Netherlands' Vivianne Miedema and Keeva Keenan of Ireland battle for the ball

Connell: Ireland took Europe by storm

16.27 Ireland Women's Under-19's boss Dave Connell has spoken of his pride after his side's impressive run to the semi-finals of the European Championships.

Petr Cech is facing serious competition for his starting position for the first time in his Chelsea career

Cech ready to fight for starting spot

12.43 Petr Cech is determined to fight for his place as his decade-long reign as Chelsea's preferred goalkeeper comes under threat for the first time.

Andy Carroll has played only 16 times for West Ham since signing last summer

Carroll out for up to four months

10.36 West Ham striker Andy Carroll has revealed he is "absolutely devastated" that surgery on an injured ankle will see him miss the start of the season for the second year running.

Kurtis Byrne scores Dundalk's winner at Stadion Poljud

Dundalk crack Split but exit Europe

24 Jul A dazzling second-half performance earned Dundalk a 2-1 victory against Hajduk Split as the Louth side went agonisingly close to qualifying for the third qualifying round on the Europa League.

Rosenborg players celebrate Mike Jensen's goal at the Showgrounds

Sligo out after Rosenborg rally

24 Jul Sligo Rovers crashed out of the Europa League at the second round stage as they were beaten 3-1 (4-3 on aggregate) by Norwegian side Rosenborg at the Showgrounds.

Speak no evil, see no evil - Shakhtyor Soligorsk's players engage in a somewhat odd celebration following their opening goal in Belarus

Shakhtyor Soligorsk devour Candystripes

24 Jul Shakhtyor Soligorsk inflicted a 5-1 drubbing on Derry City at Stroitel Stadium this evening as the Candystripes were bundled out of the Europa League by their vastly superior Belarusian opponents.

Ireland goalkeeper Brooke Dunne shows her disappointment after the game

Fairytale ends for Ireland Under-19s

24 Jul Ireland's spectacular success in the UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship came to an end tonight as they were defeated 4-0 by The Netherlands in the semi-final.

Live scores: Europa League

Live scores: Europa League

24 Jul Follow the progress of Derry City, Sligo Rovers and Dundalk in the second qualifying round of the Europa League this evening.

Luis Suarez has appealed his ban to the Court of Arbitration for Sport

Suarez could debut for Barca in El Clásico

24 Jul Luis Suarez could make his debut for Barcelona against arch rivals Real Madrid at the Bernabeu, unless an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport against his ban is succesful.

Danny North celebrates scoring Sligo's second goal with fans in the first leg - John Coleman suggested they would be taking the game to Rosenborg in the return fixture

Europa League preview

23 Jul Sligo Rovers, Dundalk and Derry City are all in action tonight in the second leg of the Europa League second-round qualifiers.

Dave Connell and Megan Connolly

Team spirit key for Ireland Under-19s

24 Jul Republic of Ireland Women's Under-19s boss Dave Connell believes team spirit can be the key ingredient for his side's UEFA European Championships semi-final clash with Netherlands.

Fenway Park in Boston was the venue for Liverpool v Roma

Rodgers: Coutinho 'the brain' of this team

24 Jul Brendan Rodgers has dubbed Philippe Coutinho "the brain" of his Liverpool team after the Brazilian produced a virtuoso performance against Roma in a pre-season friendly in Boston last night.

Miroslav Radovic slots the ball past Brendan Clarke in the St Patrick's Athletic goal to open the scoring at Tallaght Stadium

Legia Warsaw advance as Saints capitulate

23 Jul Legia Warsaw finished with a flourish to inflict a 5-0 defeat (6-1 on aggregate) on St Patrick's Athletic in the second qualifying round of the Champions League last night.

Sligo goalscorers Alan Keane and Danny North celebrate after the first leg

Keane out to make history for Sligo

23 Jul Sligo Rovers captain Alan Keane is focussed on "seeing out the job" and making history in the second leg of the Bit O'Red's Europa League second round qualifier against Rosenborg.