Shamrock Rovers boss Trevor Croly has completed the signing of Ryan Brennan and David O'Connor ahead of the 2014 Airtricity League Premier Division season.
Striker Luis Suarez has pledged to carry on scoring the goals which will fire Liverpool back into the Champions League.
FIFA president Sepp Blatter has admitted that the stadium in Sao Paulo which is due to hold the opening match of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil will not be ready until mid-April.
St Patrick's Athletic have announced the signing of James Chambers, who is rejoining the club from Shamrock Rovers.
Everton manager Roberto Martinez expressed his pride at the way his team approached their task after they triumphed 1-0 at Manchester United.
UEFA president Michel Platini has called for football to emulate rugby by implementing a sin-bin system for yellow-card offences.
Bryan Oviedo piled the pressure on David Moyes by slamming home an 85th-minute winner to end Everton's 21-year Old Trafford hoodoo with a 1-0 victory.
Eden Hazard turned in a virtuoso display as Chelsea came out 4-3 on top in a seven-goal thriller at Sunderland.
Nicklas Bendtner scored his first Arsenal goal since March 2011 as the Gunners stayed in control at the top of the Barclays Premier League with a 2-0 win over Hull.
In-form Sergio Aguero and Yaya Toure provided the perfect antidote to Manchester City's bout of travel sickness this season.
Liverpool striker Luis Suarez scored four goals - including a superb 20-minute first-half hat-trick - to send the number crunchers into overdrive and Norwich back to East Anglia disconsolate after a 5-1 defeat.
Vlad Chiriches' first Tottenham goal and a smart strike from Lewis Holtby spared manager Andre Villas-Boas' blushes as Spurs scrambled a 2-1 victory at Fulham.
Swansea ended Newcastle's four-match winning run with a handsome 3-0 win over Alan Pardew's side at the Liberty Stadium.
Fabian Delph's first Premier League goal was one to remember, rifling home from distance to secure Aston Villa a thrilling 3-2 victory at high-flying Southampton.
Stoke and Cardiff stayed locked together in the Barclays Premier League table after an uninspiring 0-0 draw at the Britannia Stadium.
Drogheda United have signed Philly Hughes for the coming season.
Nottingham Forest boss Billy Davies praised captain Andy Reid after the Ireland international scored in their 2-2 draw with Millwall.
Liverpool goalkeeper Jose Reina, currently on loan at Napoli, says he would welcome a return to Barcelona next summer.
Dimitar Berbatov is unhappy at Fulham and hopes to leave in January, according to his agent.
Galway FC boss Tommy Dunne admits he is playing catch-up as the new club prepares for its first season.
David Moyes has reiterated that he feels he could not have turned down Manchester United as he prepares to host Everton at Old Trafford for the first time.
Roy Hodgson always looks back fondly at his time as Switzerland manager, and he will no doubt be hoping for a reunion next summer.
Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill hailed David Healy as "an example to all current and future international players".
The official ball for the 2014 World Cup, the 'brazuca', has been launched.
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