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# good reads
The X Factor of Derry club football, Gary Neville's punditry shortfall and the week's best sportswriting
Time reading these will be time well spent.
# Dundalk Dynamo
Louth man makes Australia debut in U20 Oceania Championships
Michael McDonald came off the bench during the second half of the Junior Wallabies’ 64-14 win.
# Bolton Boycott
Bolton players threaten to boycott final two Championship fixtures over unpaid wages
The Lancashire side have been relegated to League One after a campaign of struggle, during which there has been ownership issues.
Galway-Mayo rivalry and Dublin aim to make amends: Allianz Football League talking points
Four huge games in store this weekend in Croke Park.
# Paul Dillon
Donegal club given appeal hearing date over proposed eight-week ban for hosting soccer charity event
Naomh Colmcille have been cited by the Donegal county management for permitting a fundraising soccer tournament to be played on their grounds.
# Analysis
'I thought Keane was brilliant in his analysis and actually tore Neville to bits'
John Giles has also questioned Paul Pogba’s inclusion in the PFA Team of the Season.
# ballers
'They're not like Paul Pogba waiting for their Rolls Royces instead of going on the bus'
Kieran Donaghy says the lack of pre-championship expectation will help Kerry as they bid to stop Dublin’s ‘drive for five’.
# Tipster
Kilkenny legend tips 2019 All-Ireland final rematch, but says Clare need to get to the decider
JJ Delaney predicts another meeting of Limerick and Galway in this year’s All-Ireland final.
# Drive For Five
Dublin can learn from Kilkenny's failed 'drive-for-five' bid, says Delaney
Nine-time All-Ireland winner JJ Delaney has warned Dublin of the challenges they’ll face as they aim to make history.
# Meath Rising
'This championship, more than any championship over the last decade, is the most important for Meath'
Senan Connell reckons the Royals must reach the Super 8s, says Donegal can be contenders, and feels Mayo must win Connacht.
# the joe show
Canning could yet return to help Galway's Leinster three-in-a-row bid
The Tribesman went under the knife on the injury he sustained in the league semi-final defeat to Waterford.
# good reads
Tiger's tale of revenge, more John Delaney and the week's best sportswriting
Chill, and take a read over these.
# Scaling Heights
'You won't notice anything outside the moment because you're just trying to basically stay alive'
Former professional rugby player Damian Browne is attempting to climb the seven summits of the world.
# Enda Stevens
Irish star on the scoresheet as Sheffield United maintain promotion push
Enda Stevens hit the Blades’ second in today’s 2-0 win at home to Nottingham Forest.
# lee power
Waterford to lodge appeal against Europa League expulsion
Blues owner Lee Power issued a statement today, saying the club feel ‘misled’ by the FAI.
# Hoops
'I think what Rovers have at the moment is a team of men' - Fenlon feels leaders can maintain strong form
Finishing in European places should be Derry’s aim, says the Candystripes former boss.
# Off the field
Fleetwood boss Barton 'emphatically' denies Barnsley allegations
The former Manchester City and QPR player took to Twitter this morning.
# Dutch Dartist
Former Tottenham midfielder set to make his darts tournament debut
Rafael van der Vaart will compete at next month’s Denmark Open.
# Farke's Forces
'Let's be havin you' - Norwich the latest all-star cast in one of football's most romantic leagues
Canaries’ rise to the Championship summit entails hallmarks of Wolves, Bournemouth and Huddersfield promotion campaigns.
# Matt McKerrow
Cycling Ireland appoint former Triathlon chief as new CEO
Australian Matt McKerrow returns to Ireland following six years away.
# From the top
Uefa 'aware' of decision to withdraw State funding from the FAI
Sport Ireland announced on Tuesday that they were to cease providing grants to Irish football.
# statement
'We’ve about 50 clubs back - it’s not positive': Leinster clubs voice their concerns over FAI board
Leinster Senior League chairman David Moran has called on the FAI to restore the public’s confidence in the organisation.
# Protest
Supporters' group calls for anti-John Delaney protest at League of Ireland match
The Bit O’ Red Supporters Trust, the Dublin Supporters Club and Forza Rovers issued a statement today.
# On Home Turf
Ireland to play two of their three U17 European Championships group stage games in Dublin
Colin O’Brien’s charges face Greece, Czech Republic and Belgium in next month’s tournament.
# League of Ireland
Jack Byrne continues flying start at Rovers with Player of the Month award
The midfielder scored three times across March and was included in Mick McCarthy’s Ireland squad.
# Grealish
Watch: Jack Grealish scores a stunner as Aston Villa stretch winning run to 7 matches
The Villa captain’s goal was his first since the Second City derby against Birmingham
# Junior Wallabies
Louth man named in Australia U20 squad ahead of World Cup meeting with Ireland
Michael McDonald has been included in the Junior Wallabies squad for the Oceania Championships.
# Killer Touch
Substitute teaching by day, League of Ireland career at night for Kilduff after US spell
Dundalk’s Europa League hero talks to The42 about signing for Shels, life outside the game and this season’s First Division.
# Committed
'It was just blown up to say that I wanted to declare for Northern Ireland'
Dundalk native Michael O’Connor made his Republic of Ireland U21 debut against Luxembourg last month.
# John Sugrue
'It must be a trait of Kerry men because Micko seemed to have the same ability' - Laois benefit from Kingdom leader
Fergal Byron was on the selection committee that appointed John Sugrue.
# starting XV
Laois name team to take on Westmeath in Division 3 final
Manager John Sugrue has made three changes from the round seven defeat of Carlow, while his opposite number, Jack Cooney, has kept faith with the side that drew with Louth
# Leading by example
Coleman's fine form recognised with Premier League Player of the Month nomination
Robbie Keane is the last Irishman to claim the prize back in 2007.
# Boiling over
Gerrard and Brown charged for involvement in hot-tempered Old Firm derby
The pair are now facing bans as the Scottish Football Association takes action.
# LOI Legends
'We used to kick lumps out of each other in training and Pat Fenlon would just sit back and laugh'
Former Dundalk and Shelbourne defender David Crawley looks back on his playing days.
# moving on up
Westmeath secure promotion and book Division 3 final berth with late draw against Louth
Jack Cooney’s side scored four of the game’s final six points to complete the comeback.
# Croker Dreams
Mayo seeking to end an extraordinary losing sequence at Croke Park
James Horan’s men take on Kerry looking for a first league title since 2001.
# Royals' Rise
'It wasn't that popular playing for Meath' - Royals legend on their turnaround in fortunes
Mattie Kerrigan thinks the county is starting to reap the rewards of its underage set-up, ahead of tomorrow’s Division Two final.
# Magic of the Cup
Ex-Dundalk and Shelbourne midfielder forced to retire at 22 making waves in management
Stephen McDonnell is aiming to guide Warrenpoint Town into the Irish Cup final tomorrow.
# Coach Graham
Former Dundalk fitness coach making his mark with promotion-chasing Louth
Wee County star Andy McDonnell has singled out the Dubliner for praise.
# Allies
Provincial football associations back Delaney by acknowledging his 'contribution to the grassroots game'
The former FAI chief executive has received support via a statement released today.
# lovely leitrim
'He'd move hell or high water to get to this one' - the Derry family links for Leitrim player
Shane Quinn plays for Leitrim in the Division 4 final on Saturday.