Opinion: Keyboard warriors should respect, if not agree, with James McClean's poppy...
It's not his first skirmish with the poppy and it's unlikely to be the last, but at the very least, Irish international James McClean deserves respect and understanding for his decision to once again not wear the poppy.
Celtic delay decision about playing Tonev against Dons
MANAGER Ronny Deila believes that race row winger Aleksandar Tonev is mentally attuned for Celtic's trip to Aberdeen tomorrow but refused to confirm that he will be in the squad.
Lille come unstuck at Goodison
Everton have beaten Lille 3-0 in their Europa League Group H match at Goodison Park.
Two thirds of the world is covered by water, the rest by James McCarthy - Irish midfielder...
Republic of Ireland international James McCarthy has put in a near faultless performance against Lille tonight in the Europa League.
Celtic denied by Brazilian magic
A piece of Brazilian magic denied Celtic early qualification for the Europa League group stages as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Astra Giurgiu in a fog-bound stadium in Romania.
Spurs march on despite second-half lapse
Tottenham continued their march towards the Europa League knock-out stages with victory in Greece, yet their shocking second-half display against Asteras Tripolis will be of major concern to Mauricio Pochettino.
Coleman: David Moyes should take up Sociedad job offer
David Moyes should not hesitate if offered the chance to manage Real Sociedad, according to their former boss Chris Coleman.
Vine: Offside flag saves Harry Kane's blushes after missing open goal from three yards
Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane has been a man in form this season, but his blushes were spared tonight in the Europa League.
Opinion: Moral victories may be the only success this season for United and Liverpool
The Premier League campaign looks likely to be a rarity. The two most successful teams in England are destined to be relegated to bit-part players, focusing at best on a Champions League scrap.
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Independent.ie grills…Dublin and St. Pat's player Cormac Costello
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VIDEO: Boxer Anthony Crolla may 'never fight again' after burglar hits him with...
World title contender Anthony Crolla may never fight again...
VIDEO: Irish rugby heroes surprise sick kids from Heart Children Ireland
Cian Healy, Dave Kearney and Jack Conan pay a surprise...
VIDEO: Independent.ie grills Cormac Costello
Independent.ie caught Dublin GAA Player Cormac Costello to ask him some tough questions...
AUDIO: Paul Kimmage on BOD's book: What was left out was more interesting than what...
Renowned journalist Paul Kimmage has claimed that some of the...
VIDEO: Arsenal legend Thierry Henry retires from football
Thierry Henry has announced his retirement from football and will return to London to take up a...
VIDEO: Ally McCoist resigns from Rangers - and gets a pay rise
Ally McCoist's time as Rangers manager appears to be up...
VIDEO: Lewis Hamilton crowned BBC Sports Personality of the Year of...
Lewis Hamilton has fought off competition from Rory McIlroy...
VIDEO: Redknapp says No Keane or Defoe for QPR
QPR boss Harry Redknapp has denied having made approaches for strikers Robbie Keane or...
VIDEO: Andy Lee becomes World Boxing Champion
Ireland's Andy Lee became the WBO middleweight champion on a memorable night in Las Vegas.
VIDEO: Ciaran Whelan spills Dublin's gameplan for 2015
Dublin GAA's Ciaran Whelan let Independent.ie in on Dublin's Gameplan for 2015.
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Plan to attract retired stars can boost referee standards
TOP-level hurling referees and Alan Kelly and James Owens would welcome an influx of former...
Tommy Walsh to make return for Kerry in McGrath cup
Kerry boss Eamonn Fitzmaurice has indicated that Tommy Walsh could make his return to the green...
Sturridge off to America in bid to end injury nightmare
Daniel Sturridge will spend Christmas in America in a desperate bid to cure his injury...
Young Galway guns out to cure seven-year Connacht itch
As Kevin Walsh prepares to lead Galway footballers at a time when they are heading into a...
Russell strikes, but Value At Risk takes plaudits
DAVY Russell made his day-trip to Newbury pay off with a winner, but it was the success of a...
Dan Carter to become rugby's first £1m man with Racing
Racing Metro are poised to announce the signing of the All...
'Fat' Faugheen can improve for New One clash - Mullins
If Nigel Twiston-Davies was looking to provoke a reaction when suggesting that Faugheen...
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My late dad Dinny was a great doggy man and he almost bred a Derby winner as Brush Tim was...
On the slide: Five reasons why Saints' run came to an end
Barely a month ago, Ronald Koeman's Southampton looked all but unstoppable. Now they...
Bit-part role may force Radamel Falcao to quit United
Radamel Falcao has warned that he will sign for Manchester United permanently only if he is given...