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Go And Watch Daniel Mandroiu While You Can, He’s A Special Talent

“In Dublin’s fair city, where the girls are so pretty, I first set my eyes on Danny Mandroiu.” Friday night’s Dublin derby was an absolutely brilliant showcase of everything that makes the League of Ireland special, as Bohemians once again got the better of their bitter rivals Shamrock Rovers. A sold-out Dalymount Park witnessed a fantastic game of Friday night …

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The Future Is Now: An Exciting Irish XI Of Players 25 & Under

With another international break in the books, Ireland sit top of their Euro 2020 qualifying group thanks to a strong draw against Denmark and a 2-0 win over Gibraltar. There may be tougher challenges to come, with home and away ties with Switzerland in September and October, but manager Mick McCarthy is on the right track in achieving his sole …

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Five Irish Players Who Were Absent At The Peak Of Their Powers

Mick McCarthy vented his frustrations during the week at the continued calls to somehow accommodate both Seamus Coleman and Matt Doherty in the same team.   In his second stint as Irish boss, the 60-year-old has been hard pressed by the media on the issue, especially given Doherty’s rousing form for Wolves this season. Having experimented with the Dubliner as …

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Robbie Keane On What Troy Parrott Needs To Do To Become A Top Player

Ireland assistant manager and former Tottenham Hotspur striker Robbie Keane has called for caution over the hyperbole surrounding 17-year old Troy Parrott who many feel is the heir to the record goalscorer’s throne. Parrott is one of Ireland’s most promising prospects having impressed for Spurs’ underage sides, scoring 19 goals this season, including 14 in just nine games for the U18s. …

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“I Text Him Last Night And Said, ‘Look, You’ve Got A Big Part To Play In This Ireland Team”

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“He needs a fresh start.” When James McCarthy suffered a double-leg break against West Bromwich Albion in January 2018, the television cameras panned away to a worried-looking Seamus Coleman sitting in the stands. The Republic of Ireland captain was still recovering from a similar injury, 11-days away from making his return to the first-team after nine months on the sidelines. …

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