Dave Donnelly

Senior Reporter


Dave Donnelly Info

Role: Senior Reporter

Start Date: Jan. 6, 2019, 6:04 p.m.

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Derry City sign former Celtic midfielder Joe Thomson while Stephen Mallon extends loan from Sheffield United

Celtic youth product Thomson arrives from Dunfermline Athletic, with whom he’s spent the past two seasons in the Scottish Championship.

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FAI board approve plans to resume SSE Airtricity League season on July 31

The National League Executive Council (NLEC) last week voted in favour of a truncated season of 18 league games to resume at the end of the month.

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Alan McCormack and Michael Harriman feature as Northampton Town win promotion to English League One

Dubliner McCormack secured his third straight promotion, having gone up in consecutive years with Luton Town, thanks to a comfortable 4-0 victory over the Grecians at Wembley.

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On this day four years ago, Robbie Brady's header fired Ireland into the knockout phase of Euro 2016 in France

The clock was ticking precariously towards 90 minutes when substitute Wes Hoolahan produced the cross for then-Norwich City winger Brady to nod home.

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From the Archives - Euro 2016 Report: Italy 0 - 1 Republic of Ireland

The lines between glorious success and heroic failure were defined at Stade Pierre Mauroy as Robbie Brady's late header sealed the Republic of Ireland historic passage to the last 16 of the European Championships.

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On this day 26 years ago, Ray Houghton fired Ireland to World Cup victory over Italy

Houghton scored the only goal of the game after 11 minutes and Paul McGrath was imperious in defence amid a commanding performance from Jack Charlton’s team.

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Enda Stevens brands a 'disgrace' Hawk-Eye failure that denied Sheffield United a goal at Villa Park

Hawk-Eye, provider of the goal-line technology for the Premier League, said they ‘unreservedly apologises’ for what they say is the first such error in more than 9,000 games.

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Watch: This day one year ago, Danny Mandriou broke the net and Shamrock Rovers hearts as Bohs made it eight unbeaten over their derby rivals

The 21-year-old had already given the Gypsies the lead with a first-half penalty but it’s for his second strike, moments after Rovers had drawn level, for which he’ll be remembered.

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Former St Patrick's Athetic and Ireland full-back Curtis Fleming named Punjab FC manager

The 10-times-capped international takes up his first full-time management position after leaving his position as first-team coach at Middlesbrough last year.

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Watch: Four years ago today, it was all-square between Ireland and Sweden in Euro 2016 opener

Wes Hoolahan opened the scoring for Ireland early in the second half before an unfortunate own goal from Ciaran Clarke ensured the points were shared.

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Gardai appeal for information about the missing former Bluebell United player Aaron Healy

The 30-year-old has been missing since Wednesday, June 3rd, when he was last seen leaving his house in Inchicore to visit the shops at 5.45pm.

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Watch: This day 18 years ago, Ireland set up a World Cup last 16 tie with Spain with victory over Saudi Arabia

Goals from Robbie Keane, Gary Breen and Damien Duff sealed a straightforward win and a date with Spain in the round of 16.

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Watch: 30 years ago today, Ireland faced England in their first-ever World Cup game

Kevin Sheedy's fine strike 17 minutes from time earned Jack Charlton's side their first point in their first-ever game at the World Cup finals.

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Watch: This day 30 years ago, Salvatore Schillaci entered the 1990 World Cup with a bang

Primed at 0-0 with 15 minutes remaining, Schillaci made his entrance and it took him just two minutes to score his first international goal in just his second cap.

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Watch: 30 years ago today, Cameroon's Francois Omam-Biyik stuns Argentina in Italia 90 opener

Francois Omam-Biyik’s header midway through the second saw the nine-man Indomitable Lions to their first-ever win at a World Cup finals.

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Former Shelbourne and European Cup winner with Manchester United Tony Dunne passes away at 78

Dunne joined Matt Busby’s Manchester United as an 18-year-old in 1960 just a week after helping Shelbourne to lift the FAI Cup.

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Watch: Cillian Sheridan open Wisla Plock account against former side Jagiellonia as Polish Ekstraklasa continues its return

The Cavan native opened the scoring against his former club Jagiellonia midway through the first half with a calm finish past keeper Damian Weglarz.

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Watch: 18 years ago today, Robbie Keane raised the roof in Ibaraki with dramatic German equaliser

After being held by the same scoreline in their opening game against Cameroon, Mick McCarthy’s side made it two games unbeaten thanks to Keane’s dramatic late strike.

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Jeff Hendrick linked with AC Milan switch as Burnley contract set to expire in the summer

Sky Sports report that Italy’s second most successful club registered their interest in Hendrick before the Coronavirus pandemic saw football shut down across Europe.

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Review: The English Game (Netflix)

Julian Fellowes’ Netflix series the English Game attempts to bring the birth of professional football in England to life through the familiar prism of Victorian-era class division.

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extratime.ie Sportscast - from Keane to Klopp and Munich to Saipan with RTE's Tony O'Donoghue

Following two lengthy examinations of Ireland’s tumultuous World Cup 2002 campaign, it’s a return to semi-normalcy for the extratime.ie Sportcast.

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LIVE STREAM - Extratime.ie esports Cup Final - Waterford -v- Shamrock Rovers

Friday night lights might be (temporarily) suspended in the League of Ireland but two of the league’s sides go head to head tonight in the Extratime.ie eSports Cup Final (STREAM STARTS 7pm - Interviews start 6.45pm).

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Women's football particularly vulnerable to effects of the covid-19 shutdown, warn FIFPro

A new report released by the association says ‘the growth of professional women’s football and evolution into a strong and viable industry is threatened” by the effects of the pandemic.

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Dundee United declared Championship winners as Scottish clubs agree to terminate 2019/20 season

Raith Rovers have been declared champions of League 1, while Cove Rangers are League 2 winners, with a decision on whether to declare Celtic Premiership champions still to come.

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FAI joins reconvened 'working group' to plot a future for the League of Ireland

The working group was previously convened in July while the association was under the temporary management of Noel Mooney, though the FAI didn’t take an active part in its discussions.

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