Euro 2016

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   Kylian Mbappe:  has really impressed at this World Cup with his pace, control and dribbling skills that combine to give France  a cutting edge in attack. Photograph: Kirill Dudravatsev/AFP/Getty

So, here we are in the semi-finals. This was the target set for Didier Deschamps by the French Federation, so he can take a bow and say the job’s done(...)

Norwich City’s Wes Hoolahan in action against Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty

Had things gone a certain way, had he been seen in another light, it could have been so different for Wes Hoolahan. “Ipswich were the only ones who (...)

Republic of Ireland defender Cyrus Christie rates Séamus Coleman as one of the best fullbacks in the world. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Séamus Coleman’s broken leg, suffered in the goalless draw with Wales in March, was always going to be detrimental to Ireland’s hopes of qualifying fo(...)

Manager Martin O’Neill said performance on  par with that against Italy at Euro 2016 needed if Ireland  are to beat  Wales. Photograph:   Lorraine O’Sullivan/PA Wire

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill suggested yesterday that it might take a performance on a par with the one against Italy at Euro 2016 if th(...)

Chelsea’s manager Antonio Conte during his teams match against Arsenal on Saturday. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Antonio Conte believes “blind faith” in his methods has played a key role in Chelsea’s transformation from last season’s strugglers to this season’s (...)

Only one League of Ireland player featured at Euro 2016 in Paris last summer. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland has fared exceptionally poorly in the distribution of €150 million of Euro 2016 revenues earmarked for clubs across the continent with the lea(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill during a press conference at Clonmel Park Hotel in Tipperary. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Evidence, if it were needed, to support Martin O’Neill’s insistence that his unsigned contract shouldn’t be a distraction was presented by his stark a(...)

Voicente Del Bosque’s tenure as Spain manager came to a disappointing end as Spain were knocked out by Italy. Photograh: Getty

England: The build-up to England playing at a major tournament was different to previous years. The old guard of Gerrard, Lampard, Terry, Ferdinand (...)

France’s Antoine Griezmann, center, celebrates with his team-mate Olivier Giroud and Moussa Sissoko after scoring his side’s second goal against Germany. Photograph: Frank Augstein/AP Photo

Well, that was a treat. While it was highly lovely seeing the little teams do their plucky thing, this here encounter was a case of: now we’re whistli(...)

Chelsea and Ireland defender Niamh Fahey. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

There aren’t many Irish sportswomen who have enjoyed as much success as Niamh Fahey. Fahey (28) was a member of the Galway team that won its first sen(...)

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