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Irish International Eunan O’Kane Secures Loan Move Away From Leeds

Leeds United are flying high under new boss Marcelo Bielsa, but a club favourite likely won’t feature in their title charge. Eunan O’Kane was made captain of the side back in February under previous manager Paul Heckingbottom, but Bielsa made comments recently to the effect of saying that the Irishman was not a part of his plans. This came after the revelation …

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A Very Promising Irish Youngster Made His Bow For Leeds Today

Promising Irishman Conor O’Shaughnessy made his debut off the bench as Leeds United began the season in style by defeating Bolton Wanderers 3-2. Leeds were 2-0 up after just half an hour following goals from Kalvin Phillips and Chris Wood before Gary Madine pulled one back. Phillips added his second just minutes later before former Premier League super sub Adam …

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Could Zachary Elbouzedi Benefit From League of Ireland Move?

Last week, Irish starlet Zachary Elbouzedi was released by West Bromwich Albion after failing to break into the first team at the Hawthorns. Elbouzedi has often been described as one of the most exciting prospects at development level in England but somehow did not seem to fit into the midland club’s plans. Having joined the club in 2014 from Malahide …

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The Irish XI That Should Start Against Mexico

DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 28: Martin O'Neill, coach of Republic of Ireland gives instructions 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)

Ireland take on Mexico in New Jersey in just a few short days and Martin O’Neill named a condensed 19-man squad for the stateside visit. The squad consists mainly of Ireland’s Championship contingent with the exception of Darren Randolph and James McClean who were added to the squad following the Fota Island training camp. Mexico will bring an experienced side …

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Seven Points Of Reflection From Ireland’s International Week

2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 24/3/2017 Republic of Ireland vs Wales Ireland's James McClean reacts to missing a chance late in the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

With another week of internationals over, attention now turns to Ireland’s tie with Austria in June. There may be some disappointment given the fact that Ireland failed to secure a victory during the week but there will be some positives to take. Here we examine seven of the talking points from the two games as the international scene breaks for …

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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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Michael O’Neill Hits Out At FAI’s Recruitment Of Northern Ireland Underage Stars

BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 11: Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Northern Ireland and Azerbaijan at Windsor Park on November 11, 2016 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

Michael O’Neill’s has expressed his disappointment with the FAI over their pursuit for young Northern Irish players. His comments come in the wake of Jordan McEneff’s debut for the Republic of Ireland Under-16s. The Arsenal youth and his brother, Aaron of Derry City, both recently switched their international allegiances from Northern Ireland to the Republic of Ireland. “We know we will …

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Leeds United: Is The Sleeping Giant Finally Awoken?

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 29: Pontus Jansson of Leeds United celebrates with team mates after he scores his sides first goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Leeds United at Villa Park on December 29, 2016 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

Leeds United earned a 1-1 away draw against Aston Villa tonight. Are they finally on the right track for a return to the Premier League? What was the worst day in the history of Leeds United? Was it getting relegated from the Premier League in 2004 after a financial nightmare? Or was it when they went into administration in 2007 …

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Video Analysis: Breakdown Of Ireland’s Attack & Set Pieces

Shane Long and Jonathan Walters both of Ireland celebrate after goal during the International friendly football match between Republic of Ireland and Netherlands at Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland on May 27, 2016 (Photo by Andrew Surma/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

“They are very dangerous with corners and free kicks. That’s football for them,” said Dutch manager Danny Blind after the Republic Of Ireland’s 1-1 draw with Holland at the Aviva Stadium. It’s not the first time an opposing manager has paid Ireland a backhanded compliment under Martin O’Neill but it is a telling sign of how we’re viewed by Tier 1 …

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Exclusion Of Rooney & O’Kane Signal That Same Old Problems Still Exist For Ireland

Martin O’Neill’s Republic of Ireland prepare to take on Georgia this evening in Dublin with their Euro 2016 fate firmly in their own hands. However, the exclusion of Bournemouth’s Eunan O’Kane and Aberdeen’s Adam Rooney is confirmation of a lingering problem within the Irish football setup. Jack O’Toole discusses. The absence of O’Kane and Rooney did little to affect Friday’s result in Faro as Ireland …

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