan in tonight’s Europa League encounter.

Wednesday 4 November, 2015

We’ll Leave It There So: Arsenal hammered, McIlroy’s dodgy sandwich and today’s sport

We’ve also got 36-foot Sepp Blatter set to go up in flames and the Irish Sports Book of the Year nominations.

Tuesday 3 November, 2015

Scrapping U21 football championship among new proposals as GAA addresses player burnout

‘The time has come to take decisive action,’ said GAA director general Paraic Duffy today.

The MNF boys had a good laugh at Gabby Agbonlahor’s expense last night Embarrassing This post contains videos

The MNF boys had a good laugh at Gabby Agbonlahor’s expense last night

Gary Neville, Jamie Carragher and special guest Frank Lampard also broke down Chelsea’s defeat to Liverpool.