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“He’s Had Quite A Couple Of Weeks, We Have To Look After Him”

Brighton manager Graham Potter has warned that the club must protect Aaron Connolly following a whirlwind couple of weeks for the 19-year-old striker. Connolly bagged a brace on his first Premier League start against Tottenham two weeks ago which earned him a call-up to the Irish senior squad. The Galway native came on as a substitute against Georgia before making …

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Premier League Clubs Reportedly Interested In QPR’s Ryan Manning

Irish full-back Ryan Manning has reportedly been drawing the interest of a host of Premier League clubs following the 23-year-old’s promising start to the Championship season with QPR. Manning, who is a midfielder by trade, has moved into the left-back position at Loftus Road this season and has managed to make the spot his own with the club currently sitting …

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Five Talking Points After Two Disappointing Results For Ireland

The Republic of Ireland’s Euro 2020 qualification comes down to one game against familiar opponents. On November 18, Ireland host Denmark in Dublin. If they win, they will qualify for the tournament next summer. If not, the play-off route through the Nations League may still be open. However, after a goalless draw with Georgia, and a 2-0 defeat to Switzerland, …

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The Experimental Starting XI McCarthy Could Choose For Danish Decider

Following Tuesday night’s defeat to Switzerland, the task for Ireland is clear. Beat Denmark in Dublin next month and qualify for next summer’s European Championships. That may be easier said than done however given Ireland’s disappointing recent displays against Georgia and Switzerland which saw them miss the opportunity of gaining a real foothold in the group. It’s evident after the …

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Ireland’s Potential Play-Off Permutations Should They Lose To Denmark

The Republic of Ireland’s hopes of reaching Euro 2020 are still alive, despite two disappointing results. Mick McCarthy’s side drew away to Georgia before losing 2-0 to Switzerland in Geneva meaning that they now find themselves requiring a win from their final group game against Denmark to qualify for next summer’s tournament. Here is how the table stands: But ignore …

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Five Definitive Conclusions As Ten Man Ireland Fall To Switzerland

Ireland suffered defeat for the first time of Mick McCarthy’s second tenure in charge as they fell to a 2-0 loss to Switzerland in Geneva. The Boys in Green conceded in the first half thanks to an excellent strike from Switzerland’s Haris Seferovic as McCarthy’s side struggled throughout the opening 45. In the second half Ireland improved, but with 15 …

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Ireland Team & McCarthy Raging Against The Dying Of The Light

The Irish national team has been held back by conservatism. But time has caught up. On Thursday night at Tallaght Stadium, before Stephen Kenny spoke to reporters in his post-match press conference, there was a sense that he would be pleased with the result. The Republic of Ireland Under-21s had played out a hard-fought goalless draw with Italy Under-21s. The …

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Permutations: What Ireland Now Need To Do To Qualify For Euro 2020

The Republic of Ireland must beat either Switzerland away or Denmark at home to qualify for Euro 2020. If they beat Switzerland on Tuesday, they will qualify for the tournament. McCarthy’s side were held to a disappointing scoreless draw against Georgia in Tbilisi on Saturday afternoon, before Denmark defeated Switzerland at home to pick up a massive three points in …

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“The More People Clamour For Him To Start, The More Stubborn Mick Will Become And Won’t Play Him”

Kevin Doyle has predicted that Aaron Connolly will not start for the Republic of Ireland on Tuesday against Switzerland, despite the forward’s impressive cameo against Georgia. Connolly was the only positive to come from a truly terrible game of football on Saturday afternoon. Ireland played out a goalless draw against Georgia in Tbilisi and their chances of qualifying for Euro …

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Player Ratings As Ireland Play Out Dour Draw Against Georgia

Georgia 0-0 Republic of Ireland. Ireland played out a dour goalless draw with Georgia on Saturday, a result that could greatly harm their chances of qualifying for Euro 2020. Here is how we rated the Ireland players. Just to note, every player starts with a base score of five out of 10. Darren Randolph – 5 The Middlesbrough goalkeeper has …

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Ireland Name Their Team To Play Georgia In Tbilisi

The Republic of Ireland team to play Georgia has been named. Mick McCarthy has made three changes to the team that played out a 1-1 draw with Switzerland last month. Each change has been enforced by injury or suspension. Enda Stevens is suspended, so Matt Doherty starts at left-back. Richard Keogh won’t play again until 2021, so John Egan partners …

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