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Soccer - Today’s News

'Kilduff got off a stretcher. He'd been ruled out by the doctor but insisted on playing and got the winner'

The Dundalk striker popped up with the important goal on the first Friday night of the 2017 SSE Airtricity League campaign.

The psychology behind Claudio Ranieri and Leicester's astonishing fall from grace

The Foxes earlier this week acted on a dire run of form by sacking their much-loved Italian manager.

Mourinho won't let emotion cloud Rooney decision

The 31-year-old announced on Thursday that he will remain at Old Trafford.

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Soccer - Yesterday’s News

Promotion favourites Waterford start with shock away defeat LOI

Promotion favourites Waterford start with shock away defeat

Athlone Town and UCD were both victorious on the opening night of action in the First Division.

Cork City make a winning start on the road for the first time in 12 years LOI

Cork City make a winning start on the road for the first time in 12 years

The Leesiders hadn’t won away from home on the opening weekend since beating Harps in 2005.

New signings deliver for Bray as 9-man Pat's start with defeat at home LOI

New signings deliver for Bray as 9-man Pat's start with defeat at home

The Seagulls picked up where they left off last season with a fine win in Inchicore.

Brazilian striker stars as Limerick begin new campaign with a bang LOI

Brazilian striker stars as Limerick begin new campaign with a bang

A Rodrigo Tosi exhibition left Sligo Rovers reeling.

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Benson and Kilduff ensure Dundalk get off to winning ways against 10-man Rovers

Hoops striker Graham Burke came off the bench to score before receiving his marching orders.

Fantastic 4 for Derry on a dismal Dalymount night for Bohemians LOI

Fantastic 4 for Derry on a dismal Dalymount night for Bohemians

It could be a difficult 2017 season for Keith Long’s side if this game was anything to go by.

Late goal in Galway seals victorious top-flight return for Drogheda LOI

Late goal in Galway seals victorious top-flight return for Drogheda

Shane Keegan’s time in charge of Galway United got off to a disappointing start at Eamonn Deacy Park.

As it happened: Dundalk v Shamrock Rovers, SSE Airtricity League Premier Division

The 2017 season kicks off with a mouth-watering fixture between the reigning champions and the visiting Hoops.

Shakespeare takes charge in Leicester tragedy and Premier League/EFL Cup final talking points

The Premier League champions begin the post-Ranieri era, while David Moyes and Paul Clement are back at former clubs.

'Yesterday my dream died': Claudio Ranieri's farewell statement is heartbreaking

Reigning Premier League champs Leicester are on the hunt for a new manager after sacking Ranieri.

5 Premier League and EFL Cup final bets to consider this weekend

Man United have a chance to win a trophy for the first time under Jose Mourinho, as they take on Southampton.

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Mourinho pays tribute to axed Leicester boss Ranieri

The Manchester United manager has once again expressed his support for the sacked former Leicester City boss.

Joaquin was tapped up by Real Madrid... in a toilet!

A much sought-after talent in his heyday, the ex-Spain international has revealed that he snubbed interest from Chelsea.

The return of the LOI is like going back to school - it opens up a world of possibilities

‘Today, I’ll be sprinting back to the sport I love,’ writes our League of Ireland columnist John O’Sullivan.

Player revolt didn't force Claudio Ranieri out of Leicester, says interim boss

Craig Shakespeare has been speaking to the media today.

Manchester United face 6,800km round-trip just days before FA Cup tie with Chelsea

Mourinho’s men will travel to FC Rostov in the last-16 of the Europa League.

Steve Bruce gives optimistic injury update on Irish-qualified Scott Hogan

There were fears that Hogan could be out for the season.

Finn's Rovers return to resurfaced Oriel Park as Dundalk go in search of 4-in-a-row

The Premier Division is back and last year’s champions could face a tough test against the new-look Hoops this evening.

Here’s every SSE Airtricity League Premier Division transfer ahead of the 2017 season

It’s been a busy off-season for a number of teams

Our writers make 5 predictions ahead of 2017 Airtricity League season

We give our tips on players to watch, likely title winners and more.

Soccer - Thursday 23 February, 2017

Gary Lineker laments 'unforgivable' Claudio Ranieri exit

Former Leicester strikers Alan Smith and Tony Cottee also questioned the timing of the decision.

'Happiness more important than money' - AC Milan star rejects €12 million-a-year China approach

Carlos Bacca has turned down a massive offer from Asia with under a week to go in the Chinese Super League’s transfer window.

It's been a bad night for Dundalk's Europa League conquerors

Nevertheless, there was better news for Genk — the team who defeated Cork City.

Wembley curse continues as Tottenham dumped out of Europa League by Gent

Spurs were stunned by a side currently sitting eighth in the Belgian league.

Olympic marathon runner pushing Saints to last the distance

Conan Byrne is confident that St Patrick’s Athletic can finally establish consistency this season.

Watch: Spurs reduced to 10 men after this shocking Dele Alli challenge Dangerous Play This post contains videos

Watch: Spurs reduced to 10 men after this shocking Dele Alli challenge

The England international was sent off after an appalling high tackle on Brecht Dejaegere.

Leicester City sack Claudio Ranieri just 9 months after winning Premier League

The Foxes are currently just one point above the relegation zone.

We'll Leave It There So: Sexton set to pack his bag for Saturday, Rooney's staying put and today's sport

Plus, that all-important fixture list for a busy Friday of sport.

'I sent off the player... He struck me in the aftermath'

League of Ireland official Rob Rogers chats to The42 about the highs and lows of taking charge at various tiers.

Rooney pledges future to Man United amid rumours of move to China

The club’s record goalscorer wants to remain a part of the Red Devils’ push for success this season.

Late, late show as 94th-minute winner helps UCC to second Collingwood Cup in 3 years Heroics This post contains videos

Playing Fifa 17 on TV for money? BT Sport strike new deal to broadcast live matches

It’s the first time fans will be able to watch virtual football live on TV.

Cruel injury blow for Irish underage international after Wolves breakthrough

Connor Ronan faces a spell on the sidelines with a back injury.

10 League of Ireland players the scouts will be keeping an eye on in 2017

Don’t be surprised to see these lads attracting attention from abroad during this SSE Airtricity League season.

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Barcelona youngster leaves defenders in his wake to score filthy solo goal

17-year-old Jordi Mboula is definitely one to keep an eye out for in the future.

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