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Peter Canavan reveals who he believes are the top 10 footballers in the country


When it comes to picking the All-Star team at the end of the season, the selectors will be much more influenced in what they see in August and September than what has happened to this point in the championship summer.

Romelu Lukaku proves his class in victory over City, but are Jose Mourinho's men now the real deal?


The first ever Manchester derby on foreign soil went United's way as Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford put City to the sword in Houston.

Kildare's Kevin Feely free to play against Armagh after having black card offence rescinded


Kildare manager Cian O'Neill has been handed a huge boost ahead of his side's Round 4B qualifier against Armagh on July 29 after his star midfielder Kevin Feely was cleared to play.

JP's F-bomb lights Rory Mcllroy's fuse

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Rory McIlroy looked destined for a disastrous start to his Open Championship bid yesterday, but a stunning back-nine recovery - fuelled by some strong words from caddie JP Fitzgerald - has given him a platform to challenge the leaders…

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Jurgen Klopp's reaction to Barcelona's £72m bid for Philippe Coutinho will be welcomed by Liverpool fans


Jurgen Klopp has warned Barcelona that Liverpool “are not a selling club” after the La Liga side bid £72m for Philippe Coutinho.


Open Championship Day Two LIVE: Follow the action from Royal Birkdale


Can Rory McIlroy continue his revival at Royal Birkdle and reel in the Americans at the head of the field?


'I need one more player ASAP' - Jose Mourinho eyeing final signing after comfortable win over Man City


Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is desperate to add another player "as soon as possible".


'Mayo would be gone already if it wasn't for Aidan O'Shea' - John O'Mahony


In the 16 seasons since the qualifiers were introduced to expand the All-Ireland football championship, only Kerry have exploited the second chance in successive campaigns to reach back-to-back finals - in 2008 and 2009.

Man City among clubs accused of tapping up Monaco star Kylian Mbappe


Manchester City could be at the centre of a potential Fifa investigation amid allegations that Monaco forward Kylian Mbappe has been tapped up.


Tipperary make three changes for All-Ireland SHC quarter-final with Clare


Tipperary manager Michael Ryan has made three changes to the Tipp side that trounced Dublin in the second round of the qualifiers a fortnight ago.


Rory McIlroy recovers from horrendous front nine to finish strongly on Day One of The Open


A struggling Rory McIlroy admits he needed a kick up the backside from caddie JP Fitzgerald to get his Open back on track after it looked like he was crashing halfway through his first round.


Gary Neville, Ryan Giggs and Phil Neville reveal their best-ever Manchester United teammate


Cristiano Ronaldo, Roy Keane, Peter Schmeichel, Rio Ferdinand, Jaap Stam... the list of Manchester United greats from the Sir Alex Ferguson era could fill this page and many more.


Comment - Playing through multiple injuries adds to Johnny Sexton's legacy and underlines his toughness

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“Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you," once wrote author Shannon Alder.


As it happened - Europa League qualifiers - AEK Larnaca v Cork City - Rebels European run ends in Larnaca


Live coverage of Cork City's UEFA Europa League second round trip to Larnaca as John Caulfield's side look to overcome a 1-0 deficit from last week's first leg defeat in Turner's Cross.


Five players Liverpool could sign instead of Naby Keita


Liverpool’s summer has gone well in many ways and yet, in others, so terribly, terribly badly.

THE PUNTER'S PLATFORM PODCAST: 'Clare are great value to beat Tipp' says Jamesie O'Connor

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Jamesie O'Connor joins this week's Punter's Platform looking ahead to bets for the hurling quarter-finals, football qualifiers, soccer, horse racing and even darts.


'It just wasn't a good scoring day for me,' - Harrington struggles as Poulter and Spieth lead way at Open


Royal Birkdale warmly welcomed back one of its former Open champions but Padraig Harrington was disappointed not to have given the crowds more to cheer.

'She was very,very lucky' - Joseph O'Brien issues positive update on stricken sister Ana

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Joseph O'Brien reported his sister Ana in "great form" on Thursday after the fall at Killarney earlier this week that left her with multiple fractures.


Conor McGregor v Floyd Mayweather: What is the purse and what will each fighter earn?

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Floyd Mayweather’s Las Vegas super-fight with Conor McGregor is now just weeks away.


Republic of Ireland star Glenn Whelan joins Aston Villa on two-year deal


Aston Villa have signed Stoke midfielder Glenn Whelan in a deal which could rise to £2million.

Thursday, Jul 20

Johnny Sexton played third Test against the All Blacks with broken wrist​

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Scans have revealed the extent to which Johnny Sexton bravely battled through the pain barrier during the Lions' third Test draw against New Zealand two weeks ago.

McIlroy strives to reignite unforgettable fire of magical 2014 season​


Rory McIlroy hopes to start rolling back the years in the Open Championship at Royal Birkdale.

Wednesday, Jul 19

Champions League heartache for Dundalk as they are beaten in extra time by Rosenborg

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Over and out. Dundalk pushed Rosenborg all the way in the Trondheim but their European adventure ended at the first hurdle.

All-Stars 2017: Who's in front as race enters final stages?

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By next Sunday evening, only 12 games (nine football, three hurling) will be left in the 2017 senior inter-county season.

'It's the cold logic of physics' - Joe Brolly on how gifted players are being squashed in gaelic football


Jamie Clarke's instinctive opportunism and Ronan O'Neill's deft touch for goals last weekend gave us a brief glimpse of something which is becoming rare in the GAA, precious moments of individual skill and ingenuity.

Tuesday, Jul 18

Jockey Ana O'Brien 'gets all-clear on brain scan' after taking a bad fall at the Killarney Races

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PROMISING young rider Ana O'Brien has been hailed as "an amazing girl" after surviving serious injury at Killarney.

'Niall Morgan can't aspire to be Stephen Cluxton if he behaves like that' - Alan Brogan on O'Hanlon sledging

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Three-time All-Ireland winner and Sunday Independent columnist Alan Brogan has said that Tyrone goalkeeper Niall Morgan will never be able to be like Dublin counterpart and five-time All Star Stephen Cluxton if he continues to get…

Laois players accused of drinking ahead of Championship games during explosive county board meeting

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A year to forget for Laois football has taken another turn for the worst.

Alan Brogan explains why he thinks 'unfortunate' Bernard will have to be content with a place on the bench


Bernard Brogan showed the sharpness and poaching instincts of old in Sunday's Leinster final victory over Kildare, but brother Alan doesn't believe his exploits will earn him a starting spot the next day.

Monday, Jul 17

'There are areas where Dublin can be exploited' - Joe Brolly on the Dubs

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While Dublin inspired more eulogies from their admirers following their latest Leinster title, Joe Brolly reckons that watchful opponents like Tyrone and Kerry will have gained plenty of encouragement from Sunday's fare in Croke Park.

REVEALED - All-Ireland Round 4B football qualifier draw throws up two intriguing encounters

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Monaghan will get a chance to avenge their Ulster championship defeat to Down while Kieran McGeeney will have the plot the downfall of his former team when Armagh take on beaten Leinster finallists Kildare in Round 4B of the All-Ireland…

King Con guides Gavin's Dublin to seventh heaven

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Little bits of history were made all around Croke Park yesterday but still there was a very routine feel to it all.

Jim Gavin unhappy with the state of Croke Park surface after Coldplay gig

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Dublin manager Jim Gavin revealed his unhappiness with the condition of part of the Croke Park pitch after yesterday's Leinster final win over Kildare.

Sunday, Jul 16

'It's building up to be very special' - Joe Brolly and Colm Cooper assess the 'Top Three'


Dublin, Tyrone and Kerry have negotiated provincial success with little fuss and look to be on a collision course.

Roger Federer calls Marin Cilic 'a hero' after overcoming tearful Centre Court breakdown


Roger Federer hailed Marin Cilic's courage after the Croatian broke down in tears in a straight sets defeat in the Wimbledon final.

As it happened: Dublin and Tyrone cruise to provincial titles

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Dublin had nine points to spare over a game Kildare side and it was plain sailing in Clones for Mickey Harte's men

For the record: Cluxton set to equal appearances mark, with Cavanagh hot on his heels


They seem eternal. Stephen Cluxton for Dublin, Seán Cavanagh for Tyrone. For a decade and a half they've played in some of football's biggest games and produced some of its memorable individual moments. While others have flickered briefly…