Shamrock Rovers' Ronan Finn and Ian Rush show off their heading prowess at the Liverpool v Shamrock Rovers Press Day, at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin yesterday. Picture: Inpho/Morgan Treacy

Rush in a hurry for title glory

It was back on August 24, just two games into the campaign, when Ian Rush began to suspect that Liverpool’s stated target of qualification for the Champions League need not be the sum of their season’s ambitions.

Ryan Giggs: Takes charge of United against Norwich tomorrow.

Van Gaal and Ancelotti head United shortlist

Manchester United have begun their hunt for a successor to David Moyes in earnest, drawing up a shortlist and sending out feelers to potential candidates.

Athlone manager Mick Cooke

We have right recipe to stun Saints

The bookmakers price them a staggering 18/1 to win but Athlone manager Mick Cooke believes his side can cause an upset as they visit reigning champions St Patrick’s Athletic tonight.


Rodgers to be handed European war chest

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers claims owners Fenway Sports Group are delighted with the progress being made at Anfield.


Meyler: Roy could sort out United underachievers

While Ireland international manager Martin O’Neill was non-committal on his assistant Roy Keane being linked with a possible role at Manchester United, Hull City and Republic of Ireland midfielder David Meyler believes his fellow Corkman would be well up to the task.


Blues trio Mourinho, Faria and Ramires hit with FA charges

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, his assistant Rui Faria and midfielder Ramires have been charged by the FA for their actions in last Saturday’s controversial loss to Sunderland.


Caulfield envisages Cork City ‘B’ side playing First Division

Cork City manager John Caulfield is in favour of the club following Shamrock Rovers and fielding a second team in the First Division of the SSE Airtricity League.


Roy return would thrill fans

As Manchester United’s players yesterday jogged through their first training session in the aftermath of David Moyes’ sacking under the tuition of some familiar faces, the sceptre of another — one Roy Maurice Keane — was hovering over the Carrington training ground.


Bayern keep the ball but Real seize initiative

Real Madrid 1 Bayern Munich 0
Bayern Munich may yet go on to retain this Champions League, but Pep Guardiola’s failure to maintain his unbeaten record at Real Madrid puts them on the brink.


FIFA lift Barca transfer ban

Barcelona will be able to sign players this summer after FIFA announced the club’s transfer ban will be put on hold pending an appeal.


Januzaj opts for Belgium

Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj has chosen to play international football for Belgium, according to coach Marc Wilmots.


‘Consistency’ key for Ozil

Mesut Ozil must take criticism on the chin and achieve greater consistency to succeed at Arsenal next season, according to Per Mertesacker.


Departing Moyes thanks everyone bar the players

David Moyes thanked pretty much everyone at Manchester United bar his former players when he spoke publicly about his dismissal for the first time.


Hangover from collapsed Setanta TV deal sees FA income fall

England’s Football Association suffered a £34million (€41.3m) hit in income from broadcast rights last season, the governing body’s annual report has revealed.


Van Gaal eyes Keane as United sidekick

Louis Van Gaal’s prospective appointment as the new Manchester United manager this summer could spell bad news for the FAI as the Dutchman is looking towards having Roy Keane as his assistant, the Irish Examiner understands.

The Beira Rio Stadium: With huge financial shortfalls around temporary media structures, the city's mayor, Jose Fortunati, said unless tax exemptions were given to companies building those structures, there'd be no games there. Picture: Lucas Uebel

50 days to go to the World Cup

It’s 50 days to the World Cup and here are 50 of the biggest talking points. This story is enriched with multi-media content


Poor David quickly slips into past – now it’s all about the future

It is fitting, in this period surrounding Holy Week, that as I write these words at teatime on Tuesday, I feel in cosmic communion with United fans across the world.

Ryan Giggs takes charge against Norwich this weekend after David Moyes' time as Alex Ferguson's successor ended. Picture: Martin Rickett

Giggs at ease with United expectation

Ryan Giggs produced the defining moment of Manchester United’s greatest season, 15 years later he finds himself tasked with lifting the Red Devils from their lowest ebb for a generation.

Michael Keane: Says Moyes didn't see his sacking  coming.

Axed boss was ready to bring in five top stars

Former Ireland U21 international Michael Keane is adamant his long-time friend David Moyes will bounce back from his ‘harsh’ sacking by Manchester United.

Alex Ferguson: May have reduced role in selecting new manager.

United simply can’t afford to get it wrong again

Now the dust is beginning to settle on Manchester United’s sacking of David Moyes, and as critics root through the reasons for his departure and the list of possible replacements, there remains another hugely important question to answer: Where does Alex Ferguson fit into it all?


Next manager must have the personality and CV to convince

The questions Manchester United must ask their managerial candidates:


Media reflect on a ‘failed experiment’

“The end of a totally failed experiment,” says Germany’s main football paper Kicker and their verdict more or less sums up the European reaction to Manchester United’s decision to part company with David Moyes.

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Blues’ resilience comes at cost

Atletico Madrid 0-0 Chelsea
It was a match many had been waiting to see, but few will want to re-watch. The single engaging element is that it is at least difficult to know how to look on the final result, and who this 0-0 favours more.


Flannery changes tune on soccer millionaires

Former Ireland rugby star Jerry Flannery said he doesn’t begrudge millionaire soccer players a penny of their pay packet since joining the coaching staff at Arsenal.


Pep not interested in switch to United

Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola has ruled himself out of the running to replace David Moyes but says Manchester United’s decision to sack the embattled the Scot came as no surprise.


Mjallby to leave Celtic at end of season

Celtic have announced the surprise departure of assistant manager Johan Mjallby.


Everton blow as Mirallas out for season

Everton’s hopes of qualifying for the Champions League have been dealt a blow with the news Kevin Mirallas will miss the rest of the season.