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# Winner winner
Dundalk to earn more than €6m in Europe and there are plenty of more bonuses on offer
The Lilywhites could also earn a further €360,000 for each win they record in the Europa League group stages.
# Unbelievable Jeff
Watch: Incredible finish to college relay is going viral for good reason
UCC athlete Phil Healy comes from ‘the depths of hell’ to claim gold for her team in the 4x400m relay at the Irish university athletics championships.
# Body blow
Rooney facing six weeks on sidelines with knee problem
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has confirmed that the striker sustained the injury against Sunderland last weekend.
# Interview
Barry Geraghty on teaming up with JP McManus, life as a jumps jockey and Cheltenham prospects
The 36-year-old singles out Ivanovich Gorbatov and My Tent or Yours as horses he is looking forward to riding next month.
# party time
It just gets better and better for Leicester as Vardy pens new deal
England striker commits to the Foxes until 2019.
# same same
Jim Gavin keeps faith with starting XV for Mayo trip
Dublin look to make it two wins from two in the league when they line out in Castlebar tonight.
AS IT HAPPENED
Dublin v Kerry, National Football League
Last year’s All-Ireland finalists start their league campaigns at GAA HQ tonight.
# window shopping
Chelsea include Remy as part of Vardy offer and the rest of today's transfer gossip
Meanwhile, Liverpool make another bid for Teixeira and Newcastle unveil Andros Townsend.
# lewd act
Rugby league star filmed simulating sex act with dog during Australia Day celebrations
Mitchell Pearce’s professional career is now in doubt and an investigation is under way.
# central issue
'If they don't stand up for players' rights then why are the GPA in existence?' - O'Rourke
The Sunday Game pundit has called on the players’ body to focus on a fixtures plan.
# Rumour Mill
Liverpool's €60m bid for Juventus striker, Ireland attacker moves and today's transfer gossip
Elsewhere, the race for McGeady’s signature hots up, United keen on Schmeichel and Watford confirm deal for Malaga winger.
# Pay Day
Top-10 finish for Paul Dunne as his title hopes fade on final day
The Greystones man pocketed a cheque for more than €20,000 for his ninth-place finish in South Africa.
AS IT HAPPENED
Liverpool v Manchester United, Premier League
Wayne Rooney’s late strike snatches the three points as Jurgen Klopp’s side misfire in front of goal.
# Great Escape
Monstrous Jackson kick completes incredible Ulster comeback
The introduction of Pienaar and the Ireland fly-half saves coach Kiss’ blushes against Oyonnax.
AS IT HAPPENED
Manchester United v Sheffield United, FA Cup third round
Wayne Rooney’s late penalty spares Utd’s blushes after torturous 90 minutes of football.
# Kindergarten Klopp
Smith saves the day as Klopp's kids scramble draw against Exeter
League Two side rewarded for performance with replay at Anfield.
# Quiz
Think you know your English football from 2015?
Take our quiz to prove it
# Keeping Up
Three ways technology can improve your sports club
From integrating all the important info in one communal app, statistics trackers and full-blown analysis programmes – we’ve got you covered.
# Madrid mansion
Ever wondered what Cristiano Ronaldo's gaff looks like inside?
The Real Madrid superstar has opened his wealthy doors to deliver a pretty awkward Christmas greeting.
# fresh start
Galway have decided on a new hurling manager - reports
Michael Donoghue had been widely tipped to succeed Anthony Cunnigham and is expected to be ratified tonight.
# Rovers return
Killian Brennan chooses Rovers over Pat's
The experienced midfielder returns to Tallaght where he will be reunited with Pat Fenlon.
# Outside the box
Nine things to buy a soccer fan this Christmas
Forget season tickets, new football boots and your run of the mill calendars, think outside the box this festive season.
# central issue
Horgan calls for 'world class' Fitzgerald to get more game time in midfield
Versatile back can form a potent combination with Ben Te’o if given the opportunity, former Leinster player believes.
# Fingers crossed
Euro 2016 draw: We rank the teams in Pot 2
It’s time to take a closer look at who Ireland could be pitted against in Saturday’s draw.
# Snapped
In pictures: The highs and lows of today's Leinster decider
Ballyboden rejoice after victory in thrilling final while Portlaoise are left distraught after defeat.
# horror miss
Paul Cahillane will take a while to get over this
Portlaoise full-forward missed an easy free late on as Ballyboden claimed their first Leinster title.
# eagle eyed cherry
Arter hails Howe's attacking philosophy
Ireland international believes Bournemouth boss will become one of the best in England.
# Premier League Tips
Sturridge to score first and other Premier League bets to weigh up this weekend
We’ve decided to steer clear of Jamie Vardy and have backed Arsenal to win comfortably, Manchester United to scrape home and a goal-fest at St Mary’s.
# key men
Six players to watch in Sunday's Leinster senior club football final
There is plenty of talent on show this weekend, here are a few footballers to keep a close eye on.
# Bargain hunt
'League of Ireland clubs have to stop selling players short' - Quinn
Irish sides must demand the money their players deserve if the domestic game is to improve, according to the Dubliner.
# losing the rag
Panama player attacks manager over substitution
It certainly puts Diego Costa’s tantrum in perspective.
# Tantrum
Stokes in furious Twitter outburst after being left out of match-day squad
The Irishman later apologised and put it down to an overreaction in the “heat of the moment”.
# Rescue Mission
Keaveney: If high fielding isn't protected, it will kill the game
Gaelic football great has called for immediate rule changes to reduce hand-passing and make the game more attractive to watch.
# instant impact
7 strikers who made instant step-up from lower leagues to top flight
Jamie Vardy is receiving all the plaudits after a phenomenal second season in the Premier League but there are plenty of others who made an impact straight away.
# Going Strong
Opinion: AFL players can't bully Gaelic footballers any more
Naive Australian tactics were costly on a positive night for international rules series.
# Bloody rippers
5 Australians to watch in Saturday's international rules test
Plenty to choose from in what is an extremely strong squad.