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Barcelona Offer PSG €100m And Two Players For Neymar


Barcelona have made Paris Saint-Germain an offer they could find very hard to refuse. According to Sky Sports, the Catalan club have offered €100m and two players for Neymar. PSG can select two players from a list of six Barca stars, including Ousmane Dembele, Philippe Coutinho, Ivan Rakitic, Malcom, Samuel Umtiti and Nelson Semedo. They could earn back half the …

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10 Years On: When Tallaght Stadium Welcomed Real Newboy Ronaldo

10 years ago today, Cristiano Ronaldo donned the famous white of Real Madrid for the first time following his then world record £80 million move from Manchester United. One of the finest players of this generation, the Portuguese phenom would go on to spend nine incredible seasons at the Bernabeu scoring 450 goals in just 438 games, winning four Champions …

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Fifa & Uefa Write To FAI To Warn About Government Interference

FIFA and UEFA have written a letter to the FAI. In the letter, the football governing bodies have expressed concerns over Shane Ross’s request for Donal Conway to withdraw his nomination to be re-elected president of the association. Conway was nominated by FAI AGM members to continue in his role. Ross, the minister for transport, tourism and sport, asked Conway …

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“Roy Lost His Mind! He Went Nuts! I Almost Sh*t Myself”

On this day in 1993, Irish midfielder Roy Keane signed for Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United from Nottingham Forest. The Cork native would go on to make 480 appearances for the Red Devils during his twelve and a half seasons at Old Trafford winning seven Premier League trophies, four FA Cups and the Champions League during his time at the club. …

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UCD Awarded 3-0 Win After Bohemians Field Ineligible Player

UCD have been awarded a 3-0 victory over Bohemians after it was found that the Gypsies “broke FAI rules” in Monday’s game. Bohemians were found to have fielded an ineligible player in the match at the UCD Bowl, which finished 1-0 to the home side. Danny Mandroiu played in the game but was due to serve a suspension. As such, …

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Irish Trio Included In PL Youngsters Tipped To Shine This Summer

Mark Travers, Adam Idah and Aaron Connolly have been included in the Guardian’s list of Premier League youngsters tipped to shine during their respective sides’ pre-season tours. The English publication singled out a young prospect for each of the 20 Premier League clubs who they feel could have a big impact this summer, with the Irish trio making the grade. …

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Irish Prospect Ryan Johansson Starts For Bayern In Defeat To Arsenal

Irish U19 international Ryan Johansson played 45 minutes in the Bayern Munich midfield on Wednesday as his side suffered a 2-1 defeat to Arsenal in the International Champions Cup. Johansson, who is highly regarded at the German club, started in midfield alongside French international Tolisso and played 45 minutes in the loss to Unai Emery’s Arsenal. The 18-year old is …

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Double The Delight For Dundalk’s Michael Duffy

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Dundalk qualified for the second round of the UEFA Champions League last night after a dramatic penalty shootout win over Latvian side, Riga.  It was a great win for the League of Ireland champions who had to do it the hard way minus their talisman, Michael Duffy. Duffy had hoped to be involved in the dramatic 4-3 penalty shootout win …

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“Jose Just Rang” – Dundalk Boss Reveals Mourinho Call Following CL Win

Dundalk manager Vinnie Perth revealed that Jose Mourinho congratulated the Lilywhites following their Champions League victory in Riga last night. The Airtricity League Champions defeated Riga on penalties on Wednesday night to advance to the second round of the qualifiers with a tie against Qarabag of Azerbaijan the prize following their win. According to a report in the Irish Independent, …

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Troy Parrott Included In Tottenham’s Squad For Pre-Season Tour


Troy Parrott has been included in Tottenham Hotspur’s first-team squad for their pre-season tour. Parrott joined his teammates on the flight to Singapore on Wednesday afternoon. Spurs take on Juventus in the city on Sunday before travelling to Shanghai to play Manchester United next Thursday. Tottenham’s young Irish striker could be in contention to get some playing time on the …

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