Uefa insist they have “strengthened” the FFP regulations but such a claim is hard to square with the fact Manchester City’s net spend this transfer window is €165 million (€227 million). Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

(...) reform the economy of the European game according to the principles of Financial Fair Play. “It has gone(...)

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Irish rider Michael Kelly in action during the Nations Cup at the International Official Show Jumping at Las Mestas racecourse in Gijon, Asturias, northern Spain. Photo: Alberto Morante/PA

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Ireland’s Paul O’Connell makes his way out for his final captain’s run at the Aviva Stadium yesterday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho 2:54

(...) before the World Cup, with fringe contenders drinking at the last chance saloon in the last game before(...)

Champions League groups A,B,C,D, on an electronic board after draw at the Grimaldi Forum, in Monaco. Photograph: Claude Paris/AP
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  • August 28, 2015, 08:37

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The three nominees for Uefa’s Best Player award  2015, runner-up Barcelona’s Luis Suarez, winner Lionel Messi and Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo. Photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters

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Claire Lambe and Denise Walsh of Ireland compete in the Lightweight Women’s Double Sculls - Repechage race at last year’s World Championships in Amsterdam. Photo: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

(...) the European Championships in May, but then pushed for a new coach, and under the guidance of Italian(...)

Ireland’s Conor Harte reacts during the EuroHockey 2015 men’s semi-final’s match between Netherlands and Ireland at the Lee Valley Hockey Centre in London. Photo: Hannah McKay/PA

(...) on Ireland’s first ever European semi-final, Fulton said that his side was “too cautious” in the(...)