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Soccer - Monday 20 April, 2015

Rooney nearly joined Chelsea, says Moyes

The former Manchester United manager reveals that he had to fight to keep the forward.

Rodgers insists Gerrard was ‘excellent,’ questions Liverpool’s mental strength

Aston Villa ran out 2-1 winners to reach the FA Cup final on Sunday.

A former Aston Villa striker leads our SSE Airtricity League team of the week

Bohemians, Dundalk, Cork and Shamrock Rovers are all represented after Friday’s action.

Mario Balotelli targets match officials in latest social media outburst

Mario Balotelli targets match officials in latest social media outburst

The Italian striker wasn’t best pleased with the linesman’s decision to disallow his goal.

‘The ball is a friend of his’ – Sherwood heaps praise on Grealish after Wembley display

The Ireland U21 international produced a performance beyond his years during the FA Cup semi-final.

Soccer - Sunday 19 April, 2015

Ireland’s Wes Hoolahan has been named in the Football League Team of the Decade

Daryl Murphy missed out on Championship Player of the Year, however.

Rogers’ red, Cork breached and the talking points from the SSE Airtricity League weekend

Plus, promising signs for Pat’s and Longford but Limerick’s woes continue.

‘Clubs aren’t paying enough and it’s a huge issue but we’re trying to turn it into a positive’

Shaun Elebert of the PFAI speaks to The42 about a new jobs programme for footballers in Ireland.

Jamie Carragher took a very unsubtle pop at Raheem Sterling after Liverpool’s loss today

Liverpool were knocked out of the FA Cup by Aston Villa and Carra wasn’t happy.

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9 of the best images from another busy week of sport

From Croke Park to Augusta and Madrid…

Which dastardly fictional sporting villain are you?

You’re a dirty rotten cheat, but which one?

Newcastle fans boycott Tottenham game as Kane inflicts more woe on Magpies

The Spurs striker scored his 30th goal of the campaign as John Carver’s side suffered their sixth straight defeat.

Jack Grealish played a key role for Villa as they beat Liverpool at Wembley

The 19-year-old was involved in both goals as Tim Sherwood’s side stunned the Reds.

Liverpool snap up Irish starlet Kelleher

The teenage shot-stopper is understood to have signed a four-year contract with the Reds after impressing with the Boys in Green and Ringmahon Rangers.

A mixture of comedy and composure help Man City return to winning ways

James Collins gifted Manchester City the lead.

From Given to Taibi: The 10 most memorable goalkeeping howlers

Adam Federici is not the only goalkeeper to make the occasional blunder. Here are some prime examples of similarly disastrous mistakes.

Inverness Caledonian Thistle’s Twitter account loses the run of itself as Celtic’s treble hopes ended

It was a controversial afternoon at Hampden as ICT make history.

As it happened: Aston Villa v Liverpool, FA Cup

We were at Wembley Stadium to see if Tim Sherwood can guide his team to an unlikely final.

This guy will replace Jurgen Klopp as Borussia Dortmund manager

41 year-old Thomas Tuchel made his name at Mainz but has spent the last twelve months on sabbatical.

Yaya Toure’s agent slams “weak” Manuel Pellegrini

Dimitri Seluk has taken aim at the club hierarchy and its manager.

8 years ago, a floppy-haired Argentine teenager announced himself on the world stage

Lionel Messi tore Getafe apart with a goal that drew instant comparisons with Diego Maradona.

Rodgers: Manchester City are ’20 years’ behind Liverpool

The Northern Irishman believes that only Manchester United sit on par with the Reds, suggesting that Raheem Sterling would be taking a step down if he left Anfield.

BOD’s chocolate shame and the Beckham brothers – It’s the sporting tweets of the week!

Riddick Bowe, Shay Given and Ken McGrath also make the cut.

From pornstar to cowboy: Eric Cantona’s film career continues to intrigue

Manchester United icon stars in another new movie called The Salvation alongside Eva Green and Mads Mikkelsen.

Transylvania set to represent Ireland at the 5-a-side World Cup

The team is made up of players from Romania and Portugal and will compete against 47 other countries.

What it’s like to run a marathon in North Korea and the week’s best sportswriting

We’ll also learn how judging an MMA fight works.

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Watch this Sinn Féin TD explain how he helped save Cork City FC

It was a team effort (sorry).

Was this a dive by Ander Herrera? Louis van Gaal is not convinced

The Manchester United boss was impressed with his side’s display at Chelsea and felt they may have had a penalty.

Soccer - Saturday 18 April, 2015

Irish referee hoping to inspire more females with appearance at World Cup finals

Michelle O’Neill will represent the country at this summer’s tournament in Canada.

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‘I’m unhappy with Toure’s performances,’ admits Pellegrini

The 31-year-old has struggled to replicate last season’s dominant displays but the Chilean insists that the Ivorian midfielder remains a key part of his squad.

Just THREE points separate the top four with two games to go in the Championship

There was late drama today as 10-man Bournemouth slipped up in the last minute.

Cristiano Ronaldo busted out the juiciest piece of skill you’ll see tonight as Real prevailed

There was bad news however, as Gareth Bale and Luka Modric hobbled off during the game.

5 talking points as defensive masterclass sees Chelsea edge Man United

Eden Hazard’s classy goal was the difference between the sides at Stamford Bridge today.

Paul O’Connell will melt your phone – it’s Comments of the Week

Did you make this week’s edition? Click through and find out.

‘I’ve still another 20% to go’ – Shamrock Rovers fans will like these quotes from Mikey Drennan

Hoops’ leading man shrugs off pressure of following in Gary Twigg’s footsteps.

Goalkeeping blunder spares Arsenal’s blushes as holders avoid upset at Wembley

Reading’s Adam Federici won’t want to see this again.

LVG was clearly unimpressed with one reporter’s line of questioning after the game today

Win or lose, the Dutchman is certainly one of the Premier League’s more interesting interviewees.

Chelsea had just 29% possession — and still beat Man United today

Eden Hazard’s first-half goal secured a clinical 1-0 home win.

As it happened: Chelsea v Man United, Premier League

Chelsea took on Man United, as the Londoners looked to give their title bid a big boost.