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Preston Manager Confirms Sean Maguire Return Date

Sean Maguire Ireland Preston Alex Neil

Preston North End manager Alex Neil has confirmed the likely return date for Republic of Ireland international Sean Maguire as the Cork man recovers from his latest injury setback.  Maguire suffered a hamstring injury during Ireland’s 0-0 draw with Northern Ireland at the Aviva Stadium last week and Neil has said today that the 24-year-old won’t be back in action …

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Recent Ireland Call-Up Alan Browne Agrees New Deal At Preston North End

February 25th 2017, Preston, Lancashire, England; Skybet Championship football, Preston North End versus Queens Park Rangers; Preston North End's Alan Browne kicks the ball clear (Photo by Tim Williams/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Preston North End’s Alan Browne has on Thursday been rewarded for his fine club form with a new three-year deal.  Having played 31 times for the Deepdale club in the Championship last season, the midfielder, who this summer earned his first senior Ireland cap, is quickly building a reputation for himself in the north-west, alongside a healthy contingent of fellow Irishmen. With as …

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Preston Fans Have Already Found A New Hero In Sean Maguire


It took roughly twenty minutes for new signing Sean Maguire to announce himself to fans of Preston North End. The former Cork City striker, along with left-back Kevin O’Connor, were introduced as half-time substitutes in Preston’s pre-season friendly against Burnley at Deepdale, and he was soon doing what League of Ireland fans hve come to expect of him… Collecting the ball …

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Watch: Wes Hoolahan Scores 35-Yard Screamer For Norwich Vs. Nottm Forest


On a day when Daryl Horgan and Aiden McGeady combined to take Brentford apart for Preston, fellow Ireland international Wes Hoolahan still managed to steal the show. The midfielder was in action for Championship side Norwich City against Nottingham Forest on Saturday, looking to maintain their run of form and claw their way back into the promotion race. It turned …

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Crystal Palace Agree Deal With Norwich To Sign Robbie Brady [Guardian]

2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier, Stadion Rajko Mitic, Belgrade, Serbia 5/9/2016 Serbia vs Republic of Ireland Ireland's Robbie Brady

The chase for Robbie Brady’s signature looks to have been won, with the Guardian reporting that Crystal Palace have had a bid accepted for the Irish international. As many as eight Premier League and Championship clubs were in the hunt for the winger at one point, with Leicester, Burnley and Newcastle among the standout interested parties. However, the report claims that …

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Four More Clubs Join The Chase For Robbie Brady [Report]

Transfer Premier League 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 6/10/2016 Republic of Ireland vs Georgia Ireland's Robbie Brady

The race to sign Republic of Ireland and Norwich winger Robbie Brady has reportedly intensified. Further to the Mirror’s claims on Wednesday that Premier League sides Leicester City and Crystal Palace were in contention to sign the highly-rated 24-year-old, the same outlet has now furthered that by alleging that as many as four more clubs are in the hunt for …

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Leicester Planning £7m Bid For Ireland Euro 2016 Hero [Report]

LILLE, FRANCE - JUNE 22: Robbie Brady of Republic of Ireland celebrates his team's 1-0 win in the UEFA EURO 2016 Group E match between Italy and Republic of Ireland at Stade Pierre-Mauroy on June 22, 2016 in Lille, France. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Ireland returned home from Euro 2016 yesterday to a hero’s welcome, and there was no one more deserving of that than Robbie Brady. The Baldoyle native made himself an Irish legend – right up there with the likes of Ronnie Whelan and Ray Houghton – as his goals against Italy and France lifted the mood of a nation to stratospheric …

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Tactics Truck: Wenger Oversees Classic Arsenal Capitulation After Rampant Opening Half Hour

Although Mesut Ozil’s thirtieth-minute opener arrived with more than a touch of good fortune attached, thanks to the error-prone John Ruddy’s poor clearance, Arsenal’s lead was fully merited to say the least. Up to that point, the Gunners had registered six shots on Ruddy’s goal. Norwich, for their part, had not even managed to create one from their paltry 27% share of …

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