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Last week
26th November 2023 - 2nd December 2023
Women's Super League to break away from English Football Association
The Women’s Championship is also set to be governed by a new, independent body from next season.
This year
Andrew Moran and Sinclair Armstrong among the headline talents ahead of new U21s campaign
A new-look U21s squad begin a new qualifying campaign against Turkey next week.
Former Wales boss Pivac lands new head coaching role in Japanese second tier
The Kiwi will take charge of NEC Green Rockets, who were relegated from the top flight last season.
'No ego, no cutting corners and no excuses' - How Sean Dyche can inspire Everton
Stephen Ward insists his old boss is meticulous, honest and relentless, and he will need to draw on all his experience to avoid relegation.
Liam Cahill names seven debutants in first team as Tipperary manager
All-Ireland winning midfielder Michael Breen is selected at full-back.
Last year
'Sometimes I felt I was playing good rugby but not getting picked'
25-year-old Shane Daly is excited about Munster’s season but first, he has the Emerging Ireland tour.
First stop Cardiff as Rowntree era gets underway at Munster
The province are in Wales today for their opening fixture of the new URC season.
'It's not that he hasn't kicked on, he's hardly kicked a ball... It's not through any fault of his own'
Stephen Kenny backs Jamie McGrath to recapture best form and be a big-game player for Ireland once again.
BBC and Rangers bury the hatchet after seven-year standoff
The broadcaster will resume full coverage of Rangers after admitting mistakes in its past reporting on the club.
Ciaran Clark joins Sheffield United on loan from Newcastle
The 32-year-old Republic of Ireland international made 13 Premier League appearances last season.
Ireland's Luca Connell agrees three-year deal at Barnsley following release from Celtic
The 21-year-old midfielder has joined the Tykes, who were relegated from the Championship last season.
McEntee falls on his feet at Walsall after he's released by Newcastle
“I spoke to my family and all the people in my close circle and we decided this was the right fit for me.”
Disappointment for Ireland as McWilliams era opens with defeat to Wales at RDS
A dominant second-half showing from the visitors saw them win 27-19 in front of a record crowd.
Disgraced Marc Overmars gets fresh start
The former Netherlands winger had to resign in February from his position as Ajax’s sporting director.
We can do great things together – Dele Alli excited to work with Frank Lampard
The England midfielder has joined new Toffees boss Lampard at Goodison Park after spending seven years at Tottenham.
All time
Arter thankful to 'unbelievable' Kenny amid Nottingham Forest nightmare
The 31-year-old Ireland midfielder is looking to get his career back on track at Charlton Athletic.
League Two move for brother of Ireland and Liverpool goalkeeper Kelleher
Bradford City have signed 25-year-old centre-back Fiacre Kelleher on a two-year contract.
Campbell expresses Ireland hopes as life after Manchester City begins
The defender is assessing her options after learning that her contract with the club won’t be extended.
'I'm not looking for better... I'm looking for a challenge' - Carolan explains Connacht exit
The Connacht attack coach says he does not have a new job lined up yet.
2016 All-Star and Carnacon midfielder re-joins Moyles' Mayo set-up
Fiona McHale – who’s one of four Carnacon players to return – had been absent since 2018.
'This is a clean slate' - New Mayo ladies boss Moyles opens door to departed players
12 players – eight of those from Carnacon – left the panel in 2018.
'I've come here and I feel like I've really been coached. They've challenged me'
Ian Madigan has settled in happily to life with Ulster since joining last summer.
QPR boss provides clarity on sale of 'talented boy' Ryan Manning
The Galway native made a deadline-day move to Championship rivals Swansea City.
Wootton 'a better person and player' after enduring two difficult years at Munster
The talented 26-year-old is thriving with Connacht, having joined the province on loan back in July.
Brazilian midfielder departs Barcelona after 14 years to make last-minute switch to PSG
Rafinha, who is the younger brother of Liverpool’s recent signing Thiago Alcantara, agreed a three-year deal in the early hours of this morning.
Ireland international Gleeson signs for Solihull Moors after 'a rough two years'
The 32-year-old midfielder joins fellow Dubliner Adam Rooney at the ambitious National League club.
'I trust in myself,' says under-fire De Gea as United goalkeeper looks to next season
‘Let’s keep improving, let’s keep fighting for this club and let’s try to win trophies next season.’
Scottish Premiership switch for Irish goalkeeper Danny Rogers
The 26-year-old, who recently departed Aberdeen, has signed a one-year contract with Kilmarnock.
'They are like chalk and cheese, it's like good cop and bad cop' - new Dublin management
Sky Blues camogie star Laura Twomey on the new management duo, a new campaign and new rules.
Welcome break gives Connacht a chance to prove they're a force again
Andy Friend’s side were in beleaguered shape over Christmas and now meet close rivals in Conference B.
Hogan feels 'miles away' from Ireland squad despite scoring in Birmingham bow
The striker marked his debut with a goal on Saturday.
Ireland international relishing 'fantastic opportunity' after signing for West Ham
Ruesha Littlejohn joins Irish duo Leanne Kiernan and Courtney Brosnan at the Hammers until the end of the season.
Eriksen secures Spurs exit, declaring he 'couldn't wait to join' Inter Milan
Giovani Lo Celso has also made his loan move to Tottenham permanent today.
Andy Farrell faces into Six Nations camp eager to build some early momentum
A home clash against Scotland provides the new boss with a chance to get off to a good start.
'He knows what it takes not just to address a dressing room, but to be a young guy who gets his chance'
Garry Doyle, Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey broke down Andy Farrell’s Six Nations squad selection on Thursday’s Rugby Weekly.
Former Ireland U21 Kelly returns to English football on loan from Feyenoord
Oxford United head coach Karl Robinson confessed he was ‘shocked’ to be able to land the midfielder.
Daly thriving out west after 'nearly being a professional trainer' at Leinster
Tomorrow will mark Tom Daly’s first time facing Leinster since he moved to Connacht last season.
Open thread: What are your New Year's resolutions?
They’re not for everyone, but sometimes it can help to set a positive goal for the year ahead.
Mild and sunny start to the New Year ... but rainy conditions on the way
Temperatures will range between 6 and 10 degrees today.
Ireland international midfielder's unhappy spell at Aberdeen set to end
Stephen Gleeson is on course for a January exit after making just 20 appearances in 18 months.