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Soccer - Monday 24 April, 2017

Chelsea's French dynamo Kante named player of year

The former Leicester City midfielder has been in sensational form since moving to London.

Soccer - Sunday 23 April, 2017

Messi hits Barca 500 with last-gasp El Clasico winner

It was a memorable night in the Spanish title race.

Liverpool boss Klopp admits to having 'a few words' following frustrating defeat to Palace

Christian Benteke’s double consigned the Reds to a 2-1 loss at home to the Eagles, leaving the home coach disappointed at seeing three points slip.

'I was 21 and doctors are saying you’re going to end up in a wheelchair if you continue to play'

We speak to Derry City’s favourite son and one of the League of Ireland’s all-time greats — Liam Coyle.

It's Sunday so here are 10 of our favourite images from the sporting week

From Galway’s shock win in the Hurling league final, to the World Snooker Championship, there were some fascinating sports pictures taken this week.

Christian Benteke brace sends Eagles soaring to safety against wasteful Liverpool

Crystal Palace gave their chances of avoiding Premier League relegation another boost with a Christian Benteke-inspired 2-1 win at Liverpool

Wenger in... to another FA Cup final as Arsenal beat City in extra-time

Alexis Sanchez was Arsenal’s hero in the 101st minute.

Wayne Rooney hits his 251st goal as Man United ease past Burnley

Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial were on target today.

As It Happened: Liverpool v Crystal Palace, Premier League

Two Christian Benteke goals capture all three points for Crystal Palace. Here’s how it all unfolded.

As it happened: Arsenal v Manchester City, FA Cup semi-final

Chelsea await in the FA Cup final – but who would be joining them in the decider? We had live minute-by-minute updates.

As It Happened: Burnley v Man United, Premier League

Man United put in an assured performance at Turf Moor to come away with all three points.

'United won't finish in the top four' - Koeman warns Lukaku against Old Trafford move

“The fact that Man United were struggling to beat a team like Anderlecht proves what kind of season the club is having.”

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Griezmann walks out on post-match interview when asked about Atletico future

Griezmann scored his 100th La Liga goal as Atleti defeated Espanyol 1-0 last night.

No Neymar! Barca confirm striker will not play in el Clasico as ban dispute drags on

Barcelona won’t risk further punishment by playing striker while ban appeal is still pending.

Coleman's rise to the top, Jim McClean's forgotten glory years at Dundee and the week's best sportswriting

Plus, the last days of Aaron Hernandez’s life before his death this week.

'If something happens, it does and if it doesn’t, it doesn’t' - Caulfield brushes off talk of Maguire move

The Cork City boss was satisfied with their second-half display in Friday night’s win over St Patrick’s Athletic.

Soccer - Saturday 22 April, 2017

Own goal leaves new Sligo boss Lyttle frustrated

Derry City claimed a share of the spoils at the Showgrounds tonight.

Hazard inspires from the bench to help fire Chelsea into FA Cup final

Matic hit a screamer, and Willian scored a brace in a thrilling win over Tottenham.

Rafa Benitez's Newcastle on brink of promotion back to the Premier League

After Reading lost to Nottingham Forest, Newcastle will be promoted if they beat Preston North End on Monday.

Huge wins for Swansea, 10-man Hull in their bid for Premier League survival

Middlesbrough in deep trouble after 4-0 defeat at Bournemouth.

As it happened: Chelsea v Tottenham, FA Cup semi-final

We went live as Chelsea saw off Tottenham to reach the FA Cup final.

'It is a big gap and that's the reality. We can't fixate on that'

Cork City remain nine points clear of Dundalk at the top of the Premier Division table.

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The Sun apologises for Ross Barkley column, says 'there was never any slur intended'

The column by Kelvin MacKenzie compared Barkley to a gorilla.

Comments of the Week: Ryan, O'Mahony and Stander star in Lord of the Rings

Here’s the pick of our readers’ contributions from the past seven days.

Brighton keeper David Stockdale scored TWO freak own goals last night Unlucky Son This post contains videos

Brighton keeper David Stockdale scored TWO freak own goals last night

Sure lookit, what can you do?

After an era of food poisoning and false dawns, are Tottenham finally the real deal?

The side have gradually progressed in the Premier League era and are now being regarded as genuine title contenders.

Soccer - Friday 21 April, 2017

UCD close in on Waterford while Athlone overcome management woes to take all three points against Wexford

Waterford were held to a 0-0 draw against Cabinteely.

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Wixted and Brennan on target as Drogheda United prevail against Finn Harps

The result sees the Louth side overtake Finn Harps on the Premier Division table.

Goals from McMillan and Duffy help reigning champions Dundalk return to winning ways

They beat Bohemians at Oriel Park.

Galway United strike late to secure a share of the points with Limerick LOI

Galway United strike late to secure a share of the points with Limerick

Robbie Williams put Limerick in front in the first half.

Perfect 10 for Cork City as Preston North End boss shows up to watch Maguire

The Premier Division leaders kept up their 100% record with a 3-0 win over St Patrick’s Athletic at Richmond Park.

Every Lyttle helps: Sligo Rovers confirm appointment of new manager

The Premier Division strugglers parted company with Dave Robertson earlier this month.

Burnley to frustrate understrength Man United plus more Premier League and FA Cup bets

Plus, Chelsea to beat Tottenham in a penalty shootout.

'We don't know when we'll be asked to leave the houses. It's a massive shock'

Ireland international Louise Quinn has been left in limbo after Notts County’s ladies team folded today.

Chelsea's Gary Cahill a doubt for FA Cup semi-final after spending two nights in hospital

The defender was treated for gastroenteritis and could therefore miss Chelsea’s clash against Spurs tomorrow.

Top two put title race aside for semi-final clash and the Premier League/FA Cup talking points

Chelsea and Tottenham meet at Wembley on Saturday, before Arsenal and Manchester City battle it out for their last chance of silverware.

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