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Soccer - Monday 23 March, 2015

Things go from bad to worse for Liverpool as Skrtel faces three-match ban for stamp

The defender has until tomorrow to respond to the FA charge.

He’s scored more league goals than Costa and Kane – but Murphy still needs to impress

Ipswich striker hoping to carry over his club form and catch Martin O’Neill’s eye.

‘LVG doesn’t like players running with the football’ – Herrera

The £28.9 million signing struggled to adapt to the Dutchman’s philosophy in the opening months of the season.

Poland are missing some big names ahead of Ireland Euro 2016 qualifier

A quartet of players with nearly 150 caps between them are set to miss out.

Who’s here, who’s not, and who’s carrying a knock? The latest from Ireland’s training camp

Martin O’Neill took charge of his first training session of the week in Malahide this morning.

Mario Balotelli thanks Liverpool fans for restraining him against United

The Liverpool striker was held back by fans after a confrontation with Chris Smalling.

Spot the difference: The UK media reaction to Steven Gerrard’s stamp

It’s just a little different than how they reacted to Diego Costa’s similar offence.

‘You can’t have forever and a day to make your mind up’ – Townsend urges Grealish to commit

Villa youngster can have the same kind of impact as Spurs sensation Harry Kane, says Andy Townsend.

5 things we learned from Barca’s win over Madrid

The Blaugrana took a major step to reclaiming the La Liga title last night.

Van Gaal: Anfield win one of most important in my career LVG

Van Gaal: Anfield win one of most important in my career

Louis van Gaal believes Sunday’s victory over Liverpool at Anfield is one of the most important wins of his career.

Jack Grealish: ‘Hopefully next year, I’ll be back playing again for Ireland’

The Aston Villa midfielder has been on hiatus from the international scene.

Soccer - Sunday 22 March, 2015

Suarez proves the match-winner as Barca secure vital El Clasico win over Real Madrid

Luis Enrique’s side move four points clear at the top of the table.

John O’Shea named Republic of Ireland’s Senior Player of the Year

Some delight for the centre-back in what’s been a difficult top-flight season for him.

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As it happened: Barcelona v Real Madrid, La Liga

We were at Camp Nou for what promised to be a mouth-watering El Clasico.

Seamus Coleman nets for Everton as the Merseysiders get the better of QPR

A 3rd league goal of the campaign for the right-back.

Ireland trim their squad for Poland and one promising player misses out through injury

Jeff Hendrick won’t be fit to face Poland next Sunday.

Chelsea survive a big scare to hold off Hull and remain six points clear

Substitute Loic Remy proved the Londoners’ hero with a 77th-minute winner after Hull came back from 2-0 down.

3 talking points from Manchester United’s win over Liverpool

Steven Gerrard’s final few months on Merseyside is turning into a spiralling nightmare.

‘I want to apologise to everyone in our dressing room and the supporters’ – Steven Gerrard

The Liverpool skipper said he took full responsibility for the red card.

Is it premature to call Lionel Messi the greatest ever?

Ahead of tonight’s Clasico, we assess the footballer everyone’s talking about at the moment.

Mata proves the difference as United make a firm statement of intent at Anfield

Steven Gerrard was sent-off 48 seconds after coming on as a second-half substitute.

Juan Mata’s grabbed a brace but Liverpool have hit back at Anfield

Daniel Sturridge has replied for the hosts to make it 2-1.

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Steven Gerrard sent off 30 seconds after coming on as a substitute against Manchester United

The Liverpool legend will want to forget his last game against Manchester United.

As it happened: Liverpool v Manchester United, Premier League

We went minute by minute in the race for a Champions League spot.

Stringer just doesn’t look right with hair! It’s the comments of the week

Plus, the real reason why Sepp Blatter refused to partake in a Fifa Presidential debate.

Shane Lowry hustled by Pádraig Harrington – It’s the sporting tweets of the week

Also featuring a flock of sheep basking in Schools Cup glory.

Sligo’s stuttering start continues as Bit O’Red held by Derry

Owen Heary’s side have picked up just two points from their opening three outings.

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Derby day: 6 of the greatest El Clasico moments

Get the tapas ready and pour yourself another glass of Rioja. Tonight we’re all Spanish (or Catalan).

Do you agree with our best Barcelona and Real Madrid combined XI?

We pick the top current players from the two sides ahead of tonight’s Clasico.

Power ranking Cork City’s 10 greatest players ahead of their 1,000th league game

Tuesday’s clash with Galway United is a significant milestone.

‘The competition in this country is far greater’ – The Brodge on LVG’s influence at United so far

Louis van Gaal has grasped the problems of Premier League management ahead of Manchester United’s trip to Liverpool, says Brendan Rodgers.

No mental block for Rooney at Anfield – Van Gaal

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal does not believe captain Wayne Rooney has any problems playing at Anfield.

Soccer - Saturday 21 March, 2015

Good news for Martin O’Neill as Robbie Brady expected to be fit for Poland

Steve Bruce says the winger has returned to training sooner than expected.

Limerick up and running but just 481 turn out at Jackman Park

The Shannonsiders have had a difficult week but it ended with a positive result.

A former Burnley prodigy starred as Bohs go top of the pile

Keith Long’s side made it three wins from three in Bray this evening.