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Arsenal and Chelsea return over half of 12,000 ticket allocation for Europa League final

ARSENAL AND CHELSEA have returned over half of their combined allocation of 12,000 tickets for next week’s Europa League final due to the difficulty and great expense for fans travelling to Azerbaijan.

A lack of direct flights between London and Baku means supporters face costs of ...

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'I still want to be here': Messi to remain at Barcelona despite crushing Liverpool collapse

LIONEL MESSI HAS vowed to stay at the club and play through the disappointment of Barcelona’s second-straight dramatic Champions League exit ahead of this weekend’s Copa del Rey final.

Leading the semi-final tie 3-0 from the first leg in the Camp Nou, the La Liga champions were ...

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Five Leinster club winners named to start as Longford show hand for quarter-final showdown

FIVE PLAYERS FROM the Leinster-winning Mullinalaghta side have been named to start as Longford prepare to face Kildare in Tullamore on Sunday [throw-in, 4pm].

Longford have lost several key players through retirement and travel commitments in the build-up to the Leinster SFC, but manager ...

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Weekend tips: Surprise inclusion can prove Too Darn Hot in Irish 2,000 Guineas

THE CURRAGH IS the venue for the first Irish Classics of the season, and mercifully for the venue, there are fields to match the incredible setting.

The new roof on the Curragh bronze grandstand is akin to the wing on an airplane and a selection of equine flyers are lining up this ...

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Irish second row Nagle joins Zebre after leaving Leinster

IAN NAGLE’S MOVE to Zebre has been confirmed by the Italian club as the second row leaves Leinster after three years at the eastern province. 

The Cork native played just 19 games for Leinster during his three seasons at the RDS and spent the second half of this season on loan at ...

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Benfica holding out for €120m for Man United and Man City target Joao Felix

BENFICA INSIST THEY will not sell teenage forward Joao Felix unless his full €120million release clause is met, according to club chief Domingos Soares de Oliveira.

Joao Felix scored 15 Primeira Liga goals (20 in all competitions) during a breakout season, reportedly attracting ...

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'It's bad when he's making me feel old' - McHugh on Donegal's star in the making

RYAN MCHUGH HAD just turned 20 when he put 2-2 past the Dubs in the 2014 All-Ireland semi-final. 

Dublin haven’t lost a championship game since and at 25 McHugh is now one of the seasoned campaigners in the Donegal squad.

Nothing brought that fact home more than when Declan Bonner ...

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Huddersfield goalkeeper signs contract with Everton

HUDDERSFIELD TOWN GOALKEEPER Jonas Lossl will join Everton when his contract expires at the end of June.

Lossl joined Huddersfield on loan from Mainz for their first Premier League season in 2017 and earned a permanent move at the conclusion of the campaign.

However, the he ...

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Simon Yates suffers massive time loss as Russian Zakarin wins Giro's first summit finish

ILNUR ZAKARIN OF Katusha soloed to a snow-capped summit finish victory on a chaotic 13th stage of the Giro d’Italia on Friday that shook up the overall picture.

The Russian thereby climbs to third in the overall standings, which is where the now 29-year-old finished on the 2017 ...

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This statue was unveiled at Windsor Park on Wednesday. Who is it in tribute to? ...

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Here's the details for Monday morning's football qualifier draw

16 TEAMS WILL go into the hat for the All-Ireland football qualifiers round 1 draw that takes place on Monday morning.

The draw will be broadcast live on RTE Radio 1′s Morning Ireland and just after 8.30am. All the counties involved failed to reach their provincial ...

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'It'll be 23 of us against 40,000': Sexton taking lesson from Saracens for raid in Glasgow's back garden

LEINSTER CAPTAIN JOHNNY Sexton is relishing the task of taking on Glasgow Warriors in front of a raucous home crowd when tomorrow’s Pro14 final goes down for decision (kick-off 18.30, TG4, eir Sport).

The out-half was the target of many Glasgow fans’ ire when he visited Scotstoun for a ...

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'Everyone has their self-doubts...You're the one getting chased all the time'

AT THE END of every season, James McCarthy will sit down and reflect on the year. 

Six times since 2011, he has finished the year as an All-Ireland champion. On three occasions, he’s been selected on the All-Star team and can count himself extremely unlucky not to have won at least ...

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'For any individuals that I did offend, I apologise to them' - Cullen

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Murray Kinsella reports from Celtic Park

LEINSTER COACH LEO Cullen has apologised to anyone who took offence at his comments about Glasgow being Rangers supporters.

The Leinster boss came under fire for his words after his side’s Guinness Pro14 ...

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New-look Curragh must get back to roots to help expensive makeover succeed

AS VOTERS GO to the polls today, Fine Gael may fret about certain bad-buzz items doing the party no favour, in particular the public funds wasted on the National Children’s Hospital.

These things rarely seem to not go over budget but the public will want somebody to blame and Leo’s ...

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Real Madrid issue statement condemning 'outright false' claims made by Mauricio Pochettino

REAL MADRID HAVE issued a statement correcting a claim made by Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino ahead of next week’s Champions League final in the Spanish capital. 

In an interview with El Partidazo de Cope, the Spurs boss claimed that Madrid had denied Spurs’ request to sleep ...

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Cork City to compete in first-ever Amputee Champions League this weekend

CORK CITY FC are Georgia-bound for the first-ever European Amputee Football Federation Champions League, with a squad of 11 headed to Tbilisi.

Their unprecedented success last year in the inaugural Amputee National League in Ireland saw the Rebel Army — managed by Chris McDermott and ...

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Athlone Town settle legal dispute concerning ownership of home ground

ATHLONE TOWN AFC have settled the legal dispute concerning ownership of their home ground, Athlone Town Stadium, the club has confirmed.

The dispute involved the football club and a separate company, Athlone Stadium Ltd, whose chief stakeholder had contributed €660,000 to the development ...

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Neil Lennon admits he remains unsure about his Celtic future

NEIL LENNON REMAINS unsure if he will still be in charge of Celtic next season, but he is expecting to fill a coaching role somewhere in 2019-20.

The Northern Irishman, who previously enjoyed four trophy-laden years in charge of the Hoops, returned to Parkhead in February when ...

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Cavanagh in as Mickey Harte makes one change to Tyrone side to face Antrim

2018 ALL-IRELAND FINALISTS Tyrone have made one personnel change to their starting team to face Antrim in their Ulster SFC quarter-final clash.

There’s a place in the last four at stake at the Athletic Grounds in Armagh tomorrow evening [throw-in 6pm, live on BBC Two Northern Ireland], ...

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Another Champions League final loss would be hard on Klopp – Mourinho

LIVERPOOL MANAGER JURGEN Klopp would find it tough to deal with another Champions League final defeat, according to Jose Mourinho.

Klopp’s men are in the decider of Europe’s premier club competition for the second straight season, facing Tottenham in Madrid on 1 June.

The ...

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