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Dembele sale eases financial burden on Celtic

Celtic chairman Iain Bankier expecting end-of-season figures to be “marginally above” expectations.

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Focus on Paul Pogba as Manchester United slip up against Paris St Germain

The Frenchman took his haul under United interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to eight goals in 10 games on Saturday.

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'There was no solo run': Cork GAA officials defend handling of senior administrator's redundancy

Cork County Board chairperson Tracey Kennedy has insisted that both she and county secretary Kevin O'Donovan acted in good faith with regard to the redundancy of former senior administrator Diarmuid O'Donovan.

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Manchester United beaten by PSG as Solskjaer tastes first defeat

The Norwegian’s 11-game unbeaten start came to a crushing halt.

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Cardiff will pay Nantes for Sala if ‘contractually obliged’, says chairman

Sala had signed for the Bluebirds in a club-record move from Nantes.

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Solari praise for Real Madrid stalwart Ramos ahead of 600th appearance

Ramos has lifted 20 major trophies during his 19 years at the Bernabeu, including four Champions League titles.

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Focus on Borussia Dortmund ahead of Tottenham clash

Spurs are hoping to better their achievements of last year.

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Late Chris O’Leary penalty fires UCC to Fitzgibbon final

An 82nd-minute penalty from Chris O'Leary gave UCC a dramatic win over DCU in a tense Fitzgibbon semi-final tonight. Tom Kingston's side held on, despite a late, late penalty appeal from their opponents, to celebrate a first final appearance in six years.

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PSG fans in party mode in Manchester city centre ahead of Champions League tie

Supporters of the Ligue 1 side were seen walking through Manchester while singing songs and letting off flares.

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Delaney keeping Sancho grounded at Dortmund amid passport faux pas

Sancho has burst into the limelight for Dortmund this season, producing form that saw him called to the England squad before Christmas.

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Wes Brown recognises Ferguson fingerprints at Manchester United under Solskjaer

Since replacing Jose Mourinho in December in a caretaker role, Solskjaer has put forward a near-perfect case to take the job permanently.

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Oxlade-Chamberlain closing in on Liverpool return

The 25-year-old has been sidelined for almost 10 months with a knee ligament injury.

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Taulupe Faletau ruled out of Six Nations with broken arm

Leigh Halfpenny, however, poised to return after being sidelined for three months recovering from concussion.

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Cork City boost striking options with signing of Liam Nash

The 23-year-old said he was excited to get going at City.

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Northern Ireland Football League and IFA cast doubt over new champions cup game

The Northern Ireland Football League (NIFL) have poured cold water over the FAI's announcement a new cross-border competition.

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Ricciardo hopes to emulate Hamilton’s Mercedes success at Renault

The Australian has moved to Renault this season and wants to mirror Hamilton’s success.

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Mauricio Pochettino not surprised by Jadon Sancho’s development at Dortmund

The 18-year-old midfielder has burst onto the scene in the Bundesliga and faces Tottenham in the Champions League on Wednesday.

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England's Mako Vunipola to miss remainder of Six Nations

England prop Mako Vunipola has been ruled out of the remainder of the Guinness Six Nations by an ankle injury.

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Relive 113 All-Ireland finals as GAA launch new digital archive

The GAA has launched a new digital archive which will provide free access to matches of yesteryear to fans around the world.

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New competition to see League of Ireland champs play NI Premiership winners

The winners of the League of Ireland are set to play the winners of the Northern Irish Premiership in a new cross-border competition.

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Gordon Banks: The save that denied Pele and defied gravity

Banks faced Pele at the 1970 World Cup finals in Mexico.

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England captain says West Indies bowler 'might regret' exchange

England captain shines with a century but West Indies pace bowler may face action

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Paul Scholes expecting to be scrutinised by Jose Mourinho as he takes on Oldham job

The 44-year-old has signed an 18-month contract with the Latics.

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Emiliano Sala to be remembered at European games this week

UEFA have announced that a minute's silence will be observed at European cup games this week, in memory of Emiliano Sala,

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Watch: Five of the greatest goalkeeping saves of all time

Gordon Banks’ stop from Pele is widely regarded as one of the best stops in football history.

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Gordon Banks: The World Cup hero who made the ‘greatest ever save’

Along with a World Cup-winner’s medal, Banks’ 73-cap CV featured six FIFA Goalkeeper of the Year awards.

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Two charged over ‘racist remarks’ at Aberdeen v Rangers match

The incident was reported to police by fellow spectators on Wednesday evening.

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Galway focusing on the basics ahead of Kerry game

Getting the basics right is what will ensure Galway’s graph continues to rise, says defender Gareth Bradshaw.

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Former England goalkeeper Gordon Banks dies aged 81

England's World Cup-winning goalkeeper Gordon Banks has died at the age of 81, his former club Stoke have announced.

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Football rumours from the media

Maurizio Sarri is facing increased pressure since Chelsea’s 6-0 loss to Manchester City.

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Solskjaer relishing a return to ‘special’ Old Trafford nights

An injury-hit Paris St Germain are Manchester United’s next test.

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The stars come out to play for Sean Cox fundraiser

A stellar line-up of former Ireland and Liverpool greats will take to the pitch at the Aviva Stadium on April 12 in a major fund-raising game for Sean Cox, the Irish Reds supporter who suffered life-changing injuries after an unprovoked assault before the Champions League game against Roma at Anfield last April.

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Another great European night beckons for Solskjaer

It was hard to imagine that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is entering the most pivotal spell of his brief, and spectacular, reign as Manchester United’s interim manager as he sat, as relaxed and on-message as ever, at his beloved Old Trafford yesterday.

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Preston's Alan Browne can become Irish leader, predicts Kilbane

Kevin Kilbane has heaped praise on Alan Browne — who has now claimed 11 goals for Preston this season — and believes the Cork man could have an increasingly influential role to play for Ireland under Mick McCarthy.

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Niall Quinn: I wasn’t trying to do a hatchet job on FAI

Niall Quinn has described his recent meeting with League of Ireland Director Fran Gavin as “very positive” but insisted that the FAI need to be open to alternative ideas about the future shape of the domestic game.

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How the Man United-PSG dynamic has shifted since draw made

If a week is a long time in politics, then eight weeks is an eternity in football.

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Munster boss van Graan impressed by Joey Carbery’s ‘mental steel’

Munster coach Johann van Graan departed Murrayfield on Saturday a happy man.

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Ireland will benefit from England defeat in the long run, reckons Lancaster

The dust has settled on the opening two rounds of this year’s Six Nations but it still isn’t clear as to where Ireland stand.

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Lancaster certain Kidney will manage O’Brien wisely at London Irish

Stuart Lancaster believes Declan Kidney and London Irish will manage their investment wisely by taking into account Sean O’Brien’s injury profile and the attritional nature of life in the Gallagher Premiership when the flanker joins the club next season.

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Mayo star Higgins relishes Dublin date

Mayo star Keith Higgins is relishing James Horan’s new-look side taking on Dublin in Croke Park later this month.

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Antrim boss Harbinson backs tiered All-Ireland championship

Antrim football manager Lenny Harbinson has joined the chorus of voices arguing for a tiered championship for inter-county teams.

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Corofin's Kieran Fitzgerald: Club v college dilemma not good enough

Experienced Corofin defender Kieran Fitzgerald has claimed that allowing a club versus college dilemma to arise two years in a row is “farcical”.

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Fermanagh’s blanket leaves Tipp boss cold

Tipperary senior football manager Liam Kearns is not a fan of the way Rory Gallagher sets up Fermanagh but he recognises Gaelic football is a results business.

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Tompkins: Who is going to die for the Cork jersey?

Former Cork boss and captain Larry Tompkins says the county’s under fire footballers must show greater commitment to the cause.

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Kerry club dominance exposes inequalities

The emotion on Nathan Breen’s face as he stood on the Hogan Stand podium on Saturday said it all. Looking down on his Beaufort team-mates, the joy of the captain who had moved to the home of his father after spending his first 13 years in Wales was unbridled.

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The journey from Strand Road to Austin Stack Park

Austin Stack Park in Tralee was the only place to be last weekend, providing the timely shot in the arm Gaelic football so desperately needed. It was the very best the game has to offer.

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