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Cillian Sheridan joins Wellington Phoenix from Jagiellonia Bialystok

Wellington coach Mark Rudan says midseason recruit Cillian Sheridan will provide much-needed competition in his strike force for the second half of the A-League season.

The mid-table Phoenix announced on Thursday the Republic of Ireland forward has signed with them until the end of the current season.

The 29-year-old signed from Polish first division runners-up Jagiellonia Bialystok on Thursday.

Rudan says Sheridan will add depth to the squad and could possibly make his Phoenix debut against Adelaide...

Player whose death Irish amateur club falsely reported will not press charges

Pakistan played their first match in over three years
Fernando Lafuente is alive and well after being falsely reported dead.

A footballer whose death was falsely reported by his former club, Ballybrack FC, will not press charges and has claimed the amateur side from Dublin did it in order to get a game postponed.

Ballybrack, who play in the Leinster Senior League (LSL) in Ireland, announced that Fernando Lafuente had died on Thursday in a car wreck. Their game against Arklow Town on Saturday was postponed and a minute's silence was held by other teams before their fixtures.

Lafuente, 29, played for Ballybrack...

Republic of Ireland confirm Mick McCarthy as manager, Robbie Keane as coach

Mick McCarthy, second from right, with, from left, assistant coach Terry Connor, FAI chief John Delaney and Robbie Keane
Mick McCarthy, second from right, with, from left, assistant coach Terry Connor, FAI chief John Delaney and Robbie Keane.

Republic of Ireland have confirmed the appointment of Mick McCarthy as their new manager, with record goal scorer Robbie Keane hired as a coach.

McCarthy replaces Martin O'Neill, who left after their relegation for League B in the UEFA Nations League, for his second spell in charge, having taken Ireland to the 2002 World Cup during his first.

The Football Association of Ireland confirmed that the ex-Wolves and Ipswich manager will be in charge for two years, before being replaced by former Dundalk...

Report: Mick McCarthy set to return as Ireland manager

Mick McCarthy is set to return as manager of Ireland's national soccer team, national broadcaster RTE reported on Thursday.

McCarthy led the side from 1996-2002, taking them to the World Cup last 16 in his final year, although the build-up to the tournament was marred by a public row with team captain Roy Keane in Saipan. McCarthy resigned in November 2002.

Mick McCarthy resigned from Ipswich Town earlier this year.

RTE reported that the 59-year-old will arrive in Dublin this weekend to negotiate a contract to take over from Martin O'Neill, who left the...

Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane leave Republic of Ireland jobs

With their positions in the Nations League decided, neither Denmark nor Ireland could find an offensive breakthrough as they settle for a 0-0 draw.

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill and assistant Roy Keane have left their jobs by mutual agreement, the Football Association of Ireland has said.

O'Neill, who took over in November 2013, was in charge for 55 games but had endured a disappointing run of results in 2018.

The Republic finished last in their Nations League group and have won only one of their last 11 games, with reports after Monday's goalless draw with Denmark suggesting the manager's future was in doubt.

Former Republic and...