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Mick McCarthy Seemingly Quick To Dismiss Unproven Michael Obafemi

Irish manager Mick McCarthy admitted that Southampton striker Michael Obafemi is unproven as he assesses his 40-man provisional squad ahead of the games against Switzerland and Bulgaria. McCarthy selected a large panel which will be cut down to 23 over the next couple of weeks and it includes ten forwards, including Obafemi. The 19-year-old has yet to feature in a …

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Irish U19s Star Jonathan Afolabi Set For Move To Celtic

Irish striker Jonathan Afolabi is reportedly set to join Scottish champions Celtic as the free agent decides on his next move in football. Afolabi has been without a club since the start of the summer after leaving Southampton but his standout performances at the U19 European Championships caught the eye of many, with several clubs previously interested in signing him. …

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The Final Cut: Predicting The 17 Men Who’ll Miss Out On Irish Squad

Ireland manager Mick McCarthy named a 40-man provisional squad ahead of the upcoming games against Switzerland and Bulgaria in Dublin. McCarthy included new trio Troy Parrott, Nathan Collins and Kieran Sadlier in the squad as well recalling Crystal Palace midfielder James McCarthy. The extended squad means that the Irish manager must cut 17 players before the clash with the Swiss …

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“Eligibility Issues” – McCarthy Gives Update On Dan Crowley’s Irish Future

Ireland manager Mick McCarthy has provided an update on Birmingham midfielder Dan Crowley’s international future outlining that the 22-year-old is still sorting out his eligibility. Crowley was one of the biggest omission from McCarthy’s 40-man provisional squad which contained first call ups for Troy Parrott, Nathan Collins and Kieran Sadlier. The former Arsenal midfielder confirmed earlier this year that he …

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Troy Parrott Included As McCarthy Names Provisional Irish Squad

Mick McCarthy has named his 40-man provisional squad ahead of the upcoming games against Switzerland and Bulgaria at the Aviva Stadium. McCarthy has named 17-year old Tottenham striker Troy Parrott in his squad while also handing young Stoke defender Nathan Collins a first chance in the senior setup. Crystal Palace midfielder James McCarthy returns to the squad for the first …

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Ander Herrera Speaks On Bizarre Methods Of Marcelo Bielsa

Former Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera opened up on his experience working under current Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa during their time at Athletic Bilbao. Herrera spent two years working under the Argentine in the Basque Country, with Bilbao reaching both the Europa League and Copa Del Rey finals. Bielsa now plies his trade in Yorkshire as he looks to …

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Glenn Whelan Signs For Scottish Side Hearts On A One-Year Deal

Glenn Whelan

Glenn Whelan has signed a one-year deal with Scottish Premiership side Hearts. Whelan was a free agent after leaving Aston Villa at the end of last season – when he helped the Birmingham club win promotion to the Premier League. The Dubliner had been training with Hearts for the past few days. His signing was confirmed on Wednesday afternoon. 🚨 …

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“I Look Forward To Seeing Him Back In The Irish Squad”

Mick McCarthy has outlined that he is looking forward to seeing James McCarthy back in the Irish squad after watching the midfielder’s Crystal Palace debut with the U23s. The Irish manager saw McCarthy play 90 minutes in the heart of the Palace midfield as they drew with Birmingham City in what was his first appearance for the club since his …

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