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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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Van Gaal

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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AVING A BALL: Megan Connolly in relaxed mood near Ireland's base in Lillestrom yesterday.  Picture: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Connolly has no regrets as soccer calling pays off

UEFA U19 Women’s European Championship finals:
Republic of Ireland v Sweden
She was just 16 when decision-time arrived but Ireland U19 star Megan Connolly has no regrets at leaving behind a promising GAA career.

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Loic Remy - Liverpool target

Reds closing in on Remy

Liverpool are closing in on Loic Remy after activating the QPR striker’s £8.5 million release clause, and the Frenchman could be joined at Anfield by Southampton defender Dejan Lovren.

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Daley Blind: Among the players linked with United.

Expect signings and exits

Ed Woodward has told Manchester United fans to expect new signings and several departures over the next few weeks.

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LAST-DITCH DEFENDING: Athlone defender Declan Brennan clears off the line in last night's SSE Airtricity League Premier Division clash at Oriel Park. Picture: David Maher/Sportsfile

Dundalkease back to top spot

Airtricity Premier Division
Dundalk 2 Athlone Town 0
Dundalk showed no signs of a European hangover as first half goals from Pat Hoban and Brian Gartland saw them ease their way past Athlone Town at Oriel Park last night to return to the summit of the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division.

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Jose Mourinho - worked with Van Gaal for three years at Barcelona

Mourinho has respect but no fear

Jose Mourinho has "deep respect" for new Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal — but the Chelsea boss is not concerned about their impending rivalry.

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