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Barnsley Charged By FA Over Alleged Abuse Of James McClean

The FA have charged Championship side Barnsley following alleged sectarian abuse aimed at Irish international James McClean during their game against Stoke in November. McClean was allegedly the target of sectarian chanting in the lead up to Remembrance Sunday in November with the FA outlining that Barnsley failed to ensure their supporters conducted themselves in an appropriate fashion. In a …

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Championship Clubs Reportedly Interested In Signing Aiden McGeady

A host of Championship clubs are reportedly interested in signing Irish international winger Aiden McGeady after the 33-year-old was told he could leave League One side Sunderland. McGeady was Sunderland’s player of the season in 2018/2019 when the Black Cats were beaten in the playoff final, scoring 11 goals and notching up five assists in 34 league games. He had …

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Anthony Stokes Offered Return To Iran Following Turkish Exit

Former Irish international striker Anthony Stokes has been offered a return to football with Iranian side Esteghlal after his recent release from Turkish club Adana Demirspor. According to a report in the Scottish Sun, Stokes is mulling over an 18-month offer from the club who currently sit 5th in the Iran Pro League. Stokes spent the 2018/2019 season playing in …

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UEFA Name Troy Parrott In 50 Young Players To Watch In 2020

UEFA have included Irish striker Troy Parrott in their list of 50 young players to watch in 2020 as the 17-year-old continues to build his reputation in the game. Parrott has become a part of the Tottenham first team over the past season, making his Premier League debut under new manager Jose Mourinho as well as starting in the League …

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PFA Offer James McClean Support Following Sectarian Abuse

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The Professional Footballers’ Association in England have offered support to James McClean in the wake of sectarian abuse he faced from fans on Wednesday night.  The Irish international was representing Stoke City against Huddersfield Town on New Year’s Day when the match officials stopped the game to inform both managers that McClean had reported that he had been receiving abuse …

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Middlesbrough Reject Bid For Darren Randolph From West Ham

Middlesbrough have rejected a transfer bid from West Ham United for Darren Randolph, according to Sky Sports. The Republic of Ireland goalkeeper, who played for the Hammers between 2015 and 2017, has been linked with a return to the Olympic Stadium, but it looks as though they will need to improve their bid to land the Bray-native. Understand Middlesbrough today …

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Stoke City Match Stopped Following Sectarian Abuse Aimed At McClean

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Stoke City’s Skybet Championship clash with Huddersfield Town was called to a stop this afternoon when James McClean was subjected to abusive chanting from the stands. Huddersfield Town have confirmed that they are to investigate claims of sectarian abuse aimed at the Irish international after the winger reported such to match referee James Linington. Linington stopped play in the 64th …

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Month-By-Month Guide To The 2020 Irish Sporting Calendar

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With the Summer Olympics, Euro Championships and the Ryder Cup, 2020 will be an incredible year for sport. To ensure you don’t miss a second of the action, we’ve compiled all the key dates into one essential guide. _____ January 2020 4th: All-Ireland Senior Club Football Championship semi-finals 5th: All-Ireland Senior Club Hurling Championship semi-finals 19th: All-Ireland Senior Club Football …

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Taoiseach Says Government Will Not Bail Out The FAI

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has stated that the government will not bail out the Football Association of Ireland. The FAI are experiencing a financial crisis, they have debts of around €62m and are seeking an €18m bailout from the government. At the association’s AGM on Sunday, the FAI executive-lead Paul Cooke said they were in “dangerous territory.” They may not be …

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FAI Issue Apology “For The Mistakes Of The Past” Following AGM

The Football Association of Ireland has issued an apology to all those involved in Irish football, the wider Irish public and FAI staff members. The FAI took the step on Sunday evening following a reconvened AGM, where executive-lead Paul Cooke stated that liquidation is a possibility due to the ongoing financial crisis that has engulfed the association. Following the AGM …

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FAI Executive Lead Claims Liquidation Possible As 2019 Losses Expected

The FAI’s Executive lead Paul Cooke has confirmed that liquidation is a possibility for the association, outlining that their situation is very serious during the reconvened AGM on Sunday. Cooke, outgoing FAI President Donal Conway and others were speaking to delegates at the meeting in CityWest where details were given of the restated accounts for 2017 and the financial statements …

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