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Richard Dunne: Will not be adding to the 80 caps he won at senior level.

Dunne calls time on Ireland career

Richard Dunne has described the call to retire from international football as "an extremely difficult decision" and said the memories of his Republic of Ireland career will stay with him forever.

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North’s clash with Mexico descends into brawl

A Northern Ireland U20s player was thrown to the floor and kicked after Wednesday’s Milk Cup Elite match between Northern Ireland and Mexico in Coleraine descended into a brawl that saw four players red-carded. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Cork City manager John Caulfield

Caulfield calls for show of support against title rivals Dundalk

AIRTRICITY LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION:
Cork City v Dundalk
Cork City manager John Caulfield is calling on the club’s fans to come out in numbers for tonight’s top-of-the-table SSE Airtricity League Premier Division clash with Dundalk at Turner’s Cross (8pm).

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Premier League to use vanishing spray

Referees in Premier League matches next season will use the vanishing spray that came to prominence in the recent World Cup in Brazil, it was announced yesterday.

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Lukaku joins Toffees for club record £28million

Everton last night finally signed Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku for a club-record fee of £28million (€35m).

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Gerrard confident Liverpool won’t slip up again

Steven Gerrard has backed Liverpool to bounce back from last season’s end-of-season heartbreak and mount a serious title challenge once again.

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Celtic’s Euro hopes on knife-edge

Legia Warsaw 4 Celtic 1
Celtic’s Champions League hopes are hanging by a thread after a dispiriting defeat in Warsaw in the third qualifying round first leg that also saw the home side miss two penalties.

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Atletico keen on Hernandez

Javier Hernandez is unsure whether he will remain at Manchester United next year, but Atletico Madrid are willing to offer the Mexican an escape route from Old Trafford should he decide to leave.

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Vidic positive United will thrive under LVG

Nemanja Vidic is sure Manchester United are heading back to the big time under Louis van Gaal.

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Rodgers: We’re not doing a Tottenham

Brendan Rodgers has dismissed claims that Liverpool are mirroring Tottenham’s transfer policy, insisting his club has a transfer "strategy".

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Pedro: Suarez’s four month ban excessive

Barcelona forward Pedro has branded new team-mate Luis Suarez’s four-month ban for biting by Fifa as "excessive".

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No action on alleged Moyes bar-room row

Former Manchester United manager David Moyes is in the clear police said after he was investigated over an alleged bar-room bust-up.

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Toure to stay at City ‘as long as possible’

Yaya Toure has reaffirmed his commitment to Manchester City and said he wants to stay at the club for "as long as possible".

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New signing Berget ‘perfect match’ for Celtic, says Deila

Ronnie Deila believes Jo Inge Berget is a "perfect match" for Celtic.

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Everton’s McCarthy flattered by reported interest from United

Republic of Ireland international James McCarthy admits he’s flattered by the reported interest from Manchester United and has revealed just how close he came to joining Spurs last year.

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Pool signing Origi ‘can light up world football’ — at Lille

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes Divock Origi "can light up world football" after the Belgium striker completed his £10 million (€12.6m) move to Anfield yesterday.

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Schneiderlin fumes as Saints rule out further sales

Morgan Schneiderlin last night accused Southampton of destroying his six-year spell at the Saints after chairman Ralph Krueger declared that neither the midfielder nor Jay Rodriguez will be sold this summer.

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Barkley rewarded with new four-year Everton contract

Midfielder Ross Barkley believes his new four-year contract proves performances on the pitch bring their own rewards.

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Vidal not going to United, says Allegri

Manchester United’s transfer ambitions suffered a significant setback yesterday after new Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri insisted midfielder Arturo Vidal will stay in Turin for the forthcoming season.

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Gold blames jetlag for derogatory tweet about Hammers boss Sam

West Ham co-chairman David Gold has blamed jet-lag for a social media act that suggested he wanted to see Sam Allardyce leave his role as the club’s manager.

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