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Soccer - Friday 22 July, 2016

Here's the volley that sealed another famous European victory for Cork City Golden Goal This post contains videos

Here's the volley that sealed another famous European victory for Cork City

Kevin O’Connor’s deflected first-half strike gave the Leesiders a 1-0 win over Swedish Cup holders BK Hacken.

'5,000 people stood in the rain, held their breath and watched a Portuguese referee'

Last night’s game at Turners Cross was a far cry from the darker days.

14 years after leaving Arsenal, rosy-cheeked keeper Alex Manninger signs for Liverpool

The 39-year-old moves to Anfield on a one-year-deal.

'Like Brexit, Big Sam has been carried to victory on the belief time can be turned back'

England’s next manager might prove that there’s never a right time to have the wrong idea, writes TV3′s Tommy Martin.

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Why I'll always be grateful for being introduced to the League of Ireland

“There were days when I hated being there, but there was never a time when I didn’t look forward to going.”

Barcelona swoop for €50m Gomes under Real Madrid's nose and all today's transfer gossip

In other news, Liverpool have just about wrapped up a deal for a goalscoring Dutch midfielder.

'Whenever you need a friend, come to my house for tea': Pep Guardiola surprises 7-year-old fan Football Friends This post contains videos

'Whenever you need a friend, come to my house for tea': Pep Guardiola surprises 7-year-old fan

Braydon thought he was being interviewed by the club’s media department rather than the new manager.

Jose Mourinho says Man United have two more options if Paul Pogba deal falls through

Blaise Matuidi and Nemanja Matic are rumoured to be on the club’s shortlist.

'They may be better and have more money but it's an opportunity to make heroes of yourselves'

Cork City boss hails “phenomenal” win over Swedish Cup champions.

'I don't see why we can't go a step further' - Cork City set for Belgian battle

Kevin O’Connor fired his side into the next stage of the Europa League but they don’t want it to end there.

Soccer - Thursday 21 July, 2016

Long ends transfer speculation by signing new deal with Southampton

The Ireland striker insists he is settled at the Saints.

Cork City eliminate Swedish Cup holders to progress in the Europa League

A first-half goal from Kevin O’Connor gave the Leesiders a 2-1 aggregate victory against BK Hacken.

Saints bow out of Europe after narrow defeat to Dinamo Minsk

St Patrick’s Athletic lost out 2-1 on aggregate to their Belarusian opponents in Inchicore tonight.

We'll Leave It There So: Russian appeal fails and all today's sport Thursday This post contains videos

We'll Leave It There So: Russian appeal fails and all today's sport

That bloody weekend is so close we can taste it.

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Shaw feared career was over after leg break

The Manchester United left back says returning to fitness is the “best feeling”.

Jurgen Klopp forced to play reserve goalkeeper as a striker in pre-season win at Huddersfield

Shamal George made an unexpected cameo at the John Smith’s Stadium.

As it happened: Cork City v BK Hacken, Europa League second qualifying round second leg

We’re at Turner’s Cross as Cork City aim to make the most of their away-goal advantage from last week’s 1-1 draw.

As it happened: St Patrick's Athletic v Dinamo Minsk, Europa League second qualifying round second leg

The Saints held the slender advantage of an away goal heading into tonight’s tie at Richmond Park.

How many millions do Dundalk stand to earn from further European progress?

The away-goals victory means the League of Ireland side are guaranteed at least €1 million.

Shamrock Rovers have parted company with Danny North and Max Blanchard

The Hoops have also announced that Gareth McCaffrey has left Tallaght Stadium on loan.

Goalkeeper scores Panenka, then saves three penalties in Champions League qualifier Leader Of Men This post contains videos

Goalkeeper scores Panenka, then saves three penalties in Champions League qualifier

Partizani Tirana number one Alban Hoxha was the hero in their second qualifying round second leg win over Ferencvaros.

'Maybe my story will help others take a pill or two less'

Ex-Liverpool centre-back Daniel Agger has revealed constant medication took its toll on his health.

'We will definitely win the game' - Cork City's Swedish opponents aren't lacking confidence Europa League This post contains videos

'We will definitely win the game' - Cork City's Swedish opponents aren't lacking confidence

With the tie poised at 1-1, City host BK Hacken tonight.

Petrov won't be offered playing contract at Villa following leukaemia recovery*

*However the former Bulgarian international has been offered an alternative role at the club.

Former Porto boss named as Spain's new head coach

49-year-old Julen Lopetegui replaces Vicente del Bosque in the national job.

Ireland goalkeeper Keiren Westwood could be set for Premier League move - reports

Westwood could be about to add to the Irish contingent at Hull City.

Guardiola targets Real star, Chelsea chasing former player, and all today's transfer gossip

Plus, the latest news on Sam Allardyce’s replacement at Sunderland.

Dundalk will play their Champions League home qualifier in Tallaght

The League of Ireland side face BATE Borisov for a place in the Champions League playoffs.

Get the band back together! Mario Gotze is going home to Dortmund

Gotze agrees four-year deal to return to his boyhood club.

This classic comedy own goal helped Bournemouth earn an easy win last night Error This post contains videos

This classic comedy own goal helped Bournemouth earn an easy win last night

The 26-year-old Cameroon international had a moment to forget in front of the Premier League outfit.

His LOI background with Father Joe and more facts about incoming England boss Sam Allardyce

The experienced coach won the 1992 League of Ireland First Division title as player/manager of Limerick City.

Liverpool agree €30 million fee for Newcastle's Wijnaldum - reports

The Dutch midfielder scored 13 goals in 48 appearances last season.

Pep Guardiola's first match as Man City manager ends in defeat Early Impressions This post contains videos

Pep Guardiola's first match as Man City manager ends in defeat

Belgian international Vincent Kompany was an unused substitute for the Etihad outfit.

Irish sides in the driving seat for lucrative Europa League progression

There are very important games down for decision tonight in both Cork and Dublin.

Soccer - Wednesday 20 July, 2016

'At half-time we said 'It's only a matter of time - we're cutting them open''

Stephen Kenny’s Dundalk dug deep and showed plenty of character to progress in their Uefa Champions League qualifier.

Dundalk can look forward to €1 million windfall after memorable Champions League night

Stephen Kenny’s side came from behind to conjure a 2-2 away draw against Icelandic side FH and progress to third qualifying round.

He was a star at Euro 2016 but Liverpool are set to sell 'the Welsh Xavi'

And it could mean trouble for a certain Republic of Ireland international too.

After last week's embarrassment, Celtic blitzed their Gibraltar opponents tonight

Brendan Rodgers’ side made light work of Lincoln Red Imps.

We'll Leave It There So: Health scare for Davy, failed drugs tests in UFC and today's sport Wednesday This post contains videos

We'll Leave It There So: Health scare for Davy, failed drugs tests in UFC and today's sport

Elsewhere, Sam Allardyce is expected to be unveiled as the new England manager tomorrow and John Kavanagh backs Conor McGregor to secure decisive victory in Nate Diaz rematch.