Roy Keane at the launch of the SSE Airtricity Under-17 National League at FAI Headquarters in Abbotstown yesterday. Keane called for more Irish players to be playing at top level. Photo: Donall Farmer/INPHO
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  • July 28, 2015, 08:07

Jim McGuinness: Cork the victims of a flawed competition format In today’s paper the former Donegal manager poses the question why the All-Irel(...)

It’s been a decade since it first hit the shelves, and five years since it last graced consoles, and now Guitar Hero is back. But it’s not the Guit(...)

Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero heads the ball towards goal  against  Stoke City at Britannia Stadium. Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

  Stoke City 1 Manchester City 4 This ended as an emphatic victory, a first triumph in the Premier League since New Year’s Day and a(...)

Jose Mourinho: “I think everybody has to be ready to sacrifice for the team, to give everything for the team, to think about the team, not to be selfish.” Photo: Owen Humphreys/PA

Jose Mourinho’s insistence that the good of the collective be placed ahead of an individual’s desire to feature dictates that the Chelsea manager w(...)

Manchester City’s Stevan Jovetic, Edin Dzeko and Frank Lampard warm up during a training session for the game against Roma. Photo: Phil Noble/Reuters

A night in Rome may prove the defining moment of Manuel Pellegrini’s Manchester City career.The demand from the club‘s owners is material progress in (...)

Manchester City’s Stevan Jovetic, Edin Dzeko and Frank Lampard warm up during a training session for the game against Roma. Photo: Phil Noble/Reuters

A night in Rome may prove the defining moment of Manuel Pellegrini’s Manchester City career.The demand from the club‘s owners is material progress in (...)

Manchester City’s Frank Lampard: on January 31st Chelsea entertain City at Stamford Bridge in an encounter that could have a defining influence on who takes the title this season.

To stand only one goal behind Thierry Henry in the Premier League’s all-time scoring charts is a measure of Frank Lampard’s supreme talent. To score a(...)

Joe Hart: “It is a big game after a disappointing start in Munich . . . We are aware it is the Champions League and not the knockout phase but especially at home we are going in trying to win the game.” Photograph: Andrew Yates/Reuters

Manchester City’s Champions League ambitions are on a tightrope as Roma visit tonight. Manuel Pellegrini’s side need to win or next month’s trip to CS(...)

   Sporting Lisbon have confirmed via their official Twitter account that Marcos Rojo (above)  will move to Old Trafford. Photograph: Netun Lima/Getty Images

Marcos Rojo will become a Manchester United player and sign a five-year contract, subject to a medical, after the Argentina defender’s complicated thi(...)

 Louis van Gaal: well aware of Kevin Strrotman’s worth from  his time as manager of the Netherlands. Photograph:  Clive Mason/Getty Images

Manager Rudi Garcia has ruled out the possibility of Kevin Strootman leaving Roma for Manchester United. United are understood to retain an interest i(...)