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Soccer - Today’s News

Ronaldo covers Portugal team-mate’s car in tin foil

He’s got new boots coming out don’t you know.

Bale would be perfect for Manchester United, says Scholes

The ex-Red Devils midfielder has claimed that the Welshman would be a “natural fit” for his former club as the winger continues to be linked with a move back to England.

Complaining about 40-week contracts in the League of Ireland won’t fix anything

John O’Sullivan takes a closer look at the league’s contract structure and tries to plot a way forward.

‘A team with no stars’ – The Polish view on Ireland ahead of Sunday’s game

We chat to journalist Maciej Kaliszuk about the Irish team’s upcoming opponents.

Too much hype around Poland, says Kilbane

The former Everton midfielder believes that, despite possessing quality such as Robert Lewandowski, Poland have been built up too much..

Sheppard: John Caulfied’s honesty and the passion of the fans sold Cork to me

The Cork City striker is hoping to hit top form for the Leesiders after scoring his first goal this week.

Soccer - Yesterday’s News

Neymar lashes one past France in repeat of the ’98 World Cup final

Brazil were 3-1 winners over Le Bleus in Paris tonight.

Analysis: What are the strengths and weaknesses of the Poland team set to face Ireland?

We look closely at Adam Nawalka’s side’s recent 4-0 defeat of Georgia.

Quinn: O’Neill hasn’t left one stone unturned in video research of Poland

The Ireland players have been studying up on the Group D leaders, according to Hull City midfielder Quinn.

Where are they now? The last Irish team to play Poland in a European Championship qualifier Fyi

Where are they now? The last Irish team to play Poland in a European Championship qualifier

Ahead of this Sunday’s vital Euro 2016 qualifier, we recall a similarly important game game 24 years ago.

Ireland’s U17s have qualified for the European finals after a dramatic final day

Tom Mohan’s men are into this year’s tournament in Bulgaria despite losing 1-0 to Poland.

We’ll Leave It There So: Bugler appeal fails, Mads back at centre and all today’s sport

We’ll also have news on the Real Madrid player not selected for Scotland because he was too short. Kind of.

‘He’s such a douche bag’ – Brazil and PSG star Thiago Silva is not a fan of Conor McGregor Embedded This post contains videos

‘He’s such a douche bag’ – Brazil and PSG star Thiago Silva is not a fan of Conor McGregor

The defender features in the newest episode of ‘Embedded’.

Watch an excellent documentary about Ireland and Man City rising star Jack Byrne Next Generation This post contains videos

Watch an excellent documentary about Ireland and Man City rising star Jack Byrne

The Ireland U21 international has come along way since his days at St Kevin’s Boys.

Xavi is leaving Barcelona for a €10m/year deal in Qatar – reports

Spanish midfielder set to sign three-year deal to replace Raul in Qatar.

Soccer team learns hard way — lengthy goal celebrations are NOT a good idea

The unusual incident took place during the 2015 Future Champions Gauteng International Tournament.

Gutierrez: I won’t forgive Newcastle for how I was treated during cancer scare

The Argentine midfielder has criticised the club for not looking after him properly.

Real youngster left out of Scotland U19 squad (and it’s causing quite a stir)

“We’ve deliberately got more height in our squad. That’s one of the reasons why Jack isn’t in,” he said.

Diego Costa on the differences between playing in England and Spain

The Chelsea striker says that opponents can get away with more in the Premier League.

Ireland v Poland: History shows draws not enough

Ireland and Poland face off for only the third time competitively but a draw mentality might backfire.

Three of Ireland’s Euro 2016 rivals were in friendly action last night Euro Vision This post contains videos

Three of Ireland’s Euro 2016 rivals were in friendly action last night

Germany, Scotland and Georgia all enjoyed a little tune-up before Sunday’s qualifiers.

Do you agree with our SSE Airtricity League Team of the Week?

Here’s our pick of the Premier Division players from the midweek round of games.

Soccer - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

We’ll Leave It There So: Long live The King, net Bolger and all today’s sport

Because sport wasn’t just about Henry Shefflin today.

Five years ago, Harry Arter was stuck in the Conference. Now he’s eyeing up an Ireland debut

Work hard and don’t rest on your laurels – that’s Harry Arter’s recipe for success.

Greg Bolger tells us about the first great goal of the League of Ireland season Goal-den Touch This post contains videos

Greg Bolger tells us about the first great goal of the League of Ireland season

Will the Pat’s man (kinda, sorta) claim Goal of the Season for a third year running?

Can anyone score against Dundalk? 5 talking points from the midweek SSE Airtricity League action

We look back on Tuesday night’s full programme of LOI games.

‘There are places up for grabs. It’s not chess we’re playing’ – Keane

Ireland’s No2 believes it is up to the players to get the Aviva Stadium going when Poland come to town on Sunday.

‘Raheem Sterling is not ready for big-money move’ – John Barnes

The England international is yet to agree to a new deal with the Reds and has been linked with the likes of Real Madrid.

Skrtel given 3-game ban for De Gea stamp

The Liverpool defender had contested the charge.

Win tickets to Ireland v Poland in our Spot the Ball quiz

The nation holds its breath to see how you’ll do.

Together at last: Zidane visits Bayern to learn from Guardiola

The Real Madrid Castilla coach joined Will Sagnol and Claude Makelele in Germany as they aim to complete their Uefa Pro Level Three licence.

Henry: I told Irish players I handled ball and I was vilified by press

‘I spoke honestly – it was a reflex. A reflex by a competitor, just like when you reach out for the ball on the line when your goalkeeper is beaten.’

Ronaldo could face suspension over Clasico celebration

Cristiano Ronaldo was unable to inspire Real Madrid to Clasico success on Sunday and he now faces punishment over his goal celebration.

Flynn fires Longford into the winner’s enclosure while Bray stay pointless

An early goal in either half earned a first win of the season for the Town.

A gorgeous late free kick from a prodigal son rescued a point for Drogheda United

Sean Thornton denied Limerick a win over the 10-man hosts.

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