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Today’s News

Tipperary are on the lookout for a new U21 hurling boss as William Maher steps aside

The Ballingarry native led the team to the 2016 Munster final but the Premier County were brushed aside against Limerick earlier this summer.

'Clubs are creating a very strange, out-of-control market': Jose Mourinho bemoans new 'reality'

Manchester City have spent over £200m so far while United are heading in that direction too.

At 48, Sinisa Mihajlović is still humiliating goalkeepers with that immaculate left foot Class Is Permanent This post contains videos

At 48, Sinisa Mihajlović is still humiliating goalkeepers with that immaculate left foot

The current Torino boss rolled back the years during some recent target practice.

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Yesterday’s News

It took Sean Maguire all of 20 minutes to grab a superb debut goal for Preston tonight The First Of Many This post contains videos

It took Sean Maguire all of 20 minutes to grab a superb debut goal for Preston tonight

With a litany of Irish players involved, it was the former Cork City man who assured himself of the headlines.

With some exciting signings, could Milan finally be ready to step back into the spotlight?

Without a title since 2011, are the club set to break out of the shadows?

The Dirty Dozen: A litany of Irish players could feature as Preston take on Burnley tonight

There could be as many as 12 Irish players on show, with Sean Maguire and Kevin O’Connor in line to make their PNE debuts.

Sunday 23 July, 2017

'I'd given everything to Cork, but there's always that tinge - that little bit of regret'

The current Republic of Ireland U-17 boss on a potential porn career, leaving GAA behind, the Rebel Army and regrets.

Saturday 22 July, 2017

Sean Currie hits 2-13 as the Dubs ensure minor semi-final place with comprehensive Antrim win

The Dubs now join Galway, Kilkenny and Cork in the final four.

Despite £72m Barca bid, Phil Coutinho put on a show for Liverpool in friendly win over Leicester In Demand This post contains videos

Despite £72m Barca bid, Phil Coutinho put on a show for Liverpool in friendly win over Leicester

The Brazilian showed no signs of distraction as the Reds picked up some pre-season silverware.

Europe's most exciting club last season, Monaco are battling hard to keep hold of key youngsters

The club are trying to fend off the super-rich and aren’t doing a bad job.

Friday 21 July, 2017

League leaders Waterford deliver emphatic win as familiar face returns to haunt Cobh

Shane O’Connor was central to the south-east club’s big victory.

Confirmed: Alvaro Morata is a Chelsea player after club-record £70m deal

The 24-year-old had been heavily linked with a move to Manchester united earlier in the summer.

After Liverpool 'tapping up' scandal, Virgil van Dijk tells Southampton he wants to leave

The Reds publicly dropped their pursuit of the centre-back but could they go back on their word?

Sunday 16 July, 2017

32 years later, Sonia O'Sullivan's daughter follows in her footsteps with championship win

Sophie O’Sullivan impressed once again – this time at the National Juvenile Championships.

The stats regarding Roger Federer's history-making Wimbledon win are astounding

We’ve crunched the numbers and they are very, very impressive.

The baffling case of Marco van Ginkel: the player Chelsea don't want but don't want to lose

The Dutch midfielder has signed another contract extension but will spend the 2017/2018 season on a fifth loan in four years.

'I wanted out of Ireland - it's been night and day compared to back home'

Former Derry City and St. Pat’s defender Shane McEleney is enjoying his new life in the Canadian capital.

Monday 10 July, 2017

Wayne Rooney: a curious oddity who has brilliantly retained a childlike obsession with football

As a kid, he kept playing until it was dark and he remains ignorant to anyone who says it’s time to come inside.

Sunday 9 July, 2017

With Alessandro Nesta in charge, former League of Ireland star Richie Ryan tastes success in Miami

The ex-Sligo Rovers midfielder has had quite the adventure since making the move to North America.

Different emotions one year later as Waterford's Pauric Mahony met up with his biggest fan

Jennifer Malone famously consoled the Deise player after the Cats’ victory last summer but tables were turned this weekend.

Maradona, the mafia and immortality: three decades on from Napoli's Holy Grail

In 1987, the Argentine brought a maiden Serie A title to Naples but his time in Italy was shrouded in chaos and controversy.

Friday 7 July, 2017

Over to Lu: Chelsea match Man United's £75m offer for Romelu Lukaku

The 24-year-old was expected to have a medical later today in Los Angeles.

Fergie may despise him but 'the s**tbag' and 'fat idiot' is the dealmaker at Old Trafford these days

Mino Raiola represents Romelu Lukaku and also has Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahmovic as clients.

Wednesday 5 July, 2017

Reports say Wayne Rooney will be an Everton player again by the end of the week

The 31-year-old left Goodison Park for Old Trafford 13 years ago.

Time for change: Offaly and Derry are both on the lookout for new football managers

The tenures of Pat Flanagan and Damien Barton have come to an end.

Tuesday 4 July, 2017

Rangers suffer humiliating European exit after defeat to lowly Luxembourg minnows

Meanwhile, for Progres Niederkorn, it was a moment to remember.

No threat of Donnarumma doing a runner as U-turn sees him sign new Milan deal

The 18-year-old has been heavily criticised for having initially turned down a new contract last month.

'A s**tbag': Safe to say Sir Alex Ferguson is not a fan of Paul Pogba's agent

Fergie went in two-footed on Mino Raiola – and not for the first time.

Aiden McGeady in Sunderland talks, Liverpool's latest target and all today's transfer gossip

The Republic of Ireland international is inching closer to a switch to the Stadium of Light.

Sunday 2 July, 2017

Sex, lies and videotape: Hulk Hogan, Donald Trump and freedom of the press

A new documentary delves into the murky world of how the powerful silence the media, with the former wrestler’s sex-tape at the centre of it.

Saturday 1 July, 2017

Manchester United roll the years back in Barcelona as Yorke, Blomqvist and Poborsky all star Legends This post contains videos

Manchester United roll the years back in Barcelona as Yorke, Blomqvist and Poborsky all star

The Catalans had Ronaldinho and Rivaldo but were no answer for the likes of Ronny Johnsen and Ben Thornley.

Friday 30 June, 2017

'What is the point?': Bray Wanderers chairman issues ominous statement criticising attendances

Denis O’Connor hints at a bleak future for the seaside club.

'It was a love-hate relationship': the story of the GAA and the 1981 hunger strike

GAA Museum archivist Mark Reynolds has spent a decade researching the topic.

Sunday 25 June, 2017

The curious case of Germany's next striking phenomenon and his own fans who jeer him

Timo Werner is what his country have needed for a long time, but fans continue to abuse him.

Gloves are off for Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel and a bitter rivalry is badly needed in F1

The pair – involved in a proper battle for the championship – were involved in a high-profile incident in Baku today.

Shane O'Leary lands late equalising kick for Canada as they're held by US in World Cup qualifier

The Cork native and former Connacht player qualifies for the Canucks through his mother.

Alcohol addiction in golf, the complexity of being number two and the week's best sportswriting

A fascinating profile of new Southampton boss Mauricio Pellegrino is also featured.

Friday 23 June, 2017

The last time Crystal Palace had a foreign boss, it didn't exactly work out too well

One of the strangest Premier League moments came in March 1998.

Thursday 22 June, 2017

Irishman Shane O'Leary to play for Canada in crunch Rugby World Cup qualifier against the US

The Cork native recently left Connacht after three years with the province.

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