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

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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...

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Derry City captain Ryan McBride dies aged 27

Ryan McBride of Derry City after the match against Shamrock Rovers.
Ryan McBride played for Derry City since 2011.

Derry City FC captain Ryan McBride has died, the Irish Football Association has said.

The 27-year-old's cause of death is not yet known.

The Irish FA tweeted: "Thoughts tonight with the family of Ryan McBride and everyone involved with @derrycityfc."

His death comes a day after McBride led his team to a 4-0 victory over Drogheda United.

Drogheda United said on Twitter that they would "would like to offer our deepest condolences to @derrycityfc on the sudden passing of their captain Ryan McBride."

Derry...

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Finn Harps' Kevin McHugh severs finger in accident with fence

Irish footballer Kevin McHugh has had surgery to try to save his finger after his wedding ring got caught in a fence.

The Finn Harps captain said he was chasing after a football when the accident occurred. He then drove himself to the hospital.

While driving, he tweeted a photo of the injury and wrote: "Think that's my season over."

He also said there might have been "too much...

Arsene Wenger advises Arsenal scout to take Shamrock Rovers chance

Arsenal scout Stephen Bradley says he was given Arsene Wenger's blessing to take over as caretaker manager of Irish club Shamrock Rovers.

Bradley, 31, a former Arsenal academy player, is now the club's main scout for Ireland and Northern Ireland.

And so when he was asked to take temporary charge of Rovers after Pat Fenlon was sacked he felt he needed to ask the Arsenal manager first.

"'I spoke to the boss and he's given me permission to do it until the end of the season," Bradley told the Irish...