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Yesterday’s News

Jack Byrne makes first appearance since McCarthy's sacking in crucial Apoel win
# Back In Action
# Back In Action

Jack Byrne makes first appearance since McCarthy's sacking in crucial Apoel win

11 hours ago 12,689 Views 5 Comments

The Cypriot side are in good form under new manager Savvas Poursaitidis.

A history of Liverpool and Manchester United in 10 matches
# The Great Rivalry
# The Great Rivalry

A history of Liverpool and Manchester United in 10 matches

20 hours ago 7,204 Views 12 Comments

Ahead of today’s meeting, reflect on each of the clubs’ histories through the prism of some of their most famous clashes.

Friday 15 January, 2021

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz
# Les Quizerables
# Les Quizerables

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz

Fri 5:00 PM 30,559 Views 4 Comments

How closely have you been paying attention to this week’s sporting headlines?

Tuesday 12 January, 2021

Goalkeeper coach Alan Kelly latest to leave Stephen Kenny's backroom staff
# Another Exit
# Another Exit

Goalkeeper coach Alan Kelly latest to leave Stephen Kenny's backroom staff

Tue 10:53 PM 43,384 Views 35 Comments

Kelly says he has stepped away over concerns about Covid-19.

'Some of the fans went way beyond what was acceptable... Arsène was deeply hurt'
# BTL
# BTL

'Some of the fans went way beyond what was acceptable... Arsène was deeply hurt'

Tue 8:00 AM 30,437 Views 18 Comments

French journalist Philippe Auclair is the latest guest on Behind the Lines.

Saturday 9 January, 2021

Bohs' precocious teenage striker Evan Ferguson joins Brighton
# Remember The Name
# Remember The Name

Bohs' precocious teenage striker Evan Ferguson joins Brighton

Jan 9th 2021, 7:36 PM 7,418 Views 4 Comments

Ferguson made his senior debut for Bohs at the age of 14.

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Robbie Brady assist helps Burnley avoid FA Cup scare, Big Sam's West Brom shocked by Blackpool
# Wrap
# Wrap

Robbie Brady assist helps Burnley avoid FA Cup scare, Big Sam's West Brom shocked by Blackpool

Jan 9th 2021, 6:00 PM 4,147 Views 0 Comments

Elsewhere, Leicester hammered Stoke as Sheffield United finally won a game, albeit against Bristol Rovers.

FAI's handling of 'Videogate' led to Damien Duff's exit from Irish backroom staff
# Shock Departure
# Shock Departure

FAI's handling of 'Videogate' led to Damien Duff's exit from Irish backroom staff

Jan 9th 2021, 4:48 PM 94,735 Views 59 Comments

Duff has made an abrupt exit from the Irish camp, though it’s not thought he has any issue with Stephen Kenny.

McCarthy not damaged by Apoel sacking but he leaves Jack Byrne at a club in turmoil
# No More Mickoscia
# No More Mickoscia

McCarthy not damaged by Apoel sacking but he leaves Jack Byrne at a club in turmoil

Jan 9th 2021, 10:00 AM 39,623 Views 18 Comments

McCarthy’s stint at the Cypriot giants has lasted just nine games, and his reunion with Jack Byrne lasted less than a week.

Friday 8 January, 2021

Damien Duff leaves Stephen Kenny's backroom team
# Shock Exit
# Shock Exit

Damien Duff leaves Stephen Kenny's backroom team

Jan 8th 2021, 9:49 PM 69,303 Views 53 Comments

No reason has been given for Duff’s exit, but it’s yet another blow for Stephen Kenny.

Dundalk complete deal for Latvian international defender
# Arrival
# Arrival

Dundalk complete deal for Latvian international defender

Jan 8th 2021, 9:31 AM 6,006 Views 3 Comments

Raivis Jurkovskis is the latest addition as the Lilywhites overhaul their squad.

Tuesday 5 January, 2021

Jack Byrne makes debut but pressure grows on Mick McCarthy as Apoel lose fourth-straight game
# Losing Start
# Losing Start

Jack Byrne makes debut but pressure grows on Mick McCarthy as Apoel lose fourth-straight game

Updated Jan 5th 2021, 9:35 PM 46,283 Views 32 Comments

The pressure is building on the former Irish boss, with his side just a point clear of the relegation zone.

Irish midfielder Jayson Molumby completes loan move to Championship
# On The Move
# On The Move

Irish midfielder Jayson Molumby completes loan move to Championship

Jan 5th 2021, 9:13 PM 12,075 Views 5 Comments

The Waterford native has joined Preston until the end of the season.

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Saturday 2 January, 2021

FAI chief Barrett: Wembley 'Videogate' saga blown out of proportion
# Much Ado About Nothing
# Much Ado About Nothing

FAI chief Barrett: Wembley 'Videogate' saga blown out of proportion

Jan 2nd 2021, 11:00 PM 23,492 Views 23 Comments

He did not deny the scale of the reaction was fuelled by the FAI’s own statement on the issue.

Thursday 31 December, 2020

An A-Z of the Irish football year in 2020
# The Year That Was
# The Year That Was

An A-Z of the Irish football year in 2020

Dec 31st 2020, 7:00 AM 7,620 Views 0 Comments

We run through what has been a fairly desperate 12 months for Irish football, on and off the pitch.

Wednesday 30 December, 2020

TV Wrap of 2020 - The best, worst and WTF moments of the year sport became a television show
# On The Box
# On The Box

TV Wrap of 2020 - The best, worst and WTF moments of the year sport became a television show

Dec 30th 2020, 7:00 AM 13,936 Views 2 Comments

We look back at some of the best and the bizarre moments from a year of TV sport like no other.

Tuesday 29 December, 2020

FAI paying Mike Ashley's Sports Direct €100,000 a month until October 2025
# Legacy
# Legacy

FAI paying Mike Ashley's Sports Direct €100,000 a month until October 2025

Dec 29th 2020, 7:54 PM 142,921 Views 57 Comments

The Association’s dreadful financial position was outlined in an Annual General Meeting today.

Saturday 26 December, 2020

Irish international Alan Browne strikes late to end Rooney's unbeaten start with Derby
# Matchwinner
# Matchwinner

Irish international Alan Browne strikes late to end Rooney's unbeaten start with Derby

Dec 26th 2020, 5:43 PM 5,178 Views 7 Comments

The Preston skipper was central to all the action in a dramatic 1-0 win.

FAI to present Uefa with range of Aviva capacity scenarios in hope to hold on to Dublin's Euro 2020 games
# Grounds For Concern
# Grounds For Concern

FAI to present Uefa with range of Aviva capacity scenarios in hope to hold on to Dublin's Euro 2020 games

Updated Dec 26th 2020, 11:59 AM 14,762 Views 12 Comments

The governing body are set to make a decision on whether to retain the 12-nation hosting arrangement in March.

Shamrock Rovers condemn 'hateful' racist and sexist abuse of their U17 players
# Unacceptable
# Unacceptable

Shamrock Rovers condemn 'hateful' racist and sexist abuse of their U17 players

Dec 26th 2020, 11:55 AM 5,285 Views 3 Comments

A series of appalling comments appeared beneath a YouTube livestream of the teams’ respective national league finals.

Wednesday 23 December, 2020

'I think we are in a bit of trouble' - Fears for the futures of top Irish talent if Brexit ruling is introduced
# Not Ready
# Not Ready

'I think we are in a bit of trouble' - Fears for the futures of top Irish talent if Brexit ruling is introduced

Dec 23rd 2020, 8:00 AM 28,803 Views 19 Comments

A spin-off of Brexit is the possibility that Irish players must wait another two years before they leave for the UK. Academy Directors warn The42 that Irish football isn’t ready to step up and take over the job.

Tuesday 22 December, 2020

'He was saying, 'I'm a champion so vote for me, I've won 18 Club Championships! And I'm saying, 'You liar!'
# BTL
# BTL

'He was saying, 'I'm a champion so vote for me, I've won 18 Club Championships! And I'm saying, 'You liar!'

Dec 22nd 2020, 8:00 AM 58,960 Views 4 Comments

Legendary American sportswriter Rick Reilly – author of Commander in Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump – is this week’s guest on Behind the Lines.

Saturday 19 December, 2020

Irish U21 international Danny Grant leaves Bohs for Huddersfield Town
# Grant Opportunity
# Grant Opportunity

Irish U21 international Danny Grant leaves Bohs for Huddersfield Town

Dec 19th 2020, 7:48 PM 5,049 Views 3 Comments

The PFAI Young Player of the Year has signed a contract running to 2023 with the Championship club.

Friday 18 December, 2020

Jack Byrne scoops top soccer writers' award
# The Byrne Supremacy
# The Byrne Supremacy

Jack Byrne scoops top soccer writers' award

Dec 18th 2020, 2:42 PM 2,178 Views 1 Comment

The award completes an outstanding 2020 for the Rovers’ attacker.

Thursday 17 December, 2020

Shamrock Rovers' Alan Mannus wins prestigious soccer writers' Goalkeeper award
# Top Man
# Top Man

Shamrock Rovers' Alan Mannus wins prestigious soccer writers' Goalkeeper award

Dec 17th 2020, 12:02 PM 3,411 Views 1 Comment

He finished ahead of Sligo’s Ed McGinty and Drogheda’s David Odumoso.

Tuesday 15 December, 2020

Dundalk sign Norwegian striker who scored against them during Europa League campaign
# Familiar Face
# Familiar Face

Dundalk sign Norwegian striker who scored against them during Europa League campaign

Dec 15th 2020, 1:18 PM 7,487 Views 5 Comments

Ole Erik Midtskogen has arrived at Oriel Park from KI of the Faroe Islands.

Friday 11 December, 2020

Dundalk's Flores misses out on Puskas award
# The Best
# The Best

Dundalk's Flores misses out on Puskas award

Updated Dec 11th 2020, 6:19 PM 9,039 Views 5 Comments

Jurgen Klopp and Marcelo Bielsa did make the shortlist for Coach of the Year.

Duffy's loan deal with Celtic won't be cut short - Brighton boss Potter
# Staying Put
# Staying Put

Duffy's loan deal with Celtic won't be cut short - Brighton boss Potter

Dec 11th 2020, 6:17 PM 8,043 Views 1 Comment

The Irish defender has lost his place in recent weeks amid Celtic’s wretched run of form.

Spurs just the right size club for Mourinho as he rediscovers his mojo
# Talking Point
# Talking Point

Spurs just the right size club for Mourinho as he rediscovers his mojo

Dec 11th 2020, 4:00 PM 6,609 Views 3 Comments

If Manchester United and Real Madrid were too big for him, Jose is finding Spurs to be the perfect fit for a career redemption.

Thursday 10 December, 2020

'This is the only group who could have done what we have done' - Dundalk toast finale to roller-coaster year
# Reaction
# Reaction

'This is the only group who could have done what we have done' - Dundalk toast finale to roller-coaster year

Dec 10th 2020, 9:56 PM 3,677 Views 0 Comments

The new FAI Cup holders ended their season with a 4-2 loss to Arsenal in Dublin tonight.

Dundalk end Europa League campaign with defeat to Arsenal
# Outgunned
# Outgunned

Dundalk end Europa League campaign with defeat to Arsenal

Dec 10th 2020, 7:52 PM 20,150 Views 16 Comments

Mikel Arteta’s side were 4-2 winners at the Aviva Stadium.

Government announces review of Irish sports events protected for free-to-air broadcast
# On The Box
# On The Box

Government announces review of Irish sports events protected for free-to-air broadcast

Dec 10th 2020, 4:25 PM 18,371 Views 26 Comments

Members of the public are invited to suggest events to be added or taken from the list.

Arsenal come to town as Dundalk bid to end topsy-turvy season on high
# Preview
# Preview

Arsenal come to town as Dundalk bid to end topsy-turvy season on high

Dec 10th 2020, 7:00 AM 2,812 Views 5 Comments

Filippo Giovagnoli’s side are looking for their first points of the campaign as they face already-qualified Arsenal at the Aviva Stadium.

Wednesday 9 December, 2020

US and UK-backed Dublin County FC given green light to apply for LOI First Division
# New Faces
# New Faces

US and UK-backed Dublin County FC given green light to apply for LOI First Division

Dec 9th 2020, 5:43 PM 13,931 Views 12 Comments

Two Limerick sides have been approved to apply, along with Shamrock Rovers B.

Tuesday 8 December, 2020

QPR players take a knee while celebrating goal against Millwall
# Response
# Response

QPR players take a knee while celebrating goal against Millwall

Dec 8th 2020, 10:30 PM 8,635 Views 7 Comments

Millwall fans booed the gesture ahead of last Saturday’s game with Derby.

Damien Duff makes light of 'videogate' and stresses positives ahead of World Cup qualifiers
# Duff Review
# Duff Review

Damien Duff makes light of 'videogate' and stresses positives ahead of World Cup qualifiers

Dec 8th 2020, 9:55 PM 8,140 Views 1 Comment

The Irish assistant used more than a dollop of sarcasm in dismissing the episode.

Government u-turn allows FAI's U17 and U19 leagues continue
# Let Them Play
# Let Them Play

Government u-turn allows FAI's U17 and U19 leagues continue

Dec 8th 2020, 8:54 PM 2,780 Views 1 Comment

They were initially cancelled, but have been allowed to continue in line with the decision to allow the GAA stage their minor and U20 championships.

'Klopp's arrival made me think of how we have always been prejudiced against Germany'
# BTL
# BTL

'Klopp's arrival made me think of how we have always been prejudiced against Germany'

Dec 8th 2020, 8:19 PM 10,017 Views 7 Comments

Liverpool novelist and critic Anthony Quinn, author of a new book about Jurgen Klopp, is this week’s guest on Behind the Lines.

Qatar join Ireland's World Cup qualifying group as fixtures are announced
# Gulf In Class
# Gulf In Class

Qatar join Ireland's World Cup qualifying group as fixtures are announced

Updated Dec 8th 2020, 6:41 PM 54,009 Views 29 Comments

Ireland will play the World Cup hosts in two friendly games, and open the campaign away to Serbia.

Monday 7 December, 2020

FAI post loss of €5 million for 2019 and show debts of almost €70 million in grim set of accounts
# Horror Show
# Horror Show

FAI post loss of €5 million for 2019 and show debts of almost €70 million in grim set of accounts

Dec 7th 2020, 11:07 PM 5,684 Views 14 Comments

Chairperson Roy Barrett says the figures show ‘how deep that pain runs throughout our game.’

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