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“He Wasn’t Happy When I Left Him Out, But He’s Answered Me In The Best Way”

Irish midfielder Conor Hourihane delivered a man of the match display on Monday night as Aston Villa picked up a much-needed victory over Newcastle at Villa Park. Hourihane ran the game for his side, scoring a fantastic free-kick as well as setting up teammate Anwar El-Ghazi for Villa’s second while notching up a hugely impressive 98% passing accuracy. The win …

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Conor Hourihane Full Of Praise For “Nuisance” Aaron Connolly

Ireland midfielder Conor Hourihane was full of praise for Brighton striker Aaron Connolly after his recent promotion to the senior side following his impressive start to life in the Premier League. Connolly was handed his first Premier League start against Tottenham last weekend and became the first Irish teenager to score a brace in the top flight since Robbie Keane …

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Conor Hourihane To Start At Left-Back For Ireland Against Bulgaria

Conor Hourihane is set to start for the Republic of Ireland at left-back against Bulgaria. Enda Stevens, Ireland’s first-choice left-back, is suspended for the Euro 2020 qualifier against Georgia next month after picking up a yellow card in the 1-1 draw with Switzerland last Thursday. Ahead of that game, Mick McCarthy namechecked James McClean as an option at left-back. However, …

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Conor Hourihane Reminds Critic Of Old Tweet After Premier League Debut

Conor Hourihane fulfilled a lifelong ambition on Saturday afternoon. After working his way up from the bottom of the English football pyramid, Hourihane finally got his chance in the Premier League. The Corkman started in midfield for Aston Villa in their defeat away to Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane. However, Hourihane still remembers the Villa fan who said he …

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Four Must-Have Players For Your Fantasy Football Team

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Another Premier League season is about to get underway, and that means the return of Fantasy Football. Last season, over six and a half million people played the popular game. Many of those stop playing within a few weeks, but, for others, the game is highly addictive and an unmissable part of the Premier League season. So, whether you’re a …

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Conor Hourihane Scored Two Free Kicks For Aston Villa Against RB Leipzig


Conor Hourihane scored twice for Aston Villa in their final pre-season game ahead of the new Premier League campaign. Hourihane’s reputation as a dead-ball specialist has been well-earned, as he showed with his goal against Georgia for the Republic of Ireland in March. On Saturday afternoon, the Cork-midfielder netted two well-taken free-kicks to help Villa record a 3-1 victory over …

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Bamford Charged As El-Ghazi Red Rescinded After Leeds & Villa Melee

Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford has been charged with ‘successful deception of a match official’ following his involvement in an altercation during their game with Aston Villa. The incident occurred between the striker and Aston Villa’s Anwar El-Ghazi with the midfielder receiving a straight red card from referee Stuart Attwell despite video footage showing the Villa man barely touching his …

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Under Mick McCarthy Conor Hourihane Can Be Ireland’s Newest Talisman

Over the last two international qualifying campaigns, a talisman in green has stepped up for Ireland when they have required one most. In 2014/2015 as Martin O’Neill’s side clamoured towards Euro 2016 it was striker Jon Walters whose goals, endeavour and work rate helped Ireland reach the tournament finals in France. In 2016/2017, although Ireland didn’t reach the World Cup …

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Five Irish Players With A Point To Prove Under Mick McCarthy

Last week Mick McCarthy decided on his final 23-man squad for Ireland’s European qualifiers against Gibraltar and Georgia. The new Irish boss will have a difficult decision over his starting XI as the Boys in Green look to qualify for their third European Championships in a row. Among McCarthy’s squad are a handful of players with a point to prove, …

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Conor Hourihane Continues Good Form With Christmas Cracker Vs Leeds

Republic of Ireland international midfielder Conor Hourihane has been in excellent form for Aston Villa this season and scored a tremendous goal to put his side 2-0 up against Leeds United at Villa Park. Hourihane received the ball after some excellent work from striker Johnathan Kodjia and 20 yards from goal the midfielder unleashed a curling effort which evaded the reach …

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Watch: Hourihane Free Helps Villa To Best Win Of Their Season

Aston Villa’s start to the season was a dreadful one. After three straight wins, just one more would follow in the next eleven games, as they were knocked out of the Carabao Cup by Burton Albion and fell dramatically off the pace in the Championship table. Steve Bruce was sacked as manager of the side, and was replaced last month …

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Plenty Of Irish Goalscoring In The Football League On Matchday Two

It’s still early August, but the domestic season in England is already in full swing. A host of Irish players are making their presence felt in clubs across the Football League. In the Championship, two players on the fringes of the Ireland squad had crucial roles in their teams’ respective wins. Having arrived from Ipswich Town in the summer, David …

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