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Radovic brace ends St Pat’s Euro dream

St Patrick’s Athletic 0 Legia Warsaw 5 (Legia Warsaw win 6-1 on agg)
As he did in Warsaw last week, Miroslav Radovic broke St Patrick’s Athletic hearts to turn their Champions League dream into a nightmare at Tallaght Stadium last night.

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Savannah McCarthy: Now it's on to the next step, reaching the final.

We’re here to win title, insists Ireland defender Savannah

Having reached tonight’s UEFA U19 European Championship semi-final in Oslo, Irelanddefender Savannah McCarthy has no intention on settling for second best.

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John Coleman: Won't change side's approach.

Clean sheet will do nicely for Sligo boss Coleman

Sligo Rovers are on the brink of one of the biggest achievements in the club’s history. Last season’s FAI Cup winners lead Norwegian giants Rosenborg 2-1 ahead of tonight’s Europa League second qualifying round second leg at The Showgrounds.

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Kenny keeps faith, despite scale of task

Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny is refusing to throw in the towel on his side’s Europa League challenge ahead of tonight’s second qualifying round second leg clash with Hajduk Split in Croatia.

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Hutton positive Derry can find goals they need

Derry City’s charter jet arrived in Belarus yesterday, with team boss Peter Hutton insisting that tonight’s Europa League second qualifying round tie against Shakhtyor Soligorsk was far from over (6pm Irish time).

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal. He would provide much needed tenacity in midfield.

Rebuild won’t come cheap

Having been battered from pillar to post for his failures in last summer’s transfer window, Ed Woodward’s promise of a fluid budget for the new Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal represents a rigid dichotomy between the approach under David Moyes, even if such grand promises could easily become the sword Woodward falls upon.

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Seko Fofana: Made racism claims after being sent off before half-time.

Furious Rijeka label City’s racism claims as ‘unpleasantly harsh and baseless accusations’

Croatian club HNK Rijeka have strenuously denied any of their players racially abused Manchester City’s Seko Fofana in a friendly.

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Sigurdsson returns to loan club Swansea

Swansea last night confirmed the signing of Gylfi Sigurdsson from Tottenham and the sale of Ben Davies and Michel Vorm to the north London club for undisclosed fees.

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We just didn’t play well enough, says frustrated Buckley

Liam Buckley was gutted that St Patrick’s Athletic’s Champions League dream "passed them by" at Tallaght Stadium last night.

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Ciara McNamara, Clare Shine, Megan Connolly, Shannon Carson, Amy O'Connor and Ciara O'Connell relax near the team hotel in Lillestrøm ahead of their UEFA European Women's U19 Championship semi-final against Netherlands on Thursday.

O’Connell calling the tune for Ireland

Ireland’s defensive rock at the U19 women’s European Championship, Ciara O’Connell, hits as many right notes off the pitch as on it.

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Pat’s all out to grab big chance

Champions League, 2nd qualifying round, 2nd leg
St Patrick’s Athletic (1) v Legia Warsaw (1)
Tonight: Tallaght Stadium 7.45pm

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Woodward: United ready to spend big

Ed Woodward insists Manchester United are ready and willing to break the British transfer record if new manager Louis van Gaal decides they need to do so.

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Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane chat to host Matt Cooper during last night's broadcast of Today FM's The Last Word.

O’Neill: Germany won’t relent

Martin O’Neill has dismissed the theory, fanciful though it may have been in the first place, a sated German side, still celebrating its recent achievements, can be caught napping when the sides meet in October.

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Old Bhoy O’Neill cool on return to Paradise

Parkhead has known some great European nights, but the meeting of Scotland and the Republic of Ireland at the Glasgow ground on November 14 in Group D of the European Championships is almost guaranteed to go down alongside the most memorable.

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James Rodriguez

Rodriguez ready for Real success

James Rodriguez is determined to make history at Real Madrid rather than crumble under the pressure of becoming the fourth most expensive player of all time.

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KR Reykjavik's Baldur Sigurusson (right) tackle on Celtic's Stefan Johansen during the Second Qualifying Round, Second Leg match at the BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh.

Early goals set up a stress-free Celtic win

Champions League 2nd round qualifier 2nd leg
Celtic 4 KR Reykjavik 0

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Keane rules out England return

Republic of Ireland captain Robbie Keane last night dismissed any prospect of a another return to the Premier League, insisting he does not miss England.

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Republic of Ireland U19 players celebrating, from , left: Katie McCabe; Clare Shine; Lauren Dwyer; Chloe Mustaki and Ciara O'Connell.

Victory takes ‘History Girls’ into last four

UEFA Women’s U19 European Championship Group 8
Republic of Ireland 2 Sweden 1

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Ronny Deila

Deila: ‘No excuses’ if Bhoys fail to deliver

Ronny Deila believes his Celtic side will have "no excuses" for failing to perform at the home of Scottish rugby in the second leg of their Champions League second qualifier against KR Reykjavik tonight.

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Champions League influenced Gerrard’s England retirement

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard admits the club’s return to the Champions League was one of the factors in his decision to retire from international football.

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Rooney out to impress Van Gaal

Wayne Rooney is determined to make a good impression on Louis van Gaal during Manchester United’s tour of the United States.

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Sean O'Connor, Shamrock Rovers, in action against Michael McSweeney, Cork City.

Rovers march on as red mist descends

EA Sports Cup Quarter-Final
Shamrock Rovers 2 CorkCity 0

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