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UEFA Confirm New Date For Ireland’s Crucial Euro Playoff

UEFA have confirmed that Ireland’s European Championship playoff against Slovakia will now take place on Thursday October 8th. The game had originally been scheduled for March of this year however the COVID-19 crisis caused the playoff as well as the Euro 2020 tournament to be postponed. Should Ireland defeat Slovakia away from home then they would meet the winner of …

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Quiz: Name Every European Championship Top Scorer Since 1996

Euro was originally scheduled to start on June 12, before the tournament’s forced postponement as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. The European Championships will now instead take place next summer, with 24 teams set to vie for the chance to be crowned the best national team on the continent. The tournament has seen the likes of Spain, Portugal and …

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An XI Of Ireland’s Finest Ever ‘Granny-Rule’ Players

Who are some of Ireland’s greatest ever granny-rule players? Many men who have represented the Boys in Green may not have been born here, but their brilliant displays for Ireland have seen them go down in the country’s sporting folklore. Here we comprise an XI of some of the country’s finest international footballers who qualified for Ireland through ‘granny-rule’ – …

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Dublin May Be Asked To Host Extra Euro Championship Games Next Year

Dublin may see itself hosting more than four games in next year’s European Championships as some other host cities may not be able to stage fixtures. The tournament, which was postponed for a year until 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic was originally supposed to take place in 12 cities across Europe. However, UEFA’s President Alexander Ceferin outlined on Sunday …

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Stephen Kenny Names Exciting U21 Squad Ahead Of Upcoming Qualifiers

Ireland U21 manager Stephen Kenny has named his squad ahead of the upcoming European Championship qualifiers against Armenia and Sweden. Kenny has selected an exciting group of young talent, with Brighton’s Aaron Connolly included after his first senior goal for the club in their 2-1 win over Bristol Rovers last night. Troy Parrott, Michael Obafemi and Nathan Collins were all …

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Kurt Walker Clinches Gold For Ireland At European Championships

Ireland’s boxers have their first gold medal at the 2019 European Games in Minsk thanks to Kurt Walker who clinched victory in the bantamweight division. Walker defeated Ukranian boxer Mykolo Butsenko via a unanimous decision having previously beaten British rival and number one seed Peter McGrail on Saturday. The victory is a massive boost for Ireland who disappointingly saw gold medal …

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Women’s Hockey Team To Face England In Euro Championships

The draw for the 2019 European hockey championships has taken place with the Irish women’s team set to face off against England once again.  Graham Shaw’s side were narrow losers to their neighbours in the group stages of the World Cup but the result was futile as Ireland had already qualified for the knock out stages before going on to claim …

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Watch: Niamh McCarthy Takes Home Discus Gold In Berlin

Niamh McCarthy managed to obliterate the competition with a fantastic showing at the World Para Athletics European Championships in Berlin to take home gold. What a performance from the 24-year-old from Cork! Niamh McCarthy managed to lay down an impressive foundation back in May when she broke the European record in Rieti Grand Prix in Italy and when her time …

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Watch: Ireland’s Streimikyte Claims Gold At Para European Championships

Ireland has claimed their first gold medal on day two of the World Para Athletics European Championships in Berlin through Greta Streimikyte.  The 22-year-old Paralympian powered home in the Women’s 1500m T13 Final this afternoon in a time of 4:48.54. Ireland ?? get their first ? of the championships! It is Greta Streimikyte ?? who claims victory in the women's T13 1500m #Berlin2018 …

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Ciara Mageean Top Medal Hope On Last Day Of European Championships

Ciara Mageean will take to the track this evening in Berlin for the final of the 1500m event and will be hoping to win Ireland’s second medal at the championships after Thomas Barr’s heroic bronze on Thursday evening.  Mageean ran the ideal race in the semi-final earlier this week, finishing second behind Great Britain’s Laura Muir who is the favourite for …

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