Schalke boss insists goalkeeper’s shocking red card challenge wasn’t intentional

Alexander Nubel is consoled by David Wagner after being sent off for Schalke against Eintracht Frankfurt. Source: firo Sportphoto/Jürgen Fromme DAVID WAGNER HAS said that Alexander Nubel did not intend to do harm to Mijat Gacinovic with his horror challenge in Schalke’s 1-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt. The Schalke goalkeeper was shown a 66th-minute red … Continue reading "Schalke boss insists goalkeeper’s shocking red card challenge wasn’t intentional"

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Ronaldo out with sinusitis, but Juventus still prevail

CRISTIANO RONALDO was too ill to play, while Zlatan Ibrahimovic spent the evening resting on the bench, but even without their biggest stars, Juventus and AC Milan cruised into the last eight of the Italian Cup on Wednesday. Juventus beat visiting Udinese 4-0 in the late game, after Milan had dispatched SPAL, 3-0.  In the … Continue reading "Ronaldo out with sinusitis, but Juventus still prevail"

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Shane Ross rules out liquidation or examinership as viable options for the FAI

John Fallon reports from CityWest Hotel SPORTS MINISTER SHANE Ross has warned that liquidation or examinership of the Football Association of Ireland are not viable options. Ross claimed he flatly rejected a plea for an €18m bailout by the new FAI interim board but the association’s executive lead Paul Cooke revealed that a second meeting … Continue reading "Shane Ross rules out liquidation or examinership as viable options for the FAI"

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‘A clean slate’ – Cork City complete signing of former Reading striker from Derry

CORK CITY HAVE announced the signing of former Reading striker and 2018 SSE Airtricity League First Division champion with UCD, Conor Davis, from Derry City. New chapter: Conor Davis. Source: Tommy Dickson/INPHO Davis, a former Ireland underage international, is looking forward to “starting fresh” on Leeside after a colourful few years on home soil and … Continue reading "‘A clean slate’ – Cork City complete signing of former Reading striker from Derry"

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Plane grounding forces Liverpool’s Mane to miss triumphant homecoming

LIVERPOOL STAR Sadio Mane’s triumphant homecoming to Senegal after winning Africa’s top football prize was scuppered Wednesday when problems with overflight permission in Tunisia grounded his jet. Senegal’s capital Dakar had readied celebrations for the 27-year-old, who was crowned Africa’s 2019 Player of the Year in Egypt on Tuesday. The first Senegalese player to win … Continue reading "Plane grounding forces Liverpool’s Mane to miss triumphant homecoming"

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‘There was the three of us – myself, my pal and Kenny Dalglish – butt naked and singing Otis Redding’

‘THIS PHONE IS a bloody disaster”, says an exasperated Jim Goodwin. The Tramore lilt – usually smothered by a kind-of bastardised Scottish brogue – becomes more pronounced as his irritation grows.  Earlier, the line went dead just as the St Mirren boss started on a story about working in construction recruitment (more on that later) … Continue reading "‘There was the three of us – myself, my pal and Kenny Dalglish – butt naked and singing Otis Redding’"

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Impressive Ireland U15s overcome Australia U17s

IRELAND U15S EARNED an impressive 2-0 win over Australia U17s in Abbotstown today. Second-half goals from Kevin Zefi and Alex Nolan ensured Jason Donohue’s side maintained their 100% record this season. It was another morale-boosting win for the Boys in Green at the FAI National Training Centre, having picked up a similarly impressive 3-1 victory … Continue reading "Impressive Ireland U15s overcome Australia U17s"

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Irish trio feature as Arsenal overcome Liverpool

IRISH INTERNATIONALS Katie McCabe, Louise Quinn and Niamh Fahey all featured as Arsenal edged Liverpool 3-2 in tonight’s Women’s Super League encounter at Deva Stadium. It was McCabe and Quinn’s team who came out on top, as the Gunners’ win saw them reduce the gap on leaders Man City to three points. Rinsola Babajide gave the … Continue reading "Irish trio feature as Arsenal overcome Liverpool"

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Mourinho on Troy Parrott: ‘We are taking very good care of him. We cannot tell you every single detail’

JOSE MOURINHO HAS confirmed Troy Parrott will be on the bench for Tottenham’s FA Cup tie with Norwich, while urging patience with the youngster. The 18-year-old striker came off the bench for the dying moments of the Premier League game against Wolves at the weekend, but Mourinho afterwards reiterated previous claims that the Ireland international … Continue reading "Mourinho on Troy Parrott: ‘We are taking very good care of him. We cannot tell you every single detail’"

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Saints boss lavishes praise on Ireland youngster following promising Premier League debut

RALPH HASENHÜTTL HAS tipped academy graduate Will Smallbone to flourish at Southampton following his Premier League debut. Smallbone impressed with a man-of-the-match performance on his top-flight bow as the Saints swept past struggling Aston Villa 2-0 at St Mary’s last weekend. Click Here: Gws Giants Guernsey And now manager Hasenhüttl has backed the midfielder to … Continue reading "Saints boss lavishes praise on Ireland youngster following promising Premier League debut"

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