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Isa Nacewa and Jordi Murphy lift the European Champions Cup trophy for Leinster in 2018, continuing a remarkable run of success for the Irish province. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

About eight minutes into the 2014 final of what was then known as the Rabo Direct Pro12 between Leinster and Glasgow, Brian O’Driscoll’s farewell game(...)

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard lifts the European Cup after Liverpool beat AC Milan to win the Champions League final on May 25, 2005 at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey. Photograph: Getty Images

May is the cruellest month for footballing “on this days” in a pandemic; in normal times May means finals, titles and glory. On Sunday it was 25 years(...)

Cillian Sheridan in action for Wellington Phoenix during his time in New Zealand.

When Cillian Sheridan was travelling up to training in Dublin on Bus Éireann, he probably couldn’t have imagined he would end up on a journey that has(...)

Tottenham’s Eric Dier playing Teqball at the Tottenham Hotspur training ground in London. Photograph: PA

Harry Maguire, Sadio Mane and Wayne Rooney are among the stars to have embraced teqball during the coronavirus lockdown — a mixture of football and ta(...)

Premier League clubs will meet on Friday to discuss whether it is realistic to complete the season during the coronavirus crisis or whether they will have to brace for a devastating financial hit. Photograph: Getty Images

Liverpool could be denied the opportunity to seal the Premier League title at Anfield if public health concerns are factored into where the final matc(...)

The Dutch Eredivisie has become the first major European football league to cancel the season due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Photograph: EPA

The Dutch Eredivisie season has been cancelled with immediate effect, with no champions declared. League leaders Ajax have been denied the title, th(...)

The US flag is seen at half-mast on the Brooklyn Bridge in New York on April 11th. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images

As a child in Massachusetts in the 1940s, Mary Roman developed polio and part of her rehabilitation included riding a horse to bolster her leg power. (...)

Eamon Zayed in action for Bray Wanderers in 2002. Photo: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Few of the young Irish footballers who head for Britain each year will fulfil their dreams, but in many cases the disappointment of those who return i(...)

 Netherlands striker Sontje Hansen celebrates after scoring during the 2019 Uefa U17 European Championship final against Italy at Tallaght Stadium on May 19th, 2019 in Tallaght. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Manchester City are scouting Sontje Hansen, the 17-year-old Ajax forward who was the Golden Boot winner at last year’s Under-17 World Cup in Brazil. (...)

Nottingham Forest manager Brian Clough and assistant Peter Taylor look on before the 1980 European Cup Final against Hamburg SV  at the  Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in Madrid. Photograph:   Duncan Raban/Allsport/Getty Images

At a standstill, thinking about a standstill, rewinding to a conversation a long time ago on the benefit of standing still. A lot of noise, talk, mat(...)

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