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Dublin: 13 °C Thursday 24 April, 2014


# football - Thursday 10 April, 2014

Seamus Coleman one of the best full-backs in the world – Roberto Martinez

The Everton boss says you “can’t teach” the qualities that the Irish international possesses.

Gus Poyet: Axed O’Shea deserved explanation

The manager also sang the praises of the Irish defender’s replacement, Carlos Cuellar.

# football - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

David Moyes determined Rooney will line out against Munich tonight

The England forward will play through the pain barrier at the Allianz Arena.

# football - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

Distin: I’d happily help Liverpool win the title

In the penultimate round, Everton will play Manchester City, who lie third but have two games in hand on both Liverpool and second-placed Chelsea.

# football - Monday 7 April, 2014

Liverpool chief confident star man Luis Suarez will stay on

“We would never wantonly sell Luis Suarez,” says Ian Ayre.

Ian Wright: Roberto Martinez the man to replace Arsene Wenger at Arsenal

Everton routed the Gunners at Goodison yesterday.

Tim Sherwood: I am treated differently to other managers

The Spurs boss says he’s damned if he does and damned if he doesn’t.

# football - Sunday 6 April, 2014

Martinez: Baines can be Everton’s Lahm

Everton take on Arsenal in a crucial clash in the race for Champions League football.

# football - Saturday 5 April, 2014

From Eircom bills, David Letterman, and WhatsApp: The week in numbers Prime Numbers

Eircom bills, David Letterman, and WhatsApp: The week in numbers

Plus: How many Irish people are treated every year for alcohol abuse?

Fellaini finding his feet at United, insists Moyes

The big Belgian has been the target of United fan’s ire this season.

Carroll: I knew Liverpool would challenge for the title

“All of them were ifing and butting, but I turned around and said it. They will back me up. From the beginning. I just had a feeling.”

# football - Friday 4 April, 2014

17-year-old ‘Croatian Messi’ will sign for Barcelona, says lawyer

“This is an operation that has been completed prior to the sanction,” insists Jean-Louis Dupont.

# football - Thursday 3 April, 2014

From Column: We could all benefit from a little of Wayne Rooney’s wisdom Wayne Rooney

Column: We could all benefit from a little of Wayne Rooney’s wisdom

The mindset of a professional sportsperson can show us a lot about how to deal with depression, writes Dr Keith Gaynor.

Get in! Irish team thrash German rivals in RoboCup opener

Let’s not get too excited here but, just in case, book up O’Connell Street for a homecoming parade.

# football - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Swap Kagawa for Fellaini in Munich and Manchester United have an outside chance

The transfer window signing from Everton was out of his depth at Old Trafford last night.

GPA welcomes Sky Sports deal but cautions against exploitation of players’ images

Spokesperson Sean Potts is pleased that international coverage of GAA is set to increase but notes it is ‘regrettable’ that TV3 lost out on broadcasting rights.

# football - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

Moyes talks up United hopes after ‘gutsy’ draw with Bayern

“We said before we want to give ourselves a fighting chance in Munich. We’ve done that.”

Silencing of Lahm key to United’s slim chance of success

United can beat Bayern, but it’s going to take an awful lot of pieces falling into place.

Giggs: United are never underdogs on big European nights at Old Trafford

And the club icon says he has a good relationship with David Moyes despite media reports.

# football - Monday 31 March, 2014

Buttner: I can get the better of Robben in Euro face-off

Patrice Evra is suspended so the spotlight is on the young Dutch defender.

Moyes insists United ready for Bayern tie as he prepares to take on Guardiola

It’s not going to get any easier as the European champions are next up at Old Trafford.

Fans can see end to ‘long winter’, says Rodgers

“We’re very much together here as one club,” says the Northern Irish boss.

Pochettino: Lallana ranks alongside Xavi, Iniesta and Fabregas

The Southampton midfielder is having the season of his life.

Carlo Ancelotti criticises Real Madrid fans after they boo their own team

The supporters were keen to voice their frustration at the last two defeats, jeering a number of players including Ronaldo.

# football - Sunday 30 March, 2014

Rafa Benitez: Jose Mourinho talks too much

The Napoli boss has a longstanding rivalry with the Portuguese manager.

Calamitous Latvian goalkeeper has an opening day of the season to forget

Some days you get the bear, other days the bear gets you.

Bale scores great counter-attack goal while Atletico beat Bilbao to reclaim top spot

Real Madrid were comfortable winners at home while their cross-town rivals secured a gritty win on the road.

# football - Saturday 29 March, 2014

Barca made to sweat before Messi penalty sees them go top

The Argentine kept his cool to hand neighbours Espaynol a narrow defeat.

Schools wins for Colaiste Choilm, Scoil Aodháin and Kilkenny CBS this afternoon GAA

Schools wins for Colaiste Choilm, Scoil Aodháin and Kilkenny CBS this afternoon

The Kilkenny school are the Niall McInerney Cup champions.

Four year jail term for hooligans if Mexican politicians get their way

A spate of violence, and clashes with police, at football matches has spurred Mexico’s congress into action.

# football - Friday 28 March, 2014

UCD top Bray in eight-goal thriller

Cillian Morrison bagged a hat trick for the students.

Derry remain winless but earn point at home to Pat’s

Both sides had plenty of opportunities to take a much-needed three points in either half.

O’Brien goal seals victory for Drogheda over Limerick LOI

O’Brien goal seals victory for Drogheda over Limerick

The visitors took the lead when Barry Ryan fumbled Gavin Brennan’s header after a terrific cross from Gavan Holohan.

Honours even as Dundalk’s winning streak comes to an end

Bohs hung on for a point in Oriel Park.


Did Fellaini spit at Zabaleta? FA to examine Manchester derby footage

Manchester United midfielder could be in trouble as FA confirm investigation into Tuesday’s incident.

# football - Thursday 27 March, 2014

Zabaleta ‘bounced’ into my elbow, says Fellaini

The United midfielder was lucky to avoid a red card in the derby defeat this week.

# football - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

Barcelona career and World Cup dream over for Victor Valdes, club confirm

The Spain goalkeeper suffered a horror injury tonight.

World Cup hopefuls Germany could wilt in Brazilian heat, warns Diego Maradona

El Diego fancies them to impress though.

FAI confirm Liverpool v Shamrock Rovers friendly for Aviva Stadium in May

Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge will be bringing their goalscoring double act to Dublin soon.