Kevin Long: My job is to prove I’m the top man for the job

Kevin Long is the only Corkman in the Ireland squad to grace the Premier League this season, but his journey from the Connolly Road to Turner’s Cross, and further afield to Burnley’s Turf Moor, has taken in a multitude of highs and lows. 

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Dundalk and Rovers again fail to ignite

Shamrock Rovers 0 Dundalk 0: While Shamrock Rovers and Dundalk are still searching for their first win this season, it was the Lilywhites who went back the M1 last night from Tallaght Stadium carrying the regret of Pat Hoban missing a sitter to nick victory on the hour.

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Arsenal’s silent leader wants more than cup cameos

The most important figure in the Arsenal team for tomorrow’s Carabao Cup final against Manchester City will not be big money January signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, World Cup winner Mesut Ozil, or England international Jack Wilshere.

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Man City sweat on injured Sterling for decider

Raheem Sterling is an injury doubt for Manchester City for the Carabao Cup final against Arsenal on Sunday.

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Gunners drawn with Milan

Arsenal have been handed a tough Europa League last-16 tie against Italian giants AC Milan.

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Pogba reaction to being dropped impresses Jose

Paul Pogba’s professional response to being dropped has impressed Jose Mourinho, who has underlined the need for Manchester United’s stars to earn his trust.

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Klopp proud of Firmino's conduct during racism cloud

Jurgen Klopp has praised Roberto Firmino for the way the Brazilian has coped with allegations of racial abuse hanging over his head.

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Waterford: The rebirth of the Blues

When Dundalk and Waterford United met in a promotion/relegation play-off in November 2012, the two clubs appeared to be travelling in polar opposite directions.

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The week in Fantasy Premier League: Timing is everything when playing your remaining chips

Sooner or later, the Fantasy Premier League conversation always seems to come back to Sergio Aguero.

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Jonny Evans reinstated as Baggies skipper

Jonny Evans is to be reinstated as West Brom captain, Baggies boss Alan Pardew has confirmed.

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PaperTalk Extra: Why is the Wales threat underrated and is Mourinho the new Wenger?

Mikie Sheehan and Peter McNamara join Stephen Barry for a packed show previewing a bumper sporting weekend.

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Brendan Rodgers laments lack of courage as Celtic crash out

Brendan Rodgers claimed Celtic needed more courage against Zenit St Petersburg after the Hoops crashed out of the Europa League following their 3-1 aggregate defeat in Russia.

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Red-faced Arsenal survive scare

Arsenal survived a major scare to secure their spot in the last 16 of the Europa League despite suffering an embarrassing 2-1 home defeat to Ostersund.

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