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Peter McLoone to mediate in FAI pay row

Veteran industrial relations negotiator Peter McLoone will mediate talks between the FAI and Siptu on August 9 to try avoid a full Labour Court hearing on a staff pay claim.

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Stephen Bradley hails Shamrock Rovers as Dundalk’s title hopes fade

Dundalk 0 Shamrock Rovers 1: Less than 72 hours after crashing out of Europe, Shamrock Rovers took a significant step towards a return to the Europa League next season with a first league win over Dundalk at Oriel Park in almost six years — and put another dent into any lingering hopes the champions may have had of catching Cork City.

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World Cup ambitions spark Darren Randolph move

Ireland international goalkeeper Darren Randolph has admitted his hopes of playing at next year’s World Cup hopes influenced his decision to leave West Ham for Middlesbrough.

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Martin O’Neill hoping to escape Fifa censure over referee criticism

Martin O’Neill has admitted that he is concerned about the outcome of Fifa’s disciplinary probe into the criticism he and James McClean made of the referee after Ireland’s World Cup qualifier against Austria at the Aviva in June. But he also said that he is hoping “the news will be good”.

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Costa ‘not part of plans’ Antonio Conte's plans at Chelsea

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says Diego Costa was told in January he was not part of the club’s plans.

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Rampant Waterford move nine points clear

Waterford FC 4 - Cobh Ramblers 0: Waterford FC have moved nine points clear at the summit of the SSE Airtricity League First Division with a comprehensive 4-0 win over second placed Cobh Ramblers in their battle at the RSC on Friday night last.

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John Caulfield refocuses Cork City after Euro odyssey

Cork City might be out of Europe for another 12 months and looking forward to Champions League football next summer but despite the hefty costs of away trips to Estonia and Cyprus, the club coffers are ticking over nicely.

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