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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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Conor Hourihane Full Of Praise For “Nuisance” Aaron Connolly

Ireland midfielder Conor Hourihane was full of praise for Brighton striker Aaron Connolly after his recent promotion to the senior side following his impressive start to life in the Premier League. Connolly was handed his first Premier League start against Tottenham last weekend and became the first Irish teenager to score a brace in the top flight since Robbie Keane …

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Phil Neville’s Son, Harvey, Shock Inclusion In Irish U19s Squad

Harvey Neville, son of former Manchester United defender Phil Neville, has been included in the Irish U19s squad ahead of their upcoming friendlies against Denmark. Neville, who is also at Manchester United, had previously been on the books at Valencia before signing with the Red Devils in June 2018 and has never been called up to an Irish international side …

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Mick McCarthy Pinpoints What He Admires About Aaron Connolly’s Game

Ireland manager Mick McCarthy has expanded on why he called 19-year-old Brighton striker Aaron Connolly into his squad, outlining what he admires about the Galway native’s game. Connolly was initially not included in the 24-man squad selected by McCarthy last week but was called up thanks in part to an injury to Portsmouth’s Ronan Curtis in addition to his sensational …

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Burnley Reportedly Interested In Talented League Of Ireland Duo

Sean Dyche is to attend the FAI Cup final in November to check out Shamrock Rovers’ Jack Byrne and Dundalk’s Sean Gannon, Mark McCadden from the Irish Daily Star reports. The Burnley manager clearly has faith in Irish players as he has bought plenty of them before. Throughout recent years, there’s been a strong contingent from the Emerald Isle with …

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

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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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Matty Longstaff “Speechless” As Sizzling Strike Sinks Manchester United

Newcastle United midfielder Matty Longstaff was understandably buzzing after his first goal for his hometown club gave The Magpies a crucial three points against Manchester United at St James’ Park. Steve Bruce’s side were coming off the back of a disappointing 5-0 defeat to Leicester City last weekend and the Newcastle boss opted to draft the 19-year-old into the starting …

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

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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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“Pathetic” Referee Slammed After Bizarre Dismissal In NIFL Premiership

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A heavyweight clash took place in the Northern Ireland Football League Premiership last night as Belfast rivals Cliftonville and Glentoran met at The Oval. North Belfast’s Cliftonville have come of age over the last number of seasons winning back-to-back titles between 2012 & 2014. Cliftonville (and neighbouring club Crusaders) have broken the Linfield/Glentoran axis that had existed in the NIFL …

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