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Today’s News


Monday 26 May, 2014

It’s the anniversaries of two of the greatest injury-time goals in football history

Michael Thomas won the title for Arsenal at Anfield 25 years ago while it’s 15 years since Man United’s smash-and-grab Champions League triumph.

‘Next year is a big year for us’ – Delaney expects Irish crowds to return in 2015

The FAI’s chief executive maintains meetings with England, Scotland, Germany and Poland will attract supporters to the Aviva Stadium after an indifferent turn-out yesterday.

Lowry qualifies for US Open but Harrington misses out for first time in 15 years

The Offaly golfer capped off a terrific 24 hours after his second place finish at Wentworth yesterday.

‘O’Neill and Keane are committed to getting this team to France 2016’ – John Delaney

Speculation linking the Ireland manager and his assistant to club jobs doesn’t worry the FAI chief executive.

Sunday 25 May, 2014

Hoolahan disappointed with Turkey defeat but loving regular starting role

The Norwich attacker has started three of Martin O’Neill’s four games in charge of Ireland.

As it happened: Ireland v Turkey, international friendly

Martin O’Neill’s men took on the Turks in the first of a series of summer friendlies.

Four-midable St Michael’s clinch the FAI Junior Cup final

John Delaney will be a happy man as his former club defeated Ballynanty Rovers 4-0 at the Aviva Stadium.

15 years on: Remembering Ireland’s play-off heartbreak against Turkey

An away goal ended hopes of qualification to Euro 2000 for the Boys in Green.

Messi, Suarez, RVP and Kanye team up in new Adidas World Cup ad

Leo has some pretty epic dreams if this is anything to go by.

Giles: Bill will be hugely missed but I’m not thinking about retirement

RTÉ’s resident football anchor will call it a day after this summer’s World Cup finals.

John Delaney backs former club for FAI Cup final success in all-Munster affair

The Aviva Stadium hosts St Michael’s v Ballynanty Rovers in the country’s biggest junior soccer competition this afternoon.

Fourth consecutive All-Ireland title won by arguably the best schoolboy team ever

St Kevin’s Boys’ U15s are one of a number of all-conquering sides at the Dublin club.

Saturday 24 May, 2014

As it happened: Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid, Champions League final

It’s was all-Spanish affair in the Portuguese capital as Atleti went in search of the double and Real aimed to finally clinch an elusive tenth European Cup.

Wednesday 21 May, 2014

9-year-old Aberdeen fan sends club list of transfer targets, includes Messi and Ronaldo

Kris Boyd might be a slightly more realistic signing.

‘TV3 plus Baywatch babe’ – Brolly brands Sky’s formula ‘sexist’

The opinionated pundit has stated on Twitter that he believes Sky’s tactics are ‘shameless’.

Tuesday 20 May, 2014

‘If he wants to play he can call me’ – O’Neill phones Stephen Ireland, gets no answer

The Ireland manager has said he only wants players who are interested in lining out for the international team.

Rob Elliot is missing his own stag party for Ireland duty… but his mates are still going

The Newcastle goalkeeper could make his senior debut for the Boys in Green days before getting married.

‘That’s a stupid question…’ and other occasions when Louis van Gaal lost his cool

They don’t call him ‘The Iron Tulip’ for nothing, you know.

Monday 19 May, 2014

Cristiano Ronaldo is in the nip with his girlfriend on the latest cover of Vogue

Something tells us Messi wouldn’t be up for this sort of thing.

Nike marks 20 years of Arsenal jerseys with cool commemorative shirt

The FA Cup winners will switch to Puma after two decades this summer.

What shape is the Ireland squad in going into the summer friendlies?

We take a player-by-player look at how the season went for the Boys in Green ahead of the upcoming series of games.

MDMA and Tony Kelly fist bump their way through Sky’s first ever GAA ad

They want you to ‘see GAA differently’.

Sunday 18 May, 2014

Zlatan to take up rugby…? It’s the sporting tweets of the week

Some of our favourites including Mike McCarthy egg-shelling, Daniel Agger in Limerick and Paddy Barnes’s shameless self-promotion methonds.

Saturday 17 May, 2014

‘You’ve got to enjoy the highs because there aren’t as many as there are lows’

Irish midfielder Gary Dicker, currently a free agent, talks openly about the difficulties of securing a contract in the English Football League.

Friday 16 May, 2014

5 reasons to watch the League of Ireland this weekend

Peter Hutton takes Derry to Turner’s Cross, new leaders St Pat’s are on the road and Limerick host Dundalk.

Thursday 15 May, 2014

Watch the 30 for 30 documentary on USA ’94 and the Loughinisland tragedy

‘Ceasefire Massacre’ recently aired as part of ESPN’s latest World Cup series.

‘For as long as I’m playing I’ll love to play for Ireland’ – Stringer not closing the door

The vastly experienced scrum-half says he feels fit enough to continue for a couple more year.

A host of legends bid farewell to retiring Carles Puyol in touching video

The clip, made by Barcelona, also features rare footage of the defender from 1992.

Daniel Agger stops off in Limerick to get his latest tattoo

Do you reckon he asked for a Shamrock on his ankle as a tribute to the Hoops…?

Wednesday 14 May, 2014

Here are the teams for tonight’s game between Shamrock Rovers and Liverpool…

…Borini is in but Skrtel, Coutinho and Agger are nowhere to be seen.

AC Milan promote 15-year-old Moroccan-born wonderkid to first team

Striker Hachim Mastour could be set to make his debut for the Serie A side this weekend.

Liverpool will wear their new away kit for the first time in Dublin tonight

The Reds take on Shamrock Rovers at Lansdowne Road and will debut their new second strip.

5 talking points ahead of tonight’s Europa League final

Benfica will be hoping to end a 52-year curse when they face Sevilla in Turin later.

Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Torres and Mata in but no place for Isco in Spain’s star-studded provisional WC squad

Vicente del Bosque has announced a hugely impressive 30-man panel ahead of next month’s finals.

There are some unbelievable efforts among April’s LOI Goals of the Month Pick It Out This post contains a poll

There are some unbelievable efforts among April’s LOI Goals of the Month

We’re having a hard time choosing our favourite.

Lewis Holtby nailed Howard Webb with a crunching tackle in Ledley King’s testimonial

Fans at White Hart Lane gave the German midfielder a huge cheer after he took out the man in the middle.

Rodgers beats Pulis to Manager of the Year award

The Liverpool boss picked up the top prize at the LMA’s annual dinner in London last night.