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Whelan Starts, Doherty Drops Out As McCarthy Names Starting XI

Mick McCarthy has named his Irish starting XI for their Euro 2020 qualifier against Georgia at the Aviva Stadium on Tuesday night. Matt Doherty drops out of the starting XI after failing to impress on the right-hand side against Gibraltar while Glenn Whelan comes into the Irish midfield. Whelan had thought to be retired from international football but was called …

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Greenlight: Daire O’Connor On Catching Mick’s Eye & Being “The Irish Messi”

There’s a certain level of expectation that comes with being dubbed “The Irish Messi.”  Cork City midfielder Daire O’Connor is all too aware of his new moniker; he’s heard it from every second person ever since Pat Dolan likened him to the mercurial Argentine before the President’s Cup game against Dundalk. “Every second person I’ve met has brought that up!,” …

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Niall Quinn: ‘Under No Circumstances Will I Be Applying For The Job’

Former Republic of Ireland star, Niall Quinn, has strongly dismissed rumours that he will replace John Delaney as chief executive of the FAI. Delaney stepped down after Ireland’s win over Gibraltar in their Euro 2020 qualifying clash on Saturday following the controversy over an alleged €100,000 loan to the association. He was subsequently appointed as the Executive Vice-President of the …

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Mick McCarthy On Protest: “Do It Somewhere Else & Another Time”

Mick McCarthy is not panicking, despite a lacklustre opening display against an amateur Gibraltar side on Saturday amidst a whirlwind of activity off the pitch. Whilst news of corporate reshuffles and Executive Vice-Presidents continues to dominate the headlines, McCarthy was quick to dispel any talk of corporate governance disrupting his preparations for the Georgia game. The Republic scraped past Gibraltar …

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Adam Idah Double Leads Kenny’s Kids To Dominant Win

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Stephen Kenny’s tenure as Ireland u21 manager got off to the perfect start earlier today with a 3-0 win over Luxembourg at Tallaght Stadium. Fans will be buoyed by the dominant display put on by Kenny’s kids, especially after the poor start to life under Mick McCarthy for the senior side who laboured to a 1-0 victory over Gibraltar yesterday. …

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John Delaney To Receive ‘Substantial Reduction In Salary’

The FAI have today confirmed that outgoing chief executive, John Delaney, will receive a substantial pay reduction in his new role as FAI executive vice-president.  In his role as chief executive, Delaney was paid €360,000 per year. This was once as high as €450,000, but the FAI have today confirmed that he is set for a reduced salary. Delaney has …

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Mick McCarthy: I Hated Every Minute Of That

Republic of Ireland manager, Mick McCarthy, has admitted that his side’s 1-0 victory over Gibraltar in the opening round of their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign was a “horrible game”. In his first game back in charge of the Boys in Green, it was home side who departed the artificial pitch the happier side at half-time, having kept Ireland scoreless while …

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FAI Confirm John Delaney To Step Down As FAI Chief Executive

FAI Chief Executive John Delaney is to step down from his role within the organisation with immediate effect. Delaney will assume a different role within the organisation following his resignation as Chief Executive, becoming the Executive Vice President with responsibilities for UEFA and FIFA matters. The FAI confirmed the news via a lengthy statement in which they outlined that Chief Operating …

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