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

Martin O'Neill Ireland

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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The Candidates To Replace Robbie Brady’s Creativity Against Wales

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

With Robbie Brady suspended for Ireland’s showdown with Wales at the Aviva stadium, Martin O’Neill will be considering several options to step in for the Burnley man. Robbie Brady started at left back in Vienna and it is likely that Stephen Ward will replace the 25-year-old in a straight swap against Wales. However, some shuffling may be required to accommodate …

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Stoke’s Twitter Account Shuts Down Criticism Of Glenn Whelan And Trolls Paul Pogba All In One Sentence

Whelan Pogba Stoke

Stoke City were in no mood to listen to criticism of midfield stalwart Glenn Whelan on Monday. The 33-year-old Irish international played the full 90 minutes of his side’s 1-1 draw against Manchester United on Saturday, competing at his usual level of efficiency against visiting midfielders that cost far more than the £500,000 the Potters paid for his services in …

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Has Everton’s James McCarthy Finally Won Over Ronald Koeman?

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 13: James McCarthy of Everton is pursued by Francis Coquelin (L) and Mesut Ozil (C) of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Everton and Arsenal at Goodison Park on December 13, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

James McCarthy seems to be firmly back in Everton boss Ronald Koeman’s plans. After an injury-plagued season, the Irish midfielder put in an impressive performance in Everton’s 2-1 win over Arsenal on Tuesday night. Although it will take more than one game to win the full backing of his manager, Tuesday can certainly allow the Glasweigen to gather some momentum. …

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How An Injury Plagued Ireland Side Should Line Up Against Austria

Republic of Ireland Squad Training, FAI National Training Centre, Abbotstown, Dublin 9/11/2016 Harry Arter

Martin O’Neill’s Republic of Ireland take on Austria on Saturday evening with a number of injury concerns already hitting the squad. Shane Long’s absence from the preliminary 35-man panel showed the absolute dearth of quality Ireland now have in the striker role, while the subsequent withdrawals of Stephen Ward, James McCarthy, Cyrus Christie and Stephen Quinn from the final squad …

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Watch: Sky Sports Pundits Fawn Over “Sensational” Harry Arter

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 17: Harry Arter of Bournemouth during the Premier League match between Manchester City and AFC Bournemouth at Etihad Stadium on September 17, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Harry Arter has been one of the most impressive midfielders in the Premier League so far this season. The Republic of Ireland international has been the driving force for Bournemouth in the centre of the field, and has come in for numerous plaudits. He has yet to make a competitive appearance for the Boys in Green. Martin O’Neill has preferred …

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Moldova V Ireland: Confirmed Lineup, Hoolahan Starts

2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 6/10/2016 Republic of Ireland vs Georgia Republic of Ireland team

The Republic of Ireland continue their World Cup qualification campaign with a trip to Moldova, their first ever game against tonight’s opponents. Nothing less than three points will be accepted as Ireland look to keep up the pace in what is sure to be a tight contest with Wales, Austria and Serbia for the top two spots. For tonight’s game, …

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Moldova V Republic Of Ireland: Everything You Need To Know

DUBLIN, IRELAND - OCTOBER 06: Seamus Coleman of Ireland in action during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Group D Qualifier between Republic of Ireland Georgia at the Aviva Stadium on October 6, 2016 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Martin O’Neill’s Republic of Ireland are yet to fully convince in their World Cup qualifying group, but four points from two games keeps them firmly in contention. The match against Georgia was, largely, a horror show, interrupted only by a great run by Seamus Coleman that somehow ended up being bundled over the line by the Ireland captain. The Boys …

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Serbia 2-2 Ireland: Player Ratings From A Frustrating Night In Belgrade

Ireland's national football team players pose prior to the World Cup 2018 qualifier football match Serbia vs Ireland in Belgrade on September 5, 2016. / AFP / Pedja MILOSAVLJEVIC (Photo credit should read PEDJA MILOSAVLJEVIC/AFP/Getty Images)

Republic of Ireland took on Serbia tonight as their qualification campaign for the 2018 World Cup got underway. Martin O’Neill’s side got the best possible start after just  four minutes, as Jeff Hendrick’s volley deflected off Serbia defender Branislav Ivanovic and past goalkeeper Pedrag Rajkovic. Serbia grew in attacking threat from there on out, and but for some poor finishing could …

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Stoke And Ireland Midfielder Signs One-Year Contract Extension

STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND - MARCH 02: Glenn Whelan of Stoke City gestures during the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and Newcastle United at the Britannia Stadium on March 2, 2016 in Stoke on Trent, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Stoke City have confirmed that Republic of Ireland international Glenn Whelan has signed a new deal at the club. The 32-year-old, who has made over 300 appearances for Stoke since joining from Sheffield Wednesday in 2007, has agreed a one-year extension, lengthening his contract to the summer of 2018. In a statement on the club’s website, Potters chief executive Tony Scholes …

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Ireland V France Preview: La Revanche Des Garçons En Vert

LILLE, FRANCE - JUNE 22: Robbie Brady (C) of Republic of Ireland is congratulated by Martin O'Neill (R) manager of Republic of Ireland after their 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 take on France this afternoon for the first time since Thierry Henry broke the hearts of a nation by nefarious means, in a World Cup qualifying playoff in November 2009. The fallout from that led to the sort of collective sporting outrage that we as a nation were not used, though at that very minute we gained a sense …

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Stephen Gleeson On What It’s Like To Be Back After Nine Years Out Of The Ireland Frame

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - AUGUST 21: Stephen Gleeson of Birmingham celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Derby County at St Andrews (stadium) on August 21, 2015 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

Birmingham City midfielder Stephen Gleeson has opened up on his relationship with his cousin, and Stoke City and Ireland midfielder Glenn Whelan, after Gleeson was recalled to the Ireland squad for the upcoming friendlies against Switzerland and Slovakia. The Dubliner has performed well this season for Gary Rowett’s Birmingham and his strong form for the Blues has earned him a …

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