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FAI Confirm Two Home Friendlies For Later This Year


The FAI have today confirmed that Ireland will host two international friendlies against Bulgaria and New Zealand in the Aviva Stadium later this year. Mick McCarthy’s side will play Bulgaria on Tuesday, September 10, five days after the Republic of Ireland will have faced Switzerland at home in their UEFA EURO 2020 Qualifier. The game against New Zealand will be …

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McCarthy Has “Total Faith” In Coleman Despite Everton Struggles

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Republic of Ireland manager, Mick McCarthy insists he has total faith in captain Seamus Coleman despite his recent struggle for form at Everton.  Coleman has come in for some criticism this season after he battled back to full fitness following a horrific leg-break in 2017. However, McCarthy claims to have no worries about the Irish captain’s form and knows that …

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Bazunu Set To Join Up With City Ahead Of LOI Season

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Republic of Ireland underage star, Gavin Bazunu, is unlikely to feature for Shamrock Rovers this season as he prepares to move to Manchester City in the coming weeks, according to reports. The Premier League champions signed the 16-year-old in October for a fee in the region of €500,000 but was to remain with the League of Ireland club until he …

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McCarthy Sympathises With Declan Rice Over Ireland Decision

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Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy has sympathised with Declan Rice over the impending decision on his international future.  Newly appointed Ireland boss McCarthy has said he would build his team around Rice if the West Ham midfielder opts to represent the Republic. The 59-year-old manager reiterates the fact that this is a huge decision for a young man to make …

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Martin O’Neill: “I’m Ready To Return” To Club Management

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Former Republic of Ireland manager, Martin O’Neill, has revealed that he is “ready to return” to management as he still has a point to prove.  O’Neill stepped down as the manager of the national side last month but believes he still has much to offer teams, despite the poor performances and results his side faced during the latter end of …

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FAI Confident Declan Rice Will Pledge Future To Ireland

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The FAI are confident that Declan Rice will commit his international future to the Republic of Ireland after the West Ham midfielder reportedly sat down with new manager Mick McCarthy this week. Rice stunned Irish fans the world over in September when he informed the previous manager Martin O’Neill that he would be unavailable for the UEFA Nations League campaign. …

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Bolton Confirm Cancellation Of Stephen Ireland’s Contract

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Championship club, Bolton Wanderers today confirmed that they have terminated Stephen Ireland’s contract via mutual consent.  The 32-year-old only joined the club two months ago on a short-term deal back in October, however, both parties have agreed to bring the relationship to an end, without making a single appearance for the Championship strugglers. The former Man City player left Stoke …

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Michael O’Connor Confirms He Will Switch Allegiance To Northern Ireland

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Michael O’Connor has announced his intention to switch allegiance from the Republic of Ireland to Northern Ireland.  The former Dundalk and Shamrock Rovers striker is currently plying his trade at Linfield represented the Republic of Ireland at under-19 level where he scored in a win over Austria back in 2016. Many are surprised by O’Connor’s intentions given that his former …

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Tony Galvin Believes Declan Rice Could Captain Ireland Within Two Years

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Tony Galvin was born in England and represented England schoolboys before going on to win 29 caps for the Republic of Ireland, which included a game against England at Euro ’88. However, the Huddersfield native can’t quite understand the predicament that West Ham’s Declan Rice finds himself in regarding his own international future. “I can’t see his predicament, because I think …

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