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Republic Of Ireland’s Expected Starting XI Against Georgia

With the Republic of Ireland having started a second string side against Oman, we look at the possible starting eleven that Martin O’ Neill will deploy for the important European Championship Qualifier away to Georgia on Sunday. GK: David Forde Shay Given’s pedigree is undisputed but, as he just back in the International set-up following retirement, it would be unfair to …

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Cork City v Shamrock Rovers Match Preview

Cork City host Shamrock Rovers for the final time this season at Turner’s Cross. The visitors are currently unbeaten under new manager Pat Fenlon, while the hosts haven’t won in four games since their 1-0 win at The Brandywell. Cork are desperately trying to close the gap to runaway leaders Dundalk who are quietly increasing their lead at the top …

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UCD Vs Limerick Match Preview

Limerick travel to UCD on Friday night looking for three important points as they try to stop the rot that has seen them concede seven without reply at home. After an excellent win away to defending champions St Patricks three weeks ago Limerick looked set to climb up the table. This win was credited in part to excellent additions made to the squad …

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FAI Seek Expression Of Interest For National U17 League

The Football Association of Ireland announced on Thursday that it was seeking preliminary expressions of interest from non SSE Airtricity League clubs or entities to participate in a new National Under 17 League which has been in the pipeline for a while now. “The new national league will start in August 2015 and is intended to strengthen the elite player pathway, …

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Cobh Ramblers v Finn Harps: Match Preview

Finn Harps make one of the longest journeys in Irish football this Saturday with the 854km round trip to Cobh Ramblers. To make matters worse, this is the first of two trips to Cork in a week for the Donegal side as they face non-league Avondale United in the FAI Cup quarter-finals next weekend. Bottom club Cobh Ramblers drew 2-2 …

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Pride At Stake For Derry City against Sligo

Derry City entertain Northwest rivals Sligo Rovers this Friday night at the Brandywell. With only three points separating both teams bragging rights are at stake in this encounter. Sligo Rovers will be hoping to bounce back from last weekend’s narrow defeat to Shamrock Rovers. Speaking about that defeat Sligo manager John Coleman said the following: “I was disappointed with how …

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League of Ireland Match Officials Appointed for Gameweek 27 / 28

Match officials have been appointed for this weekend’s SSE Airtricity League Premier and First Division matches. There are games on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, with all clashes kicking off  at 7.45pm unless stated.   Date Comp Home Club Away Club Venue Referee Assistant 1 Assistant 2 Fourth Official 05/09/14 Premier Bohemians Bray Wanderers Dalymount Park Kevin O’Regan Ciaran Delaney Lee Bevans Ben …

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Widespread Press Interest In Arsenal’s English Players

The press reaction to Danny Welbeck’s transfer to Arsenal continues as Lukas Podolski readies himself to fight for a starting place. The arrival of Danny Welbeck at Arsenal is good news for fans of the English national team who will be delighted to see a young English player get the chance to develop his game as the front line striker …

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Liverpool Signing Puts Horror Debut Behind Him

Alberto Moreno has acknowledged that he is keen to show Liverpool fans what is capable of and that he had a point to prove after his Liverpool debut against Manchester City. The 22-year-old Spanish defender was at fault for Stevan Jovetic’s opening goal on his debut but followed up this display with a spectacular performance against Tottenham, scoring a stunning …

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Cristiano Ronaldo To Finish Career At Manchester United?

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has admitted that he would like to return to Old Trafford and with the 29-year-old under contract until 2o16 the prospect of Ronaldo finishing his career at Old Trafford looks a distinct possibility. Ronaldo admitted that Manchester is still in his heart and that he envisages a return to England when speaking to the Telegraph.. …

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Everton – An Enviable Attack?

Everton have invested wisely during this summer’s transfer window and talented forward options are now plentiful at Goodison. The deals are done, the cash has been spent and Roberto Martinez now has a forward dilemma the envy of many a Premier League manager on his hands. The obvious major signing of the transfer window has been Samuel Eto’o. The Cameroon international …

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Welbeck Will Connect Well With Arsenal Midfield

Danny Welbeck has joined Arsenal with a degree of pressure on his shoulders to prove he can perform as one of the key figures in Arsenal’s attack.  Welbeck’s move has been one of the more surprising transfers to the Gunners, not just because he is coming from arch rivals Manchester United, but also because he isn’t exactly the calibre of …

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Manchester United Target World Class Midfielder

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal is already looking ahead to the next transfer window and is tracking Juventus star Paul Pogba while new signing Marcos Rojo is finally free to line out for his new club after a work permit has been secured. Manchester United, just having gone on a a massive £150 million summer spending spree, are already …

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Drogheda United vs Athlone Town Preview

Drogheda United welcome Athlone Town to United Park on Friday night, when the two meet in the League of Ireland Premier Division for the final time this season. Drogs will be looking to put the six nil defeat they suffered the last time the sides met behind them, while for Athlone it is all about survival and avoiding the dread playoffs. …

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Ronaldo Hints At Manchester United Return

Cristiano Ronaldo has been talking to the press about his beloved Manchester United, and is convinced that better things lie ahead for them in the wake of their summer signings. Superstar Cristiano Ronaldo declared his love for Manchester United when the press corps caught up with him at a Tag Heuer track event where the legend got to drive an £800,000 …

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Raheem Sterling Talks Liverpool In A Wide Ranging Interview

Sport magazine caught up with Raheem Sterling and got Liverpool’s new kid on the block talking about life at Anfield and England’s disappointing campaign in Brazil. Raheem Sterling  joined Liverpool as youngster from QPR in 2010 and broke in to the first team for the 2012/13 season, and while this is an inpressive achievement for such a young player he intially …

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Torres Denies Rift With Chelsea Boss

Recently departed Fernando Torres says he enjoyed a good relationship with Jose Mourinho, meanwhile nobody seems in a hurry to snap up his vacated No.9 jersey. Fernando Torres has denied that he had a strained relationship with Chelsea boss Joes Mourniho in the wake of his departure to AC Milan. The misfiring striker wrapped up a two-year loan deal with …

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