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Coleraine fight back as Crusaders maintain one-point lead - Danske Bank Premiership Round-up (January 20 2017)

Mon, Jan 22 2018

Five of the six Danske Bank Premiership games went ahead this weekend in spite of adverse weather conditions, with only ...

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Michael O'Neill turns down Scotland to continue as Northern Ireland manager

Mon, Jan 22 2018

The Portadown man narrowly missed out on World Cup qualification with Northern Ireland last year.

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17-year-old Irish striker Michael Obafemi hails 'dream come true' Premier League debut

Mon, Jan 22 2018

Obafemi was a late substitute for Southampton as they held Tottenham Hotspur to a 1-1 draw on Sunday.

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Match Report: Coleraine 3 - 3 Crusaders

Sun, Jan 21 2018

Two spectacular strikes from Jamie McGonigle and one from Darren McCauley saw Coleraine come back from the dead to earn ...

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'Bizarre news' as Eamon Zayed is released by Indy Eleven

Fri, Jan 19 2018

The striker is the club's all-time highest scorer after just two years.

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Bluebell United striker Dean Ebbe joins Welsh champions TNS

Fri, Jan 19 2018

Ebbe spent time with Inverness Caledonian Thistle last year.

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Martin O'Neill confirms contract agreed to stay on as Ireland manager

Tue, Jan 16 2018

The deal has been sent to O'Neill's lawyers for due diligence.

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Uefa Nations League Explained

Tue, Jan 16 2018

We have all your UEFA Nations League questions covered ahead of next week’s draw.

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Former Manchester City midfielder Jack Byrne joins Oldham Athletic

Tue, Jan 16 2018

The Ireland under-21 international spent the first half of the season on loan with Oldham.

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Ireland under-21 winger Harry Charsley joins Bolton Wanderers on loan from Everton

Sun, Jan 14 2018

The Everton winger made his bow for the senior team in last month's Europa League win over Apollon Nicosia at ...

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Ireland under-21 star Reece Grego-Cox joins Woking from Queens Park Rangers

Sun, Jan 14 2018

Grego-Cox made four appearances for Rangers in the Premier League.

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Had Boots Did Travel - FA Cup Third Round Special (January 9 2017)

Thu, Jan 11 2018

There were 49 Republic of Ireland-declared players in action in the third round of the FA Cup in England this ...

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Cork City's double-winning defender Ryan Delaney joins Rochdale

Tue, Jan 09 2018

21-year-old Delaney won a league and cup double with City last season, as well as being named in the PFAI ...

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Jim McGuinness steps down as Roger Schmidt's assistant in Beijing

Tue, Jan 09 2018

Beijing Sinobo Guoan are set to compete in the Atlantic Cup in Portugal at the end of this month.

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Six Maltese under-21 players banned for match-fixing offences

Tue, Jan 09 2018

Emmanuel Briffa and Kyle Cesare have been issued lifetime bans from all football-related activity for their part in match-fixing.

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Former Rangers and Glentoran striker Nacho Novo suffers suspected heart attack during game

Mon, Jan 08 2018

The 38-year-old – who retired after being released by the Glens at the end of the 2016-17 season – was ...

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Had Boots Did Travel - Midweek Fixtures (January 4 2018)

Fri, Jan 05 2018

There were two Irish players on the scoresheet for the first time in 11 months in the Premier League as ...

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Former Manchester United defender Dunne joins Accrington on loan from Burnley

Fri, Jan 05 2018

The youngster impressed during a loan spell with Barrow before Christmas.

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Michael O'Neill's assistant Jimmy Nicholl appointed Rangers number two

Thu, Jan 04 2018

Nicholl would combine his Northern Ireland role with the job assisting Graeme Murty.

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Sunderland and Ireland midfielder Darron Gibson suffers fresh injury woe

Thu, Jan 04 2018

The midfielder will miss at least two months with a groin injury and could require surgery.

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Ireland under-21 international Connor Ronan makes loan move to high-flying Portsmouth

Thu, Jan 04 2018

The Wolves teenager has opted to take a step down to continue his first-team development.

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Former Republic of Ireland striker Paddy Madden joins Fleetwood Town for 'six-figure sum'

Wed, Jan 03 2018

Madden scored 60 goals in 196 appearances for Scunthorpe.

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Jordan Forsythe scores a stunner for Crusaders

Tue, Jan 02 2018

Crusaders, who have garnered a reputation over the festive period with some quality strikes, have hit the headlines again with ...

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Carrick Rangers sign sought-after defender Damien McNulty from Finn Harps

Sat, Dec 30 2017

The Premiership strugglers have also signed the promising ex-Oldham Athletic striker Brendan Glackin.

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Barnet sign Irish midfielder Fuad Sule from Bohemians for an undisclosed fee

Sat, Dec 30 2017

The 20-year-old has signed a contract of unspecified length with the struggling Bees after finally making his dream of cross-channel ...

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Ireland under-21 Josh Barrett joins Coventry City on loan after signing new Reading deal

Wed, Dec 27 2017

Barrett made his league debut for the Royals back in 2016.

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Ireland and Celtic winger Jonny Hayes out for six months after surgery on broken leg

Wed, Dec 27 2017

The 30-year-old was injured in a tackle with Dundee's Josh Meekings on Tuesday.

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Peru captain Paolo Guerrero free to play at World Cup after 12-month ban reduced

Wed, Dec 27 2017

The Flamengo striker had been banned for a year after testing positive for a metabolist of cocaine.

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Turkish training camp and friendly set for Boys in Green

Thu, Dec 21 2017

The Republic of Ireland’s first fixture of 2018 will be a trip to Turkey for a friendly in March.

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Swedish stalwart Kim Kallstrom calls time on playing career

Fri, Dec 15 2017

The 35-year-old had played to play one more year with Djurgardens

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Linfield to kick off Irish Cup defence at home to amateur Glebe Rangers

Tue, Dec 12 2017

Cliftonvolle host Warrenpoint Town in one of two all-Premiership clashes.

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Champions Real Madrid draw PSG in pick of the Champions League last 16

Mon, Dec 11 2017

Other exciting clashes include Tottenham Hotspur facing last season’s finalists Juventus where Mauricio Pochettino’s men will look to get to ...

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Dutch league loses automatic Champions League group stage spot for the first time

Sat, Dec 09 2017

The Dutch champions will have to go through the qualifiers for the next two years.

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Peru captain Paolo Guerrero to miss World Cup after testing positive for cocaine

Fri, Dec 08 2017

The striker tested positive following a 0-0 draw with Argentina in qualifying in October.

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Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo wins record-equalling fifth Ballon d'Or

Thu, Dec 07 2017

The award takes the Portuguese star level with Barcelona's Lionel Messi.

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Ireland and Spain paired up in potential Euro 2020 draw as Brussels stripped of host status

Thu, Dec 07 2017

Dublin will host four games with Ireland guaranteed two games at the Aviva Stadium should they qualify

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Shakthar Donetsk upset Manchester City as Champions League last 16 line-up confirmed

Wed, Dec 06 2017

The draw for the last 16 will take place at UEFA HQ in Nyon on Monday, December 11th.

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Burnley confirm Ireland star Robbie Brady to undergo knee surgery

Wed, Dec 06 2017

Clarets boss Sean Dyche confirmed the 25-year-old will face a 'substantial recovery period' from the injury sustained during the Clarets' ...

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Spain to face Portugal in pick of World Cup opening clashes

Fri, Dec 01 2017

Alex Dunne looks at what the World Cup through up at the Kremlin this afternoon

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Sam Allardyce expected to be appointed Everton manager

Wed, Nov 29 2017

Everton expect to finalise a deal to make former Limerick manager Sam Allardyce their new manager with the Englishman to ...

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Eamon Dunphy calls for Stephen Kenny and Brian Kerr to be offered the Ireland job

Mon, Nov 20 2017

The former Ireland international pressed his case on 2FM's Game On show on Monday night, arguing Kenny has proven on ...

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Cyrus Christie condemns 'deeply saddening' racist abuse on social media

Mon, Nov 20 2017

The defender was reportedly left 'in tears' after the horrific comments on social media that purported to gather a lynch ...

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Gardaí to investigate racist tweets against Irish international Cyrus Christie

Mon, Nov 20 2017

Teammate James McClean revealed the Middlesbrough defender was left 'in tears' after the comments were directed towards his Twitter handle.

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JD Welsh Premiership Round-up - TNS return to the summit as Met slip up

Sun, Nov 19 2017

Only two points separate the top four of the New Saints, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Connah's Quay Nomads and Bangor.

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Martin O'Neill: 'Two goals in the space of a couple of minutes knocked us for six'

Wed, Nov 15 2017

Martin O’Neill admitted his Republic of Ireland side were well beaten by a Denmark team who 'knocked us for six ...

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Record-breaking goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon confirms his retirement

Wed, Nov 15 2017

The 39-year-old was expected hang up his international boots following the World Cup next year but hastened his departure following ...

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Dick Advocaat steps down as Netherlands manager following World Cup failure

Wed, Nov 15 2017

The Dutchman took over from Danny Blind earlier this year but couldn't steer his country to the finals.

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Republic of Ireland player ratings v Denmark (November 14 2017)

Tue, Nov 14 2017

A good night for Ireland became a very bad night for Ireland.

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FIFA World Cup Playoff Preview: Republic of Ireland -v- Denmark

Tue, Nov 14 2017

The Republic of Ireland host Denmark at the Aviva Stadium (kick-off 7.45pm) in what could be the most important international ...

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Italy fail to qualify for World Cup for first time in 60 years

Mon, Nov 13 2017

The Azzurri were held to a goalless draw by Sweden at the San Siro in Milan.

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