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Mick McCarthy Explains How Jack Byrne Can Get Into Irish Team

Jack Byrne

For the second week in a row, Jack Byrne has played an instrumental role in Shamrock Rovers’ European journey.  The 23-year-old Dubliner was excellent from set-pieces as his deliveries caused Apollon Limassol all sorts of problems in Thursday night’s 2-1 victory in the Europa League second round first leg at Tallaght Stadium. This followed on from last week’s European performance …

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Mick McCarthy Will Only Pick Troy Parrott For Ireland If He Plays Regularly For Spurs

Mick McCarthy has said that Troy Parrott must be playing in Premier League games to come into contention for the Republic of Ireland squad. Parrott started for Spurs in their pre-season friendlies against Juventus and Manchester United, playing 45-minutes in both games. The highly-rated Irish forward, who only turned 17 earlier this year, impressed in his first appearances for the …

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“He Terrifies Gary Neville” – Jamie Carragher On Working With Roy Keane On Sky Sports


Originally published on July 25, 2019. Roy Keane made a splash during his punditry appearances on Sky Sports last season, and Jamie Carragher wants him to return to the broadcasters for the upcoming campaign. Keane has been working sporadically as a pundit since 2011, predominately with ITV. However, he arguably made his biggest impact in the studio last season when …

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Stephen Kenny Unfazed By Hype Surrounding “Level Headed” Troy Parrott

Irish U21 manager Stephen Kenny isn’t overly concerned about the level of hype surrounding Tottenham striker Troy Parrott, despite the 17-year old’s tender age. Parrott has been considered an incredibly promising prospect over the last year or so thanks to his sensational goalscoring record at underage level for Spurs, but he has come under increased scrutiny as of late, due …

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Report: Premier League Sides In Battle For U19s Star Jonathan Afolabi

Premier League sides are reportedly battling for Irish U19 striker Jonathan Afolabi following his impressive performances at the European Championships for the Boys in Green. Afolabi has been without a club since his release from Southampton earlier this year, but had been one of Ireland’s standout performers at the Euros in Armenia as Tom Mohan’s side reached the last four. …

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Sky Release Price Details Of New BT Sports Package

Sky Sports

Sky have released price details of their new ‘Sports Extra’ package which includes BT Sport and Premier Sports.  The ‘Sports Extra’ package will have six channels; BT Sport 1, 2, 3, ESPN and Premier Sports 1 & 2. Earlier this month it was confirmed that Sky would take over as the exclusive distributors of BT Sport and Premier Sports in …

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Jamie Carragher: I’d Love To See Liverpool Re-Sign Coutinho


***Originally published on July 24. Jamie Carragher has said that he would love to see Philippe Coutinho return to Liverpool this summer. Coutinho was a fan favourite at Anfield during his five years at the club, scoring 54 goals in 201 games before his move to Barcelona in January 2018. The Catalan club paid £142m for the midfielder. Liverpool used …

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Pochettino: Room For Troy Parrott In Spurs’ Future Plans

Troy Parrott

Tottenham Hotspurs manager Mauricio Pochettino has said that Republic of Ireland underage striker Troy Parrott could be part of the first-team plans at the club in the future.  The 17-year-old made his first-team debut for Spurs during their International Champions Cup game against Juventus in Shanghai and had an involvement in his side’s first goal. The Premier League side are …

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“Pass The Ball Forward, You’re Not At Leeds Or West Ham Now”

Rio Ferdinand joined Manchester United from Leeds United in a deal worth £30m. However, that wasn’t enough to impress Roy Keane in his first training session for the club. On July 22, 2002, Ferdinand was presented at Old Trafford after a lengthy transfer saga. Leeds and Man United were bitter rivals, and Ferdinand was highly coveted after an excellent showing …

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Deep Dive: Troy Parrott Showed Qualities That Could Lead To Breakthrough Season

On Sunday, 17-year old Irish striker Troy Parrott made his first-team debut for Tottenham in their International Champions Cup game against Juventus in Shanghai. Having impressed with Spurs’ underage sides last season, Parrott was included in Mauricio Pochettino’s squad for the pre-season tour with a host of reports outlining that the Tottenham manager has big plans for the striker ahead …

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Liverpool Friendly Marred By Horror Tackle On Young Defender

Liverpool’s pre-season friendly against Sevilla in Boston was marred by a horror challenge on young defender Yasser Larouci, who was stretchered off following the incident. The Reds were defeated by their Spanish opponents at Fenway Park by 2-1 but foul on Larouci by Sevilla’s Joris Gnagnon was the main talking point following the game. With 75 minutes gone, Larouci picked …

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