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Dublin: 20 °C Friday 26 May, 2017

Tuesday 23 May, 2017

The iconic Irish international and the unmitigated disaster of signing for Johan Cruyff's Ajax

Frank Stapleton swapped Manchester for Amsterdam in 1987, played alongside Frank Rijkaard and kept Dennis Bergkamp out of the team.

Sunday 21 May, 2017

'He was like, 'You n***er' and I thought, 'Wow - really?'': Wes Charles on Ireland and abuse

From the Caribbean to Galway, via Sligo Rovers, Bray and Russia, the imposing centre-back has had quite the journey.

Friday 19 May, 2017

Has Wayne Rooney already played his last competitive game at Old Trafford?

Jose Mourinho has confirmed it’s unlikely the 31-year-old will feature against Crystal Palace on Sunday.

Could Manchester United's 16-year-old 'next big thing' feature against Crystal Palace?

Angel Gomes is tipped for superstardom but is it too early for him to make the step-up?

Sunday 14 May, 2017

The eco-warrior millionaire, his vegan club and historic Football League promotion

It’s been quite the journey for Dale Vince and his Forest Green Rovers side.

Seven years (and nine managers) after an historic treble, Inter have hit an all-time low in Italy

There was a fan protest at the San Siro today as the club went down to another defeat.

Red faces for Red Bull? Two clubs, one owner and potential Champions League embarrassment

Despite the fairytale season, RB Leipzig may not play in next season’s competition after all.

Tuesday 18 April, 2017

Dundalk finally awarded a penalty, miss it but still progress - ironically - after Cup shootout

Elsewhere, there were Dublin, Munster and north-west derbies to be decided.

Monday 17 April, 2017

Robbie Power rides Our Duke to Irish Grand National victory as Gold Cup odds are slashed

After Cheltenham success last month, trainer Jessica Harrington is enjoying a phenomenal 2017.

'Vindictive, punitive, nasty': Moyes, Man United and the dark shadow of Frank O'Farrell

It’s three years since ‘The Chosen One’ was unceremoniously dumped and it’s been a rapid decline for him ever since.

For the first time in 34 years, Brighton will play in the top-flight of English football

Chris Hughton’s side can win the Championship title with victory over Norwich on Friday.

Greg Cunningham attempts to run off an injury for Preston - turns out it's a broken leg

The Galway native will miss the rest of the season.

Saturday 15 April, 2017

He dug deep to qualify but Fergal O'Brien didn't last long at the World Snooker Championship

It was always going to be extremely difficult against the reigning champion Mark Selby.

Germany's most-hated club will be playing in next season's Champions League

RB Leipzig are assured of a top-four finish in the Bundesliga in their very first season in the top-flight.

That didn't take long! Ronnie racks up a century in his first-round match at The Crucible Decent Start This post contains videos

That didn't take long! Ronnie racks up a century in his first-round match at The Crucible

The Rocket is taking on debutant Gary Wilson in Sheffield.

Last night's Newcastle v Leeds Championship clash drew a record crowd to St. James' Park

There was a bumper attendance on Tyneside – a sign of the renewed sense of optimism at both clubs.

Tipperary's Cathal Barrett to make first start of the year in Sunday's league semi with Wexford

All-Ireland winning captain Brendan Maher is also back in the team but Bubbles O’Dwyer misses out due to injury.

Friday 14 April, 2017

With an astonishingly young team, Ajax are making everyone stand up and take notice

With an incredible crop of youthful stars, the club are reaping the rewards of giving them a chance to shine.

In the midst of a surreal fan protest, Coventry's plight continues with relegation to fourth tier

The Sky Blues were in the Premier League as recently as 2001 but the club has been devastated by off-field issues.

How Man United must rue Eden Hazard snub and other Premier League talking points

Also, Tottenham’s title credentials will only grow if they keep Mauricio Pochettino and how did it come to this for David Moyes?

Thursday 13 April, 2017

Remember Rene Higuita at Italia '90? Well, there was a similar goalkeeping howler tonight Cringe This post contains videos

Remember Rene Higuita at Italia '90? Well, there was a similar goalkeeping howler tonight

Besiktas’ Fabricio Agosto Ramírez had a nightmare moment against Lyon in their Europa League quarter-final.

Wasteful United are made pay for missed chances as Anderlecht grab late equaliser

It’s delicately poised ahead of the return leg in Manchester after Leander Dendoncker powered home with just a few minutes remaining.

As it happened: Anderlecht v Manchester United, Europa League

We were in Brussels to see if Jose Mourinho’s side could take a decent first-leg result back home.

A superb European youngster and the Polish Zlatan: how Anderlecht can conjure a surprise

Youri Tielemans is crucial but there’s more to the team than just him, as Belgian football expert Mark Rodden explains.

Didier Drogba has signed a deal to play for and co-own a team in North America's second tier

The 39-year-old will play for Phoenix Rising this season before concentrating on trying to get the franchise into Major League Soccer.

Tortured by Tomasz Radzinski: the last time Manchester United faced Anderlecht in Europe

Jose Mourinho’s side will face the Belgians in the quarter-finals of the Europa League – 17 years after their last encounter.

Monday 10 April, 2017

WATCH: Sergio Garcia's moment of a lifetime History This post contains videos

WATCH: Sergio Garcia's moment of a lifetime

The Spaniard kept his nerve at the first playoff hole to secure an historic win.

Sunday 9 April, 2017

Sweet 16! Matt Kuchar conjured a moment to remember during his final round at Augusta Hole In One This post contains videos

Sweet 16! Matt Kuchar conjured a moment to remember during his final round at Augusta

He had a terrific round overall and finished on five-under.

It could be a long night ahead as Sergio Garcia and Justin Rose battle it out at Augusta

The Spaniard is chasing a first ever major win.

French Revolution: Mario Balotelli continues to be the unlikely lad for the unlikely team in Ligue 1

The controversial striker has netted 13 times in the league for Nice, who are chasing Monaco at the top of the table.

Conor McGregor's flip-down sunnies - It's the sporting tweets of the week

Brian O’Driscoll pays tribute to Gooch while Paul McGrath paid tribute to the Irish women’s football team.

Saturday 8 April, 2017

Waterford move clear, Shels continue good form while Wexford keep searching for first win

The boys in blue got the job done against Cobh Rambers while Owen Heary’s side are up to second in the First Division table.

Friday 7 April, 2017

Kerry bring a familiar face back into their squad for Sunday's league showdown with the Dubs

Kieran Donaghy will be on the bench as Eamonn Fitzmaurice makes one change to his starting XV.

Some bad luck on the 18th sees Rory McIlroy drift at Augusta as Fowler and Garcia surge

Meanwhile, overnight leader Charley Hoffmann has struggled badly on the second day at Augusta.

The fanfare and Giggs comparisons are long gone as Adnan Januzaj walks a well-worn path

Jose Mourinho admitted he’s made a decision on the Belgian’s future.

Influence of agents never as strong as staggering Premier League payments revealed

Manchester City and Chelsea lead the heavy spending.

Monday 3 April, 2017

Luke Shaw's Man United future in doubt as Jose Mourinho criticises him again

There has been tension between player and coach ever since the Portuguese arrived at Old Trafford last summer.

'You look back and think 'F**k it, I underachieved a small bit - I don't have the medals I should have''

League of Ireland legend Billy Woods discusses Kurt Cobain hair, the remarkable Arkaga years and his love for Cork City.

Sunday 2 April, 2017

Oops! Remarkable Milan teenager Gigi Donnarumma had a moment to forget today Howler This post contains videos

Oops! Remarkable Milan teenager Gigi Donnarumma had a moment to forget today

The teenager has been the Rossoneri’s first-choice goalkeeper for well over a year.

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