The dawn of a fascinating new chapter for Irish football

Even among those who had long been looking forward to the dawn of the Stephen Kenny era, there is bound to be — and most certainly should be — huge sympathy for Mick McCarthy that his second coming has ended the way it has.

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28-year-old footballer warns of taking Covid-19 lightly after positive test

Former Longford Town and Drogheda United player Lee Duffy has urged people to take the coronavirus seriously.

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Euro 2020 doubt raises McCarthy/Kenny manager succession doubts

McCarthy’s contract runs until July this year, with Kenny due to take over in August so, barring a revisiting of the deal with both men, the planned succession would take on an entirely unexpected complexion.

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Arsenal boss Arteta tests positive for Covid-19 as Premier League fixtures to go ahead

Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta has tested positive for coronavirus, the Premier League club have announced.

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5 things learned as Liverpool’s back-up keeper weakness is ruthlessly exposed

Chris Hatterhall looks at what we learned as Liverpool were knocked out of the Champions League.

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Ireland’s crunch Women’s Euro 2021 qualifier today to be played behind closed doors

The clash which takes place in the Pod Malim Brdom stadium in Budva will see Ireland looking to top the group.

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The Republic of Ireland’s women team are immune to distractions as they prepare for today’s crucial European 2021 Qualifier away to Group I minnows, Montenegro, this afternoon.

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Jose Mourinho’s ‘tough love’ will make Troy Parrott ‘better in the long run’, says Niall Quinn

Niall Quinn believes Republic of Ireland striker Troy Parrott will benefit from what he describes as José Mourinho’s “tough love” at Tottenham.

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Terrace Talk: Man United – Celebration rarely witnessed in the post-Fergie era

Now that’s what you call a 10 out of 10 performance. Ten years since United last did the double over City; 10 games unbeaten now since our midwinter nadir.

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This is our time, says Denise O’Sullivan

Denise O’Sullivan is backing the senior Irish women’s team to become history makers. At the halfway point of qualification for Euro 2021, Ireland are in second place in Group I, after last Thursday’s 1-0 win against Greece in Tallaght maintained their unbeaten record.

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Ajax tell three of its coaching staff to stay home over coronavirus fears

Ajax assistant coach Christian Poulsen and two other members of the Dutch club’s coaching staff have been told to stay at home due to concerns over coronavirus, it has been reported.

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Rangers dumped out of Scottish Cup by Hearts

Rangers were brought crashing back down from their continental high as Hearts’ Oliver Bozanic dumped Steven Gerrard’s team out of the William Hill Scottish Cup.

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Puskas winner? Flores wonder goal tipped for top award

Jordan Flores may have wrapped up goal of the season.

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Average Arsenal have little left to play for this season

Average Arsenal have little left to play for this season after they limped out of the Europa League in a dramatic injury time defeat.

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Late extra-time goal knocks Arsenal out of Europa League

Arsenal have been knocked out of the Europa League.

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Celtic knocked out of Europa League by FC Copenhagen’s late goals

Sloppy Celtic conceded two late goals to exit the Europa League at the hands of FC Copenhagen, the Hoops crashing out 4-2 on aggregate.

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Manchester City fight back to beat Real Madrid at Bernabeu

Manchester City produced a stunning late comeback at the Bernabeu to claim a 2-1 win over Real Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League tie.

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Liverpool made to work by West Ham to equal Premier League record

Record-equalling Liverpool moved to within four wins of a first title in 30 years but they were made to prove their credentials in a 3-2 win over struggling West Ham.

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Comeback win over Killie takes Celtic 12 points clear

Celtic stormed 12 points clear of faltering Rangers at the top of the Ladbrokes Premiership after a powerful 3-1 comeback win against Kilmarnock at Parkhead.

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Roy Keane: FAI’s future not ‘all doom and gloom’

Roy Keane believes the FAI’s fortunes can turn around if the Ireland team performs well in the coming months.

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