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Permutations: What Ireland Now Need To Do To Qualify For Euro 2020

The Republic of Ireland must beat either Switzerland away or Denmark at home to qualify for Euro 2020. If they beat Switzerland on Tuesday, they will qualify for the tournament. McCarthy’s side were held to a disappointing scoreless draw against Georgia in Tbilisi on Saturday afternoon, before Denmark defeated Switzerland at home to pick up a massive three points in …

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“The More People Clamour For Him To Start, The More Stubborn Mick Will Become And Won’t Play Him”

Kevin Doyle has predicted that Aaron Connolly will not start for the Republic of Ireland on Tuesday against Switzerland, despite the forward’s impressive cameo against Georgia. Connolly was the only positive to come from a truly terrible game of football on Saturday afternoon. Ireland played out a goalless draw against Georgia in Tbilisi and their chances of qualifying for Euro …

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Player Ratings As Ireland Play Out Dour Draw Against Georgia

Georgia 0-0 Republic of Ireland. Ireland played out a dour goalless draw with Georgia on Saturday, a result that could greatly harm their chances of qualifying for Euro 2020. Here is how we rated the Ireland players. Just to note, every player starts with a base score of five out of 10. Darren Randolph – 5 The Middlesbrough goalkeeper has …

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Ireland Name Their Team To Play Georgia In Tbilisi

The Republic of Ireland team to play Georgia has been named. Mick McCarthy has made three changes to the team that played out a 1-1 draw with Switzerland last month. Each change has been enforced by injury or suspension. Enda Stevens is suspended, so Matt Doherty starts at left-back. Richard Keogh won’t play again until 2021, so John Egan partners …

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Explained: Exactly What Ireland Need To Do To Qualify For Euro 2020

The Republic of Ireland have just three games remaining in their Euro 2020 qualification campaign. Ireland play Georgia on Saturday in Tbilisi before travelling to face Switzerland in Geneva next Tuesday. They finish their campaign against Denmark in Dublin on November 18. The good news is, ahead of Saturday’s game, Ireland are two points clear at the top of Group …

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Matt Doherty: I’m Totally Comfortable Playing At Left-Back

Matt Doherty has no concerns about playing at left-back for the Republic of Ireland. Mick McCarthy’s side are without their regular left-back Enda Stevens for Saturday’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Georgia. The Sheffield United full-back is suspended for the match, which means Doherty may get another chance to start for Ireland. If the call comes, Doherty says he will be …

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The Ireland Team That Should Start Against Georgia But Won’t

The Republic of Ireland team play a crucial Euro 2020 qualifier against Georgia on Saturday afternoon. Mick McCarthy’s side are two points clear at the top of Group D after five games played with 11 points. Denmark are in second place with nine points from five matches and Switzerland are in third, with eight points from four games. Georgia are …

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Aaron Connolly

Match Of The Day Pundits Full Of Praise For Aaron Connolly’s Performance Against Spurs

Aaron Connolly received praise from the Match of the Day pundits for his performance on Saturday afternoon. The 19-year-old forward from Galway scored twice in Brighton and Hove Albion’s 3-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur. Connolly, on his first start in the Premier League, became the first Irish teenager since Robbie Keane in 1999 to score a brace in the English …

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Aaron Connolly Promoted To Senior Ireland Squad After Scoring Twice Against Spurs

Aaron Connolly has been called up to the Republic of Ireland senior squad. On Tuesday, Mick McCarthy said that Connolly was behind James Collins, David McGoldrick, James McClean, Callum Robinson and Sean Maguire in the pecking order for the national team. He also said the upcoming qualifiers against Georgia and Switzerland were not games for debutants. However, Connolly scored twice …

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“It’s Just A Terrible Performance Lads, Let’s Call It What It Is”

Ireland recorded a 35-0 victory over Russia on Thursday at the Rugby World Cup. Joe Schmidt’s team earned a bonus-point in the win, scoring five-tries against an aggressive but limited Russian side. Rob Kearney, Peter O’Mahony, Rhys Ruddock, Andrew Conway and Garry Ringrose all scored tries. However, it wasn’t entirely convincing. Ireland were solid, but lacked much spark, committing a …

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Matt Doherty Details Heated Phone Conversation With Martin O’Neill

Matt Doherty has detailed the telephone conversation he had with Martin O’Neill following the Derryman’s exit from the Republic of Ireland manager’s job last November. On the night of O’Neill’s departure, Doherty spoke to 2FM show Game On about his former manager, and he wasn’t complimentary. The Wolves wing-back said that the setup under O’Neill was “old-school” and players would …

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Shamrock Rovers Defender Roberto Lopes Called Up To Cape Verde Squad

Shamrock Rovers defender Roberto Lopes has been called up the Cape Verde squad. Lopes was born in Dublin and represented Ireland at underage level. He qualifies for Cape Verde through his father. The 27-year-old central defender, who has been an ever-present for Rovers this season, will be part of the West African nation’s squad for upcoming games against Togo and …

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Richard Keogh

Richard Keogh Will Miss The Next 15 Months With Knee Injury

Richard Keogh will miss the next 15 months with a knee injury he sustained in a car crash last week. The Republic of Ireland defender, and Derby County captain, sustained a fractured wrist and a serious knee injury in the crash. Keogh, who does not drive, was a passenger. He has damaged his anterior cruciate ligament and his medial collateral …

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