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Soccer - Friday 9 April, 2021

Northern Ireland beat Republic's conquerors to close in on Euros qualification
# Winning
# Winning

Northern Ireland beat Republic's conquerors to close in on Euros qualification

Apr 9th 2021, 11:58 PM 6,134 Views 1 Comment

Kenny Shiels’ side won 2-1 away to Ukraine in Friday night’s play-off first leg.

Pep Guardiola: I would be happy to see Sergio Aguero face Man City next season
# Pep Talk
# Pep Talk

Pep Guardiola: I would be happy to see Sergio Aguero face Man City next season

Apr 9th 2021, 11:18 PM 4,377 Views 2 Comments

It was announced last week Aguero, City’s record goalscorer, would leave the club when his contract expired in the summer.

Former Shamrock Rovers star scores first goal since move to Scotland
# Take A Bow
# Take A Bow

Former Shamrock Rovers star scores first goal since move to Scotland

Apr 9th 2021, 11:11 PM 7,527 Views 2 Comments

Aaron McEneff was on target as Hearts moved to within two points of the title.

Kop legend Dalglish dreaming of another Anfield miracle against Real
# King Kenny
# King Kenny

Kop legend Dalglish dreaming of another Anfield miracle against Real

Apr 9th 2021, 11:05 PM 6,575 Views 2 Comments

Liverpool are 3-1 down against Real Madrid in the Champions League quarter-finals.

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Edinson Cavani's Man United future in doubt
# Uncertainty
# Uncertainty

Edinson Cavani's Man United future in doubt

Apr 9th 2021, 10:39 PM 8,762 Views 11 Comments

The 34-year-old Uruguay international arrived at Old Trafford as a free agent in October on a deal until the end of the campaign.

Fulham's Premier League survival hopes dealt a major blow after late drama
# Disappointment
# Disappointment

Fulham's Premier League survival hopes dealt a major blow after late drama

Apr 9th 2021, 10:24 PM 5,461 Views 0 Comments

Wolves’ Adama Traore scored a last-gasp winner for his side.

Ismaila Sarr at the double as Watford take step closer to Premier League return
# Wat-a-win
# Wat-a-win

Ismaila Sarr at the double as Watford take step closer to Premier League return

Apr 9th 2021, 10:12 PM 2,347 Views 0 Comments

The Hornets were 2-0 winners at home to Reading.

Athlone win in Cork to go top of the table
# Flying High
# Flying High

Athlone win in Cork to go top of the table

Apr 9th 2021, 10:06 PM 3,752 Views 2 Comments

James Doona’s cool finish with 12 minutes to go proved to be the difference between the two sides

Kelly's goal sends Bohs to victory and piles even more pressure on Dundalk
# Georgie Boy
# Georgie Boy

Kelly's goal sends Bohs to victory and piles even more pressure on Dundalk

Apr 9th 2021, 10:02 PM 3,489 Views 1 Comment

Big spending club have collected just one point from four games.

World Cup winner De Rossi hospitalised with Covid-19 - reports
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

World Cup winner De Rossi hospitalised with Covid-19 - reports

Apr 9th 2021, 9:06 PM 6,674 Views 5 Comments

The 37-year-old was one of four members of Italy’s staff who were infected during recent 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

O'Neill 'very disappointed' with Ireland as McClean's season looks to be over
# Sidelined
# Sidelined

O'Neill 'very disappointed' with Ireland as McClean's season looks to be over

Apr 9th 2021, 9:00 PM 46,365 Views 8 Comments

‘Clearly we didn’t want him to go away on international duty and firmly believe that has hindered his recovery.

Derry finish with 10 men as second-half brace sends St Pat's top of Premier Division table
# The Summit
# The Summit

Derry finish with 10 men as second-half brace sends St Pat's top of Premier Division table

Apr 9th 2021, 7:58 PM 2,334 Views 3 Comments

Robbie Benson and substitute Darragh Burns were both on target at Richmond Park.

Monday 19 April is D-Day for FAI's Euro hopes
# Manic Monday
# Manic Monday

Monday 19 April is D-Day for FAI's Euro hopes

Apr 9th 2021, 7:22 PM 1,601 Views 3 Comments

Irish fans will find out in 10 days if Dublin will get to host four games in this year’s tournament.

Positive Covid-19 case sees Cabinteely v Galway United called off
# Postponed
# Postponed

Positive Covid-19 case sees Cabinteely v Galway United called off

Apr 9th 2021, 6:08 PM 2,702 Views 0 Comments

John Caulfield’s side were due to face the First Division leaders at Stradbrook tonight.

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz
# Let's Get Quizzical
# Let's Get Quizzical

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz

Apr 9th 2021, 5:10 PM 27,185 Views 8 Comments

How closely were you paying attention to the sports headlines this week?

What has happened to Trent Alexander-Arnold?
# Out Of Sorts
# Out Of Sorts

What has happened to Trent Alexander-Arnold?

Apr 9th 2021, 4:59 PM 8,683 Views 21 Comments

Having previously excelled, the Liverpool full-back has struggled this season.

Jurgen Klopp wants Liverpool to right the wrongs of Villa Park
# Revenge Mission
# Revenge Mission

Jurgen Klopp wants Liverpool to right the wrongs of Villa Park

Apr 9th 2021, 3:41 PM 2,510 Views 1 Comment

The Reds were beaten 7-2 by Dean Smith’s side in October.

La Liga finds no evidence of racist slur against Diakhaby
# Probe
# Probe

La Liga finds no evidence of racist slur against Diakhaby

Apr 9th 2021, 3:05 PM 1,945 Views 2 Comments

Juan Cala of Cadiz was alleged to have abused the Valnecia player last weekend.

'It's a special feeling to wear the green jersey, and to get Player of the Match topped that off'
# Joy Of Six
# Joy Of Six

'It's a special feeling to wear the green jersey, and to get Player of the Match topped that off'

Apr 9th 2021, 2:44 PM 2,441 Views 0 Comments

Shelbourne’s Jamie Finn was excellent against Denmark – and global superstar Pernille Harder – last night.

Messi happy again but Barca wonder if this Clasico will be his last
# Big Game
# Big Game

Messi happy again but Barca wonder if this Clasico will be his last

Apr 9th 2021, 1:53 PM 2,939 Views 1 Comment

The winners will move Atletico Madrid off top spot for the first time since December.

Dalymount Park redevelopment to progress following announcement of government grant
# Moving Forward
# Moving Forward

Dalymount Park redevelopment to progress following announcement of government grant

Apr 9th 2021, 1:17 PM 18,207 Views 20 Comments

It’s hoped that the 6,000-seater stadium will open in time for the start of the 2025 League of Ireland season.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer impressed by display of Marcus Rashford in win over Granada
# Just Europa
# Just Europa

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer impressed by display of Marcus Rashford in win over Granada

Apr 9th 2021, 8:07 AM 4,038 Views 8 Comments

United take a 2-0 lead back to Old Trafford.

A chance for Sligo Rovers to show that they're in for the long haul
# Clash Of The Rovers
# Clash Of The Rovers

A chance for Sligo Rovers to show that they're in for the long haul

Apr 9th 2021, 7:05 AM 3,238 Views 1 Comment

After a promising start to the season, Liam Buckley’s side host champions Shamrock Rovers this weekend.

Soccer - Thursday 8 April, 2021

'I’m very, very proud of them in the guts that they showed against an opponent like this'
# Encouraging Signs
# Encouraging Signs

'I’m very, very proud of them in the guts that they showed against an opponent like this'

Apr 8th 2021, 11:58 PM 4,071 Views 2 Comments

Vera Pauw’s Ireland suffered a 1-0 defeat to Denmark tonight, but there were lots of positives to take from the international friendly.

Wasteful Arsenal concede late away goal equaliser in Europa League quarter-final
# Frustration
# Frustration

Wasteful Arsenal concede late away goal equaliser in Europa League quarter-final

Apr 8th 2021, 10:33 PM 4,907 Views 4 Comments

Nicolas Pepe had broken the deadlock for Arsenal but Slavia Prague grabbed a late equaliser at the Emirates.

Rashford and Fernandes ensure United brush off Granada
# Away Days
# Away Days

Rashford and Fernandes ensure United brush off Granada

Apr 8th 2021, 10:11 PM 6,213 Views 5 Comments

The away side sealed a 2-0 victory to take charge of the Europa League quarter-final first leg.

Ireland edged out by early Denmark goal but plenty of positives in Pauw's first friendly
# Next Chapter
# Next Chapter

Ireland edged out by early Denmark goal but plenty of positives in Pauw's first friendly

Apr 8th 2021, 9:02 PM 12,125 Views 3 Comments

Nicoline Sorensen scored the decisive goal in the ninth minute at Tallaght Stadium.

As it happened: Republic of Ireland v Denmark, International friendly
# Minute-by-Minute
# Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: Republic of Ireland v Denmark, International friendly

Apr 8th 2021, 6:05 PM 24,861 Views 5 Comments

Vera Pauw’s side took on the Danes at Tallaght Stadium as preparations for the 2023 World Cup qualifying campaign ramp up.

'Apart from an accent, it is the absolute world. It means everything to me and my family'
# Amazing Grace
# Amazing Grace

'Apart from an accent, it is the absolute world. It means everything to me and my family'

Updated Apr 8th 2021, 3:00 PM 41,353 Views 0 Comments

Goalkeeper Grace Moloney on representing Ireland, her exceptional season at Reading and how she used lockdown to improve.

Swansea City to boycott social media following 'abhorrent abuse' of players
# Taking A Stand
# Taking A Stand

Swansea City to boycott social media following 'abhorrent abuse' of players

Apr 8th 2021, 2:47 PM 2,364 Views 2 Comments

‘As a club we are acutely aware of how social media can impact on the mental health of players and staff…’

Dundalk blow as Brian Gartland set for surgery on ACL tear
# League Of Ireland
# League Of Ireland

Dundalk blow as Brian Gartland set for surgery on ACL tear

Apr 8th 2021, 2:07 PM 2,599 Views 2 Comments

Lilywhites stalwart will have an operation later this month.

Tuchel says Mount is now 'key player' for Chelsea following first Champions League goal
# Stepping Up
# Stepping Up

Tuchel says Mount is now 'key player' for Chelsea following first Champions League goal

Apr 8th 2021, 10:49 AM 3,566 Views 5 Comments

The 22-year-old opened the scoring against Porto with a memorable strike.

The Limerick latecomer's 'step up' from representing county to country, and battling relegation in Germany
# Rapid Rise
# Rapid Rise

The Limerick latecomer's 'step up' from representing county to country, and battling relegation in Germany

Apr 8th 2021, 6:30 AM 4,830 Views 4 Comments

Claire O’Riordan was unaware of top-level women’s football until her first year of college. Now she’s an Irish international.

Soccer - Wednesday 7 April, 2021

Mbappé double gives PSG edge over holders Bayern after first-leg thriller
# Catching Our Breath
# Catching Our Breath

Mbappé double gives PSG edge over holders Bayern after first-leg thriller

Apr 7th 2021, 10:20 PM 19,140 Views 17 Comments

Bayern had 31 shots but, without Robert Lewandowski, could only score twice as PSG nicked a valuable away win in the snow.

Chelsea take two-goal lead over Porto as Mason Mount shines in Seville
# Strong Start
# Strong Start

Chelsea take two-goal lead over Porto as Mason Mount shines in Seville

Apr 7th 2021, 10:12 PM 4,803 Views 8 Comments

Mount and fellow England international Ben Chilwell were on target for the Blues.

Robbie Savage's son signs first professional contract with Man United
# Chip Off The Old Block
# Chip Off The Old Block

Robbie Savage's son signs first professional contract with Man United

Apr 7th 2021, 9:34 PM 21,716 Views 8 Comments

Charlie Savage, 17, will hope to go one better than his father who never made a first-team appearance while at United.

Lukaku pulls Inter 11 points clear and Ronaldo on target in Juve win

Lukaku pulls Inter 11 points clear and Ronaldo on target in Juve win

Apr 7th 2021, 8:14 PM 5,597 Views 7 Comments

2-1 victories for Inter and Juve tonight in Italy.

Wretched March results see Ireland slump in latest Fifa world rankings
# Falling Stock
# Falling Stock

Wretched March results see Ireland slump in latest Fifa world rankings

Apr 7th 2021, 5:11 PM 13,102 Views 5 Comments

Defeats to Serbia and Luxembourg have seen Stephen Kenny’s side fall to 47th place.

Dublin Euro 2020 games in fresh doubt as FAI tell Uefa they cannot provide assurances on crowd numbers
# Uncertainty
# Uncertainty

Dublin Euro 2020 games in fresh doubt as FAI tell Uefa they cannot provide assurances on crowd numbers

Updated Apr 7th 2021, 5:00 PM 17,563 Views 33 Comments

Dublin is due to host three Group E games as well one of the ties in the knock-out stage.

Arsenal's Kieran Tierney out for up to 6 weeks with knee injury
# Setback
# Setback

Arsenal's Kieran Tierney out for up to 6 weeks with knee injury

Apr 7th 2021, 3:19 PM 1,828 Views 0 Comments

The Scotland full-back limped off before half-time against Liverpool on Saturday.