# Old friends

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'I loved my time here and really enjoyed working with Paul in particular'
New Zealand forwards coach John Plumtree was with Ireland for the 2013/14 season.
'Ronan and Jono, two men we know very well, have been building a great side'
Leo Cullen and Leinster will have to beat French opposition to win the Champions Cup.
'Any goal he scores against us will be chalked off his Man United tally!' - Solskjaer wary of Rooney threat
The Red Devils’ all-time record goalscorer, these days captaining Derby County, welcomes his former club to Pride Park for tomorrow night’s FA Cup tie.
Former Ireland U21 international reunited with Ian Holloway in League Two
Billy Clarke, who was promoted to the Premier League under Holloway at Blackpool, has joined Grimsby Town.
Ireland and Scotland publish questionnaire to examine the diverse, lesser-known parts of their ties
Scotland has a very developed island diaspora, which the Irish government is looking to learn from.
Mourinho rules out move for Ibrahimovic as Spurs have 'the best striker in England'
The Swedish frontman has worked with the new Tottenham manager a couple of times and is a free agent after leaving LA Galaxy.
McFarland's inside info 'pretty useful' for Ulster's semi-final in Glasgow
The northern province’s head coach was formerly an assistant with the Warriors.
'Sometimes it's hard because luck is against you' - Danish boss sympathises with O'Neill
Åge Hareide’s side host Ireland tomorrow night in Aarhus.
'He's a winner' - USA coach has fond memories of Robbie Keane
Dave Sarachan previously worked with the legendary Irish striker at LA Galaxy.
John Muldoon to link up with Pat Lam again as Bristol's defence coach
The Connacht legend is moving straight into professional coaching after he retires from playing.
Live: Reaction to Ireland's Nations League draw
Ben Blake and Gavan Casey look ahead to the games against Wales and Denmark.
Dwyane Wade looks like he's heading for a reunion with LeBron James in Cleveland
Wade has reportedly agreed to part ways with his hometown team the Chicago Bulls.
Carolan looking forward to battle of wits with former Connacht team-mate Jackman
The western province meet the Dragons at Rodney Parade on Friday evening.
22 photos of Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen guaranteed to make you smile
Old friends.
Greg Cunningham and Ryan Manning enjoyed a mini-Galway reunion in the Championship yesterday
The pair both represented Mervue United during their career.
'He can lose the rag the odd time': Mannion on Dolan's move to management
Karol Mannion and Frankie Dolan have enjoyed plenty of good days on the field together.
Daryl Murphy's winner sees Mick McCarthy win the battle of the Irish bosses
The Tractor Boys got the better of Chris Hughton’s Brighton to consolidate their place in the Championship play-off spots.
It was the hugely anticipated clash between Gerrard and Drogba in MLS last night
LA Galaxy and Montreal Impact clashed in California.
VIDEO: I'd take Roy Keane in a scrap and he knows it - Paul Ince
The one-time midfield partners are still in regular contact, Ince told us on a visit to our office this week.
ROG won the Senior Cup 20 years ago today and tweeted out a brilliant photo to celebrate it
O’Gara shared a photo of the ’95 cup-winning team featuring a few guys we know well.
Joe Schmidt's former boss is looking forward to going head-to-head on the final day of the 6 Nations
Vern Cotter coached with Schmidt at Clermont for three years.
Once friends, Van Gaal and Koeman haven't been on good terms since bitter fall-out
It’s safe to say the two Premier League managers, who meet in tonight’s game at St Mary’s, have a frosty relationship.
Heaslip: You couldn't repeat some of the stuff Cheika says in the sheds
Ireland have been praising the Wallabies head coach, but also stress that they are focusing on their own display.
VIDEO: Fergie and Ronnie show they really love each other with Cardiff PDA
There were hugs and kisses all around as the pair bumped into each other after last night’s Super Cup.
'Chelsea 10 times better than Gala,' says Drogba ahead of Jose reunion
The Ivorian’s current team welcome a former one to Istanbul tomorrow evening.
'Roy has a good personality. It's just one that clashes with mine' - McAteer
The ex-Ireland midfielder does feel that the new management team is a positive appointment.
Minister Paschal Donohoe hopes for route back to FG for TDs who left party
Donohoe replaced Lucinda Creighton as Minister of State for EU Affairs.
Ex-UCI president questions Lance Armstrong's credibility
It’s like when Shaun Michael and Marty Jannetty turned on each other.
Man United's 'Class of 92' get back together for a night out
The band of old friends were reunited yesterday.
Arsene Wenger hails old sparring partner Ferguson
“I would just like to pay tribute to an unbelievable achievement and a fantastic career,” Wenger said.
Lowry gets the better of McIlroy in WGC Match Play
The Offaly golfer defeated the world number one in the first round in Arizona, while Tiger Woods is also out.
VIDEO: Ronaldo and friends beat Zidane's side in star-studded charity game
But Zizou proves he’s still got it, baby.
Sunderland to employ McClean's mate to help Ireland winger 'settle down'
Derry City back-up goalkeeper Eugene Ferry will move to the north-east of England in the coming weeks.
World Cup the focus as England, Italy meet again
It might feel like a lifetime ago but it’s just 52 days since Roy Hodgson’s side were dumped out of the Euros on penalties. Simpler times.
Welcome to Hollywood: Robbie Keane out to get one over his old team-mates
The Ireland skipper will lead the LA Galaxy against Spurs tonight in the absence of Beckham and Donovan.
Mickelson crushes Tiger and wins Pebble Beach
“Pebble Beach … it feels awesome no matter what number it is.”
Roy Keane warns Wayne Rooney to 'keep his nose out of' England manager debate
“He didn’t do enough on the pitch when Capello was manager,” the former Ireland skipper said last night.
Bring on the English, says Trap ahead of Euro draw
“I would prefer to measure up against Capello’s England. In fact, I have already got some counter moves ready.”
Shake on it... Tiger and Steve Williams face off at President's Cup
But it’s Adam Scott’s bagman that has the last laugh as Woods and Striker suffer heavy defeat.
Boom... Tiger and ex-caddie Williams paired in the same match
The President’s Cup skippers gave golf and soap opera fans the match-up they wanted.