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Soccer - Today’s News

Was this a dive by Ander Herrera? Louis van Gaal is not convinced

The Manchester United boss was impressed with his side’s display at Chelsea and felt they may have had a penalty.

Soccer - Yesterday’s News

Irish referee hoping to inspire more females with appearance at World Cup finals

Michelle O’Neill will represent the country at this summer’s tournament in Canada.

‘I’m unhappy with Toure’s performances,’ admits Pellegrini Nono This post contains a poll

‘I’m unhappy with Toure’s performances,’ admits Pellegrini

The 31-year-old has struggled to replicate last season’s dominant displays but the Chilean insists that the Ivorian midfielder remains a key part of his squad.

Just THREE points separate the top four with two games to go in the Championship

There was late drama today as 10-man Bournemouth slipped up in the last minute.

Cristiano Ronaldo busted out the juiciest piece of skill you’ll see tonight as Real prevailed

There was bad news however, as Gareth Bale and Luka Modric hobbled off during the game.

5 talking points as defensive masterclass sees Chelsea edge Man United

Eden Hazard’s classy goal was the difference between the sides at Stamford Bridge today.

Paul O’Connell will melt your phone – it’s Comments of the Week

Did you make this week’s edition? Click through and find out.

‘I’ve still another 20% to go’ – Shamrock Rovers fans will like these quotes from Mikey Drennan

Hoops’ leading man shrugs off pressure of following in Gary Twigg’s footsteps.

Goalkeeping blunder spares Arsenal’s blushes as holders avoid upset at Wembley

Reading’s Adam Federici won’t want to see this again.

LVG was clearly unimpressed with one reporter’s line of questioning after the game today

Win or lose, the Dutchman is certainly one of the Premier League’s more interesting interviewees.

Chelsea had just 29% possession — and still beat Man United today

Eden Hazard’s first-half goal secured a clinical 1-0 home win.

As it happened: Chelsea v Man United, Premier League

Chelsea took on Man United, as the Londoners looked to give their title bid a big boost.

David de Gea just suffered a very embarrassing case of premature celebration

The Spaniard thought Wayne Rooney’s effort crept inside the post.

Bayern Munich picked up ANOTHER injury today ahead of their Champions League second leg

Pep Guardiola’s side host Porto in the quarter-final on Tuesday.

Liverpool have some breathing space as Southampton’s top-four hopes dented

Elsewhere, the great escape is still on for Leicester.

Lionel Messi scores his 400th Barcelona goal as Suarez strikes after just 60 seconds

Luis Enrique’s side were 2-0 winners over Valencia this afternoon.

FA drop Reading mascot for today’s semi-final because he wants Arsenal to win

The 10-year-old has been removed from the role in order to protect him from booing Royals fans.

This Everton fans’ poll does not make pleasant reading for Ireland’s Aiden McGeady

It’s been a difficult season for the winger, who has made just 14 league appearances in total for the Toffees.

Inside Mourinho’s love affair with Manchester United

The Chelsea boss once looked set to step into the void left by Sir Alex Ferguson but instead welcomes his mentor, Louis van Gaal, to Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening.

Drennan the Hoops hero as Rovers deny Dundalk in an early-season classic

Shamrock Rovers came from two down to take a point against champions Dundalk in Tallaght Stadium.

10-man Derry disappoint as Bray remain unbeaten under Magic Maciej LOI

10-man Derry disappoint as Bray remain unbeaten under Magic Maciej

Paul Tuite gave the defender his marching orders for a robust challenge on Bray substitute, Chris Lyons.

How many of these names do you remember from United v Chelsea in 2005?

Jose Mourinho claimed a Premier League title at the first time of asking & easily swept the opposition away.

5 talking points ahead of the weekend’s Premier League action

For Chelsea, it’s a case of how do you solve a problem like Marouane?

A former Crystal Palace winger helped Cork edge past Drogheda last night

John Caulfield’s men’s away-day strengths were put to the test this evening.

Two glorious goals lit up Longford v Sligo

David Cawley also hit a wonder strike this evening at the City Calling Stadium.

Mario Balotelli has received 4,000 racist messages on social media this season

A survey has found that Mario Balotelli is the Premier League player most targeted by discrimination on social media.

You might be surprised at how Coutinho’s stats compare with Di Maria’s this season

Most football critics appear to agree that the Man United player has had a poor campaign.

Soccer - Friday 17 April, 2015

Here’s why Ireland’s Wes Hoolahan is getting plenty of abuse tonight

Norwich’s automatic promotion hopes took a blow tonight, as they were beaten by Middlesbrough.

How many points do Chelsea need to win the league? Can United still triumph?

As the Premier League approaches its climax, we assess how it could turn out.

Galway end four-game losing streak to leave Limerick rock bottom

A late Gary Shanahan effort sealed his side’s victory.

Deserved Dalymount win for St Pat’s despite penalty miss

Six games unbeaten in all competitions for the Saints.

It has not been a good day for one of Ireland’s most promising defenders

Republic of Ireland defender damaged his medial knee ligament against Tottenham last week and will miss FA Cup tie with Liverpool on Sunday.

We’ll Leave It There So: Ireland poised for World Cup success, Leinster XV named and all today’s sport

We’ll also have news on injury problems for Manchester United and some good news for the Tipperary hurlers.

Flashback: Is this the best FA Cup semi-final goal we’ve ever seen?

For the weekend that’s in it, we revisit a classic strike from a magnificent player.

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John Giles says ‘resentment’ stopped him succeeding at Shamrock Rovers

The Leeds legend and RTÉ pundit recalled his time at the helm of the Irish side on Off the Ball.

‘We’re playing as a proper team this season’ – Murphy relishing new role with high-flying Bohs

After 7 games, Keith Long’s men have surprised a few by climbing to second in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division table.

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