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Cork City turn on the style against Bohemians

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A Mark O’Sullivan-inspired Cork City kept up their pursuit of leaders Dundalk at Turner’s Cross last night with an emphatic 4-0 victory over an outclassed Bohemians side.

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Why this Community Shield might actually have meaning

It’s a safe bet none of the 22 players who start tomorrow’s Community Shield spent their formative years dreaming of winning this ‘prize’.

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Arsene Wenger plays it cool as Arsenal look to end Chelsea hoodoo

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger insists he remains unfazed by his inability to register a single victory over Jose Mourinho in 13 attempts.

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Niamh Fahey’s Chelsea leap of faith

Niamh Fahey doesn’t take unnecessary risks, so when she quit a full-time job to pursue a dream of being a professional footballer it was a calculated move.

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Jose Mourinho happy his Chelsea squad are up for the job

Jose Mourinho has confidence in the strength of his Chelsea squad ahead of the season curtain-raiser against Arsenal at Wembley tomorrow.

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Ciaran Kilduff the hero for Dundalk against Bray

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Dundalk took another progressive step towards defending their SSE Airtricity League Premier Division title after narrowly accounting for Bray Wanderers by 1-0 at the Carlisle Grounds last night.

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St. Patrick’s Athletic struggle against Galway but still make it seven in row

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Chris Forrester scored again, with Conan Byrne rowing in with a brace, as St. Patrick’s laboured to a seventh straight league win in seeing off 10-man Galway at Richmond Park last night.

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Cobh Ramblers on top against Waterford United in Munster derby

Cobh Ramblers beat Munster rivals Waterford United 3-1 at the RSC last night to move up to fifth in the First Division.

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Slaven Bilic dealt a hammer blow with Enner Valencia injury

West Ham striker Enner Valencia has suffered an apparently “significant” injury to his right knee and right ankle in the Europa League clash with Astra Giurgiu.

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Emre Can going all out to nail down Liverpool midfield role

Emre Can, Liverpool’s utility man last season, is determined to nail down a place in midfield for the coming campaign.

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Tony Pulis ’very pleased’ to see Rickie Lambert sign West Brom deal

West Brom have completed the signing of Rickie Lambert on a two-year-contract after swiftly concluding negotiations for the Liverpool striker.

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Arsenal and Wenger nothing special to Mourinho

Jose Mourinho has played down his personal record against Arsene Wenger ahead of the Community Shield fixture against Arsenal at Wembley on Sunday.

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City starlet Byrne ‘nuts’ like Keane, says Vieira

Patrick Vieira believes his Manchester City teen star Jack Byrne is just as "nuts" as his former nemesis Roy Keane.

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Leaders Dundalk face revitalised Bray while City host dangerous Bohs

After last Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Oriel Park saw Dundalk retain their six-point advantage over Cork City, the top two in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division resume their title contest this evening, with the Lilywhites away to Bray Wanderers and the Rebels at home to Bohemians.

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Luiz delights as PSG close on Red Devils’ fallen Angel

David Luiz still regards Angel di Maria as one of the best footballers on the planet and is looking forward to playing alongside him once he completes his transfer from Manchester United to Paris St Germain.

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Koeman believes Saints ready to complete journey from rock bottom to Euro stage

Southampton’s rapid ascent has seen them go from League One to the Europa League in just four years – a stage Ronald Koeman believes his players are ready for.

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Real Madrid boss Rafa Benitez refuses to bite after Mourinho weight jibe

Real Madrid manager Rafa Benitez has said he will “only speak about football” after Jose Mourinho’s criticism of him and his wife.

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Dedryck Boyata to the rescue as Celtic leave it late

Celtic 1 Qarabag 0: Celtic’s Champions League prospect became a whole lot brighter after Dedryck Boyata’s late header gave them a narrow 1-0 win over Qarabag at Parkhead.

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Robbie Brady relishing linking with ‘Wessi’ at Norwich

Winger Robbie Brady revealed he contacted Republic of Ireland team-mate Wes Hoolahan before agreeing a move to Norwich.

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Is Platini the man to clean up Fifa?

One of the most exquisitely gifted football players of his generation, Fifa presidential candidate Michel Platini likes to portray himself as an old-fashioned romantic with a mission to maintain the game’s purity.

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