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2022
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Paul Ince hails 'outstanding' Jeff Hendrick
The Irish midfielder scored his first goal since joining Reading on loan from Newcastle.
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'He’s 19 but he’s got the body of a 28-year-old' - Rice hails midfield partner
The West Ham star has heaped praise on Jude Bellingham.
# Influence
'I hope he is proud' - Praise for the man who helped instigate Ireland's youth football rejuvenation
A number of promising youngsters have emerged of late and Vera Pauw says Ruud Dokter deserves credit.
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'I realise that most people who say that don't have a f****** clue'
Shelbourne assistant boss Joey O’Brien hits back at doubts over Damien Duff’s loyalty as they bid for four wins on the bounce.
All time
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Ange Postecoglou hails Celtic players despite defeat
The Hoops led 2-1 until the 82nd minute but ultimately lost 3-2.
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'He was down inside his own 6-yard box towards the end defending, you could see him sprinting' - Solskjaer on Ronaldo
The Portuguese star was previously criticised for his lack of defensive work.
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Lukaku gives another dimension to Chelsea’s game says boss Tuchel
The striker scored on his second debut for the club in the win at Arsenal.
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'Every day he improves' - Nuno on Harry Kane
The England captain was not involved in the opening two games of the season.
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Mick McCarthy hails Cardiff and on-loan Liverpool player amid remarkable resurgence
Harry Wilson’s wonderful opening goal extended the Bluebirds’ unbeaten run.
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'I never felt that I needed to change him and that is good' - Mourinho on Bale
Spurs looked like being taken to extra time by the Championship strugglers as they missed a host of chances.
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Talk of title is for others not Solskjaer's United
‘There is noise around Man Utd anyway, so for us it’s about improving as a team, taking one game at a time.’
# STANDOUT
'He's pretty special' - Ireland excited about Doris' impact in first year of Test rugby
The 22-year-old has quickly become an important figure for Andy Farrell’s side.
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QPR boss expresses delight with Ireland U21 international after his first career goal
Conor Masterson struck on Saturday to give Queens Park Rangers the lead in their win against Millwall.
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'He is the present and future of West Brom' - Bilic hails Irish youngster O'Shea
Dara O’Shea has impressed in a new role at right-back in recent games.
# Swan on McLough
McLoughlin likened to 'a young Harry Maguire' by ex-Hull City defender
The former Ireland U21 international has impressed with his performances for the Championship strugglers.
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Hull boss impressed by former Cork City star's 'excellent' Championship debut
Grant McCann labelled Sean McLoughlin ‘a proper defender’ following his display against Reading.
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'That's why Rojo is still here' - Solskjaer hails Man United defender
The Red Devils boss heaped praise upon the Argentine defender after watching his side book a place in the next round of the Europa League.
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Hourihane hailed as 'a wonderful example to the younger players' by Villa coach
The Ireland midfielder will start for his side in tonight’s Carabao Cup meeting with Wolverhampton Wanderers.
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O'Keeffe acknowledges former manager Dunne's role in Wexford's Leinster success
Diarmuid O’Keeffe was keen to stress the impact Liam Dunne had on this group.
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Hummels showed 'courage' to make €38 million Dortmund return
Sporting director Michael Zorc was impressed with the defender’s decision.
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Joey Barton talks up in-form striker's chances of long-awaited Ireland recall
Paddy Madden has impressed for Fleetwood this season.
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Barry John hails 'world's best fullback' Williams as Wales stun England in Cardiff
Wales secured a dramatic, late win against Eddie Jones’ men on Saturday.
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John Horan: 'I'm delighted to see RTÉ have improved their performance in showing our games'
The GAA President was pleased to see highlights show League Sunday run for two hours at the weekend.
# big things ahead
Declan Rice is better than John Stones at 19, says Liverpool legend Ian Rush
‘He’d walk into the Ireland team. Maybe he wouldn’t walk into the England team.’
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'Sterling can be one of the best' - Sane hails improving team-mate
Raheem Sterling is motivated to keep on improving, according to Leroy Sane, as Manchester City prepare for a busy run of fixtures.
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Doncaster's delight at snapping up 'the best player in the League of Ireland'
Doncaster Rovers boss Grant McCann has been keeping a close eye on Kieran Sadlier.
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'We are still possibly learning the system, to get it to exactly how we want'
Richard Keogh has suggested it will take Ireland time to adapt to the 3-5-2 formation.
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'Mbappe reminds me of Ronaldo in his Man United days' - Griezmann backs PSG star to hit 50 goals-a-season
The France international is already a World Cup winner and global superstar, but is being tipped to take his game to even greater heights.
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Neymar lauds 'winner' Tuchel and insists best is yet to come
Paris Saint-Germain lost their opening Champions League match at Liverpool, but Neymar is expecting the Ligue 1 side to improve.
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Thierry Henry's World Cup experience the 'missing piece' for Belgium
Belgium boss Roberto Martinez says Henry’s presence on the sideline is vital.
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Gabriel Jesus is Brazil's 'new Ronaldo' - Dani Alves
Gabriel Jesus is “already great” and can reach the heights of Brazil’s second-greatest goal-scorer, says to Alves.
# belgian brilliance
Kevin De Bruyne and City are the best in the Premier League, says Hazard
Eden Hazard has also insisted that he remains happy at Chelsea.
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Pogba will improve alongside Matic, says Man Utd legend Scholes
The France international had been in fine form before suffering a hamstring problem.
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O'Connor's steely focus, White's comeback from injury and Buckley's 18th All-Ireland
Cork goalkeeper Aoife Murray praised her teammates after their big win on Sunday.
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Improving McIlroy impressed by new caddie
The Northern Irishman turned to close friend Harry Diamond at the Firestone Country Club.
# none of your business
Harry Styles has won so much praise for his response to questions about his sexuality
“It’s tough to justify somebody having to answer to someone else about stuff like that.”
# gee thanks mr prez
Donald Trump says Ireland has done 'an amazing job' and deserves a 'lot of credit'
In an interview with the Economist, Trump singled out Ireland’s economic policies for praise.
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Everton boss hails Coleman as 'one of the best professionals I’ve ever worked with at any club'
Ronald Koeman will miss the Ireland captain.
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'They have the perfect players and manager': Klopp hails Chelsea's Conte
The manager and the west London club have found the perfect formula, says the Reds boss.
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England football boss Gareth Southgate hails Eddie Jones
Meanwhile, Shaun Edwards, the defence coach of the Welsh team, said the coach was “great” for the sport.