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Dublin: 10 °C Friday 28 November, 2014

Today’s News

Seán Óg Ó hAilpín hangs up his boots after glittering career with club and country

The Na Piarsaigh’s clubman made the announcement on Off the Ball last night.

Pele improving but still on dialysis – hospital

The revered Brazilian took to Twitter to, politely, ask people to give him a little space.

Which 3 midfielders would you select from the FIFPro/FIFA shortlist?

The World XI will be announced in January.

Five questions to be considered before this weekend’s Premier League action

Roy Keane-less Villa, Liverpool’s poor form and Robin van Persie are just a few of the things to be considered this weekend.

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From captaincy to Cardiff: 13 brilliant pictures of the great Jack Kyle

It was an incredible career for the 46-cap Ulsterman.

Arsene Wenger promises January business but rules out bid for Petr Cech

The Gunners boss also says no offers have been made for Lukas Podolski.

Robbie Henshaw ruled out – Here’s the Connacht team to face Scarlets 13

Robbie Henshaw ruled out – Here’s the Connacht team to face Scarlets

Kieran Marmion and Rodney Ah You both return for Saturday evening’s game in the Sportsground.

On yer bike, Fergus! McFadden returns as Leinster change six for Ospreys visit

Eoin Reddan named captain for the Welsh side’s visit.

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Opinion: Roy Keane self-destructs when faced with contentment

In his autobiography The Second Half, Keane acknowledges his dysfunctional habits.

Ireland’s Grand Slam winner Dr Jack Kyle dies aged 88 RIP

Ireland’s Grand Slam winner Dr Jack Kyle dies aged 88

The legendary out-half won 46 international caps and six for the Lions.

Ryan Bader vs Phil Davis latest bout added to UFC Stockholm UFC

Ryan Bader vs Phil Davis latest bout added to UFC Stockholm

The long-time light-heavyweight contenders will meet on the main card at the stadium event in Stockholm.

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Poll: Is Roy Keane right to quit Villa to concentrate on Ireland job? Keaney This post contains a poll

The bookies have their say on Keano’s next move

Keane quits as Aston Villa assistant after just 151 days.

Here’s the best of the Twitter reaction to Roy Keane’s Aston Villa departure

What would we do without Twitter at these times?

Roy Keane steps down as assistant at Aston Villa to focus on Ireland

“It isn’t fair to either Villa or Ireland,” says Keane.

United players were taught to ‘show no pain’ says Scholes

Ashley Young’s play-acting became a problem at United at one point, Scholes also said.

Rory McIlroy well in contention after second round at Australian Open

The Northern Irishman wore a black ribbon as a mark of respect for Philip Hughes.

The touching #putoutyourbats Phillip Hughes tribute has gone viral

Cricket fans around the world are paying tribute online.

‘The bottom of a collapsed scrum isn’t a nice place to be’ – Connacht’s Buckley

Denis Buckley measures himself every day at Connacht training against three international props.

‘Big personalities are coming back’ – Fanning delighted to see return of Leinster’s wounded

Jordi Murphy and Dave Kearney were back last weekend, and others are expected to be available in the near future.

Five foods that aren’t helping your fitness regime

I’ll just have one more bowl of this chocolate cereal before bed.

It’s not just Dublin, there’s an MMA revolution happening out west too

Dublin is not the only place in Ireland where the next generation of professional face-punchers are being primed for battle.

Roma unaroused by players’ strip club visit

Russian press reports on Wednesday claimed that some of the Serie A club’s players visited ‘Egoist Gold’.

Yesterday’s News

Spurs and Celtic both into the Europa League last 32 despite contrasting results

Spurs squeaked by Partizan while Celtic lost at home to Salzburg.

Dave Whelan is in trouble with the FA for the controversial remarks he made last week

Whelan attempted to defend Malky Mackay… but it all went south from there.

Pele is ‘conscious and talking’ in hospital after being moved to special care unit

Iconic footballer is being treated in a Sao Paulo hospital but his agent has given a postive update on his health

Spurs’ Europa League game was thrown into disarray after three first half pitch invasions

You would think the stewards would get wise after the second incursion.

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No words seem right – Phillip Joel Hughes, Cap 408, will forever remain 63 not out RIP

No words seem right – Phillip Joel Hughes, Cap 408, will forever remain 63 not out

A tragic accident has left cricket in a communal state of numbness and disbelief, writes Ryan Bailey.

All systems go for the UFC’s first European stadium show (sorry, it’s not Croker) Swede Dreams This post contains videos

All systems go for the UFC’s first European stadium show (sorry, it’s not Croker)

While Conor McGregor’s quest for a stadium event in Ireland is still a pipe-dream, it’s very much a reality for fans in Sweden.

5 sets of sisters involved as Cork club chase first All-Ireland title against Donegal opponents

Mourneabbey square off against Termon in Sunday’s senior decicer.

Do you agree with our Champions League team of the week?

Santi Cazorla, Lionel Messi and John Terry all feature in this week’s lineup.

Kiss confident of Chris Henry return, but ‘most important thing is getting back on his feet’

Ireland’s assistant coach cautioned against putting a time-frame on the flanker’s return to the field.

McCarthy suffers another hamstring blow as Everton earn Europa League qualification

The midfielder had to withdraw from the action on 31 minutes and was replaced by Leon Osman after the problem arose.

We’ll Leave It There So: Sport stunned by Hughes’ death, Pele in special care and all today’s sport

Also, Anna Krien wins Sports Book of the Year and Ireland international Sean St Ledger finally finds a club.

Unfortunate Aiden McGeady miss is unfortunate

It has not been the best of nights for Irish internationals in general.

‘It’s okay to have a bit of nerves’ – McGregor and his SBG team-mates’ sports psychologist

David Mullins has worked with many fighters in the SGB stable as well as John Kavanagh.

There are 14 places for backs in Ireland’s World Cup squad, but who’ll get them?

The centre and wing positions look to have the most for Joe Schmidt to think about.

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