West Ham 0 Astra Giurgiu 1 (Astra win 2-1 on aggregate)West Ham's European adventure was brought to an end before it had really begun - by a 35-year-old who used to play for Barnsley.

Watch as Annalise Murphy leads flotilla for Dublin homecoming

Annalise Murphy returned to her home port of Dún Laoghaire in Dublin to a rapturous reception this evening.

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Pep Guardiola handed Barcelona return in Champions League draw

Pep Guardiola will return to Barcelona with Manchester City after his new club were paired with the Catalan giants in the Champions League.

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Ruby Walsh 'stiff and sore' after Bellewstown fall

Ruby Walsh was stood down for the evening after a crashing fall in the Bellinter House Classic Mares Hurdle at Bellewstown.

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7 inspirational quotes about overcoming adversity to comfort Joe Hart in these dark times

“We are healed from suffering only by experiencing it to the full.”

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Here are five other famous sporting bans to put Hope Solo's into context

Where does the American goalkeeper’s ban rank in history?

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Tottenham have made a bid for Wilfried Zaha, and fans can't understand why

Tottenham and Crystal Palace are swapping wingers like football stickers.

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Goalkeeper Claudio Bravo completes move to Manchester City

"I know the club is building something very special and I hope I can be part of many successes in the coming years."

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Conor McGregor will be ‘100% in one week’

Conor McGregor’s coach has revealed that the Crumlin native will be fighting fit next week.

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PICS: Hopes high as Irish Paralympians set off for Rio

Team Ireland won eight gold medals at the 2012 Games in London – its best return in 24 years.

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Where exactly will Manchester City outcast Joe Hart end up?

Will he find a new club or will the England international spend the season with City’s reserves?

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Jurgen Klopp doesn't want to start Daniel Sturridge out wide for Liverpool

"Of course it's more difficult for me to play wide because I am a centre-forward," Sturridge said recently.

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Brock Lesnar temporarily suspended from UFC after failed drug tests

Will we see Lesnar in the Octagon again?

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WATCH: Young Palestine refugees thank Celtic fans for six-figure donation

“To all the Celtic fans and the Green Brigade, much love from Palestine.”

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Check out the trip to Croker as you’ve never seen it before

“As the video plays your surroundings come alive as fans are transported to Croke Park, fully immersed in the game day action happening all around them.”

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Roddy Doyle pays tribute to retiring Robbie Keane as only Roddy Doyle can

Robbie Keane announced yesterday that Wednesday's game against Oman was to be his last.

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Danny Drinkwater signs new five-year contract with Premier League champions

"I've loved playing for this club. It's been perfect for me and my career and I want to be here for a long time to come. I couldn't be happier."

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US star Hope Solo handed six-month suspension after calling Sweden cowards

"I could not be the player I am without being the person I am, even when I haven't made the best choices or said the right things."

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Michael Conlan’s young fans had a special message at Olympic homecoming

Many of Ireland’s other stars arrived back as part of the 40-strong group

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Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter to attend CAS hearing today

"I am not corrupt. And if someone says it, let him prove it."

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Premier League rumours: Mourinho to stop Phil Jones joining Arsenal

Jose Mourinho will reportedly stop Arsene Wenger from taking Phil Jones to Arsenal.

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Robbie Keane will play final game for Rep of Ireland against Oman

Robbie Keane will bid an emotional farewell to the Republic of Ireland next week after announcing his retirement from international football.

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Joe Hart's first (and potentially last) game of the season in a Man City shirt proved emotional for fans

Manchester City qualified for the Champions League group stage after a 1-0 win over Steaua Bucharest earned them a 6-0 aggregate victory.

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Champions League wrap: Eden Hazard’s little bro scores hat-trick in easy win

Ajax were the most high-profile casualty in the final qualifiers.

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Giant-killers Northampton get to host Man United in EFL Cup

Premier League champions Leicester will face Chelsea in one of four all top-flight clashes.

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League Cup wrap: Marc Wilson scores first goal since 2012 on Bournemouth debut

Meanwhile two more Premier League clubs were knocked out.

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Robbie Keane's career in numbers

He’s achieved a lot over his career.

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Fans run through full songsheet of Joe Hart chants in potential final game at Man City

They made clear their feelings on the sudden demotion of the two-time title-winner.

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Five of Robbie Keane's most memorable goals for the Republic of Ireland

The 36-year-old LA Galaxy striker finally bowed to the inevitable today.

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Piers Morgan gets more than he bargained for in Twitter chat with Gerard Pique

Arsene Wenger was the butt of Pique's joke.

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David Beckham posts touching tribute to Robbie Keane

David Beckham has paid tribute to Robbie Keane, after he announced his international retirement.

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Man City's Joe Hart is finally back in the game - although fans aren't sure he's there to stay

Hart captained the team against Steaua Bucharest in what could potentially be his last game in a City shirt.

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Rory McIlroy ‘somewhat proven wrong’ by golf’s success at the Olympics

"It pleasantly surprised me. There was more people at the golf events than there was at the athletics."

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Everyone's remembering *that* goal against Germany as Robbie Keane announces his retirement

You remember it like it was yesterday, don’t you?

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Justin Rose is back in action at the Barclays after Olympic gold success

Every player down to Charley Hoffman in 22nd place still has the chance to book their place on the team by winning on Sunday and having other results go in their ...

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Robbie Keane announces international retirement - to say farewell at the Aviva

”It has been a wonderful journey for me to have played with the Irish national team for over eighteen years. I have enjoyed it all.”

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Manchester United fans are getting all weepy as Bastian Schweinsteiger tweets about his future

Schweinsteiger has fallen well and truly out of favour at Old Trafford.

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Robbie Keane named in squad for upcoming internationals

The Ireland manager has unveiled the squad for the two upcoming matches - a friendly against Oman at the Aviva Stadium before the opening world cup qualifier.

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Jurgen Klopp not surprised by Sadio Mane hitting the ground running at Liverpool

"We knew of his qualities and how they fit our style, which is why we brought him here."

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Schweinsteiger's message to Man United fans: I am ready 'if the team needs me'

The World Cup winner took to Twitter on Wednesday to stress his commitment to the team.

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US swimmer James Feigen apologises for 'serious distraction' in Rio

Feigen was pulled off an aeroplane last week by police for questioning

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WATCH: Bad case of commentator’s curse hits US horse race

"No antics of any kind.”

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WATCH: This is arguably the greatest hat-trick you’ll ever see

This is as good a hat-trick as you would see at any level.

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PIC: Sister’s post shows Conor McGregor as an angelic schoolboy

The proud older sister posted a picture just days after the Dublin MMA star beat Nate Diaz.

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Premier League rumours: Everton drop interest in Joe Hart

The England goalkeeper’s options are running out, while Tottenham are stepping up their pursuit of Moussa Sissoko.

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Dermot Desmond praised by Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers

"I am so proud for the football club, firstly for Dermot, Peter and the board. It is great for them."

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Leesiders face trip to Tallaght Stadium in FAI Cup quarters

The quarter-final draw for the Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup has thrown Cork City against Shamrock Rovers.

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County Board agrees to postpone club games to help Mayo prepare for All-Ireland final

The Mayo County Board have acceded to a request by senior manager Stephen Rochford to postpone club championship games fixed for this weekend until the week after ...

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