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Dundalk facing tough task after bruiser in Belarus

BATE Borisov 1 Dundalk 0: Substitute Mikhail Gordeichuk’s 70th minute strike for BATE Borisov in the Borisov Arena last night finally broke Dundalk’s resistance to leave the League of Ireland champions with it all to do if they are to realise their Champions League dream.

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Gonzalo Higuain’s moves to Juventus for €90m

Gonzalo Higuain has become the third-most expensive signing in football history after completing his move to Juventus from Serie A rivals Napoli.

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Gavan Holohan a live option for Cork City boss John Caulfield

Competition for places in the centre of Cork City’s midfield is such that manager John Caulfield has the luxury of being able to call on Gavan Holohan to come off the bench, as in the closing stages against BK Häcken in last week’s Europa League second qualifying round second leg.

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Joe Allen ‘excited’ after £13m move to Stoke

Stoke have signed Wales midfielder Joe Allen from Liverpool.

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Sam Allardyce: No Wayne Rooney guarantees

Sam Allardyce has offered Wayne Rooney no assurances over his role in the new England set-up, admitting Manchester United manage Jose Mourinho could hold the key to his future.

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Robbie Benson says Dundalk can take one more giant leap

Louth is known as the Land of Legends.

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John Caulfield: European run ‘not about the money’

Striking the balance between defensive solidity and the quest for an away goal is the key challenge for Cork City as they head to Belgium today for Thursday’s Europa League third qualifying round clash with KRC Genk, according to manager John Caulfield.

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Jose Mourinho's temper frays ahead of Pep Guardiola clash

Manchester United’s pre-season trip to China is ending chaotically, with organisation as bad as the weather meaning Jose Mourinho just wants to get his players home in one piece.

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John Delaney: ‘We’re ready for the World Cup qualifiers’

FAI chief executive John Delaney is confident the momentum generated by the Republic of Ireland’s memorable Euro 2016 campaign can carry the team through the World Cup qualifiers.

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Sam Allardyce: I’m the right man at right time

England manager Sam Allardyce believes he is now the right man in the right job at the right time.

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