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Dublin: 15 °C Sunday 2 August, 2015

Wednesday 3 June, 2015

Premier League footballer pleads not guilty to charges of sexual activity with underage girl

Sunderland’s Adam Johnson appeared in court today and his trial is scheduled to begin in August.

Saturday 30 May, 2015

Aston Villa’s hero in their last FA Cup win against the Busby Babes was also the villain

Down native Peter McParland cleaned out Manchester United’s goalkeeper with a heavy shoulder charge before scoring two goals in the 1957 final.

Thursday 28 May, 2015

Tipp put faith in U21s for Munster championship quarter-final clash with Waterford

Semple Stadium hosts Sunday’s match with the winner progressing to take on Kerry.

FIFA 16 will allow you to play as women for the first time ever It's In The Game This post contains videos

FIFA 16 will allow you to play as women for the first time ever

Sadly, Ireland do not feature among the 12 national teams included in the computer game.

There was some great news for Shay Given’s chances of starring in the FA Cup final today

The Donegal goalkeeper was back training for Aston Villa ahead of Saturday’s meeting with Arsenal.

25 Irish players who are looking for new clubs across the water this summer

With the Premier League and Football Leagues finished, clubs are clearing out their unwanted playing staff ahead of the summer transfer window.

Wednesday 27 May, 2015

Hartley handed 4-week ban for headbutt, misses England’s opening World Cup game

The Northampton Saints hooker has pleaded guilty to striking Jamie George of Saracens.

Roddy Collins is managing one of tonight’s Europa League finalists?

Waterford United may not be too happy about this development.

Uefa calls for Fifa’s presidential election to be postponed but Blatter still standing firm

European football’s governing body says today’s events are evidence that corruption is ‘deeply rooted’ in Fifa’s culture.

Will Smith is (almost definitely) wearing a Sergio Aguero t-shirt underneath that jacket

The Manchester City striker bumped into ‘Big Willie’ in Toronto today.

Tuesday 26 May, 2015

‘Fifa has an incredibly bad brand image’ – Delaney calls for Blatter to step down

The head of the FAI won’t be voting for the current Fifa president and believes his ‘good friend’ Michel Platini is the right man for the job.

Fans of Street Fighter will love this Brazilian TV ad for Aldo v McGregor Round 1... Fight! This post contains videos

Fans of Street Fighter will love this Brazilian TV ad for Aldo v McGregor

UFC 189′s main event has been given the 90s video game treatment.

Monday 25 May, 2015

‘A true gent’ – Tributes pour in from the sporting world after the passing of Bill O’Herlihy RIP

‘A true gent’ – Tributes pour in from the sporting world after the passing of Bill O’Herlihy

One of Ireland’s best-loved broadcasters died overnight.

10 of our favourite pics from Bill O’Herlihy’s career

The legendary RTÉ presenter has passed away.

Liverpool’s Belgian striker named in Ligue 1′s worst XI of the season

Divock Origi features on the unwanted list after a poor campaign on loan at Lille.

Wasps have added a Wallabies legend to their ranks

Veteran flanker George Smith has joined the Premiership club from Lyon.

Jurgen Klopp gives the perfect response when asked if he’s learning Spanish

The out-going Borussia Dortmund manager came out with a phrase that many of us know well.

Sunday 24 May, 2015

‘Get your s*** together, Jon Jones. I’m waiting for you’ – Cormier claims vacant UFC belt DC

‘Get your s*** together, Jon Jones. I’m waiting for you’ – Cormier claims vacant UFC belt

A second round submission of Anthony Johnson earned Cormier the light heavyweight title at the MGM Grand last night.

Barcelona are changing their traditional stripes to hoops for the first time ever

The La Liga champions unveiled new home and away kits today.

Big Sam told he is out of job just seconds after the final whistle

West Ham aren’t renewing the 60-year-old’s contract and released a statement announcing the news this afternoon.

The Chelsea players gave Drogba a king’s chair off the pitch on his final appearance Farewell This post contains videos

The Chelsea players gave Drogba a king’s chair off the pitch on his final appearance

The 37-year-old striker was substituted by Jose Mourinho 27 minutes into their home game with Sunderland.

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.