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Soccer - Today’s News

You might be surprised by who Jose Mourinho chose as man-of-the-match today

The Chelsea manager paid tribute to the players left out today.

It’s Ireland boss Martin O’Neill’s birthday, so here are 7 of his best put-downs WIT

It’s Ireland boss Martin O’Neill’s birthday, so here are 7 of his best put-downs

Robbie Williams, Vitor Baia and Paolo Di Canio have all been on the receiving end of the Irishman’s wit.

Remember John Terry’s full-kit fiasco? It must be a Chelsea thing because it happened again…

Nemanja Matic must have been brainwashed by his captain.

Coutinho’s magic and Mourinho’s master-plan – 5 talking points from Super Sunday

There were crucial wins for Liverpool and Arsenal as Chelsea lifted the Capital One Cup.


Shamrock Rovers have signed 3 more players ahead of the new season

The Tallaght club have strengthened ahead of the campaign, with a former Millwall defender among those joining.

Marty Jannetty, longball football and mathematical modelling – It’s the week’s best sportswriting

This week also features mathematical modelling and the original sports app.

Chelsea lift first silverware of the season as Mourinho wins third League Cup crown

Goals either side of half-time from John Terry and Diego Costa saw off Tottenham at Wembley.

As it happened: Chelsea v Tottenham, League Cup final

Chelsea took on Tottenham in the first of this season’s major finals.

Giroud silences doubters as Gunners returning to winning ways

Martin O’Neill was at the Emirates to cast his eye over Everton’s Irish trio.

Coutinho cracker dents City’s title defence as Liverpool’s run continues

Brendan Rodgers’ side have now gone 11 league games without tasting defeat.

Stunning strikes by Henderson and Coutinho made the difference today

It ended 2-1 in a riveting game at Anfield.

‘It is not good enough’ – Wenger heavily criticised by Souness and Graham

The Arsenal boss has been criticised for his tactics and team selection.

As it happened: Liverpool v Manchester City, Premier League Minute-by-Minute This post contains a poll

As it happened: Liverpool v Manchester City, Premier League

Brendan Rodgers and Manuel Pellegrini did battle in a midday kick-off at Anfield.

‘Right now, heavy coverage of League of Ireland is not a smart investment decision’

In part 1 of our series, we get journalists’ view on the challenges Irish football faces in 2015.

‘Horrendous tackle’ leaves Stephen Ireland needing 10 stitches in his leg

The Cork native was the victim of a wild challenge from Hull’s Maynor Figueroa.

From Keep an eye out … These two men are officially allowed graze their sheep on Stephen’s Green from today Freedom Of Dublin

Keep an eye out … These two men are officially allowed graze their sheep on Stephen’s Green from today

John Giles and Brother Kevin Crowley join the likes of Brian O’Driscoll, The Edge and Aung San Suu Kyi in the city’s most exclusive club.

Two of Ireland’s top athletes out to reshape how our football clubs are run

We talk to Ger O’Brien and Mark Kenneally, who have recently set up Elite Performance Consultancy.

Pendred in a dress and Kernan in Sunderland – It’s the sporting tweets of the week

Also, Caroline Wozniacki taking the positives from her relationship with Rory.

Today’s game ‘most important’ final of my career, says Mourinho

The Chelsea manager has won the Champions League among many other league and cup titles.

Soccer - Yesterday’s News

League champions Dundalk draw first blood as Finn stars in President’s Cup win

The domestic season got under-way this afternoon.

5 talking points from today’s Premier League action

United stutter, Big Sam booed and Crouch’s record-equalling goal.

Louis Bookman: Solving the mystery of a revolutionary and pioneering sportsman

The Jewish immigrant from Eastern Europe went on to make football history but his achievements are largely unknown.

Referee says ‘no mistaken identity’ as Poyet pledges to look again

Roger East has defended his controversial decision to send off Wes Brown in Sunderland’s defeat to Manchester United.

Hughes angry after Stephen Ireland left needing ‘12-15 stitches’ following Hull game

Peter Crouch netted the only goal of a drab affair at the Britannia Stadium.

Dutch striker hits four-minute hat-trick as Hearts win 10-0 (yes, you read that correctly)

It was some way short of the club’s record win — a 21-0 demolition of Anchor in 1880.

Berahino stunner downs Southampton and the rest of today’s Premier League results

Berahino stunner downs Southampton and the rest of today’s Premier League results

Meanwhile, Tim Sherwood’s wait for his first points as Aston Villa manager continued.

United flatter to deceive again as they grind out win amid red card controversy

A second-half brace from Wayne Rooney saw United over the line after the referee wrongly sent-off Wes Brown.

John O’Shea pulls back Falcao in penalty area, referee sends off Wes Brown

It’s been an eventful afternoon for the Ireland defender.

Luis Enrique laments English ‘campaign’ over Suarez amid fresh biting allegations

“We have seen these kind of campaigns against players, president, supporters.”

Pressure on Sam Allardyce intensifies as West Ham’s free fall continues

The Hammers are without a win in their last six outings.

Barack Obama has invited Stephanie Roche to spend Patrick’s Day in the White House

The announcement comes on the back of recent news confirming that Roche has signed with US side Houston Dash.

As it happened: Manchester United v Sunderland, Premier League

We were at Old Trafford to see if the hosts could bounce back after defeat in Wales last weekend.

LOI champions and FAI Cup winners go head-to-head for President’s Cup

The league opener is still a week away but Dundalk host St Patrick’s Athletic at Oriel Park this afternoon.

Video showing couple ‘having sex’ on football pitch was a hoax

Charlton admitted video footage that received over one million hits online was a publicity stunt.

One of Ireland’s most promising defenders has been ruled out for the rest of the season

Shane Duffy has impressed since joining Blackburn from Everton in the summer transfer window

The debate around the colour of a dress threatens to tear the Man City team apart

Manuel Pellegrini will need to limit the damage to squad morale immediately.

Pissing Cian Healy off, Charlton’s unique recruitment policy and more of your best comments

Our readers produced the goods again over the past seven days.

Steve Bruce full of praise for Ireland’s Robbie Brady after difficult period

The Republic of Ireland international has been back in Dublin recently caring for his ill daughter.

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