Dave Donnelly

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Leinster and Munster Senior League unveil new charity Challenge Cup

The winners of the 2018/19 Leinster Senior League and Munster Senior League will contest a charity match next year.

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Watch: River Plate players sing It's a Long Way to Tipperary after Copa Libertadores victory over Boca Juniors in Madrid

Los Millionarios’ players sang a song to the tune of It’s a Long Way to Tipperary after pipping their city rivals to the Copa Libertadores title with a 5-3 aggregate win at the Bernabeu in Madrid.

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John Caulfield says returning John Kavanagh will be 'like a new signing' for Cork City

The right-back, who has struggled with persistent injury problems over the past few seasons, spent time on loan with Waterford and Finn Harps last season in a bid for regular first-team football.

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Dublin's Chris McCann crowned MLS winner as Atlanta see off Portland

The midfielder was introduced in injury time for left-back Greg Garza as the Georgia club wrapped up their first-ever national league title at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

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Former Dundalk and Shamrock Rovers striker Michael O'Connor declares for Northern Ireland

The Louthman, who now plays in Belfast for Linfield, represented the Republic of Ireland up to under-19 level, scoring once in a 2015 victory over Austria.

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European champions the Netherlands draw Canada in Women's World Cup in France

England have been paired together with neighbours Scotland in a tough group alongside Japan, who beat them in the semi-finals last time out, Scotland and Argentina.

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Ireland's Alan Kelly to take charge of the MLS Cup between Atlanta United and Portland Timbers tonight

He may not be the only Irishman in action on the field at the Mercedes-Benz Arena as former Ireland under-21 midfielder Chris McCann is in the squad for the home side.

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Former Ireland under-21 captain Jack Byrne 'snapped the hand off' for Hoops opportunity

Dubliner Byrne had previously trained with Shamrock Rovers during the summer before opting to sign for Kilmarnock, but has no signed a permanent deal with the Tallaght club.

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Irish Premiership Round-Up: Ballymena fight back at Warrenpoint to stay two points clear of Linfield

The league leaders trailed heading into the break but a quickfire brace from top scorer Cathair Friel heralded a turnaround that saw them run out 4-2 winners.

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Mick McCarthy: 'We're hardly going to have a revolution in the style of play'

Pulling a five-team group means Ireland will have two friendly dates to try things out during the qualifying cycle in September and November, but they follow the two clashes with top seeds Switzerland.

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'It's a huge step for women's football' - Ada Hegerberg makes history as first female winner of the Ballon d'Or

23-year-old Hegerberg was Lyon’s top scorer as the French side won Europe’s top competition for the third year in a row, scoring once in the 4-1 final win over Vfl Wolfsburg in Kiev.

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Mick McCarthy: 'I laughed because I was expecting to be in the Group of Death - being sod's law, you think you'll get it'

As third seeds, the odds are against Ireland making the top two and an automatic spot for the finals, which will see three group games held in Dubin, in two years’ time.

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Mick McCarthy: 'We might look down the line and laud Martin O'Neill for capping Michael Obafemi'

The Southampton striker made his senior debut in O’Neill’s final game in charge, in the last UEFA Nations League game against Denmark in Aarhus last month.

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Who will replace Stephen Kenny as Dundalk manager? We look at seven potential candidates

We run the rule over seven potential candidates to take up the biggest job in domestic football.

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Irish Premiership Round-Up: Ballymena United overcome Linfield to go top

Linfield laid siege to the Ballymena goal late on but David Jeffrey’s side held out against the club he famously led to nine league titles over a 17-year period.

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Corkman Alan Kelly named MLS Referee of the Year for the third time in four years

Kelly, who played schoolboy football with Avondale United and Cork City, refereed in the League of Ireland for 15 years before leaving to take up a technical position in MLS in 2014.

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Cameroon stripped of 2019 African Cup of Nations hosting due to delays amid political unrest

The tournament takes place between June and July of 2019 and will consist of an expanded pool of 24 teams.

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Leinster Senior League sanction, but don't expel, Ballybrack over faking player's death

Last weekend’s LSL Major Sunday 1 fixture between the south Dublin club and Arklow Town was postponed as a mark of respect after the club informed the league of a player’s death.

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Ireland under-19 striker Rowan Roache joins FC United of Manchester on loan

The 18-year-old, who recently returned from action following a metatarsal injury, made his debut over the weekend in an FA Trophy defeat to Hereford.

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St Patrick's Athletic sign midfielder Cian Coleman from Limerick

The 21-year-old is looking forward to taking the road less travelled and signing with a ‘massive club’ in St Patrick’s Athletic.

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Republic of Ireland all-time record goalscorer Robbie Keane announces his retirement from playing

The Tallaght man scored 68 goals in 146 games for his country, including three goals at the World Cup finals in 2002 as Ireland reached the last 16.

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Watch: Ireland under-19 star Troy Parrott scores cracker for Spurs in UEFA Youth League

The Dubliner put Spurs 2-1 up at Hotspur Way as he received the ball on the edge of the box, eked out a yard of space and curled an unstoppable shot into the top corner.

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Leinster Senior League to take action after Ballybrack player falsely reported dead

Several LSL clubs, including CIE Ranch and Rush Athletic, posted messages of condolence after the league notified its members that a player had been killed on the way home from training.

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Defender Darren Cole becomes the latest player to leave Derry City

The versatile 26-year-old, who also played in midfield under Kenny Shiels last term, has been linked with Sligo Rovers and Irish League side Linfield in the off-season.

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Kilkenny United start building for 2019 as Coombes and McManus sign back up

Goalkeeper Niamh Coombes and striker Carla McManus have agreed to sign on for another year after breakthrough seasons at the Watershed.

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