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Dublin: 8 °C Thursday 5 March, 2015

Soccer - Sunday 1 March, 2015

Today’s game ‘most important’ final of my career, says Mourinho

The Chelsea manager has won the Champions League among many other league and cup titles.


Soccer - Saturday 28 February, 2015

League champions Dundalk draw first blood as Finn stars in President’s Cup win

The domestic season got under-way this afternoon.

5 talking points from today’s Premier League action

United stutter, Big Sam booed and Crouch’s record-equalling goal.

Louis Bookman: Solving the mystery of a revolutionary and pioneering sportsman

The Jewish immigrant from Eastern Europe went on to make football history but his achievements are largely unknown.

Referee says ‘no mistaken identity’ as Poyet pledges to look again

Roger East has defended his controversial decision to send off Wes Brown in Sunderland’s defeat to Manchester United.

Hughes angry after Stephen Ireland left needing ‘12-15 stitches’ following Hull game

Peter Crouch netted the only goal of a drab affair at the Britannia Stadium.

Dutch striker hits four-minute hat-trick as Hearts win 10-0 (yes, you read that correctly)

It was some way short of the club’s record win — a 21-0 demolition of Anchor in 1880.

Berahino stunner downs Southampton and the rest of today’s Premier League results

Berahino stunner downs Southampton and the rest of today’s Premier League results

Meanwhile, Tim Sherwood’s wait for his first points as Aston Villa manager continued.

United flatter to deceive again as they grind out win amid red card controversy

A second-half brace from Wayne Rooney saw United over the line after the referee wrongly sent-off Wes Brown.

John O’Shea pulls back Falcao in penalty area, referee sends off Wes Brown

It’s been an eventful afternoon for the Ireland defender.

Luis Enrique laments English ‘campaign’ over Suarez amid fresh biting allegations

“We have seen these kind of campaigns against players, president, supporters.”

Pressure on Sam Allardyce intensifies as West Ham’s free fall continues

The Hammers are without a win in their last six outings.

Barack Obama has invited Stephanie Roche to spend Patrick’s Day in the White House

The announcement comes on the back of recent news confirming that Roche has signed with US side Houston Dash.

As it happened: Manchester United v Sunderland, Premier League

We were at Old Trafford to see if the hosts could bounce back after defeat in Wales last weekend.

LOI champions and FAI Cup winners go head-to-head for President’s Cup

The league opener is still a week away but Dundalk host St Patrick’s Athletic at Oriel Park this afternoon.

Video showing couple ‘having sex’ on football pitch was a hoax

Charlton admitted video footage that received over one million hits online was a publicity stunt.

One of Ireland’s most promising defenders has been ruled out for the rest of the season

Shane Duffy has impressed since joining Blackburn from Everton in the summer transfer window

The debate around the colour of a dress threatens to tear the Man City team apart

Manuel Pellegrini will need to limit the damage to squad morale immediately.

Pissing Cian Healy off, Charlton’s unique recruitment policy and more of your best comments

Our readers produced the goods again over the past seven days.

Steve Bruce full of praise for Ireland’s Robbie Brady after difficult period

The Republic of Ireland international has been back in Dublin recently caring for his ill daughter.

Van Gaal: ‘We don’t have a striker who scores 20 goals a season’

Despite the presence of Wayne Rooney, Radamel Falcao and Robin van Persie, LVG still isn’t happy.

United to bounce back and the Toffees to get a result: 5 bets to consider this weekend

We also think a draw in Liverpool v Man City is a good shout.

5 talking points ahead of another crucial Premier League weekend

Can City close the gap at the top and how will disappointment in Europe affect Arsenal and Liverpool?

Soccer - Friday 27 February, 2015

Dundalk captain Stephen O’Donnell plays down fresh injury concerns

The league-winning skipper will have another knee operation on Tuesday.

11 Ireland v England battles that will be settled once and for all this Sunday

Hold on tight, folks. There’s a whole lot of baggage that goes along with this rivalry.

We’ll Leave It There So: Jordi’s in the team, two cracking Fitzgibbon semis and all the day’s sport

Also, Carl Frampton prepares for his world title fight in Belfast tomorrow.

One game, one goal, that’s a good ratio, says Villa boss Sherwood

Despite losing his first game in charge, the manager is happy with his record so far, and he wants his side to step it up in the final weeks of the Premier League season.

President Higgins on why the League of Ireland is important and how it can thrive Exclusive

We were invited to the Áras ahead of tomorrow’s President’s Cup game.

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Bad news for Cork City as journalists tip them for the title

The 2015 SSE Airtricity League season was launched today at the Aviva Stadium.

Inflatable banana thrown at Gervinho ‘pure coincidence’ – Feyenoord

The Dutch club’s general manager Eric Gudde has claimed the giant fruit thrown at the Ivorian in Thursday’s Europa League clash was not an act of racism.

Brendan Rodgers: I feel sorry for Lovren after crucial peno miss

The former Swansea City manager admitted he was gutted for the central defender after he missed the crucial penalty as Liverpool were knocked out of the Europa League by Besiktas.

Manchester United and I ‘could work well together next season’, says Nani

The Portuguese winger has impressed while on loan at Sporting Lisbon this year and believes that he could reintegrate himself into the team under Louis van Gaal.

Soccer - Thursday 26 February, 2015

Chelsea warn fans over anti-Semitic abuse towards Spurs supporters at Sunday’s cup final

After last week’s controversy in Paris, the club want to avoid further problems.

Disaster for two of the British teams as Celtic and Spurs dumped out of Europe

The two sides join Liverpool as teams knocked out of the Europa League.

No Istanbul luck this time as Liverpool crash out of Europe after penalty shootout

It was the same stadium as the ’05 Champions League final but a different result.

We’ll Leave It There So: Ruddock’s return, Borussia’s bomb and all today’s sport

Here’s the best of what the sporting world had to offer on Thursday.