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Greenlight: Conor McCarthy Keen To Prove Stephen Kenny Wrong & Earn 21s Spot

Cork City’s young defender Conor McCarthy did not mince his words when discussing his disappointment at missing out on Stephen Kenny’s first Irish U21s squad. “I was absolutely gutted.” He had every right to feel aggrieved. McCarthy was selected in Kenny’s home-based squad in February for a game against Ireland Amateurs and impressed in the victory, clearly feeling he had …

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Bernardo Silva Refuses MOTM Award, Gifts It To Goalscorer Phil Foden

Portuguese midfielder Bernardo Silva added to his tremendous Premier League campaign, winning the Man of the Match award as Manchester City defeated Tottenham at the Etihad. City needed a victory to leapfrog rivals Liverpool at the top of the table and put in a gritty performance against their Champions League conquerors Spurs to pick up a vital 1-0 win. Throughout …

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Declan Rice Among Nominees For PFA Young Player Of the Year

Former Ireland international Declan Rice has been included in the six-man shortlist for the 2018/2019 PFA Young Player of the Year. The West Ham midfielder, who was embroiled in an international tug of war between Ireland and England for the majority of the year, has been rewarded for his tremendous displays this season. Rice has become a key component in …

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Liverpool & City Dominate As PFA Player Of Year Shortlist Released

The nominees for the 2018/2019 PFA Player of the Year have been released with Liverpool’s Mo Salah and Tottenham’s Heung-Min Son the major absentees. The Premier League’s top two are well represented in the six-man shortlist with three Manchester City players and two Liverpool players making the cut. Sergio Aguero’s 19 goals and seven assists see him included while Bernardo …

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Frantic Friday Sees Callum Robinson Grab Brace While Leeds Slip Up

It was a frantic day of Championship action on Friday as Sheffield United overtook Leeds United in the automatic promotion places. Marcelo Bielsa’s men suffered a shock 1-2 defeat to relegation-threatened Wigan Athletic despite the away side going down to ten men. Leeds knew that they had to avoid defeat to overtake Sheffield United who jumped into second after an …

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Martin O’Neill’s Forest Spell Bares Eerie Resemblance To Irish Struggles

The definition of insanity, they say, is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.  A horribly cliched phrase certainly, but one that is constantly applicable to the way certain managers view the game. Jose Mourinho’s stubbornness arguably got him the sack at Manchester United. Mauricio Sarri’s inability to change his system has led to criticism …

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Waterford Denied UEFA Licence As European Spot Set To Go To St Pats

Waterford FC have been denied a UEFA licence meaning that they will not be able to play European football next year with their Europa League spot set to go to St Patrick’s Athletic instead. Alan Reynolds’ side finished fifth in the Airtricity League last season but will not play in Europe after UEFA’s failure to grant the club a licence. Waterford had required …

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Strengths, Weaknesses & Key Men: Analysing CL’s Last Four

With the Champions League’s last four decided we analysed each of the teams vying for European glory this season. _____ Liverpool How They Got Here: Liverpool did excellently to negotiate a difficult group containing PSG, Napoli and Red Star Belgrade. The Reds finished second, just ahead of the Italian side on goals scored. They won three games, beating each team …

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Premier League Players To Boycott Social Media In Racism Protest

Premier League players are set to boycott social media for 24 hours on Friday in protest over recent high-profile incidents of racism in the game. The Professional Footballer’s Association are organising the boycott under the hashtag #Enough and aims to bring players together to demand more action from social media networks and authorities. They are encouraging players to post an #Enough …

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Five Of The Craziest Games In Champions League History

Last night, Tottenham advanced to the Champions League semi-finals on away goals after a stunning 4-3 defeat to Manchester City at the Etihad. The game had absolutely everything from four goals in the opening ten minutes to Raheem Sterling’s late winner being disallowed by VAR for an offside in the build-up. Many people are calling last night’s all English clash …

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UEFA Confirm Champions League Semi-Final Fixture Dates

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Following last night’s quarter-final results, the fixture details for the UEFA Champions League semi-finals have been confirmed. Liverpool will travel to the Camp Nou on Wednesday, May 1 for the first leg of their Champions League semi-final against Barcelona. Jurgen Klopp’s men sealed their place in the final four with a 4-1 win (6-1 on aggregate) over FC Porto last …

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John Treacy: ‘FAI Clubs, Leagues & Members All Have A Responsibility’

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Sport Ireland CEO, John Treacy says it is the responsibility of the clubs, leagues and council members and the incoming board to ensure that what has happened within the FAI can never happen again. Disgraced former CEO, John Delaney voluntarily stepped aside from his role this week pending an investigation following numerous allegations made against him and the association. The …

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