# difference maker

This year
‘John has brought the club from amateur to fully blown professional’
Club director Jonathan Corbett reflects on the rise of Galway United.
'The year he left Dundalk, he got 25 goals, we know he can do that'
Richie Towell was key as Shamrock Rovers picked up their sixth straight win on Monday night.
'He is an all-time great' - Praise for Salah after landmark goal
The Egypt forward’s first-half finish made him the first player in Liverpool history to net in nine successive games at Anfield.
The trailblazer who helped pave the way for African-Irish footballers
Ex-Ireland underage captain Noe Baba on moving to Castlebar from Cameroon as a youngster, dealing with racism, using boxing as therapy, and a new start at Finn Harps.
Last year
D’Onta Foreman powers Carolina Panthers past the Atlanta Falcons
Tom Brady and the Buccaneers will try to strengthen their grip on the division when they play the Seattle Seahawks in Munich on Sunday.
Pep Guardiola left speechless by Erling Haaland’s heroics
The prolific Norwegian struck twice to help beat Brighton.
Pep Guardiola hails 'incredible decision' to sign Swiss international
Manuel Akanji has settled quickly since his deadline-day move to the Etihad Stadium.
Former player comes back to haunt Leeds as Arsenal close in on Champions League spot
An Eddie Nketiah brace proved key as the Gunners prevailed.
England striker Abraham's incredible season continues as Mourinho's Roma edge Leicester to reach final
The striker’s 27th goal of the campaign sealed a 1-0 win at the Stadio Olimpico
'You want him on the pitch every minute of every game but physically it took a lot out of him'
Stephen Bradley praised Jack Byrne’s impact after an illness led to reduced minutes against Sligo.
Praise for ex-Shamrock Rovers star after 26-second impact
Aaron McEneff starred as Hearts beat St Mirren.
‘If he has one leg he has to play’ - Conte
The Italian has emphasised Harry Kane’s importance to Tottenham.
'She has so much energy' - Quinn hails namesake's role in Ireland win
Vera Pauw’s side earned an impressive victory over Poland today
Marcelo Bielsa pleased Leeds are discussing new deal with ‘best player’
Raphinha has starred for United since joining from Rennes in 2020.
All time
Mapimpi at the double as Springboks down Scotland
The hosts had led 10-8 at the break.
Callum Robinson delighted to inspire end to Ireland's winless run
The attacker was in good spirits after his brace helped Ireland seal a win in Baku.
Ronaldo equals world record as Portugal secure last-16 spot
The brace took him to 109 international goals — the joint highest in men’s world football alongside Iran’s Ali Daei.
'We don't have too many number 10s and he's a fella that can open doors for the senior team'
Jim Crawford belives Danny Mandroiu can make a big impact for Stephen Kenny’s Ireland side.
'I've never seen anyone like Haaland at this club' - Reus
The Dortmund captain is back to his best after struggling with poor form and injury this season.
'Joey is a world-class player, he'll take Munster's attack to another level'
Carbery is expected to start at out-half for Munster in the Pro14 final.
Liverpool hope Thiago return will give them a cutting edge in 2021
The Spain international midfielder made his comeback from a knee injury against Newcastle.
Blue-haired Mbappe helps PSG keep pace
Lyon dropped to third place, after a dramatic 2-2 draw with Brest.
Jurgen Klopp excited by return of ‘difference-maker’
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is poised to make his first appearance in a matchday squad at Fulham.
Limerick star Aaron Gillane scores two goals as Patrickswell overcome Adare
The reigning champions required a second-half fightback.
'Sterling has an unshakable faith in God and in the fact that his own talent is God-given'
An extract from a new book explains how Pep Guardiola transformed the winger into a world-class star.
Joel Embiid sparks 76ers to NBA playoff win after two ejected
The 76ers star returned from injury to score a game-high 31 points and grab 16 rebounds.
After training ground punch-up, Kingsley Coman makes headlines for the right reasons
The French winger played his way out of the dog house on Sunday.
'We spoke when Jack came in about leaving his ego at the door... That's the thing he's brought to us'
Stephen Bradley reserved praise for his midfield star after an impressive performance in Shamrock Rovers’ win on Friday.
Irish midfielder Richie Towell on target in Championship before 100th-minute equaliser
Dominic Iorfa’a goal in the final seconds meant Rotherham stayed in the relegation zone.
Salah scores landmark goal as Liverpool survive scare to extend lead at top
Man City have a chance to reduce Jurgen Klopp’s side’s deficit to four points if they win at Huddersfield tomorrow.
Kurt Zouma's first goal for Everton helps earn nervy win on Coleman's return
The Toffees secured a much-needed victory over Bournemouth at Goodison Park today.
Van Dijk proud of record-breaking Liverpool defence
With the Dutchman at the heart of their defence, the Premier League leaders have conceded just seven goals in 19 matches so far.
Sensational Eden Hazard inspires Chelsea to hard-fought win
Chelsea closed the gap on third-place Tottenham as the Belgian international starred against Brighton.
Late drama as Mo Salah secures win for Egypt in Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
The Liverpool star chipped the ball into the net to complete the scoring in a seesaw matchday 5 struggle.
Ronaldo rocket gives Juventus scrappy win at Empoli
Second-place Napoli can return to within four points of the Serie A leaders on Sunday.
£75 million man watches on as red-hot Salah inspires Liverpool to victory
The Egypt international’s brace leaves him just one behind Harry Kane in the scoring charts.
Barkley puts contract blues behind him to see off Hornets
Ross Barkley’s future is in doubt but he fired Everton to a 1-0 win this evening.
Watch: Kevin Durant scores 38 points to propel Golden State Warriors past Utah Jazz
The 28-year-old did the heavy lifting as Stephen Curry connected on just six of 20 shots en route to 23 points.
Mario Balotelli throws French title race wide open
PSG played the last moments in Nice with only nine men after they had two players sent off in quick succession.
Casemiro sends 'suffering' Madrid five points clear
Karim Benzema was also on target as Real earned an important win.