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Soccer - Saturday 13 February, 2021

Clarets crack Crystal Palace with early goals
# Premier League
# Premier League

Clarets crack Crystal Palace with early goals

Feb 13th 2021, 5:18 PM 2,259 Views 0 Comments

Matt Lowton cracked in a brilliant second half volley to round off a win over a toothless Palace.

Four assists for Aiden McGeady in Sunderland win
# Wrap
# Wrap

Four assists for Aiden McGeady in Sunderland win

Feb 13th 2021, 5:11 PM 10,577 Views 9 Comments

The Irish international set up all of his side’s goals, but it was a much quieter day for the Irish players in the Championship.

Klopp concedes league title after defeat to Leicester
# Reaction
# Reaction

Klopp concedes league title after defeat to Leicester

Feb 13th 2021, 3:59 PM 10,104 Views 33 Comments

The champions blew a lead to lose 3-1 at the King Power Stadium.

Concern for in-form Jamie McGrath over potential season-ending injury
# Setback
# Setback

Concern for in-form Jamie McGrath over potential season-ending injury

Feb 13th 2021, 2:59 PM 7,483 Views 2 Comments

The former Dundalk midfielder has played a key role for St Mirren so far in the 2020-21 campaign.

Liverpool implode and lose ground in top-four race with defeat at Leicester
# Collapse
# Collapse

Liverpool implode and lose ground in top-four race with defeat at Leicester

Feb 13th 2021, 2:47 PM 39,977 Views 116 Comments

Another Alisson howler condemned the champions to a 3-1 defeat.

Jon Walters applies to be new CEO of English PFA
# New Boss
# New Boss

Jon Walters applies to be new CEO of English PFA

Feb 13th 2021, 1:04 PM 10,197 Views 5 Comments

Walters says he wants to replace Gordon Taylor, who is ending his 40-year tenure at the end of the season.

17 years ago, he was the first Nigerian to represent Ireland and wanted by Man City. Now, he has a new purpose
# Trailblazer
# Trailblazer

17 years ago, he was the first Nigerian to represent Ireland and wanted by Man City. Now, he has a new purpose

Feb 13th 2021, 7:00 AM 65,758 Views 15 Comments

Emeka Onwubiko on his past and future in football.

Soccer - Friday 12 February, 2021

Preston boss hails Irish defender Cunningham
# Reaction
# Reaction

Preston boss hails Irish defender Cunningham

Feb 12th 2021, 11:59 PM 6,415 Views 4 Comments

The Galway native helped Alex Neil’s side earn an important 2-1 win over Blackburn.

Only Leicester player to have played every Premier League minute set to miss rest of season
# Setback
# Setback

Only Leicester player to have played every Premier League minute set to miss rest of season

Feb 12th 2021, 11:10 PM 10,574 Views 0 Comments

James Justin has damaged his anterior cruciate ligament.

Leipzig win in Liverpool tune-up, €43 million-rated defender set to join Bayern Munich
# Going Well
# Going Well

Leipzig win in Liverpool tune-up, €43 million-rated defender set to join Bayern Munich

Feb 12th 2021, 10:47 PM 10,480 Views 5 Comments

Dayot Upamecano has also been linked with the Reds and Chelsea.

City claim bragging rights over United in Manchester derby
# Report
# Report

City claim bragging rights over United in Manchester derby

Feb 12th 2021, 10:26 PM 3,843 Views 2 Comments

Lucy Bronze, Lauren Hemp and Caroline Weir struck as their side made it seven league wins on the trot.

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Irish international marks full debut with superb goal in Preston victory
# Boost
# Boost

Irish international marks full debut with superb goal in Preston victory

Feb 12th 2021, 10:14 PM 8,680 Views 3 Comments

Greg Cunningham was making his first start since re-joining the club.

Dortmund could turn to 16-year-old in search of goals
# Prodigy
# Prodigy

Dortmund could turn to 16-year-old in search of goals

Feb 12th 2021, 9:19 PM 6,955 Views 1 Comment

Youssoufa Moukoko has already become the youngest player in Bundesliga history.

Celtic star insists he is not a diver
# Rebuttal
# Rebuttal

Celtic star insists he is not a diver

Feb 12th 2021, 8:35 PM 4,570 Views 3 Comments

Albian Ajeti was accused of causing referee Kevin Clancy to wrongly award the Hoops a spot-kick against Kilmarnock.

Middlesbrough winger served three-month ban for cocaine use last year
# Punishment
# Punishment

Middlesbrough winger served three-month ban for cocaine use last year

Feb 12th 2021, 7:53 PM 5,174 Views 0 Comments

The FA has revealed the suspension was handed out to the Nathaniel Mendez-Laing when he was at Cardiff.

Amid another injury blow for Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp backs Ozan Kabak to handle pressure
# Opportunity Knocks
# Opportunity Knocks

Amid another injury blow for Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp backs Ozan Kabak to handle pressure

Feb 12th 2021, 7:21 PM 9,490 Views 11 Comments

The centre-back could replace injured Fabinho against Leicester this weekend.

Hoban disputes Rovers' title success as Dundalk set sights on winning 'a proper league' in 2021
# Shots Fired
# Shots Fired

Hoban disputes Rovers' title success as Dundalk set sights on winning 'a proper league' in 2021

Feb 12th 2021, 5:24 PM 5,696 Views 16 Comments

‘You’re telling me that winning the league after 18 games is winning a league? It’s not.’

What is going on with Gareth Bale at Tottenham?
# Problems
# Problems

What is going on with Gareth Bale at Tottenham?

Feb 12th 2021, 5:17 PM 46,372 Views 31 Comments

The Wales star looks a shadow of his former self at present.

Solskjaer happy to change from two-legged ties to one-off European games
# Idea
# Idea

Solskjaer happy to change from two-legged ties to one-off European games

Feb 12th 2021, 5:07 PM 3,676 Views 2 Comments

The Man United boss supports the idea in light of the complications caused by the pandemic.

Learning from Harry Kane is aiding Troy Parrott 'on and off the pitch'
# Development
# Development

Learning from Harry Kane is aiding Troy Parrott 'on and off the pitch'

Feb 12th 2021, 4:01 PM 6,999 Views 4 Comments

The 19-year-old attacker is continuing his education in senior football while on loan at Ipswich Town.

McNamara targets Ireland debut after making Championship breakthrough
# The Next Step
# The Next Step

McNamara targets Ireland debut after making Championship breakthrough

Feb 12th 2021, 2:07 PM 7,437 Views 3 Comments

Stephen Kenny gave the Millwall man his U21 bow in 2019.

Arsenal v Benfica Europa League return leg switched to Greece
# On The Road
# On The Road

Arsenal v Benfica Europa League return leg switched to Greece

Feb 12th 2021, 11:15 AM 2,177 Views 1 Comment

Arsenal will travel further for the home leg of their tie than the away leg.

'The magic hasn't stopped' - Wes Hoolahan wins Player of the Month award
# Like A Fine Wine
# Like A Fine Wine

'The magic hasn't stopped' - Wes Hoolahan wins Player of the Month award

Feb 12th 2021, 9:15 AM 6,086 Views 18 Comments

Recognition of the 38-year-old’s form for Cambridge United, who are currently setting the pace in League Two.

Conor Hourihane on Wembley saga: ‘People are trying to stick the knife in'
# Videogate
# Videogate

Conor Hourihane on Wembley saga: ‘People are trying to stick the knife in'

Feb 12th 2021, 8:14 AM 11,956 Views 1 Comment

Ireland midfielder Conor Hourihane could not believe how controversy arose from the motivational video shown by Ireland boss Stephen Kenny.

Soccer - Thursday 11 February, 2021

Man United to face Leicester after FA Cup draw as Chelsea complete quarter-final line-up
# Last Eight
# Last Eight

Man United to face Leicester after FA Cup draw as Chelsea complete quarter-final line-up

Updated Feb 11th 2021, 9:30 PM 25,197 Views 7 Comments

The games will be played over the weekend of 20-21 March.

Bayern Munich beat Tigres to win Club World Cup
# Champions
# Champions

Bayern Munich beat Tigres to win Club World Cup

Feb 11th 2021, 8:50 PM 5,900 Views 4 Comments

Benjamin Pavard’s second-half winner sealed a 1-0 victory.

Shelbourne confirm signing of Cork City star Noonan
# Pen To Paper
# Pen To Paper

Shelbourne confirm signing of Cork City star Noonan

Feb 11th 2021, 8:32 PM 3,636 Views 0 Comments

Noonan won an FAI Cup medal with Cork City in 2017.

Saints sink Wolves and march into the last eight of the FA Cup
# Super Saints
# Super Saints

Saints sink Wolves and march into the last eight of the FA Cup

Feb 11th 2021, 8:03 PM 3,100 Views 0 Comments

Danny Ings and Stuart Armstrong scored in the second half at Molineux.

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Ireland goalkeeper Travers is recalled to Championship from loan spell in League One
# COYBIG
# COYBIG

Ireland goalkeeper Travers is recalled to Championship from loan spell in League One

Feb 11th 2021, 7:07 PM 8,004 Views 3 Comments

Travers had made the move to Swindon Town last month but is now back at Bournemouth.

Injured Neymar out of PSG's Champions League clash with Barcelona
# Sidelined
# Sidelined

Injured Neymar out of PSG's Champions League clash with Barcelona

Feb 11th 2021, 6:49 PM 3,682 Views 6 Comments

The Brazil forward suffered the injury in PSG’s 1-0 win against Caen in the French Cup last night.

'Someone saying they hope I die of Covid' - Bruce on social media abuse
# Keyboard Warriors
# Keyboard Warriors

'Someone saying they hope I die of Covid' - Bruce on social media abuse

Feb 11th 2021, 3:36 PM 3,401 Views 4 Comments

The Newcastle boss does not use social media but has been told by children about the abuse.

Man Utd’s Amad Diallo fined over false documents that allowed him to enter Italy
# Punishment
# Punishment

Man Utd’s Amad Diallo fined over false documents that allowed him to enter Italy

Feb 11th 2021, 2:14 PM 10,162 Views 8 Comments

Diallo, 18, was ordered to pay €48,000.

Milan midfielder credits Ibrahimovic, 16 years his senior, for inspiring club's young guns
# Talisman
# Talisman

Milan midfielder credits Ibrahimovic, 16 years his senior, for inspiring club's young guns

Feb 11th 2021, 1:09 PM 4,807 Views 0 Comments

Ismael Bennacer has become one of the key members of the team who are currently leading Serie A.

Unhappy defender leaves Celtic to return home
# Transfer News
# Transfer News

Unhappy defender leaves Celtic to return home

Feb 11th 2021, 12:36 PM 9,659 Views 3 Comments

Hatem Elhamed has joined Hapoel Be’er Sheva on a permanent basis.

Liverpool ordered to pay Fulham up to £4.3 million for Harvey Elliott
# Rulling
# Rulling

Liverpool ordered to pay Fulham up to £4.3 million for Harvey Elliott

Feb 11th 2021, 12:10 PM 7,685 Views 5 Comments

The London club will receive a record fee for a 16-year-old after a tribunal ruled that the Reds must pay up.

England turn to George Ford at fly-half for Six Nations clash with Italy
# Switch
# Switch

England turn to George Ford at fly-half for Six Nations clash with Italy

Feb 11th 2021, 11:16 AM 10,110 Views 8 Comments

Owen Farrell moves to inside centre for the game.

League of Ireland seasons to start as planned despite pause on GAA activity
# Onwards
# Onwards

League of Ireland seasons to start as planned despite pause on GAA activity

Feb 11th 2021, 10:48 AM 3,253 Views 10 Comments

The Premier Division, First Division, and Women’s National League are set to kick off as planned next month.

Jose Mourinho puzzled by Gareth Bale's 'not obvious' injury
# In The Clubhouse
# In The Clubhouse

Jose Mourinho puzzled by Gareth Bale's 'not obvious' injury

Feb 11th 2021, 8:12 AM 11,537 Views 11 Comments

The on-loan Real Madrid forward was absent for Tottenham’s 5-4 extra-time defeat to Everton.

Westwood insists he'll 'never close the door on Ireland' as World Cup qualifiers approach
# Keeper Of The Faith
# Keeper Of The Faith

Westwood insists he'll 'never close the door on Ireland' as World Cup qualifiers approach

Feb 11th 2021, 7:00 AM 8,144 Views 7 Comments

No Irish goalkeeper is currently playing regularly at a higher level than the Sheffield Wednesday man.

Soccer - Wednesday 10 February, 2021

Table-toppers Chelsea return to winning ways against Arsenal, Ireland's Connolly stars for Brighton again
# WSL
# WSL

Table-toppers Chelsea return to winning ways against Arsenal, Ireland's Connolly stars for Brighton again

Feb 10th 2021, 11:55 PM 4,032 Views 0 Comments

A disappointing defeat, another huge performance and a controversial postponement – it was a mixed night for the Irish in the Women’s Super League.