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Dublin: 12 °C Friday 29 May, 2015


# football - Thursday 14 May, 2015

‘I feel I have played well’ – Gareth Bale insists he’ll learn from this season

The Welshman spurned a glut of chances for Real last night.

# football - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

We’ll Leave It There So: World Cup success for Ireland, Brennan says ‘No’ and all today’s sport

We’ll also have news of doping in GAA and Ireland’s U-17s.

FC Barcelona are to stand trial over the controversial signing of Neymar

There could be custodial sentences and a heavy fine.

Duff could be set for League of Ireland stint after Melbourne adventure ends with release

The former Chelsea winger had a low-key injury-hit year in the A-League.

Bale can beat Juventus for Real Madrid… if he turns up, says Keane

The world’s most expensive player had a nightmare as his side lost the first leg 2-1.

# football - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

‘Grealish likes getting kicked… maybe it’s the British in him’ – Tim Sherwood

Jack Grealish won’t let Premier League physicality change how he plays, says the Villa boss.

# football - Monday 11 May, 2015

Rule 27: When a love for the ‘wrong’ kind of football would see you ostracised

A reflection on the GAA’s ban an players taking part in foreign games.

# football - Friday 8 May, 2015

Van Gaal: I was forced to sign Memphis Depay

The 21-year-old starlet has netted 21 times in 28 games for PSV this term

‘I tried to bring Gerrard to Chelsea, Inter and Real Madrid’

The Portuguese coach has paid homage to the Liverpool star as they prepare to meet for the last time.

# football - Thursday 7 May, 2015

Guardiola: Bayern didn’t lose because of Messi

The coach said the Barcelona star was not Munich’s sole destroyer on Wednesday.

# football - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

Ex-footballer Clarke Carlisle speaks out about his failed suicide attempt

The former defender would like to apologise for jumping in front of a truck last year but the driver will not speak to him.

Guardiola: ‘No defence can stop Messi, he’s too good’

Mind games from Pep ahead of his return to Camp Nou?

# football - Sunday 3 May, 2015

Mourinho appears to take dig at old nemesis Guardiola

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho appeared to aim criticism at Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola after winning the Premier League title.

‘I’m privileged to play for Newcastle and wouldn’t do anything intentionally to hurt the team’

Mike Williamson has apologised for his actions but denies he got sent-off deliberately.

# football - Saturday 2 May, 2015

‘I thought it was Rafa’s agent in it’ – Rodgers brushes off plane stunt

Disgruntled fans arranged for a plane to be flown over Anfield during the club’s clash with QPR.

# football - Friday 1 May, 2015

United can be title contenders next season, says Van Gaal LVG

United can be title contenders next season, says Van Gaal

The Dutch man just threw that three-year plan out the window.

‘James McCarthy is insurance for me’ – Toffees midfielder impressing in new role

Everton manager Roberto Martinez has lauded the flexibility of the Ireland international.

Mourinho: City should have been docked points for breaking the rules

Jose’s not happy with the Premier League champions.

# football - Thursday 30 April, 2015

‘Considered anger management?’: Nigel Pearson was in another excruciating journalist stand-off today

The Leicester City boss had started by expressing his regret to reporter Ian Baker for likening him to a large flightless bird.

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# football - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

Is the FA Cup about to be renamed?

The Football Association is believed to be on the verge of signing a new £30m sponsorship deal.

Walcott claims Arsenal ‘have been the best team in Europe’ in 2015

Who cares about the Champions League?

Ex-Premier League footballer jailed for two-and-a-half years for match-fixing

The former Bolton striker was found guilty of attempting to manipulate matches.

# football - Tuesday 28 April, 2015

Belgian footballer in critical condition after collapsing on the pitch

Sporting Lokeren defender Gregory Mertens has been hospitalised amid reports that he suffered a cardiac arrest.

A former Man United goalkeeper is in trouble with the law

After running into a cyclist with his car last year, the ex-player has pleaded guilty at a Sydney court.

# football - Monday 27 April, 2015

Klopp could replace Guardiola at Bayern Munich, says club president

Ahead of the DFB Pokal semi-final meeting tomorrow, Franz Beckenbauer has suggested outgoing Borussia Dortmund coach could one day take over at the Bundesliga champions.

‘Liverpool need five wins in a row to reach Champions League’

Brendan Rodgers refuses to give up on top-four qualification.

# football - Sunday 26 April, 2015

‘Manchester United have opened the door for Liverpool’

Louis van Gaal believes the club have allowed their rivals back into the race for a top-four finish.

# football - Saturday 25 April, 2015

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David Cameron appears to have forgotten which football team he supports

They wear the same colour, in fairness.

# football - Friday 24 April, 2015

Sunderland aren’t suspending Adam Johnson despite his underage sex charges

The Black Cats winger is free to play this weekend after being charged with sexual offences with a 15-year-old on Thursday.

# football - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

At least one Liverpool legend still thinks Brendan Rodgers should not be sacked

The Anfield club slumped to a 2-1 defeat at Wembley last Sunday,

Forget Xavi and Iniesta, Stevie G is the best player Torres has played with

The pair played together at Liverpool between 2007 and 2011.

‘Manchester United yet to decide on Falcao future’

The striker has misfired so far, but the club have apparently not yet dismissed making his loan move permanent.

# football - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

Man Utd may not get Ronaldo back but Memphis Depay could well be the new one

Ronald de Boer believes he is similar to a former Old Trafford star.

# football - Monday 20 April, 2015

Manchester United have stepped up their pursuit of Memphis Depay… but so have PSG

The Dutch international has been class this season.

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.

# football - Sunday 19 April, 2015

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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.