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Harry Arter’s Praise For ‘World Class’ Eriksen Proves What A Threat He Really Is

Republic of Ireland Press Conference, FAI National Training Centre, Dublin 6/6/2017 Harry Arter

Denmark’s Christiam Eriksen is an exceptional player, but Ireland should be focusing on themselves primarily ahead of Saturday’s huge World Cup qualification play-off first leg.  That is according to the man who may well be tasked with keeping tabs on the Spurs maestro this weekend, Harry Arter. Eriksen is a key component to the wonderful run of form that Tottenham …

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Watch: Kolarov’s Piledriver Puts Ireland On The Back Foot

2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 5/9/2017 Republic of Ireland vs Serbia Ireland goalkeeper Darren Randolph fails to stop a shot by Aleksandar Kolarov of Serbia Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Grealy

Ireland’s first half performance versus Serbia was almost unrecognisable compared to what they offered against Georgia at the weekend, but all that hard work could now matter little if the Serbians can hold onto their lead following an early second half goal.  With Ireland creating some brilliant passages of play in the opening 45 minutes, the Irish management would have …

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Watch: Shane Long Makes Young Fan’s Day With Some Surprise News

The Irish team’s focus at the moment will, of course, be solely directed on overcoming a tough Serbian outfit on Tuesday night, but there was one fantastic moment of distraction for Shane Long ahead of the game. As part of Three’s #TheCallUp campaign, the Southampton striker surprised Chloe, the young supporter featured in the video, with an Ireland jersey and …

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Ireland Squad Named For Crucial Qualifiers & Fans Aren’t Happy With One Omission

Having named a provisional squad earlier this month Martin O’Neill has now trimmed that panel down to 25 players as the build-up to Ireland’s two crucial World Cup qualifiers intensifies.  Notable changes to the squad are the absence of Jeff Hendrick and James McCarthy, who are both injured, while recent call-up Sean Maguire has not been selected in O’Neill’s revised …

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The Youthful Republic Of Ireland XI

Irish football has had a number of promising stories recently with both Sean Maguire and Kevin O’Connor getting big moves to Preston North End and exciting young Aston Villa striker Scott Hogan declaring for Ireland.   Perhaps finally fans are now beginning to see a bright future for Irish football with some younger players at last making a push for …

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Ireland Manager Martin O’Neill Heaps Praise On Cyrus Christie

Leinster , Ireland - 4 May 2017; Cyrus Christie of Republic of Ireland scores his sides 2nd goal during the international friendly match between Republic of Ireland and Uruguay at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. (Photo By Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

It may have only been a friendly versus Uruguay on Sunday but Cyrus Christie would have been watched closely by fans and management alike as he aspires to step into the shoes of the injured Seamus Coleman.  He performed superbly against Óscar Tabárez’s side in what was a nice build-up game to next Sunday’s crucial qualifier at home to Austria. The 24-year-old still …

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Roy Keane Turned Down Huge Offer To Take Charge At Limerick [Report]

Republic of Ireland Press Conference, FAI National Training Centre, Abbotstown, Dublin 21/3/2017 Assistant manager Roy Keane Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

The Irish Independent has reported that Roy Keane was top of Limerick’s list to replace Martin Russell as manager. The Ireland assistant boss has hinted in the past that a return to club management could be on the cards in the future with Sunderland and Ipswich Town his only two previous managerial posts. Having not been a first team manager since 2011, …

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Video: Johnny McDonnell Hits The Nail On The Head During Sean Maguire Debate

Trepidation still surrounds including any player from the League of Ireland in Ireland’s senior international set-up, but over the last number of months in particular calls have grown stronger for Cork City’s Sean Maguire to be included in Martin O’Neill’s squad.  With Ireland suffering from somewhat of a post-Robbie Keane era slump in terms of talent in and around the …

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