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# Appointment

This year
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Tactically astute with a personal touch - What John O'Shea brings to Ireland
Stephen Kenny’s latest coaching appointment bridges the gap between established players and the emerging crop in the squad.
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Munster appoint Costello as first-ever Head of Rugby Operations
The new role will involve player development, succession planning, and recruitment.
Last year
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Chelsea confirm former RB Leipzig technical director as Petr Cech's replacement
Christopher Vivell proud to be joining ‘the most exciting project in global football’.
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Major boost for Dublin footballers as former boss Pat Gilroy joins backroom team
The 2011 All-Ireland winning manager was linked in recent weeks with a role in Dessie Farrell’s setup, and defender Lee Gannon has confirmed the news.
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New Cork minor ladies football manager confirmed
Jamie Cronin is taking charge of the All-Ireland champions.
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Michael Carrick confirmed as Middlesbrough boss as Jonathan Woodgate also returns
The club are 21st in the Championship table, just one point above the relegation zone.
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Michael Carrick set to be confirmed as Middlesbrough manager 'within days'
The former Manchester United midfielder briefly took charge at Old Trafford in the wake of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s departure.
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Tipperary GAA announce Loughmore-Castleiney man Murtagh Brennan as new CEO
Brennan, who also has a significant background in GAA coaching and S&C, currently manages 564 multi-national soldiers in Lebanon.
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Chelsea expected to name RB Salzburg’s Christoph Freund as new sporting director
New Blues co-controlling owner Todd Boehly has filled the role on an interim basis since arriving this summer.
Former Connacht head coach Michael Bradley takes over at UCC
The vastly-experienced Cork native will be joined by fellow ex-Ireland internationals Ken O’Connell and Paul McCarthy, plus former Munster out-half Scott Deasy.
# Taking Over
Stephen Kenny hopes that new Ireland first-team coach will be appointed by next month
The Ireland manager insists there is no ill-will towards John Eustace who left the role.
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Cork hope lightning can strike twice as referee Ray Kelly takes charge of camogie showpiece
The Kildare official was the man in the middle when the Leesiders edged out Waterford in the semi-final earlier this month
# huge task
The key issues Ten Hag needs to resolve at Man United
The 52-year-old was announced as the new Red Devils manager today, and will take up the job this summer.
All time
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David Courell leaves English FA to take up key FAI role
The Castlebar native will succeed Rea Walshe as Chief Operating Officer of the Football Association of Ireland.
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Government seeks applicants to help lead 2030 Fifa World Cup bid
Work on the bid, which will be launched in tandem with the UK, is ‘gathering pace’, says Jack Chambers.
# Announcement
Basketball Ireland appoint former Six Nations boss Feehan as new chief executive
‘There is huge scope for growth,’ says Bernard O’Byrne’s successor.
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Tomás Ó Sé joins Offaly management team as John Maughan set to stay on
Michael Fennelly will also be retained for another year in charge of the county’s senior hurlers.
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Title-winning former Benfica manager confirmed as new Wolves boss
Bruno Lage takes charge at Molineux.
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Assistant manager's role in League One for ex-Ireland striker Noel Hunt
The 38-year-old Waterford native has been reunited with Richie Wellens at Doncaster Rovers.
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New gaffer for the Irish contingent at Ipswich Town as Paul Cook returns to management
The former Sligo Rovers boss is back in the game.
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Two-time Ashbourne Cup winning manager takes over Dublin camogie
Adrian O’Sullivan will be joined by Donie Fox in the set-up.
# Top Job
Former Northern Ireland midfielder Magilton confirmed as Dundalk's new sporting director
The Belfast native begins his new role on Monday after seven years at the Irish Football Association.
Joy Neville makes more history as Nigel Owens gets 100th Test appointment
Meanwhile, Andy Farrell’s Ireland have learned who will be refereeing them this autumn.
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Clare Balding replaces ex-Arsenal captain Tony Adams as Rugby Football League president
The BBC broadcaster says she is ‘thrilled’ and ‘excited’ about her new role, and intends to develop the women’s game.
# Delays
Concerns over fall in cancer referrals and operation cancellations during Covid-19 crisis
GP referrals for suspected cancer cases have dropped by more than a half.
# Irish Eye
Ex-Ireland and Liverpool winger Kennedy named head coach of Macclesfield Town
The 43-year-old has taken over at the struggling League Two club.
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Sol Campbell has a new job
The former Arsenal and Tottenham star has been hired as manager of third tier strugglers Southend.
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Lyon replace ex-Arsenal and Barca defender with former Roma boss Garcia
The Ligue 1 club sacked Brazilian coach Sylvinho after their terrible start to the season.
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Cork GAA appoint Munster Rugby coach as new high-performance manager
Aidan O’Connell previously worked with the Cork senior footballers.
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Ireland U20 head coach McNamara named as new Leinster academy manager
McNamara takes over from Peter Smyth.
# Top Job
England U17s World Cup-winning coach Cooper named new Swansea boss
Steve Cooper will fill the role left by Graham Potter, now at Brighton and Hove Albion.
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Bilic back in English football as he takes charge of Championship club
The former Croatian manager takes over at West Brom.
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Ex-Fulham winger Boa Morte named new Everton assistant manager
The 41-year-old is back in English football as Marco Silva’s number two at Goodison.
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Ex-Ireland international Nora Stapleton appointed to lead new Women in Sport policy
She will leave her current position as the IRFU women’s and girls rugby development manager.
# stepping down
Dr Crokes' All-Ireland winning manager Pat O'Shea steps down after three years in charge
The club said the 52-year-old made his own decision to step away this weekend.
# you're hired
Ex-Brentford and QPR chief executive appointed by Dundalk
Mark Devlin brings 20 years of experience to the role at Oriel Park.
# Claim
'It's far too early' - Gary Neville warns United against Solskjaer appointment
The Norwegian’s credentials will become clearer after facing PSG, Chelsea and Liverpool according to the ex-England defender.
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'I've made no secret of my desire to take over': Dubliner appointed manager of Bristol Rovers
Former Bray Wanderers and Plymouth defender Graham Coughlan has agreed a two-and-a-half year deal.
# Vote of Confidence
Geordan Murphy appointed Leicester head coach despite poor run
‘It is a huge honour to be asked to be head coach at a club I know so well.’
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Animal Planet president becomes first female Premier League chief
Susanna Dinnage will replace Richard Scudamore as the head of English football’s top division.