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Soccer - Thursday 17 August, 2017

Brendan Rodgers eyes Liverpool reunion after Celtic thrash Astana

The Scottish champions look destined to qualify for the Champions League.

Zidane lauds 'spectacular' Real Madrid after Super Cup triumph

The Blancos’ head coach revelled in his team’s performance against Barcelona in the Supercopa de Espana.

'Any team would miss a player of that quality. He's the best I've ever played with'

Sean Maguire’s departure presents opportunities for his former Cork City team-mates, says Karl Sheppard.

Soccer - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

Five-goal Celtic put one foot in Champions League group stages

It was a comprehensive win for Brendan Rodgers’ side against Astana tonight at Celtic Park.

Barcelona threaten legal action over Paulinho deal allegations

The Catalan side have reacted angrily to the suggestion that there may be another motive behind the transfer.

Everton confirm signing of Gylfi Sigurdsson for club-record €50m fee

The Toffees have finally secured their man after a drawn-out process, with the Iceland international inking a five-year deal.

'As a female referee I'll be under special scrutiny' - History to be made in the Bundesliga

Bibiana Steinhaus will become the first female referee to officiate in one of Europe’s top leagues.

'Virgil's not for sale in this window. It's not personal' - Van Dijk going nowhere, insist Southampton

Saints chairman Ralph Krueger is adamant that the Dutch defender — a target of Liverpool and Chelsea — won’t be sold this summer.

Liverpool send U20 World Cup winner Ojo out on loan

The 20-year-old forward will spend the season on loan at Championship club Fulham.

Leeds boss praises Irish youngster after first Championship start despite unfortunate leg break One For The Future This post contains videos

Leeds boss praises Irish youngster after first Championship start despite unfortunate leg break

Galway native Conor Shaughnessy played 90 minutes at centre-half during last night’s draw with Fulham.

Here are all the upcoming Sky Sports Premier League games exclusive to Irish viewers

This season’s scheduled matches include Liverpool-Crystal Palace, Huddersfield-Man United and West Brom-Man City.

France midfielder Matuidi lands in Turin for €20m move from PSG to Juve

The 30-year-old will undergo a medical today before joining the Italian champions.

'Alexander the Great' - Press rave about Liverpool's teen sensation

The 18-year-old defender gained plenty of plaudits for his display against Hoffenheim last night.

Burnley want to add Shane Long to their Irish contingent and today's transfer gossip

Meanwhile, Tottenham are after a PSG full-back and Ajax’s Colombian centre-half.

Kilkenny legend Richie Hogan takes on Southampton stars in skills test Fine Margins This post contains videos

Kilkenny legend Richie Hogan takes on Southampton stars in skills test

Hogan and Shane Long last clashed during the 2004 Minors, when James Ward-Prowse was nine.

China U20 team to start playing in German league

The senior national team has long been an embarrassment to the country and are currently ranked down in 77th in the Fifa world rankings.

Arsenal's Oxlade-Chamberlain wants £150k-a-week as Chelsea target deal

The Blues may need to pay to push through a deal for their rivals’ player with the club.

Glenn Whelan bagged an own-goal and four more Irish players were on the scoresheet last night Football League This post contains videos

Glenn Whelan bagged an own-goal and four more Irish players were on the scoresheet last night

Daryl Murphy, Conor Hourihane, Aiden O’Brien and David Meyler were all on target in the Championship.

Stoke add to their list of Champions League winners as Jese Rodriguez arrives on loan

The signing means they’ll have more Champions League winners than any other English club.

Fans of Championship favourites Aston Villa got 'carried away' after Terry signing says Bruce

After one draw in the opening three matches of the Championship, Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce says they can turn their fortunes around.

Klopp says Alexander-Arnold showed 'balls' to take free-kick

The teenage right-back impressed his coach with his willingness to step up at a big moment.

Caulfield hoping to stay with City beyond 2017 as current contract winds down

John Caulfield’s deal with the Premier Division leaders is due to expire at the end of the season.

Soccer - Tuesday 15 August, 2017

Do you agree with our all-time Irish Premier League XI?

As the Premier League officially turns 25, we look at some of the Boys in Green stars who have graced the top flight in recent years.

Shamrock Rovers boost European hopes with win in Limerick

Dave McAllister and Ronan Finn bagged the goals on a night that was comfortable for Stephen Bradley’s troops.

Everton finally agree huge deal to sign Sigurdsson - reports

Sigurdsson has been high on Everton manager Ronald Koeman’s wanted list for several months.

Sligo's survival chances take big hit after Showgrounds stalemate with Bray

Sligo are in serious trouble while Bray will still have an eye on Shamrock Rovers in fourth.

Coutinho's former club could earn more from Barca deal than when they sold him to Inter in 2008

Coutinho joined Inter from Vasco de Gama for €3.5m nine years ago.

As it happened: Hoffenheim v Liverpool, Champions League

Liverpool took on Hoffenheim as Jurgen Klopp’s side got their European adventure under way.

No bitterness from Cork City as Maguire finally receives Ireland recognition

The Preston North End striker has been included in Martin O’Neill’s provisional squad.

Opinion: In defence of Scott Hogan's belated decision to declare for Ireland

There has been a mixed reaction to confirmation today that Aston Villa star was applying for an Irish passport.

Buffon sandwiched between Ronaldo and Messi on three-man Uefa Player of the Year shortlist

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has made it into the top 10, meanwhile.

'I have many bosses, including my wife': Klopp admits hands are tied on Coutinho future

‘Do you think I said, ‘Sell Nuri Sahin to Real Madrid as quick as possible?’ It was not my decision.’

RB Leipzig reveal they've turned down two Liverpool bids for Keita, hint at sale next summer

The midfielder has been one of the Reds’ top targets this summer.

'Something is up' - Madrid boss Zidane hints that Ronaldo ref push ban not all that it seems

The Blancos coach has disputed RFEF’s decision to suspend his Portuguese forward for five matches.

Premier League clubs set to vote on closing transfer window before season starts

Part of the reason is to avoid internal discord affecting certain clubs once the season is off and running.

Arsenal could lose three players, Mahrez in limbo and all of today's transfer gossip

Plus, Gareth Barry could be on the move to another Premier League club.

Klopp returns home to face off with 30-year-old coach in Champions League play-off tonight

Liverpool are chasing a return to the competition’s group stages, while Celtic take on Astana on Wednesday.

Ireland's striker options boosted as Scott Hogan finally declares his allegiance

The Aston Villa hitman has informed Martin O’Neill that he is interested in lining out for the Boys in Green.