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Soccer - Saturday 15 July, 2017

Waterford and Cobh Ramblers seal victories to maintain places at the top of the table

Both sides were in action in the SSE Airtricity League First Division tonight.

Chelsea splash out €45m for 'outstanding' Monaco midfielder Bakayoko

The 22-year-old joined Monaco from Rennes for €9m in 2014.

New arrival John Terry named Aston Villa captain

The 36-year-old will lead his new side in their battle for promotion from the Championship and wears the armband for the first time on Saturday.

Stephen Ward helped convince Burnley to sign Jon Walters

The Dubliner was more than happy to provide a character reference for his Ireland team-mate.

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Soccer - Friday 14 July, 2017

Jon Walters bags debut goal for Burnley in win over Shamrock Rovers

Sean Dyche’s men enjoyed a good run-out in their pre-season friendly at Tallaght Stadium.

Cabinteely remain nine clear of Athlone after draw while Wexford stun Shels at Tolka Park

Cabinteely ‘keeper Michael Kelly made two fine saves to deny Athlone a crucial three points.

Finn Harps pick up vital win over Bohs to boost hopes of avoiding relegation

Eddie Dsane and Sean Houston were on target in a 2-1 victory for Ollie Horgan’s side.

Resilient second half fightback earns St Pat's a first league win in two months

Liam Buckley’s side rise out of the relegation zone and into ninth place with just a third home win this season.

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Linfield no match for Celtic in heated Champions League tie at Windsor Park

The Hoops have one foot in the next round after a 2-0 victory.

Bottle thrown at Celtic's Leigh Griffiths, referee reacts by booking him Shocking Decision This post contains videos

Bottle thrown at Celtic's Leigh Griffiths, referee reacts by booking him

The Hoops were playing Linfield in a Champions League second qualifying round tie at Windsor this evening.

'The way they celebrated, they think it's over... it's far from over'

Cork City’s Greg Bolger believes they’re capable of overturning the deficit away to AEK Larnaca next week.

Walker becomes most expensive full-back of all-time after sealing Man City move

The England defender joins from Tottenham for a fee that could rise to £50 million.

An emotional Jermain Defoe attended the funeral of Bradley Lowery earlier today RIP

An emotional Jermain Defoe attended the funeral of Bradley Lowery earlier today

Mourners wore ‘Bradley 6′ Sunderland jerseys at the funeral service of six-year-old Bradley Lowery who passed away last Friday.

AC Milan pull off massive coup by capturing Juventus defender Bonucci for €40m

The Rossoneri have confirmed the arrival of the Italy international.

Liverpool midfielder off to Serie A, Ireland keeper could join Magpies and today's transfer gossip

The Reds have reportedly agreed to sell Lucas Leiva to Lazio for £5 million.

Klopp's 'tactical nous' questioned by ex-Liverpool star Hamann

Dietmar Hamann does not believe that Liverpool playing at “100 miles per hour every three days” is going to bring them success.

Lengthy Athlone statement heavily criticises 'flawed and unfair' match-fixing probe

The club says it “does not respect the members human rights, natural rights, and indeed constitutional rights.”

Bray's entire squad place themselves on transfer list as cash crisis continues

“For us as players it is simply about job security.”

Irish sides discover potential Europa League third-round opponents

Trips to Macedonia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Albania are all possible destinations for Cork City and Shamrock Rovers.

Dundalk will play Celtic (or Linfield) next if they get past Rosenborg

There’s a big reward in store if the Lilywhites can reach the next round.

Leicester City's Thai owners to be sued by anti-corruption official

Charnchai Issarasenarak, who leads a junta-appointed anti-graft panel, accuses King Power of under-declaring revenue.

'Their physio didn't come on the pitch once and I think they went down 18 times'

John Caulfield was frustrated after Cork City’s defeat to AEK Larnaca last night in the Europa League.

Real Madrid confirm €18 million signing of Betis youngster

Dani Ceballos attracted interest from Barcelona after an impressive season, but Los Blancos have won the race for his signature.

Someone obviously forgot to tell Carles Puyol last night's Star Sixes was only a friendly

The former Barca man went high and late on Phil Neville.

Sean Cavanagh, retiring heroes and avoiding life as an average schnook Column This post contains videos

Sean Cavanagh, retiring heroes and avoiding life as an average schnook

Tommy Martin on the Tyrone star, who is aiming to end his memorable career on a high.

'McGregor and Vardy decided their fate. If it's possible for them, it should be possible for me'

Chiedozie Ogbene talks about his departure from Cork City and why first team football is the key factor in becoming a top level professional player.

'It was November and I’d played more games for Ireland than for Stoke'

Jon Walters says the desire to play regular first-team football prompted his move to Burnley.

Soccer - Thursday 13 July, 2017

RB Leipzig reject €65 million Liverpool bid for Naby Keita - reports

Jurgen Klopp has made the dynamic midfielder his main transfer target, but the Bundesliga club are so far unwilling to sell

Barcelona sign Portuguese star for €30 million

Benfica right-back Nelson Semedo has joined the Catalan side on a five-year deal.

Superb brace from ex-Villa youngster keeps Shamrock Rovers' Europa League hopes alive

Graham Burke claimed two goals amid late drama at Tallaght Stadium.

No fairytale farewell for Maguire and O'Connor as Cork City's 29-game unbeaten run ends

The Leesiders will have to come from behind next week in Cyprus.

'When we won the title, I didn’t really feel part of it but the bonus wasn’t bad because I went to Thailand'

After plenty of ups and downs in football, Keith Ward is shining brightly for Bohemians this season.

Ireland's Aiden McGeady makes permanent move to the Championship Done Deal This post contains videos

Ireland's Aiden McGeady makes permanent move to the Championship

The Irish international has left Everton to join Sunderland.

As it happened: Shamrock Rovers v Mlada Boleslav, Cork City v AEK Larnaca, Europa League

Check out how the League of Ireland sides get on in Europe tonight.

Bournemouth handed Harry Arter boost

The Ireland international has committed his long-term future to the Cherries.

Dundalk disappointed but remaining confident of another big Champions League result

Stephen Kenny’s side were held at home to Rosenborg.

Man City agree whopping fee with Tottenham to sign Kyle Walker

The deal would tie the world record fee paid for a defender.

Wayne Rooney has just scored a fine long-range effort on his (second) Everton debut Once A Blue... This post contains videos

Wayne Rooney has just scored a fine long-range effort on his (second) Everton debut

The striker wasted little time in reopening his account for the Toffees.

Arsenal's record signing Lacazette scores minutes into his debut Quick Off The Mark This post contains videos

Arsenal's record signing Lacazette scores minutes into his debut

The French striker was on target for the Gunners during their pre-season tour in Sydney.