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Soccer - Monday 24 July, 2017

Man United defender Bailly handed three-match European ban

Uefa has confirmed that Eric Bailly will miss the Super Cup and the first game in this season’s Champions League campaign.

Everton are hosting a charity match to celebrate the life of Bradley Lowery

The six-year-old Sunderland fan sadly passed away after a long battle with cancer earlier this month.

Chelsea's Pedro suffers multiple facial fractures after reckless collision Dangerous Play This post contains videos

Chelsea's Pedro suffers multiple facial fractures after reckless collision

The Spanish international has returned to London for treatment after a clash with Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina over the weekend.

Man City pay world-record fee for a defender to add Monaco full-back to their ranks

France international Benjamin Mendy joins Kyle Walker, Danilo, Ederson and former team-mate Bernardo Silva as Pep Guardiola’s summer arrivals.

'No way' - Ancelotti dismisses rumours linking Arturo Vidal with summer move to Manchester United

'No way' - Ancelotti dismisses rumours linking Arturo Vidal with summer move to Manchester United

The Italian has dismissed suggestions that the Chile ace could go to Old Trafford but left the door open for another player to make the jump.

Neymar staying put at Barcelona, says teammate Pique in cryptic tweet

The player has been heavily linked with a record-breaking €222 million move to PSG.

United trio have 'no chance' of making the start of the season, says Jose Mourinho Walking Wounded This post contains videos

United trio have 'no chance' of making the start of the season, says Jose Mourinho

Luke Shaw, Ashley Young and Marcos Rojo remain in the treatment room but the Red Devils defeated Real Madrid after a penalty shootout last night.

Soccer - Sunday 23 July, 2017

Aston Villa won, quite possibly, the ugliest football trophy ever seen on Sunday

The Cup of Traditions is a pretty ironic name for the tournament, if the silverware is anything to go by.

Two down, one to go: Man City add to their full-back collection with £26.5m Danilo signing

The 26-year-old right-back joins from Real Madrid and follows Kyle Walker to the club.

'I'd given everything to Cork, but there's always that tinge - that little bit of regret'

The current Republic of Ireland U-17 boss on a potential porn career, leaving GAA behind, the Rebel Army and regrets.

Rovers claim first victory at Oriel Park since 2014 as Gary Shaw's early goal proves crucial

Both teams tasted European disappointment during the week but still served up an entertaining clash.

Chelsea's Kenedy 'strongly reprimanded' as club apologise for offensive social media posts

The 21-year-old’s Instagram videos were criticised heavily in China, where the club are on a pre-season tour.

'I can guarantee he's not going this season': Mourinho rules out De Gea move

Jose Mourinho says Manchester United will not be selling goalkeeper David de Gea to Real Madrid.

Two blue ticks from Ronaldo and 'whatever the f**k you do, don't shut your eyes' - it's tweets of the week

The best sporting offerings on Twitter from the past seven days.

Despite the rumours of a lucrative PSG move, Neymar was on fire for Barcelona tonight Samba Magic This post contains videos

Despite the rumours of a lucrative PSG move, Neymar was on fire for Barcelona tonight

The Brazilian scored twice and the second was a thing of considerable beauty.

Soccer - Saturday 22 July, 2017

10-man Sligo earn valuable point as battle against relegation continues

Limerick were held by Ger Lyttle’s men at Markets Field.

'Even the most beautiful marriages end - I don't feel like a traitor or a mercenary'

After his highly unexpected move to AC Milan, Leonardo Bonucci has denied suggestions of bad blood with former club Juventus.

Despite £72m Barca bid, Phil Coutinho put on a show for Liverpool in friendly win over Leicester In Demand This post contains videos

Despite £72m Barca bid, Phil Coutinho put on a show for Liverpool in friendly win over Leicester

The Brazilian showed no signs of distraction as the Reds picked up some pre-season silverware.

Ruud van Nistelrooy explains why Lukaku will thrive at Manchester United

Ruud van Nistelrooy recalls facing a young Romelu Lukaku and has no doubt the powerful striker will be a hit at Manchester United.

Alexis Sanchez nearing move after spending Friday with PSG's sporting director

PSG are getting closer to completing the biggest double-swoop in football history.

FAI boss insists Bray turmoil was 'unforeseeable', defends current licensing system

The association’s director of competitions Fran Gavin says they will meet with the club next week to receive assurances on its financial stability.

Ireland manager out to avoid last-minute transfers clashing with crucial World Cup qualifier

Martin O’Neill will urge his players to get their business done before they depart for Tbilisi next month.

Europe's most exciting club last season, Monaco are battling hard to keep hold of key youngsters

The club are trying to fend off the super-rich and aren’t doing a bad job.

Ireland's number one goalkeeper Darren Randolph has found a new club

West Ham have agreed to sell the 30-year-old to Middlesbrough, subject to a medical and personal terms.

Soccer - Friday 21 July, 2017

League leaders Waterford deliver emphatic win as familiar face returns to haunt Cobh

Shane O’Connor was central to the south-east club’s big victory.

Another spectacular League of Ireland strike but Bray's crisis still goes from bad to worse Wandering Lonely This post contains videos

Another spectacular League of Ireland strike but Bray's crisis still goes from bad to worse

Gary McCabe conjured a magnificent free-kick to give the Seagulls the lead but St. Pat’s rallied to pick up a second successive win.

Holohan hits superb hat-trick against former club as Galway breathe some life into staying up

The midfielder joined from Cork City earlier in the campaign but spent the 2014 season with Drogheda.

Stellar McNamee fires Derry back into European spot as Bohs suffer third straight defeat

Barry McNamee scored his eighth goal of the season as Derry overtake Bray Wanderers into third spot.

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Confirmed: Alvaro Morata is a Chelsea player after club-record £70m deal

The 24-year-old had been heavily linked with a move to Manchester united earlier in the summer.

Irish striker Murphy joins Nottingham Forrest

The former Newcastle man joins on a three-year deal.

After Liverpool 'tapping up' scandal, Virgil van Dijk tells Southampton he wants to leave

The Reds publicly dropped their pursuit of the centre-back but could they go back on their word?

Anthony Stokes on the move after terminating contract with Blackburn

The Republic of Ireland international striker was just one year into a three-year deal.

Liverpool seal €9 million deal for left-back Robertson

The Scottish international moves to Anfield after three years at Hull.

Court case may have affected Hendrick's Ireland performances, says O'Neill

The Burnley midfielder was cleared of violent disorder earlier this month.

Coutinho staying at Anfield, Ross Barkley to Arsenal and all of today's transfer gossip

Liverpool have rejected Barcelona’s £72 million bid for the Brazilian playmaker, with Jurgen Klopp stating Coutinho is not for sale.

Newcastle complete signing of former Liverpool defender from Atletico

Javier Manquillo was on loan at Sunderland last season.

12-year-old Cork City fan rewarded for using confirmation money to get to Cyprus

What a memento for young Connor O’Brien.

Man United launch new fan-designed grey third kit for 2017/18 season

It features a a silhouette of the ‘Holy Trinity’ statue.

Here's how much the 4 League of Ireland clubs earned from Europe this season

The journey was short and sweet compared to 2016, but relatively lucrative nevertheless.