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Rory Murphy

Lover of all sports with a particular interest in golf, football and rugby union. Very mild obsessions with Ji-Sung Park and Patrice Evra.
BERLIN, GERMANY - JULY 29: Philippe Coutinho of Liverpool FC looks on during the Preseason Friendly match between Hertha BSC and FC Liverpool at Olympiastadion on July 29, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Boris Streubel/Getty Images)

Barcelona Have Revealed Exactly How Much Liverpool Wanted For Philippe Coutinho

Despite a transfer request, as many as four official bids and a supposed refusal to play, Philippe Coutinho will remain at Liverpool until January at the latest. Barcelona identified the Brazilian as one of their primary targets in the wake of Neymar’s shock move to Paris Saint-Germain early last month and seemed utterly determined to get their man before the Spanish …

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Dublin , Ireland - 23 August 2017; PRO14 players, from left, CJ Velleman of Southern Kings, Tommaso Castello of Zebre, Ryan Wilson of Glasgow Warriors, Iain Henderson of Ulster, Tiernan O'Halloran of Connacht, Niell Jordaan of Toyota Cheetahs, Ken Owens of Scarlets, Isa Nacewa of Leinster, CJ Stander of Munster, Mark Bennett of Edinburgh, Gethin Jenkins of Cardiff Blues, Dan Lydiate of Ospreys, Cory Hill of Dragons and Dean Budd of Benetton, at the Guinness PRO14 season launch at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. (Photo By Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

We’ve Ranked Every PRO14 Jersey Ahead Of The New Season

The PRO14, with new teams and unfamiliar structures, finally gets underway this weekend with three intriguing games on Friday evening. The league was officially launched last week in the Aviva Stadium and it gave us our first chance to see all the new jerseys together. And that got us thinking, who has the best one? So, after a lot of …

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Former Manchester United Academy Sensation Reveals He’s Hoping To Make Ireland’s Squad For The 2018 World Cup

As we enter into the final furlongs of the Republic of Ireland’s World Cup qualifying campaign, the Boys in Green are in very good shape. Having gone unbeaten thus far, Martin O’Neill’s side are second in Group D, behind Serbia – who they face next week – only on goal difference. This weekend, they will travel to Tbilisi to take on …

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LEIPZIG, GERMANY - APRIL 29: Naby Keita of RB Leipzig is challenged by Almog Cohen and Stefan Lex of FC Ingolstadt 04 during the Bundesliga match between RB Leipzig and FC Ingolstadt 04 at Red Bull Arena on April 29, 2017 in Leipzig, Germany. (Photo by Boris Streubel/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Liverpool Have Agreed A Club Record Fee For Naby Keita

RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita had been linked for much of the summer with a move to Liverpool but, recently, the deal had seemed to be dead. However, reports breaking this afternoon suggest the Reds have now agreed a club record fee with the German club that will see the player join in July 2018. According to the ever-reliable Paul Joyce …

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McGregor

Watch: ESPN Pundits Engage In Possibly The Most Bizarre Fight You’ll Ever See Following McGregor-Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather stopped Conor McGregor midway through the tenth round of his professional boxing debut last night. Despite the defeat, McGregor was widely praised for a performance in which he arguably won the first three rounds. It was a million miles from the “farce” some predicted it would be. The combat sports world is awash with reaction and analysis of …

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Liverpool

Watch: Jamie Carragher Says Dropping Simon Mignolet Is “Bizarre”

Liverpool will host a struggling Arsenal side this afternoon in what is the highlight of this weekend’s Premier League action. It’s been an excellent few days for the Merseyside club after they picked up their first win of the new season before securing their passage to the Champions League group stages with a comfortable aggregate victory over Hoffenheim. In Thursday’s …

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Premier League

Five Questions For The Top Six Ahead Of A Brilliant Premier League Weekend

The Premier League is really back in full swing this weekend with a number of highly-anticipated clashes and major talking points. Manchester United will be looking to continue their ominous form when Leicester visit Old Trafford on Saturday evening while Arsenal take on Liverpool in the pick of this week’s games. Chelsea host Everton at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon before …

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BARCELONA GUANGZHOU, CHINA - JULY 18: #7 Ousmane Dembele of Dortmund in action during the 2017 International Champions Cup football match between AC Milan and Borussia Dortmund at University Town Sports Centre Stadium on July 18, 2017 in Guangzhou, China. (Photo by Zhong Zhi/Getty Images)

Done Deal: Barcelona Have Finally Signed Ousmane Dembele

Barcelona have just announced that they have completed the signing of 20-year-old Ousmane Dembele from Borussia Dortmund. Having seen Neymar leave the Catalan club earlier this month, the higher-ups at the Camp Nou were determined to find a replacement before the end of the transfer window on August 31. Having been linked with Dembele for weeks now, they have finally gotten …

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Manchester United POGBA

Paul Pogba Has Won The Europa League’s Best Player Award For Last Season

Paul Pogba has won the Europa League Best Player Award for his efforts in last season’s competition when his Manchester United side claimed the trophy. The midfielder was pivotal in the Reds’ march through the competition and scored the opening goal of the final against Ajax. His competition was also provided by Jose Mourinho’s team with Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Zlatan …

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McGregor

Chris Eubank Cites Brexit And Irishness As He Argues The Case For A McGregor Victory

Conor McGregor will take on Floyd Mayweather in his professional boxing debut on Saturday night in Las Vegas. The undefeated American is the overwhelming favourite to take the win despite having not entered the squared circle in almost two years. Some bookmakers have even already paid out on another triumph for Money. However, some dissenting voices are adamant McGregor is …

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