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Soccer - Today’s News

LIVE: Dundalk v Shamrock Rovers, SSE Airtricity League Premier Division

The 2017 season kicks off with a mouth-watering fixture between the reigning champions and the visiting Hoops.

Shakespeare takes charge in Leicester tragedy and Premier League/EFL Cup final talking points

The Premier League champions begin the post-Ranieri era, while David Moyes and Paul Clement are back at former clubs.

'Yesterday my dream died': Claudio Ranieri's farewell statement is heartbreaking

Reigning Premier League champs Leicester are on the hunt for a new manager after sacking Ranieri.

5 Premier League and EFL Cup final bets to consider this weekend

Man United have a chance to win a trophy for the first time under Jose Mourinho, as they take on Southampton.


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Mourinho pays tribute to axed Leicester boss Ranieri

The Manchester United manager has once again expressed his support for the sacked former Leicester City boss.

Joaquin was tapped up by Real Madrid... in a toilet!

A much sought-after talent in his heyday, the ex-Spain international has revealed that he snubbed interest from Chelsea.

The return of the LOI is like going back to school - it opens up a world of possibilities

‘Today, I’ll be sprinting back to the sport I love,’ writes our League of Ireland columnist John O’Sullivan.

Player revolt didn't force Claudio Ranieri out of Leicester, says interim boss

Craig Shakespeare has been speaking to the media today.

Manchester United face 6,800km round-trip just days before FA Cup tie with Chelsea

Mourinho’s men will travel to FC Rostov in the last-16 of the Europa League.

Steve Bruce gives optimistic injury update on Irish-qualified Scott Hogan

There were fears that Hogan could be out for the season.

Finn's Rovers return to resurfaced Oriel Park as Dundalk go in search of 4-in-a-row

The Premier Division is back and last year’s champions could face a tough test against the new-look Hoops this evening.

Here’s every SSE Airtricity League Premier Division transfer ahead of the 2017 season

It’s been a busy off-season for a number of teams

Our writers make 5 predictions ahead of 2017 Airtricity League season

We give our tips on players to watch, likely title winners and more.

Soccer - Yesterday’s News

Gary Lineker laments 'unforgivable' Claudio Ranieri exit

Former Leicester strikers Alan Smith and Tony Cottee also questioned the timing of the decision.

'Happiness more important than money' - AC Milan star rejects €12 million-a-year China approach

Carlos Bacca has turned down a massive offer from Asia with under a week to go in the Chinese Super League’s transfer window.

It's been a bad night for Dundalk's Europa League conquerors

Nevertheless, there was better news for Genk — the team who defeated Cork City.

Wembley curse continues as Tottenham dumped out of Europa League by Gent

Spurs were stunned by a side currently sitting eighth in the Belgian league.

Olympic marathon runner pushing Saints to last the distance

Conan Byrne is confident that St Patrick’s Athletic can finally establish consistency this season.

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Watch: Spurs reduced to 10 men after this shocking Dele Alli challenge

The England international was sent off after an appalling high tackle on Brecht Dejaegere.

Leicester City sack Claudio Ranieri just 9 months after winning Premier League

The Foxes are currently just one point above the relegation zone.

We'll Leave It There So: Sexton set to pack his bag for Saturday, Rooney's staying put and today's sport

Plus, that all-important fixture list for a busy Friday of sport.

'I sent off the player... He struck me in the aftermath'

League of Ireland official Rob Rogers chats to The42 about the highs and lows of taking charge at various tiers.

Rooney pledges future to Man United amid rumours of move to China

The club’s record goalscorer wants to remain a part of the Red Devils’ push for success this season.

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Playing Fifa 17 on TV for money? BT Sport strike new deal to broadcast live matches

It’s the first time fans will be able to watch virtual football live on TV.

Cruel injury blow for Irish underage international after Wolves breakthrough

Connor Ronan faces a spell on the sidelines with a back injury.

10 League of Ireland players the scouts will be keeping an eye on in 2017

Don’t be surprised to see these lads attracting attention from abroad during this SSE Airtricity League season.

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Barcelona youngster leaves defenders in his wake to score filthy solo goal

17-year-old Jordi Mboula is definitely one to keep an eye out for in the future.

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'Going to China? Madness' – Keane urges Rooney to stay in Europe

Manchester United’s skipper has been linked with a move to the Far East, but his former team-mate feels he still has a lot to offer.

Soccer - Wednesday 22 February, 2017

Morris has tasted success at Wembley but still wants more in the League of Ireland

“We’ve come a long way and things are really starting to click for how we want to play.”

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Vardy gives Leicester lifeline with late away goal in Sevilla defeat

Elsewhere in the Champions League, Juventus claimed a 2-0 win at Porto.

Andorra - one of international football's worst teams - earn first victory since 2004

San Marino are still without a win in over a decade.

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Stunner from West Ham flop Zaza helps Valencia to surprise win against Real

The result gives Barcelona and Sevilla a great boost in their push for the La Liga title.

Why loving football is about so much more than just ‘the League of Ireland v the Premier League’

Irish fans’ love of English football is often cited as a big reason for the domestic game’s problems.

We'll Leave It There So: 'Super 8' gaelic football proposal slammed, Bundee Aki's back and today's sport

Plus, a Saudi Arabian goalkeeper with a serious passion for gaelic football.

Man United through to Europa League last-16 but Mkhitaryan injury a worry

The Armenian attacker scored in a 1-0 win over St Etienne but came off inside the first half hour, while Eric Bailly was sent off.

Kenny Browne: 'Waterford is my club, I always wanted to get back'

The Blues also announced the signing of former Ireland underage international Derek Daly today.

Lallana the latest Liverpool star to commit his long-term future to the club

The midfielder has made 117 appearances for the club, scoring 20 goals.

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