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Troy Parrott Included In Ireland Squad For November Games

Mick McCarthy has announced the Republic of Ireland squad for the November games against New Zealand and Denmark. Troy Parrott and Ryan Manning are the standout selections from the 39-man extended squad. Parrott is rated as the brightest prospect in Irish football and has already scored three times for the Ireland Under-21s. The 17-year-old has played one senior game for …

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Five Players Who Should Be Given A Chance In New Zealand Friendly

Ireland face the prospect of an Aviva Stadium double header next month when the Boys in Green take on New Zealand in a friendly before their crucial Euro 2020 qualifier against Denmark. The Danish clash may be the game everyone understandably has their eye on, but the New Zealand friendly may represent a strong opportunity for certain players to stake …

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West Ham Announce Signing Of Highly Rated Irish U17 International

West Ham United have announced the signing of Irish U17 international Ademipo ‘Mipo’ Odubeko, following the young striker’s departure from Manchester United. Odubeko scored 35 goals for Manchester United’s academy last season and had been expected to breakthrough at the club in the next couple of seasons but rejected an offer from the Red Devils and left Old Trafford after …

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Assessing The Irish Goalkeeping Situation As Randolph Injury Looms

Ireland suffered a potential blow during the week with the news that goalkeeper Darren Randolph is a doubt for their crucial Euro 2020 qualifier against Denmark next month. Randolph missed Middlesbrough’s goalless draw with Huddersfield Town on Wednesday night, thanks to a thigh strain and is expected to miss 2-4 weeks of action. The Boys in Green face Denmark on …

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Bohemians Captain Derek Pender Announces Retirement

Derek Pender

Bohemians captain Derek Pender has announced his retirement from football after 17 seasons in the League of Ireland. The 35-year-old defender played over 200 times for Bohs. He was made club captain by manager Keith Long in 2015 and helped the team qualify for the Europa League this season. Pender began his career with Shelbourne before going on to play …

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Mick McCarthy Suggests Troy Parrott Could Make Ireland Debut Next Month

Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy has outlined that Troy Parrott is in the frame to make his senior international in November’s friendly against New Zealand. Parrott has been in and around the Tottenham first-team this season and impressed earlier this week for their Under-19s side, scoring four goals in the UEFA Youth League against Red Star Belgrade. The 17-year-old …

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Dundalk & Shamrock Rovers Dominate PFAI Team Of The Year

Five Dundalk players have been named in the PFAI Team of the Year. The League of Ireland Premier Division champions make up the majority of the team, which is voted for by their fellow players. There are four Shamrock Rovers in the side. Sean Gannon, Chris Shields, Patrick Hoban, Sean Hoare and Michael Duffy are the Dundalk players in the …

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Mick McCarthy Was At Loftus Road To Scout In-Form Ryan Manning


Mick McCarthy has scouted Ryan Manning, the in-form Irish full-back who has, so far this season, been overlooked for the Republic of Ireland squad. McCarthy was at Loftus Road on Tuesday night to watch the player in action for Queens Park Rangers against Reading. The game finished 2-2 and Manning played 90 minutes. 🤔 Wonder who the @FAIreland manager is …

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Rio Ferdinand Calls On Liverpool FC To Apologise To Patrice Evra

Rio Ferdinand has called on Liverpool to apologise for their players wearing t-shirts in support of Luis Suarez after the Uruguayan was accused of racially abusing Patrick Evra in 2011. Ferdinand made the comments after Jamie Carragher apologised to Evra on Monday Night Football for wearing a t-shirt in support of Suarez back when the pair were teammates at Anfield. …

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Troy Parrott Grabs Four Goals For Spurs In UEFA Youth League

Irish Under-21 striker Troy Parrott scored four goals for Tottenham’s Under-19s in their UEFA Youth League clash against Red Star Belgrade on Tuesday afternoon. Parrott had previously found the net for Spurs in their draw over Olympiakos and grabbed an assist in their defeat to Bayern Munich in this season’s European competition. Ryan Mason’s side were looking for their first …

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