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Soccer - Today’s News

DeGale retains title as Belfast's Jamie Conlan takes Commonwealth crown with superb win

The 29-year-old Conlan is the older brother of Ireland’s Olympic bronze medallist, Michael.

The Rock in rugby, GoT fan demands and more of your sporting Tweets of the Week

Here’s what we could see in the flames this week.

Why Juan Mata is worth every penny and more of the week's best sportswriting

Get the kettle on, put your feet up and enjoy this lot.

It's red Leicester thanks to China's number one fan

Zhang Tianbo has never seen a Premier League match live or even set foot outside China.

Soccer - Yesterday’s News

This bullet header from Gareth Bale enhanced Real Madrid's title challenge today

Barcelona retained their position at the top of La Liga following tonight’s action.

Controversial Wes Hoolahan substitution and more Premier League talking points

Plus, why Roberto Martinez’s position at Everton now looks untenable.

Bookmakers set for 'unprecedented' pay out if Leicester win the Premier League

The Foxes need just three points from their remaining three league games this season to be crowned champions.

VIDEO: Outside contender for Ireland's Euros squad scores brilliant goal

Meanwhile, defender Shane Duffy was on target for Blackburn today.

Waterford's difficult week compounded as high-flying Limerick hit them for 7

Martin Russell’s men score their 50th goal of the season in five-goal demolition.

Wenger 'sorry' for Arsenal failings as Norwich edge closer to the drop

Substitute Danny Welbeck hit a 59th-minute winner with a powerful strike to give the Gunners all three points.

Wenger protesters clash during Arsenal game

In a pre-planned protest, hundreds of fans held up A4 posters bearing the words “TIME FOR CHANGE”.

'The captain is abandoning the ship!' - Dortmund fans turn on wantaway Hummels

Meanwhile, the defender has denied approaching Bayern Munich over a summer move.

Bayern made to wait for historic fourth Bundesliga title in row

The champagne had to be put back on ice after Thomas Mueller’s first-half header for Bayern was cancelled out

'Time to go Roberto' - Baines stops rot for Everton at emotional Goodison

Before Saturday’s kick-off at Goodison, there was a sustained round of applause when representatives of the Hillsborough families took to the pitch.

Rafa Benitez's Newcastle earn big win to boost survival bid

Meanwhile, Sunderland needed a last-minute Jermaine Defoe penalty to earn a 1-1 draw at Stoke.

Joy for Dubliner McCann as Wigan seal promotion with emphatic win

Meanwhile, Cork-born goalkeeper and club captain Colin Doyle completed 90 minutes for Blackpool.

5-in-a-row: Celtic all but seal league title and departing boss Ronny Deila enjoyed it a lot

Victory at Hearts puts the Bohys 12 points clear with four games remaining.

Good news for Ireland as Meath teenager makes full PL debut, Walters on the bench

There was also disappointment for Aiden McGeady, as he was left out of Sheffield Wednesday’s side.

Former Cork City defender makes long-awaited debut for promotion-chasing Hull City

Brian Lenihan finally played for Steve Bruce’s side this afternoon.

Everton show their class by dedicating programme to families of Hillsborough victims

The Toffees welcome Bournemouth to Goodison Park at the end of an emotional week for the city.

Arter boost for Ireland as midfielder returns from two-month lay-off

The Bournemouth player had been struggling to recover from an achilles injury he sustained on 1 March.

Valdes to return to United as Standard Liege loan deal comes to premature end

The Spanish goalkeeer made eight appearances for the Belgian club after falling out with Louis van Gaal.

Wenger blames Emirates atmosphere for Arsenal title slump

The Frenchman says his side’s bid for the title wasn’t helped by playing in difficult atmospheres at home.

Which Irish players have suffered multiple Premier League relegations?

If Norwich are relegated it would be a second successive relegation for Robbie Brady, while Wes Hoolahan is also facing the drop for the second time.

Leicester three points from history and more Premier League thoughts

Plus, why Sunday’s game is just as important for Manchester United as it is for the Foxes.

'You walk out to a sea of green and start thinking about holidays on farms in Kerry and Clare'

Gary Breen admits getting ‘very emotional’ right before Ireland’s 2002 World Cup campaign and says he sees a similar togetherness in the current squad.

Which goalkeepers will Ireland take to the Euros?

With Rob Elliot injured, there has been much discussion over who will take his place in the squad this summer.

5 Premier League bets to consider this weekend

A vital win for Sunderland and Leicester’s party to be put on hold are included in our selections this week.

Klopp has no regrets over Sturridge snub

The German manager insists that he made the right call in leaving his forward out of the action.

Soccer - Friday 29 April, 2016

Irish midfielder on target as Boro's Premier League bid suffers setback

Aitor Karanka’s side are battling with Burnley and Brighton for the Championship’s two automatic promotion places.

Finn Harps left frustrated as Wexford Youths fight back to earn draw

Ryan Curran gave the visitors the lead with a 23rd-minute first-half penalty.

Shamrock Rovers bounce back from successive defeats with drab victory over Bray LOI

Shamrock Rovers bounce back from successive defeats with drab victory over Bray

The win will ease the pressure on Pat Fenlon for the time being.

Horgan-inspired Dundalk too good for Bohs

The Louth men extended their lead at the top of the Airtricity League Premier Division with a win tonight.

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On-loan Premier League striker the hero as Galway let two-goal lead slip

Longford were poor at the back in the first half, but the roles were reversed in the second period.

In-form Cork edge Pat's to go second LOI

In-form Cork edge Pat's to go second

Karl Sheppard’s 25th-minute goal — his third consecutive game to find the net — was enough for John Caulfield’s side.

Derry's 9-game unbeaten run ended by Sligo

A fine start to the season has seen Kenny Shiels’ side go second.

We'll Leave It There So: McCloskey and Sexton named for crucial clash and all today's sport Friday This post contains videos

We'll Leave It There So: McCloskey and Sexton named for crucial clash and all today's sport

Elsewhere, Manchester United signed a wonderkid, Mauricio Pochettino to stay at Spurs and Irish international Jonny Hayes got some good news.

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