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Choose The Starting XI Ireland Should Play Against Switzerland

The Republic of Ireland play Switzerland on Thursday night in a Euro 2020 qualifier. The game could prove decisive for Ireland’s qualification campaign. Mick McCarthy’s side are currently top of Group D, with 10 points from four games. They are five points clear of second-place Denmark, who have a game in hand, and six points ahead of Switzerland. However, the Swiss, …

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Stephen Kenny Highlights Qualities Lee O’Connor Can Bring To Celtic

Ireland U21 manager Stephen Kenny has highlighted the qualities of Celtic’s new signing Lee O’Connor following the versatile defender’s move from Manchester United earlier this week. O’Connor left Old Trafford to join the Scottish Champions on a four-year-deal after frequently impressing at Manchester United’s underage sides but failing to break into the first team. The 19-year-old has also been a …

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Patrick Bamford Still Open To Playing For Ireland

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“I have not said yes, I have not said no.” Patrick Bamford has left the door open on potentially playing for the Republic of Ireland. The Leeds United forward has said that he has not made a decision yet on which country he wants to represent – England, the country of his birth, or Ireland, who he qualifies for through …

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Gardai Search Limerick Sports Ground Amid Match Fixing Allegations

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Gardai have confirmed that a search was carried out on Tuesday at a sports ground in Limerick as part of an investigation into match-fixing. In a tweet posted to the Garda Info account, it was confirmed that members of the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau (GNECB) conducted the search at the unnamed venue in the county with local Gardaí also assisting. …

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“He Has A Good Football Brain, But Off The Pitch He’s A Bit Of A Dope”

Sheffield United striker David McGoldrick is hoping that he and fellow Blade Callum Robinson can bring their new found strike partnership to the international stage when Ireland face Switzerland on Thursday night. McGoldrick and Robinson started three of Sheffield United’s first four games in the Premier League with the Blades managing a solid start to life back in the top …

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Rising Irish Star Lee O’Connor Completes Move To Celtic

Manchester United academy standout Lee O’Connor has completed his move to Scottish Premiership champions Celtic. O’Connor has signed a four year deal at the Hoops, leaving United after failing to make a first team appearance for the club but impressing at numerous underage levels at Old Trafford. Called up by the former Ireland manager Martin O’Neill during his side’s Nations …

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Mick McCarthy On Why He Is “Loyal” And Values Experienced Players

“You’ve got a head start if you have been in the team, that’s for sure.” Mick McCarthy has said that he values loyalty and experience over promoting inexperienced, but promising, young players. McCarthy spoke to the assembled media on Monday afternoon at FAI HQ in Abbottstown ahead of Ireland’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Switzerland. He effectively ruled out the chances …

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James McCarthy Pulls Out Of Ireland Squad For Switzerland Game

James McCarthy will play no part in the Republic of Ireland’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Switzerland on Thursday. The Crystal Palace midfielder has played just one full match – a League Cup tie against Colchester United  – since suffering a double leg-break in January 2018. The player, his club and Mick McCarthy, the Ireland manager, have all agreed that the …

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Romelu Lukaku Fires Back At Gary Neville Following “Overweight” Jab

Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku has hit back at pundit Gary Neville after the former Manchester United defender called him “overweight” and questioned his professionalism. Lukaku left Old Trafford during the summer to join Antonio Conte and Inter Milan and despite having a respectable goalscoring record at United it never quite worked out for him at the club. The Belgian …

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