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Five Overlooked Players For Ireland’s World Cup Play-Off Squad

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Martin O’Neill named a 34-man Ireland squad on Thursday that was, for the most part, light on surprises. As expected, James McCarthy has been included after completing an hour in Everton’s League Cup defeat to Chelsea on Wednesday night, while the ties have come too soon for captain James McClean to be considered for selection. Jon Walters’ is another name …

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A Second Cork City Star Is Reportedly On The Verge Of Joining Preston

SSE Airtricity League Premier Division, Turner's Cross, Cork 19/5/2017 Cork City vs Drogheda United Cork City’s Sean Maguire and Kevin O’Connor celebrate winning

Further to confirmation that Cork City striker Sean Maguire will be moving to Preston North End in July, reports on Tuesday have suggested that the Championship club have yet more business to conduct on Leeside. The Lancashire Post are alleging that Simon Grayson’s side are “on the brink” of signing left-back Kevin O’Connor to add to the ever-growing Irish contingent at …

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The Ireland XI That Should Start Against Uruguay With One Eye On Austria

Mexico vs Republic of Ireland Ireland's James McClean dejected after the game

Martin O’Neill’s Ireland will be looking to bounce back immediately from a disappointing result against Mexico on Thursday night. The understrength Boys in Green went down 3-1 in New Jersey, as O’Neill’s 3-5-2 experiment failing to pay dividends. The manager will be looking for a much better performance against Uruguay on Sunday, and indeed he should get it as nine …

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Martin O’Neill Insists Sean Maguire Doesn’t Have To Leave The League Of Ireland To Get International Caps

SSE Airtricity League Premier Division, Turner's Cross, Cork 28/4/2017 Cork City vs Bray Wanderers Cork's Sean Maguire celebrates scoring the first goal of the game with a penalty

Sean Maguire’s stellar form for Cork City this season has heightened calls for the striker to be included in the Irish national setup. The 23-year-old has scored nine goals in eleven Premier Divison games this season as John Caulfield’s side sit well ahead of the chasing pack at the top of the table, and Ireland manager Martin O’Neill has certainly …

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Brian Kerr Hammers Ireland’s Poor Performance Against Iceland

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Ireland’s friendly against Iceland on Tuesday night turned out to be something of a damp squib. Martin O’Neill’s side lost 1-0 courtesy of a first half free-kick from Hordur Magnusson, and although the match had little on the line other than pride (and FIFA world ranking points), the performance was still enough to irk former Irish manager Brian Kerr. The RTE Sport …

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Irish Fans Take Positives From New Faces As Iceland End Aviva Run

DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 28: Hordur Magnusson (R) of Iceland celebrates scoring the opening goal with Aron Sigurdarson of Iceland during the International Friendly match between Republic of Ireland and Iceland at Aviva Stadium on March 28, 2017 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

Following Ireland’s hard-fought draw with Wales on Friday night, Martin O’Neill rang the changes for this evening’s friendly encounter with the Iceland. The visit of the Euro 2016 quarter-finalists gave the management team the chance to give some minutes, for the first time in some cases, to the squad’s fringe players. Andy Boyle, Daryl Horgan, Stephen Gleeson, Johnny Hayes, John …

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How Ireland Should Line Out Against Iceland On Tuesday

DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 24: Martin O'Neill manager of the Republic of Ireland (R) looks on alongisde Roy Keane assistant manager of the Republic of Ireland (L) and Steve Walford coach of the Republic of Ireland (C) prior to the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Republic of Ireland and Wales at Aviva Stadium on March 24, 2017 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

After drawing with Wales on Friday night to leave them in second place on goal difference in World Cup qualification Group D, Ireland’s attentions now turn to Euro 2016’s surprise package, Iceland. Here we select the team Martin O’Neill should put out for the friendly on Tuesday night. _________ Goalkeeper: Kieran Westwood Ireland are lucky to have such a capable understudy …

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Are New Ireland Caps Completely Out Of The Question Against Wales?

Republic of Ireland Squad Training, FAI National Training Centre, Abbotstown, Dublin 21/3/2017 Daryl Horgan Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Ireland enter tonight’s game against Wales with a somewhat depleted squad but also a collection of fine in form individuals. Aiden McGeady has been grabbing headlines of late while James McClean has starred so far in this qualifying campaign. However two of Ireland’s best players domestically this season remain uncapped. Conor Hourihane has managed 13 assists and 7 goals this season …

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How Will Martin O’Neill Line Ireland Up Against Wales?

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Martin O’Neills squad selection signalled the start of the build up to Ireland’s qualifier against Wales on March 24th. A 39 provisional squad was announced with that number to be trimmed to a match-day 23 with some of the players not involved possibly taking to the pitch against Iceland. The Ireland manager will be forced into change from the side …

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