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‘Pantomime villain’ takes stage at Leicester after Claudio Ranieri sacking

Leicester caretaker manager Craig Shakespeare admitted he felt like the “pantomime villain” after Claudio Ranieri’s sacking.

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Jose Mourinho ponders Wayne Rooney role at Man United

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney has a chance of starting the EFL Cup final but Jose Mourinho insists sentiment will not play any part in his decision.

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Cork City mark John Caulfield ton with win against Finn Harps

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John Caulfield celebrated his 100th league game in charge of Cork City as his side battled against the elements to bag the points against a hugely plucky Finn Harps side at Finn Park.

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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte haunted by failure fears

Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte has recalled the agony of relinquishing a commanding lead in a title race which left him unable to sleep for almost a week.

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'Everyone would say the same thing about him: a good pro and a good person'

Liam Daish tells a story about the day Ebbsfleet won the FA Trophy at Wembley in 2008 in front of a crowd of 40,000.

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The week in Fantasy Premier League: Selling Sanchez and Zlatan, Liverpool midfielders and the surprise Double Gameweek

Usually during these cup breaks, the emotional state of your average Fantasy Premier League manager lies somewhere between quiet reflection to outright boredom. Not this time...

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John Caulfield cuts to the chase on Airtricity League title race

Any conversation with John Caulfield on the eve of the new Premier Division season cannot but cut to the chase — the title chase.

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Ambitious Limerick FC looking beyond simply staying in the Premier Division

It’s pretty safe to say that there’s virtually nothing Martin Russell doesn’t know about the promotion/relegation rollercoaster.

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Premier Division Preview: It’s time for Cork City to shed bridesmaid’s tag

As the League of Ireland season kicks off tonight, all eyes will be on Dundalk’s four-in-a-row title quest even if the manager with history in his grasp won’t countenance personal accolades.

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Leicester City may go on the hunt for Martin O’Neill after sacking Claudio Ranieri

Leicester City could make another attempt to lure Martin O’Neill from the Republic of Ireland hotseat after sacking title-winning boss Claudio Ranieri last night.

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Extra special Daniel Pender delivers for UCC in Collingwood Cup final

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Daniel Pender proved the UCC matchwinner for the third successive day as UCC regained the Irish Universities Collingwood Cup with a dramatic injury-time goal to edge out holders UCD in the final at a wind and rainswept Maynooth University.

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