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Soccer - Thursday 23 March, 2017

State of Play: Four down, six to go - Ireland in good shape in quest to reach Russia

A win on Friday could eliminate one direct rival in the race for automatic qualification.

'I've still got my Galway GAA jersey at home' - The Man United starlet with Irish ambitions

Kieran O’Hara chats to The42 about the influence of David de Gea, picking Ireland over England and his dreams for the future.

'That's propaganda - that's like going to Russia 50 years ago': Staunton, Wales and Croke Park

The 1-0 win papered over the cracks during a harrowing Euro 2008 qualifying campaign.

German efficiency? It's now 648 minutes since Jogi Low's side last conceded a goal

They were resilient again at the Westfalenstadion as they held England.

Soccer - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

WATCH: Podolski steps away from international career with superb winner against England Fond Farewell This post contains videos

WATCH: Podolski steps away from international career with superb winner against England

The former Bayern Munich and Arsenal man ensured it was quite the night as he conjured his 49th international goal.

What team should Ireland pick to start against Wales?

We choose the line-up we’d like to see named on Friday evening.

Former Ireland underage international makes senior England debut against Germany

Michael Keane played U17 and U19 before switching to the English setup.

'Modern players are brats!' - Mourinho mourns the loss of 'men' like Lampard

The Portuguese coach has been amazed at the change of behaviour in the space of 10 years.

'He doesn't plan ahead! - Wales midfielder Ledley may miss Ireland game for the birth of his child

The Crystal Palace man’s wife is due days after the World Cup qualifier in Dublin.

Quiz: Before they face Ireland, how well do you remember these Welsh footballers?

Chris Coleman’s side are in action in the Aviva Stadium on Friday night.

Good news for Ireland as quartet return to training ahead of World Cup qualifier

The Boys in Green were put through their paces in Dublin with two days to go until the meeting with Wales.

‘I was always opting for Ireland and it turned out to be the best decision I’ve ever made.’

Welsh-born Kevin Sheedy speaks to The42 about coaching, his golden period with Everton and becoming an Ireland legend, as well as overcoming bowel cancer.

Liverpool mourns club great Ronnie Moran, who dies at 83

The former coach had a long association with the club.

Alex Ferguson tells Man Utd to focus on Europa League

The legendary Scottish manager has highlighted the importance of winning Europe’s secondary competition to gain entry to the Champions League.

Caulfield refuses to bite on Dundalk baloney LOI

Caulfield refuses to bite on Dundalk baloney

The Cork City boss says the champions remain the team to beat ahead of Saturday’s showdown.

Martin McGuinness disposed of 'bomb' hours before beloved Candystripes took on Benfica

McGuinness was called to assist Derry City officials hours before a huge European Cup clash.

Soccer - Tuesday 21 March, 2017

Hodgson defends Kane on corner duty and his reign as England manager

The former Three Lions boss believes criticism of his tenure was unfair, with calls made for the good of the team and its ongoing development

One more year? Totti still undecided on Roma future at the age of 40

A club legend in the Italian capital has suggested that he could still extend his playing career by one additional season, with no call made yet

View from Wales: 'People will be wary of Shane Long'

Welsh football journalist Chris Wathan gives an insight into Ireland’s Group D rivals ahead of Friday’s match.

Wenger denies PSG agreement: It's fake news!

He’s going nowhere.

'You grew up going to Croke Park watching Wexford play, or Waterford... or Kilkenny' Anniversary This post contains videos

'You grew up going to Croke Park watching Wexford play, or Waterford... or Kilkenny'

Ireland and Wales met at the GAA’s headquarters 10 years ago this week.

Rio Ferdinand says he turned to drink following tragedy

Rebecca Ferdinand died in March 2015

Young guns reserved for U19s as Colin Bell calls on experience to face Slovakia

The Ireland WNT look to build on their impressive start under new management at Tallaght Stadium next month.

'We are a very good team when we're at our best': Bale and Ramsey fit and ready for Dublin

Chris Coleman has a full deck to choose from ahead of Friday’s clash with Ireland.

'If you think our mindset is a draw, then you are sadly mistaken. We’re here to win' - Keane No Excuses This post contains videos

'If you think our mindset is a draw, then you are sadly mistaken. We’re here to win' - Keane

Ireland’s assistant boss insists they will be ready for Wales despite several missing players.

Every manager in the country wanted Ryan McBride but his roots were in Derry

“He was everything good about the game.”

Patrick McEleney shows exactly why he is so highly-rated with superb solo run and finish Thing Of Beauty This post contains videos

Patrick McEleney shows exactly why he is so highly-rated with superb solo run and finish

We could watch this goal over and over again.

Di Maria, Memphis and now Schweinsteiger - 6 of LVG's signings have left Man United

Jose Mourinho is slowly stamping his mark on Man United’s squad.

Injury crisis worsens for Ireland as ninth player ruled out of Wales showdown

Daryl Murphy has returned to Newcastle after a scan on his calf.

Kante’s not all he’s cracked up to be - Joey Barton

The Burnley man has said that pundits are too willing to talk up the performances of the France international.

Jamie Vardy received death threats after Leicester sacked Claudio Ranieri

The striker revealed he was on the end of some sickening abuse following the departure of the Ranieri.

Mourinho: Manchester United lack 'super personalities' like Keane

The manager has suggested he signed Zlatan Ibrahimovic to compensate for this problem.

Watch: Soccer Republic's touching tribute to Ryan McBride RIP This post contains videos

Watch: Soccer Republic's touching tribute to Ryan McBride

A number of the leading figures in Irish football have paid their respects to the late Candystripes defender.

Bastian Schweinsteiger leaves United for Chicago Fire (and €4.1 million)

The German midfielder is poised to link up with the MLS side next week after departing Old Trafford for a designated player deal.

Should mid-season sackings be banned? Gary Neville would support the idea

A system banning clubs from removing bosses until the end of the season would have the full support of the Sky Sports pundit.

Soccer - Monday 20 March, 2017

Man City charged with failing to control players during Liverpool draw

The charge relates to the reaction of City’s players when Michael Oliver awarded Liverpool a penalty.

Three Irish players named in League Two TOTY and Hoolahan up for EFL goal of the year

David Forde, Enda Stevens and Graham Carey have all had fine seasons.

Over €7,000 raised for funeral of Ryan McBride as LOI community left in total shock RIP

Over €7,000 raised for funeral of Ryan McBride as LOI community left in total shock

Players and supporters have donated to help cover the cost of the 27-year-old’s funeral.

'It’s times like this you wish he was around' - Ireland's latest call-up Egan on his GAA legend father

The Cork native says he’s settling in well after his first day training with the squad.