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Jack O'Toole

Jack O'Toole
22-year-old journalism student who writes about sports from time to time. Follow Jack on Twitter at @jackjotoole

Jordan Henderson Appointed Liverpool Captain


Jordan Henderson has today been officially confirmed as Liverpool Football Club’s new captain in a statement released on the club’s website. Henderson takes over the captain’s armband from long time Reds skipper Steven Gerrard after the 35-year-old signed for LA Galaxy in January. Speaking to the club’s website liverpoolfc.com, Henderson said: “I’m absolutely delighted and proud. It is a great honour and …

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Crystal Palace Sign Cabaye For A Club Record £10m

Yohan Cabaye

Crystal Palace have signed former Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye from French champions PSG for a club record £10 million. Cabaye joins Alan Pardew’s side on a three-year deal, with his fee potentially rising to £13 million with add-ons. Cabaye returned to France last January and joined PSG from Newcastle for £19 million, but started only 13 games in 17 months at the Parc Des …

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Two-sets Of Brothers Named In New Zealand Maori Side For Fiji Test


New Zealand Maori coach Colin Cooper has named his side to take on Fiji at ANZ Stadium in Suva this Saturday with two sets of brothers named in the starting XV. Auckland’s Akira and Rieko Ioane line up at blindside flanker and right wing respectively while the Chiefs McKenzie brothers, Marty and Damien, have been named at fly-half and fullback. …

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Europa League: Rovers & UCD Advance While Pat’s & Cork Bow Out


UCD join Shamrock Rovers in the second round of the Europa League qualifiers while St. Patrick’s Athletic and Cork City crash out after disappointing losses to Skonto FC and KR Reykjavik, respectively.  Rovers were the first Irish side to book a place in the second round after a comprehensive 3-0 win at home over Luxembourg’s Progres Niederkorn, and the Hoops are now joined …

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Van Persie To Be Presented By Fenerbache On Monday

Robin van Persie

Robin Van Persie’s Old Trafford exit has officially been confirmed as the Dutchman will now be presented as a Fenerbache player on Monday. Van Persie will fly to Istanbul on Sunday and is expected to be presented as a Fenerbache player on Monday according to Sky Sports. The Dutchman completed the first part of his medical in England today and is expected to pen …

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Wallabies Name 31-Man Squad For Rugby Championship Opener

michael cheika

Australia coach Michael Cheika has named his 31-man squad for the Wallabies’ opening Rugby Championship test against South Africa in Brisbane on July 18. Brumbies hooker Stephen Moore captains the side and is joined in camp by uncapped lock Rory Arnold and Waratahs winger Taqele Naiyaravoro. Cheika’s squad will assemble in Brisbane this Sunday after a gruelling five-day camp up the Sunshine …

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Leinster Set Their Price For Kane Douglas Release

Kane Douglas

Australian lock Kane Douglas has been linked with a return to Michael Cheika’s Wallabies squad as the former Leinster coach begins preparations for September’s Rugby World Cup in England. Douglas has two years remaining on a three-year deal and Leinster are seeking financial compensation for his temporary  release. The Australian Rugby Union are looking to draft Douglas back into Wallabies camp …

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Liverpool Need To Capitalise On Lacazette’s Contract Breakdown With Lyon


Liverpool will reignite their interest in Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette after the 24-year-old’s contract negotiations with the club broke down earlier this week. Lacazette was the leading goalscorer in Ligue 1 last season with an impressive 27 goals in 31 games for Lyon and Liverpool are one of the favourites to land the highly talented Frenchman with reports surfacing from …

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Pat Fenlon: “We’re Very Pleased To Be In The Next Round”

Shamrock Rovers

Shamrock Rovers advanced to the second round of Europa League qualification with a 3-0 win over FC Progres Niederkorn at Tallaght Stadium last night. A brace from Kieran Marty Waters and an early David Webster goal means that the Hoops return to the second round of Europa League qualification for the first time since 2012, and Rovers manager Pat Fenlon …

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