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Tom Kiernan pictured in 1982 when he was coach of Ireland. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

First a brief rolling back of the years. At the time of his retirement in 1973 Tom Kiernan was Ireland’s most-capped player, most experienced captain (...)

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola: “Now it’s a new opportunity. We have to do things differently to what we have done previously”

Pep Guardiola has denied Manchester City have a mental block in the Champions League, and admitted their failure to progress beyond the quarter-finals(...)

Dundalk players celebrate at the final whistle at the Aviva Stadium on Thursday night.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

At a time when League of Ireland clubs, like so many around the globe, are fretting about their financial viability due to the impact of the Covid-19 (...)

Édouard Mendy’s arrival at Chelsea took the London club’s spending to £225.1 million. Photograph: EPA

Europe’s top five leagues have spent more than £2.5 billion (€2.75 billion) during the transfer window, with more than £1 billion of that coming from (...)

Manchester City unveil new signing Rúben Dias (23) at the Etihad Stadium  in Manchester on Tuesday. Photograph:  Matt McNulty/Manchester City FC via Getty Images

Manchester City have completed the £62 million signing of centre-back Ruben Dias on a six-year deal from Benfica. Benfica on Sunday night confirmed (...)

Benfica have announced Ruben Dias will depart for Manchester City. Photograph: EPA

Benfica have announced that they have agreed a deal to sell the centre-back Ruben Dias to Manchester City for €68m plus a potential €3.6m in add-ons. (...)

 Spanish striker Rodrigo Moreno has signed for Leeds United on a four-year contract, the club announced. File photograph: Getty Images

Leeds have signed Rodrigo from Valencia for a club-record fee. The forward has penned a four-year deal at Elland Road and has reportedly cost Leeds a(...)

Lionel Messi’s Barcelona will face competition favourites Bayern Munich on Friday. Photograph: EPA

Atalanta v PSG (Wednesday) On the one side, the fairy story of this season’s Champions League, the sole remaining Italian club in the competition wit(...)

 Atalanta’s Mario Pasalic scored three goals in his team’s win over Brescia at the Gewiss Stadium in Bergamo. Photograph: EPA

Mario Pasalic scored a hat-trick as Atalanta stormed to a 6-2 win over derby rivals Brescia to go second in the Serie A table. After Pasalic struck i(...)

Tony Dunne pictured with George Best and Bobby Charlton at Stamford Bridge in August 1971. Photograph:   Central Press/Getty Images

The Northenden golf club bar in Manchester was doing good business on the afternoon of May 16th, 1999 when silver-haired Tony Dunne walked in. A groan(...)

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