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Soccer - Saturday 20 September, 2014

Brian Clough and his effect on the Irish management team

On the 10th anniversary of his death, we examine the iconic manager’s influence on Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane.

Real Madrid won’t sell Ronaldo to Manchester United – Van Gaal

The Portugal international moved to the Santiago Bernabeu in 2009 following a trophy-laden spell at Old Trafford.

Dublin’s Euro 2020 bid ‘subject to licence’? It’s comments of the week

We trawl through what you the reader has said over the past seven days and pick out our favourites.


Soccer - Friday 19 September, 2014

Explainer: Here’s everything you need to know about Ireland’s successful Euro 2020 bid Fyi

Explainer: Here’s everything you need to know about Ireland’s successful Euro 2020 bid

It was announced earlier today that the Aviva Stadium in Dublin would host four matches.

Athlone earn much-needed point at home to Bohemians

Jake Hyland was dismissed late on for a second yellow card but the home side were unable to capitalise on this advantage.

Forrester stunner inspires 10-man Pat’s to victory at Bray

The youngster scored a fine solo goal as his side prevailed comfortably ultimately.

5 talking points ahead of this week’s Premier League action

Manchester City versus Chelsea is the clear highlight of the upcoming round of games.


Opinion: Euro 2020 news a much-needed boost for Irish soccer

The sense of disillusionment with the national team remains, but this latest development is a step in the right direction.

John Delaney: ‘Great pride and relief are the two overarching feelings’

FAI head is understandably delighted though was concious of political games ahead of vote.

This is the video that helped persuade UEFA to make Dublin a Euro 2020 host city

UEFA made the announcement today about the competition in six years time.

Arsene Wenger defends Mesut Ozil (again) as criticism mounts

Arsenal boss has been relentless in his support of the club’s record signing.

6-month ban for Brandao headbutt on Motta

The suspension rules the Brazil striker out of 24 games.

Twitter reacts to news that Dublin will host four Euro 2020 games

The social networking site was largely enthused by today’s news.

Bruce praises Stephen Quinn’s ‘wonderful start’ to the season

The Tigers boss has praised the Dubliner’s performances and attitude.

Dublin announced as UEFA Euro 2020 host city

The capital will play host to four fixtures.

Liverpool to open an official store in Dublin city centre

The shop, situated in the Ilac Centre on Henry Street, will officially be opened on 3rd October.

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19 signs you’re a hardcore Shamrock Rovers fan

We celebrate one of Ireland’s most renowned and revered football clubs.

4 reasons to go watch League of Ireland football this weekend

The EA Sports Cup is up for grabs while Cork City and St Patrick’s Athletic can make up ground on Dundalk.

D-Day for Dublin as UEFA announce Euro 2020 host cities

This afternoon, UEFA reveals the 13 cities which will stage the European Championships in six years’ time.

Soccer - Thursday 18 September, 2014

Everton rout Wolfsburg while Spurs and Celtic both draw in Europa League

Seamus Coleman was on the scoresheet for the Toffees.

We’ll Leave It There So: Radcliffe pays back Dubs, Walsh hints at Kerry return and the rest of today’s sport

Also featuring Andy Murray on Scottish Independence and the team news for tomorrow’s Pro12 action.

Felix Magath sacked by struggling Fulham

The winless Cottagers have endured a miserable time in the Championship.

Wenger: Ronaldo, not Drogba, was my biggest regret

The Arsenal boss admits the fact that the Portuguese superstar ended up at rivals Manchester United “still hurts”.

SPONSORED’s Champions League power rankings after week 1

How are Chelsea, Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund faring after the opening group games?

Do you agree with our Champions League team of the week?

Joe Hart, David Alaba and Gareth Bale all feature in our best XI from week one.

Solskjaer steps down as Cardiff manager after nine months in charge

The 41-year-old has decided to vacate the role after a poor start to the season with the Bluebirds.

Sligo Rovers manager Coleman quits to return to English football

John Coleman and assistant Jimmy Bell have taken over at Accrington Stanley.

Ireland climb FIFA rankings following Oman, Georgia wins

Germany, Argentina, Colombia, the Netherlands and Belgium make up world football’s top five this month.

5 talking points from this week’s Champions League action

Mario Balotelli’s resurgence, Arsenal’s unconvincing defence and more issues of contention.

Jagielka: McGeady can thrive under Martinez

The Toffees begin their Uefa Europa League campaign at home to Wolfsburg today.

Soccer - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

Manchester City were hard done by – Hart

The England goalkeeper produced a string of superb saves in Wednesday’s Group E opener.

Boateng strike gives Bayern late win over City

An inspired performance by goalkeeper Joe Hart looked to have secured his team a point.

No joy for Ireland’s Cillian Sheridan as Barca sneak past Apoel

Also, Ajax held PSG and Roma routed CSKA Moscow.

Chelsea frustrated as Huntelaar earns a point

The Premier League leaders will still expect to qualify from a group also including Sporting Lisbon and Maribor.


Jerome Boateng broke City’s resistance with this late, late strike

The German’s shot took a helpful deflection off Mario Gotze.

As it happened: Bayern Munich v Man City, Champions League

Bayern Munich took on Man City in what was a tight, tense affair.

There’s been an exceptional hat-trick in the Champions League tonight

Yacine Brahimi scored three great goals for Porto against BATE Borisov.

Schalke got a point at Stamford Bridge after this Klaas-Jan Huntelaar goal

Cesc Fabregas had put Chelsea ahead with a first half strike.

Ireland women’s World Cup campaign ends with loss to Germany

Sue Ronan’s side’s hopes of qualification had ended before today, nonetheless they put in a brave performance.