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# football - Tuesday 19 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Soccer super agent Jorge Mendes's Irish firm has paid out €6.5m Hugely Influential

Soccer super agent Jorge Mendes's Irish firm has paid out €6.5m

Business looks good for the man behind stars like Cristiano Ronaldo.

'I love Jose, but he trusted us too much'

Just seven months after claiming a third top-flight title in his second spell at the helm, Mourinho left Chelsea in 16th position.

From TheJournal.ie The government has a "first eleven" of tips for people going to the Euros Charlie Flanagan

The government has a "first eleven" of tips for people going to the Euros

Ireland kick off their campaign on 13 June in Paris against Sweden.

# football - Monday 18 April, 2016

'I do not want to return to Liverpool'

The Italian international says he was never happy at Anfield.

Tough for Deila to keep Celtic job now, says Bonner

The Ireland legend thinks its the end of the road for the Parkhead boss.

The Irish-based company of football super agent Jorge Mendes pays out €6.5m

GestiFute International Limited is one of a number of firms set up by the Portuguese businessman.

If Mourinho 'had the balls' he would manage Leeds - Cellino

The Italian believes Elland Road is the perfect place for the ex-Chelsea boss to prove himself.

# football - Sunday 17 April, 2016

Valencia blow Spanish title race wide open as Barcelona lose 3 on the trot

The Catalan giants were handed a 2-1 defeat at the Camp Nou tonight.

A classy finish from Torres helps Atleti draw level with Barca at the top of La Liga In Form This post contains videos

A classy finish from Torres helps Atleti draw level with Barca at the top of La Liga

Koke and Angel Correa were also on the scoresheet in a 3-0 win for Los Rojiblancos.

Referee wanted to 'equal it out' by awarding late Leicester penalty, claims Carroll

The West Ham striker gave away an injury-time spot-kick as the Premier League leaders grabbed a draw at home to the Hammers.

Collymore tears into Joleon Lescott after Aston Villa's relegation

The former player mocked and slammed the defender in equal measure after his side’s dreadful campaign.

Wenger: We lost the title against smaller teams

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says his side cost themselves the Premier League title by failing to beat smaller teams.

# football - Saturday 16 April, 2016

Hiddink shocked by Hazard's loss of form

The star’s drop in form from last season has been so dramatic that the caretaker Chelsea manager cannot believe the contrast.

'He wanted to prove I didn't perform' - De Bruyne hits out at Mourinho

The Belgium international was unhappy with his treatment from his former boss.

Wenger slams decision to remove referee Friend from Spurs game

The official will no longer take charge of Tottenham’s clash against Stoke.

# football - Friday 15 April, 2016

'I told Liverpool players to remember Istanbul'

The Reds’ players were told to remember what the club did against AC Milan in 2005 last night.

# football - Thursday 14 April, 2016

Leo Messi mired in worst Barca drought since 2010

The Barcelona talisman has not scored at club level for five matches, his worst run in six years.

Video technology in football is coming and last night shows why it's badly needed

There were a number of contentious calls in the Atletico Madrid-Barcelona Champions League quarter-final.

# football - Wednesday 13 April, 2016

'FA Cup win important for Man United, not me'

The Dutchman has come under increasing pressure in recent weeks with the Red Devils underperforming.

James McCarthy sees red as Joel inspires 10-man Everton to draw

The Toffees goalkeeper kept Alan Pardew’s side at bay with a string of impressive saves.

Rashford the hero as Van Gaal's side secure trip to Wembley

Manchester United will take on Everton in the final four of the FA Cup.

'Fourth-choice Benteke needs to leave Liverpool'

The Belgium striker joined the Reds from Aston Villa for a reported fee of £32.5 million last August.

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Blow for hosts France as Benzema reveals he will not be picked for Euro 2016 Scandal This post contains videos

Blow for hosts France as Benzema reveals he will not be picked for Euro 2016

Manager Didier Deschamps and and FFF President Noel Le met to discuss whether they would take the Real Madrid striker to this summer’s tournament.

Doomed Aston Villa have been so bad they've cancelled their Player of the Year awards

The Championship-bound club will have no end-of-season prizes after an abysmal campaign.

'I am unplayable' - West Ham striker Andy Carroll is feeling confident

The English forward scored a stunning hat-trick in West Ham’s 3-3 draw at home at the weekend.

# football - Tuesday 12 April, 2016

'Cristiano showed why he is best in the world'

The superstar hit a hat-trick against Wolfsburg in the Champions League tonight.

# football - Monday 11 April, 2016

Pat's hang on to claim fortunate win against Harps LOI

Pat's hang on to claim fortunate win against Harps

An own goal and a Mark Timlin strike saw the Dublin side clinch the three points.

Rooney lasts an hour for Man United under-21s on return from knee injury

The England captain had not played for almost two months.

Ex-Fifa vice-president facing lengthy jail term after pleading guilty to corruption

Alfredo Hawit admitted the four charges at a New York court today.

'Ibrahimovic won't let City off the hook again' - Blanc

The Swedish striker wasn’t at his clinical best in the first leg between the sides.

'This FA Cup tie will make or break our season' - Carrick

'This FA Cup tie will make or break our season' - Carrick

The Manchester United midfielder is desperate to secure a victory against his former club.

No longer seen as a reject, now Ranieri is centre of attention in Italy

The Leicester manager has been receiving praise from his peers in his homeland.

Contract leak reveals Neymar guaranteed to make at least €45m from Barca spell

The Brazilian attacker netted a €1.7 million bonus last season after the Catalan giants won the treble.

# football - Sunday 10 April, 2016

'Louis van Gaal treated us like kids' - Nani hits out at former manager

The Portuguese winger was sold by Van Gaal.

# football - Saturday 9 April, 2016

Celtic edge closer to title with win over Motherwell

Leigh Griffiths struck twice as Celtic moved closer to the Scottish Premiership title.

Wayne Rooney is still England's best striker ahead of Harry Kane, insists Louis van Gaal

Wayne Rooney is still the best striker for club and country, according to his Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal.

# football - Friday 8 April, 2016

If football has a doping problem, do fans and media deserve some of the blame?

Expecting the drug testing regime to catch drug use in football is like trying to break into Fort Knox with a pea-shooter, writes TV3′s Tommy Martin.

# football - Thursday 7 April, 2016

Trap criticises Pep's approach: 'Tick, tack, tick, tack... tuck, tuck, tuck... Too little revenue'

The ex-Ireland boss favours a more direct style of play.

A date for the diary: RTÉ to screen special programme on life of Bill O'Herlihy Sorely Missed This post contains videos

A date for the diary: RTÉ to screen special programme on life of Bill O'Herlihy

The Cloch Le Carn episode will air on Monday at 7.30pm.

The reason Wenger passed up the chance to sign West Ham's free-kick king Payet

The Frenchman’s lack of consistency earlier in his career cost him the chance of a move to Arsenal.