Dave Donnelly

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Raffaele Cretaro leaves Sligo Rovers after 17 years

It won’t be Cretaro’s last contribution to the League of Ireland, however, as he’s set to take up an option of part-time football with a nearby club in 2019.

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Stephen Kenny to miss just one qualifier as Ireland under-21s draw Italy and Sweden

Kenny said it will take ‘something extraordinary’ for Ireland to top the group but insists it will be a ‘great experience.’

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Watch: Troy Parrott makes it three in three as Spurs advance in the UEFA Youth League with Barcelona win

He fired Spurs in front after 17 minutes with a calm finish after Paris Maghoma unselfishly picked out the striker in the box when he could have shot himself.

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DLR Waves revived as UCD pull out of the Women's National League

The club will once more enter the Women’s National League and under-17 National League as DLR Waves, the name under which it played from its foundation in 2012 to 2014.

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Champions League Round-Up: Liverpool and Spurs perform and progress at the expense of Italians

Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur both got the results they needed in the final round of games to progress to the last 16 of the Champions League at the expense of Italian sides.

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Derry City unveil special claret and blue third kit to mark 90 years of league football

The Candystripes – despite their nickname – didn’t always wear red and white, as for the first few years of their existence they wore claret and blue, purpotedly in the style of Aston Villa.

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Doncaster Rovers win the race to sign Kieran Sadlier from Cork City

The former Ireland under-21 international will link up once more with Donnie boss Grant McCann, whom he worked under while at Peterborough United.

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Leinster and Munster Senior League unveil new charity Challenge Cup

The winners of the 2018/19 Leinster Senior League and Munster Senior League will contest a charity match next year.

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Watch: River Plate players sing It's a Long Way to Tipperary after Copa Libertadores victory over Boca Juniors in Madrid

Los Millionarios’ players sang a song to the tune of It’s a Long Way to Tipperary after pipping their city rivals to the Copa Libertadores title with a 5-3 aggregate win at the Bernabeu in Madrid.

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John Caulfield says returning John Kavanagh will be 'like a new signing' for Cork City

The right-back, who has struggled with persistent injury problems over the past few seasons, spent time on loan with Waterford and Finn Harps last season in a bid for regular first-team football.

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Dublin's Chris McCann crowned MLS winner as Atlanta see off Portland

The midfielder was introduced in injury time for left-back Greg Garza as the Georgia club wrapped up their first-ever national league title at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

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Former Dundalk and Shamrock Rovers striker Michael O'Connor declares for Northern Ireland

The Louthman, who now plays in Belfast for Linfield, represented the Republic of Ireland up to under-19 level, scoring once in a 2015 victory over Austria.

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European champions the Netherlands draw Canada in Women's World Cup in France

England have been paired together with neighbours Scotland in a tough group alongside Japan, who beat them in the semi-finals last time out, Scotland and Argentina.

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Ireland's Alan Kelly to take charge of the MLS Cup between Atlanta United and Portland Timbers tonight

He may not be the only Irishman in action on the field at the Mercedes-Benz Arena as former Ireland under-21 midfielder Chris McCann is in the squad for the home side.

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Former Ireland under-21 captain Jack Byrne 'snapped the hand off' for Hoops opportunity

Dubliner Byrne had previously trained with Shamrock Rovers during the summer before opting to sign for Kilmarnock, but has no signed a permanent deal with the Tallaght club.

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Irish Premiership Round-Up: Ballymena fight back at Warrenpoint to stay two points clear of Linfield

The league leaders trailed heading into the break but a quickfire brace from top scorer Cathair Friel heralded a turnaround that saw them run out 4-2 winners.

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Mick McCarthy: 'We're hardly going to have a revolution in the style of play'

Pulling a five-team group means Ireland will have two friendly dates to try things out during the qualifying cycle in September and November, but they follow the two clashes with top seeds Switzerland.

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'It's a huge step for women's football' - Ada Hegerberg makes history as first female winner of the Ballon d'Or

23-year-old Hegerberg was Lyon’s top scorer as the French side won Europe’s top competition for the third year in a row, scoring once in the 4-1 final win over Vfl Wolfsburg in Kiev.

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Mick McCarthy: 'I laughed because I was expecting to be in the Group of Death - being sod's law, you think you'll get it'

As third seeds, the odds are against Ireland making the top two and an automatic spot for the finals, which will see three group games held in Dubin, in two years’ time.

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Mick McCarthy: 'We might look down the line and laud Martin O'Neill for capping Michael Obafemi'

The Southampton striker made his senior debut in O’Neill’s final game in charge, in the last UEFA Nations League game against Denmark in Aarhus last month.

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Who will replace Stephen Kenny as Dundalk manager? We look at seven potential candidates

We run the rule over seven potential candidates to take up the biggest job in domestic football.

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Irish Premiership Round-Up: Ballymena United overcome Linfield to go top

Linfield laid siege to the Ballymena goal late on but David Jeffrey’s side held out against the club he famously led to nine league titles over a 17-year period.

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Corkman Alan Kelly named MLS Referee of the Year for the third time in four years

Kelly, who played schoolboy football with Avondale United and Cork City, refereed in the League of Ireland for 15 years before leaving to take up a technical position in MLS in 2014.

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Cameroon stripped of 2019 African Cup of Nations hosting due to delays amid political unrest

The tournament takes place between June and July of 2019 and will consist of an expanded pool of 24 teams.

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Leinster Senior League sanction, but don't expel, Ballybrack over faking player's death

Last weekend’s LSL Major Sunday 1 fixture between the south Dublin club and Arklow Town was postponed as a mark of respect after the club informed the league of a player’s death.

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