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Saturday 23 May, 2015

‘We’re a small nation so you want to make the pool of players as wide as you can’

Ireland U17s manager Tom Mohan spoke to us about recruiting players born outside Ireland, their exit from the European Championships and the new National League.

Friday 22 May, 2015

The FAI is being extra cautious about who it sells tickets to for Ireland v England

You will need to produce identification if you want to but tickets, which go on sale in the morning.

Thursday 21 May, 2015

Rafa Benitez is favourite to take over at the club where it all began

The Spaniard is being heavily-linked with a move to Real Madrid.

Wednesday 20 May, 2015

A heart-warming story about the girl who will hand John Terry the Premier League trophy

Former Chelsea captain Marcel Desailly met lifetime Blues fan Rachel Key to tell her the good news.

18-year-old Irish goalkeeper signs professional contract with Belgian giants

U19 international Liam Bossin has agreed a two-year deal with Anderlecht.

Kerry and Clare GAA players in Ireland Women’s Sevens squad as they start Olympic bid

Louise Galvin is part of a 12-strong squad has been named for this weekend’s tournament in Amsterdam.

Former Ireland striker included in England’s U21 European Championships squad

Harry Kane, Saido Berahino and Danny Ings have also been picked by manager Gareth Southgate.

Have you any idea where Steve Finnan has got to…?

The former Ireland and Liverpool full-back looks set to miss the 2005 Champions League anniversary celebrations.

Barcelona’s longest-serving and most decorated player is off to Qatar

35-year-old Xavi Hernandez is set to join Al Sadd in the summer.

Tuesday 19 May, 2015

Sterling booed at Liverpool awards night as he picks up Young Player of the Year

The 20-year-old was heckled after winning the prize at the Echo Arena this evening.

Which of these 10 contenders should win Premier League goal of the season? Smash Hits This post contains a poll

Which of these 10 contenders should win Premier League goal of the season?

The season draws to a close this weekend so we look back at strikes by Coutinho, Adam, Zamora, Phillips and others.

Ciarán McDonald and a host of former GAA stars to play in Ulster v Rest of Ireland match

The teams will meet in charity game next week.

He might be a goalkeeper, but it’s clear Luca Zidane is his father’s son Chip Off The Old Block This post contains videos

He might be a goalkeeper, but it’s clear Luca Zidane is his father’s son

The Real Madrid teenager saved three penalties while also hitting the crossbar with a Panenka at the U17 European Championships.

Monday 18 May, 2015

Here’s the Scotland squad Ireland need to beat in next month’s Euro 2016 clash

Charlie Adam has been included for next month’s crucial game in Dublin thanks to a fine run of form for his club.

End of an era! Adidas are binning Predator boots 21 years on

f50, 11Pro and Nitrocharge have all got the bullet too.

An Ireland midfielder who featured at the 2002 World Cup is retiring from the game

Steven Reid has announced that he is calling time on his 17-year professional career.

Gerrard refused to sign the jersey of his new club after his final game at Anfield Not Yet Not Yet This post contains videos

Gerrard refused to sign the jersey of his new club after his final game at Anfield

La Galaxy were also heavily beaten by an Orlando City team featuring Kaka and Sean St Ledger last night.

The Irishman at the top of his game in one of the world’s fastest growing watersports

Dubliner David O’Caoimh is leading the way in wakeboarding here, while there are efforts to get it included in the 2020 Olympics.

Saturday 16 May, 2015

What happened when one of our writers went wakeboarding for the first time… DockFest15 This post contains videos

What happened when one of our writers went wakeboarding for the first time…

Ben Blake tried the sport out ahead of this weekend’s Summer Docklands Festival.

As it happened: Liverpool v Crystal Palace, Premier League

Anfield said goodbye to its favourite son as Steven Gerrard played his last home game in the red of Liverpool.

‘Done Deal’ – Spain’s biggest newspaper says De Gea is off to Real Madrid

The Manchester United goalkeeper has reportedly agreed to return to his homeland.

Shane Long lobs Shay Given from all of 35 yards in 6-1 drubbing of Villa

Southampton scored five first half goals with the Ireland striker notching twice on a miserable afternoon for Tim Sherwood’s side.

Robbie Fowler’s quickest Premier League hat-trick record has been smashed

Southampton’s Sadio Mane took just 2 minutes 56 seconds to bang three in this afternoon.

A French defender struck twice as the Hoops got the better of Longford

Maxime Blanchard bagged a brace in a 3-2 win for Shamrock Rovers at Tallaght Stadium.

Friday 15 May, 2015

How extra training and gym work helped Towell become Irish football’s top midfielder

The Dubliner is in the goalscoring form of his life for the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division champions.

What do Paul O’Connell, Georgia Salpa and Hozier have in common?

They are all backing Liffey Wanderers for this Sunday’s FAI Junior Cup final.

Wednesday 13 May, 2015

Fire brigade called to Chris Smalling’s house after his jacuzzi catches fire

The Manchester United defender was reportedly out on a poker night when the incident occurred.

‘Whatever you do, think about John Giles’ – Eamo backs Sheriff for FAI Junior Cup final Disgrace This post contains videos

‘Whatever you do, think about John Giles’ – Eamo backs Sheriff for FAI Junior Cup final

Après Match’s Billo and Frank are giving Liffey Wanderes no chance this weekend.

Ireland bow out of U17s European Championships after Spurs youngster’s spectacular strike

Tom Mohan’s men lost 1-0 to holders England in Bulgaria.

Kenny Cunningham says Ireland should forget about Grealish… and BOD agrees

Two ex-Ireland captains have waded into the debate.

Tuesday 12 May, 2015

Can Bale prove doubters wrong? Questions to be answered in the Champions League semis

Bayern Munich trail Barcelona while Juventus hold a slender lead over Real Madrid ahead of the semi-final second legs.

Monday 11 May, 2015

Why Martin O’Neill needs to swallow his pride and call up Jack Grealish

The Ireland manager is set to name his squad for next month’s games against England and Scotland, and Aston Villa’s young schemer should be in there.

Bray announce Croly as their new manager on a long-term deal

The former Shamrock Rovers boss was unveiled by the club at a press conference this afternoon.

Sunday 10 May, 2015

QUIZ: Can you guess these League of Ireland clubs by their 90s shirt sponsors?

We had forgotten how many drinks companies were on jerseys back then.

Ireland’s U17s have it all do to progress to the knockout stages after today’s result

Tom Mohan’s side lost 2-0 to Italy at the Uefa European Championships in Bulgaria.

Sergio Aguero is out of sight as the Premier League’s top scorer after his latest hat-trick

‘El Kun’ is out on his own with 25 league goal thanks to three against QPR this afternoon.

GPA assisting Gaelic footballer after testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs

The player is under investigation by the Irish Sports Council after the failed test.

There were 2 brutal knockouts last night, while Matthew Macklin got back to winning ways Fight Night This post contains videos

There were 2 brutal knockouts last night, while Matthew Macklin got back to winning ways

James Kirkland and Raphael Zumbano Love were on the receiving end of devastating TKOs.

Obsessed with a fictional Football Manager striker: The week’s best sportswriting

There’s also the story behind an iconic sports pic and how Bill Simmons fell out with ESPN.

Saturday 9 May, 2015

Barcelona’s Pedro shows it’s not all about MSN with terrific over-head kick

Neymar had opened the scoring for Barca, who defeated David Moyes’ Real Sociedad 2-0.