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David Meyler Announces Retirement From Football

David Meyler has announced his retirement from football. The former Republic of Ireland midfielder, who captained his country on several occasions, has decided to hang up his boots following a persistent injury to his right knee. Meyler was a free agent after leaving Reading at the end of last season. He turned 30 back in May. His retirement statement, posted …

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Liverpool & Napoli Meet Again As Draw Made For Champions League

Liverpool Champions League

The draw for the group stages of this season’s Champions League has been made in Monaco this evening.  Reigning champions Liverpool have been drawn in Group E alongside familiar foes Napoli while FC Salzburg and KRC Genk make up the rest of the opposition for Jurgen Klopp’s side. Tottenham are in Group B where they will meet Bayern Munich, Olympiacos …

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Mick McCarthy Names Final Irish Squad Ahead Of Upcoming Games

Irish manager Mick McCarthy has named his final 25-man squad ahead of the upcoming games against Switzerland and Bulgaria. As expected the young trio of Nathan Collins, Troy Parrott and Michael Obafemi are excluded as they join up with the U21’s squad while Kieran Sadlier, James Collins and Darragh Lenihan also miss out. Southampton striker Shane Long is another notable …

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Mark Travers Saves Three Penalties As Bournemouth Win Cup Shootout

Irish goalkeeper Mark Travers was the hero for Bournemouth as they defeated Forest Green on penalties to advance to the next round of the Carabao Cup. Bournemouth dominated most of the game against their League Two opponents but couldn’t find the breakthrough required in the normal time. Penalties were needed to separate the two sides and it was Travers who …

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The Under The Radar Irish Midfielder About To Be Given His Chance For Club & Country

On Wednesday afternoon, Irish U21 manager Stephen Kenny named his 22-man squad ahead of their upcoming European Qualifiers against Armenia and Sweden. The exciting squad contained a handful of players well known to Kenny’s side including the likes of Dara O’Shea, Caoimhin Kelleher and captain Jayson Molumby as well as some new but familiar faces like Nathan Collins and Michael …

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Stephen Kenny Names Exciting U21 Squad Ahead Of Upcoming Qualifiers

Ireland U21 manager Stephen Kenny has named his squad ahead of the upcoming European Championship qualifiers against Armenia and Sweden. Kenny has selected an exciting group of young talent, with Brighton’s Aaron Connolly included after his first senior goal for the club in their 2-1 win over Bristol Rovers last night. Troy Parrott, Michael Obafemi and Nathan Collins were all …

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Richard Keogh Reportedly Involved In “Scuffle” With Nottingham Forest Staff Member


Richard Keogh was allegedly involved in a post-game altercation with a Nottingham Forest groundsman, according to reports. Sky Sports report that the Republic of Ireland and Derby County defender was left with “noticeable scratch marks” on his neck following a “scuffle” with the Forest groundsman. It is unclear if the groundsman suffered an injury during the alleged incident. Derby lost …

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Irish Defender Ryan Nolan Reportedly Close To Serie C Move

Irish underage international Ryan Nolan looks finally set for the exit door at Inter Milan, with a move to Serie C side Arezzo reportedly close. Nolan has spent the last four years at Italian giants Inter Milan which included captaining their U19s, however, as Pundit Arena reported last month, the Nerazzurri have been listening to offers for Nolan with the player open …

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James Maddison Is Brilliant, But He’ll Never Wear The Green Of Ireland

On Saturday, a report emerged from The Independent.ie outlining that the FAI had reached out to Leicester City midfielder James Maddison about a potential switch to play for Ireland. The Association had reportedly received some encouragement about a potential switch for Maddison who qualifies to play for the Boys in Green through a grandparent. Irish manager Mick McCarthy is understood …

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FAI Reportedly Reach Out To James Maddison Over Irish Switch

The FAI have reportedly begun attempts to persuade Leicester City midfielder James Maddison to switch his international allegiances from England to Ireland. According to a report from David Sneyd in the Independent, the FAI received some recent encouragement about Maddison’s potential desire to switch and have been made aware that a move could be possible. Maddison qualifies to play for …

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