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Soccer - Sunday 5 December, 2021

'I saw it coming. We were like a machine today' - Chelsea boss Hayes hails treble champions
# Dominant Force
# Dominant Force

'I saw it coming. We were like a machine today' - Chelsea boss Hayes hails treble champions

Sun 7:36 PM 3,674 Views 0 Comments

Chelsea defeated Arsenal 3-0 today to capture the FA Cup.

Konsa on the double as Aston Villa continue revival under Gerrard and move up to 10th
# Steady As She Goes
# Steady As She Goes

Konsa on the double as Aston Villa continue revival under Gerrard and move up to 10th

Sun 7:11 PM 4,545 Views 1 Comment

Villa have won three of Gerrard’s four games in charge since he replaced Dean Smith last month.

Fred strike gets Manchester United's Rangnick Era off to a winning start
# Good One Fred
# Good One Fred

Fred strike gets Manchester United's Rangnick Era off to a winning start

Updated Sun 5:13 PM 32,230 Views 33 Comments

Fred struck 13 minutes from time to give United a 1-0 win against Crystal Palace.

Sam Kerr chip seals Chelsea's FA Cup win in front of 40,000 at Wembley
# Treble
# Treble

Sam Kerr chip seals Chelsea's FA Cup win in front of 40,000 at Wembley

Sun 4:44 PM 5,180 Views 1 Comment

Heartbreak for Katie McCabe and Arsenal as Chelsea run out 3-0 winners.

Supersub Bamford’s 95th-minute goal earns Leeds point against Brentford
# Paddy Last
# Paddy Last

Supersub Bamford’s 95th-minute goal earns Leeds point against Brentford

Sun 4:27 PM 3,476 Views 0 Comments

It was the second straight home game in which Leeds have scored in time added on.

Moura hits a screamer as Spurs maintain unbeaten run under Conte
# Trucking Along
# Trucking Along

Moura hits a screamer as Spurs maintain unbeaten run under Conte

Sun 4:22 PM 4,860 Views 9 Comments

A 3-0 win over Norwich propels Spurs back into the top-four race.

Liam Scales scores six minutes into league debut as Celtic beat Dundee Utd
# Best Bhoy
# Best Bhoy

Liam Scales scores six minutes into league debut as Celtic beat Dundee Utd

Sun 2:23 PM 10,084 Views 25 Comments

Goals from Tom Rogic, David Turnbull and Scales gave Celtic a 3-0 win.

RB Leipzig sack Jesse Marsch after just 21 games in charge
# Marsching Orders
# Marsching Orders

RB Leipzig sack Jesse Marsch after just 21 games in charge

Sun 11:45 AM 7,927 Views 7 Comments

Friday’s 2-1 loss to Union Berlin — Leipzig’s third successive Bundesliga defeat — proved the final straw.

Jim Gavin, blind football and the rest of the week's best sportswriting
# Good Reads
# Good Reads

Jim Gavin, blind football and the rest of the week's best sportswriting

Sun 8:30 AM 8,542 Views 0 Comments

A selection of our favourite reads from the past seven days.

Katie McCabe's Arsenal face Chelsea in today's historic FA Cup final at Wembley
# Preview
# Preview

Katie McCabe's Arsenal face Chelsea in today's historic FA Cup final at Wembley

Sun 7:00 AM 17,762 Views 3 Comments

The Republic of Ireland captain will fly the flag on the big stage.

Soccer - Saturday 4 December, 2021

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola: Many things can happen in the title race
# Pep In His Step
# Pep In His Step

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola: Many things can happen in the title race

Sat 10:48 PM 4,979 Views 6 Comments

City moved to the top of the table following a 3-1 win at Watford.

Inter Milan make light work of Mourinho's injury-hit Roma
# Serie A
# Serie A

Inter Milan make light work of Mourinho's injury-hit Roma

Updated Sat 10:23 PM 9,718 Views 0 Comments

Meanwhile AC Milan were 2-0 winners against bottom side Salernitana.

Barcelona suffer first defeat under Xavi as Betis snatch victory
# Worrying Times
# Worrying Times

Barcelona suffer first defeat under Xavi as Betis snatch victory

Updated Sat 10:15 PM 5,569 Views 0 Comments

Barca fell to a fourth league defeat of the season and to make their day worse Real Madrid recorded a 2-0 win over Real Sociedad this evening.

PSG leave it late but Georginio Wijnaldum shows his class to earn them a point in Lens
# By George
# By George

PSG leave it late but Georginio Wijnaldum shows his class to earn them a point in Lens

Sat 10:08 PM 4,939 Views 0 Comments

Lens were pegged back by the Dutchman’s 92nd minute goal.

'I hope one day he finds a manager that plays him more than I do'
# Super Sub
# Super Sub

'I hope one day he finds a manager that plays him more than I do'

Updated Sat 8:35 PM 71,560 Views 28 Comments

Jurgen Klopp was full of praise for Divock Origi after the Belgian scored another important goal for Liverpool.

Controversy in Germany with Bayern getting rub of the green en route to 3-2 win over Dortmund
# Var
# Var

Controversy in Germany with Bayern getting rub of the green en route to 3-2 win over Dortmund

Sat 8:08 PM 11,290 Views 7 Comments

Dortmund players and fans were left fuming following two contentious decisions in the second-half.

Silva shines as Man City stroll to top spot in Premier League
# City Slickers
# City Slickers

Silva shines as Man City stroll to top spot in Premier League

Sat 7:43 PM 4,258 Views 3 Comments

Silva scored twice in an impressive 3-1 win.

David McGoldrick scores second goal of season as Sheffield United win
# Round-Up
# Round-Up

David McGoldrick scores second goal of season as Sheffield United win

Sat 6:08 PM 3,206 Views 0 Comments

Fellow Irish blade Enda Stevens provided one of the assists in United’s 3-2 win.

Wilson fires Newcastle to first league win of the season as Brighton snatch point with late goal
# Results
# Results

Wilson fires Newcastle to first league win of the season as Brighton snatch point with late goal

Sat 5:41 PM 2,992 Views 0 Comments

Newcastle got the better of Burnley while Brighton played out a draw against Southampton.

Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s winning start continues as Rangers see off Dundee
# Van The Man
# Van The Man

Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s winning start continues as Rangers see off Dundee

Sat 5:32 PM 2,162 Views 0 Comments

The new Rangers boss has now won four out of four since replacing Steven Gerrard at the Ibrox helm.

Origi nets last-gasp winner for Liverpool at Wolves
# Late Late Show
# Late Late Show

Origi nets last-gasp winner for Liverpool at Wolves

Sat 5:16 PM 26,572 Views 17 Comments

The substitute fired in from close range just as it looked like the Reds would fail to score for the first time in eight months.

Thomas Tuchel knows mistakes are hurting Chelsea after they lose London derby
# Sickened
# Sickened

Thomas Tuchel knows mistakes are hurting Chelsea after they lose London derby

Sat 4:05 PM 3,782 Views 2 Comments

Errors from Edouard Mendy were to blame for defeat at West Ham.

Dawson Devoy among 11 players to re-sign with Bohemians for 2022
# Staying Put
# Staying Put

Dawson Devoy among 11 players to re-sign with Bohemians for 2022

Sat 3:33 PM 3,661 Views 10 Comments

Devoy was named Young Player of the Year at the PFA Ireland awards on Friday.

Chelsea stunned as Masuaku's stroke of luck lifts West Ham
# Hammer Blow
# Hammer Blow

Chelsea stunned as Masuaku's stroke of luck lifts West Ham

Sat 2:41 PM 5,606 Views 8 Comments

It was the Blues’ first defeat in their last 13 games in all competitions.

Goals, awards and much more - Irish star Kiernan's electric start to life at Liverpool
# Cloud 9
# Cloud 9

Goals, awards and much more - Irish star Kiernan's electric start to life at Liverpool

Sat 7:00 AM 15,059 Views 1 Comment

Kiernan missed the recent World Cup qualifiers through injury, but could play a big part for the Girls In Green going forward.

Soccer - Friday 3 December, 2021

Georgie Kelly and Stephen Bradley among the winners at PFAI awards
# Standing Out
# Standing Out

Georgie Kelly and Stephen Bradley among the winners at PFAI awards

Fri 11:59 PM 2,692 Views 10 Comments

Gavin Bazunu and Dawson Devoy were also among those recognised.

Jurgen Klopp credits pre-season brainstorming for Liverpool’s scoring spree
# Preparation
# Preparation

Jurgen Klopp credits pre-season brainstorming for Liverpool’s scoring spree

Fri 11:50 PM 5,578 Views 1 Comment

Wednesday’s 4-1 win over Everton in the Merseyside derby.

'He’s such a talented football player and he’s not playing' - David Moyes on Jesse Lingard's plight
# Peripheral
# Peripheral

'He’s such a talented football player and he’s not playing' - David Moyes on Jesse Lingard's plight

Fri 11:34 PM 6,938 Views 1 Comment

The 28-year-old attacking midfielder enjoyed a hugely-impressive loan spell at West Ham during the second half of last season.

DeChambeau seizes World Challenge lead as McIlroy falls back
# Mixed Fortunes
# Mixed Fortunes

DeChambeau seizes World Challenge lead as McIlroy falls back

Fri 11:09 PM 3,331 Views 1 Comment

Second-ranked Collin Morikawa, 13th-ranked Tony Finau and world number 16 Brooks Koepka shared second.

'I understand the club and supporters will be disappointed' - Stephen O'Donnell
# Wave Goodbye
# Wave Goodbye

'I understand the club and supporters will be disappointed' - Stephen O'Donnell

Fri 10:53 PM 8,189 Views 1 Comment

The Dundalk-bound head coach confirmed his St Pat’s departure this evening.

After 9 months out, Robbie Brady makes long-awaited debut in top-of-the-table clash
# Boost
# Boost

After 9 months out, Robbie Brady makes long-awaited debut in top-of-the-table clash

Fri 10:27 PM 15,358 Views 0 Comments

Meanwhile, another Irish player, Mark Travers, put in an impressive display as Bournemouth drew with Fulham.

Antonio Conte tips Tottenham youngster to become a top midfielder
# Hot Prospect
# Hot Prospect

Antonio Conte tips Tottenham youngster to become a top midfielder

Fri 10:04 PM 11,104 Views 0 Comments

The Italian boss was full of praise for Oliver Skipp after the Brentford win.

Fresh Juve searches look at Ronaldo sale
# Scrutiny
# Scrutiny

Fresh Juve searches look at Ronaldo sale

Fri 9:46 PM 12,867 Views 4 Comments

Italian prosecutors have targeted the Serie A club.

PSG still waiting for Lionel Messi to find Ballon d'Or form
# Great Expectations
# Great Expectations

PSG still waiting for Lionel Messi to find Ballon d'Or form

Fri 8:58 PM 4,356 Views 3 Comments

With Neymar set for a spell on the sidelines, the responsibility on the Argentine star’s shoulders has increased.

The Irish-born defender set to embark on an African adventure
# Adaptation
# Adaptation

The Irish-born defender set to embark on an African adventure

Fri 8:11 PM 33,935 Views 4 Comments

Roberto Lopes is preparing to represent Cape Verde in the Africa Cup of Nations.

Shelbourne sign defender Shane Griffin from St Pat's
# Done Deal
# Done Deal

Shelbourne sign defender Shane Griffin from St Pat's

Fri 5:31 PM 3,085 Views 0 Comments

‘He has a wealth of experience in the league and knows how to win games and trophies,’ said Shels boss Damien Duff.

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz

Fri 5:29 PM 30,161 Views 8 Comments

Let’s see how much you remember from the past week.

Shamrock Rovers left 'astounded' by FAI's change to U14 league
# Concerns
# Concerns

Shamrock Rovers left 'astounded' by FAI's change to U14 league

Fri 5:10 PM 6,793 Views 3 Comments

Rovers described it as ‘a completely random, ill-thought-out decision made by the FAI Board’ to push the competition back to next summer.

There's just one obvious candidate for Premier League player of the season so far
# Talking Point
# Talking Point

There's just one obvious candidate for Premier League player of the season so far

Fri 4:58 PM 5,281 Views 5 Comments

Mo Salah has been in blistering form for Liverpool.

England Euro 2020 final win would have had ‘horrific’ consequences
# Review
# Review

England Euro 2020 final win would have had ‘horrific’ consequences

Fri 2:30 PM 38,132 Views 35 Comments

The results of an independent review into the violence-marred showdown at Wembley have been published.