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A Look At Why Football & Feature Films Have Historically Failed To Mix

This month, Disney will finally start principal photography on their first big budget football film. The project is a remake of, what we believe to be, the greatest ever football film, Next Goal Wins, a documentary released in 2014 that followed the American Samoa international team (harshly known as the worst team in the world after losing 0-31 to Australia) …

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Mauricio Pochettino: Troy Parrott “Needs Time” To Progress

Troy Parrott

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has urged fans to give Troy Parrott time to progress, maintaining that keeping him in the spotlight will not do him any favours.  The Republic of Ireland underage star was in sparkling form for Stephen Kenny’s U21 side in their 3-1 victory over Sweden earlier this week. The 17-year-old scored two goals, including one audacious effort, …

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Mike Quirke To Take Over As Laois Senior Football Manager

The former Kerry footballer Mike Quirke is reportedly being lined up to take the reins as Laois senior football manager.  Quirke, who will leave his current role as the manager of Kerins O’Rahillys as a result, has tasted All-Ireland glory on four different occasions during his playing career – which lasted between the years 2003 and 2011. According to reports …

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Gardai Search Limerick Sports Ground Amid Match Fixing Allegations

limerick fc fai

Gardai have confirmed that a search was carried out on Tuesday at a sports ground in Limerick as part of an investigation into match-fixing. In a tweet posted to the Garda Info account, it was confirmed that members of the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau (GNECB) conducted the search at the unnamed venue in the county with local Gardaí also assisting. …

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Rising Irish Star Lee O’Connor Completes Move To Celtic

Manchester United academy standout Lee O’Connor has completed his move to Scottish Premiership champions Celtic. O’Connor has signed a four year deal at the Hoops, leaving United after failing to make a first team appearance for the club but impressing at numerous underage levels at Old Trafford. Called up by the former Ireland manager Martin O’Neill during his side’s Nations …

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Wes Hoolahan Agrees Deal With Austalia’s Newcastle Jets

Ireland’s Wes Hoolahan has reportedly agreed terms on a one-year deal that will see him join A-League outfit, Newcastle Jets.  According to reports, the 37-year-old has flown to Australia to finalise a deal that will see him turn down a move to League Two’s Cambridge United – who he has been training with during the pre-season since his release from …

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Diarmuid Connolly Returns To Training With Dublin Senior Footballers

Diarmuid Connolly has returned to train with the other members of the Dublin Senior Footballing panel – according to manager, Jim Gavin. Dublin’s push for five All Ireland titles in a row could well have just received a massive boost after Gavin revealed that Connolly has joined up with the squad ahead of their Super 8s showdown against Roscommon on …

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Bohs Host Shelbourne In Pick Of Ties In FAI Cup First Round Draw

FAI Cup draw

The FAI Cup first round draw took place this evening with Bohemians set to host Shelbourne at Dalymount Park.  Meanwhile, Dundalk will begin their title defence with a trip to St Colman’s Park to take on Cobh Ramblers while last year’s finalists, Cork City, have been drawn to face Cabinteely. Finn Harps must travel to face Shamrock Rovers while St …

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Jack Charlton Feature Length Documentary To Be Released Next Year

Jack Charlton

A feature-length film about former Republic of Ireland manager Jack Charlton is set to be released next year, marking 30 years since Italia ’90.  The film is being produced by the Noah Media Group, who are responsible for the documentaries, Bobby Robson: More Than A Manager and Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans, and it is reported that former Ireland captain  Andy …

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Richie Towell Signs For Class Of 92-Owned Salford FC

Richie Towell has signed for Salford City, the club owned by several members of Manchester United’s legendary Class of 92.  The club, which is owned by David Beckham, Nicky Butt, Phil Neville, Gary Neville, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Peter Lym, announced that the 27-year-old Irish midfielder will join up with Graham Alexander’s side ahead of next season. On loan from …

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Lucas Moura Heroics Send Spurs Into Champions Final

Lucas Moura bagged a hattrick to give his Tottenham Hotspur side an incredible win over Ajax to earn their spot in the Champions League final. After Mauricio Pochettino’s side were all-but-nullified in the opening matchup against Ajax in London, there was, of course, the sense that something major would need to change if Spurs were going to proceed into their …

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Messi Brace Helps Barca Ease Past Liverpool In Semi-Final Clash

Lionel Messi’s Barcelona were just too much for Liverpool in today’s Champions League semi-final as they left with a dominant 3-0 victory. You could really get a sense of the stakes on offer here as Barcelona met Liverpool in today’s Champions League semi-final and it showed in the exhilarating early exchanges. An electric opening half hour was highlighted by moments …

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Watch: Lionel Messi Stuns Liverpool With Glorious Free-Kick

Lionel Messi proved himself to be from another planet once again with an astonishingly accurate free-kick to put the final nail in Liverpool’s coffin in the Camp Nou tonight. As the game went on, the difference in offensive quality became more and more apparent and once Luis Suarez opening the scoring half an hour in, the Catalan giants began their …

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Iker Casillas Hospitalised After Suspected Heart Attack

Iker Casillas, the legendary Porto and former Real Madrid goalkeeper has been rushed to a Portugal hospital after suffering a suspected heart-attack. According to reports, Casillas has been transported to Hospital CUF in Porto and is in a stable condition. The famed shot-stopper suffered the supposed heart-attack on at Porto’s training ground and was taken urgently to hospital where he …

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