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Dublin , Ireland - 6 October 2017; Shane Long of Republic of Ireland during the FIFA World Cup Qualifier Group D match between Republic of Ireland and Moldova at Aviva Stadium in Dublin. (Photo By Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Shane Long Ruled Out Of Crunch Qualifier Versus Wales

Shane Long has been ruled out of the Republic of Ireland’s crunch qualifier against Wales on Monday night.  Some had called for the striker to be dropped from the starting XI having spurned a number of fantastic opportunities on Friday night versus Moldova, but his exclusion has now been guaranteed following news of an injury ahead of the clash in …

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Video: Jack Charlton Reveals How He Found Out Brother Bobby Survived Munich Air Crash

In a BBC documentary looking back at the great career and life of Sir Bobby Charlton, the Manchester United legend’s brother, Jack, has described how his family discovered Bobby had survived the Munich air disaster.  On February 6, 1958 the ‘Busby Babes’, along with supporters, journalists, other passengers and crew members, boarded a plane bound for Manchester from Munich, however 23 …

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during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on September 30, 2017 in Manchester, England.

Worrying News For Manchester United As Fellaini Suffers Injury In Qualifier

Having started their season fantastically, Manchester United will be looking to build on that momentum following the international break, however this could be hampered by developments during Belgium’s most recent World Cup qualifier versus Bosnia-Herzegovina.  The Old Trafford club have yet to lose a game this season in the Premier League, having won six of their opening seven clashes while they’ve fared …

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Dublin , Ireland - 28 August 2016; A disappointed Colm Cooper of Kerry after the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Semi-Final game between Dublin and Kerry at Croke Park in Dublin. (Photo By Brendan Moran/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Brolly Refutes Cooper’s Claims He Apologised Over Testimonial Comments

One of the most outspoken GAA pundits in the country, Joe Brolly, has again been thrust into the spotlight after refuting claims made by Colm Cooper this week.  Speaking on the Late Late Show, Cooper claimed that Brolly had apologised to him over all the fuss created regarding the pundit’s views on the former Kerry footballer’s testimonial dinner, which is …

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Wicklow , Ireland - 12 August 2017; Bray Wanderers manager Harry Kenny during the Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup first round match between Bray Wanderers and Cork City at the Carlisle Grounds in Bray, Co. Wicklow. (Photo By Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Bray Wanderers’ Harry Kenny To Step Down As Manager

Harry Kenny is to step down as manager of Bray Wanderers to focus solely on his work with the Football Association of Ireland.  Kenny, who took over at Bray midway through the 2016 season, released a brief statement regarding his departure on Saturday, thanking the club for the opportunity. “It was with mixed emotions that I inform the board of …

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Republic of Ireland's striker Daryl Murphy (C) celebrates scoring the opening goal during the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualification football match between Republic of Ireland and Moldova at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on October 6, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Paul FAITH (Photo credit should read PAUL FAITH/AFP/Getty Images)

Ireland Fans React To 2-0 Victory Over Moldova

Ireland came into their clash with Moldova on Friday night knowing they had to win to have any chance of qualifying from Group D.  With Wales beating Georgia away from home earlier in the evening, the pressure was intensified but the Boys in Green brilliantly stepped up to the plate, albeit against a much lesser opposition. Two goals inside 20 …

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2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 5/9/2017 Republic of Ireland vs Serbia Ireland manager Martin O'Neill during the post match press conference Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Grealy

Republic Of Ireland Team To Take On Moldova Named

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill has named his side to take on Moldova in what is the first of two do or die games for the Boys in Green.  BREAKING: David Meyler captains Ireland as Martin O'Neill names his starting team to face Moldova! #COYBIG pic.twitter.com/DjtRsBFPHz — FAIreland (@FAIreland) October 6, 2017 As expected, in goal is Darren Randolph …

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SSE Airtricity League Premier Division, Tallaght Stadium, Dublin 5/5/2017 Shamrock Rovers vs Dundalk Dundalk's Conor Clifford Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Dundalk’s Conor Clifford Receives Worldwide Suspension For Betting Offences

Dundalk’s Conor Clifford has been banned from all football-related activities for six months due to betting offences.  The 26-year-old joined the Lilywhites from Boreham Wood in January and has since made 15 appearances for Stephen Kenny’s men. In a statement released by the FAI on Friday, they clarified that all offences took place in the UK. “The Football Association of …

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IS, FRANCE - MARCH 18: Rhys Webb of Wales reacts during the RBS Six Nations match between France and Wales at Stade de France on March 18, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images)

Rhys Webb To Depart Welsh Rugby At The End Of The Season

Rhys Webb will no longer play his domestic rugby in Wales following the conclusion of this season, according to reports emerging on Wednesday. WalesOnline, via what they call an ‘impeccable source’ in France, claim the 28-year-old will depart Ospreys for the lure of French rugby come the summer, with Toulon expected to be the British and Irish Lion’s destination. Having spent ten years – …

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