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Who will win the league? Who will get relegated? Our writers' League of Ireland predictions
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Who will win the league? Who will get relegated? Our writers' League of Ireland predictions

Feb 14th 2020, 6:00 AM 5,563 Views 12 Comments

Can Dundalk retain their title or could Shamrock Rovers usurp them?

Could Brexit benefit the League of Ireland?
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Could Brexit benefit the League of Ireland?

Feb 11th 2020, 2:00 PM 5,421 Views 0 Comments

We chat to a number of Irish football’s representatives about what the future might hold.

'Don't think that because they're doing well in the Championship, they're going to come in and play against Slovakia'
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'Don't think that because they're doing well in the Championship, they're going to come in and play against Slovakia'

Feb 10th 2020, 4:45 PM 16,312 Views 15 Comments

Mick McCarthy is likely to stick with ‘tried and tested’ players for the vital play-off clash.

Football's most intriguing division already shaping up as dogfight to avoid Tier 2
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Football's most intriguing division already shaping up as dogfight to avoid Tier 2

Feb 4th 2020, 7:16 PM 8,446 Views 1 Comment

The rise of Mike Quirke’s Laois has been the story of Division 2 so far.

Matt Doherty says Wolves can end Liverpool's undefeated streak
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Matt Doherty says Wolves can end Liverpool's undefeated streak

Jan 23rd 2020, 11:35 AM 8,000 Views 16 Comments

The Ireland international feels his side can cause an upset.

The prodigious Irish teens with Olympic medal ambitions
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The prodigious Irish teens with Olympic medal ambitions

Jan 19th 2020, 9:30 AM 4,009 Views 1 Comment

Chris and Sean McCarthy are two of Irish karate’s best prospects, and they aim to qualify for this year’s Olympics.

'When they can run they are one of the best teams, and not just in England' - Guardiola on Man United
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# Looking Ahead

'When they can run they are one of the best teams, and not just in England' - Guardiola on Man United

Jan 6th 2020, 2:46 PM 4,595 Views 5 Comments

The Red Devils produced an exhilarating display of counter-attacking football to beat City last month.

3 League of Ireland players who moved abroad in 2019 and 3 who could follow in 2020
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# Looking Ahead

3 League of Ireland players who moved abroad in 2019 and 3 who could follow in 2020

Dec 31st 2019, 9:00 PM 10,491 Views 2 Comments

Jack Byrne and others who could potentially make the switch.

'I started with minus 12 here' - Mourinho on Spurs' Champions League hopes
# Disadvantage
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# Disadvantage

'I started with minus 12 here' - Mourinho on Spurs' Champions League hopes

Dec 27th 2019, 2:28 PM 9,984 Views 10 Comments

The Portuguese manager is realistic about his side’s top-four ambitions this year.

Here's what Ireland's starting XI for the crucial play-off with Slovakia should be
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Here's what Ireland's starting XI for the crucial play-off with Slovakia should be

Dec 25th 2019, 10:00 PM 17,292 Views 28 Comments

The Boys in Green are set for a big game in March as they bid to qualify for Euro 2020.

Ex-Manchester United striker ready to put doping controversy in the past
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Ex-Manchester United striker ready to put doping controversy in the past

Dec 22nd 2019, 8:39 PM 17,179 Views 1 Comment

Giuseppe Rossi tested positive for a banned substance in May 2018 but escaped a ban.

Man United target Haaland 'knows what he wants to do'
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Man United target Haaland 'knows what he wants to do'

Dec 16th 2019, 2:30 PM 11,093 Views 18 Comments

The prolific teenage forward has made a decision on his future, which many think lies alongside his compatriot at Old Trafford.

Here are the teams the 4 English sides could face in the Champions League last 16
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Here are the teams the 4 English sides could face in the Champions League last 16

Dec 11th 2019, 9:57 PM 29,624 Views 23 Comments

Liverpool, Man City, Tottenham and Chelsea have all progressed to the knockout stages.

Confident Joshua expects third bout with Ruiz
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Confident Joshua expects third bout with Ruiz

Dec 3rd 2019, 10:44 PM 6,212 Views 4 Comments

The British star lost his WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight titles when he was shocked by the Mexican-American.

What the timing of Gavin's exit tells us and the challenge facing his successor
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What the timing of Gavin's exit tells us and the challenge facing his successor

Dec 1st 2019, 5:15 PM 30,591 Views 13 Comments

Some veterans may follow him into the sunset, but the core of the team is young enough to continue dominating.

'His running stats and his ability with high-speed running are always really exceptional'
# Durable
From The42
# Durable

'His running stats and his ability with high-speed running are always really exceptional'

Nov 18th 2019, 6:41 PM 21,020 Views 2 Comments

Stephen Kenny has praised Zack Elbouzedi ahead of Ireland’s clash with Sweden at Tallaght Stadium tomorrow evening.

'Joining Barcelona is a possibility' - Koeman
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# Looking Ahead

'Joining Barcelona is a possibility' - Koeman

Nov 13th 2019, 9:18 PM 6,163 Views 2 Comments

The Dutch boss has confirmed he could return to Camp Nou after Euro 2020 if the Catalan giants activate a release clause in his contract.

The likely Ireland starting XI to face Georgia on Saturday
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# Looking Ahead

The likely Ireland starting XI to face Georgia on Saturday

Oct 10th 2019, 7:00 PM 15,351 Views 17 Comments

Who to play up front and other big calls for Mick McCarthy.

Eddie Jones ready for '15 Donald Trumps' when England face USA
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Eddie Jones ready for '15 Donald Trumps' when England face USA

Sep 23rd 2019, 3:58 PM 8,807 Views 8 Comments

The English side have just a four-day turnaround from their opening 35-3 win over Tonga.

'There is no anxiety because Shaqiri is missing'
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# Looking Ahead

'There is no anxiety because Shaqiri is missing'

Sep 4th 2019, 4:00 PM 6,302 Views 5 Comments

Switzerland insist they can cope with the absence of key players ahead of tomorrow’s crunch Ireland clash.

Worst signing? Surprise package? Our writers' Premier League predictions
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Worst signing? Surprise package? Our writers' Premier League predictions

Aug 9th 2019, 12:00 PM 35,758 Views 26 Comments

We also consider who will finish in the top four and which sides will be relegated.

Irish boxers' Olympic qualification pathway confirmed in IOC's Tokyo plan
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# Looking Ahead

Irish boxers' Olympic qualification pathway confirmed in IOC's Tokyo plan

Jun 19th 2019, 8:16 PM 2,598 Views 0 Comments

The upcoming AIBA-run world championships in Russia in September and October will not, as is usually the case, offer places to the event.

Van Graan to take his time with review ahead of 'big summer' for Munster
# Taking Stock
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# Taking Stock

Van Graan to take his time with review ahead of 'big summer' for Munster

May 20th 2019, 12:00 PM 21,251 Views 87 Comments

The Munster head coach admits reinforcements are unlikely to be brought in for next season.

Neil Lennon confident Rangers loss won't affect his Celtic future
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# Looking Ahead

Neil Lennon confident Rangers loss won't affect his Celtic future

May 12th 2019, 7:17 PM 8,389 Views 13 Comments

Steven Gerrard, meanwhile, said that he is aiming to knock the reigning champions “off their perch”.

Pochettino says 'stupid' to stay at Tottenham with no plan
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Pochettino says 'stupid' to stay at Tottenham with no plan

May 11th 2019, 12:53 AM 9,731 Views 4 Comments

The manager this week guided Spurs to the Champions League final.

Heavy rain forecast around the country today... but Easter looks set to be warm and sunny
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# Looking Ahead

Heavy rain forecast around the country today... but Easter looks set to be warm and sunny

Apr 15th 2019, 7:16 AM 24,798 Views 15 Comments

Temperatures could climb as high as 20 degrees by the end of the week, Met Éireann said.

'Traditionally we don't think we're good enough as a nation. To me, that's unacceptable. We must demand more'
# Let The Kids Play
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# Let The Kids Play

'Traditionally we don't think we're good enough as a nation. To me, that's unacceptable. We must demand more'

Apr 10th 2019, 5:33 PM 5,100 Views 4 Comments

Stephen Kenny believes the 2019 Toulon Tournament represents a big opportunity for his players.

Toner and Henshaw set for return as Cullen plans for Toulouse
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# Managing Bodies

Toner and Henshaw set for return as Cullen plans for Toulouse

Apr 8th 2019, 6:00 AM 7,907 Views 17 Comments

The Leinster head coach says he will re-integrate players back into his side for Saturday’s Pro14 game against Glasgow.

O'Brien unsure if Tottenham starlet will feature for Ireland in Euros
# Doubt
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# Doubt

O'Brien unsure if Tottenham starlet will feature for Ireland in Euros

Apr 5th 2019, 5:45 AM 6,824 Views 1 Comment

The U17s boss is looking forward to the country’s hosting of the European Championships.

Where do Waterford now sit in the Munster hurling pecking order?
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From The42
# Looking Ahead

Where do Waterford now sit in the Munster hurling pecking order?

Apr 1st 2019, 12:11 PM 14,910 Views 15 Comments

“You will see the best of us,” said defiant Deise boss Paraic Fanning. “Trust me, we’ll be back again.”

A former Ireland international on why the FAI needs drastic change
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A former Ireland international on why the FAI needs drastic change

Mar 31st 2019, 12:00 PM 29,363 Views 36 Comments

Gareth Farrelly believes there are institutional issues within the organisation.

5 challenges facing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Man United manager
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5 challenges facing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Man United manager

Mar 29th 2019, 2:23 PM 7,242 Views 8 Comments

The 46-year-old was a popular choice to become full-time successor to Jose Mourinho.

The big talking points for all this weekend’s football and hurling league finals
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From The42
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The big talking points for all this weekend’s football and hurling league finals

Mar 29th 2019, 10:24 AM 4,292 Views 0 Comments

Croke Park hosts the matches this Saturday and Sunday.

England keep Jones succession plan on hold until after World Cup
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England keep Jones succession plan on hold until after World Cup

Mar 26th 2019, 11:58 PM 2,560 Views 1 Comment

The coach is under contract until 2021 but has hinted he may leave after the tournament in Japan

Do you agree with our Ireland team to face Georgia?
# Have Your Say
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# Have Your Say

Do you agree with our Ireland team to face Georgia?

Mar 25th 2019, 7:58 PM 13,668 Views 23 Comments

Mick McCarthy has some tough calls to make after Saturday’s unconvincing win over Gibraltar.

'It would be a dream to race a World Cup final in Dublin, it would be insane'
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'It would be a dream to race a World Cup final in Dublin, it would be insane'

Jan 27th 2019, 7:45 AM 3,045 Views 0 Comments

Clare native Liam Jegou has been making waves in the world of canoeing from his French base, yet he yearns to return home some day.

Solskjaer keen for first 'proper test' against Tottenham
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From The42
# Looking Ahead

Solskjaer keen for first 'proper test' against Tottenham

Jan 6th 2019, 11:18 AM 7,339 Views 10 Comments

Things could have been much tougher for the caretaker boss as far as fixture lists go, with a higher quality of opposition lying in wait.

3 LOI players who made the move to Britain in 2018 and 3 who might in 2019
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From The42
# Magic Plane

3 LOI players who made the move to Britain in 2018 and 3 who might in 2019

Jan 1st 2019, 7:00 PM 15,814 Views 4 Comments

Who will join the likes of Graham Burke and Ronan Curtis abroad next year?

Here's what Ireland's team to start the Euro 2020 campaign should be
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From The42
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Here's what Ireland's team to start the Euro 2020 campaign should be

Dec 29th 2018, 8:30 AM 12,402 Views 19 Comments

Mick McCarthy has some tough selections calls to make ahead of the first game of his second spell as manager.

'It's in writing' - Stephen Kenny says nothing will stop him becoming Ireland boss in 2020
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'It's in writing' - Stephen Kenny says nothing will stop him becoming Ireland boss in 2020

Nov 26th 2018, 2:12 PM 21,853 Views 34 Comments

The outgoing Dundalk boss added that it was a privilege to be offered the opportunity to manage his country.