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Dublin: 7 °C Tuesday 31 March, 2015

Soccer - Today’s News

LOI clubs in Europe will get a huge prize money boost this season

SSE Airtricity League champs Dundalk will cash in a minimum of €550,000.

Clive Woodward thinks bonus points in the Six Nations are the way forward

“Rugby’s a great game when it’s played properly,” the former England coach added.

Harry Kane will start for England against Italy tonight

Spurs’ attacker impressed on his debut against Lithuania on Friday.

Spartak Moscow donate half a million rubles to 102-year-old fan

Otto Fischer, who lives in Kopeisk — over 1,500 kilometres from the Russian capital — had more than €11,000 taken.

Pepe Reina prefers warming the bench at a ‘major club’ Dig

Pepe Reina prefers warming the bench at a ‘major club’

The Spanish goalkeeper is happy with life at the Bundesliga champions.

3 winners and 3 losers from Ireland’s clash with Poland

Shane Long and others who impressed in the green jersey on Sunday night.

Is MLS a more likely destination for Xavi as he denies imminent Al Sadd deal?

The veteran midfielder has claimed that he only visited Qatar for personal reasons.

Louis van Gaal says he is ‘not a dictator’

The Manchester United manager is adamant that he is “very flexible”.

8 reasons why the real Aldo is better than that UFC lad

Conor McGregor’s opponent hasn’t got a patch on the ex-Ireland and Liverpool striker John Aldridge.

Stuey Byrne thinks an LOI defender could solve Ireland’s problems at left full-back

The pundit has called for Dane Massey to receive international recognition.

Team GB scrapping their football teams for the Rio Olympics

The English FA has failed to received support from the other countries’ associations.

Soccer - Yesterday’s News

Falcao has just equalled Colombia’s all-time record with 3 goals from his last 2 games

The Manchester United striker was all smiles again as he scored in Colombia’s 3-1 win over Kuwait.

Do you agree with our SSE Airtricity League team of the week?

Dundalk, Bohs and Derry are all well represented as gameweek 5 has come and gone.

Dunphy brands James McCarthy ‘a terrible flop’, ‘hyped’ and ‘overrated’

The RTÉ pundit also questioned Glenn Whelan’s place in the Ireland team.

We’ll Leave It There So: McGregor’s a ‘son of a bitch’, van Gaal’s ‘scum’ and all today’s sport

Also, the National Hurling League semi-finals won’t be played in Croke Park.

After McClean’s bone-crunching challenge, here are 4 more memorable Irish tackles

Paul McGrath, Roy Keane, Jason McAteer and Richard Dunne all make our list.

James McClean was pivotal in securing draw – Martin O’Neill

The Wigan man made a noticeable impact after coming on in the second half of last night’s match.

‘Van Gaal is scum’, says former Ballon d’Or winner Stoichkov

The Bulgarian legend blames Manchester United’s current boss for his exit from Barcelona.

‘If it happened, I would have to say yes’ – Zidane sets his sights on Real Madrid and France jobs

The legendary French midfielder says he’s is in no rush to take a big gig though.

Halfway through the campaign, where does last night’s draw leave Ireland in Group D?

France 2016 seems a long way off but the Boys in Green are just about still in the hunt.

How Kyle Lafferty went from ‘out-of-control womaniser’ to Northern Ireland’s saviour

The man-management skills of Michael O’Neill have led to the striker’s renaissance.

Are unbeaten Cork too cautious? Talking points from this weekend’s SSE Airtricity League

Fans were left disappointed with the Dublin derby while the champions marched on and have yet to concede a goal.

Has a referee ever looked more satisfied to be sending off a player?

Sorin Stoica is VERY happy with his decision.

Out of work for six years, a Liverpool legend claims he can’t get a job because he’s black

John Barnes believes his chances of getting back into management have been harmed by the colour of his skin.

‘It’s meant to be football, not UFC’ – Neymar furious at this Gary Medel stamp Stamp This post contains videos

‘It’s meant to be football, not UFC’ – Neymar furious at this Gary Medel stamp

Medel says Brazil’s star was guilty of “theatre” in last night’s London friendly.

Opinion: Wes Hoolahan must stay in the team if Ireland are to build on signs of progress

The Norwich man caught the eye, as the Boys in Green kept their Euro 2016 qualification hopes alive with a draw last night.

Liverpool the only English club I could play for – Suarez

Liverpool the only English club I could play for – Suarez

Liverpool are the only Premier League club Luis Suarez would consider playing for, the forward said on his Anfield return on Sunday.

‘A draw was a fair result and we were content with it’ – Poland coach

Adam Nawalka revealed that his side had a number of problems before the match, with one player feeling ill.

Hummels open to Manchester United move

The Borussia Dortmund defender, a long-term target for Louis van Gaal’s side, believes that a spell abroad would be good for him but has yet to decide if he will leave BVB.

Soccer - Sunday 29 March, 2015

‘Goalkeepers are a very tight-knit group’ – Forde showed Given support despite being dropped

Aston Villa stopper Given was delighted to be back playing competitive matches for Ireland after a three-year absence.

‘You could tell there was a goal coming and thankfully I was the man to get it’ – Long

Super sub Shane Long is confident that Ireland can still make the Euro 2016 finals after tonight’s 1-1 draw with Poland.

3 talking points from tonight’s Ireland-Poland clash

What we learnt as the Irish team secured a dramatic last-gasp point.

Martin O’Neill: play like that again and we can do Scotland in June

The Ireland boss was delighted with his side’s fighting spirit.

Ireland leave it late once again but live to fight another day

Once again The Boys in Green kept going to the end.

Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against Poland

We assess how Martin O’Neill’s men got on in this evening’s Euro 2016 qualifier at the Aviva Stadium.

17 brilliant images from another busy week of sport

All the action through a lens.

This is the first-half strike that has Poland in control against Ireland

The Poles are feeling right at home in D4.

Could Northern Ireland be heading to the Euros? They won again this evening

Kyle Lafferty scored twice as the hosts beat Finland.

This is how Ireland’s group rivals Germany got on earlier in Georgia

Germany avoided what would have been a costly slip-up in Euro 2016 qualification with a straightforward 2-0 win in Georgia.

As it happened: Ireland v Poland, Euro 2016 qualifier

It was over to the Aviva Stadium where Martin O’Neill’s men played their first competitive game of 2015.

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