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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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McCarthy Expresses Concern Over Key Players Ahead Of Swiss Test

Irish manager Mick McCarthy has expressed his concerns over the lack of playing time for some of his key players ahead of the upcoming games against Switzerland and Bulgaria. McCarthy has a number of players not featuring for their respective clubs and outlined that he may hold off on naming his final 23-man squad until late next week. His 40-man …

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Sunderland Fan Fined Over James McClean Abuse

A Sunderland fan has pleaded guilty to leading a train of 20 others in a “f**k James McClean” chant as well as other sectarian, homophobic and racist slurs in April of this year. McClean is no stranger to abuse from fans and has come under fire over the years for his refusal to wear the poppy for Remembrance Day commemorations …

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Kieran Sadlier Feels Irish Call Up Shows LOI Gamble Has Paid Off

Doncaster forward Kieran Sadlier’s initial reaction to his first call-up to the Irish senior squad was one of shock. In truth, it probably shouldn’t have been. The 24-year-old has adjusted well to life back in English football after his move to the Keepmoat from Cork City in December of 2018, with last year’s return of three goals in just 14 …

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FAI Reportedly Interested In Switch For Rangers Wonderkid

The Republic of Ireland are reportedly targeting 17-year old Rangers winger Josh McPake to play for the Boys in Green, despite him representing Scotland at U17 level. According to reports in the Scottish media, the FAI are looking to snatch McPake from under Scotland’s nose with the Ibrox standout qualifying to play for Ireland through his grandmother. McPake is extremely …

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Callum Robinson Eases Irish Fans’ Concerns Following Injury Scare

Sheffield United forward Callum Robinson has eased Irish fans concerns ahead of the upcoming games against Switzerland and Bulgaria after he limped off in the Blades’ 1-0 win over Crystal Palace at the weekend. Robinson started up front for Chris Wilder’s side along with fellow Irish international David McGoldrick and impressed but was forced off the field in the second …

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Mick McCarthy Seemingly Quick To Dismiss Unproven Michael Obafemi

Irish manager Mick McCarthy admitted that Southampton striker Michael Obafemi is unproven as he assesses his 40-man provisional squad ahead of the games against Switzerland and Bulgaria. McCarthy selected a large panel which will be cut down to 23 over the next couple of weeks and it includes ten forwards, including Obafemi. The 19-year-old has yet to feature in a …

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Irish U19s Star Jonathan Afolabi Set For Move To Celtic

Irish striker Jonathan Afolabi is reportedly set to join Scottish champions Celtic as the free agent decides on his next move in football. Afolabi has been without a club since the start of the summer after leaving Southampton but his standout performances at the U19 European Championships caught the eye of many, with several clubs previously interested in signing him. …

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The Final Cut: Predicting The 17 Men Who’ll Miss Out On Irish Squad

Ireland manager Mick McCarthy named a 40-man provisional squad ahead of the upcoming games against Switzerland and Bulgaria in Dublin. McCarthy included new trio Troy Parrott, Nathan Collins and Kieran Sadlier in the squad as well recalling Crystal Palace midfielder James McCarthy. The extended squad means that the Irish manager must cut 17 players before the clash with the Swiss …

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“Eligibility Issues” – McCarthy Gives Update On Dan Crowley’s Irish Future

Ireland manager Mick McCarthy has provided an update on Birmingham midfielder Dan Crowley’s international future outlining that the 22-year-old is still sorting out his eligibility. Crowley was one of the biggest omission from McCarthy’s 40-man provisional squad which contained first call ups for Troy Parrott, Nathan Collins and Kieran Sadlier. The former Arsenal midfielder confirmed earlier this year that he …

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Troy Parrott Included As McCarthy Names Provisional Irish Squad

Mick McCarthy has named his 40-man provisional squad ahead of the upcoming games against Switzerland and Bulgaria at the Aviva Stadium. McCarthy has named 17-year old Tottenham striker Troy Parrott in his squad while also handing young Stoke defender Nathan Collins a first chance in the senior setup. Crystal Palace midfielder James McCarthy returns to the squad for the first …

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“I Look Forward To Seeing Him Back In The Irish Squad”

Mick McCarthy has outlined that he is looking forward to seeing James McCarthy back in the Irish squad after watching the midfielder’s Crystal Palace debut with the U23s. The Irish manager saw McCarthy play 90 minutes in the heart of the Palace midfield as they drew with Birmingham City in what was his first appearance for the club since his …

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